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An Angry Senator Grassley Lashes Out At FBI, DOJ In Fiery Senate Floor Speech

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) blasted the FBI and Senate Democrats on Wednesday for their unwillingness to fairly investigate Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration, stating that the Democrats on the committee he oversees “only want to talk about [President] Trump.”  In a fiery speech to the Senate, Grassley lambasted Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democrats […]

In Dramatic Reversal, Top Senate Republicans Now Want To Repeal AMT They Passed Just Days Ago

When we laid out the key highlights of the Senate tax plan passed just before 2am on Saturday morning, we made one thing clear: nobody had read the massive 479-page bill which had several pages with handwritten revisions in the margin. I was just handed a 479-page tax bill a few hours before the vote. […]

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 […]

These 8 Republican Senators Have Serious Reservations About Tax Reform

As we’ve repeatedly pointed out, Mitch McConnell’s push to force tax reform through the senate is facing opposition from several disparate groups of senators, each of which is demanding its own set of changes. Concerns primarily center on the taxation of partnerships, limited liabilities and other companies; on the overall cost of the tax bill […]

Stephen Miller Is Reportedly In The Running For Scaramucci’s Old Job At The White House

President Donald Trump has barely been in office for six months and already he's seen three communications directors come and go – Mike Dubke, Sean Spicer (who handled its duties when the post was vacant) and Anthony Scaramucci. And now sources inside the White House are telling Axios that Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller is […]

Bannon, Priebus Return To Washington As Trump Trip Continues

For Trump’s two main White House policy advisors (aside from Goldman Sachs, of course) chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Stephen Bannon, the confusion over the “orb” event may have been too great. For clarification, this is not a Satanic ritual. pic.twitter.com/CccP39fqN4 — The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) May 22, 2017 That, or […]

Senate Demands White House Tapes, Comey Memos On Just About Everyone

Following Jason Chaffetz' lead from last night, the Senate Judiciary Committee has demanded that The FBI hand over all Comey's memos "memorializing interactions" with Trump, Obama, Sessions, Lynch, Rosenstein, Boente, and Yates… Charles Grassley, Dianne Feinstein, Lindsey Graham, and Shedon Whitehouse wrote to Acting FBI Director McCabe… Dear Mr. McCabe   Yesterday, the New York […]

Trump’s Deputy Chief Of Staff Is Leaving The White House

President Trump’s deputy chief of staff and long-time staffer for Reince Priebus, Katie Walsh, is leaving the White House according to Politico. She’s expected to work on outside efforts to support the Trump administration, the AP noted, including helping the RNC and the independent group America First. “Katie Walsh has accepted a position with an […]

George W. Bush On Trump’s Inauguration: “That Was Some Weird Shit”

Perhaps just as memorable as the somewhat surreal Trump inauguration on Jan. 20, was the unforgettable crusade of George W. Bush to tame his poncho on that rainy Friday afternoon. Some of us are sad today, but others had a great time playing peekaboo with a plastic sheet. pic.twitter.com/yOE0RJkNx8 — Kashana (@kashanacauley) January 20, 2017 […]

Trump “Endorses” Jeanine Pirro’s Call For Paul Ryan To Step Down

Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro, whose show President Trump urged his followers on Twitter to watch earlier in the day, opened her program at 9pm on Saturday by calling for Speaker Paul Ryan’s resignation. “Ryan needs to step down as Speaker of the House. The reason, he failed to deliver the votes on his […]