“Young bucks” at the filibuster

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From Washington Times report: “Late in the evening Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus even issued an all-hands alert for help: ‘Attention all Republican US Senators -> Please go to the floor and help out.’ … In addition to Mr. Cruz and Mr. Lee, others who showed up and spoke included Sens. Marco RubioMarco RubioSenate panel could pass new Russia sanctions this summer McConnell on Trump: 'We could do with a little less drama' Taking the easy layup: Why brain cancer patients depend on it MORE of Florida, John CornynJohn CornynSenate panel could pass new Russia sanctions this summer Senate staff to draft health bill during recess Lieberman withdraws from consideration for FBI director MORE of Texas, John BarrassoJohn BarrassoOvernight Finance: Dems introduce minimum wage bill | Sanders clashes with Trump budget chief | Border tax proposal at death's door Overnight Energy: Trump energy nominees face Congress | OPEC to extend production cuts Top GOP senators tell Trump to ditch Paris climate deal MORE of Wyoming, Jerry MoranJerry MoranWeek ahead: Obama's CIA chief to testify on Russia probe IT modernization bill passes House Cost of key cyber bill drops by billions after revisions MORE of Kansas, Saxby ChamblissSaxby ChamblissGOP hopefuls crowd Georgia special race Democrats go for broke in race for Tom Price's seat Spicer: Trump will 'help the team' if needed in Georgia special election MORE of Georgia, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonOvernight Healthcare: Senate GOP to start writing its healthcare bill Senate staff to draft health bill during recess Divisions emerge in the Senate on pre-existing conditions MORE of Wisconsin, Tim ScottTim ScottGOP senators distance themselves from House ObamaCare repeal bill GOP senators lukewarm to lawmaker leading FBI Senate GOP defends writing its healthcare bill in private MORE of South Carolina, Jeff FlakeJeff FlakeLawmakers reintroduce measure to lift Cuba travel restrictions Majority of Senate supports Cuban tourism bill Montana GOP senator: Gianforte 'needs to apologize' MORE of Arizona and Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellOvernight Energy: Trump energy nominees face Congress | OPEC to extend production cuts Senate confirms Trump's first lower-court nominee Top GOP senators tell Trump to ditch Paris climate deal MORE, the GOP floor leader, who made a late-night appearance to congratulate his fellow Kentuckian.”

“Old school” at the Obama dinner

From The Hill’s report: "GOP senators say no new policy ground was broken as both sides held fast to their battle-tested positions on taxes and spending, but the meeting helped thaw frosty relations and improve the prospects of a deal eventually. 'I think really what he is trying to do is start a discussion and kind of break the ice and that was appreciated,' said Sen. Mike JohannsMike JohannsLobbying World To buy a Swiss company, ChemChina must pass through Washington Republican senator vows to block nominees over ObamaCare co-ops MORE (Neb.) … Sens. Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteWeek ahead: Comey firing dominates Washington GOP senators pitch Merrick Garland for FBI director Kelly Ayotte among candidates to be FBI director: report MORE (N.H.), Richard BurrRichard BurrOvernight Cybersecurity: Senate Intel chiefs get subpoena power in Russia probe | Trump orders probe of leaks | Lawmaker unveils 'hacking back' bill Senate Intel heads get broad subpoena power in Russia probe GOP frustrated by slow pace of Trump staffing MORE (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Dan CoatsDan CoatsGOP frustrated by slow pace of Trump staffing Budowsky: GOP summer of scandal The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (Ind.), Tom CoburnTom Coburn'Path of least resistance' problematic for Congress Freedom Caucus saved Paul Ryan's job: GOP has promises to keep Don't be fooled: Carper and Norton don't fight for DC MORE (Okla.), Bob CorkerBob CorkerOfficial: Trump 'looking at' future of US sanctions on Russia Senate panel could pass new Russia sanctions this summer Senate gears up for fight on Trump's 0B Saudi Arabia arms sale MORE (Tenn.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamSenate panel could pass new Russia sanctions this summer Overnight Cybersecurity: Bad Russian intel may have swayed Comey's handling of Clinton probe | Apple sees spike in data requests | More subpoenas for Flynn | DOJ's plan for data warrants Overnight Finance: GOP bill would leave 23M more uninsured, says CBO | Trump aides defend budget | Mnuchin asks for clean debt hike before August | Ryan says House could pass bill without border tax MORE (S.C.), John HoevenJohn HoevenOvernight Healthcare: Divisions emerge in Senate over preexisting conditions GOP senators meet with insurer for input on ObamaCare repeal Senate GOP short on ideas for stabilizing ObamaCare markets MORE (N.D.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), John McCainJohn McCainOvernight Defense: Trump scolds NATO allies over spending | Flurry of leaks worries allies | Senators rip B Army 'debacle' | Lawmakers demand hearing on Saudi arms deal The case for protecting America's intelligence agency whistleblowers Overnight Cybersecurity: Senate Intel chiefs get subpoena power in Russia probe | Trump orders probe of leaks | Lawmaker unveils 'hacking back' bill MORE (Ariz.) and Pat Toomey (Pa.) also sat down with Obama.”