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Republican Senators Now On The Front Line

Donald M. Berwick, MD | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
Donald M. Berwick, MD

I am heartened by the opposition of Senators Murkowski and Collins to the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. I hope that signals m...

2 Republican Senators Announce That They Will Vote Against Betsy DeVos

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

Republican Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) announced Wednesday that they would not be voting for Betsy DeVos as education secr...

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...

A Very Few Republicans Finally Criticize Trump's Refugee And Travel Ban

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Five Republican members of Congress broke with most of their party and President Donald Trump on Saturday by condemning his executive o...

GOP Senators Propose Handing Obamacare To The States

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

Some Republican senators have introduced a bill they say could be a basis for bipartisan compromise on Obamacare. The basic idea is to hand the progra...

Just One GOP Senator Voted To Block Legislation Cutting Social Security, Medicare And Medicaid

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was the only Republican to vote for a defeated amendment on Tuesday that would have prevented the Senate from adopting le...

Willing To Oppose Trump, Some Senate Republicans Gain Leverage

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - It is no surprise that Democrats in the U.S. Congress will oppose Donald Trump but the most important resistance to ful...

Not Supporting Trump Is Not Enough, Senator Collins

Cynthia Dill | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

So you don't like Clinton's plan for free public college for families earning less than $125,000 per year? You are concerned it might blow up the deficit? Many people, including some Democrats, share those concerns and welcome you to pull up a chair and make it better. Work with Clinton to change it.

Mylan Offers Discounts On EpiPen After Clinton Criticism

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

Aug 25 (Reuters) - Mylan NV said on Thursday it would reduce the out-of-pocket costs of its emergency EpiPen allergy injection for some patients amid ...

He's A Candidate For President, And He Talks Like A Professional Wrestler

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

He's a candidate for the president of the United States, and he talks like a professional wrestler.

As Donald Trump Self-Destructs, Ted Cruz Is Probably One Of The Few Republicans Smiling Right Now

Mario Almonte | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Mario Almonte

Cruz has been quiet, these days, watching the show. Only recently, the world was calling his speech at the Republican National Convention political suicide. Might they soon be calling it his golden ticket to the White House?

Friday Talking Points -- GOP Anti-Trump Rants

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This column has always loved a good rant. Most of the time, we provide our own rant at the end of the column, on a subject too big to be contained in talking points.

GOP Senator Won't Back Donald Trump: He's 'Unworthy Of Being Our President'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Monday said she won’t back GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, joining a handful of other Republican senators who...

This GOP Senator Is Open To Supporting Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is open to the possibility of supporting presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, a woman she respects despite her...

John Lewis' Final Sit-In: How Big A Ripple Will It Make?

Carl Pope | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Carl Pope

It has been 42 years since the current ground-rules emerged, and my gut tells me that we may be on the cusp of yet another major change in how the House is ruled. Any new order will certainly emerge only after the November elections. What it will be is a mystery.

Senate Stalls Last Standing Gun Bill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate did not kill the last standing gun reform bill still under serious discussion on Capitol Hill Thursday, but at best left it o...

Senators Couldn't Be More Excited About A Gun Bill That Affects 2,700 Americans

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress might (and that's a big "might") finally be getting ready to do something about gun violence. There's a catch, though. The effo...

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's 'What Would Lincoln Do?' Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.

GOP Senator Says Unlikely She Might Support Clinton Over Trump

New Yorker | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics

This week, after Donald Trump said that Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge in a case against Trump University, had a conflict of interest because of hi...

With Trump And SCOTUS, Do Qualifications Even Matter?

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans in the United States Senate don’t have much bad to say about Merrick Garland, the nominee to replace the late Justice Ant...

Senate Prepares To Make Truck Safety Even Worse, Advocates Warn

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Safety advocates are crying foul over yet another change to trucking safety rules that the industry is trying to slide though Congress w...

How Politicians Have Conspired To Make Trucking Deadlier And Drivers Exhausted

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Illinois State Trooper Douglas Balder sat in his squad car, its red and blue lights strobing into the frozen night of Jan. 27, 2014. He ...

Republican Has Glowing Praise For Obama's High Court Choice

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the few Republican senators who has agreed to meet with President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee expressed her admiration f...

GOP Senator: 'No Basis' For Republicans To Block Obama's SCOTUS Nominee

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans' reasoning for not considering President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court holds "no basis" in fact, accord...

Friday Talking Points -- Deconstructing GOP Absurdity

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The basic Republican position isn't that hard to understand. It is: "We are going to deny Barack Obama a third Supreme Court pick, unless Hillary Clinton wins the presidency." That is precisely what some of them believe.