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New Trump attack on Obamacare leaves Dems wondering: Why now?

New Trump attack on Obamacare leaves Dems wondering: Why now?The unexpected filing in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, where a challenge to the ACA is being heard, came in the middle of the administration’s victory lap over the conclusion of the special counsel's investigation.



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Lindsey Graham advises Dems against impeachment: Learn from GOP’s mistakes

Lindsey Graham advises Dems against impeachment: Learn from GOP’s mistakes“By any reasonable standard, Mr. Mueller thoroughly investigated the Trump campaign,” said Graham. “Mr. “Mr. “Mr. I want Trump to win.” “There’s politics and there’s the rule of law,” continued Graham.



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Mike Pence lashes out at Ilhan Omar, 2020 Dems in AIPAC speech

Mike Pence lashes out at Ilhan Omar, 2020 Dems in AIPAC speechThe entire Democratic — or “Democrat,” as the vice president put it, using the ungrammatical truncation that has become popular on the right — Party also came under assault from Pence.



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US anti-semitism debate exposes rifts as Dems hold 'hate' vote

US anti-semitism debate exposes rifts as Dems hold 'hate' voteAs a Muslim American congresswoman’s controversial remarks about Israel policy exposed deep fault lines among Democrats, the party aimed Thursday to mop up the mess by voting on a measure condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of hate. After days of soul-searching and febrile recrimination, the Democratic leadership unveiled a House resolution that Speaker Nancy Pelosi said declared the “strongest possible opposition” to anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, white supremacy and other bigotry. The resolution was set for a Thursday afternoon vote.



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The Latest: House Dems delay vote on anti-Semitism measure

The Latest: House Dems delay vote on anti-Semitism measureWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism (all times local):



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Dems draft anti-Semitism resolution following Omar's remarks

Dems draft anti-Semitism resolution following Omar's remarksWASHINGTON (AP) — Leading House Democrats will offer a resolution Wednesday condemning anti-Semitism in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar's latest remarks on Israel, a senior Democratic aide said.



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The Latest: Booker says Dems shouldn't be victim to vitriol

The Latest: Booker says Dems shouldn't be victim to vitriolThe Latest on the 2020 presidential candidates campaigning throughout the country this weekend: (all times EST):



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AOC Threatens to Put Moderate Dems on a Primary ‘List’ If They Vote With GOP

AOC Threatens to Put Moderate Dems on a Primary ‘List’ If They Vote With GOPRepresentative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) threatened her moderate colleagues during a Thursday Democratic caucus meeting, telling the lawmakers she plans to provide progressive activists searching for primary targets with a list of Democrats who work across the aisle.Speaker Nancy Pelosi began the meeting by chastising the two dozen moderates who voted on Tuesday in favor of a Republican amendment to a gun control bill that requires gun retailers to report illegal immigrants who attempt to buy a gun.“We are either a team or we’re not, and we have to make that decision,” Pelosi said, two people who were present told the Washington Post.Ocasio-Cortez, who routinely wields her massive social media following to pressure her establishment colleagues into supporting her agenda, sought to add force to Pelosi's call for unity by threatening to expose to the ire of progressive activists any Democrats willing to compromise with Republicans.Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, told the Post that any Democrats who cooperate with Republicans “are putting themselves on a list.”“She said that when activists ask her why she had to vote for a gun safety bill that also further empowers an agency that forcibly injects kids with psychotropic drugs, they’re going to want a list of names and she’s going to give it to them,” Trent said, referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.The rift between the establishment and the younger, more progressive wing of the party was brought into sharp relief this week moments before the House passed legislation that would require a federal criminal background check for all gun purchases, including private transactions. While the bill's passage represented a significant victory for the Democratic majority, the inclusion of a provision that will facilitate deportations at the hands of ICE agents incensed progressives, many of whom have called for the agency to be abolished.



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Jim Jordan: Cohen Hearing ‘First Step’ in Dems’ ‘Crazy Impeachment Plans’

Jim Jordan: Cohen Hearing ‘First Step’ in Dems’ ‘Crazy Impeachment Plans’Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, the ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee, said Wednesday evening that Democrats called Michael Cohen to testify before the panel in order to set the stage for President Trump's impeachment.“I do not think you could believe much of what this guy says. What I do think was going on today is that this was the first step in the Democrats’ crazy impeachment plans,” Jordan said during an appearance on Fox News's “Special Report.”Jordan's comments came hours after Cohen publicly disparaged his former boss as a “racist,” a “conman,” and a “cheat” during his public testimony before Congress. Though Cohen accused Trump of engaging in “illicit acts” while in office, including the reimbursement of hush-money payments made during the campaign to his former mistresses, the former attorney admitted he did not have knowledge of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.Jordan and fellow Republicans on the Oversight Committee spent the hearing impugning Cohen's credibility, frequently raising the fact that he previously lied to Congress under oath about the timing of plans to build a Moscow Trump Tower when he testified in August.Democrats, meanwhile, said their Republican colleagues were angry that Cohen had stopped lying to protect the president, and argued he had nothing to gain by continuing to lie. Despite Cohen's Wednesday testimony, Democratic leaders remain hesitant to openly broach the prospect of impeachment.“Isn’t it interesting that not one person on our side even mentioned the word impeachment?” Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) said after the hearing. “Not one.”Speaker Pelosi told reporters Wednesday that she did not watch Cohen's testimony.



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Senate Dems on Green New Deal debate: 'Bring it on'

Senate Dems on Green New Deal debate: 'Bring it on'WASHINGTON (AP) — When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he would bring the Green New Deal forward for votes he thought it would put Democrats — especially 2020 presidential contenders — on the spot.



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