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Gorsuch frustrates Democrats at confirmation hearing

During a 10-hour grilling from senators Tuesday, Judge Neil Gorsuch offered few hints as to his judicial philosophy, frustrating the Judiciary Committee’s Democrats in a polished and calm performance. Gorsuch — sprinkling his answers to the committee’s questions with “gosh” and “golly” and “goodness” — deftly dodged Democratic senators’ attempts to pin him down on […]

Twisting arms for Obamacare repeal, Trump warns Republicans the voters are watching

With a crucial vote on the GOP’s Obamacare replacement looming, President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned that Republican legislators who don’t support the bill would face electoral consequences. “I honestly think many of you will lose your seats in 2018 if you don’t get this done,” said Trump after a Tuesday meeting with […]

POTUS tweets put White House spin on Comey’s testimony

The White House responded to a day of damaging testimony to Congress on Monday by FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers with a series of tweets intended to cast the news in the best possible light. The official @POTUS account sent out a series of clips from the House Intelligence Committee’s hearing into […]

North Korea Says It Has Tested New ‘High-Thrust’ Rocket Engine

State-run media KCNA said that the rocket engine would help the country's plans to launch satellites, but the isolated regime has also in the past conducted nuclear tests and has said it is preparing to test an intercontinental ballistic missile. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Trump to Merkel: ‘Perhaps’ Obama wiretapped us both

Recycling an incendiary and unsubstantiated charge, President Trump on Friday joked that he and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have one thing in common: being spied on by Barack Obama’s administration. “As far as wiretapping, I guess, by, you know, this past administration, at least we have something in common perhaps,” Trump said at […]

Explosive device discovered at Port Authority Bus Terminal, suspect arrested

A man with an extensive criminal record allegedly planted an explosive device at New York City’s bustling Port Authority Bus Terminal during rush hour on Wednesday. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) said several officers responded to a report of a suspicious bag at Deli Plus, an eatery inside the bus […]

GOP Obamacare replacement narrowly passes out of committee, after 3 Republicans defect

WASHINGTON — The GOP health care bill narrowly passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee on Thursday, after three Republicans joined all the committee’s Democrats in voting against it. The committee’s Republicans also unanimously passed several motions urging big changes to the bill that some members said needed to be made for it to pass in […]

GOP Rep. Barton tells man to ‘shut up’ in testy town hall

A Texas congressman told a constituent to “shut up” in a heated moment caught on video. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, was holding a town hall last weekend in the city of Frost, the Dallas Morning News reported, when a man confronted him about his voting record pertaining to violence against women. “Given your voting record […]

‘Robin Hood in reverse’: CBO report on GOP health care plan supports Democrats’ charges

WASHINGTON — Democrats seized on the Congressional Budget Office’s report estimating that 24 million fewer Americans would be insured under the Republican health care plan 10 years from now, arguing their colleagues should abandon the effort. House Speaker Paul Ryan put a positive spin on the report. The White House disputed its accuracy. Yahoo News – Latest […]

CBO: 14 million people would lose coverage next year under GOP health care plan

House Speaker Paul Ryan uses charts and graphs to make his case for the GOP’s long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on March 9, 2017, during a news conference in Washington. The Congressional Budget Office’s report on the American Health Care Act estimates that if the GOP plan passes, 14 million […]

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