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Mitch McConnell announces Senate will delay start of August recess
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that the Senate will break with longstanding precedent and delay the start of its August recess until the third week of the month in order to continue to work on health care, tax reform and budget matters The decision will eat into
Snap-happy lawmakers celebrate National Selfie Day
Snap-happy lawmakers took to Twitter Wednesday to celebrate National Selfie Day. Ivanka Trump , in particular, made a cameo in a couple of selfies, including one taken by Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., who admitted that she got a primer in selfie-taking from her grandchildren. "My Grandkids taught me
'This Week' Transcript 5-7-2017: Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. Susan Collins
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR 'THIS WEEK' on May 7, 2017 and it will be updated. STEPHANOPOULOS: President Trump is up and tweeting this morning. Just out a few moments ago, he said, "Republican senators will not let the American people down. Obamacare premiums and deductibles are way up. It was a
Whistleblowers: US Gave Visas to Suspected Forgers, Fraudsters, Criminals
Officials overseeing a federal program that offers an immigration short-cut to wealthy foreign investors have ignored pointed warnings from federal agents and approved visas for some immigrants suspected of having committed fraud, money laundering, and even one applicant with alleged ties to a
Election 2014 Scorecard: How 6 Potential 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates Fared on the Campaign Trail
We know that Election Day 2014 left the Democrats seeing red. But with midterms behind us, the focus now shifts to 2016. The midterms gave potential 2016 nominees a chance to hit the campaign trail early – for other candidates, of course. Bill and Hillary...
President Obama Admits 'Republicans Had a Good Night'
A day after Republicans took control of the Senate and gained seats in the House, President Obama today admitted the GOP “had a good night" on Tuesday. “Obviously, Republicans had a good night and they deserve credit for running good campaigns,” the president said during a news conference in the
2014 Midterm Elections: Republicans Take Control of Senate and House
Sen. Mitch McConnell likely to take over as majority leader as Democrats lose out.
A Fresh Blast of Discontent Reshapes the Political Order
A fresh blast of public discontent reshaped American politics yet again in the 2014 midterm elections, handing the Republican Party control of the Senate and its largest house majority in 86 years. Its source: Seemingly unending economic woe – and the political discord it fuels....
Senate Elections 2014: Republicans Seize Control of the Senate
Republicans handed a major defeat to President Obama and Senate Democrats on Tuesday night when they seized control of the Senate by flipping at least seven seats from the Democratic to the GOP column. Republicans secured victory in seven states where Democrats currently hold seats -– Arkansas,
Dems Chance at Senate Control Fades With Colorado Projection
Republican Gardner is projected to take Colorado Senate seat away from Incumbent Democrat Udall.