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McConnell , the President and Republicans in Congress , just kind of circling each other like you know wary Boxer figure out what the other was gonna be like , and how to get to the drought bottom.
After their healthcare believe Failure Law thinks the party is kind of figuring out how to work together and that the real test. They should be judged on of discovering majority will be if Republicans can pass this major tax overhaul .
Well , and that’s a big if , at the moment , I mean what happens if they don’t pass at this year for sitting there next year for sitting on the eve of the midterms.
You’re from now on they haven’t passed the text for what happens. This is the exact question I put to Tim Phillips , he runs Americans for Prosperity , the Coke Brothers backed conservative advocacy group .
And I should note Coke Industries also gives money to NPR. Correct .
But Phillips says conservative economic policies like this tax bill could seal the party’s relationship with Trump but if they fail.
If they tax reform after their failure on health care and then I think there majorities are in peril next year because a lot of voters who gave them a chance. Gays in these majorities game in the presidency . Well , I think they make a new set .
This is why Republicans like Ohio’s Jim Jordan say Trump has the upper hand , because the Republican Party grassroots had already been moving in Trump’s direction for every Jeff Flake leaving the party. There may be plenty other Roy Moore’s out there who are embracing the party as it is now here’s Jordan .
Those who say that for the President when they said for the present there really for the President , which is a good thing I think is the intensity factor for presidential office is as as probably a strong as anyone that you know and modern political times.
And joining points to the fact that Trump has also brought a lot of new voters into the party. People who thought the system had forgotten them he sort of shaken up this image of the Republican Party as the party of corporate America into a party about America and even establishment Republicans like Stephen all say that is a good thing .
Dow drop was not the President , the Republican Party expected in 2016 , but he may just end up being the president. The Republican Party needs .
And this is why politics should never cease to amaze you Mary Louise has a New York billionaire can now lay claim to being today’s champion of working in America.
NPR Sue Davis reporting there on the state of the GOP you up.
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Both sides got some things they wanted before trial starts in December , the Judge decided that the trial date should start on time , and the case will stay in Ingham County. The defense had sought a delay , and a change of venue . But the Judge also dealt a blow to the prosecution . Judge Rosemarie Aqua Lina says the fact that Nasser pleaded guilty to child porn possession cannot be brought up at trial .
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A fashion designer and artist have teamed up to put the huge number of empty water bottles in Flint to use Haley Thompson has more.
Water bottles may seem to be a reminder of tragedy and Flint but artists Mel chin and fashion designer Tracy Reese have teamed up to turn them in this something innovative and fashionable but when fit program turns water bottles and and fabrics. The fabric comes back to local seamstresses who create clothing items , things like raincoats and swimwear Carol Weber as one of the seamstresses from St Luke New Life Center .
The big impetus was to do something with fluent and forefront around the water bottle and the idea is to take something that is a tragedy here in our community and build something good how effective.
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And I’m Rachel Martin the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs , Texas is a crime scene this morning. A lone gunman opened fire there yesterday during Sunday services 26 people are dead , many others are wounded . The gunman was later found dead . NPR’s Russell Lewis joins me now from just outside Sutherland Springs where he’s covering the story Russell , what more can you tell us about what happened inside that church .
Well , here’s what authorities have said , what we’ve been able to piece together so far. The gunman parked his car at a convenience store yesterday morning he walked across the street and approached the church within a salt-style rifle , he was dressed in black , wearing a tactical vest . Authorities say he he fired through the walls of the church and then he actually entered the building and kept firing a local resident heard the shooting grabbed his own rifle and then fired at the gunman that the suspect fled in his car was found in a neighboring county had gone off the road . The gunman was found dead inside the victims who who died in this church shooting they were between the ages of 5 and 72 . Some of the people who were killed were related , and Rachel . This is a , you know it’s a tight-knit . It’s a small town , it’s that , it’s the kind of place where everyone knows everyone else .
So you know people who were affected. What do we know what authorities learning about the gunman .
Well , it’s , it’s still early in the investigation and there’s , there’s a lot that we don’t know but. But here’s what we’ve learned the shooter was 26 years old , his name was Devon Patrick Kelly they picked was apparently no known connection to Sutherland Springs or the First Baptist Church . No motive is yet known he lived in new brothels as a suburb of Sen Antonio . It’s a little less than an hour away from the church Kelly did serve 4 years in the Air Force . Beginning in 2010 and the Air Force has confirmed NPR that he worked in the logistics readiness at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico . But the military also tells us that during his time . He was also court-martialed and he was confined for 12 months after assaulting his wife and their child and he also received a bad conduct discharge .
So what happens now Russell can you lay out where the investigation focuses today.
Well , you know , I mean there is a , I mean , there’s a sort of playbook for these kinds of investigations authorities will start to piece together his pastor gonna look to see what he did online who he communicated with they’re gonna there’s scrutinize hisand his digital profile , but they’re also gonna you know look deep into his background , his his daily life. They’re gonna try and figure out , you know , you know , evidence of a motive and they’re also gonna look at the weapons that were used in these crimes and and how they were obtained .
An investigation playbook that is tragically all too familiar these days. NPR’s Russell Lewis in Stockdale Texas outside of Southern Springs . Thanks so much worse . Yes .
This week the Republican bill to overhaul the tax code is gonna get some scrutiny from the House Ways and Means Committee. The legislation released last week , calls for cuts in corporate and individual tax rates . It is designed to make the process of filing your return a lot simpler , but it is drawing sharp criticism from deficit hawks , like the conservative Tax Foundation , which estimates it will add a trillion dollars to the deficit over the next decade . And there are also questions about how cuts to mortgage and state tax deductions will hit the middle class . For more , we’re joined by Republican Congressman Buddy corridor of Georgia Congressman Carter . Good morning . Good morning . Why is a tax plan that could add a trillion dollars to the deficit over the next 10 years . A good idea . Well .