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McConnell: 'Gorsuch is going to be confirmed' one way or the other

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, will be confirmed this week one way or the other, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday, suggesting he'll trigger the so-called nuclear option if Democrats attempt to filibuster Gorsuch.<p>"Judge Gorsuch is going to be …

How Democrats intend to vote on the Gorsuch filibuster

Republicans needed eight Democrats to join them in order to break an expected filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. On Monday, the GOP fell short, when 41 Democrats went on record in support of a filibuster.<p>Republican senators are expected to respond later this week by triggering the …

Senate Democrats have votes to filibuster Gorsuch

Mitch McConnell reiterates that he's prepared to kill the filibuster to get the high court nominee confirmed.<p>Neil Gorsuch almost certainly will end this week confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. And the Senate’s rules — indeed, the institutional character of the chamber — seem just as sure to end …

Gorsuch battle heads to Senate floor as Democrats vow filibuster

Republicans appear ready to trigger the "nuclear option" on Supreme Court nominees.<p>It's now up to Senate Republicans whether Neil Gorsuch gets confirmed to the Supreme Court this week.<p>Senate Democrats locked down enough votes on Monday to filibuster Gorsuch's nomination on the Senate floor, …

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McConnell bets the Senate on Gorsuch

The Republican leader's Supreme Court gambit secures his place in history — but at what cost to the Senate?<p>When Neil Gorsuch is confirmed to the Supreme Court this week, Mitch McConnell will clinch a place in history after pulling off one of the most audacious gambles in modern political …

White House, conservatives mull deal to revive Obamacare repeal

The new plan could allow governors to opt out of some regulations.<p>House conservatives and the White House are mulling a potential agreement to revive the GOP Obamacare replacement bill that was pulled from the House floor just over a week ago, POLITICO has learned.<p>Leaders of the House Freedom …

McConnell promises not to kill filibuster for legislation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed Tuesday that he would not eliminate the 60-vote threshold needed to end filibusters on most legislation under his leadership — even as he is preparing to invoke the controversial “nuclear option” to do just that for Supreme Court nominees later this week.<p>…

GOP finger-pointing flares as Obamacare repeal talks sputter

Republican efforts to unite around a plan to repeal Obamacare devolved into a heated round of intra-party sniping Wednesday, as conservative groups publicly pummeled moderate GOP lawmakers — all while the White House talked of unity and progress.<p>The failure to reach a deal in late night talks …

Conservative media unleashes on 'national embarrassment' Comey after firing

President Donald Trump's allies in conservative media sought to characterize former FBI Director James Comey as a political hack not fit to lead the nation's top law enforcement agency after the president abruptly fired him on Tuesday.<p>"James Comey ... is a national embarrassment. It's that plain, …

Trump vehemently denies CNN report that Roger Stone told him to fire Comey, calling it 'fake news'

"The Roger Stone report on @CNN is false - Fake News," Trump wrote. "Have not spoken to Roger in a long time - had nothing to do with my decision."<p>CNN reported that Stone recommended the president oust Comey, according to a source familiar with the pair's conversation. Stone is currently under …

Trump's firing of Comey endangers his entire presidency

President Donald Trump has made an enormous bet that takes the entire Republican agenda hostage and could even shorten his time in office.<p>His bet is …

Donald Trump’s Watergate? Bob Woodward Says Journalists Need to 'Quadruple' Scrutiny After President Fired FBI Director

The word “Watergate” was on many minds on Wednesday as critics compared President Trump‘s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey to the scandal …

Donald Trump fired James Comey because of the Russia investigations

Donald Trump was so enraged that the FBI was investigating him that he would scream at the TV over it<p>The political world was rocked by President Donald Trump's surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. As more information leaks about what went on behind the scenes prior to, during, …

Firing Comey is a thuggish abuse of executive power

Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey has to be the most thuggish, venal act committed by a U.S. president since Richard Nixon’s desperate Saturday Night Massacre. Trump is trying to shut down the investigation with the most potential to cripple — or perhaps even end — his presidency. He is …

Has the Internet Changed Activism?

Zeynep Tufekci talks activism, Facebook, and how big movements flame out fast<p>It was the mid-90s and Zeynep Tufekci, a young computer programmer …

Trump takes to Twitter to defend firing FBI director Comey

After firing the highest ranking official of the FBI Tuesday, President Donald Trump did not call a news conference to explain his actions.<p>The tweeter-in-chief waited more than 10 hours after the bombshell announcement, then took to his iPhone and explained in two tweets why he had become only the …

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Texas House passes bill allowing LGBT discrimination in same-sex adoptions

The new act would not only put families in the crosshairs of a new GOP crusade, but at-risk LGBT youth as well<p>The Texas House of Representatives has become the latest state legislative body to pass a bill allowing adoption and foster care agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples after …

Texas advances bill allowing discrimination against LGBTQ kids and families

It’s the broadest “license to discriminate” legislation any state has ever considered.<p>Texas House lawmakers voted early Wednesday morning to approve …

The ACLU Issued a Warning for People Traveling to Texas

The American Civil Liberties Union issued a “travel alert” on Tuesday for anyone planning to go to Texas.<p>The recommendation comes as a response to a …

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Hillary Clinton donors still in shock over Trump win, hope to ‘wake up’ from nightmare

Big-time bundlers for Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign are still shell-shocked and searching for answers more than a month after …

Trump Tells Supporters: You Were 'Vicious' But After Win Are 'Mellow'

ORLANDO, Fla. — President-elect Donald Trump tried to tamp down supporters calling to “lock up” Hillary Clinton by telling them while they were "vicious" before the election, "now you’re laid back, you’re cool, you’re mellow."<p>But his words seemed not to have their intended effect — a supporter …

Trump names budget director pick, slams media at Florida rally

President-elect Donald Trump said Friday evening at a victory tour rally in Florida that Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) is his pick for budget director. …

How Democrats Help Trump

George Lakoff: “Without knowing it, many Democrats, progressives and members of the news media help Donald Trump every day. The way they help him is …

Donald Trump's Method For Covering Up Bad News With Tweets

Those of you who follow the news no doubt saw the important, world-changing event that President-elect Donald Trump was involved in earlier this week:<p>…

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'Vanity Fair' smashes subscriptions record after Trump attack

After the magazine's scathing review of Trump Grill, the US president-elect lashed out at "Vanity Fair" on Twitter. However, Donald Trump's anger …

Twitter seizes on a Trump tweet typo to demand Donald Trump be 'unpresidented'

President-elect Donald Trump sent one of his trademark early morning tweets Saturday and apparently didn't heed his phone's autocorrect, with …

Harry Reid leaves Senate with a legacy that will help Trump

WASHINGTON — When President-elect Donald Trump looks to the Senate for confirmation of his Cabinet nominees next year, he'll have outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to thank for Democrats' powerlessness to block his choices.<p>The Nevada Democrat, a fierce Trump opponent who often referred to …

Trump Turns Back Time to Election Night and Reveals What the Speech He Never Had to Give Would Sound Like

At a “Thank You” rally in Mobile, Alabama, President-elect Donald Trump let the audience in on a secret.<p>He brought up election night—and what really …

Protesters are not putting up with this shameless power grab from GOP lawmakers

North Carolina Republicans are acting like petulant children. They convened a last-minute special session (with only a few hours notice) and so far …

Trump to supporters at final victory-lap rally: 'We are really the people who love this country'

MOBILE, Ala. — President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday wrapped up his post-election victory tour, showing few signs of turning the page from his …