Jimmy Kimmel Pleads With Senator To Put Trumpcare to Kind ‘Kimmel Test’

June 26, 2017

… who reassured the audience that the story had a happy ending for baby Billy. If your baby is going to die and it doesnt have to, it shouldnt matter how much money you make … whether youre a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right? he asked to wild audience applause. Politicians need to understand that very clearly, he added. Crying again, Kimmel talked about other families at his sons hospital. No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to …

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Analyst Warns GOP: House Majority Is In Danger In 2018

June 23, 2017

David Wasserman, who analyzes U.S. House races for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, wrote Wednesday that the Republican majority could be at risk in next years midterm election. That includes Tuesday nights special elections in Georgia, where Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoffby 4 percentage points, and South Carolina, where Republican Ralph Norman defeated Democrat Archie Parnellby 3 percentage points. Over those five special elections, Democrats beat their …

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Psaki: Democrats, don’t lose your cool over Georgia vote

June 21, 2017

(CNN)Democrats, don’t lose your mind and your motivation over Jon Ossoff’s defeat in GA-06. In 2010, the special election to fill the seat of Democrat John Murtha, a member who had held his seat in southwestern Pennsylvania for 36 years, was seen as a major test for both parties. And when it was over many Democrats breathed a sigh of relief that the party had overcome attack ads on issues ranging from Obamacare to Nancy Pelosi. But Republicans knew the narrow victory was a good …

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Ossoff’s liberalism just wasn’t right for Georgia district

June 21, 2017

… 1980. All three events were historical home runs. But politically speaking, Gingrich blazed a GOP trail in the 6th district that will take a lot more than the Democrat resistance to extinguish. At the presidential level, 6th district voters in Georgia have voted solidly Republican for years. George W. Bush won the district by more than 40 points, McCain by 25, Romney by 23. The drop came last year; President Trump barely won, beating Hillary Clinton by just one point. This is when the …

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5 things to watch in Georgia’s high-stakes House special election

June 20, 2017

(CNN)Democrats have been desperate to deal President Donald Trump a real setback at the ballot box for months — and all their hopes are riding on Tuesday’s House election in Georgia. A win by Democrat Jon Ossoff will give his party a crucial proof point that Trump’s unpopularity is damaging Republicans up and down the ballot — and make it much harder GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to tie their own political fortunes to Trump on health care, tax reform and more. It would …

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Ted Nugent: ‘I’m Not Going To Engage In Hateful Rhetoric Anymore’

June 16, 2017

I have reevaluated my approach, he told Curtis Sliwa and Eboni Williams on ABC radio in New York. He said he was a street fighter who used certain harsh terms. But he said he plans to watch himself now. And I encourage even my friends/enemies on the left in the Democrat and liberal world that we have got to be civil to each other, that the whole world is watching America, where you have the God-given right to life,liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and we have got to be more respectful …

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SNP to announce new Westminster leader – BBC News

June 15, 2017

A former investment banker, he was the party’s treasurer before falling out with then-leader Alex Salmond, which resulted in Mr Blackford being suspended by the party in June 2000. But it was announced in 2015 that Mr Blackford would be the SNP’s candidate in Ross, Skye and Lochaber in that year’s general election, which saw him defeat former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy. He went on to hold the seat in last Thursday’s election with a majority of nearly …

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No one knows what the GOP health plan is, even Republicans

June 14, 2017

(CNN)Senate Republican leaders say they still hope to vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare before lawmakers leave town for the July 4th recess. Since House Republicans passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare last month after much hand-wringing and drama, a “working group” of Senate Republicans have been meeting to share their preferences for a health care bill. It is now up to the Senate Budget Committee — in consultation with key senators and leadership — to draft …

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Senators reach Russia sanctions deal

June 13, 2017

… else he would move a sanctions measure. Despite mixed signals from the President and his administration this year over sanctions, a senior source on Capitol Hill said the White House is not fighting congressional efforts to push through the measure. Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on foreign relations, expressed confidence Monday that Trump would sign off on it. “I would be very, very surprised if the President vetoes this bill. Now he’s surprised me on a lot of things. But we …

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House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

June 10, 2017

… through special counsel Bob Mueller’s office, and that there will be movement after the weekend. “The matter will be addressed on Monday,” the source says. It’s unclear if that means that the memos will be turned over to Congress on Monday, and the source would not provide any more details. Four members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, had set a Friday deadline for Richman to respond after …

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Senate intelligence committee hearing of former FBI Director James Comey was already going to be a blockbuster before it even started — with Comey stating in pre-written testimony Wednesday that President Donald Trump urged him to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. READ: James Comey’s prepared testimony Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House probe, said he wants to know if Trump’s request for …

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Kushner Following Trump’s Orders On Secret Russian Link, Former CIA Official Suggests

May 30, 2017

… After he returned from Europe, the president also disparaged White House leaks and fake news from the media in a series of tweets, apparently in response to a number of damaging news stories last week, including the Kushner report. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has called for a review of Kushnerssecurity clearance. …

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Election 2017: What if I can’t afford to pay the rent? – BBC News

… introduce five-year leases to give tenants more security. Labour promises Image copyright Getty Images Rent rises to be inflation-linked Cap for upfront deposits Rent-to-own model, giving tenants ownership after 30 years Tenants get first refusal to buy property when landlord sells New loans to help first-time renters under 30 with a deposit Reverse cuts to housing benefit Liberal Democrat manifesto Image copyright Getty Images Likely to promise reintroduction of housing …

May 29, 2017
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Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and Democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017
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Tucker Carlson: No Special Prosecutor Until Penn Station Men’s Room Is Clean

New York City Councilman Corey Johnson, a Democrat, was on Tucker Carlson Tonighton Tuesday to talk about a bill that wouldcompel Trump to release his tax returns. Its OK if you dont like Trump. Im not mad about that, Carlson said. But how about filling some potholes and arresting some public urinators. Seriously! Have you been in Penn Station recently? Carlson asked. Its like a homeless shelter. Its disgusting. Im serious. I go there every week. And thats yours? Penn Station is yours? …

May 17, 2017
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