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Senators call meeting with Ivanka Trump a 'good start'
After a rare appearance on Capitol Hill by first daughter Ivanka Trump on Tuesday, senators emerged from their closed-door get-together calling it “a great start” and a “first step” in paving the way ahead for legislation that will help Americans receive paid family leave and affordable child care.
Senate Republicans defend absence of women in health care working group
Members of the main Senate Republican group on health care legislation responded Tuesday to criticism that they are insufficiently including Republican women, but some of the least concerned members were Senate Republican women themselves. While the group’s 13 senators have only met a handful of
Ivanka Trump hosted lawmakers at White House last week for meeting on childcare tax proposal, paid leave
Ivanka Trump hosted Republican members of Congress at the White House last week to discuss some of her personal legislative priorities -- a childcare tax proposal and paid maternity leave , according to a White House official and a Senate GOP aide. It is unusual for the child of a president -- with
Republicans in Tight Races More Likely to Abandon Donald Trump
While Donald Trump’s non-traditional presidential campaign has attracted its share of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans alike, recent controversies, like the discovery of a video in which Trump is captured making disparaging remarks about women and subsequent claims of sexual assault
The Note: More Troubles for Trump
NOTABLES --2 WOMEN CLAIM TRUMP TOUCHED THEM INAPPROPRIATELY: Two women have alleged that Donald Trump once groped them, according to a New York Times report published Wednesday. The Times spoke with Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks, both of whom claim that years ago they were touched by the
ANALYSIS: A Splintered Republican Party Stumbles Down Home Stretch
In a secret call with top officials Monday, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus described the GOP’s relationship with its nominee’s beleaguered presidential campaign as “fully engaged” and “together at all levels.” But behind closed doors with members of the U.S. House, Speaker
Republican Senators Who Urged Donald Trump to Step Aside Support Him Again
Two Republican senators who turned against Donald Trump after the release of a damning 2005 video appear to have reversed their positions. The first to do was Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska, who had called for Trump to step aside and cede the GOP nomination to his running mate, Gov. Mike Pence. She
Jon Stewart Chases Down A Sitting Senator Over 9/11 Health Bill
Jon Stewart chases down Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, to get her support for a health bill for 9/11 first responders.
Seasoned Senators Dole Out Advice: Avoid Mistakes And Dungeon Offices
Everyone’s a newbie at some point in their Senate career. After years on Capitol Hill , senators have come to learn a thing or two about surviving in the halls of Congress. As 12 senators-elect learned their way around the halls of the Senate this week during freshman orientation, several senators
Republicans Accuse Democrats of Using Hobby Lobby Fallout to 'Score Election Year Points'
Republicans fired back today at Democrats’ plans to counter the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision that allows a contraception exclusion for closely-held companies with religious beliefs, saying they will propose a measure of their own. It was a dose of election year reality, dashing ...