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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

Democratic effort to subvert the Electoral College plows into immovable GOP wall

An effort led by Democrats to scrap or bypass the Electoral College and shift presidential elections to contests decided by the national popular vote has almost no chance of succeeding, guaranteeing Democrats will again have to defeat Trump in the Electoral College they lost in…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, March 29, 2019

GOP moves to rein in president’s emergency powers

Republicans are digging in for a long fight over reining in the president’s emergency powers, setting up a potential clash with both the White House and Democrats. President Trump on Friday vetoed Congress’s attempt to block his national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border wall. With…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, March 18, 2019

California’s hurting Republicans pick insider to lead party

Hurting California Republicans chose a party insider Sunday to lead them forward after their party suffered stinging defeats in 2018, rejecting two candidates backed by activists who favored a stronger embrace of President Donald Trump. The California Republican Party’s delegates had to decide where the…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, February 25, 2019

Tempers flare as Nevada lawmakers advance plan to expand gun background checks

To Democrats, Senate Bill 143 is a long-overdue life saver. To Republicans, it’s little more than a gun grab. That was the takeaway on Tuesday in Carson City, where several hours of pointed public testimony offered little hope of consensus over the state’s latest attempt…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, February 14, 2019

Green New Deal co-author Sen. Markey mocked for accusing McConnell of ‘rushing’ Senate vote

One of the co-authors of the Green New Deal is slamming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for announcing he’s bringing the resolution to a vote. Last week, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., introduced a sprawling blueprint of an environmental and…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

President Trump says Republicans ‘wasting their time’ on border security talks

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump expressed skepticism Thursday that a congressional committee will agree to his demands for a border wall, raising the specters of another government shutdown or an “emergency declaration” sure to be challenged in court. Tweeting that “Republicans on the Homeland Security…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Biden strikes contrast with far-left 2020 field, jokes about liking Republicans

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday struck a uniquely bipartisan and pragmatic tone as he joked about criticism he’s received for getting along with Republicans — perhaps an effort to distinguish himself from a largely liberal field of candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, January 24, 2019

GOP seeks to chip away at Dem unity with shutdown votes

All eyes will be on the Senate on Thursday as Republicans seek to chip away at Democratic unity in the high-stakes shutdown over the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. The Senate is poised to hold dueling votes over competing plans to end the 34-day…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, January 24, 2019

Judge blocks Republican-backed Wisconsin early-voting law

(Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge in Wisconsin on Thursday blocked a Republican-backed law that would limit early voting across the state to two weeks, finding the new legislation was essentially the same as a previous statute he stopped 2-1/2 years ago. The early-voting bill…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, January 18, 2019

Chaos on House floor as Dems hold hasty vote to end shutdown, Republicans demand redo

Chaos briefly broke out on the floor of the House Thursday as Republicans accused Democrats of trying to pull a fast one with a hasty vote to end the partial shutdown. The drama began in the afternoon when the Democratic-controlled House held a voice vote…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, January 18, 2019

Trump: Hispanic voters will join GOP, upset with Democrats over DACA

President Trump predicted Sunday that many Hispanic voters will join the Republican Party because Democrats won’t make a deal on DACA in exchange for funding of his border wall. Republicans on Capitol Hill were pushing for a deal to get funding for the wall in…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, January 14, 2019

Dems fail to win over more Republicans in push to open government

The Democratic leadership on Friday failed to pick up any additional Republican votes on a spending bill to open the Department of Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency. Only 10 Republicans voted for the measure, leaving the final vote tally at 240-179. The vote is…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, January 11, 2019

Congress to reconvene with no end in sight for federal shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress was set to reconvene on Wednesday with no signs of a workable plan to end a 12-day-old partial shutdown of about a quarter of the U.S. government, and President Donald Trump not budging on his demand for $5 billion in border…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Congress to reconvene with no end in sight for federal shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress was set to reconvene on Wednesday with no signs of a workable plan to end a 12-day-old partial shutdown of about a quarter of the U.S. government, and President Donald Trump not budging on his demand for $5 billion in border…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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