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Louie Gohmert Says Russian Interference Caused Truman’s 1948 Win
Election meddling has been going on for 70 years, Texas Republican says

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said Russia has tried to interfere in elections since 1948. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert admitted Russian interference in presidential elections is a problem, but it has been happening before the election of President Donald Trump.

The Texas Rep. said he appreciated Democrats’ concerns about Russian interference in elections.

House Greets MLB All-Star Game Week by Naming Post Office for Harmon Killebrew
House passed bill designating an Idaho post office on Monday

Major League Baseball's All Star Game is taking place in Washington this year, and the House is kicking off the week by naming a Post Office after perennial all star and Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Updated 4:46 p.m. | The House is catching baseball fever as the All Star Game arrives in the nation’s capital.

One of the smaller pieces of legislation on the floor agenda for the week would name a post office in Payette, Idaho, for Washington Senators (and Minnesota Twins) legend and perennial All Star Harmon Killebrew.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio the Latest Politician to Admit Falling for Sacha Baron Cohen’s Act
British entertainer interviewed Arizona Senate candidate as a ‘Finnish comedian’

Joe Arpaio, who is running for the GOP nomination in Arizona’s Senate race, was interviewed by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for his upcoming Showtime series. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Joe Arpaio, the former Pheonix-area sheriff who is running for Arizona’s open Senate seat this fall, is the latest in a line of conservative American political figures to admit being duped by British entertainer Sacha Baron Cohen and agreeing to one of his famous interviews.

Cohen is well-known for conducting interviews with unwitting suspects while he role-plays as foreign characters with controversial views on race, politics, and sexuality.

Louie Gohmert Jabs at Strzok With Extramarital Affair Callout
‘You need your medication,’ Watson Coleman yells at Texas Republican after his remarks

FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok testifies in front of the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee during a joint hearing on, ‘Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election,’ Thursday July 12, 2018. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert made his questioning of FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok personal Thursday when he brought up Strzok’s extramarital affair.

Strzok was testifying before a joint hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, where he defended himself against claims he allowed his personal biases to affect his investigation into alleged ties between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia.

California Prosecutor Suggested Someone Might Shoot Waters
Deputy DA on leave after allegedly calling Waters the c-word, among other things

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., was the target of social media posts by a federal prosecutor in Southern California. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

A federal prosecutor in Southern California was placed on administrative leave for social media posts in which he slurred Rep. Maxine Waters and suggested someone might shoot her.

San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney Michael Selyem also insinuated former first lady Michelle Obama had male genitals and said a man shot and killed by police “got exactly what he deserved.”

Rubio Mocked for Three Consecutive Days on Twitter
Florida Republican criticized media for coverage of Trump

Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, was criticized on social media for defending President Donald Trump. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Marco Rubio has been the subject of mockery for the third consecutive day on Twitter for his comments defending President Donald Trump.

The Twitterverse criticized the Florida Republican on Friday for saying there was so much profanity in news stories.

Paul Files Civil Suit Against Neighbor Who Broke His Ribs
Rene Boucher, was sentenced to 30 days in prison and fined $10,000 for the blindside hit

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., filed a civil suit against the neighbor who tackled him to the ground last November, leaving him in the hospital with six broken ribs. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. Rand Paul is seeking compensation and punitive damages from the neighbor who tackled him to the ground last November, a blindside hit that left Paul in the hospital with six broken ribs and a bout of recurring pneumonia.

The Kentucky Republican filed a civil suit against his longtime neighbor, Rene Boucher, in Warren Circuit Court in Kentucky on Friday, the Bowling Green Daily News reported.

Democrat Plays a Little Gamesmanship in the Ron Estes vs. Ron Estes Primary

Rep. Ron Estes, R-Kan., has requested to use the prefix "Rep." on the GOP primary ballot in August. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A Democrat is sowing more chaos into the GOP primary battle between Kansas Rep. Ron Estes and his opponent, Ron M. Estes.

Laura Lombard, one of the two top Democrats running to unseat the incumbent Estes in Kansas’ 4th District, filed a request with the State Objections Board to remove the “Rep.” prefix from the congressman’s name on the primary ballot, saying the title violates state law.

Top Comstock Challenger Criticized for Fake Cops in Ad
Jennifer Wexton’s field director dressed in a ‘Party City’ police uniform

Virginia House candidate Jennifer Wexton’s field director Matt Leslie, in glasses, is one of three people playing police officers in one of her ads. (Jennifer Wexton for Congress via YouTube)

A new ad for Jennifer Wexton, a top Democratic challenger to Virginia GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock, briefly features three police officers signing a poster promising “Change is Coming.”

But none of them are actual law enforcement. In fact, one of them is Matt Leslie, Wexton’s field director, who, according to his LinkedIn profile, has never been and is not currently police.

Rep. Ron Estes Faces Primary Challenge From Ron Estes
Incumbent’s campaign says challenger with same name is making an ‘attempt to deceive Kansas voters’

Kansas Rep. Ron Estes leaves the House Republican Conference meeting at the Capitol Hill Club in May. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

One of Republican Rep. Ron Estes’ primary opponent in Kansas’ 4th District is Ron Estes, and that doesn’t mean he’s running against himself.

The non-congressman Ron M. Estes announced Thursday he would challenge the elected Estes, the Wichita Eagle reported.