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What It Takes To Be A Congressman’s Driver

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Politico has published an eight-page memorandum reportedly given to Congressional office and campaign workers who drive Indiana Republican Congressman Todd Rikta to and from appointments: Empty his trash. Always have hand sanitizer and gum at the ready. And don’t bother with “unnecessary conversation” — the congressman doesn’t have time for your chitchat. Demanding, high-maintenance bosses are notorious […]

Disgraced Former Justice Roy Moore Leads Poll For GOP Senate Nomination In Alabama

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Roy Moore, the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who was twice removed from the bench due to his willful failure to follow the orders of a Federal District Court, is leading in a new poll of the Republican primary for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Former Alabama Supreme […]

Senate Blocks Trump’s Ability To Make Recess Appointments

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Even members of his own party don’t trust Donald Trump enough to make it possible for him to make recess appointments.

Trump Endorses Plan To Cut Legal Immigration By Half

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The President has endorsed a bill that would cut legal immigration in half.

Americans Want Congress To Move On From Trying To ‘Repeal And Replace’ Obamacare

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A new poll shows that most Americans want Republicans want to move on from their failed effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act.

Senate Once Again Fails On Health Care Reform

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Seven years of rhetoric on health care reform ended early this morning with a narrow vote on a bill that even Republicans didn’t really support.

Senate Votes To Proceed On Health Care Bill That Doesn’t Exist Yet

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In a vote close enough to require the Vice-President to cast a tie-breaking vote, the Senate voted to proceed to debate on a health care bill even though nobody seems to know what bill they’ll ultimately be voting on.

Senate Parliamentarian Deals GOP Repeal-Only Plan A Blow

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The Senate Parliamentarian has ruled that the Senate’s bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act without providing for a replacement cannot proceed under the Senate’s reconciliation rules, making it even less likely that the body will be able to pass any health care form bill before the beginning of the summer recess: Several key […]

Senate To Move Ahead On Health Care Reform Votes That Seem Unlikely To Succeed

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The Senate isn’t giving up in its efforts to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act, despite the fact that it seems clear that the votes aren’t there.

John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

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Sad news about a Washington stalwart.

McConnell Pulls The Plug On Senate Health Care Reform Bill

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With the defection of two more Senators, the latest effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act has gone down in flames.

Senate Health Care Debate Delayed Due To McCain Surgery

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With the fate of the Senate health care reform bill hanging in the balance, the Senate will delay consideration of the bill due to the unexpected absence of one Senator.

Senate GOP Releases Revised Version Of Obamacare ‘Repeal And Replace’ Bill

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Senate Republicans have introduced their latest version of a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

McConnell Delays Senate’s Summer Recess Two Weeks

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In a sign that the ongoing health care reform debate inside the Senate GOP Caucus is not going well, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced this afternoon that the Senate’s August recess would be delayed two weeks: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that he would cut the chamber’s August recess in half, saying […]

Senate GOP Faces Another Make Or Break Week On Health Care Reform

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The Senate GOP’s effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act is headed for a bumpy ride.

Senate Returns To Work No Closer To A Health Care Deal

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The Senate is back from its recess, but no closer to a health care bill that has any realistic chance of passing.

GOP Senators Facing Health Care Blowback At Home

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Senate Republicans are back home and hearing from their constituents on health care reform. It’s not going well for them.

Anthony Kennedy Drops A Big Hint About Potential Retirement in 2018

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Justice Kennedy is telling prospective law clerks for the term that beings in October 2018 that he is considering retiring at the end of the term that begins this October.

Republican Health Care Chaos

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The Senate left for vacation without a viable path forward on health care reform, and the road ahead seems treacherous and hard to navigate.

Most Americans Oppose The Senate’s Obamacare Replacement Bill

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The GOP’s effort to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare faces another roadblock, namely the fact that the American public doesn’t support their replacement plan.

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.

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