• Justin Amash May 16

    Rep. Justin Amash Says He Won't Seek Third-Party Presidential Bid

    Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., announced Saturday that he will not run for president this year after announcing at the end of April he would explore a presidential run under the Libertarian Party.

  • Justin Amash Apr 29

    Rep. Amash Exploring 2020 Run for Libertarian Nomination

    Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan says he is launching an exploratory committee for the 2020 Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination.

  • Donald Trump Aug 19, 2019

    Amash Dumped Trump, and Now Mich. District May Dump Amash

    Eirran Betka-Pope was on her lunch break when she spotted hundreds of Donald Trump supporters protesting outside the office of Rep. Justin Amash, the first Republican on Capitol Hill to say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against the president. The protesters, who stood on the sidewalk with “Squash Amash” signs, saw his comments as the ultimate betrayal of a president...

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2019

    Impeachment Watch: Nearly Half of House Dems Support Inquiry

    Nearly half the House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump — a milestone but still probably not enough to push Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch proceedings. A tally by The Associated Press on Wednesday showed 114 Democrats in the House, and one Republican-turned independent, are now publicly backing an inquiry, a notable spike in the days...

  • Donald Trump Jul 29, 2019

    More Than 100 House Democrats Have Now Called for Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump

    More than 100 House Democrats have called for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump to begin, NBC News reports. The threshold was crossed just days after former special counsel Robert Mueller testified on Capitol Hill about his investigation into Russian election interference. According an NBC News tally compiled by Alex Moe and Kyle Stewart, 104 House Democrats have publicly supported...

  • Donald Trump Jul 16, 2019

    Leave the US, Trump Tells Liberal Congresswomen of Color

    Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call on Monday for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. “right now,” cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped send him to the White House.

  • Donald Trump Jul 4, 2019

    Michigan Rep. Justin Amash Quitting Republican Party

    Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the only Republican in Congress to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump, said Thursday he is leaving the GOP because he has become disenchanted with partisan politics and “frightened by what I see from it.” In an opinion article published in the Washington Post, on July 4, Amash said partisan politics is damaging American...

  • Donald Trump Jun 1, 2019

    Wide Range of Emotions on Impeachment Underscores Challenge

    In suburban Philadelphia, it took a little more than eight minutes into the question-and-answer session at freshman Rep. Madeleine Dean’s town hall before someone asked about impeachment. The topic was broached in Southern California as Rep. Katie Porter fielded other questions on health care, homelessness, border security and the minimum wage. In military heavy Yorktown, along coastal Virginia, another newly...

  • Donald Trump May 20, 2019

    GOP Congressman Calls Trump Conduct ‘Impeachable'

    President Donald Trump branded Michigan Congressman Justin Amash a “loser” after Amash became the first GOP member of Congress to say, publicly, that the president engaged in “impeachable conduct.”

  • Donald Trump May 20, 2019

    Michigan GOP Congressman Says Trump Conduct Is ‘Impeachable'

    A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump’s party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in “impeachable conduct” stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. But Rep. Justin Amash stopped short of calling on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, which...

  • CONGRESS Jan 12, 2019

    ‘Abhorrent and Racist': Republicans Slam GOP Rep. Steve King Over NYT Remarks

    House Republicans are criticizing a fellow GOP lawmaker for making what they say are “racist” comments. Rep. Steve King of Iowa was quoted in The New York Times as saying: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking House Republican, tweets that King’s remarks are “abhorrent and racist and...

  • Donald Trump Aug 8, 2018

    Palestinian-American Candidate in Michigan is Source of West Bank Pride

    The Michigan primary victory of Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American who is expected to become the first Muslim woman to serve in the U.S. Congress, triggered an outpouring of joy in her ancestral village on Wednesday. Relatives in Beit Our al-Foqa, where Tlaib’s mother was born, greeted the news with a mixture of pride and hope that she will take on...

  • PRESIDENT Jun 9, 2017

    Trump's Social Media Director Receives Ethics Warning

    White House social media director Dan Scavino violated the law when he used an official-looking Twitter account for campaign purposes, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel has concluded, issuing Scavino a letter of admonishment. The agency also warned that if Scavino engages in prohibited political activity again, it will be considered “a willful and knowing violation of the law, which...

  • Donald Trump Apr 2, 2017

    Freedom Caucus, White House Feud Not Dissipating

    A top adviser to President Donald Trump has urged the defeat of a Michigan congressman and member of a conservative group of U.S. House lawmakers who derailed the White House on legislation to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law. Government ethics lawyers said the tweet by White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. violated federal law that...

  • Donald Trump Mar 27, 2017

    GOP Struggles to Govern Despite a Monopoly in Washington

    The Republican Party of “no” for Democrat Barack Obama’s eight years is having a hard time getting to “yes” in the early Donald Trump era. The unmitigated failure of the GOP bill to replace Obamacare underscored that Republicans are a party of upstart firebrands, old-guard conservatives and moderates in Democratic-leaning districts. Despite the GOP monopoly on Washington, they are pitted...

  • Donald Trump Mar 22, 2017

    These Republicans Could Doom GOP Health Care Bill

    House Republicans could lose the vote for their party’s signature health care bill, according to a tally by NBC News. As of Tuesday afternoon, with 48 hours to go before the vote, at least 27 Republicans have said they are voting against or are leaning toward voting against the American Health Care Act, which would defeat the bill and deal...

  • Donald Trump Mar 21, 2017

    Trump Goes Outside Washington for Support on Newly Revised GOP Health Bill

    President Donald Trump is deploying an outside and inside strategy to fulfill his campaign promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” seeking support beyond Washington before making an in-person pitch on Capitol Hill. Top House Republicans unveiled proposed changes in their legislation in hopes of winning support, three days before the big House vote. Trump rallied supporters Monday night in Louisville,...

  • Donald Trump Mar 13, 2017

    GOP Looking to Avoid Lengthy Health Care Debate Dems Faced: Analysis

    It took former President Barack Obama and his Democratic backers more than a year to pass the Affordable Care Act, a slow and painstaking process that allowed plenty of time for a fierce backlash to ignite, undermining the law from the very start. Republicans are trying to avoid that pitfall as they attempt to fulfill years’ worth of promises to...

  • Donald Trump Feb 25, 2017

    Unlike Colleagues, Michigan Congressman Embraces Town Halls

    A Michigan congressman is embracing the town halls that many of his Republican counterparts have avoided as people lash out at President Donald Trump’s early actions and the planned repeal of the federal health care law. “It’s my duty to be here,” Rep. Justin Amash, 36, said Thursday after taking pointed questions for 90 minutes during a raucous session inside...

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