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Report: Trump Michigan Voters Love POTUS, Hate Paul Ryan/Mitch McConnell

Stanley Greenberg, former President Bill Clinton’s top pollster, recently went to Macomb County, Michigan—where Trump defeated Clinton by 12 percentage points—to interview white working-class voters who supported President Barack Obama before voting for Trump in 2016. These “Reagan Democrats” represent the heart and soul of Trump’s coalition, and what stood out was how much voters there hated Ryan and McConnell and worried that Trump would align with establishment Republicans.

McConnell: Border Tax ‘Probably Wouldn’t Pass the Senate’

Tuesday on Bloomberg, when asked about President Donald Trump’s proposed border tax on imports from Mexico to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said such a tax “probably wouldn’t pass the Senate.”

Sen. Collins Leaning Toward Constitutional Option

WASHINGTON—Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) signaled she might vote for the constitutional option to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, which would make her the second member of the Gang of 14 to do so, and move Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) one vote closer to the 50 that he needs to make it happen.

Chuck Schumer Has Enough Democrats to Filibuster Neil Gorsuch

Monday it became official that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has the necessary 41 senators publicly committed to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, meaning that now the future of the nation’s highest court hangs on Republicans getting 50 votes for the constitutional option.

Senate

Senate Set for Historic Supreme Court Vote on Friday

WASHINGTON—This week’s Senate showdown over the pending Supreme Court confirmation will go down in history because by next weekend America will either see the first ever successful partisan filibuster of a nominee or the Senate will reject using filibusters to block presidential nominations.

Exclusive–Rep. Trent Franks: The Monumental Importance of Clarity in Government

Albert Einstein said, “Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience [experiment].” Since this Republic was first gifted to the world, ours has been a quest to prove to mankind that the world’s great experiment in freedom, “a government of the people” can long endure. In any experiment, controlling for variables and clarity of result is vital.

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