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Trump Backs Roy Moore, Blasts Doug Jones As “A Pelosi/Schumer Puppet”

For the first time, President Donald Trump has endorsed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore after previously defending the embattled Republican in a series of offhand comments to reporters last month. Last month, the Washington Post published a bombshell story including allegations from a woman who said she had sexually inappropriate contact with Moore when he […]

Democrats’ Last-Ditch Effort To Force Tax Reform Back To Committee Fails By Vote Of 56-44

Update (2:35PM EST): And just like that, another forced procedural vote to push the GOP tax reform bill back to committee fails by a vote of 56-44. * * * Tune in below as the Senate takes yet another vote on a procedural motion to force the GOP tax reform legislation back to committee.  As […]

“A Potential Nightmare Scenario For The GOP”: Tax Vote Delayed To Friday; May Include $350BN In New Tax Hikes

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Nov 30, 2017 6:45 PM Update: The Senate tax plan roll vall vote which was widely expected to take place on Thursday evening, has been pushed back to 11am on Friday following the collapse of the “Trigger” compromise (discussed below) to win a majority for a Senate tax overhaul left Republicans scrambling to […]

In Critical Test Of Tax Reform Bill, Senate Narrowly Approves Motion To Start Debate With 52-48 Vote

Update (5:55PM EST): After a full day of debating the GOP tax reform bill, the Senate has now approved a motion to…drum roll please…debate the GOP tax reform bill.  As we detailed below, this was the first big test for the GOP’s tax bill before the entire Senate and it narrowly passed with a vote […]

Roy Moore Responds To Mitch McConnell

zerohedge.com /by Tyler Durden / Nov 13, 2017 12:59 PM Just minutes after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sided with “the women,” and called for Alabama Senate candidate to “step aside,” the outspoken former judge has responded… The person who should step aside is @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell. He has failed conservatives and must be replaced. #DrainTheSwamp — Judge Roy […]

Roy Moore Responds To Mitch McConnell

Just minutes after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sided with “the women,” and called for Alabama Senate candidate to “step aside,” the outspoken former judge has responded… The person who should step aside is @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell. He has failed conservatives and must be replaced. #DrainTheSwamp — Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 13, 2017 We […]

Tax Reform Suddenly In Jeopardy: Corker, McCain And Paul May Not Back Tax Cuts

With pundits attributing the ongoing market rally, which last week manifested itself in a “perfect week” when every single day was a new record high, the first such occurrence in over two decades, to rising hopes that Trump’s tax reform will pass, the worst possible news for the market was that a blocking group of […]

Feud Erupts Between Trump And Corker Just Hours Before Critical Senate Meeting

At 1pm EST President Trump is heading to Capitol Hill to huddle with Senate Republicans in hopes that he can somehow mend fences with certain members of his own party and save his tax plan from meeting the same fate as his Obamacare repeal efforts. That said, he seems to be off to a bad […]

Senate Passes 2018 Budget Paving Way For $1.5 Trillion In Tax Cuts, Sending Yields, Dollar Sharply Higher

Senate republicans took a major, if relatively easy, step toward passing Trump's tax plan on Thursday night with the critical passage of a budget blueprint that would protect a $1.5 trillion tax cut from a Democratic filibuster. Senators narrowly voted 51-49 to pass the fiscal year 2018 budget after a several hour-long marathon on the […]

Democrats Jump On Gun Control Quickly After Las Vegas Shooting

California Senator Dianne Feinstein is getting some Republicans to show interest in her gun bill, which could signal quick gun control in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting. Although it is claimed that it is newly crafted, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top-ranking Democrat has already offered the bill. Of course, gun rights activists think Feinstein has several […]