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Democratic strategist James Carville believes it'll be "very, very difficult" for the party to take back the Senate in 2018.In an interview aired Sunday with radio host John Catsimatidis on "The Cats Roundtable," the longtime ally of President Bill Clinton said "there's a 50 percent chance that the Democrats win the House."“I think right now most Democrats are trying to focus on the 2018 elections and trying to recruit people and keep incumbents, and you know I would say we have a pretty good ch ...
The White House and GOP lawmakers seriously underestimated the difficulty in repealing Obamacare, Politico reported.Republican leaders, along with the Donald Trump's transition team, had originally anticipated Congress would roll back the healthcare law in late February, Politico reported. The website attributed its information to current and former Republican congressional aides.As efforts to repeal and replace the law now reach into the summer, lawmakers are conceding they misjudged the challe ...
The Congressional Budget Office won’t release a score on the revised Republican health care bill on Monday, as many had expected, as consideration of the controversial measure is delayed by a medical scare for one of its potential Senate backers.Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said late Saturday that he’s postponing plans to begin Senate debate in the next few days after Republican Senator John McCain said he’ll be home in Arizona recovering from unexpected surgery.“While John is recovering, the ...
Authored by Paul Roderick Gregory via Forbes.com,According to an insider account, the Clinton team, put together the Russia Gate narrative within 24 hours of her defeat. The Clinton account explained that Russian hacking and election meddling caused her unexpected loss. Her opponent, Donald Trump, was a puppet of Putin. Trump, they said, “encourages espionage against our people.” The scurrilous Trump dossier, prepared by a London opposition research firm, Orbis, and paid for by unidentified Demo ...
President Donald Trump's proposed budget for 2018 would reduce the deficit over the next decade by $160 billion and increase GDP at the same time, according to an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.Trump's budget proposes a cut back in mandatory and discretionary spending that would not only reduce the deficit, but the debt as well.Relative to the size of the economy, federal budget deficits are projected to decline by 2.6 percent to 3.3 percent of gross domestic product ove ...
House Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Adam Schiff on Thursday slammed the Trump administration's consideration of returning two Russian compounds that former President Barack Obama closed last year in retaliation for meddling in the presidential election."It'd be a terrible mistake," the California Democrat told Jake Tapper on CNN. "These are facilities that the Russians were using to spy on the American people."Why on Earth [would we] want to give them back, reward the Russians for their c ...
A push is underway to have the Republican National Committee pay the legal fees of President Donald Trump and administration officials involved in various Russia investigations, the Washington Post reported Thursday.The RNC's legal defense fund is intended to be used for legal challenges facing the Republican Party, such as a potential election recount, the Post noted.But some people close to the president are pushing the RNC to bear the legal fees of those caught up in the probes – with one unn ...
The Obama Justice Department allowed the Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. into the country for a court case months before the meeting occurred, The Hill reported.Moscow attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya was given special permission to enter the United States by then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, but the purpose was supposed to have been to work on a court case in New York City, and her stay was supposed to have been limited to October 2015 to early January 2016, The Hill reported Wednesday ...
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that she and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) are the “voices for winning” back a Democratic majority in Congress in the 2018 midterm elections.In a San Francisco interview, Pelosi discussed the Democratic Party’s hopes of taking back the majority from Republicans, who have held the House since 2010 and Senate since 2014.“We’re the voices, the Senate leader and I are the voices for winning those races in [the] House and the Senate, ...
It appears Trump Jr.'s email will do a little more damage than some believe. Despite being "vague and inconclusive," WSJ reports that "during routine tracking of Russian espionage" intel agencies "detected conversations in 2015" in which Russian government officials discussed associates of Donald Trump, according to current and former U.S. officials.As The Hill reports, American intelligence intercepts recorded members of the Russian government talking about Donald Trump and his allies months be ...
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