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A man at the Trump rally said, ‘McCain needs to die!’ Here’s how the senator’s daughter responded. – Washington Post

Washington PostA man at the Trump rally said, 'McCain needs to die!' Here's how the senator's daughter responded.Washington PostMeghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain of Arizona, slammed a Trump supporter who reportedly called for her father's death. A picture shared by journalist David Catanese showed a man wearing a Make America Great Again hat outside a Trump rally in … [Read more...]

Trump hits McCain and Flake in Arizona without naming them — and appears to relish it – Washington Post

Trump hits McCain and Flake in Arizona without naming them — and appears to relish itWashington PostJohn McCain and Jeff Flake. During remarks at a rally that lurched sharply from one topic to the next, Trump repeatedly referenced the “one vote” by which Senate Republicans fell short of passing a bill to keep the effort to repeal and replace the ...and more » … [Read more...]

Competing plans deal Senate health-care push a surprise setback – Washington Post

New York TimesCompeting plans deal Senate health-care push a surprise setbackWashington PostThe Senate GOP's push to rewrite the Affordable Care Act suffered an ill-timed setback Thursday, as two centrist Republicans announced plans to offer their own health-care plan just as leaders released an updated bill of their own. The move by Sens ...Senate GOP Leaders Unveil Health Care Bill to Try … [Read more...]

Wisconsin Republicans Circulate Transportation Reform Bill – U.S. News & World Report

Wisconsin Republicans Circulate Transportation Reform BillU.S. News & World ReportAssembly Republicans want to raise more revenue, but Walker has vowed to veto any increase in the gas tax or vehicle registration fees. The stalemate has brought work on the 2017-19 state budget to a standstill. The new bill doesn't offer any solutions ...and more » … [Read more...]

Russia may sabotage the next election, too. What will Trump and Republicans do about it? – Washington Post

Washington PostRussia may sabotage the next election, too. What will Trump and Republicans do about it?Washington PostIn the letter, Democrats ask Republicans to pledge not to use any information obtained via Russian hacking against Democratic candidates, and to create a joint plan in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to guard against ..."The truth is that … [Read more...]

The GOP Quest to Find Voter Fraud Draws Backlash – TIME

TIMEThe GOP Quest to Find Voter Fraud Draws BacklashTIMEHis pursuer is one of the leading defenders of the Republican Party belief that voter fraud is an epidemic. Kobach's zeal for the subject, and his defense of Donald Trump's unfounded claim that millions of illegal votes were cast for Hillary Clinton in ...and more » … [Read more...]

Republicans Remain Divided Over Health Care Plan – NPR

Republicans Remain Divided Over Health Care PlanNPRA new version of the Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is scheduled to be released Thursday. But Republicans still have opposition within their ranks. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email ... … [Read more...]

GOP Senate hopeful hires Kellyanne Conway’s former polling firm – The Boston Globe

GOP Senate hopeful hires Kellyanne Conway's former polling firmThe Boston GlobeAs some Massachusetts Republicans have attempted to distance themselves from Donald Trump ahead of 2018 races — ahem, Governor Charlie Baker — state representative Geoff Diehl is putting the President front and center in his bid to unseat US ...and more » … [Read more...]

Why Do Republicans Suddenly Hate College So Much? – The Atlantic

The AtlanticWhy Do Republicans Suddenly Hate College So Much?The AtlanticChurches and religious organizations are popular, though more popular with Republicans and Republican-leaning voters than their Democratic counterparts. Banks are somewhere in the middle. Neither group likes the national news media, though the ...Republicans Don't Hate Higher EducationInside Higher EdColleges Hurt … [Read more...]

McCain: Russia scandals ‘sucking the oxygen out of the room’ | TheHill – The Hill

The HillMcCain: Russia scandals 'sucking the oxygen out of the room' | TheHillThe HillSen. John McCain · John McCainHouse votes to require Pentagon to report Russian cyberattacks Conservatives: Working with Dems on healthcare a waste of ...and more » … [Read more...]

Joexit: Why Scarborough’s departure from the Republican Party is significant – Washington Post

Washington PostJoexit: Why Scarborough's departure from the Republican Party is significantWashington PostHannity has been trying to destroy that premise by arguing that Scarborough is really just another liberal on MSNBC and that Republicans should not think of him as one of their own. Scarborough made Hannity's job easier when he told Colbert that he is ...Joe Scarborough announces … [Read more...]

Republicans Reluctantly Acknowledge a Failure of Governing – New York Times

New York TimesRepublicans Reluctantly Acknowledge a Failure of GoverningNew York TimesSenator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, speaking to reporters on Tuesday. He canceled part of the chamber's August recess so that the Republicans could focus on health care legislation. Credit Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times.and more » … [Read more...]

Oklahoma City Mayor Announces GOP Bid for Governor in 2018 – U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportOklahoma City Mayor Announces GOP Bid for Governor in 2018U.S. News & World ReportOklahoma City Mayor Announces GOP Bid for Governor in 2018. Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett is the latest candidate to announce plans to seek the Republican nomination for Oklahoma governor in 2018. | June 1, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.. MORE.and more » … [Read more...]

Trump is about to do something terrible and destructive. The GOP must own the consequences. – Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)Trump is about to do something terrible and destructive. The GOP must own the consequences.Washington Post (blog)He almost certainly won't, but at a minimum, those who care about the Paris deal — and international engagement more generally — can do everything possible to clarify those consequences to the public and ensure that Trump and Republicans own them ...Trump could … [Read more...]

How Republicans Can Fight the Good Fight – Bloomberg

BloombergHow Republicans Can Fight the Good FightBloombergThe latter charge is silly; the current CBO director is a Republican, hired by Republicans. Besides, the CBO has had a terrific reputation for decades. That doesn't mean its assumptions can't be questioned, of course, but Mulvaney happens to be ...Editorial: The GOP's all-out war on ObamacareVirginian-Pilotall 21 news … [Read more...]

How the GOP Could Bend the Rules of Congress to Pass Massive, Deficit-Exploding Tax Reform – Slate Magazine

Slate MagazineHow the GOP Could Bend the Rules of Congress to Pass Massive, Deficit-Exploding Tax ReformSlate MagazineBut Republicans can find ways to pass a massive tax cut that isn't confined by that window. As is readily apparent from the invocation of the nuclear option in the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, which killed the filibuster for Supreme Court ...Hillary Clinton says … [Read more...]

Have Republicans turned into partisan sheep on health care? – Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)Have Republicans turned into partisan sheep on health care?Washington Post (blog)The latest Kaiser Family Foundation poll confirms that most Americans really do not like the GOP's American Health Care Act. Republicans like it, just not what is in it. That's not as unusual as one might think given the current political climate. Here ...For GOP, health care is a … [Read more...]

Opinion: Kushner cloud shows Trump and GOP can’t be trusted with national security – MarketWatch

MarketWatchOpinion: Kushner cloud shows Trump and GOP can't be trusted with national securityMarketWatchRepublicans must make it a priority to find out whether these reports are accurate. If the initial reports are correct, then the next questions are: (1) Why would Kushner want to hide communications with the Russians a few weeks before his father-in ...McCain on Kushner backchannel reports: … [Read more...]