Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
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Democrats must stump Trump by overhauling job-devouring trade deals Indeed, opposition by a majority of Democrats in Congress has slowed down President Obama's efforts to pass another bad trade ... cost millions of good-paying jobs and exacerbated the environmental threats to the planet. The penalty for such actions ... 04/29/2016 - 11:26 am | View Link
Democrats turn up the heat on Republicans to act on Zika Last week, bipartisan Senate negotiators reported they were narrowing in on a deal to provide a little more than half of President Barack Obama's request ... They're not doing their jobs," Schumer said. Sen Dick Durbin of Illinois, the assistant Democratic ... 04/25/2016 - 6:00 pm | View Link
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It’s now been 45 days since I nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Judge Garland is a man of experience, integrity, and unimpeachable qualifications. Judge Garland is someone who Senate Republicans are on record saying is “a man of accomplishment and keen intellect;” a man who’s “honest and capable;” a man whose “reputation is beyond reproach.” Those are all quotes from Republicans in the Senate.
But so far, most Senate Republicans have refused to even meet with Judge Garland. Which means they’ve also refused to do their job and hold a hearing on his nomination, or an up-or-down vote. But they’ve still found time to head home for recess over the next week.
Yeah, those two paragraphs above pretty much sum up President Obama’s exasperation with the Republican-majority Senate, and he expressed those sentiments quite freely in this morning’s weekly address.
“This is an abdication of the Senate’s responsibility,” he declared, and cited Garland’s impressive resume.
The Invictus Games are coming to America.
The inaugural Invictus Games in London 2014 used the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women. The Invictus Games Foundation has been set up to develop this legacy, manage the process of selecting the hosts of future games and oversee their delivery.
Welcome to the latest edition in our war on voting series, a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades.
U. S. District Court Judge Thomas D. Schroeder, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled in favor of North Carolina’s new voting law Monday, prompting plaintiffs in the case to say they would immediately appeal.
Trump ally Roger Stone is very afraid. Very, very afraid. This bout of gut-wrenching fear on Stone's part stems from his worry that martial law will be invoked to deny everyone the right to elect a new President in November.
This is some bizarre thinking right here, but it gives you a window into Stone's own modus operandi.
On Wednesday, Donald Trump’s confidant Roger Stone appeared on Alex Jones’ conspiracy theory radio show, where Jones and a caller asked if “the establishment” could pull off a stunt — such as deliberately crashing the economy or faking an attempt on President Obama’s life — to postpone the election in a last-ditch effort to stop Trump.
Stone, naturally, agreed with their fears: “I think they’re capable of anything, including martial law.”
Jones said nefarious actors may try to thwart Trump because they know he is a candidate who “unites us all.”
“What would you be doing if you were them?” he asked Stone.
Stone replied: “Well, they could stage an international incident in which everybody has to rally around the president and then use that as a pretext to cancel the election.”
It's telling that Stone would reveal his own strategy for how he'd cancel the election.
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In the swing states that matter most in the presidential race, Donald Trump doesn’t have a prayer against Hillary Clinton in the general election.
That’s according to top operatives, strategists and activists in 10 battleground states who participated in this week’s POLITICO Caucus. Nearly 90 percent of them said Clinton would defeat Trump in their home states in a November matchup.
A number of prominent Republicans are vowing to never back Donald Trump even as he closes in on the GOP presidential nomination.
The "Never Trump" ranks include lawmakers, party operatives, pundits and GOP donors — and the movement even sparked a popular hashtag on social media.
They are convinced Trump as standard-bearer would lead the GOP to a devastating defeat in November, costing the party the Senate and potentially the House.
The real estate mogul, though, is marching ahead, and now has 994 of the 1,237 delegates needed to capture the nomination, according to the Associated Press.
And there are growing signs many in the GOP establishment are warming to Trump.