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GOP Senator Slams His Party's Process For Crafting Health Care Bill

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday unexpectedly torched his party’s process for crafting an Obamacare repeal bill behind closed doo...

Thoughts And Prayers For All The GOP Lawmakers Concerned About Trump's Behavior

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.16.2017 | Politics

After The Washington Post published its explosive report that President Donald Trump recently disclosed “highly classified” information to the Rus...

GOP Sen. Bob Corker: White House In A 'Downward Spiral'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.16.2017 | Politics

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) issued a rare rebuke of President Donald Trump’s administration Monday evening, telling reporters the White House must fin...

Hope You Don't Expect The Senate GOP To Be Transparent About Obamacare Repeal

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.13.2017 | Politics

Senate Republicans have spent the last 10 days or so promising not to tackle health care in the same hurried, irresponsible way that their House count...

Republicans Want Answers From Trump About Comey Firing

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.10.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Less than 24 hours after the White House announced the termination of FBI Director James Comey, Senate Republicans expressed unease and...

Iraq War Vet Is First Democrat To Jump Into Tennessee Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.19.2017 | Politics

James Mackler, an Iraq War veteran and lawyer in Nashville, announced Sunday that he is running for Senate, becoming the first Democrat to try to take...

Congress Loves The Syria Strike. But Senators Can't Say Why Trump Thinks It's Legal.

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.07.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Here’s a not-so-reassuring thought about President Donald Trump’s strikes against Syria: Even though most members of Congress prais...

Only A Handful Of Lawmakers Bother To Question Trump's Strike On Syria

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.07.2017 | Politics

As news unfolded about President Donald Trump’s decision to launch the first direct U.S. attack on the Syrian government, many lawmakers raised ques...

This Supreme Court Fight Is Making Senators Sad At Who They Have Become

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.30.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A week out from Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation vote, there are some moody senators wandering the halls of Congress...

Donald Trump's Budget Is Universally Unloved

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Over the course of the last three years, a bipartisan group of lawmakers made painstaking attempts to pass a major restructuring of bio...

GOP Senators Say House Obamacare Bill Has To Change

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.14.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A harsh Congressional Budget Office assessment of the Republican House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act had GOP senators on Tuesd...

Top GOP Senators Lament ‘Dribble’ Of Trump’s Russia Scandal Is Making It Impossible To Get Work Done

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) wants answers about any contact that occurred between Russian officials and top members of Donald Trump’s p...

Republicans Realize Questions About Trump's Russia Ties Are 'Not Going Away'

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Less than 24 hours after national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned, Republicans on Capitol Hill were scrambling to find a respon...

GOP Senator On Obamacare Replacement: 'There's Not Any Real Discussion Taking Place Right Now'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Senate Republicans have not yet begun to work in earnest on a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) s...

Senate GOP: Congress Might Need To Revise Trump’s Refugee Ban If Questions Aren't Answered

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Congress may need to take action to curtail President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking all refugees and specific foreign natio...

Trump Joins GOP Lawmakers In Their Repeal-And-Replace Quagmire

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

For as long as there has been an Affordable Care Act, there has been a desire, among Republicans, to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it wit...

Obamacare Repeal Could Force GOP To Raise Taxes Later, Senator Warns

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is worried that getting rid of the revenue increases in Obamacare while maintaining its subsidies will force ...

Top Republican Senator Expects Donald Trump To Uphold Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A Republican Senator who has advised President-elect Donald Trump on foreign policy said the U.S. should not immediately exit the Iran ...

Donald Trump Answers His Cellphone Without Knowing Who's Calling, Says GOP Senator

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump, who will be president of the United States in 14 days, answers calls on his cellphone, even when there is no caller ident...

Senate Foreign Relations Chair Says Countries Interfere In Foreign Elections All The Time

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, suggested on Tuesday that it’s a fact of life that...

Sen. Mike Lee: U.S. Can't Bomb Syrian Forces Without Congressional Approval

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Robert Naiman

According to multiple voices in the DC press, the idea of the U.S. bombing Syrian government forces is "back on the table" this week. You can urge your Senators and Representative to insist that Congress debate and vote to approve or reject an authorization for the use of military force before any U.S. military action against the Syrian government.

Top GOP Senator Can't Say If He's Confident In Trump's Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, declined repeatedly on Wednesday to say whether he had confidence i...

Republican Senator Tries To Make Diplomats Visiting RNC Feel Better About Trump's America

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) had the unenviable job Tuesday of trying to reassure a group of foreign diplomats about America’s welco...

Friday Talking Points -- Stop All The Madness

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Stop all the madness... please. We simply have no other words to even attempt to explain or comment on all the shootings this week -- the two black men killed by cops, and the five cops killed by a racist and murderous sniper in Dallas.

Celebrity Apprentice: Vice Presidential Edition

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

A half-century ago, there was a predictable quality to the way presidential nominees selected their running mates. They would do so at their nominati...