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Nikki Haley: Trump's Accusers 'Should Be Heard'

The US ambassador to the UN's comments come after three male congressmen resigned

(Newser) - President Trump's ambassador to the United Nations believes the women who have accused the president of sexual misconduct "should be heard." Appearing on Face the Nation Sunday, Nikki Haley said she is "incredibly proud" of the women who have come forward over the last months with...

Conyers' Son Was Arrested After Domestic Incident

Girlfriend told police she was stabbed

(Newser) - Rep. John Conyers is retiring from the House seat he held for 52 years, and he wants his son to replace him—but voters in Michigan's 13th District may be wary of replacing a man accused of sexual misconduct with one accused of domestic violence. John Conyers III, 27,...

Conyers to Announce Retirement: Report
Conyers: 'I Am Retiring Today'

Conyers: 'I Am Retiring Today'

This after a new accusation from a woman who says he groped her in church

(Newser) - Despite numerous calls for him to do so, Rep. John Conyers won't resign—but he is retiring, and it looks like he's not waiting. "I'm in the process of putting my retirement plans together," he told Detroit radio host Mildred Gaddis in a call from...

Conyers Hospitalized Over Stress Condition
John Conyers
in Hospital
for Stress 

John Conyers in Hospital for Stress

And Nancy Pelosi is now calling for congressman to resign

(Newser) - Amid a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations , Rep. John Conyers' office confirms that the 88-year-old was hospitalized overnight in Detroit, per WDIV . A political consultant who noted he spoke with Conyers' wife, Monica, early Thursday said the Michigan congressman is being treated for stress-related issues. "We want you to...

Another Staffer Accuses Conyers of Misconduct

She says there was inappropriate touching

(Newser) - A former deputy chief of staff said Rep. John Conyers made an unwanted sexual advance toward her and touched her inappropriately twice in the late 1990s, the Detroit News reports in the latest sexual misconduct allegations against the veteran lawmaker. Deanna Maher, 77, who ran a Michigan office for the...

John Conyers Quits Post Atop Judiciary Committee

The Michigan congressman has been accused of sexual misconduct

(Newser) - Michigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while fiercely denying he acted inappropriately during his long tenure in Congress, the AP reports. In a statement, the 88-year-old lawmaker...

Lawyer: Conyers Called Me to His Office While Half Naked

Rep. Conyers faces new accusations, first call from Democratic colleague to step down

(Newser) - A Washington DC ethics lawyer says Rep. John Conyers once called her to his office while he was dressed only in his underwear and otherwise harassed her while she served as minority council for the House Judiciary Committee in the 90s, the Washington Post reports. Melissa Sloan, the first former...

John Conyers Needs to Go: Detroit Free Press
Why Conyers
Must Go:
Detroit Free

Why Conyers Must Go: Detroit Free Press

Editorial board says congressman must resign despite 'stellar' career

(Newser) - The revelation that Rep. John Conyers paid $27,000 to a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct means the Michigan congressman must step down, despite all the good he's done in the past, writes the Detroit Free Press editorial board. "The word 'hero' is invoked, without...

Rep. Conyers: I'm Looking at Allegations in 'Amazement'
Rep. Conyers: Yes, I Settled,
but I'm Innocent

Rep. Conyers: Yes, I Settled, but I'm Innocent

Congressman confirms payment to woman who accused him of sexual misconduct

(Newser) - Michigan Rep. John Conyers confirms that he did indeed pay a settlement to a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct, though he continues to deny the allegations. "My office resolved the allegations—with an express denial of liability—in order to save all involved from the rigors of...

Report: Rep Paid $27K to Keep Sex Misconduct Claim Quiet

Woman says she was fired for rejecting John Conyers' advances

(Newser) - The latest allegation of sleazy behavior on Capitol Hill involves Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving member of the House. According to BuzzFeed , the Michigan Democrat's office paid $27,000 in 2015 to settle a sexual misconduct complaint from a woman who said she was fired for rejecting his advances....

Rep. Conyers' Missing Son Found in His Own Apartment

Carl Conyers is a student at University of Houston

(Newser) - Houston police say the youngest son of longtime congressman John Conyers has been found safe after being reported missing this week. Carl Conyers, a 21-year-old student at the University of Houston, was found early Friday in his off-campus apartment, reports Click2Houston . After being interviewed at the police department, he was...

It's Time for Reparations for Black Americans
It's Time for Reparations
for Black Americans

It's Time for Reparations for Black Americans

Ta-Nehisi Coates starts the conversation in the 'Atlantic'

(Newser) - Ta-Nehisi Coates argues in a lengthy cover story in the Atlantic that America must at long last take up the question of making reparations to black people. He focuses not just on slavery, however, but also on the following 150 years of systemic racism—with banks working in collusion with...

Most Conservative, Liberal Members of Last Congress

Todd Akin was No. 1 on the right

(Newser) - Todd Akin may have cost himself a Senate seat with his views on "legitimate rape" last fall, but he gets a consolation prize: the title of most conservative member of the last Congress, as bestowed by the National Journal . Akin had a nearly perfect score of 97 when it...

Black Caucus Furious Over Neglect by Obama

Jobs meeting today likely to get heated

(Newser) - Barack Obama is sure to get an earful when he meets with the Congressional Black Caucus on jobs today; the CBC is none too happy with the first black president. The much-respected John Conyers tells Politico that Obama “isn’t listening” to black lawmakers, while others accuse him of...

Obama to Conyers: Stop 'Demeaning' Me

President calls liberal congressman to carp about criticism

(Newser) - John Conyers hasn't been shy about what he sees as the president's failings, and his remarks seem to have struck a nerve. “I’ve been saying I don’t agree with him on Afghanistan, I think he screwed up on health care reform, on Guantánamo," said the...

Rove Pushed for Firing of US Attorney in NM

(Newser) - The House Judiciary Committee released documents today that Democrats say put Karl Rove and former Bush counsel Harriet Miers at the center of the US attorney firing scandal, Politico reports. “Karl Rove and his cohorts at the Bush White House were the driving force behind several of these firings,...

House Dems Want to Impeach Judge for Torture Memos

GOP, Obama can't halt proceeding vs. Bybee

(Newser) - House Democrats may start a constitutional confrontation over the fate of Judge Jay Bybee, and there’s nothing anybody—not even lukewarm President Obama—can do to stop them, reports Politico. As liberal think-tanker John Podesta argues, Bybee “authorized things that were illegal under US law” when he wrote...

Dems 'Would Love to Have Me Barbecued': Rove

Former Bush aide will testify on attorney firings, governor's prosecution

(Newser) - Karl Rove is looking forward to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee concerning his alleged role in the sacking of several federal prosecutors, Fox News reports. But beware the “show trial,” Rove said, as “some Democrats would love to have me barbecued.” Rove will also be...

Rove Slapped With Another Subpoena
Rove Slapped With Another Subpoena

Rove Slapped With Another Subpoena

Conyers demands ex-Bush adviser talk about attorney firings

(Newser) - House Judiciary Committee chair John Conyers subpoenaed Karl Rove today to testify about alleged politicization of the Justice Department, USA Today reports. Subpoenaed for the first time last Congress, Rove claimed executive privilege and refused to show. Conyers said that unlike former President Bush, President Obama does not support immunity...

10 Democrats Obama Must Watch Out For
10 Democrats
Obama Must
Watch Out For

10 Democrats Obama Must Watch Out For

Conyers, Feinstein, Biden could be pains in president's rear

(Newser) - The good vibrations can’t last forever. Sooner or later,  President Obama is bound to run afoul of members of his own party. Glenn Thrush, in Politico, scopes out the suspects:
  • John Conyers: The irrepressible House Judiciary chairman wants to investigate the US attorneys scandal and other potential Bush-era

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