Steve Scalise

Is a government shutdown the solution?

WASHINGTON – It may take a government shutdown Friday night to force a solution to all of this.<p>That’s the sense several members of Congress from both sides of the aisle expressed to Fox News over the weekend as lawmakers and the Trump administration find themselves at odds over government funding …

U.S. Congress

Kevin McCarthy relishes role as Trump’s fixer, friend and candy man

President Trump and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) were alone in the presidential suite on Air Force One, flying east toward Washington in early October, when the president reached for a handful of Starbursts, the square-shaped candy fruit chews.<p>But instead of unwrapping all the …

Donald Trump

A year of Donald Trump: What has the 45th president done so far?

Donald Trump made a wealth of promises before taking office: building a wall along the border with Mexico, ditching Barack Obama’s flagship …

Donald Trump

Trump-free Friday politics roundup: Jan. 12

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20: A congressional staff squeezes a squeeze ball in the shape of the Capitol Dome as she donates blood during a blood drive …

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Democratic wave in Congress could ripple into Louisiana governor's race | Opinion | NOLA.com

Two more Republican lawmakers announced this past week that they will not be seeking reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives, bringing the …

U.S. Congress

Rand Paul Is Still Recovering From Neighbor’s Attack: ‘There Will Be Legal Consequences’

This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.<p>GLENN: Senator Rand Paul is joining us right now, a friend of the program, or we’re a friend of his, …

Rand Paul

Republicans Have Made Two Arguments for Bringing Back Earmarks. They're Both Wrong.

Eight years later, the Republican Party is led by a president who yearns for a return to earmarks and legislative leaders who, with their time in …

Republican Party

Scalise in fair condition after follow-up surgery related to gunshot

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) remained at a Washington hospital Thursday in fair condition after undergoing surgery related to the gunshot wound he suffered in June.<p>The Wednesday procedure was described as a “planned follow-up” to the series of surgeries Scalise underwent after the June …

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On surveillance v. privacy, here's how Louisiana delegation voted | NOLA.com

The U.S. House on Thursday (Jan. 11) passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It would …

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No special session decision yet, Alton Sterling case and Scalise surgery: Louisiana politics today (Jan. 11) | NOLA.com

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A division for Democrats pondering a government shutdown: 2018 versus 2020

A year after losing the presidency, Democrats are facing an uncomfortable question: Are they willing to force a government shutdown to extract political victories — a hardball tactic for which they have long blasted Republicans?<p>The dilemma comes as a Jan. 19 funding deadline approaches and …

Politics

Rep Steve Scalise to Undergo Another Surgery Following Last Year's Shooting

As part of his recovery from a shooting at a Congressional baseball practice last year, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) will undergo …

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Rep. Scalise To Undergo Another Surgery As Part Of Shooting Recovery

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise said yesterday that he has made "tremendous progress" since being shot last June.<p>The Republican from Louisiana is expected to undergo another surgery today.<p>Scalise was wounded when a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing in a Washington, D.C. suburb for a …

Politics

Who might run for Louisiana governor in 2019? | NOLA.com

The Louisiana governor's election may be nearly two years away, but Republicans hoping to keep Democrat John Bel Edwards from a second term already …

John Bel Edwards

Months After Capitol Police Prevented a Massacre, Steve Scalise Used His Office to Show 'Blue' Support

On June 14, 2017, James T. Hodgkinson open fired at the Republican practice for the annual congressional baseball game.<p>Multiple people were shot, and …

Conservative View

Water sales, 'trespass horses' and Scalise surgery: Louisiana politics today (Jan. 10) | NOLA.com

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With Bannon Gone, the G.O.P. Scrambles for an Agenda

Their populist bogeyman excommunicated, the MAGA crowd has reverted to its pleasantly nebulous state of making America great again—whatever that means.<p>While Republicans spent much of the past week throwing a fit over <b>Michael Wolff’s</b> <i>Fire and Fury,</i> with its vivid descriptions of <b>Donald Trump</b> in …

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Scalise Says He'll Have New Surgery Resulting From Shooting

Washington (AP) -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says he will undergo surgery Wednesday as part of his recovery from last June's shooting at a …

I knew everything in Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' even before it was published. Here's how

The publishing sensation of this young year is Michael Wolff’s inside-the-West-Wing tell-all, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”<p>Within days of its publication date, which was moved up by several days to meet frenzied demand, the book was sold out at stores; it dominated the Sunday cable …

Michael Wolff

Scalise to undergo surgery as part of recovery from June shooting

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Majority Whip Steve Scalise will undergo a planned surgery on Wednesday as part of his recovery from injuries sustained during a June 2017 shooting that occurred while practicing for the annual congressional baseball game.<p>The Louisiana Republican spoke briefly about his …

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Scalise to undergo another surgery after shooting

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Drew Brees turns back the clock, leads Saints past Panthers in NFL playoffs

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints made the most of their return to the NFL playoffs Sunday as quarterback Drew Brees celebrated with a turn-back-the-clock performance. Brees’s prolific-once-more passing carried the Saints to a 31-26 triumph over the Carolina Panthers in an NFC first-round …

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WATCH: Rand Paul Describes 'Living Hell' After Being Attacked By Democrat Neighbor

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) described his painful recovery on Sunday after he was attacked by his Democrat neighbor late last year while mowing his …

Conservative View

Sen. Rand Paul says neighbor attack left him in "living hell"

Paul says Americans have become "obsessed" with motivations to crimes and violence

Rand Paul

Transcript: Sen. Rand Paul on "Face the Nation," Jan. 7, 2018

In his first Sunday show appearance since he was injured in an altercation with his neighbor at his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Republican Sen. …

Rand Paul

In 2018, Should Dems Attack Trump — Or His Congressional Enablers?

This year's midterm elections unquestionably account for the developing shift, among the left as well as the sane right, in strategic attention. Just …

Liberal View

Trump defends his sanity amid questions about his mental state

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump, coming off a week of heightened scrutiny over his mental health, sought to put the topic to rest on Saturday by declaring himself extraordinarily intelligent and undeniably right in the head.<p>By personally inserting himself into the debate, however, Trump did little …

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Trump aide, CIA head defend president's fitness for office

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's chief policy adviser and a top intelligence official denounced an unflattering new book Sunday that has renewed questions about the commander in chief's fitness for office.<p>White House aide Stephen Miller, in a combative television appearance, described the …

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Trump’s Greatest Worst Hits of 2017

The number of gaffes, dubious choices, and falsehoods issuing from the president in 2017 was so high that you may have forgotten some of the less …

Politics

Trump and Congress roll back protections for you and me | Opinion | NOLA.com

Just wondering: Did anyone out there get a call last year from Rep. Steve Scalise -- or any of the state's GOP congressional delegation -- asking if …

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