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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.

“Husband” And “Wife” Running For Senate In Opposite Parties

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A supposedly married couple are running for Senate in Montana, in different parties: Montana’s post-truth political power couple set the hook early. By the time anyone questioned the truthfulness of a married couple running as U.S. Senate candidates for opposing parties, the media had already taken the bait. William James Dean and his wife, Sarah, […]

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 […]

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.

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

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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 […]

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.

Tennessee’s Bob Corker Announces He Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2018

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Bob Corker, who has served in the Senate since winning election in 2006, announced yesterday that he would not stand for re-election.

Retirements By Capitol Hill Republicans Starting To Pile Up

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A recent uptick in retirements from Congressional Republicans is leading some Republicans to become concerned about the party’s prospects in 2018.

Steve Bannon Is Going To War Against The Republican Congress

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Steve Bannon may be out of the White House, but his efforts to continue pushing President Trump, and the Republican Party, even further to the populist far-right continues.

Mitt Romney For Senate?

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For the second time this year, there are rumors that Mitt Romney could run for Senator from Utah if Orrin Hatch decides to retire.

Texas Democrats Don’t Have A Serious Candidate For Texas Governor

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Texas Democrats apparently don’t have a serious candidate for Governor next year: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats haven’t won a Texas governor’s race in nearly three decades, but a booming Hispanic population and the party’s dominance of the state’s largest cities have made them willing to invest in the contest to keep hopes of an […]

Trump Is Unlikely To Ever Be A Popular President

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Donald Trump is unlikely to ever be a popular President, but that may not matter.

Trump Reportedly Won’t Visit Britain Until He Gets Better Press Coverage

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President Trump is apparently saying that he will delay his expected state visit to the United Kingdom until he gets better coverage from the British press: Donald Trump reportedly told Theresa May he will not make a state visit to the UK until he is guaranteed a “better reception”. The US President asked the Prime Minister to […]

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.

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.

Former Director: C.I.A. Found ‘Suspicious Contact’ Between Trump Campaign And Russians

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Former C.I.A. Director John Brennan testified before a House Committee today, and what he had to say was not good news for the Trump Administration.

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.

Roy Moore Resigns as Chief Justice of Alabama Supreme Court to Run for Senate

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Roy Moore, who is currently on suspension, has resigned as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in order to challenge Luther Strange for his seat in the US Senate.

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 […]

GOP Holds On To House Seat In Heavily Contested Kansas Special Election

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Republicans held on to Mike Pompeo’s seat in the House, but the outcome was closer than many expected.

Mitt Romney Reportedly Considering Bid For Senate In 2018

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Mitt Romney is reportedly considering running for Senate in Utah if Orrin Hatch decides to retire.

Trump Declares War On House Freedom Caucus

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Donald Trump has basically declared war on the people who blocked the AHCA from passing last week.

Orrin Hatch To Run For Eighth Term In Senate

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Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, who was first elected to the Senate in 1976, has reversed a previous decision and will run for reelection in 2018: Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving GOP senator, told CNN he is planning to run for re-election next year, abandoning his plans to quit the chamber after four decades of […]

Town Hall Protests Continue, But Will It Translate Into Election Results?

Members of Congress and the Senate are once again facing down angry constituents, but it’s unclear whether it will translate into anything substantial in 2018.

Former Presidential Candidates Emerging As Candidates For Senate In 2018

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Several former candidates for President are emerging as potential candidates for Senate.

Signs Of An Anti-Trump ‘Tea Party’ At Congressional Town Halls

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At Congressional town halls across the country, there are signs of what could turn into a movement that would cause real headaches for the GOP in future elections.

Obama: I Could Have Beaten Trump And Won A Third Term

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President Obama thinks he would have beaten Donald Trump. And he’s probably right.

Potential Trump Cabinet Pick Could Add To GOP Senate Majority

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Donald Trump is reportedly considering North Dakota Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp to be Secretary of Agriculture and, if she accepted the offer it would likely add to the Republican majority in the Senate: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp has emerged as President-elect Donald Trump’s leading choice for Agriculture secretary, sources close to the transition tell POLITICO. The first-term […]

Republican John Kennedy Wins Louisiana Senate Runoff

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An unsurprising win in the Pelican State.

Senate Democrats Look To Be On The Defensive In 2018

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As things stand, Democrats will have a hard time winning back control in the Senate in 2018.

Jon Huntsman For Senate?

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Jon Huntsman, who served as Governor of Utah and U.S. Ambassador to China, and ran for President in 2012, is mulling a bid for the U.S. Senate in 2018: Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman said he’s weighing a run for the U.S. Senate in 2018, depending in part on whether fellow Republican Orrin Hatch decides […]

South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem To Run For Governor In 2018

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South Dakota’s sole Representative in the House, Republican Kristi Noem, has announced that she will forego running for re-election in 2018 to run for Governor: South Dakota Republican Rep. Kristi Noem announced Monday that she will run for governor in 2018 instead of seeking re-election to the House, according to the Argus Leader. Noem’s decision […]