First Big Vote on “Repeal and Replace” Goes Horribly Wrong

A long road lies ahead for Senate Republicans.

McConnell Announces Latest Obamacare Repeal Strategy In Wake Of Defections

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was dealt a blow to his Obamacare repeal effort when three U.S. Senators, Shelly Moore Capito, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski, announced their opposition to repeal without replacement, effectively killing the effort before it had even begun. Despite this setback, McConnell announced Tuesday night that he would continue … Continued

Attempt to Shut Down Elizabeth Warren Backfires on GOP

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 49-43 to uphold a ruling that Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) violated Senate Rule 19 in her statement opposing Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) and his nomination for Attorney General. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) had rebuked Warren, saying she ran afoul of rules which prohibits senators from impugning their colleagues. (Rule … Continued

Chuck Schumer Just Schooled Mitch McConnell Over Trump’s Nominations

While concerns over unprecedented conflicts of interests regarding Trump’s cabinet picks mount, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sent a memorable letter to the Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, warning Republicans that all cabinet members must meet standards of accountability on ethics, regardless which party is in power.  Schumer’s letter to McConnell is almost an exact replica … Continued

McCain Emerging As Foil To Trump With Latest Defiant Move

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell yesterday, four influential Democratic and GOP Senators made their case for a special investigation into foreign cyberwarfare, and an inquiry into the CIA’s findings that Russia intentionally interfered in the 2016 presidential election to help President-elect Donald Trump win. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) has led the call, … Continued

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