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Republican senators float bill with protections for pre-existing conditions

Seeking to show Republicans' commitment to protecting those with pre-existing conditions, a group of GOP senators led by Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina is reviving and expanding a bill that would retain at least some of the protections built into Obamacare.
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Dems Face Uphill Slog To Win Senate In 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teresa Tomlinson is a former mayor of a mid-sized city with no national profile. Yet she hopes she’ll be national Democrats’ top recruit to run for the Senate from Georgia next year — if one of the party’s rising stars, Stacey Abrams, takes a pass. “I feel comfortable I’ll be their Plan B,” says Tomlinson, 54, the first female mayor of Columbus, a minority-majority community and one of Georgia’s largest cities. Nineteen months from Election Day, a political eternity during whic...
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Sen. Thom Tillis Flips On Trump’s Emergency Declaration After Opposing It

The North Carolinian backs off after writing an op-ed decrying "executive overreach" in Trump's push for a border wall.
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Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

By ALAN FRAM, LISA MASCARO and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON — The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal. The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump’s February proclamation of a border emergency, which he invoked to spend $3.6 billion more for border barriers than Co...
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12 Republicans Cross Trump As Senate Votes To Repeal Emergency Declaration

The Senate has voted to undo President Trump’s emergency declaration on the U.S.-Mexico border, the most high-profile and bipartisan rebuke of Trump’s presidency. Every Senate Democrat and a dozen Republicans joined together Thursday to pass a resolution disapproving of Trump’s attempts to seize money Congress appropriated for other purposes to build his wall. The final vote was 59-41. A number of senior Republicans who hadn’t voted against Trump on any previous major legislation broke with th...
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Trump, GOP watch for Tillis vote on border emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is watching him. Republicans in Washington and battleground North Carolina are taking note. And Sen. Thom Tillis is again in the tense middle of a test of how closely he’ll stand with President Donald Trump. “Just another day at the office,” Tillis, R-N.C., told reporters on the way into […]
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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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GOP senator says he'll vote against Trump's emergency

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis will vote in favor of a resolution against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the border, the North Carolinian wrote Monday in a Washington Post op-ed
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Republican senator says he'll vote against Trump's national emergency

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis will vote in favor of a resolution against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the border, the North Carolinian wrote Monday in a Washington Post op-ed
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Republican senator says he'll vote against Trump's national emergency

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis will vote in favor of a resolution against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the border, the North Carolinian wrote Monday in a Washington Post op-ed
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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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Feinstein Attacks Cotton’s ‘Ridiculous’ Claim She’ll Be Investigated

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) rolled her eyes at Sen. Tom Cotton’s (R-AR) “ridiculous” claim that she’ll be investigated on Monday, as many of Cotton’s GOP colleagues said they knew nothing about that claim. Cotton, a close and fierce ally to President Trump, said on Sunday that Feinstein’s office will be investigated to find out how Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh became public. The Intercept, which broke the story of the allegations, has said they didn’t ge...
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GOP Senators Go Kavanuts Over Supreme Court Nom After One-On-Ones

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has met privately with almost every Republican senator, it’s becoming increasingly clear President Donald Trump’s pick for the bench is running into little GOP resistance to confirmation this fall. The conservative appellate judge is breezing past swirling questions over his views on executive power and his approach to gay marriage, abortion and other legal issues. Kavanaugh left some Republicans with the impression that his earlie...
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When Markets Misbehave, Send the Marines! (World governments get a case of bioeconomy interventionitis)

The European Court of Justice has ruled that organisms altered via genome editing are GMOs and subject to GMO regulation in Europe, including warning labels for foods.   And in the US, President Trump announced $12 billion in relief for farmers impacted by the Administration’s trade policies in a move that was sharply criticized by Republican farm-state lawmakers, and US conservatives. As Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips acidly observed, “The US is essentially borrowing from Ch...
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GOP senators introduce legislation to stop family separation

GOP Sen. Thom Tillis announced legislation from a group of Republican senators that would stop the separation of immigrant children from their parents, according to a statement from his office that came right as Trump signed an executive order reversing the practice.
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Trump picks acting director Robert Wilkie to head Veterans Affairs

By ZEKE MILLER, HOPE YEN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday he has chosen Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department, a surprise announcement that appeared to catch Wilkie off guard. Wilkie, a former Pentagon undersecretary for personnel and readiness, has led the department since Trump fired David Shulkin in March amid an ethics scandal and mounting rebellion within the building. Trump r...
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MPAA Chairman Charles Rivkin, Hollywood Studios to Host GOP Senators for Fundraiser (EXCLUSIVE)

MPAA chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin and Hollywood’s major studios are hosting a fundraiser for Republican senators on Wednesday in Los Angeles at the home of Frank Luntz, the pollster and public opinion expert. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nevada), and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) are expected at the event, with tickets priced […]
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There's an open secret about Cambridge Analytica in the political world that sheds new light on the Facebook data scandal

The Cambridge Analytica scandal is roiling the tech and political worlds. But in politics, many have said the company over-promised and under-delivered. "As a data company that promised that extra secret sauce data was going to be a breakthrough, they didn't really provide that," one campaign operative told Business Insider. As Sen. Ted Cruz mounted a bid for the presidency in 2016, a nascent, data-obsessed company presented his campaign with an intriguing proposition. They had a "secret sa...
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The Saturday Monk’s Brunch: December 9, 2017

Welcome to the refectory, iMonks! Time for another edition of our Saturday Brunch. We are in the Advent season and just marked St. Nicholas Day on Dec. 6. But beware! There are many imposters out there — RUN! He doesn’t know the difference between homoousios and homoiousios! He’s NOT St. Nick! • • • THE POPE WANTS TO CHANGE THE LORD’S PRAYER? Andrew Perriman reports that the Pope has a problem with the traditional wording of the Lord’s Prayer. The Catholic Church is unhappy with the line “...
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Graham: Nobody In 'Their Right Mind At White House' Would Replace Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats — and a few Republicans — in Congress have a clear message for President Donald Trump: Don’t mess with Robert Mueller. Concerned that the president may fight back after Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling led to two indictments and a guilty plea for his former advisers Monday, top Democrats laid down a marker for the president, who earlier in the year criticized Mueller and the probe. “The President must not, under any circumstances and in any way, interfere...
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GOP senator brings popcorn to lunch with Trump and Corker

Sen. Thom Tillis went to a lunch with Republican lawmakers carrying a bag of popcorn, ready for President Donald Trump's visit to Capitol Hill after he feuded with Sen. Bob Corker Tuesday morning.
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Senator brought popcorn to GOP lunch with Trump

Sen. Thom Tillis went to a lunch with Republican lawmakers carrying a bag of popcorn, ready for President Donald Trump's visit to Capitol Hill after he feuded with Sen. Bob Corker Tuesday morning.
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Senators move to protect special counsel in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are moving to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s job, putting forth new legislation that aims to ensure the integrity of current and future independent investigations. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware plan to introduce the legislation Thursday. […]
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Bipartisan Senate bill aims to protect special counsel’s job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are moving to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s job, putting forth new legislation that aims to ensure the integrity of current and future independent investigations. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware plan to introduce the legislation Thursday. […]
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Advocacy Groups: Senators Should Say 'No' To Trump Immigration Pick

As President Trump’s pick to lead the agency that approves immigration petitions heads towards likely confirmation, more than 300 advocacy organizations are urging the Senate to oppose it, citing ProPublica’s examination of the nominee’s record. Lee Francis Cissna, a veteran policymaker, was nominated in February to lead the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the sprawling agency that handles applications for green cards, citizenship, visas, asylum and the controversial deportation prote...
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In Private, Trump Rages Against Russian Lawyer Scandal Involving Son

WASHINGTON (AP) — The snowballing revelations about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer during last year’s presidential campaign have broadsided the White House, distracting from its agenda as aides grapple with a crisis involving the president’s family. The public has not laid eyes on the president since his return from Europe Saturday. But in private, Trump has raged against the latest Russia development, with most of his ire directed at the media, not his son, according to people...
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At Least 16 Die In Military Plane Crash In Rural Mississippi

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard in a fiery wreck and spreading debris for miles, officials said. Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle told reporters at a briefing late Monday that 16 bodies had been recovered after the KC-130 spiraled into the ground about 85 miles (135 kilometers) north of Jackson in the Mississippi Delta. A witness said some bodies w...
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At Least 16 Killed In Military Plane Crash In Rural Mississippi

A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people in a fiery wreck and spreading debris for miles, officials said.Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle told reporters at a briefing late Monday that 16 bodies had been recovered after the KC-130 spiraled into the ground about 85 miles north of Jackson in the Mississippi Delta. A witness said some bodies were found more than a mile from the crash site.M...
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Trump's Response To Disaster Relief Raises Alarms

After last fall’s devastating Hurricane Matthew, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign headed to North Carolina towns ravaged by the disaster with around $29,000 worth of emergency supplies in tow.  The October delivery, led by Trump daughter-in-law Lara Trump, made for a nice photo op that the candidate, who was not present at the event, shared on his Twitter account.  Thank you @TrumpWomensTour!#MakeAmericaGreatAgain pic.twitter.com/R4oxaHpsAB— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 20...
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Sen. Thom Tillis Posts Video After Race Collapse: 'I'm Fine'

Update 10:11 a.m.: North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis posts Twitter video after race collapse, says he was overheated and “I’m fine.” I'm doing well. Looking forward to getting back to work. Thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes. #CapChallenge pic.twitter.com/uQGQp85qzR — Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) May 17, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina collapsed during a Washington, D.C., race Wednesday morning and was taken away by ambulance. Till...
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