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Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans

The expanding list of marginalized GOP leaders underscores how thoroughly Donald Trump has dominated – and changed – the Republican Party in the nearly two years since he seized the presidency.

Eye on Boise: Risch has little to say about Trump, Putin

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, in line to chair the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next year if Republicans hold the Senate, had little to say last week about President Trump’s much-criticized summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and subsequent comments.

Sen. Corker won’t seek re-election after all

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker has decided anew not to seek re-election this fall, his chief of staff said Tuesday, after spending recent weeks reconsidering his initial decision to leave the chamber where he’s served since 2007.

GOP senators rally to defend Corker over tax bill provision

Republicans rallied to GOP Sen. Bob Corker’s defense Monday, rejecting a report that the Tennessee lawmaker stealthily tucked a provision into the massive tax package to benefit himself financially and then reversed course to back the bill.

Senate chairman disputes report of Corker add to tax bill

The Senate Finance Committee chairman on Monday rejected as “categorically false” a report that Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee was responsible for a provision in the final tax bill that could help him financially.

Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill’s health provision

Two of President Donald Trump’s leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the Senate version of a $1.5 trillion measure to overhaul business and personal income taxes that is expected to be voted on after Thanksgiving.

Tennessee’s Corker doubles down on his criticism of Trump

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Taking on a crowd of jeering union workers, standing up to a charismatic Democratic opponent on the man’s home turf or lecturing upper management of one of the world’s largest corporations, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker has rarely backed down from a fight. So it came as little surprise to those who know him well that the pugnacious, self-made multimillionaire who once floated his own name as a 2016 Republican presidential candidate doubled down this week on his criticism of President Donald Trump, calling him “utterly untruthful” and responsible for “the debasement of our nation.”

GOP senators blister Trump, reveal party at war with itself

In a furious exchange of tweets and counter-tweets, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Republican Sen. Bob Corker “couldn’t get elected dog catcher,” and the senator fired back that Trump was “utterly untruthful.”

White House’s ‘soft opening’ never ends

The kitchen and wait staff have just discovered their celebrity chef is barking mad and doesn’t know how to cook, but they can’t do anything about it because they’re having trouble enough figuring out how the dishwasher works.

Trump lashes ‘Liddle Bob Corker’ as senators call for calm

President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Bob Corker as “Liddle’ Bob Corker” on Tuesday, continuing a feud with the Tennessee Republican who’s dubbed the White House an “adult day care center” and charged that Trump could be setting the nation on the path toward World War III.

Peyton Manning rules out run for Corker’s Senate seat

Former football star Peyton Manning ruled out a bid for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of Republican Bob Corker, saying in a sports radio interview on Wednesday that he is giving “zero consideration” to running.

Analysis: Roy Moore’s victory and Bob Corker’s retirement are fresh indicators of a Senate that’s coming apart

Roy Moore’s victory in Alabama and Bob Corker’s retirement in Tennessee on Tuesday sent shockwaves across the Capitol and shivers down the spines of institutionalists in both parties. The dual developments are fueling concerns about the long-term health of the world’s greatest deliberative body and heightening fears that the center may not hold in American politics.

Senator vows to block U.S. arms sales until Qatar crisis eased

The Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he’ll block U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and their neighbors in the Gulf Cooperation Council to prod them toward ending a standoff among critical American allies in the region.

U.S. senators say food aid constraints delay help amid famine

As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of “America First,” two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan’s famine and civil war.