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The Government Lost Billions More Bailing Out GM Than the $5.7 Billion Request for Wall Funding

The Government Lost Billions More Bailing Out GM Than the $5.7 Billion Request for Wall Funding

Molly Prince | Politics Reporter Senate Democrats have shown their willingness to shut down the government in lieu of spending nearly $6 billion on a border wall, but compare that price tag to some of the other expenditures the government funds. House Republicans passed a stopgap funding bill on Thursday that included $5.7 billion to build a […]

GOP Senators Introduce Bill to Fund the Border Wall in Full

GOP Senators Introduce Bill to Fund the Border Wall in Full

Molly Prince | Politics Reporter A group of Republican senators introduced legislation Wednesday to fully fund construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. GOP Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Rounds, Jim Inhofe and John Kennedy introduced The WALL Act into the Senate, which would fund the border wall in full while also providing specific sources […]

Lichtman: It’s Well Past Time to Restructure the US Senate

Lichtman: It’s Well Past Time to Restructure the US Senate

. Allan Lichtman, Distinguished Professor of History | Contributor. America’s status as the world’s longest running democracy is both a blessing and a curse. The United States possesses deeply rooted democratic traditions and has enjoyed stable politics and the peaceful transfer of power since the Civil War. The American constitutional tradition includes elements essential to […]

RESULTS | How Key Races Determined Control of Congress

RESULTS | How Key Races Determined Control of Congress

Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent Democrats regained a majority in the House of Representatives, while Republicans maintained control of the Senate. Republicans flipped Democratic Senate seats in North Dakota and Indiana, while Democrats flipped seats like Republican Barbara Comstock’s in Northern Virginia to take the House. President Donald Trump told voters that while he […]

Vegas Oddsmaker Predicts GOP Upset

Vegas Oddsmaker Predicts GOP Upset

. By Wayne Allyn Root This is my final column before the midterm election. So, this former Vegas oddsmaker turned national political commentator has a few predictions and common sense observations to make. Back in 2016 I predicted a Trump victory when no one else did. Every poll showed Trump would lose by a wide […]

Kavanaugh Sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice Immediately

Kavanaugh Sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice Immediately

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 102nd associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in a private ceremony Saturday night. The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh Saturday afternoon on a narrow 50-48 vote. “Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., will administer the constitutional oath and retired Justice Anthony M. […]

It’s Justice Kavanaugh Now!

It’s Justice Kavanaugh Now!

October 6, 2018:  After a hard fought, contentious, confirmation fraught with threats, protests, and nasty accusations, the Senate votes 50 to 48 for the nominee. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted present so Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana could walk his daughter down the aisle in Montana, his home state.  “Pairing” is a consideration extended […]

KAVANAUGH Has the Votes | Key Lawmakers Back Embattled Nominee, Ensuring Confirmation

KAVANAUGH Has the Votes | Key Lawmakers Back Embattled Nominee, Ensuring Confirmation

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced their support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court Friday afternoon, effectively assuring his confirmation. Taking the floor shortly after 3:00 pm, Collins expressed hope that the judicial confirmation […]

OPINION | Feinstein is the True Villain of the Kavanaugh Hearings

OPINION | Feinstein is the True Villain of the Kavanaugh Hearings

Michael Thielen | Executive Director, Republican National Lawyers Association The circus was a name frequently used for the just-completed Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. While Senate Republicans generally tried to be adults and turned over the most sensitive part of the hearing to a professional, one senator made a case for bringing the Senate to its […]

Kavanaugh Hearing: Job Interview, or Kangaroo Court?

Kavanaugh Hearing: Job Interview, or Kangaroo Court?

by Phil Erwin God, don’t you hate these Congressional hearings? First of all, much of the time, you can’t hear anything, because everybody’s interrupting everybody else! Completed sentences are pretty rare, outside of the reading of opening statements. And of course, it’s the interruptions that the Senators are mostly after. Because that’s how they turn […]

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