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Senate rejects amendment to ‘skinny repeal’ of ObamaCare as 3 Republicans vote no

Senate Republicans failed to pass Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposed “skinny repeal” amendment in a vote Friday morning, signaling what could be the end to any hopes of repealing and replacing ObamaCare. As the clock neared 2 a.m. ET, the amendment proposal failed, 51-49, with Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine

Senate intel panel subpoenas Flynn for Russia-related documents

The Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Wednesday for papers related to the panel’s investigation into alleged meddling by Russia in the 2016 election. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the Republican chairman, and Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the committee of Democratic vice chairman, said the panel had first

DNC’s Perez says Trump a bully, ‘didn’t win election’

New Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on Friday night said President Trump “didn’t win the election” and suggested his Republican Party doesn’t care about voters. The comments by Perez, Labor secretary under President Obama, appear to leave little doubt about the direction in which he will try to take the struggling committee. “Donald Trump,

White House invites intel panel leaders to view classified info Nunes saw

The White House Thursday invited the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee and the leaders of the Senate intelligence committee to view classified material previously seen by House committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. In a letter to the House and Senate intelligence committee’s chairman and ranking member, White House Counsel Don McGhan offered

Flynn in talks to testify in Trump-Russia probe if assured of immunity

Former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn is in discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees to receive immunity from prosecution in exchange for questioning about potential ties between Russia and officials in President Donald Trump’s campaign, his lawyer said Thursday.  In a statement, Flynn’s attorney Robert Kelner said the retired Army lieutenant general “certainly

FBI scrutinized by Congress over probe into alleged Russia-Trump link

Two leading House and Senate committees are examining the FBI’s handling of its investigation into Russia’s possible links to Trump campaign associates and the country’s alleged interference with the 2016 presidential election. The Senate Judiciary Committee, headed by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is investigating whether the FBI wrongly included political opposition research from Trump’s opponents in its probe,

Nunes on meeting source on White House grounds: ‘There was no sneaking around’

The chairman of the House intelligence committee told Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday that “there was no sneaking around” when he met with the secret source behind his claim that President Trump’s associates were caught up in “incidental” surveillance. “We go to the executive branch at least once or twice a week,” Rep. Devin

Top House intel Democrat calls for Nunes recusal from Trump-Russia probe

The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee said Monday that the committee’s chairman should recuse himself from any further involvement into the investigation of possible ties between Russian officials and President Donald Trump’s campaign. In a statement, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said he believed “the public cannot have the necessary confidence that matters involving

Nunes “Peculiar Midnight Run” Led to Trump Surveillance Presser

Jennifer Van Laar, We now know what led up to Rep. Devin Nunes’ hastily-called press conference Wednesday in which he told reporters he had evidence that members of the Trump transition team had been incidentally surveilled. The Daily Beast received information from “three committee officials and a former national security official with ties to the