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Powerful Republican lawmakers reject Trump’s plan to cut medical research funding

President Donald Trump’s plan to slash federal funding for medical research will go nowhere, thanks to opposition from powerful Republican lawmakers. Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole, … Click to Continue »

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Democrats will get tired of winning. Another loss for President Trump: “President Trump’s funding request for a border wall will likely be put on hold, Senate Republican leaders signaled Tuesday. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced at a leadership press conference that Trump’s supplemental funding request will wait until later […]

Trump's Border Wall Hits Snag Among Some Republicans

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

Republican Senator Roy Blunt said money for the wall likely would not be part of a spending bill that must pass by April 28 to avoid shutting down federal agencies.

Trump’s funding request for US border wall hits snag among some Republicans

last monthNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump’s call for $1.5 billion this year to help build a wall along the border with Mexico could be in jeopardy as fellow Republicans in Congress weigh delaying a decision on the request. Republican Senator Roy Blunt, a member of his party’s leadership, told reporters on...

HMM: Border wall funding likely to be put on hold. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a senior member of the…

HMM: Border wall funding likely to be put on hold. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced at a leadership press conference that Trump’s supplemental funding request will wait until later in the year. He said the Senate and House leadership are very close to negotiating a bill to fund […]

Jason Kander sums it up…

Here’s a tweet from Jason Kander, who would make a much better senator than that grinning potato sack Roy Blunt: If you just got back from lunch, lemme catch you up. POTUS45 lied about POTUS44 spying on him and POTUS45 has a nazi on payroll. — Jason Kander (@JasonKander) March 16, 2017 Matter #1 alludes […]

Truth And Consequence: KHN Joins Team To Parse Lawmakers’ Lingo On Health Law

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Dismayed by the results of the 2016 election, Meg Godfrey decided she needed to do more than vote, share social media posts and sign online petitions. So she went to the website of Sen. Roy Blunt, R-M...

Roy Williams: "Donald Trump tweets more (expletive) than anyone I’ve seen"

We’re going to take a wild guess and say Roy Williams didn’t vote for President Donald Trump in November.The North Carolina men’s basketball coach shared a pretty blunt assessment Thursday of Trump’s Twitter habit after his sixth-ranked...Show More Summary

Blunt Doesn’t See House Bill Passing In Senate

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) said that the House Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act may not be able to get a majority of votes to pass, CNN reports. Said Blunt: “What I don’t like is it [...]

Sen. Bob Corker: Gen. Flynn 'Should Testify Under Oath Before Lawmakers'

Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations told Jake Tapper that he would support an "exhaustive investigation" into Trump, Flynn and Russia. CNN's Jake Tapper asked, "Roy Blunt, who serves on the Intelligence...Show More Summary

Jason Kander is back – and on the front line fighting voter suppression

Kander, a former National Guard captain, ran a tight race against Missouri Senator Roy Blunt and came within three percent of unseating him. He got national attention and name recognition for a hard-hitting ad in which he assembled his long gun blindfolded. And you knew he would not remain silent: He came back on the [...]

Q&A: How Democrats Can Win the Voter Suppression Argument

AP/Orlin Wagner Democrat Jason Kander gives his concession speech at an election watch party in Kansas City after losing to Senator Roy Blunt.    O n the national stage, nobody really knew who Democrat Jason Kander was until last fall, when his upstart campaign against Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt ran an ad of the U.S. Show More Summary

Jason Kander launches Let America Vote, taking voting rights to the court of public opinion

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Democratic breakout candidate who gave Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt a run for his money last November is launching an effort to combat the GOP's continual efforts to suppress the votes of people of color. Jason Kander, who just completed...Show More Summary

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt standing by donor DeVos to head Department of Education

As Donald Trump’s nomination of a school choice advocate to head the federal Education Department looked increasingly precarious, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt stands among the Republicans backing Betsy DeVos for … Click to Continue »

Trump’s blunt, harsh rhetoric hasn’t softened from the campaign trail, speech experts say

“He always punches back harder than he’s hit,” one scholar said, a tactic he adopted under the tutelage of New York attorney Roy Cohn.

McConnell Talked Up Trump at the Inaugural Lunch

Playbook: “Mitch McConnell swapped seats with Sen. Roy Blunt (D-MO), the chairman of the inaugural committee, so he could sit next to Donald Trump. McConnell and Trump spoke for a long period of time — and if you know McConnell, [.....

A Dark Inaugural

Politicians, preparing for inaugurals, scurry for their histories. The Republican Senator Roy Blunt, who welcomed the crowd to Donald Trump’s Inauguration, chose to commemorate the peaceful transitions of the late eighteenth century, when partisan tensions were high and the Republic might not have survived. Show More Summary

Timeline of inauguration events Friday

Timeline of Friday's events as Donald Trump is inaugurated president of the United States (all times EST): Obamas host a coffee and tea reception for the Trumps. Trumps, Obamas leave White House for U.S. Capitol Sen. Roy Blunt, Inaugural...Show More Summary

Missouri’s Sen. Blunt agrees Russian government tried to influence election

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt joined a growing number of Republicans on Monday who said Congress should investigate Russia’s possible interference in the U.S. election. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on … Click to Continue »

Missouri’s Sen. Blunt to plan Trump’s swearing-in ceremony

Fresh off a tough re-election campaign, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt has a big task on his to-do list — planning Donald Trump’s swearing-in ceremony. Blunt will play a major role … Click to Continue »

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