U.S. House Republican to subpoena ex-FBI head Comey, ex-AG Lynch

DOJ Sues North Carolina over bathroom law

By Sarah N. Lynch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The outgoing chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is planning to issue subpoenas compelling former FBI Director James Comey and former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to be deposed about their decision-making ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a House Democratic aide told Reuters on Friday. read more

Pelosi Cuts Deal With Progressives and Guarantees She Will Be Speaker

Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, who will co-chair the House Progressive Caucus next year, left a meeting with Nancy Pelosi late Thursday night and immediately announced that she would support Pelosi as Speaker of the House. She also proclaimed that Progressive Caucus members would have more seats on powerful committees in the new Congress, and thus would have much more influence over legislation. read more