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Daniel Newhauser

Daniel Newhauser

Daniel Newhauser is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, National Journal, Politico, Roll Call, VICE News and several other publications. He can be found on Twitter @dnewhauser.

Resolution to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene signed by dozens of House Democrats

By: - March 19, 2021

WASHINGTON — Dozens of U.S. House Democrats backed a resolution filed Friday to expel controversial U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress, an extraordinary measure that’s only been successfully employed twice since the Civil War. U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez filed the expulsion resolution, after introducing it in January. The text of the legislation is simple, […]

U.S. House passes Dreamers bill over GOP objections, as immigration debate intensifies

By: - March 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House took up two bills Thursday that would grant legal status to broad groups of immigrants living and working in the United States, including a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of undocumented people brought to the country as children. The measures mark the first step toward what advocates for […]

New attempt in Congress to help Dreamers runs into familiar obstacles

By: - March 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — Legislation creating a path to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children faces a new border crisis and old partisan objections, diminishing the chances it will become law despite full Democratic control of Congress and the White House. On Thursday, the U.S. House is poised to pass the American Dream […]

Republicans object to ban on guns in U.S. House committee room

By: - February 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — A U.S. House committee meeting devolved into taunts and lectures on Thursday when Republicans objected to a rule banning firearms from the hearing room. A meeting to organize the Natural Resources Committee and vote on its rules, generally a staid and dry procedural affair, went off the rails when U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, […]

Donald Trump points to his head, wearing a red hat, and standing in front of an American flag.

Trump voters split from the GOP to launch wannabe ‘Patriot Parties’

By: - February 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump may have stepped back for now from the idea of creating a new political party, but that hasn’t stopped diehard Trump fans disillusioned with the Republican Party from creating Patriot Parties of their own all across the country. Onetime Trump voters in Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio […]

Democrats unveil resolution to impeach Trump, fearing a self-pardon

By: - January 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — Among the factors undergirding the new effort by House Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump again is a controversial legal theory that doing so could bar him from pardoning himself, according to those involved. The theory is among the many reasons — and there are many, as tempers still flare after an violent […]

Some Dems urge another impeachment of Trump following violence at U.S. Capitol

By: - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress and senators had not yet emerged from a Capitol lockdown caused by a mob of violent, rioting Trump supporters before key Democrats began calling for impeaching the president and consequences for politicians who egged on the violence. Progressive members of the U.S. House, including congresswomen who are members of the […]

Politicians quit Congress, but their ‘zombie’ campaigns stagger on with millions in the bank

By: - December 19, 2020

WASHINGTON — Republican Michele Bachmann hasn’t set foot in the U.S. Capitol as an elected member of Congress from Minnesota for at least six years. Though she recently made news for asking God to help reelect President Donald Trump and telling a television show that “transgender Black Marxists” are trying to overthrow the country, none […]

How state political parties helped big money pay for this year’s elections

By: - November 25, 2020

WASHINGTON — State parties played an unprecedented role in financing the presidential election this year, making it possible for the national political parties to raise eye-popping sums from individual donors — and keep more money than they might otherwise be allowed. That’s all thanks to a 2014 Supreme Court decision that eliminated the overall limit on […]

Georgia’s runoff elections for U.S. Senate lure big PACs ready to spend cash

By: - November 14, 2020

WASHINGTON — With two concurrent runoff elections that could swing the balance of the Senate, Georgia is about to become the center of the political universe, and a flurry of new super PACs are primed to get in on the action amid predictions of huge spending in the two races. Some come from political novices: […]

Mysterious ‘pop-up PACs’ activate in some competitive U.S. Senate races

By: - October 29, 2020

WASHINGTON — A super PAC financed tens of thousands of dollars worth of digital ads in late October soliciting allegations that North Carolina Senate hopeful Cal Cunningham engaged in extramarital affairs. But because of a loophole in campaign finance laws that were written in the era of typewriters, voters won’t know who paid for the […]

RNC convention host committee doles out millions in leftover cash with few restrictions

By: - October 21, 2020

WASHINGTON — After the Republican National Convention pulled out of Charlotte earlier this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the host committee pledged to give more than $3 million to local community groups by the fall. But a recent filing with the Federal Election Commission shows the committee has handed out less than $400,000 in cash […]