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Chuck Schumer just declared a risky war on Donald Trump

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Filibustering President Trump's Supreme Court nominee is a fight Democrats probably won't win.

Senate Republicans OK bill on initiative signatures

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PHOENIX (AP) - Legislation that bans paying petition circulators for each signature they gather to qualify a voter initiative for the ballot is one vote away from heading to Gov. Doug Ducey's desk.
Democrats and voting rights activists oppose the proposal approved by the state Senate on a partyline 17-13 ...

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Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch to be blocked by Democrats

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President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces a bruising filibuster in the Senate.

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43 Senate Democrats pledge to block ‘phase three’ of GOP health-care push

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The announcement casts doubt on the Republican strategy to win passage of the Obamacare overhaul bill on the promise that big reforms will come later.

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Biden rallies Democrats against GOP health care bill

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Former Vice President Joe Biden rallied Democrats Wednesday against the Republican attempt to pass a health care bill that would replace former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment. Biden had been keeping a relatively low public profile since Trump’s January inauguration. “This is not going to pass,” Biden said on the steps of the Capitol, standing in front of a large group of House Democrats.

Schumer Announces He'll Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination In Full Senate

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In an address on the floor of the U.S. Senate Thursday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced he would not only oppose the nomination of U.S. Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch when the nomination comes to the full Senate, but he would also join with fellow Democrats in filibustering him – a move that would require 60 senators to vote to end the debate on the nomination, The Washington Post reported. Republicans have vowed to change Senate procedures if Democrats do filibuster to quickly confirm Gorsuch — but Schumer suggested they should focus instead on Trump’s nominee, the report said. “If this nominee cannot earn 60 votes — a bar met by each of President Obama’s nominees, and...

The Latest: North Carolina lawmakers override Cooper's veto

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on efforts by the North Carolina General Assembly to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a judicial elections bill (all times local):
12:30 p.m.
The Republican-controlled General Assembly has officially cancelled Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's first veto, meaning elections for local trial judges will ...

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Democrats file ethics complaint over governor's skiing tweet

Added: 23.03.2017 16:28 | 4 views | 0 comments


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Democratic Party is accusing Republican Gov. Chris Sununu of improperly promoting his family business by tweeting about the Waterville Valley ski resort from his official account.
A group of investors led by the Sununu family purchased the ski area in 2010. Sununu resigned ...

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Terry McAuliffe names Ray LaHood, former Obama transportation secretary, to lead Metro review

Added: 23.03.2017 16:09 | 2 views | 0 comments


Citing what he said were "very serious problems" with the Washington area's transportation system, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Thursday he was ordering an independent review of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to study the troubled transit system's governance and long-term financial needs.
The Democratic governor tapped former ...

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