“Top GOP Races To Watch In 2018”


HUFFINGTON POST

“Even though Democrats are defending a historically high number of Senate seats, including many seats in traditionally red states, Republicans have had substantial difficulty persuading quality candidates to run against Democratic incumbents next year. And given large Democratic statewide gains in local elections in Virginia and New Jersey last month, the chances of Democrats retaking the House have shot up ― a scenario many thought unthinkable just a year ago.” MORE

“How the loss of net neutrality could change the internet”


POLITICO

“The repeal of net neutrality ushers in a new chapter of the internet that could eventually transform the way Americans communicate, shop and consume information online.

The Federal Communications Commission’s party-line vote Thursday to dump the Obama-era rules, which required internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally, opens the door for companies like Verizon and AT&T to experiment with new business models free from government regulation.” MORE

“Marco Rubio Holding Out For Child Tax Credit That Actually Helps Poor People”


HUFFINGTON POST

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said he won’t vote for the latest version of the Republican tax bill unless leaders make it more generous for low-income families with children.

“I can’t in good conscience support it,” Rubio told reporters on Thursday.

Since Senate Democrats unanimously oppose the legislation, Republicans can lose only two votes in the chamber and still pass their bill. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) opposed an earlier version of the measure. ” MORE

“Jimmy Kimmel Makes Another Emotional Plea For Children’s Health Care”


HUFFINGTON POST

“Jimmy Kimmel has issued another emotional plea for viewers to get involved in protecting affordable access to health care.

While holding his 7-month-old son Billy, who underwent a second heart surgery last week after being born with congenital heart disease, the late-night host discussed the Children’s Health Insurance Program(CHIP) on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night. The program is in jeopardy because Congress failed to secure funding in October. According to the Washington Post, CHIP provides low-cost health care to 9 million children across the country.” MORE

“McConnell: ‘There’s not going to be a government shutdown’


POLITICO

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday he was confident there wouldn’t be a government shutdown when funding runs out at the end of the week.

“There’s not going to be a government shutdown,” he said on ABC’s “This Week” when asked whether the Republican-controlled Congress could keep the government running. “It’s just not going to happen.” MORE

“Black lawmakers wonder why Conyers has to go — but not Franken”


POLITICO

“Black lawmakers are hearing growing calls for Rep. John Conyers to resign and wondering why Sen. Al Franken isn’t getting the same treatment.

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have been privately airing concerns about a double standard within Democrats’ ranks since sexual harassment allegations against Conyers, the longest-serving House member and a founder of the CBC, first surfaced last week. Their concerns were thrust into the open Thursday when Conyers’ lawyer hinted that Conyers was being treated differently than Franken because of race.” MORE

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