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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...]

Hillary Clinton calling new book ‘What Happened’ – Washington Post

Washington PostHillary Clinton calling new book 'What Happened'Washington PostNEW YORK — Hillary Clinton is calling her new book “What Happened” and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump. “In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I've often felt I had to be careful in ...Hillary Clinton's new book, 'What Happened,' … [Read more...]

Democrats say they’re ready for a culture war as Trump bans transgender people from military service – CNN

CNNDemocrats say they're ready for a culture war as Trump bans transgender people from military serviceCNN(CNN) This week, Democrats unveiled an agenda for the midterms that carefully avoided any mention of the issues that had led to accusations they'd been playing "identity politics" in recent elections. Their message, party leaders said, would be all ...Republicans See … [Read more...]

Former Obama Aides Lead Opposition to Health Care Repeal – New York Times

New York TimesFormer Obama Aides Lead Opposition to Health Care RepealNew York TimesWithin moments, the former president's associates had blasted out Mr. Price's comments to Capitol Hill and beyond, accusing President Trump and his Republican allies of another “scheme to repeal health care” developed in a “secret back room filled with ...and more » … [Read more...]

Kid Rock tables US Senate run, stresses voter registration – Fox News

Fox NewsKid Rock tables US Senate run, stresses voter registrationFox NewsMusician Robert James Ritchie (aka Kid Rock) left his fans, as well as political junkies, guessing Wednesday about whether he will actually run for a U.S. Senate seat in his home state of Michigan – something the artist teased in a series of tweets ...Kid Rock Updates on His Senate Bid: 'Democrats Are Shattin' in … [Read more...]

Senate, House leaders strike a deal on sanctions – Washington Post

Washington PostSenate, House leaders strike a deal on sanctionsWashington PostSenate and House leaders struck a deal late Wednesday to send a long-debated sanctions bill imposing new measures against Russia, Iran and North Korea to the president's desk, after securing promises that Congress will consider even more stringent ...US lawmakers reach deal for Senate Russia sanctions … [Read more...]

Obama Stays Silent on Health Care Debate. Here’s Why. – Daily Beast

Daily BeastObama Stays Silent on Health Care Debate. Here's Why.Daily BeastPresident Barack Obama has weighed into the health care fray only occasionally—and always from a distance—even as his eponymous signature piece of domestic legislation comes under heightened threat. It is not for lack of want. ... Though the party ...and more » … [Read more...]

Senate Republicans have tolerated Trump’s controversies. His treatment of Sessions is different. – Washington Post

Washington PostSenate Republicans have tolerated Trump's controversies. His treatment of Sessions is different.Washington PostSen. John Cornyn counts Attorney General Jeff Sessions as one of his best friends in Washington, and their wives are even closer, making the couples regular double-date partners. “We occasionally get together to break bread,” the Senate majority whip ...Senate GOP … [Read more...]

Texas Senate passes bill to allow people to vote on whether a city can annex them – Texas Tribune

ReutersTexas Senate passes bill to allow people to vote on whether a city can annex themTexas TribuneAmong several bills that seek to curb the power of local regulations, the Senate on Wednesday tentatively passed Senate Bill 6, which would allow residents of areas up for possible annexation by cities to hold a referendum on whether the annexation can ...Texas Senate votes to curb transgender … [Read more...]

Michelle Obama rises above racist jabs to empower women – CNN International

CNN InternationalMichelle Obama rises above racist jabs to empower womenCNN InternationalShe stayed away from current politics, but did mention the campaign slogan of her husband, former President Barack Obama. "It was never 'yes he can'; it was 'yes we can,'" Obama said. "When we put so much on a person, on a leader, we absolve ourselves ...Michelle Obama … [Read more...]

The GOP tried to troll Hillary Clinton. It backfired spectacularly. – Washington Post

Washington PostThe GOP tried to troll Hillary Clinton. It backfired spectacularly.Washington Post“Our health care system is collapsing, but Democrats refuse to bring anything to the table. Where's THEIR plan? ... Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former president Bill Clinton acknowledging issues with the health-care system. The GOP then took a shot at ...Hillary Clinton fires back after official GOP … [Read more...]

Cruz Amendment to Senate Health-Care Bill Now Dividing GOP – New York Magazine

New York MagazineCruz Amendment to Senate Health-Care Bill Now Dividing GOPNew York Magazine“I would say that if we voted on the Cruz proposal, it would be in the neighborhood of 37 to 15 against, 37 no votes and 15 yeses, and that's probably generous,” said a GOP aide familiar with the Senate negotiations. “Nobody wants to go home and say to ...and more » … [Read more...]

Gorsuch already making conservative mark on Supreme Court, amid Kennedy rumors – Fox News

Fox NewsGorsuch already making conservative mark on Supreme Court, amid Kennedy rumorsFox NewsThe newest member of the Supreme Court already is making his mark after just three months on the job, effectively restoring a conservative tilt to the bench in decision after decision – amid mounting speculation over whether President Trump could soon ...and more » … [Read more...]

Why Won’t the Democrats Challenge Trump on North Korea? – The Atlantic

The AtlanticWhy Won't the Democrats Challenge Trump on North Korea?The AtlanticAfter Kim tested an intercontinental ballistic missile this week, Politico reported that “Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to increase pressure on North Korea and China.” In May, every ... In March, the ...Trump puts North Korea on notice: US weighing 'pretty … [Read more...]

More Democrats embrace universal coverage — and the GOP goes on the attack – Washington Post

Washington PostMore Democrats embrace universal coverage — and the GOP goes on the attackWashington PostRepublicans have noticed — and have begun to attack. Facing a widespread voter backlash over the House and Senate repeal bills, they're trying to make universal coverage a political anchor for Democrats by asking if they can seriously defend trillions ...and more » … [Read more...]

Trump: Obama Should Have Punished Russia, Which Might Be Innocent – New York Magazine

New York MagazineTrump: Obama Should Have Punished Russia, Which Might Be InnocentNew York MagazineDonald Trump appears before the media in Poland. Photo: Michal Fludra/NurPhoto via Getty Images. Lawyers have a concept called “arguing in the alternative,” in which a counsel makes a series of mutually exclusive defenses against the prosecution's case. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump just defined what being ‘modern day presidential’ president looks like – CNN International

Daily BeastDonald Trump just defined what being 'modern day presidential' president looks likeCNN InternationalHe refused to say definitively that Russia was behind the meddling into the 2016 election. He attacked former President Barack Obama for "choking" when confronted with intelligence regarding Russian hacking. (And yes, this is the same intelligence that ...President … [Read more...]