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'Saturday Night Live' Pokes Fun at Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Very Ambitious Medicare for All Plan

'Saturday Night Live' Pokes Fun at Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Very Ambitious Medicare for All Plan“Your insurance is like a bad boyfriend”



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Sen. Kamala Harris to slash staff, restructure campaign as she hemorrhages cash

Sen. Kamala Harris to slash staff, restructure campaign as she hemorrhages cashKamala Harris is dramatically restructuring her campaign by redeploying staffers to Iowa and laying off dozens of aides at her Baltimore headquarters, according to campaign sources and a memo obtained by Politico Wednesday, as she struggles to resuscitate her beleaguered presidential bid.



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Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema sees Ted Cruz as an 'ally'

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema sees Ted Cruz as an 'ally'Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) is not here for your congressional conventions.After winning a tight race in her now-certified swing state last year, Sinema has remained firmly between the aisles. She has voted to support several of President Trump's nominees, considers a few Republicans to be her closest pals in the Senate, and won't even discuss who she's supporting in her state's own Senate race next year, Politico reports in a profile published Tuesday.Sinema joined the Senate last year with fellow newcomer Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.). But despite that R next to his name, Cramer and Sinema are "close friends," Politico writes. Cramer is fully aware of their differences, referencing Sinema's flashy style when saying "I'm sort of a prude and she's very exotic." Sinema is also close with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who she considers an "as an ally atop the Commerce Committee's Aviation and Space subcommittee," Politico writes.And Sinema's convention busting isn't just limited to politics. She's currently looking to launch a spin class in the Senate gym, likely to help keep up her training for Ironman triathlons: She skipped a vote on the next Environmental Protection Agency head to compete in one just two months into her term. Read more about Sinema at Politico.



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Sen. Graham rallies to Trump's defense

Sen. Graham rallies to Trump's defenseSen. Lindsey Graham held a press conference at the Capitol to denounce the impeachment inquiry that threatens Trump’s presidency.



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After El Paso and Odessa shootings, my plan to reduce mass violence: Sen. John Cornyn

After El Paso and Odessa shootings, my plan to reduce mass violence: Sen. John CornynNo person, family, or community should endure the heartbreak caused by the recent mass shootings in Texas. It’s time to answer their call for action.



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Sen. Lindsey Graham and a Fox News contributor threw a Hail Mary to keep US troops in Syria

Sen. Lindsey Graham and a Fox News contributor threw a Hail Mary to keep US troops in SyriaThe duo attempted to persuade Trump to keep a contingency force in Syria to help defend oil fields from Iranian interests, NBC News reported.



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Sen. Lindsey Graham indicates he may support Trump impeachment if inquiry establishes 'quid pro quo'

Sen. Lindsey Graham indicates he may support Trump impeachment if inquiry establishes 'quid pro quo'Lindsey Graham did not rule out voting to convict Trump if he is impeached in the House and more evidence against him comes to light.



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For Sen. Susan Collins, a tough reelection got a lot tougher with Trump impeachment inquiry

For Sen. Susan Collins, a tough reelection got a lot tougher with Trump impeachment inquiryRepublican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine faces a dilemma with the Trump impeachment question. It looms larger over her reelection campaign in 2020.



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GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Loses It on ‘Meet the Press’: I Do Not Trust the FBI or CIA

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Loses It on ‘Meet the Press’: I Do Not Trust the FBI or CIAIn an extremely contentious and heated interview with Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd on Sunday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) declared that he does not trust the CIA or FBI while launching into a series of conspiratorial attacks on Democrats and intelligence officials regarding the Ukraine scandal.Johnson—who last week said he was told about a quid pro quo involving Ukrainian investigation into the 2016 election and that President Trump blocked him from telling Ukraine military aid was coming—immediately began his interview on the defensive, complaining that Todd was biased and the president was being sabotaged.The Republican senator then proceeded to accuse former members of the FBI and CIA of conspiring to set up the president after his election, claiming this has “everything to do with Ukraine.”“Why a Fox News conspiracy propaganda stuff is popping up on here, I have no idea,” an exasperated Todd noted at one point.“It is not, that is exactly, because this is going over the line, exactly why President Trump is upset and why his supporters are upset with the news media,” Johnson shouted, to which Todd replied: “Can we please answer the question that I asked you instead of trying to make Donald Trump feel better here that you are not criticizing him?”Eventually, Johnson would tell Todd that the reason he “winced” when he heard about military aid being attached to Ukrainian investigations into the 2016 election is he didn’t want to see those two things connected, adding that Trump “adamantly denied” to him that was occurring. He would then go on to support a probe by Ukraine into the Democrats surrounding the last presidential election.“Ukrainian officials reportedly helped Clinton allies research Trump’s advisers,” he huffed. “There is potential interference in the 2016 campaign. That’s what Trump wants to get to the bottom of. But the press doesn’t want to.”Johnson added: “I’m being called a conspiracy theorist, John Solomon is, because the press is horribly biased and Trump and his supporters completely understand that.”Todd confronted Johnson on whether or not he believes former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort was framed and if the Russians interfered in the 2016 election to benefit Trump. After saying he doesn’t think Manafort was framed and the Russian “absolutely” meddled in the election, Johnson pivoted back to supposed Ukrainian involvement during the 2016 campaign.“There are a lot of unanswered questions,” the senator exclaimed. “Chuck, I just want the truth. The American people want the truth.”“So do you not trust the FBI? Do you not trust the CIA?” Todd wondered, causing Johnson to yell back: “No, no, I don’t. Absolutely not. After Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, after James Comey?!”After Johnson said he didn’t trust anyone from the Obama administration, Todd asked him if he trusted the organizations now.“No I didn’t trust them back then,” Johnson replied before listing off a series of former officials who have become favorite targets of the president's supporters.Todd, clearly out of patience with Johnson at the end, suggested Johnson was only interested in the truth that was “politically comfortable” for him before getting in one final parting shot.“I’m sorry that you chose to come on this way, senator.”Chuck Todd on NBC’s 2020 Debate Plans, Why He ‘Can’t Quit’ Rudy Giuliani and Won’t ‘Ban’ Kellyanne ConwayRead more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Sen. Graham: Congress will call for Turkey's NATO suspension and hit it with sanctions if it attacks Kurds

Sen. Graham: Congress will call for Turkey's NATO suspension and hit it with sanctions if it attacks KurdsRepublican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Monday warned Turkey a bipartisan group of lawmakers would introduce sanctions against it and “call for their suspension from NATO” if it attacks the Kurds in Syria.



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