The midterms minute: Democrats have more money than they can spend

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In todays politics news: Democrats have too much money; Republicans are echoing Democratic messaging; and Alabama has another Roy Moore-style race Good evening, Im Ben Jacobs with the latest from Washington and beyond. If youre not already receiving the midterms minute by email, Sign up for the latest on the US midterm elections Democrats have […]

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Louisianas Democratic governor an ally at influential rightwing conference

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Alec, the organization that links corporate lobbyists with state lawmakers to draft laws, holds its annual meeting in New Orleans Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the deep south, might seem like an awkward fit for the 45th annual meeting of the damage to so called critical infrastructure, which in Louisiana […]

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Trump mounts extraordinary defence of his ‘mental stability’

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President boasts of being a very stable genius and calls Michael Wolff a fraud but author says his explosive book will finally end this presidency In an extraordinary public defence of his own mental stability, Donald Trump issued a volley of tweets that seemed guaranteed to add fuel to a raging political fire. Suggestions in […]

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‘We’re under attack’: young conservatives gather to reject political correctness

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This week 3,000 college students met near Trumps Mar-a-Lago resort for a summit on free speech, the culture wars, and the dangers posed by the left Its an American tradition that any large gathering of students usually ends up in a party. Such a convocation in Florida this week, barely a stones throw from Donald […]

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Republicans urge Trump to keep critical health subsidies for low-income people

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Donald Trump has threatened to stop payments that help millions to afford insurance, amid frustration over his partys failure to repeal Obamacare Republicans lawmakers are urging Donald Trump to continue paying critical health insurance subsidies that help lower-income people afford it, amid growing concern that the president will follow through on his threat to cancel […]

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John McCain had the chance to do the right thing on healthcare. He failed | Lucia Graves

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There are many reasons to respect the Arizona senator, but his remarkable stoicism and service cant excuse his yes vote in the Senate John McCain often gets cast as a truth-teller to Donald Trump, but his voting record says otherwise. And nowhere was that more clear than on Tuesday when, despite his own ill health, […]

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Trump to rally: GOP senators who oppose health bill ‘will have a lot of problems’

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Trump speaks for an hour at campaign-style rally in Youngstown, Ohio, and boasts of accomplishments while pledging once again to build that wall Donald Trump warned that Republican senators who dont support legislation repealing and replacing Obamacare will have a lot of problems. Speaking for an hour at a campaign-style rally in Youngstown, Ohio, Trump […]

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John McCain predicts Republican healthcare bill will fail

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Unpopular bill further imperilled after senators returned to their states and faced constituents strongly opposed to it A senior US Republican senator has predicted that the bill to roll back Obamacare would probably fail, adding to strongly opposed to it. Senators return to Washington on Monday. The Senate bill keeps much of Obamacare intact but […]

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McConnell hints healthcare vote could fall short: ‘I’m a guy with a Rubik’s cube’

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Senate majority leader spoke to impasse over key aspects of Republican bill at an event Thursday, but said no action was not an alternative Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday hinted that the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could fall short as conservatives and moderates in his conference remain at […]

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Activists cry cowardice as Republican senators shut doors to healthcare town halls

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Pat Toomeys closed-door talk saw him accused of not having the courage to speak to those affected, while Ted Cruz also faced dissent at his ticket-only event At a town hall in Pennsylvania on Wednesday night, Republican senator Pat Toomey faced an angry protest over his role in the GOP healthcare bill, while Ted Cruz […]

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