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DAILY NEWS (Page 3) BEGINNING January 29, 2018

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McConnell strongly defends Mueller, criticizes Trump for calling Putin

Ryan uses defense spending increase in bid to appease conservatives on spending bill

Republicans scramble to release spending bill as government shutdown deadline nears

Congress lurches toward shutdown deadline with obstacles unresolved 

Republicans fear disaster if Trump fires Mueller

House Speaker Ryan: Special counsel Mueller 'should be free' to follow through with Russia probe

Ryan: I've 'received assurances' Mueller won't be fired

GOP leaders back second special counsel

Senate appointment in Mississippi could trigger divisive GOP campaign

New House Bills Take Aim at Foreign Propaganda

Star GOP lawyer Theodore B. Olson declines offer to join Trump legal team 

GOP senator blocking Trump's Intel nominee

Senate, Trump clash over Saudi Arabia

Congress may pass background check legislation in funding bill

Former congressman says he's had enough, publicly resigns from the Republican party over Trump


‘If you have an innocent client … act like it’: GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy’s on-point rebuke of Trump’s lawyer

Trump assails Mueller, draws warnings from Republicans

After Trump tweets, GOP rallies around Mueller — but not bills to protect him 

Republicans release new plan to lower health premiums, stabilize Obamacare markets

Tax reform 'phase 2' rollout could come as early as April 15, conservative GOP Rep. Meadows says

Congressional negotiators work to finalize massive spending bill 

Congress races to finish $1.2 trillion funding bill

Supreme Court denies GOP request to block new Pa. congressional map

Republican lawmakers concerned by Facebook data leak


GOP pushes for 'phase two' of tax cuts

Corker predicts Trump will pull out of Iran nuclear deal

Corker on Tillerson: ‘I think he’s at peace’

Rand Paul: People 'eager for war' shouldn't be running State Department

Christie defends Mueller: I don’t think Trump’s going to fire ‘someone like that’

Graham warns Trump: Firing Mueller would be 'beginning of the end of his presidency'

Graham calls for Senate Judiciary hearing on McCabe firing

Flake: Trump 'seems to be building' toward firing Mueller

Rubio: McCabe 'should've been allowed to finish through the weekend'

Gowdy: McCabe undercut his own credibility

Rep. Trey Gowdy To Trump's Lawyer: If You Have An Innocent Client, 'Act Like It'

Republican Senators Push Back Against Trump on McCabe's Firing

Lawmakers rally to defend Mueller after McCabe exit

U.S. Republicans to Trump - Let Mueller do his job

Republicans to Trump: Let Mueller do his job

Republicans Don't Appear Too Concerned About Mueller's Potential Firing

Republican on Trump lawyer: A ‘typical attorney’ would call for end of Mueller probe

Trump presses GOP to change Senate rules


GOP immigration bill stirs tension among Hispanic conservatives

Retirement frees congressional Republicans to give some straight talk 

House Republican blasts McCabe firing, says Trump’s conduct doesn’t ‘bode well’ for GOP

Power struggle threatens to sink bank legislation


Paul Ryan’s seat is less safe. Is the House now up for grabs?

Jeff Flake Called Out the Foundational Flaws of His Party, and Its Unstable Leader

Environmental groups back Ted Cruz, Republicans on overhaul of Renewable Fuel Standard

Sen. Tom Cotton accuses Rand Paul of undermining Trump by opposing CIA nominee 

2 GOP Leaders Warn Trump Against Firing AG Sessions

Republicans on defensive over Russia report finding

Republican drops Senate primary challenge to Heller after Trump's urging

CNN Key Races: Pennsylvania shakes up House map with 17 new race ratings

GOP divided on how to use tax cuts to match Democrats' anti-Trump enthusiasm in 2018 midterms

Republicans insist tax law will help in midterms

Congress has one week to pass a $1.3 trillion spending bill. Here’s what you need to know.

The Kochs have a message for Hispanics: Not all Republicans are like Trump


Trey Gowdy admits that the Republican House Intelligence report is fundamentally wrong

Republicans hint at recount in Pennsylvania congressional race, with odds against them 

Bank regulation rewrite clears Senate but stumble could come in the House

Senate advances bill on opioid pill limits

Senate GOP: We will grow our majority in midterms

Republican Jeff Flake: 'My party might not deserve to lead'

Facing a Democratic Wave, Republicans Refuse to Throw Trump Overboard


A changing GOP wrestles with Trump tariffs and its own principles

Pennsylvania special election shows GOP still hasn’t found a winning midterms message 

There are 119 Republican House members who should be VERY nervous today

From Pennsylvania, one more message to shake any complacent Republicans 

GOP suddenly changes its story on Conor Lamb after his win

House GOP frets over Pennsylvania race

Pennsylvania underlines GOP struggle to hold Trump coalition

House Republicans try to calm GOP fears after apparent upset in Pennsylvania's Trump country

Conor Lamb's Victory Matters, and Paul Ryan Should Be Scared

A top House Republican just split from one of his party’s key findings on Russia. That’s a very big deal. 

House passes bill to prevent gun violence in schools in rare bipartisan vote

Senate passes bipartisan bill to roll back Dodd-Frank

Republicans engage in some world-class hairsplitting over Russia’s aid for Trump 

Rand Paul to oppose Pompeo, Haspel

Spending talks face new pressure

Republican Wins Tennessee Special Election

Industry clamors for fixes to GOP tax law


Democrat Conor Lamb declares victory in Pa. special election

Lamb Declares Victory, Saccone Not Giving Up

Pennsylvania special election between Rick Saccone and Conor Lamb too close to call

Pa. special election too close to call

Intel panel Republicans seem to back away from finding that Russia was not trying to help Trump 

Senator Graham reacts to Trump firing Tillerson

Tom Cotton was supposed to be CIA director. He isn’t — and that’s trouble for Trump.

Do Republicans think record federal spending is what voters elected them to enact?


House Republicans break with intelligence community on Russia

GOP report finds no collusion between Trump and Russia

Republican member of House Intel Committee says it has 'lost all credibility'

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy reacts to Trump's vu...

The Senate is poised to roll back rules meant to root out discrimination by mortgage lenders 

The special House election in Pennsylvania is full of bad omens for Trump and the GOP

Pennsylvania special election: What's at stake for Trump and Congress in this deadlocked House race

Top Iowa lawmaker resigns after video showing him kissing Statehouse lobbyist

Juan Williams: GOP has sold its soul on Russia


GOP crusader Walker reaches to center in volatile Wisconsin

GOP senator wants to see more from North Korea before a meeting

Senate Homeland Security chairman: ‘Let’s not be Charlie Brown to North Korea’s Lucy’

Tariff fight tests Trump, GOP

Wisconsin Republican would sign on to bill to nullify Trump tariffs

GOP senator: We probably shouldn't follow China's lead on criminal justice

Ryan fights to keep tax cuts in spotlight

Flake calls for 2020 Trump primary challenger


The GOP’s messages don’t seem to be working in Pennsylvania. Is that a warning sign? 

Pennsylvania Republican Defends 'Right-To-Work' Laws Before Vote In Union-Heavy District

Trump's infrastructure push hits wall in Congress


Senate bill could allow 2 top banks to hold billions less in reserves, reducing buffers against collapse 

Is GOP Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s support for gun control a savvy political move or a big mistake? 

Florida Gov. Rick Scott breaks with NRA to sign new gun regulations 

Gowdy: White House response to request for security clearance info ‘inadequate'

RNC touts investments ahead of key Pennsylvania special election

Republicans get a string of bad news for midterm House elections after fleeting bump from tax cut

Will Kennedy retire and be Republicans' Senate savior?


GOP leaders signal they will try to narrow Trump's tariffs

Pretty much every Republican told Trump not to impose tariffs. He did it anyway.

Defying GOP, Trump orders steel and aluminum tariffs

House Republicans warming to Senate deal on Dodd-Frank

Congress still can't agree on stabilizing Obamacare marketplaces 

Republicans flee the storm over Stormy Daniels and President Trump 

One Republican is speaking out about Trump’s alleged hush money payment: Mark Sanford 

Congressional Republicans are facing a historic deficit on the generic ballot


Jeff Flake’s DACA bill gives ‘Dreamers’ Obamacare, CBO says

Ryan: 'We’re not going to raise gas taxes'

Republicans trash their candidate in Pa. special election

Republicans fret over Cohn’s exit

Cohn exit triggers GOP alarm

Trump’s economic policies spur GOP angst

Charles Koch: Corporations need to 'reject' Trump's tariffs

George P. Bush wins in Texas after breaking with family on Trump

Texas primaries: Democratic engagement grows — but Republicans still have the overall advantage 

Poll shows spike in GOP disapproval of Mueller


Senate Republicans float legislation to reverse Trump tariffs

Republicans skeptical of Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel, aluminum

How the Washington establishment is losing out to little-known Trump advisers on trade 

Trump breaks with GOP, sparking new tensions

Senate advances plan to weaken Dodd-Frank banking rules on bipartisan vote 

The 5 ways the Senate plans to roll back regulations on Wall Street 

Mississippi is new headache for GOP in the South

In Beto O’Rourke’s challenge to Ted Cruz, Democrats see a chance at a statewide win in Texas 

GOP sees McCarthy moving up — if GOP loses the House

Lawmakers ask for new special counsel to probe DOJ "bias"

The Latest: GOP senator blocks temporary Dreamers plan


Ryan splits with Trump on trade as GOP lawmakers move to block planned tariffs 

GOP urges Trump to abandon tariffs

Amid GOP pushback, Trump says he's 'not backing down' on tariffs

Cochran to resign from Senate next month

Senate clears two more judicial nominees, 27 total judges confirmed

One GOP lawmaker is hoping to take a big bipartisan step on opioid addiction 

Action on guns and immigration screeches to a halt in Congress

This week: Congress takes up banking reform as gun debate stalls

House GOP star among Republicans facing unexpected challenge 

Kasich says 'all options are on the table' in 2020

Republicans are calling for the impeachment of Pennsylvania judges. It’s nothing new. 


Graham: Both parties would 'suffer' if Congress doesn't take up gun legislation

Senators urge Trump to take the lead on gun-control efforts 

Gun debate: Here are the proposals that Congress is considering

Communication between the Senate and House Intelligence Committees has apparently broken down entirely

‘Like a pinball machine’: Lawmakers struggle to negotiate with an erratic Trump 

Former George W. Bush chief of staff: Trump wrong about trade wars being 'easy to win'


Trump’s tariff talk provokes rarely seen urgency among GOP

How NRA became linked to GOP Republicans, NRA rarely break ranks

Cruz campaign calls don’t want Texans to know about the primary

New Tax Law Benefiting Shareholders More Than Workers So Far


Sen. Flake: Trump will have 2020 GOP challenge

Georgia governor signs bill without Delta tax break after NRA rift

Sen. Orrin Hatch apologizes for calling Obamacare supporters ‘dumbass’ people 

Lindsey Graham: War with North Korea would be 'worth it' in the long run

Trump just started a trade war, all right — with his own party 

Trump pushes Republicans to kill funding for crucial New York-New Jersey tunnel project 


GOP boos Trump decision on tariffs

GOP senators blast Trump's tariffs announcement

Republicans furious as Trump announces huge new tariffs: 'A massive tax increase on American families'

Trump announces steel and aluminum tariffs Thursday over objections from advisers and Republicans 

Baffled Republicans distance themselves from Trump on guns

Senate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation

McConnell: Senate to skip gun debate for bank bill

GOP eyes budget maneuver to pay for ObamaCare funds

Hatch: ObamaCare supporters are 'the stupidest, dumbass people I've ever met'

House Republicans Reportedly Leaked Democratic Senator's Texts To Fox News


GOP senator scolds Trump: We have due process 'for a reason'

Top GOP congressman: 'How many Jews were put in the ovens because they were unarmed?'

Rubio bemoans lack of civility amid gun control debate

13 House Republicans call on Sessions to appoint second special counsel

For many Republicans, Trump’s offshore drilling plan and beaches don’t mix 

Cindy McCain sounds off on Trump: ‘We don’t need more bullying, and I’m tired of it’ 

Chris McDaniel announces Republican primary challenge against Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi 

They're Here to Fix Climate Change! They’re College Republicans.

This race may be GOP’s ‘canary in the coal mine’ Pennsylvania campaign worries GOP


GOP leaders jockey on guns

House GOP rejects calls for new gun legislation

GOP focuses on law enforcement mistakes — not new gun laws

Congress to focus on background checks after Florida massacre

Sen. Hatch unveils legislation to prevent school shootings with intervention, technology

How one Florida Republican came to support a ban on assault weapons after the Parkland shooting 

Three reasons you should expect congressional gridlock on gun control 

Sen. Bob Corker won't seek third term

Sen. Bob Corker will not run for reelection 

Arizona Republicans pick Debbie Lesko to replace Trent Franks 

Texas race isn't guaranteed Republican anymore

Right warns GOP agenda can’t stop at Trump’s tax law

GOP Ignores Its First Black Chairman Michael Steele At Its Own Awards For African Americans

Trump could haunt House Republicans in November


House GOP to offer 'school safety' response to Florida shooting

Trump-backed gun measure faces hurdle from three Republican senators

What will Congress realistically do on guns after the Florida shooting? 

Congress steps into thorny gun debate

Senate's midterm calculations could scuttle gun debate before it begins

John Kasich "Common sense gun laws in America

Mia Love is not on board with arming teachers, but John Curtis could get behind it

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle threatens Delta for cutting NRA ties

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker sued for not calling special elections

Former GOP Rep. Doug Ose drops out of California governor's race

Conservative firebrand Chris McDaniel to enter Mississippi Senate race, setting up divisive GOP primary

Roy Moore is haunting the GOP Senate primary in Missouri

How the Republican tax law hurts the poor and helps the rich, in one chart


Senate pivots to stopgap 'Dreamers' deal

Republican congressman Brian Mast supports ban on assault weapon sale 

GOP lawmaker calls for tougher rules on background checks, bump stocks

GOP senator 'skeptical' about raising age requirement for certain gun purchases

GOP rep: Background checks offer 'false senses of security'

Gun control dominates conversation as Congress returns

Florida governor: I disagree with Trump proposal to arm teachers

Scott: I believe in the Second Amendment but 'I'm a dad'

Florida House Republicans Demand Sheriff's Ouster Over Parkland Shooting Response

Florida reps split on proposal to arm teachers

Kasich ponders end of two-party system


Obstacles — and silence — on Capitol Hill even as clamor for new gun laws grows 

Seven gun control measures Congress could consider after Florida shooting

Impeachment talk a sign of GOP’s long-term worry about court

House panel releases Democrats’ memo defending FBI surveillance of ex-Trump campaign aide 


GOP Michigan governor: 'I don’t think having more guns is a good thing'

Florida Gov. Rick Scott backs raising age for rifle purchases to 21 

Florida shooting survivor: We should call AR-15s ‘Marco Rubio’ because they’re both easy to buy

Trump’s push to arm teachers gives the NRA what it wants and highlights GOP radicalization 

Meghan McCain Discovers Donald Trump Lies, Blasting Her Cancer-Stricken Father At CPAC After Promising To Stop

Devin Nunes's Safe Seat Is Looking Less Safe


GOP lawmaker calls for Ryan to bring up gun safety legislation

After Florida Shooting, Paul Ryan and NRA Allies Targeted in Campaign To Oust Them in 2018

Congress' Republican leaders silent so far on Trump's gun proposals

Sen. Pat Roberts: Nobody under 21 should have an AR-15

Rubio supports raising age limit to buy a rifle, will consider ban on large-capacity magazines

Fla. GOP lawmakers move ahead on raising age minimum for buying assault rifles 

Florida Gov. Rick Scott stays in sync with the NRA as he faces a reckoning on guns 

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

This Nevada Republican Senate candidate may have gravely miscalculated his attack on Ivanka Trump


House Oversight a gavel no one wants

Senate Republicans not on board with Trump's protectionist agenda 

GOP senator suggests we need fewer immigrants because robots are coming 

Controversies pile up for White House, alarming GOP

Are Senate Republicans killing 'blue slip' for court nominees?

Trump's former bodyguard makes $15,000 a month from a GOP 'slush fund'

Toomey, sensing ‘momentum,’ plans revival of bill to expand background checks 

Angry students, parents confront Rubio for gun control

6 things Marco Rubio said at the CNN town hall that made news in the US gun debate

Rubio breaks with Trump, doesn't support arming teachers

NJ Politics Digest: Congressman Shoots Down Calls for Gun Control Measures

Congresswoman claims most mass shooters are Democrats


NJ Politics Digest: These Congressmen Voted to Allow More Concealed Guns

Big Republican missteps needed for Democrats to win in November

Trump’s base warms to Ted Cruz after president’s amnesty ‘betrayal’

Idaho pol faces ethics complaint after yelling at college students about abortion

A lawmaker’s aide called school-shooting survivors ‘actors.’ Within hours, he was fired.

Grassley, Dems step up battle over judicial nominees

Pence was set to meet with North Korean officials during the Olympics before last-minute cancellation 

Koch Groups: Gas-Tax Increase Would Hit Trump States Hardest


Congress punts fight over Dreamers to March

What's next for DACA recipients as deadline approaches?

McConnell's response to Russian attack is back in the spotlight

Most Americans say Trump, Congress not doing enough to stop mass shootings, Post-ABC poll finds 

GOP congressional candidate defends AR-15 giveaway

Another House Republican announces retirement plans 

Parkland students call out Trump, Rubio and the NRA

Poll: Most Americans support GOP tax law

Bill Gates Slams GOP Tax Legislation: 'I Need to Pay Higher Taxes'


Republican Fla. rep calls for debate on ‘gun safety laws’

GOP senator: 'The problem is not owning an AR-15'

Kasich pleads with Trump to take action on gun control: 'Mr. President, I ask you to do this'

Ohio Governor John Kasich Breaks With GOP In 'Wake Up' Call for Tighter Gun Laws After Florida Mass Shooting

John Kasich Says He Doesn't Think Congress Will Change Gun Policy

House Speaker Paul Ryan Slammed After He Snubbed Florida Teacher On Gun Control

Top GOP donor: 'I will not write another check' until candidates support assault weapons ban

GOP senator: 'There will be hell to pay' if Russia tries to meddle in 2018 midterms

Trey Gowdy praises Robert Mueller, says Russia probe on right track

Paul Ryan: Deficit increase is due to entitlement spending

Outgoing GOP rep: Republican Party 'heading into trouble' in election

Republicans becoming more bullish about midterms

Lawmakers call for withdrawal of Trump proposal that could impact 9/11 responders' health care


The 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump’s immigration framework

McConnell: GOP expects to lose Senate, House seats in midterms

Grassley to Trump: Tell Putin to 'butt out' of US elections

Hatch sends apology letters to Porter's ex-wives: report

3 billboards near Miami are trolling Sen. Marco Rubio after the Florida school massacre

Mueller names social media accounts in indictment — here are the tweets

Protesters escorted out of GOP fundraiser with chants of ‘no more guns’

Florida students chant 'you are responsible' at gun control protest

‘People are angry’: Pain turns political in Parkland after school shooting 


House passes changes to Americans With Disabilities Act over activists’ objections 

Dreamers’ Fate Is Now Tied to Border Wall and Other G.O.P. Immigration Demands

GOP looks for Plan B after failure of immigration measures

Sen. Jeff Flake: President Trump shouldn't be impeached, but his behavior is bad for national security

Republicans just got some much-needed good news on the recruiting front

Romney makes Utah Senate bid official

The NRA Placed Big Bets on the 2016 Election, and Won Almost All of Them (interesting facts)


Senate rejects Trump immigration plan

Senate rejects immigration bills after Trump veto threat

GOP senators float fallback plan to protect Dreamers

Bipartisan amnesty dies in Senate; McCain plan also fails

Immigration bills fail in Senate, casting doubt on whether Congress can resolve fate of ‘dreamers’ 

Bipartisan DACA, border security deal fails in Senate, putting immigration bill's future in doubt

Nearly 100 immigration plans never given chance despite ‘open debate’ talk

Both sides of immigration fight unhappy with Senate debate

Senators fume after immigration bill failure

Ted Cruz: Republicans moving to the left of Obama on immigration, will lose majority 

Graham blasts Homeland Security statement as 'poisonous'

House GOP pushes hardline immigration plan as Senate deals fail

Republicans leave immigrants’ lives hanging in the balance, say it’s time to move on

Immigration bills fail in Congress, leaving ‘dreamers’ in limbo 

The Congressional Stalemate Over Guns and Immigration Isn't Going Away

GOP chairman: Congress should rethink CDC ban on gun violence research

The Finance 202: Gas tax divides Republicans 

Romney’s Trump feud looms over Utah Senate race

Republican Kevin Cramer to run for Senate in North Dakota in boost for GOP 


Trump backs GOP immigration plan, rejects limited approach on ‘dreamers’ 

Immigration debate slows in Senate

Senate reaches bipartisan DACA deal, but Trump vows to veto anything short of his demands

Bipartisan group reaches deal on immigration, fulfilling some Trump demands 

McConnell keeps firm grip on immigration debate

New immigration plan from Colorado’s Gardner, Bennet would bolster border security, include parts of the Dream Act

Senators criticize Trump budget request for IRS

The Memo: Frustrated Republicans urge White House to turn the page

GOP women chafe at Trump’s mixed signals on abuse charges

People are defecting from the GOP. But not to the Democrats

Romney postpones announcement on Senate race after shooting

Report: Mitt Romney to announce US Senate run in Utah on Thursday

Grassley ‘incensed’ by Sessions criticism of proposed sentencing reform legislation


Republicans lose fear of deficits

Conservatives lash out at GOP spending binge

Will Republicans be able to dismantle the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? 

McConnell wants to wrap up immigration debate this week

The Senate’s main players on immigration legislation

GOP senator calls Trump's immigration plan the 'best and final offer' as debate starts

House GOP leaders will whip conservative immigration bill

Burned by the budget, right warns Ryan on immigration

Trump spars with GOP lawmakers on steel tariffs

GOP worries North Dakota Senate race is lost without Kevin Cramer

Politician quits after comparing immigrants to ‘rabid raccoons’


Senate to start DREAMer debate and anything could happen

Senate braces for showdown over ‘Dreamers’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell throws his weight behind immigration bill that mirrors President Donald Trump's demands

The Daily 202: Freewheeling immigration debate in Senate will test power of conservative outside groups 

Politico: Susan Collins "explodes" at broken promise to hold vote on guaranteeing health insurer pay

All the Trump Budget Cuts Congress Will Ignore

Kansas senator says Trump pledged not to cut crop insurance. Trump’s budget cuts it

Alabama congressman writes off domestic abuse as ‘soap opera news’

Big Republican Advantages Are Eroding in the Race for House Control

Will GOP Women Take A Stand Against President Donald Trump? 

GOP candidate's parents make max donations to his Dem opponent

Juan Williams: The GOP has been corrupted by Trump


GOP senators offer stiff security plan as ante in immigration debate

Up next in the Senate: Immigration. And nobody knows what will happen. 

In big reversal, new Trump budget will give up on longtime Republican goal of eliminating deficit 

Trump, GOP at new crossroads on deficit

Rand Paul rails against 'wasteful spending' after forcing brief government shutdown

Paul: Deficit spending no better under Republicans

Freedom Caucus chairman on budget deal: 'The swamp won and the American taxpayer lost'

Conservative GOP rep has 'big concerns' with Speaker Ryan

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan: Paul Ryan has 'got problems'

G.O.P. Squirms as Trump Veers Off Script With Abuse Remarks

Flake: White House saying it could have handled Porter allegations better an understatement

Flake: It's not a joking matter to call someone treasonous

Devin Nunes wants ‘ridiculous’ Democratic memo released

Devin Nunes creates his own alternative news site

Sen. Bob Corker's second thoughts on retiring


Texas GOP lawmaker: Trump wall 'expensive and least effective’ security plan

Pro-Trump GOP lawmaker calls for release of Dem memo, says Americans deserve to see it

Rand Paul revels in role of Senate troublemaker

Meghan McCain says John McCain 'doing really good' in cancer fight


Trump signs massive spending deal into law and ends year's second government shutdown

Trump signs budget deal ending shutdown

Brief government shutdown ends as Trump signs spending bill

House passes deal to end shutdown

Rand Paul calls out hypocrisy of GOP in the Trump era

Congress is spending as if we’re in a recession instead of saving up to fight the next one

Massive infusion of spending ends era of restraint for federal agencies, Pentagon 

In budget deal, new signs of clipped wings among GOP’s fiscal hawks

Congress raids the Federal Reserve's piggy bank once again, this time to help pay for the new budget deal

With Budget Deal, the G.O.P. Tosses Out the Economics Textbooks

Winners and losers from the overnight shutdown

12 of the most important things in Congress’s massive spending deal 

Today's Massive Budget Deal Makes Big Medicare Changes

The Senseless $15 Billion Tax Giveaway Buried In The Budget Deal

Bitter immigration fight is no closer to ending after budget deal passes


Senate passes sweeping spending bill, sends measure to House for crucial vote to end government shutdown 
2:05 AM 2/9/18

Senate votes to reopen government, passes budget deal

Government shuts down for second time in three weeks as spending plan stalls in Senate

A government shutdown will begin at midnight. The Senate has recessed until 12:01 a.m. without passing a spending bill. 

Congress to miss shutdown deadline as Senate goes into recess

Rand Paul blocking spending vote, says can't 'look the other way'

Senate stumbles shutdown, as Rand Paul blocks vote

Frustrated Republicans accuse Paul of forcing pointless shutdown

What you need to know about the Senate budget deal

The giant Senate budget deal includes some huge changes for Americans' health care

Budget deal is brimming with special tax breaks

Paul Ryan says he has the votes for budget deal

The Memo: Nunes ‘bombshell’ fails to move debate

Here's an Actual Nazi on CNN. He's Running Unopposed for a Republican Nomination to Congress.

House Intel committee infighting so fierce, wall could soon divide staff: Report

The Daily 202: Improving poll numbers give Republicans hope that the midterms might not be so bad 


McConnell tees up budget deal

Senate leaders announce two-year budget deal

Mitch McConnell says Senate leaders have reached a major budget deal

Senate leaders agree to two-year budget deal

Sweeping budget deal would add $500 billion in federal spending, end months of partisan wrangling 

What are spending caps?

Senate budget deal includes $20 billion for infrastructure projects

Senate budget deal includes $2B boost for NIH

Sanford: Debt & deficit require presidential leadership

Can Speaker Ryan Convince House Republicans to Support the Budget Deal?

Exclusive: Pressure grows on Paul Ryan to commit to immigration debate

Paul Ryan ducks CNN reporter's memo question

Republicans are completely reversing themselves on the deficit

Washington is on track for more government spending and bigger deficits — even under Republican control

NJ Politics Digest: Paul Ryan’s Tax Cut Tweet Targeted in NJ Races

The fatal flaw of the Nunes memo conspiracy theories, in one exchange 

The GOP’s Coming ObamacareCapitulation

GOP worries about top recruit facing McCaskill

Cory Gardner’s siege of the Justice Department over marijuana enters second month

Pennsylvania Republican Wants to Impeach Justices Who Threw Out Gerrymandered Map


House passes stopgap spending measure with defense money

Senate leaders see two-year budget deal within their grasp 

Top Senate leaders negotiating budget deal to keep government open 

Senate leaders near two-year budget deal to prevent shutdown

Shutdown less likely as Senate closes in on budget agreement

Hatch introduces bipartisan bill to clarify cross-border data policies

Republican agenda clouded by division

Do Republicans want to ban abortion after 20 weeks with no exceptions? 

Devin Nunes' Trumpian media strategy 

The Nunes memo is looking like a bust for Trump 

Commentary: Nunes tried to discredit the FBI. Instead, he proved it's onto something.

Nunes Refused to Tell House Intel What’s Next for His DOJ-FBI Probe

Trump dossier author misled FBI, Grassley says in criminal referral to Justice Dept.

Where Do Republicans Go From Here?

The cowardice among Republicans is staggering 


The Daily 202: More memos are coming. Here are six questions about ‘Phase Two’ of the Nunes investigation.

6 tortured arguments Republicans are making about the Nunes memo 

Republicans are uniting to impugn ex-spy Christopher Steele. But to what end? 

House panel clears release of Democrats’ rebuttal to GOP memo, forcing showdown with Trump 

House Intel votes to release Dem countermemo

House panel votes to release Democratic memo on Russia probe

Trump touts GOP unity, but Congress is split ahead of shutdown, immigration deadlines

With deadline looming, McConnell’s plan for Dreamer debate still unclear even to GOP

Freedom Caucus backs GOP plan to tie CR to defense spending

GOP leaders to attach defense funding to CR

The government could shut down if Congress doesn't act this week

Congress returns with just days to avoid shutdown

Yes, another government shutdown is entirely possible 

Kimberly-Clark Uses GOP Tax Break to Sucker Punch Wisconsin Workers

GOP probes put new focus on State

GOP eyes changes to Right to Try bill

New bipartisan immigration plan introduced in Senate by McCain and Coons 

Illinois Holocaust denier, Jew-hater set to be Republican nominee for Congress

Supreme Court refuses to block Pa. ruling invalidating congressional map 

Sound the alarm: National GOP breaks glass in Pennsylvania race

Poll: Most in GOP think FBI, DOJ trying to 'delegitimize' Trump

The political peril of taking credit for a booming stock market


Republican lawmakers distance themselves from Trump on memo 

GOP rep: I don't think memo vindicates Trump

Lawmakers dispute ‘vindication’ for Trump in Intel memo

House intelligence panel to take up Democratic memo Monday: sources

Gowdy: Memo has no impact on Russia probe

Gowdy: Surveillance warrant would not have been authorized without dossier

Gowdy: Trump should not fire Rosenstein

GOP rep: Memo doesn't give Trump reason to fire Rosenstein

Gov. Kasich: Efforts to discredit DOJ & FBI becoming 'a great alarm'

Gov. Kasich: “in my lifetime I’ve never seen this country divided like this”

GOP opponent slams Gillibrand for shifting gun control stance

Fractured GOP struggles with immigration strategy

Polls swing toward GOP, easing fears of midterm disaster

Holocaust denier is sole GOP contender in Illinois race for Congress: reports


Loudest GOP voices ignore Ryan’s lead on Nunes memo, attacking FBI and Justice Dept. 

Republicans open to releasing Democrats' countermemo

GOP document alleges, doesn’t prove FBI abuses Experts dismiss memo findings

Does the GOP memo show the FBI spied on the Trump campaign? 

Once the party of law and order, Republicans are now challenging it 

This is the week that the GOP truly became the party of Trump

GOP turns Pelosi's words into weapon for tax law


The Full Text of the Nunes Memo

The full Nunes memo, annotated 

Release of disputed GOP memo on FBI surveillance unleashes waves of recrimination 

'That's it?' Nunes memo draws outrage and derision.

Sentence buried in GOP memo may undercut Trump efforts to discredit Russia probe 

6 key takeaways from the GOP memo alleging FBI bias in the Russia investigation

Five takeaways from the Nunes surveillance memo

Memo: Papadopoulos info triggered FBI's Russia investigation

What the Nunes memo actually proves (Not much)

The Surprise in the Nunes Memo

GOP memo alleges bias against Trump in FBI probe

The memo’s description of a supposedly key news report is wrong 

Partisanship is shaping people’s views on the GOP memo 

Comey underwhelmed by GOP memo: ‘That’s it?’

The Trump White House’s laughable spin that releasing the Nunes memo is all about ‘transparency’ 

Nunes: I did not read material summarized in the memo

Devin Nunes admits he didn't view the underlying intelligence his memo was based on

Sen. John McCain on Nunes memo release: 'We are doing Putin's job for him'

GOP lawmaker accuses FBI of treason after anti-Trump bias memo released

The Nunes memo is a giant, damaging distraction

5 Points On How The Nunes Memo Is Basically One Big Self-Own

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta discusses GOP memo release

CNN legal analyst rips Nunes memo: It's 'an embarrassment to the United States Congress'

Chris Wallace on Nunes Memo: ‘I Wouldn’t Say It’s Worse Than Watergate’

‘The Memo’ eclipses agenda at GOP’s policy retreat

Congress barrels toward spending deadline with no deal in sight

House presses Senate GOP on filibuster reform

NJ Politics Digest: GOP Incumbents Lag in Congressional Fundraising

Nunes opponent raises over $100k in campaign donations amid memo controversy


Senate GOP leader cautions Nunes on FBI memo

Battle over Nunes memo tests Congress’ ability to oversee FBI

The director of the FBI seems prepared to publicly dispute the Nunes memo once it is released

The GOP’s big tax-cut gamble appears to be paying dividends 

The G.O.P. Tax Cut Is Draining the Treasury Even Faster Than Expected

Federal government will be unable to pay all bills sooner than expected, due to new tax law 

As shutdown deadline looms, GOP leaders eye yet another short-term spending bill

The Freedom Caucus Is Flirting with Another Government Shutdown

House planning vote to keep government open until March 22

U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin urges Congress to raise debt ceiling as another shutdown looms

House GOP warming to ObamaCare fix

Republican National Committee has huge financial edge heading into 2018 midterms 

Trump’s optimism faces reality check in divided Congress and GOP 

Trump urges compromise as US Republicans wrestle with immigration

This ‘safe’ Republican congressman is losing the race for campaign cash

Pennsylvania GOP Leader Refuses Court Order to Turn Over Gerrymandering Data


Rep. Trey Gowdy announces plans to retire, return to justice system

GOP faces new shutdown threat from within

GOP lawmakers say Trump would make mistake in firing Rosenstein

FBI challenges accuracy of GOP’s surveillance memo 

Schiff accuses Nunes of altering memo before sharing it with Trump for release 


Rep. Paul Gosar wants ‘illegal aliens’ arrested at the State of the Union. That probably won’t help the GOP with Latinos. 

RNC Troubled By Steve Wynn Sexual Assault Allegations, Plans To Keep His Money Anyway

Ryan defends release of memo on alleged surveillance abuses but warns against tying it to Mueller probe 

Paul Ryan sees 'no reason' for Trump to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

Collins becomes centrist power player

Senate confirms Trump’s 13th Circuit Court judge, disregards ‘blue slip’ protest

The good economy might not bail out Republicans in the midterms after all

Why we might want to be skeptical of the GOP memo criticizing the FBI 


GOP confident tax overhaul will be a 2018 winner

Powerful GOP House Appropriations chair Frelinghuysen to retire

Lawmakers call on Trump to drop bid for legal immigration cuts

Republicans give voice to audacious effort to discredit FBI, Mueller

Republicans on House panel vote to release a secret FBI FISA abuse memo

Here’s what’s actually in the Justice Department memo that Republicans claim is so shocking

Republicans start to donate Steve Wynn contributions following sexual misconduct accusations

Koch brothers network spending more to save the GOP in the midterms than ever before

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