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  • LIVE: Voting on clean repeal RIGHT NOW

    07/26/2017 12:51:07 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 173 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 07/26/2017 | CSPAN 2
    Democrats waived the point of order, so only 50 votes are needed, not 60. They are that convinced that it will fail.
  • What A Difference A Presidential Tweetstorm Makes

    07/26/2017 5:13:23 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 9 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 7.26.2017 | David Blackmon
    Boy, what a difference a few tweets makes, huh? After President Trump had gone after his thus far lackluster performance in office, Attorney General Jeff Sessions suddenly woke up, displaying a sudden new focus on things that actually matter. Just a few hours after the President’s latest tweet storm, federal agents arrested the chief IT specialist for ex-DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schulz, Imran Awan, as he was attempting to flee the country through Dulles International Airport. The FBI also announced it has seized a set of “smashed hard drives” that Awan had left behind at his home. Mr. Anwan had...
  • Senate Votes Down Broad Obamacare Repeal

    07/25/2017 7:24:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 25, 2017 | THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR
    The Senate voted narrowly on Tuesday to begin debate on a bill to repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but hours later, Republican leaders suffered a setback when their most comprehensive plan to replace President Barack Obama’s health law fell far short of the votes it needed. The Tuesday night tally needed to reach 60 votes to overcome a parliamentary objection. Instead, it fell 43-57. The fact that the comprehensive replacement plan came up well short of even 50 votes was an ominous sign for Republican leaders still grappling with a formula to pass final health care legislation...
  • Senate Judiciary backs off plans to force Glenn Simpson to publicly testify

    07/25/2017 12:07:12 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/25/2017 | JOSH GERSTEIN , JOSH DAWSEY and KYLE CHENEY
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is pulling back from plans to subpoena Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of the firm that helped commission the salacious, disputed dossier on President Donald Trump’s alleged connections to Russia, according to a source familiar with the matter. Instead, Simpson is expected to be allowed to testify privately. A spokesman for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The initial plan for Simpson to testify in the open had raised the specter of public testimony about the dossier's seamy and contested claims of sexual misconduct and a years-long Kremlin...
  • Senate votes to open debate on health care reform -- live updates

    07/25/2017 10:30:11 AM PDT · by Innovative · 141 replies
    CBSNews ^ | July 25, 2017 | CBS News
    The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to take up health care reform, which will require 51 votes to open debate.  It's unclear what any final product will look like if that first procedural vote is successful. The first vote is intended to open debate on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the GOP-sponsored Obamacare replacement plan that passed the House of Representatives in May. Republicans need 51 votes to proceed to the legislation, which would then be subjected to what is expected to be a lengthy amendment process. Democrats are united in their opposition to the legislation,...
  • Vanity - Vote "YES" To move Obamacare Repeal & Replace today.

    07/25/2017 4:35:24 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 16 replies
    Today the Senate will cast their votes on a bill that will allow open debate on the Repeal & Replacement of the failed, Obamacare health bill. Every one of the 100 Senators should cast a "Yes" vote to move this bill to open debate and amendments. That includes Republican, Senators, Rand Paul/Susan Collins and, every Democrat Senator in the Senate. Even seriously ailing Republican, Senator, John McCain is returning to Washington, DC to cast a "Yea" vote. Any Senator that does cast a "Yes" vote for moving this debate along, means they continue to support the failed Obamacare "monster". We,...
  • Trump effect? Rock star leads incumbent Dem in Senate race

    07/25/2017 1:21:56 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 48 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/7/17 | David Rosenberg
    MainAll NewsUS & CanadaTrump effect? Rock star leads incumbent Dem in Senate race Trump effect? Rock star leads incumbent Dem in Senate race Poll shows rock singer Kid Rock defeating incumbent Democratic Michigan senator by 8 points in 2018 matchup. Contact Editor David Rosenberg, 25/07/17 09:44 Share Robert James Ritchie, better known by his stage name 'Kid RockRobert James Ritchie, better known by his stage name 'Kid RockREUTERS Will a rock star and political neophyte unseat a three-term Democratic Senator from Michigan? Not long ago such a suggestion might have seemed absurd, but less than a year after a real...
  • McCain to return to Senate Tuesday

    07/24/2017 7:26:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    Ass. Press via Axios ^ | July 24, 2017 | Alex Brandon
    Senator John McCain will return to the Senate on Tuesday, just six days after announcing he had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, his office announced Monday night. The statement: "Senator McCain looks forward to returning to the United States Senate tomorrow to continue working on important legislation, including health care reform, the National Defense Authorization Act, and new sanctions or Russia, Iran and North Korea." A key vote: Mitch McConnell plans to hold a vote tomorrow to move forward with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and McCain's vote could be crucial with those efforts...
  • ‘Obamacare is death’: Trump urges Republicans to move ahead with health-care overhaul

    07/24/2017 4:40:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2017 | John Wagner and Jenna Johnson
    President Trump on Monday made a late-hour appeal to senators — targeting members of his own party — to move forward with debate over faltering Republican legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. “Any senator who votes against starting debate is telling America that you are fine with the Obamacare nightmare, which is what it is,” Trump said in an afternoon address from the White House on the eve of an anticipated Senate vote that could spell defeat of the long-sought legislation. As of Monday, GOP leaders in the Senate were still scrambling to round up enough Republican votes to...
  • Mitch McConnell: Key healthcare vote 'will occur tomorrow'

    07/24/2017 3:07:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 24, 2017 | Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has locked in this week's attempt to repeal Obamacare, by scheduling a vote on Tuesday to start debate on the legislation. "The only way we'll have an opportunity to consider ideas is if senators have an opportunity to offer and debate them and that means kicking off debate, it means voting to proceed," McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday on the Senate floor. "And that will occur tomorrow." The announcement comes as Republicans struggle to garner the 50 GOP votes needed to let them move onto the bill, and as the party debates how to replace Obamacare...
  • The SJWs Had A Really Bad Weekend

    07/24/2017 5:06:51 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 4 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 7.24.2017 | David Blackmon
    Hey, remember when campus Social Justice Warriors, the Texas news media and the management at UT-Austin claimed that the implementation of Texas’s new “Campus Carry” law would be a disaster and lead to all sorts of death, violence, and just general mayhem? Yeah, predictably, that didn’t happen. UT reported yesterday that, in the year since the law went into effect, its’ campus police have had to investigate just 4 gun-related incidents on campus (Oklahoma’s football team alone averages more than that per semester), and just 1 of those incidents could even theoretically be somehow tied to the new law. That...
  • Kid Rock ahead in hypothetical matchup with Debbie Stabenow

    07/23/2017 8:44:41 PM PDT · by hannabanana · 15 replies
    On July 12th, 2017 Robert Ritchie, aka Kid Rock, confirmed his intention to run for the United States Senate seat in Michigan. His announcement sent a shock through the media and many dismissed it as a cheap publicity stunt. While Ritchie has yet to file his official documentation to seek the office, he stated his intentions on Twitter and pushed back at his critics, saying “the press is wrong.” Debbie Stabenow is the incumbent Democratic Michigan senator who is scheduled to defend her seat in 2018. Ritchie intends to run as a Republican who would likely have to defeat a...
  • Judicial Watch Asks Trump Administration to End Congressional Obamacare Exemption

    07/22/2017 11:53:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | JUNE 23, 2017
    Judicial Watch requested the Trump administration stop members of Congress and their staff from unlawfully purchasing, with taxpayer subsidies, health insurance through the District of Columbia’s small business exchange. ... Because the ACA limits the purchase of insurance on a small business exchange to employees of small businesses – and Congress is not a small business – the ACA unequivocally requires that certain members of Congress and congressional employees purchase insurance on an individual exchange created either by their state of residence (or by the District, if they are a D.C. resident) or by the federal government for that state....
  • Anti-Trump Flake In Trouble As Primary Challenger Surges

    07/21/2017 9:37:01 PM PDT · by nodwam · 105 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 07/21/2017 | Richard Saunders
    A new poll shows Kelli Ward, the conservative Pro-Trump challenger surging against Senator Jeff Flake.Senator Flake refused to support Trump for president in 2016, Flake instead voted for independent spoiler Evan McMullin and even signaled tacit support for Tim Kaine as Vice President. Trying to count the ways I hate @timkaine. Drawing a blank. Congrats to a good man and a good friend.— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) July 23, 2016Flake spent 2016 openly mocking Trump and encouraging Republicans not to endorse the president. Flake was one of the GOP leaders pushing the amnesty bill in 2013 and Flake had plans to...
  • Co-founder of firm behind Trump-Russia dossier to plead the Fifth [FUSION GPS]

    07/21/2017 6:38:21 PM PDT · by Enchante · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2017 | Staff
    Glenn Simpson, whose Fusion GPS firm has been tied to anti-Trump efforts and pro-Russian lobbying, will not talk to lawmakers in response to a subpoena, the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committe said Friday.... ..."Simpson’s attorney has asserted that his client will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in response to the subpoena," Grassley and Feinstein said. During the campaign, Fusion GPS contracted former MI-6 agent Christopher Steele to look into rumors about Trump's financial and social connections in Russia.
  • Accountability, or lack thereof...

    07/21/2017 8:51:43 AM PDT · by Rustybucket · 2 replies
    7/21/2017 | Rustybucket
    In order for a body to be accountable, action must occur.
  • Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch - will NOT challenge Sheriff Clarke for the GOP nomination next year.

    07/21/2017 8:24:52 AM PDT · by johnk · 19 replies ^ | JULY 20, 2017 | BY COLLEEN CONLEY
    Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke’s path to the GOP nomination for the United States Senate in Wisconsin just got a whole lot easier, and conservatives across the nation are celebrating. Popular conservative Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch announced that she will NOT challenge Sheriff Clarke for the GOP nomination next year. On the heels of Kleefisch’s announcement, millionairess Nicole Schneider also put an end to speculation that she might challenge Sheriff Clarke by leaking the classic line that she wanted “to spend more time with her family.” Schneider was not regarded as a serious candidate beyond the fact that her family’s trucking...
  • We Must Elect Senator Kid Rock

    07/20/2017 4:59:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies ^ | July 20, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    The news that Southern-fried rock/rapper Kid Rock will be running for some timeserving Dem hack’s Senate seat in Michigan should make every normal American smile and spill a 40 to his homies. The future Senator Rock deserves your eager support for two critical reasons: First, it will drive the liberals insane. Second, it will make George Will and the rest of Team Fredocon soil themselves.“Kid Rock? Oh, well I never!” You simpering sissies. I’ll take his nasty stringy mop and torn wife beater over your preferred weasels’ coiffed politician/newscaster hair and Gucci loafers.No, he didn’t go to some Ivy League...
  • Graham: McCain 'dying to get back'

    07/19/2017 7:05:19 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wants to get back to Washington and is acting like his old self again after surgery. "He sounded like a different person. He clearly was a hurting guy," Graham told CNN. "I think they relieved the pressure, and he sounded like the old John McCain, dying to get back and talking about driving across the country. I said, 'No.' "
  • Republicans are holding an emergency meeting to revive their healthcare bill

    07/19/2017 2:28:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    MSN. com ^ | July 19, 2017 | Bob Bryan
    After a repeated series of false starts, Senate Republicans are meeting again Wednesday night in an attempt to bring their healthcare bill back from the dead. The renewed attempt comes amid a flurry of mixed signals form leadership and whiplash-inducing shifts from President Donald Trump.