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GOP to go ‘nuclear’ with rules change for Trump nominations

Senate Republicans are planning to go “nuclear” on Wednesday with a rules change for hundreds of nominations, escalating a war with Democrats over President Trump’s picks. After fuming for years over the pace of confirmations, Republicans say the years-long fight will soon come to a…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Senate to rebuke Trump on wall

The GOP-controlled Senate is poised to pass a Democratic resolution Thursday blocking President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the Mexican border. Talks within the GOP conference to avoid an embarrassing rebuke for Trump collapsed Wednesday, and Sen. Mike Lee…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, March 14, 2019

Senate to rebuke Trump on wall

The GOP-controlled Senate is poised to pass a Democratic resolution Thursday blocking President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the Mexican border. Talks within the GOP conference to avoid an embarrassing rebuke for Trump collapsed Wednesday, and Sen. Mike Lee…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, March 14, 2019

McConnell: Senate will vote to block Trump’s emergency border wall

Congress will send President Trump a resolution revoking his national emergency declaration, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Monday, although Congress won’t have the votes to override Trump’s veto. McConnell, R-Ky., said during a press conference in Louisville on Monday that the House-passed resolution has…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, March 4, 2019

Beto O’Rourke mocked after offering few answers in wide-ranging policy interview

Former Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke faced across-the-board criticism on Tuesday after an unflattering interview in The Washington Post portrayed him as equivocal and unsure on a variety of substantive policy issues — and included a comment that seemed to question the modern-day relevance of…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Martha McSally will be appointed to John McCain’s Senate seat

Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to appoint McSally, announced in a statement Tuesday and effective next month, revives her political life less than two months after she narrowly lost the race for the state’s other Senate seat to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. It also makes Arizona one…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

ObamaCare could return to Supreme Court, with all eyes on Kavanaugh and Roberts

The Affordable Care Act – and the multitude of regulations, taxes and benefits that come with it – once again could be on the road to the Supreme Court after a Texas judge ruled the law unconstitutional. The surprise decision Friday already has both sides…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, December 17, 2018

McConnell agrees to vote on Trump-backed criminal justice bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he will bring a bipartisan criminal justice bill up for a vote, marking a significant win for the legislation’s supporters, including President Trump. “At the request of the president and following improvements to the legislation…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Trump bickers with Dem leaders, threatens gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bickering in public with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t provide the money he says is needed to build a wall at the Mexican border. Trump’s comments came as he opened…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Senate Debt Deal Includes Provision Lessening Congress’ Power On Debt Ceiling…

The plan includes a proposal offered by McConnell in the 2011 debt ceiling crisis that allows Congress to disapprove of the debt ceiling increase, which means lawmakers will formally vote on whether to reject a debt ceiling increase until Feb. 7. Obama can veto that…
By Veritas Updates | Thursday, October 17, 2013
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Palin jumps into NJ senate race…

During Wednesday night’s contentious debate, Democrat Cory Booker accused his opponent of being tea party extremist, while Republican Steve Lonegan said Booker is nothing but a Hollywood stand-in for President Barack Obama. The Senate showdown will continue until voters go to the polls next week,…
By Veritas Updates | Friday, October 11, 2013

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