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Senate GOP Delays Vote On Health Care Reform

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A big setback for Republican efforts to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare.

CBO Score Casts Even More Doubt On Senate Health Care Reform Bill

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Once again, a bad CBO score is casting doubt on a Republican health care reform bill.

Senate GOP Health Care Bill Faces Crucial Week, And Many Doubts

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The Senate GOP health care reform care bill faces a crucial week, and things aren’t looking good.

Senate Republicans Release Health Care Plan That Could Already Be Dead On Arrival

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Senate Republicans released their proposed health care plan this morning, but it could already be doomed.

Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia Special Election

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In one of the most closely watched Special Elections in American history, the outcome turned out to be not entirely surprising.

Democratic Lawmakers Sue President Trump For Violations Of Emoluments Clause

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Nearly 200 Members of Congress and the Senate have filed suit against President Trump alleging that he is violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.

Federal Reserve Raises Rates For Third Time Since December

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For the third time since December,, the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates.

Congressman Shot, Others Injured, At Congressional Baseball Practice

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A Congressman was shot, and a staffer and security detail members injured, at a practice session for tomorrow’s Congressional baseball game.

Attorney General Sessions To Give Public Testimony On Russia Investigation

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in a public hearing tomorrow regarding the Russia investigation amid reports that he had additional contact with Russian officials that were previously not disclosed: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, according to the committee’s leaders. Sessions will be […]

Gianforte Avoids Jail Time In Montana Assault Case

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Congressman-Elect Greg Gianforte will avoid jail time for his guilty plea to an assault charge against Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs before the Special Election that elected him to Congress: Gallatin County Justice Court Judge Rick West ordered Gianforte to complete 20 hours of anger management counseling and 40 hours of community service. He was given a […]

Congress Facing Another Debt Ceiling Crisis

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In addition to everything else on its plate, Congress will have to revisit raising the debt ceiling again sometime this summer.

Gianforte To Plead Guilty To Assault, Settles Civil Claims With Reporter

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Greg Gianforte, who recently won a Special Election for Montana’s At-Large seat in the House of Representatives the day after physically assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, will plead guilty to the charges lodged against him: HELENA, Mont. — U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte of Montana will plead guilty to assaulting a reporter the day before being elected the […]

Democrat Jon Ossoff Leads In Georgia Special Election

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Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff is leading in a race that Republicans should be winning easily.

Comey To Testify That Trump Repeatedly Pressured Him On Russia Investigation

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Based on his just released opening testimony, tomorrow’s testimony by Former F.B.I. Director James Comey is likely to be explosive.

It’s Looking More And More Like Congress Will Fail To “Repeal And Replace” Obamacare

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Congress is running out of time in its effort to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.

Trump Won’t Assert Executive Privilege Against Comey Testimony

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The Trump Administration will not try to stop former F.B.I. Director James Comey from testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

First Quarter Economic Growth Better Than Initially Forecast, But Further Slowing Is Forecast

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Economic growth in the first quarter wasn’t as bad as first estimated, but it still wasn’t very good. And the future is unclear at best.

Republican Greg Gianforte Wins Montana House Seat Despite Assault Charge

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Greg Gianforte assaulted a reporter. Now he’s going to Congress, but the outcome of the election really shouldn’t be a surprise.

Congressional Budget Office Score Of Health Care Bill Is More Bad News For GOP

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The latest CBO score for the American Health Care Act is bad news for Republicans.

Montana GOP House Candidate Charged With Assault After Body Slamming Reporter

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The Republican candidate in today’s Special Election in Montana has been charged with assaulting a reporter.

Democrats May Be About To Flip Montana’s At-Large House Seat

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There’s a Special Election in Montana tomorrow, and the Democratic candidate is performing far above expectations.

Democrat John Ossoff Leads In Georgia Special Election

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With a month to go before the Special Election to replace former Congressman Tom Price, who became Donald Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, Democrat John Ossoff holds a lead over Republican Karen Handel according to a new poll: A new poll shows Democrat Jon Ossoff with a 7-point lead against Republican Karen Handel ahead of […]

Flynn Refuses To Comply With Congressional Subpoena, Invokes Fifth Amendment Rights

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Lt. General Michael Flynn is declining to comply with a Congressional subpoena regarding the Russia investigation, and invoking his rights under the Fifth Amendment.

Joe Lieberman For F.B.I Director?

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For some reason, Joe Lieberman is apparently the front-runner to replace James Comey at the F.B.I.

No, The 25th Amendment Isn’t The Way To Solve The Donald Trump Problem

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A Constitutional coup d’etat is not the way to solve the Donald Trump problem.

Impeachment Talk Grows, But It’s Not Going To Happen Anytime Soon

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Even with the revelations of the last three weeks, impeaching the President is still largely a fantasy.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Republican Health Care Bill According To New Poll

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A new poll shows that a majority of Americans oppose the American Health Care Act.

Republicans Face Health Care Blowback At Town Halls

Republicans are finding that their constituents aren’t very happy about the passage of the American Health Care Act.

Was The Russia Investigation The Real Reason For Comey’s Firing? It Sure Seems Like It

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There seems to be no question that the decision to fire James Comey was motivated largely by the President’s frustrations over the fact that his campaign is under investigation.

Momentum On GOP Health Care Reform Bill Set To Slow Down Significantly In The Senate

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The American Health Care Act may have sailed through the House, but the Senate is another story.

House GOP Passes American Health Care Act On Party Line Vote

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By the barest of margins, the House passed its bill repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, but the future of that bill is highly uncertain.

Jim Comey Explains Himself

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F.B.I. Director James Comey testified yesterday on the reasons he chose to publicly speak out just days before the 2016 election about the reopened Clinton email investigation.

House To Vote On Obamacare Repeal Bill Today

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After failing twice in a month, House Republicans apparently think they have the votes to pass their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

House Republicans Making Yet Another Push To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

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House Republicans are making yet another push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but they once again may not have the votes.

House Drops Plan For Immediate Vote On Health Care Reform

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Once again, the GOP punts on ‘repeal and replace’ because they don’t have the votes.

Passage Of Republican Health Care Bill Looking Less Likely

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The Freedom Caucus may be mollified, but moderate Republicans and the Senate aren’t. Meaning that repeal and replacement of Obamacare is becoming less likely.

House Freedom Caucus Backs Health Care Reform Bill That Republicans Haven’t Revealed Yet

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The House Freedom Caucus is apparently getting behind a revised version of the GOP’s plan to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act, but the GOP hasn’t revealed what the new plan entails.

Trump Drops Demand For Border Wall Funding As Congress Tries To Avoid Government Shutdown

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With a government shutdown looming at the end of the week, the Administration has appeared to back away from a demand that a government funding bill include money allocated for the President’s promised border wall.

White House Pushing Congress To Revisit Failed Effort To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

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Faced with the fact that it has little to show for its first 100 days in office, the Trump Administration is pressuring Congress to come up with a new health care reform bill before the end of next week.

Another Supreme Court Vacancy This Summer?

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The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is hinting at a new Supreme Court vacancy this summer.

Carly Fiorina Considering Bid For Senate In Virginia

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Carly Fiorina, who failed in a bid for the Senate against Barbara Boxer in 2010 and also ran for the Republican nomination for President in 2016, is considering a run for Senate in Virginia in 2018: Former Presidential Republican candidate Carly Fiorina is “strongly considering” a run to unseat Hillary Clinton’s former running mate Tim […]

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz Won’t Seek Re-Election

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Jason Chaffetz, who has represented Utah’s 3rd Congressional District since first being elected in 2008 and now serves as Chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee, announced this morning that he would not be seeking re-election: WASHINGTON — Representative Jason Chaffetz, the powerful chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told supporters on Wednesday that he […]

Democrat Falls Short Of Avoiding Runoff In Republican District In Georgia

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Democrats came close to picking up what has been a solidly Republican seat for nearly forty years but ended up falling short. Instead, we’ll have a runoff in two months.

Senate Invokes ‘Nuclear Option’ As Gorsuch Nomination Heads To Final Vote

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As expected, Senate Republicans invoked the so-called ‘nuclear option’ to move the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch forward to a final vote on Friday.

Nunes Recuses Himself From Russia Investigation

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Devin Nunes, the California Republican who heads the House Intelligence Committee has removed himself from the committee’s investigation into the Russian interference in the Presidential election and the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia during the campaign: WASHINGTON — Representative Devin Nunes, the embattled California Republican who is chairman of the Intelligence Committee, announced on Thursday […]

Trump Hits Another Job Approval Low As Presidency Marks 75th Day In Office

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Two new polls show Donald Trump hitting new lows in the polls as we get closer to his 100th day in office.

Senate Committee Advances Gorsuch Nomination As ‘Nuclear Option’ Becomes Inevitable

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The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch even as it became inevitable that Republicans would be forced to invoke the ‘nuclear option’ to confirm him to the Supreme Court.

Majority Of Americans Want Independent Investigations Of Russian Election Meddling

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A new poll shows a majority of Americans supporting an independent investigation of the allegations surrounding Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia during the campaign: A majority of voters wants an independent investigation into any connections between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government, according to a new […]

Republicans Claim That Obamacare Repeal Is Still On The Table, Don’t Believe Them

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Republicans are saying that repealing the PPACA isn’t off the table, but practically speaking it probably is.

Senate Headed For ‘Nuclear Option’ Showdown Over Gorsuch Nomination

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Next week’s big news is likely to be the Senate’s vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, which could mean invocation of the so-called ‘nuclear option’ by Senate Republicans.

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