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Senator Warren Prohibited from speaking for rest of Sessions nomination debate

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was prohibited Tuesday night from speaking on the Senate floor for the rest of the debate over Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be attorney general. The drama began when Warren, quoting a 30-year-old letter by civil rights leader Coretta Scott King, referred to the Alabama Republican as a “disgrace.” King’s letter

Justice Ginsburg laments partisanship at Stanford talk

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented partisanship in Congress during a talk at Stanford University on Monday and said she hoped it would return to an era when “it was working for the good of the country and not just along party lines.” Ginsburg did not address the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to

Obamacare sign-ups decline in face of Trump repeal threat

Facing higher premiums, less choice and a last-minute advertising pullback, fewer people signed up for coverage this year through HealthCare.gov, according to data from a preliminary government report Friday. About 9.2 million people signed up through HealthCare.gov, the insurance marketplace serving most states, said the Health and Human Services department. That’s about 500,000 fewer customers than had

Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch deserves a smooth and speedy confirmation

Sen. Orrin Hatch, Tuesday night, President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s untimely passing. As the intellectual architect of the effort to restore the judiciary to its proper role under the Constitution, Justice Scalia was a singularly influential jurist. To say that

Senate confirms Tillerson as secretary of State, in GOP push to fill Trump Cabinet

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Rex Tillerson as secretary of State, as part of a fast-paced day for majority Republicans who also pushed past Democratic resistance to advance three other President Trump Cabinet picks to a final vote.  The vote to confirm the former ExxonMobil executive as the country’s top diplomat was 56-43.  Earlier in

The Party of No Goes Off the Rails #SchumerPelosi2020 ?LOL

Joseph Curl, Democrats, who seem as if they’d like to do what presidential loser Hillary Clinton is doing and wander off into the woods never to be seen again, are reaching new lows in their ridiculous woe. Still smarting from their drubbing in the 2016 elections, Democrats on Capitol Hill have decided to take their

Senator Charles Grassley and State Chairman Jeff Kaufmann Energize Iowa Supporters

“Trump! Trump! Trump!” “Who are we? Deplorable! What are we? Proud!” Those were a few of the chants that echoed through Downtown Gilbert Friday morning as a crowd gathered to rally in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., congressional candidate Andy Biggs and Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch spoke to the

˜Highly offensive:’ GOPe lawmakers distance selves from Trump #AmericaFirst

Dismayed Republicans scrambled for cover Tuesday from Donald Trump’s inflammatory response to the Orlando massacre, while President Barack Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton delivered fiery denunciations that underscored the potential peril for the GOP. Republican hopes are fading for a new, “more presidential” Trump as the party’s divisions around him grow ever more acute. Clinton,

Congress eyes $1 billion to aid at-risk families

Key members of the U.S. Congress said Friday they had reached a compromise to shift more than $1 billion to try to keep struggling families together, including those with babies born dependant on opioids. The proposal is driven in part by an opioid crisis that threatens thousands of families. The bill would allow mental health,

Cruz and Senate Face Choices as `Lucifer in the Flesh’ Returns

Texas Senator Ted Cruz returns to the Senate this week, and he shouldn’t expect a warm embrace from one of the world’s most exclusive clubs. But to get much of anything done, they’re going to need him. The freshman Texas senator, who came in second to Donald Trump in the epic fight for the Republican

Ted Cruz has yet to win over fellow GOP senators #NeverCruz

Sen. Ted Cruz is increasingly winning over voters to his presidential bid. He’s still not winning over fellow Republican senators. The Texas Republican is notorious for alienating his colleagues with tactics including pushing a fruitless government shutdown in 2013 and accusing the Senate majority leader of lying. They’re now paying it back by refusing to

New Reports Show Lois Lerner’s Emails Weren’t Just Erased¦

 Since the IRS asserted a hard drive crash led to the disappearance of countless emails relevant to the ongoing investigation into misbehavior by the agency, many critics contend there must be some way to retrieve that information. According to a number of recent reports, however, the IRS apparently went a step further in making sure