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On Washington: Should Democrats Have Saved Their Filibuster for the New Court Fight?

Added: 14.07.2018 8:48 | 0 views | 0 comments

By forcing a showdown last year, Democrats gave Republicans an opening to end the filibuster of Supreme Court nominees. Some wish they had it back.


Donald Trump visits Scotland ahead of high-stakes talks with Vladimir Putin

Added: 14.07.2018 8:18 | 1 views | 0 comments

The last time Donald Trump travelled to Scotland was in 2016, hours after the Brexit vote and shortly after he became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Beto O’Rourke’s risky gamble on health care

Added: 14.07.2018 7:39 | 0 views | 0 comments

Republican Ted Cruz won his Texas Senate seat by campaigning on health care in 2012. Democrat O’Rourke is hoping to beat him at his own game.


Trump back in Scotland ahead of Putin talks

Added: 14.07.2018 0:45 | 0 views | 0 comments

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — A roving press conference. Reporters piling into golf carts and running along fairways trying to keep up. A protester scattering golf balls marked with swastikas. The last time Donald Trump traveled to Scotland was in 2016, hours after the Brexit vote and shortly after he became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. [...]


White House declares war on poverty 'largely over' amid push to revamp social programs

Added: 13.07.2018 23:36 | 0 views | 0 comments

Republicans for years have proclaimed the federal government's decades-old War on Poverty a failure.
"Americans are no better off today than they were before the War on Poverty began in 1964," House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wrote in his 2016 plan to dramatically scale back the federal safety...


Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page said to be ‘cooperative’ during Capitol Hill meeting about anti-Trump texts

Added: 13.07.2018 19:38 | 0 views | 0 comments

Her messages with FBI agent Peter Strzok have fueled Republicans’ claims of political bias at the bureau.


Ex-Nebraska Rep. Ashford says Russian agents hacked emails

Added: 13.07.2018 19:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska Democratic congressman says Russian agents hacked into his campaign emails in 2016, a few months before he narrowly lost to a Republican challenger. Former U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford announced the breach Friday on his Facebook page after the Justice Department filed an indictment alleging that 12 Russian military [...]

Pioneer of hard-nosed US politics, Tom Ellis, dies at 97

Added: 13.07.2018 18:13 | 0 views | 0 comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A storied conservative political operative and central adviser to former Republican U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms has died. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle said Friday that 97-year-old Tom Ellis of Raleigh, North Carolina, died Thursday. Boyle is Ellis’ son-in-law. Ellis was a lawyer who encouraged Helms to exploit the name recognition he’d [...]


Republican Senator Rubio slams lifting of U.S. ban on China's ZTE

Added: 13.07.2018 17:37 | 0 views | 0 comments

Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio criticized on Friday the decision by the United States to lift a ban on suppliers selling to ZTE Corp <000063.SZ), allowing China's second-largest telecommunications equipment maker to resume business.


Democrats Say Trump Should Cancel Putin Meeting After Indictments

Added: 13.07.2018 17:31 | 0 views | 0 comments

Democrats lined up behind Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, in urging Mr. Trump to call off the meeting. Top Republicans were mostly mute.


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