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GOP Senator goes off on Trump

11:19 am Jun. 30, 2016

With the GOP convention in less than three weeks, Republican elected officials are often asked why haven’t they endorsed Donald Trump yet. For Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), the question during a TV talk show appearance drew out an answer that is very enlightening – there are some in the GOP who just don’t trust Trump.

Lee was on the Steve Malzberg Show on Newsmax TV, when the conversation again

Clock ticks on VP choices

9:39 pm Jun. 29, 2016

Imagine that you are a top adviser to Donald Trump and/or Hillary Clinton. The Republican National Convention begins in less than three weeks. The Democratic National Convention is the next week. When do you roll out your choice for VP?

Looking at the calendar, one would think that doing something before the July Fourth weekend might not be the best idea – lots of people simply unplug from

CIA mission in Benghazi remains a mystery

11:13 pm Jun. 28, 2016

The final House Republican report on the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans does not flesh out one unknown part of this story – what exactly was the CIA up to in Benghazi, and

Benghazi report does not focus on Clinton

11:31 am Jun. 28, 2016

As Republicans on a special committee in the U.S. House rolled out their long awaited report on the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans, GOP lawmakers mainly took aim at security

Trump still faces some grumbling – in Kansas

10:11 pm Jun. 27, 2016

From Wichita, Kansas –

It might seem ridiculous that a Red State like Kansas could be in play in the 2016 race for President, but after spending the last week in the Sunflower State, it

Senate hits gridlock on guns

6:51 pm Jun. 20, 2016

As expected, the U.S. Senate on Monday evening hit gridlock on competing plans from Democrats and Republicans to respond to the nightclub attack in Orlando that killed 49 people, as Senators voted mainly along party lines as each side blocked a pair of plans put forward by the other.

“We can’t continue to do nothing,” complained Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who put forward a plan to stop those on the no-fly

Trump campaign manager out

10:23 am Jun. 20, 2016

After weeks of internal battles over who would call the shots in Donald Trump’s campaign for President, Trump today announced that campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was out, a surprise shakeup just four weeks before the

Senate may gridlock on guns

10:43 pm Jun. 19, 2016

The deadlock in Congress over guns may be on full display Monday evening on Capitol Hill, as four different plans – two from each party – could run aground, both sides basically staying in their partisan corners on the legislative response to mass shootings and terrorism in the aftermath of the attack on a nightclub in Orlando.

For Democrats, while they know they are short on votes to push forward with

Trump tries to keep lid on deposition video

8:46 pm Jun. 16, 2016

Lawyers for Donald Trump have told a federal court in California that a videotaped deposition of the real estate mogul in a lawsuit about Trump University should not be made public, arguing the release of

GOP continues awkward embrace of Trump

1:20 pm Jun. 16, 2016

The shotgun marriage between many GOP lawmakers in the Congress and Donald Trump was on full display again today, as Speaker Paul Ryan alternately kept his distance and continued to stick with Trump, even as the Speaker once again frankly admitted he’s not on the same page as his party’s presumptive nominee on a number of issues.

Asked at his weekly news conference if he was thinking about backing off his