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Trump Using Facebook Ads to Reassure Base

President Trump “is using targeted Facebook ads to reassure supporters that he still plans to build the border wall after his recent public comments caused many to question whether he would keep his promise,” BuzzFeed reports. “The ads are not [...]

The Most Radical GOP Health Care Plan Yet

Sarah Kliff: “I have spent the bulk of 2017 writing about the different Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Graham-Cassidy, in my view, is the most radical of them all.” “While other Republican plans essentially create a poorly [...]

Republicans Are Bluffing

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Mueller Interviews His Boss on Russia Investigation

The Wall Street Journal reports Robert Mueller’s office has interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about Trump’s firing of James Comey. “The interview, which occurred in June or July, presents the unusual situation of investigators questioning the person directly overseeing [...]

Republicans Don’t Care at All About Health Bill Details

“Senate Republicans are on the verge of passing a sweeping health care bill not only without knowing what’s in it, but without particularly caring. The political abstraction of ‘Obamacare’ — and the seven years of promises to ‘repeal Obamacare’ — [...]

Trump Rebounds from Polling Slide

Politico: “Following a low of 39 percent in the Politico/Morning Consult poll last month after his controversial reaction to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, Trump is back at 43 percent in this week’s survey. Other surveys show similar results: [...]

More Trump Aides Caught Up In Russia Probe

Bloomberg: “Four months as a communications adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign have turned Michael Caputo’s life upside down. Since congressional investigators decided they wanted to interview Caputo as part of an investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, he’s [...]

Senate Democrats Weigh Using Procedural Tricks

Politico: “Senate Democrats are weighing whether they have enough procedural tricks — and stamina — to kill a possible GOP attempt to repeal Obamacare. The Democrats are considering whether they could force enough amendment votes on the Senate floor to [...]

Senate May Vote on Health Plan Next Wednesday

“Senate leadership is aiming to start voting on the Cassidy-Graham health care plan next Wednesday,” according to Caitlin Owens. Keep watching Sens. Lisa Murkowski and John McCain: “If either of them (or a wild card) comes out against the bill [...]

Spicer Won’t Get Network Gig

“The big five news organizations have passed on offering former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer a job as an exclusive paid contributor,” network sources confirmed to NBC News. Said one media executive familiar with the conversations: “They won’t touch [...]

Mueller’s Focus on Manafort Goes Back 11 Years

Special Counsel Robert Mueller “is reaching back more than a decade in its investigation of Paul Manafort, a sign of the pressure Mueller is placing on President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman,” CNN reports. “The FBI’s warrant for a July [...]

GOP Lawmaker Shares Meme of Assaulting Protesters

South Dakota Rep. Lynne DiSanto (R) faced calls to apologize after she shared an image on Facebook depicting protesters being hit by a vehicle under the caption, “All Lives Splatter,” the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports.

Blair Sees Chance Brexit Will Be Reversed

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told Bloomberg he thinks there is a 30% chance that Britain’s decision to quit the European Union will be reversed. Said Blair: “I still have some difficulty seeing how, after the general election which [...]

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“Here’s the choice for America: socialism or federalism when it comes to your health care.” — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by CNBC.

Senate GOP Reaches Tentative Deal on Budget

Senate Republicans have reached a tentative budget deal that would set the parameters for a tax overhaul being pursued by the party and President Trump, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Moore Claimed Endorsement of Dead Conservative Leader

Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) “is racking up endorsements from inside Alabama and around the country for his challenge to GOP Sen. Luther Strange, but one in particular stood out: renowned — and deceased — conservative leader Phyllis [...]

Collins Leaning Against GOP Health Plan

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) tells ABC News that she is “leaning no” on the latest Senate Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Ryan, White House Reject Bipartisan Health Fix

Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House “have informed Senate Republican leaders that they oppose a bipartisan plan to stabilize Obamacare being written in the Senate… in a clear bid to boost the Senate’s prospects of repealing the health law,” [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“You wonder why we’re having shootings, and killings here in 2017? Because we’ve asked for it. We’ve taken God out of everything. We’ve taken prayer out of school, we’ve taken prayer out of council meetings.” — Alabama U.S. Senate candidate [...]

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