Democrat Paul Feeney has won the special election to fill the state Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of former state Sen. James Timilty. Feeney beat Republican Jacob Ventura … Click to Continue »
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On Tuesday, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray announced—separately—that they had reached a narrow short-term deal to stabilize individual health insurance markets through 2019. The deal, which Alexander...Show More Summary
It is said that a budget is a reflection of values; it is a moral document. Or, in the case of the budget the Republicans
Campaign Action Senate Democrats hold a lot of cards right now as Republicans are scrambling to clean up the mess popular vote loser Donald Trump has dumped on them with just about every action he's taken, but particularly with regards to the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary
The Alamanda Senate race is all tied up, according to a Fox News poll released Tuesday. The only problem? The poll doesn’t screen for likely voters. The Fox poll has Republican nominee Roy Moore and Democratic nominee Doug Jones tied at 42 percent. The results are striking for the deep red state, as Fox notes […]
In a window into how the U.S. Senate should actually work, two Senators--a Republican and a Democrat—announced a bipartisan deal Tuesday to save some provisions of the Affordable Care Act from the Trumpian butcher block. Don’t celebrate quite yet. The window into bipartisan comity is only narrowly...
Could Alabama be the first deep red state to flip a long-held Republican Senate seat to Democrat? A new surprising, if not outright shocking, Fox News poll shows Democrat Doug Jones in a veritable 42/42 tie with Republican Roy Moore, who beat Trump-endorsed Louis Strange last month. Show More Summary
Trying to slash their terms to two years: Chairmen of the House and Senate rules committees released a proposal Tuesday that would reduce terms for trial and appeals court judges to two years. District Court judges currently serve four-year...Show More Summary
“The Senate took an important step toward enacting Republican tax cuts Tuesday, voting to start debate on a budget resolution that would allow the chamber to approve a GOP tax proposal with a simple majority of votes,” the Washington Post [...]
Here’s my backgrounder (sub req) on the likely fall out of this Obamacare stabilization bill which has been tentatively agreed to in the Senate. It puts Republicans in an awful bind.
On paper, the budget resolution being considered in the Senate this week is a simple sketch for routine spending in the coming year. But like so much in Washington right now, the 89-page document is hardly as straightforward as it seems. In fact, if Sen. Lindsey Graham is right, the future of Republicans depends on…
As Republican Senators begin tax reform negotiations to cut taxes for the wealthy and well-connected, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake (AZ) stood on the floor of the Senate to bring attention to alpacas. In a rousing, pun-riddled speech, Flake called alpacas a “serious threat” to reforming the tax code. According to Flake, through clever accounting, some […]
Not much of significance has gotten through this Congress, despite the House, Senate and White House all being controlled by the same party -- Republicans. President Trump says, don't blame him. "We're not getting the job done. And I'm not going to blame myself, I'll be honest," Trump said during short remarks in a Cabinet meeting. Show More Summary
Donald Trump is continuing to stoke his feud with veteran Republican senator John McCain, warning the Arizona Republican he would “fight back” against criticism. Among Republicans who have criticized the president, Senator McCain has emerged as a particularly vocal detractor. Show More Summary
These days, you can’t turn around without hearing someone talk about how the Republican tax cuts shouldn’t raise taxes on the middle class, should cut taxes on the middle class, or will for sure hike taxes on the middle class. Senator Rand Paul has been quite vocal about his concerns about the framework’s impact on the middle class. Show More Summary
A pair of key senators has reached a deal to stabilize the law, but Republican leaders in Congress—not to mention President Trump—could still sink its prospects.
US President Donald Trump launched into a fresh war of words with a fellow Republican on Tuesday, warning John McCain "I fight back, and it won't be pretty" after the respected senator criticized him in a speech. Speaking on Monday night...Show More Summary
A veteran state lawmaker has abruptly resigned his Senate seat in northwest Ohio with scant explanation. Republican Sen. Cliff Hite, of Findlay, had served in the state Senate since 2011 … Click to Continue »
The next US ambassador to the Vatican is no veteran diplomat: Callista Gingrich is the third wife of Newt Gingrich, the former leader of the 1990s Republican revolution who has reaped rewards for backing Donald Trump. The US Senate confirmed her late Monday on a 70-23 vote, five months after she was nominated by the president. Show More Summary