LINDSEY GRAHAM AND JEFF FLAKE HAVE DONE THE UNIMAGINABLE, CONVINCED TOP REPUBLICAN TO ABANDON TRUMP (WATCH)

MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt interviewed Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona in the halls of Congress during the recent debate preceding the government shutdown. There, she ultimately reported that Flake and his fellow Senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, had convinced Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to “all but abandon” the president on key issues. Senators Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham have been leading the high stakes game of shuttle diplomacy inside the U.S. Capital. With McConnell and Schumer barely speaking through the weekend, Graham and Flake have been trying to find a way out of the mess by convincing McConnell to all but abandon the president.” And so they did. The…
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Senator Slams Trump On Senate Floor: I Will Not Be Lectured By A Five-Time Draft Dodger

President Donald Trump and Republicans are trying to blame Senate Democrats for the government shutting down late Saturday night. They’re painting a picture for the American public that Democrats are putting “unlawful immigrants” ahead of national priorities like the military and other critical funding projects. Senator Tammy Duckworth, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, who piloted helicopters in the Iraq War, and who lost both her legs in combat, wasn’t about to take criticism from Trump on the military. Here’s what she posted on Twitter, as well as repeating on the Senate Floor. “Does he even know that there are service members who are in harm’s way right now, watching…
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The government has officially shut down

At 12:01 am on Saturday, January 20, the federal government shut down. Republicans and Democrats are still stuck in a standoff after failing to reach an immigration deal this week. House Republicans passed a bill on Thursday to fund the government for four weeks and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years, after Congress had failed to reauthorize that program for the last four months. But on a procedural vote late Friday, which needed 60 votes to advance the House spending bill, 45 Senate Democrats — and five Senate Republicans — rejected it. Democrats, frustrated with President Trump’s unwillingness to accept a bipartisan proposal to address the nearly 700,000…
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Kamala Harris and Cory Booker just made Senate history

In a thrilling turn of events today, bright young Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) have joined the Senate Judiciary Committee. This marks the first time in history that two African-American Senators have sat on the committee.  Until now, the first and last black Senator on the judiciary committee was Carol Moseley Braun a full twenty years ago. https://twitter.com/KristenClarkeJD/status/950802819346587648 Both viewed widely in Democratic circles as prospective presidential candidates, Harris — California’s tough former state attorney general — and Booker — the superhero-like former Newark, New Jersey mayor — are also good friends, making their victory even sweeter. https://twitter.com/SenKamalaHarris/status/950822069188603904 Their appointments to the committee did not come a moment too soon, as Harris’ fellow…
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Oprah just made an important announcement about running for president in 2020 (VIDEO)

After last night’s awe-inspiring Golden Globes speech, Oprah was thrust into the national conservation as a contender for the 2020 presidential nomination. https://youtu.be/fN5HV79_8B8 Even the White House addressed the rumors, claiming not only that it would welcome her challenge, but using the occasion to confirm that Trump is certain to run again for a second term. “We welcome the challenge, whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told reporters, adding that Trump is “absolutely … going to run for president again.” Amid the speculation, Oprah has finally spoken out about the prospect of her name appearing on the ticket in 2020. https://twitter.com/PeterAlexander/status/950509091721502720 The rumors have stirred controversy…
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