Mercer County Republican Candidate News, Patriotic & Political - RNC & NJGOP NEWS (2) - Princeton Junction, NJ
Mercer County Republican Candidate News & Voter Information -



******************************************
DAILY NEWS
(Page 2) BEGINNING July 12, 2017

*****************************************
1/28/18

Republicans in Congress divided over protecting Mueller from being ousted by Trump 

Top Republican lawmakers warn Trump not to fire Mueller

Reports that Trump tried to fire Mueller prompt lawmakers' 
concern

GOP goes on offense with 20-week abortion vote

GOP debates releasing controversial memo

Graham: Mueller should probe report Trump wanted to fire him

Graham: FISA memo should not be released now

Lindsey Graham Urges RNC To Consider Returning Funds Steve Wynn Raised

Collins optimistic Congress will reach immigration deal

Collins: Trump should 'never' talk about Russia probe

Collins: Republicans should give back Wynn donations

Gowdy says he trusts Mueller, urges others to 'leave him the hell alone

McCarthy: No need 'right now' for legislation protecting Mueller

McCarthy calls for House Intel memo's release to the public

The Memo: Republicans hope for calm amid storm at State of the Union

State of the Union, under a cloud 

Koch network to spend about another $20 million promoting GOP tax law  

*****************************************
1/27/18

Steve Wynn resigns as RNC finance chairman amid sexual misconduct allegations 

Steve Wynn resigns from RNC amid sex harassment claims

Republicans are urged to return their own scandal-engulfed major donor's money

Forget Senate negotiators — House conservatives could have the last word on immigration 

Congress takes the sting out of ObamaCare

Koch network to spend $400 million during 2018 midterm election cycle

******************************************
1/26/18

House Republicans in Texas are facing their biggest midterm challenge in 25 years

Mia Love has a small lead over Ben McAdams in ‘exceptionally close race’ to represent Utah in Congress, new poll shows

GOP candidate says feminists have ‘snake-filled heads,’ hopes daughters don’t become ‘she devils’ 

Women aren’t backing the GOP tax law Ivanka Trump is touting 

Satisfaction with the moral climate of the U.S. drops — except among Republicans 

The Mueller confrontation that Republicans were trying to avoid has just arrived 

The Mueller Bombshell Proves Republicans Are Running Out of Time

Hometown newspaper editorial board: Nunes 'doing dirty work' to protect Trump

Dreamer Deal Isn't A Compromise. It's A Racist Ransom Note.

******************************************
1/25/18

GOP lawmakers condemn Trump’s tariff decision 

GOP senators back Trump's immigration proposal

11 people who will shape the immigration debate

Rep. Meehan will not seek reelection after sexual harassment backlash

Senate panel to release interviews with Trump Jr., others involved in meeting with Russian lawyer 

Republicans Are All in on the 'Secret Society' Conspiracy Theory

What tax cut? GOP risks selling an invisible policy change

Billionaire investor Howard Marks is throwing cold water on the GOP tax law

Former RNC Chair Michael Steele: Trump’s evangelical backers need to ‘shut the hell up’

Paul Ryan’s latest political gambit is appalling, even for Paul Ryan

******************************************
1/24/18

GOP Sen. Corker says he thinks there may be 'a little coordinated effort' as companies hype tax bill benefits

GOP fuels ‘secret society’ talk with FBI text messages

GOP feud with FBI ratchets up

Senate faces difficult path to immigration deal

Senate confirms Trump health secretary

Senate-House divide on immigration in spotlight after shutdown fight

Rep. Luke Messer: Ending child tax credit for illegal immigrants will help pay for border security

House Republicans Want to Return to Hated Immigration Ban of the 1920s

*****************************************
1/23/18

Senate moderates see influence grow after shutdown fight

Senator used 'talking stick' in negotiations

Emboldened conservatives press Ryan to bring hard-right immigration bill to floor

The Senate will take up immigration, but will the House — and Trump — follow? 

Shutdown for What? A DACA Deal May Not Pass the House Because Republicans Say ‘That Would Anger Our Base’

Shutdown deal: Dems face angry base, GOP has hard choices

Scott faces GOP headwinds ahead of potential Senate bid

Senate confirms Jerome Powell as Fed chairman

‘It’s the economy, stupid’: GOP prepares to sell tax law as its 2018 survival strategy 

Shutdown and Children's Health Insurance Saga Come to an End

The odds are still against a deal to legalize DACA 

Immigration talks quickly hit a wall

******************************************
1/22/18

Trump signs spending bill to end government shutdown

Shutdown ends after Democrats agree to trust that McConnell will allow ‘dreamer’ vote 

McConnell promises immigration debate if government reopens

House votes to end government shutdown, sending legislation to Trump 

Senate votes to end shutdown

Senators strike a deal to end government shutdown

Sens. Burr, Warner say spending bill limits Congress' authority to oversee intelligence programs

‘A blank check’ for Trump administration? Tweak in funding bill worries Senate intel leaders

GOP revels in fast start for Trump tax law

*****************************************
1/21/18

Senate fails to reach deal, extending shutdown for third day

Senate sets noon Monday vote after it is unable to reach deal to open government

Senate adjourns without deal to end government shutdown; vote postponed until noon Monday 

As shutdown reaches third day, Republican leaders face big divide on immigration

No deal in sight as shutdown extends to second day

McConnell opposes Trump on ending filibusters

Moderate senators race to strike a deal to end government shutdown 

Ryan: House would back Feb. 8 funding bill

Speaker Ryan on ‘Face the Nation’: Open up the Government

Rand Paul: Shutdown blame game is 'ridiculous' on both sides

Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul share what they think it will take to re-open the government

Graham rips into White House's Stephen Miller

With Trump Advisor Stephen Miller In Charge of Immigration, 'We Are Going Nowhere' GOP Senator Says

Cotton: I won't commit to an immigration deal just because Trump supports it

McConnell to bring up bill on immigration, border security next month

Charles Koch donated $500K to Ryan days after GOP tax plan passed

*****************************************
1/20/18

First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

Congressional leaders refuse to budge on shutdown’s first day, but negotiations continue 

In spending fight, Republicans embrace Trump’s hard-line stand on immigration 

Nerves fray as shutdown talks at impasse

Shutdown fight turns ugly as both sides dig in

Blame game boils over in shutdown fight

Speaker Ryan Rips Senate Dems' 'Shakedown Strategy': 'Utter Madness'

Congress looks for way out of government shutdown

‘Negotiating with Jell-O’: How Trump’s shifting positions fueled the rush to a shutdown 

GOP lawmaker removed from ethics panel after report of misconduct settlement 

*****************************************
1/19/18

Government Shuts Down As Congress Fails To Reach Spending Agreement

Funding for government lapses as short-term spending bill stalls in the Senate 

U.S. government shuts down, lawmakers continue hectic negotiations

Vote on funding bill fails in Senate, virtually assuring government shutdown at midnight 

McConnell announces 10 p.m. vote in last-ditch effort to avert government shutdown ahead of midnight deadline 

Hopes fade as shutdown clock ticks down

Blame game ramps up as shutdown nears

The senators whose votes will determine whether the government shuts down 

Republicans divided over shorter stopgap funding bill

GOP senator amid looming shutdown: Country 'being run by idiots'

Poll: Most would blame Trump, GOP for shutdown

Fierce battle erupts over releasing intelligence report

Nobody Knows How to Play This Game Anymore

Republicans on Trump: ‘We can’t trust the SOB’

*****************************************
The Latest: Schumer says very short-term funding would be OK

House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats threaten to block it 

House approves spending bill, shifting shutdown drama to Senate

Freedom Caucus backs funding bill, clearing way for House passage

Shutdown looms larger in Senate after House vote

McConnell: Democrats holding country 'hostage'

WHIP LIST: Shutdown looms as Senate lacks votes to pass House spending bill

Senate takes shutdown drama into final day

GOP senator flips on House funding plan

Congress doesn’t need the president’s permission

The threat of a government shutdown is rising as the clock ticks down

Senate votes to extend NSA spying program

GOP sees omens of a Dem wave in Wisconsin

Trump's tendency to move Republicans off message is a major midterm concern

House panels to grill Comey’s former chief of staff on FBI probe of Clinton

Blame This Congress, Shame This Congress

******************************************
1/17/18

Republicans move ahead with vote to avoid a government shutdown

Divisions over immigration, military dollars threaten to derail government spending bill 

House conservatives demand vote on tough border bill to avoid shutdown

Republicans lack votes to prevent a shutdown

White House backs GOP's short-term spending bill — but Lindsey Graham says he's against it

Republicans unveil funding plan with children's program to get Democrats' votes

Shutdown drama grips the Capitol

Perfect storm builds against Republicans in California

Congress honors a master Senate dealmaker amid a budget impasse 

Sen. Jeff Flake delivers a searing indictment of Trump's war on the press

Jeff Flake's 20 most damning lines about Donald Trump's assault on the press

Mitch McConnell: Senate needs to figure out where Trump stands on immigration bill before it can pass one

Paul Ryan: Republicans need to 'pay attention' to Democrats' big special election win

Fearing Trump blowback, Republicans say 'no thanks' to 2018

******************************************
1/16/18

GOP leaders pitch children's health funding in plan to avert shutdown

Shutdown looms as Republicans seek short-term spending deal for government 

Lawmakers see shutdown’s odds rising

McCarthy: ‘No deadline on DACA’

Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration 

Senators Say White House Hardliners Seek To Poison Immigration Talks

As Shutdown Talk Rises, Trump’s Immigration Words Pose Risks for Both Parties

GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti

Lindsey Graham Sends Trump a Message: We Need ‘a Reliable Partner in the White House’

McCain rips Trump for attacks on press

8 Congressional Chairmen Are Calling It Quits. Here's Why And What It Could Mean

******************************************
1/15/18

Gov. John Kasich MLK Day PSA 2018 

GOP leaders face most difficult shutdown deadline yet

Paul Ryan is already giving up on his biggest goal for 2018

How Republican Lawmakers Responded to Trump’s Vulgar Immigration Remarks

Avlon: Cotton, Perdue being 'utterly dishonest'

Jeff Flake isn’t just comparing Trump to Stalin. He’s comparing Republicans to Stalin’s enablers. 

Flake: GOP should stand up to Trump's Stalin-like attacks on media

Kevin McCarthy relishes role as Trump’s fixer, friend and candy man 

Even Joe Arpaio Can’t Keep Arizona Republican

GOP senators eager for Romney to join them

Jeb Bush backs Romney for Utah Senate run

GOP's satisfaction with the nation's direction highest in 10 years new poll shows

Commentary: "It's the economy, stupid" could be trumped
*****************************************
1/14/18

GOP faces brutal Arizona primary fight

GOP senator: Trump did not make 's---hole' comment

Cotton hits Durbin for claims of Trump's 's---hole countries' comment

GOP Rep. Mia Love calls Trump's 's---hole' comment racist: 'I can't defend the indefensible'

GOP’s harder line mimics Trump Republicans follow Trump’s lead

Did Trump say African countries were 'shitholes'? Here's a breakdown of conflicting memories of people in the meeting

Hopes for immigration deal fade as lawmakers trade barbs and denials on Trump’s use of vulgarity

Paul: Both sides 'destroying the setting' for immigration compromise

Rand Paul Says Calling Trump 'A Racist' Hurts Immigration Talks

Gardner: Bipartisan DACA solution possible despite Trump's 's---hole countries' comment

Flake: Trump's rhetoric about the media 'has real damage'

Flake to denounce Trump media attacks as Stalinist in Senate speech

New alarm among Republicans that Democrats could win big this year 

GOP may increase IRS’s budget

*****************************************
1/13/18

Republicans in immigrant-rich Fla. scramble in wake of Trump’s remarks 

Gowdy steps down from Ethics Committee, citing 'challenging workload'

Arpaio arrests Ward’s chances as McSally launches Arizona Senate bid

******************************************
1/12/18

Paul Ryan says he doesn't think the House will pass entitlement reform this year

Paul Ryan predicts no shutdown, says GOP won't 'tackle' Medicare, Social Security

Ryan calls Trump 's---hole' remarks 'unhelpful' and 'unfortunate'

Trump Supporter Rick Scott Denounces His 'Shithole Countries' Comment

A day later, Lindsey Graham breaks public silence on Trump’s ‘shithole’ remarks

Former Republican party chairman says Trump’s ‘s***hole’ comments prove he's racist

GOP senator: Leaking Trump’s alleged Oval Office comments ‘undermines trust’

Grassley pressed on Trump at town hall

How Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ comment could make a government shutdown more likely

John Kasich and Jeb Bush Jr.: A Bad Idea on Immigration

4 Health Programs (Other Than CHIP) That Congress Has Left in Limbo

******************************************
1/11/18

GOP Rep. Mia Love Calls On Trump To Apologize For 'Shithole Countries' Comment

Haitian-American GOP rep: Trump's comment "unkind, divisive, elitist" 

GOP rep: White House should apologize for Trump's 'degrading' comments

Lawmakers slam Trump for referring to Haiti, African allies as 'shithole countries'

Republican Tax Cuts May Actually Accelerate Flow of Jobs Overseas

Republicans Are AWOL on Russian Election Meddling

Grassley: There is no GOP 'conspiracy' to shield Donald Trump from Russia investigation

House to consider another short-term spending bill

Congress advances bill to renew NSA surveillance program after Trump briefly upstages key vote 

GOP angst over midterms grows

Retirements of veteran Republicans fuel GOP fears of losing House majority 

*****************************************
1/10/18

GOP Tax Law Could Starve Cities of Revenue

Republicans Seem Oblivious To States Undercutting Their New Tax Law

GOP may skip budget, kneecapping 2018 ambitions

ObamaCare repeal fades from GOP priorities list in new year

Cory Gardner meets with Jeff Sessions on marijuana, says neither is giving ground

Utah Gov. Herbert says Romney should run for the Senate

‘Mitt-ism’ vs. ‘Trumpism’: Romney’s return to national stage flares GOP divide 

Vance, Renacci eye Ohio Senate race as GOP scrambles for a candidate

Republicans just got some very bad news on redistricting, just in time for this year’s elections 

Early election forecast: Republicans could lose 38 seats and House majority 

Rep. Darrell Issa, who was GOP’s attack dog against top Democrats, will retire 

Conservatives Alarmed By Trump’s ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reform’ Talk


*****************************************
1/9/18

House lawmakers predict another short-term spending bill

Republicans seem to be flailing their way to a government shutdown

House votes next week on abortion bill

House Republicans press for harder-line immigration bill

GOP anxious with Trump on trade

Paul Ryan-linked groups rack up record $66 million to protect House GOP majority

Joe Arpaio, the fiery former sheriff from Arizona, will run for Senate 

McConnell reaches out to 'Hillbilly Elegy' author about Senate run

McConnell decries 'obstruction' on judicial nominees, irony weeps

Cory Gardner to meet with Jeff Sessions after doubling down on threats over marijuana enforcement change

GOP senators: Trump border wall would be more like a 'fence'

Judges: North Carolina must redraw GOP’s gerrymandered map 

What didn't Republicans want you to see in the Fusion GPS transcript?

*****************************************
1/8/18

EXCLUSIVE: House GOP eyes revival of pork-barrel spending, viewed as essential to deal making

Republicans' 2018 talks 'grounded in reality' at Camp David

The Daily 202: Why Trump and Republicans are suddenly talking up bipartisanship 

As Congress Debates CHIP, Some States Could Run Out of Funds Sooner Than Expected

GOP tax bill faces a hard sell to voters after tough road to passage

In next round of budget talks, ‘dreamers’ are set to dominate

This week: Clock ticks toward shutdown deadline

Trump’s border wall becomes flashpoint in shutdown fight

House Foreign Affairs chairman to retire

Trump is already complicating the next big Republican goal

Former GOP rep: Trump's mental health 'a grave conversation'

******************************************
1/7/18

Republican senator slams Wolff's 'looseness with the truth' in new Trump book

Graham: I would not serve in Trump's Cabinet

Disaster aid becomes hostage to funding fight

A January Government Shutdown Will Be All About Trump's Wall...And Could Last Weeks

Here are the people closest to Trump who might doubt his mental fitness 

*****************************************
1/6/18

Trump, GOP leaders to discuss 2018 agenda at Camp David retreat

Jeff Flake says no evidence of ‘sonic attacks’ in Cuba

House GOP intensifies assault on Mueller probe

The Justice Department lacks key leaders, and a Republican senator is threatening to keep it that way 

This year is shaping up to be a clash of Republican idealists vs. realists 

New Hampshire's GOP governor opposes Trump's offshore drilling expansion

Why Older Americans Should Be Terrified by the GOP Tax Plan

GOP leaders happily stand by Trump as he becomes increasingly unhinged

*****************************************
1/5/18

GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Blasts Sessions' Marijuana Policy

Top GOP candidate drops out of Ohio Senate race

GOPer: Trump’s Startling Plan to Kill Social Security in Second Term

2 GOP senators urge criminal probe of Trump dossier author

Senior Republican refers Trump-Russia dossier author for possible charges 

‘That’s the model’: Republican Cory Gardner stands up to President Trump 

*****************************************
1/4/18

Senate Judiciary boss says Comey likely leaked classified information

Chuck Grassley has become Donald Trump's staunchest ally in his war with the FBI

Republican wins Virginia seat that ended in a tie

Sen. Rob Portman: New tax law took US corporate tax code from worst to 'one of the best'

There are problems with the Republican tax bill. Deficits aren't one of them.

There's No Way Congress Is Going to Fix Entitlements

Confusion over Trump's border wall delays spending talks

Senior GOP Rep. Gregg Harper to retire at end of term

2 GOP lawmakers are calling on Sessions to resign — and it looks like a ploy to kill the Russia probe

Questions about Trump's fitness raised by bombshell new book pose growing threat for Republicans in 2018 elections

******************************************
1/3/18

The Memo: DACA tensions roil GOP

This is what Orrin G. Hatch’s retirement means for the Senate 

Republicans are already admitting they need to fix their gigantic tax law — but that will be nearly impossible to do

Republicans passed their tax bill. Now they’re spending $10 million to promote it. 

Will the government shut down in January? Never say never. 

******************************************
1/2/18

Congress faces January logjam

Congress will return to a full slate of difficult issues 

Congress returns to work with slimmer GOP majority to accomplish Trump's agenda 

6 things we'll regret about the Trump tax cuts

Five fights facing Congress in 2018

Congress heads toward showdown over 'Dreamers'

Republicans should use newfound momentum to fix the budget

Republicans say don’t worry about the exploding deficit; they have a theory 

As top Judiciary Republican, Graham could preside over Trump & the Russia probe

House Russia probe poised to break down along partisan lines

Hatch announces retirement from Senate

Senator Hatch to retire, paving way for Romney run in Utah

GOP Rep. Shuster won't seek reelection

Michele Bachmann Says She’s Considering Running For Al Franken’s Senate Seat

******************************************
1/1/18

GOP set to shift tactics on ObamaCare in 2018

GOP senator defends First Amendment and 'shared facts' in New Year's Day video

Congress heads toward showdown over 'Dreamers'

House expands Russia probe to FBI, Justice use of unconfirmed dossier to snare Trump

Juan Williams: GOP establishment using Trump for its own ends

*****************************************
12/31/17

Top GOP Races To Watch In 2018

House Republican: ‘We're not talking about taking away benefits from those who deserve those benefits’

The GOP tax plan creates one of the largest new loopholes in decades

14 GOP Senators Set to Cash In on Tax Plan’s ‘Corker Kickback’

Graham: 2018 will be year of 'extreme danger'

‘You just can’t tweet here’: Graham urges Trump to lay out Iran strategy 

Devin Nunes, targeting Mueller and the FBI, alarms Democrats and some Republicans with his tactics 

Pence became ultimate tie-breaker in 2017

******************************************
12/30/17

--LOCAL NJ GOP NEWS--

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is leaving office, but probably not politics
___________________________

GOP lawmaker: FBI, DOJ officials 'should be held in contempt' if dossier docs not turned over

*****************************************
12/29/17

Five key decisions for the GOP on health care

ITEP Responds to MacArthur on GOP Tax Plan

Marco Rubio says tax bill 'probably went too far' on corporate handouts

The Republican tax bill spurred more than 120 public protests in November 

New tax law expected to slow rise of home values, creating winners and losers 

Republicans were hoping to move past Roy Moore, but he won’t let them 

Year in Review: In GOP Country, an Emerging Democratic Threat

*****************************************
12/28/17

Newt Gingrich: ‘The stage is being set’ for GOP landslide in 2018

5 lessons from a Republican year of governing dangerously 

McConnell and the Senate may have to hold off on entitlement reform

Quiet jockeying for McCain seat angers Republicans

How Sen. Pat Toomey turned the Republican tax bill away from populism 

Confusion reigns as people try to figure out property tax rules

In a Complex Tax Bill, Let the Hunt for Loopholes Begin

How The New Tax Plan May Affect You: Answers From An Expert

Get ready for a revived brawl over single-payer healthcare in California 

Most Americans do not support making cuts to programs for people with low incomes 

*****************************************
12/27/17

Republicans’ failure on health care is even greater than they realize 

Debate rages in the GOP over ObamaCare repeal

Jeff Flake is the latest Republican to acknowledge the GOP’s race and gender problem 

Orrin Hatch, Jeff Flake and the no-win scenario GOP senators face with Trump 

The Memo: Five Republicans who could primary Trump in 2020

All eyes on Sen. Hatch as he weighs reelection bid

GOP intraparty clash poised to shape U.S. Senate contest in Mississippi

Tax cuts might create jobs. But where are the workers? 

Tax collectors' phones are ringing. People are lining up. The property tax rush is on. 

House Intel panel subpoenas McCain associate over Trump dossier

How Republicans Could End Up in a Nightmare Scenario in 2018

******************************************
12/26/17

Victorious on taxes, GOP wonders: What's next?

Here's where home prices could take the biggest hit thanks to tax reform

GOP tax reform and changes to your paycheck

How the Republican Tax Plan Will Directly Affect You

The business case against the Republican tax reform victory

Why are so many Americans angry about a tax cut?

GOP frustration rises with Trump on trade

GOP lawmaker: Federal agencies need to be ‘purged’ of ‘deep state’ bias

Loose talk about war with North Korea is irresponsible - Kasich

Are White Women Finally Turning Against Republicans? Poll Shows Educated Voters Don't Want GOP in Congress

******************************************
12/25/17

Republicans knock holes in Affordable Care Act but don’t demolish the law

Utah paper tells Hatch to 'call it a career' in blistering editorial

GOPer: Trump’s Startling Plan to Kill Social Security in Second Term

Nikki Haley negotiates $285M cut in ‘bloated’ UN budget

Rosie O’Donnell tells Paul Ryan he’s going ‘straight to hell’

The current state of CHIP: What happens next as the children’s health program runs low on funds

*****************************************
12/24/17

Departing GOP lawmakers warn that their party could lose majorities in 2018 

Retiring Republicans warn party to be ‘prepared for the worst’

Retiring GOP rep: Congress 'worse off' than when he was first elected

Trump, GOP make peace after tax win — but will it last?

Trump and Republicans deliver gift that keeps on giving for Americans BY RONNA MCDANIE

Why Older Americans Should Be Terrified by the GOP Tax Plan

AT&T Announces Thousands of Layoffs, Firings Just In Time for Christmas

Flake on chaos of Trump campaign: 'Was that campaign even capable of colluding with anybody?'

Flake: Trump rallies reflect 'spasms of a dying party'

*****************************************
12/23/17

Will the tax bill help or hurt Republicans in 2018? It depends on who’s talking.

Can salesmanship about the tax bill change the GOP’s midterms fortunes? 

Tax overhaul could benefit self-employed

GOP senator slams 'dubious' report on charitable giving

New year to be a challenge for Republicans in Congress

Congress braces for a chaotic January

*****************************************
12/22/17

Trump signs sweeping tax bill into law 

When Will the New Tax Plan Kick In?

5 things to do before Jan. 1 to lower your tax bill 

New rules set off rush to prepay taxes

Tax reform ‘going to hurt’ New Jersey home values, analysts say

The Republican tax bill will make it harder for states and cities to pay their bills. 

The tax bill should've been called The Inequality Exacerbation Act

Workers Won't Profit From Corporate Tax Windfall

Trump’s working-class supporters are about to pay the price 

Tax cut complete, hawks push for military increase

Republicans, fearing midterm disaster, seek course correction

McConnell takes aim at Bannon as he looks ahead to challenges facing Republicans in 2018 

The Republican Grovelling at the White House Was an Alarm Call for 2018

Is an anti-Trump wave ahead for GOP in 2018? Signs say yes

*****************************************
12/21/17

The House passes spending, disaster measures Thursday to avert shutdown 

House votes to avert shutdown with approval of funding bill, and passes disaster aid package 

Senate passes stopgap spending bill, allowing Congress to avert partial government shutdown 

Government shutdown averted as funding deadline moved to January 19

34 things you need to know about the incoming tax law 

Taxpayers will have to wait to find out how they did under new legislation

Will You Be A Winner or Loser Under Trump’s Tax Plan? In 4 Updated Easy Charts

The Most Frightening Aspect of Trump’s Tax Triumph

In Tax Overhaul, Trump Tries to Defy the Economic Odds

Broken health-care pledge tests Collins-McConnell relationship

Congress votes to open Alaska refuge to oil drilling

Puerto Rico gov organizing Latinos to vote against Republicans in 2018

The Republican Party Has Bowed, Completely, to the Mad King

*****************************************
12/20/17

GOP tax bill passes Congress 

House approves tax bill, sending sweeping measure to Trump

White House, GOP celebrate passing sweeping tax bill

How Every Senator Voted on the Tax Bill

How Each House Member Voted on the Tax Bill

“Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”  (entire 1097 pages)

House Republicans Don’t Know Some Very Basic Facts About The Tax Bill They Wrote

The Republican tax bill was the easy part. The next debate could be much uglier. 

Trump, GOP take victory lap after passage of tax bill

Trump just admitted the GOP’s tax cuts were deceptively sold 

Tax bill heading to Trump's desk that even Republicans say could hurt New Jersey

13 ways you may get screwed in 2018, New Jersey

Senate passes Trump-backed bill shrinking your big tax break

Six reasons, besides bias, that explain negative media coverage of the Republican tax bill 

Meet some victims of the Trump tax plan

10 key takeaways from the Republican tax bill

Dozens of lawmakers stand to reap a tax windfall due to a GOP loophole

Political winners and losers from the Trump tax-cut bill

The GOP tax bill is business as usual in America’s unequal democracy 

The Republicans’ “Win” on Taxes Is a Loss for American Democracy

Ryan savors tax bill win, but coming fights could roil GOP

Paul Ryan says 'nobody knows' if tax bill will pay for itself

Americans have different ideas about what makes taxes ‘fair.’ But the GOP bill has something all sides oppose. 

The Daily 202: The tax bill is likely to become more popular after passage. Here’s how Republicans plan to sell it. 

Trouble brewing as GOP struggles with spending bill votes

House GOP leaders ditch government funding plan amid infighting

GOP leaders eye another shutdown-averting stopgap, punting big decisions into January 

Congress is dealing 2 big blows to Obama-era health law

Senate GOP pushes off ObamaCare bills until January

Congress Will Not Renew The Children’s Health Insurance Program This Year

Another poll spells trouble for the GOP in 2018 midterm elections

What exactly does 'not going anywhere' mean to Paul Ryan?

*****************************************
12/19/17

Senate passes tax bill, pushing it closer to Trump's desk

Senate approves tax bill, sends it back to House for final vote

House forced to revote on GOP tax bill Wednesday

House will have to vote on GOP tax bill again

Republican tax bill slightly delayed over Senate snag 

GOP celebrates as final tax vote nears

The Hill Interview: McConnell: 2017 a great year for GOP

Poll: Public sours on GOP tax plan as Democrats regain lead on economy

New tax law: NJ middle-class families won’t come out ahead, expert says

Bad news, homeowners: Tax bill would end deductions for interest on home equity loans

Battle rages over tax rules for churches

Protesters storm Congress to fight tax bill, as cameras point elsewhere 

Tax Bill Calculator: Will Your Taxes Go Up or Down?
INTERACTIVE

Will your taxes go up or down in 2018 under the new tax bill?
Interactive

Here's how the final GOP tax bill would hit your wallet

Americans have already made up their minds about the tax bill — and it looks brutal for the GOP

GOP Tax Plan to Add Tightening Pressure in Asia, Goldman Says

Tax bill includes an incentive for US companies to invest in foreign manufacturing

Three looming worries for bankers in final tax reform plan

Tax reform unleashes latest round of DC deficit hypocrisy

The G.O.P. Tax Bill Is Unworkable

House eyes $81 billion disaster funding package as shutdown 

McCain more popular among Dems than Republicans, CNN poll shows

Abortion fight threatens Collins deal, risks shutdown

Senate panel rejects Trump's nominee to lead Ex-Im Bank

The Memo: GOP seeks lift from Trump economy

*****************************************
12/18/17

GOP on precipice of major end-of-year tax victory

Republicans’ tax bill is limping across the finish line 

Trump, Republicans feel confident as they prepare for vote on tax bill

What’s in the Final Republican Tax Bill

The Final Version of the G.O.P. Tax Bill Is a Corrupt, Cruel, Budget-Busting Hairball

E.J. Dionne: The Republican tax bill is not just bad, it's corrupt

Tax Bill Calculator: Will Your Taxes Go Up or Down?

Bob Corker wants to know how a real estate provision wound up in final GOP tax plan

Want to know how the Trump-Republican tax bill will affect you? It's all here.

8 Winners and 5 Losers in the GOP Tax Bill

Half The Public Say Their Taxes Will Go Up Under GOP Plan

Here’s how to prepay your property taxes for next year before the GOP tax plan goes into effect

Will Americans learn to like the GOP tax bill?

Republicans are joining a festival of corruption 

After Trump bans words including ‘transgender’ at CDC, gay rights activists predict consequences for GOP 

******************************************
12/16/17 - 12/17/17

McCain, battling brain cancer, leaves Washington for Christmas break before contentious vote on tax bill

GOP, with tax bill finalized, makes its case to a skeptical public 

The essential tradeoff in the Republican tax bill, in one chart 

Flush with momentum, GOP speeds toward tax votes

On the eve of the tax vote, Republicans place a big bet for 2018

Republicans at state level fret over GOP tax overhaul

GOP chairman worried by Trump's stance on Russian interference

Three Trump judicial nominees stumble — with Republicans

Kasich: People are not happy with GOP being 'small, angry and narrow'

‘I don’t feel like this is for us’: In land of large families, deep uncertainty over impact of tax overhaul

GOP faces 5-day scramble to pass tax bill, avoid government shutdown 

******************************************
12/15/17

GOP unveils final tax bill as they ready for vote next week

The final GOP tax bill is complete. Here’s what is in it. 

READ: The final text of the Republican tax bill

Republicans unveil final version of tax bill

GOP tax bill: A look at the finalized brackets

Republicans have votes to pass tax plan after Rubio, Corker pledge support 

What key Republican senators are saying about voting for the GOP tax plan

Know Before You File: Tax Breaks for 2018

Colleges trash GOP tax bill, say it would hurt financial aid

Five Ways That the Republican Tax Bill Is a Giveaway to the Super-Rich

Michael Bloomberg: CEOs like me don't need the money the Trump-GOP tax bill provides | Opinion

New York's wealthiest are threatening a mass exodus because of the GOP tax plan

Once Unthinkable, Now Possible: Senate Looks Like a Tossup in 2018

Moore tells supporters 'battle is not over' in Senate race

Will Maine’s Susan Collins have a ‘House of Cards’ moment?

*****************************************
12/14/17

Obstacles emerge as GOP races to tax finish

The Finance 202: Wall Street may not get absolutely everything it wants in GOP tax package 

GOP considers letting tax cuts for families expire sooner

Proposed tax for graduate students killed, student loan interest deduction saved in congressional bill 

Rubio to vote against GOP tax bill unless tax credit for working poor is expanded

Marco Rubio opposes current GOP tax plan; Mike Lee is undecided

GOP tax plan: How key senators will vote

VP Mike Pence delays Middle East trip as he could have to break tie on tax bill

Farenthold won't run for reelection

The Latest: GOP leader offers huge budget boost for military

Republicans turn wrath against Steve Bannon after Roy Moore’s loss

Just how much trouble are Republicans in? 

Paul Ryan 'soul searching,' possible he could leave Congress after 2018 elections

Paul Ryan Sees His Wild Washington Journey Coming to An End

*****************************************
12/13/17

Republicans reach compromise tax plan, expanding tax cuts for the wealthy 

Republicans reach a tentative tax deal; Trump says he'd sign a bill with 21% corporate rate

GOP strikes deal on Trump tax cuts

Okay, now Republicans’ tax bill is close to becoming reality 

Factbox: What is in the U.S. Republicans' final tax bill

Key details revealed in Republican tax deal

Republican tax deal is a monstrosity

Chuck Schumer wants GOP to delay tax vote until Doug Jones is seated

Alabama Election Results: Doug Jones Defeats Roy Moore in U.S. Senate Race

Doug Jones' apparent win makes the GOP's tax reform push even more urgent

8 numbers out of Alabama that should terrify Republicans

Republicans relieved by Moore loss in Alabama

Roy Moore’s loss in Alabama ends roller coaster few months for Colorado’s Cory Gardner

Shelby after Moore loss: GOP 'dodged that bullet'

‘A spiritual battle:’ How Roy Moore tested white evangelical allegiance to the Republican Party 

Winners and losers from the Alabama special election 

As Democrats add Senate seat, GOP left to cast blame over Alabama failure 

In Alabama, a lousy night for Republicans and a resounding defeat for Trump 

Ky. lawmaker accused of assault dies in apparent suicide

GOP doesn't want a shutdown, but no one can say how the showdown ends

*****************************************
12/12/17

Alabama Senate results: Democrat Doug Jones declared winner over Roy Moore 

Democrat Doug Jones beats Roy Moore to claim deep-red Alabama Senate seat

Doug Jones’s victory scrambles the Republican congressional agenda 

Analysis: In stunning 2017 defeats, Republicans see vision of difficulties in 2018

GOP plan would stick millions with bigger tax bills—this chart shows your odds of getting hit

GOP eyes raising corporate rate to 21 percent, lowering top individual tax rate

Congressional Republicans in advanced talks to reduce the tax rate for top earners to 37 percent as part of final tax bill 

Why the Tax Bill's Errors Won't Be Fixed

Key GOP voice on immigration accuses bipartisan caucus of withholding a potential ‘dreamers’ compromise 

Sen. Grassley tells Trump to ‘reconsider’ two judicial picks

Senate Confirms Federal Judge Rated 'Not Qualified' To Serve

More Republicans in Congress criticize FCC's net neutrality plan

The Memo: Many in GOP are rooting against their own candidate

Either outcome in Alabama is a self-inflicted wound by Senate GOP 

Roy Moore holds lead in Alabama special election for U.S. Senate 

What I Saw Inside Roy Moore's Barn Burner

‘How is my daughter a pervert?’: Alabama dad’s plain-spoken rebuke of Roy Moore strikes a nerve 

Doug Jones declared victor in Alabama race for Senate; Roy Moore may seek recount 

Alabama's Doug Jones may not take office until 2018

*****************************************
12/11/17

Republicans fret over tax bill's unpopularity

This week: GOP seeks to finish tax overhaul

Analysis: Speed + partisanship – precision = GOP tax bill

GOP tax cuts will pay for themselves — but only if other changes happen too, Treasury says

Sen. Chuck Grassley highlights the problems the GOP tax bill still faces

Report: GOP tax plans would limit taxpayers' ability to write off losses from wildfires

Republicans step up defense of ‘not qualified’ judicial nominees

Doug Jones victory could upend GOP agenda in 2018

Sen. Susan Collins 'Disappointed' That RNC Resumed Support For Roy Moore

Donald Trump, Roy Moore, and the Degradation of the G.O.P.

America Is Heading for an Unprecedented Constitutional Crisis

*****************************************
12/10/17

As tax plan gained steam, GOP lost focus on the middle class 

Tax reform: 5 things they’re not telling you

‘Very, very scary’: 8.8 million Americans face big tax hike if Republicans scrap the medical deduction 

Senator says tax group in 'la la land' on GOP plan

Collins: I haven't decided on tax vote

U.S. Senator Collins says undecided on final tax bill vote

Five issues that could derail a spending deal

GOP senator: Moore would 'immediately' face ethics probe if elected

Comstock: It bothers me that Trump and RNC are supporting Moore

Shelby bucks his party and president to oppose Moore for Senate 

Shelby: Trump won't be the difference for Moore in Alabama election

Poll: Percentage of Americans Identifying As Republican Has Dropped Since Trump Won

Senators clash over direction of RussiaClinton probes

*****************************************
12/9/17

GOP lawmakers reconsider proposal to shrink corporate tax cut

Tax conference announces open meeting next week

Flake rebuts Trump: US doesn't have a 'sick' or 'rigged' system

Congress reeling from sexual harassment deluge

Trump critic John Kasich eyes 2020 presidential run, talks future of GOP

Roy Moore’s bid isn’t about Alabama — it’s about America

*****************************************
12/8/17

GOP is set to pass a tax cut nobody likes, pushed by a president they like even less

House vs. Senate: The Tax Changes Up for Debate and How
Different Taxpayers Would Fare

Gary Cohn says GOP is working toward fixing one of the tax bill's biggest issues—deductions

The Trump tax cuts could be much worse than advertised

Maine’s Susan Collins was a health care hero, but now advocates are branding her a villain

Collins says she's reconsidering vote on taxes

Final votes by Sens. Collins and Rubio on GOP tax bill up in air if their conditions aren't met

Cory Gardner urged the Senate to expel Roy Moore, but there’s little talk of that among fellow Republicans

Ex-Breitbart spokesman Kurt Bardella leaves Republican party over its support of Roy Moore

Roy Moore's claim that America was 'great' during slavery resurfaces, sparking huge backlash

Like Trump, Moore breaking the rules of modern-day politics

How Republicans are immunizing their voters against whatever Mueller uncovers 

Conservatives ramp up attacks on Mueller

Yes, a government shutdown before Christmas is still possible

******************************************
12/7/17

House passes spending bill, sending measure to Senate to stave off shutdown

Senate backs bill to keep government open

Congress passes short-term deal to stave off shutdown, setting up late-December spending fight

Senate sends funding bill to Trump to avert shutdown

Collins considers changing vote on tax bill over amendments

Trent Franks resigns from Congress over discussion of surrogate motherhood

FBI director defends bureau’s integrity as GOP lawmakers press him on Trump, Clinton probes

More than a million children could lose their health insurance next year

The Closing of the Republican Mind

7 Other Reasons Every American Should Be Worried About Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore

******************************************
12/6/17

GOP leaders considering 22 percent corporate tax rate as deadlines near, sources say

House tax positions begin to emerge ahead of talks with Senate

Among the Tax Bill’s Biggest Losers: High-Income, Blue State Taxpayers

NJ Politics Digest: Gottheimer, Lance Try to Save SALT Deduction

Experts are starting to find massive errors in the GOP tax bill after it went through Congress at lightning speed

Government shutdown would hurt economy

GOP leaders tamp down opposition to shutdown strategy

A national sales tax is coming

Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' in 2018

Ryan says Republicans to target welfare, Medicare, Medicaid spending in 2018

House passes concealed carry gun bill

GOP and Dems bitterly divided by immigration

Republicans hammer Mueller, FBI as Russia investigation intensifies

GOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat

******************************************
12/5/17

House GOP leaders slam a last-minute business tax addition to the Senate tax bill

Tax win will embolden GOP to gut health care for the most in need

Republicans Meet to Merge Tax Plans as Corporations Fret

Quinnipiac: Only 29% of Americans approve of GOP tax plan

TRIO OF TOP DEMOCRATS COULD GO TO COURT TO SCUTTLE GOP TAX REFORM

House GOP delays work on funding bill amid conservative demands

Right scrambles GOP budget strategy

The race to fund the government is on

GOP leaders agree to consider Dec. 30 spending bill

Right scrambles GOP budget strategy

House Republicans introduce 2-week stopgap to fund government, children's health insurance program

Immigration in spotlight as budget battle intensifies

Senate confirms Kirstjen Nielsen to head Department of Homeland Security, installing a close ally of John F. Kelly

Flake donates $100 to Doug Jones campaign: 'Country over Party'

Jeff Flake's devastating indictment of his Republican Party, in 11 quotes

Divisions in both parties over spending raise risks of a shutdown on Friday

Roy Moore's Spokesperson Just Brought His Senate Campaign to a New Low

Is a Senate seat really worth this?

Is Trump Scaring Voters? Republican Affiliation Dips in Year Since Election, Poll Shows
******************************************
12/4/17

Moore victory is no victory for the GOP and the nation'

RNC reinstates support for Moore after Trump endorsement

The RNC is funding Roy Moore’s campaign again

Here are the tax plan differences the House and Senate still need to figure out

Republicans’ tax bill still has some major hurdles to get over before it becomes reality

Tax bill on its way to conference committee, but not without a hiccup

Here’s the problem with high-speed tax cuts

House Republicans Already Shooting Down Tax Bill’s Promises

How the tax bill just made it significantly more dangerous to be a woman in America

13 ways the tax bills would affect people: Senate and House differ on key points

Not all businesses like the GOP tax cuts. Just ask some big local industries

In a pro-Trump area, many are skeptical of GOP tax plan

What happened when North Carolina cut taxes like the GOP plans to for the country

This week: Congress seeks to avoid a shutdown

GOP Medicaid work rules imperil care for opioid abusers

Lindsey Graham Warns War With North Korea Is Imminent

Lawmakers seek end to taxpayer-backed sexual harassment settlements

Woman shares new evidence of relationship with Roy Moore when she was 17

Juan Williams: The GOP has divided America

****************************************
12/3/17

Top GOP senator: House and Senate 'not that far apart' on tax bill

Senator predicts Congress will wrap up tax work in two weeks

McConnell predicts unpopular tax bill will be a winning issue for GOP

McConnell: 'Impossible' to promise every member of middle class gets a tax cut

Collins on support for GOP tax bill: I want to see what comes out of conference committee

GOP Senator Implies Those Who Aren't Millionaires Waste Money On 'Booze, Women'

Mulvaney: I doubt there will be 'significant change' to White House view on corporate taxes

‘This is class warfare’: Tax vote sparks political brawl over populism that will carry into 2018 elections

The biggest political scandal of our time is the national debt

McConnell: There will be no government shutdown

Defense hawks warn spending fix could hobble military

Mitch McConnell backtracks three weeks after saying Roy Moore should drop out: 'I’m going to let the people of Alabama make the call'

Graham: If anyone knows whether there was collusion, it's Flynn

*****************************************
12/2/17

Senate passes Republican tax plan in major win for Trump and party leaders

Senate Republicans pass massive, radical social engineering project they call a tax bill

How McConnell kept Republicans in line to win Senate tax bill

Why Republicans who once fought budget debt now embrace it

Oil drilling in ANWR moves ahead as part of Senate tax bill

Winners and losers in the Senate GOP tax bill: A running list

Republican Tax Bill Could Hurt U.S. Military, According to Top Generals

What does the Senate tax plan mean for you?

How an unequal tax cut grew more unequal

Senate GOP repeals ObamaCare mandate

Here are 7 differences Republicans must resolve
between their tax bills

The Biggest Sticking Points Between Senate and House Tax Bills

Trump waffles on size of corporate tax cut, hours after Senate GOP passes bill that met his demands

House conservatives cast doubt on GOP leaders' shutdown strategy

Democrats fume over ‘absurd’ GOP tax bill full of last-minute handwritten edits

The Passage of the Senate Republican Tax Bill Was a Travesty

*****************************************
12/1/17

CBO: Senate tax bill increases deficit by $1.4 trillion

Senators vote down Rubio-Lee child tax credit expansion

GOP defeats Schumer bid to delay tax vote

Senate GOP releases new version of tax bill ahead of vote

Heritage Act will 'key vote' Senate GOP tax overhaul

The final tax bill Democrats got from Republicans is covered in handwritten notes — and senators are complaining it's unreadable

GOP tax plan includes special break for conservative college

The Latest: Bill would help pay for private school tuition

McConnell works to salvage tax bill

McConnell says Senate has the votes to pass GOP tax bill

Top GOP senators say they have the votes to pass tax bill

GOP leaders win two key votes for tax legislation

Sen. Jeff Flake to give key vote backing GOP tax bill. The Arizona Republican says he was promised 'dreamers' would be protected.

Corker to vote no on GOP tax bill

As the Senate nears a vote, it’s worth remembering how far from the norm this tax-reform push has been

GOP eyes post-tax-cut changes to welfare, Medicare and Social Security

President Trump says the tax bill will ‘cost me a fortune.’ That’s false.

Contradicted by deficit study, Republican tax plan in disarray

The Senate’s Official Scorekeeper Says the Republican Tax Plan Would Add $1 Trillion to the Deficit

A Capitol Hill Scorekeeper Eviscerates the G.O.P.’s Tax Math

Senate panel advances $3.4 billion plan to dramatically expand benefits for veterans’ caregivers

How tax reform could push more states to legalize marijuana

House Republicans’ divisions threaten plans to avert government shutdown

*****************************************
11/30/17

The Senate tax bill has hit a snag, votes to continue Friday

Senate close to a vote on tax reform: Live updates

Senate leaders push tax debate into Friday

As Senate tax vote nears, GOP leaders scramble for votes

Drama: GOP senators hold up tax vote

Inspector general launches inquiry into whether Treasury hid Republican tax bill analysis

How Medicare could see a cut thanks to the Republican tax plan

Marco Rubio wants to make a huge change to the GOP tax bill — and Trump won't like it

McCain a yes on tax reform, boosting Republicans

Collins: Health-care fix will pass before tax bill

GOP to reduce tax relief by $350B to win over deficit hawks

The Tax Bill’s Automatic Spending Cuts

The Tax Bill Is a Health Bill

The Finance 202: Trump and GOP blowing through yellow lights on way to massive tax overhaul

Three reasons Republican senators will end up without real tax reform

House conservatives won't back spending bill with ObamaCare payments

Six things Coloradans should watch in the Senate tax bill

CEOs don’t buy the trickle-down promises of the tax bill

Republicans Insist Tax Cuts Will Benefit Workers, But CEOs Have Other Plans

Estimated deficits and debt under the Chairman’s amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Senate Republicans consider a future tax increase in their tax bill after report shows current measure drives up deficit by $1 trillion

I’m a Depression historian. The GOP tax bill is straight out of 1929.

Senate women: Rules on harassment must change

*****************************************
11/29/17

Senate rushes tax bill forward, but Republicans split over key details

Senate GOP votes to begin debate on tax bill

Senate GOP advances tax bill toward vote later this week, but changes are still being made

Senate hits another roadblock in push for GOP’s tax-reform plan

What Republicans say when asked why their tax bill benefits the rich most of all

New Evidence the GOP Tax Bills Tilt Toward the Wealthy

TRUMP’S TAX PLAN GIVES $520 BILLION TO WEALTHY FOREIGNERS AT THE EXPENSE OF AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS

4 popular deductions the GOP tax plan would end

Here's what the Senate Republicans' tax plan means if you're making $25,000, $75,000, or $175,000 a year

The GOP Tax Cuts Are Even More Unpopular Than Past Tax Hikes

Even With ‘Fixes,’ The GOP Tax Cut Plan Would Likely Damage Health Care

Some GOP senators aren't happy about the tool being used to win Corker's tax vote

The CBO just released a report that should worry Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski

Senate GOP to increase passthrough deduction to 20%

A Republican Tax Scam Advances

Trump opens GOP eyes on tax reform

Chances for government shutdown rising

John McCain, families of Code Talkers slam Trump over ‘Pocahontas’ jab

*****************************************
11/28/17

Why are Republicans in such a rush to pass tax reform? To outrun the truth.

How the Senate tax bill affects rich and poor, in three charts

Senate GOP leadership speak out after meeting with Trump

Senate Republican tax plan clears hurdle with help from two key GOP holdouts

Senate committee advances GOP tax bill, moving closer to floor vote

The Melting Republican Opposition to Tax Cuts

This is the GOP's big gamble on tax reform

Senate Republicans Could Pass Tax Bill By Week’s End

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE COST ESTIMATE

Chances for government shutdown rising

*****************************************
11/27/17

Congress returns to nightmare December

Two Republican senators threaten to vote against GOP tax bill

Second Republican senator announces 'no' vote on tax legislation

Rand Paul: 'I plan to vote for the Senate tax bill' despite problems

The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on Senate tax bill

Any 3 of these 6 Republican senators could kill the tax GOP bill

Wavering GOP senators must face three hard truths on tax reform

GOP lawmaker uses fuzzy math to make case for small-business tax cuts

Lowest-income Americans would take bigger hit than first thought under Senate GOP tax bill, CBO says

In Tax Debate, Gift to Religious Right Could Be Bargaining Chip

Is a GOP win more important than tax plan unpopularity?

Judd Gregg: Tax reform and the debt

Five health-care fights facing Congress in December

Congress has two months to act or 75,000 kids and pregnant women in Colorado will lose health insurance

Congress poised to jam through reauthorization of mass surveillance

House panel to weigh bill expanding gun rights

Goodbye, Republican Congress

*****************************************
11/26/17

GOP leaders in advanced talks to change tax plan in bid to win over holdouts

Despite skeptical public, GOP pushing ahead on tax-cut plan

Senate GOP tax bill hurts the poor more than originally thought, CBO finds

Graham: Failure 'not an option' on taxes

Graham: Trump throwing 'a lifeline' to Moore

GOP senator: Trump should ask Moore to step aside in race

Dem lead in generic ballot polls worries GOP

*****************************************
11/25/17

GOP tax bill draws fire from AARP, universities

GOP bets that tax bill will unlock corporate cash overseas

GOP’s Fridge Promise on Taxes Has Some Seeking Cold, Hard Facts

Why the GOP Tax Bill Is So Unpopular

Grover Norquist talks hurdles facing GOP tax plan

Hidden in GOP tax bill: A plan to turn churches into dark-money spigots

The GOP’s Lonely Deficit Hawks Just Might Kill the Trump Tax Cuts

Could the battle for the GOP’s soul leave Republicans unelectable?

Trump’s defense of Moore compounds split in GOP

*****************************************
11/24/17

Republicans are repeating a reckless cycle

Will a Corporate Tax Cut Lift Worker Pay? A Union Wants It in Writing

Why this is the worst time for deficit-financed tax cuts

States prepare to shut down children’s health programs if Congress doesn’t act

Congress has handed Trump a historic presidential victory

Republican retirements give Democrats hope for election wave

*****************************************
11/23/17

Expiring provisions threaten to upend promised tax relief

The GOP tax plan got a triple whammy of brutal reviews

Twin GOP tax plans will erode domestic spending

A new analysis shows the Senate GOP tax bill fails a key test that would prevent it from passing

Poll: Economists Unanimous That Debt Would Balloon Under GOP Tax Plan

Will the Government Shut Down in December Over Immigration Reform?

Sen. Flake: President 'Made Big Mistake' Supporting Roy Moore

'If it was my daughter, I'd break his face': Republican lawmaker and former Navy SEAL unleashes on Roy Moore

Congressman on tape tells woman he would report her to Capitol Police because she could expose his secret sex life

Congressional Russia Probes Likely to Head Into 2018

*****************************************
11/22/17

Senate releases tax bill text ahead of ‘unusually fast’ vote

The Finance 202: There is something very strange about the GOP tax plan

Senate tax bill could undermine tax-harvesting robo-advisors

House Republicans have a little-known plan to raise taxes on teachers by $2 billion

Tax Reform Is Gonna Eat My Lunch!

How the Trump tax cuts will affect you

Worried about moves to tax tuition waivers, Utah graduate students rally against GOP tax plans

Tax Reform Is Gonna Eat My Lunch!

Obamacare is thriving despite GOP attempts to kill it

Actuaries warn Congress mandate repeal would increase premiums

GOP rep apologizes for lewd photo shared on Twitter

Roy Moore campaign refuses to substantiate claims about accuser

Trump, Senate GOP at odds over Roy Moore

Key GOP senator breaks his promise on judicial nominees

*****************************************
11/21/17

Establishment GOP conflicted over potential Moore win

Ex-RNC chair: Trump's comments on Roy Moore 'beyond stupid'

NJ Politics Digest: Lance Has ‘No Reason to Disbelieve’ Trump Accusers

House Ethics panel announces probe of Conyers

Trump’s tax plan would shaft 11 million taxpayers

Don't be fooled: Republicans aren't simplifying the tax code

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski announces support for repealing individual mandate, a potential boost to tax overhaul

House GOP tax plan would fall $1.3 trillion short of paying for itself, study finds

Economic growth would not pay for Senate tax cuts, analysis says

Fight erupts over tax credit for 'orphan' disease drugs

Congress barreling toward explosive immigration fight

‘It is intentional sabotage’: Utahns rally against Republican tax-reform bills

The Federal Reserve is primed to do a very foolish thing over the Republican tax bill

Facing 'hard decisions,' health centers plead for restored funding

******************************************
11/20/17

Alabama election has GOP racing against the clock

Why evangelicals are again backing a Republican despite allegations of sexual misconduct

For some GOP women, the ultimate women’s issue right now is the GOP tax plan

Here’s the incredibly unpopular GOP tax reform plan — in one graph

The Finance 202: The competing demands of GOP senators could doom tax overhaul

Here are the Senate Republicans who will decide the fate of the tax bill

Who stands to lose in the GOP tax bill?

Will Cutting the Health Mandate Pay for Tax Cuts? Not Necessarily

The Republican War on College

The Senate just made it a lot easier for Trump to appoint federal judges, over Democrats’ objections

Sen. Lamar Alexander: I like GOP majority, but problems n...


*****************************************
11/19/17

Two GOP senators say Roy Moore shouldn’t run for office

GOP senator: Capitol Hill's sexual harassment reporting protocol is 'totally inappropriate'

Senate GOP running out of options to stop Moore

Mulvaney: Accusations against Moore 'credible'

Marc Short: Trump would be campaigning for Roy Moore if he wasn’t ‘concerned’

Flake on hot mic: GOP 'toast' if we become the party of Trump, Moore

Collins: Sexual harassment allegations against Trump ‘remain very disturbing’

Collins still weighing tax bill: 'I think there will be changes'

Lisa Murkowski saved Obamacare. But here's why she may not abandon Republicans on taxes

GOP Tax Bill Is The End Of All Economic Sanity In Washington

Mick Mulvaney defends GOP tax bill (full interview)

Trump administration officials use Sunday news shows to lie about GOP tax bills

Mnuchin: 'I don't know' if individual tax cuts will extend beyond 2025

GOP governors facing 2018 conundrum: Trump

Texas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request

****************************************
11/18/17

The Shocking Math of the Republican Tax Plan

The Difference Between the House and Senate Tax Bills In One Simple Chart

GOP defends Trump judicial nominee with no trial experience

Ad encourages GOP rep to vote no on tax bill

Senate bill would impose new privacy limits on accessing NSA’s surveillance data

*****************************************
11/17/17

Republicans are still a long way from their tax bill becoming reality

The Republican Tax Strategy: Speed, Subterfuge, and Diversion

Tax Overhaul Drama Moves to Senate as House Approves Its Bill

Senate advances tax bill — but some Republicans have problems with it

The 13 House Republicans who voted against the GOP tax plan

Family leave tax credit added to latest GOP tax bill

Senate Republicans Slip 'Flimflam' Paid Leave Proposal Into Tax Bill

‘Don’t spew that stuff on me’: The debate over whether Republicans’ tax bill will only help the rich, in one heated video

Mnuchin says only 'million dollar' earners will pay higher taxes—TaxPolicyCenter and others show otherwise

Who Really Gets a Tax Increase if the Individual Mandate Goes Away?

House passes tax bill but faces skeptical public

The tax-cut package is extremely unpopular, and it's not hard to see why

The Finance 202: 'Biggest tax cut in American history' isn't popular with many Americans

Forget tax reform. The looming government shutdown could be an even bigger disaster for GOP

Free trade is becoming more popular — especially among Republicans

Most Americans say Trump and Republicans responsible for any future problems with Obamacare, poll finds

Middle-Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs

Medicare 'Part B' premiums to rise next year for many

*****************************************
11/16/17

House passes sweeping tax bill in huge victory for GOP

House Republicans Pass Tax Bill

The House just passed its big tax bill. Here’s what is in it.

The House just passed a $1.5 trillion tax bill that’s brutal for poor people

Home builders, Realtors oppose House-passed tax reform package

Trump tax reform threatens historic tax credit that preserved Des Moines buildings

Former Pentagon chiefs to Congress: If you’re serious about defense, don’t pass current GOP tax bill

House passes GOP tax bill, upping pressure on struggling Senate effort

House Republicans pass tax plan, Senate plan's future unclear

Senate tax bill would cut taxes of wealthy and increase taxes on families earning less than $75,000 by 2027

GOP tax bill would spike Obamacare premiums nearly $2,000 for families, trigger Medicare cuts

How Medicare could see a cut thanks to the Republican tax plan

Republicans need to 'call Sen. Johnson's bluff' and add more middle class tax cuts now

Republican senators urge White House to back off on adding end date to NAFTA

Alabama GOP rebuffs pressure to abandon Roy Moore

If Roy Moore pulls off Senate win, expelling him is no slam dunk for McConnell

McConnell: Ethics Committee should review Franken allegations

*****************************************
11/15/17

Republicans Slap an Expiration Date on Middle-Class Tax Cuts

Republicans’ risky attempt to repeal the Obamacare individual mandate with their tax plan

The Finance 202: Senate GOP is gambling bigly by rolling back individual mandate in tax package

Every Tax Cut and Tax Increase in the House G.O.P. Bill and What It Would Cost

Those Republican tax cuts will become tax hikes

Republicans Explain Why They Want Permanent Tax Cuts For Corporations But Not People

Trump's top economic adviser can't contain his surprise after CEOs say his tax plan won't make them invest more

Johnson says he will not support tax-reform bill

These House Republicans Could Cause Problems For The Tax Bill

Sen. Cornyn on opposition to tax bill, Roy Moore scandal

Elite colleges with fat endowments are on the defensive as the GOP drags them into a D.C. tax fight

GOP senators seek to 'gut' ACA via state waivers

Why Jeff Sessions may be the GOP’s only Alabama option: Protest votes for Roy Moore

GOP hopes Trump will save Alabama Senate seat

The GOP’s problematic decision to believe Roy Moore’s accusers but not Trump’s

*****************************************
11/14/17

--LOCAL NJ GOP NEWS--

NJ Politics Digest: Battle Over GOP Tax Plan Comes to Jersey

NJ CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION DEEPLY DIVIDED ON TRUMP TAX REFORM
_________________________

House GOP moving full speed to get tax reform done by year-end

House panel sets up floor debate on GOP tax reform bill

Senate GOP tax bill will include repeal of ObamaCare mandate

GOP chairman releases modifications to tax bill, including mandate repeal

Republican tax bill could slash $25 billion from Medicare, CBO says

If Trump's new tax plan passes and you make $500,000 a year, you're about to get slammed

3 tax changes that would affect homeowners

A Republican senator finally admitted what's needed to fix the tax bill — and Trump won't like it

Senate Tax Bill Makes Millionaires Eligible For Child Tax Credit

The GOP tax bill is no place to attack reproductive rights

Haste on Tax Measures May Leave a Trail of Loopholes

Ryan: House to mandate anti-sexual harassment training

Ryan: House to mandate anti-sexual harassment training

Mitch McConnell Presses Roy Moore to Step Aside, Says ‘I Believe the Women’

National Republican move against Roy Moore grows — but key Alabama Republicans are not joining in

GOP megadonor Adelson publicly breaks with Bannon

Stock surge raises pressure on GOP to deliver

You want to see how to stand up to Trump?

****************************************
11/13/17

GOP mobilizes against Moore

McConnell: Roy Moore should step aside

Senate GOP campaign chairman calls for Moore to be expelled if he wins

How the Roy Moore scandal raises GOP concerns for 2018

John Kasich on Roy Moore, Democrats and 2020 (Full)

Tough decisions loom as congressional GOP moves closer to tax-cut plan

Trump calls for major last-minute changes to GOP tax plans

Senate tax tweak would curb pretax 401(k) catch-up contributions

Analysis says Senate bill would hike taxes for 13.8 million

The Finance 202: House aims to pass tax overhaul this week as businesses urge caution

Silicon Valley is freaking out about this provision in the Senate tax bill regarding stock options

Juan Williams: GOP is shackled to Trump

John McCain uses Trump's favourite insult against him after he fails to raise human rights with Duterte

Can Senator Corker Save the State Department?

Sessions considering second special counsel to investigate Republican concerns, letter shows

*****************************************
11/12/17

GOP nears initial victory on tax reform

GOP leaders bullish tax bill will pass the House this week

McConnell to NYT: I 'misspoke' on tax increase for middle class in Senate plan

Key GOP chairman: House will not accept 'total elimination' of property tax deductions

Toomey: 'No good reason' to subsidize high-tax states

Mnuchin: House and Senate tax bills have 'absolute same objectives'

How your tax bracket could change in 2018 under Trump's tax plan, in 2 charts

More than 400 millionaires tell Congress: Don’t cut our taxes

Real estate groups ready to battle GOP on tax proposals

Fight over paid leave heating up in Congress

GOP retreat from Moore intensifies

GOP senator: Moore denial not as strong as the allegations

Toomey calls on Moore to step aside: 'Accusations have more credibility than the denial'

*****************************************
11/11/17

Republicans had a great week on taxes. Or did they?

The Republican Tax Plan Is Doomed, But It's Still Worth Gawking at in Amazement

GOP rushes to cut ties to Moore

Cassidy pulls endorsement of Moore

Roy Moore’s refusal to exit Alabama Senate race reflects diminished power of Washington

Alabama Governor May Delay Election to Deal With Roy Moore Allegations

Trump judge nominee, 36, who has never tried a case, wins approval of Senate panel

McCain blasts Trump: 'There's nothing 'America First'' about believing Putin

*****************************************
11/10/17

Mounting GOP retirements threaten House majority

This one map shows the Republicans’ problem in Virginia

McConnell walks back claim about middle-class tax cuts

Paul Ryan abandons key boast on Republican tax cut plan

Tax split between House, Senate poses a big challenge

Senate candidate Roy Moore does not rule out that he may have dated teen girls when he was in his 30s

Moore defends himself as pressure mounts

Two GOP senators withdraw Roy Moore endorsements after sexual misconduct allegations

Republicans Try to Block Moore’s Path as Candidate Denies Sexual Misconduct

All the Appalling Ways Republicans Are Defending Roy Moore

Should he stay or should he go? The reason Republicans can’t quite ditch Roy Moore yet.

*****************************************
11/9/17

Here's what's in the Senate Republican tax plan

Senate GOP plan would delay corporate tax cut, protect mortgage interest deduction

Senate to delay corporate tax cut, breaking with Trump and House

GOP tax bill clears hurdle, heads to House floor

Live coverage: Day four of the Ways and Means GOP tax bill markup

Congress Weighs Repeal of Tax Credit for Rare Disease Drugs

Key differences between the Senate and House tax plans

REVEALED: Senate Republicans just unveiled their enormous tax bill — and it has some significant differences from the House

Lindsey Graham bluntly summarizes GOP's motivation for tax reform: 'The financial contributions will stop'

Senate and House negotiators strike defense bill deal that outspends Trump

Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32

Moore after sexual allegations: 'I refuse to stand down'

Mitch McConnell calls on Roy Moore to exit Alabama Senate race ‘if these allegations are true’

Virginia GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte Announces He Is Retiring

Voters just sent a message: Republicans are way out of step on health care

GOP anxiety rises over ’18 midterms

‘Canary in the coal mine’: Republicans fear Democratic wins mean more losses to come

House Intelligence Panel Is Expected to Interview Sessions

U.S. Risks ‘Coup’ if Mueller Investigation Continues, Republicans Warn

A list of who's leaving Congress

Blue Dog Democrats taking hard line on GOP tax bill

*****************************************
11/8/17

GOP's 'class warfare' tactics will doom tax reform

GOP tax cut plan would add $1.7 trillion to the deficit, CBO projects

Repeal of medical deduction prompts tax bill pushback

Poor Housing Investment Gets Worse in Tax Plan

Push to restore adoption credit gains steam

Ted Cruz Is Pushing to Include Obamacare Mandate Repeal in Tax Bill

Senate tax plan will not include controversial 20% excise tax on imports by multinational companies: Sources

Live coverage: Day three of the Ways and Means GOP tax bill markup

Top GOP senator says election losses could complicate tax reform

Tuesday’s elections offer fresh evidence that the ground is shifting beneath GOP

Republicans Fret About 2018 After Tuesday’s Ballot Box Trouble

Voters just raised a massive red flag for the GOP's agenda

Republicans seek new path after failure of Gillespie’s ‘Trumpism without Trump’

Former RNC Chair Michael Steele Trolls Donald Trump Over Virginia Loss

House panel drops effort to force testimony on Trump 'dossier'

Paul Ryan erases any doubt: ‘We’re with Trump’

*****************************************
11/7/17

Senate GOP tax bill could delay corporate tax cut and make other major changes that break sharply with House plan

GOP criticism of tax bill grows, but few ready to vote against it

Live coverage: Day two of the Ways and Means GOP tax bill markup

Two words in the GOP tax bill mean tens of billions for the superwealthy

NFL opposes US Republican tax plan on stadium funding

GOP Rep. LoBiondo to retire

Texas GOP lawmaker won’t seek reelection

Texas Republican Rep. Ted Poe announces retirement

Retirements shine spotlight on GOP term limits for chairs

Trump woos Democrats as conservatives demand changes to House GOP tax bill

*****************************************
11/6/17

GOP unlikely to repeal ObamaCare mandate in tax measure

This week: GOP seeks to advance tax overhaul

Live coverage: Ways and Means begins tax bill markup

Three (almost) inexplicable parts of the Republican tax plan

The most controversial parts of the House's tax plan

Tax Reform: A Back Door To Killing Health Care, Medicare, And More

Facing pockets of dissent, Republicans begin revising tax bill

House GOP leaders just scored a big win for their giant tax plan

Influential think tank retracts analysis of GOP tax bill

GOP Tax Bill Mostly Benefits The Wealthy, Tax Policy Center Finds

Tax reform state of play: Markup day

*****************************************
11/5/17

Tax reform sprint leaves little time for funding fight

Using tax legislation to overhaul Obamacare still ‘being discussed,’ Ryan says

Tax bill raises red flags for Senate GOP

House weighing 'host of ideas' in tax bill revision, Ryan says

Ryan feels 'very good' about passing tax bill by Thanksgiving

House tax bill would scrap deduction for medical expenses

3,200 wealthy individuals wouldn’t pay estate tax next year under GOP plan

They spent years planning to live with Alzheimer’s disease. The GOP tax bill threatens those plans.

Sen. Rand Paul’s injuries far more severe than initially thought

Ryan: Congress will not interfere with Mueller investigation

Graham: Trump is crossing a line with DOJ comments

*****************************************
11/4/17

Conservatives hit GOP tax bill for nixing adoption credit

Republicans Sneak Anti-Abortion Language Into Tax Bill

Key Republican says ObamaCare mandate repeal under consideration in tax bill

House GOP revises tax bill, makes it less generous to middle class

Here's what Trump's new tax plan means if you're making $25,000, $75,000, or $175,000 a year

Trump tax plan will pull plug on $7,500 credit for electric vehicle buyers

Both Bush Presidents Worry Trump Is Blowing Up the G.O.P.

Sen. Corker Scorches Trump Over Veiled Threats Against Jeff Sessions

Rand Paul assaulted at his home

*****************************************
11/3/17

--LOCAL NJ GOP NEWS--

In Final Stretch, Guadagno Hits Property Taxes, SanctuaryCities
______________________

GOP predicts few defections on tax vote

Republicans break their promise on tax reform

The GOP’s bill is ‘a sensible framework’ — but ‘still a deficit-exploding tax cut’ for the rich and corporations

GOP House tax bill would deliver blow to California homeowners

Tax primer: How the GOP handled several thorny issues

Report: The enormous Republican tax plan would die in the Senate because of a key rule

The Health 202: If the GOP really wanted to repeal key parts of Obamacare, they could use their tax plan to do it

Trump personally pushing GOP leaders to use tax bill to undermine Obamacare

This year's Congress is perilously close to a failing grade

Public will turn against GOP tax bill, Schumer predicts: ‘The more it’s in sunlight, the more it stinks’

Republicans insist Mueller’s work won’t affect timeline of congressional Russia probes

Republicans just introduced a resolution to remove Mueller from the Trump-Russia investigation

Mueller is ‘compromised,’ should resign: GOP congressional resolution states

The Daily 202: Republican committee chairmen are retiring in droves, despite unified control of Congress

*****************************************
11/2/17

--LOCAL NJ GOP NEWS--

KIM GUADAGNO: RUNNING HARD ENOUGH TO BECOME NJ’S SECOND WOMAN GOVERNOR?
______________________

Republicans launch into sales push for tax plan

Read the House GOP's 429-page tax bill

GOP tax plan would shrink mortgage interest benefit, slash corporate tax rate

All your major questions about the GOP tax plan, answered

Blue states will be hit hardest by GOP tax plan’s limits on deductions

Jersey residents would lose big under new Trump-House Republican tax bill

The House Tax Bill: Six Popular Breaks You Didn't Realize You'll Be Losing

Winners and losers in the Republican tax bill

Here's how your take-home pay could change if Trump's new tax plan is passed

The GOP Tax Plan Is a Threat to National Security

GOP bill allows churches to back candidates, keep tax status

The GOP tax plan could save US tech billions — these 4 companies alone have $500 billion abroad

The Finance 202: Some corporate interests swiftly align against tax overhaul

Mitch McConnell finally has something to brag about: Judicial appointments

Trump tells GOP senators: Don’t include ‘dreamers’ fix in year-end spending bill

House Republican Lamar Smith announces he won't run for re-election

Divided GOP unites by attacking Hillary Clinton

******************************************
11/1/17

Republicans race to finish tax bill as pressure mounts

The Memo: GOP looks to get back on track with tax reform

GOP to delay release of tax bill

Top House Republican tax writers delay their reform bill until Thursday for a 'few finishing touches'

House tax plan would lower caps on 401(k)s, cut state and local deductions

Republicans Delayed Tax Reform. Here's Where They Disagree

The Republican Tax Plan Is Chaos and Suicide

The quest for tax reform is Ryan’s moment of truth

Three options for Republicans plotting a Trump counterattack

*****************************************
10/31/17

Senate GOP: We are unified on controversial tax policy change

Republicans to propose keeping top tax rate for very wealthy, working to win over moderates

Tax Bill Delayed As GOP Divisions On Eliminating Tax Breaks Persist

This tax reform thing won’t be as easy as Republicans think

GOP tries to keep spotlight on taxes amid Mueller charges

Congressional Republicans tiptoe carefully around charges leveled by Mueller

Senate Republicans pledge to let Mueller’s investigation proceed

GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling to retire after end of current term

Republican senators' approval ratings are plummeting

John McCain Just Attacked Nearly Everything Donald Trump Represents

*****************************************
10/30/17

House GOP tax plan would now allow Americans to deduct property taxes

The Latest: Rebellious GOP lawmakers win tax concession

Republicans, desperate for a win, already face setbacks as they prepare to unveil tax bill this week

Republicans’ tax-cut proposal is politics at its most cynical

House Majority Leader McCarthy: 'I don't think we should punish people for being successful'

Key GOP moderate Susan Collins lays out tax goals

How a Republican Idea for Reducing Medicare Costs Could Affect You

Report: John Kasich is prepping a third White House bid for 2020

Top Senate Republicans (literally) dodge questions on Trump aide indictments

Congressional Republicans tiptoe carefully around charges leveled by Mueller

*****************************************
10/29/17

Trump tax overhaul under intensifying fire as Congress readies bill

Boehner confronted Reid after criticism from Senate floor

John Boehner Unchained

Kasich: Millennials will shape future of GOP

Gov. Kasich on Republican attacks on President Trump

Corker: Reported charges in Russia probe 'a sideshow'

Focusing On Trump's Tweets Will Make You 'Out Of Touch' With Americans, Republican Senator Warns

*****************************************
10/28/17

GOP plans tax blitzkrieg

Republicans to unveil tax reform next week, revealing plan's winners and losers

GOP tax bill shrouded in secrecy

Ryan loses key ally on tax reform after switch on breaks for homeowners

GOP chairman says tax bill to include property tax deduction

Paul Ryan begins a make-or-break push for tax legislation — and his future

On taxes, Trump is an eager salesman — but the policy action is on Capitol Hill

Trump, Republicans steer Russia probes in new directions

Jeff Flake knew his criticism of Trump would cost him. He couldn’t stop himself.

A Hatch retirement — and a Romney Senate run — could be inching closer to reality

Republicans’ horrible week (and not-great year) was entirely predictable

*****************************************
10/27/17

Step one is done. But Republicans are still a long way from a tax bill becoming reality.

Budget vote raises red flag for GOP on tax reform

Mueller facing new Republican pressure to resign in Russia probe

Little chance Congress can kill Mueller's funding

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

God bless all the anti-Trump Republicans

******************************************
10/26/17

--LOCAL NJ GOP NEWS--

GOVERNOR’S RACE 2017: BACK SEAT FOR HEALTHCARE IN FINAL PHASE OF CAMPAIGNING
_____________________

House narrowly passes budget, paving way for $1.5 trillion tax cut

House approves Republican budget, now must reveal tax plan that delivers on promises

Republicans just took a big step forward on tax reform — but it also signaled serious trouble to come

Here's Why 20 House Republicans Voted Against a Key Step on Tax Reform 

House Freedom Caucus Proves It's A Deficit Scam

Congressman: Budget bill is a ‘stunt’ and a ‘gimmick’ but I voted for it anyway

Sen. Corker: I see fear in people's eyes over tax reform

Don’t panic over new limits on 401(k) plans

Congress might take away the 401(k) for the wrong reason

Paul Ryan is confident he can sweeten tax reform to win over GOP holdouts

How to argue about the brewing war between Steve Bannon and Mitch McConnell

Jeff Flake knows the GOP is in trouble, and so does the base

Has the Trump wing of the GOP handed Democrats an opening to retake the Senate?

The Daily 202: The GOP civil war is bigger than Trump. A new study shows deep fissures on policy.

Corker and Flake Dare to Say What Everyone Else Is Thinking

Sen. Bob Corker: Criticism of Trump will 'absolutely not' affect my tax-reform vote

Corker: Trump administration implementing delayed Russia sanctions

US House approves legislation to sanction Hezbollah, thwart its cash flow

House Republicans growing impatient with Russia probe

In Colorado visit, Mike Pence promises to deliver “largest tax cut in American history” by the end of the year 

*****************************************
10/25/17

--LOCAL NJ GOP NEWS--

NJ GOVERNOR’S RACE 2017: PLANS AND PLANKS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING
_____________________

Jeff Flake’s retirement speech reads like an indictment of Trump supporters — and GOP leadership

Jeff Flake’s departure is a warning shot to the GOP: It’s time to get on the Trump train

The Daily 202: Flake and Corker feel liberated to speak their minds. That should terrify Trump.

Rift between Trump, establishment Republicans is now in full view

GOP senators’ struggle: Speak out against Trump, or achieve something for their silence

After Charlottesville, things began to change for Trump’s GOP critics in the Senate

As GOP Senators Bail, Republicans Are Learning What A Trump Party Looks Like

The Memo: GOP braces for what’s next amid Corker, Flake tumult

Analysis: Can the GOP survive the Trump presidency?

Tax Cuts Are the Glue Holding a Fractured Republican Party Together

Trump who? Republicans seem to be totally ignoring the president on taxes.

The GOP created Trump, but now more Republicans regret that victory

GOP House and Senate tax leaders threaten to break Trump’s promise not to change 401(k) rules

Top House tax writer suggests 401(k) changes could still happen, contradicting Trump

'This was the Wells Fargo Immunity Act': Consumers lose the right to sue companies

GOP seizes on new Clinton revelation

****************************************
10/24/17

Senate votes to kill new rule allowing class-action lawsuits against banks after Pence casts deciding vote

Jeff Flake's full speech announcing he won't run for re-election

WATCH: GOP Sen. Flake announces he won’t seek re-election

Flake's speech burning Trump gets standing ovation from some Republicans

Jeff Flake won’t rule out taking on Trump in 2020 primary

Flake, Corker push Trump criticism to new level

Republican Sen. Bob Corker unloads on Trump, says he 'debases the country'

Corker Is Speaking the Truth About Trump's Lies. Now It's Everyone Else's Turn.

GOP senators blister Trump, revealing a party at war with itself

Flake's Blistering Attack on Trump Is the Latest Crack in GOP Unity

As GOP Senators Bail, Republicans Are Learning What A Trump Party Looks Like

Rivalry on right emerges between ‘the two Marks’

Poll: GOP voters want McConnell to step down

Mitch McConnell: If anything unifies Republicans, it's ta...

Trump’s promises narrow GOP’s options on tax bill

Frenzy builds as tax legislation nears

Ryan: Tax bill coming next week

House Republicans aim to unveil tax bill on Nov. 1, source says

GOP on hunt for tax-cut funding

GOP group spending $2M on tax ad ahead of key vote

Budget deficit projected to pass $1 trillion even sooner than expected

A tyranny of the minority is raising your health care costs

Congress approves another round of hurricane, wildfire funding

House committees announce probe into Russia uranium deal 

As panel questions Trump associates, GOP launches new probes

*****************************************
10/23/17

--LOCAL NJ GOP NEWS--

 NJ GOVERNOR’S RACE 2017: PROPERTY TAXES, PENSION SYSTEM, ECONOMIC GROWTH
_______________________

Analysis: N.J. Republicans battle Trump and party over important deduction in tax plan

GOP senators hold up disaster aid over Puerto Rico concerns

Senate pushes $36.5 billion disaster relief package for Puerto Rico

The point McCain and Bush made is much bigger than Trump

The critique of American military policy that got sidelined in McCain’s insult of Trump

****************************************
10/22/17

McConnell's full 'State of the Union' interview

McConnell: Bannon, others gunning to knock off GOP incumbents are ‘specialists at nominating people who lose’

McConnell says Trump needs to provide clarity on health care

McConnell: I'd be happy to bring a health care bill to the floor if I know Trump will sign it

McConnell dismisses unpopularity among Republicans: 'I'm not going to be on the ballot'

GOP Senate hopefuls reluctant to back McConnell as leader

Mitch McConnell says he still trusts President Trump, despite past scuffles

McCain appears to take swipe at Trump’s ‘bone spur’ Vietnam deferment

Voter Data: GOP Divide Goes Beyond Washington Feud

White House reporter: GOP is now the 'party of Trump'

In Congress, fears grow about lack of strategy on multiple battlefields

*****************************************
10/21/17

GOP eyes move to lower premiums right before 2018 elections

Trump's Obamacare shift complicates ability to work with Democrats

Conservatives drop demands for bigger spending cuts to get to tax reform

The Memo: Murmurs of Trump dissent in GOP

Draft GOP bill seeks more constraints on Iran’s nuke program

How Trump’s Twitter account is fueling a GOP money surge

******************************************
10/20/17

Financial industry worried GOP tax plan will change 401(k)s

The Finance 202: Now, the hard part: Writing a tax bill

Republicans are celebrating tax cuts that are still a long way from becoming reality

Alexander struggles to find health-care breakthrough

Trump curveballs give Congress whiplash

Senate votes down effort to block drilling in Alaska refuge

Steve Bannon's speech to the California GOP tonight has some Republicans nervous

*****************************************
10/19/17

--LOCAL NJ GOP NEWS--

RANCOROUS SECOND DEBATE MARKED BY JABS, INSULTS, ACCUSATIONS
___________________________

Senate approves budget in crucial step forward for Republican tax cuts

Senate votes to eliminate state and local tax deductions 

GOP, deliver Trump's tax reform to the American people by Christmas

GOP senator: Every tax change doesn't need to be made this year

What Republicans still need to do before voting on a tax plan

24 hours later, Senate health deal all but completely dead

Key Senate Republican warns GOP to change course on ObamaCare

GOP senators back Obamacare stabilization as Trump sends mixed messages

Report: A top House Republican is expected to resign

The GOP establishment's days may be numbered

George W. Bush’s unmistakable takedown of Trumpism — and Trump

George W. Bush just laid a major smackdown on Trumpism

George W. Bush: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' in US

*****************************************
10/18/17

Senate GOP prepares for a war with Bannon

GOP leaders differ on tax timing expectations

GOP Lawmaker Says Emergency Rooms Should Be Able To Turn People Away

Paul Ryan Opposes Bipartisan Agreement On Obamacare Payments

Cruz, Sanders debate tax reform in CNN town hall

Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz debate tax reform: Follow live

The Finance 202: Rand Paul is being Rand Paul on budget

New health deal falls flat with GOP

This chart should really worry Republicans about 2018

*****************************************
10/17/17

McCain endorses budget bill in win for GOP tax-reform effort

Issues pile up as Ryan, GOP seek focus on taxes

The dirty secret of tax reform: It’s all about cutting business taxes

Lindsey Graham: Rand Paul has 'bad info' on tax reform plan

Senators reach tentative deal on ObamaCare insurer payments

Key senators reach bipartisan health-care subsidy deal, and Trump expresses support

Senators have 'short-term plan' to stabilize Obamacare markets, as Trump's decision to kill crucial subsidies is raising health insurance rates

Trump's callous health care order will haunt the GOP in 2018

John McCain just delivered a total and complete takedown of Trumpism

Can Congress Block Trump if He Pulls Out of NAFTA?

*****************************************
10/16/17

A Remarriage of Convenience Between Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell

Top Republicans, Business Leaders Come Out Against Trump

Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

This week: Senate aims to kick off tax reform

McCain slams 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' sweeping US in passionate speech

GOP Sen. Thad Cochran still out sick with UTI, threatening key tax-related vote this week

Conservative army bolsters Trump on tax cuts

*****************************************
10/15/17

Republican: The ‘totality’ of Trump’s decision on ObamaCare payments ‘helps the family’

Collins 'disappointed' in Trump's actions on health care

Insurers call on Congress to act on ObamaCare payments

Full Kasich: 'What Are They Doing?' for Health Care in Washington

Partisan clash on Obamacare raises specter of government shutdown

Graham: Trump will lose reelection if GOP is not successful

Will Congress pass tax reform? "If we don't we're dead," says Sen. Lindsey Graham

Collins: Trump needs to realize his 'words really matter'

Almost half of Republicans want war with North Korea, a new poll says. Is it the Trump Effect?

The president leaves Congress to fix the mess he’s made on Iran

*****************************************
10/14/17

Cruz warns GOP could face ‘Watergate-level blowout’ in midterms if it fails on taxes, health-care

Trump health care attacks worry GOP

Trump hands Republicans a new ObamaCare problem

Republicans hit tax reform speed bump as some seek to keep prized deduction

Corker: Trump trying to 'publicly castrate' Tillerson

The key to Trump’s Iran plan is his harshest congressional critic

5 reasons the GOP won’t dump Trump

Former Bush aide issues startling warning to GOP: 'It's time to panic'

*****************************************
10/13/17

GOP eyes big prize for tax bill: Manchin's vote

Sen. Ted Cruz: Tax reform may not happen until early next year

Sen. Ted Cruz: Economic debt is the 800-pound gorilla

Republican Collins to remain in Senate, ending speculation about bid for Maine governor

Susan Collins’s near-retirement speaks directly to the frustrations of Washington

Rand Paul defends Trump's use of executive order: He's not creating new law

69 Republicans vote against aid for Puerto Rico, other disaster sites

Republicans, it’s time to panic

What Republican senators really think of the president

Trump is setting up the Republican-led Congress to fail

After Trump tweets threat to free press, FCC’s GOP commissioners remain silent

*****************************************
10/12/17

--LOCAL NJ GOP NEWS--

NJ Politics Digest: Guadagno Goes on the Attack
_______________________

Senate GOP struggles to hold budget coalition together, imperiling Trump’s tax cut ambitions

The Finance 202: McCain could give the same thumbs-down to a tax overhaul as he did to health care

Trump takes tax plan to the public as GOP senators struggle to find agreement

GOP senator slams Trump for threats against press

New volatility seizes tense fight for control of the Republican Party

WATCH: Rand Paul appears wildly distraught upon greeting Trump at White House

Trump to force GOP reckoning on Iran

Freedom Caucus chairman courts Dems on tax reform

****************************************
10/11/17

Will Congress ban bump stocks, a gun accessory used in the Las Vegas attack?

Siding With NRA, Paul Ryan Calls For Regulation -- But Not Law -- On Bump Stocks

Conservative group leaders call for McConnell to step down, adding fuel to GOP infighting

The Memo: Republicans fear aftershocks from Trump-Corker feud

Key conservative Republican eyes bigger tax break for charity

McConnell gives strongest hint yet that GOP should gut the biggest weapon Democrats have to halt Trump's judicial nominees

Committee approves bill to overhaul presidential monuments power

Republicans to Trump and Corker: Please just stop

How Republicans Got Trump Catastrophically Wrong

Undisclosed deal guaranteed Roy Moore $180,000 a year for part-time work at charity

*****************************************
10/10/17

--LOCAL NJ GOP NEWS--

Phil Murphy, Kim Guadagno face off in New Jersey governor race's 1st debate 
___________________________

Republican Senators Want No Part of Trump-Corker Feud

White House hammers GOP senator, escalating feud

Cory Gardner is an Iran nuclear deal critic, so why hasn’t he said much about it lately?

President Trump’s fight with GOP leaders threatens tax reform

Bannon putting Senate majority at risk in 2018, Republicans warn

Could Steve Bannon’s efforts really unseat Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch?

2020 Census needs major cash infusion, commerce secretary will tell Congress on Thursday

*****************************************
10/9/17

--LOCAL NJ GOP NEWS--

Murphy, Guadagno set to spar in first N.J. governor debate
________________________

McConnell: Corker 'a valuable member' of Senate GOP

Retiring GOP lawmaker defends Corker: More Republicans should speak out against Trump

The Daily 202: Bob Corker tirade encapsulates five reasons why Trump has failed at governing

How Trump’s feud with Corker reflects the GOP’s shifting direction

Republicans Worry About Keeping Trump's Middle Class Tax Promise

Crunch time for Republicans seeking tax code rewrite

Like 'family farms,' mom-and-pop businesses propel tax cuts for the rich

Maine senator’s departure could nix bridge between GOP, Dems

This week: House moves to help Puerto Rico

Juan Williams: GOP must repudiate Moore

*****************************************
10/8/17

GOP rep: ATF should re-evaluate bump stocks

Key Senate Dem says he's willing to work with GOP on narrow bump stocks bill

GOP leaders look to avoid a fight with base over guns

GOP Senator slams Trump: “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center"

Corker: Trump is setting up the country for World War III

GOP senator: ObamaCare repeal 'alive and well'

Scalise on taxes: ‘All the rates are going to go down’ 

Pence ditches Colts game after 49ers players kneel during anthem

The price tag for Pence's trip to Indianapolis

*****************************************
10/7/17

In a switch, GOP deserts its budget-cutting mantra

Arizona Sen. Flake’s vulnerability feeds GOP Senate concerns

GOP senators want review of Obama-era decision on bump stocks

Report: Trump Calls Schumer in Healthcare Push, Worrying GOP

UNDER TRUMP'S NEW BUDGET, IF YOU DON'T WORK, YOU DON’T EAT: REPUBLICANS ARE KICKING PEOPLE OFF FOOD STAMPS

*****************************************
10/6/17

Warning signs emerge in GOP's tax reform push

The GOP's tax-reform push is already a huge mess

Speaking Freely, Retiring Sen. Corker Warns GOP He Could Oppose Tax Plan 

Why some middle-class families could face a tax increase under the GOP plan

House Budget Vote Necessary to the GOP’s Tax-Cut Plans, But It Is By No Means Enough

Are red low-tax states subsidizing blue high-tax states through the tax code?

Disappointing GOP leaders, Blackburn launches Senate campaign

Does the Republican Party really have a young person problem?

Congress Is Dropping the Ball on Trump’s Obstruction of Justice

*****************************************
10/5/17

House passes 2018 budget, taking a crucial step toward tax overhaul

House passes $4.1 trillion budget, the first concrete step toward tax reform

Deficit hawks voice worry over direction of tax plan

House passes GOP budget in key step for upcoming tax debate

This GOP tax proposal isn’t fair. Here’s what would be.

Top House Republicans open to legislation regulating ‘bump stocks’

Congress decided against repealing this climate rule. So the Trump administration is undoing it.

GOP lawmaker Tim Murphy to resign

Dems, GOP invest in cybersecurity ahead of new elections

*****************************************
10/4/17

Most GOP lawmakers support banning late-term abortions — and so do a lot of women

Sen. Bob Corker’s extraordinarily dim portrayal of the Trump administration

Senate Intelligence Committee leaders: Russia did interfere in 2016 elections

Intel leaders: Collusion still open part of investigation

Senate Homeland Security chairman backs bump-stock ban after Las Vegas shootings

Gun proposal picks up GOP support

We Asked GOP Senators What Congress Can Do To Prevent Mass Shootings

Swing-seat Republicans squirm over GOP tax plan

GOP feuds with outside group over analysis of tax framework

Republicans Are Reconsidering Full Repeal of State and Local Tax Deduction

'A work of fiction Stephen King would've been proud of': Republicans are slamming a bombshell study on Trump's tax plan

Infrastructure spending bill sliding down agenda

U.S. budget deficit could obstruct Trump's tax cut plan

GOP congressman repeatedly pushed antiabortion view days after reportedly urging mistress to get abortion

GOP Rep. Tim Murphy to retire after reports of affair

*****************************************
10/3/17

KEY TRUMP TAX-REFORM PROPOSAL IS A NON-STARTER, SAYS REPUBLICAN REP. LANCE

Republicans Won’t Rule Out Tax Hikes for Some in the Middle Class

Some congressional Republicans question tax plan over deficit costs

Before they can cut taxes, Republicans need to pass a budget

Amid mass shootings, GOP-controlled Congress remains focused on loosening gun laws

Lots of Republicans actually support gun control

In wake of Las Vegas shootings, no plans to bring gun silencer bill to House floor, Ryan says

The Gun Legislation With the Best Chance of Passing Congress Republicans

Giffords, Scalise highlight party differences on guns

House Republicans propose Puerto Rico funding as part of CHIP bill

Next package of hurricane relief aid expected to top $10 billion

With Trump’s backing, House approves ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy

Republicans are the party of ideological inconsistency

GOP establishment doubts Bannon’s primary powers

*****************************************
10/2/17

This week: Congress gets ball rolling on tax reform

Republican Tax Plan May Not Be Built to Last

Rand Paul tweets opening salvo in battle over Republican tax plan

A top GOP senator just showed why tax reform may be harder than Trump thought

Dueling GOP budgets head for collision in quest for tax reform

100 organizations urge Congress to oppose 'incredibly bad idea' in GOP tax plan

Republicans defend tax plan as a middle-class tax cut

Judd Gregg: A GOP health-care escape hatch

Corker: 'I stand by' my criticism of Trump

Trump foreign policy pronouncements split the Republican Party

Trump's FCC head gets another term after outcry

Why Congress still won’t ‘do something’ about gun laws after Las Vegas

*****************************************
10/1/17

Ryan won't guarantee every middle-class person will get a tax cut under Trump proposal

GOP leaders won’t promise middle class benefits or Trump tax returns while pushing tax reform 

Rubio: 'Ridiculous' to think Cuban government didn't know about embassy attacks

How the effort to replace ObamaCare failed

Kasich: I can't support the GOP if it doesn't reform

Kasich on Trump's Puerto Rico tweets: 'It's not appropriate'

*****************************************
9/30/17

For GOP women in politics, a needle that’s not moving

With or without Trump, GOP insurgency plans for a civil war in 2018 midterms

Analysis: Tax plan would cost $2.4T, benefit wealthy most

Senate Republicans’ budget proposes cutting $450 billion from Medicare

Top Republicans Now Openly Admit to Never Caring About the Deficit

*****************************************
9/29/17

GOP tax plan would provide major gains for richest 1%, uneven benefits for the middle class, report says

GOP tax plan leaves the middle class in the cold

Mitch McConnell had a tough week. More struggles — tax cuts, midterms — are coming.

Distrust of Senate grows within GOP

Why Retirements May Hold the Key in Whether Republicans Can Keep the House

Anti-abortion groups fuming over GOP failure to defund Planned Parenthood

Full Senate approves Huntsman as U.S. ambassador to Russia

Congress is about to miss a major deadline on an important health care program — and some states could start to panic

*****************************************
9/28/17

81% of Voters Don't Like How Republicans Are Handling Health Care

House Speaker Paul Ryan on tax reform: 'We really can get this done this year'

Here's the biggest missing piece in GOP tax plan

Watch out, Republicans. Tax reform could be just as hard as health care.

Six Charts That Help Explain the Republican Tax Plan

GOP's Cheez Doodle tax reform: all puff, color and air

$5 trillion question for Trump tax plan: How to pay for it?

Republicans have a $700 billion problem that could make their new tax plan nearly impossible

First GOP tax reform feud erupts over state, local tax break

Mass., other blue states are in crosshairs of GOP tax plan

Here's why Trump's tax plan will hit Californians especially hard

How President Trump's tax plan affects New Jersey and what we still don't know

Majority Whip Steve Scalise returns to House, votes at the Capitol for the first time since being shot

GOP faces charges of hypocrisy with Kushner emails

House GOP poised to move $10 billion for border wall

Dems slam GOP tax plan as deficit-buster, risk to Medicare

****************************************
9/27/17

GOP proposes deep tax cuts, provides few details on how to pay for them

The Republicans' Tax Blueprint Declines to Answer Some Hard Questions

GOP tax plan offers hope, but big hurdles remain

The 'doubled standard deduction' in the GOP tax plan is a lie

GOP health effort on hold indefinitely

Can the GOP ever finesse the contradictions in its coalition?

How Roy Moore’s win in Alabama could make life hard for Senate Republicans

McConnell, GOP Senate brace for Roy Moore

*****************************************
9/26/17

Senate will not vote on Obamacare repeal bill, killing chances of health-care reform this year

Senate GOP abandons latest effort to unwind the Affordable Care Act

Senate won't vote on ObamaCare repeal bill

Tuesday started as a bad day for Mitch McConnell. It only got worse.

Moore wins Republican Senate primary, dealing blow to GOP establishment

Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee will not seek re-election

Corker, Republican senator from Tennessee, announces his retirement

Five things to watch in GOP's tax rollout

Trump says standard tax deductions would nearly double under GOP plan

Big deficits? No problem, say conservatives, if it means big tax cuts

North Korea taps GOP analysts to better understand Trump and his messages

Putting GOP women in Congress

With lack of wins, GOP faces ’18 primary woes

Wake Up GOP: Trump Is Not An Anomaly — This Is Who You Are

CNN Poll: Opinion of the Republican Party falls to all-time low

*****************************************
9/25/17

GOP facing likely failure on ObamaCare repeal

Republicans vow to 'press on' with health care bill in CNN debate

Senate GOP effort to unwind the ACA collapses Monday

Republican health care bill revised to target key votes

Republicans’ latest last-ditch attempt to repeal Obamacare is another legislative mess

Latest GOP Obamacare repeal effort on verge of collapse as third Republican comes out against bill

 Michael Bennet, other senators scrutinize Graham-Cassidy health care bill in first, and possibly only, hearing

Cassidy on new health-care plan: ‘It’s not for Susan, it’s for the Mainers’

Senate Republicans admit defeat on health bill as Collins declares her opposition

Collins says no to ObamaCare repeal, dooms GOP health care bill 

Rand Paul Seeks Changes to Obamacare Repeal That Could Kill It 

A New Obamacare Repeal Draft Is Out And It Attacks Pre-Existing Protections More Severely

Rep. Gohmert: John McCain should be recalled during cancer treatment

Obamacare repeal effort is counting on states to shoulder the burden — but states don't want it

Here's How Senate Republicans Have Voted On Dreamers And Immigrants

New DACA bill proposed by Republicans

*****************************************
9/24/17

New version of health-care bill will help Alaska and Maine — home of two holdout senators

Biggest Flash Points In The Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Graham is ‘pressing on’ with the health-care bill. Other GOP senators signal they’re moving on.

Republicans struggle to keep ObamaCare repeal alive

Graham: Budget resolution must keep ObamaCare repeal debate alive

Graham pushes back on working with Democrats on health care reform

Opposition from GOP senators grows, jeopardizes health bill

GOP health bill in major peril as resistance hardens among key senators

Collins: 'Very difficult' to imagine voting for ObamaCare repeal bill 

Sens. Ted Cruz and Susan Collins announce opposition to Graham-Cassidy health care bill, adding to GOP resistance

GOP senator: Repealing ObamaCare 'has nothing to do with politics' 

White House Aide Struggles To Defend GOP Bill's Pre-Existing Conditions Loophole

The Republican health care bill would bring 'close to unprecedented' chaos in the health system

*****************************************
9/23/17

Sen. Cassidy’s misleading claim that preexisting-conditions ‘protection is absolutely the same’

Latest GOP effort to dismantle Obamacare on the brink of failure after defections

HHS head: GOP health bill could result in $820M N.H. Medicaid cut

John McCain Steps Up

McCain decision leaves GOP, ObamaCare and repeal at crossroads

Everything is on the line for McConnell in Tuesday’s Alabama Senate primary

The Latest: Health care groups oppose GOP bill

*****************************************
9/22/17

Lindsey Graham responds to his best friend, John McCain, dealing a critical blow to his major health care bill

McCain says he will vote no on GOP health-care bill, dealing major blow to repeal effort

Looks like John McCain just killed Obamacare repeal, again

Why John McCain opposed the GOP’s latest repeal attempt

Wait, why does Rand Paul oppose an Obamacare repeal?

Joni Ernst is 'leaning yes' on Graham-Cassidy health care bill

Graham and Cassidy go into overdrive to win Murkowski vote

Tens of millions of Americans could lose Obamacare tax credits because thousands of Alaskans won’t

GOP ‘moderates’ give up on concessions they once deemed important 

‘Regular order’ may have just killed GOP’s Obamacare repeal. So what is it?

The Cassidy-Graham bill probably won’t become law. And more than half of America is good with that.

Of Cassidy-Graham’s four co-sponsors, only one has the support of his governor

The Health 202: Cassidy-Graham's abortion ban workaround

Federal estimate shows states’ big win-loss gap by 2026 under Cassidy-Graham bill

The push for single-payer healthcare just went national. What does that mean for the California effort?

Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal plan 'devastating,' could cost California almost $139 billion, state officials warn

The G.O.P. Bill Forces States to Build Health Systems From Scratch. That’s Hard.

Latest Obamacare repeal bill is 'much more dangerous' than previous versions 

GOP ObamaCare repeal takes new step in nixing Medicaid expansion

The fatal flaw in the new Obamacare-repeal bill

Trump to GOP who oppose the latest repeal bill: You'll be known as 'the Republican who saved Obamacare' 

GOP eyes corporate tax rate of 20 percent, retreating from Trump’s lofty goal

Alabama Senate GOP candidates spar over Trump support

*****************************************
9/21/17

Behind the Senate GOP’s high-stakes health-care gamble: Unrelenting criticism back home

Republicans reportedly offer sweeteners to try to win Lisa Murkowski's vote for Obamacare repeal

Who is for and against the Senate ObamaCare repeal bill

Sen. Toomey among undecided Republicans on latest GOP health bill

GOP Senators Waver On Health Care 

GOP senator admits new healthcare bill could harm people with preexisting conditions, but says it won't happen

GOP rep.: 'Terrible thing' to vote on health care without CBO score

GOP takes heavy fire over pre-existing conditions

Which states could win and lose from the new ObamaCare repeal Bill

Health care state of play: The sleeping giant of pre-existing conditions awakens

NEW OBAMACARE OVERHAUL COULD COST NJ BILLIONS, LEAVE MORE PATIENTS UNINSURED

'Repeal and Go Fuck Yourself' Is in Full Effect

Jimmy Kimmel: Senator Bill Cassidy “Got Caught With His GOPenis Out” In Obamacare Replace Bill

House GOP pushes to loosen gun rules

Trump and GOP face narrow path for tax cut agenda, new poll finds

Jimmy Kimmel’s Rise as a Reluctant Health-Care Crusader

******************************************
9/20/17

Republicans are voting to repeal Obamacare, but they might not have enough votes

Republicans seem to be confused about what exactly their new healthcare bill would do

Here's What Every Woman Needs to Know About the GOP's Latest Healthcare Bill

New study shows the Republican healthcare bill would leave up to 18 million more without insurance by 2019

Gov. Kasich Says Health-Care Bill 'Smells Like Politics'

The new healthcare bill includes an 'Alaska Purchase' to woo a key senator

GOP takes heavy fire over pre-existing conditions

Republican insists his repeal bill passes 'Jimmy Kimmel test'

Ready to deal this time? Alaska’s Murkowski is in the health-care spotlight. Again.

Why Senate Republicans are in such a rush this month on health care

Obamacare repeal bill will head to vote in Senate next week, GOP leader says

Senate GOP aims to vote next week on ObamaCare repeal

Many GOP senators would shortchange their states by backing the latest Obamacare repeal bill

The two senators who will likely decide fate of ObamaCare repeal

Five things to know about the new ObamaCare repeal bill

This map shows why passing Graham-Cassidy could be a huge political problem for Republicans

Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill Would Reduce Federal Funding to States by $215 Billion

Under latest health-care bill, red states would benefit disproportionately

New health-care plan stumbles under opposition from governors

Here's the biggest problem with the latest Obamacare repeal bill

'Stopgap' health-insurance plan would illegally burden moderate-income Iowans, critics say

This New Healthcare Bill Wrecks Lives in Exchange for, What, Exactly?

RNC taps legal account to help pay for lawyers for President Trump and son Donald Jr. in Russia probes

*****************************************
9/19/17

GOP chairman declares bipartisan ObamaCare fix dead

GOP odds rise on ObamaCare repeal

New push to replace Obamacare reflects high stakes for Republicans

The Hill's Whip List: Republicans try again on ObamaCare repeal

Republicans' repeal and replace effort isn't quite dead yet!

Here’s why the new GOP Obamacare-replacement bill might actually pass in Congress

There will be a huge number missing from the CBO's score of the newest GOP healthcare bill

*****************************************
9/18/17

Senate passes defense bill, leaving several controversial policies unresolved

New GOP ObamaCare repeal bill gains momentum

The Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill Still Covers Fewer People

Republicans' last-chance Obamacare repeal has a giant money problem

McCain blasts latest ObamaCare repeal process

Good luck figuring out if John McCain will vote for Obamacare repeal bill

Forbes: Big Tax Cut Coming, But Ryan Needs to Lose CBO Models

Speaker Ryan’s fuzzy math on the nation’s ‘terrible tax system’

What’s at stake for Republicans in Alabama’s runoff election

Who Is Roy Moore? Alabama Senate Candidate Calls Native Americans And Asian People 'Reds and Yellows'

Republican women convene in Philadelphia, say no such thing as 'women's issues'

Report: Paul Ryan privately said 'only one person wants a wall' with Mexico

*****************************************
9/17/17

GOP eying 'blue slip' break to help Trump fill the courts

Senate Republicans look to revive effort to repeal Obamacare by end of September

Senate Republicans Are Quietly Trying to Jam Through Another Obamacare Repeal Bill

Cotton: Trump called me to say there is no deal on DACA

McCain: Military readiness 'continues to suffer'

Corker pressed as reelection challenges mount

Cohen, close Trump business adviser, to testify in Senate on Tuesday 

*****************************************
9/16/17

Hill Republicans’ influence ebbs, and they’re not sure what to do about it

McCain joins effort to challenge Trump’s transgender troops ban

GOP sees fresh opening with Dems’ single payer embrace

To make their tax plan work, Republicans eye a favorite blue-state break

Congress has new bipartisan legislation to protect the Russia investigation from Trump

*****************************************
9/15/17

Hill Republicans’ influence ebbs, and they’re not sure what to do about it

McCain backs bill to block transgender troops ban

Senator says he nearly has the votes for ObamaCare repeal

Obamacare repeal’s last gasp at '48 or 49 votes,' senator says

Rand Paul goes on Twitter rampage against Republicans' last hope for repealing Obamacare 

Orrin Hatch doubts Trump's corporate tax rate goal is realistic

Senate gears up for final defense bill vote Monday

GOP puts brakes on Trump's DACA deal with Democrats

Top Republican slams White House attacks on Comey: 'Press secretaries don’t get to make that call'

******************************************
9/14/17

McConnell wants to end practice of allowing senators to block appeals court judges

As G.O.P. Moves to Fill Courts, McConnell Takes Aim at an Enduring Hurdle

GOP worries as state Dems outperform in special elections

Speculation mounts, but Ryan’s job seen as safe

As Trump talks DACA deal with Democrats, GOP leaders try to reassert control

Tucker: Trump Signing Dems' DACA Deal Would Be 'Massive Amnesty,' 'Collapse' of GOP

House moves to make it easier to deport alleged gang members 

******************************************
9/13/17

What it took for Republicans finally to feel betrayed by Trump

Trump is slowly rupturing the Republican Party, suggests yet another new poll

White House, Republican leaders plan to reveal tax cut details in two weeks

GOP senators make last-ditch bid to repeal ObamaCare

US tax reform will take place because Republicans need a ...

Senate votes down Paul's bid to revoke war authorizations

After threatened standoff, Senate to vote on setting deadline for authorization for military force

Ryan and Pelosi to huddle on Dream Act to protect DACA recipients 

Sen. Rand Paul gains key ally as Kaine joins him in combat authorization fight

McConnell, Schumer in verbal tango over debt limit agreement

House Rejects Sessions Order Giving Cops More Power To Take Innocent People's Stuff

Exclusive: Justice Department declines Senate request to interview FBI officials over Comey firing

*****************************************
9/12/17

This is why Charlie Dent and other moderates are disappearing from Congress

Mitt Romney is considering a Senate run if Orrin Hatch retires, and a new poll shows he'd likely win

Leader’s exit fuels worry for centrist Republicans

Republican lawmakers ponder the exits as GOP tensions rise and midterms loom

Immigration arms race begins on Capitol Hill

Fact Checker --The House Republicans’ claim they have ‘passed more bills’ than recent first-year presidencies

McConnell: No new debt ceiling vote until ‘well into 2018’

Senate GOP struggles with deficit in work on budget, taxes 

Trump’s push for tax cuts is coming up against a familiar challenge: Divided GOP

GOP leaders made a huge wager — and they’re losing

This nifty GOP trick will punish the poor and increase the deficit — at the same time!

Why tax reform might break the Republican Party

Congress Rejects Trump Proposals to Cut Health Research Funds

The final fight of the Republican health care crusade has arrived

The Final Obamacare Repeal-and-Replace Scheme Is Headed for a Ditch

CNN's Tapper: Republican party 'acts as if climate change is not real'

Mueller Is ‘Going for the Kill’ on Trump-Russia Investigation, Republicans Believe: Report

*****************************************
9/11/17

Senate approves resolution condemning white supremacist groups
CLICK HERE TO READ

This week: Congress reshuffles deck for September

Republican Sen. Bob Corker weighs whether to retire in 2018

Rep. Dave Trott is retiring from U.S. House

Senators eye defense bill as a way to challenge Trump’s foreign policy

White House's Kelly: Congress does 'nothing' to protect DACA recipients

*****************************************
9/10/17

GOP fears House retirements could set off a wave 

GOP rep: Trump did not make a ‘good deal’ on debt ceiling

GOP rep: House not talking about changing leadership

McCain: 'We have to understand that the climate may be changing'

McCain on DACA solution: 'It ought to be done in a comprehensive fashion' 

McCain slams Trump's debt deal: 'This was not an exercise in bipartisanship'

John McCain: 'I'm facing a challenge'

Full interview: Sen. John McCain

Congress gives Trump a pass on releasing his tax returns

On DACA, Congress can do the right thing — and get its mojo back

*****************************************
9/9/17

THE MEMO: Trump puts the GOP on notice

Senate Panel Unanimously Rejects Trump's 'Doctrine of Retreat' on Foreign Policy

Paul Ryan's Six Big Mistakes

*****************************************
9/8/17

Trump-GOP relationship reaches new low

Ryan 'not worried about' effort to oust him as Speaker

Freedom Caucus chairman says he's not plotting against Ryan

GOP lawmaker drops effort to force vote to extend DACA protections

Leading moderate announces retirement from House with parting shot at direction of GOP

Why Are Republicans Quitting Congress? Dent, Reichert Add to Turnover Under Trump

Four Texas Republicans just voted against Harvey disaster aid

Utah's Mike Lee votes against Hurricane Harvey relief bill tied to debt limits

Cruz walks political tightrope on debt-ceiling deal

Here Are All the Senators Who Voted 'No' on Hurricane Harvey Relief

Senate panel defies Trump, approves funding for UN climate body

Moderates hope Trump's deal with Dems means new bipartisanship

Dem, GOP demands could sink bipartisan ObamaCare fix

House sends $15 billion Harvey aid package to Trump despite boos, hisses from Republicans

House passes Trump deal on majority Democratic vote

US lawmakers move to push bill slashing PA funding through busy Senate

******************************************
9/7/17

Tough path for GOP on immigration _ and Trump made it harder

Paul Ryan just signaled that Republicans won't deliver on one of Trump's biggest tax cut promises

Senate resolution to force Trump's hand on condemning Charlottesville hate groups

Republican senator to unveil new Obamacare repeal bill on Monday

Powerful GOP conservatives push back against Trump's deal with Democrats

Republicans jolted by, and Democrats wary of, Trump’s overtures to opposing party

This is why Congress will have a hard time legalizing DACA

Senate approves bill doubling hurricane aid package, extending federal borrowing limit

Trump bucks GOP leadership, backs Democratic deal on debt ceiling, funding government

*****************************************
9/6/17

Republican leaders in the room 'shell-shocked' following Trump deal with Democrats

GOP livid after Trump cuts deal with Democrats

GOP leaders to give Trump bitter pill on spending, debt

The Memo: GOP fears damage from Trump’s move on DACA

Two senators aim to challenge Trump’s transgender troops order in defense bill

The 4 bills Congress is seriously considering to protect ‘dreamers’

Senators want Trump to put money toward going after hate groups

Republicans flirt with 'B' word on health care: Bipartisanship

McCain considers a new Obamacare repeal bill, and activists scramble to stop it

Trump sides with Democrats on fiscal issues, throwing Republican plans into chaos

Trump shocks GOP by siding with Dems

President Trump is now holding the Republican Party hostage

*****************************************
9/5/17

Dreamers face long odds with GOP Congress

Republicans Make Vague Promises To Protect Dreamers Endangered By Trump Decision

Republicans face a divisive fight over immigrants that could define the party's future

Former Senator John Danforth on Trump's DACA Decision

McCain condemns Trump's move to end DACA; other GOP leade...

Cornyn says Senate will add debt hike to Harvey aid

Congress has 25 days to sidestep a government shutdown, deal with a mountain of deadlines and avoid economic disaster

Congress is back! Here are 10 major problems it faces.

*****************************************
9/4/17

Republicans suddenly seem to like unions again

Congress is coming back: McCain set to return, Menendez sets for trial

House vote on Harvey aid scheduled for Wednesday

GOP Lawmaker Mocks Trump’s ‘Great Heart’ In Blistering Response To DACA Threat

DACA decision appears to shift to Congress, but action tough

Will the end of DACA prod Congress into immigration action?

How big business is trying to convince Congress to save the ‘Dreamers’ from Trump

Obstacles await as Congress resumes health care fight

*****************************************
9/3/17

With brutal Sept. to-do list, GOP already clashing over Harvey relief, debt limit

GOP considering a half-trillion-dollar tax-reform trick

Tax reform: Lawmakers consider changing the 401(k) rules

*****************************************
9/2/17

Trump to nominate GOP Rep. Bridenstine as NASA chief

Message dissonance between Trump and his Cabinet sows confusion

*****************************************
9/1/17

Republicans have only one idea. And Trump’s pitch for it is a doozy.

Republicans now have a drop dead date for replacing Obamacare

Harvey response puts squeeze on GOP

Harvey just made it even more complicated for Congress to pass a new defense funding bill

Paul Ryan, other GOP congressional leaders urge Trump not to terminate DACA

Paul Ryan and the conservative case for President Trump to keep DACA

Paul Ryan Calls Alternative Health-Care Proposal ‘Intriguing’

John McCain Didn't Mince Words About President Trump in an Op-Ed

Lawmakers to give bipartisanship a try on ObamaCare

*****************************************
8/31/17

Republicans slip into a ‘predictable spiral’

House GOP Eyeing $1B Disaster Funds Cut to Finance Wall

Conservative leader: Don't tie Harvey relief to debt ceiling

Right accuses left of hypocrisy on antifa

*****************************************
8/30/17

Republicans promise tax overhaul but still have no plan

Sen. John McCain to return to Senate next week

Trump Republicans Invigorate, and Complicate, Party’s Fight for Senate

Christie calls Cruz 'disgusting' over hurricane relief

Why the GOP is stuck with Trump

In Minnesota, four swing-seat Republicans decline to back Ryan for speaker

*****************************************
8/29/17

GOP risks spending confrontation with Trump

Gorka: Trump ‘isolated,’ GOP leaders living ‘fantasy illusion’

Harvey just gave Congress yet another political fight to wage in September

Hurricane Harvey throws another wrinkle into Congress' wild 'budget brawl'

Conservatives draw battle lines in debt-ceiling fight

*****************************************
8/28/17

Republicans don’t know who to talk to at White House

Will the Republican Tax Bill Be Aimed at the Economic Past, or the Future?

Cost of cleaning up Harvey will bring new test of governance for Trump and GOP

GOP lawmaker proposes amendment to stop Mueller investigation after 180 days

Trump-McConnell Feud Sets The Stage For A September From Hell

*****************************************
8/27/17

How Republicans may break their promise that their tax plan won’t raise the debt

If GOP scales back the mortgage interest deduction, Californians would be hit hardest

The tax reform plan eliminates deductions Americans need

Paul Ryan’s Tax Reform is Code for Massive Tax Cuts for Corporations (and Top 1%)

GOP eager for potential Kid Rock Senate bid

Kasich: 'Out of bounds' to use pardon as 'a political wedge'

What if Trump ditched the GOP?

*****************************************
8/26/17

Republican Party formally denounces white supremacist groups

Trump feud with GOP senators threatens foreign policy

The Memo: Trump allies say he needs a GOP scalp

McCain blasts Trump over Arpaio pardon

Trump was wrong to pardon controversial U.S. sheriff, Ryan says

*****************************************
8/25/17

GOP discord might not bode well for raising debt ceiling

GOP lawmakers urge Trump to keep protections for 'Dreamers'

Republicans to vote on condemning white supremacists

Trump is starting to tear the GOP apart

Trump slams another Republican senator, warning Bob Corker that ‘Tennessee not happy!’

4 reasons Trump’s war on Republicans doesn’t make strategic sense (and one reason it does)

Trump distances himself from GOP lawmakers to avoid blame if agenda stalls

Ana Navarro Slams Pardon: 'Slap in the Face' for Latinos

****************************************
8/24/17

Timeline: The Trump and McConnell feud

Trump and McConnell try to tamp down talk of growing rift

Trump calls out McConnell—again—hours after White House says they're 'united'

10 things Mitch McConnell probably hates about Trump

Acrimony rises within GOP ahead of difficult September

Trump blames GOP leaders for debt ceiling 'mess'

Escalating feud, Trump blames McConnell and Ryan for upcoming ‘mess’ on debt ceiling

Paul Ryan shrugs off Trump jab, assures that debt ceiling will get raised

Trump primary threats could put RNC in a bind 

White House calls GOP senator's remark about Trump's competence 'outrageous'

GOP taken aback by Trump’s verbal bombs

Trump keeps angrily calling Republican senators about the Russia scandal

****************************************
8/23/17

Mitch McConnell: Republicans working with Trump on 'shared goals

John Kasich full State of the Union interview

No U.S.-Russia cyber unit without Trump notifying Congress, bill says

Trump’s demand to build border wall could upend sensitive negotiations on Capitol Hill

The Republican Party Is Enabling an Increasingly Dangerous Demagogue

30 percent of Republicans say white supremacists don’t carry the most blame for Charlottesville

******************************************
8/22/17

As Trump heads to Arizona, GOP leaders want him out of Jeff Flake’s Senate race

McConnell, in Private, Doubts if Trump Can Save Presidency

Trump, McConnell haven't spoken since angry phone call, sources say

Trump, McConnell locked in ‘cold war,’ threatening the GOP agenda

Trump told a GOP senator she could only ride on Air Force One if she voted for the healthcare bill

*****************************************
8/21/17

McConnell says there is ‘zero chance’ Congress will fail to raise debt ceiling

McConnell undercuts Trump's claim: 'Most news is not fake'

Paul Ryan is trying to be the leader Donald Trump refuses to be

Paul Ryan: Trump 'messed up' Charlottesville response 

Republican committees have paid nearly $1.3 million to Trump-owned entities this year

Juan Williams: McConnell and Trump headed for showdown

We can and must do better’: Paul Ryan just took a big step back from Trump on Charlottesville. But, why now?

'This fall is not going to be pretty for Republicans,' ex-RNC chairman Michael Steele says

*****************************************
8/20/17

Senate Republicans getting fed up with Trump

Kasich on proposal to end ObamaCare subsidies: 'That would be a disaster'

Kasich on Trump WH shakeups: 'It's hard to get anything done'

Sen. Tim Scott: Trump risks losing moral authority

Bernstein urges reporters to question GOP

*****************************************
8/19/17

The Memo: GOP fears damage done by Trump

After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump

GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open

*****************************************
8/18/17

Where Republican senators stand on President Trump

Romney calls on Trump to address the nation, apologize for Charlottesville comments

Republicans worry tax reform could be victim of their worsening relationship with Trump

Mitch McConnell's secret fury over Charlottesville respon...

*****************************************
8/17/17

Deepening GOP split, Trump attacks Republican senators Graham, Flake as ‘publicity-seeking,’ ‘toxic’

Beck: “There are no ‘very fine’ Nazis or KKK members”

GOP fears damage to brand from Charlottesville

Utah's Mike Lee criticizes Trump's comments defending white supremacists

Sen. Corker isn’t the only Republican who’s increasingly questioning Trump’s stability

Corker: Trump hasn't demonstrated the stability or competence to be successful

Trump's defense of a neo-Nazi rally crossed a line for many Republicans. What will they do about it?

GOP grapples with response to Trump

Colbert Calls Out Cowardly Republicans Who Refuse to Stand Up to Trump

*****************************************
8/16/17

NH GOP members criticize Trump’s ‘blame both sides’ remark

Republicans back away from Trump after his fiery defense of Virginia rally

Romney Slams Trump's Latest Charlottesville Comments

Gov. John Kasich on NBC’s the Today Show

CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC Anchors Have Not Been Able to Book Single Republican

White House to pressure McConnell on ObamaCare

*****************************************
8/15/17

'They are adherents of an evil ideology': Republican lawmakers slam Trump for blaming 'both sides' for the violence in Charlottesville

Joni Ernst on Donald Trump’s delayed rebuke of hate groups: ‘Finally’

GOP stands by Trump after Charlottesville

Immigration battlefield widens for Trump, GOP

John McCain decries ‘smear tactic’ criticism of Trump adviser McMaster

On a “rowdy day” of three town halls, Cory Gardner is shouted down by crowds across the Front Range

GOP Doomed Its Own Health Care Proposals With 'Politics of Destruction'

*****************************************
8/14/17

GOP is more likely to vent ‘personal disgust’ for Trump after Charlottesville

‘We should call evil by its name’: Republicans are standing up to Trump more directly than ever on Charlottesville

Why Mitch McConnell can't get tax reform done

A Party of Fire and Ice: How the GOP Became Like GoT

Some Republicans are pushing a plan to knock out congressional issues in one fell swoop

*****************************************
8/13/17

Republican senator: White nationalists can't be part of GOP base

Graham: Trump must do more to distance himself from white supremacists

Exclusive: Sen. Graham on North KoreaRussia, GOP agenda

Republicans may not have the votes for more spending cuts

*****************************************
8/12/17

Key GOP senators throw support behind McConnell amid Trump feud

Trump barrage stuns McConnell and his allies

GOP senators react to Trump’s Charlottesville comments: “Mr. President - we must call evil by its name

Cory Gardner urges Trump to label Charlottesville white nationalists as “evil”

Rift in GOP gives Democrats an opening to put up barriers between Trump and Russia probe

*****************************************
8/11/17

Key GOP senators throw support behind McConnell amid Trump feud

GOP senators back Senate Majority Leader McConnell after Trump's taunts

How the GOP is quietly sabotaging retirement for millions

GOP debates retroactive tax cuts

Trump and Congress Risk Government Shutdown Over Looming Debt Ceiling 

Republicans are increasingly antagonistic toward experts. Here’s why that matters.

At raucous town halls, Republicans have faced another round of anger over health care

*****************************************
8/10/17

--LOCAL NJ GOP NEWS--

NJ Lieutenant Governor Candidates Will Debate in October
____________________________

McConnell, Trump point fingers

Trump attacks on McConnell bring rebukes from fellow Republicans

Trump to McConnell: 'Mitch, get back to work'

Trump suggests Senate GOP leader must deliver or step aside

Even on Break, a Congress Weary of Trump Gets No Respite From Him

Senate primaries: How far will Trump go for revenge?

CNN Poll: Nearly seven in 10 judge Congress a failure so far

*****************************************
8/9/17

Republicans are airing their dirty laundry on Obamacare

GOP debates tax cuts vs. tax reform

Constituents Clobber GOP Congressman At Town Hall: 'May You Die In Pain'

*****************************************
8/8/17

Senate majority leader vents about Trump's 'excessive expectations'

Debt limit may be biggest test for House Speaker Paul Ryan's leadership

GOP voters would support Kasich over Trump or Pence in the 2020 New Hampshire primary

*****************************************
8/7/17

Back home, Speaker Ryan can’t escape questions about GOP

Kasich: GOP needs to admit that some people 'need help'

Grassley looms as foil to Trump

The RNC says Trump’s jobs numbers are ‘unprecedented,’ because words don’t matter anymore

The five kinds of Republicans who could primary Trump

Rubio: Trump’s new immigration bill won’t pass

****************************************
8/6/17

GOP senator: US-Russia relationship 'not good right now' because of Putin

Five tough decisions for the GOP on healthcare

Gap between Trump and GOP becoming a chasm

Republican Shadow Campaign for 2020 Takes Shape as Trump Doubts Grow

Jeff Flake Knocks Republicans For Not Standing Up To Birthers

Full Flake Interview: I'm 'Concerned About the Direction' of GOP

Tillis: Legislation important to 're-establish the public trust' in DOJ

****************************************
8/5/17

The Memo: GOP questions Trump's Mueller strategy

The GOP has become the party of the grotesque

Republicans aren't tired of winning under Trump. In fact, more think they're losing.

With Few Wins in Congress, Republicans Agree on Need to Agree

McConnell to consider bipartisan plan to pay health insurers 

Murkowski, Collins reflect on bucking the GOP line on health care

Paul Ryan pushed back on Jeff Sessions' veiled threat to journalists

GOP Congress and Trump: Can this marriage be saved?

*****************************************
8/4/17

Senators unveil two proposals to protect Mueller’s Russia probe

Even the Senate Is Fed Up with President* Trump

Lacking White House plan, Senate focuses on infrastructure

Cory Gardner faces angry crowd at Gold King Mine town hall that focused on anything

US House Republicans push for contempt charges against CFPB director

******************************************
8/3/17

Senate blocks Trump from making recess appointments over break

GOP states move to cut Medicaid

Even Republicans don't like Congress anymore

Immigration battle brewing in the GOP

Recess just started for Congress, and it’s not going to be much fun for Republicans

Cruel September looms for GOP

West Virginia's Democratic governor will flip to Republican Party

Trump, GOP senators introduce bill to slash legal immigration levels

One vulnerable Republican senator just got brutal poll numbers after his vote on the Republican healthcare bill

****************************************
7/29/17

Republicans’ failure to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare may cost them at the ballot box

House Republicans rail on Senate GOP for torpedoing health care

Grassley and Ernst, who voted for ill-fated Obamacare repeal bills, aren't surrendering

Political realities set in for Cory Gardner after failed healthcare vote

The Memo: GOP in shock over White House drama

Senate GOP steps up defense of Sessions

Struggling to govern, Trump faces growing Republican unease

Trump erupts at GOP senators: ‘They look like fools’

Trump says repeal and replace is not dead, unless GOP are 'quitters'

Trump threatens insurer payments — and health care enjoyed by Congress

******************************************
7/28/17

GOP Obamacare repeal bill fails in dramatic late-night vote

GOP Obamacare repeal bill fails in dramatic late-night vote

Senate rejects measure to partly repeal Affordable Care Act, dealing Trump and GOP leaders a major setback

Read the Senate ‘Skinny Repeal’ Bill

GOP senators seem ready to pass Obamacare repeal bill – as long as it never becomes law

The Health 202: Murkowski, Collins and ... McCain sink Obamacare overhaul effort

McCain casts crucial vote to kill 'skinny' ObamaCare repeal

McCain's Moment

GOP senators who blocked Obamacare repeal call for cooperation with Democrats

McConnell: 'Time to move on' after healthcare defeat

ObamaCare repeal: Now what?

Frustrated House GOP to begin five-week recess

Republicans Want the Senate to Return to Normal After Health Care

Five takeaways from ObamaCare repeal’s collapse

Four lessons from the GOP failure to repeal Obamacare

Senators Move to Block Trump From Ousting Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Paul Ryan insists tax reform will be different from Obamacare repeal debacle

Utah Gov. Herbert joins Sen. Hatch in speaking out against Trump’s ban on transgender military service

****************************************
7/27/17

--LOCAL NJ GOP NEWS--

Guadagno taps Carlos Rendo as lieutenant governor pick
_____________________

LIVE: Senate debates overhaul of Obamacare

Senate prepares to vote on 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare

Paul Ryan assures wary GOP senators their 'skinny' bill will go to conference

House speaker appears to give boost to Senate health-care push

‘Skinny repeal’ of Obamacare would leave 16 million more people uninsured in a decade

GOP health-care push up in the air after key senators threaten to withdraw their support

Senate GOP leaders work to round up votes for more modest health-care overhaul

Key senator backs 'skinny' ObamaCare repeal

GOP senator’s attempt to troll single-payer supporters falls flat on its face 

Senate Republicans plan to defund Planned Parenthood in 'skinny' repeal

Sen. Cory Gardner’s bad votes on Obamacare repeal and replace

GOP Moderates Are Making Paul Ryan's Life Harder

House members warned recess could be delayed over healthcare

Female senators are increasingly on receiving end of insults from male officials

Congress sends Russia sanctions bill to Trump’s desk, but it’s unclear whether he will veto it

Ryan drops border-tax proposal as GOP unifies around principles

House approves spending bill with funds for Trump's border wall

House Conservatives Move to Abolish Congressional Budget Office

Republicans are starting to draw red lines on Trump firing Sessions and Mueller

The Daily 202: Growing GOP backlash to transgender troop ban underscores Trump’s political miscalculation