Republican Congressman Mike Coffman left a regularly scheduled meeting early on Saturday, leaving more than 100 frustrated constituents waiting at the Aurora Public Library in Colorado to talk about his party's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Coffman, who serves Colorado's Sixth Congressional District, had scheduled a room a the library for 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., according to NBC affiliate 9News. Coffman on Friday joined two other Republican lawmakers to write an op-ed in the Denver Post urging for the repeal of the health-care law. According to social-media posts from constituents who showed up to the meeting Coffman only allowed them in four people at a time.
This week, congressional Republicans gave themselves the power to slash the annual salary of any individual federal worker to as low as $1 -- and the budget of any individual federal program right down to zero. They executed this attack on the independence of the civil service by reviving an obscure provision enacted by Congress in 1876: The Holman Rule, named after the Indiana congressman who devised it, empowers any member of Congress to submit an amendment to an appropriations bill that targets the funding of a specific government program or employee.
President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has signaled to congressional Republican leaders that his preference is to fund the border wall through the appropriations process as soon as April, according to House Republican officials.
A secret 2010 U.S. military investigation concluded Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for national security adviser, "inappropriately shared" classified information with foreign military officers in Afghanistan, according to a secret 2010 military investigation uncovered by the Washington Post. Flynn railed during the campaign against Hillary Clinton for her reported mishandling of classified material as Secretary of State. read more
The numbers listed on Florida's official website couldn't spell it out more clearly. The state lists 9,580,489 people as having voted in the 2016 election in total. But a different page of Florida's same official website lists just 9,420,039 people as having voted for President.