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Trump’s Companies Boosted Foreign Worker Visas To 10-Year High In 2018

President Trump may have ratcheted up his anti-immigration efforts in recent months, but his family companies appear to be using foreign workers at a higher rate than ever before. The Trump Organization requested and received at least 192 visas for foreign workers in 2018, according to Department of Labor data. That number appears to be the highest for the company going back to at least 2008 and likely much earlier, based on public records. The nearly two decades’ worth of data were pulled to...
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A list of Steve King's worst remarks: Racist, shocking, and just plain stupid

You've gotta read, by Douglas Burns, this excellent roundup of a dozen or so of the worst things congressman Steve King (R-IA) has said, dating back decades. Notable that these long, long predate the latest “why does racism have such a negative stigma” remarks that got him in trouble, and ultimately led to his removal from various powerful committees in Congress this week. “I'm a western Iowa newspaper owner who has chronicled @SteveKingIA and his troubling remarks for 2 decades,” tweeted Bu...
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GOP Senators Split With White House On Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The Democratic resolution would stop the Treasury Department from lifting penalties against the Russian aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal and two other companies connected to Deripaska. Senators took two procedural votes to proceed to the resolution, with 11 Republicans voting wit...
Tags: Florida, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Montana, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Russia, Defense, Ap, Democrats, Gop, Maine


Congress Will Skip Planned Recess If Shutdown Continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump dug in for a prolonged shutdown. The House and Senate announced Tuesday they would stay in session, canceling an upcoming recess week at home if the shutdown continued, which seemed likely. On the shutdown’s 25th day Tuesday, Trump did not move off his demand to have Congre...
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Some in GOP split with White House on Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
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West Virginia: Proposal to give $10M for Trump’s border wall

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some West Virginia lawmakers want to pitch in millions of dollars for President Donald Trump’s wall-building effort along the U.S.-Mexico border. The GOP-led House of Delegates issued a statement Monday that a bill planned by three delegates would divert $10 million from West Virginia’s current $186 million budget surplus for wall […]
Tags: News, Mexico, West Virginia, Ap, Nation, Gop, Donald Trump, Trump, House of Delegates, CHARLESTON W Va, Nation & World Politics


GOP’s John Kasich lands regular role as CNN commentator

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says he’s joined CNN as a political commentator. The Ohio Republican is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump and a potential 2020 presidential contender. Kasich announced in a tweet on Tuesday he will begin immediately as a regular contributor on the cable news network. Kasich […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Cnn, Nation, Gop, Ohio, Donald Trump, John Kasich, Kasich, COLUMBUS Ohio, Nation & World Politics, John Kasich KAY sik


Republican Steve King stripped of assignments amid racism backlash – as it happened

Congressman faces growing rebuke over recent commentsTrump denies to reporters he ever worked for MoscowSenate Republicans feel shutdown pressure 1.55am GMT Powering down for the night, thanks for tuning in! Here’s what happened today: 1.35am GMT According to The Daily Beast, the special counsel and NY federal prosecutors are looking into a meeting Trump had in the days before he was inaugurated, for possible evidence that foreigners and donors sought to purchase influence in the adminis...
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A sensible compromise is needed on Dreamers and border security

In 1858, Abraham Lincoln famously warned, “A house divided against itself cannot stand… half slave and half free… It will become all one thing or all the other.” In 2019, Americans of all political persuasions must come to grips with a similar reality; this country cannot endure permanently half legal and half illegal. We either believe in the sovereignty of our borders or we don’t. If we chose the latter over the former, we will punt away our birthright and America will be a nation in name only...
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President Trump Has to Win the Border Security Fight

Opinion USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The one thing neither the liberal media nor the Democrats have taken into their calculations about the government shutdown is that President Trump has to win on the border security issue. He has no choice. If it takes six months, it will take six months. If it can be done next Monday, it will be done next Monday. As commander in chief, President Trump has said controlling the southern border is a genuine national security issue and that failure would mean Americ...
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GOP rejected Obama’s executive reach but accepts Trump’s

By LISA MASCARO | AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and — relying on what he called his pen and his phone — used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. Now, with President Donald Trump proposing an even more dramatic end-run around Congress to build his promised border wall with Mexico, many Republicans are uneasily cheering him on. The potential use o...
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GOP rejected Obama’s executive reach, but accepts Trump’s

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and — relying on what he called his pen and his phone — used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. Now, with President Donald Trump proposing an even more dramatic end-run around Congress to build […]
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Barack Obama, Ap, Nation, Gop, Donald Trump, Trump


Trump expected to ditch career diplomat and nominate former GOP congressman as Qatar ambassador

The White House is expected to pull the nomination of an experienced career diplomat for US ambassador to Qatar and instead tap former one-term Virginia congressman Scott Taylor, multiple sources familiar with the situation tell CNN.
Tags: White House, Virginia, US, Qatar, Cnn, Gop, Trump, Scott Taylor


"Sources confirmed to Fox News that the White House has quietly reached out to a small number of GOP lawmakers and conservative legal advocates, reassuring them it would be ready for any court vacancy."

"Under new White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, a ready list of top-tier candidates is being updated. The low-key, unofficial heads-up is similar to when rumors of Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement were rampant in 2017 and 2018. He announced last June he would leave the court."From "Ginsburg absence shakes court: White House makes preparations, coming weeks seen as key" (Fox News). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, White House, Gop, Fox News, Ginsburg, Anthony Kennedy, Ann Althouse, Pat Cipollone


Border Security & GOP Weakening ?

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tru...ts-border-wall There are several reports of 'some' ... some GOP members having second thoughts because of the impasse. Please contact your US Senators and Representatives ... as well as the White House and let them know you do not want them to give in for any reason. If the GOP gives in now with a so called promise of a future agreement to fund the border barrier ... it will never get done. Not while Trump is President or ever in the future regardless of...
Tags: White House, Gop, Weapon, Political News and Discussion, Trump, US Senators and Representatives


What We Know About The Russians Manafort Contacted During The 2016 Campaign

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s ties to two Russian figures have been simmering at the surface of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe for more than a year, but Tuesday’s revelation that Manafort stands accused of seeking to share campaign polling data with those Russians brought the relationships fully into focus. The redaction error in a court filing from Manafort’s lawyers, as well as a  more firmly linked Manafort’s time working for Trump to the lobbyist’s longtime busines...
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White House tries to hold jittery GOP in line on shutdown

The White House is trying to hold jittery congressional Republicans in line on the 19th day of the partial government shutdown, with no end in sight to the impasse over President Donald Trump's demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Tags: Mexico, White House, Gop, Donald Trump


USDA: Food Stamps Funded Through February Even If Shutdown Continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, will be funded through February should the government shutdown continue. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is asking states to issue the February benefits on or before Jan. 20 so that they can be paid to the nearly 40 million Americans in the program. SNAP is already fully funded for January. The administration announced its plans as the White House worked t...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, Usda, Ap, Gop, House, Agriculture, Donald Trump, Perdue, WIC, Trump, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, GOP House, Sonny Perdue


House Republicans Start To Squirm As Shutdown Loses Support

House Republicans are facing a difficult choice: refuse to vote for Democrats’ funding bills and let the unpopular shutdown continue, or cross the aisle against the White House’s wishes. According to a Monday Politico report, GOP leaders are worried that many of their caucus members will choose the latter as Democrats bring individual bills to fund different agencies to the floor in lieu of a comprehensive funding package. While GOP leaders expect defections, they want to keep that number und...
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Is the wall worth a government shutdown?

President Trump said on Monday he will address American citizens from the White House Tuesday night on what he called the crisis at the Mexican border. His aides said later this week he would travel to the border in his campaign to convince Americans that the nation needs a wall. That wall, and the $5.6 billion the president is seeking from the House of Representatives to fund part of it, is the sticking point in talks with the new Democratic House majority that caused a government shutdown comi...
Tags: Congress, Opinion, Senate, White House, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Editorials, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Oval Office, Republican House


'Fault Lines' Traces the Roots of Today’s Polarized America

None The question "How did we get here?" rests at the core of any many works of history. Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer's latest book is no exception. Yet in this case, the question is especially pressing. In Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974, the scholars seek to explain how the country has become racked by such intense political polarization. Overall, their study showcases innovative approaches to the major—mostly domestic—events of the recent American past, while p...
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6 top tax issues of 2018 and what to expect in 2019

Whew! We made it through 2018, the first full year that the latest major tax law changes were in effect. Now we're about to see, depending on when Congress and the White House can agree to get the government (including the Internal Revenue Service) fully operational, if we can deal with the first tax filing season under those laws. But before we get lost in the intricacies of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), I'm taking this one early day in 2019 to look at the six tax stories that turned out t...
Tags: Taxes, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Virginia, Democrats, Gop, South Dakota, House, New Jersey, Treasury, Capitol Hill, Las Vegas, Party


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Tags: Books, Florida, Obama, Washington Post, North Korea, White House, Joe Biden, Gop, Recipes, Andrew Cuomo, Cabinet, Trump, Martin O'malley, Obamas, Pelosi, Beto O'Rourke


Democratic 2020 candidates: less is more

Forty-five years ago, while running for governor of California the first time, Jerry Brown embraced a new book with a memorable title: “Small Is Beautiful.” It was written by E.F. Schumacher, an Oxford economist who’d left his native Germany after Hitler came to power. Schumacher was an atheist as a young man, and a Marxist. He was a seeker throughout his life, however, who kept an open mind and heart. He helped the British government during World War II, and went to Asia after the war to contem...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Florida, Chris Christie, California, Opinion, Senate, White House, Germany, Elizabeth Warren, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Ronald Reagan


Weekend Shutdown Talks Are Being Led By Pence, Will Go Into A Second Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials and congressional aides emerged from talks aimed at ending a partial government shutdown without a breakthrough Saturday, though they planned to return to the table the following day. President Donald Trump acknowledged nothing had budged the impasse over his demands for $5.6 billion to fund a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, tweeting: “Not much headway made today.” Both sides pointed fingers after the more than two-hour session led by Vice President Mik...
Tags: News, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, Cnn, Gop, Maine, Homeland Security, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Susan Collins


Talks unproductive as Trump says shutdown could last for months or years

By CATHERINE LUCEY, LISA MASCARO and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — With no shutdown resolution in sight, President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders agreed Friday to additional staff-level talks over the weekend during a White House meeting at which Trump indicated he could keep parts of the government closed for “months or even years.” Trump met with the congressional leaders for the second time in three days amid an impasse over Trump’s funding demands for his proposed wall at the U.S.-Mexico bor...
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Trump Threatens To Keep Government Closed For Months Or Years

President Trump threatened to keep the partial government shutdown going for “months or even years,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said at the White House on Friday — comments Trump himself confirmed shortly afterwards. “We told the president we needed the government open. He resisted. In fact, he said he’d keep the government closed for a very long period of time — months or even years,” Schumer said as he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) exited a contentious meeting with t...
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Signs of GOP unease over shutdown as White House talks start

For the second time in three days, congressional leaders arrived at the White House Friday for talks with President Donald Trump amid signs of growing Republican unease over the prolonged partial government shutdown.
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Poll: Nearly Half Of Americans See Immigration As Top Issue Of 2019

As much of the U.S. government remains shut down over President Donald Trump’s insistence on funding for his border wall, nearly half of Americans identify immigration as a top issue for the government to work on this year. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll conducted shortly before the shutdown began finds that both Republicans and Democrats are far more likely to include immigration in their list of top issues facing the country this year compared with a year ag...
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Signs of GOP unease ahead of shutdown talks at White House

Amid signs of Republican unease over the prolonged partial government shutdown, congressional leaders planned to meet Friday with President Donald Trump after House Democrats muscled through legislation to fund the government but not his border wall.
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