Maine Gov. Paul LePage says civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis should "look at history" and say "thank you" to 19th century Republican presidents for fighting for the rights of African-Americans.
Topics of interest to committee members include climate change, sale and use of public lands, tribal law and relations, invasive and endangered species concerns and fire and drought management and preparedness.
For backers of Bernie Sanders, the DNC isn't viewed as an honest broker. And on Hillary Clinton's side, the organization is seen as so beset by controversy that it might be more trouble than it's worth.
Days away from the White House, Donald J. Trump is sparking transatlantic turbulence by expressing fresh disdain for the two institutions that have been the bedrock of post-World War II peace, stability and prosperity.
The move comes after CNN's KFile uncovered multiple instances of plagiarism in Monica Crowley's 2012 book, her columns for the Washington Times, and her 2000 Ph.D. dissertation for Columbia University.
Although Donald J. Trump is urging speed, the overarching worry among congressional Republicans is that the party would vote to dismantle major portions of Obamacare before there is even a blueprint for an alternative.
"He considers himself a friend of the President-elect, but it's not the venue," says Tom Barrack, President-elect Donald J. Trump's longtime friend and the chair of his Presidential Inaugural Committee.