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Sarah Palin: 'We Voted to Put America First, Not the Political Elite That Ignored Us for Decades'
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said at a campaign rally Thursday night for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore that the swamp is "trying to hijack" Donald Trump's presidency, the Washington Post's Jenna Johnson reports. Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Republican backed by the Tea Par
McConnell lays it on the line
The Senate leader could be a GOP hero or goat depending on how the next week goes. Colleagues described Sen. Mitch McConnell as equally invested in the health care bill and the Alabama race, and suggested that the fates of the two battles may be intertwined. | Win McNamee/Getty Images He's been ba
Obamacare Repeal Depends On 3 GOP Senators Breaking Their Word
The fate of health care for millions of Americans appears to rest on the shoulders of a trio of Republican senators who split with their party and voted to block Obamacare repeal two months ago. Based on their own words then and now, a yes vote from any of them on the latest Senate GOP health care b
How Democrats Gave the GOP One More Chance to Repeal Obamacare
"They may have spiked the ball in the end zone a little too early," Mitch McConnell observed about his Democratic colleagues to The New York Times last week. The Senate majority leader was referring to the celebrations from Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelos
Trump, rallying in Alabama, wades into a broad intraparty battle
President Donald Trump's Friday night appearance in Huntsville, Ala., followed weeks of pleas from senior Republicans - including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - for the president to campaign for Luther Strange. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - President Donald Trump on Friday step
4 charts that explain what Graham-Cassidy will do
From the start, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made clear that he had no plans to court Democrats The states that carried Trump to victory in the Rust Belt are hit hard
Alabama Newspaper Editor: Luther Strange, Mitch McConnell Think Alabamians 'Are Idiots'
In his "Damn the Torpedoes" column published Wednesday, Mobile, AL weekly newspaper Lagniappe co-publisher and managing editor Rob Holbert excoriated Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) and the Senate Leadership Fund for their effort to brand Strange as something other than a creature of the "swamp." Accordi
Trump promises Alabama Sen. Strange will 'drain the swamp'
Acknowledging he was putting his own political capital on the line, the president insisted to thousands of cheering fans in Huntsville, Alabama, that backing Strange - who was appointed in February to temporarily fill the seat that opened up when Jeff Sessions became attorney general - would help fu
GOP health bill short of needed votes, Trump says
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Wednesday the Republicans' last-resort "Obamacare" repeal effort remains two or three votes short, forecasting days of furious lobbying ahead with a crucial deadline looming next week. The legislation by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of S
Chuck Todd: McConnell Is Becoming as Toxic as Pelosi to Trump Supporters
Friday on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" while discussing a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, NBC's "Meet The Press" moderator Chuck Todd said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was becoming as toxic as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was to supporters of President Donal
Alabama House Members Staying Out of Senate Race
Most of Alabama's House delegation is sitting on the sidelines as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wages an all-hands-on-deck effort to ensure Sen. Luther Strange wins Tuesday's GOP special-election runoff. Rep. Mo Brooks, who finished third in the August primary, is the only one of the state'
Mitch McConnell to Introduce New Healthcare Bill in Senate Next Week
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping to bring new legislation on healthcare overhaul to the senate floor next week. The bill, written by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, is the latest attempt by conservative lawmakers to repeal President Obama's controversial Affordable Care Ac
The AARP has released another devastating analysis of the GOP's latest repeal and replace plan
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., center, speaks to the media, accompanied by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 in Washington. CREDIT: AP Photo/Alex Brandon The latest effort by Republicans in Congress to repeal and replace
McCain opposition to 'Obamacare' repeal likely dooms bill
WASHINGTON - The latest Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act stood on the brink of failure Friday after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced his opposition to the proposal and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she was leaning against it. The intensifying resistance dealt a potentia
Democracy in Crisis Podcast: Reporter Alec MacGillis on Jared Kushner, Ben Carson and Mitch McConnell
This week, co-host Baynard Woods talks with ProPublica reporter Alec MacGillis about Jared Kushner's rental properties, Ben Carson's Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the machinations of Mitch McConnell, whom MacGillis wrote about in his book The Cynic. Democracy in Crisis is a w
Looks like John McCain just killed Obamacare repeal, again
As official Washington began to wind down on a unseasonably sweaty Friday afternoon, John McCain dropped a bombshell that threatened to end the last-ditch attempt by Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. "I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal," the Ari
'You've got to go': How the GOP convinced Trump to campaign in Alabama
President Donald Trump had formally given Sen. Luther Strange his "complete and total endorsement." But as recently as last week, his advisers were deeply divided on whether the president should risk jetting to Alabama to prop up the Republican, who was trailing in his primary race behind a challeng
Arizona Gov. Ducey On Repeal And Replace: 'It's Time For Obamacare To Go'
Republicans have nine days to pass the latest draft for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is busy on Capitol Hill lining up the last GOP support needed and his sights are set on Arizona Sen. John McCain, who voted against the prior edition l
Alabama Senate GOP race blurs the lines between 'establishment' and 'outsider'
The Alabama Republican primary is coming to a head on Sept. 26, when incumbent Sen. Luther Strange and former judge Roy Moore will meet in a heated run-off for the state's vacant Senate seat. Polls show that it could be anybody's race. Over the past few months, the special election in Alabama has sh
Hundreds of thousands will 'clearly' lose coverage if GOP bill passes
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., center, joined by, from left, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters as he pushes a last-ditch effort to uproot former President Barack O