Congress May Not Act On Funding For Hurricane Damage In Puerto Rico Until Mid-October
Some members of Congress, especially those from regions with large Puerto Rican populations, are making a big push to get relief for the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Staff say that Congress isn’t likely to act until the administration requests more money, which is expected in mid-October.
Why Marco Rubio Will Vote To Confirm Trump’s Secretary Of State
The senator spent weeks indicating he could vote against, and potentially kill, Rex Tillerson's nomination. But he backed down just before the vote. “In the end, I think Marco decided that it was better to be inside the tent than outside,” a source close to Rubio said.
Florida's Mini Trump Looks To Be His Own Candidate In Senate Primary
Pushing his own version of the "America First" message, Carlos Beruff — a leading GOP Senate candidate with a similar background and message as Trump — says he won't change his rhetoric if he wins the primary, even as Marco Rubio appears to be reconsidering retiring.
Republicans Rush To Crown Marco Rubio The Anti-Trump Standard-Bearer
"Marco is our last, best hope." Inside and outside the campaign, after his second-place finish in South Carolina, Republican elites are looking to consolidate support behind Rubio — meaning playing nice and racking up endorsements, money, and more.
The Senate Is Very Unlikely To Confirm A Scalia Replacement This Year
Two presidential candidates are already saying the nomination should wait until after the election — and a top Democrat is already pushing back. “I don’t think anyone Obama would be thinking about nominating can get through this Senate," McConnell's former chief of staff says.
Christie: If Trump Wins, It Makes New Hampshire Just Like Every Other State
"He comes in and he gives a speech and signs some hats and gets on the 757 and leaves. Now if that’s what New Hampshire’s gonna reward, it makes New Hampshire no different than any other state in the union in terms of the way you have to campaign."
When Rubio Worked To Stop DREAMer Deportations Before Obama Got Around To It
During the 2012 election, Marco Rubio worked behind the scenes with activists on a DREAM Act alternative. Those advocates say Rubio's involvement worried the Obama administration and forced their hand on executive action on immigration.