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Top House Republicans open to legislation regulating ‘bump stocks’ – Washington Post

Washington PostTop House Republicans open to legislation regulating 'bump stocks'Washington PostTop House Republicans said they will consider restricting “bump stocks,” the firearm accessory used to accelerate gunfire in the Las Vegas massacre, opening the door to heightened regulation in response to the tragedy. ... A House Republican with close ...Senior Republicans weigh bump stock ban … [Read more...]

Republicans And Democrats Don’t Agree, Don’t Like Each Other And It’s Worse Than Ever – NPR

PoliticoRepublicans And Democrats Don't Agree, Don't Like Each Other And It's Worse Than EverNPRThe partisan split in America is the highest it's been in two decades, with Republicans and Democrats holding vastly disparate views on race, immigration and the role of government, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. Pew has been ...Angry GOP donors close their … [Read more...]

The GOP’s tax reform push is already a huge mess – Vox

VoxThe GOP's tax reform push is already a huge messVoxWhen congressional Republicans tried to repeal Obamacare, Mitch McConnell compared the challenge to solving a Rubik's cube — and he ended up stumped. Now, GOP leaders have taken up the cube yet again as they try to solve the fiendishly difficult ...GOP eyes limits on carried interest tax breakThe HillTrump's tax reform is … [Read more...]

These jobs will benefit the most from the GOP tax plan – CNBC

CNBCThese jobs will benefit the most from the GOP tax planCNBCPostal workers, reporters and exercise physiologists are a few of the careers that will see a significant reduction in taxes under the GOP's proposed tax plan. Those who benefit the least have the lowest incomes, according to career services site Zippia. … [Read more...]

The Debunked IRS Targeting Scandal Shows There Is No Sane Wing of the GOP – New York Magazine

New York MagazineThe Debunked IRS Targeting Scandal Shows There Is No Sane Wing of the GOPNew York MagazineHouse Republicans have demanded the impeachment of the IRS commissioner; The House Republicans' website continues to insist “The American people deserve answers”; last month, Republicans expressed outrage that the Department of Justice ... … [Read more...]

Hospitals Brace For Unpaid Bills If GOP Balks On Children’s Healthcare – Forbes

ForbesHospitals Brace For Unpaid Bills If GOP Balks On Children's HealthcareForbesWhat was thought to be a done deal with bipartisan agreement a month ago that CHIP would be renewed for five years has lately become bogged down in Congressional gridlock and charges of ineptitude against Republicans and the Trump White House.House Republicans propose 5-year extension of children's health … [Read more...]

Republicans once railed against deficits. Now President Trump’s tax plan piles on more than $2 trillion in red ink – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesRepublicans once railed against deficits. Now President Trump's tax plan piles on more than $2 trillion in red inkLos Angeles TimesRepublicans are racing to assemble Trump's tax package, which remains more conceptual than actual legislation, at a time when the nation's debt load has topped the eye-popping level of $20 trillion. For Trump, who ... Central to the GOP … [Read more...]

Republicans Open to Banning ‘Bump Stocks’ Used in Massacre – New York Times

New York TimesRepublicans Open to Banning 'Bump Stocks' Used in MassacreNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Top congressional Republicans, who have for decades resisted any legislative limits on guns, signaled on Wednesday that they would be open to banning the firearm accessory that the Las Vegas gunman used to transform his rifles to ...Republicans are signaling that they might pass at least … [Read more...]

For GOP, an internal struggle in the ongoing tension between liberty and security – CBS News

CBS NewsFor GOP, an internal struggle in the ongoing tension between liberty and securityCBS NewsTension between principles of liberty and security is nothing new in the Republican party, or in the history of the United States, for that matter. But under Sessions' DOJ, some Republicans are finding themselves challenging a Republican administration ...and more » … [Read more...]

Key GOP senators open to ‘bump stock’ ban – Politico

PoliticoKey GOP senators open to 'bump stock' banPoliticoTop Senate Republicans said Wednesday they are open to considering legislation banning devices that were reportedly used to gun down scores of people in the worst mass shooting in modern American history. Bump stocks — also known as “slide fire” ...Some Republicans Open to Banning 'Bump Stocks' Used in VegasU.S. News & … [Read more...]

Trump should try to shock GOP leaders more often – CNN

CNNTrump should try to shock GOP leaders more oftenCNN(CNN) Republicans are shocked that President Donald Trump cut a deal with the Democrats. The deal ... Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan were "blindsided by this" turn of events, a Republican official told CNN. ... So ... … [Read more...]

GOP to Latinos: Drop Dead – The American Prospect

The American ProspectGOP to Latinos: Drop DeadThe American ProspectThe Republican Party has now officially abandoned Latinos. It's not clear how much of a political price Republicans will pay for this, but we may find out as early as next year, when midterms may coincide with a GOP-authored mass deportation. Sure ...I worked for Republicans and Breitbart. Trump made me see what's wrong … [Read more...]

Ryan Says Trump Cut Deal With Democrats to Avoid Partisan Fight Over Hurricanes Aid – New York Times

New York TimesRyan Says Trump Cut Deal With Democrats to Avoid Partisan Fight Over Hurricanes AidNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Speaker Paul D. Ryan voiced his disagreement with President Trump's decision to cut a debt limit deal with Democrats and cast doubt on his call to cut the corporate tax rate by more than half in an interview on Thursday with The New York ...5 times Trump made life … [Read more...]

Has John McCain thrown a lifeline to the GOP health care crusade? – MSNBC

MSNBCHas John McCain thrown a lifeline to the GOP health care crusade?MSNBCThe Republican health care crusade appeared to have effectively run its course. GOP lawmakers gave it their best shot, but the combination of intra-party divisions, widespread public revulsion, and a looming deadline led many health care advocates to ...McCain considers a new Obamacare repeal bill, and activists scramble to … [Read more...]

How Republicans Can Make Good on Tax Reform – Bloomberg

U.S. News & World ReportHow Republicans Can Make Good on Tax ReformBloombergPresident Donald Trump's response this summer to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and his pardon of former sheriff Joe Arpaio added to the image of Republicans as the party of white grievance, and not as the political vehicle for conservative ...Tough Path for GOP on Immigration _ and Trump Made It HarderU.S. … [Read more...]

Senate moves ahead with disaster relief, fiscal package – Reuters

ReutersSenate moves ahead with disaster relief, fiscal packageReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A disaster-relief bill moving through the U.S. Congress grew significantly in size even as Hurricane Irma threatened Florida's coast, and the Senate was hurrying to approve the measure as early as Thursday. The House of ...Senate to vote this afternoon on bill doubling hurricane aid package, extending … [Read more...]

While Dreamers Are in Purgatory, the GOP Is in Hell – Bloomberg

BloombergWhile Dreamers Are in Purgatory, the GOP Is in HellBloombergBy making the attorney general, a hard-liner on immigration, the face of the administration's position on DACA, Trump exacerbated a major divide within the Republican Party and, intentionally or not, probably made it harder for anti-immigrant ...DACA big opportunity for GOP; will it act?Kearney HubMcCain condemns Trump's … [Read more...]

Republicans trounce Democrats in California’s annual legislative softball game – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesRepublicans trounce Democrats in California's annual legislative softball gameLos Angeles TimesRepublicans and Democrats took a break from end-of-session negotiations on Wednesday night for California's annual legislative softball game. After losing two years in a row, Republicans won 14 to 6. The game raised $71,500 for the Children's Receiving ... … [Read more...]