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8 hours ago
In Paul Ryan’s waning days as House speaker, leaders are wavering about whether to try to pass a spending bill with the $5 billion President Donald Trump is demanding for his wall at the Mexican border. Senate Republicans also haven’t announced any plan to fund the government. At one point, third-ranking House Republican Steve Scalise of Louisiana said Thursday the House would "move a bill" containing the $5 billion.
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The far-right senator wanted to block a bipartisan compromise on criminal justice. It looks like he will fail. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is one of the most extreme authoritarians in Congress. He led the crusade to go behind President Barack Obama's back and try to derail talks with Iran. He tanked immigration reform twice, once when he was in the House and once in the Senate. And he once claimed the only problem with the Guantanamo Bay detention facility — which has broadly been condemned as a violation of human rights and international law — is that there are too many empty beds.And, notes POLITICO, he vehemently opposes the FIRST STEP Act, a bipartisan attempt to enact criminal justice reform and lessen mass incarceration:Cotton is trying to use the same hard-edged tactics he deployed in the past to beat back the bill, arguing that Republican supporters will be held accountable if someone let out of prison under the bill's terms commits a serious crime."We shouldn't release se...
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“OK, but I don’t care. All I can say is he’s doing a good job as president.” During a December 11 appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Never Trump Republican Steve Schmidt stressed to co-host Mika Brzezinski that as the GOP’s power shrinks in early 2019—when Democrats will have a 40-seat majority in the House of Representatives—Republican devotion to President Donald Trump will only intensify. And sure enough, many prominent Republicans have been unwavering in their devotion to Trump. Some Senate Republicans are parting company with the Trump Administration over U.S. relations with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but on the whole, the GOP remains adamantly pro-Trump—especially when it comes to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russiagate investigation. In most GOP circles, the party line continues to be that Mueller is simply grasping at straws and wasting taxpayers’ dollars. And some prominent Republic...
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I think there's a cost to our young people throughout the country. Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee on Wednesday said President Donald Trump’s conduct “hurts our country,” telling CBS “This Morning” that while he likes the administration’s “deregulation,” he finds the president’s behavior “unnecessary.”“I love the deregulation that has taken place. I love the animal spirits that have been released in our country,” Corker told host John Dickerson. “Obviously, I am a Republican. I love the number of judges that have been confirmed.""But I think what the, where the president hurts himself and hurts our country, is his own personal conduct," he added. "It's unnecessary. It's an unforced error.”"I think with President Trump, the part that's disappointing, is that it's – I know it to be purposeful,” Corker continued. “I mean, I think that's self-evident. I speak out because, yes, I do think there's a cost. I think there's a cost to our...
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2 days ago
A rush to impeachment now would backfire on Democrats. Instead, it’s time to focus on serious investigations. Like most Americans who retain some semblance of sense, I was happy to see what was in the sentencing memos offered by federal prosecutors regarding the fate of Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump's former lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen. Those memos introduced new evidence pointing to Trump's likely involvement in a couple of criminal conspiracies.The most clear-cut evidence relates to Trump's involvement in campaign fraud. Cohen has alleged, with audio recordings to back him up, that Trump directed illegal payoffs to women who said they'd had affairs with him. Both documents also hint that Trump could be implicated in obstruction of justice conspiracies and some kind of involvement with Russian election crimes, but there is clearly a lot more information to be discovered and released before drawing any firmer conclusions on that front.Still,...
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4 days ago
In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the senator said Barr’s views on executive power and domestic surveillance are “very troubling.” Other Senate Republicans predicted Barr’s confirmation will proceed smoothly.
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Pardoning Manafort would not only hamper the Russia investigations, it would also deliver another serious blow to American democracy and the rule of law. Austin Sarat, Amherst CollegePaul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, may be hoping for a presidential pardon.In September, Manafort pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice and conspiracy against the U.S. He also agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. However, Mueller recently filed papers in the federal district court for the District of Columbia alleging that Manafort had violated his cooperation agreement by repeatedly lying to the FBI and to Mueller’s investigators.In addition, one of Manafort’s lawyers has been repeatedly briefing President Trump’s lawyers about his client’s discussions with the special counsel’s team.Manafort may have been trying to please two masters in this period by both claiming to cooperate with Mueller, yet at the same...
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6 days ago
To the editor: At long last, some GOP leaders in Congress have acknowledged they’re aboard a sinking ship and urged we stop participating in Yemen’s civil war by selling arms to the Saudis. The senators aren’t ready to say this, but they well understand what the president’s personal interests are...
1 week ago
Mitch McConnell has a choice: allow a vote to protect the special counsel, or put the brakes on confirming judges. It's no secret that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) does not like the bipartisan bill put forward in the Senate to prevent President Donald Trump from firing special counsel Robert Mueller.But how much does he hate it? He hates it so much that he'd rather let Trump's judicial nominees go unconfirmed for the rest of the year.That is the choice McConnell now faces. 22 judicial nominees are currently stuck in the Senate Judiciary Committee because Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is refusing to vote for any of them until the special counsel bill, crafted by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), is allowed a vote by the full Senate. Without Flake's approval, Republicans lack a majority on the Judiciary Committee to move them forward.Confirming far-right judges to the federal bench has been McConnell's top priori...
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1 week ago
The vast majority of Senate Republicans do not support the so-called FIRST STEP Act, a White House-backed criminal justice reform bill, Breitbart News has learned.
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1 week ago
After a closed-door CIA briefing about the slaying of U.S. resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, key Senate Republicans sharply contradicted President Trump on Tuesday and said there was no question that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman orchestrated the killing. Senators said...
1 week ago
The CIA's findings reportedly contradict Trump's favored line. CIA Director Gina Haspel held a closed-door briefing today in Washington, DC, addressing several senators on the killing of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. And comments from Sen. Lindsey Graham, who attended the briefing, underscore the divide between some GOP senators and the Trump Administration on the murder of Khashoggi—who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2.The Saudi government has maintained that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS, was killed during a kidnapping attempt and a rogue operation gone wrong—and that MBS himself did not order the killing. But according to reports, CIA intelligence implicates MBS and indicates that Khashoggi’s killers were likely acting on direct orders from the Saudi crown prince.Speaking to reporters after the briefing, Graham explained, “I went into the brief believing that it was v...
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1 week ago
Protestors are flooding the state capitol in Madison to fight the GOP's blatant power grab. Stinging from their defeat at the polls in November, Republicans are now rushing a set of bills through a special session of the Wisconsin State Assembly nakedly designed to curb the power of Democratic Governor-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul, and handicap Democrats' competitiveness in upcoming elections. The bills are scheduled for a vote on Tuesday, with the plan of getting them on outgoing GOP Gov. Scott Walker's desk so he can sign them before losing his job in a few weeks.But Republicans didn't plan on the furious wave of protests that would descend on the state capitol in Madison on Monday afternoon.Demonstrators crowded outside as the bills were debated, trying to shout down Republicans' power grab:Voters furious, chanting outside of hearing room here at Wisconsin state capitol: “RESPECT OUR VOTES! PROTECT OUR VOTES!” pic.twitter.com/pQNdtCOgMh— Ben...
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1 week ago
Even after that crazy week, removing Trump from office is still a long way off. But it sure feels more possible Buckle in, folks. This past week was an exciting one, as more evidence arose implicating Donald Trump in a conspiracy with Russian forces to steal the 2016 election. That doesn't mean that this horrible chapter in American history is coming to an end any time soon. Things are almost certainly going to get more hairy, if that can be believed, but the grim truth of the matter is that it's still likely that Trump's time in office will only end if and when voters throw him out in 2020.By the same token, however, it's critical not to despair. We're looking at another two years of prying Trump's fingers off the Resolute Desk, but in that process, there's now good reason to believe we'll finally see some of his closely guarded secrets getting exposed. I dare any reader to deny that after watching Trump humiliate this country for two years, there won't be at least a little bit...
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2 weeks ago
Senate Republicans are considering a fresh proposal to break a standoff over government funding that would provide $5 billion over the next two years for President Donald Trump's border wall, according to Republican Sen. Richard Shelby, the chairman of the Appropriations Committee.
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2 weeks ago
Senate Republicans blocked the so-called Mueller protection bill this week, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calling the legislation “a solution in search of a problem.” But even if President Trump does fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, he can’t fire the federal grand jury involved...
2 weeks ago
Senate Republicans are searching for ways to defuse a fight over legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller that is complicating their ability to confirm President Trump's judicial nominees.
2 weeks ago
Senate Republicans blocked a vote Wednesday on legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller in his probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
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2 weeks ago
Senate Republicans want President Trump to tone down his rhetoric on trade heading into a pivotal meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit this weekend in Buenos Aires.
2 weeks ago
His attacks are baseless and dangerous. President Donald Trump isn't backing down from one of his most ludicrous retweets in recent memory — and it makes clear some of the darkest features of his nature.Wednesday morning, the president retweeted an image of many of the people he considers enemies behind bars with the question, "Now that Russia collusion is a proven lie, when do the trials for treason begin?" (Of course, it's already been demonstrated that Trump campaign members did collude with Russia — the only question is about how far it extended.)Among those in the image were Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein:Rosenstein's included in the picture was perhaps most notable, given that he currently serves under Trump and was appointed by him. Trump could, in theory, fire Rosenstein any time.But when the New York Post interviewed Trump Wednesday, he didn't distance himself from supporting the image and the idea that Rosenstein should be...
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2 weeks ago
A new document alleges that former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who is now in jail for lying to the FBI, sought a financial partnership with Russia as Trump was taking office. This week, President Donald Trump's former foreign policy campaign adviser George Papadopoulos reported to federal prison to serve out his two-week plea bargain sentence for lying to investigators in connection with the Russia probe. Papadopoulos, whose remarks to an Australian diplomat about Russian dirt on Hillary Clinton partly triggered the Russia investigation in the first place, had been requesting a delay of his sentence, but was denied by a federal judge.But even when Papadopoulos gets out of jail in mid-December, his troubles may not be over.According to a report from The Atlantic, the House Intelligence Committee is now looking into a letter from a source claiming that Papadopoulos sought a business deal with the Russians that would benefit himself and Trump — and that he did so i...
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2 weeks ago
The president's remarks are a complete joke. President Donald Trump's standing as commander-in-chief has devolved into such self-parody that even as his remarks reveal darkly troubling attitudes, some observers can't help but laugh at their sheer absurdity.MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace had that problem Wednesday as she tried to read out portions of Trump's rambling and deluded mess of an interview with the Washington Post, which was published Tuesday.“I'm not happy with the Fed," Trump said in the interview. "They’re making a mistake because I have a gut and my gut tells me more sometimes than anybody else’s brain can ever tell me.”But when Wallace tried to finish reading this quote on "Deadline: White House" on Wednesday, she couldn't finish it without bursting out into laughter. "Sorry!" she said while gasping for breath.After she finished reading the series of quotes, she said to her panel, "Thank god everyone's still here. I almost didn't make it through that one!"Watc...
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2 weeks ago
Even Trump's allies are wary of his coddling of the Saudis. In a bold and decisive step for a usually deferential Congress, the Republican-controlled Senate voted by a large margin Wednesday to move forward with a resolution that would cut funding for President Donald Trump's support of Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen.By a margin of 63-37, the Senate voted to move the resolution, sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), to a floor vote that could happen as early as next week. The resolution still has a long way to go before it actually passed Congress, but the fact that so many Republicans were willing to buck the president on the issue shows that his control over lawmakers in his own party may be weaker than previously believed.Earlier in the day, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had visited the Senate to lobby against the measure. The fact that the resolution still passed by a large margin constituted a "significant rebuke," argued NBC News correspondent...
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2 weeks ago
GOP senators wary of the legislation are pressing for changes, but any revisions could erode support with few legislative days left for congressional action.
2 weeks ago
The Washington Post’s tale of cutthroat Saudis. Glenn Greenwald has described Washington Post columnist David Ignatius as an “all-but-official CIA media spokesman”; Adam Johnson of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) criticizes Ignatius for “breathlessly updating U.S. readers on the token, meaningless public relations gestures that the Saudi regime—and, by extension, Ignatius—refer to as ‘reforms.’”So Ignatius’ fascinating tale of intrigue, “The Khashoggi killing had roots in a cutthroat Saudi feud,” published Tuesday in the Post, is especially revelatory. Far from whitewashing the Saudi regime, Ignatius depicts the royal court as a cockpit of rage, corruption, and respectable gangsterism. If Ignatius’ reporting reflects the thinking of the CIA, his latest piece suggests the agency has turned on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in a significant way.In his latest piece, Ignatius drops the trope of MBS as an “autocratic young leader in a hurr...
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2 weeks ago
Vice President Mike Pence and Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner met behind closed doors with Senate Republicans to talk criminal justice reform on Tuesday as the president is urging GOP leadership to vote on a bi...
2 weeks ago
Vice President Pence and President Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner met behind closed doors with Senate Republicans on Tuesday to talk criminal justice reform as the president urges GOP leadership to vote on a bill this year.Senators...
2 weeks ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are working to soon fill the nation’s longest judicial vacancy with a North Carolina lawyer whose nomination has raised objections from black lawmakers and civil rights groups concerned about his work defending state laws found to have discriminated against African-Americans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has helped push 84 […]
2 weeks ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are working to soon fill the nation’s longest judicial vacancy with a North Carolina lawyer whose nomination has raised objections from black lawmakers and civil rights groups concerned about his work defending state laws found to have discriminated against African-Americans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has helped push 84 […]
3 weeks ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are working to soon fill the nation’s longest judicial vacancy with a North Carolina lawyer whose nomination has raised objections from black lawmakers and civil rights groups concerned about his work defending state laws found to have discriminated against African-Americans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has helped push 84 […]
3 weeks ago
Senate Republicans want to vote on the US Mexico Canada trade agreement in the lame duck session of Congress. But they need President Trump to finalize the deal. 
3 weeks ago
From California to New York, the charter school attack got a taste of democracy. The blue wave that swept the nation in the recent midterm elections was also a broad rejection of recent trends to privatize public education through school voucher programs and privately operated charter schools. From New York to California, new candidates ran and won on platforms opposed to privatization, big-money backers of charter schools suffered humiliating losses, and voters trounced efforts to expand voucher programs that drain public schools of the funding they need.This spring’s teacher walkouts that made news across the country can take some credit for propelling the anti-privatization message to voters and prompting educators to take their support for public schools to the ballot box. But opposition to the privatization industry was also strong in states that did not experience teacher walkouts, and public education advocates are vowing to take their cause to state capitals and Congres...
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3 weeks ago
Top Senate Republicans slammed President Donald Trump for his statement backing Saudi Arabia in the wake of the death and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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3 weeks ago
Senate Republicans, still furious over Democrats’ smearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, have been barreling ahead and confirming President Trump’s judicial nominees at a historically fast pace. With 84 of his judges already confirmed — 29 of them at the appellate level, a record number for the first two years of a presidential administration...
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4 weeks ago
Senate Republicans at a closed-door lunch Thursday discussed how to solve an inter-party conflict that has stalled the GOP's top priority: judicial nominations.Outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) ...
4 weeks ago
The First Step Act, co-sponsored by Republican Doug Collins of Georgia and Democrat Hakeem Jeffries of New York, passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives in May. But it has not gained traction in the U.S. Senate because it does not contain a broader overhaul favored by liberal progressives and some moderate conservatives seeking changes to mandatory minimum sentencing laws that have kept many low-level offenders behind bars for decades. The bill in its current form would have to pass the Senate by year's end before the new Congress is seated in January, and supporters hope that the endorsement by Trump, who has made the theme of law and order a central aspect of his presidency, will prompt Senate Republicans to act. "Today I'm thrilled to announce my support for this bipartisan bill that will make our communities safer and give former inmates a second chance at life after they have served their time," Trump told reporters at the White House.
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4 weeks ago
Senate Republicans Wednesday re-elected Sen. Mitch McConnell to serve as majority leader for the new Congress and selected Sen. John Thune to be the new whip, the second-ranking member of leadership, as well as adding a female member -- Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst -- in the No. 5 spot.
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4 weeks ago
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday said special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation should be allowed to finish, reiterating what has been a mantra for Senate Republicans this year.The G...
4 weeks ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, with a handful of GOP senators urging their leadership to hold a vote now that President Donald Trump has pushed out Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons say they will […]
4 weeks ago
Senate Republicans on Wednesday reelected Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to another term as Senate Majority Leader and promoted Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) to serve as Senate Republican Whip.GOP lawmakers promoted Sen. John...
4 weeks ago
The Kentucky lawmaker led the GOP to victory in the midterm Senate elections, albeit by a narrow margin. Republicans have a 51-to-47 advantage, with two races in Florida and Mississippi unresolved. This is a developing story. It will be updated.  
4 weeks ago
"One way is simply undermining the president legislatively and in other ways." A former CIA staffer who delivered daily intelligence briefings to former attorney general John Ashcroft — and then-FBI chief Robert Mueller — explained that House Democrats don’t need Senate Republicans to impeach President Donald Trump.David Priess, who served during the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, appeared Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss his new book, “How to Get Rid of a President: History’s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, Or Unfit Chief Executives.”“Let’s be clear — an impeachment vote can still happen,” Priess said. “The House can still impeach and not get a conviction.”“Since the Bill Clinton case that has been seen as a political failure, if you impeach and don’t convict it seems like the president wins,” Priess added. “That’s not the way the founders meant it. Impeachment was meant itself to be a rebuke,...
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4 weeks ago
Immigration was a good issue for Senate Republicans in the midterm elections, but Democrats see it as a winner for them in 2020 and have little desire to negotiate on the issue in the lame-duck session or next year.
November 13th, 2018
HR1, the first bill that the new Democratic House of Representatives will vote on, is omnibus legislation that takes on some of the most pervasive scourges of representative democracy: vote suppression, oligarchic campaign financing and gerrymandering. Under HR1's provisions, electoral districting will be taken away from state legislatures and handed to independent commissions (this is very popular with the American public and similar ballot initiatives just sailed into law in Colorado, Missouri and Michigan). HR1 provides for automatic voter registration and reestablishes provisions from the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court neutered in 2013 (though as Yves notes at Naked Capitalism, "If they actually cared about voter turnout they would push election day registration which, unlike automatic registration, has been shown to increase turnout by around 5%"). HR1 also overturns Citizens United (previously), the 2010 Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates to unlimit...
November 13th, 2018
Senate Republicans are preparing for a shuffling of committee chairmen and some changes in the upper ranks of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) leadership team.Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is expected to be ele...
November 9th, 2018
To the editor: I know the members of the Times Editorial Board are very smart, and most of the time I agree with them. But no matter how many seats the Democrats will have in the House, I don’t understand how this midterm election can be called a “blue wave” — maybe a “teal ripple” better describes...
November 8th, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Sen. Todd Young has launched a bid to become chairman of Senate Republicans’ campaign committee during the 2020 campaign, a cycle where the GOP will face a tougher electoral map that could undermine their recent gains in the chamber. A formal election for the position won’t be held until next Wednesday, […]
November 8th, 2018
They lost the House — but the Senate is key to many of their ambitions. Just as many pollsters and political analysts were predicting, Republicans kept the United States Senate but lost the House of Representatives on November 6, 2018. Democrats’ House victory over Republicans was decisive: on Election Night, Democrats had taken at least 28 House seats from Republicans—and with the votes still being counted in about a dozen districts, Democrats stand to increase that number to around 35-40. But in the Senate, Republicans appear to have increased their majority by least two seats, if not three.President Donald Trump’s agenda was clearly rejected in a long list of House races, but his relentless campaigning on behalf of Republicans in high-profile Senate races seems to have worked with rural voters. In the Senate, at least three Democrats were voted out of office on Tuesday: Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota and Claire McCaskill in Missouri. And that w...
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November 7th, 2018
He isn't the only person fearing a coming Mueller indictment. President Donald Trump took a risk Wednesday by ousting Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replacing him with Matthew Whitaker, who is by all appearances, a lackey for the White House.It was a move clearly designed to assert control over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. It raises some dangers for the president, as Congress could retaliate in response to such an overt assault on the rule of law — but Trump appears to be betting on the likelihood that Senate Republicans will continue to protect him, especially after the party picked up seats in the chamber during the midterm elections this week.Nevertheless, the move was risky, which suggests Trump had a strong incentive to take it. And according to a new Vanity Fair report, he appears to be protecting his son. Gabriel Sherman reported:In recent days, according to three sources, Don Jr. has been telling friends he is worried about being indic...
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November 7th, 2018
Democrats have their work cut out for them. First of all, the 2018 midterm elections weren’t a “Blue Wave,” contrary to the earnest hopes of Democrats, and the legion of Trump haters both in the U.S. and globally. As of Wednesday morning, Democrats took back the House with a net gain of 28 seats (that might be subject to some revision, but it’s a pretty good gauge of the final result). Republicans retained (and increased) their control of the Senate (+3). Contrary to expectations, the GOP lost only 7 statehouses and were expected to lose more (although as a plus for the Democrats, they went 7 for 8 in Senate/governor races in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin—all states Trump won in 2016).Here are some historical comparisons with other years that were supposedly “wave” election years:2010 Obama: -631994 Clinton: -521958 Eisenhower: -481974 Ford (Nixon): -481966 Johnson: -471946 Truman: -452006 Bush: -301950 Truman: -291982 Reagan: -262018 Trump: -28That...
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November 7th, 2018
America’s midterm election has left Democrats in control of the House and the GOP stronger in the Senate. According to past experience, a divided Capitol Hill could mean stalemate for the next two years, besides Senate Republicans loading up the federal bench. Will the new Congress be equally far from heaven as from hell?
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November 7th, 2018
McConnell, who is slated to continue as leader in January, told reporters he spoke Tuesday night with Nancy Pelosi, in line to return as speaker of the House after eight years in the minority. "We discussed ways we might be able to find a way forward," said McConnell of Kentucky, who also said Senate Republicans "had a very good day" in the midterm elections.
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November 7th, 2018
House Democrats want to pass tighter gun restrictions, but Senate Republicans could make that difficult.
November 7th, 2018
Senate Republicans expanded their 51-seat majority on Tuesday, overcoming historic political headwinds that cost their...
November 6th, 2018
With solid wins by GOP candidates in states President Trump won handily in 2016, Senate Republicans maintain their majority in the Senate. Democrats are steadily picking up House seats.
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November 6th, 2018
Record voter turnout is expected as US voters go to the polls today for midterm elections in which 35 million early votes have already been cast. All seats are up for grabs in the House of Representatives, along with 35 seats in the Senate. Republicans currently hold majorities in both but polls indicate the House could swing to a Democrat majority, which would be a major blow to President Donald Trump.
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November 5th, 2018
Senate Republicans believe they are on the cusp of increasing their majority in the midterm elections despite historic headwinds that seem likely to cost the GOP control of the House.Republicans believe t...
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