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Erica WernerErica WernerApril 6, 20179min481

The vote was 55-45, short of the 60 needed to advance Gorsuch over procedural hurdles to a final vote. All 44 Democrats and independents voted against advancing Gorsuch, and for procedural reasons, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cast his vote with them to enable the vote to be reconsidered. Many senators voted from their seats, a rare and theatrical occurrence, then stayed in the chamber for the drama yet to unfold.


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Erica WernerErica WernerAugust 25, 20167min275

Donald Trump defeated 16 rivals in the Republican primaries by being the most anti-immigrant of them all, promising to build a giant wall on the border and deport millions. He labeled opponents like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio as weak and amnesty-loving, and his extreme rhetoric pushed the entire debate over immigration to the right.


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Erica WernerErica WernerAugust 23, 20168min322

A key question looms for vulnerable Republican senators this election: If Donald Trump loses and loses big, can they still survive? With 11 weeks until Election Day, Trump's declining standing in the polls has GOP Senate candidates preparing for the worst, and they're maneuvering now to put as big a margin as they can between themselves and the top of the ticket.


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Erica WernerErica WernerAugust 22, 20165min263
Republican Donald Trump insists that he’s not flip-flopping when it comes to his proposal to deport the estimated 11 million people living in the United States illegally — even though his new campaign manager now says his stance is “to be determined.” Trump said in an interview with Fox & Friends on Monday that he’s […]

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