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Republican senators praise spending deal as path to Trump border request

Republican senators praise spending deal as path to Trump border requestRepublican Senate leaders on Tuesday praised a spending agreement reached with Democrats to avert a government shutdown this week, calling it a step toward border security measures sought by President Donald Trump. Republicans acknowledged the deal fell short of elements Trump had demanded, saying they made concessions, but got some too.”It’s not everything the president hoped to get, but I think it’s a good step in the right direction,” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters at the Capitol. McConnell praised the committee of Republicans and Democrats in the Senate and House of Representatives who worked out the deal, including Republican Richard Shelby, the Senate Appropriations Committee chairman.



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Republican leader says Senate will vote on Green New Deal

Republican leader says Senate will vote on Green New Deal“I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal, and we’re going to be voting on that in the Senate, give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal,” McConnell said. The goal is to transition the U.S. economy away from burning fossil fuels and emitting greenhouse gasses blamed for climate change, rising sea levels and severe storms. The initiative was unveiled by Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a rising political star, and Senator Edward Markey.



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Who is Roger Stone? Longtime Republican operative worked on campaigns from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump

Who is Roger Stone? Longtime Republican operative worked on campaigns from Richard Nixon to Donald TrumpRoger Stone, a political operative from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump, has links to several targets of Robert Mueller's investigation



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Top Republican urges slow US pullout until IS 'truly defeated'

Top Republican urges slow US pullout until IS 'truly defeated'A senior Republican senator on Saturday urged President Donald Trump to slow down the withdrawal of US ground troops from Syria until jihadists were defeated to avoid a “nightmare” for Washington’s allies. “I would hope that President Trump would slow the withdrawal until we truly destroy ISIS,” Lindsey Graham told a press conference in Ankara, using an acronym for the Islamic State extremist group. The South Carolina lawmaker was in Turkey from Friday for a two-day visit during which he met Turkish officials including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.



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Republican congressman Steve King defiantly supports vote rebuking his own racist remarks

Republican congressman Steve King defiantly supports vote rebuking his own racist remarksSteve King defiantly rejected what he described as an “unprecedented assault” on his freedom of speech while simultaneously supporting a resolution in Congress condemning his own racist remarks. The Iowa Republican — whose has a history of controversial rhetoric — sparked a backlash after an interview with the New York Times was published last week in which the congressman appeared to lament why language like white nationalist and white supremacist had “become offensive”. Mr King took to the House floor to seemingly clarify his controversial statements before the vote.



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Republican Senator Graham urges Trump to open U.S. government temporarily

Republican Senator Graham urges Trump to open U.S. government temporarilyDemocrats in Congress rejected Trump’s request that legislation to fund the government include $ 5.7 billion of taxpayer money for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he urged the president on Sunday to reopen the government for a limited period to try to get talks going again. If no progress is made, he said, then Trump should declare a national emergency as a way to get money to build his wall, a plan not popular with some fellow Republicans.



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Key Republican to ask FBI about report of Trump counterintelligence probe

Key Republican to ask FBI about report of Trump counterintelligence probeThe Republican head of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Sunday he plans to ask the FBI about a report it launched a probe into whether President Donald Trump had been working on Russia’s behalf, suggesting the agency may have gone too far. “I am going to ask the FBI director – was there a counterintelligence investigation opened up regarding the president as being a potential agent of the Russians?



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Key Republican to ask FBI about report of Trump counterintelligence probe

Key Republican to ask FBI about report of Trump counterintelligence probeThe Republican head of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Sunday he plans to ask the FBI about a report it launched a probe into whether President Donald Trump had been working on Russia’s behalf, suggesting the agency may have gone too far. “I am going to ask the FBI director – was there a counterintelligence investigation opened up regarding the president as being a potential agent of the Russians?



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Trump says he has right to declare border emergency, Democrats to test Republican resolve

Trump says he has right to declare border emergency, Democrats to test Republican resolveAs a partial government shutdown continues, Trump says he has "absolute right" to declare a national emergency while Democrats are set to test GOP resolve.



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The Latest: Republican DeSantis sworn in as Florida governor

The Latest: Republican DeSantis sworn in as Florida governorTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of Republican Ron DeSantis as Florida's next governor (all times local):



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