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GOP Senators Push Back Against Trump’s Relentless McCain Attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain , even claiming credit for the senator’s moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked. By the time the president began his anti-McCain tirade in Ohio on Wednesday, several leading Republicans had signaled a new willingness to defy Trump by defending the Vietnam War veteran as a hero seven months after he died of brain c...
Tags: Utah, New York, News, Obama, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Georgia, Ap, Gop, United States, Arizona, Mitt Romney


Voting Rights Primer: Ross Declines To Answer Key Questions About Census Citizenship Question

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was grilled Thursday by the House Oversight Committee about his move to add a census citizenship question. Many of the explanations he gave about damning 2017 emails — emails that contradicted his official justification for adding the question — didn’t pass the smell test. He also refused to say whether he spoke to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions about adding the question, or to anyone else at the White House besides Steve Bannon. Ross was not the only admin...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Congress, White House, Virginia, Georgia, Commerce, Aclu, Kansas, Republican, Justice Department, Ross, Voting Rights, Tierney Sneed


As the Congress Turns: In presidential probes, many So Cal reps play starring roles

With Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, committees are stepping up investigations and oversight of Trump administration practices and policies. Here’s a look at the Southern California reps in position to play the biggest roles in those hearings: Adam Schiff, D-Burbank Role: Chairman, House Intelligence Committee, leading congressional Democrats’ investigation of Russia’s ties to President Trump and his 2016 campaign. Trump has tried accusing Schiff of ethics violations, ...
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Trump Says Theresa May ‘Didn’t Listen’ To His Brexit Negotiation Ideas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday sharply criticized Britain’s handling of negotiations over leaving the European Union, saying the talks have been bungled and that the wrenching debate was dividing the country. “I’m surprised at how badly it’s all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation,” he said. Trump, who holds himself up as a master deal-maker, said he gave Prime Minister Theresa May his ideas on how she could negotiate a successful deal for leaving the 28-member grou...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, Eu, European Union, Ap, Britain, Gop, Theresa May, Ronald Reagan, House, Northern Ireland, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi


Former Dem Senator Who Authored Landmark Title IX Law Dies At 91

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91. Bayh was surrounded by family at his home in Easton, Maryland, when he died shortly after midnight from pneumonia, his family said in a statement. His son, Evan, followed him into politics and became Indiana’s governor and a senator. The liberal Democrat had a back-slapping, humorous campaigning style that he...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Indiana, Indianapolis, Ap, Chicago, Ronald Reagan, Ford, Iowa, Jimmy Carter, Army, John F Kennedy


‘Party’s Over’: GOPers Seem Ready To Deal Trump Defeat On Nat’l Emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him. Republicans are predicting that Thursday’s showdown vote will result in Congress sending Trump a resolution blocking the border emergency he proclaimed last month to steer an extra $3.6 billion to building border barriers. Since the Democratic-contr...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Ap, Gop, Maine, Alaska, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, North Carolina, Donald Trump


Senate Rebukes Trump Over Saudi War In Yemen

The Senate has passed a resolution aimed at ending U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s ongoing war in Yemen, a rebuke to President Trump that may force him to issue the first veto of his presidency. The resolution passed by 54-46 with bipartisan support, the culmination of a years-long effort led by Sens. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to claw back Congress’s constitutional war powers and end American support for a humanitarian disaster in Yemen. “Today, we in the S...
Tags: News, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Democrats, House, United Arab Emirates, Dc, Republican, Yemen, Mike Lee, Uae, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders


Despite Backlash, Schultz Pushes Ahead With Vision For Independent Presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is set to provide more details on what an independent presidency could look like despite not yet deciding whether to enter the White House race himself. In a speech Wednesday at Miami Dade College in Florida, Schultz will further explain how a president elected outside the two-party system could repair the current dysfunction in Washington, according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press. Schultz will commit to signing only ...
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, White House, Ap, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Republican, Trump, Miami Dade College, Schultz, 2020 Elections, Trump s Cabinet, Kate Riga


Sarah Huckabee Sanders Draws Blank When Asked If Trump Ever Denounced Steve King

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday couldn’t name one instance of President Donald Trump denouncing Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for his various endorsements of white nationalism — even though she asserted a few seconds earlier that anti-Semitism is “ something that should be called by name.” In a press briefing Monday, Sanders refused to answer several times whether — as he’s said in public and private in recent days — Trump actually believes that Democrats belong to an ...
Tags: News, White House, Nazis, Israel, Nbc News, House, Jackson, Republican, Donald Trump, Abc News, Trump, Sanders, Karl, Steve King, Hallie Jackson, Steve King R IA


Trump Stages Another Fiscal Battle With New Budget Seeking Billions For Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion for his signature project, impose steep spending cuts to other domestic programs and set the stage for another fiscal battle. Budget documents like the one Trump is releasing Monday are often seen as just a starting point of negotiation. Fresh off the longest government shutdown in history, Trump’s 2020 proposal shows he is eager to confront Congress again to boost def...
Tags: New York, Budget, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, White House, America, Budget Deficit, Ap, Gop, House, Fox News, Capitol Hill


Trump administration warns of record illegal border crossings ahead of vote by Congress

The Trump administration warned Republican lawmakers Tuesday about record numbers of illegal crossings at the southern border with Mexico as Congress appeared to be on the verge of terminating President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency there. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen visited the U.S. Capitol as the White House sought to discourage more Republican defections on the measure rebuking the president. Republican senators had a "spirited discussion" on the matter, Senate...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, White House, Mitch McConnell, Homeland Security, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Kirstjen Nielsen


Angry Senators Call White House’s Khashoggi Briefing ‘A Farce’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators left a closed-door briefing with Trump administration officials Monday deeply frustrated by the lack of new information on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with some raising the prospect of placing new sanctions on the government of Saudi Arabia. Lawmakers had instructed President Donald Trump to order an investigation into Khashoggi’s killing by invoking the Global Magnitsky Act. The request was made in October, which gave the president 120 days to respon...
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Ap, House, Republican, Yemen, Donald Trump, Istanbul, Trump, Sen Marco Rubio


Fox News was always partisan, but now it is rudderless and "anti-democratic"

Building on her excellent work in 2017's Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, Jane Mayer takes to The New Yorker with a deeply researched, lively and alarming 12,000-word longread on the radical shifts at Fox News that have taken place since the Trump election, as #MeToo has claimed the organization's senior leaders, leaving it rudderless and under the nominal command of an ailing Rupert Murdoch, whose main management contributions have consis...
Tags: Post, News, Time Warner, Obama, Glenn Beck, White House, Russia, Disney, America, Cnn, Fox, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Republican, Rupert Murdoch, Murdoch


House Democrats target Trump-Putin talks, obstruction

The chairmen of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees wrote to the White House and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seeking documents and interviews with personnel about Trump's conversations with Putin. The request followed the powerful House Judiciary Committee's demand for documents from a who’s who of Trump’s turbulent world, targeting 81 people, government agencies and other groups in an investigation into possible obstruction of justice or abuse of power. The Rep...
Tags: News, Putin, White House, House, Moscow, Republican, Trump, State, House Judiciary Committee, Trump Putin, Mike Pompeo, House Intelligence Foreign Affairs and Oversight


Donald Trump is 'a racist, conman and cheat' former lawyer Michael Cohen claims to Congress

Trump was "racist", a "conman" and a "cheat", president's former lawyer claims Cohen says Trump had prior knowledge of WikiLeaks email dump Congress shown cheque signed by Don Jr signed 'for hush-money payments to women' 'Lying to First Lady about affairs is one of my biggest regrets' Trump 'knew' about infamous Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer Who is Michael Cohen? Donald Trump's former fixer whose loyalty melted away under legal heat Michael Cohen produce...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Virginia, Russia, US, America, Barack Obama, Cnn, Green, Chicago, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States


Michael Cohen arrives at US Capitol to testify before Congress - live updates

Michael Cohen takes his seat to take questions President's former lawyer to claim Mr Trump was "racist", a "conman" and a "cheat" Lawmakers furious testimony was leaked ahead of Wednesday's appearance Michael Cohen: Donald Trump's former fixer whose loyalty melted away under legal heat Donald Trump once said black Americans were too stupid to vote for him, the US president’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen has claimed in explosive testimony to Congress.  Mr Cohen alleged that Mr...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Virginia, Russia, US, Cnn, Chicago, United States, House, Jordan, Vietnam, Republican, Donald Trump, Hanoi


US House passes bill rejecting Donald Trump's border wall emergency

In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives on Tuesday brushed aside veto threats and passed legislation to terminate the emergency he declared at the US-Mexico border in order to build a wall there. By a vote of 245-182, the House passed the resolution, setting up a vote in the Republican-controlled Senate where the resolution's chances were slimmer, but seemed to be improving. While passage was a victory for Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the tally ...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Washington Post, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, House, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Susan Collins


Trump faces rebuke from former top officials over 'national emergency' – as it happened

Former top national security officials have signed their names to a public letter condemning Trump’s declaration of emergency on the US borderSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 1.07am GMT 12.29am GMT North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican, wrote an oped for the Washington Post in which he states that even though he supports President Trump’s stance on immigration and call for a border wall, he will vote to disapprove of the president’s national-emergen...
Tags: Republicans, Washington Post, White House, Americas, Elizabeth Warren, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, Venezuela, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, North Carolina, Donald Trump


To Save Civilization, the Rich Need to Pay Their Taxes: Historian Rutger Bregman Speaks Truth to Power at Davos and to Fox’s Tucker Carlson

Certain economists may have downgraded the labor theory of value, but most of us can agree on the basic moral intuition that no one person is worth millions, even billions, more than almost everyone else on the planet. Yet we live in a society that allows individuals to hoard millions and billions of dollars in cash, assets, and capital gains, without even the presumption that they demonstrate why they should have it--especially to the degree that the top 1% now holds more wealth than 90...
Tags: Google, Politics, Yahoo, College, Economics, History, Fox, Davos, Margaret Thatcher, Michael Dell, Oxfam, Republican, David Attenborough, Tucker Carlson, Facebook Twitter, Davos World Economic Forum


To Save Capitalism, the Rich Need to Pay Their Taxes: Historian Rutger Bregman Speaks Truth to Power at Davos and to Fox’s Tucker Carlson

Certain economists may have downgraded the labor theory of value, but most of us can agree on the basic moral intuition that no one person is worth millions, even billions, more than almost everyone else on the planet. Yet we live in a society that allows individuals to hoard millions and billions of dollars in cash, assets, and capital gains, without even the presumption that they demonstrate why they should have it--especially to the degree that the top 1% now holds more wealth than 90...
Tags: Google, Politics, Yahoo, College, Economics, History, Fox, Davos, Margaret Thatcher, Michael Dell, Oxfam, Republican, David Attenborough, Tucker Carlson, Facebook Twitter, Davos World Economic Forum


Historian Rutger Bregman Explains to the Billionaires at Davos and Fox’s Tucker Carlson How to Save Capitalism: The Rich Need to Their Taxes

Certain economists may have downgraded the labor theory of value, but most of us can agree on the basic moral intuition that no one person is worth millions, even billions, more than almost everyone else on the planet. Yet we live in a society that allows individuals to hoard millions and billions of dollars in cash, assets, and capital gains, without even the presumption that they demonstrate why they should have it--especially to the degree that the top 1% now holds more wealth than 90...
Tags: Google, Politics, Yahoo, College, Economics, History, Fox, Davos, Margaret Thatcher, Michael Dell, Oxfam, Republican, David Attenborough, Tucker Carlson, Facebook Twitter, Davos World Economic Forum


US Ambassador To Canada Becoming Frontrunner For UN Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters. They say President Donald Trump has been advised that Cr...
Tags: Transportation, New York, News, Washington, Kentucky, White House, Germany, US, Ap, Afghanistan, Canada, United Nations, Venezuela, Craft, Fox News, Michigan


How the Republican Response to the Mueller Investigation Breaks With History

As the Watergate scandal unfolded, Republican allies of President Richard Nixon raised questions about the partisan leanings of investigators and sought to undermine some of their conclusions. One thing they didn’t do: Investigate the investigators. But as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election progressed over the past two years,…
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Republican, Watergate, Richard Nixon, Robert Mueller


Neither major political party equipped to do anything about $22 trillion national debt

Reflecting perpetual bipartisan profligacy out of the federal government, the national debt surpassed $22 trillion last week, more than double what it was just a decade ago. While it might be convenient or sensational enough for the political establishment of either major party to discuss, ignoring it won’t make it go away; it just makes things worse. When President Obama assumed office in January 2009, the national debt totaled $10.6 billion. By the time he left in January 2017, the national de...
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Trump set to declare border emergency, sign shutdown-averting bill

Trump was also expected to sign a bipartisan government spending bill approved by Congress on Thursday that would prevent another federal shutdown by funding several agencies that otherwise would have closed on Saturday morning. The Republican president was scheduled to deliver remarks on the issue at 10 a.m. EST (1500 GMT) in the Rose Garden at the White House. The bill, lacking any money for his wall, is a defeat for Trump in Congress, where his demand for $5.7 billion in barrier funding yie...
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Trump Will Sign Border Deal And Also Declare National Emergency On Wall

President Trump plans to sign a border deal that will avoid a partial government shutdown, and at the same time declare a national emergency, as he has threatened to do, in order secure more funding to build a border wall. The White House confirmed Trump’s decision, which was first announced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on the Senate floor. “President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action — includ...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Gop, House, Dc, Republican, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Sarah Sanders


Messianic Politics on Display: The Green New Deal and the New Political Order

Since her election to congress last November, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has broken the traditional mold of a freshman legislator in Congress. Freshmen rarely make the headlines. They generally do not sponsor legislation, and they carry little influence, even if they caucus with the majority party. Ocasio-Cortez, however, might be one of the most influential Democrats in the entire nation because of what she represents: a young, vocal, social-media savvy political operative who know...
Tags: California, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Articles, America, Blog, Blogging, Hillary Clinton, United States, House, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Vermont


Trump dislikes border security deal but Republicans urge support

Trump's demand in December for $5.7 billion from Congress to help build a wall on the southern border triggered a 35-day closure of about a quarter of the federal government. Trump posted on Twitter that he had been briefed by Republican Senator Richard Shelby and was reviewing the measure. The Republican president repeated his insistence that if Congress did not provide the funding, he would press forward with building a wall, writing: "Regardless of Wall money, it is being built as we speak!...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Republican, Trump, Richard Shelby


Trump, Beto Hold Dueling Rallies Across The Street From Each Other

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump charged ahead with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers’ tentative deal that would give him far less than he’s been demanding and declaring he’s “setting the stage” to deliver on his signature campaign promise. In the first dueling rallies of the 2020 campaign season, Trump’s “Finish the Wall” rally in El Paso went head-to-head Monday night against counterprogramming by Beto O’Rourke, a former...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, White House, America, Fbi, House, Capitol Hill, Republican, Donald Trump, BETO, Walls, Trump, El Paso


Trump and Beto O'Rourke speak at dueling rallies in Texas - as it happened

‘We’re building the wall anyway,’ Trump said of the deal reached in Congress late Monday Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.56am GMT Thanks for sticking with us through another eventful day. 3.49am GMT The Guardian’s Tom McCarthy has the details on the agreement reached by Democratic and Republican leaders late Monday to avoid another government shutdown:The agreement would allocate far less money for Trump’s border wall than the White House’s $5.7bn wish list, settl...
Tags: Texas, Republicans, Congress, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Rio Grande Valley, Tom McCarthy



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