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Conservatives mount opposition to Trump’s deal with Democrats, but derailing it seems unlikely – Washington Post

Washington PostConservatives mount opposition to Trump's deal with Democrats, but derailing it seems unlikelyWashington PostConservative lawmakers voiced their opposition to President Trump's deal with Democratic congressional leaders, arguing the three-month government spending bill that also raises the debt ceiling should not be passed because it does not include federal ...and … [Read more...]

Trump Sided With The Democrats. Whaaaaat? – FiveThirtyEight

FiveThirtyEightTrump Sided With The Democrats. Whaaaaat?FiveThirtyEightPresident Trump struck a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday to increase the debt limit and finance the government until mid-December, blindsiding his own Republican allies as he reached across the aisle to resolve a major dispute ... … [Read more...]

For Conservatives, Trump’s Deal With Democrats Is Nightmare Come True – New York Times

New York TimesFor Conservatives, Trump's Deal With Democrats Is Nightmare Come TrueNew York TimesIf Mr. Trump's agreement with the two Democratic leaders, Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi, to increase the debt limit and finance the government for three months did not yet represent the breaking point between the president and ...and more » … [Read more...]

Democrats dread Hillary’s book tour – Politico

PoliticoDemocrats dread Hillary's book tourPoliticoPresident Donald Trump may be the only person in politics truly excited about Hillary Clinton's book tour. Democratic operatives can't stand the thought of her picking the scabs of 2016, again — the Bernie Sanders divide, the Jim Comey complaints, the ...By bashing Bernie Sanders in her new book, Hillary Clinton proves she still … [Read more...]

The First White President – The Atlantic

The First White PresidentThe AtlanticAfter his cabal of conspiracy theorists forced Barack Obama to present his birth certificate, Trump demanded the president's college grades (offering $5 million in exchange for them), insisting that Obama was not intelligent enough to have gone to an ...and more » … [Read more...]

Trump Jr. Set To Meet With Senate Judiciary Committee Investigators – NPR

NPRTrump Jr. Set To Meet With Senate Judiciary Committee InvestigatorsNPRSpecifically, the Senate Judiciary Committee is likely to use the closed-door interview to grill Trump Jr. on his meeting in June 2016 with a Russian contingent that was described as offering dirt on his father's rival, Hillary Clinton. President Trump ...Trump Jr. Says He Wanted Russian Dirt to Determine Clinton's … [Read more...]

Hill Democrats score a seat at the table, but they’re still looking for a legislative win – Washington Post

Washington PostHill Democrats score a seat at the table, but they're still looking for a legislative winWashington PostFor the first time this year, Democrats can envision playing offense, possibly securing victories on immigration and health issues that eluded them in the last years of President Barack Obama's tenure. [Trump sides with Democrats on fiscal issues ...Democrats threaten … [Read more...]

President Trump Rails Against Removal Of ‘Beautiful’ Confederate Statues – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comPresident Trump Rails Against Removal Of 'Beautiful' Confederate StatuesNBCNews.comPresident Donald Trump railed against the movement to remove "beautiful" Confederate statues and monuments in cities across the country Thursday, tweeting that it was "foolish." He said he was sad to see the “history and culture” of the country being ...President Trump and … [Read more...]

Charlottesville car attack was terrorism, say majority of Democrats and Republicans – The Independent

The IndependentCharlottesville car attack was terrorism, say majority of Democrats and RepublicansThe IndependentRepublicans and Democrats in the United States alike have found rare common ground following the violent rally in Charlottesville that left one woman dead. A majority people in both parties say that the car attack on counter protesters was an “act of ... … [Read more...]

Democrats launch #RiseAndOrganize campaign to build on Charlottesville protests – Washington Post

Washington PostDemocrats launch #RiseAndOrganize campaign to build on Charlottesville protestsWashington PostThe Democratic National Committee is jumping into the ongoing waves of protests that have followed Saturday's events in Charlottesville, launching a #RiseAndOrganize campaign to direct activists toward electoral politics. “In addition to calling on ... … [Read more...]

Some Democrats See Tax Overhaul as a Path to Taxing Carbon – New York Times

New York TimesSome Democrats See Tax Overhaul as a Path to Taxing CarbonNew York TimesWith a sweeping overhaul of the tax code on the horizon, two Senate Democrats believe this is the moment to broach the third rail of climate change policy: a carbon tax. The plan by the senators, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Brian Schatz of ... … [Read more...]

Southwest Rises as 2018 Senate Battleground – New York Times

New York TimesSouthwest Rises as 2018 Senate BattlegroundNew York TimesAnd in a season of political tumult, Nevada and Arizona have emerged anew as a defining battleground for both parties — states that encapsulate the evolving politics of the Southwest and may control the balance of power in the Senate. A sequence of ...Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running … [Read more...]

Trump, Graham feud over President’s Charlottesville response – CNN

CNNTrump, Graham feud over President's Charlottesville responseCNNWashington (CNN) The feud between President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham over the President's response to racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, continued Thursday, with the South Carolina senator accusing Trump of stoking ...Trump is trying to oust Jeff Flake from the SenateVoxall 160 news … [Read more...]

Republicans in Congress May Be Stuck in a Relationship With Trump – New York Times

New York TimesRepublicans in Congress May Be Stuck in a Relationship With TrumpNew York TimesFor several weeks, congressional Republicans have grown more brazen, inch by careful inch, in creating a measure of distance from President Trump. Perhaps he should not declare war on the face of a female host of “Morning Joe,” they have suggested, or ...Censure, Statues, Hearings: Congress Weighs Response … [Read more...]

Trump’s Embrace of Racially Charged Past Puts Republicans in Crisis – New York Times

New York TimesTrump's Embrace of Racially Charged Past Puts Republicans in CrisisNew York TimesWASHINGTON — President Trump's embrace of the country's racially charged past has thrown the Republican Party into crisis, dividing his core supporters who have urged him on from the political leaders who fear that he is leading them down a perilous ...Republicans now have an ethical … [Read more...]

Why Barack Obama’s Latest Tweet Became the Most-Liked in History – Vanity Fair

Vanity FairWhy Barack Obama's Latest Tweet Became the Most-Liked in HistoryVanity FairIn the days since violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, President Donald Trump has delivered three different statements, each with varying levels of condemnation for neo-Nazis and white supremacists, and a seemingly mixed message ...Obama's Charlottesville Response, Boosted by … [Read more...]

Mitch McConnell: ‘There are no good Nazis’ – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMitch McConnell: 'There are no good Nazis'Los Angeles TimesSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not name President Trump in a statement on Wednesday, but clearly sought to distance the Republican Party from the White House's position on white supremacists. “We can ... Further rallies threaten to deepen ...Mitch McConnell's secret fury over Charlottesville … [Read more...]

How to watch the Senate health care debate and how we got here – CNN

CNNHow to watch the Senate health care debate and how we got hereCNNSeven Republicans opposed the measure. Bill was modeled on 2015 legislation that was passed by Congress before it was vetoed by then-President Obama. The repeal would not go into effect for two years -- during which Republicans said they would draft ...Senate mulls bare-bones healthcare bill; marathon of voting … [Read more...]