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Errors and Reconciliation: The GOP Has a Lot to Do to Pass the Tax Bill by Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1:00pm 12/11/2017 at 1:00pm
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The GOP in Congress are no doubt desperate for a victory after the failed Obamacare repeal attempts, but that desperation could come back and bite them. They want to pass the tax bill before Christmas, but all the rushing and late nights have caused errors. From The Washington Post:

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House, Senate Pass Stopgap Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:30pm 12/7/2017 at 5:30pm
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*UPDATE* Senate has also passed the stopgap spending bill, sending it to President Donald Trump’s desk.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a two-week spending bill that will beat the deadline of a government shutdown.

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Trump Officially Endorses Moore for Alabama’s Senate Seat

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 4, 2017 at 10:00am 12/4/2017 at 10:00am
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Despite numerous sexual misconduct allegations, President Donald Trump has endorsed Roy Moore for the Alabama special senate election, which will take place on December 12.

Moore has faced numerous accusations of not only preying on teenagers when he was in his 30s, but of sexual harassment and assault.

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Lindsey Graham: It’s “time start moving American dependents out of South Korea”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4:00pm 12/3/2017 at 4:00pm
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On CBS’ Face the Nation, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that it’s time to start moving U. S. military families out of South Korea.  Graham, who serves on the Senate Armed Services committee, said that in light of North Korea’s aggression, South Korea should be an unaccompanied tour.

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Liberals react to Senate tax reform vote: America died in darkness (on live TV)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30pm 12/2/2017 at 7:30pm

The Senate voted early this morning to pass a Tax Reform bill. That bill is not yet law, because differences with the Tax Reform bill passed by the House need to be worked out in conference.

Nonetheless, this procedural step forward was considered a big win for Trump and Republicans after Senate...

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Two More Women, Including an Army Vet, Accuse Franken of Sexual Misconduct

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:30am 11/30/2017 at 11:30am
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Two more females have come forward with accusations against Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), including an army veteran.

Army Veteran Stephanie Kemplin has accused Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of groping her breasts during a USO...

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Senate Budget Committee Passes Tax Bill Along Party Lines

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00pm 11/28/2017 at 7:00pm
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The senate tax bill conquered its first hurdle when the Senate Budget Committee passed it along party lines, 12-11. This also gives some optimism for it on the senate floor since two GOP senators who had hesitations on it voted yes in the committee: Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Sen. Ron...

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‘Embarrassed’ Franken Won’t Resign, Apologizes for Groping Females

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 27, 2017 at 4:30pm 11/27/2017 at 4:30pm
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Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) held a short press conference outside of his office to address the sexual misconduct allegations against him. He apologized profusely and promised to cooperate with the ethics committee. From Politico:

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Will the Senate Change Its Tax Plan Ahead of Vote?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 27, 2017 at 8:30am 11/27/2017 at 8:30am
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It’s a big week in the Senate as the lawmakers will vote on the GOP tax plan. They’re hoping to pull it through after two miserable Obamacare repeal attempts this year. Needless to say, they’re desperate for a victory.

But as I’ve said over and over, the GOP only has a two-seat...

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Another Government Shutdown Showdown In the Works Over DACA

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 10:00am 11/22/2017 at 10:00am
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After clearly stating that as president he had no power to change immigration law, then-president Obama went ahead in 2012 with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  Obama himself referred to DACA as his “

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Woman Claims Franken Groped Her Butt During Photo-Op in 2010

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:00am 11/20/2017 at 10:00am
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Another woman has accused Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of inappropriate behavior. According to CNN, 33-year-old Lindsay Menz claims that Franken grabbed her butt during a photo-op at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.

Just days ago, radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden claimed that Franken forcibly kissed her and groped her breasts as...

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Democrats, Media: Franken Made a “Mistake,” We Need Him in the Senate

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00pm 11/19/2017 at 8:00pm
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The alleged offenses committed by Roy Moore, Al Franken, and Harvey Weinstein aren’t even in the same ballpark. Al Franken of course, the growing Democrat argument goes, is the lesser offender of the many and because he apologized for his actions in the now famously scandalous photo, he ought to be...

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News Anchor accuses Al Franken of non-consensual kissing, groping in 2006

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11:20am 11/16/2017 at 11:20am
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Leeann Tweeden, now a local radio news anchor in Los Angeles, has authored an article accusing Senator Al Franken of non-consensual sexual contact in 2006, during a USO tour in the Middle East. This contrasts with the accusations against candidate Roy Moore, which involve alleged conduct several decades ago.

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Senate Tax Plan Now Includes Making Individual Tax Cuts Temporary

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 3:00pm 11/15/2017 at 3:00pm
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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has revealed changes made to the Senate’s tax reform bill, which includes expiration dates to the tax cuts given to individuals, but will make the business tax cute permanent.

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Senate Will Include Obamacare Mandate Repeal in Tax Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 4:30pm 11/14/2017 at 4:30pm
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Rand Paul Returns to D.C., Talks About Attack That Left Him With Broken Ribs

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 11:30am 11/14/2017 at 11:30am

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) returned to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday after his neighbor allegedly attacked him and broke his ribs and punctured his lungs. He spoke with The Washington Examiner upon his return and opened up about the attack:

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House Committee Passes Tax Bill as Senate Offers Its Own Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11:31am 11/10/2017 at 11:31am
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The House Ways and Means Committee passed its tax reform bill down party lines on Thursday after a week of markups. The House is the next step.

The Senate has its own tax bill, which the two chambers will have to reconcile if each approves their own bill. From CNBC:

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