Articles Tagged 'Republicans'

GOP to go ‘nuclear’ with rules change for Trump nominations

Senate Republicans are planning to go “nuclear” on Wednesday with a rules change for hundreds of nominations, escalating a war with Democrats over President Trump’s picks. After fuming for years over the pace of confirmations, Republicans say the years-long fight will soon come to a head, and the end result will dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to… READ MORE

Democratic effort to subvert the Electoral College plows into immovable GOP wall

An effort led by Democrats to scrap or bypass the Electoral College and shift presidential elections to contests decided by the national popular vote has almost no chance of succeeding, guaranteeing Democrats will again have to defeat Trump in the Electoral College they lost in 2016 while winning more votes nationally.
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GOP moves to rein in president’s emergency powers

Republicans are digging in for a long fight over reining in the president’s emergency powers, setting up a potential clash with both the White House and Democrats. President Trump on Friday vetoed Congress’s attempt to block his national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border wall. With neither chamber expected to have the votes to override his veto, the president is poised… READ MORE

California’s hurting Republicans pick insider to lead party

Hurting California Republicans chose a party insider Sunday to lead them forward after their party suffered stinging defeats in 2018, rejecting two candidates backed by activists who favored a stronger embrace of President Donald Trump. The California Republican Party’s delegates had to decide where the party would go next with its leadership, and a majority of about 1,200 delegates chose… READ MORE

Tempers flare as Nevada lawmakers advance plan to expand gun background checks

To Democrats, Senate Bill 143 is a long-overdue life saver. To Republicans, it’s little more than a gun grab. That was the takeaway on Tuesday in Carson City, where several hours of pointed public testimony offered little hope of consensus over the state’s latest attempt to implement Nevada’s long-stalled expansion of gun background checks. The Democrat-backed bill is meant to… READ MORE

Green New Deal co-author Sen. Markey mocked for accusing McConnell of ‘rushing’ Senate vote

One of the co-authors of the Green New Deal is slamming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for announcing he’s bringing the resolution to a vote. Last week, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., introduced a sprawling blueprint of an environmental and economic overhaul that has gotten the support of numerous Democrats, including most of the candidates… READ MORE

President Trump says Republicans ‘wasting their time’ on border security talks


WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump expressed skepticism Thursday that a congressional committee will agree to his demands for a border wall, raising the specters of another government shutdown or an “emergency declaration” sure to be challenged in court. Tweeting that “Republicans on the Homeland Security Committee are wasting their time,” Trump said that “Democrats, despite all of the evidence, proof… READ MORE

Biden strikes contrast with far-left 2020 field, jokes about liking Republicans

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday struck a uniquely bipartisan and pragmatic tone as he joked about criticism he’s received for getting along with Republicans — perhaps an effort to distinguish himself from a largely liberal field of candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, as he weighs a bid of his own. “I get in trouble, I… READ MORE

GOP seeks to chip away at Dem unity with shutdown votes

All eyes will be on the Senate on Thursday as Republicans seek to chip away at Democratic unity in the high-stakes shutdown over the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. The Senate is poised to hold dueling votes over competing plans to end the 34-day partial government shutdown. It will vote first on President Trump’s weekend proposal that includes money… READ MORE

Judge blocks Republican-backed Wisconsin early-voting law

(Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge in Wisconsin on Thursday blocked a Republican-backed law that would limit early voting across the state to two weeks, finding the new legislation was essentially the same as a previous statute he stopped 2-1/2 years ago. The early-voting bill was part of a package of laws that the Republican-controlled legislature passed during a rare… READ MORE

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