It controls the White House, Senate and House and would probably be blamed by voters for any major screw-ups.
It has been widely reported that the nation, on the whole, is souring on the Republican party. The GOP is helped by the fact that the states up for grabs in the Senate races are largely Democratic states, meaning that Democrats are on the defensive in most races.
Asked whether he's relieved that divisive Alabama Republican Roy Moore won't be coming to the Senate even though his loss in a special election cost the GOP a seat, McConnell said, "I think you know the answer to that". "We have to have Democratic involvement", McConnell said. Reining in those ever-growing programs has always been a priority for Ryan and his party, but targeting popular entitlements in an election year can be risky. Given that it could rob conservatives of a Supreme Court pick next year and other initiatives, that's a remarkable thing. And they face internal divides over issues like spending, where hard-right members of the House Freedom Caucus can be single-minded in their desire to slash spending and defy leadership efforts to strike compromises inevitably needed with Democrats.
The Kentucky Republican said at an event Thursday he "would not expect to see" the Senate tackle entitlement reform next year, signaling a break from his counterpart in the House on the Republican agenda in 2018.
McConnell echoed earlier remarks in which he's all but ruled out a 2018 effort to overhaul benefit programs like welfare, saying such an effort would need bipartisan support in a Senate that will be divided 51-49 next year. They included Sherrod Brown of Ohio, New Jersey's Cory Booker and Massachusetts' Elizabeth Warren.
Football Moment that Left us Speech-Less.
With an 11- 0 score at the end of the game, Germany started the Shanghai Women’s World Cup with a world record win. Women’s World Cup 2007 Germanys women’s team opened the World Cup with a bang against Argentina.
Stop panic buying, fuel queue will end this week - NNPC
Nigeria is one of the top ten world producer of crude oil but it continues to import virtually all its refined petroleum needs. He further assured Nigerians that the NNPC had enough products sufficiency that would last up to 30 days.
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