December 13, 2017

Dow soars 230 points higher to record as Street cheers Senate passing tax bill.

Drew Angerer | Getty Images News | Getty Images Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the closing bell, November 30, 2017 in New York City Senate Republicans managed to narrowly pass a bill to revamp the country’s tax system on Saturday. The Dow and S&P 500 both hit […]

It’s Official! Senate Passes Trump Tax Cuts! President Gives Americans Greatest Christmas Present in Decades!

After months of work and last minute alterations, the US Senate passed President Trump’s tax cuts in a vote of 51 – 49. No Democrats voted for the bill. President Trump noted earlier this week, Democrats only want to increase taxes on working Americans. From the Oval Office, the President stated that Democrats only want tax […]

Senate passes tax overhaul, securing major GOP victory.

The Senate passed legislation to overhaul the tax code early Saturday morning, handing Republicans a badly needed legislative and political victory. Senators voted 51-49 to pass the plan, capping off days of debate and hand wringing as leadership worked frantically behind the scenes to win over holdouts and get the proposal in line with the chamber’s rules. Republican […]

AL Senate President Del Marsh: Roy Moore Allegations Could Be Part of a ‘Washington Conspiracy’

Alabama Senate President Pro-Tem Del Marsh has a lot of concerns about the thumbprint Washington, DC has left on the race to fill Alabama’s U.S. Senate formerly held by Jeff Sessions. In an interview with Breitbart News, Marsh, one of the Yellowhammer State’s highest-ranking Republicans, explained how he and other candidates were discouraged from running […]

More Winning: Latest Senate Tax Bill Raises Child Tax Credit, Ends Obamacare Individual Mandate.

The Senate Finance Committee released its updated tax bill late Tuesday night, and there’s a lot to cheer populist conservatives. The new bill raises the child tax credit to $2000, twice the current credit of $1000 per child. The earlier version of the Senate bill raised it to $1,650. A higher child tax credit is one […]

House Passes Senate Budget, Moves One Step Closer To Tax Reform

The House narrowly passed the Senate’s fiscal year 2018 budget equipped with reconciliation instructions for tax reform in a 216-212 vote Thursday. Passing the measure brings Republicans one step closer to their plans to overhaul the tax code. The bill, which allows for $1.5 trillion in deficit spending, provides the GOP with the tools needed to […]

Senate Budget a Major Step Toward Tax Reform, but Falls Short on Spending Reforms

The Senate passed its fiscal year 2018 budget resolution late Thursday night, paving the way for potentially the most comprehensive tax reform package in decades. The proposal is a significant step toward implementing the president and Congress’ tax reform agenda. However, it fails to make significant cuts to federal spending—an important piece of the puzzle […]

Senate narrowly passes 2018 budget, paving way for tax reform

Senate Republicans took the first step Thursday evening toward passing a tax plan and fulfilling a long-held campaign pledge. Senators narrowly voted 51-49 to pass the fiscal 2018 budget after a grueling hours-long marathon on the Senate floor. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined with every Democrat and independent to vote against the bill. The spending […]

Here We Go: Senate Judiciary Will Investigate Clinton-Russia Uranium Corruption

Earlier this week The Hill published a story showing Russian nuclear officials made the Clintons richer after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved a deal allowing for the Kremlin to gain significant control over the U.S. nuclear program. Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American […]

Donald Trump ‘Understands’ Steve Bannon’s War with Senate Republicans: ‘They Are Not Getting the Job Done’

President Donald Trump indicated that he is sympathetic with his former chief strategist Steve Bannon’s frustration with Senate Republicans. “Steve is very committed. He’s a friend of mine, and he is very committed getting things passed,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday when asked about Bannon’s decision to challenge establishment Senate Republicans […]

BREAKING: Senate Intel Investigating ‘Fake News’ Reporting On Russia Probe

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday that some news outlets will be left “with egg on their face” over their reporting on the Russia investigation. North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr issued the warning in an interview with CNN. He had been asked to respond to a tweet from President Trump calling on […]

Senate confirms Gorsuch to Supreme Court, giving Trump big win

The Senate on Friday confirmed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, giving President Trump the biggest victory of his first 100 days in office. The 54-45 vote caps a bitter political battle that began with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia more than a year ago and resulted in the Senate triggering the “nuclear option,” […]

White House Mounts Vigorous Defense of Wiretap Tweets After Senate Intel Says No Evidence

WASHINGTON — A day after the top Republican and Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said they hadn’t seen any evidence to back President Trump’s claim that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, the co-chairmen of the Senate Intelligence Committee agreed. But White House press secretary Sean Spicer followed that statement with a vigorous defense of […]

WHAT? You won’t believe what Senate Dems are threatening Trump with now…

While President Obama was in office, Democrats consistently accused Republicans of being “obstructionists.” Apparently, Democrats thought it was the legislature’s job to appease the president. Never mind that whole “checks and balances” thing, Republicans were supposed to bow down to the dear leader’s commands. Perhaps nothing personified the narrative more than the budget battles that took […]

Dead End: Senate Intelligence Dems Admit There May Be ZERO Evidence Of Collusion Between Russians And Trump Campaign

As Guy wrote last week, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) has retreated from his claim that there’s solid evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence agencies. Now, his colleagues on the Senate Intelligence Committee also concede that there may be zero evidence of such activity after a month into their investigation (via John […]

Senate Approves McMaster As National Security Adviser

The Senate Armed Services Committee approved National Security Adviser nominee Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster on Tuesday by a vote of 23-2. McMaster was President Trump’s second choice after Michael Flynn was pressured to resign after misleading Vice President Pence on his communication with the Russian government. Usually the president’s choice in national security adviser does not require congressional […]

Senate confirms Perry for Energy secretary

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Rick Perry to lead the Energy Department — an agency he once pledged to eliminate. Perry, the former Texas governor and a two-time Republican presidential candidate, was confirmed on a 62-37 vote. The Senate confirmed Perry after only a few hours of debate on Thursday afternoon, moving unexpectedly quickly on […]

Tom Price Clears Senate, Ready to Dismantle Obamacare as HHS Chief.

The Senate voted 52-47 early Friday morning to confirm Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., a surgeon who has fought to repeal Obamacare, as the 23rd secretary of health and human services. Not a single Democrat voted for Price, an outspoken critic of Obamacare who is expected to oversee the dismantling and replacement of the health care law […]

Senate confirms Sessions as attorney general

The Senate voted Wednesday night to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general, capping a vicious debate that left Democrats and Republicans alike seething at times. No Republicans went against Sessions in the 52-47 vote. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was the only Democrat to back Sessions. While Republicans broke out into applause after the vote closed, […]

Senate Confirms DeVos As Education Secretary After Pence Casts Tie-Breaking Vote

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence cast the first tie-breaking vote ever for a Cabinet-level nominee Tuesday for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, confirming her as the next education secretary. The vote came after Democrats held the floor for more than 24 hours of debate criticizing DeVos over her qualifications for the job. Two Republicans, Lisa […]

Senate confirms Tillerson as secretary of State

The Senate on Wednesday approved Rex Tillerson to lead President Trump’s State Department, despite a late effort by Democrats to slow down the nomination. Tillerson was approved in a 56-43 vote. Though Democrats largely lined up against Tillerson, he got some Democratic support. Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Mark Warner (Va.) and […]

Senate Committee Approves DeVos for Education Secretary

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary Tuesday morning, advancing her nomination to the full Senate for a final confirmation vote. DeVos, one of President Trump’s more controversial Cabinet picks, was confirmed along party lines, 12-11. Democrats have hammered the Michigan billionaire for her lack of experience […]

Senate Confirms Pompeo To Lead CIA

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo as CIA director Monday night, 66 to 32. Pompeo received overwhelming support from both Republicans and Democrats in the upper chamber. One Republican, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, voted against Pompeo. Two Connecticut Democrats, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy could not make it to the floor […]

Gen. Mattis Confirmed in Senate Vote As Secretary of Defense

Gen. James Mattis has been confirmed by the Senate by an overwhelming margin to become our next Secretary of Defense. He is the first confirmed member of Trump’s cabinet. So far, the vote stands at 98-1, with Sen. Kirsten Gilliband (D-NY) voting against Mattis’ nomination. The first bill President Donald Trump signed into law was the […]

BREAKING: Senate passes first stage of Obamacare repeal

The Republican-controlled Senate overcame doubts in its own caucus to approve a budget resolution that will start the process of repealing Obamacare. The Senate early Thursday morning passed a budget resolution, with 51 yays and 48 nays, that calls for legislation to repeal the controversial healthcare law. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was not present. Sen. […]

Senate poised to confirm Trump’s DHS pick after friendly hearing

President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to be secretary of Homeland Security went on record as holding views counter to Trump in a number of areas at a largely genial Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday. Under questioning from Democrats and a Republican, retired Gen. John Kelly broke with Trump on the effectiveness of a border wall, using torture […]

By the Way, Republicans Won Another Senate Seat Over the Weekend

Cortney covered this news yesterday, but I wanted to make sure you saw it because with Louisiana’s Congressional runoffs complete, we can now close the books on the 2016 election cycle. Donald Trump won the presidency with 306 electoral votes, as Wisconsin’s recount hasn’t even remotely approached changing the outcome (as expected), while Michigan’s was halted by a judge. […]

Worst Liar In Senate Tells Democrats To Police ‘Fake’ News

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) is one of the worst liars ever to grace the national stage. He accused 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney of cheating on his taxes without any evidence – then celebrated his lie, since it helped prevent Romney from becoming president. He called George W. Bush a “liar” who “betrayed the country.” […]

White House: Senate GOPs ‘Deplorable’ for Not Giving Supreme Court Nominee Hearing or Vote

Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland walks with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on March 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON — The White House today borrowed the campaign-trail term “deplorable” to describe not voters but lawmakers who have blocked President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. There have been no […]

Senate Set to Override Obama’s Veto of 9/11 Bill

The Senate will vote Wednesday to overturn President Obama’s veto of the 9/11 bill, which allows families of victims of the terror attack to sue Saudi Arabia. The measure is expected to get the two-thirds vote of the chamber required to pass. If it does, it will then head to the House later this week for […]

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