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Impeachment state of play: What McConnell’s comments really mean

Impeachment state of play: What McConnell’s comments really mean

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t have the votes … yet. There is a group of Senate Republicans who remain on the fence about whether to vote to consider witnesses or move toward a quick end to the trial. It’s not a large group — the vast majority of the GOP conference is firmly behind…MORE

Trump highlights trade win amid impeachment

Trump highlights trade win amid impeachment

President Donald Trump on Wednesday trumpeted a major bipartisan accomplishment without the Democrats who helped him achieve it. Hailing the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement as “a colossal victory for our farmers, ranchers, energy workers, factory workers and American workers in all 50 states,” Trump used an event on the White House South Lawn to demonstrate his successes…MORE

The real reason behind Rick Scott’s bizarre Iowa ad buy

The real reason behind Rick Scott’s bizarre Iowa ad buy

Rick Scott represents Florida in the Senate. And presumably he’s pretty busy right now, what with the Senate considering whether or not to remove President Donald Trump from office and all. Which is what makes the new TV ad the Republican senator launched in Iowa — yes, Iowa! — on Tuesday seeming strange. In it,…MORE

Texas Republican wins state House seat in runoff election

Texas Republican wins state House seat in runoff election

Republicans held onto a Texas state House seat Tuesday night in a runoff election that was eyed by Democrats as a potential opportunity to show strength in the state’s suburbs heading into November. Republican Gary Gates defeated Democrat Elizabeth Markowitz after winning 58% of the votes in the Texas House District 28 runoff race, according…MORE

Republicans’ 75% problem on impeachment witnesses

Republicans’ 75% problem on impeachment witnesses

Two days from a giant vote over whether witnesses will be allowed to be called in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Republicans are faced with a stark problem: The voting public really likes the idea. Three-quarters of the public (75%) in a new Quinnipiac University poll, to be exact. And while that…MORE

Trump slams Bolton as Senate considers calling him as a witness

Trump slams Bolton as Senate considers calling him as a witness

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tore into his former national security adviser John Bolton, whose explosive allegation in the Ukraine scandal has opened the door for GOP support of potential witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial. Bolton, according to a draft manuscript first reported by The New York Times earlier this week, alleges that Trump told…MORE

Top Trump ally in House announces Senate bid

Top Trump ally in House announces Senate bid

GOP Rep. Doug Collins, one of President Donald Trump’s top allies in Congress and an outspoken defender of the President, officially announced on Wednesday his campaign to run for Senate in Georgia, pitting him against Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler. Collins first made the announcement on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” before further explaining on Twitter…MORE

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