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How Republicans can get everyone to stop blaming them

Evan Vucci, Associated Press fileSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a Sept. 5 meeting with …


The Allure of the Far Right Demands Immediate Action

It is always tempting to dismiss the importance of America’s far right to the nation’s political trajectory, given the torrent of absurd and frankly …

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:<p>ABC's "This Week" — Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus.<p>NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., …


Stop questioning each other's patriotism

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**<p><i>On the roster: Stop questioning each other’s patriotism - I’ll Tell you What: There’s a hole… - On taxes, now the hard part - Mattis vows results on Niger ambush probe - What’s Russian for ‘do it for the Insta?’</i> <b><br>STOP QUESTIONING</b> …

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Funds to Consider as Rates Rise

Treasuries sold off overnight in the wake of the US Senate’s passage of a budget that could lead to meaningful tax reform, putting yields back on a …


Self-Anointed Rainmaker Steve Bannon Dances Only During Cloudbursts

He makes a practice of boarding the train late and pretending he’s been the conductor all along.<p>A Washington lobbyist once told me that the first …

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Senate tees up House-passed disaster relief bill

The Senate is turning to a House-passed bill aimed at helping communities impacted by a spate of recent natural disasters.

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Senate Approves Budget to Pave Way for Tax Cut

Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “put the finishing touches on a bicameral budget deal allowing Congress to swiftly move …


Republicans Have Stockholm Syndrome and It’s Getting Worse

The lobotomization of the Republican Party appeared complete last year when the same GOP paladins who had denounced Donald Trump as a “lunatic trying …

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Did CNN Reporter Mock Trump For Helping Polio Survivor Mitch McConnell Up White House Steps?

Twitter delivered a history lesson to a CNN correspondent who may have been mocking President Trump for lending U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell a hand …

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Trump’s Fluid Views on Policy Drive Headaches in Senate

Health care flip-flop latest in a series of policy shifts by the president<p>Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray went to bed Tuesday evening thinking …


Trump to meet with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill next week

President Trump will attend the Senate Republican weekly luncheon next week, hoping to forge unity ahead of their battle to rewrite the tax code. It will be Trump’s first visit to the Capitol to meet with Senate Republicans, after hosting many lawmakers of both parties at the White House.<p>“We are …


Bannon: McConnell, Corker and McCain trying to ‘destroy’ me

Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon attacked top Republicans at a primary campaign rally Tuesday, accusing Senate Majority Leader Mitch …

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Steve Bannon’s Motley Crew of Challengers

One is fresh out of prison. Another held a town hall to discuss ‘chemtrail’ theories.<p>By<p>Karl Rove<p>Steve Bannon, the failed presidential adviser and alt-right sympathizer, has declared war on incumbent Republicans, particularly Sen. Mitch McConnell. From his perch at Breitbart, Mr. Bannon is vowing to …

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Trevor Noah says Trump's response to Niger 'was basically the dog ate my homework'

Broadcasting live from Chicago, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah addressed Trump’s press conference with Mitch McConnell, where he claimed past US presidents did not call the families of fallen soldiers<p>On Tuesday Night Trevor Noah, broadcasting live from Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre, addressed Donald …


How to Profit from the Coming Trump Apocalypse

Richard EskowA Google search for the words “Trump unstable” yields more than 10 million hits.

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CNN poll: Most Americans oppose Trump's tax reform plan

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A slim majority of Americans (52%) oppose President Donald Trump's recent tax reform proposals, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, while only one-third (34%) say they support the Trump plan.<p>Support is split largely along party lines: eight-in-10 Democrats (81%) say …


Trump punts his top priorities to Congress, setting the stage for a year-end showdown

In kicking his top priorities to Congress, President Trump is setting the stage — intentionally or not — for weeks of messy horse-trading that may culminate in a year-end standoff to avoid another government shutdown.<p>Trump is betting he can pressure Congress into breaking its gridlock and squeeze …


Mitch McConnell, where are you? Maybe the Senate should stick around and get its work done

The U.S. Senate is sometimes referred to the most deliberative body in the world. And maybe that's justified: it is smart to deliberate over the consequences of serious legislation before passing it.<p>Although Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell turned deliberation into an art form, he may have …


Will Mitch McConnell Help His Friend Get a Health Care Deal?

WASHINGTON — Mitch McConnell and Lamar Alexander go way back.<p>The two Southern Republicans met in Washington in 1969 when Mr. Alexander was a promising young aide at the Nixon White House and Mr. McConnell an up-and-coming legislative assistant to Senator Marlow W. Cook of Kentucky.<p>The story goes …


McConnell wants Republicans to work more Fridays, weekends

Mitch McConnell told Senate Republicans yesterday at their lunch that he planned to keep them working more Fridays and weekends, according to one …

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Bannon's 'War' Includes Races Against Dem Incumbents

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is increasingly expanding his proclaimed “season of war” against establishment Senate Republicans to …


Opinion: The Short Life Span of the Trump-McConnell Buddy Movie

Quest for lower taxes brings unlikely pair together<p>Dating back to the days of Walter Winchell, there was a standard photo display that newspapers …


Does Steve Bannon Actually Want to Drain the Swamp?

His recent midterm-election strategy makes his “insurgency“ seem less like an ideological overhaul and more like a power grab.<p>After <b>Roy Moore’s</b> victory in the Alabama Senate primary, <b>Steve Bannon</b> and his populist-nationalist allies sent an unsubtle warning to Congress: align with our agenda, or risk …

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Voters feel more connected to Trump than Republican reps: poll

A new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll out Wednesday finds Republican voters feeling disconnected from their Republican representatives.


McConnell Plans Longer Work Weeks for Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “is preparing to hold the chamber in session for more rigorous workweeks, including Fridays and …


Look who's talking: It's President Donald Trump - again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reporters were seated in the White House briefing room awaiting an appearance by press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday when a call went out over a loudspeaker to head to the Rose Garden. There was no time to lose: President Donald Trump wanted to talk. Again.<p>Chaos …

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Trump Hits a New Low With Swipe at Former Presidents

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>Trump hits a new low with swipe at past presidents<p>It’s easy to get exhausted by all of the inappropriate statements and unfounded accusations that President …


Why President Trump Held That Press Conference

President Trump weighed in on everything from tax reform to the Russia investigation Monday in a wide-ranging press conference with Senate Majority …