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Opinion: Congress Creates a Coronavirus Spending Mess

Potomac Watch: Congress has found its own neat and plausible answer to the Covid-19 pandemic: spend, spend some more. Thankfully, a few elected leaders are starting to realize it’s wrong. Image: Win McNamee/Getty Images Read the origin of topic at … Continue reading

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Why Congress Can’t Move Quickly to Approve More Small-Business Loans

The small-business loan program designed to support businesses hit by the pandemic has run out of money. WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib explains the forces keeping Congress from fixing that problem now. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images Read the origin … Continue reading

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Nancy Pelosi Says Attorney General Barr Lied to Congress

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Attorney General William Barr of lying to Congress on April 9, when he told lawmakers he wasn’t aware of special counsel Robert Mueller’s concerns about his summarization of the report. It was revealed on May … Continue reading

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Senator stops short of saying Barr lied to Congress

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., weighs in on new reporting regarding the special counsel's feelings about how AG Barr summarized to the public Mueller's findings on the Russia probe. Sen. Murphy says Barr has compromised the country's faith in the AG… … Continue reading

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Did AG Barr tell Congress the truth about the Mueller investigation?

In the wake of the breaking news that Mueller told Atty. General Barr he was not pleased about Barr's summary of his report, new questions arise about things Barr told lawmakers on the Hill. Sam Stein and Katie Benner discuss. … Continue reading

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Congress could jail Sec. Mnuchin if Trump’s taxes aren’t released

If Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin does not release Donald Trump’s tax returns as Congress has requested, will he face jail time? Joy Reid and her panel discuss the means Congress has to enforce House subpoenas, while comparing Trump’s administration… Read … Continue reading

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The Fight Over the Mueller Report Moves to Congress

Congress is taking steps to see the unredacted Mueller report and the evidence that supports it. WSJ’s Siobhan Hughes looks at the political options that could play out in Congress. Photo Illustration: Adele Morgan Read the origin of topic at … Continue reading

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Barr to face Congress with Mueller report no longer hypothetical

Rachel Maddow looks ahead at two upcoming congressional hearings featuring Attorney General William Barr. Lawrence O'Donnell points out that his past excuse of refusing to answer hypothetical questions about a special counsel report is no longer available Read more Read … Continue reading

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Erik Prince gets called out for apparently lying to Congress

Chris Hayes talks to journalist Mehdi Hasan about getting Erik Prince to admit to a Trump Tower meeting in August 2016. Read more Read the origin of topic at msnbc.com Latest Headlines

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U.S. vs. Huawei: Competing Messages at Mobile World Congress

A U.S. delegation at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week is trying to dissuade European telecommunication firms from investing in Huawei’s 5G cellular technology, saying it could be “potentially compromised by the Chinese government.” Huawei, meanwhile, is on its … Continue reading

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