Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Benjamin L. Cardin

GOP pushes 2 top Cabinet picks through to full Senate

in 2017/Top Headlines by

Republicans jammed two of President Donald Trump‘s top Cabinet picks through the Senate Finance Committee with no Democrats in the room Wednesday after suspending a rule that would have otherwise barred them from taking the vote. The tactic seemed a warning shot that they might deploy brute political muscle in the upcoming fight over the Supreme Court vacancy. With a near-toxic vapor of divisiveness between the two parties across Capitol Hill, nasty showdowns broke out elsewhere as well. One Senate…

Keep Reading

Rex Tillerson has Marco Rubio’s vote in Senate

in 2017/Top Headlines by

The Latest on activities in Congress (All times EST): 10:35 a.m. Sen. Marco Rubio says he’ll support President Donald Trump‘s nominee for secretary of state. The Florida Republican ended nearly two weeks of “will he or won’t he” drama by announcing on his Facebook page that he’ll vote for Rex Tillerson to serve as the nation’s top diplomat. Rubio says his backing is not without concerns. He worries that in years to come the U.S. “will not give the defense…

Keep Reading

Go to Top