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Donald Trump's Impact on Down-Ticket Races Is Already Showing
Donald Trump 's likely presidential nomination could have a trickle-down effect for other political races this cycle. The impact of likely having Trump at the top of the ballot come November is already being used as a weapon in some races, and apparently has at least one senior Republican concerned
Donald Trump Opponents Ramp Up Ad Spending Using Controversial Comments
Opponents are ramping up their efforts to use Donald Trump 's words about women, race and other topics against him. The real estate mogul's at-times controversial statements about women have already been featured in digital and television ads by candidates and outside groups, but now the money
Senators Introduce Legislation to Lift Cuba Travel Ban
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation today that would end the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba -– the first legislation to be introduced this year following President Obama’s executive action to start opening diplomatic relations with Cuba. “We’ve tried this current policy that
Mitt, We Meet Again
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ROMNEY PORTRAYS HILLARY CLINTON AS ‘CLUELESS’: Mitt Romney spoke about poverty in a speech in the nation’s poorest state last night while directly taking aim at Hillary Clinton, saying she “cluelessly pressed a reset button for Russia.” At Mississippi
Senate Clears Way to OK Drone Memo Author's Nomination
The Senate cleared a key procedural hurdle Wednesday on the judicial nomination of David Barron, the former Justice Department lawyer who authored memos providing legal justification for using drone strikes against U.S. citizens. The Senate voted 52-43 to invoke cloture on Barron’s nomination to ...
Cuts in Food Stamps, Farm Subsidies Seal Deal After 2 Year Fight
The Senate gave final approval today to a new five-year Farm Bill, a massive spending measure of nearly $1 trillion that brings sweeping change to agriculture, dairy, conservation and food programs. The bill passed with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 68 to 32, bringing a...
Military Action in Syria: Where the Senate Stands
The ABC News political unit has put together a “whip count” of how senators are likely to vote on the Syria resolution. The count is based on public statements, interviews with aides, and statements from Tuesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing — and it could...
Strange Bedfellows Week In Washington (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES GUN CONTROL’S DYNAMIC DUO: Sens. Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey announced a bipartisan compromise yesterday seeking to expand background checks for the sale of guns — both at gun shows and online — that could help break the impasse in...
Report Grades Lawmakers on Voting Records Based on 'Inequality'
Who in Congress supports the "1 percent" or "99 percent"? The liberal think tank Institute for Policy Studies looked at 40 pieces of legislation in the past two years that it believes supported either "greater inequality" or "reduced inequality" and graded the lawmakers who voted on them based on