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Senate Takes First Step To Repeal Obamacare With 51-48 Vote

Early on Thursday morning, in a 51-48 vote, the Senate took the first concrete step toward dismantling Obamacare, when it voted to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing Barack Obama's signature health insurance program.

Live Stream: Key Things To Watch For At General John Kelly's Confirmation Hearing

After an interesting morning of questioning by the Judiciary Committee of Senator Jeff Sessions, complete with numerous interruptions by disaffected, Hillary-supporting snowflakes seeking their 15 minutes of fame, Retired General John F. Kelly is set to take the hot seat before the Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee at 3:30PM EST.  We'll set the over/under for the first protester interruption at 3 minutes...

Live Stream: Key Things To Watch As Jeff Sessions Gets Grilled By Senate

A marathon of Senate confirmation hearings gets kicked off today starting with Jeff Sessions (R - Alabama), Trump's pick for Attorney General, starting at 9:30AM EST.  Sessions is certain to face fierce opposition from liberals who will undoubtedly bring up his "racially insensitive" comments from the 1980s and grill him on his views regarding voter I.D. laws and immigration.

Senate Democrats Prepare For Their 2017 Theatrical Debut As Confirmation Hearings Loom

Starting Tuesday Americans will be subjected to what will feel like endless hours of torture as Senate Democrats get their opportunity to question Trump cabinet appointees.  Given that Republicans control a 52-48 majority in the Senate and that Democrats eliminated the 60-vote threshold in 2013, the Democrat theatrical displays will ultimately amount to nothing more than an attempt to discredit and shame Trump's appointees but should be fun nonetheless.

"Absolutely Deplorable" Hillary Deceived Congress Over Clinton Foundation Conflicts

Seems that Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn is having a little "buyer's remorse" over his decision to vote in favor of confirming Hillary as Secretary of State back in 2009.  “Once again the rules don’t apply to them like they apply to everybody else. Can you imagine if anybody else in the United States government had tried to get away with something like this?"

Paul Craig Roberts Warns "'Adolf Hitler' Is Alive & Well In The US"

FBI Director James Comey got Hillary off the hook but wants to put you on it. He is pushing hard for warrantless access to all of your Internet activity. Comey, who would have fit in perfectly with Hitler’s Gestapo, tells Congress that the United States is not safe unless the FBI knows when every American goes online, to whom they are sending emails and from whom they are receiving emails, and knows every website visited by every American.

Kim Kardashian Disappointed After Senate Votes Down Four Gun-Control Proposals In One Day

In the wake of the Orlando shootings, there has been a renewed push by lawmakers to show their constituents that they are actually working on strengthening gun control measures - now if only anyone could agree on anything. On the same day that the Supreme Court turned away two separate appeals challenging assault weapon bans in New York and Connecticut, the Senate rejected a total of four proposals centered around gun control... and Kim Kardashian is not amused.

Justice Department's Reputation At Stake As Hillary-Email Decision Looms

"I'm greatly concerned about the reputation of the Justice Department, which is why I have stated that I think the proper and best course would have been to have this go to an independent prosecutor a good year ago. It was pretty obvious that to put these decisions in the hands of high-ranking political appointees creates a perception - valid or not - of, at the very least, unconscious political influence." - former DoJ official.

Does Saudi Arabia Have $750 Billion In Assets To Sell?

Saudi officials indicated they would sell its dollar-denominated assets if the law passed to avoid having those assets frozen by American courts. But does Saudi Arabia even have $750 billion of assets to sell? For the answer we go to Stone McCarthy who note that while they can't answer that question definitively - recall that the exact amount of Saudi Treasury holdings remains a mystery as it is not broken out separately - here's what they do know from the Treasury International Capital (TIC) data.

Obama Succumbs To Saudi Pressure, Will Veto Sept 11 Lawsuit Bill

Following strong Saudi pressure to scuttle the Sept 11 Bipartisan Bill, the president made it clear on what side he stands when the White House threatened to veto the bipartisan bill to let families victimized by the 9/11 terrorist attacks sue Saudi Arabia while a GOP senator privately sought to block the measure. The White House and State Department are bluntly warning lawmakers not to proceed with the legislation due to "fears" it could have dramatic ramifications for the United States and citizens living abroad to retaliatory lawsuits.