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GOP senators try to figure how out closely to run with Trump

DENVER (AP) — Republican Sen. Cory Gardner helped mastermind the GOP’s midterm strategy of pushing Senate candidates closer to President Donald Trump. But heading into his own 2020 re-election bid in Colorado, he’s allowing more distance with the not-so-popular president. And he’s not alone. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina is reviving his proposal for […]
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Why is the GOP just now rebuking Steve King’s racism?: Readers sound off

From Steve King's comments to the government shutdown to helping caregivers, our readers sound off on recent headlines.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Two Years In, The Republican Party Faces An Uncertain Future In Trump’s Image

Donald Trump one day will no longer lead the GOP he has so radically transformed. So then what?
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Trump to offer temporary protections for undocumented ‘dreamers’ in exchange for $5.7 billion for border wall, GOP officials say

President Trump is planning to make a new offer Saturday to Democrats aimed at ending the 29-day partial government shutdown that would extend deportation protections for some immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in border wall funding, according to Republican officials. The president’s proposal, which he is expected to announce at the White House at 4 p.m., is designed to ramp up pressure on Democrats by offering a reprieve on his attempts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...
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A conspiracy of dunces

Just before Christmas, a story broke that seemed too strange — and too hypocritical — to be true. As Democratic Party elders were trying to stifle loutish impeachment threats by fanatical House freshmen, it was revealed that Democratic operatives had used cyber fraud to manipulate the 2017 Alabama Senate race. It’s hard to know precisely who masterminded the plot because the perpetrators have lawyered up and are pointing fingers at one another. But according to the New York Times and subsequent ...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made perfect use of this 20-year-old video game meme

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants the super-rich to pay a heavier share of taxes. The newly elected Congresswoman's proposal that any earnings higher than $10 million carry a 70 percent tax rate has been widely popular. That's true even among voters who might be more inclined to put on a MAGA hat; a recent Hill-HarrisX poll showed that some 45 percent of GOP voters agree. SEE ALSO: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has perfect response in new video: More dancing On Friday night, Ocasio-Cortez gre...
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Trump Makes Second Ever Visit To Dover, Pays Tribute To Americans Killed In Syria

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump was paying tribute Saturday to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week as he set off to Dover Air Force Base for the return of their remains. The trip was not listed on the president’s public schedule that was released Friday night, but he tweeted the news before his Saturday morning departure from the White House. “Will be leaving for Dover to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives...
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This Week: Trump Allegedly Directed Cohen To Lie To Congress About Moscow Project

This week brought the clearest-cut example to date that President Trump allegedly violated federal law while in office. BuzzFeed reported that Trump personally directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 campaign. Two federal law enforcement sources told BuzzFeed that Trump ordered Cohen to falsely claim that work on the project ended months earlier than it did in order to obscure his involvement. The bombshell article also reported th...
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GOP lawmakers quiet on report that Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress

Republicans are so far reacting cautiously -- or keeping quiet -- in the wake of a bombshell BuzzFeed News report that President Donald Trump directed his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.
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GOP women struggled in 2018. Can the party fix it?

As Democratic women break records in Congress, some Republican women are calling for their party to do more to help female candidates.
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Judge: GOP can’t block liberal group’s Twitter comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge says top Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature violated the First Amendment when they blocked a liberal advocacy group from seeing their Twitter feeds. U.S. District Judge William Conley sided with the group One Wisconsin Now on Friday. The judge ruled the legislators acted in their official government capacity […]
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Virginia looks to raise age limit on tobacco products

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tobacco-friendly Virginia is preparing to raise the age limit on buying traditional and electric cigarettes from 18 to 21. GOP leaders in the majority-Republican General Assembly announced Thursday they were backing legislation to raise the limit for all tobacco products, citing the rapid growth of teenage vaping. Virginia-based tobacco giant Altria […]
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Two Audio Stories That Should be Required Listening

While riding my bike home last night and driving into work this morning, I listened (on a safe little speaker) to two podcasts (episodes?) that (1) Reminded me what a powerful thinker and speaker Barbara Jordan was before her death (2) Introduced me to Will Hurd, the only black GOP member of Congress who used to be a CIA agent and whose district runs hundreds of miles along the southwestern border. (3) Show that a stories told without video or a slide deck can be as powerful as stories supported...
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Cardi B’s Anti-Government Shutdown Rant Is Now a Pretty Hot Song …

Cardi B’s Instagram messages usually have a solid cadence to them, and meme savants the Gregory Brothers have turned their songifying skills to her passionate rant against President Trump and the GOP over the government shutdown. Titled “Yeah B—h / Nah B—h,” the short clips mashes up several of Cardi’s lines with the beat from […]
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GOP Rep Who Shouted ‘Go Back To Puerto Rico!’ Apologizes To Cardenas

Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) called Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) to apologize for yelling “go back to Puerto Rico!” while the California-born Democrat prepared to speak on the House floor Thursday. “While waiting to speak on the floor of the People’s House, a member of Congress shouted, ‘go back to Puerto Rico!’ I was shocked, because I often heard those kinds of comments when I was a kid growing up in Pacoima, California, where I was born and raised,” Cardenas told TPM through a spokesperson. “A few...
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#WheresMitch: McConnell Disappears Into The Background Of Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s guiding principles is: “There’s no education in the second kick of a mule.” Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump against, McConnell is not about to let himself be kicked again. The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the shutdown began. He’s waiting on the president and Democrats to make a deal to end it. The result is an unusually inactive profile for the GOP ...
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What To Expect The Public Will See From The Mueller Report

Many details about the so-called Mueller report remain speculative: when it will be delivered, what form it will take, what level of detail it will contain. But this week, attorney general nominee Bill Barr provided a better sense of just how much of the special counsel’s report the public will see in the likely event that he is confirmed by the GOP-controlled Senate. The short answer: not much. Former federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials told TPM that Barr’s Tuesday testimony...
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Senate Cancels Recess Amid Shutdown, But Lets Members Stay Home

GOP leaders said Thursday there will be no Senate votes on Friday or next week, although the chamber will formally be in session during what had been a planned Martin Luther King recess. Senators are being told to be ready to return for votes if there’s any agreement to reopen the government, said Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the second-ranking GOP leader. “We’ll be in session, but votes will be contingent on whether there is something we can vote on,” Thune said.
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Two GOP reps meet racist troll Chuck Johnson 'to discuss genetic testing and DNA'

Two GOP congressmen met with noted white supremacist Chuck Johnson about “genetic testing and DNA,” then deny knowing he's a white supremacist. Holocaust denier and white supremacy troll Chuck Johnson, famous for lawsuit-worthy rumors he shit on the floor in public, met with Republican congressmen Andy Harris and Phil Roe on Wednesday in Capitol hill to discuss “DNA" and "genetics." Johnson is a eugenics proponent. In the photo above tweeted by Matt Fuller at HuffPost, Reps. Phil Roe of Ten...
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America’s Youngest Generation Could Be A Problem For The GOP

Gen Z is growing up, and right now it looks solidly liberal.
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Wolf Blitzer presses GOP lawmaker on Pelosi

Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) discussed his thoughts on difference between President Trump's overseas trip amid the government shutdown and Speaker Pelosi's canceled congressional delegation.
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Judge Blocks Wisconsin GOP’s Early-Voting Restrictions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday struck down early-voting restrictions Wisconsin Republicans adopted in a December lame-duck legislative session, saying the limits are clearly similar to restrictions he blocked two years ago. Republicans voted in December to limit early voting to no more than two weeks before an election. The move came after a difficult midterm election in November in which the overwhelmingly Democratic cities of Madison and Milwaukee held early voting for six ...
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As Shutdown Drags On, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has One Simple Question

It is the 27th day of President Trump's temper tantrum government shutdown. TSA agents forced to work without pay are quitting their jobs, the national parks are a mess, and many federal workers are selling their stuff and living off crowdfunding.And New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is looking for Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose priority, rather than reopening the government, is an anti-abortion bill that would disproportionately affect lower-income women. At least it's on-b...
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House Rejects GOP Effort to Give Feds Their First Missed Paycheck But Continue the Shutdown

Republican amendment to a continuing resolution would have funded agencies until Jan. 15, thus providing the one check that has been missed so far.
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House Withdraws Passage Of Bill To Reopen Gov’t After GOPers Objected

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has withdrawn passage of a bill to reopen shuttered portions of the government and will vote again on the measure next week. The Democratic-controlled House passed the bill by voice vote on Thursday, but Republicans objected, saying they wanted a roll call tally. Democratic Rep. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina, who was presiding at the time, said he did not hear any Republicans request a roll call vote. After a flurry of objections from both sides, the House brie...
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Pennsylvania GOP congressman resigns

Rep. Tom Marino, a Pennsylvania Republican, announced Thursday he'll resign from Congress to pursue a private sector job, after just starting his fifth term in Congress.
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Opinion: Cracks emerging in GOP ranks over shutdown's toll

Something has gone wrong in the past 48 hours with Mitch McConnell's well-oiled Senate machine. Though the GOP majority leader eventually prevailed, 11 of his Republican colleagues stood on the Senate floor this week and voted to maintain sanctions on companies tied to Russian oligarch and President Vladimir Putin ally Oleg Deripaska, despite direct requests from the White House and McConnell.
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Cracks emerging in GOP ranks over shutdown's toll

Rick Wilson says Mitch McConnell's Republican senators are getting nervous. Their pollsters are telling them how bad this looks. Their consultants are describing the ads their opponents will run against them in 2020. Their economic analysts are predicting grim results with each passing day. Donald Trump's juvenile insistence that the taxpayers fund his ill-considered vanity wall on the US- Mexico border has left the government in shutdown and the GOP holding the bag.
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The 'most powerful man in politics,' demonized in this week’s dubious tabloids

If you roll up a copy of this week’s Globe tabloid into the shape of a seashell and hold it to your ear, you can hear the sound of President Trump screaming. Just because they’re packed with fact-challenged celebrity gossip doesn’t mean that the tabloids can’t give us insight into American politics. President Trump has long used the National Enquirer and Globe as mouthpieces for his thoughts, and this week it appears that trend continues. Just because Globe and National Enquirer chief David Pec...
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GOP Dismisses Suggestion That State Of Union Be Postponed

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen denied anyone’s safety is compromised.
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