Orrin Hatch

Republicans are running in 2018. Running from Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Politicians -- good ones, at least -- make their bones by knowing which way the wind is blowing. And right now, it's a gale force gust right in the faces of Republicans.<p>Facing such perilous conditions, lots and lots of Republicans are steering toward calmer shores.<p>In the House, …

Politics

Tech Industry Urges U.S. to Keep Work Permits for H-1B Spouses

Business and tech industry groups -- representing Amazon.com Inc., Google, Visa Inc. and other companies -- are urging the Trump administration not …

Immigration

Video of Senator Taking Off Invisible Glasses Practically Memes Itself

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch became a meme sensation overnight after a clip of him removing a pair of glasses he didn’t seem to be wearing went viral. …

U.S. Politics

Republicans are using the health insurance of 9 million children as leverage to get Democrats to vote for the government shutdown bill

• <b>Republicans proposed a 6-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as part of a funding bill to avoid a government shutdown.</b>• <b><br>They hope Democrats will support the bill since long-term funding for CHIP is included.</b>• <b><br>Democrats and Republicans have been at odds in recent months over</b> …

U.S. Politics

Judges need to stop trying to annul Trump’s election

Could the fight over the Dreamers finally get the Supreme Court to put its foot down on the campaign by liberal district judges to foil Donald …

Opinion

Senate panel advances Trump's nominee for Health secretary

The Senate Finance Committee voted largely along party lines to advance Alex Azar’s nomination to helm the Department of Health and Human …

U.S. Congress

Trump-Critic Romney Seen as Midterm Outlier for GOP

If Mitt Romney does indeed run for the U.S. Senate this year, his long-held -- and sharply stated -- anti-Trump sentiments could place him on an …

Elections

Thursday's Morning Email: Why You Need To Check Out The New HuffPost Opinion And HuffPost Personal Sections

TOP STORIES<p><i>(And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.)</i><p><b>INTRODUCING HUFFPOST OPINION AND HUFFPOST PERSONAL</b> While the new Opinion section will debut a mix of columnists and writers to produce “smart, authentic, timely and rigorous op-eds,” the HuffPost Personal section will offer …

Anna Kendrick

Jeff Flake: A Wingnut Fortified with High Moral Fiber

Jeff Flake is an enigma inside a ruby-red wingnut wrapped in temple underwear. As he again unleashes another Mr. Flake Goes to Washington stemwinder …

Jeff Flake

The New Base Erosion Minimum Tax

Article ByLowell D. YoderDavid G. NorenJonathan LockhartMcDermott Will & Emery On the SubjectSummaryThe recently enacted 2017 tax reform act imposes …

Retirement

Is Trump’s doctor okay?

Examining the White House physician’s briefing on President Trump’s physical, I was alarmed — not about the president’s health, but the doctor’s.<p>Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson was so effusive in extolling the totally amazing, surpassingly marvelous, superbly stupendous and extremely awesome health of the …

Opinion

Flake rankles fellow Republicans with Trump takedowns

The outgoing Arizona senator's harsh criticism could affect policy negotiations and the midterms.<p>Jeff Flake’s Republican colleagues are getting tired of the retiring senator’s takedowns of President Donald Trump.<p>In his latest excoriation of his longtime sparring partner, the Arizona Republican took …

Politics

Senator Orrin Hatch Removes A Pair Of Invisible Glasses, And Nobody Can Handle It

Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was quite tense. Between Sen. Pat Leahy’s (D-Vermont) back-and-forth with Donald Trump’s second appointee to the post over Norway and Sen. Dick Durbin’s (D-Illinois) heated exchange with her over the president’s …

Kirstjen Nielsen

Here Are The Proposed Laws That Could Protect Legal Pot in 2018

It could be a big year—or a tumultuous one—for the marijuana movement.<p>Right on the heels of California's historic legalization in early January, …

Cannabis

H-1B Visa Program Puts American Workers At Risk, Republican Senator Says

Programs that permit foreigners to enter the United States to work put American workers at risk, a top Republican senator claimed at congressional …

Immigration

Sen. Graham Makes Pledge to Dreamers Amid Immigration Standoff

Click here to get the Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter delivered to your inbox.<p>Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), a key voice on Capitol Hill for mending what Democrats and Republicans see as a broken immigration system, has seen two presidents fail at passing sweeping immigration changes in …

U.S. Politics

'The Ridiculist' pokes fun at 2018's odd start

From the debate over President Trump's vulgar comment about immigration to Sen. Orrin Hatch's invisible glasses, 2018 is already way too weird. CNN's Anderson Cooper has the latest on the Ridiculist.

Elections

AGs take net neutrality to court

<i>With help from John Hendel, Ashley Gold and Martin Matishak</i><p><b>AGS TAKE NET NEUTRALITY TO COURT —</b> Twenty-two state attorneys general, along with Mozilla and consumer groups Public Knowledge, Free Press and New America’s Open Technology Institute, have filed lawsuits challenging the FCC’s recent move to …

Net Neutrality

2020 Dems pose a big dilemma for Schumer

Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal …

U.S. Congress

Senate Dems Say They Need Just One Republican Vote in First Step to Save Net Neutrality

Senate Democrats announced Monday they are only one vote shy of forcing a vote to restore the net neutrality rules struck down by the Federal …

Net Neutrality

Surveillance bill advances in Senate, barely

<i>With help from Eric Geller and Martin Matishak</i><p><b>SURVEILLANCE SURVIVES NAIL-BITER VOTE —</b> Quiet drama overtook the Senate late Tuesday as lawmakers voted by a razor-thin margin to cap debate on a bill to reauthorize controversial surveillance programs for another six years. The 60-38 vote to invoke …

Kirstjen Nielsen

GOP mega-donors backing Mitt Romney for Senate amid possible move up the leadership ranks

Mitt Romney is preparing to enter the race for Utah’s Senate seat with a bang as he gains support from donors across the country, setting his sights on a potential congressional leadership position if he were to pull off a victory, FOX Business has learned.<p>In an exclusive interview with Utah Gov. …

Elections

Jason Chaffetz: Don’t bring back earmarks (even if it would make it easier for Congress to pass bills)

President Trump’s frustration with congressional gridlock led him to make a bold suggestion last week: bring back congressional earmarks. But while the notion that earmarks help grease the lawmaking process is not without merit, Congress should not return to the corrupt free-for-all we banned in …

Opinion

Did Walmart raise wages because of the tax cut?

Author<p>The tax bill passed last month by the Republican Congress and signed by President Donald Trump—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—will create huge …

Social Justice

Koch groups: Don't renew expired tax breaks in government funding bill

Two groups backed by wealthy GOP donors Charles and David Koch are warning members of Congress against renewing expired tax breaks in a government …

Koch Brothers

GOP Senator to Block Two Trump Nominees Over Trade Concerns

WASHINGTON—A GOP senator with concerns about President Donald Trump’s trade policy said Wednesday he would block two of the president’s nominees, saying the Trump administration hasn’t been responsive to his concerns on the issue.<p>Sen. Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, said at a Senate Finance …

U.S. Politics

5 things for January 17: Russia probe, CIA arrest, Navy collisions, Palestinian aid

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you were in Michigan last night and saw the sky light up, don't worry. It wasn't aliens, just a "likely" meteor. Here's what else you need to know to <b>Get Up to Speed and Out the Door</b>. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)<p>1. …

Kirstjen Nielsen

The President's Brain Is Fine, Doctor Insists

<i>Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.</i><p>It’s my birthday! Just letting you know.<p><b>Here’s</b> …

Kirstjen Nielsen

What would a Trump shutdown look like?

<b><br>On the roster: What would a Trump shutdown look like? - Immigration debate still in the outhouse - Dems may join GOP to roll back Obama bank rules - Gerrymandering fight complicates Pa. battlegrounds - Actually, never mind…</b><p><b>WHAT WOULD A TRUMP SHUTDOWN LOOK LIKE?</b><br>Washington is getting real about the …

U.S. Politics

This man removes a pair of glasses he's not wearing and people can't stop watching

It’s one thing to forget whether you’re wearing glasses or not. This? This is another level altogether.<p>WATCH: Sen. Orrin Hatch removes a pair of …

British Humour