In going all in on Roy Moore’s Senate campaign, Steve Bannon gambled and lost — big. His insurgency against the Republican establishment now looks increasingly uncertain.
When Steve Bannon backed Roy Moore in the Republican Senate primary in Alabama, it looked like a shrewd move, and Bannon said his target was the Senate Majority Leader. Now that Moore’s candidacy is in question, so is Bannon’s influence.
President Trump doesn’t care what happens to the GOP after he’s gone. So why aren’t more Republicans separating themselves from him?
A little more than an hour after expressing his disgust with Republicans in Congress, President Trump emerged from a working lunch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to declare that he and Kentucky senator are “fighting for the same thing.”
Mitch McConnell warned against “unfounded criticism” aimed at Myanmar leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi for not doing enough to halt violence targeting her country’s Rohinyga Muslim minority.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups “should not be welcome anywhere in America.”
The president lashed out at the Senate majority leader for the second time in as many days, mocking the Kentucky Republican’s failure to pass new health care legislation.
Hours before meeting with GOP senators at the White House, the president made a last-ditch Twitter pitch to save their effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.
The president says that neither he nor Republicans are going to take the blame for problems related to America’s current health care law hours after the bill to repeal and replace it was rendered dead in the Senate.
The president is blaming the failure of the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare on Democrats and “a few Republicans,” and vowing lawmakers will “come together” despite a bitter battle over the legislation.
“The commission has received a reception nationwide that hasn't been positive,” Alison Grimes said on Wednesday. “As my grandmother used to say, it's about as welcoming as a breeze off an outhouse.”
Yahoo News’ continuing coverage of the Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare comes in the latest Health Care Declassified. After delaying a vote to repeal Obamacare until after the July 4 recess, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell still faces the challenge of gathering the necessary votes to pass the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). Republicans had promised to pass their health care bill this week, but announced Tuesday that the vote would be delayed due to a lack of support from members.
Dramatizing fears that Senate Republican’s Better Care Reconciliation Act’s cuts to Medicaid would prevent millions of low income Americans from accessing life-saving care, activism group ADAPT dramatized what those deaths could look like — in front of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office doors.
A group high-profile Republican senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are calling on President Trump to make a “clean break” from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The Congressional Budget Office will release its prediction of the effects of the House-passed health care overhaul Wednesday afternoon, potentially stirring up more dissent among Senate Republicans who have spent much of this month attempting to hash out their own health care deal. The CBO will likely deliver a similar verdict for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it did for an earlier version of the House bill, which the office said would result in 24 million fewer Americans having health care coverage and $150 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years compared with Obamacare.
When it came time Thursday morning for Democratic senators to force the hand of their Republican colleagues, compelling them to employ the “nuclear option” to blow up the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees, Sen. Chris Coons looked physically ill. As the senator from Delaware’s name was called during a vote to end debate on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the high court, Coons grimaced before voting “no,” along with all of his Democratic colleagues. On the other side of the aisle, 52 Republicans proceeded to vote in favor of doing away with the judicial filibuster, clearing the way for Gorsuch to be confirmed with a simple majority vote.
The Arizona Republican bemoaned the state of the Senate on Thursday as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked the so-called nuclear option in order to push through the Democratic filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
A look at the Senate debate over Judge Neil Gorsuch and whether to filibuster President Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Protesting the lack of hearing given to President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee and issues with President Trump’s, Senator Merkley spoke through the night.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday afternoon that he was confident he had the votes to change the body’s rules if Democrats go through with their threat to filibuster President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. McConnell downplayed the significance of that change, even as other members of his caucus have said it would damage the Senate and lead to a more ideological, partisan Supreme Court. “The practical effect of all of this would be to take us back to where we were before Sen. Schumer convinced Democrats to routinely filibuster judges,” McConnell said, referring to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked Thursday whether Mexico will pay for President Trump’s planned wall along the United States’ southern border — a promise Trump repeated countless times during his 2016 presidential campaign.
If Republicans were hoping to silence her, the move appears to have backfired as Democrats rally around the progressive firebrand — and “she persisted” becomes a battle cry.
During the Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday for Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to become attorney general, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was stopped by Republicans from reading a nine-page letter written by the late Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King’s widow. In the 1986 letter, addressed to Strom Thurmond, then the Senate Judiciary committee chairman, King expressed her opposition to Sessions, who had been nominated for a federal judgeship in Alabama.
President Trump’s comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin in a pre-taped interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly scheduled to air before Sunday’s Super Bowl are raising eyebrows among some Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill. When O’Reilly described Putin as “a killer,” Trump said the United States has killers too. “There are a lot of killers,” Trump said.
President-elect Donald Trump says those who burn the American flag should face punishment. “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!