McConnell Cancels Senate’s August Recess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has cancelled the Senate’s August recess it was announced this week. McConnell said the time was needed to work through a backlog of President Trump’s nominees which McConnell claims Democrats have been slow-walking. “Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees, and the goal of passing […]

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President Trump, Ignoring National Security Advice, Congratulates Russian President Putin on Election Victory

President Trump, contrary to advice given to him by his national security advisers, called Russian President Vladimir Putin and congratulated him on his election victory today. Putin won reelection Sunday, ensuring he will remain Russia’s president for the next six years. Putin has been the head of the country since 1999, serving as either president […]

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Jeff Flake Isn’t Giving Up on Immigration Reform, Says Will Force a Vote on His Proposal as Soon as Senate Returns from Recess

Senator Jeff Flake isn’t giving up on immigration reform.  The junior Senator from Arizona said that he plans to force a vote on a proposal as soon as the Senate returns from its winter recess after next week.  Flake proposed a fallback option for immigration reform last week when it looked like larger plans being […]

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Jeff Flake Rips Donald Trump as Being Stalinesque, Only Two Senators Sit Through His Speech

Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona took to the Senate floor to delivering a scathing critique of President Trump and the president’s attacks on the press today.  Flake compared Donald Trump’s attacks to those of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, when he called the U.S. press the “enemy of the people.” “So fraught with malice was […]

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Trump Likely to Have a Republican Primary Challenger in 2020, Jeff Flake Says

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake said he believes it’s likely President Trump will have a primary challenger from the Republican Party in 2020. “He’ll certainly have a challenge from somebody as an independent. But I think he’ll likely have a challenge in the Republican Party as well,” Flake said. Trump will “likely” have a Republican challenger […]

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