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November 18, 2016

Trump Taps Sessions as Attorney General

Donald Trump and Senator Jeff Sessions at Ladd-Peebles Stadium promoting his campaign for presidency in Mobile, Alabama August 21, 2015.

Donald Trump’s transition team announced today President-elect Trump has selected Sen. Jeff Sessions as his attorney general. Mr. Trump issued the following statement: “It is an honor to nominate US Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General of the United States. Jeff has been a highly respected member of the US Senate for 20 years. He is a world-class legal mind and …

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November 17, 2016

GOP Leadership Election Doesn’t Guarantee Ryan’s Future

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Ryan’s future is still shaky after refusing to support Trump over Clinton. In a voice vote among the Republican Caucus, Paul Ryan won the GOP Conference leadership election for Speaker on Tuesday, and many outlets reported as if Ryan is going to walk back into the speaker’s chair in January. But Ryan’s vote of confidence among the conference doesn’t tell …

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November 15, 2016

Brat: Ryan Should Explain Agenda Before Holding Speaker Vote

ASHLAND, VA - APRIL 26:  College economics professor and Republican candidate for Congress David Brat poses on the campus of Randolph-Macon College April 26, 2014 in Ashland, Virginia. Brat went on to a surprise defeat of incumbent House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the June 10 primary.  (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)

Brat: Delay Speaker Vote Until Ryan Makes Lame-Duck Agenda Clear Dave Brat (R-VA) wrote an op-ed in NewsMax calling on Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan to delay the GOP’s Conference Leadership election until after such time as he has clearly laid down a plan for how to fund government, among other legislative issues, during Obams’s lame-duck session. Here is Brat’s op-ed in its …

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