Tag Archives: US Senate

Trump On Negotiating Health Bill With Chuck Schumer: He Just Doesn’t Seem Like A Serious Person [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: While the Chicago Cubs visited the White House earlier today, ABC News’ Jon Karl got in a question to the President about Schumer’s offer, asking if he’d be “willing to negotiate with all of them.” Trump said this in response: “I better find out if he’s serious. He hasn’t been serious. Obamacare is such a disaster, such a ...

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Trump On Trumpcare Fail: “If We Don’t Get It Done It’s Going To Be Something We Don’t Like And That’s OK”

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump says that if the health care bill fails to pass in the Senate, he won’t like it — but “that’s OK.” Trump spoke Tuesday at a gathering of Senate Republicans after their leaders shelved a vote on their prized health care bill until at least next month. Trump says, “This will be great if ...

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McConnell: I’ve Delayed The Trumpcare Vote Until “At Least 50 People Are In A Comfortable Place” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is delaying a vote on a Senate health care bill while GOP leadership works toward getting enough votes. He says they are “still working toward getting at least 50 people in a comfortable place.” Republican senators are headed to the White House Tuesday afternoon to talk to President Donald ...

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BREAKING: Mitch McConnell Delays Trumpcare Vote

CNN’s Manu Raja reports on Twitter that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has decided to delay the Trumpcare vote until after the July 4th recess. The reversal comes on the heels of the devastating Congressional Budget Office report which declares that 22 million Americans would lose their health insurance should the bill be approved. MCCONNELL tells senators: He will delay ...

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Congressional Budget Office: 22 Million To Lose Health Insurance Coverage Under Senate Trumpcare Bill

Talking Points Memo reports: Twenty two million fewer people would have insurance under the Senate GOP’s health care bill by 2026 when compared to current law, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday. The CBO’s analysis of the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, which would partially dismantle the Affordable Care Act, comes just days before the Senate is expected to vote ...

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Pro-Trump Group To Launch Seven-Figure Ad Campaign Against GOP Senator For Opposing Trumpcare Bill

The Hill reports: The pro-Trump group “America First Policies” is preparing a massive seven-figure ad buy against Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), just hours after the GOP senator announced Friday that he would not support the Senate’s bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The group was formed by six former members of Trump and Pence’s staffs, including former spokeswoman Katrina Pierson ...

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Rand Paul: Health Insurance Should Be $1/Day [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Friday morning he believes consumers should be able to buy health insurance for $1 per day. “What I’d like to do is legalize inexpensive insurance, and you should be able to get insurance for $1 a day. I mean, you really should,” Paul said in an interview on MSNBC. “The insurance ...

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Four Republican Senators Oppose Trumpcare Bill Because It Doesn’t Fully Repeal Obamacare [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Four conservative Republican senators announced Thursday that they opposed the current version of GOP Senate leadership’s health care bill as written. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah said in a joint statement they’re “not ready to vote for this bill.” “Currently, for a variety of reasons, ...

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Cops Drag Wheelchair-Bound Trumpcare Protesters Away From Sen. Mitch McConnell’s DC Office [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I wonder how many a video is worth. In newly surfaced footage posted to Twitter on Thursday, protesters in wheelchairs and wearing medical equipment are carried and dragged away from outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s office, where they were protesting the GOP’s health care bill. The protesters, participating ...

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Obama Blasts Senate Trumpcare Bill As A “Massive Transfer Of Wealth” To The Richest People In America

From President Obama’s personal Facebook page: The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill. It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America. It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else. Those with ...

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Senate Republicans Finally Unveil Trumpcare Bill Details

CBS News reports: Senate Republicans unveiled a “discussion draft” of the bill Thursday of their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare that would end the health care law’s penalties for people who don’t buy insurance, cut back an expansion of Medicaid, but would keep more protections for people with pre-existing conditions, compared to a House-passed bill. The measure would also ...

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Fox News Host Eric Bolling Mulls US Senate Bid

Politico reports: Fox News anchor Eric Bolling may have just signed a new multi-year contract, but he’s also eyeing a possible career change: A future run for Senate. For now, Bolling is secure in his job as co-host of the new show “The Fox News Specialists.” But in a recent telephone interview from Fox News headquarters in New York City, ...

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Multiple F-Bombs At NYU Forum: Has Trump Kept His Promises? Fuck No!

The Daily Dot reports: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) drew the love of Twitter after she dropped multiple F-bombs during a speech at New York University’s Personal Democracy Forum on Friday morning. The senator—whom some believe may be laying the ground work for a run at the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020—made several loaded comments during the forum, an annual conference ...

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Pelosi Renews Call For Jeff Sessions To Resign [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) renewed her call on Friday for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down from the Justice Department amid reports that he may have held a third undisclosed meeting with Russia’s ambassador. “When you talk about all of these things, just remember there’s something strange that isn’t connecting,” Pelosi said on MSNBC. ...

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Trump To Watch Comey Testimony With His Lawyers

The Hill reports: President Trump will watch part of former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate testimony alongside his legal team and advisers, according to NBC News. Onlookers are anxiously waiting to see whether Trump tweets during Comey’s testimony in real time. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that he may do so if he feels a need to respond. Trump frequently ...

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Fireworks On Capitol Hill As Intel Chiefs Repeatedly Refuse To Answer Questions On Trump/Russia [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Senator Angus King (I- ME) grilled the intel chiefs testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee today about why they weren’t answering any of the questions being posed to them. A few minutes prior, Senator Martin Heinrich (D- NM) asked acting FBI director Andrew McCabe about conversations he’s had with James Comey about his conversations with President Trump. McCabe ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Intel Chiefs Testify On Trump-Russia Probe

Starting right now. PBS NewsHour reports: High-level Justice Department and FBI officials will testify before Congress today at 10 a.m. ET as part of a review of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that comes on the heels of continued scrutiny about the relationship between the Trump Administration and Russia following the 2016 election. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National ...

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Secretary Betsy DeVos “Refuses To Affirm” That LGBT Students Will Be Protected From Discrimination [VIDEO]

Mic.com reports: Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) slammed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Tuesday when she “refused to affirm” that her department would protect students from discrimination in her testimony before the Senate. “I think that’s very important for the public to know that today, the secretary of education, before this committee, refused to affirm that she would put forward a ...

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SQUIRREL: Trump Schedules Speech To Right Wing Christian Group During Comey’s Senate Testimony

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump has scheduled a speech addressing religious conservatives around the same time that former FBI director James Comey is expected to testify before Congress. The Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference announced Tuesday that the president had agreed to address the annual gathering Thursday. Faith and Freedom spokesman Lance Lemmonds says the ...

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Senate Dems: Sessions May Have Committed Perjury

Politico reports: Two influential Senate Democrats disclosed Thursday that they had privately asked former FBI Director James Comey to investigate all contacts and communications that Attorney General Jeff Sessions or his aides may have had with officials from the Russian government — and raised the issue of whether Sessions had committed perjury in his Senate testimony. The revelation by Sens. ...

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