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American Bridge slams Mario Diaz-Balart for ‘selling out’ to support GOP health care plan

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With just hours left before Congress’ vote on the American Health Care Act, President Donald Trump and GOP House leadership are doing whatever it takes to get the 216 votes necessary for passage of the bill. In the case of Miami Republican Mario Diaz-Balart, could change in U.S. policy toward Cuba implemented under the Obama administration be the catalyst to lock in his support? The New York Times reported Wednesday that Diaz-Balart sought assurances from White House officials that the president would maintain his campaign pledge…

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Seeds of GOP splinter in opposition to all things Barack Obama

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Republicans can blame their united stand against President Barack Obama for their party’s splintering. Conservatives’ gut-level resistance to all things Obama — the man, his authority, his policies — gave birth to the tea party movement that powered the GOP to political success in multiple states and historic congressional majorities. Yet contained in the movement and its triumphs were the seeds of destruction, evident now in the party’s fracture over presidential front-runner Donald Trump. Obama’s policies, from the ambitious 2010…

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Leftover campaign cash? Ex-lawmakers find plenty of uses

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No matter how they exited – a loss, a resignation, a retirement – former members of Congress can pretty much do whatever they want with leftover campaign cash as long as it’s political or charitable. Evan Bayh has kept $10 million in campaign contributions since leaving the Senate in 2011, raising plenty of questions about the Indiana Democrat’s political future or perhaps his children’s. Mary Landrieu has more than $146,000 since her Senate loss last year and the Louisiana Democrat…

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