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Tax Bill Faces Uncertainty in the Senate

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) may not be the only GOP senator to pull support from his party’s tax bill, the New York Times reports. “Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Bob Corker of Tennessee and John McCain of Arizona have voiced [...]

Activist Ogles drops bid to succeed Tennessee Sen. Corker

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Conservative activist Andy Ogles announced Wednesday that he is dropping his bid for the Republican nomination to succeed Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate. Ogles is the former state director of Americans for Prosperity, the political arm of conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch's network. Show More Summary

The Latest: Corker says nuclear hearing isn't a Trump rebuke

The Latest on a Senate committee's hearing into the president's authority to launch nuclear weapons (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Sen. Bob Corker, the Foreign Relations Committee chairman, says the … Click to Continue »

Corker to hold ‘long overdue’ Senate Foreign Relations hearing on president’s authority to use nuclear weapons

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) will hold a “long overdue” hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Nov. 14 on Donald Trump’s authority to use nuclear weapons, according to a press released put out Wednesday. The hearing will also cover the process for executing that authority, the statement...

If These Senators Aren’t Lying, Then Trump’s Tax Plan Is Already Dead

If John McCain, Susan Collins, and Bob Corker mean what they say, then the House bill will (almost certainly) die in the upper chamber.

Surprise: John McCain, Jeff Flake, and Bob Corker All More Popular With Democrats Than Republicans

Except among the Meeting of the Concerned, I'm sure. There?s one way for a Republican senator to earn the approval of Democrats ? and the rancor of Republicans ? and that?s to criticize President Donald Trump. Senators Jeff Flake, Bob...

When members of Congress announce their retirement, this is how they change

Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) recently denounced President Trump’s behavior and announced that they will not seek reelection in 2018. Many wonder if severing their ties to voters will free the senators to vote more often against Trump. Don’t hold your breath. Voting counter to the interests of voters back home […]

Murdering Omertà

My National Review paesano and friend Jay Nordlinger attacks John Thune for expressing this: that his Trump-critic colleagues – namely Senators Jeff Flake and Bob “Iran Deal” Corker – should keep such criticisms within the Republican...Show More Summary

Lyin' Ryan: Who Cares About Dissenting Republican Senators?

Earlier this week, Republican US Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake delivering powerful blows to Trump while announcing their retirements. Lyin' Paul Ryan responded by delivering another major blow (job) to Trump by dismissing the dissension...Show More Summary

Jeff Flake and Bob Corker exits make way for more crackpots, harsher Senate

4 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Like anyone else, senators dread showing up each day at a nasty and contentious workplace. And the Senate is so compact, there's no place to hide.        

The Top-Sideways Revolt of the Anti-Trump Republicans

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Senator Bob Corker speaks with reporters as he walks to the Senate floor B ack in the 1970s, I belonged to a small left-wing group that enjoyed minor successes and major failures in recruiting new members. Show More Summary

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AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Senator Bob Corker speaks with reporters as he walks to the Senate floor B ack in the 1970s, I belonged to a small left-wing group that enjoyed minor successes and major failures in recruiting new members. Show More Summary

Will Trump lose GOP majorities in 2018 if he keeps fighting with Republican lawmakers?

President Trump has been publicly arguing with Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) for some time. This week, Trump tweeted calling Corker a “lightweight Senator” and saying “he couldn't get elected dog catcher.” In the hallways of the Capitol building, Corker told reporters that he believes Trump is “debasing” our country. Corker has already announced his retirement. […]

Media Misses the Point While Trying to Avoid Normalizing Trump

President Trump met with Republican senators Tuesday to discuss tax reform, North Korea and other topics. The meeting was a “lovefest,” except for Sens. Bob Corker (R.-Tenn.) and Jeff Flake (R.- Ariz.), with “several standing ovations,” the president said. Show More Summary

How cartoons are depicting Corker and Flake’s clashes with Trump

by Clay Bennett/Chattanooga Times Free Press (WPWG) 2017 PRESIDENT TRUMP targets critics such as Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who, like Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), rips the commander in chief while eyeing the exits. Backers of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) take aim at former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon. Meanwhile, another Arizonan, Sen. John […]

Morning Bits

We noticed. “Trump: I ‘really started this whole fake news thing.'” Notice there is lots of talk but not much else. “Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Wednesday he is working with his Democratic counterpart in the hopes of crafting a bipartisan plan that meets President Donald Trump’s demand for a stronger […]

Trevor Noah Looks at the Republican Party’s Civil War

On Wednesday night, The Daily Show took a look at the Republican civil war, as Trevor Noah walked the audience through Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake’s recent public breaks with President Trump. Noah pulls some great clips from Flake’s...Show More Summary

Jimmy Kimmel: “Who Will Be One To Tell Donald Trump People Must Stand When He Enters Room?”

Jimmy Kimmel tackled President Trump’s battle two senators from his own party, Arizona’s Jeff Flake and Tennessee’s Bob Corker, on his Wednesday  ABC late night show. Corker has called Trump a liar.  Flake made a speech announcing he will not run for re-election because he can no longer support Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Republican senator calls Trump ‘reckless, outrageous and undignified’

4 weeks agoNews : World News Blog

Jeff Flake has joined other senior party figures such as John McCain and Senator Bob Corker, who have started a mini rebellion against the President. But this may just harm the traditional wing of their own party more than Mr Trump’s presidency.

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