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DAILY NEWS (Page 4) BEGINNING October 1, 2018

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Replay of President Donald J. Trump's 2019
State of the Union Address
2/5/19 at  9:00 PM EST.

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6/24/19

Amash after Trump says he doesn't need Congress approval to strike Iran: 'Constitution: Wrong'

Utah’s Sen. Mike Lee says Trump ‘made the right call’ by halting Iran strike

Democrat Sara Gideon announces run against Susan Collins

West Virginia GOP chair praises state lawmaker's op-ed on 'shame of LGBTQ Pride'

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6/23/19

Texas Republican: Migrant conditions in his state the 'worst' he's seen

GOP rep: 'This story is not over' if Iran continues 'aggressive' and 'provocative' behavior

Cotton: I hope Trump's statement 'got through' to Iran's leaders

Cotton: 'Healthy skepticism warranted' when dealing with Democrats on immigration

McConnell to meet with 9/11 first responders following Jon Stewart criticism: report

Pence: Reports of conditions in detention centers prove 'Congress has to act'

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6/22/19

GOP lawmakers want Mulvaney sidelined in budget talks

Trump urged to quickly fill Pentagon post amid Iran tensions

War-weary Republicans and Democrats express relief after Trump calls off strike on Iran 

Trump’s Iran Response Underlines Republican Rift Over National Security

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6/21/19

Nikki Haley blasts Roy Moore's Senate bid: 'He does not represent our Republican Party'

Sen. Mitt Romney says Americans don’t want to see President Donald Trump impeached

GOP lawmakers skipped town to avoid a climate change vote. Then the governor called the police. 

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6/20/19

Senate votes to block Trump's Saudi arms sale

The 7 GOP senators who voted to block all or part of Trump's Saudi arms sale

Nunes found campaign help nearby
(The Central Valley Republican’s toughest reelection relied on an untested consultant.)

Roy Moore, who fell short with 2017 Senate bid, says he will run again for Alabama seat 

Republican lawmaker suggests he would shoot state troopers if sent to get him for climate vote

Pence to help launch 'Latinos for Trump' in Miami

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6/19/19

Will Mitch McConnell be an effective boogeyman for 2020 Democrats? 

Where Mitch McConnell’s rationale for not exploring reparations falls short 

Senate to vote Thursday to block Trump's Saudi arms deal

GOP frets about Trump's poll numbers

GOP hopes dim on reclaiming House

Do Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio Look Comfortable in Their Seats on the Trump Train?

Most GOP voters admit they are ‘embarrassed’ and ‘concerned’ about things Trump says

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6/18/19

Senators reach $4.5B deal on Trump's emergency border request

Roy continues procedural maneuvers in attempt to get vote on border funds

Trump's health care focus puts GOP on edge

Senators weigh potential security risks from Chinese-made drones

McConnell: Reparations aren't 'a good idea'

GOP senators caught off guard by Shanahan withdrawal

Koch network backs vulnerable GOP Sen. Cory Gardner as he seeks reelection in 2020

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6/17/19

McConnell hits back at Stewart over 9/11 victim fund criticism

McConnell on Jon Stewart: ‘I don’t why he’s all bent out of shape’ over 9/11 victims fund

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart says it would be ‘foolish’ for a candidate not to look at foreign intel against an opponent

The danger of Tom Cotton

Juan Williams: Trump's incredible shrinking GOP

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6/16/19

GOP nervous that border wall fight could prompt year-end shutdown

GOP senator: Unprovoked attacks on oil tankers 'warrant a retaliatory military strike'

Scalise: I'm glad the administration is taking aggressive cybersecurity action

Jon Stewart slams McConnell over 9/11 victim fund

Pompeo: Controversy over Trump foreign campaign dirt comments a 'Washington piece of silliness'

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6/15/19

Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw

GOP in disarray as budget impasse threatens shutdown, deep cuts — and default 

GOP strategist and census official discussed citizenship question, new documents filed by lawyers suggest 

McConnell defends Trump amid backlash: 'He gets picked at every day'

Sen. Collins to oppose Trump judicial nominee over record opposing gay rights

Pro-impeachment Amash insists he hasn’t changed but Republican Party has 

Lindsey Graham, a Trump confidante, insists on two-state solution

As fears of war loom, Trump’s Iran policy, arms deals face challenges in Congress 

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6/14/19

Ted Cruz, AOC have it right on banning former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists

Rep. Susan Brooks, one of 13 women in House GOP, decides not to seek reelection 

CNBC's full interview with Sec. Rick Perry on rising tensions with Iran

Trump puts GOP in tough spot with remarks on foreign 'dirt'

Fox News and Republicans are getting creative with their defenses of Trump accepting foreign dirt 

Larry Kudlow dismisses deficit concerns as GOP abandons fiscal toughness 

Republican group urges Congress to act against Trump in stunning new ad

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6/13/19

Corporate confidence in the economy drops amid trade fears. But Republicans aren't budging. 

Senate GOP blocks bill to require campaigns report foreign election assistance

'Grim reaper' Mitch McConnell buries plans to protect America from election interference

Trump hit with fierce backlash over interference remarks

Trump sparks furor with election interference remarks

Trump ally Lindsey Graham ready to revoke president’s emergency power on arms sales 

House conservative's procedural protest met with bipartisan gripes

Rep. Amash stokes talk of campaign against Trump

David Jolly says time for impeachment has come: ‘The eyes of the nation’ are on Pelosi

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6/12/19

GOP leader concedes tax cuts may not pay for themselves as 2019 deficit grows 

Senators clinch votes to rebuke Trump on Saudi arms sale

Cruz pitches Ocasio-Cortez on bill to make birth control available over the counter

Mitch McConnell is Making the 2020 Election Open Season for Hackers

Trump challenger Weld renews calls for his resignation after comments on political opponent

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6/11/19

McConnell brushes off question about special treatment from Chao

McConnell: Senate will hold election security briefing

Grassley: 'Congress has delegated too much authority to the president'

GOP leader, Ocasio-Cortez give boost to lawmaker pay hike

GOP senators dodge major trade battle with Trump

Senate to take up border funding

Donald Trump Jr. to appear for second Senate Intelligence Committee interview Wednesday 

Trump judicial nominee withdraws after complaints from GOP senator

Republican firm ramps up digital fundraising for push to take back the House in 2020

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6/10/19

Senate GOP, White House to meet on avoiding October shutdown

Republicans warn Cuccinelli won't get confirmed by GOP Senate

Senate health panel to move forward on package to lower health costs next week

Amash exits House Freedom Caucus in wake of Trump impeachment stance

Trump’s deal with Mexico averts another potential conflict — with Republicans 

Watergate figure John Dean earns laughter for responses to GOP lawmakers

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6/9/19

GOP senator: Trump's Mexico deal sends 'biggest' message to China

GOP senator: Trump used tariffs 'brilliantly' in Mexico negotiations

GOP congressman: Trump should have been 'above' attacking Pelosi at Normandy

Senators take bipartisan step toward blocking Trump's Saudi arms sales

Giuliani evokes Joseph McCarthy in criticism of Pelosi

On Mexico border, Republican business owners oppose Trump's tariff threat

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6/8/19

Republicans Have Become the Except-When-Trump-Does-It Party

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6/7/19

Amash hits Trump and his allies: They are 'trying to excuse' his obstruction efforts

GOP senator warns Trump tariffs will wipe out 2017 tax cuts

Many Republicans said congressional subpoenas were mandatory. Now they suggest they’re optional. 

Top Judiciary Republican: Mueller hearing could violate 'decency and decorum' rules

Texas Republican Says Women Should 'Absolutely' Be Jailed For Having An Abortion

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6/6/19

‘Probably not:’ McConnell won’t bring up bill to protect ‘dreamers’ 

Senators are pushing forward on measures to lower health-care costs 

For many Texas Republicans, Trump’s threatened tariffs on Mexico go too far 

GOP chairwoman: Biden should have plagiarized his position on abortion from Planned Parenthood's website

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6/5/19

Anxious GOP seeks to delay Trump's Mexico tariffs

GOP lawmaker predicts Congress won't block Trump's Mexico tariffs

Republicans take a bite out of Trump’s trade war leverage 

Mitt Romney outlines a very un-Trumpian approach to achieve Trump’s goal of confronting China 

'Not the time to do business as usual' with Saudis: Senators to rebuke Trump over arms sales

Republican, Democratic senators seek to block Trump Saudi arms sales

Rep. Steve King is the latest Republican to compare criticism of conservatives to lynching 

GOP Chair Claims D-Day Anniversary Should Be About 'Celebrating Our President

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6/4/19

Trump, GOP edge closer to confrontation on tariffs

GOP lawmakers warn White House they’ll try to block Trump’s Mexico tariffs

How Republicans are leaving Democrats in the dust on judicial confirmations 

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6/3/19

GOP lawmakers discuss vote to block Trump’s new tariffs on Mexico, in what would be a dramatic act of defiance 

GOP divided over how to stop Trump's trade wars

GOP congressman, defending accused war criminal, says his unit 'killed probably hundreds of civilians' in Iraq combat

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6/2/19

GOP senator: If Democrats want to impeach Trump, 'go to Amazon' and 'buy a spine'

Top Judiciary Republican: Mueller believes 'you're guilty until we prove you innocent'

In January, Virginia GOP killed bill to ban sales of large-capacity magazines 

Mulvaney: Trump 'absolutely, deadly serious' about Mexico tariffs

Mulvaney: Attempt to move USS John McCain during Trump visit 'not unreasonable'

Exclusive: Pompeo delivers unfiltered view of Trump’s Middle East peace plan in off-the-record meeting 

Pompeo Says U.S. Ready to Talk to Iran Without Preconditions

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6/1/19

GOP takes aim at Comey, Brennan

Hogan will not challenge Trump, leaving Trump’s GOP critics with limited options 

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5/31/19

Trump’s Mexico tariff plan divides Republicans

GOP lawmakers, business groups slam Trump's Mexico tariff threat

Trump holds firm on Mexico tariffs despite Republican dissent

Republicans wave the white flag on tariffs (again) 

Inside Romney's Trump strategy

It will take more than record turnout among black voters to unseat Lindsey Graham 

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5/30/19

Grassley slams Trump tariffs on Mexico: 'A misuse of presidential tariff authority'

Trump facing increasing hostility from Republicans as Mueller hints at impeachment: 'We need courage'

Third House Republican blocks disaster aid bill

Conservatives spark threat of bloody GOP primaries

Despite Trump administration denials, new evidence suggests census citizenship question was crafted to benefit white Republicans

AOC and Ted Cruz find common ground on lobbying ban

Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican and former Senate Appropriations Committee chairman, dies at 81 

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5/29/19

Mitch McConnell says he would seek to confirm a Trump Supreme Court pick in 2020 if a vacancy opened, after he refused to do it in 2016

Oh, we’d fill it’: How McConnell is doing a 180 on Supreme Court vacancies in an election year 

Lindsey Graham draws a Democratic challenger who mocks his ties to Trump 

Rudy Giuliani trashes Mueller statement on Trump as ‘perversion’

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5/28/19

McConnell says Republicans would fill 2020 Supreme Court vacancy

Second Republican blocks disaster aid bill's passage in House

Amash defends call for Trump’s impeachment, says Congress ‘has a duty to keep the president in check’ 

Amash gets standing ovation at first town hall after calling for Trump's impeachment

To-do list piles up for Congress

Texas secretary of state resigns after leading botched voter purge that questioned the citizenship of almost 100,000 people 

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5/27/19

GOP Lawmaker Knocks Trump For 'Taking A Shot At Biden While Praising A Dictator'

Senate GOP vows to quickly quash any impeachment charges

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5/26/19

Republican lawmaker criticizes Trump for sharing heavily edited video of Pelosi 

GOP Armed Services senator breaks with Trump: I find North Korean missile tests 'very disturbing'

Graham: 'I've got a real problem' with arms sales to Saudi Arabia

GOP senator: Trump needs to be 'very careful' on pardons of soldiers charged with war crimes

GOP rep says intel on Iran is 'credible'

Graham: Pelosi's job is at risk

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Trump giving the OK to declassify intelligence related to Russia investigation

Chris Wallace Owns Lindsey Graham With Clip Of Him Lashing Clinton Over Subpoenas

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5/25/19

GOP amps up efforts to recruit women candidates

Ex-GOP lawmaker says Trump 'illegitimate president,' should be impeached

Chuck Grassley will apply for Trump's federal farm bailout cash for the second time

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5/24/19

Conservative blocks House passage of disaster relief bill

This House Republican’s lonely road on impeachment shows how tribal our politics have become 

Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard'

Republican governors walk tightrope between building Chinese trade relationship and offending Trump 

Republicans spend more than $4 million at Trump properties

Momentum is building in Congress to take on surprise medical bills 

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5/23/19

Senate GOP votes to permanently ban earmarks

GOP lawmakers lay out border security proposals for DHS

Senate approves deal on disaster aid, leaves out border money Trump demanded

As Trump relents on Puerto Rico and border funding, senators approve deal for $19.1 billion in disaster aid

Senate approves deal on disaster aid, leaves out border money Trump demanded

Congress reaches deal on disaster aid

The GOP Governor Allowing Abortion Protections to Become Law

Ex-GOP lawmaker pens op-ed calling for Trump to be impeached

Conservative dark money group American Action Network reveals spending blitz to support Trump’s tax cut law


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5/22/19

Chances for disaster aid deal slip amid immigration fight

Amash says some Republicans privately sympathize with Trump impeachment comments

Rand Paul: Justin Amash is wrong about impeachment

GOP faces new challenge in 2020 abortion fight

Trump allies see impeachment push backfiring on Democrats

Alabama Republicans want to challenge Roe v. Wade. But their abortion ban might not make it to the Supreme Court. 

House, Senate committees advance bills on Venezuela

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5/21/19

Pennsylvania voters choose state Republican lawmaker to fill open House seat 

Trump-backed Kentucky governor narrowly survives primary

Amash won't rule out Libertarian challenge to Trump

McConnell optimistic on budget deal

Congress, White House indicate debt limit increase will be part of spending deal

White House, congressional leaders push for two-year budget deal 

GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending

Despite national security concerns, GOP leader McCarthy blocked bipartisan bid to limit China’s role in U.S. transit

Rape exemptions for abortion are dividing Republicans 

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5/20/19

Amash storm hits Capitol Hill

Amash doubles down on Trump and impeachment

House Freedom Caucus votes to condemn Amash's impeachment comments

Tensions swirl around Iran as administration to brief Congress

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5/19/19

Kemp jabs 'C-list celebrities' vowing to boycott Georgia over new abortion ban

GOP senator: Supreme Court abortion cases were 'wrongly decided as a constitutional matter'

Trump, Republicans distance themselves from Alabama abortion law 

Romney: Justin Amash 'reached a different conclusion' than I did on impeachment

Romney on Mueller report: 'Really, really troubling,’ but Americans ‘just aren’t there’ on impeachment

Romney: Trump 'has distanced himself from some of the best qualities of the human character'

Mitt Romney: War with Iran is 'not going to happen'

Abortion Fight or Strong Economy? For G.O.P., Cultural Issues Undercut 2020 Message

Bolton emerges as flashpoint in GOP debate on Iran

Giuliani says Trump is 'doing the right thing' by resisting congressional subpoenas

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5/18/19

GOP’s Amash: Trump has met ‘threshold for impeachment’

GOP lawmaker: Trump has engaged in multiple actions that 'meet the threshold for impeachment'

Some in GOP wary of abortion bans
(Congressional Republican leaders say the laws being adopted in several states go too far.)

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5/17/19

Joni Ernst says there’s more momentum than ever to tackle military sexual assault 

Here are the eight Republicans who voted with Democrats on the Equality Act

GOP Mueller critic says Flynn contacted him during special counsel probe

GOP state lawmaker says he misspoke on 'consensual rape'

Trump's immigration push faces Capitol Hill buzzsaw

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5/16/19

Senate confirms Trump judge who faced scrutiny over abortion views

Senate Republicans running away from Alabama abortion law

Top House Republican McCarthy says he opposes Alabama abortion law 

Susan Collins has faith Kavanaugh won't uphold Alabama abortion law

In Alabama and Georgia, Republicans Move to Bar Abortion, and Women Look for Options While They Can

Republicans defend drug company in spotlight over HIV medication prices

Top U.S. lawmakers press Pompeo for answers on Iran arms control report

GOP lawmaker indicted for trying to trade his vote for cash, lying to the FBI, authorities say 

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5/15/19

Frustrated GOP senators want answers from Trump on Iran

Graham: Trump officials not adequately briefing on Iran threat

GOP senators raise alarms, criticize Trump as U.S.-China trade war heats up 

Marco Rubio slams CEOs for bad China deals, short-term thinking and not investing in U.S. workers 

Alabama governor signs abortion ban into law

Abortion restrictions carry political risk for Republicans in 2020

Cruz warns 'Space Force' needed to prevent space pirates

Barr throws curveball into Senate GOP 'spying' probe

Work on surprise medical bills goes into overdrive

Trump pardons media tycoon, former GOP leader of California State Assembly

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5/14/19

GOP angst grows amid Trump trade war

GOP senators raise alarms, criticize Trump as U.S.-China trade war heats up 

Senate confirms Trump judge who called Obama 'un-American imposter'

Romney votes against Trump pick over comments attacking Obama

Senate to vote on disaster aid bill next week

McConnell: No one tells Burr how to run Intelligence panel

Donald Trump Jr. will be interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee

Sen. Marco Rubio says war with Iran is in the hands of Ayatollah Khamenei: ‘It’s all on them’

Cotton: US could win war with Iran in 'two strikes'

Carly Fiorina blasts Trump: ‘He views women as something to be used’

McSally to introduce military sexual assault reform bill

GOP senators propose congressional term limits

Alabama abortion bill passes Senate and heads to governor

#LindseyGrahamResign trends on Twitter

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5/13/19

GOP’s farm belt Senators back Trump as China takes aim at U.S. agriculture

Sen. Cotton tells farmers trade war will hurt, but real war is worse

Crunch time for Senate disaster aid talks

The GOP’s increasing embrace of Trump’s Russia conspiracy theory 

Graham encourages Donald Trump Jr. to plead the 5th

Immigration fix? Sen. Graham plans to introduce legislation to end illegal border invasion

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5/12/19

Florida Republicans warn that Trump’s Venezuela policy is at risk of backfiring 

Rand Paul: Mueller probe 'politically motivated,' 'goes even back to the Clintons'

Rand Paul: Trump Jr. subpoena a 'real travesty of justice'

GOP lawmaker slams Pelosi after imam critical of Israel delivers House invocation

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5/11/19

Firestorm erupts around Sen. Richard Burr, man behind Donald Trump Jr. subpoena. He's not backing down

Trump Jr. subpoena spotlights GOP split over Russia probes

GOP offers support for Trump on China tariffs

Giuliani cancels trip to Ukraine to press Biden investigation

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5/10/19

Thirty-four GOP members buck Trump on disaster bill

Power Up: McConnell holds reins in GOP's Don Jr. fight 

Trump Jr. subpoena sparks internal GOP battle

The hard lesson of the Donald Trump Jr. subpoena for the GOP 

How the Mueller report revelations are complicating the lives of Richard Burr and other GOP senators 

Nervous about saber rattling on Venezuela, this GOP senator wants to wrest war powers from Trump 

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5/9/19

Senate GOP grows frustrated with Trump chief of staff

Senators sound alarm over looming budget, shutdown battles

Decision to subpoena Donald Trump Jr. sets off a Republican firefight 

Sen. Burr takes GOP fire over Trump Jr subpoena

Mitch McConnell Reassures Hannity: Don Jr. Subpoena Will ‘Have a Happy Ending’

Mitch McConnell wants to raise money off the nickname ‘Cocaine Mitch.’ Yes, really. 

The Trump-hating CEO of Victoria's Secret is quitting the Republican party after donating millions of dollars

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5/8/19

Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Donald Trump Jr. to answer questions about prior claim to have limited role in Trump Tower Moscow deal

Republicans rip GOP Intel decision to subpoena Trump Jr.

GOP senator announces bill to ban 'manipulative' video game design

Senate’s inquiry of Trump and Russia will divulge more on election interference than Mueller’s probe did, chairman says 

GOP says Russia case is closed even as it revisits inquiry

New obstacle for disaster aid bill as Trump administration pushes to add border funding 

Watch Senator Rob Portman's full interview on China trade talks, the...

'Game on': Christie dares Democrats to impeach Trump

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5/7/19

'Case Closed' On The Mueller Report? Some Republicans Say Not So Fast. 

In Rare Bipartisan Move, Reps. Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes Threaten to Subpoena DOJ for Mueller Files

McConnell calls for end to investigations of Trump, says ‘case closed’ 

McConnell: Dems have 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' amid Barr fight

Mitch McConnell's Trump Defense Strategy Is Proof the Republican Party Is an Authoritarian Outfit

Republican senators give Pence an earful on trade

Trump briefs Republican senators on emerging U.S. immigration plan

Trump, Senate GOP discuss effort to overhaul legal immigration

Trade war threatens to roil 2020 race as Republicans complain about the tariffs Trump loves 

Trump pulls out rug from GOP on trade

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs fetal heartbeat bill, one of most restrictive abortion laws in nation

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5/6/19

Rising debt imperils Trump, Dem hopes on infrastructure

New threats by Trump on trade take bigger toll on U.S. farmers

GOP senators push for probe of 'apparent leaks' in Russia investigation

Senate Republicans Seek Probe of Other Agencies in Russia Leaks

Republicans troll Democrats with proposals to rename upcoming health care bill

Rick Scott says Ocasio-Cortez has embarrassed Congress 'to the point of irrelevance'

Trump’s threatened China tariffs deepen GOP rift over trade 

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5/5/19

Republican senator calls for hearing on military intervention in Venezuela

Kennedy says Democrats 'acting in bad faith' on Trump tax returns

This Republican Is Running Against Donald Trump. Is Anybody Listening?

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5/4/19

Republican senator calls for hearing on military intervention in Venezuela

Trump’s bipartisan infrastructure plan already imperiled as Mulvaney, GOP lawmakers object to cost 

House ethics panel renews probes into three GOP lawmakers

Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi announces he’ll retire in 2020 

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5/3/19

Senate confirms Trump's 100th judicial nominee

All the Trump nominees Senate Republicans have tanked

Trump's pursuit of infrastructure deal hits GOP roadblock

GOP distances itself from Trump's ObamaCare attacks

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney: ‘I’d like to hear from Mr. Mueller’

Senate judiciary chair offers Mueller opportunity to testify

Mueller fallout deepens Senate tensions 

Federal judges declare Ohio congressional map unconstitutional 

GOP megadonor Paul Singer rallies conservatives: ‘Socialism is on the march again’

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5/2/19

GOP senator to White House on Fed pick: 'Please do some research'

Senate fails to override Trump's Yemen veto

Mitt Romney: Two-state solution is all there is

Sen. Mike Lee blasts Dems, says the Mueller investigation was about undermining the president

McCarthy says Nadler lied, not Barr

Seismic mapping in Atlantic could still pose trouble for Republicans on campaign trail 

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5/1/19

New Senate GOP offer on disaster aid bill gives $300 million boost to Puerto Rico 

Lindsey Graham’s pro-Trump spin of the Mueller report 

At Mueller report hearing, Republicans shift to Clinton and Obama

Trump scrambles to salvage NAFTA rewrite, courting Democrats and trying to tamp down GOP fury 

Pushing to deploy the U.S. military, Rick Scott helps to shape Trump’s Venezuela policy 

Sen. Mitt Romney discusses trip to Iraq, Israel and Jordan, where ‘things are more complicated than you might imagine’

GOP doctors will go to primary runoff in North Carolina U.S. House race 

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4/30/19

Stephen Moore’s Fed nomination under pressure as GOP senator calls his past comments ‘ridiculous’

GOP sets up firewall for Trump on Mueller

Poll: McConnell's approval in Kentucky at 18 percent

Alabama bill banning nearly all abortions passes House almost unanimously

U.S. senators blast 'insane' Trump plan for aid cuts, seek Venezuela plan

Trump trashes his own administration's infrastructure plan as 'stupid'

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4/29/19

Trump on collision course with McConnell on spending

Graham: Trump should fight Dem subpoenas 'like hell'

House Republican plans discharge petition on Green New Deal

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4/28/19

GOP ready to step up spying case

GOP leader embraces role as liberal foe for 2020 

GOP views Joe Biden as 'very weak' or 'a strong candidate'

New Hampshire Republican insider says voters open to Trump alternative

Graham: 'I don't care' if Trump told McGahn to fire Mueller

Trump Ally Calls for More Sanctions on Russia Ahead of Elections

Graham says Russians 'up to it again' with election interference: 'We need more sanctions, not less'

Graham challenges Kushner’s bid to downplay Russia interference 

Former GOP senator Richard Lugar dies at 87

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4/27/19

NO NEW NEWS TODAY


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4/26/19

Rubio says hackers penetrated Florida elections systems

Stephen Moore: GOP senators shouldn't 'walk the plank' for me

This Republican Has a Good Point About Going Green

The GOP’s plan: prevent voters from voting

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4/25/19

Republican senators request briefing on DOJ 'spying' probe

Trump administration pushes for quick action to raise debt limit 

The U.S. Chamber wants to disentangle its brand from the GOP and hopes to rebuild the center 

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4/24/19

Senate buzzsaw awaits 2020 progressive proposals

Trump spurs an uptick in politicians leaving the GOP 

Steve King thinks he was persecuted for his political beliefs. He is not alone among conservative Christians. 

Trump's Republican Opponent Says The President Would Resign If He Was A Patriot

Judge Denies Republicans' Attempt to Join Abortion Lawsuit

Trump’s defiance puts pressure on Congress’s ability to check the president 

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4/23/19

Lindsey Graham tells Trump to 'expect impeachment proceedings'

GOP banks on Biden falling in primary

Republican lawmaker in Iowa bolts party over disapproval of Trump

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4/22/19

McConnell pledges to be 'Grim Reaper' for progressive policies

Graham challenges Dems to walk the walk on impeachment

Republican National Committee pays tiny, unknown intelligence firm for 2020 opposition research on Democrats

Trump tax cuts helped rich people in GOP states more than in Democrat states

'That's robbery': Concerns mount over Jared Kushner's role in GOP money machine

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4/21/19

Senate Republicans tested on Trump support after Mueller

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4/20/19

Trump hits Romney for Mueller criticism

Washington state senator sparks backlash for saying nurses spend time 'playing cards'

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4/19/19

Rick Scott asks FBI for details on reported Russian meddling in Florida

Romney 'sickened' by Trump's behavior in Mueller report

Huckabee blasts Romney: 'Makes me sick' that you could have been president

Chris Christie says Russia probe 'was not a hoax'

McConnell: Raising age to buy tobacco to 21 a 'top priority'

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4/18/19

The GOP is attacking socialism, but Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore pits capitalism against democracy

Bill Weld’s Presidential Run: Finally, a Republican Tells the Truth About Trump 

Karl Rove: Sanders could win presidency in 2020

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4/17/19

Republicans seem to have already made up their minds on the Mueller report 

GOP lawmaker: Trump 'not quite popular enough' to advance an immigration bill

Some in GOP fear Buttigieg run for governor

GOP Sen. Rick Scott: ‘If you like Bernie Sanders, why don’t you go ahead and move to Caracas?

Three reasons you should be startled by how the Senate rebuked Trump ’

Rick Perry planning to leave Trump administration

Ted Cruz slammed for mocking Disney’s $5M pledge to rebuild Notre Dame: 'How much did you donate?'

Rep. Chris Collins, charged with insider trading, raised just $5,000 in first quarter 

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4/16/19

GOP senators divided on Trump trade pushback

Trump gives nod to vulnerable GOP Sen. McSally with bill signing

Collins receives more donations from Texas fossil fuel industry than from Maine residents

Conservatives urge Trump to stick with Moore for Fed

Sanders courts GOP voters with 'Medicare for All' plan

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4/15/19

After a battle over a Muslim politician divided their party, the GOP fights to keep Texas red 

Bill Weld officially announces he is challenging Trump for GOP nomination in 2020

William Weld to challenge 'unstable' Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination

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4/14/19

McConnell lays out agenda as House bills pile up

Scott: Need to 'consider' using military to get aid to Venezuela

Rep. Cheney: Socialism 'driving the agenda of the Democratic Party' 

Pompeo 'confident' US will continue 'progress' with North Korea on denuclearization


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4/13/19

Conservative groups defend tech from GOP crackdown

Congress opens door to fraught immigration talks

Robert De Niro tears into Republicans: 'We're not going to forget' about what you did under Trump

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4/12/19

GOP senator issues stark warning to Republicans on health care

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley doubts Obamacare will be ruled unconstitutional

GOP grows tired of being blindsided by Trump

All the Trump nominees Senate Republicans have tanked 

Oversight Republicans to chairman: Investigate Obama aides

Republicans want to look like pioneers on preexisting conditions protections 

Will Congress Let Trump Build More Nuclear Weapons?
(The administration and Capitol Hill are on a collision course over the future of U.S. nukes.)

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4/11/19

Fourth GOP senator comes out against Trump Fed pick Cain

McConnell to Trump: Don't pick Cuccinelli to lead DHS

Republicans writing off hard-line DHS candidate

Mitch McConnell tells 2020 Republicans to run 'independent' of Trump

McConnell: Pelosi dealing with her own liberal 'Freedom Caucus'

GOP leader on 2020: We need a 'referendum on socialism'

GOP lawmaker doubles down on criticizing Kerry's political science degree as not 'science'

Congress punts on disaster aid amid standoff with Trump, Dems

Manchin says he supports Collins reelection 

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4/10/19

Republicans to Trump: Your immigration shake-up makes no sense 

Senate Republicans push White House to stop purge at Homeland Security 

The growing signs of a rift between Trump and the Senate GOP 

Grassley: 'I'm gonna have to accept' Trump changes at Homeland Security

GOP senators raise concerns about Miller's ascension

Herman Cain’s Fed board bid is in danger as three GOP senators plan to vote against Trump’s pick

GOP lawmakers lay into Twitter, Facebook over alleged bias

GOP Texas lawmaker reintroduces bill to allow death penalty for women who have abortions

Vice President Mike Pence backs Trump’s call to lower interest rates, citing low consumer inflation

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4/9/19

McConnell: Net neutrality bill 'dead on arrival' in Senate

Trump's plan to name Herman Cain to Fed meets Republican pushback

Republicans press Trump to drop Herman Cain’s Fed nomination

Hate crime hearing shows lawmakers still can’t agree on basic facts

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4/8/19

Top Republican calls on Nadler to have Mueller testify

Senate Homeland Security chairman sounds alarm over 'leadership void' at DHS

GOP fears Trump return to family separations

Grassley warns Trump is 'pulling the rug out from' under immigration officials

Full Romney: Immigration is 'overwhelming our system'

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4/7/19

Romney: 'Moronic' for Dems to go after Trump's tax returns with legislative action

Paul Ryan told GOP lawmakers he wouldn't 'defend' Trump after 'Access Hollywood' tape: book

Donald Trump has secured the future of our American courts

Mulvaney: Democrats will 'never' see Trump's tax returns

Secrecy behind Saudi nuclear talks infuriates Congress

Legislation slows to crawl in divided Washington

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4/6/19

GOP gets used to saying 'no' to Trump

Progressive Jewish group protests Trump's Republican Jewish Coalition speech

Herman Cain Opens a New #MeToo Minefield for Republicans

The GOP is making Ocasio-Cortez more popular

Grassley sarcastically hails History Channel for playing history

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4/5/19

Mitch McConnell is making the Senate’s minority party increasingly powerless 

GOP senator rips Dem rep seeking Trump taxes: 'It must really suck to be that dumb'

Why a GOP Mayor Was Pushing Climate Change Policies in Congress This Week

Joe Biden finds defenders in unusual places: Fox News and the GOP 

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4/4/19

Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham says the president should release his tax returns after Democrats make a formal request

Rand Paul blocks resolution calling for release of Mueller report

McConnell caught between Trump, GOP on disaster relief

Lee, Romney oppose diverting funds from Utah military projects for Trump's border wall

Flake opens up about threats against him and his family

GOP base wakes up in Wisconsin

Iowa Republican on Trump claim: If windmill noise caused cancer I'd have 'church bell cancer'

Alabama Holocaust Commission condemns GOP lawmaker's use of Hitler phrase 'big lie'

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4/3/19

GOP triggers 'nuclear option' to speed up Trump picks

GOP moves to appoint judges even faster. 
(Even before the rule change, the Senate is approving Trump picks at a record pace.)

The GOP’s capitulation to Obamacare 

The 8 Republicans who voted against Trump's anti-ObamaCare push

The GOP’s response to White House whistleblower: Nothing to see here 

Cruz: 'Devastating' if Trump closes U.S.-Mexico border

Grassley: Trump saying wind turbine noise causes cancer is 'idiotic'

Gowdy: I'll be surprised if Barr ever produces everything in the Mueller report

Charles Koch wants a more open border. Immigration is one reason he’s backed away from the GOP

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4/2/19

McConnell to Trump: We're not repealing and replacing ObamaCare

GOP shuts down Trump health push

GOP, Dems balk at latest Trump foreign aid cuts

Cruz slams Yahoo report saying he missed Ocasio-Cortez's point on $7 airport croissants: 'Uh, no'

Report — spurred by Utah’s Orrin Hatch — says U.S. firms need the government to double the number of highly skilled foreign workers they are allowed to hire

Barr's summary gambit could backfire, al la Nunes's memo

Alabama GOP lawmaker files bill that would ban nearly all abortions

New trans protections face strong conservative opposition on Hill

GOP lawmaker Mark Walker ensnared in federal corruption probe

North Carolina Republican Party chairman charged in bribery case

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4/1/19

Massive disaster relief bill stalls in Senate over Puerto Rico dispute 

GOP lawmakers root against Trump in court on ObamaCare

'The most accessible President that I have ever seen': Republicans explain why they won't quit Trump

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3/31/19

GOP on defensive over Dem votes on policies geared toward women

For Trump’s ‘Party of Healthcare,’ there is no health-care plan 

Graham gets assist from Pence in reelection campaign kickoff

Mulvaney: Mueller report 'not designed' to exonerate Trump

Mulvaney: It would take 'something dramatic' for Trump not to close border

Mulvaney: No one will lose health care coverage if courts rule against ObamaCare

Top White House aide: Trump decided to fund Special Olympics because 'the public wanted' it

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3/30/19

GOP frets as Trump squanders advantages

With social program fights, some Republicans fear being seen as the party of the 1 percent 

Senate GOP wary in Trump’s revived health care battle

GOP shifts focus to investigating Obama officials

Ex-GOP senator Flake hopes a Democrat beats Trump in 2020

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3/29/19

McConnell signals he won’t play a leading role in crafting the health-care bill Trump wants 

GOP faces tough battle to become 'party of health care'

GOP zeroes in on Schiff

Barr expects to release nearly 400-page Mueller report by mid-April

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3/28/19

McConnell sets stage for 'nuclear option' to change rules on judges

Arkansas governor seeks appeal of decision voiding Medicaid work rules 

Rand Paul blocks resolution calling for Mueller report release

Schiff angrily pushes back against GOP calls for him to step down

GOP lawmaker suggests female colleague 'misunderstands' equal pay legislation

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3/27/19

House GOP leader McCarthy sought to deter Trump from pursuing destruction of Obamacare 

GOP senators blindsided by Trump on ObamaCare

Ted Cruz addresses the political ramifications of the GOP challenging Obamacare ahead of 2020

McConnell blocks resolution calling for release of Mueller report for second time

Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham explains how the Mueller report will be redacted for public release

This Lindsey Graham quote perfectly explains the GOP’s codependent relationship with Trump 

Rand Paul: 'Time for Congress to investigate' Obama

Republicans are introducing a new paid family leave proposal today. Here are the details 

Appeals court sides with Wisconsin GOP on laws that limit Dem powers

Durbin and Graham introduce bill to protect ‘dreamers’ 

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3/26/19

Senate GOP eyes probes into 2016 issues 'swept under the rug' 

Stephen Moore edges closer to Fed seat as key GOP lawmakers express support

GOP begins grassroots campaign to sell Trump's trade deal with Mexico and Canada to skeptical voters and lawmakers

Surprise Justice move on ObamaCare puts GOP in bind

GOP congressman quotes Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ to slam Trump’s adversaries as liars 

GOP legislator prays to Jesus for forgiveness before state’s first Muslim woman swears in 

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3/25/19

McConnell blocks resolution calling for Mueller report to be released publicly

After Mueller report, Senate moves to investigate the Russia probe Trump called an 'illegal takedown'

Congress set for next stage of Mueller probe fight

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he told John McCain to give Trump-Russia dossier to FBI

Scalise moves forward with plan to force vote on 'Abortion Survivors' act

GOP governor criticizes Trump's 'dangerous rhetoric' about the media

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3/24/19

GOP cheers, Democrats scoff as Mueller details emerge

Rubio wants 'all' of Mueller report made public including founding documents

Graham hints at further questioning of Comey in wake of Mueller findings

Pence: 'Today is a great day for America'

GOP surprise raises new questions for Trump budget

Rubio: Trump reversal on North Korea sanctions 'shouldn't have happened that way'

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3/23/19

Here’s How Republicans Are Reacting To The Mueller Report’s Completion

Conservatives wage assault on Mueller report

Trump, Congress brace for Mueller findings

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3/22/19

GOP says Mueller report should end 'collusion' claims

Meadows says Mueller's end proves 'no collusion'

Wisconsin judge blocks Republicans’ lame-duck power grab 

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3/21/19

Senate’s sluggish start reflects the Republicans’ narrow policy agenda 

GOP uses Green New Deal to hurt Democrats as it plots to retake California House seats

Trump's attacks on McCain exacerbate tensions with Senate GOP

Trump keeps up attacks on 'horrible' McCain, despite calls from GOP, veterans

McSally spoke with Trump, said McCain deserved respect

Steve King contrasts New Orleans to Iowa on disaster response: 'Iowans take care of each other

A GOP governor doesn’t believe in chickenpox vaccines. He took his nine kids to a pox party instead. 

GOP governor signs law that bans abortion before some women even know they’re pregnant 

John McCain’s daughters fire back at Trump, calling him ‘a child’ who lacks decency and compassion 

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3/20/19

Senate GOP poised to go 'nuclear' on Trump picks

Graham: Trump's attacks on McCain 'hurt him more' than senator's legacy

‘It’s deplorable what he said:’ Johnny Isakson delivers the indictment of Trump’s McCain-bashing other Republicans won’t 

Steve King continues to make controversial comments on race, despite a GOP reprimand 

Fox News' Cavuto knocks GOP lawmakers for not condemning Trump attacks

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3/19/19

GOP voters more enthusiastic than Dems about presidential race: poll

Scott Walker plans to crusade for a balanced-budget amendment via constitutional convention 

Romney knocks Trump over McCain criticism

Weld hammers Trump over McCain attacks: You're a 'national embarrassment'

Ronald Reagan's daughter laments Trump's presidency: My father 'would be horrified'

George Conway responds to Trump calling him a loser: 'Perfect example of the point I was making'

Rough road awaits any Trump rival in GOP primary

GOP steps up attack over tech bias claims

Stop asking parents to sacrifice Social Security benefits for paid family leave

How Pence became Trump’s flatterer-in-chief

Pentagon sends Congress list of military construction projects that could be delayed to free up money for wall 

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3/18/19

Santorum: Trump should 'send emails to a therapist' instead of tweeting

GOP senator disinvited to Republican event over vote against Trump's emergency declaration

Lindsey Graham’s remarkably tepid defense of John McCain after Trump’s attacks 

Trump keeps tight grip on GOP

GOP moves to rein in president's emergency powers

Trump relishes autocracy. What are Republicans willing to do about it? 

‘I haven’t abandoned my principles’: Hogan, pondering challenge to Trump, casts himself as a traditional Republican 

George W. Bush: 'Immigration is a blessing and a strength'

As China Builds Transit Cars for U.S. Cities, Congress Seeks to Ban Them

Conservatives face a tough fight as Big Tech's censorship expands

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3/17/19

Sen. Pat Toomey: Courts 'may very well' side with Trump on emergency declaration

GOP legislators clamping down on voter initiatives

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3/16/19

Republicans up for reelection fear daylight with Trump

McConnell's arguments on 'ballot harvesting' full of contradictions

Jeb Bush says a Republican should come forward and challenge Trump in 2020

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3/15/19

Graham says he'll probe Rosenstein's 25th Amendment remarks

The House voted 420 to 0 to release the Mueller report. So why is Lindsey Graham blocking the bill? 

Thom Tillis’s remarkable flip-flop on Trump’s national emergency and 4 others who also backed off 

Cruz fined $35K by FEC for not adequately disclosing loans from banks

The 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority

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3/14/19

Senate rejects border declaration in major rebuke of Trump

Senate votes to reject Trump’s emergency declaration, setting up president’s first veto 

12 Republican senators defy Trump on emergency declaration 

Tillis changes vote, supports Trump on border emergency

Editorial: Our endorsement of Cory Gardner was a mistake

Senators introduce bill to regulate facial recognition technology

In overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, House calls for Mueller report to be made public 

Graham blocks resolution calling for Mueller report to be made public

GOP lawmakers: House leaders already jockeying for leadership contests

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3/13/19

Senate breaks with Trump on Saudi-led war in Yemen

Senate rebukes Trump with vote ordering U.S. military to end support for Saudi-led war in Yemen 

Countdown on for Senate vote on resolution disapproving of Trump's wall national emergency

Senate talks collapse on avoiding Trump showdown over emergency declaration

Lee, fifth GOP senator, to vote against Trump's border declaration

Pelosi and Trump kill one Senate plan that could give GOP cover on border emergency

GOP's Tillis comes under pressure for taking on Trump

Senate GOP expected to force vote on Green New Deal in March

Senate GOP confirms Kavanaugh’s replacement, Trump’s 36th pick for powerful appeals courts 

GOP seizes on Pelosi's position on impeachment

This is how submissive Republicans have become to Trump 

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3/12/19

Senate will vote Thursday on bill to block Trump's national emergency declaration

GOP, White House seek to avoid showdown on emergency declaration

Pence, GOP senators discuss offer to kill Trump emergency disapproval resolution

GOP senators face loyalty test in vote over Trump's border wall 

House lawmakers clash over GOP allegations Dems coached Cohen

On Capitol Hill, Republicans resist new voting protections

McConnell opens door to changing president's emergency powers

Speaker Pelosi confirms what Trump has said all along about the Mueller investigation, says House GOP leader McCarthy

John Kasich: It's time for Republicans in Congress to put country over party

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3/11/19

GOP senators eye 'nuclear' move to change rules on Trump nominees

Senate GOP goes down to wire in showdown with Trump

House Republicans find silver lining in minority

Senator Graham says he will lobby Trump to recognize Golan as part of Israel

As Trump reshapes GOP in his image, Republican women are disappearing from Congress

'Not a serious proposal': Trump's budget reveals his 2020 message, but Congress will have the last word

U.S. election commission fines Jeb Bush Super PAC, Chinese company

As Europe worries about Trump, congressional leaders invite NATO head for joint address 

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3/10/19

GOP bracing for Trump to veto Congress’s rejection of his emergency declaration

Top House Republican blasts Trump plan to charge allies a premium on U.S. troops

House Republican explains decision to vote against anti-hate resolution

Texas Republican says he'll vote for Trump 'unless Beto O'Rourke decides to run as a Republican'

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3/9/19

Don't expect details from Mueller probe: senior U.S. Republican

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3/8/19

McConnell works to freeze support for Dem campaign finance effort

Republicans use opioid hearing to defend Trump's border emergency
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Maine GOP mayor resigns after calling elderly black people 'antique farm equipment'


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3/5/19

Senate GOP eyes big vote against Trump 

GOP braces for showdown on wall emergency with Trump

McConnell eyes Trump, Paul and reelection when it comes to emergency fight

GOP chairman eyes move to lock in Trump's Iran deal withdrawal

U.S. senators offer North Korea sanctions bill, backed by Warmbier parents 

Growing bipartisan alarm in Congress over measles outbreaks amid falling vaccination rates

How Congress could embarrass Donald Trump on the border wall

Trump's claims of defeating ISIS roil Congress

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3/4/19

Trump on brink of GOP rebellion over emergency declaration

McConnell: Senate will pass resolution blocking Trump's emergency declaration

Rand Paul’s big rebuke of Trump’s ‘national emergency,’ and why it could actually matter 

McConnell: House election reform bill won't get Senate vote

Chris Christie says he turned down 7 jobs from Trump: 'I'm not desperate for a title'

Senators say they're serious about tackling surprise medical bills  

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3/3/19

Republican defections on national emergency set up Trump's first veto

Republican Sen. Rand Paul says he will vote for measure blocking Trump’s emergency declaration, paving way for passage 

Congress poised to reject Trump border emergency

Rand Paul: Supreme Court likely to strike down Trump emergency declaration

GOP rep: Cohen's Prague testimony 'undermines this whole dossier'

McCarthy dismisses Democrat's plans: 'Show me where the president did anything to be impeached' 

McCarthy contradicts Trump on Warmbier: 'I think Kim knew what happened'

GOP Rep. Amash says he has a higher loyalty than Trump

Ohio judge leaving GOP, citing change in party on national level

‘We’re not going to turn on our own’: Republicans rally around Trump as threats mount 

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3/2/19

5 takeaways as Republicans close ranks at CPAC

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3/1/19

GOP bristles over plan to shift military funding to border wall

GOP senators fuming over Trump comments on Warmbier

Republicans appear open to the administration's Medicare threat to the pharmaceutical industry 

Trump Should Worry About the Southern District of New York More Than Mueller, Christie Says

Mark Meadows: Republican claims ‘there is not a racial bone’ in his body after ‘birther’ comments unearthed

Red scare: US conservatives beat socialism drum ahead of 2020

Pence likens Democratic health-care and energy agenda to socialism

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2/28/19

Trump and GOP promised economic growth much better than Obama's. That's not what happened

Republican focus on discrediting Cohen leaves little time to defend Trump 

How House Republicans missed their chances to stick it to Michael Cohen – and defend Trump

The Republican Party Completely and Utterly Disgraced Itself at Michael Cohen's Hearing

Credible Cohen testimony has Trump, GOP shook up

GOP opposition to emergency declaration grows as Trump warns lawmakers 

Senators unveil resolution to block Trump’s emergency declaration

Trump border emergency foes close in on needed Senate votes

Andrew Wheeler, former energy lobbyist, confirmed as nation’s top environmental official 

‘Damaging precedent’: Conservative federal judge installed without consent of home-state senators 

Judge blocks GOP effort to purge voting rolls in Texas, saying it is ‘ham-handed’ and ‘threatening’ 

Fox News host calls out Rep. Jim Jordan over Cohen testimony

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2/27/19

GOP lawmaker rips Cohen: ‘The truth is not in this guy’

The GOP’s attacks on Michael Cohen sound a lot like attacks on Trump 

Live coverage: Cohen clashes with GOP over Trump allegations

Cohen warns Republicans: Pledge allegiance to Trump, you’ll end up like me 

Santorum: It’s not ‘out of character’ for Trump to lie about Russia because he lies ‘consistently’

Eight Republicans side with Dems on background checks for gun sales

Lawmaker promoting anti-vaxx bill suggests measles can be treated with antibiotics. (It can’t.) 

John Brennan says Republicans 'covering up the corruption' of Trump

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2/26/19

GOP leader unsure on legality of Trump’s emergency declaration

G.O.P. Tries to Hold Down Defections Before Vote to Block Trump’s Emergency

Border rebuke looms for Trump

13 House Republicans who bucked Trump on emergency declaration

White House pleads with Senate GOP on emergency declaration

GOP stacks Green New Deal forum with climate deniers and industry groups

Senate confirms Trump nominee for 9th Circuit Court over Democrats' objections

GOP lawmaker appears to threaten Cohen on eve of public hearing

Florida GOP congressman Matt Gaetz tweets at Trump ex-lawyer Michael Cohen before testimony: Does your wife 'know about your girlfriends?'

N.C. Republican in congressional race tainted by ballot fraud says he will not run in new election 

John Kasich to fellow GOPers: Stop denying climate change

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2/25/19


Push to end U.S. support for Saudi war hits Senate setback

Lindsey Graham explains his pro-Trump conversion — and it’s not because he thinks Trump is great 

Trump warns fellow Republicans as Congress prepares to vote on rejecting his national emergency 

Pence announces new sanctions, calls for asset crackdown in effort to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro 

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2/24/19

GOP rep says after deployment to border that situation warrants emergency declaration

Arkansas governor: 'It would be very difficult' for candidate to challenge Trump in primary

GOP senator: 'We'll just have to see' whether lawmakers can believe Cohen testimony

Mississippi GOP governor says 'a lot of us' would’ve 'screamed' if Obama pushed criminal justice reform bill

Senate reignites blue slip war over Trump court picks

Venezuelan opposition leader arrives in Bogota for meeting with Pence after weekend of violence

Pompeo says North Korea remains a nuclear threat, contradicting Trump 

Pompeo: Trump's meeting with Kim 'substantial step' that 'may not get everything done'

Pompeo vows no letup in pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

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2/23/19

GOP lawmaker critical of Trump move blasts Republicans who 'cry out for a king'

Kansas GOP lawmaker apologizes for anti-LGBT bill after daughter scorns him

EX-RNC Chair Slams Trump's Silence On Alleged Domestic Terrorist: 'These Are His People'

After Venezuela violence, Pence to meet with Guaido in Colombia

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2/22/19

Graham: 'Handful' of GOP senators will vote to block Trump's emergency declaration

Senate plots to avoid fall shutdown brawl

Don’t look for House GOP to defy Trump on border wall

Mitt Romney says unlike Trump, he never contacted Russians or sought their help when he ran for president. ‘That would be a frightening thing,’ he says at town hall meeting

Pence promotes ‘opportunity zones’ as Trump faces criticism over race and policies to aid the poor 

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2/21/19

US banks made $28 billion in extra profits thanks to GOP tax bill

Hogan blasts RNC for ‘unprecedented’ steps to shield Trump from a primary 

North Carolina board orders a new election in U.S. House race tainted by fraud accusations

N.C. board declares a new election in contested House race after the GOP candidate admitted he was mistaken in his testimony 

‘The Maine electorate has had it with her’: Constituents turn on Susan Collins

GOP's Collins would back resolution criticizing emergency

Steve King spins GOP punishment into political weapon

AP FACT CHECK: Senator makes false national emergency claim

Pompeo rules out 2020 Senate bid

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2/20/19

Texas GOP rep opposes Trump’s use of national emergency to get border wall

The 10 GOP senators who may break with Trump on emergency

Trump shouldn’t be forcing Republicans to choose fidelity to him or to the Constitution 

Members of Congress voice alarm about report that Trump has grown frustrated with Coats 

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2/19/19

Arkansas governor signs 'trigger' abortion ban bill

John Kasich Rips Trump For ‘End Runs Around Congress’

Trent Lott thinks Joe Biden is the strongest Democratic presidential candidate

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2/18/19

The national emergency will haunt Republicans come election season

Smaller tax refunds put GOP on defensive

N. Carolina elections head says ballots handled illegally

Republican campaign paid for 'coordinated, unlawful' absentee ballot scheme in NC 9th District election, investigators said

Congress passed a mixed-bag of immigration policy while Trump was focused on the wall

Congress closer to forcing Trump’s hand on Saudi support

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2/17/19

GOP rep: Trump emergency declaration puts US in 'uncharted territory'

GOP senator voices concern about Trump order, hasn't decided whether he'll back it

White House, GOP defend Trump emergency declaration

Rep. Kevin McCarthy says President Trump has the authority to declare a national emergency

Graham: Trump made 'persuasive case' that border is broken

Sen. Lindsey Graham Says Kentucky Kids Need 'Secure Border' More Than A School

Trump 'united the opposition and divided' GOP with emergency move: Matthew Dowd

GOP senator says Republicans didn't control Senate when they held majority

Graham: McCabe revelations 'beyond stunning'

Senate panel will probe McCabe’s claim that Rosenstein raised possibility of ousting Trump through 25th Amendment, Graham says 

Green New Deal: Republicans talk up climate change plan – but not because they like it

Congress allows Violence Against Women Act to lapse

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2/16/19

‘A recipe for disaster’? Trump’s border emergency drags the GOP into a risky fight ahead of 2020. 

Dems ready aggressive response to Trump emergency order, as GOP splinters

Congress must step up to protect Medicare home health care

Tax Refund Fiasco Is Political Payback For Republicans

Pence met with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech

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2/15/19

Shutdown averted: President Trump has signed a sweeping spending bill hours before funding expired for parts of the government 

Trump's Emergency Plan Splits the GOP After McConnell Backs It

Former GOP House Intel chair: McConnell eating 'manure sandwich' with Trump's national emergency

Republican Senators Express Disapproval With Border Funding Bill and National Emergency Declaration

Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld announces plan to challenge President Trump for Republican nomination 

Pompeo stresses importance of U.S. friends, a day after Pence blasted key allies 

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2/14/19

U.S. Senate passes border security bill, sends to House

Congress passes bill to avert shutdown as Trump vows to declare national emergency to build wall

Grassley snaps when McConnell interrupts him to announce Trump will sign spending bill, declare national emergency

What’s in the 1,169-page border-security bill to avert a government shutdown 

GOP braces for Trump's emergency declaration

Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele Warns GOP On Trump's Emergency: You Will Rue This

House Democrats to challenge Trump’s emergency declaration; Republicans divided on action

Senate confirms Trump's attorney general pick William Barr, who will now oversee Mueller probe

'I don't see buybacks as a problem' — GOP Sens Pat Toomey and Rick Scott slam fellow Republican Marco Rubio's tax proposal

GOP senator: Your smaller tax refund is not the point

GOP wants to pit Ocasio-Cortez against Democrats in the Senate

Drama hits Senate Intel panel’s Russia inquiry

Pence urges EU to pull out of nuclear deal, says Iran planning ‘new Holocaust’

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2/13/19

Congress advances border security bill without Trump border wall

House hits gas on border deal

Congress rushes to avoid shutdown as Trump says he'll look for 'landmines' in spending plan

House to vote Thursday on border security plan as Trump signals he's willing to sign the deal

Lawmakers introduce bill to fund government, prevent shutdown

Ted Cruz says billions in assets tied to 'El Chapo' should fund the border wall

GOP rep deployed to southern border with Air National Guard unit

A GOP proposal could snatch your student loan payment right from your paycheck

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2/12/19

GOP leader presses Trump to agree to border deal

Lawmakers line up behind bipartisan border deal to avert shutdown, as Trump signals he may sign it 

McConnell to set up vote on Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal'

The Senate just passed the decade’s biggest public lands package. Here’s what’s in it. 

GOP Sen Marco Rubio takes aim at stock buybacks, an issue under attack by Democrats

Senate Intel chair slams Trump fixer Michael Cohen, as House Democrats staff up probes 

Susan Collins defends her Brett Kavanaugh vote after he dissents in abortion access case

What’s in the tentative deal to avert shutdown

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2/11/19

GOP promotes Trump line mirroring Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign slogan

Most Utahns back the special counsel’s investigation of Trump and his team, but Republicans don’t, poll shows

Lawmakers may have a deal to prevent another government shutdown

Lawmakers have a deal on border security that avoids shutdown

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2/10/19

Rep. Walter Jones, GOP rebel and Iraq War critic, dies at age 76

Key GOP senator: Border wall talks are stalled

GOP senator 'optimistic' about immigration compromise

GOP rep: Trump is 'right to have contingency plans' if border wall talks fail

Meadows: I expect Trump 'to take some kind of executive action' if he doesn't get border wall funding

Sen. Graham says Democrats are willing to give more funding for the wall in exchange for less ICE detention beds

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2/9/19

GOP leader promises ‘action’ against Democrats accused of anti-Semitism

State GOP is in a bind over Trump
(In vote for next party chair, Republicans are split. Do they double down or chart a new direction forward?)

Can't live with Trump, can't live without him: California Republicans' challenging future

Democrats slam Collins for Kavanaugh vote in wake of Supreme Court ruling on Louisiana abortion law 

Likely deal would give Trump fraction of desired wall money

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2/8/19

Republicans Got Us Into This Mess, and They Have to Get Us Out of It

Trump and the GOP Tax Plan Screwed Middle Class Parents Out of a Refund

Firm owned by Trump's longtime bodyguard Keith Schiller has received $225,000 from Republican National Committee

Congressional negotiators near border deal that would offer Trump less money for barriers than he has demanded 

Lawmakers divided over how to end shutdowns for good

A bill to hobble OPEC is advancing in Congress. Trump's support is the question

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2/7/19

Top Senate tax writer says GOP will not tweak state and local deduction limits

Top GOP immigration negotiator Sen. Richard Shelby says a deal to avoid another shutdown could come by Monday

Senate panel’s party-line vote advances William Barr’s nomination to be Trump’s attorney general 

Republicans beg Democrat to drop quest for Trump tax returns

Fresh faces bring familiar GOP refrain: Dems are too extreme

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2/6/19

Republicans suggest Trump won’t get all the wall money he wants — but they are unclear about what he wants 

Congressional negotiators seek contours of border deal as shutdown looms 

‘They know it’s his party’: Despite tensions with Trump, GOP lawmakers roar with approval for their president 

Pence says government shutdown wasn’t a mistake, can’t guarantee there won’t be another one 

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2/5/19

GOP senators think Trump would win vote on emergency declaration

Congress is beginning to check Trump’s worst foreign-policy impulses 

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is designated survivor for 2019 State of the Union

Meghan McCain hits back at Trump: ‘The greatness of my father’s life and legacy haunts you’

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2/4/19
 
Senate GOP warns Trump against using national emergency for border wall

Graham: There could be GOP 'war' over border wall

‘It’s way too many’: As vacancies pile up in Trump administration, senators grow concerned 

Trump campaign takes steps to prevent a challenge within GOP

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2/3/19

GOP Senate chairman on making a border security deal: 'It could happen'

Scott: Emergency declaration not my 'first choice' for Trump to build wall

Congress can avoid trumped up national emergency declaration

GOP chairman: Trump should 'respect' opinions of intel leaders

GOP senator: 'Imperative' for Trump to listen to intel chiefs

Out-of-state money boosts Collins after Supreme Court vote

Former Homeland Security secretary urges lawmakers to stop trying for 'political wins' on immigration

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2/2/19

Congress in painful start to avoid second shutdown

President Trump faces criticism from his own party on declaring a national emergency

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2/1/19

McConnell privately cautions Trump about emergency declaration on border wall 

Mitch McConnell just made it much easier for Democrats to accuse Republicans of voter suppression 

Endorsing Trump isn’t the easiest decision for some Republicans

Senate vote shows 2020 Democrats are more aligned with Trump on Syrian pullout than the GOP 

Virginia GOP calls for Northam to resign after KKK, blackface photo

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1/31/19

Senate advances bill warning against 'precipitous withdrawal' from Syria and Afghanistan

Republicans want Trump to keep out of border talks

GOP poised to rebuke Trump

Senate rebukes Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, Afghanistan 

Republicans seize on liberal positions to paint Democrats as radical 

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1/30/19

McConnell blasts House bill that makes Election Day a federal holiday

No GOP appetite for a second shutdown

A Growing Chorus of Republican Critics for Trump’s Foreign Policy

72 percent in poll think Trump, Congress will fail to reach border deal

Some Suburban State Lawmakers Are Leaving the GOP

Former Congressman Trey Gowdy Joins Fox News as Ranks of Cable-News Contributors Swell

Kentucky governor says America is 'getting soft' after schools cancel classes due to cold temperatures

Lawmakers question border deployment

Lawmakers seeking to avoid new shutdown meet for first time

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1/29/19

Senate panel postpones William Barr’s confirmation vote amid Democrats’ concerns

McConnell calls for releasing as much of Mueller's report as possible

Top GOP senators propose repealing estate tax, which is expected to be paid by fewer than 2,000 Americans a year 

Border deal doesn’t need word ‘wall,’ House GOP leader McCarthy says

Trump confidant Sen. Lindsey Graham floats tying border wall money to critical debt ceiling increase

Collins: I’m not prepared to endorse Trump for 2020

Jeff Flake "will not be a candidate" in 2020 presidential race

Lawmakers push to end shutdowns — for good

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1/28/19

‘Mean as a Snake’: When President Trump Met the Real Mitch McConnell

New Jersey state senator leaves GOP, giving Dems largest majority in decades

Chris Christie says he warned Trump the Russia investigation would not go away

Most Americans — and some GOP senators — don’t want Trump to declare a national emergency to get his border wall

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1/26/19

NO GOP NEWS FOR TODAY

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1/25/19

House approves bill to reopen the government, sends measure to Trump for his signature 

Congress votes to reopen government after Trump agrees to end shutdown

Shutdown ends without funding for Trump’s border wall

The Shutdown Deal Is the Same One Trump Previously Rejected
(The president relented to political pressure on Friday, agreeing to reopen the government after 35 days without receiving money he demanded for a southern-border wall.)

Post-ABC poll: Trump disapproval swells as president, Republicans face lopsided blame for shutdown 

Omar, Tlaib come under fire from GOP

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1/24/19

GOP senators read Pence riot act before shutdown votes

Shutdown continues: Senate blocks bills to fund government amid fight over Trump border wall

Shutdown showdown: Senate votes down two bills to end shutdown after Trump agrees to postpone State of the Union 

Senate rejects two measures to end shutdown

‘This is your fault’: GOP senators clash over shutdown inside private luncheon 

How senators voted: These lawmakers crossed the aisle to vote for plans to reopen government

Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen subpoenaed by Senate Intelligence Committee to testify before he goes to jail

House Republican introduces bill to grant Trump more tariff power

GOP compares Ocasio-Cortez to Trump

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1/23/19

The GOP is in a very familiar shutdown position: Losing it badly

Editorial: Sen. Cory Gardner to break with Republicans on Trump’s wall — it’s the right thing to do

In the first town hall of his term, Romney blames federal leaders for using people ‘as pawns’ in government shutdown

John Kelly, former DHS secretaries call on Trump, Congress to end shutdown

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1/22/19

GOP seeks to change narrative in shutdown fight

McConnell sets up votes on Thursday on competing proposals to reopen government

Senate to vote on dueling government funding bills

Senate will vote Thursday on competing GOP and Democratic bills to end shutdown

Trump’s border wall offer looks doomed in the Senate as 800,000 government workers face another lost paycheck during shutdown

Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost?

Poll shows 25 percent view McConnell favorably, lowest among leaders in survey

Grassley to hold drug pricing hearing

House passes bill expressing support for NATO

Judge refuses to certify Republican as winner of House vote

The GOP has become the Soviet party 

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1/21/19

Senate immigration bill includes border wall money, 52,000 detention beds, 750 border agents

Senate Republicans all but surrender to Trump on wall despite shutdown’s toll 

Congress to pursue divergent paths to reopening government, but stalemate no closer to resolution 

Graham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies

Of course Trump has something on Lindsey Graham: His voters 

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1/20/19

The Latest: Shutdown proposal unlikely to break logjam

How Mitch McConnell Is Prolonging the Shutdown, and What He Did to Turn the G.O.P. Into the Party of Trump

Senate to take up Trump's border-immigration plan next week

GOP senator: Trump immigration plan to reopen government 'represents progress, not perfection'

GOP senator: 'First Amendment was bruised' by BuzzFeed report

GOP rep suggests congressional pay should be revoked during shutdown

GOP rep: Dems think negotiating with Trump ‘like compromising with the devil’

US senator says Saudi crown prince must be 'dealt with' over Khashoggi murder

Pence: Trump's immigration proposal to reopen government 'is not amnesty'

Pence's shocking use of Martin Luther King's words

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1/19/19

Graham urges slow Syria pullout to prevent ‘nightmare’ scenario for Israel

Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base

America's youngest generation could be a problem for the GOP

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1/18/19

Senate GOP blocks bill to reopen Homeland Security

McConnell's maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

Bush calls for end to shutdown, delivers pizza to Secret Service

Congressional GOP conspicuously silent on latest Trump, Cohen news 

Pressure mounts for Trump to reconsider Syria withdrawal

Graham: Revelations Bruce Ohr warned feds of biased Christopher Steele 'are stunning'

Republican lawmaker who yelled ‘Go back to Puerto Rico!’ apologizes to Latino colleague 

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1/17/19

McConnell blocks bill to reopen most of government

McConnell courting Pompeo to run for an open Senate seat in Kansas 

Mitch McConnell: Democrats’ Anti-Corruption Bill Aims To ‘Swing Elections’

Rebuking Trump, over 130 House Republicans challenge plans to lift sanctions against Putin ally 

Mitt Romney Fails His First Test on Russia

Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees

On the Senate floor with a gun on her hip, Republican says packing heat can deter violence 

GOP Rep. Tom Marino resigns from Congress

Top Judiciary Republican sees potential for bipartisan agreement on cyber issues

Pence: US is still waiting for North Korea to take 'concrete steps' toward denuclearization

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1/16/19

Senate Republicans stand with McConnell on the sidelines of shutdown fight 

GOP Sen David Perdue: If Trump agrees to reopen government, then ‘where’s the leverage’ for him to get his wall?

Georgia senator concerned shutdown could affect Super Bowl

Utah’s Sen. Mike Lee leaves Russia probe to others, focuses on criminal justice reform, immigration and civil asset forfeiture in questioning attorney general nominee

Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions

Pence declares ‘ISIS is defeated’ hours after attack kills Americans in Syria 

Mike Pence amends claim that 'ISIS has been defeated' following deadly attack on U.S. troops

Christie: Trump is surrounded by ‘amateurs, grifters, weaklings’ and ‘felons’ — but it’s not really his fault 

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1/15/19

McConnell blocks House bill to reopen government for second time

Missing in action McConnell suggests no shutdown deal in sight 

Pence on border wall: Trump won't be ‘deterred’ by Dem ‘obstruction’

Two Republicans Push ‘Border Bonds’ to Let Americans Finance a Wall

West Virginia Republicans unveil plan to give $10M for Trump's wall

Some in GOP split with White House on Russia sanctions

GOP maps out early 2020 strategy to retake House

House passes resolution condemning white nationalism

House votes overwhelmingly to condemn white nationalism amid furor over Rep. King’s remarks 

John Kasich signs with CNN as senior political commentator

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1/14/19

Pressure on Senate Republicans to break shutdown impasse grows 

Senators restart shutdown talks — and quickly hit roadblocks

Trump and lawmakers paralyzed over shutdown as both sides remain dug in 

House Freedom Caucus calls for Congress to work on shutdown through break

GOP senators rebuke Trump for using 'Wounded Knee' as 'punchline'

Lindsey Graham ‘hell-bent’ on replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg despite Supreme Court saying she is 'cancer free'

Chuck Grassley helped Trump redefine the judiciary. Now he will fend off demands to see president’s tax returns

House Republican leaders move to strip Rep. Steve King of his committee assignments over comments about white nationalism

GOP leaders strip Steve King of committee assignments

Another GOP lawmaker calls on Steve King to resign over white supremacy comments

Steve King slams GOP leaders for 'political decision' over comments on white 

GOP’s John Kasich is looking to join CNN or MSNBC amid speculation he could run for president in 2020

Kasich: Republican Party is mired in the 1950s and ignores today's America at its peril

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1/13/19

Pressure on Senate Republicans to break shutdown impasse grows 

Top Republicans oppose border 'emergency' as shutdown drags on

The Republican Test at the Border
(If Trump does declare a national emergency, a humanitarian crisis could become a constitutional one.)

Americans blame Trump and GOP much more than Democrats for shutdown, Post-ABC poll finds 

Graham: Trump's 'not going to give in' on shutdown fight

Republican Senator Graham urges Trump to open U.S. government temporarily

GOP senator: 'I would hate to see' Trump declare national emergency over border

Scalise: Trump wants Congress to solve shutdown problem

Republicans seek to temper fallout from latest Russia bombshells

GOP shrugs off report that Trump concealed details of Putin meetings

Graham says he'll ask FBI director about reported investigation into whether Trump was working for Russia

Ted Cruz: Americans outside D.C. don't care about Russia investigation

McCarthy to meet with Steve King about white supremacy remarks: 'Action will be taken'

Cruz condemns King's white supremacy remark: 'It was stupid' and 'he needs to stop'

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1/12/19

GOP rejected Obama's executive reach, but accepts Trump's

Rand Paul becomes first GOP senator to oppose anti-BDS bills

Trump, Congress break record for longest shutdown

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1/11/19

GOP senators propose bill to pay 'excepted' workers during shutdown

Mitch McConnell could end the shutdown. But he’s sitting this one out.

‘It’s a bad precedent’ — GOP Sen. Grassley warns Trump not to declare a national emergency to get his border wall

Sen. Mitt Romney rebuffs Trump’s latest border wall strategy: ‘I don’t want to see a declaration of national emergency’

‘The last election was a wake-up call.’ Why GOP leaders are turning on Steve King. 

Once again, Republicans rely on Sen. Tim Scott to speak against racism 

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1/10/19

Mitch McConnell blocks Senate Democrats' move to reopen government

Republican Senator Graham: Trump should use emergency powers to fund wall

Facing gridlock, GOP senators seek big immigration deal to end shutdown

The Shutdown Is Making Senate Republicans Squirm

Emergency declaration option for wall tests GOP

GOP senators promise AG nominee Barr won’t touch Mueller’s probe 

House Republican leaders criticize Rep. Steve King for defending white nationalism 

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1/9/19

GOP seeks health care reboot after 2018 losses

GOP senators challenge Trump on shutdown strategy

House votes to reopen Treasury Dept., IRS

Shutdown impasse: 8 House Republicans break with Trump on shutdown strategy, back Democrats’ plan to reopen Treasury without new border wall funds 

Poll: 59 percent of GOP say new Congress will do same or better than old one

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1/8/19

Kasich: Trump must put the country ahead of his politics

Trump and congressional leaders set third meeting over shutdown

Graham: Secure the border then end the shutdown

McCarthy: Trump talked about the facts on border security

GOP operatives dig for dirt against rising star O’Rourke

Trey Gowdy blasts Elizabeth Warren's lobbying claim: 'Demonstrably and factually untrue'

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1/7/19

Ex-GOP Rep. Ryan Costello joins group pushing carbon tax

Mia Love goes to work for CNN, says she’ll bring an ‘unleashed’ Republican perspective

Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller

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1/6/19

Collins: Senate should vote on funding bills passed in House

Pete King: GOP has 'obligation' to make concessions to Democrats on border wall

As shutdown drags on, Trump officials make new offer, seek novel ways to cope with its impacts 

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1/5/19

Negotiators to meet again Sunday after 'productive' shutdown talks fail to resolve impasse

Pence and White House officials leave meeting with congressional aides with no end to shutdown 

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1/4/19

Trump threatens years-long shutdown for his wall as GOP support begins to fracture 

Senators warm to immigration deal as shutdown solution

The GOP’s pernicious link between terrorism and the border wall 

For the first time, GOP women join Senate Judiciary Committee 

Chuck Grassley: I'm only three heartbeats from the presidency

Pat Roberts won't seek Senate reelection

Recently re-elected Maine state lawmaker leaves Republican Party

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1/3/19

Cracks beginning to show in GOP shutdown resolve

Max Boot: Let’s hope Mitt Romney can give the GOP some backbone

Can Romney chart a course that has eluded other GOP critics of Trump? 

Colorado’s Cory Gardner breaks ranks with Senate Republicans, calls for end to government shutdown
(Maine’s Susan Collins also breaks ranks with GOP to oppose requiring border wall money)

House Ethics Committee says Rep. Thomas Garrett misused official resources, was ‘trying to run out the clock’ on probe 

Pence backs 'no wall no deal' amid partial government shutdown

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1/2/19

McConnell suggests shutdown could last for weeks

Senate approves 77 Trump nominations in end-of-Congress deal

Senate sets Barr's confirmation hearing

Romney asserts his independence — and Trump’s GOP critics see an opening 

Mitt Romney’s anti-Trump op-ed earns an RNC rebuke — from Romney’s own niece 

Romney Niece’s Tweet-Bashing of Uncle Mitt Was ‘Dictated’ by RNC, Says Michael Steele

Graham: Trump giving up on border wall fight would be the 'end of his presidency'

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1/1/19

GOP feeling health law’s sting
(After years of working to gut Obamacare, some Republicans now pledge to save its most popular benefits.)

Mitt Romney: The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short. 

Romney assails Trump in New Year's op-ed: 'The president has not risen to the mantle of the office'

Romney attacks Trump, saying he causes dismay around the world

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12/31/18

Murkowski’s broken promises grow as Arctic Refuge oil development barrels forward

GOP lawmaker: Pelosi, Schumer have 'American blood' on their hands by not funding wall

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12/30/18

Senate Appropriations Committee chair: Congress looks 'silly' amid shutdown

Shelby defends Fed chairman, says Trump can’t fire him without cause 

Graham says becoming Trump ally ‘absolutely’ worth it: ‘I’ve had more access to this president than every president combined’

Graham says he will hold hearings on deaths of children in CBP custody

Graham rips Obama over Iraq troop withdrawal: 'That's a bunch of bulls---, pardon my French'

Graham more upbeat on Syria troop withdrawal after Trump meeting

Shutdown compromise? Republicans float 'Dreamer' extension in exchange for border wall funding

Military women, female veterans are shifting away from GOP

Michigan Governor Vetoes Bill Some Said Would Limit Incoming Democrats

Exiting lawmakers jockey for K Street perch

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12/29/18

McConnell at center of shutdown impasse but uncharacteristically disengaged 

Retiring GOP lawmaker blasts Trump's threat to close border as 'angry eighth-grader’s tweet'

Trump, GOP seek to shift blame for shutdown to Pelosi

Congress ends with Trump’s fight for wall, shutdown and GOP leaders hard to find 

Trump, Pelosi likely to tussle on impasse
(Republicans appear happy to foist the government shutdown on the Democrats’ leader in the House.)

Departing senators warn: There's a problem with the current state of politics

Jeff Flake Won't Rule Out 2020 Run: 'Somebody Needs To' Challenge Trump

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12/28/18

House GOP probe into FBI, DOJ comes to an end

Flake: ‘Highly unlikely’ Trump will follow through on threat to close border

Lindsey Graham Vows To Nancy Pelosi, House Democrats: 'No Wall Money, No Deal'

Hoyer says House will not seat a North Carolina Republican amid questions about integrity of election

Republican behind 'deportation bus' campaign reports to jail

Trump is staying in Washington during the shutdown. Where are the congressional leaders? 

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12/27/18

Trump's military moves accelerate GOP search for next McCain

Government shutdown likely to extend into next year as Trump and Congress fail to break border wall stalemate

Congress meets briefly, takes no steps to end shutdown

Shutdown Likely to Go Into 2019 as Trump Fumes, Congress Is Idle

Shutdown to drag into next week — and next year

Congress punts shutdown into new year, when Democrats will retake the House 

Progressives set to push their agenda in Congress and on the campaign trail. The GOP can't wait.

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12/26/18

Fight over North Carolina race set to drag on for months

GOP Senator Says Shutdown Means Time To 'Hunker Down Like A Jackass In A Hailstorm'

Border wall impasse awaits senators returning to Washington

Mike Huckabee On Backlash To Trump's Santa Call: He Didn't Boil The Girl’s Bunny

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12/25/18

GOP digesting Democratic blue wave
(San Diego County Republicans try to regain their footing as they look to 2020.)

Susan Collins Delivered 2018's Most Shameful Hijacking Of Feminism

What Ronald Reagan actually said about border security — according to history, not President Trump 

National security after Mattis should alarm Americans of all political parties

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12/24/18

Trump’s week of tumult shakes many in GOP

Trump’s Fed feud roils markets, alarms Republicans

Lindsey Graham Doubles Down On Wall Funding: 'We're Not Going To Give In'

Maine congressman ends legal challenge to opponent's victory

Potential fallout from government shutdown: Republicans look to be on losing end, RealClearPolitics co-founder says

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12/23/18

GOP senators at odds over Trump’s Syria decision

Sen. Rand Paul celebrates 'Festivus' with tweet-storm 'airing of grievances'

2 opposing views of Syria and Mattis, from Bob Corker and Rand Paul

Corker: Border wall standoff is a 'made-up fight'

Corker: Trump making 'devastating' decisions on foreign policy

Lindsey Graham doubles down on wall funding

Crack in Trump’s other wall
(Decisions on Syria and shutdown dampen support of Senate GOP)

Chris Christie compares Trump to '72-year-old relative'

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12/22/18

GOP breaks with Trump over SyriaAfghanistan and Mattis — but lacks power to stop him 

Lawmakers shrug off shutdown drama

Shutdown to drag on for days after Senate adjourns without deal

Shutdown to stretch on until at least Thursday as Senate adjourns with no deal over budget, Trump’s border wall 

Mattis’s blunt resignation letter puts Republicans on notice 

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12/21/18

Major parts of the federal government begin shutting down for an indefinite closure 

Government partially shut down in fight over Trump's border wall

Shutdown begins as lawmakers wrestle over Trump's border wall

Partial government shutdown assured after lawmakers leave Capitol without budget deal 

Government shutdown hits after Congress adjourns without a deal on Trump's border wall

GOP senators reject Trump proposal to go 'nuclear' on wall

Government shutdown is all but certain as Congress adjourns without a spending deal

Corker: Breakthrough reached in shutdown stalemate

Senator Graham calls for hearings on troops in Syria, Afghanistan

Ron Paul: A 50% correction will spark depression-like conditions that may be ‘worse than 1929’

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12/20/18

House passes stopgap bill with $5B in funding for Trump's wall

House passes criminal justice reform bill

Graham: Afghanistan withdrawal would be ‘paving the way toward a second 9/11’

McConnell 'distressed' over reasons for Mattis resignation

Sen. Corker says Trump canceled meeting while he was waiting at White House

Trump shutdown moves leave GOP senators in disbelief

Shutdown fight isn’t Trump vs. Democrats. It’s Trump vs. GOP. 

GOP lawmaker doubts government workers live paycheck to paycheck

2 more Kansas Republicans just left their party to become Democrats

Michigan’s GOP-led legislature votes to increase its power ahead of Dem takeover

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12/19/18

Senate passes bill to keep government open until February, undercutting Trump’s drive for border wall funding 

Congress moves to avert government shutdown, deny Trump money for wall 

Senate passes bill to fund government through Feb. 8, averts federal shutdown

Graham: Trump's Syria withdrawal a 'stain on the honor of the United States'

Anger, confusion greet Trump’s surprise decision on Syria

Senate poised to kick land bill fight to January

GOP senators pitch resolution to recognize Israeli sovereignty of Golan Heights

Ryan touts accomplishments but urges continued work on poverty, debt and immigration 

Ballooning deficits cloud Paul Ryan’s farewell tour 

Freedom Caucus says it will support veto of CR

Republicans May Cancel a 2020 Primary Out of Fealty to Dear Leader

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12/18/18

Senate passes criminal justice overhaul, handing Trump a win

GOP frets as Trump shutdown looms

Shutdown fears, and a wait-and-see game

Senator: Congress may fund government until February

Congress races to avert shutdown after Trump retreats on border wall

Arizona gov taps McSally for McCain Senate seat

Retirement could liberate Lamar Alexander during his final two years in the Senate 

Lamar Alexander's exit marks end of an era in evolving Tennessee

‘He was the future of the party’: Ryan’s farewell triggers debate about his legacy 

Departing GOP lawmaker may have broken law in connection with Internet company, ethics office says 

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12/17/18

Trump and GOP say now is golden chance to replace ACA. Say what? 

GOP lawmakers distance themselves from ObamaCare ruling

GOP leader faces Trump test in latest shutdown crisis

Top Republicans struggle to persuade Trump not to shut down the government 

Sen. Lamar Alexander announces he won’t seek another term in 2020 

GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander won't seek reelection

‘Crisis level’: Republican women sound warning after election losses 

Most Americans want action on climate change. Republicans are the exception: Poll

Russian influence operations still stoking tensions on social media, Senate reports say

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12/16/18

GOP set for blame over shutdown

GOP senator advises House to 'legislate, don’t investigate'

GOP's Collins: Judge's ruling striking down ObamaCare 'will be overturned'

Sen. Susan Collins on GOP primary in 2020: ‘I see nothing wrong with challengers' 

House conservatives back Trump on call for vote on border wall funding

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12/15/18

NO NEW NEWS FOR TODAY

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12/14/18

Why Mitch McConnell finally came around to bringing up criminal justice reform legislation 

Senate heads toward floor fight on criminal justice bill

In Senate goodbye, Jeff Flake warns of threats to democracy from ‘within and without’ 

Cory Gardner will try to pass marijuana banking, other reforms in the Senate next week

Jon Kyl to resign from Senate on Dec. 31

Three reasons you should be startled by how the Senate rebuked Trump 

House GOPers call for government to end fetal tissue research funding in fiery hearing 

Trump leaves GOP in turmoil with shutdown looming

Chris Christie says he doesn’t want to be Trump’s next chief of staff

Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs lame-duck legislation to weaken incoming Democratic governor, attorney general 

Neither U.S. Senators nor Trump’s Team Is Lying About Khashoggi’s Killing
(But the White House’s spin tactics are not doing it any favors.)


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12/13/18

McConnell sets Monday test vote on criminal justice bill

Trump needs Mitch McConnell more than ever as Democrats take control of the House

Senate votes to condemn Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi killing, end support for Yemen war 

Boxed In by Trump, GOP Hurtles Toward a Shutdown

Rep. Gowdy reacts to Mueller probe filings

Senate Armed Services chairman under fire for defense stock purchases 

Not Just Power Grabs: Lame-Duck Lawmakers Are Rushing Many Controversial Bills

N.C. congressional candidate sought out aide, despite warnings over tactics 

Trump shock leaves Republicans anxious over 2019

Allies worry as Trump’s woes mount

Senators in both parties are finding ways to push McConnell and challenge Trump 

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12/12/18

GOP-controlled Senate breaks with Trump on Saudi vote

Defying TrumpU.S. Senate advances resolution to end support for Saudis in Yemen war

GOP struggles to win votes for Trump’s $5B wall demand

Trump’s ultimatum on border wall boxes in fellow Republicans 

House passes $867 billion farm bill, sending it to Trump

Congress just quietly passed a law that could could spell a boom for the $1 billion marijuana-based CBD industry

House, Senate agree on bill to establish new sexual harassment policy for Congress 

Rick Santorum goes on CNN and says he won’t be Trump’s chief of staff

Utah Rep. Mia Love: Trump 'obviously' doesn't understand GOP's issues with minority women

GOP congresswoman says she opted out of NRCC run because McCarthy had 'a different plan'

North Carolina on cusp of House race reset

Kansas GOP lawmaker defects to Democrats, says she 'cannot be complicit in supporting' Trump

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12/11/18

Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on criminal justice reform this month, handing victory to Trump

McConnell warns Senate it could work through Christmas break

GOP fights piling up for McConnell

Republicans in Congress Happily Declare the Law Does Not Apply to the President

Two in three Republicans would rather see a shutdown than Trump compromise on the border wall 

Republicans Consider 'Suicide Mission' On Shutdown And Border Wall

House Republicans move to block Yemen war-powers votes for rest of Congress

CIA chief to brief House on Khashoggi as pressure mounts on Trump

Some Trump allies starting to worry about investigations

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12/10/18

Corker to introduce resolution holding Saudi crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi's death

Republicans To Hold Their First Hearing On The Minimum Wage Since Taking The House In 2010

Kevin McCarthy says Democrats shouldn’t focus on investigating Trump 

Hatch: ‘I don’t care’ if prosecutors are arguing Trump broke the law

Fractious GOP vows to unify in House minority

Freedom Caucus calls on leadership to include wall funding, end to 'catch and release' in funding bill

Meadows looks to make his move

We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again. 

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12/9/18

Congress digs in for prolonged Saudi battle

Ex-Wisconsin GOP governor calls on Walker to reject measures curbing Dems' power

GOP women face steeper climb in Trump era

Republicans defend Trump amid brewing legal storm 

‘Siege warfare’: Republican anxiety spikes as Trump faces growing legal and political perils 

Rubio: It would be a 'terrible mistake' for Trump to pardon Manafort

Rubio says he's a 'huge' fan of John Kelly: 'It's a loss to see him go'

Christie: It sounds like prosecutors have corroborating evidence against Trump beyond Cohen

Paul calls Trump's pick for attorney general's views on surveillance 'very troubling'

Rand Paul downplays potential Trump campaign finance violations: 'We’ve over-criminalized campaign finance'

Key Senate Republican: Criminal justice reform needs more GOP support

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12/8/18

McConnell resists pressure to move on criminal justice overhaul, angering some Republicans 

Sen. Tim Scott tells fellow Republicans: Do better on judicial nominees 

Republicans missed best shot on keeping promise to cut spending

Republican congressman says George Soros ‘turned on fellow Jews’

Disputed North Carolina race raises prospect of congressional probe

US-Saudi relationship enters uncharted territory

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12/7/18

Senators want assurances from attorney general pick on fate of Mueller probe

Senate edges closer to rebuking Trump on Saudi Arabia

N.C. GOP candidate says he ‘would wholeheartedly support a new election’ if evidence emerges that fraud affected results 

Comey: House Republicans 'came up empty today but will try again'

Watergate's John Dean on Cohen filing: Congress will have to 'start impeachment proceedings'

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12/6/18

Houston says goodbye to former President George H.W. Bush, a 'devoted' man of faith

Mourners in Texas pay their final respects to George H.W. Bush 

Oak Ridge Boys keep long-held promise to sing at George H.W. Bush's funeral

Simpson was Bush’s best buddy in Congress. Few presidents have those confidants. 

George H. W. Bush always saw us as real people

Compassionate confidence when boss Reagan was shot
(Bush’s true character shone through during the crisis, associates say)

Senate sends two-week funding measure to Trump

Congress passes bill to delay government shutdown and border wall fight for two weeks

Republican Jeff Flake and Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto want the Defense Department to stop paying for robot bartenders

Senate approves Trump nominee to lead polarizing consumer watchdog agency

Republican officials had early warnings of voting irregularities in North Carolina 

North Carolina man says GOP operative illegally collected his signed, blank absentee ballot in contested race

GOP, Dems locked in fight over North Carolina fraud probe

Kobach ‘very concerned’ voter fraud may have happened in North Carolina

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12/5/18

Washington pays final farewell to George H.W. Bush

Live coverage: Washington honors George HW Bush with state funeral
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Watch: George W. Bush remembers his father George H.W. Bush

World’s dignitaries bid farewell to George H.W. Bush

Prince Charles attends George H.W. Bush's funeral

Mulroney, Bush and the last lyrical act of a unique friendship

George H.W. Bush funeral: Former president remembered for integrity, service 

Trump criticized for not reading Apostles' Creed at Bush funeral

All the presidents at the Bush funeral service together recited this core prayer. Except one.

Trump’s awkward presidential greetings, and five other memorable moments from George H.W. Bush’s state funeral 

George HW Bush was president for only 4 years, but he shaped the Supreme Court for decades

George P. Bush: The future of a political dynasty

GOP lawmaker defends Trump's Khashoggi response: 'Journalists disappear all over the country'

Senate panel delays Trump’s judicial picks amid Mueller standoff

Senate advances Trump energy pick after Manchin flips

Sessions says he has no plans to return to Senate

Sessions hints he's done with politics

Poll: Americans want lame-duck Congress to focus on border security, health care

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12/4/18

A full schedule of George H.W. Bush’s memorial events, funeral

Dole salute embodies emotion of Bush farewell

At 95, Bob Dole stands up from wheelchair to salute fellow WWII hero George HW Bush

We never met a man as remarkable as George H.W. Bush — and we never will again 

George H.W. Bush’s life proves that, sometimes, things go gloriously right 

Trump will see a lot of love — for Bush
(The president plans to attend, but not to address, the funeral of a predecessor whom he openly ridiculed.)

At farewell to Bush, a yearning for decency, moderation and compromise 

George H.W. Bush leaves mixed record on race, civil rights

Trump-GOP rift grows over Saudis

GOP senators come out and say it: The Trump administration is covering up Khashoggi’s killing

Senators accuse Saudi crown prince of complicity in Khashoggi’s killing

GOP senators rip Saudi prince after briefing: 'There's a smoking saw'

Clock ticks down on GOP Congress

GOP committee reports ‘cyber intrusion’ to FBI

Republican wins Georgia secretary of state runoff to replace Kemp

House Ethics extends investigation into GOP lawmaker Garrett

How Trump appointees curbed a consumer protection agency loathed by the GOP 

Lame-duck power grab in Wisconsin showcases the GOP’s embrace of zero-sum politics 

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12/3/18

George H.W. Bush remembered as casket arrives in DC

George H.W. Bush makes his last journey to Washington 

Sully, Bush’s service dog, lies by his casket before one last journey with the former president 

Bush family seeks to steer clear of anti-Trump sentiment at 41st president’s funeral 

Friends, former aides remember what made George H.W. Bush ‘the kind of person I want as president’

Tamara Keith and Stuart Rothenberg on George H.W. Bush and the GOP's evolution

Shutdown Fight Over Wall Is Likely to Be Delayed Until Just Before Christmas

Republicans’ hard-line stance on immigration may alienate millennials for years 

Trump lays off McConnell as criminal justice reform stalls

McConnell: 'Complete fracture' with Saudi Arabia not in U.S. interest

'Just a lot of alarmism’: Trump’s skepticism of climate science is echoed across GOP 

North Carolina election-fraud investigation centers on operative with criminal history who worked for GOP congressional candidate 

Woman says she was paid to collect absentee ballots in North Carolina House race

GOP-held state legislatures in Wisconsin and Michigan are trying to limit new Democratic governors’ powers 

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12/2/18

George H.W. Bush to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda next week

'Special Air Mission 41': Bush's final flights on 'Air Force One'

4 days of events honoring former President George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush had no grand dreams. His competence and restraint were enough.

For George H.W. Bush, Pearl Harbor changed everything, and World War II made him a hero 

George H.W. Bush was the accidental catalyst that built the new Republican Party 

How George H.W. Bush pushed the United States to embrace free trade 

George H.W. Bush’s image of civility contrasts with much of current politics

‘A patriot and servant’
(Tributes and condolences from around globe pour in for 41st president)

Cheney: George H.W. Bush 'masterfully handled' end of the Cold War

Colin Powell: Bush was 'most qualified person' on foreign policy ever to serve as president

Colin Powell recalls George H.W. Bush's humility as central to his success

Former White House correspondent: I never heard George H.W. Bush chew out reporters

Sam Donaldson on George H. W. Bush's relationship with the press

Former secretary of State: Bush 'kept his spirit' right until the 'very end'

Obama, Clinton, son share recollections of George H.W. Bush

‘Honorable, gracious and decent’: In death, Bush becomes a yardstick for President Trump 

The last stand of Congress’s Never Trump brigade

Trump nominee rejected
(Two GOP senators block a racially divisive judicial pick.)

GOP balks at Trump drug pricing plan

GOP senator: 'I think we need to do more' to respond to Russian aggression toward Ukraine

Senate headed for clash over Saudi Arabia

Lawmakers wary of Trump’s threat to cancel NAFTA 

Senate Republican: Skeptics of Trump trade policy can 'take some encouragement' from developments

Senate Republican: 'Big mistake' if Cohen lied to intelligence committee

Incoming GOP lawmaker says he may have violated campaign finance law

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12/1/18

George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dies at 94 

Former president George H.W. Bush’s state funeral set for Wednesday; he will lie in state at U.S. Capitol

D.C. readies for memorial events honoring late President George H.W. Bush

Stock markets to close for a day to honor George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush’s last words revealed

President George H. W. Bush's last words to his son were: 'I love you, too'

George H.W. Bush valued expertise, prudence in navigating a world on fire 

Former President George H.W. Bush remembered for role in Cold War, Iraq

Bush remembered as peerless patriot, patriarch of political dynasty

Quotes from former President George H.W. Bush

Bush, a president who grappled with Jewish leaders, engineered rescue of Jews

The Irreducible Niceness of George H. W. Bush

I covered George H.W. Bush: He was the nicest politician I ever met

Colin Powell remembers George H.W. Bush: 'A perfect American' who 'hated losing'

Rubio: Bush showed that 'true leadership' not about 'boasting & insults'

Bill Clinton: George H.W. Bush’s Oval Office note to me revealed the heart of who he was 

‘His life was a hymn of honor’: Washington reacts to George H.W. Bush’s passing 

Presidents, world leaders praise former US president George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush and Trump -- a study in presidential contrasts

Congress considers measure to postpone shutdown deadline until after Bush services 

Flake: Mueller bill has votes to pass Senate

Trump’s new NAFTA faces uphill battle in Congress

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11/29/18

Senate passes resolution condemning Russian aggression against Ukraine

Republican Sen. Tim Scott says he will block confirmation of Trump judicial nominee amid racial controversy 

Collins to serve as ranking Republican of House Judiciary Committee

Flake to ask again for vote on Mueller protection bill next week

Deal to pass farm bill scraps House GOP plan for new food stamp work requirements 

GOP lawmakers air concerns with Trump drug pricing move in meeting with health chief

House GOP’s lame-duck tax package would cost $55 billion, CBO says 

Paul Ryan reveals his two biggest regrets

Jordan secures Oversight ranking member role after Meadows suddenly steps aside

‘We won women.’ GOP governors who survived the blue wave in blue states share advice. 

Trump asks RNC chair to stay for 2020 election

Trump’s court picks held hostage by Mueller bill

Certification in limbo in N.C. House race as fraud investigation continues 

Federal lawsuit aims to force special election for John McCain's Senate seat

Comey challenges House GOP subpoena in federal court

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11/28/18

Senators back effort to suspend U.S. support for Saudi-led campaign in Yemen 

Showdown: Senate and Trump clash on Saudis

Criminal justice reform leaves Mitch McConnell caught between Trump and a hard place 

Sen. Mike Lee blocks bipartisan effort to vote on a bill protecting special counsel Mueller

Senate panel cancels votes on Trump court picks amid Flake standoff

Senate panel delays vote on Trump pick to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement 

Senator Rand Paul blocking US military aid to Israel

Trump judicial nominee Thomas Farr advances in Senate amid racially charged controversy 

Senate Advances Judicial Nominee Known For Weakening Black Voters' Rights

A battle over Trump's border wall could shut down major parts of the government for the third time this year

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11/27/18

Hyde-Smith prevails in Mississippi runoff after 'public hanging' stumble

New GOP bill would tweak Trump tax law, extend perks set to expire 

Farmers sticking with Trump, says GOP senator

Facebook asks Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith for contribution refund, as Mississippi Republican faces nail biter of an election runoff against Mike Espy

San Francisco Giants owner wants controversial donation to Cindy Hyde-Smith campaign returned

McConnell: Saudi actions 'abhorrent' and warrant 'response'

Scalise taps Rep. Drew Ferguson to serve as House GOP deputy whip

Senate Republicans mull changes to controversial criminal justice bill

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11/26/18

GOP Rep. Mia Love rips Trump, Republicans in concession speech

Lindsey Graham Accuses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Of Comparing Refugee Caravan To Holocaust

GOP fears damage in Mississippi

GOP chairman releases year-end tax package

The GOP is now the party of neo-Confederates 

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11/25/18

GOP senators open door to tougher response on Saudi Arabia

Republican Senators Urge Tougher Stance On Saudi Arabia: Trump's Statement 'So Weak'

More Republicans challenge Trump on defense of Saudi crown prince

GOP senator: Trump’s assessment of Khashoggi killing ‘inconsistent with the intelligence’

Sasse knocks Trump over Saudi crown prince's role in Khashoggi killing: 'It is not strength to sort of mumble past that'

Full Lee Interview: 'Congress has to take some ownership in U.S. foreign policy'

Rep. Gowdy suggests videotaping Comey testimony to prevent selective leaks 

Trey Gowdy: Republicans have already investigated Ivanka's emails more than Dems did Benghazi

Gowdy on Ivanka Trump's email investigation: 'I'm concerned anytime any president prejudges the outcome'

GOP senator calls book labeling him among Trump's enemies 'pretty warped'

GOP senator calls for ‘balance’ after climate change report

Conservative vs. moderate in Mississippi Senate election

Kasich 'very seriously' considering 2020 run: I have conversations 'virtually every day'

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11/24/18

House results underscore that what’s good for Trump isn’t so good for the GOP 

Senate to get briefing on Saudi Arabia that could determine sanctions

Puerto Ricans may have elected Rick Scott and other midterm surprises

Five things to watch as Congress braces for end-of-the-year shutdown fight

GOP Senator Who Made 'Hanging' Remark Attended 'Segregated' Academy

Dem contrasts 'diversity' with GOP senator in Mississippi

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11/23/18

GOP makes inroads with Hispanics in Florida

Cindy Hyde-Smith has embraced Confederate history more than once in her political career 

Romney to host PAC fundraiser: report


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11/22/18

GOP sits back and enjoys Dem fight over Pelosi

House Judiciary Committee subpoenas Comey, Lynch 

Senate clash looming over nation's longest judicial vacancy

Killing of Khashoggi tests U.S. defense industry as backlash builds on Capitol Hill 

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11/21/18

Grassley defends Trump in feud with Chief Justice Roberts: Roberts didn't attack Obama for 2010 swipe

GOP lawmakers call for vote on Trump's trade deal with Mexico and Canada before Democrats take over the House

Pfizer asks GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith for contribution refund, ex-Facebook President Sean Parker condemns hanging comment, does not request money back

Cindy Hyde-Smith’s campaign is dredging up stereotypes some Mississippians would rather forget

Ohio County GOP Chairman Deletes Image Calling Wildfires ‘God’s Punishment to Liberal California

How Marco Rubio is retrofitting his brand of conservatism for the Trump era 

Senate Demands Answers On Khashoggi Murder After Trump Stands By Saudis 

Trump ally says Saudi sanctions must be in budget, as lawmakers rip Trump’s defense of crown prince 

Trump’s immigration hawks grapple with new court blow

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11/20/18

Dem Ben McAdams defeats GOP's Mia Love for Utah House seat

Slowing economy looms as 2020 challenge for GOP

Divisions in GOP may leave Trump priority in Senate limbo

AT&T, Leidos and Walmart ask GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith for their campaign donation back because of furor over 'hanging' comments

Mississippi Republican apologizes for 'hanging' remark in Senate runoff debate

Lawmakers consider multibillion-dollar bailout for troubled pensions, retirees 

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11/19/18

Republicans swallowed the bait whole on Trump’s terrorists-in-the-caravan innuendo 

‘He’s evolving’: Once a sunny conservative, Rubio goes all-in on Trumpism 

Paul Ryan defends Navy admiral who led Osama bin Laden operation after Trump's attacks

Grassley Scolds Trump for Criticizing John Kelly

Grassley to Trump: ‘Show Respect’ and Stop Publicly Bashing Kelly

A bipartisan criminal justice reform bill faces an uphill battle in Congress, even as Trump promises to sign it

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11/18/18

Rick Scott defeats Bill Nelson in Florida Senate race after recount fight

Senate barrels toward showdown over Trump's court picks

Senate Republican pushes back against claim that Trump covered for Saudi crown prince

Rand Paul: 'Evidence is overwhelming' that Saudi crown prince was involved in Khashoggi murder

Graham urges McConnell to allow vote on bill to protect Mueller

Graham urges GOP leadership to bring vote on criminal justice reform

Bucking McConnell, Sens. Graham And Paul Call For Vote On Criminal Justice Bill

Flake: Arizona ‘certainly is’ winnable for Democrat in 2020

Trump attacked over acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker — by Republicans

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11/17/18

Gillum concedes Florida governor’s race to GOP’s DeSantis

Nelson’s chance at win in Florida Senate race dwindles as key counties complete hand recount 

In Mississippi, Republican concern rises over a U.S. Senate runoff that should have been a romp 

California GOP is drifting closer to irrelevance

Republicans are green with envy over Somerville’s ActBlue


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11/16/18

Mia Love pulls ahead in Utah race as judge dismisses her lawsuit

Sen. Chuck Grassley opts for Finance Committee chairman, setting up Sen. Lindsey Graham to lead Judiciary Committee

Graham set to take over Judiciary

McConnell, Flake clash over protecting Mueller probe

Sen.-elect Mitt Romney says a divided Congress may force people to work together

GOP Senator Says Voter Suppression Is A 'Great Idea'

Only one New England Republican remains in Congress – and she could lose or retire in 2020 

Tax law failed to save GOP majority

Battle Over Wall Risks Shutdown as Lawmakers Scramble to Fund Government

Comey invites House Republicans to hold public hearing after news of possible subpoena

US House Republican to subpoena ex-FBI head Comey, ex-AG Lynch

George Conway: Republican Party has become a 'personality cult' under Trump


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11/15/18

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy hopes House Democrats in pro-Trump districts will work with him in the next Congress

Graham: Trump’s new AG has ‘concerns’ about criminal justice bill

Key U.S. Senate Republican says acting Attorney General comfortable with Russia probe

Sen. John Kennedy To Trump: 'Tweeting A Little Less Would Not Cause Brain Damage'

GOP leaders aim to avert shutdown over wall funding, but Trump makes no promises 

NY Republican: GOP lawmakers to back Pelosi for Speaker if she backs rule reforms

GOP money group prepares opposition research blitz against Mike Bloomberg if he runs for president in 2020

Kasich: Wouldn’t want presidential run to ‘diminish my voice’

Trump torpedoed Colorado Republicans’ appeal to unaffiliated voters, new post-election poll says

Utah Republican behind in tight race sues to halt vote count

Democrat Katie Porter unseats GOP's Mimi Walters

Florida recount: DeSantis looks certain to win governor’s race; Senate contest goes to a manual recount 

These charts show how Democrats represent the growing modern economy – and how Republicans are left behind


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11/14/18

McConnell reelected as leader, Thune promoted to whip

Lindsey Graham’s defense of Kavanaugh did not help the GOP with female voters 

Flake to halt judicial nominees until Mueller protection bill passed

Republican senator threatens to vote against judges after GOP blocks vote on Mueller protection bill

Republicans block Senate bid to protect Mueller probe

Rand Paul blocking Trump counterterrorism nominee

House Republicans elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy party leader 

Mitt Romney is telling friends he wants seats on the high-profile Senate Finance and Commerce committees

Newcomer Andy Kim beats GOP Rep. MacArthur in New Jersey

Hyde-Smith's 'public hanging' joke shakes up Mississippi runoff

Midterm results shake up national map

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11/13/18

Republicans Launch Surprise Bid To Prevent Debate On U.S. Support For Bloody Saudi War

Denham loses GOP seat in California

Graham backs bill to protect Mueller

Mitch McConnell’s Spectacularly Tone-Deaf ‘Partisan Politics’ Rant Backfires

Senate GOP readies for leadership reshuffle

Money troubles: The GOP’s problem with cash

How Trump's tax cuts hurt the GOP in America's wealthy suburbs

'Reinsurance' Obamacare fix wins bipartisan support in Senate

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11/12/18

Jeb Bush calls for removal of Broward County elections supervisor he appointed

Steve King dared a conservative magazine to release audio of him calling immigrants ‘dirt.’ It did. 

Congress braces for high-drama lame duck

Criminal justice reform. It's what's on the table this lame duck session 

The racist GOP needs to stop calling itself ‘The party of Lincoln

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11/11/18

Colorado Republicans’ conundrum: Donald Trump and the unaffiliated voters who loathe him
(Insiders say Cory Gardner’s re-election prospects are grim unless GOP can develop new message)

Mississippi GOP senator sparks criticism with 'public hanging' comment

Graham confident there will be 'no political influence' put on Mueller by Whitaker

Republicans defend Mueller probe as Democrats vow action if new AG Whitaker doesn’t recuse himself

Scott: Nelson 'clearly trying to commit fraud' to win election

Senate campaign chief: Scott 'right to be upset' with vote in Florida

Republicans push back on Trump’s threat to withhold California funding amid wildfire

Moderate Republicans aren’t dead. They’re hiding in plain sight. 

Dem wins leave behind a more conservative GOP conference

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11/10/18

Longtime McCain aide blasts ‘despicable’ GOP claim that Dems are trying to steal Arizona senate race

Dana Rohrabacher, a pro-Russia Republican, narrowly loses House seat 

Kemp pushes Abrams to concede in Georgia gubernatorial race

Conservative magazine posts recording of King using derogatory language against immigrants

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11/9/18

McConnell says there isn’t ‘any chance’ Trump will stop Mueller probe 

Three senior Republicans warn Trump not to close Mueller probe – but most remain silent over Jeff Sessions' firing

Lindsey Graham Awkwardly Tries To Walk Back Vow To Unleash 'Holy Hell' On Trump

Flake: Whitaker shouldn't oversee Mueller probe

Flake slams Trump for doubting vote count: There is no evidence of 'electoral corruption'

GOP nerves on edge after Sinema takes lead over McSally

Rubio, GOP attorneys allege election shenanigans in Florida

Battle looms over funding for Trump's border wall


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11/8/18

McConnell becomes Trump’s first line of defense

McMorris Rodgers won't run for GOP leadership

Sessions considering run for old Alabama Senate seat

Republicans Freak Out as New Ballots Threaten Florida Senate Win

Rick Scott sues Broward, Palm Beach counties over election results

Georgia's Kemp says he's governor-elect, Abrams fights on

The Republican who once toppled Cantor ran timidly this time in Va.’s 7th District 

The president's party just suffered a historically big wipeout during a strong economy 

Former NJ Gov. Chris Christie visits the White House as Trump considers him to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general


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11/7/18

Republicans credit the 'Kavanaugh effect' for Senate wins against red-state Democrats

McConnell warns House Dems: 'Presidential harassment' may not be the best strategy

Collins: Mueller 'must be allowed' to continue Russia probe

McCarthy announces bid for minority leader

House GOP fight begins: Jordan challenges McCarthy

Trey Gowdy: Sessions was 'dead man walking for several months'

Kemp claims victory in Georgia, prompting threat of legal action from Stacey Abrams

Steve King, Congress's Most Shameless Racist, Has Won Reelection in Iowa

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11/6/18

Graham lauds GOP Senate results: 'Conservative judicial train is going to keep running!'

Many authors of GOP tax law will not be returning to Congress

Democrats take the House, Republicans hold the Senate in split-screen midterm vote

Women set record for first-timers elected to the House, and more women making history


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11/5/18

'Trump has hijacked the election': House Republicans in panic mode

Republicans’ core message to Georgia voters: Be afraid of Stacey Abrams

GOP gubernatorial candidate launches probe into state's Democratic Party

Ted Cruz hopes to secure 2nd term vs. rising star O'Rourke

Rep. Steve King Makes Bigoted Joke About Supreme Court Justices Kagan And Sotomayor

On the eve of midterm election, Democrats, Republicans make their final pitches 


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11/4/18

GOP chairwoman pushes back on criticism of incendiary ad: 'The point is the president’s a problem solver'

GOP chair's midterms message: Economy is booming, 'let's not go back' to Democrats

GOP enters loss-cutting mode
(Vulnerable in the House, party focuses on firing up base and gaining in Senate)

GOP senator: Dems pushing 'false narrative' on pre-existing conditions

Trump-McConnell alliance pays political dividends for Republicans 

Midterms test whether Republicans not named Trump can win by stoking racial animosity 

Robust economy drowned out by Trump’s midterm message


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11/3/18

Republicans put in bind over preexisting conditions

Trump’s immigration push lifts Senate GOP

After GOP 2018 tax cut plans fell apart, immigration filled the campaign void 

Corker declines to say whether he voted for Blackburn

On last Saturday before the midterms, Democrats and Republicans make closing arguments on what’s at stake 

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11/2/18

Jockeying already stepping up in House leadership fights

Republicans’ claim of health-care protection flies in the face of reality

Top 10 GOP House seats most likely to flip in a blue wave

Trump’s Nationalism Is Breaking Point for Some Suburban Voters, Risking G.O.P. Coalition

AT&T will no longer donate to Rep. Steve King

Struggling in Kansas, Kris Kobach won’t adjust his tone or focus — even if it costs him the governorship 

Poll: Bredesen, Blackburn in dead heat in Tennessee senate race

Pence says Republicans will keep control of the House

The GOP has become the party of fake news and paranoid fantasies 


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11/1/18

Top GOP super PAC no longer airing TV ads in West Virginia Senate race: report

Ryan-linked PAC launches six-figure Michigan district

Young Americans signal record turnout for midterm elections, reject Trump and the GOP: Poll

GOP infighting spills into public view

Texas, beware! The caravan of criminals is coming — in ad backing Ted Cruz

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10/31/18

Republican senators ask Trump to end nuclear energy talks with Saudi Arabia 

Pressure grows on House GOP to denounce Steve King

Steve King calls his critics 'cannibals', vows he’ll be reelected easily

The GOP decried ‘King Obama.' Now it’s mostly quiet on Trump’s effort to revise the Constitution by himself. 

Rep. Mia Love, Ben McAdams oppose President Trump’s idea to end birthright citizenship

Trump's birthright citizenship comments just made life harder for Republicans in tight races 

This economy should mean a decent Republican midterm. But then there’s Trump. 

Trump surprise rattles GOP in final stretch

House races become more nationalized in Trump-era midterms 

Arizona's Senate race illustrates Republicans' health-care bind 

More voters associate with Trump than GOP: poll

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10/30/18

Paul Ryan shoots down Trump's birthright citizenship plans

Graham to introduce legislation to end birthright citizenship

How NASA became an election issue for Rep. John Culberson

House Republican campaign chairman rebukes Rep. Steve King for ‘completely inappropriate’ comments on white nationalism

Land O'Lakes ends support for U.S. Rep. King after furor over views

A good sign Republicans have bailed on the House? Look where Trump’s going. 

GOP scrambles to save suddenly vulnerable House candidates in Trump districts 

GOP State Senate Contender Accused Of Sending Anti-Semitic Mailer

Poll shows Cruz up 10 on O'Rourke in Texas Senate race


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10/29/18

Midterm elections: Fearing loss of the House, Republicans blame each other. 'Welcome to Washington'

GOP, Dems offer sharply different closing arguments for midterms

Top Republican defends anti-Semiticads attacking George Soros the day after synagogue slaughter

Trump, GOP defiant amid allegations that incendiary rhetoric contributed to climate of violence 

Republicans Look to Safety Net Programs as Deficit Balloons

These Republicans are misleading voters about our Obamacare fact checks 

Intel Withdraws Funding For White Supremacist GOP Congressman Steve King

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10/28/18

Lankford: Trump should be 'more clear' in his rhetoric

Pence: Don’t link political rhetoric to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting 

Steyer accuses No. 2 House Republican McCarthy of anti-Semitism

Poll: Senate candidates separated by less than 3 points in FloridaArizona and Indiana

Politicians make bipartisan call for unity after week of violence

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10/27/18

Rand Paul blasts Saudi Arabia at rally with Trump Jr.

Pipe bombs threaten to derail GOP midterm messaging

Voters are finally on to the GOP 

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10/26/18

Grassley’s novel advice to Iowa Republicans: Elect a GOP governor, because I’m old 

Grassley again refers Avenatti to DOJ for criminal investigation

Utah members of Congress say everyone needs to tone down caustic political rhetoric

Corker’s imminent departure puts Saudi sanctions in doubt

Republicans are mischaracterizing nearly all their major policies. Why? 

Republicans push ahead with conservative Trump judicial nominees


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10/25/18

GOP alarmed Obamacare attacks could cost them the House

Grassley refers Avenatti and Swetnick to Justice for a criminal probe 

Trump fights uphill GOP battle on pre-existing conditions

Senate candidate Corey Stewart doesn't waste any sympathy on CNN over bombing attempt

Virginia Beach Republican congressman tries to weather scandal and wave of Democratic spending

Unity fizzles as president, lawmakers, media point fingers

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10/24/18

Amid a poisonous political campaign, GOP leaders condemn explosive packages 

Cruz blames Maxine Waters, Cory Booker for 'actively encouraging' political divide

Republican Campaigns Resume Attacks Against Soros and CNN Hours After Bomb Scares

High-ranking Senate Republican calls post-election vote on Trump tax cut ’highly unlikely’

Key GOP senators contradict Trump on middle-class tax cut claims

Rick Santorum excuses Trump’s blatant lying to Americans: ‘It’s the president’s shtick’


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10/23/18

RNC shifts $3.5M apiece to House and Senate campaign arms

NJ Senate race: In the age of Trump, Bob Hugin tries to win as a moderate Republican

Ted Cruz Is Now Truly the Devil's Advocate

In Florida’s burgeoning suburbs, white voters siding with Republicans try to keep a surge of young and minority voters at bay 

The women’s wave is coming. Republicans should be worried

Trump fuels GOP’s midterm momentum

What tax cut? Here’s what Trump and the GOP want to talk about instead

Are Republicans seeking to ‘get rid of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security’? 

House Republican tax lawmaker pledges to work toward new Trump tax cut

House Republicans postpone Rosenstein interview

Jeff Flake Tells 'The View' He Doubted Brett Kavanaugh But Voted For Him Anyway

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10/22/18

Paul to Saudi government: 'It takes a lot of damn gall' to lecture US

Trump and Republicans settle on fear — and falsehoods — as a midterm strategy 

Majority of Republicans supports 'Medicare for all,' poll finds

Trump is still a drag on GOP

The hidden costs of the GOP’s deficit two-step 

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10/21/18

GOP warns economy will tank if Dems win

GOP lawmakers criticize Trump’s decision to withdraw from nuclear arms treaty 

GOP risks messy leadership struggle after November vote

Lawmakers point fingers at Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi's death

Rand Paul: Saudi explanation of Khashoggi's death 'insulting'

Corker calls for 'collective' response from Western countries if Saudi crown prince found responsible in Khashoggi's death

GOP senator: If crown prince involved in Khashoggi killing, removal should be ‘explored’

Cruz: Trump isn't friend or foe, he is 'the president'

GOP senator on potential additional tax cuts: 'We can't go further into debt'

GOP’s sudden healthcare switch
(After years of trying to kill Obamacare, candidates pledge to save its popular parts.)

Sasse on the four things you need to be happy

Angry diners confront Mitch McConnell in Kentucky restaurant

Wisconsin's Walker confronts dire political outlook

Ex-lawmaker urges Americans to publicly confront officials


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10/20/18

What do Republicans need to win? Selective memory loss. 

Is the GOP facing a 'thumping' or 'shellacking' — or can it pull off an escape?

Trump: Georgia Republican accused of voter purges would make 'great governor'

Ted Cruz's Facebook live broadcast goes hilariously awry

Pelosi heckled by Miami Republicans, Proud Boys at campaign event

2nd Member of Alt-Right Group `Proud Boys` Arrested in Connection with Brawl at GOP Club


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10/19/18

Corker: Administration must make 'independent, credible determination' on journalist's death

Trump boosts McSally, bashes Sinema in Arizona

Why Republicans are never going to be successful playing the race card to win black voters 

Trump and Republican lawmakers stoke migrant caravan conspiracy theories

GOP plays hardball in race to confirm Trump's court picks

McConnell: Entitlement Cuts Probably Won’t Happen Under Trump

Maxine Waters gets company in new GOP line of attack

Rep. Jason Lewis mocks women traumatized by unwanted sexual advances 

Rep. Steve King’s endorsement of white nationalist mayoral candidate in Canada draws rebuke from conservative news outlet 


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10/18/18

Conservatives mount a whisper campaign smearing Khashoggi in defense of Trump 

Gov. John Kasich - Defend American Values!

Trump threatens drastic action on immigration in bid to energize GOP voters 

Trump attacks fuel GOP fears about losing suburban women

GOP war room blasts endless stream of criticism at Democrats, with Warren its latest target 

Republican candidates trying to have it both ways on Obamacare

It's triple trouble for Republicans on health care 

House GOP leader McMorris Rodgers faces Obamacare backlash

New Vanderbilt poll finds Bredesen with narrow edge over Blackburn in Senate race

Ted Cruz Looks Stale and Old and Past His Time

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10/17/18

GOP leaders hesitant to challenge Trump on Saudi Arabia

Corker: Trump administration 'clamped down' on Saudi intel, canceled briefing

Growing number of Republicans sounding a lot like Democrats ahead of elections 

Republicans Are Now Running as the Defenders of Healthcare—While Simultaneously Trying to Gut It

The GOP's paradox: The economy is popular, but Trump is not 

McConnell calls deficit ‘very disturbing,’ blames federal spending, dismisses criticism of tax cut

Republicans Ignore the Obvious Effect of Their Tax Cuts

The Trump tax cuts were supposed to be a big win for the GOP – but now they might not be enough to save the Republican House majority

Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke debate showdown

How Scott Walker is trying to withstand a ‘blue wave’ in Wisconsin 

Conservatives fear Trump will cut immigration deal

Ben Sasse Reacts To Trump's 'Horseface' Comment: 'That's Not The Way Men Act'

Protesters confront Cruz at airport over Kavanaugh vote

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10/16/18

‘He had this guy murdered’: Sen. Lindsey Graham blames Saudi crown prince for missing journalist 

Lindsey Graham Rails Against Saudi Crown Prince: He's A 'Wrecking Ball'

Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP

A Chorus of Republican Lawmakers Demand Steve Mnuchin Withdraw From Saudi Summit

169 House members urge Trump administration to allow exclusions from the latest China tariffs

Mitch McConnell says a vote on Trump's NAFTA replacement won't happen until next year

Cruz leads O'Rourke with three weeks to go

Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown


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10/15/18

In Trump country, Republican candidates this year fall flat 

Mitt Romney’s latest attempt to backtrack on Trump tells us what to expect from him in the Senate 

Hatch mocks Warren over DNA test with his own results showing '1/1032 T-Rex'

Suspicious letter sent to Sen. Susan Collins' home

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10/14/18

Vulnerable Republicans throw ‘Hail Mary’ on pre-existing conditions

GOP pollster: Republicans may hold on to the House in midterms

GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority

Rubio: Response to death of Saudi journalist 'can't be symbolic'

Flake: 'Doesn't seem to be' any other explanation than Saudi involvement in journalist's disappearance

Flake: Republicans should be at the forefront of combating climate change

Lawmakers, Wall Street shrug off Trump's escalating Fed attacks

McCarthy in-laws’ firm scrutinized
(House leader’s family benefited from U.S. program for minorities based on disputed ancestry)

Maine faces consumer backlash after Senator Susan Collins backs Kavanaugh

A senator snatched a student’s phone while being asked about Georgia voter registration uproar 

NYC Republican Club Vandalized Ahead of ‘Hipster-Fascist Clown’ Gavin McInnes Event

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10/13/18

GOP remains the favorite to keep control of Senate

Collusion judgment looms for key Senate panel

McCarthy introduces bill to fully fund Trump's border wall

Collins blasted ‘dark money’ groups in Kavanaugh fight. One just paid to thank her for her vote. 

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10/12/18

Ron Paul: US is barreling toward a stock market drop of 50% or more, and there's no way to prevent it

Cruz says he's willing to participate in debate with O'Rourke on CNN

Republicans see silver linings in deep-blue states

Republicans play defense on preexisting conditions 

GOP candidate threatens Pa. governor: 'I'm going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes'

GOP senator seeking information on FBI dealings with Bruce Ohr, former DOJ lawyer

Adelsons set to spend tens of millions more on Republican midterm candidates

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10/11/18

Senators warn Trump that Saudi relationship is on the line

Graham on punishment for Saudi journalist's disappearance: 'Everything would be on the table'

Senate confirms 15 Trump judges after GOP leaders, Democrats strike deal

Senate heads home to campaign after deal on Trump nominees

GOP loads up lame-duck agenda as House control teeters

Murkowski is taking heat for her Kavanaugh vote. But her support for Arctic drilling could help her. 

McConnell, at odds with Trump, says ‘nobody’s going to beat’ Murkowski in Alaska 

Republicans and Democrats paint scary visions for health care if the other side wins 

GOP candidates try to blunt Democrats’ preexisting conditions attacks 

GOP fractured over filling Supreme Court vacancies in 2020

In key Virginia House race, Comstock says reports of her death are greatly exaggerated

Poll: Walker down 10 points in Wisconsin


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10/10/18

GOP sees new hope to expand Senate majority

Trump and the GOP are playing ‘the man card’ headed into the midterm election 

GOP shrugs off dire study warning of global warming

Grassley says he would not allow Supreme Court vacancy to be filled in 2020 

Senate defeats measure to overturn Trump expansion of non-ObamaCare plans

The Latest: McConnell says no GOP senator for Sessions' job

McConnell sputters as news host refuses to accept his revisionist Supreme Court history

Here’s how Susan Collins gaslit the nation — and revealed herself to be just another partisan flunky

Tom Cotton’s fact-free theory on the leaks of Ford’s letter 

Mitt Romney Calls Family Separations A ‘Dark Chapter In American History’

GOP lawmaker rips mic from Democratic candidate's hands during debate


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10/9/18

Nikki Haley resigns as Trump’s U.N. ambassador 

Something doesn’t smell right’: The curious timing of Nikki Haley’s exit 

GOP on timing of Haley’s announcement: ‘Unusual and odd'

Susan Collins’s wrong claim on Planned Parenthood and Supreme Court justices 

Susan Collins becomes top 2020 target for Dems

Grassley pledges to raise $3M for Collins after Kavanaugh fight

Pro-Kavanaugh Dark Money Group Launches Campaign To Support Susan Collins

Murkowski brushes off GOP backlash: 'I'm good with' Kavanaugh vote

Former GOP Congressman David Jolly unloads on Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'He's lost his mind'

GOP senator wants Apple, Amazon to give briefing on reported Super Micro hack

‘An angry mob’: Republicans work to recast Democratic protests as out-of-control anarchy 

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10/8/18

McConnell says GOP was 'literally under assault’ — by people protesting an alleged sexual assault 

Ryan: GOP base 'activated' and 'animated' by Kavanaugh fight

Ryan says 'big fight' coming over border wall after election

Why the Kavanaugh fight could hurt the GOP’s chances of keeping the House and help it keep the Senate 

Will Republicans Lose Their Majority in Congress? Ask Pyongyang
(North Koreans are watching the U.S. midterm elections closely, wondering how the results might affect negotiations with Trump.)

Utah’s highly watched Mia Love-Ben McAdams race is now a ‘toss-up

Utah’s Hatch, Lee cheer on as Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed in the tightest Supreme Court vote in modern history

Republicans believe U.S. economic system is fair to most Americans 

The junk science Republicans used to undermine Ford and help save Kavanaugh 

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10/7/18

Defiant Republicans hope Kavanaugh fight will stoke their voters next month 

Republican Party boss: Kavanaugh confirmation will help GOP candidates 'across the board' in midterms

McConnell calls Kavanaugh confirmation proudest moment as senator

McConnell: 'Simply inaccurate' that Senate is broken after Kavanaugh fight

The GOP attains domination — at least for a few weeks 

Brett Kavanaugh and the G.O.P.’s Bargain with Trump

Susan Collins swings back at Planned Parenthood over Supreme Court double-standard

Collins: I believe Ford believes her testimony, but no corroboration it was Kavanaugh

Susan Collins slams Trump: He ‘was not respectful’ to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

Susan Collins: Ford's Testimony Made Me Wonder If Kavanaugh Should Withdraw

Collins: Kavanaugh vote ‘right up there’ among hardest decisions ever made