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U.S. Senate (GOP Club)

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Roy Moore has 11-point edge over Doug Jones in new Senate race poll (Alabama)

    10/19/2017 10:54:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WBRC-TV ^ | October 19, 2017 | Rick Journey
    Republican Roy Moore leads Democrat Doug Jones by 11 percentage points in a new Raycom News Network Senate Election poll conducted by Strategy Research. The survey of 3,000 likely Alabama voters finds Moore receiving 51% support to 40% for Jones. Nine percent remain undecided in the exclusive poll conducted on Monday. "The value of a poll depends on a range of circumstances. A number of recent polls have shown us with a strong lead, but at the end of the day, the one poll that matters above all others is taken on Election Day," Moore campaign chairman Bill Armistead said....
  • Dem donor Steyer wrong to push impeachment platform in 2018

    10/12/2017 7:38:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 12, 2017 | Brent Budowsky, opinion contributor
    California Democratic billionaire Tom Steyer should be applauded for his powerful efforts to support progressive causes and candidates and to strongly resist the egregious wrongs being done by President Trump. However, this week, Steyer went much too far by writing a letter demanding that Democrats running in the 2018 midterm elections make the impeachment of President Trump a central issue in their campaigns. Yes, as Steyer correctly charges, Trump creates a clear and present danger to the core values and institutions of the republic. But no, making impeachment a defining issue in the 2018 campaign is not a smart move...
  • Is Ted Cruz an abrasive Trump enabler? Senate rival Beto O'Rourke says so

    10/08/2017 7:58:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 8, 2017 | Todd J. Gillman, Washington Bureau Chief
    El Paso Rep. Beto O'Rourke isn't betting his bid for toppling Sen. Ted Cruz entirely on backlash against President Donald Trump, or probes of Russian ties to his campaign, or his efforts to ban Muslim visitors, or deport young immigrants, or wall off the southern border. But he isn't shy about raising those topics and using them to tar the polarizing senator for his coziness with an even more polarizing figure in the White House. This being Texas, where Democrats haven't won a statewide contest since 1994, stoking misgivings about Trump may be O'Rourke's best shot at stopping Cruz from...
  • Feinstein: No law would have stopped Las Vegas gunman

    10/08/2017 7:20:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8, 2017 | Mallory Shellbourne
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that no law could have stopped the suspected shooter, Stephen Paddock, who was behind last week's mass shooting in Las Vegas. Feinstein spoke on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” about gun legislation in the wake of the attack launched from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel targeting a country music concert.....
  • Trump lists immigration demands that could derail 'Dreamers' deal

    10/08/2017 7:04:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 8, 2017 | Seung Min Kim, Josh Dawsey and Ted Hesson
    President Donald Trump laid out his immigration principles for Capitol Hill on Sunday — a list of hardline policies that could seriously complicate the prospects of striking a deal with Democrats over the future of hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants. “The priority for Congress ought to be to save American lives, protect American jobs and improve the well-being of American communities. These reforms accomplish that,” a senior administration official told reporters on Sunday night. “They live up to the president’s campaign commitment to have an immigration system that puts the needs of hardworking Americans first.” The broad parameters...
  • White House meets with lawmakers on infrastructure plan

    10/05/2017 1:41:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 5, 2017 | Melanie Zanona
    President Trump’s legislative affairs team met with a small group of House lawmakers at the White House on Thursday morning to discuss the administration’s plan for rebuilding U.S. infrastructure. Two Democrats and three Republicans attended the meeting, including two members who sit on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The panel is expected to be a key player in Trump’s $1 trillion rebuilding proposal, which has yet to be released. The administration is also hosting an infrastructure briefing Thursday evening with state transportation officials, industry groups, union representative and other stakeholders. The event will be lead by Transportation Deputy Secretary Jeffrey...
  • Angry GOP donors close their wallets

    10/05/2017 9:04:07 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/05/17 | Alex Isenstadt, Gabriel Debenedetti
    'I’m sick and tired of nothing happening,' one contributor says of the party's legislative failures.
  • Pro-Trump super PAC pressures Mitch McConnell to invest in Roy Moore’s Senate bid

    10/04/2017 2:53:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 4, 2017 | Seth McLaughlin
    A pro-Trump group is calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put his financial muscle behind Roy Moore’s bid for the Senate in the Alabama special election, saying the investment would be the best way for the Kentucky Republican to “atone” for previous political sins. In a head-to-head runoff race for the GOP nomination last week, Mr. Moore defeated Sen. Luther Strange, who had been appointed to the seat earlier this year. The incumbent had received support from Mr. McConnell and the aligned Senate Leadership Fund, which invested millions into bolstering Mr. Strange’s bid and tearing down his rivals....
  • HASLAM CONSIDERING RUN FOR U.S. SENATE SEAT

    09/28/2017 4:52:55 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 23 replies
    If Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam enters the race he would immediately become a leading contender for the seat Corker has held since 2006 Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday he is considering a U.S. Senate run, leaving the door open for the Knoxville Republican to take the post Bob Corker is vacating. Haslam made the comment after an event Thursday morning. "It merits spending some time thinking about it and praying about it," Haslam told reporters. The governor said he's talked to Corker about the idea in recent days, adding that he had fully expected the U.S. senator to run for...
  • Democrats ought to invest in Doug Jones’s campaign against Roy Moore (Laugh your Ossoff)

    09/27/2017 1:52:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Vox ^ | September 26, 2017 | Matthew Yglesias
    Roy Moore is probably going to be the next senator from Alabama, and that’s true no matter what the Democratic Party says or does about it. Alabama is, for starters, Alabama. Jeff Sessions was rejected for a federal judgeship by the United States Senate on the grounds that he was too racist, and a couple of years later, Alabama Republicans nominated him for a Senate seat and he won. There’s no reason at all to think that Moore can’t follow the same trail he’s blazed. Beyond that, America is a much more polarized place that it was in the 1980s....
  • Strange vs. Moore: Which Brand of Trumpism Will Win?

    09/26/2017 4:09:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 26, 2017 | Andrew Egger
    Washington stands by to see which brand of Trumpism will carry the day in a Alabama's special election primary between Luther Strange and Roy Moore, a race that has become something of a proxy war for the Republican Party. Polls close at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday and THE WEEKLY STANDARD will be tracking the vote count below, with data provided by DecisionDeskHQ:(CHART-AT-LINK) The race pits the incumbent Strange, a relatively conventional Republican who was appointed to fill Jeff Sessions’s vacated seat in February, against Moore, a religious firebrand who achieved notoriety through his uncompromising social stances as an Alabama judge....
  • Trump phones 'Rick & Bubba,' calls Roy Moore 'Ray' as he stumps for Strange

    09/25/2017 10:20:53 AM PDT · by The Numbers · 22 replies
    AL.com ^ | Sep 25 | Leada Gore
    A primary win by "Ray" Moore would open Alabama's U.S. Senate seat to Democrats, President Donald Trump told radio-hosts "Rick and Bubba" this morning. Trump called the popular syndicated radio show on Monday, just days after appearing at a Huntsville, Alabama rally for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange. "Luther Strange is going to be a great Senator," Trump said. "He loves Alabama, he loves the state and he loves the country. He will absolutely win against the Democrat. Ray will have a hard time. If Luther wins, the Democrats will hardly fight. If Ray wins (Democrats) will pour in $30...
  • GOP bill will offer Dreamers citizenship after ‘extreme vetting’

    09/24/2017 5:25:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Ledger-Enquirer ^ | September 24, 2017 | Franco Ordońez and Brian Murphy
    Sen. Thom Tillis will introduce his “conservative Dream Act” on Monday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for as many as 2.5 million young undocumented immigrants, but one that is long and involves “extreme vetting.” The North Carolina Republican and cosponsor James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican, will pitch the plan as “merit-based” relief that must be earned — and, critically, not “amnesty,” according to Republican talking points obtained by McClatchy. But unlike other merit-based immigration proposals that limit new immigrants from entering the country based on their job skills, this proposal would limit who can remain in the country...
  • Trump Could Win Even If He Loses in Alabama

    09/24/2017 3:06:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 24, 2017 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Alabama Republicans have a choice between a Trump-like outsider and a Trump-backed insider Tuesday in a closely watched Senate GOP runoff that has the potential to wreak havoc on the Senate Republicans’ narrow majority. In a fitting conclusion to a sometimes nasty battle, supporters of GOP establishment-backed interim Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., are expected to rally on the eve of the election with Vice President Mike Pence. On the other side of the state, backers of insurgent candidate Roy Moore will stump with Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and controversial "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson. Trump...
  • Schumer tells crowd Trump’s ‘d---ed wall’ doesn’t represent US

    09/24/2017 2:25:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Saturday declared that the Statue of Liberty will continue to stand as the nation's iconic symbol of American immigration, "not that damned wall." "We are going to continue to have the Statue of Liberty be our symbol, not that damned wall," the Democratic lawmaker said during the Global Citizen Festival in New York City, seemingly referring to President Trump's proposed border wall. During the event, Schumer stressed that the importance of protecting foreign aid funding after Trump proposed a 30 percent cut to the foreign assistance package in his fiscal year 2018 budget. "We welcome...
  • Nigel Farage to support controversial judge Roy Moore in Alabama election

    09/24/2017 12:43:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 24, 2017 | Ben Jacobs in Mobile, Alabama
    Nigel Farage will speak in Fairhope, Alabama on Monday night, in support of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. The Guardian has learned that the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) will join former White House advisor Steve Bannon and Duck Dynasty TV star Phil Robertson at an election eve rally. Moore, a fiery opponent of gay marriage who condemned “sodomy” in prepared remarks in a televised debate, is in a tight race against appointed incumbent Luther Strange, for the Republican nomination for a Senate seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s attorney general. Farage is a...
  • Sen. Collins says she’s leaning against voting for Graham-Cassidy health care bill

    09/22/2017 10:50:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | September 22, 2017 | Joe Lawlor
    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins all but said she would vote “no” on an Affordable Care Act repeal bill on Friday morning at an event in Portland. “I’m leaning against the bill,” the Maine Republican said after listing a series of serious deficiencies in the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill. “I’m just trying to do what I believe is the right thing for the people of Maine,” Collins said. She said Graham-Cassidy undermines pre-existing conditions, a major flaw in the bill. “I’m reading the fine print on Graham-Cassidy,” Collins said. She said insurers could charge sky-high rates to people with pre-existing conditions. “The...
  • Senate candidate Roy Moore in 2005: 'Homosexual conduct should be illegal'

    09/21/2017 6:02:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 21, 2017 | Nathan McDermott and Andrew Kaczynski
    Roy Moore, a Republican US Senate candidate in Alabama, said in a 2005 interview that he believes "homosexual conduct" should be illegal. Moore, a hardline conservative Christian and former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, made the comments in an interview with liberal commentator Bill Press on C-SPAN2's After Words. Moore appeared on the show to publicize a book he had just written about his expulsion from the court for refusing to take down a monument to the Ten Commandments. During the interview Press asked Moore if he believed homosexual conduct should still be illegal after the 2003 landmark...
  • Democrats cling to the impossible: Winning the Senate in 2018

    09/15/2017 10:44:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 15, 2017 | Kevin Robillard and Gabriel Debenedetti
    Senate Democrats are three seats shy of a majority and almost entirely on defense in the 2018 elections, making it all but impossible for them to retake the chamber next year. But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen are privately refusing to rule out an improbable midterm victory, even though they must first defend 10 incumbents in states President Donald Trump won. Their insistence is primarily to keep donors invested and excited about next year’s Senate races, said a handful of top party operatives. But Democrats also want to be prepared to...
  • John McCain is co-sponsoring a new bill to block Trump transgender military ban

    09/15/2017 12:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2017 | Travis J. Tritten
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has signed on to a new bill to be introduced Friday by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, to block President Trump's order to ban transgender military service, according to two congressional aides. The stand-alone bill, which is also co-sponsored by Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., the top Armed Services Democrat, has the same language as an amendment proposed by Gillibrand and Collins this week for the National Defense Authorization Act that would prohibit the military from barring service based on gender. That amendment never received a floor vote due to a dispute between Republicans...