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Also: “In an illustration of this state’s complicated politics, and the expectations of each party’s base, it is Mr. Northam, the descendant of slaveholders and a product of Virginia’s rural eastern shore, who is calling for the statues to come down, while Mr. Gillespie, a New Jersey native who moved to Northern Virginia after establishing a political career in Washington, is more closely aligned with the old guard.”
The U.S. Secret Service is facing money problems — but that's not President Donald Trump's fault, the agency's director said Monday in response to a report that the First Family was straining protective resources.
Cummings echoed the sentiment, saying he plans to "introduce legislation to provide for this overtime pay every year instead of just every election year now that it's obvious this problem will continue throughout the Trump Administration.''
Both men could try to move their parties closer to that sweet spot in the upper left-hand corner where swing voters reside.
We are so used to hearing about the problem of divided government that we forget about the degree to which our two parties agree on a huge number of important issues. The average member of Congress — Republican or Democrat — takes a hawkish line on the Middle East, thinks that same-sex marriage is a dead letter, and supports free trade and fracking and levels of taxation that make President Eisenhower look like a socialist by comparison.
They include an upstart gas station owners' trade group, a former Obama administration environmental adviser and billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, who owns a refiner and served as U.S. President Donald Trump's special advisor on business regulation - until he resigned Friday amid allegations of a conflict of interest.
(Reuters) - U.S. biofuels regulations, which mandate mixing corn-based ethanol into gasoline, have lately drawn together a diverse cast of political opponents.
Speaker Paul D. Ryan condemned President Trump’s blaming of “both sides” for last week’s violence in Charlottesville, Va., but argued during a town hall on Monday night that the president had since repaired the damage he had done. “It was not only morally ambiguous, it was equivocating,” Mr. Ryan, appearing at a CNN forum from his congressional district in Wisconsin, said of the president’s remarks at a news conference last week, one of several instances in which he stoked tensions over the violence.
The narrative and goals for what has become America’s longest war have shifted in the past 16 years, and they may take a new turn Monday night, as President Donald Trump is expected to announce his policy approach for Afghanistan.
The timing of the military action is key, as Bush’s announcement came 27 days after coordinates terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in the U.S.. "The very original reason and the impetus was 9/11,” said Vanda Felbab-Brown, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, She notes how the belief that “the Taliban was sheltering al Qaeda” drove the focus on Afghanistan specifically. "The counterterrorism objective became the dominant principle reason for the effort in Afghanistan,” she added.
You came to national attention during the Wisconsin primaries as part of the Never Trump movement, when you used your conservative-talk-show perch to help along one of Donald Trump’s few primary losses.
Conservatives spent an awful long time ignoring things: the birthers, the bigots, the xenophobes, the alternative-reality media.
Long-shot Senate candidate Kelli Ward was sound asleep just after 4 a.m. in Arizona last week when President Trump praised her on Twitter.
Most of Flake’s thoughts about the political climate are conveyed in his recent book, “Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle,” a national bestseller that he wrote without informing his closest advisers and allies until just before its publication.
These acts, known as the “Ku Klux Klan Acts,” targeted the Klan for acting murderously to prevent African-Americans from exercising their rights as citizens. President Ulysses S Grant pushed the legislation through Congress and called on the Army to help federal officials “arrest and break up bands of disguised night marauders.”
The violence did not end altogether, but the Klan was no longer a formidable player in American politics, nor would it be until 50 years later, when the second Klan rose in the 1920s.
Congress returns after Labor Day, following a month-long recess, and members will be facing a load of must-pass legislation.
Congress might attach a clean debt limit increase (i.e., an increase with no strings attached) to a CR and suspend it for a few years as it's done in previous situations, or suspend it for a few extra months to allow for a more comprehensive negotiation over the federal budget and debt.
Republican Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte has been ordered to be photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter in May — opening the door for the congressman’s mugshot to be plastered in opponents’ campaign ads in next year’s election.
Gianforte had argued that he should not have to be photographed and fingerprinted because he never formally was arrested for attacking Ben Jacobs when The Guardian reporter tried to ask him a question about health care.
In recent days, the president, a fellow Republican, has taunted Flake on Twitter and even gone so far as to praise his rival in the state’s Republican primary — a rare move in politics before Donald Trump came along.
Last October, after a tape emerged in which the GOP nominee boasted about grabbing women’s genitals, Flake was among those who called on Trump to withdraw from the race. In May, after the president fired FBI Director James B. Comey, Flake said the president lacked “acceptable rationale” for the dismissal.
One year after President Trump gave his campaign rally cry to the Black community - “What do you have to lose?" - Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond says African-Americans have already lost a lot in the 212 days of Trumps’ leadership. In response to the deadly violence that took place at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville and Trump’s comments that “both sides” were to blame, Richmond and the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for action to rid federal policies and the White House of "racism."
No chance” Congress would fail to raise the debt ceiling by late September, although he offered no clues about how he hoped to persuade lawmakers to back such a measure.
McConnell spoke during a public event in Kentucky with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who minutes before had implored Congress to focus immediately on raising the debt ceiling when members return to Washington after Labor Day.
Sen. Claire McCaskill is spending the August recess trekking through Republican strongholds in rural Missouri as she gears up for what's expected to be a fierce battle for a third term.
Although McCaskill likely still enjoys strong support in the predominantly Democratic metropolitan areas of St. Louis and Kansas City, where she once served as a county prosecutor, the changing demographics signal that might not be enough.