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Noon Senate vote to reopen the government in trouble

U.S. Senate Votes on Betsy DeVos

The Senate has scheduled a procedural vote to end the government shutdown for Noon Monday, but the prospects for passage are grim. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the vote saying, “In two hours, every senator can vote to end this government shutdown.” But the architect of the shutdown, Senate Minority Leader Chuch Schumer, said Sunday night that those involved ...

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Democrats to shut down government in support of illegal immigrants

Chuck Schumer

Senate Democrats have promised to filibuster the House-passed temporary spending bill unless it includes some form of amnesty for a large population of illegal aliens. The extreme left political position is likely to result in a government shutdown. At the focus of the debate is Democrats demand that the spending bill include legal protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) ...

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Senate passes tax reform 51-48; bill goes back to the House

U.S. Senate vote on tax reform

The Senate voted along party lines early Wednesday to pass an economy-boosting tax reform bill that makes America’s corporate tax rates competitive in the global economy and provides rate cuts for middle-income earners and businesses. The House of Representatives passed the measure Tuesday afternoon but will have to vote again Wednesday in order to send it to President Donald Trump ...

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Listen: A Government Shutdown? It Has Nothing to Do with Government!

As we hear all of the talking heads and news show mouthpieces claim calamity at the prospect of a so-called “government shutdown,” once again the American people have to suffer the egos and power play of politicians in Washington, DC. But the fact of the matter is this. This moment in time isn’t about a government shutdown. It’s about politicians ...

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Alabama Senate Election Polls Have Closed – Live Blog and Results

roy moore and doug jones

Update: CDN called the race for Doug Jones (D) at 10:23 p.m. EST (9:23 CST). The polls in the Alabama special Senate election have closed and we’re keeping up with the poll returns and outcome (refresh the page for updated results/blog entries.) Alabama special Senate Race Results ( 98% precincts reporting ) Live Blog ALL Times EST 10:23 With 90% precincts ...

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The Alabama Senate Race ends tonight – here are the exit polls

Roy Moore polls

The polls in Alabama’s special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former U.S. Senate seat close in less than 30 minutes and here’s what the exit polls tell us. CBS News and NBC News conducted exit polls asking when voters decided whether they would vote for Republican Roy Moore or Democrat Doug Jones. 60% said they had decided before November ...

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D-Day in Alabama and it’s This Close

roy moore and doug jones

After more than a month of accusations, allegations, refutations and machinations – it’s here: decision day in Alabama’s U.S. special Senate election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. Recent polling is split as to who will win Tuesday’s contest. A recent Fox News poll put Jones up by 10 points while an Emerson poll taken during the same ...

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RNC returns to Alabama to back Moore for U.S. Senate seat

Roy Moore

The Republican election machinery has come back to Alabama in-support of U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore according to an NBC News correspondent. “RNC is back in Alabama,” Vaughn Hillyard tweeted. “Two weeks after cancelling its joint fundraising agreement with the Moore campaign, the RNC has recommitted its efforts on behcalf of Roy Moore & will begin injecting money back into ...

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I’m Glad I’m Not an Alabama Voter

More specifically, I’m glad I’m not an Alabama conservative. The choice confronting conservatives in the December 12th special Senate election is very difficult. But not so tough that our cultural arbiters aren’t eager to give conservatives and Christians the benefit of their wisdom. The same Opposition Media—Pundit—Celebrity nexus that didn’t condemn Teen Vogue for its recent issue introducing young girls ...

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Senate passes tax cut bill along party lines; tough fight ahead

Trump taxes

The U.S. Senate passed early Saturday its version of tax reform by a 51-49 vote that split along party lines. The bill passed despite anti-Trump Republican Senator Bob Corker (TN) voting with all 47 Democrats and two Independents against the bill. Corker favored a liberal-friendly “trigger” added to the legislation that would have re-raised taxes if deficits increased in future ...

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Senate tax plan a gift to Democrats running in 2018

Taxes are killing small business

President Donald Trump laid out simple, key goals for tax reform because he knew the messaging needed to be clear, concise and appetizing if Republicans were going to be able to bring working families on board and claim victory in 2018. The president wanted a tax code simplified to the point that annual filings could be done on a postcard, ...

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