Rep. Martha McSally appointed to fill John McCain’s Senate seat

Arizona Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally has been appointed by the governor to serve the rest of John McCain’s term in the Senate. McSally ran for the state’s other open Senate seat in November but lost. CBSN’s Anne-Marie Green has more. View at DailyMotion

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Trump Trying To Avoid Convention Debacle

President Donald Trump is tightening his iron grip on the Republican Party, launching an elaborate effort to stamp out any vestiges of GOP opposition that might embarrass him at the 2020 Republican convention. The president’s reelection campaign is intent on avoiding the kind of circus that unfolded on the convention floor in 2016, when Never Trump Republicans loudly protested his nomination before a national TV audience. The effort comes as party elites like Utah Sen. View at DailyMotion

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Poll Says Majority Of Americans Blame Trump For Partial Shutdown

According to a new a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday, more Americans blame President Donald Trump than the Democratic party for the ongoing partial government shutdown. The poll, which was conducted from December 21 to the 25th, says forty-seven percent hold Trump responsible, while 33 percent blame congressional Democrats. The shutdown was triggered by Trump’s demand that U.S. taxpayers provide him with $5 billion to help pay for a wall on the Mexican border. View at DailyMotion

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Pennsylvania’s New Map To Help Dems?

Pennsylvania’s new congressional district map, released Monday by the state Supreme Court, is sure to improve Democrats’ electoral outlook in the state. Over the long term, Democrats can expect to occupy one to two additional seats compared with the current map, according to a FiveThirtyEight analysis. (The state’s congressional delegation currently has 12 Republicans and […] View at DailyMotion

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Trump Says Budget Chief Mick Mulvaney Will Be His Acting Chief Of Staff

Reuters reported that President Donald Trump announced that his budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, will take over as White House chief of staff on a temporary basis. Trump made the announcement on Twitter, writing, “Mick has done an outstanding job while in the administration.” Mulvaney will take over from John Kelly when he steps down from the job in early January. He’ll be the third man in Trump’s two years in office to take on what’s considered one of the most important jobs in the West Wing. View at DailyMotion

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Pres. Trump Launches Massive Re-Election Machine

Politico reports that Pres. Donald Trump is planning to roll out an unprecedented structure for his 2020 reelection.Trump is creating a streamlined organization that incorporates the RNC and the president’s campaign into a single entity.Traditionally, a presidential reelection committee has worked in tandem with the national party committee.Trump is subsuming the RNC into his re-election committee. View at DailyMotion

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Trump says he will make decision on next chief of staff “soon”

President Trump says he will make a decision on his next White House chief of staff “soon”, as the list of top contenders has narrowed. Shermichael Singleton, a Republican political consultant, joins CBSN’s “Red & Blue” to discuss the latest developments. View at DailyMotion

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GOP moves to protect Trump from primary challengers in 2020

Some states are taking steps to protect the president from an intra-party primary challenge ahead of the 2020 election. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns explains how the GOP is bracing for what’s expected to be a highly competitive presidential election. View at DailyMotion

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