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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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Trump heads to Capitol to lead on tax reform

Trump taxes

President Donald Trump will meet Tuesday with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill to pull them together on tax reform. “We’re certainly looking for the president to put the full force and power into helping put through a good tax reform bill,” said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT). Pushing tax reform through the House of Representatives is expected to be simple ...

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What’s in the Senate version of the 2018 Budget Bill?

Congress back in session

The U.S. Senate is set to vote on the FY2018 budget this week and the sentiment among many in the chamber is that it will pass, but what’s in it? READ: The Full Text of S.CON.RES.25 FY2018 Budget High-Level Summary of the Senate’s FY 2018 Budget Bill According to the Senate Budget Committee, the 2018 budget provides a path to a ...

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Senate Resolution for FY2018 Budget S.CON.RES.25 [Full Text]

S.CON.RES.25 FY2018 Budget

Calendar No. 238 115th CONGRESS 1st Session S. CON. RES. 25 IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES October 13, 2017 Mr. Enzi, from the Committee on the Budget, reported under authority of the order of the Senate of October 5, 2017, the following original concurrent resolution; which was placed on the calendar CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Setting forth the congressional budget for ...

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GOP Nervous as Populist Moore Beats Establishment-Backed Strange in Alabama

Roy Moore

Former Alabama Judge Roy Moore bested incumbent Senator Luther Strange in Tuesday’s Alabama primary run-off for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Moore, backed by populist Conservatives Steve Bannon and Dr. Sebastian Gorka won by more than 9 points 54.6% to 45.4% over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s favored candidate. The win for Moore comes despite ...

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Moore and Strange Battle for Trump Vote in Alabama

Roy Moore and Luther Strange

Recent Polls Political Positions Differences The Republican primary runoff for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama is heating up with just 4 days until voting day. Both Roy Moore and Sen. Luther Strange are hoping to capture the Trump vote in the state. President Donald Trump is supporting incumbent Senator Strange and will attend a rally for him Friday evening. ...

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Senators eye piecemeal approach to health care reform

Senate to try piecemeal health care fixes

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle appear to have given up on a single repeal, repeal and replace or a repair bill for Obama’s troubled health care law. Members of the Senate are pushing several tactical approaches to fix Obamacare: regulatory changes, short-term legislative fixes and a change in how health care is funded by the federal government. ...

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