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Diaz-Balart Isn’t Saying What Trump Said

Tuesday  17:13,   16 january 2018
Roll Call

Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart said he would not delve into whether President Donald Trump called Haiti and African countries “shithole countries.” Diaz-Balart was in the immigration meeting with other lawmakers in which Trump is reported to have[...]

Everything You Need to Know About the Government Shutdown Fight

Tuesday  17:13,   16 january 2018
Daily Intelligencer

Trump’s vulgar remarks have decreased the chances of reaching a DACA deal, and avoiding a shutdown by the Friday deadline.In recent years Congress has become accustomed to the constant threat of government shutdown, but no president had openly[...]

One-third of voters give Trump an F for first year: poll

Tuesday  17:12,   16 january 2018
The Hill

More voters would give President Trump and F on his presidential report card than any other grade, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll out Tuesday. According to the survey, 35 percent of respondents said they would give Trump a failing[...]

Warren: Trump is a 'racist bully'

Tuesday  17:12,   16 january 2018
The Hill

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) blasted President Trump as a "racist bully" during an annual breakfast honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. in Boston. "We face the challenge of an openly racist president of the United States,"[...]

Steve Bannon testifies for Russia probe: Five questions House Intel may ask

Tuesday  17:11,   16 january 2018

The former White House chief strategist was quoted as making some dramatic statements about the Russia investigation in a new tell-all book.Bannon, who left his job at the White House in August amid frequent clashes with other staff members, had a[...]

Dems search for winning playbook

Tuesday  14:27,   16 january 2018
The Hill

Democrats are feeling increasingly confident about their chances of winning back the House and Senate in the 2018 midterms. After a surprising victory in Alabama's Senate election last month, the party felt like it had momentum. Decisions by a pair[...]

Why Trump voters need the immigrants they want to turn away

Tuesday  14:27,   16 january 2018

The irony in President Donald Trump's hostility to immigration, expressed again in reports of his vulgar comments about Africa and Haiti last week, is that in appealing to the racial and cultural resentments of his political base he is directly[...]

Melania's Martin Luther King Day Message Criticized

Tuesday  13:45,   16 january 2018

Her comments prompted something of a backlash.The first lady’s message was met with ire from social media users, who suggested her husband’s actions did not promote equality across the[...]

House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power

Tuesday  10:41,   16 january 2018
Associated Press

The House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, the onetime confidant to President Donald Trump, following his spectacular fall from power after accusing the president's son and others of "treasonous" behavior for[...]

Trump fueling assault on democracy, report says

Tuesday  10:40,   16 january 2018

President Donald Trump often claims that he has achieved unprecedented levels of success during his first year in office but a damning assessment from one non-partisan group warns that the administration's attacks on the press and brash foreign[...]

Foreign governments, candidates, trade groups spent at Trump properties: report

Tuesday  08:26,   16 january 2018

Sixty-four trade groups, foreign governments, Republican candidates and others stayed at or held events at properties linked to U.S. President Donald Trump during Trump's first year in office, a political watchdog group said in a report released [...]

Trump thinks he could easily beat Sanders in 2020 match-up: report

Tuesday  05:18,   16 january 2018
The Hill

President Trump has been saying that he could easily defeat Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) if he challenged him in 2020, Politico reported Monday. Trump has been speculating with aides and other Republicans about which Democrat will run against him for [...]

Devin Nunes is under mounting pressure to release the transcript of a House Intel interview with Fusion GPS

Tuesday  05:16,   16 january 2018
Business Insider

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee want its Republican chairman, Devin Nunes, to release the transcript of the panel's interview with Fusion GPS cofounder Glenn Simpson.[...]

Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration

Tuesday  05:16,   16 january 2018

Trump suggested he was ready for a deal aimed at “dreamers” — just hours before he blew up. The president then asked if Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), his onetime foe turned ally, was on board, which Durbin affirmed. Trump invited the lawmakers to [...]

Trump's nicknames for rivals, from 'Rocket Man' to 'Pocahontas'

Tuesday  05:16,   16 january 2018
FOX News

President Trump is known for giving his political opponents nicknames, especially on social media. Read on for a list of Trump's most iconic nicknames.Dicky DurbinTrump made waves this week for calling Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill.,[...]