Republican-led Senate takes first step to repeal ‘Obamacare’

Congress is poised to complete its initial step toward dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law, as Republicans divided over how to replace it face pressure from Donald Trump for quick action. By a near party-line 51-48 vote early Thursday, the GOP-run Senate approved a budget that eases the way for action on subsequent repeal legislation as soon as next […]

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Republican proposes charging anti-Trump protesters with ‘economic terrorism’

A Republican state lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow authorities to charge protesters with committing “economic terrorism.” Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen proposed the bill Wednesday that would also allow authorities to charge protesters with felonies for a range of other crimes already on the books. “I respect the right to protest, but when it endangers people’s lives […]

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The Growing Republican Chorus: If Clinton Wins, She Should Be Impeached

The chairman of the House Oversight and Investigations committee last week promised that a Hillary Clinton presidency would be a nonstop parade of investigations. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said his staff has already assembled two years’ worth of material — enough to consume the entire 115th Congress. But if other Republicans have their way, Clinton might not even remain in office […]

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Ryan: Republicans should follow ‘conscience’ on Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republican lawmakers should follow their conscience in deciding whether or not to support Donald Trump, the GOP’s presumptive nominee for president. The Wisconsin Republican told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that “the last thing I would do is tell anybody to do something that’s contrary to their conscience. Of course I wouldn’t do that.” Ryan, who […]

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How Donald Trump Crushed the Republican Establishment

It’s been 11 months since the escalator ride that changed the world. When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency it was derided, laughed at. Newsweek took it more seriously but not everyone did. Even after Trump quickly vaulted ahead in public opinion polls, he was mocked, ridiculed, dismissed. Commentators said he’d never actually file the financial forms needed […]

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