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DAILY NEWS (Page 5) BEGINNING September 3, 2019

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7/10/20

Senate banking panel to move forward with nominating Judy Shelton to the Fed’s board

Republicans look into holding their convention outdoors

Texas Lt. Governor Is Determined to Sacrifice Everyone but Himself for GOP Convention

Romney, McAdams urging sanctions against China over alleged forced sterilization of ethnic minorities

Dozens of Mississippi lawmakers have coronavirus after weeks of refusing to wear masks

DeSantis breaks with Fauci, says Florida didn't rush reopening

GOP chairman vows to protect whistleblowers following Vindman retirement over 'bullying'

Trump's campaign to open schools provokes mounting backlash even from GOP

The Lincoln Project's 'Never Trump' ads expertly troll a president who never fails to take the bait

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7/9/20

GOP eyes narrowing second round of $1,200 stimulus payments

Republican Senators in Arizona and Georgia Have a Problem: The Base

Sources say DeSantis undercutting fundraising for Republican National Convention because of personal dispute: report

GOP sheriff refuses to enforce Ohio gov's order: 'I am not the mask police'

GOP Lawmaker Says He Would ‘Like to See More People’ Get COVID-19

Tapping into crime fears, GOP conflates mayhem with protests

What Will Trump's Rally in New Hampshire Be Like? It's Anyone's Guess.

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7/8/20

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst supports banning TikTok to protect against Chinese surveillance

As Virus Spreads, States Face a Truth: ‘We Cannot Test Our Way Out of This’
(Tennessee’s governor said anyone in his state could be tested for the coronavirus, and the state would pay. That did not stop the virus from roaring back.)

Republicans decried 'blue state bailouts.' But red states have coronavirus budget woes, too.

GOP State Lawmaker Demands Americans ‘STOP GETTING TESTED’ For Coronavirus

Trump’s attacks on mail voting are turning Republicans off absentee ballots

Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

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7/7/20

McConnell calls for five-year lawsuit shield for businesses as part of next coronavirus bill

Coronavirus stimulus checks: McConnell supports targeted payments next time

What 11 Republican senators had to say about Trump’s racism

Sununu: It’s imperative for those attending Trump rally to wear masks

Hemmed In by the Pandemic, Collins Battles for Survival in Maine

Susan Collins signals she won't campaign against Biden

Second Republican senator says he'll skip GOP convention

Romney, Collins, Murkowski won't attend GOP convention

GOP Congressman’s Argument Against Mandated Masks, Vaccinations Goes Awry

Trump's Advisers Don't Even Try to Defend His Pandemic Failure. They Change the Subject.
(On CNN, Peter Navarro had no explanation for why the U.S. has failed to contain the virus like other nations have. So he went for China and hydroxychloroquine.)

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7/6/20

McConnell opens door to direct payments in next coronavirus bill

Lindsey Graham defends NASCAR, Bubba Wallace amid Trump criticism

Chuck Grassley will skip the Republican National Convention for the first time in 40 years, citing coronavirus

Trump renews culture war, putting GOP on edge

Senate outlook slides for GOP

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7/5/20

Trump second-term plans remain a mystery to GOP

Republican governor on Mount Rushmore event: 'There should have been face coverings'

I’ve watched in alarm as my fellow Republicans shun masks. It’s selfish.

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7/4/20

Trump’s push to amplify racism unnerves Republicans who have long enabled him

Marco Rubio Is a Lost Soul

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7/3/20

Rand Paul's exchange with Fauci was exactly what America needed

A Democratic Money Blitz Is About To Swamp Susan Collins

Houston GOP powerbroker asked governor to instruct the National Guard to 'shoot to kill' rioters

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7/2/20

$1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Is DOA: McConnell

Fox’s Neil Cavuto Grills GOP Rep Who Wants to Disband Coronavirus Task Force

Herman Cain, 2012 Republican presidential candidate, hospitalized with coronavirus

Texas Republicans to host in-person convention despite coronavirus surge

Vice President Mike Pence on latest jobs report, coronavirus outbreaks and a facemask mandate

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7/1/20

Senate passes extension of Paycheck Protection Program until August 8, hours ahead of deadline

Republican Leaders Want to End Obamacare. Their Voters Are Expanding It.

GOP senator calls for Russian bounties briefing after reviewing intelligence

GOP senators debate replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday

Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

Texas lt. governor hits Fauci: 'He doesn't know what he's talking about'

Cheney takes on Trump

Romney is lone voice of dissent in the Republican party

Ex-George W. Bush officials launch new group supporting Joe Biden

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6/30/20

Republican lawmakers confirm intelligence reports on Russian operation to target U.S. troops but say material needs further review

Republicans once again face questions about why Trump isn’t tougher on Russia

GOP Deny, Downplay Questions About Russian Bounty Scandal

Trump defense on Russian bounty story falls flat, even with Republicans

Senate passes extension of application deadline for PPP small-business loans

GOP leaders in no hurry to provide more coronavirus relief as cases surge

Coronavirus' spread in GOP territory, explained in 6 charts

Rand Paul urges Fauci to provide 'more optimism' on coronavirus

‘We just need some more optimism’: Rand Paul’s crusade against Anthony Fauci takes a curious turn

Senators press IRS chief on stimulus check pitfalls

South Dakota gov says 'we will not be social distancing' at July 3 celebration at Mount Rushmore

DeSantis says Florida 'not going back' on reopening as COVID-19 cases surge

Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

GOP-Trump fractures on masks open up

Distancing from Trump? Some Republicans step up critiques

McConnell warns Democrats not to change filibuster rule

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6/29/20

GOP lawmakers urge action after Russia-Afghanistan briefing

Republicans once again face questions about why Trump isn’t tougher on Russia

Senate defense bill may challenge Trump on renaming military bases with Confederate names

Distancing from Trump? Some Republicans step up critiques

GOP cringes at new Trump race controversy

Not Even Republicans Are Buying This Latest Trump Tale

Jacksonville, Trump’s New Convention Site, Will Now Require Face Masks

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6/28/20

GOP Senator Urges Trump to Publicly Wear Mask: ‘Would Be a Sign of Strength’

Pressure builds on Senate Republicans to move in direction of $3 trillion coronavirus relief measure favored by Democrats

Tim Scott says Trump should take down 'offensive' Twitter video of protester shouting 'white power'

Tim Scott: Stalled police reform legislation a 'crying shame'

Some Trump allies push for campaign shake-up to revive president’s imperiled reelection bid

As Texas coronavirus cases surge, Pence attends megachurch service

Pence cancels campaign events in Florida and Arizona as coronavirus cases spike

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6/27/20

Texas Republican lawmaker says he won't wear a mask on the House floor unless he tests positive for coronavirus

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6/26/20

Ernst sinks vote on Trump EPA nominee

Sen. Mitt Romney wants to take away ‘job magnet’ that draws illegal immigrants

Trump’s legal argument for throwing out all of the ACA is a nightmare for Senate Republicans

The election is ‘Biden’s to lose’ as Trump alienates voters, says longtime GOP pollster

Pence tries to put positive spin on pandemic despite surging cases in South and West

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6/25/20

Grassley: Trump's firing of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York not a political cover-up

Trump’s Sagging Popularity Drags Down Republican Senate Candidates

Republicans are choosing rosy assessments of coronavirus that do not match reality

Pence tries to assure GOP senators as coronavirus cases spike

Three GOP lawmakers vote for Democrat-led police reform bill

Senate panel votes 21-1 to back Justice IG measure over Graham objections

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06/24/20

McConnell reaches milestone on judges by filling final Circuit Court vacancy

Sen. Tim Scott shares threatening, racist voicemails he's received

Rubio: 'Everyone should just wear a damn mask'

‘The Lord’s Work’: House Republicans Unite Behind Bill Barr Amid Corruption Claims

GOP lawmakers launch new attacks on Black Lives Matter protesters

Republican senators refuse to back Trump’s 'treason' claim against Obama

GOP: Trump needs a new plan

Judge rules Nunes can't sue Twitter over satirical accounts

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06/23/20

GOP senator says federal government must provide schools extra funding to reopen this fall

Mitt Romney among the Republican Lilliputians

As Trump ramps up his coronavirus denialism, GOP allies in hard-hit states are singing a very different tune

The GOP’s impossible choice on Trump’s coronavirus testing comments: He’s dangerous, or he’s lying

McConnell easily wins Kentucky Senate primary

Madison Cawthorn defeats Trump pick in race to succeed Meadows

Senate GOP police bill hits roadblock, as Dems seek changes

Senate GOP police bill hits roadblock, as Dems seek changes

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06/22/20

No, Mitt Romney is not leading the resistance

Graham: Trump visa order will have a 'chilling effect on our economic recovery'

GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney

In Arizona, Republicans worry about losing traction with independent

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06/21/20

GOP's police reform bill leverages funding to 'compel' change: Sen. Tim Scott

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06/20/20

Graham signals he won't take up U.S. attorney pick without Schumer, Gillibrand signoff

Florida Governor Ripped For Trying To Pin COVID-19 Spike On Hispanic Workers

Joni Ernst and Donald Trump Could Both Be in Trouble in Iowa

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06/19/20

Bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol stalled by Missouri's Blunt

Key Republican senator argues against more stimulus

GOP senator quotes J.K. Rowling while blocking vote on LGBTQ bill

Protesters gather at McConnell's Kentucky home: 'No justice, no sleep'

GOP fears Biden's low-key campaign is paying off

Oklahoma Republicans Speak Out Against Trump Ahead Of Tulsa Rally

Republican Matt Gaetz and son, Nestor, appear together on Fox News

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06/18/20

Senate confirms Trump judicial pick over prominent GOP defection

Chuck Grassley will co-sponsor Senate policing bill: 'Victims of police abuse deserve justice'

Senate Republicans look for way to avoid election year debate over military bases named for Confederate leaders

GOP senator blocks bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

Roberts sparks backlash from conservative senators with DACA ruling

A GOP sheriff vowed not to enforce Arizona’s coronavirus restrictions. Now he’s tested positive.

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06/17/20

Senate GOP unveils policing bill that would discourage, but not ban, tactics such as chokeholds and no-knock warrants

5 takeaways from the Senate hearing on policing reform

Tim Scott, Once Quiet on Matters of Race, Embraces Key Role on Police Reform

Tensions flare between Reps. Cedric Richmond and Matt Gaetz during police reform hearing

Oklahoma GOP senator says people with health issues shouldn't attend Tulsa Trump rally

Trump's attacks on mail-in voting hurt Republican chances — including his own, says former GOP Gov. Ridge

Lincoln Project launches new ad hitting Trump over China policies

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06/16/20

U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, 2 family members have COVID-19

'Inaccurate and harmful': Texas Senators Cruz, Cornyn dismiss notions of systemic racism in police and society

Congress set for fight over expiring unemployment relief

Republican Group Questions Trump’s Health: ‘It’s Time We Talk About This’

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06/15/20

Senate GOP seeks to restrict use of chokeholds in police reform bill

GOP senator defends Trump’s Tulsa rally as health official warns it’s a ‘huge risk factor’ amid coronavirus spike

GOP senator defies Trump, calls for renaming military bases

Sen Ted Cruz Wades Into Ron Perlman Twitter Battle, Tries to Start Fight With Rep Jim Jordan

How out of step is the Republican Party on gay rights?

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06/14/20

GOP Senator: 'Haven't Decided' if I'll Wear Mask at Trump's Tulsa Rally

GOP candidates balance pros, cons of running with Trump

Scott: 'I think we'll find' a 'path forward' on bipartisan police reform

Cotton emerges as key figure in base renaming fight

Rep. Riggleman ousted in Virginia GOP convention after presiding over same-sex marriage

Ben Carson Tells U.S. To 'Grow Up' Over Racist Gripes; Stacey Abrams Calls Him 'Infantile'

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06/13/20

Republicans start bracing for shutdown fight in run-up to election

Tight polls put GOP on edge in Texas

Republicans and Trump want a Jacksonville convention party. Some locals are worried about the area’s health.

Ernst challenger leads by three points in tight Iowa Senate race

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06/12/20

Republicans start bracing for shutdown fight in run-up to election

GOP group touts Graham's past praise of Biden, criticism of Trump in new ad

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06/11/20

G.O.P. Platform, Rolled Over From 2016, Condemns the ‘Current President’

Republicans announce Trump convention events will move to Jacksonville

House Republicans hopeful about bipartisan path forward on police reform legislation

Senate panel votes to require Pentagon to rename bases named after Confederates

Senate panel passes amendment to bar using troops against protesters

Republicans release newly declassified intelligence document on FBI source Steele

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06/10/20

G.O.P. Scrambles to Respond to Public Demands for Police Overhaul

Senate at logjam over changing 'qualified immunity' for police

Senate GOP dodges over Trump's baseless Buffalo tweet: 'I would rather not hear it'

That Trump Tweet? Republicans Prefer Not to See It.

Republicans prepare to punt on next COVID-19 relief bill

GOP expects to move its convention to Jacksonville after dispute with North Carolina over pandemic safeguards

Republicans fear Trump’s weakened standing jeopardizes the party in November

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06/9/20

McConnell looking to 'respond to the obvious racial discrimination' country has witnessed recently

GOP struggles with message amid national debate over police and racial justice

GOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police

McConnell blasts 'double standard' by pols who encouraged BLM protests, denounced lockdown ones

Republican lawmakers ask Agriculture Department to ease regs on meat production

Republican senators ask FCC to examine Section 230, following Trump order

Sen. Susan Collins Loses Endorsement Of Major Gun Control Group

Trump's tweet on protester sparks GOP backlash 

What’s keeping Senate Republicans from ditching Trump?

Republicans will never turn against Trump. Or will they?

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06/8/20

GOP senators urge Trump to back off Murkowski threat

GOP lawmakers push bill to keep Trump, RNC in North Carolina

Republicans like George Romney who supported civil rights wouldn’t recognize Trump’s GOP

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06/7/20

Mike Huckabee ‘Livid’ at Republicans Who Won’t Bow Down to Trump

Colin Powell says he will vote for Joe Biden for president

Powell endorses Biden, says Trump is a liar and a danger to the nation

Romney marches in Floyd protest 'to make sure people understand that black lives matter'

Condoleezza Rice: Trump should 'speak in the language of unity, the language of empathy'

Exclusive: In warning sign for Trump, Republicans growing pessimistic about country's direction

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06/6/20

Cheney blasts Trump move to draw down troops in Germany: 'Dangerously misguided'

George W. Bush and Mitt Romney won't support Trump in 2020, while some GOP officials consider voting for Biden

Mitt Romney invokes late father during the Civil Rights Movement amid protests

GOP calls own lawmaker's comments on Confederate statues 'idiotic'

Republicans fear Trump may cost them Senate

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06/5/20

GOP criticism of Trump grows, suggesting opposition has grown beyond his usual adversaries

Susan Collins to stay in DC as Trump visits Maine

VP Mike Pence on addressing inequality, coronavirus relief for states

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06/4/20

Mattis’s rebuke of Trump forces Republicans to choose between revered Marine and the president

Murkowski, Mattis criticism ratchets up pressure on GOP over Trump

‘Somewhere between Ronald Reagan and the Pope’: Before he crossed Trump, these Republicans were effusive over Mattis

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley puts hold on Trump nominees in clash over firing of two watchdogs

GOP Rep calls on primary opponent to condemn campaign surrogate's racist video

Graham postpones Russia probe subpoena vote as tensions boil over

Politically explosive Senate investigations run through a very reluctant Mitt Romney

As protests rock cities, Rand Paul holds up passage of anti-lynching bill

GOP shifting on unemployment benefits as jobless numbers swell

Texas Republicans call on county GOP chair to resign for saying Floyd's death was staged

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06/3/20

GOP turning against new round of $1,200 rebate checks | Millions of Americans frustrated by delayed unemployment checks | Senate votes to give coronavirus relief program more flexibility

Republicans turning against new round of $1,200 rebate checks

U.S. Senate passes bill lengthening coronavirus small-business loan terms

Divided Senate confirms Trump counsel as relief watchdog

Tom Cotton: Send In the Troops

GOP leader backs Esper on opposing Insurrection Act

Sen. Tim Scott says an 'unjust system' leads to a 'society of chaos'

Senate Republicans brush aside Trump gassing protesters at White House

Rand Paul holding up quick passage of anti-lynching bill

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06/2/20

Mitch McConnell: 'There is no question that there is residual racism in America'

McConnell blocks resolution condemning Trump over treatment of protesters

No surprise here: Republican senators largely stand by Trump after his church photo op

GOP Senators Will Say This Much: Trump Photo Op Wasn’t a Good Look

GOP senators dodge on treatment of White House protesters

Senate to hold 'deep dive' review of Floyd death

Trump Pledges Military Response to Protests, Provoking Outrage
(Congress pushes back after images of police violence spread over the weekend with a move to limit Pentagon weapons transfers to local authorities.)

Pence threatens to deploy military if Pennsylvania governor doesn't quell looting

Republicans Fear Trump’s Criticism of Mail-In Ballots Will Hurt Them

George W. Bush calls out racial injustices and celebrates protesters who ‘march for a better future’

Bush administration alums form pro-Biden super PAC

Rep. Steve King, who was shunned by GOP leaders for his racist remarks, loses in Iowa primary

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06/1/20

As Trump attacks voting by mail, GOP builds 2020 strategy around limiting its expansion

The GOP doesn’t want more stimulus checks. How that could change

Baker didn’t hold back on what he thinks about Trump’s message on protests

Rubio: Protesters outside White House 'deliberately stayed to trigger police action'

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz equates protesters with terrorists and asks to 'hunt them down like we do those in the Middle East'

Republicans Have Some Concerns With Donald Trump's Tone Right Now

U.S. Senate leader hopes for quick passage of House coronavirus small business bill

Conservative: I'd take Obama over Trump in an instant, especially after the day we just had

Republican senators, it’s not too late to help save your country

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05/31/20

Republican governor says Trump sending opposite message of one that should come from White House

Iowa Rep. Steve King's many outrageous comments may finally catch up with him

Fox News Host Chris Wallace Confronts GOP Sen. Tim Scott With ‘Vicious’ Trump Tweets

More GOP women seeking office, but winning still in question

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05/30/20

Americans have Heartache Tonight, but Mitch McConnell has a Peaceful Easy Feeling

GOP Sen. Tim Scott calls for the arrest of other officers involved in Floyd death

Senator Ted Cruz asks DOJ to investigate Twitter over Iran sanctions

Inside an Extraordinary GOP Event: 'Pressing Flesh and Kissing Babies' Again

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05/29/20

Ted Cruz offers a very strained defense of Trump’s social media executive order

Republicans pressure North Carolina officials to confirm August convention by Wednesday

Florida governor asks court to stay felon voting ruling

Rank-And-File Republicans Turn On Trump In New Effort To Block His Reelection

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05/28/20

GOP plan would block pay for lawmakers who voted via proxy during coronavirus pandemic

Graham urges senior judges to step aside before November election so Republicans can fill vacancies

A G.O.P. Lawmaker Had the Virus. Nobody Told Democrats Exposed to Him.

GOP senator calls on State Department to resume passport application processing

RNC chairwoman proposes convention safety protocols amid feud with NC governor

Frustration builds in key committee ahead of Graham subpoena vote 

Former Romney strategist joins anti-Trump Lincoln Project

Op-Ed: In a nasty push, Republicans want immunity for companies that negligently spread COVID-19

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05/27/20

Congress will ‘probably’ have to pass another coronavirus stimulus bill, Mitch McConnell says

Senate GOP Has No Plan To Help Millions Of Americans Losing Health Insurance During Pandemic

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley: Trump has failed to justify ouster of watchdogs, fueling political speculation

House GOP leaders vow to keep fighting remote voting during pandemic

Marco Rubio warns of instability without structural changes to help minorities in coronavirus recovery

Mitt Romney defends MSNBC host Joe Scarborough from Trump's murder accusations: 'Enough already'

McCarthy sidesteps questions on Trump’s baseless conspiracy theory involving ex-congressman Scarborough

Trump’s mockery of wearing masks divides Republicans

Republican group gives Trump a harsh reminder of his biggest coronavirus blunder

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05/26/20

Congress will ‘probably’ have to pass another coronavirus stimulus bill, Mitch McConnell says

On The Money: McConnell: Talking about fifth coronavirus bill 'in next month or so' | Boosted unemployment benefits on the chopping block | Women suffering steeper job losses from COVID-19

Republicans’ latest proposed tax cut for the rich could permanently hobble future presidents

Grassley: White House 'failed to address' if there was a 'good reason' for IG firings

DeSantis, Kemp would welcome opportunity to have Republican National Convention

20 Republican lawmakers file lawsuit against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over new proxy voting system

Sen. Kennedy: Trump is the only world leader standing up to China

Trump urges GOP to vote against bill reauthorizing surveillance powers

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05/25/20

McCarthy yanks endorsement of California candidate over social media posts

Stakes high for Collins in coronavirus relief standoff

Shunned by his party, Iowa's Steve King fights for his seat

Virus widens health divide in U.S.
(Many in red states that resisted Medicaid expansion lack a safety net as they lose jobs — and coverage.)

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05/24/20

GOP lawmaker calls on Trump to stop promoting Scarborough conspiracy theory: 'It will destroy us'

'This is not about politics': GOP governor says wearing masks is public health issue

GOP senator: 'You can do' mail-in voting with laws in place to limit 'fraud'

GOP sues California over Newsom's vote-by-mail order

U.S. court rules Florida cannot force felons to pay fees before voting

Trump is stiffest challenge to Grassley’s self-appointed role as defender of inspectors general

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05/23/20

Sessions fires back at Trump: 'I did my duty & you're damn fortunate I did'
('Your personal feelings don't dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do.')

Trump, GOP go all-in on anti-China strategy

House Republicans voice optimism on winning back the House following special election victories

Cory Gardner’s marijuana problem

GOP governor offers emotional plea to the anti-mask crowd: Stop this senseless culture war

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05/22/20

Mitch McConnell says next coronavirus bill will not extend enhanced unemployment benefits

Senate Republicans call on DOJ to investigate Planned Parenthood loans

Republicans wrestle with conspiracy-theory advocate winning Senate primary

It's now become clear exactly how Republicans might try to overturn a Biden victory in November
('It's party over country, and they will do whatever they can to hold on to power')

Congress Has Been AWOL on U.S. Coronavirus Diplomacy
(The invisibility and silence of Congress is another reason for America's shocking abdication of global leadership.)

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05/21/20

Senators attempt to advance bill lengthening coronavirus business loan terms

McConnell: We can't pay people more to not work, we need to incentivize them to find jobs

McConnell: Next coronavirus bill 'not too far off'

U.S. Senate Republican leader threatens 'reexamining' U.S.-China relationship

Romney counters Trump: 90 percent of 'very Republican' Utah votes by mail

Senate panel approves Trump nominee under investigation

Senate confirms John Ratcliffe as next director of national intelligence in sharply divided vote

G.O.P. Voters Back QAnon Conspiracy Promoter for U.S. Senate

G.O.P. Officials Quietly Consider Paring Back Convention

Trump hands Cory Gardner election year wins
(Senator receives advance notice and policy plums, frustrating Democrats)

Texas’s Republican leaders are fighting to keep voting unsafe

‘Obamagate’ suffers another significant, predictable blow

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05/20/20

McConnell: It is within Trump’s authority to fire inspectors general 

Senate passes bill on oversight of Chinese companies, Alibaba shares move lower

Targeting Hunter Biden, Senate panel approves subpoena for lobbying firm over Democrats’ objections

Liability protections for businesses, doctors are top GOP priority in next coronavirus bill, McCarthy says

GOP senator: 'Unfathomable' that Senate will go on break without passing coronavirus bill

GOP senators: More relief needed now

GOP leaders rebuke Republican House candidate over insulting social media posts

Illinois House removed GOP rep from legislative session after he refused to wear a mask: 'A callous disregard for life'

Why Trump, GOP are running into trouble in Arizona

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05/19/20

Key GOP senator asks Trump for ‘detailed reasoning’ for State Dept. inspector general’s removal

John Ratcliffe, Trump’s pick for top intelligence post, clears divided Senate panel

Senators poised to push Powell, Mnuchin on speed of economic rescue spending

GOP lawmakers call for new sanctions on senior Chinese officials

Graham to release report on his probe into Russia investigation before election

GOP lawmaker says his entire family is taking hydroxychloroquine

Congressman who survived COVID-19 on disagreeing with state's reopening plan

Trump tries to soothe anxious GOP senators

New polls show trouble for Trump and Republicans in GOP strongholds

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05/18/20

McConnell taps Rubio as acting Intelligence Committee chair after Burr stepped aside amid FBI probe of stock sales

Sen. Graham plans vote to subpoena Russia probe officials

Senate Republicans demand answers from Trump on IG firing

Freed by Court Ruling, Republicans Step Up Effort to Patrol Voting

Obama's Trump attacks electrify Democrats, anger GOP

Powell, Mnuchin to face Senate grilling on U.S. coronavirus response

Hypocrisy watch: Republicans who championed inspectors general under Obama stand by as Trump purges them

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5/17/20

Ron Johnson says he's not 'crying big crocodile tears' over firing of State Department IG

Sasse rips 'thugs in China' in high school graduation speech

GOP rallies behind effort to defeat Steve King

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5/16/20

Romney denounces multiple IG firings as 'threat to accountable democracy'

Graham on potential Supreme Court vacancy: 'This would be a different circumstance' than Merrick Garland

GOP seeks to go on offense using Flynn against Biden

A GOP congressman spotted walking around Congress without a mask said "there's just no need" to wear one because of herd immunity

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5/15/20

Senate legislation would expand COVID-19 medical projects with Israel

Republican lawmakers criticize Democrats for telling 5 public companies to return small-business loans

GOP Governors to Locals: Open Up—Or Else

Burr decision sends shock waves through Senate

GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler just handed over documents to federal authorities investigating alleged insider trading

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 5/14/20

McConnell’s claim that Obama left behind no ‘game plan’ for the coronavirus outbreak

McConnell says he was wrong on Obama pandemic playbook

McConnell: 'High likelihood' that Congress will need to pass fifth coronavirus bill

McConnell pines for Pompeo as Kansas chaos looms

Mitch McConnell goes after the wrong president

Sen. Richard Burr stepping aside as Intelligence Committee chair amid FBI investigation of senators’ stock sales

Graham rebuffs Trump over Obama testimony: 'It would be a bad precedent'

Jim Jordan requests documents from Pompeo regarding Hunter Biden, Burisma 

Steve King claims he’ll get committee positions back. Some House Republicans promise to fight him.

FISA bill OK'd by Senate with modest reforms, but Trump veto a possibility

Trump takes aim at Fauci, as GOP views of the expert quickly sour

G.O.P. Defiance of Pennsylvania’s Lockdown Has 2020 Implications

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5/13/20

The GOP is increasingly siding with Trump over Fauci

Republican Wins House Seat in California Special Election

GOP senators release list of Obama officials, including Biden, who ‘unmasked’ Michael Flynn

GOP senators release list of Obama officials in latest effort to undermine Russia probe

Trump, GOP launch broad attack on Russia probe foundations

Trump's ex-White House doctor accuses Obama of weaponizing 'highest levels' of government

Republican Deficit Hawking Is About to Backfire

FBI serves warrant on senator in investigation of stock sales linked to coronavirus

As coronavirus rolls on, Republicans hit 'pause' on new aid

On the campaign trail, vulnerable Senate Republicans tout accomplishments, sidestep Trump mentions in ads

Infection rates were climbing at Nebraska meatpacking plants. Then health officials stopped reporting the numbers.

GOP group exposes 'king' Trump's legal shell game In blistering new Fox News ad

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5/12/20

McConnell, Senate GOP declare House Democrats' $3T coronavirus bill 'dead on arrival'

McConnell puts blame for 2020 coronavirus failure on Barack Obama, in office 2009-2017

Mitch McConnell Is Lying Shamelessly About Obama, Because What Else Is There to Do?

GOP senators introduce bill permitting Trump to sanction China over failure to cooperate on COVID-19

‘They don’t expect that from admirals’: Mitt Romney rebukes Giroir and White House’s coronavirus test talking point

Fauci responds to Rand Paul and his skeptics: He’s not trying to be the 'end-all’ on coronavirus response

Cheney defends Fauci: 'We need his expertise' to defeat coronavirus

Greatest increases of COVID deaths projected in Republican states

Congressional Republicans resisting more coronavirus relief draw opposition from Fed, economists

Ex-GOP chairman slams McConnell for saying Obama should 'keep his mouth shut'

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5/11/20

McConnell brushes off Pelosi as she finalizes relief package

McConnell: Obama 'should have kept his mouth shut' on Trump's coronavirus response

GOP senators worry Trump, COVID-19 could cost them their majority

GOP’s grip on Senate may be at risk
(Republicans fear that Democrats are gaining ground — and donors — as the coronavirus reshapes campaigns.)

Republicans seek to exploit COVID-19 crisis to cut Social Security benefits

Mitch McConnell Moves to Expand Bill Barr’s Surveillance Powers

South Dakota's governor threatened to take two tribes to court over coronavirus checkpoints. Here's what to know

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5/10/20

Senate revives surveillance brawl

Republicans grow nervous about losing the Senate amid worries over Trump’s handling of the pandemic

Ohio governor: The economy won't open 'unless people have confidence'

Sen. Lamar Alexander to self-quarantine after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

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5/9/20

GOP senator on second coronavirus stimulus checks: 'People in hell want ice water too'

Meet the Ohio health expert who has a fan club — and Republicans trying to stop her

House Democrats hope to vote on coronavirus bill next week as Republicans press pause

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5/8/20

Republicans not sold on new round of relief checks

GOP senator said she won't commit to additional coronavirus relief funds to cities and states. Her office then said the comments were not meant to be public.

Nebraska Governor Defends Decision To Hide COVID-19 Stats At Specific Meatpacking Plants

Sen. Mitt Romney questions need for mass coronavirus testing in U.S.

Trump Met With GOP Lawmakers For An Hour. Nobody Wore A Mask Or Stayed Apart.

As coronavirus reshapes campaigns, Republicans fear loss of Senate control

Utah Reps. Chris Stewart, John Curtis named to China task force

GOP groups to use Biden sex assault allegation, Kavanaugh treatment against Democrats in key Senate races

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5/7/20

Republican breaks with Trump, calls for 'tens of millions' of coronavirus tests

House GOP leader reluctantly names Republican members to coronavirus aid oversight panel

Fight brews in Congress over Republican push to protect business from coronavirus suits

GOP Rep. Ken Buck 'tried to bully' local party official into reporting false election results

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5/6/20

Senators Question Fitness of Trump’s Nominee for Intelligence Chief 

Republicans buck Trump, side with Democrats on aid for 'mismanaged' cities, states

Top Republican fundraiser and Trump ally named postmaster general, giving president new influence over Postal Service

GOP fundraisers scored cash from big donors Wynn and Mercer, who had gone quiet in Trump reelection push

Coronavirus concerns drop in 2020 swing states as Republican fears fall, CNBC/Change Research poll finds

House hits gas, Senate pumps brakes on $2T more in relief

Rand Paul forgoes mask, claims 'immunity' to COVID-19. Experts say he can't be so sure.

Pelosi, McConnell clash on next phase of economic relief from coronavirus shock

In a hurry to reopen state, Arizona governor disbands scientific panel that modeled outbreak

Justice Department turns over a minimally redacted memo outlining the scope of the Mueller probe to Senate Republicans

George Conway group has biggest fundraising day after Trump attack

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5/5/20

Coronavirus Exposes a G.O.P. Divide: Is the Market Always Supreme?

GOP lawmaker calls for probe into VA referrals during pandemic

McConnell pressed to expand coronavirus testing in Senate

Judge calls for investigation into whether McConnell pressured judge to retire

Hey, Mitch McConnell — Have you seen your state’s pension fund lately?
(And why are subsidizing Kentucky so much anyway?)

Battle brewing over how to get more relief money to Americans

Senate GOP blocks Democratic oversight bill for small-business aid

What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery

Ex-GOP Lawmaker Joe Walsh Issues Chilling Warning To Fox News Viewers
(Laura Ingraham told her viewers there was “no real scientific basis” to support social distancing efforts.)

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5/4/20

McConnell defends reconvening Senate: 'The deadly coronavirus does not take days off'

Mitch McConnell should not use this crisis to advance his ‘tort reform’ agenda

Mitch McConnell could yet pay price for 'tone deaf' coronavirus response

A New York Congressman Says That Trump Shows No Malice

Michigan GOP congressman sues governor over emergency orders

Ernst lead evaporates in Iowa Senate race

How the coronavirus undid Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Senate rejects Biden’s call to release any potential records on alleged misconduct

Chris Christie Says People ‘Are Going To Have To’ Accept More Deaths To Reopen Economy

'Mourning In America': Trump Lashed For Weaker, Sicker, Poorer U.S. In GOP Group's Ad

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5/3/20

Marco Rubio Slams Stonewalling By Trump Administration On Latest Stimulus Payouts

Mississippi gov walks back plans to reopen economy as coronavirus cases spike

Senate to return to Washington as Congress struggles to reconcile constitutional duties with risk of pandemic

Obstacles mount for deal on next coronavirus bill

White House and Congress clash over liability protections for businesses as firms cautiously weigh virus reopening plans
(McConnell says liability protections for businesses are a requirement; Pelosi and Democrats say no. And there’s no sign of compromise.)

'Avenue for justice': Congress to put China in crosshairs
(Rep. Chris Smith's bill could be an area of bipartisan cooperation)

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5/2/20

Why McConnell seems hell-bent on bringing back the Senate to a contagious environment

McConnell’s New Endgame in the Next COVID Bill: Cover for Corporate America

Pelosi, McConnell decline White House offer of rapid COVID-19 tests

Fearing Political Peril, Republicans Edge Away From Trump on Pandemic Response

Congress Will Extend Unemployment Boost 'Over Our Dead Bodies,' Vows Lindsey Graham

Susan Collins Took Credit for That Shady Loan Program. Now She’s Going to Pay.

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5/1/20

GOP divided over state aid during coronavirus pandemic

Mitch McConnell says he pressured MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to start baseball season

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4/30/20

Mitch McConnell's coronavirus gamble
(The majority leader is betting he can reopen the Senate and advance his agenda even as the coronavirus continues to spread.)

Capitol physician doesn't have enough coronavirus tests for all lawmakers as Senate plans return 

McConnell says Biden will have to release more information surrounding Tara Reade allegation

GOP Senator Calls On Elected Officials To 'Lead By Example' And Follow Coronavirus Guidelines

Republicans weaponize Biden allegation against down-ticket Democrats

Republican-led states signal they could strip workers’ unemployment benefits if they don’t return to work, sparking fresh safety fears

GOP governors who took the coronavirus seriously saw a huge polling bump. Trump didn't and is tanking.

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4/29/20

GOP lawmakers slam proposals for guaranteed income amid pandemic

GOP faces pressure to get tougher with Trump

McConnell's focus when Senate comes back will be on judges

State bankruptcy furor shakes up McConnell reelection bid

The nihilism of Mitch McConnell
(As the coronavirus kills more Americans than the Vietnam War and the US economy tanks, the Senate majority leader cares about only one thing: political power.)

Former Lindsey Graham donor flips to back Democratic opponent in Senate race

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4/28/20

House Republican calls for investigation into China and WHO's handling of coronavirus

GOP Sen. Hawley asks DOJ to open a criminal investigation into Amazon

Ohio’s G.O.P. Governor Splits From Trump, and Rises in Popularity

Retired Republican Senator Jeff Flake will vote for Biden over Trump and says GOP needs 'a sound defeat' in 2020 election

Jeff Flake on Trumpism: ‘I don’t know anyone who thinks that this is the future of the party’

Live updates: U.S. coronavirus cases surpass 1 million; Pence visits clinic without a mask

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4/27/20

McConnell to Move Quickly on Confirming His 38-Year-Old Protégé to the Bench

McConnell: Battle for control of the Senate will be a 'dogfight'

GOP Senator Says Don’t Let Chinese Students Study STEM in U.S.

Congress set to reopen, but new virus aid faces divisions

Supreme Court overturns key GOP sabotage of Obamacare, granting insurers $12 billion

GOP chairwoman tells anti-lockdown protesters to impersonate health care workers

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4/26/20

Tensions emerge among Republicans over coronavirus spending and how to rescue the economy

Nervous Republicans See Trump Sinking, and Taking Senate With Him

Meadows puts his fingerprints on Trump White House

'Outrageous,' 'irresponsible': Governors slam McConnell over bankruptcy comments

US senator Lindsey Graham believes Kim Jong Un ‘dead or incapacitated’

GOP governor: Hundreds asked about ingesting disinfectants after Trump coronavirus briefing

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4/25/20

McConnell state bankruptcy remarks raise constitutional questions

Republican senators ask U.N. chief for independent WHO review panel

Congress Shovels Trillions at Virus, With No Endgame in Sight

Chris Christie: Five actions we need to take to restore the American way of life

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4/24/20

Leading Republicans want to send China the bill for coronavirus pandemic’s costs

Mitt Romney: America is awakening to China. This is a clarion call to seize the moment.

Nearly three quarters of US senators call on Trump administration to help local news

Trump's poor poll numbers trigger GOP alarms over November

Republicans Are Mad Unemployment Benefits Are Actually Benefiting The Unemployed

Tillis Backs McConnell to Halt Funds to Needy States, Even as NC Struggles

Trump and Congress spar over next coronavirus economic package as CBO paints grim picture of what’s to come
(Budget office says unemployment rate will stay high through next year as Democrats and Republicans clash over next priorities.)

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4/23/20

McConnell takes flak after suggesting bankruptcy for states rather than bailouts

Mitch McConnell taps brakes on more aid as states plead for help

Romney, Sinema request CDC develop real-time reporting method: US is 'behind the curve'

Sen. Lamar Alexander: I don't know if we'll have a GOP convention in Charlotte

Republicans leap to reopen economy; Democrats more cautious

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4/22/20

With 22 Million Unemployed, Mitch McConnell Abruptly Halts More Coronavirus Aid

GOP lawmaker calls McConnell remarks on state bankruptcy 'shameful and indefensible'

GOP Gov. Hogan on Trump's snub: 'I have no idea what he's upset about'

Republican leaders want Congress back in person, contrary to public health advice

The anti-quarantine protests seem spontaneous. But behind the scenes, a powerful network is helping.

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4/21/20

McConnell hits brakes on 'phase four' coronavirus relief

Senate passes $484 billion bill that would expand small-business aid, boost money for hospitals and testing

Senate committee unanimously endorses spy agencies’ finding that Russia interfered in 2016 presidential race in bid to help Trump

Republicans divide over reopening U.S. based on how worried they are about getting coronavirus 

Gov. Brian Kemp sets Georgia on aggressive course to reopen, putting his state at center of deepening national debate

Lindsey Graham warns that Georgia is opening ‘too soon’ amid coronavirus

Texas Lt. governor on reopening state: 'There are more important things than living'

Who is behind the coronavirus social distancing protests?

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4/20/20

GOP senator: 'Millions of dollars are being wasted' in coronavirus small business fund

White House, GOP face heat after hotel and restaurant chains helped run small business program dry

Senate has no deal on the next coronavirus relief bill, but sets up possible Tuesday vote

Unlike with the Great Recession, the sky’s the limit on Washington spending to save the economy from coronavirus. Here’s why.

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4/19/20

Mitch McConnell should pull a John Roberts

GOP gov: Trump’s ‘LIBERATE’ tweets about coronavirus lockdowns aren’t helpful

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4/18/20

GOP’s growing ‘open it up’ caucus urges fewer virus restrictions amid warnings from fellow Republicans

Lawmakers express optimism about fourth coronavirus relief package

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4/17/20

Trump's new task force to reopen America includes every Republican senator — except Mitt Romney

For Mark Meadows, Transition From Trump Confidant to Chief of Staff Is a Hard One

McCarthy says he supports incorporating hospital funding into small business aid package

Freedom Caucus chair calls for GOP to reject additional funds for state, local governments

Lindsey Graham keeps breaking fundraising records. His Democratic challenger still outraised him.

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4/16/20

Sen. Mike Lee: Churches shouldn’t have to sacrifice beliefs for coronavirus relief funds

Top Republicans call on Trump to fund WHO pending director-general's resignation

Maryland governor says now is 'the worst possible time' to lift coronavirus restrictions

Senate adjourns with no deal on small-business loan program

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4/15/20

GOP Senator: ‘We Gotta Reopen’ Country and Virus ‘Is Gonna Spread Faster’ When We Do

Indiana congressman picks saving economy over preventing infections

Republicans go on attack as loans for small businesses start to run out

Another Republican Governor proves herself to be a damn fool

GOP Sen. Martha McSally trails Democrat Mark Kelly in Arizona special election

Tillis declines to say whether Burr should step down as Senate Intelligence chairman because of stock trade investigation

Democratic voter motivation in Wisconsin has Republicans worried

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4/14/20

GOP Sen. Josh Hawley introduces legislation targeting China for withholding coronavirus info

Republicans take aim at Michigan governor over virus response

GOP lawmaker: We must choose 'loss of American lives' over 'loss of our way of life as Americans'

Trump sparks GOP backlash with claim of 'total' power to reopen the country

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4/13/20

Sen. Mike Lee says Democrats’ ‘greed’ causes businesses to suffer amid pandemic

Sen. Mike Lee endorses former Utah Gov. Huntsman Jr. in GOP gubernatorial race 

Mitt Romney proposes health security council to better prepare U.S. for another infectious disease

Senate committee to investigate origin of, response to coronavirus pandemic

GOP governor: Reopening the U.S. will be 'just as tough, if not tougher' than start of coronavirus outbreak

GOP pushes voting by mail — with restrictions — while Trump attacks it as ‘corrupt’

Collins approval rating drops in Maine

Ex-Republican on Trump coronavirus failures: Our lives depend on electing Joe Biden

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4/12/20

How Mitch McConnell Became Trump’s Enabler-in-Chief
(The Senate Majority Leader’s refusal to rein in the President is looking riskier than ever.)

Kansas court strikes down GOP measure allowing in-person Easter church services, lets coronavirus restrictions stand

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4/11/20

GOP leaders refuse Democrats’ coronavirus demands, won’t negotiate over small-business lending

GOP lawmakers: Fauci may be doing more harm than good

U.S. senators press Saudi officials to put oil cut in motion

Republican who floated virus conspiracy says 'common sense has been my guide'

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4/10/20

GOP senator's coronavirus plan: Get federal government to cover 80 percent of wages. 

Florida Gov. DeSantis mulls reopening schools: Coronavirus 'doesn't seem to threaten' kids

Trump Keeps Talking. Some Republicans Don't Like What They're Hearing.

Jobless Claims Surpass 16 Million; Aid Package Stalls in Senate

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4/9/20

For McConnell, virus carries echo of his boyhood polio

Top House Republican says it's 'disgusting' Democrats want mail-in voting funding in the next coronavirus bill

Why Republicans Are So Afraid of Vote-by-Mail

Senate adjourns until Monday after Democrats block McConnell’s bid to add $250 billion in small business aid

Kudlow slams senators who allegedly traded stock before pandemic

Pence suggests coronavirus social distancing won’t end soon

Pence reverses position barring coronavirus task force members from appearing on CNN

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4/8/20

GOP Rep calls for US to bring international case against China over coronavirus

Senators demand more details from Trump on intel watchdog firing

Rep. Massie threatens to block next relief bill, calls for remote voting

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4/7/20

Rand Paul says he has successfully recovered from coronavirus

Graham backs Trump, vows no money for WHO in next funding bill

McConnell sets Senate showdown on virus aid

How Mississippi’s Governor Undermined Efforts to Contain the Coronavirus

GOP Senator Bought Stock In PPE Company Same Day As Senate Coronavirus Briefing

U.S. oil state senators to talk crude markets with Saudi officials Saturday -source

Paycheck Protection Program Already Needs More Money, Republicans Say

Phase-four virus relief hits a wall 

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4/6/20

Romney calls on Trump to ensure coronavirus relief funds are spent wisely

Ronna McDaniel, RNC chair, accuses Democrats of exploiting 'pandemic for political gain'

Why these 8 Republican governors are holding out on statewide stay-at-home orders

Internal Collins poll suggests he holds huge lead over incumbent Sen. Loeffler in Georgia special election

The US Supreme Court just sided with Republicans in the first coronavirus-related election

Trump, congressional leaders converge on need for new coronavirus economic package, concerned recent $2 trillion law wasn’t enough

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4/5/20

Unafraid to call out Trump, Hogan emerges as lead GOP voice for urgent action on pandemic

Foot-dragging GOP governors are imperiling the whole country

Grassley demands an explanation for Trump's firing of intel watchdog

This county of 560,000 has no health department. Republicans said it didn't need one.

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4/4/20

Trump defends firing ‘terrible’ intel community watchdog as Republicans question sacking

Rep. Kevin McCarthy wonders how many American jobs could have been saved if Pelosi had not delayed relief

Wisconsin GOP appeals to Supreme Court on extended voting

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4/3/20

McConnell says there will be a fourth coronavirus bill

Romney warns Trump: Don't interfere with coronavirus relief oversight

As Trump faces heat on coronavirus response, Republicans try to elevate China’s role in domestic political debate

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4/2/20

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who resisted strict coronavirus measures, says he just learned it transmits asymptomatically

Republicans Are Bragging About An Unemployment Boost They Voted Against

Georgia's GOP House Speaker says vote-by-mail system would be 'devastating to Republicans'

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4/1/20

GOP Rep. Devin Nunes again questions coronavirus distancing measures, calls California school closures 'way overkill'

Republicans say impeachment distracted Trump from coronavirus. But the president golfed and held rallies during his trial while downplaying the virus for weeks.

Jockeying begins in Congress over the next coronavirus relief bill

Mitt Romney says some choices made for political expediency still haunt him

New disclosure reveals Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her husband dumped retail stock and bought shares in a company that manufacturers medical supplies

Pence seeks to blame CDC and China for any delay in US coronavirus response -- not Trump's initial failure to face reality

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3/31/20

McConnell claims impeachment ‘diverted the attention’ of Trump administration from coronavirus response

McConnell hits brakes on next economic stimulus package

More than a dozen governors haven't issued stay-at-home orders 

Republican governor slaps down Trump testing claim: 'That's just not true'

Political realities may dilute GOP opposition to mail-in voting amid coronavirus

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3/30/20

Ted Cruz, other senators, warn Saudis to stop using oil in ‘economic warfare’ against the US

Meadows resigns from Congress, heads to White House

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3/29/20

Graham: Pelosi comment on Trump is 'most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history'

Ted Cruz jokes about quarantine boredom, 'Tiger King'

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3/28/20

These Republicans Think Trump’s Easter Deadline Doesn’t ‘Make Sense’

Tom Coburn, unyielding ‘Dr. No’ of the House and Senate, dies at 72

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3/27/20

Hawks no more: Fiscal conservatives embrace rescue package

A Bonanza for Rich Real Estate Investors, Tucked Into Stimulus Package

Republicans were more concerned about Ebola than they’ve been about coronavirus. Here’s why.

As Coronavirus Spread, Largest Stimulus in History United a Polarized Senate

As Trump signals readiness to break with experts, his online base assails Fauci

‘Throw Massie out of Republican Party’: Trump Rips GOP Rep. Who Threatened to Delay Coronavirus Bill

Cash-strapped Americans will face excruciating wait for coronavirus relief money 

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3/26/20

Senate Approves $2 Trillion Stimulus After Bipartisan Deal

How much damage? The true cost of the Senate's coronavirus relief bill

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly in the Two-Trillion-Dollar Stimulus

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3/25/20

Senate rushes to approve $2.2 trillion coronavirus bill after landmark agreement with White House
(The unanimous vote sends the legislation to the House, which is expected to pass it Friday morning)

Senate passes $2 trillion bill to blunt coronavirus pandemic’s economic impact, as households and businesses gasp for relief

Senate leaving D.C. until April 20 after coronavirus stimulus vote

4 GOP senators warn: 'Massive drafting error' in coronavirus package could incentivize unemployment

Senate rejects GOP attempt to change unemployment benefits in coronavirus stimulus bill

READ: Senate's $2 trillion coronavirus relief package

7 things to know about the coronavirus stimulus package

Senate aid package quietly carves out billions intended for Boeing, officials say

Congress to bail out firms that avoided taxes, safety regulations and spent billions boosting their stock

Trump needs governors to reopen the economy. Even Republican ones aren’t on board.

Conservatives gutted the social safety net. Now, in a crisis, they’re embracing it.

In coronavirus pandemic, Trump allies say they're ready to die for the economy

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3/24/20

Senate, White House reach $2 trillion stimulus deal to blunt coronavirus fallout
(Both chambers of Congress will aim to pass mammoth legislation swiftly.)

GOP senators expect stimulus vote to be Wednesday

Senate eyes quick exit after vote on coronavirus stimulus package

New bill would withhold pay from Senate until coronavirus stimulus package passes

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3/23/20

Senate on cusp of coronavirus stimulus deal after agreements in key areas

Senate fails to advance coronavirus stimulus bill for second time in two days

McConnell Challenges Dems to Explain Why They’re Holding Up Coronavirus Bill Over Special Interest ‘Wish List’

The Republican Corporate Bailout Is Obscene

Rand Paul says amid criticism that more Americans should be able to get tested for coronavirus

Mitt Romney says U.S. should look to South Korea — not Italy — to stem coronavirus spread

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick thinks grandparents should be willing to sacrifice their lives to save the economy

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3/22/20

Senate falls far short of votes needed to advance coronavirus bill as clash between Republicans and Democrats intensifies

McConnell rips Democrats for blocking coronavirus stimulus package

McConnell sets second coronavirus vote for shortly after markets open

Rand Paul's coronavirus diagnosis sends shockwaves through Senate

Republican senator: Trump's message on coronavirus recently has 'generally been better'

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3/21/20

Mitch McConnell says all sides “very close” on rescue package topping $1T

GOP drafting stimulus package without deal with Democrats

Sticking points force stimulus package talks to spill into Sunday

Coronavirus stimulus package to include expanded unemployment insurance

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3/20/20

Senate unable to reach coronavirus stimulus deal before Friday deadline

Senate dives into negotiations on trillion-dollar stimulus bill as economic calamity grows

The Republican Stimulus Bill Is Full of Holes

Hawley, Romney Criticize GOP’s Coronavirus Cash Payment Plan: ‘Lower-Income Families Shouldn’t Be Penalized’

Susan Collins’ Obama-Era Vote Against Pandemic Funding Comes Back to Haunt Her

Sen. Burr asks Senate Ethics Committee for review of his stock sales amid uproar over possible influence of coronavirus briefings

Four senators sold stocks before coronavirus threat crashed market

GOP group uses Donald Trump's coronavirus lies against him in new attack ad

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3/19/20

McConnell proposes direct payments of $1,200 per person, $2,400 for couples amid coronavirus

McConnell Releases Senate GOP’s Four-Part Coronavirus Stimulus Plan

McConnell introduces third coronavirus relief proposal

Lindsey Graham is reportedly trying to talk Trump out of coronavirus relief checks for Americans

A Republican senator just called for a 60-day national moratorium on housing and utility payments for people earning below $75,000

GOP senators raise concerns over smaller checks for lower earners

Here Are the 8 Senators Who Voted Against the Coronavirus Relief Package on Wednesday

Trump, Republicans insist coronavirus rescue plan is no 'bailout'

Chuck Grassley says people shouldn't be upset when the coronavirus is called 'Chinese virus'

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), head of powerful committee, sold large amount of stocks before sharp declines in market

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3/18/20

Senate passes House's coronavirus aid bill, sending it to Trump

Live updates: First member of U.S. Congress tests positive for coronavirus; Senate passes bill to ensure paid leave for many Americans

Senate Republicans eye $75K income threshold for coronavirus checks

A coronavirus recession would hurt all kinds of Republican candidates — not just Trump

Trump World and Senate GOPers Want to Jam Pelosi on Coronavirus Stimulus

GOP right pushes back on Kansas governor for closing schools

Scalise to self-quarantine in response to Diaz-Balart test

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3/17/20

McConnell says Senate will pass House coronavirus bill without changes

McConnell to unhappy GOP senators: 'Gag and vote for' House coronavirus bill

Republicans, White House Gut Paid Sick Leave In Coronavirus Bill

Senate coronavirus vote delayed after Rand Paul pushes doomed amendment

Senators are worried Congress will shut down over coronavirus

Devin Nunes’s bad cleanup effort after his coronavirus comments

Pompeo’s Virus Response Blasted by State Dept Officials

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3/16/20

Trump officials and Senate GOP leaders urge immediate action on House-passed coronavirus bill

Senate could push through ‘Phase 3’ coronavirus rescue plan this week

Coronavirus package hits roadblocks amid GOP opposition

Mitt Romney tweets coronavirus advice that would force senators to stay at home

Sen. Romney proposes $1,000 handout for U.S. adults in coronavirus stimulus

GOP Sen. Cotton calls for monthly cash payments to Americans during coronavirus pandemic

Nunes walks back 'go to your local pub' comments, blames media for creating coronavirus panic

Ohio governor says state will order primary polls closed Tuesday, citing ‘health emergency’ from coronavirus

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3/15/20

McConnell: Discussions underway on additional coronavirus bills

Nunes urges Americans to 'stop panicking': 'It's a great time to just go out' if you're healthy

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3/14/20

Rep. Ken Buck calls coronavirus relief package a “boondoggle,” votes against it

While in self-quarantine, Sen. Ted Cruz critical of Trump administration's handling of coronavirus testing

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3/13/20

Senate Republicans Sit Out the Coronavirus Crisis

Is coronavirus 'just a cold' or a reason to self-quarantine? Trump supporters seem split.

In 2020, conservatives believe they’re battling to save America’s soul by supporting Trump

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3/12/20

McConnell: House coronavirus bill an 'ideological wish list'

Senate Republicans poised to reject House coronavirus relief bill

Republican senator: It's time to hold China 'accountable' for the coronavirus

GOP views next few weeks as critical for Trump

'We are flying blind': Lawmakers fume amid lack of coronavirus testing and answers

Graham to self-quarantine after Mar-a-Lago trip

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows Republicans largely dismiss threat of coronavirus

Trump tells GOP senator he does not support House surveillance deal

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3/11/20

Senate GOP chairman abruptly shifts course on subpoena targeting Bidens

Poll: Democrats nationally approve of Utah Sen. Mitt Romney. Republicans? No way

Congress pours cold water on Trump's payroll tax cut

GOP chairman blocks quick passage of paid sick leave bill

U.S. senator threatens tech companies, says don't block his child abuse bill

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3/10/20

GOP congressman — who warned Trump about pandemics — offers pointed criticism of proposed CDC cuts

Republicans face backlash over racist labeling of coronavirus

Trump’s Coronavirus Tax Cut Falls Flat on Capitol Hill

Trump pitches payroll tax cut through election to skeptical GOP senators

Michigan GOP mayor ditches 'deranged' Trump, endorses Biden for president

Climate Change Town Hall Kasich

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3/9/20

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley's job approval and favorability ratings drop in new Iowa Poll

5 congressmen -- including Trump's future chief of staff and lawmaker who shook President's hand -- to self-quarantine after CPAC

Incoming White House chief of staff Mark Meadows among lawmakers sidelined by coronavirus concerns

Is it racist to call coronavirus the ‘Wuhan Virus’? GOP congressman’s self-quarantine tweet sparks a debate.

Trump and Pence try to reassure GOP donors they have coronavirus response under control

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3/8/20

Ted Cruz to stay at home this week after interacting with coronavirus patient

Paul Gosar says he's under 'self-quarantine' after interacting with person at CPAC who now has coronavirus

Joni Ernst's approval rating drops 10 points: poll

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3/7/20

Rand Paul looms as wild card in surveillance fight

Matt Gaetz Wore Gas Mask To Mock Coronavirus Concerns. One Of His Constituents Just Died From It.

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3/6/20

Romney to vote for subpoena in Senate investigation targeting the Bidens

Cory Gardner delivers with major land conservation and parks funding

Trump picks Mark Meadows as new White House chief of staff

Pence gently tries to correct Trump's false coronavirus testing claims

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3/5/20

Senate passes $8.3 billion emergency bill to fight coronavirus

More than a dozen Republican senators move to censure Schumer for SCOTUS jabs

Republicans, rooting for Sanders, see Biden wins as setback

Mitt Romney Says There's 'No Question' Hunter Biden Probe Appears Political

Sen. Ted Cruz Hatches Plan to Curtail the International Criminal Court’s Power

New Hampshire gov joins legal fight to keep 'Obamacare'

The GOP’s latest assault on Obamacare comes at exactly the right time — for Democrats

A fight over vaccine affordability threatened the coronavirus spending package 

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3/4/20

Senate GOP ramps up investigations as Biden surges

GOP senator to try to censure Schumer over SCOTUS remark

Coronavirus: Republican senator tells Trump to ‘let the professionals do the talking’ after he repeatedly contradicts expert health advice

Rand Paul says he'll 'stay here all weekend' to get foreign aid cut included in coronavirus bill

Trump, Senate strike deal to fund conservation projects, restore national parks

Ex-Labor Secretary Turns Donald Trump's Insulting Nickname For Democrats On The GOP

U.S. Congress Moves to Restrain Pentagon Over Africa Drawdown Plans
(Esper already faces an uphill battle in trying to push through potential cuts to Africom. New legislation could make that even tougher.)

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3/3/20

Sessions to face Tuberville in Alabama GOP Senate runoff

Coronavirus is making some Republicans reconsider the merits of free health care

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3/2/20

U.S. Senate leader says he hopes Trump intelligence nominee will get bipartisan vote

Conservative News Giant Newsmax Is Funding a Super PAC for Its Publisher’s GOP Senate Ally

Trump to meet with Republicans amid deadlocked surveillance fight

Pence vows to follow 'the science' on virus response

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3/1/20

Surveillance fight pits Trump allies against each other

Pence solidifies role as Trump soldier

Mike Pence calls Donald Trump Jr.'s inflammatory coronavirus comments an 'understandable' response

Pence: 'A lot of irresponsible rhetoric among Democrats' over coronavirus

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2/29/20

Romney gets standing ovation for impeachment vote during stop in Denver

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2/28/20

The President's Virus Response is Lacking 

Lindsey Graham thanks Trump, bemoans 'never-ending bull----' at South Carolina rally

Conservative pundits blame a grab bag of supposed villains amid the coronavirus outbreak

Sen. Mitt Romney jeered at conservative gathering

Republicans growing nervous about 2020 economy

There are fewer registered Republicans than independents for the first time ever

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2/27/20

McConnell slams Schumer for playing 'partisan political attacks' with coronavirus

Steve Scalise says Republicans worked with Obama on Ebola. Let’s go to the tape.

The 2020 Democratic Primary Is Giving Some Republicans Déjà Vu

Pence's office placed in charge of coronavirus messaging

Mike Pence was criticized for his handling of Indiana’s HIV outbreak. He will lead the U.S. coronavirus response.

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2/26/20

Congress warns Pentagon not to move money to fund Trump wall

Sen. Kennedy slams DHS secretary for lack of coronavirus answers  

Sen. Mitt Romney: Trump administration ‘substantially’ unprepared for coronavirus outbreak in the United States

Senate Republicans strongly back Barr after his clash with Trump

Shifting demographics drive GOP nosedive on US West Coast

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2/25/20

Mitch McConnell: 'Foolish' for GOP to speculate which Democrat is easiest to beat

McConnell, Looking to Energize Social Conservatives, Forces Votes on Abortion

Two longstanding abortion measures fail in the US Senate

Senators blast Trump administration for coronavirus response

Senators warn Trump not to blow the coronavirus response

Trump and the Republicans have warped the courts

Nobel-Winning Economist Slams GOP Over 'Most Cynical Policy Reversal Of Modern Times'

Utah Republican women say they are not an ‘endangered species’

Pence, Pompeo to speak at AIPAC policy conference

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2/24/20

Susan Collins breaks with Trump over Grenell

One Utah senator’s votes align more with President Trump. It’s not Mike Lee.

Oregon state Republicans leave Capitol to deny vote on climate bill

Pompeo appeared to coordinate with Giuliani on Ukraine, new documents show

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2/23/20

Trump campaign, Republicans spent over $1 million at Trump businesses in 2019

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2/22/20

As Trump Seizes Money For Wall, Congress's Spending Power Weakens

A Conservative Judge Just Slapped the Trump Administration’s Treatment of Poor People

Russian interference reports rock Capitol Hill

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2/21/20

Five GOP-led states seek to block Equal Rights Amendment

McConnell-aligned super PAC-funded group meddling in North Carolina Democratic primary

People call out Ted Cruz for hypocritical tweet about mandatory vasectomies

Judge dismisses Nunes lawsuit against Fusion GPS

William Barr to meet Republican senators amid tensions with Trump

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2/20/20

Can a Republican take on Trump and survive? Mitt Romney is proving it’s possible.

Mike Lee defends impeachment vote in town hall meeting; also calls ERA part of ‘a radical pro-abortion agenda.’

Top GOP super PAC spent money on NC Democrat

Trump seeks to boost vulnerable GOP senator with Colorado rally

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2/19/20

Republicans Have a Plan to Win Back the House: Fight Like Trump

Mulvaney calls out GOP for being 'a lot less interested' in deficits under Trump than Obama: report

Republicans owe Vindman a public apology

Pompeo tries to unite the West while dividing Washington

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2/18/20

McConnell stands by Barr amid Stone sentencing fallout

McConnell takes aim at Democratic presidential candidates

Graham tells Defense Secretary Esper he could 'make your life hell' in battle over Trump Africa policy

Susan Collins in statistical tie with Democratic challenger: poll

GOP campaign donor in Texas among President Trump’s pardons

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2/17/20

Sen. Cotton repeats coronavirus origins conspiracy theory

The descent of the GOP into authoritarian know-nothingism

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2/16/20

GOP senator on Trump's Roger Stone tweet: 'Just because you can sing ... doesn't mean you should sing'

Ted Cruz takes aim at Alabama vasectomy bill: 'Yikes'

Senate braces for fight over impeachment whistleblower testimony

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2/15/20

Ted Cruz once called Trump ‘utterly amoral’ and a ‘sniveling coward.’ Then he worked to save his presidency.

GOP climate plan faces pushback — from Republicans

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2/14/20

Congressmen Curtis, McAdams vote to extend ERA ratification deadline

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2/13/20

McConnell: Trump 'ought to listen to' Barr's advice on DOJ tweets

Senate passes resolution to limit Trump’s power to order military action against Iran

Republicans ready to look past Trump’s brash intervention in Roger Stone case

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart could be Trump’s next intelligence director

Republicans expect Trump to withdraw controversial Fed nominee

Right-Wing Backlash Greets Modest GOP Foray Into Climate Change

YouTube Removes Clip of Rand Paul Speaking on Senate Floor, Citing Concern He Named Ukraine Whistleblower

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2/12/20

GOP senators say Trump shouldn't weigh in on pending sentences

Romney’s not really alone. Republican senators were ready to oust Nixon in 1974.

How is Mitt Romney handling impeachment fallout? ’I don’t follow that.’

Voters approve of Romney's impeachment vote to convict Trump 50%-39%, poll finds 

Sessions in close race for Alabama GOP Senate nomination: poll

Collins: Trump 'angered by impeachment'

Trump escalates campaign of retribution as Republican senators shrug

Rep. Jim Jordan accused of participating in OSU sexual abuse cover-up by ex-wrestler

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2/11/20

Senate Republicans confirm Trump's 51st federal appeals court judge

Some Utah GOP leaders demand Mitt Romney’s loyalty to Trump and his agenda

Senate GOP blocks three election security bills

Barr takes control of legal matters of interest to Trump, including Stone sentencing

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2/10/20

Lindsey Graham’s tarring of Alexander Vindman

CPAC chairman says he would fear for Mitt Romney’s ‘physical safety’ at conference

GOP chairman says he won't hold hearing on Trump's budget: 'It turns into a diatribe'

Senators, bruised by impeachment, hunt for deals

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2/9/20

Lindsey Graham says DOJ is handling information from Giuliani on Bidens

Graham vows to approach Hunter Biden probe with caution: 'I'm not going to be the Republican Christopher Steele'

Graham backs Vindman firing: 'People in his chain of command have been suspicious of him regarding his political point of view'

Jeff Sessions Was 'Trump Before Trump.' Will Alabama Voters Remember?

Fight over Trump’s impeachment shifts to battle over the impact on Senate races

Impeachment fallout threatens to upend battle for Senate 

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2/8/20

How Mitch McConnell Delivered Acquittal for Trump 

Group of GOP senators tried to stop Trump from Sondland ouster

Republicans sense momentum after impeachment win

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2/7/20

Plan to probe Bidens sparks GOP divisions

Collins says it would not be appropriate for Trump to retaliate against impeachment witnesses

Anti-Trump Republican Group Defends 'Patriot' Mitt Romney After Trump Attacks

Senate Republicans have sunk Trump's last four Federal Reserve choices. But Judy Shelton is far from a lock.

The Republican Party is white and Southern. How did that happen?

Watch CNBC’s full interview with Vice President Mike Pence

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2/6/20

A reluctant Romney tried to give Trump an out on impeachment. The White House wouldn’t take it. 

Romney says he expects 'unimaginable' consequences after impeachment vote

MITT ROMNEY’S ACT OF POLITICAL COURAGE

Lindsey Graham Figures When He Dies, God Will Be Cool With Him Acquitting Trump

Trump is out for revenge -- after the GOP swore he didn’t threaten them

Senate Report Criticizes Response to Russian Meddling and Partly Blames McConnell

Gaetz filing ethics complaint against Pelosi for 'destroying' Trump speech

House Republicans move Jordan to Judiciary, Meadows to Oversight

GOP governor says Trump 'abused his powers,' shouldn't be in office

Treasury responds to GOP requests for Hunter Biden, Burisma info

President Trump, Cory Gardner to headline Colorado Springs rally

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2/5/20

Trump remains in office after Senate votes to acquit impeached president on obstruction of Congress charge

Senate votes to acquit President Trump on impeachment charges

McConnell 'disappointed' by Romney impeachment vote, but 'I'm going to need his support'

McConnell tees up five Trump judges after impeachment trial wraps

Romney, Defying the Party He Once Personified, Votes to Convict Trump
(Senator Mitt Romney grew emotional as he pronounced the president “guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust.” The recriminations from fellow Republicans were immediate.)

Romney votes to convict Trump on charge of abuse of power, becoming the lone Republican to break ranks

Mitt Romney dismantles the GOP’s strained defenses of Trump

GOP senators reject punishing Romney for impeachment vote

Susan Collins says Trump will be ‘much more cautious’ after impeachment. The evidence suggests otherwise.

End of impeachment trial to leave deep scars in Senate

State of the Union showcases Trump’s total control of the GOP on eve of probable impeachment acquittal 

Just after Trump acquittal, Republican senators requested Hunter Biden's travel records

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2/4/20

Mitch McConnell calls for an end to House Democrats' 'nonsense impeachment'

Trump impeachment acquittal on track ahead of Senate vote

What U.S. senators said on day before vote to acquit or convict Trump

Susan Collins to vote to acquit Trump of all impeachment charges

Rand Paul reads alleged whistleblower's name on Senate floor

The hypocrisy of the GOP senators
(Shameless Republicans finally admit what was clear from the start: Trump’s call wasn’t ‘perfect.’)

White House, Republicans blast Pelosi for ripping up copy of Trump speech

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2/3/20

Republicans say Trump has learned his lesson on impeachment. The evidence suggests otherwise.

Lindsey Graham: GOP to probe whistleblower, Bidens after impeachment trial

Joe Biden and Lindsey Graham were great friends. Then came impeachment.

Mitch McConnell is terrible but John Roberts is actually the worst 

Ernst walks back her Biden impeachment remarks

Murkowski says she'll vote to acquit Trump despite 'shameful and wrong' behavior

Trump impeachment trial: Closing arguments tee up final vote after Senate rejects new witnesses

Rising Kansas revenues fuel GOP anger over lack of tax cuts

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2/2/20

Inside the Senate trial: McConnell stops rebel push in GOP for witnesses

GOP senator warns Republicans could impeach Biden if he wins White House

Ernst: Trump may have acted in 'wrong manner' with Ukraine

Alexander: Trump will 'think twice' before engaging in conduct he was impeached for again

RNC chairwoman says she's 'not concerned' about any 2020 Democrats

Montana state GOP lawmaker says Constitution calls for socialists to be jailed, shot

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2/1/20

Republicans agree it was no ‘perfect call’ — but will vote to acquit Trump anyway

Republicans prepare to defend Trump's expected acquittal

Senate to emerge from impeachment trial guilty of extreme partisanship

Behind the scenes of McConnell's impeachment drama

‘He shouldn’t have done it.’ GOP senator who scolded Trump on Ukraine explains why he backs acquittal

Mitt Romney won't be invited to CPAC after impeachment trial vote for witnesses

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1/31/20

Senate defeats measure to call for witnesses; final vote to be held Wednesday

Senate to vote Wednesday on whether to remove or acquit Trump on impeachment charges

Senate GOP passes resolution setting up end of Trump trial

The Republican Senate Just Wrote Donald Trump a Blank Check to Ratf*ck the 2020 Election

Attorney tells McConnell that Parnas has records 'directly relevant' to impeachment

Trump impeachment trial: What's next for Mitch McConnell and his hopes of keeping Republican Senate majority?

Murkowski to oppose impeachment witnesses; GOP can close trial

Lamar Alexander says no need for witnesses; GOP in position to end impeachment trial

Lamar Alexander takes a pass on his McCain moment

Lamar Alexander’s yes-he-did-it statement on Trump, annotated

Lamar Alexander Has Ushered in the Age of Fearful Men

Jim Jordan says calling Bolton as witness "isn't warranted"

Rubio Explains ‘Political Judgment’ in Impeachment Vote: ‘Voters Themselves Can Hold the President Accountable’

'A job only half done': Former White House chief of staff condemns Senate for not having impeachment trial witnesses

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1/30/20

Sen. Romney drills into the impeachment case against Trump

Impeachment trial live updates: Collins says she will vote for calling witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial; Alexander says he will oppose calling witnesses

Impeachment trial live updates: Sen. Collins says she will vote for calling witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial, first Republican to break with GOP leadership

Chief Justice Roberts intervenes, refuses to read GOP question during impeachment

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1/29/20

Senate Republicans move the goal posts again after Bolton’s book and Dershowitz’s defense of Trump 

Cory Gardner opposes subpoenaing witnesses in Trump impeachment trial

Impeachment trial: Cory Gardner questions whether House went too far

GOP senators believe they have the votes to block witnesses

Senators take reins of impeachment trial in marathon question session

John Roberts blocks Rand Paul's question on whistleblower

Collins, Murkowski, Romney get first GOP impeachment question

GOP predicts Roberts won't cast tie-breaking vote on witnesses

Ted Cruz clarifies after Lev Parnas's lawyer calls senator's tweet 'fake news'

Rep. Collins confirms he will seek Senate seat in Georgia, triggering GOP brawl

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1/28/20

McConnell tells Republican senators he does not have the votes yet to block witnesses

Mitt Romney: It’s ‘increasingly apparent’ Senate should hear from John Bolton

'You can't predict him': Lamar Alexander key in vote for witnesses at Senate trial

Republicans signal renewed confidence they'll avoid witness fight

GOP confident of win on witnesses

Graham: There will be 51 GOP votes to call Bidens, whistleblower

Graham’s metamorphosis
(From critic to Trump’s attack dog, senator captures the GOP’s shift)

GOP concedes Trump may have withheld aid for probes but says it's not impeachable

Senate Republicans seize on Dershowitz argument, say Trump’s actions aren’t impeachable

Republicans take a deep breath after initial Bolton scare

THE BOLTON BOMBSHELL AND THE UNWAVERINGLY PRO-TRUMP G.O.P.

GOP senator airs anti-Biden ad in Iowa amid impeachment trial

GOP leader warns lawmakers on fundraising: 'Getting our ass kicked'

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1/27/20

McConnell urges GOP senators to keep powder dry on witness question

Meadows: Republicans who break with Trump could face political repercussions

Key GOP senators say reports on Bolton book bolster case for witnesses in impeachment trial

Susan Collins: Bolton’s Contradiction of Trump ‘Strengthens the Case’ for Calling Impeachment Witnesses

GOP defends Trump as Bolton book adds pressure for witnesses

Senate Republicans face pivotal moment on impeachment witnesses

GOP senators reportedly 'blindsided' by Bolton revelations

Graham says he wants to see Bolton manuscript

Toomey discusses a ‘one-for-one’ witness deal in Trump impeachment amid Bolton revelations, officials say

John Bolton’s bombshell gives the GOP a glimpse of its nightmare scenario

The 29 defenses Trump’s allies have floated on Ukraine and impeachment

GOP Senator Joni Ernst Ponders Whether Senate Impeachment Trial Will Hurt Joe Biden

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1/26/20

GOP prospects of defeating witness vote uncertain after New York Times Bolton report

GOP senator defends Trump amid Parnas recording: 'Certainly the president meets a lot of people' 

GOP senator says Democrats want to slow down impeachment trial

Cotton: Democrats are 'upset that their witnesses haven't said what they want them to say'

GOP senator says impeachment trial will 'hopefully' serve as warning to Trump, future presidents

GOP senator says idea that Ukraine interfered in US election is 'not a conspiracy theory'

Republican senator: Trump's Schiff tweet not a 'death threat'

Democrats, Republicans tussle over witnesses as vote approaches

TRUMP, IMPEACHMENT, AND THE SHORT-TERM THINKING OF THE G.O.P.

Why Republicans may lose Texas

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1/25/20

Romney: 'It's very likely I'll be in favor of witnesses' in Trump impeachment trial

Sen. Ted Cruz reacts to latest in impeachment trial

Will any senators actually flip on Trump impeachment?

Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court

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1/24/20

Mitch McConnell doesn’t care what you think. He just wants to win.

When Senate Republicans were quite concerned about Trump and Ukraine

A GOP senator trafficked in flimsy allegations to impugn Alexander Vindman. And then Trump retweeted it.

Lindsey Graham will oppose subpoena of Hunter Biden

Will Republicans see the light and do what's right? 

Senator Ted Cruz Calls CNN Reporter ‘Obnoxious’ and ‘Partisan/Unfair’

Senators worry that asking for new impeachment trial witnesses could create lengthy executive privilege debate

GOP senators incensed by Schiff's 'head on a pike' remark

Romney, others want to slap $100M in user fees on e-cigarette makers

Pompeo explodes at NPR reporter, asks if she could find Ukraine on a map

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1/23/20

Senate GOP unmoved by Dems' impeachment message: 'Not changing our opinion'

One in 3 Republicans think Trump has probably acted illegally, but most don’t want him convicted 

Lindsey Graham Bizarrely Defends Trump: 'He Did Nothing Wrong In His Mind'

Graham praises Schiff on impeachment presentation: 'You're very well-spoken'

GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz praised Democrats' impeachment presentation and skewered Trump's defense as looking like 'an 8th-grade book report'

Senate GOP uses Trump's executive privilege threat as rallying cry against subpoenas

Susan Collins asked Justice Roberts to intervene after Nadler late-night 'cover-up' accusation

Senators allow classified evidence from Pence aide for impeachment trial

Senate Republicans confident they'll win fight on witnesses

Could impeachment cost the GOP its Senate majority?

Republican state lawmakers push bills to restrict medical treatments for transgender youths 

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1/22/20

Republican Lawmakers Questioned Trump’s Withholding of Ukraine Aid, Documents Show
(Newly released emails and other documents show that some of those now sitting as jurors in Trump’s impeachment trial were also unhappy about his move to freeze aid last year.)

Senators urge House impeachment managers to tone it down after testy debate

Senate adopts rules for impeachment trial, ends 13-hour argument marathon

No. 2 GOP leader eyes Wednesday of next week for possible votes on witnesses

Rand Paul invites Trump to see 'partisan charade' at Senate trial

DEVIN NUNES' HOME STATE NEWSPAPER SAYS REPUBLICAN 'HAS BETRAYED THE TRUTH AND, QUITE POSSIBLY, BETRAYED OUR COUNTRY'

Ted Cruz wanted to talk about one thing after impeachment trial: 'Banging'

Senators opt to drink milk on Senate floor during impeachment trial

Several senators left the chamber in the middle of Adam Schiff's impeachment remarks

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1/21/20

How Mitch McConnell’s proposed Senate trial will work

McConnell changes resolution at the start of Trump impeachment trial after pushback

McConnell drops two-day limit on opening arguments

Mitch McConnell’s Impeachment Witness Comments Come Back To Haunt Him

Senate fails to get deal to speed up fight over impeachment rules

Senate rejects Democratic effort to subpoena Bolton to testify in Trump’s impeachment trial

Impeachment trial live updates: Senate rejects Democratic effort to subpoena acting White House chief of staff Mulvaney for testimony in Trump’s impeachment trial

GOP rejects effort to compel documents on delayed Ukraine aid

Senate adopts ground rules for impeachment trial, delaying a decision on witnesses until after much of the proceedings

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1/20/20

McConnell proposes swift impeachment trial with long days

McConnell proposes compressed schedule for impeachment trial

Romney pledges 'open mind' ahead of impeachment trial

Flake: Republicans don't speak out against Trump 'because they want to keep their jobs'

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1/19/20

Mitch McConnell may win the impeachment and lose the Senate

'Dead for practical purposes': Graham says Republicans lack votes to dismiss impeachment trial

Graham: Abuse of power 'poorly defined' in articles of impeachment

GOP senator 'open' to impeachment witnesses 'within the scope' of articles

GOP senator, Chuck Todd spar over whether Lev Parnas should testify in Senate impeachment trial

Cornyn disputes GAO report on withholding of Ukraine aid: It's 'certainly not a crime'

GOP senator on Trump soliciting foreign interference: 'Those are just statements'

Cruz: Hearing from witnesses could extend Senate trial to up to 8 weeks

GOP senator says it looks like House has 'weak hand'

Schiff's star impeachment witness angling for deal with prosecutors by testifying, Republicans say

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1/18/20

Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss

New text messages put Devin Nunes on the hot seat

Parnas pressure grows on Senate GOP

Is Mike Pence preparing to resign, assume the presidency, or both?

Ronald Reagan’s son says his father would be ‘embarrassed and ashamed’ of ‘traitorous’ Trump

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1/17/20

Joni Ernst says watchdog's finding that White House broke law is 'moot' for impeachment

Senate GOP mulls speeding up Trump impeachment trial

GOP threatens to weaponize impeachment witnesses amid standoff

Nunes aide communicated with Parnas about Ukraine campaign, messages show

Ex-congressman Chris Collins sentenced to 2 years on insider-trading, false-statements charges

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1/16/20

Impeachment trial live updates: Historic impeachment trial of Trump begins in the Senate

The GOP said Trump committed no crime. The GAO now rules he broke the law.
(The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office severely undermines a core Trump impeachment defense)

As Trump impeachment trial nears, the battle turns to witnesses

Rand Paul on Senate trial: 'I don’t think any Republicans are going to vote for impeachment'

Rand Paul Warns Republicans of Electoral Consequences if They Back Dem Witnesses But Refuse to Call Hunter Biden

Pence pens op-ed encouraging Democrats to buck their party and acquit Trump

Poll shows Collins displaces McConnell as most unpopular senator

Sen. Martha McSally slams CNN reporter as 'liberal hack'

Rep. Liz Cheney says she won’t seek open Senate seat, will seek reelection in House

Senate approves new North American trade deal with Canada and Mexico

Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal

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1/15/20

McConnell makes case for Trump acquittal ahead of trial

Graham on impeachment trial: 'End this crap as quickly as possible'

Ted Cruz Pitches ‘Witness Reciprocity’ for Impeachment Trial

Republicans Divided On Witness Testimony Ahead Of Senate Impeachment Trial

Impeachment spotlight turns to key question: Whether to call witnesses

Collins questions delay on Lev Parnas documents

GOP senator: 'Huge mistake' to restrict press access during impeachment trial

Senators under strict orders to pay attention during weeks-long impeachment trial

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1/14/20

McConnell opens door for Hunter Biden testimony at Trump trial

Senate restrictions on impeachment press coverage draw backlash

Republicans face internal brawl over impeachment witnesses 

John Bolton’s testimony looks increasingly likely

Chris Christie is reportedly back at the White House

Senate resolution to limit Trump’s military authority on Iran has enough GOP votes to pass, key Democrats say

Up to 10 GOP senators consider bucking Trump on war powers

Lawmakers from both parties criticize White House plan to take $7.2 billion in Pentagon funding for Trump’s border wall

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1/13/20

A pact with Trump on impeachment? McConnell’s Kentucky backers demand it.

Trump's fate rests with McConnell in impeachment trial

GOP senators reject plans to dismiss Trump impeachment

GOP leadership: There aren't 51 votes to dismiss Trump articles of impeachment

Rand Paul pledges to force Hunter Biden vote if GOP backs Dem impeachment witnesses

A GOP-led edge: Red states see less unemployment, more economic growth

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1/12/20

GOP Senator said the 'problem' is with briefers, not Trump

Paul: US 'drifting away from' founders' desire that it be 'difficult to go to war'

Bill Weld's view of 2020 campaign coverage

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1/11/20

Now Mike Lee knows what it feels like

Here's how partisan wrath over Trump's impeachment changed the future of 2 lawmakers

Showdown over Trump impeachment trial underscores power of Pelosi and McConnell

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1/10/20

Matt Gaetz, the ‘Trumpiest Congressman,’ cites principles for bucking president on war powers. Kevin McCarthy is ‘very shocked.’

These Republicans voted yes on the War Powers resolution

Graham, Paul rift deepens over Trump's war powers

For Trump’s Republican defenders, is there such thing as too much presidential power?

Collins says she's working with other GOP senators to allow impeachment witnesses

Senator Graham: Iranian leaders ‘religious Nazis’ who want to ‘kill all Jews’

Republican apologizes for saying Democrats 'in love with terrorists'

GOP Strategist Rick Wilson Torches Republicans With Scathing Trump Loyalty Rules

Mike Pompeo: ‘We don’t know precisely’ when or where Soleimani planned to attack 

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1/9/20

McConnell tells GOP senators to expect impeachment trial next week 

McConnell backs measure to change Senate rules, dismiss impeachment without articles

McConnell signs on to Hawley resolution to dismiss impeachment charges without trial

GOP leaders spar over adding House members to Trump’s impeachment defense team

The lawmakers who bucked their parties on the war powers resolution

They are in love with terrorists’: GOP lawmaker says Democrats ‘mourn Soleimani’ more than they grieve for Gold Star families

‘Republicans spread lie that Democrats 'mourn' Iranian general

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1/8/20

U.S. Senate's McConnell: won't haggle with House over impeachment trial plan

GOP senators in sync on impeachment

On impeachment, pressure on Colorado’s Cory Gardner is from the right

Graham predicts Senate will take up impeachment trial next week

Paul fires back at Graham over Iran criticism: 'He insults the Constitution'

Trump’s Iran Strike Leaves Anti-War Republicans Out in the Cold Again

Sen. Lee on Iran briefing: Worst briefing I've seen on a military issue

Rand Paul, Mike Lee rip administration over 'insulting and demeaning' Iran briefing

Cracks emerge among Republicans over Trump’s handling of Iran crisis

Sen. Grassley turns to House Speaker Pelosi for help selling his drug pricing bill

VP Pence speaks to CBS News

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1/7/20

McConnell takes round one in impeachment battle

McConnell says Trump impeachment trial rules will be passed without Democrats

Senate Republicans have votes to start impeachment trial without calling witnesses immediately

Graham: Iran missile attack 'an act of war'

Rand Paul warns Trump admin after Iran retaliatory strike: War must go through Congress

Senate Republican blocks unanimous consent on resolution calling targeting cultural sites a war crime

Senate panel passes new North American trade deal, moving it closer to ratification

Rep. Duncan Hunter will resign from Congress on Jan. 13

Ex-RNC Chair Warns ‘Republican Party Is Going To Own' Trump's Actions On Iran

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1/6/20

McConnell has the votes to block Democrats' witness demands in Trump impeachment trial

GOP senators introduce resolution to change rules, dismiss impeachment without articles

Romney wants 'to hear from John Bolton' in impeachment trial

Cory Gardner, facing impeachment questions from all sides, is mum as the Senate looks ahead

Bolton’s willingness to testify in Trump’s impeachment trial ramps up pressure on Senate Republicans

Bolton says he is prepared to testify in Senate trial if subpoenaed

Rand Paul: Trump 'got bad advice' on killing of Soleimani

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1/5/20

Top Republican suggests changing Senate rules to begin Trump impeachment trial within days

Mitch McConnell is back -- and holding the line on impeachment

Impeachment battle lines harden ahead of pivotal week

Graham mulls rule changes to start impeachment trial without articles

GOP rep: Democrats changing their mind on impeachment trial rules

Graham calls Iran 'the cancer of the Middle East'

Rubio: Trump has shown 'tremendous restraint' on Iran

GOP rep: Pelosi is leaving a 'sad' legacy

Pompeo says administration's 'maximum pressure' strategy on Iran is 'absolutely' working

Pompeo: US targeting 'actual decision-makers' in Iran instead of proxies

Pompeo defends Soleimani strike as critics question intel, timing

Pompeo dismisses Iraqi leader’s call for all foreign troops to leave

Chris Christie: Trump understands that Iran only responds to force

Key Trump adviser predicts USMCA will pass Senate as early as Friday

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1/4/20

Least deliberative Senate faces weighty task of holding Trump’s impeachment trial

Guest Commentary: The GOP must stand for the rule of law and hold a fair trial

Republicans have wanted the US to go to war with Iran for years despite Trump's claims to the contrary

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1/3/20

Mitch McConnell rejects Nancy Pelosi’s influence on impeachment trial as a ‘nonstarter’

McConnell defends communication with White House on impeachment and says it's a 'fantasy that the speaker of the House will get to hand design' trial

U.S. strike on top Iranian commander sharply divides Congress

US Republicans, Democrats spar over killing of Iran commander

Tennessee Rep. Phil Roe says he'll retire at end of year

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1/2/20

Impeachment live updates: Senate leaders remain in standoff over Trump trial; president’s campaign says fundraising helped by House action

The Senate and the public need to hear from Mulvaney and Bolton

All eyes on McConnell as Senate returns Friday

Pelosi and McConnell Begin 2020 in Standoff Over Trump Impeachment Trial

GOP senator plans to seek dismissal of impeachment articles

Senators, keep your oaths ('so help you God')

Ten senators to watch on Trump impeachment trial

Grassley tells 'whoever keeps watch on' Trump to read up on Roaring '20s

More than 200 lawmakers urge Supreme Court to 'reconsider' Roe v. Wade

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1/1/20

Lawmakers close to finalizing federal strategy to defend against cyberattacks

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12/31/19

Senate Republican predicts impeachment trial ends by State of the Union

Republican senators unite behind no-witness impeachment trial strategy

GOP Sen. Collins says she's open to impeachment witnesses

Giuliani says he would be willing to testify in impeachment trial

GOP Rep.'s Request For Reading Recommendations Goes Spectacularly Awry

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12/30/19

What’s Mitch McConnell’s endgame in shaping the Senate impeachment trial to benefit Trump?

Susan Collins says she's 'open' to calling witnesses in Senate impeachment trial

Republicans are still trying to steal your health insurance

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12/29/19

GOP senator: Trump isn't a role model for young people

Graham: Giuliani should share info he has with intel community to ensure 'it's not Russian propaganda'

Sen. Kennedy defends McConnell for working with president during impeachment trial

Scalise on impeachment trial: Pelosi 'can run for the Senate if she wants to be a senator'

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12/28/19

Senate GOP wants speedy Trump acquittal

Impeachment trial will supercharge battle for Senate

Donald Trump has violated his oath. Mitch McConnell is about to violate 2 of them.

Trump’s quest to shatter GOP economics reached its culmination in 2019

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12/27/19

Graham complains Democrats are persecuting, not prosecuting, Trump

GOP demands apology after liberal PAC features 'regretful' Trump voter who didn't vote in 2016

House GOP vows to use impeachment to cut into Democratic majority

Blumenthal: Five to 10 Republicans have 'severe misgivings' about McConnell strategy

Law professor writes Kentucky newspaper op-ed accusing McConnell of breaking two oaths

Congress Wants to Force Trump's Hand on Human Rights in China and Beyond 

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12/26/19

GOP predicts bipartisan acquittal at Trump impeachment trial

Whistleblower's lawyer questions GOP senator's whistleblower protection caucus membership

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12/25/19

McConnell flexes reelection muscle with $1B gift for Kentucky

Murkowski 'disturbed' by McConnell's pledge for 'total coordination' with White House on impeachment

Liz Cheney undecided, Lummis dominates Wyoming Senate race

The Lincoln Project takes on Trump — and possibly Maine’s Susan Collins

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12/24/19

Impasse over Senate impeachment trial likely to last weeks as both sides dig in

Senators seek to weaponize Clinton trial in Trump impeachment

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12/22/19

GOP senator calls Pelosi's withholding of impeachment articles 'bizarre' after 'rush' to vote

GOP senator: Pelosi doesn't have the right to stall articles of impeachment

Republicans attack Pelosi for impeachment stalemate

McCarthy recommends Collins, Ratcliffe, Jordan to represent Trump in Senate impeachment trial

Graham says he doesn't think GOP senators will vote to compel testimony from Mulvaney, Bolton

GOP congressman: Trump has reached conservative base 'like no person in my lifetime'

GOP governors grapple with whether to accept refugees or not

Fear and Loyalty: How Donald Trump Took Over the Republican Party

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12/21/19

Mitch McConnell, Master of the Blockade, Plots Impeachment Strategy

Susan Collins set to play pivotal role in impeachment drama

Biden-Graham friendship, forged in war zones, fractures under the pressures of impeachment and Trump

GOP state lawmaker refuses to resign after report that he participated in armed standoff

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12/20/19

Pelosi and McConnell, masters of the congressional chessboard, face off over impeachment

Jeff Flake: The president is on trial. So are my Senate Republican colleagues

Will Hurd and the Myth of the Reasonable Republican

Trump's Dingell insults disrupt GOP unity amid impeachment

Congress showers health care industry with multi-billion victory after wagging finger at it for much of 2019

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12/19/19

McConnell, Schumer fail to reach agreement on impeachment trial

McConnell blasts House impeachment, pledges Senate stability

McConnell blasts impeachment effort as 'most unfair' in history

McConnell calls Pelosi 'too afraid' to give impeachment articles to Senate

As House votes to impeach Trump, McConnell pushes 13 judge nominations through Senate

Senate leaders punt impeachment trial deal until after holidays

Ted Cruz welcomes Pelosi's delay sending impeachment articles to Senate: Dems 'are in a total panic'

Lindsay Graham: Trump Is 'Mad As Hell... He Is Demanding His Day In Court'

Trump impeachment: Republican group urges GOP senators to take trial seriously

This is Mitt Romney’s moment

Trump shocks, earns GOP rebukes with Dingell remarks

Senate passes spending bills to avoid a government shutdown, sending them to Trump

Trump ally U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows won't seek reelection

New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew, anti-impeachment Democrat, flips to Republican Party

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12/18/19

Sen. Mitch McConnell on possible impeachment trial: 'I'm not impartial about this at all'

Graham warns Giuliani: 'I hope you know what you're talking about'

Republican group targets Graham in ad calling for fair Senate trial

Senate GOP blasts impeachment: 'The mob took over the House'

Republican Group Hits Trump Defenders With Scathing Reminder On Impeachment Day

Assessing the ‘four facts’ that a prominent Republican insists prove Trump’s innocence

The 28 defenses Trump’s allies have floated on Ukraine and impeachment

The GOP’s closing impeachment argument: Denying basic facts

Senators ramp up pressure on Trump over North Korea, warning that his policy of engagement is ‘on the brink of failure’

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12/17/19

Mitt Romney and Susan Collins sound reluctant to rock the GOP boat on impeachment

McConnell shreds House's 'slapdash' impeachment investigation, hits Schumer for wanting new witnesses

McConnell and Schumer spar over question of witnesses in Senate impeachment trial

Trump conservative critics launch PAC to fight reelection

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12/16/19

GOP state lawmaker hits Trump on 'united' party: 'There are Republicans ALL OVER the country who want you impeached'

GOP claims vindication, but Van Drew decision doesn't spark defections

Collins distances herself from McConnell talk of impeachment coordination with Trump

North Carolina Republican Mark Walker Won't Seek Reelection

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12/15/19

Senate GOP defends Trump, despite oath to be impartial impeachment jurors

EXCLUSIVE: Lindsey Graham: Impeachment makes Trump stronger for Middle East diplomacy

Graham says he doesn't need to hear impeachment witnesses: 'I am ready to vote'

Cruz says he intends to 'fully' follow impeachment oath

Texas Republican: You can oppose impeachment and disagree with 'some of this behavior'

Paul: Democrats have 'decided to criminalize politics'

GOP senator argues that USMCA is a 'complete capitulation to Pelosi'

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12/14/19

Graham vows to help make impeachment 'die quickly' in Senate

Trump impeachment: Lindsey Graham will 'not pretend to be a fair juror'

Graham invites Giuliani to testify about recent Ukraine trip

Key players in U.S. Senate impeachment trial

GOP lawmakers jockey for positions as managers 

Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn

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12/13/19

Mitch McConnell admits to coordinating with Trump's lawyers on impeachment strategy

McConnell: Bevin pardons 'completely inappropriate'

Sen. Mitch McConnell files for seventh term in Kentucky

Senate GOP wants succinct trial
(But the president sees a long, showy event as his best defense)

Donald Trump's allies target Democrats in swing districts with anti-impeachment ad blitz

5 things Republicans tried to change in the impeachment articles against Trump

Senate Republican calls on Trump to declassify record on FBI surveillance of campaign adviser

Poll finds Graham with just 2-point lead on Democratic challenger

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12/12/19

McConnell: I doubt any GOP senator will vote to impeach Trump

McConnell says he'll be in 'total coordination' with White House on impeachment trial strategy

Senate Republicans look to hold short impeachment trial despite Trump’s desire for an aggressive defense

The 27 defenses Trump’s allies have floated on Ukraine and impeachment

The GOP’s favorite new Trump impeachment defense: He isn’t even accused of a crime

Republicans trash Hunter Biden at impeachment hearing

Utah Sen. Mike Lee says report on the FBI is ‘scathing,’ and he believes agents were biased against Trump

GOP lawmaker urges members to halt 'endless loop' of talking points

George P. Bush says GOP can't let 'racist' episodes slide

Conservative group hits White House with billboard ads: 'What is Trump hiding?'

Congressional negotiators reach tentative $1.3 trillion federal spending deal

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12/11/19

McConnell says Senate to take up trade deal after impeachment trial

Senate Republicans come around to idea of not having witnesses in impeachment trial

Utah Rep. John Curtis now against impeachment as Rep. Ben McAdams stays on the fence

Lindsey Graham Opens Michael Horowitz Hearing by Slamming Media Coverage of His Report

Two reviews of Trump-Russia probe to have opposite conclusions: official testifies

GOP senator to FBI: 'Someone's got to be fired'

Senate confirms Trump's 50th circuit judge, despite 'not qualified' rating

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12/10/19

How could 63 million people be wrong? The GOP strains to make precedent-related defenses of Trump.

Republicans use trade deal to bolster argument against impeachment

Growing divide between Trump and McConnell over impeachment trial

McConnell: Senate won't take up impeachment trial before Christmas

GOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling

Controversy on phone records intensifies amid impeachment

GOP opposition appears to fizzle as plan advances to create Space Force, parental leave for federal workers

Congress Flexes Foreign-Policy Muscle With Rebukes of Trump

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12/9/19

Kevin McCarthy Conjures Up the First-Term Rule in Defense of Trump

Impeachment fight flares at House Judiciary hearing: 'You weren't elected by anybody'

Impeachment witness to meet with Senate GOP Tuesday

GOP lawmaker criticizes Democratic counsel over facial expression: 'Be very careful'

A free pass for Trump? GOP presses edge in key battlegrounds

Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence

GOP senators worry Trump made 'problematic' concessions in trade deal

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12/8/19

Republicans mount ad blitz on impeachment, making some vulnerable Democrats nervous

GOP Tactic on Impeachment: Turn Ukraine Allegations Against Biden

Republicans question Democrats' resolve as public turns against impeachment

Top Republican: Democrats' weekend document dump shows impeachment inquiry is a 'farce'

Meadows: 'I don't see a single Republican defecting on impeachment'

Meadows says Republican colleagues 'wrong' for suggesting Trump's phone call was inappropriate

Cruz on House impeachment inquiry: 'This is 'kangaroo court'

Ted Cruz becomes latest Republican to push debunked claim

Chuck Todd challenges Cruz after senator pushes theory that Ukraine meddled in election

Trump, GOP shift focus from alleged surveillance abuse to Durham Russia probe

Gaetz says Giuliani’s trip to Ukraine is ‘weird’

Nunes: 'Sickening' that Schiff obtained his phone records

Florida Republican says Pensacola shooting 'has to inform on our ongoing relationship with Saudi Arabia'

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12/7/19

Conservative Twitter Account Exposes Lindsey Graham’s Hypocrisy Day After Day After Day

Here are the Senate Republicans who could vote to convict Trump

Pence's office questions Schiff's request to declassify more material from official's testimony

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12/6/19

Senate passes bill to permanently fund historically black colleges and universities

House GOP leader says ‘we get USMCA done’ this year despite Dem focus on Trump impeachment

House Republicans will unveil their own drug pricing bill as countermove to Nancy Pelosi 

'Dark money' ties raise questions for GOP Sen. Ernst of Iowa

Susan Collins facing massive ad buy attacking tax vote

North Carolina GOP Rep Says He Won’t Seek Reelection After District Redrawing

Rep. Duncan Hunter says he will resign ‘shortly after the holidays’

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12/5/19

How Republicans’ latest defenses of the Trump-Zelensky call fall short

House Republicans try to put law schools on trial as part of their Trump impeachment defense 

Turley: Democrats offering passion over proof in Trump impeachment

GOP Leader McCarthy: Democrats Had "Prewritten Timeline" on ImpeachmentGOP Leader McCarthy: Democrats Had "Prewritten Timeline" on Impeachment

Senate confirms eight Trump court picks in three days

GOP senator bows to White House on Armenian genocide measure

Trump Keeps Butting Into Senate Races, Causing Headaches For GOP

Republican Tom Graves announces retirement from House

Florida Republican calls to hang ‘traitor’ Ilhan Omar and other Democrats

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12/4/19

Trump's legal team huddles with Senate Republicans 

Judiciary Republican asks impeachment witnesses if they voted for Trump

GOP witness Turley urges Democrats to slow down impeachment push

Gaetz clashes with Stanford professor: 'It makes you look mean'

Jim Banks Asks Graham to Subpoena Adam Schiff’s Call Records in Letter

Nunes Claims He Doesn’t ‘Recall’ Whether He Spoke with Indicted Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas but ‘It’s Possible’

Push to investigate Bidens sets up potential for Senate turf war

U.S. military must overhaul body armor for women, senators say

Mitt Romney votes to advance FDA nominee despite concerns about vaping

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12/3/19

McConnell: Senate could pass partisan rules package for impeachment trial

House GOP leader defends Nunes: He 'has a right to talk to anybody'

Nunes files defamation suit against CNN over Ukraine story

Republicans raise concerns over Trump pardoning service members

Republicans Defending Trump on Impeachment Should Fear the Judgment of History

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12/2/19

Republicans draft counter-report as Democrats release witness list for Wednesday hearing

Senate Intel found no evidence of 2016 Ukrainian interference: report

Kennedy doubles down on alleged Ukraine meddling amid criticism

House Republicans defend Trump's actions in new report responding to impeachment inquiry

Republicans Do Their Best to Distance Trump From Giuliani in Impeachment Report

Republican privacy bill would set U.S. rules, pre-empt California: senator

Georgia governor’s pick for Senate seat could set up potential clash with Trump

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter says he will plead guilty Tuesday to misusing campaign funds

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12/1/19

Judiciary Republican: It would be to Trump's advantage to have attorneys at impeachment hearing

Top Judiciary Republican: 'My first and foremost witness is Adam Schiff'

Lawmakers turn attention to potential witnesses at Judiciary impeachment hearings

Perry ends final day as Energy secretary

Kennedy explains why he walked back comments about Ukraine election hack

Georgia governor set to buck Trump on Senate appointment

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11/30/19

Judiciary Republican calls for panel to expand list of impeachment witnesses

McConnell once called Biden ‘a real friend’ and a ‘trusted partner.’ Now he’s quiet as Trump, GOP attack him.

Rick Perry dances toward the exits

Where's Lindsey? After GOP Outcry, Graham Emerges as a Trump Defender

The job no GOP senator wants: 'I'd rather have a root canal'

Ilhan Omar's opponent banned from Twitter after suggesting congresswoman should be hanged

Poll: Majority of Republicans say Trump better president than Lincoln

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11/29/19

Ex-GOP lawmaker: Former colleagues privately say they're 'disgusted and exhausted' by Trump

Georgia governor's adviser hits back at Gaetz: 'We don't care what you think'

Gaetz warns Georgia governor of possible primary challenge if he doesn't tap Trump's favored Senate pick

Lawmakers bypass embattled Mulvaney in spending talks

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11/28/19

McConnell says he's 'honored' to be WholeFoods Magazine's 2019 'Person of the Year'

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11/27/19

In Florida and elsewhere, GOP pressured over climate change

Republicans tried to rig the vote in Michigan – but ‘political novices’ just defeated them

Georgia governor fumes at ‘attacks’ over Senate appointment


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11/26/19

Lindsey Graham, John Kennedy, Marsha Blackburn preview an extreme Senate GOP defense of Trump

Texas GOP rep predicts heavy Democratic presence in state ahead of 2020

Why are Republicans in Congress sticking by Trump on impeachment?

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11/25/19

Sen. Graham refuses to back down on investigating Bidens

Republican leaders are avoiding TV interviews as impeachment looms

Rising GOP star thrust into spotlight with Trump defense

New McCarthy ad praising Trump includes Russian stock footage

Rick Perry says Trump is the 'chosen one' sent 'to do great things'

Nunes faces potential ethics review over alleged meeting with Ukrainian official

Kennedy walks back comments on potential Ukraine interference: 'I was wrong'

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11/24/19

Graham blocked Armenian genocide resolution upon request from White House

Impeachment will make some Senate Republicans squirm

Kennedy on Russia probe IG report: 'I'm not going to draw conclusions based on allegations by the anonymous source'

Trump’s GOP support hardens despite damning impeachment testimony

Nunes threatens to take CNN, Daily Beast to court over story about meeting with Ukrainian prosecutor

Nunes denies allegation he met with top Ukrainian prosecutor about Bidens

GOP Congressman: Trump's 'prerogative' to weigh in on Navy SEAL review

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11/23/19

Trump, GOP skeptical Pelosi will go through with impeachment

Former Republican National Committee Chair Exposes Hypocrisy Of Current RNC: 'SOBs'

Lawmakers reach deal on spending levels, skirting — for now — fight over Trump’s border wall demand

Bolton could flesh out Ukraine story
(Ex-national security advisor may yet appear to testify in impeachment hearings about Trump’s actions.)

Barr's Legal Views Come Under Fire From Conservative-Leaning Lawyers

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11/22/19

GOP senator opposes quick dismissal of Trump articles of impeachment

How Trump keeps making it tougher for his GOP impeachment defenders

Impeachment witnesses tested Republican defenses of Trump one by one

To defend Trump, Republicans spew wacky, wild-eyed conspiracy theories

House GOP disregards expert warnings that debunked Ukraine theory helps Russia

GOP congress members blamed Ukraine for election hacking. Russia's been trying to make that happen for years.

Congress might buck its promises to reduce health-care costs 

Republicans Now Support a Form of Paid Leave. So What’s the Holdup?

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11/21/19

GOP lawmaker says Trump's statements on Ukraine call 'misguided foreign policy'

Sen. Graham begins Senate investigation into the Bidens

Graham requests State Department documents on Bidens, Ukraine

The GOP’s impeachment questions repeatedly backfired on Thursday

Republicans repeatedly counter inquiry witnesses by misrepresenting past testimony

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart defends Trump after ambassador claims ‘quid pro quo’ in Ukraine dealings

White House and Republicans discuss limiting impeachment trial to two weeks

Romney calls lunch with Trump 'delightful'

RNC bought nearly $100,000 worth of copies of Trump Jr.'s new book

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11/20/19

Amash: GOP acts like 'we're all stupid' over impeachment hearings

Nunes's facial expression right before lawmakers took break from Sondland testimony goes viral

Tensions rise in Senate's legislative 'graveyard'

Senate scraps plan to force second stopgap vote ahead of shutdown

GOP senator blocks vote on House-passed Violence Against Women Act

In wake of impeachment testimony, no signs yet of GOP cracks

Jim Jordan blasts Sondland over omitting Trump's 'no quid pro quo' demand

Witnesses called by GOP to defend Trump offer more bad facts for the president 

Republicans defend Trump as concerned with Ukrainian corruption but aides tell a different story

Republicans portrayed Vindman as disloyal. They have no sense of decency.

Graham: Report on alleged surveillance abuse in 2016 to be released Dec. 9

Budowsky: Trump destroying GOP in 2018, '19, '20

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11/19/19

McConnell hopes Senate impeachment trial 'not too lengthy a process'

McConnell: 'Inconceivable' Senate will have votes to remove Trump

GOP plays risky game with attacks on Vindman

Vindman clashes with GOP

'Devin Nunes Is An Idiot' hashtag trends after Vindman corrects lawmaker about his official title

Republicans Have Rolled Out at Least 22 Trump-Ukraine Defenses, Many of Which Contradict Each Other

Republicans are pushing the U.S. to accept quid pro quo as the new normal

Congressional Republicans are repeating many baseless conspiracy theories in Trump's impeachment inquiry. Here's why they're all bogus.

Susan Collins to oppose Trump judicial nominee

U.S. Senate Passes Hong Kong Democracy Bill, Drawing China’s Ire

Retiring GOP congressman to Trump: 'Don't punch down'

Ohio farmer who left GOP over Trump's agricultural policy to challenge Jim Jordan

South Dakota governor doubles down on 'meth, we're on it' anti-drug campaign

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11/18/19

McConnell 'can't imagine a scenario' in which Senate removes Trump

GOP senator calls impeachment 'sabotage' effort, raises questions about witness on eve of testimony

What did Ron Johnson know about Trump’s intentions with Ukraine?

Cruz, Graham and Cheney call on Trump to end all nuclear waivers for Iran

Lindsey Graham announces hearing with DOJ inspector general

IRS whistleblower case advances as Senate staff looks at whether political appointee meddled with audit of Trump or Pence

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11/17/19

Johnson: Whistleblower 'exposed things that didn't need to be exposed'

Johnson: I'm writing a letter to 'lay out what I know' about Ukraine aid

Jordan pushes back on questions about whether he is 'comfortable' with requesting Biden investigation

House Intelligence Republican: Trump Yovanovitch tweet 'not witness intimidation'

Republican congressman calls new details about Trump revealed in impeachment testimony 'alarming'

GOP rep on impeachment: 'I think the evidence is crumbling'

GOP divided over impeachment trial strategy

Impeachment hearings likely to get worse for Republicans

Impeachment hearings don't move needle with Senate GOP

Another warning for Republicans: Trump can’t win you your election

Conservatives seek to stifle new 'alt-right' movement steeped in anti-Semitism

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11/16/19

Elise Stefanik emerges in impeachment hearings as key Trump defender — and GOP celebrity

Courts force North Carolina Republicans to map out a new political future

Barr defends Trump's use of executive authority, slams impeachment hearings

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11/15/19

McConnell nukes House Ex-Im Bank bill in rebuke to Waters

Rep. Nunes blasts Democrats for spending time on impeachment inquiry instead of 'solving problems'

GOP lawmaker blasts Democrats hypocrisy amid impeachment fallout

Audience applauds, GOP microphone turned off at end of Yovanovitch hearing

Republicans Thought Yovanovitch Would Be a Pushover. She Beat Them Up Instead

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11/14/19

Johnson opens door to subpoenaing whistleblower, Schiff, Bidens

Jordan calls Pelosi accusing Trump of bribery 'ridiculous'

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a Trump ally, concedes reelection bid

GOP Rep. Ross Spano under investigation by Justice Department

Republicans say they have a right to confront the whistleblower. Here’s why that’s wrong.

What are Republicans going to do after Donald Trump leaves office?

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11/13/19

McConnell discounts quick dismissal of Trump impeachment articles: 'We'll have to have a trial'

Senate GOP waves Trump off early motion to dismiss impeachment charges

GOP senator: Republicans don't have votes to dismiss impeachment articles

Republicans discuss a longer Senate impeachment trial to scramble Democratic primaries

Graham: Senate trial 'must expose the whistleblower'

Graham says Schiff should be a witness in Trump impeachment trial

Graham blocks resolution recognizing Armenian genocide after Erdoğan meeting

Jon Huntsman expected to run for governor in Utah

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11/12/19

GOP senators warn against Trump firing intelligence community official

Republicans shrug off growing evidence, stand with Trump against impeachment

Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight

Republican Critics, Fearing Trump, Toe an Anti-Impeachment Party Line, for Now

Mark Sanford exits GOP presidential primary

Jim Jordan: Latest allegation of ignoring sexual misconduct is 'ridiculous'

Tom Cotton's only Democratic rival quits race in Arkansas

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11/11/19

Moderate Republicans building 'farm team' to recapture House in 2022

14 Republicans and Trump appointees who have indicated his Ukraine call was hardly ‘perfect’

Rep. Peter King’s retirement could make the Republican path to a House majority even tougher

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart, a Trump defender, misses half of the impeachment hearings

Perry backers secured lucrative Ukraine gas deal after his meeting with new president

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11/10/19

Graham: Impeachment is invalid until we know whistleblower's identity

Graham on the impeachment inquiry: 'I made my mind up. There's nothing there'

Nunes pressed on Fox News about comparing impeachment inquiry to a 'coup'

Intelligence panel Republican: 'How we treat this whistleblower will impact whistleblowers in the future'

Johnson dismisses testimony from White House officials contradicting Trump as 'just their impression'

Rand Paul says Trump has 'every right' to withhold Ukraine aid over corruption

GOP senator on asking foreign countries to investigate Americans: 'It depends on the circumstances'

Top Armed Services Republican: Trump's Ukraine call 'inappropriate' not 'impeachable

'Doubling down on stupid': GOP warns Adam Schiff not to block Hunter Biden as impeachment witness

GOP senators plan to tune out impeachment week

Republicans, Democrats brace for first public testimony in impeachment inquiry

"Everybody Wants to be Treated With Respect": John Kasich, former Governor of Ohio

In Seeking to Join Suit Over Subpoena Power, Mulvaney Goes Up Against the President

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11/9/19

House GOP asks for Hunter Biden and whistleblower to testify in impeachment probe

Nunes demands Schiff testify behind closed doors in Trump impeachment inquiry

In Virginia, Republicans confront a fearful electoral future

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11/8/19

Republicans think Trump needs a 'quarterback' as impeachment proceedings go public

Lindsey Graham Takes His Red Meat Trump Defense To Iowa Republicans

Suburban Vote This Year Flashes Warning Signs for GOP

GOP senator defends calling Pelosi 'dumb': 'What I said was accurate'

Trump encounters GOP resistance to investigating Hunter Biden

Trump Is Poison for Suburban Republicans—So Why Won’t They Turn on Him?

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11/7/19

GOP senators request records related to Hunter Biden influence at Obama State Dept.

GOP senator wants to know whistleblower identity if there's an impeachment trial

Jordan: Republicans to subpoena whistleblower to testify in public hearing

Senate Intel chair doesn't want whistleblower's identity disclosed

GOP senator rips into Pelosi at Trump rally: 'It must suck to be that dumb'

Republicans warn election results are 'wake-up call' for Trump

GOP senator: House Democrats using Space Force as leverage in border wall fight

Republicans again shift their defense of Trump over impeachment inquiry barrage

House GOP looks to protect Trump by raising doubts about motives of his deputies

Johnson, Grassley ask State Department for Hunter Biden docs

Ex-attorney general Jeff Sessions announces bid for Senate seat he relinquished in Alabama

Senators push for deal on impeachment trial rules to avoid political brawl

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11/6/19

Graham: Schiff comment on inquiry findings 'full of crap'

Sen. Lindsey Graham flip-flops on Trump quid pro quo

Graham: Trump administration 'incapable of forming a quid pro quo,' Ukraine policy 'incoherent'

Graham: 'Brett Kavanaugh lived a life we should all be proud of'

Rand Paul blocks Senate resolution backing protection for whistleblowers

Senate Republicans struggle to coalesce behind an impeachment strategy

Sessions expected to announce plans to run for Senate

Republicans get blown out in the suburbs – again – in off-year elections 

Republican incumbent Bevin requests recanvass in Kentucky gubernatorial race

Kentucky GOP files complaint against potential McConnell challenger

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11/5/19

Mitch McConnell claims Senate trial 'would not lead to a removal' of Trump if held today

Paul's demand to out whistleblower rankles GOP colleagues

Paul says he 'probably will' disclose whistleblower's name

Republicans break with Trump and Rand Paul on whistleblower unmasking

Graham says he won't read the Trump impeachment transcripts

Graham: 'I don't know' if quid pro quo is impeachable offense

Republicans consider putting Jordan, Meadows on Intelligence for impeachment

Republican wins Mississippi governor race

Former Republican unleashes on the ‘rotten to the core’ politicians of the GOP


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10/23/19

McConnell to Republicans: Defend Trump on process

GOP protest overshadows impeachment hearing

Republicans storm closed-door impeachment hearing as escalating Ukraine scandal threatens Trump

GOP lawmaker shares audio of phone call he made from highly classified SCIF room

Shelby expects another funding stopgap, potentially through March

The Memo: GOP schisms deepen as Trump impeachment pressure rises

GOP lawmaker condemns Trump over 'human scum' comment

No. 2 GOP senator: 'Picture coming out of' diplomat's testimony 'not a good one'

GOP stands by Trump, gingerly, after diplomat's testimony

Senate GOP blocks three election security bills for second day

Graham walks back 'that's nuts' comment on GOP congressmen storming impeachment hearing

Graham walks back rebuke of GOP storming of SCIF: 'Good reason to be upset'

You Can Pick Out All Your Favorite Wingnuts as They Commit a Dangerous Breach of National Security

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10/22/19

Senate Republicans block two election security bills

Paul blocks vote on House-passed Syria resolution for second time

Mitch McConnell Contradicts Trump's Claim They Spoke About His Ukraine Call

McConnell has complicated history on impeachment

Trump’s 'lynching' tweet draws outrage — and some Republican support

Conservative Republicans unveil latest ObamaCare replacement plan

Graham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry

Then and now: How Republicans downplay subpoenas when they target Trump

Partisan squabbles endanger congressional response to Trump's course on Syria

Pence on Syria: 'Our troops are coming home'

Pence swipes at Democrats for embracing 'far-left agenda,' impeachment

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10/21/19

A few Republican cracks on impeachment are showing

Graham says he's 'increasingly optimistic' Trump's Syria strategy will succeed

Rand Paul confronted over 'Republican bullshit' in restaurant

Reversals on G-7 and potentially Syria show Trump buckles in the face of enough Republican pressure 

Kentucky GOP governor candidate who lost in primary endorses Democrat

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10/20/19

Turkey sanctions face possible wall in GOP Senate

Graham: 'Stupid' for Trump to ask China to investigate Biden

Trump-Graham relationship tested by week of public sparring

Romney: Republicans don't criticize Trump because they fear it will help Warren

Romney appears to confirm name of secret Twitter account

Hurd: No Ukrainian officials have told State Department 'they felt like their arms were being twisted'

Fox's Wallace says 'well-connected' Republican told him there's a 20 percent chance GOP will vote for impeachment

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10/19/19

McConnell rips Syria withdrawal as ‘a strategic nightmare’

As Inquiry Widens, McConnell Sees Impeachment Trial as Inevitable

Growing number of Republicans struggle to defend Trump on G-7 choice, Ukraine and Syria

Graham: I'm seeking to make Trump successful 'but not at all costs'

Florida GOP Rep. Rooney says he won't seek reelection

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10/18/19

Mitch McConnell: Withdrawing from Syria is a grave mistake

Sen. Mitt Romney raises a troubling theory about Trump and Turkey

Republican leader struggles to defend Mulvaney quid pro quo press conference remarks

Shifting explanations for withholding aid draw GOP alarm

Before Mick Mulvaney confirmed a Trump-Ukraine quid pro quo, so did Sen. Ron Johnson — quietly

Senate GOP braces for impeachment trial 'roller coaster'

Scalise, Cole introduce resolution to change rules on impeachment

Perry won't comply with subpoena in impeachment inquiry

'Final straw': GOP ex-Ohio Gov. Kasich supports impeachment

GOP debate co-chair rejects claim of bias against Trump

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10/17/19

Senate fails to override Trump veto over emergency declaration

Failed Senate vote sets up big fight over border wall, budget

Testimony from GOP diplomat complicates Trump defense

McConnell invites Dems to go harder against Trump on Syria

Paul blocks Senate vote on House-passed Syria resolution

Graham, Van Hollen introduce Turkey sanctions bill

Romney slams ceasefire deal, calls Trump's Syria move 'a bloodstain' in US history

Liz Cheney rebukes Trump for saying U.S. doesn’t need to worry about terrorists ‘7,000 miles away’ 

GOP cautions Graham against hauling Biden before Senate

Pence announces Syria cease-fire deal with Turkey

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10/16/19

McConnell: Senate will hold impeachment trial

GOP warns Graham letter to Pelosi on impeachment could 'backfire'

Graham warns Trump Syria pullout could be 'complete and utter national security disaster'

Senate to try to override Trump emergency declaration veto Thursday

Cheney unveils Turkey sanctions legislation

GOP congressman slams Trump over report that U.S. bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters

Lawmakers hit Trump administration for including tech legal shield in trade negotiations

Texas GOP speaker tape: Lawmaker 'vile,' Trump 'killing us'

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10/15/19

McConnell tees off on Democrats over impeachment

Trump's GOP impeachment firewall holds strong

Graham opens door to calling Hunter Biden to testify

Former GOP lawmaker Pete Sessions subpoenaed over dealings with Giuliani associates

Trump-GOP tensions over Syria show signs of easing

Pence rejects Democratic request for documents

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10/14/19

Graham throws support behind Trump's Turkey sanctions

10 top Republicans who continue to deny the undeniable

GOP braces for impeachment brawl

House Republican to introduce legislation calling for formal investigation into Bidens

GOP rep says he was kicked out of Trump aide's deposition

Ex-GOP official and farmer: I wouldn't vote for Trump again if he walked on water

Louisiana Republicans score big legislative wins

Oregon GOP's push to recall Democratic governor fails due to lack of signatures

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10/13/19

Trump is falling short on taming the deficit—here's why 'it could get ugly'

Furious Republicans prepare to rebuke Trump on Syria

Republicans wrestle with impeachment strategy

GOP congressman: 'We all know' Turkey wouldn't have attacked if U.S. troops remained at border

GOP senator defends Trump's decision on Syria

Ted Cruz: Trump was wrong to ask China to probe Bidens

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10/12/19

McConnell tightlipped as impeachment furor grows

For Sen. Susan Collins, a tough reelection got a lot tougher with Trump impeachment inquiry

Rubio hits Warren's 'crude' and 'vulgar' response to opposition to same-sex marriage

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10/11/19

Graham-Trump rollercoaster hits dizzying speed

Are Senate Republicans certain that Trump can return to office?

Republicans Trash Trump on Syria—but Not Ukraine

Sen. Graham calls Trump decision on Syria ‘biggest blunder of his presidency’

Bad polls for Trump shake GOP

Chuck Grassley warns IRS to stay out of NRA drama: It's not a 'political weapon'

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10/10/19

GOP lawmaker after Syria decision: 'Pull my name off the "I support Donald Trump" list'

Trump’s Syria decision tests the bounds of Republican support as he demands solidarity on impeachment

Pence attempts to explain away what the world heard Trump say on White House lawn

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10/9/19

The revealing splits in GOP senators’ reactions to impeachment

GOP, Trump look to smother impeachment inquiry

Graham tells Pelosi GOP won't impeach Trump over Ukraine call

Tillis says impeachment is 'a waste of resources'

Trey Gowdy joins Trump's legal team

Graham threatens to call Volker to testify if Democrats don't release testimony

Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds

Trump faces growing GOP revolt on Syria

Graham, Van Hollen announce new Turkey sanctions

Pence open to releasing transcripts of call with Ukraine

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10/8/19

McConnell blasts House Democrats over handling of impeachment inquiry

GOP discontent deepens on Trump impeachment messaging

 Murkowski warns against rushing to conclusions on Trump impeachment

Gowdy in talks to join Trump's impeachment defense team

The GOP theory that Ukraine ‘set up’ Trump

Senators demand briefing on Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria

Trump’s Syria pullback plan imperils allies
(GOP lawmakers oppose allowing Turkey entry to target Kurds and risk Islamic State’s resurgence.)

Bipartisan Senate report calls for sweeping effort to prevent Russian interference in 2020 election
(GOP-led panel endorses finding that Russia interfered to help Donald Trump)

Republicans Have No Leg to Stand On and They Know It

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10/7/19

House GOP touts poll showing impeachment advantage for Republicans

GOP senator: 'Not appropriate' to ask foreign governments to investigate Biden

Republican response tracker: GOP mostly silent on Trump's call to investigate Biden

Former George W. Bush chief of staff endorses Trump impeachment inquiry

Anxious GOP treads carefully with Trump defense

Mitch McConnell criticizes Trump's Syria pullout

Republicans urge Trump to reverse course on Syria withdrawal

GOP lawmakers blast Trump's Syria decision as 'grave mistake,' 'disaster in the making'

Republicans deliver rare rebuke of Trump, slamming his Syria withdrawal decision

Liz Cheney calls Trump's Syria move 'a catastrophic mistake'

Rand Paul: Trump 'once again fulfills his promises' with Syrian pullout

Trump’s foreign policy has taken a turn, and the GOP doesn’t have a good answer

Susan Rice calls Trump decision to pull troops from Syria 'batshit crazy'

Perry denies he is planning to resign

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10/6/19

Mitch McConnell vows to squash Trump impeachment push

Top Senate Republican: 'I doubt the China comment was serious'

Key Republicans split with Trump on Biden investigation pu