Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro Will Investigate Mike Pompeo’s RNC Speech for Violating the Hatch Act

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Joaquin Castro has launched an investigation of Mike Pompeo’s speech to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday. The Secretary of State may have violated the Hatch Act.

The Hatch Act forbids federal officials from participating in political events, like conventions, while performing official duties. Pompeo recorded his speech from Jerusalem, where he was fulfilling his diplomatic function. read more

Castro Tweet Controversy Reveals Fundamental Threat to Democracy, even from the Press

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Back in the day, during the Reagan era, New York Democrat and Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan termed the GOP the “party of ideas” because of their growing reputation for intellectual prowess.

At the 2016 Republican National Convention, despite all indications to the contrary, self-proclaimed idea-man Paul Ryan kept this illusion alive, declaring, “It still comes down to a contest of ideas, which is really good news, ladies and gentlemen, because when it’s about ideas that advantage goes to us.” read more

More Democrats Are Saying Trump Should Be Impeached Right Now

Democrats are now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and they may soon be ready to use their new power to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

After the latest bombshell allegation that Trump in 2017 ordered his personal attorney to lie to Congress — the most damning allegation against the president so far — many House Democrats are now saying they’ve had enough and don’t want to wait any longer for Bob Mueller to finish his report. read more

Six House Democrats Call on DOJ to Investigate Texas AG- Greg Abbott’s Dirty Dealings with TEF

So far, Greg Abbott has used his power as Attorney-General of Texas to obstruct the release of documents that would shed light on Governor Rick Perry’s oversight of Texas Enterprise Fund and its mishandling of millions of Texas taxpayer dollars.  However, the demand for answers increases from a variety of sources, including Wendy Davis and the press. Now members of Congress are asking the DOJ to investigate dirty dealings between Rick Perry’s Office and the Fund.   Since Abbott used his power as Attorney-General to conceal what may be illegal and unethical activities by Rick Perry, this does not bode well for Abbott’s quest to replace Perry at the Governor’s Office. read more