Trump says Lindsay Graham ‘kisses my ass’ because ‘I’ll endorse his friends’: book

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Then-President Donald Trump gestures as Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks about an upcoming afternoon vote in the Senate during an event in the White House on November 6, 2019.AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Trump told Maggie Haberman that Lindsey Graham "kisses my ass" to "endorse his friends." Haberman detailed a scene at Bedminster with Trump and an effusive Graham in the vicinity. Over the past seven years, Graham has morphed from Trump critic to confidant. During the 2016 Republican presidential primary, Sen. Lindsey Graham and then-candidate Donald Trump were not particularly fond of each other.After Graham called Trump a "jackass" in response to…

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Would Republicans Really Privatize Social Security and Medicare?

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New Hampshire’s GOP Senate nominee, former Army general Dan Bolduc, has resurrected the idea of privatizing government entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare. Conservatives float the idea pretty regularly. And pretty regularly the idea falls flat. “But for some reason, they keep trying,” Natalie Allison wrote for POLITICO, “from Paul Ryan to George W. […] The post Would Republicans Really Privatize Social Security and Medicare? appeared first on 19FortyFive.

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On multiple fronts, House GOP leaders trip over agenda rollout (Steve Benen/MSNBC)

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Steve Benen / MSNBC: On multiple fronts, House GOP leaders trip over agenda rollout  —  Kevin McCarthy and his team had 15 months to prepare for the rollout of their “Commitment to America” blueprint.  It has not gone smoothly.  —  It was 15 months ago when House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy …

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