President Donald Trump will not leave for a weekend at his Palm Beach estate unless a government shutdown is averted. The White House said Friday that Trump will not head to Florida unless a funding bill passes. Trump was set to leave Friday afternoon and planned to celebrate...
Residents of one Delaware city will now be able to keep farm animals as emotional support animals. WDEL-FM reports the ordinance passed the Wilmington City Council on a 9-3 vote … Click to Continue »
Kellyanne Conway says national polls show that most Americans favor a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but they do not want the government to shut down over it. . .
State officials say two more people have died of flu-related complications in North Dakota. That brings the number of flu deaths so far this season to 10. The latest deaths … Click to Continue »
Lindsey Graham is done with the government shutdown “fiasco.” South Carolina’s senior senator said Thursday he wouldn’t support another 30-day short-term funding plan, increasing the possibility of the federal government … Click to Continue »
The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is accusing President Donald Trump of reneging on a deal he thought … Click to Continue »
For years Americans have been told that abortion is an intractable, politically unsolvable issue. But polling numbers tell a different story. Far from being either a thorny political issue or a partisan one, a clear way forward now exists. Four-and-a-half decades after Roe v. Wade and its sister case, Doe v. Bolton, were decided, more than three-quarters of Americans want substantial restrictions on abortion, not the nearly unrestricted abortion regime that these cases allowed.
A man who sold the pistol used by a teenager in a deadly 2016 shooting rampage in Munich was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter and other offenses. He was sentenced … Click to Continue »
, USA Today
One year later.In the 12 months since his inauguration, the headlines from Donald Trump’s presidency have been dominated by disruption: provocative tweets, derisive language and epic feuds.All of which has overshadowed some of the fine print — that is, the consequential actions Trump has taken that have changed the way the federal government works and the role the United States plays in the world. Indeed, that’s the implicit bargain congressional Republican leaders have made with the White House. Most have muted their public criticism of the president during controversies...
, The Weekly Standard
During the 2016 presidential election, the New York Times alleged that the Trump campaign had offered to make John Kasich the most powerful vice president in history, through a novel division of duties: The vice president would be in charge of domestic and foreign policy. The president, meanwhile, would be in charge of making America great again.The story might be apocryphal, but a year and a half later it resembles the Trump administration's approach to reforming or rolling back the modern administrative state. While President Trump's statements and tweets have dominated headlines, his...
Sen. Jeff Merkley said Friday that Democrats are willing to do a "very short" continuing resolution to get Republicans to negotiate.
"Since Mitch McConnell has been unable to focus on getting this deal done, we want to force the Republican leadership to focus, force the president to focus, with a ...
Lithuania's Defense Ministry says an investigation has been launched into a cyberattack against a Lithuanian news outlet. The commercial television station TV3 said it was hacked late Thursday and shortly … Click to Continue »
Somali and U.S. commandos stormed a camp for al-Shabab extremist fighters in an overnight raid, killing at least four of the fighters and rescuing child conscripts, a Somali intelligence official … Click to Continue »
It was red meat without the red carpet.
& Norm Eisen
, USA Today
Many Americans are asking questions about Donald Trump’s mental fitness for the heavy duties of the presidency and coming to their own answers. The topic has become so prevalent that the president himself asked his doctor to administer a cognitive test as part of his physical. Yet mental health experts who have been trying simply to raise this legitimate inquiry and contribute to its informed discussion have been chastised by those who wish to silence them. Now that Trump himself has opened up the issue, those professionals' voices are needed in the public discourse more than ever.
, New York Times
Now Republicans are threatening to blow up children's health care.
The House passed legislation Thursday to temporarily keep the government open, but it appears doomed in the Senate ahead of a potential vote Friday.Hours after the House voted, debate in the upper chamber devolved into a partisan blame-game, with Democratic and Republican leaders digging in their heels, convinced that the other party would suffer the political consequences of a government funding lapse.
Kellyanne Conway said Friday the Democrats are the ones to blame for the shutdown, arguing that they will are hurting more than President Trump with their actions.
"It really is regrettable that Democrats are willing to shutdown the government — which means not just saying no to President Trump, but ...
Early Friday morning, Yu Wensheng, a Chinese human rights lawyer, was waiting in his car to take his 13 year-old son to school when more than a dozen police officers … Click to Continue »
A former mayor of a poor Chicago suburb has pleaded guilty for his role in an alleged $300,000 bribery scheme involving city contractors. The Daily Southtown reports former Markham Mayor … Click to Continue »
MARKHAM, Ill. (AP) - A former mayor of a poor Chicago suburb has pleaded guilty for his role in an alleged $300,000 bribery scheme involving city contractors.
The Daily Southtown reports former Markham Mayor David Webb pleaded guilty Thursday in an agreement with prosecutors to wire fraud and filing ...
Montenegro's parliament speaker has set April 15 as the date for the new presidential election. Ivan Brajovic said Friday he believes that the election — the third such vote since … Click to Continue »
A new bipartisan report maps the growing influence of wealthy individuals in politics.
He might want to improve his grades.
French President Emmanuel Macron will boost defense spending in the coming years to guarantee his country's domestic security and maintain French military engagement abroad, as he repeated his wishes for … Click to Continue »
A state district judge will decide in February whether Gov. John Bel Edwards or Attorney General Jeff Landry should have control over Louisiana's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. The Democratic governor … Click to Continue »
A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll reveals President Donald Trump is completing his first year in office with an approval rating of 39 percent. . .
A top official with Austria's nationalist Freedom Party says it's staying in a European Parliament group that also includes the parties of prominent euroskeptics Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders … Click to Continue »