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Now that the Democrats have the majority in the House of Representatives, I think it would be fair to give the House its own thread. In it, we can post about all the many important investigations the House Committees will be holding in the coming months, and any other important news, like this: I'd like to know who those seven Repugliklans were.
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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo? posted a topic in Quiver Full of PoliticsTEGNA news stations across the country and the Tampa Bay Times have investigated the ways members of Congress spend money from their campaign funds after retirement, or in some cases, even after they have died. http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2018/investigations/zombie-campaigns/spending-millions-after-office/ http://www.king5.com/mobile/article/news/politics/zombie-campaign-coffers-live-on-after-campaigns-end/281-513734263 http://www.wkyc.com/mobile/article/news/investigations/zombie-campaigns/zombie-campaigns-how-politicians-are-using-campaign-money-long-after-retirement-and-death/95-513597635 http://www.ktvb.com/mobile/article/news/investigations/7-investigates/7-investigates-sen-craig-spent-campaign-funds-well-past-retirement/277-513650435 Members of Congress are supposed to take 6 months after they leave office to pay off any legitimate campaign debts, then donate any remaining money from their campaign funds to charities or to other political funds. Because of a loophole, some cheaters are using money from campaign accounts (which is never supposed to be used for personal needs, only campaign expenses) to pay for vague "travel expenses" or "office supplies" years after they retire. The investigative reporters even found cases of money being used after the member of Congress has died. Way to "drain the swamp" guys.
George Takei and his partner Brad bought land and George will be running for congress. Given his strong views on race relations (the Japanese internment especially) and LGBTQ, I think he would add a really interesting perspective. Are there any LGBTQ representatives? Nunes was a member of the Trump transition team and part of the wiretapping fiasco- a smart seat to target, potentially... Takei to challenge nunes