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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


Trump Dismisses Democratic Push to Pack Supreme Court

President Trump on Tuesday rejected the idea that has gained traction among Democrats of adding seats to the Supreme Court, saying it will "never happen.""I wouldn’t entertain that," the president said Tuesday at a press conference at the White House. "If they can’t catch up through the ballot box winning an election, they want to try a different way.""We would have no interest in that whatsoever. It will never happen." he added."“It won’t happen, I guarantee you, for six years."With two conserv...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Gop, Iowa, Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Trump, El Paso, Antonin Scalia, HARRIS, Gillibrand


At hearing on speed limit bills, lawmaker bristles at mention of ‘traffic violence’

The Street Trust Advocacy Director Richa Poudyal (L) and Oregon House Rep. Caddy McKeown (R). Earlier this month a pair of bills that would give cities across Oregon more authority to set speed limits on local streets got their first hearing in front of lawmakers at the state capitol in Salem. Their was no vote taken on either Senate Bill 558 or House Bill 2702 at the Joint Transportation Commitee on March 6th; but the conversation between advocates, lobbyists, agency staff, and lawmakers was n...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, Salem, Oregon House, McKeown, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Caddy McKeown, Ciarlo


Trump’s Supreme Court Appointees Take Opposite Sides In Two Cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s two Supreme Court appointees were on opposite sides of two of three cases that the justices decided Tuesday. The two new justices have solidified conservative control of the Supreme Court, but they do not march in lockstep, at least in the small corners of the court’s work dealing with Indian treaties and maritime law. In one case, Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the court’s liberal justices in ruling that a Washington state Indian tribe doesn’t have to p...
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Report: WH Expects Opportunity To Review Mueller Report, Assert Executive Privilege

White House lawyers expect an opportunity to review special counsel Robert Mueller’s report before the attorney general submits it to Congress, CNN reported Tuesday, citing multiple unnamed sources familiar with the matter. CNN’s sources said White House lawyers want an opportunity to assert executive privilege over information in the report that they may say the public doesn’t have a right to know. If any such assertions of privilege are made, congressional Democrats could challenge them in ...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Cnn, House, House Of Representatives, The Washington Post, Trump, Sen Lindsey Graham R SC, Mueller, Executive Privilege, Robert Mueller, Matt Shuham, Congress CNN, Emmet Flood, Mueller report


WH Loan Cap Proposal Criticized For Blaming Tuition Increases On Aid Access

The Trump administration on Monday proposed new limits on federal student loans taken out by parents and graduate students as part of a broader proposal to curb the cost of college. White House officials included the plan in a list of suggested changes to the Higher Education Act, a sweeping federal law that governs student lending. The legislation is getting its first overhaul from Congress in more than a decade. Ivanka Trump, the daughter and adviser of President Donald Trump, unveiled the p...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Student Loans, Donald Trump, Student Debt, Trump, Alexander, Lamar, Sen Patty Murray, Ivanka Trump, Sen Lamar Alexander R Tenn, Senate Education Committee, Pell


Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1m in first 24 hours, smashing Bernie Sanders' record

Stunning sum is more than every other Democratic challenger who has disclosed their first-day totals The former Texas congressman, like Sanders and some of his other colleagues, has shunned Pac donations of any kind. Photograph: Kathy Willens/APDemocratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke raised an unprecedented $6.1m during the first 24 hours of his official run for the White House, his campaign announced on Monday.The stunning sum is more than rival Bernie Sanders and every other 2020 Democratic rival wh...
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Former Los Alamitos mayor who helped lead push against state sanctuary law picked for federal job

Former Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar, who last year led his city to defy California’s sanctuary law – sparking similar efforts statewide  – is President Trump’s choice to be the next chief financial officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to serve at a national level and serve with a great organization like Homeland Security,” Edgar said Friday. Trump nominated Edgar on Thursday. His nomination needs to clear the Senate’s Homeland Security and ...
Tags: California, Senate, White House, Sport, Soccer, Mitch McConnell, Homeland Security, City Hall, Trump, Huntington Beach, American Civil Liberties Union, Edgar, U S Department of Homeland Security, Los Alamitos, AMY TAXIN, Governmental Affairs Committee


Trump vetoes measure to end his emergency declaration on border wall

The veto, made necessary after a strong and unusual rebuke from members of Trump's Republican party, capped a week that left Trump politically wounded, at least temporarily, as immigration and his signature promise of a wall become a flashpoint again in the 2020 presidential campaign. Congress is unlikely to muster the votes to override Trump's veto, a fact that left White House officials confident despite disappointment that it passed the Republican-controlled Senate at all. The bipartisan vo...
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Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border emergency order

By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the parents of children killed by people in the country illegally, Trump maintained that he is not through fighting for his signature campaign promise, which stands largely unfulfilled 18 months before voters decide whether to grant him another term. T...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Yemen, Donald Trump, Trump, Jill Colvin, National News, Zeke Miller, House Democrats, Top Stories LADN


What Ivanka & Her Dad Have In Common: Stealing Other People's Ideas

The first daughter and White House advisor's schedule isn't public, but we'll keep you posted on her goings-on every week.One of the reasons we regularly write about Ivanka Trump is because her position actually comes with a lot of power. As a presidential advisor to her father in the most chaotic White House ever, she reportedly has a great deal of freedom to set her own agenda. And she has, admirably, focused her agenda on issues that affect women, both globally and in the United States, from...
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Weirdo O’Rourke

Friends of the young Bill Clinton and Barack Obama spoke of the special glow of promise they had about them, even back in their early twenties. Angels sat on their shoulders. History gave them a wink and said, “Hey, good lookin’, I’ll be back to pick you up later.”Robert O’Rourke? Not so much. He was just a weirdo. That isn’t my word, it’s how his friends saw him. “You’re supposed to make friends with future secretaries of state, not weirdo musicians,” one O’Rourke pal, Adam Mortimer, told the N...
Tags: Texas, News, Senate, White House, Virginia, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, NFL, America, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Normandy, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Dallas


President Trump’s First Veto Came After a Historic Rebuke From Congress

A dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats to vote against Trump's national emergency
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Border, Trump, Onetime


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Grilled Over Interest in Wife’s Production Company

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was asked in a Senate hearing about a continued potential interest in Stormchaser Films, the production company founded by his wife, Louise Linton. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, said at a hearing on Thursday that the concern is that “there has been […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Senate, Treasury, Ron Wyden, Production Company, Senate Finance Committee, Steven Mnuchin, Louise Linton, Stormchaser Films, Louise Linton Sen Ron Wyden


Senate votes against Trump border emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in […]
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump


Abrams And Biden Meet Privately As Both Weigh 2020 Election Possibilities

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams met privately Thursday in Washington, bringing together two starkly different faces of their party as they both weigh their political futures. Biden, 76, who served as President Barack Obama’s closest adviser, is on the cusp of deciding whether he’ll make his third run for the presidency. Abrams, 45, narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race last November. She is being heavily recruited to run for the Senate in 2...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, House, New Jersey, Associated Press, Biden


Senate slaps down Trump border emergency; Republicans defect

The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in new ways.
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Vulnerable 2020 Senate Republicans Stick With Trump On Border Declaration

A dozen Senate Republicans voted to end President Trump’s emergency declaration on Thursday. But those with the most to lose from Trump’s unpopularity stood by their man. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was the only one of the Senate Republicans who face potentially tough 2020 reelection races broke with Trump on the vote. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Thom Tillis (R-NC), David Perdue (R-GA), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) all voted to protect his emergency declaration....
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Trump, Democratic, Donald J Trump, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Gardner, Cory Gardner, Tillis, Thom Tillis, Sen Susan Collins, John Cornyn, Martha McSally


Senate Rejects Trump Border Emergency, Setting Up Veto Showdown

It’s already clear that Trump’s rejection of the measure would be sustained in the Democratic-led House, which lacked a two-thirds majority in approving the resolution last month. "I look forward to VETOING the just passed Democrat inspired Resolution," Trump wrote on Twitter after the vote, while also thanking the "Strong Republicans" who voted against it. Earlier, he predicted at the White House that Congress will be unable to overturn his veto.
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Trump Just Suffered an Embarrassing Defeat on the Wall. This Republican Tried to Stop It

Sen. Mike Lee arguably worked harder than the White House to forestall Thursday’s embarrassing defeat on emergency powers. The Utah Republican pored over federal budget documents, talked with White House lawyers and Senate colleagues, worked over the weekend to draft a compromise bill and personally lobbied the president and the vice president to no avail.…
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Mike Lee, Sen Mike Lee, Border Wall


Sasse Backs Trump’s Emergency Declaration Despite Executive-Overreach Concern

Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) on Thursday voted against a resolution condemning President Trump's national-emergency declaration despite his repeated insistence that the declaration usurped Congress's constitutional authority.In a statement explaining his decision to oppose the resolution, Sasse acknowledged that in its current form the National Emergencies Act of 1976 was "overly broad" and said that, while he would like to reform the law, Trump's emergency declaration does not viola...
Tags: Utah, Texas, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Ted Cruz, Nancy Pelosi, Mike Lee, Collins, Nea, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Rubio, Alexander, National Review


Emergency-Declaration Rebuke Splits Senate GOP

On Thursday afternoon, twelve Republican senators — nearly a fifth of the GOP caucus — joined Senate Democrats to pass a resolution terminating the national emergency declared by President Trump last month in an effort to unilaterally appropriate funds for construction of his long-promised border wall. The 59–41 vote was a rare bipartisan rebuke of Trump, who will now issue the first veto of his presidency in order to preserve the emergency declaration.The Senate GOP dissenters — Lamar Alexander...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Cotton, Gop, United States, Maine, Arkansas, Tennessee, House, Nebraska, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, North Carolina


Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

By ALAN FRAM, LISA MASCARO and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON — The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal. The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump’s February proclamation of a border emergency, which he invoked to spend $3.6 billion more for border barriers than Co...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Maine, Tennessee, House, Mitt Romney, Associated Press


Thom Tillis Flip-Flops, Will Support Trump On Emergency Declaration

Op-ed oops! Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced he’s reversed course and will vote against a resolution disapproving of President Trump’s emergency declaration on the southern border, just weeks after penning an op-ed promising to buck Trump on the bill. “I do not intend to vote for the resolution of disapproval,” he said on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon, shortly before the vote. Tillis said his op-ed allowed him to “engage in a discussion with some of my colleagues here and with the White...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Gop, Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Tillis, Thom Tillis, Sen Thom Tillis R NC, Border Wall, 2020 Elections, Cameron Joseph, Emergency Declaration


Senate Votes to End President Trump’s National Emergency at U.S.-Mexico Border

The Senate voted 59-41 for a resolution to halt Trump's emergency orde
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Border, Trump, U S Mexico Border, Onetime


In the Woke War against Beto, Root for Beto

Earlier this morning, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke announced that he’s running for president, and there are two things I believe with equal intensity. First, I don’t want Beto to be president. He’s a culturally left economic progressive who may be the serious candidate closest to an actual open-borders position on immigration. Second, I don’t want to see the Democratic party become so radical — and so obsessed with matters of race and privilege — that even Beto is too “moderate” to win.So, in the woke...
Tags: Florida, News, Obama, Washington Post, Mexico, Senate, White House, America, Cnn, Gop, House, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Ohio, Philadelphia, Msnbc


Trump Chaffs Beto’s ‘Hand Movement’: ‘Is He Crazy Or Is That Just The Way He Acts?’

President Trump’s main worry when it comes to the firebrand, young liberal who just tossed his hat in the 2020 ring? He gesticulates too much. “Well I think he’s got a lot of hand movement, I’ve never seen so much hand movement,” Trump told reporters in the White House on Thursday when asked about Beto O’Rourke’s candidacy. “I said, ‘Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?’ I’ve never seen hand movement. I watched him a little while this morning doing, I assume it was some kind of a news...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, BETO, Trump, Sen Ted Cruz, Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, Nicole Lafond, 2020 Democratic Primary, Trump Chaffs Beto


GOP senators are on track to break with Trump on a marquee campaign issue with national emergency vote

The White House is bracing for an embarrassing rebuke when the Senate votes on a resolution Thursday to overturn President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to build a wall along the US border with Mexico.
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Despite last-ditch pitch from GOP senators, White House bracing for embarrassing rebuke

Three Republican senators made a last-ditch effort Wednesday night to strike a bargain with President Donald Trump and help him avoid an embarrassing defeat in the Senate over his national emergency declaration.
Tags: Senate, White House, Cnn, Gop, Donald Trump


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...
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