Twitter Reacts to Bannon’s Ouster

Twitter reacts to the ouster of Steve Bannon as Breitbart News executive chairman Tuesday, days after President Donald Trump bashed him for comments to Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."

Twitter Reacts to Bannon’s Ouster

Steve Bannon's exit from Breitbart news Tuesday happened days after President Donald Trump bashed him following his comments in an explosive book published on the Trump presidency, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."

Trump wants immigration deal to be ‘bill of love’

Seeking a bipartisan compromise to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases - first by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a "bill of love," then by making comprehensive changes that have long eluded Congress. … Click to Continue »

Democrats add Harris, Booker to Senate Judiciary Committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee will welcome its first African American members in this century after Democrats added Sens. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to the panel that handles judicial nominations and appointments to the Justice Department. Harris, a former attorney general of California, was seen as a likely candidate to join the committee after Sen. Al Franken […]

The Latest: Inslee wants Legislature to ban bump stocks

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Latest on Gov. Jay Inslee's state of the state address (all times local):

12:47 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee told lawmakers in his annual state-of-the-state speech that there is work to do on fighting the opioid crisis, as well as addressing gun violence. He called on ...

The Latest: Trump’s tone on immigration deal pleases Schumer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on a bipartisan meeting on immigration (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer says he's encouraged by what he heard from President Donald Trump at a bipartisan White House meeting on immigration.

Schumer said Tuesday that the Republican president's "tone was very ...

A day after resigning, ex-GOP speaker riles with rule change

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Jeff Hoover is not going quietly.

The former GOP House speaker in Kentucky, who resigned Monday because he said he did not want to be a distraction in the aftermath of signing a secret sexual harassment settlement, forced a vote on a change to House rules ...

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers:

Austin American-Statesman. Jan. 5, 2018.

The Texas Education Agency's abrupt decision to walk away last month from a special education data-mining project - after defending it for months despite legal and transparency questions - was the right thing to do. Now, ...

Building the Wall Would Be So Worth It

Robert Samuelson, Washington Post
For years, I have advocated a wall along our Southern border, which would (I believe) discourage illegal immigration without stopping it altogether. But let's face it: Whatever the virtues or vices of a wall, it has largely become a political symbol. President Trump and Republicans love it; Democrats and immigration groups despise it.

Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Reveals a President in Crisis

Ezra Klein, Vox
As the old saying goes, every cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and ends as a racket. Donald Trump’s political career has proceeded in reverse. It began as a racket, became a business, sparked a movement, and ended in a presidency. It is that bizarre, benighted progression, argues Michael Wolff in his book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, that explains much of the Trump administration’s irresolvable dysfunction.