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Congress Averts Shutdown by Clearing Stopgap Bill With Zika Cash

Congress sent President Barack Obama a stopgap spending bill on Wednesday after lawmakers reached a bipartisan deal to keep the government funded through Dec. 9. In its last vote before the November election, the House passed the measure 342-85 late Wednesday, following a favorable Senate vote earlier in the day. The White House indicated Wednesday

Dumping Debbie? Unnamed sources allowed to whack DNC chair in power struggle

Howard Kurtz, The knives are out for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. And The Hill just served up a whole drawer full of them. Without identifying who is wielding the weapons. That’s how unnamed sources use the press to bloody their target. There is no doubt that Wasserman Schultz has become a highly controversial chairman of the

Feeling Heat on Zika, Senate Republicans to Approve Funds

Senate Republicans plan to approve at least $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus in the next week or so, amid intensifying pressure to combat the spread of the mosquito-borne illness.  Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, the Republican who chairs the spending subcommittee that oversees health funding, said he wants to add $1.1 billion in

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Likely to Sweep ˜Acela Primary’ #VoteTrump

Five Northeastern and mid-Atlantic states, dubbed the Acela Corridor block after the Amtrak line that serves them, will go to the polls Tuesday. If polls are any indication, the results will cement the delegate leads of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. Both Trump and Clinton hold wide leads in surveys of voters in

Harry Reid and Senate Dems Refuse To Actually Legislate

Kevin Glass  With Democrats scared that they’re going to lose the Senate in the November 2014 elections, they’ve been very hesitant to actually legislate. Doing so would require some of their members to actually take a position on some important issues, and in response to that, they’re just grinding everything to a halt. Well, more

Greedy, Dirty Harry Reid pulls spending bill after spat with GOP

 In a major blow to efforts to get Congress’ troubled budget process back on track, the Senate’s top Democrat yanked a $180 billion spending measure from the Senate floor Thursday after Republicans protested a plan that would have denied them the chance to more easily win changes to the measure. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,