Senate Dems lose health care vote

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Heading into the November midterms, the party is defending its House and Senate majorities. Republicans thought they would finally overturn the law as the court had eight justices appointed by Republican presidents.

Senate Democrats took aim at President Trump's expansion of short-term health care plans Wednesday, forcing a vote on a proposal to roll back the administration's plan to allow insurers to sell low-priced, reduced-benefit plans.

Then Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 27, 2018.

"Only one side was happy to play host to this toxic fringe behavior", McConnell said. This poll gives him only a 1-point lead but we'll need to wait for more polling before it becomes a trend. They haven't seen enough.

He added: "I think it's an insult to the American public".

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Until the rancorous debate over Kavanaugh - he denied accusations by three women of 1980s sexual misconduct - polls suggested that GOP supporters were far less motivated to vote than Democrats, who are ardently opposed to President Donald Trump. Manweller, who was sacked from his professor position at Central Washington University in August following an outside investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct, has denied the allegations but has said he will finish his term but not serve another if re-elected next month.

The GOP rhetorical offensive also represents a flipping of the recent script, in which Democrats have accused Trump of intensifying divisions with nationalistic and at times racist appeals to his conservative base and personal attacks on political enemies. Lindsey Graham of SC - who has said the Senate would wait for the presidential election to take place before filling another opening on the bench.

In 2016 Democrats attempted to fill the vacancy resulting from the passing of former Justice Antonin Scalia.

Meanwhile, Christine Blasey Ford - who said the judge sexually assaulted her at a house party in 1982 when they were high school students - has been unable to move back home because of "unending" death threats, according to one of her lawyers. In each state, Republicans are now just as likely as Democrats to say they are extremely interested - erasing an edge Democrats had in several states last month.

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