The US Government shutdown - now the longest in history - is causing Donald Trump's presidential approval ratings to slide to their lowest level since April last year, according to the Telegraph's poll tracker.
Many thousands of illegal immigrants are coming to our southern border in large caravans that have been arranged by professional organizers who tell people that they'll have no trouble getting into our country. Most of these people are honest, needful people, but our border control agents have identified a total of 266,000 terrorists, Mexican cartels, human traffickers, drug dealers, rapists, murderers, gang members, child molestors, etc. (and nonviolent offenders) in the past two years. President Trump has continually said that we need to secure our borders. In recent years, many leading Democrats — Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, etc. — have supported building a wall.
MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: President Trump and Speaker Pelosi are in an increasingly bitter showdown over what is now the longest partial government shutdown in history. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: On Wednesday, the speaker delayed the president's ability to give State of the Union address from the House chamber, telling him he could submit it in writing instead. KELLY: On Thursday, the president retaliated by denying the speaker use of military aircraft for a congressional trip to visit NATO commanders in Belgium and troops in the field in Afghanistan. The president suggested they might want to fly commercial instead. SHAPIRO: Today, Pelosi canceled the group's plans to do just that. She then accused the
A new report that Donald Trump told long-time lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his planned Trump Tower Moscow project could set the process of impeachment in motion, if verified. Last November, Cohen confessed to lying to Congress about the Trump firm's real estate negotiations in Moscow, namely that they went on longer…
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is staffing up to fend off any potential primary challenger. The Virginia-based campaign is announcing Friday that former White House official Nick Trainer will lead its delegate and party organization efforts ahead of the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. No party challenger has emerged within the GOP to face Trump, who is broadly popular among the party's base and has enormous institutional advantages as a sitting president. The announcement is an indication that Trump isn't resting easy. The campaign says Trainer will lead a team of three regional directors in organizing state-by-state delegate
Since his winning presidential campaign, Donald Trump has been repeatedly billed as a disrupter. From trade and foreign policy to immigration, Trump has consistently tried to shake up the status quo. As experts in health care management and policy, we believe the president should now focus his talent for disruption in our sector. And unlike the issue of immigration, there is widespread bipartisan appreciation of the crisis in health care, with bloated costs and an industry that fiercely resists change. Why health care needs disrupting While the growth of health care costs has been relatively muted in recent years, they are still cripplingly high and pose a threat to the entire economy. Health
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is ending any consideration of joining a potentially crowded Democratic field running for president in 2020. Casey's statement Friday comes a couple months after he dropped hints that he was considering a run, fresh off easily winning a third term in the Senate. The mild-mannered 58-year-old son of the late governor had said he was concerned about a Democratic nominee winning Pennsylvania. The state was crucial to President Donald Trump's capturing the White House. But now Casey's saying he has "no doubt" that the Democratic Party will nominate a candidate who can win Pennsylvania and the presidency.
TOKYO — Trade ministers of a Pacific Rim trade bloc are meeting in Tokyo, gearing up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative. The Pacific Rim free trade agreement, rejected by President Donald Trump after he took office in 2017, took effect at the end of last year after Australia became the sixth nation to ratify it. So far, seven of the 11 member countries have done so, and others are expected to follow through soon. The trade officials are expected to discuss expanding the bloc at the meeting Saturday in Japan's capital. Known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, it aims to streamline trade and slash tariffs to facilitate more business among member nations
Bill Maher drew some boos tonight when he told his HBO audience that Ann Coulter would be a guest on next week's episode of Real Time With Bill Maher. And the jeers weren't because the crowd had missed out on the controversial right-winger by a week. Coulter's name came up during tonight's panel discussion when former congressman Barney Frank decried Republican lawmakers' refusal to bring bills unless President Donald Trump pre-approves. "Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh now…
Democrats on Capitol Hill are demanding an investigation after a bombshell report from Buzzfeed news that claims President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story. WASHINGTON – In a rare public statement, special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday disputed a blockbuster report from BuzzFeed News that alleged President Donald Trump directed his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie in his testimony before Congress. Despite worldwide coverage and intense interest, Mueller's office has stayed mostly quiet on reports regarding the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. But on Friday, Mueller's office took the rare step of calling
Re “Shades of Prop. 187, as Trump rhetoric diminishes GOP” (Opinion, Jan. 4): Columnist Steven Greenhut blames President Donald Trump for invoking Proposition 187 in his crusade against illegal immigration. In 1994, 59 percent of the California electorate voted for the ill-fated measure. But U.S. District Court Judge Mariana Pfaelzer ruled that it was unconstitutional, based on her misreading of a 1982 case Plyler v. Doe.If Pfaelzer had read the case correctly, she would have known that a state can deny benefits and services to illegal immigrants if it can prove financial hardship. Instead of defending Prop. 187 in federal court (which he was legally obligated to do), Gov. Gray Davis submitted
US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang, the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyang's top nuclear negotiator. The announcement came amid a diplomatic flurry in Washington surrounding the visit of Kim Yong Chol, a hardline former spy chief, and marked a sign of movement in a denuclearization effort that has stalled since a landmark meeting between Trump and the North Korean leader in Singapore on June 12. "President Donald J Trump met with Kim Yong Chol for an hour and a half to discuss denuclearization and a second summit, which will take place near the end of February,"
US President Donald Trump has accused his former long-term personal lawyer Michael Cohen of "lying to reduce his jail time", following a not-yet-confirmed media report claiming the President himself directed Cohen to lie to Congress. "Don't forget, Michael Cohen has already been convicted of perjury and fraud, and as recently as this week, the Wall Street Journal has suggested that he may have stolen tens of thousands of dollars..." Trump tweeted on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported. BuzzFeed News, citing two federal law enforcement officials, reported on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidence suggesting the president directed Cohen to lie to Congress about talks over a possible Trump Tower project in Moscow.
As the US-China trade war heats up, more and more experts tend to believe that the world may be heading into a breakup again, just like it did during the years of the Cold War. This time – into two conflicting trade and economic camps, pro-US and pro-China, with almost every state apparently having to choose which side to join. How realistic such forecasts really are? When the specter of an unfolding trade war between the United States and China loomed at the end of 2017, most analysts doubted that this rivalry could reach Cold War intensity. Still, a world split along economic lines poses a serious threat to global economy and finances and could bring about dramatic changes in relations between
he level of absurdity in US politics has now reached such vertigo inducing levels as to render all manner of things permissible. Contact with the unwashed implies collaboration; discussion with the enemy implies assent. To go to a dinner party with a perceived hostile force in the context of business of diplomacy has become a child's condemnation of misplaced loyalties. Yet everyday, thousands of engagements are made between powers and interests where nothing other than a hello is exchanged, or a pleasantry. Perhaps the more relevant question to ask here is that businessmen and women in power suggest the limits of the nation state and representation: to what extent can such figures claim to be