Republicans jolted by and Democrats wary of, Trump’s overtures to opposing party

Political tremors seized both major parties on Thursday in the wake of President Trump’s sudden alignment with congressional Democrats, leaving Republicans alarmed about the unraveling of their relationship with the White House and uncertain about the prospects for their policy ambitions this fall. In the span of 48 hours, Trump cut a deal with Democrats to keep the government funded […]

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Senate passes $15B disaster aid measure, debt limit increase

The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly backed a $15.3 billion aid package for victims of Harvey, nearly doubling President Donald Trump’s emergency request, and adding a deal between Trump and Democrats to increase America’s borrowing authority and fund the government. The 80-17 vote sends the massive package to the House for a Friday vote, with emergency accounts running out of money […]

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Trump to DACA recipients: “You have nothing to worry about”

President Trump on Thursday appeared to reassure beneficiaries of the Deferred Action in Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that they shouldn’t worry about their future. Mr. Trump tweeted that DACA recipients have “nothing to worry about” despite the fact that his administration is phasing out the program and a series of talking points advised them to self-deport. Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump For […]

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There’s A Potential Crack In Trump’s Base: Supporters Who Once Voted For Obama

Very few Americans outright regret their votes in last year’s election. But such regrets, new data reveals, are highest among voters who may now make up the most tenuous part of the base that swept Donald Trump into office: those who supported Barack Obama in 2012. “I’m off that boat,” said Hildegarde Evans, a registered Democrat from Sacramento, California, who supported Obama in 2012. She says she […]

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Dem activists warn against impeachment talk on Russia

Democratic lawmakers are being advised by a network of progressive activists trying – for the first time – to coordinate the party’s messaging on the special counsel investigation of President Trump’s Russia ties. A core piece of advice: Do not “invoke impeachment.” The guidance comes from a memo funded by groups, including MoveOn.org, Stand Up America, Public Citizen and the Indivisible […]

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Health Care Reform Flatlined. But Lawmakers Aren’t Giving Up

Republican plans to replace Obamacare are fading fast, but that doesn’t mean Congress is done with health care. On Wednesday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee kicks off the first of four scheduled hearings this month examining the individual health care market with the goal of producing a bipartisan bill that makes modest fixes. Ideas on the table […]

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