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Former Democratic congressman Brad Ashford is taking credit for the current military progress made in the Middle East as he campaigns to regain his seat in the House, but records show he missed key committee hearings regarding the fight against ISIS during his two-year stint in Washington, D.C.

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Pennsylvania Court Orders New Congressional Map Because of Gerrymandering

(Reuters) – Pennsylvania’s top court on Monday threw out the state’s congressional map, ruling that Republican legislators unlawfully sought partisan advantage, and gave them three weeks to rework it in a decision that could boost Democratic chances of retaking the U.S. House of Representatives.

Hoyer on Shutdown: ‘The War Will Continue’

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) said on Monday that despite a short-lived government shutdown coming to an end, “the war” between Democrats and Republicans will continue.

Debunking Defamations, Defending Israel

“Seventy years after the Holocaust, which saw Nazi Germany propaganda turn the entire Jewish people into a monster threatening the world, a new industry of lies has arisen. … But this time it is not the goose-stepping Nazis pushing the lies. It is liberal-minded academics, intellectuals, and human rights activists.”

Checks And Balances

Americans will never tire of comparing America to Rome. Such comparisons are carved in stone in the foundations and facades of our capital, and only slightly more subtly in the construction of our country. Which is perhaps unfortunate for a scholar such as Kathryn Tempest, senior lecturer in Latin literature and Roman history at the University of Roehampton in London. What in England can be read rightly as an impressive and accessible work of academic biography, must here seem a mirror to our strange and troubled times. Such is the fate of Tempest’s excellent Brutus: The Noble Conspirator.

Pennsylvania Court Orders New Congressional Map Because of Gerrymandering

(Reuters) – Pennsylvania’s top court on Monday threw out the state’s congressional map, ruling that Republican legislators unlawfully sought partisan advantage, and gave them three weeks to rework it in a decision that could boost Democratic chances of retaking the U.S. House of Representatives.