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The GOP Remains Loyal To Corporations And Lobbying Groups Over Americans. COVID Hasn’t Changed That. 

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. COVID-19 relief negotiations have completely stalled in the Senate, as Republicans remain hellbent on protecting corporations at the expense of the American people and undermining democracy by blocking funding for the Postal Service and election administration. Indeed, the bill they are using as a baseline, the HEALS Act, reveals much about their core priorities and even more about why Democrats should be relentless in ...
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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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Trump Already Has A Running List Of Who Could Potentially Replace Pompeo

Although Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denies that he is running for Senate next year, that hasn’t stopped competition within the Trump administration over who would replace him as the nation’s top diplomat. According to a Washington Post report Thursday, given the mixed signals Pompeo has displayed regarding a potential Kansas Senate run — such as his multiple visits to his home state this year and an appearance with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at the University of Louisvil...
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You May Get Your Chance to Vote Michael Bloomberg for President

Opinion By Larry Keane Michael Bloomberg image NSSF USA – -( If you thought Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke’s public pledge to confiscate AR-15’s was bold and shocking, buckle up for billionaire Michael Bloomberg. He’s again toying with a run at the White House and if he does, he’s already poured millions into turning elections into anti-gun referendums. This run would be his all-out blitzkrieg against guns. The former New York City mayor, who has switched political parties quic...
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Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio weren't convinced by reports of a pullback in Syria. The reports are based off a White House statement.

An official White House statement apparently isn't enough proof for some people in this day and age.Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) are clearly not thrilled with the White House's decision to pull troops from northern Syria and subsequently allow Turkey to launch an invasion in the region. The move potentially gives Ankara an opening to battle with Kurdish-led forces there, who were long the U.S.'s strongest ally in the battle against the Islamic State. Rubio c...
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Senate Confirms Former Oil, Gas Lobbyist David Bernhardt To Lead Interior

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to lead the department on a permanent basis, despite complaints by Democrats that the former oil and gas lobbyist has used his federal position to benefit former industry clients. The Senate voted 56-41 to approve Bernhardt’s nomination to oversee the country’s public lands and resources. He succeeds Ryan Zinke, who resigned in January amid a series of ethics investigations. Bernhardt represented energy ...
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Trump says move to make daylight saving time 'permanent is O.K. with me!'

Last week, Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, along with Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., re-introduced a bill to make DST permanent nationwide.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump Endorses Permanent Daylight Savings Time

President Trump on Monday threw his support behind efforts to keep the United States permanently on daylight saving time, which took effect Sunday morning. "Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is O.K. with me!" Trump tweeted. The Hill reports: California and several other states are considering measures that would end the biannual clock changes between standard and daylight saving time. Three GOP lawmakers from Florida introduced legislation in Congress this month that would end the November c...
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Trump says move to make daylight saving time 'permanent' is 'O.K. with me!'

Last week, Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, along with Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., re-introduced a bill to make DST permanent nationwide.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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GOP Revolts: Rubio, Paul Come Out Against National Emergency Declaration

Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rand Paul (R-KY) came out against President Donald Trump’s intention to declare a national emergency Thursday after voting against the funding bill. Rubio expressed his disapproval in a statement. “We have a crisis at our southern border, but no crisis justifies violating the Constitution,” Rubio wrote. “Today’s national emergency is border security. But a future president may use this exact same tactic to impose the Green New Deal. I will wait to see what statuto...
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Judicial Nom With Record Hostile To Voting Rights Moves Closer To Confirmation

Thomas Farr, a Trump judicial nominee whose record on voting rights and other civil rights issues has come under scrutiny, moved one step closer to confirmation Wednesday with the Senate advancing his nomination in a procedural vote. Vice President Mike Pence was at the Capitol Thursday to break a 50-50 tie on moving Farr’s nomination forward. All 49 Senate Democrats are opposed to Farr, and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) voted “no” as part of his vow to stymie all judicial nominees until there is a ...
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White House Vows ‘Stern’ Action Over Saudi Journalist If Needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is brushing aside threats by Saudi Arabia that it may economically retaliate for any U.S. punitive action imposed over the suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, pledging a “swift, open, transparent investigation” into his disappearance. Two leading Republican senators said Congress stands ready to act, including a possible halt of military sales, if President Donald Trump doesn’t. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow declined to speculate on wh...
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Senators urge tough US response over missing Saudi writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading Senate Republicans on Sunday threatened tough punitive action by Congress against Saudi Arabia, including a possible halt of military sales, if missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was indeed killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. As Saudi Arabia warned of possible economic retaliation of its own, Sens. Marco Rubio and Jeff […]
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Google launched a slew of new hardware products on Tuesday, including its latest flagship smartphones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. There was also a new tablet, the Pixel Slate, and a new Google Home speaker. Bloomberg has doubled down on its reporting that China compromised server firm Supermicro in a major supply chain hack. Bloomberg reported that an unnamed US telecoms firm found and removed compromised hardware, citing se...
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A bipartisan pair of senators want more answers from the company accused of selling Apple and Amazon data servers compromised by Chinese spies

Sens. Marco Rubio and Richard Blumenthal sent a letter to Supermicro, the motherboard supplier named in a recent bombshell Bloomberg report on Chinese infiltration. Rubio and Blumenthal requested the company send information regarding microchips allegedly placed onto equipment by Chinese government officials that was then sold to tech giants like Apple and Amazon as well as government contractors. While Apple and Amazon have both strongly denied the report, Rubio and Blumenthal felt the import...
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A New CDC Registry to Help Researchers Learn More About Firefighters and Cancer

A new law aims to fight cancer diagnoses among firefighters. The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act will require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a voluntary registry to collect data on cancer rates. The results will be made public for researchers. Democratic U.S Sen. Sherrod Brown, who brought the bill to Congress, said the CDC will develop strategies to use the data to spur research. "We need to learn why firefighters are at such high risk," Brown said. "We need to know mo...
Tags: Congress, Cdc, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Brown, Lisa Murkowski, Sens Marco Rubio, Democratic U S Sen Sherrod Brown, Tyler Thompson

Facing critics over Putin summit, Trump wants to meet again

By ZEKE MILLER, KEN THOMAS and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants another meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin to start implementing ideas they discussed in Helsinki, casting the summit as a starting point for progress on a number of shared concerns. Pushing back against criticism of his Putin meeting, Trump accused the news media of trying to provoke a confrontation with Moscow that could lead to war, although concerns about the meeting have been raised by ...
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Stop states from punishing workers over student loans

Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, have teamed up to end the abusive practice in which states authorize the restriction of occupational and driver’s licenses simply because a person defaulted on their student loans. “It makes no sense to revoke a professional license from someone who is trying to pay their student loans,” said Rubio. “Our bill would fix this ‘catch-22’ and ensure that borrowers are able to continue working to pay off their loans.” The legislatio...
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McConnell Wants Mueller Probe To ‘Wrap Up,’ Falls In Line With Trump

Going a step further than he has before, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that it’s time to “wrap up” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, falling into lockstep with Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan, according to a Friday Washington Examiner report. “What I think about the Mueller investigation is, they ought to wrap it up,” he said on a Washington Examiner podcast. “It’s gone on seemingly forever, and I don’t know how much more they think they can ...
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Read and watch the full CNN town hall

Survivors of the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, took center stage at a CNN town hall Wednesday in Sunrise, Florida. The students, their parents and teachers asked frank questions of Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, Rep. Ted Deutch, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch.
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Tax bill drama: Rubio threatens a 'no' vote, Lee a maybe unless child credit is expanded

Sens. Marco Rubio and Mike Lee are pushing for a more generous child tax credit, an issue also sought by Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Republican senators support disciplined Air Force colonel

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of U.S. senators have signed a letter in support of an officer who says he was wrongly disciplined after refusing to sign a certificate of appreciation to the same-sex spouse of a retiring master sergeant. Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz of Texas and Roy Blunt of Missouri […]
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Newly Unveiled Senate GOP Tax Plan Has Stark Differences From House Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping tax legislation from Senate Republicans includes a one-year delay in plans for a major corporate tax cut despite strident opposition from the White House and others in their own party. Their bill would leave the prized mortgage interest deduction untouched for homeowners in a concession to the powerful real estate lobby but would ignore a House compromise on the hot-button issue of state and local tax deductions. On the other side of the Capitol on Thursday, the House ...
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Low-Income Households Would Get Little Under Trump's 'Largest Tax Cut' Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Americans “the largest tax cut in our country’s history.” But for low-income households, Trump’s plan would amount to crumbs. The poorest would get an average tax cut of about $60 a year, according to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center. Middle-income families would get about $300 on average. “There’s no significant benefit for low-income families,” said Elaine Maag, a senior research associate at the Tax Policy Center. “It’s important because w...
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What You Should Know About One Of The Most Powerful Women In The Trump Administration

President Trump may be making his debut at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, but in many ways, this is Nikki Haley's week.The U.S. ambassador to the UN has pulled her weight over the last eight months, becoming one of the most powerful women in the Trump administration. And there's little doubt that her role in Trump's Cabinet will keep elevating her profile as a Republican.Early in her political career, Haley was branded a "rising star" in the Republican party — code for...
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Employees Of The Mormon Church Now Get Paid Maternity Leave

As the debate surrounding federally guaranteed paid leave rages on, private institutions have been left to their own devices. And on Wednesday, the Mormon Church released a plan to offer its full-time employees paid parental leave.The new employee benefits offer women who give birth six weeks of paid maternity leave and adoptive mothers one week, The Washington Post reports. Fathers now also have one week of paid leave when having or adopting a new child.The Mormon Church follows a few other re...
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Friday Round-Up: Ocwen’s Scandalous Charges, Senators’ NBS Concerns

It’s not every week that the phrase “Spearmint Rhino Gentleman’s Club” appears in a Reverse Mortgage Daily post, so let’s get right into the biggest headlines from the week that was, from accusations about auditors making it rain at strip clubs to serious questions about the language in President Trump’s proposed HUD budget. Ocwen’s Spicy Accusations Against Auditors, Walter’s Accounting Woes — Ocwen Financial Corporation has certainly had a rough few months, but the embattled servicer came out ...
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Betsy DeVos and her big-giving relatives: Family qualifies as GOP royalty

Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick to head the Education Department, and her husband Dick at a 2015 game of the DeVos family-owned Orlando Magic. Betsy and her relatives have given at least $20.2 million to federal-level candidates and committees since 1989. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) by Jack Noland and Anna Massoglia It's no secret that Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Education Department, is a political fundraising juggernaut. Her contributions to candidates and sch...
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Anti-Trump Republicans Begrudgingly Admit Defeat

Prominent Republicans who opposed Donald Trump throughout his campaign offered support for the president-elect in the wake of his big win. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) voted for independent conservative presidential hopeful Evan McMullin over Trump, whom he once referred to as a “jackass.” But after the real estate mogul cinched victory early Wednesday, Graham offered congratulations and vowed to help him “to the extent that I can.” My statement on the 2016 Presidential election.
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Top Republicans Are 'Sickened' By Trump -- But Support Him Anyway

Prominent Republicans are once again finding themselves criticizing their party’s presidential nominee ― but not actually withdrawing their support for him.  on Friday published a leaked video in which Donald Trump bragged about groping women and hitting on a married woman. “I am automatically attracted to beautiful women. I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss, I don’t even wait,” Trump said in a 2005 conversation with “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush. “Grab them by the pu...
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