The national security adviser facilitates well-informed White House decision-making. Trump hired a man known for scheming and angry outbursts.
Congress crammed something for just about everyone into the $1.3 trillion spending package unveiled on Wednesday—more money for the military, border security, the opioid epidemic, infrastructure, student loans, election security, and even a few modest measures to prevent gun violence.
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are questioning the intelligence community's judgment that Russia's Vladimir Putin specifically tried to help Donald Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. That judgment "did not employ proper analytic tradecraft," committee Republicans charge in a new set of findings released Thursday. But the exact reasons for the committee's skepticism remain secret, at least until a full report is released later.
Some Democrats want to dump Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Are they nuts? She's tough enough to take on Trump and raises money like a hedge fund chairman.
By now we all understand that America is in the grip of political tribalism,” Yale professor Amy Chua wrote in the February 22 New York Times. “We lament and condemn this phenomenon even as we voraciously engage in it.”
Just like the climate change cabal, powerful gun control interests will hide behind the faÃƒÂ§ade of children to promote their policy agenda.
"The heart and soul of the Republican Party belongs to Donald Trump," writes Lloyd Green. If so, the GOP has an odd way of showing affection. Green cites a lack of Republican criticism of Trump, the president's continued popularity within the party, and Trump's rescue of incumbent Nevada senator Dean Heller from a primary challenge. All true. But when it comes to the president's priorities and the nationalist populist style of politics he represents, Trump and the Republican Congress could not be farther apart.
Quiz time: What does Antonin Scalia have to do with Robert Mueller?Answer: Maybe more than you think.We’ll get to that. But first let’s review. As I wrote Tuesday, Lindsey Graham and Thom Tillis, the two Republican senators who last year put their names on two pieces of “protect Mueller” legislation, now see no need for their own bills. There must be some fable from Aesop—or better still, an old Russian proverb—about the townspeople who keep refusing to believe the malevolent visitor is going to destroy the town until the day it lay in ruins. And if there...
Students attending March for Our Lives this weekend have a message for lawmakers: Stand up to the gun lobby and pass meaningful legislation or we'll throw you out of office.
If scientists avoid discussing the topic candidly, racist theories will fill the vacuum.
Will newly appointed National Security Adviser John Bolton help feed Donald Trump’s foreign policy instincts? Let’s hope so.The established narrative from the president’s critics has been that President Trump lacks the knowledge, experience and temperament to successfully manage America’s national security affairs. By this reasoning he had to be surrounded by an “axis of adults” to restrain his impulsiveness, lest the U.S. blunder into global conflict based on a stray Tweet or sudden tantrum.
President Trump told Hispanic voters Friday that he and his party are "on your side" and complained that Democrats were the roadblock to granting illegal immigrant "Dreamers" a more permanent protection here in the U.S.
He spoke just hours after he'd threatened to veto a massive spending bill — risking ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Immigration officials say federal agents served notices of employment audits to dozens of New Mexico businesses, requiring the businesses to provide hiring records that deal with employees' immigration status.
The Albuquerque Journal reports U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials delivered the notices to 63 businesses in ...
President Trump said Thursday that he was signed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill because it was vital to rebuilding the military, but he trashed Democrats for tacking on extra spending and vowed to never again sign another budget-busting measure.
"I've said to Congress, I will never sign a bill ...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - An environmental group says Grand Teton National Park officials are inappropriately preventing the public from learning about plans for new cellphone towers at the foot of the visually striking Teton Range.
The group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says it obtained a document through the Freedom ...