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Republicans Release Final Version Of Tax Bill, And It Appears Likely To Pass


The final version of the tax bill appears to be on track for passage, but the devil is in the details.

2018 Is Looking A Lot Tougher For Senate Republicans

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With the results from Alabama. the GOP faces a hard road ahead defending its majority in the Senate.

Republicans Say They Have a Final Tax Bill, But Senate Democrats Want A Delay

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House and Senate Republicans say they have reached agreement on a final tax bill, and Democrats are engaging in an effort to delay a vote in the Senate until Doug Jones can be seated.

Minnesota Governor Names Lt. Governor Tina Smith To Replace Al Franken.

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As expected, Minnesota’s Governor has named his Lt. Governor to replace Al Franken in the Senate.

Doug Jones Wins In Alabama

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In what amounts to an electoral perfect storm, Democratic nominee Doug Jones pulled off a win last night in the Alabama Senate Election.

No Matter Who Wins In Alabama, Republicans Stand To Lose

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There are no good outcomes for the GOP in Alabama.

Roy Moore And The Battle For Control Of Congress

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A top Republican political analyst is warning that a Roy Moore victory in Alabama could pose real problems for Republicans in 2018. If it does, they’ll have nobody to blame but themselves.

Alabama Senate Election Is A Toss Up, But Moore Seems To Be Favored

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Polling remains uncertain in the Alabama Senate race, but the odds favor Roy Moore.

Supreme Court Takes On A Second Political Gerrymandering Case


The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a second case dealing with political Gerrymandering.

Trent Franks Is Latest To Resign From Congress Amid Charges Of Sexual Impropriety

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Another one bites the dust.

Roy Moore: America Was Great Back When We Still Had Slavery

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Roy Moore wishes he was back in the days of cotton when families were close and African-Americans were enslaved.

Al Franken Announces Resignation From The Senate Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations


Al Franken’s Senate career reaches its inevitable end.

Seventh Woman Alleges Al Franken Groped Her As Calls For His Resignation Mount


A seventh woman has come forward to accuse Senator Al Franken of having groped her as calls mount from his Democratic colleagues for him to resign.

Michigan Congressman John Conyers Retires Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

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The longest-serving member of the House has retired amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Republicans On Capitol Hill Racing To Avoid End Of Week Government Shutdown

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The current temporary spending measure reached by Congress in September expires on Friday, and Republicans haven’t come up with a solution yet.

Mitch McConnell Caves On Roy Moore

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As I’ve said before, the Republican Party in the Trump Era has become the party of Trumpaloons, sycophants, sellouts, and cowards.

Senate Passes Tax Cut Bill On Party Line Vote


The Senate passed a tax cut bill last night, but it leaves a lot to be desired.

Trump Pressed Top Senators To End Russia Investigation

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For a guy who considers the Russia investigation “Fake News,” President Trump sure is doing a lot to try to stop it.

Two More Women Accuse Al Franken Of Sexually Inappropriate Conduct


Senator Al Franken faces new charges of sexually inappropriate conduct on the same day that House Democrats are beginning to pressure one of their members to resign.

Fate Of Senate Tax Plan Still In Doubt

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With time running out in the year, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that the Senate GOP will be able to meet its deadlines on passing a tax reform bill.

Two More Women Say Al Franken Groped Them


More troubles for Minnesota Senator Al Franken.

Assessing The 2018 Battle For Control Of Congress

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The early numbers in the battle to control Congress look good for Democrats, but there are are a number of caveats to keep in mind.

House Passes Tax Reform Bill On Party-Line Vote

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House Republicans passed their tax reform bill. That was the easy part.

Case Against Senator Bob Menendez Ends In Mistrial

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New Jersey Senate Bob Menendez has temporarily dodged a bullet, but his ultimate fate is far from clear.

Senator Al Franken Accused Of Groping A Woman In 2006


A Los Angeles reporter says that Minnesota Senator Al Franken groped her and engaged in other inappropriate conduct during a 2006 USO tour.

Four More Women Come Forward With Accusations Against Roy Moore

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The charges against Roy Moore continue to mount as national Republicans continue to push back against him.

Senate Tax Plan Will Include Provision To Eliminate Obamacare’s Individual Mandate


For some reason, Senate Republicans want to attach a bad health care reform idea onto an already controversial tax reform bill.

Another Roy Moore Accuser Steps Forward As Senate Republicans Turn Against Him

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Another Alabama woman accuses Roy Moore of sexually assaulting him when she was a teenager.

Deplorable Republicans Are Defending The Deplorable Roy Moore

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While many on the right are condemning Roy Moore, there are far too many prevaricators and defenders out there.

Republican Senate Nominee Roy Moore Accused Of Abusing Four Women When They Were Teens

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Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore is accused of having molested a 14-year-old girl when he was in his 30s.

Republicans Face The Reality That Trump Is A Political Albatross They Can’t Get Away From

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Republicans have a Donald Trump problem, and they can’t run away from it.

Momentum For A Law Banning Bump Stocks Has Slowed

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Notwithstanding overwhelming public support, Congress is not moving forward on a proposal to ban bump stocks.

Democratic Candidate Phil Murphy Easily Defeats Kim Guadagno In New Jersey

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To nobody’s surprise, a blue state returns to its roots.

Senator Rand Paul Seriously Assaulted Outside Home

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Late last week, Senator Rand Paul was attacked by his neighbor in an incident that now appears to be a rather serious case of assault: WASHINGTON — Senator Rand Paul suffered five broken ribs and bruises to his lungs in an altercation with a neighbor on Friday at his home in Bowling Green, Ky., one […]

House Republicans Unveil Tax Reform Bill


House Republicans unveiled their tax reform bill today, but its fate is far from clear.

John Boehner, Without A Filter

John Boehner

It’s been two years since John Boehner stepped down as Speaker, and he’s got a few things to say about his former colleagues and the state of American politics.

Trump’s Job Approval Hits New Lows In Two New Polls

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More bad polling news for President Trump.

Citing Nastiness In Trump Era GOP, Jeff Flake Announces He’s Retiring

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One of the few Republicans willing to speak out against Donald Trump is retiring at the end of his current term.

No, Kid Rock Is Not Running For Senate

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Over the summer, Kid Rock engaged in an obvious publicity stunt that made some people believe he was running for President. Today, he revealed just how gullible everyone who fell for it was: Kid Rock is ending months of speculation about a possible Senate bid, reportedly saying, “F— no, I’m not running for Senate.” “Are […]

Senators Say They Have Bipartisan Deal To Save Obamacare Subsidies


Republican Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patty Murray say they’ve reached a bipartisan deal to fix an important part of the Affordable Care Act.

Susan Collins Forgoes Bid For Maine Governor, Will Run For Re-Election Instead

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Susan Collins will stay in the Senate rather than running for Governor of Maine next year.

Republicans Reluctant To Act On ‘Bump Stocks,’ Hoping The ATF Will Act For Them

Guns And Bullets

After initially signaling support for a bill banning ‘bump stocks,’ Republicans in Congress now appear to be hoping someone else will act for them.

Steve Bannon Declares War On The Senate GOP

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Former Trump aide Steve Bannon is declaring war on Republicans in the Senate.

Dianne Feinstein To Run For Fifth Term


California Senator Dianne Feinstein announced yesterday that she will run for a fifth term in 2018, ending months of speculation about her political future: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced on Monday morning that she will run for reelection in 2018. “I am running for reelection to the Senate. Lots more to do: ending gun violence, combating climate […]

Republicans In Congress Open To Banning Bump Stocks

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Don’t hold your breath, but the Las Vegas shooting may actually prompt Congress to do something.

Supreme Court Appears Split In Political Gerrymandering Case


The Supreme Court appears split on the question of whether or not partisan Gerrymandering is unconstitutional.

Is Roy Moore’s Victory The Opening Battle In A Republican Civil War?

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Roy Moore’s victory in Alabama is raising fears of a wider battle in the Republican Party heading into 2018.

Three Months After Shooting, Republican Congressman Steve Scalise Returns To Congress

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who represents the 1st Congressional District in Louisiana,returned to the House of Representatives today after being seriously injured three months ago when a gunman opened fire at a practice session for the Republican half of the annual Congressional baseball game: WASHINGTON — Walking gingerly and on two canes, Representative Steve Scalise, […]

Republicans Unveil Broad Outlines Of Tax Reform Package


Republicans finally unveiled the outlines of a tax reform package yesterday, but the devil is in the still to be determined details.

Vast Majority Of Americans Support Allowing Dreamers To Stay In The U.S.

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Another poll shows the vast majority of Americans want Congress to act to help the people covered by DACA.

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