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Vulnerable 2020 Senate Republicans Stick With Trump On Border Declaration

A dozen Senate Republicans voted to end President Trump’s emergency declaration on Thursday. But those with the most to lose from Trump’s unpopularity stood by their man. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was the only one of the Senate Republicans who face potentially tough 2020 reelection races broke with Trump on the vote. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Thom Tillis (R-NC), David Perdue (R-GA), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) all voted to protect his emergency declaration....
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Emergency-Declaration Rebuke Splits Senate GOP

On Thursday afternoon, twelve Republican senators — nearly a fifth of the GOP caucus — joined Senate Democrats to pass a resolution terminating the national emergency declared by President Trump last month in an effort to unilaterally appropriate funds for construction of his long-promised border wall. The 59–41 vote was a rare bipartisan rebuke of Trump, who will now issue the first veto of his presidency in order to preserve the emergency declaration.The Senate GOP dissenters — Lamar Alexander...
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Thom Tillis Flip-Flops, Will Support Trump On Emergency Declaration

Op-ed oops! Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced he’s reversed course and will vote against a resolution disapproving of President Trump’s emergency declaration on the southern border, just weeks after penning an op-ed promising to buck Trump on the bill. “I do not intend to vote for the resolution of disapproval,” he said on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon, shortly before the vote. Tillis said his op-ed allowed him to “engage in a discussion with some of my colleagues here and with the White...
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‘Party’s Over’: GOPers Seem Ready To Deal Trump Defeat On Nat’l Emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him. Republicans are predicting that Thursday’s showdown vote will result in Congress sending Trump a resolution blocking the border emergency he proclaimed last month to steer an extra $3.6 billion to building border barriers. Since the Democratic-contr...
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Collins Predicts That More GOPers Will Turn On Trump At Nat’l Emergency Vote

Already, a few Republicans — Sens. Susan Collins (ME), Rand Paul (KY), Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Thom Tillis (NC) — have expressed their intention to vote against President Donald Trump’s national emergency. Collins predicts that even more Republicans will defect when the time comes. “I haven’t taken a count,” Collins told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota. “But I can tell you from talking with my colleagues that many are troubled, even those who are the strongest supporters of the President and his views ...
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US House passes bill rejecting Donald Trump's border wall emergency

In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives on Tuesday brushed aside veto threats and passed legislation to terminate the emergency he declared at the US-Mexico border in order to build a wall there. By a vote of 245-182, the House passed the resolution, setting up a vote in the Republican-controlled Senate where the resolution's chances were slimmer, but seemed to be improving. While passage was a victory for Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the tally ...
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House Dems Move Quickly To Roll Back Trump Emergency, Pass Torch To Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are moving quickly to try to roll back President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to siphon billions of dollars from the military to fund construction of a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Tuesday’s vote in the Democratic-controlled House comes on legislation to revoke Trump’s executive order from earlier this month and would send it to the Republican-held Senate, where it would take only a handful of GOP defections to pass it. Trump is likely ...
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Democrat-led House passes bill blocking Trump’s national emergency declaration on border wall

Democrats ignored a veto threat and rammed legislation through the House Tuesday that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for his border wall, escalating a clash over whether he was abusing his powers to advance his paramount campaign pledge. The House’s 245-182 vote to block Trump’s national emergency declaration throws the political hot potato to the Republican-run Senate, where there were already enough GOP defections to edge it to the cusp of passage. Vice...
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Trump faces rebuke from former top officials over 'national emergency' – as it happened

Former top national security officials have signed their names to a public letter condemning Trump’s declaration of emergency on the US borderSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 1.07am GMT 12.29am GMT North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican, wrote an oped for the Washington Post in which he states that even though he supports President Trump’s stance on immigration and call for a border wall, he will vote to disapprove of the president’s national-emergen...
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Weekend Shutdown Talks Are Being Led By Pence, Will Go Into A Second Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials and congressional aides emerged from talks aimed at ending a partial government shutdown without a breakthrough Saturday, though they planned to return to the table the following day. President Donald Trump acknowledged nothing had budged the impasse over his demands for $5.6 billion to fund a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, tweeting: “Not much headway made today.” Both sides pointed fingers after the more than two-hour session led by Vice President Mik...
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Senate GOP Pushes To Confirm Lawyer With Racial Discrimination Concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are working to soon fill the nation’s longest judicial vacancy with a North Carolina lawyer whose nomination has raised objections from black lawmakers and civil rights groups concerned about his work defending state laws found to have discriminated against African-Americans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has helped push 84 of President Donald Trump’s nominees over the finish line and is itching for more. With just a few more weeks to go be...
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Trump’s new national security advisor has ties to Cambridge Analytica

Trump’s third national security advisor John Bolton shares at least one thing in common with his first one, Michael Flynn: both men have ties to Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm at the center of a new Facebook privacy firestorm. In a new story, The New York Times reports that John Bolton’s political action committee The John Bolton Super PAC hired Cambridge Analytica in August 2014, “months after the political data firm was founded and while it was still harvesting the Facebook data...
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NC GOP Sens' Votes Against Trump EPA Pick Puts Nomination At Serious Risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina’s two Republican senators say they oppose President Donald Trump’s pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting Michael L. Dourson’s nomination at serious risk. Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis issued statements saying they will vote against Dourson to serve as head of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Environmentalists and Senate Democrats have vehemently opposed Dourson, a toxicologist with close t...
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Trump EPA nominee opposed by GOP senators from NC

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina’s two Republican senators say they oppose President Donald Trump’s pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting Michael L. Dourson’s nomination at serious risk. Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis issued statements saying they will vote against Dourson to serve as head of EPA’s Office of Chemical […]
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GOP senators from NC come out against Trump EPA nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina’s two Republican senators say they oppose President Donald Trump’s pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting his nomination at serious risk. Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis issued statements Wednesday saying they will vote against Michael Dourson to serve as head of EPA’s Office of Chemical […]
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Board Question #90561: Is there anything you'd like to rant about right now? ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,Is there anything you'd like to rant about right now? If so, please take this as an invitation to do so.-Girl who wishes she could rant for an hour about how selfish & horrible Trump is A: Dear citizens of Earth: Most of those "baby" owl pictures you rave about—for example, this northern saw-whet owl—   (source) —are fully-adult, fully-fledged killing machines. Show a little bird a little respect, yo.' Suerte, --Ardilla Feroz, Owl Dignity Ally P.S. If you search for "bab...
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Law enforcement group pressing Trump Administration to support criminal justice reform

As detailed via  , a notable group of law enforcement leaders is making a notable push for federal criminal justice reform efforts.  Here are the basics (with a few links) from the press release: More than 80 of the nation’s leading police chiefs, prosecutors, and sheriffs will gather today in the nation’s capital for the National Law Enforcement Summit on Crime in 2017.   The Group hosting the summit [ ], Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration, released an and five-point p...
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A “view” from the courtroom: The investiture of Neil Gorsuch

Justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Court over two months ago, and he has already written his first opinion, on Monday of this week. But getting a bunch of important people in the same place at the same time can be tricky, which is at least one of the reasons why Gorsuch’s formal investiture ceremony didn’t take place until today. For security and crowd-control purposes, reporters are seated 45 minutes before the investiture is scheduled to begin. That leaves plenty of time for the...
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North Carolina's GOP Senator Says State's Anti-LGBT Law Goes 'Too Far'

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said Tuesday that Republican lawmakers in his state went too far when they passed a sweeping anti-LGBT law this year, and said they need to rein it in before a judge does it for them. "Yeah, I've got issues," Burr told The Huffington Post when asked if he has problems with his state's new law, also known as HB 2. "The legislature botched what they were trying to do," he said. "It was far too expansive." The law, signed in March , is one of the most...
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Saudi king meets Republican delegation ahead of Obama visit

" Saudi Arabia's official news agency says King Salman has met with a Republican Congressional delegation ahead of President Barack Obama's scheduled visit next month. The Saudi Press Agency says the U.S. team was led by Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and included Senators Thom Tillis of North Carolina and David Perdu of Georgia, as well as Congressmen David Jolly of Florida, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Tom Rice of South Carolina.
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"Do Your Job": Editorials Implore Senate GOP To Rise Above "Obstruction" And Act On Merrick Garland

Newspaper editorials roundly urged Senate Republicans to stop obstructing the nomination process of Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama's pick for the Supreme Court vacancy. The editorials chastised "obstructionist" senators for their "stupendous show of political malfeasance" and warned that the obstruction is "out of sync with the nation's best interests," among other criticisms. Obama Nominates Merrick Garland To Supreme Court Obama Nominates Judge Merrick Garland To The Supreme Court. On...
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HUFFPOST HILL - Rich Guy With Good Hair Criticizes Rich Guy With Bad Hair

Mitt Romney somehow can’t match Donald Trump’s self-promoting bombast, which is incredible considering this is a guy who owns a car elevator and a dancing horse. John McCain and Patrick Leahy want to make Congressional Research Service reports public, because if they can sound smarter than they actually are, the American people deserve to sound smarter than they actually are. And CPAC kicked into full swing, though it’s unclear if it can match the hedonistic, anything-goes highs of last year’s P...
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GRNC Alert: Sen. Tillis Open to Obama Picks for Scalia Replacement

Thom Tillis ran for the Senate promising he wouldn’t be another rubber stamp for President Obama. The senator needs to know that you remember those promises, and you’ll still remember four years from November . . . NC Senator Thom Tillis Grass Roots North Carolina Raleigh, NC -(Ammoland.com)- In 2014, Thom Tillis the candidate ran for the U.S. Senate as the senator who would oppose the leftism that has been gliding too easily through the chambers of Congress.Voters sent him to Washington ...
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What campaign funding trends will carry over to 2016?

RELATED LINKS JUDY WOODRUFF: Every election year, more and more money is spent on political campaigns. 2014 has been no different. “NewsHour” political director Domenico Montanaro looks into just how much was spent and where it went, but he starts with how many people actually cast a vote. DOMENICO MONTANARO: Fewer people voted in last week’s midterm elections than in a very long time. Just 36 percent of voters went to the polls, the lowest since 1942. Voters back then had a pretty good e...
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