The news is constantly on television at the Washington Capitals' practice facility, and like any workplace, there's no shortage of opinions. "We're human beings, and people share different opinions and different political views," veteran team leader Brooks Orpik said. Canadians Braden Holtby and Brett Connolly said they'd respectfully decline the invitation.
President Donald Trump criticized European auto makers Friday, suggesting he could impose tariffs on imports from companies such as BMW and Mercedes unless they build more plants in the United States. In an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo, Trump said that he has rejected proposals from the European Union that would bring auto tariffs on both sides to zero. "They have BMW, they have Mercedes, they have a lot of very good cars that come in," Trump said of Germany. "I want them to make them here. ... If you're going to sell them to the Americans, make them here." Trump's comments come roughly a month after the Commerce Department completed an investigation into whether auto
President Donald Trump portrayed Robert Mueller as the bane of his existence, but even with the special counsel's Russia investigation wrapped up, he may still have to contend with state and federal investigators in New York. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan continue to pursue at least two known criminal inquiries involving Trump or people in his orbit, one involving his inaugural committee and another focused on the hush-money scandal that led his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to plead guilty last year to campaign finance violations. The president also faces inquiries from New York's attorney general, Letitia James, who recently opened a civil inquiry into Cohen's claims that Trump exaggerated his wealth when seeking loans for real estate projects and a failed bid to buy the NFL's Buffalo Bills.
On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order stating that colleges and universities that accept federal funding, specifically federal research grants, must support “free inquiry.” The president has made clear — both in previous statements and in comments from the signing ceremony itself — that free inquiry means free speech. But here is some breaking news: Public universities that receive federal funding already have to adhere to the First Amendment. Private colleges have a greater ability to limit speech, but are directed to adhere to their “stated institutional policies” regarding the freedom of speech. Again, this is essentially directing private colleges to comply with their existing
(FPRI) — Donald Trump does not have a foreign policy; he has moods regarding international affairs. Underneath the volatility of his moods, however, are some convictions: namely that other countries are robbing the U.S. through trade; U.S. allies are at best incapable of defending themselves and unwilling to spend resources in order to do so; multilateralism is for the weak; and widespread application of U.S. military power to underpin the prevailing international order is a wasted and failed endeavor. In many respects, these convictions are fundamentally wrong: over the long term, the U.S. has benefited enormously from commitment to open trade, alliances beyond immediate transactional quid-pro-quo,
I fear a British Donald Trump. I fear such a person will steal the slogans of the Right and the merciless, dishonest propaganda methods of the Left – as the US President has done. I fear that the rise of such a figure is the likely outcome of the catastrophe caused by David Cameron's folly in calling a referendum, and everyone else's folly – of walking into such an obvious trap. It barely matters now how the whole thing ends. The sense of disappointment and betrayal now abroad is here to stay. A lot of people are not going to be forgiven for their part in the EU referendum fiasco. Can anyone really have thought that this great greasy, congealed granny knot, tied and retied and tightened for nearly
President Trump made a rare appearance at a church last Sunday. It's a safe bet the sermon was not based on Proverbs 15:1 — "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." If it was, it didn't appear to have much effect. Before and after church, the president engaged in a tweet storm that insulted several people, including the late Sen. John McCain. Mr. Trump accuses McCain of being complicit in the leak of the Steele Dossier, a private intelligence report compiled by former MI6 officer Christopher Steele for the political research firm Fusion GPS, which, among other things, alleges that in Moscow Donald Trump booked "...the presidential suite of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, where he knew President and Mrs. Obama (whom he hated) had stayed on one of their official trips to Russia," and, while in the company of prostitutes, defiled the bed.
George Conway, a conservative lawyer and husband of Kellyanne Conway, adviser to United States President Donald Trump, is one of the harshest critics of his wife's boss. Recently, he made some more unflattering comments about President Trump. Using the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) handbook on mental illnesses, he showed remarkable similarities between Trump's behaviour and the manual's outlined symptoms of mental disorder. Trump blew a gasket!! Conway's wife, no doubt motivated by her awareness of her boss' proclivities, responded by saying that he deserved to be angry because her husband was not a psychiatrist. In 1964, during the presidential campaign between Barry Goldwater (R)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg told voters Saturday that his marriage to his husband exists "by the grace of a single vote on the U.S. Supreme Court." The South Bend, Indiana, mayor visited South Carolina for the first time since announcing his presidential exploratory committee. The 37-year-old would be the first openly gay presidential nominee from a major political party. Buttigieg referenced the landmark 2015 Supreme Court ruling that granted, in a 5-4 decision, same-sex couples a right to marry. He married his husband, Chasten Glezman, last year. Speaking in Columbia, South Carolina, Buttigieg recalled when his father was undergoing chemotherapy and
The Latest on the 2020 campaign season (all times Eastern): 11:50 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he's glad Bernie Sanders is also running and that the country "owes so much" to the Vermont senator for his persistence and leadership to move the country closer to embracing universal health care. O'Rourke said while making his first campaign stop in Las Vegas Saturday night that he won't speak ill of any other Democrat seeking the nomination and instead wants to bring the country together. The former Texas congressman told Democrats in a packed living room that the deserts and mountains of Las Vegas remind him of his home in El Paso and declared "Me encanta." Shortly after
When Wisconsin senator Joe McCarthy was at the height of his red-baiting power, he savagely attacked at a televised public hearing a young lawyer who in his school days had briefly flirted with a left-wing organization. It was a brutal example of the way the demagogic McCarthy abused his high office. And he was stopped cold by respected Boston lawyer Joseph Welch, who was the Army's lawyer at the hearing. “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you no sense of decency?” the distinguished barrister asked. A shamed McCarthy had no response. That rebuke is still known today – Google it and watch it yourself – and is widely viewed as a pivotal moment in McCarthy's downfall. I'm reminded
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he will nominate Stephen Moore, a conservative economic analyst, to fill a vacancy on the Federal Reserve's seven-member board. Moore, a well-known and often polarizing figure in Washington political circles, served as an economic adviser to Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. In that role, he helped draft Trump's tax cut plan. Trump has been harshly critical of the Fed's rate increases last year even after the central bank this week announced that it foresees no hikes this year. Moore, who has served as chief economist for the conservative Heritage Foundation, has also been critical of policy moves made by Chairman Jerome Powell,
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump seized the opportunity Tuesday to hit potential Democratic opponents over proposals to change the Supreme Court, and even picked up something of an endorsement from the president of Brazil. Asked by a reporter about various Democratic ideas to increase the number of justices on the high court, or restrict their lifetime tenures, Trump pounced by saying the Democrats only want more liberals on the bench. “I wouldn't entertain that," Trump said during a joint Rose Garden news conference with Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro, who modeled his own presidential campaign last year in Brazil on Trump, also responded to a question about 2020 by predicting victory for his host.
The search for presidential parallels can be instructive and thought-provoking, even when considering the unparalleled presidency of Donald J. Trump. Trump sees himself as the second coming of President Andrew Jackson — minus, one supposes, the battle wounds, the duels and the undying devotion to a single wife, even after her death. Still, the Trump-Jackson parallel is plausible. Each appalled the Washington establishment, relished wielding executive power and exhibited a notoriously thin skin while plowing ahead with his agenda and making enemies with ease. But a more telling parallel might be Trump and another “Jacksonian” president. That would be the other Scots-Irish Tennessee president —