Alabama Democrat says he can win Sessions’ seat because his opponents won’t challenge white supremacy

Alabama Republicans Luther Strange and Roy Moore are preparing to battle for Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat in a primary run-off that will pit President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s support and money against a solidly evangelical base. Meanwhile, Doug Jones is sitting back easy.

Jones, the Democratic nominee, won Tuesday’s primary with over 50 percent of the vote, meaning that he avoids a run-off and can now focus his efforts on the December gener...

Pauline Hanson wears black burqa in Senate chamber – politics live

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young suggests Barnaby Joyce unfit for office as government introduces bill to raise Medicare levy to fund NDIS. Follow the day live …

Brandis gets a standing ovation from Labor and the Greens.

Strangely, he doesn’t get the standing ovation from his own side.

George Brandis says:

No we will not be banning the burqa.

I am not going to ignore the stunt of arriving in this chamber...

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Alabama senator says he can’t criticize Trump’s press conference because he was too busy to watch it

Appointed Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL), who came in second in Tuesday’s GOP primary, went on Fox News Wednesday to explain how he plans to win next month’s primary runoff against opponent and former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore. But if he was expecting an easy interview from host Trish Regan, he was mistaken; Regan grilled him about his response to the president’s botched comments on the violent Charlottesville white nationalist protests, causing Strange to stumble...

Trump agrees to pay key Obamacare subsidies, extending its lifeline

Everyone and their doctor has asked President Donald Trump to continue funding Obamacare cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments. After flirting with eliminating these payments to insurance companies, he finally agreed to pay them for the month of August. A White House spokesman told multiple news sources on Wednesday that the Trump administration will make the payment.

CONFIRMED: Trump administration will make the August CSR Obamacare payments, a WH spokesman tel...