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GOP Senator Reiterates Call On Masks: ‘I’ve Suggested The President Wear A Mask’

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on Tuesday doubled down on his call for everyone, including President Trump, to wear a mask to reduce the spread of COVID-19, during a Senate coronavirus hearing. On Sunday, Alexander told CNN that it would “help” if the President wore a mask to stop the political debate surrounding the matter as coronavirus cases surge in several cities. Alexander reiterated his mask-wearing demand again during a Senate coronavirus hearing two days later. Before issuing an opening ...
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McConnell Urges People To Wear Masks: ‘We Must Have No Stigma’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday jumped on the Republican bandwagon urging the public to continue wearing face masks as coronavirus cases surge in several states. During a Senate floor speech, McConnell sought to find a “middle ground” amid the pandemic, which includes wearing masks. President Trump has yet to wear a mask in public and has not encouraged the public to do so, though the White House says Trump has no issues with masks. “Until we have a safe and effective v...
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WH Still Won’t Explicitly Recommend Masks Even After Pence Encourages Wearing Them

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday continued deferring to local officials on mask-wearing requirements, even after Vice President Mike Pence finally encouraged people to wear facial coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19. When pressed on whether President Trump’s view on mask wearing has changed in light of increased coronavirus cases and city officials in Jacksonville, Florida — the site of the Republican National Convention in late August — announcing a new policy requi...
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GOP Sen: It’d Help If Trump Would Wear A Mask To ‘Get Rid Of This Political Debate’

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on Sunday said that it would would “help” if President Donald Trump wore a mask to stop the political debate surrounding the matter as coronavirus cases surge in several cities. Asked about seeing Trump rally attendees not wearing masks during a call aired on CNN Sunday, the chair of Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, said it’s up to the President to “lead more by example.” “I don’t expect the President to tell us what to do in that sense,” A...
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GOP Senator Urges Trump to Publicly Wear Mask: ‘Would Be a Sign of Strength’

Retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) implored President Donald Trump to publicly wear a mask on Sunday in order to cool the politicization of mask-wearing, appealing to the president’s vanity in the process.With coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surging across the nation and states pulling back on reopening their economies, Alexander was asked by CNN’s Manu Raju on Sunday morning about the president’s resistance to symbolically embrace a basic safety protocol.“You, I see you wearing your re...
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Senate narrowly rejects plan to require a warrant for Americans’ browsing data

Senators have narrowly rejected a bipartisan amendment that would have required the government first obtain a warrant before accessing Americans’ web browsing data. The amendment brought by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT) — just seven lines in length — would have forced the government to first establish probable cause — or reasonable suspicion of a crime — to obtain the warrant. That’s a far higher bar than what’s required under existing law, which under the Patriot Act permits...
Tags: Security, Nsa, Senate, Tech, United States, House, Edward Snowden, President, Web Browsing, Wyden, Patriot Act, Bernie Sanders, U.s. Government, Mass Surveillance, Ron Wyden, Steve Daines


Senate rejects plan to require a warrant for Americans’ web browsing data by one vote

Senators have narrowly rejected a bipartisan amendment that would have required the government first obtain a warrant before accessing Americans’ web browsing data. The amendment brought by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT) — just seven lines in length — would have forced the government to first establish probable cause — or reasonable suspicion of a crime — to obtain the warrant. That’s a far higher bar than what’s required under existing law, which under the Patriot Act permits...
Tags: Security, Nsa, Senate, Tech, United States, House, Edward Snowden, President, Web Browsing, Wyden, Patriot Act, Bernie Sanders, U.s. Government, Mass Surveillance, Ron Wyden, Steve Daines


Where Things Stand: Spiraling Out

CNN anchor Don Lemon went viral last week when he spoke directly to President Trump during a monologue on his show, asking the President why his predecessor seems to constantly get under his skin. The segment was notable as Lemon raised the massive elephant in the room — Obama is a successful black man — and called into question Trump’s ongoing attacks and criticism of people of color. I couldn’t help but rewatch the segment this weekend as Trump went on a Twitter tear over Obama’s remarks ab...
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Alexander: Even If It Weren’t An Election Year, I’d ‘Probably’ Still Vote Against Witnesses

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) insists that even if the Senate impeachment trial wasn’t happening during an election year, he would still vote against additional witnesses or document subpoenas. During an interview on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press,” Chuck Todd pressed Alexander on his Thursday night release announcing his vote against witnesses — which argued that the trial was too close to the 2020 election — by asking whether a witness vote itself would have been “helpful for the people to decide if ...
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McConnell Has The Votes To Block Witnesses At Trump Impeachment Trial

Senate Republicans secured the votes to block additional witnesses and documents for President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, with Sen. Lisa Murkwoski’s (R-AK) announcement Friday that she will oppose a measure seeking witnesses for the trial. With only two Republicans planning to join Democrats in a witness vote slated for Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will have the votes to move to the next phase of the trial without authorizing subpoenas House managers were seeki...
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Stay Tuned

Another 3 hours or so of senator questions this evening, then we are expecting to hear from Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on whether he will vote to hear witnesses. All the latest from the TPM team here. [Author: David Kurtz]
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Alexander’s ‘No’ Almost Guarantees Witness-less Senate Trial

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)’s announcement that he will not support additional witnesses or document subpoenas in the impeachment trial, almost guarantees that no witnesses will be called. At best, Democrats can hope for a 50-50 tie when the Senate votes Friday on a resolution on whether to allow for the House or Trump’s team to request witness or document subpoenas. There’s a chance that Chief Justice John Roberts — who is serving as the presiding officer, a role in other circumstances playe...
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Report: White House Braces For GOP Defections On Impeachment Witnesses

The White House is preparing for defections from Republican senators when it comes time to vote on calling witnesses to testify in the Senate impeachment trial, according to a new report. Per CBS News, senior White House officials have identified Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) as likely candidates, with Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) as additional possibilities in the mix. Last week, the Bangor Daily News report...
Tags: News, Cbs News, Senate, White House, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Collins, Witnesses, John Bolton, Mitch McConnell R Ky, Cory Gardner, Bangor Daily News, Sens Lisa Murkowski, Senate Republicans, Impeachment, Lamar Alexander R TN


Trump Squeezes Skittish 2020 Senate Republicans On Emergency Declaration

Damned if you do, tweeted at if you don’t. President Trump’s continued pressure on Republicans to stand with him on his emergency declaration and rejection of a GOP compromise has put those facing reelection in an impossible position — forcing them to choose between crossing their grudge-holding party leader or risking blowback from voters in their home states. Trump has gone on the warpath against the Republicans who disagree with him on the emergency declaration, increasingly attacking them ...
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More Republicans Cross Furious Trump On Border Emergency Declaration

Two more Senate Republicans pledged Thursday morning to vote against President Trump’s emergency declaration, all but guaranteeing that the Senate will pass a resolution disapproving of Trump’s border wall money grab. Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) both issued statements on Thursday lambasting Trump’s border wall declaration and pledging to vote with Democrats on an effort to undo the measure. Alexander called Trump’s declaration “dangerous precedent.” “Never before has a ...
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WH On Emergency Declaration: ‘Congress Is Still Unhappy For Some Reason’

White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley said Thursday that senators who vote to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of emergency on Thursday — as a majority of the body is expected to do — “stand in opposition to the American people.” In an interview on Fox News, Gidley asserted that, in declaring an emergency in order to obtain more funds than Congress had appropriated for a border wall, “ the President is literally using powers granted by Congress to enforce laws  passed by Congress.”...
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Gaming Out Whether Congress Will Buck Trump On His Emergency Declaration

The House will likely vote Tuesday to overturn President Trump’s emergency declaration. Then things get interesting. Senate Democrats are expected to introduce a near-identical resolution sometime this week, starting a legally mandated countdown that will likely force a Senate vote on the emergency declaration. This could mark the first time a significant number of Senate Republicans rebuke President Trump since he won office. Yet, there are two big questions hanging over the vote, the first ...
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Sen. Casey Snubbed As Trump Bars Him From Bill Signing, Stumps For His Opponent

In a clearly politically motivated snub, President Donald Trump left Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) off the invite list to a signing ceremony for a bill of which Casey is one of the original sponsors. To add insult to injury, Trump will also head out to Pennsylvania this week to bolster Casey’s lagging opponent, Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA). As first reported by the Harrisburg Patriot-News, Casey was the primary sponsor on the first update to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act since 2006....
Tags: News, White House, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump, Trump, Casey, Keystone State, Sens Patty Murray, Sen Bob Casey D Pa, Barletta, Livewire, Lou Barletta, Lamar Alexander R TN, Kate Riga, Carl D Perkins Career, Jacklin Rhoads


United States: Deal Or No Deal? Bipartisan ACA Agreement Faces Challenges. (Beltway Buzz - October 20, 2017) - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

A bipartisan agreement forged by senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) that would temporarily restore funding for cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) is in limbo
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United States: Deal Or No Deal? Bipartisan ACA Agreement Faces Challenges (Beltway Buzz, October 20, 2017) - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Deal or No Deal? Bipartisan ACA Agreement Faces Challenges. A bipartisan agreement forged by senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) that would temporarily restore .
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Bipartisan Health Care Bill Racks Up Cosponsors Despite Trump Opposition

Since President Trump moved last week to cut off cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurance companies, Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) have been furiously whipping votes on their respective sides of the aisle on a bipartisan bill to restore that funding and stabilize Obamacare’s vulnerable individual market. On Thursday, they took to the Senate floor to announce that they have secured 24 co-sponsors: 12 Democrats and 12 Republicans. If all Democrats back the proposa...
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How Trump's Obamacare Sabotage Sets Him Up For His Own Political Misery

President Donald Trump ended the months-long speculation on whether he would end Obamacare insurer subsidies that are the subject of GOP lawsuit, with an announcement Thursday he was ending them immediately, including a payment due this week. While the question of their legality was still being hashed out in court, Trump has made clear his convoluted political reasoning behind ending them: that it would put pressure on Democrats to cooperate with his attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act...
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Sanders-scare

Republican efforts to repeal and replace America’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) have featured one political miscalculation after another. After six-plus years of basing much of their electoral strategy on repealing Obamacare, the Republicans finally find themselves in control of both houses of Congress and the White House. After more than fifty Republican-led votes to repeal Obamacare—harmless while they were in the opposition—the consequences of repealing Obamac...
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The Enduring Significance of the Defeat of “Repeal and Replace”

     My friends are holding a New Year’s Eve Party tonight to ring in the new federal fiscal year.   At the stroke of midnight, in place of the Times Square ball, what will be dropping is the “reconciliation instruction” that Republicans gave themselves last winter to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   The Senate Parliamentarian’s ruling on this makes sense :   that instruction was contained in the budget resolution for fiscal year 2017, and Congress cannot even purport to improve th...
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Shivving Repeal, McCain Tells Congress To Return To Bipartisan Obamacare Fix

In his statement Friday sticking a knife in the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) pleaded with his colleagues—again—to return to following basic Senate lawmaking procedure and work together across the aisle. Specifically, he called for the resumption of negotiations between Democrats and Republicans on a bipartisan fix for Obamacare’s vulnerable markets that Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) abruptly called off earlier this week amid GOP fervor for anot...
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They're back!

     Defying the almost universal prediction of political observers, Senate Republicans are again making a concerted effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   The lead sponsors of this new effort are Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), a favorite of many liberals for his willingness to criticize President Trump, and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who had previously co-authored a plan to allow states to choose whether to continue the ACA or accept a block grant.   Far from being the moderate...
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GOP senator: Not even 40 votes to repeal

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) says there likely isn't enough Republican support to repeal Obamacare.
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DeVos Declines To Support For-Profit College Accountability Rules

Senate HELP committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and the Trump transition conspired to hold Betsy DeVos's confirmation hearing to be Secretary of Education at the bizarre early bird special time of 5 pm. Faced with a billionaire nominee who has financial investments in education companies, has favored privatization over public education, has failed to finalize the necessary paperwork with the Office of Government Ethics prior to her hearing, and has contributed millions to the Republican P...
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Key GOP Chair Is Slowly Getting His Way On Obamacare

On Tuesday night, HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) delivered the most detailed plan yet we've heard from a Republican since the election on how to repeal and replace Obamacare. Read More → [Author: Lauren Fox]
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Key GOP Chair Unveils Most Detailed Plan Yet To Repeal And Replace O'Care

A Senate committee chairman with Obamacare jurisdiction offered the most detailed plan we've seen since the election to repeal and replace the ACA, on the floor of the Senate Tuesday afternoon. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who has long advocated for a "simultaneous" approach to scrapping and replacing the Affordable Care Act, said that Republicans should be focused on repairing Obamacare's exchanges while building a new system to deliv...
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