CNN poll: Majority say midterms were repudiation of Republican policies

WASHINGTON (CNN)A majority of Americans say the 2018 midterms were mostly about the rejection of Republican policies, but Democrats may have more of a mandate this time around than in past election cycles, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. In the new poll, which was conducted by…

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Republicans keep control of Senate in 2018 midterms, CNN projects

Washington (CNN)CNN projects that Republicans will keep control of the Senate, a result that was not unexpected but still never assured in this unpredictable political environment until voters had their say. The outcome represents a significant victory for the GOP and President Donald Trump. Democrats faced a daunting Senate map…

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Trump administration grants Wisconsin plan to make residents work for Medicaid

(CNN)The Trump administration Wednesday granted Wisconsin’s request to impose work requirements in its Medicaid program — the first such approval for a state that has not fully expanded Medicaid. Administration officials, however, maintain that these approvals are rooted in compassion and help Americans achieve self-sufficiency — a long-held conservative view…

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How politics became a risky business for companies in the era of Donald Trump, Steve King

Washington (CNN)Land O’Lakes and Purina, the two companies that dumped Iowa Rep. Steve King this week over his incendiary comments, learned what a growing number of corporate interests are discovering in a hyper-partisan America: It doesn’t always pay to play in politics. L.L. Bean, the Maine outdoor company famous for…

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Brett Kavanaugh pal Mark Judge’s memoir ‘Wasted’ is now available to read online

Read Judge's memoir all about booze and drugs at a young age for free.Image: Getty Images Brett Kavanaugh’s pal Mark Judge has been at the center of the debate over Kavanaugh’s fitness for service as a Supreme Court justice. Now you can read Judge’s memoir Wasted, which briefly features a…

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Flake to vote yes on Kavanaugh ‘unless something big changed’

Washington (CNN)Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a key Republican swing vote, said Friday he plans to vote in favor of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Fellow Republican senator and swing vote Lisa Murkowski voted to oppose Kavanaugh’s advancement. When asked about Murkowski’s vote, Flake said he admired her. “I…

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Trump rallies to push Montana Senate toss-up into the red

(CNN)President Donald Trump visited Montana last week to campaign for Republican Senate hopeful Matt Rosendale. But during his rally at Missoula International Airport, it became clear the trip might have been more about who he was campaigning against. Trump hasn’t forgotten. “They made up a series of lies that were…

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Murkowski: ‘I know Alaska’s political terrain better than’ Trump

(CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday privately reassured Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who is facing severe criticism from President Donald Trump and others for being the lone GOP vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Alaska Republican told reporters Wednesday. In a morning interview with the Associated Press, McConnell defended…

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On Brett Kavanaugh, history’s judgment is already clear

Judge Brett Kavanaugh at his historic hearing, September 27, 2018.Image: michael reynolds-pool / Getty Images The date is September 27, 2068. On your neural net’s news feed, you catch a glimpse of an item that says “50th anniversary of Brett Kavanaugh hearings.” You think you vaguely remember something about that…

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EPA assessing vulnerability of at least 9 toxic sites in Florence’s projected path

(CNN)Hurricane Florence, with its strong winds and massive storm surge, threatens to release toxic chemicals from hazardous waste sites that the Environmental Protection Agency has designated contaminated Superfund sites. “In addition, the agency is prepared to assist the states if help is requested, and coordinate with state and federal partners…

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GOP Senate candidate’s comments raise questions about potential campaign finance violations

(CNN)A Republican Senate candidate in Montana is facing questions over comments he made suggesting he knew of the National Rifle Association’s plans to be involved in his race — a move that experts say could violate campaign finance laws meant to prohibit campaigns from coordinating with outside groups. “Yes,” Rosendale…

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Donald Trump used a noticeably out-of-date photo to commemorate 9/11. Ugh.

WHAT, ME WORRY?Image: Getty Images Time to add another item to the list of perplexing decisions the White House made on 9/11.  On Tuesday, the below tweet was sent from Donald Trump’s Twitter account as he and First Lady Melania Trump departed the White House for the September 11 remembrance…

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DACA alive, barely, a year after Trump ended it

Washington (CNN)A year ago, President Donald Trump ended DACA. Today, it still exists. For the roughly 700,000 young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children that DACA protects from deportation, the ongoing uncertainty about their future in this country also continues. “It’s a real shame,” said Florida Republican…

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