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Man Who Claims He Invented Email Files to Challenge Warren
He’s got Curt Schilling’s backing

Shiva Ayyadurai, who claims to have invented email, officially filed to challenge liberal hero Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts’ Senate race next year.

Schock’s Attorneys Claim FBI Broke the Law
Former staffer helped the feds build corruption case against former congressman

Disgraced former Rep. Aaron Schock’s legal team claims that a staffer working as an informant for the FBI broke the law.

The staffer provided emails, credit card receipts, and other documents that helped the feds make a case against Schock, Fox News reported,but Schock’s lawyers say this violated his constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure.

Former Rep. Steve Stockman Indicted on 28 Counts
Charges include fraud, conspiracy and money laundering

Former Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman was formally indicted Tuesday evening on fraud, conspiracy and money laundering charges, the Justice Department announced.

Stockman, who retired after losing a 2014 primary challenge to Sen. John Cornyn, and aide Jason Posey were charged in a 28-count superseding indictment.

Democrat in Race for Pompeo’s Seat Beefing With Party
Campaign manager slams party for not doing more despite big deficit in poll

The special election for Kansas’ 4th Congressional District has caused an open feud between the Democratic candidate and his state party.

James Thompson has a beef with the state party after it refused to give his campaign $20,000, the Wichita Eagle reported. Thompson’s campaign said it wanted to use the money for mailers, but the party’s executive committee voted against the request, saying it didn’t have the money.

Actors Drive People to Vote For Ossoff
NRCC hits Christopher Gohram and Alyssa Milano for not being from Georgia

Actors Christopher Gorham and Alyssa Milano took the words “voter drive” literally as they drove people to vote early for Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia.

But Republicans said the celebrities’ volunteering in an out of state race was an example of how out of touch the Democrat is with the district.

Super PAC Ad Calls for Special Prosecutor Into Trump-Russia Ties
American Bridge targets Manafort’s ties to Putin ally

A new ad from a Democratic super PAC pushing for a special prosecutor to investigate possible ties between President Donald Trump and Russia is directed toward millennial women.

American Bridge 21st Century is releasing a series of videos chronicling various Trump aides’ ties to Russia.

Peter King Calls on Schumer and Trump to Broker Peace
Says Trump’s legislative goals need Democrat participation

New York Republican Rep. Peter King says President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer should broker a political peace.

King’s comments come after the failure by Republicans to replace the 2010 health care law signed by former President Barack Obama. No Democrat supported the legislation.

Poll: Close Race Between Democrat and Republicans for Price’s Seat
Democrat Ossoff has large primary lead, Handel leads split GOP field

A new poll shows Democrat Jon Ossoff in close head-to-head matchups against the top Republican candidates in the special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.

Ossoff led with 40 percent of the vote in the jungle primary race scheduled for April 18, according to the poll conducted for Fox 5 Atlanta by Opinion Savvy. Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel came in second with 20 percent, ahead of a pack of Republicans. 

Rep. LoBiondo: Stop Calling My Office Over Health Care Bill
N.J. Republican says his mind is made up, constituents can’t get through for services

Rep. Frank LoBiondo is asking people to stop calling his office hourly to convince him to vote for the Republican plan to replace the 2010 health care law.

Lawmakers have reported huge increases of calls to their offices — many from outside their districts — both in D.C. and in their districts over the health carebill. And number of Republican members have seen protests in front of their district offices.

Former Rep. Owens Recalls Pressure Over Obamacare Vote
Obama tried making the final sell, left strong-arming to others

Trump Loss on Health Care Could Roil Markets
Investors dialing back expectations president’s agenda will be enacted swiftly

A potential failure to pass the proposed Republican replacement to the 2010 health care law could result in investors wanting to sell, analysts say.

Before the vote on the bill was postponed, investors were reducing hopes President Donald Trump could swiftly enact the rest of his agenda, Reuters reported.

Hunter Under Criminal Investigation Over Campaign Fund Spending
Department of Justice asks Ethics Committee to defer

Plea Deal Reveals Stockman Accused of Stealing $775,000
Former staffer testifies that former congressman scammed two charitable organizations

Testimony in a plea deal from a onetime aide to former Texas Rep. Steve Stockman puts the total of money he is accused of taking from charitable contributions close to $800,000.

Stockman was arrested last week as he was getting on a plane in Houston and charged with campaign funds violations. He was later released on $25,000 bond and forced to surrender his passport.

Rep. Swalwell Mistaken for Actor Jerry O’Connell
Congressman tweets #sorrynotsorry over the confusion

Rep. Eric Swalwell was confused for actor Jerry O’Connell during Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing.

The high-profile hearing over Russian meddling in the 2016 election attracted a lot of casual viewers who pointed out the resemblance between the actor and the congressman.

John Dingell Tweets a First-Person History of Health Care Reform
Disagrees with Trump’s ‘nobody knew health care reform was so complicated’ line

Dingell started his tweetstorm by paraphrasing Trump, who was derided when he told a gathering of governors earlier this month that “nobody knew health care could be so complicated” before telling the story of how his father, former Rep. John Dingell Sr., proposed the first attempt to increase health care coverage for Americans in the 1940s.

Cuomo: Health Care Amendment ‘Declared War on New York’
Collins-Faso amendment would prevent counties from shouldering Medicaid costs

An amendment by New York Reps. Chris Collins and John Faso to the health care bill the House is to vote on Thursday is a declaration of war against the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

The proposal by upstate Republicans Collins and Faso would prevent New York counties from shouldering the cost of Medicaid, leaving the responsibility to the state alone, New York media outlets reported.

Congressional Black Caucus To Confront Trump on Budget
Chairman Richmond says he’ll ‘call him out’ on education funding and policing

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are set to meet with President Donald Trump and plan to “call him out” on parts of his agenda.

The caucus wants to push the president on the changing priorities of the U.S. Justice Department and cuts in education funding for college students, The Associated Press reported.

McConnell Warns Republicans Against Voting Against GOP Health Care Bill
‘I would hate to be a Republican whose vote prevented us’ from repealing Obamacare, Majority leader says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a warning Tuesday to Republicans considering voting against the GOP repeal of the 2010 health care law on Thursday.

“I would hate to be a Republican whose vote prevented us from keeping the commitment we’ve made to the American people for almost 10 years now,” McConnell said in an interview with The Associated Press.

Former Rep. Fleming Joining Price at HHS
Says he’s not ruling out another run for elected office.

Former Louisiana Republican Rep. John Fleming is joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Fleming, who is a physician, accepted the job as deputy assistant secretary for health technology, NOLA.com reported.

Trump Trash Talks Louisville Basketball in Kentucky
Comes after Louisville lost to the University of Michigan in NCAA tournament

Donald Trump appeared to talk trash about the University of Louisville’s loss in the NCAA basketball tournament during his Monday night rally in Louisville.

Trump bragged about the size of his crowd at the Henry Clay Center in before taunting the crowd about the university’s men’s basketball team’s stunner loss on Sunday.