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The Skinny on Obamacare Repeal

Today on the Daily Standard podcast, deputy online editor Chris Deaton talks with host Eric Felten about the Obamacare repeal debate going on in the Senate Wednesday. The Daily Standard podcast is brought to you by SimpliSafe.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Continue Reading....

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Lisa Murkowski on health care votes: 'How about doing a little governing around here?'

Sen. Lisa Murkowski criticized her colleagues for positioning their vote on health care in terms of an electoral prospects. “I am in an position where I’m not looking for a re-election until 2022. And quite honestly, I don’t think it’s wise to be operating on …

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Senate Will Likely Modify Russia Sanctions Bill to Pass it Before House Recess

The Senate is likely to remove North Korea sanctions from a sweeping bill that overwhelmingly passed the House on Tuesday, the chairman of the Senate’s foreign relations panel said, in an effort to get the package passed before August recess. The oft-delayed bill, approved 419-3 …

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Hot Mic Convo: Dem Thinks Trump 'Is Crazy,' Republican 'Worried'

Two senators caught on a hot microphone commiserated about President Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal and his lack of understanding about the process, The Washington Post reported. Continue Reading....

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Himes on Kushner: 'Conclusions Are Going to Have to Wait'

Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., said Wednesday that White House adviser Jared Kushner’s congressional testimony “was a refreshing change” from his colleagues. Continue Reading....

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Sen. Coons: Trump Will Face 'Strong, Bipartisan' Fight If He Fires Sessions

There would be “widespread opposition” in the Senate should President Donald Trump abruptly decide to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Sen. Chris Coons said Wednesday. Continue Reading....

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Donald Trump knocks Jeff Sessions again, this time for not replacing the acting FBI director

President Trump took a swipe at his attorney general on Wednesday for his failure to replace the acting FBI director – a curious critique give the statutory authority to appoint someone outside the normal line of succession rests squarely on the president’s shoulders. The president …

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Mike Lee: The closer to getting a full repeal of Obamacare, the better

Sen. Mike Lee said Wednesday that the closer Republicans get to a full repeal, the closer he will be to supporting the legislation. “I felt like last night’s amendment that we voted on, that I voted against, did too much to increase the size of …

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Steve Mnuchin urges action on debt limit, says funding good through September

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday said the United States has enough wiggle room to pay its bills through September, but again urged Congress to act on raising the debt ceiling before breaking for August recess. “Based upon our best estimate at the time, we …

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So, the President Really Is Above the Law?

Back in the Pleistocene Era, there was an effort to impeach and remove Bill Clinton. He was eventually impeached, but not removed. The young’ns can look up the details later. One thing everyone said in those days was “The president is not above the law.” …

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