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Fox News Poll Shows Moore, Jones Tied for Alabama Senate Seat

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:00am 10/18/2017 at 10:00am
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The GOP only has a two seat majority in the Senate, which has shown to be as fragile as everyone thinks after a handful of senators voted no on Obamacare “repeal” bills. The same trouble seems to be brewing when it comes to tax reform.

Now that majority may shrink even more...

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‘Monopoly Man’ Attends Senate’s Equifax Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/4/2017 at 4:00pm
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Amanda Werner, an arbitration campaign manager for Public Citizen, has attended the senate’s Equifax hearing dressed as the Monopoly Man. From The Hill:

Dressed in a top-hat, bushy mustache and monocle, Amanda Werner, arbitration campaign manager for Public Citizen, was visible over Richard Smith’s left shoulder in the Senate Banking Committee’s live...

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Marsha Blackburn Preparing to Run for Corker’s Senate Seat

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 5:30pm 10/3/2017 at 5:30pm
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The Washington Examiner has reported that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has begun preparing to run for Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) seat next year.

Corker announced he would not run for reelection in 2018, making Blackburn the most liekly successor with conservative groups rallying behind her.

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Tax Plan Already Receiving Pushback From GOP Lawmakers

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 10:00am 10/3/2017 at 10:00am
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Last week, President Donald Trump’s administration and the GOP in Congress released a framework for possible tax reform. The details are vague, noting that more will happen once tax reform switches to committees.

However, two GOP senators have already voiced doubt over the framework: Kentucky Republican Rand Paul and Tennessee Republican Bob...

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Democrats Want to Use Obamacare Repeal Attempts Against GOP in 2018

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 12:00pm 10/2/2017 at 12:00pm
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The Democrats have decided to use the GOP’s attempts to repeal Obamacare to their advantage in 2018. From The Hill:

“I think the message is really simple here: As long as Republicans control Congress, your health care is on the chopping block,” said Tyler Law, a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign...

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Senate GOP Pitches 2018 Budget Plan to Start Tax Reform

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:30am 9/30/2017 at 7:30am
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Senate Republicans released its 2018 budget, which includes terms to allow the lawmakers to push through tax reform through budget reconciliation. This would protect them from a Democratic Filibuster.

The plan gives tax writers until November 13 to submit tax reform plans.

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Will Corker’s Retirement Make a Difference in the Senate for the GOP?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:30am 9/27/2017 at 11:30am
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The GOP received two shocks on Tuesday when Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) decided not to run for re-election in 2018 and Judge Roy Moore defeated incumbent Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) in the Republican primary.

But how YUGE is Corker’s retirement? Probably not much in the long run. Plus, it looks like the...

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Collins Kills Graham-Cassidy Bill With Definite No Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 25, 2017 at 6:36pm 9/25/2017 at 6:36pm
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Welp, Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tried to change their Obamacare “repeal and replace” bill to appease those senators that opposed it…but it did not work.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has come out and officially declared she would vote no on both versions of the bill.

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Changes to Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill Include Boosts for Opposing Senators

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 25, 2017 at 1:00pm 9/25/2017 at 1:00pm
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Sens. Billy Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) hope to pass their Obamacare “repeal and replace” bill by the end of the month, but have encountered opposition from a few in their own party. Sens. John McCain (AZ) and Rand Paul (KY) have already said no while Sens. Susan Collins (ME)...

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Poll: Kid Rock (R-MI) Leads GOP Primary Candidates For Senate Seat

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Although Kid Rock (R-MI) has not formally announced his candidacy for the Senate, he’s making a big enough splash to be polling ahead of all the GOP primary candidates.  Combined.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Robert Ritchie, aka “Kid Rock,” is poised to ride the “Trump Train” to Washingt...

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McCain ‘Cannot in Good Conscience’ Vote for Obamacare Repeal Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 22, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/22/2017 at 2:30pm

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) officially decided he will vote no on the Graham-Cassidy bill, which is the latest attempt the GOP has taken to repeal and replace Obamacare. From CNN:

“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” the Arizona Republican said in a statement. “I believe we could do...

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Toomey, Corker Announce ‘a Path Forward on Tax Reform’

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Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Bob Corker (R-TN), two members with opposing views on fiscal policy, have announced “a path forward on tax reform” that “would allow for a tax reduction, as scored on a statistic basis, over a 10-year period.” They hope to Senate Budget Committee will vote on said...

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Sen. Cassidy Claims He Almost has Votes to Repeal Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/15/2017 at 2:30pm
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Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced today that he is very close to have the votes needed to repeal Obamacare with the bill he coauthored with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). From The Washington Times:

“We are thinking that we can get this done by Sept. 30,” Sen. Bill Cassidy, Louisiana Republican who co-wrote...

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Senate Votes to Table Rand Paul’s War Vote Amendment

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 1:00pm 9/13/2017 at 1:00pm

The U.S. Senate has voted to table Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) amendment to repeal the 2001 and 2002 war authorizations that have allowed the U.S. military “to fight terrorism across the globe” in everlasting wars.

Paul wanted Congress to “reassert its authority to declare war from the Executive Branch.” Paul and others,...

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Senate GOP Leaders Debate Adding Harvey Relief to Debt Ceiling

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 7:00pm 9/5/2017 at 7:00pm

Congress has returned to work and have started to ponder two important tasks at hand: Hurricane Harvey relief bill and the debt ceiling.

One option leaders have leaned towards is attaching the two into one bill, thus killing two birds with one stone. The House could pass the Harvey relief bill on...

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Grassley: Comey Wrote Clinton Exoneration Statement Before Email Investigation Ended

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 7:07pm 8/31/2017 at 7:07pm

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray to inform him that the committee found in unredacted parts in transcripts that former FBI Director James Comey decided to write a statement to exonerate then-presumptive Democrat presidential candidate before the FBI finished...

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Stage Name ‘Kid Rock’ May Not Be Allowed on Michigan Ballot

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 2:30pm 8/15/2017 at 2:30pm

Musician Kid Rock has made waves since he hinted that he may challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) in November 2018. But Michigan rules may prohibit the name Kid Rock and force him to use his real name Robert Ritchie. Roll Call reported:

If Ritchie were to submit enough valid signatures to make...

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