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Senate Rejects White House Plan to Cancel Unused Funding

Thursday  07:01,   21 june 2018

Two Republicans, Richard M. Burr and Susan Collins, broke with their party to oppose the plan, which was intended to broadcast fiscal responsibility.WASHINGTON — The Senate rejected on Wednesday a White House plan to rescind nearly $15 billion in[...]

Jeff Flake threatens to block Trump's appellate court nominees over Cuba travel, tariffs

Thursday  06:05,   21 june 2018

<p>Sen. Jeff Flake is warning that he may block votes on the nominations of all of President Donald Trump's pending appellate court nominees unless he gets favorable action on two issues unrelated to the judiciary.</p>Sen. Jeff Flake is[...]

Border Crossings Have Been Declining for Years, Despite Claims of a ‘Crisis of Illegal Immigration’

Thursday  05:25,   21 june 2018

The president, vice president and homeland security secretary have said the surge of migrants illegally entering the United States has reached emergency levels. Here’s some historical context.WHAT WAS[...]

The Trump administration changed its story on family separation no fewer than 14 times before ending the policy

Thursday  03:50,   21 june 2018

In one week, the Trump administration issued a series of wildly contradictory statements on its immigrant family separation policy.It was a new Justice Department policy. Then it[...]

Trump talks up his approach to trade before Minnesota rally

Thursday  03:05,   21 june 2018

President Donald Trump is talking up the economy as he holds a pre-rally roundtable in Minnesota. Trump is promoting his approach to trade as he meets with representatives from the mining industry and local leaders Wednesday at Duluth Cargo Connect. [...]

Mark Meadows unloads on Paul Ryan in heated floor exchange

Thursday  02:30,   21 june 2018

On the eve of two major immigration votes, weeks of hard-fought negotiations took a turn with a heated blowup on the House floor between two lead negotiators. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, a conservative Republican from North Carolina, [...]

Poll: immigration has become the No. 1 issue for voters in 2018

Thursday  02:25,   21 june 2018

A new Pew poll finds immigration has overtaken health care and the economy as a top 2018 issue. Democrats have been hammering home two issues in particular ahead of the 2018 midterms: jobs and health care.But between the recent outrage over the[...]

Analysis: Trump and Kirstjen Nielsen’s embarrassing surrender on separating families at the border

Thursday  02:25,   21 june 2018

Make no mistake: The administration just admitted its arguments were bogus and that it overplayed its hand.It just admitted that all that was nonsense — and that it badly overplayed its[...]

Trump to Propose Government Reorganization, Targeting Safety Net Programs

Thursday  00:35,   21 june 2018

Many development, housing and food programs would be shunted into a giant new department with “welfare” in its title, where they would be easier to cut or contain.WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to propose a reorganization of the federal[...]

Trump rescinds Obama policy protecting oceans

Wednesday  23:51,   20 june 2018

President Trump is repealing a controversial executive order drafted by former President Obama that was meant to protect the Great Lakes and the oceans bordering the United States. In his own executive order signed late Tuesday, Trump put a new[...]

Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House for the Democrats.

Wednesday  23:51,   20 june 2018

Mr. Bloomberg plans to pour money into advertising on television, online and in the mail, with most of it going to support Democratic congressional candidates.Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has decided to throw[...]

Here's What President Trump's Immigration Order Actually Does

Wednesday  23:51,   20 june 2018

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that would house parents and children caught crossing the U.S. border together, possibly on military bases, instead of separating them.&nbsp;President Donald Trump signed an executive[...]

Ivanka Trump thanks her father for ending family separations

Wednesday  23:51,   20 june 2018

Ivanka Trump on Wednesday thanked her father for signing an executive order that will keep families detained at the border together, marking her first public statement on the issue of family separation."Thank you @POTUS for taking critical[...]

Michael Cohen resigns from RNC committee position: report

Wednesday  21:26,   20 june 2018

President Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has reportedly resigned from his position on the Republican National Committee's (RNC) Finance Committee.ABC News reported on Wednesday that Cohen, who is under criminal[...]

Comey hits back at Clinton, won't apologize to her over email probe

Wednesday  19:41,   20 june 2018

James Comey fired back this week at Hillary Clinton after the former secretary of state cited the Justice Department inspector general report on her email case to challenge the premise of the investigation itself.  Clinton did so in a terse,[...]