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House narrowly passes budget with opposition from some blue state Republicans
House Republicans narrowly approved the Senate-passed budget resolution Thursday, clearing a procedural hurdle and allowing the House of Representatives to take up a tax overhaul. The bill passed 216–212, with all Democrats and some Republicans opposing the measure. Speaker Paul Ryan cast a rare
Democrats' disputes simmer after special election losses
Democrats were left picking up the pieces after spending millions of dollars from the party’s war chest to back a young candidate in a traditionally red district outside Atlanta and pushing hard for their base of supporters from around the country to donate to him too. The loss in the high-profile,
Trump 'partially to blame' for polarization, GOP Rep. Mark Sanford says
In the wake of the tragedy that unfolded yesterday at a GOP members baseball practice, one Republican congressman is arguing that the president is "partially to blame" for the severe divide in politics currently plaguing the nation. "I would argue that the President is at least in partially --
The Note: Flynn’s got a story to tell
TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS with ABC’s RICK KLEIN and SHUSHANNAH WALSHE Day No. 71 THE BIG STORY : “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it.” That statement by the attorney for President Trump’s former national security adviser raises a host of questions about what
GOP health care bill advances despite opposition from conservatives
The House Budget Committee narrowly advanced the GOP health care plan Thursday morning despite "no" votes by three conservatives on the panel, underscoring Republicans' disagreements over the legislation as it moves closer to a vote on the House floor. The budget panel by a 19-17 vote passed the
South Carolina Election Results
Voters in the state of South Carolina are heading to the polls on Election Day 2016. There are nine electoral votes at stake in South Carolina in the presidential race. The Palmetto State is notable for its large proportion of Christian evangelical voters on the Republican side and African American
Crossing the Aisle: Growing Number of Republicans Won't Back Trump
Hewlett-Packard CEO and prominent Republican donor Meg Whitman announced today that she will vote for Hillary Clinton in November. Whitman adds her voice to a growing chorus of those on the right who are voting across the aisle, abstaining from voting, or leaving the party rather than vote for GOP
Donald Trump Says He'll Protect Constitution's 'Article XII'
For Donald Trump the Constitution is yugeand a lot bigger than it actually is. Trump told House Republicans Thursday he will make sure to protect the Constitution if he becomes president -- including a non-existent Article XII. The presumptive GOP nominee, who was on Capitol Hill Thursday to charm
Walter Scott Remembered at Funeral, Week After Fatal Shooting
The family and friends of Walter Scott are remembering him today, one week after he was shot and killed by a police officer. The funeral for Scott, 50, was held at the W.O.R.D. Ministries Christian Center in Summerville, South Carolina , about 20 miles away from North Charleston where Scott was
Rep. Mark Sanford Splits With Argentine 'Soul Mate'
Rep. Mark Sanford has decided to “call off” his engagement to the Argentine “soul mate” he had a intercontinental, extra-marital affair with as governor in 2009. The announcement of the split with Maria Belen Chapur was buried in a 2,349-word Friday Facebook post responding to...