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Democrats hope Trump backlash begins in this ruby-red House seat

To many Democrats, Jon Ossoff’s candidacy in Georgia to replace former Rep. Tom Price – an opening that attracted the attention of liberal activists nationwide – is the first chance to show that Republicans are paying a price for Donald Trump’s presidency. Ossoff has an outside chance to take over the suburban Atlanta congressional district that Price vacated to become Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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McConnell goes back to his hometown and finds surly voters

Mitch McConnell launched his political career in Louisville, and it’s still the place he calls home when he’s not in Washington. But even in his hometown Wednesday, the Republican Senate Majority Leader couldn’t escape frustrated constituents who wanted to ask him about health care and the actions of President Donald Trump.

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Looking to talk to a NC senator or congressman? It’ll be tough.

The shortage of North Carolina town halls during Congress’ upcoming President’s Day week-long break comes as some politicians have faced rowdy crowds at public meetings and had their district offices besieged with protests with recent weeks. U.S. Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, both Republicans, as well as Chapel Hill Democrat U.S. Rep. David Price, will be out-of-state.

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NC’s Jones 1st House Republican to back special Trump-Russia investigative commission

Republican U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, from North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District, became the first GOP House member this week to support a proposed independent investigative commission to look into alleged Russian government interference in the 2016 election and any ties to President Donald Trump’s campaign. If approved, the Protecting Our Democracy Act would create a bipartisan-appointed commission similar to the one Congress authorized after September 2001 terror attacks.

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Pentagon F-35 chief confirms Boeing CEO listened in on call with Trump

Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan confirmed during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday that Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg was on the line during a January 17 phone call with president-elect Trump. Boeing’s competitor Lockheed Martin assembles the F-35 in Fort Worth, and Trump suggested on social media Boeing’s plane could compete with the F-35 if costs didn’t go down.

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Warren: Shocked to find 'truth was out of order' on the Senate floor

Banned from speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate during the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) met with civil rights leaders and other Democrats right outside the Senate floor. Warren suggested everyone re-read the 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King urging the Senate to reject Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination as a federal judge.
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Warren: Shocked to find 'truth was out of order' on the Senate floor 2:19

Warren: Shocked to find 'truth was out of order' on the Senate floor

Senate Democrats unveil $1 trillion infrastructure plan 2:17

Senate Democrats unveil $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Trump CIA pick Mike Pompeo lists Russia as a threat during confirmation hearing 1:51

Trump CIA pick Mike Pompeo lists Russia as a threat during confirmation hearing

Intelligence officials testify on Russian election hacking 2:07

Intelligence officials testify on Russian election hacking