US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

10 Jul 2019

Tensions Between Pelosi and Progressive Democrats of ‘the Squad’ Burst Into Flame

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said they have no following in Congress. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York shot back that she and three of her fellow liberal freshmen, darlings of the left known collectively as “the squad,” are wielding the real power in the party.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said they have no following in Congress. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York shot...
28 Jun 2019

House Passes Senate Border Bill in Striking Defeat for Pelosi

Congress sent President Trump a $4.6 billion humanitarian aid package on Thursday after Speaker Nancy Pelosi capitulated to Republicans and Democratic moderates and dropped her insistence on stronger protections for migrant children in overcrowded border shelters.
Congress sent President Trump a $4.6 billion humanitarian aid package on Thursday after Speaker Nancy Pelosi capitulated...
13 Jun 2019

Census Fight Grows as House Panel Backs Contempt and Trump Asserts Privilege

A House committee voted on Wednesday to recommend that the House hold two cabinet secretaries in contempt of Congress, hours after President Trump invoked executive privilege to block disclosure of crucial documents on the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
A House committee voted on Wednesday to recommend that the House hold two cabinet secretaries in contempt of Congress,...
14 Dec 2018

Senate Votes to Limit War Powers in Yemen, Angered by Saudi Killing of Journalist

The Senate voted resoundingly on Thursday to withdraw American military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, issuing the latest in a series of stinging bipartisan rebukes of President Trump for his defense of the kingdom amid outrage in both parties over Riyadh’s role in the killing of a dissident journalist.
The Senate voted resoundingly on Thursday to withdraw American military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen,...
25 Jul 2018

To Ease Pain of Trump’s Trade War: $12 Billion in Aid for Farmers

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced up to $12 billion in emergency relief for farmers hurt by the president’s trade war, moving to to insulate food producers from looming financial losses that would be a direct result of President Trump’s policies.
The Trump administration on Tuesday announced up to $12 billion in emergency relief for farmers hurt by the...
18 May 2018

Trump Administration to Tie Health Facilities’ Funding to Abortion Restrictions

Clinics that provide abortions or refer patients to places that do would lose federal funding under a new Trump administration rule that takes direct aim at Planned Parenthood, according to three administration officials. The rule, which is to be announced Friday, is a top priority of social conservatives and is the latest move by President Trump to impose curbs on abortion rights, in this case by withholding money from any facility or program that promotes abortion or refers patients to a caregiver that will provide one.
Clinics that provide abortions or refer patients to places that do would lose federal funding under a new Trump...
21 Feb 2018

Kushner Resists Losing Access as Kelly Tackles Security Clearance Issues

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is resisting giving up his access to highly classified information, prompting an internal struggle with John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, over who should be allowed to see some of the nation’s most  sensitive secrets, according to White House officials and others briefed  on the matter.
Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is resisting giving up his access to...
12 Feb 2018

White House Proposes $4.4 Trillion Budget That Adds $7 Trillion to Deficits

President Trump on Monday sent Congress a $4.4 trillion budget with steep cuts in domestic programs and entitlements, including Medicare, and large increases for the military, envisioning deficits totaling at least $7.1 trillion over the next decade. The blueprint, which has little to no chance of being enacted as written, amounts to a vision statement by Mr. Trump, whose plan discards longtime  Republican orthodoxy about balancing the budget, instead embracing last year’s $1.5 trillion tax cut and new spending on a major infrastructure initiative.
President Trump on Monday sent Congress a $4.4 trillion budget with steep cuts in domestic programs and...
19 Sep 2017

Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees

Trump administration officials, under pressure from the White House to provide a rationale for reducing the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year, rejected a study by the Department of Health  and Human Services that found that refugees brought in $63 billion more in government revenues over the past decade than they cost.
Trump administration officials, under pressure from the White House to provide a rationale for reducing...
26 Aug 2017

Trump Pardons Joe Arpaio, Who Became Face of Crackdown on Illegal Immigration

Mr. Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who built a national reputation for his efforts to hunt and detain undocumented immigrants, had been convicted of criminal contempt.
Mr. Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who built a national reputation for his efforts to hunt and detain undocumented...
19 Jul 2017

Trump and Putin Held a Second, Undisclosed, Private Conversation

While the leaders-and-spouses dinner was on Mr. Trump’s public schedule, the news media was not allowed to witness any part of it, nor were reporters provided with an account of what transpired. “We’re all going to be wondering what was said, and that’s where it’s unfortunate that there was no U.S. interpreter, because there is no independent American account of what happened,” said Steven Pifer, a former ambassador to Ukraine who also specializes in Russia and nuclear  arms control.
While the leaders-and-spouses dinner was on Mr. Trump’s public schedule, the news media was not allowed to witness any...
9 Jun 2017

Calling Comey a Liar, Trump Says He Will Testify Under Oath

President Trump on Friday accused James B. Comey, the fired F.B.I. director, of lying under oath to Congress, saying he would gladly provide sworn testimony disputing Mr. Comey’s charge that the president  forced him out because of his handling of the investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia.
President Trump on Friday accused James B. Comey, the fired F.B.I. director, of lying under oath to Congress,...
1 Jun 2017

Trump Considers Rolling Back Obama’s Opening With Cuba

President Trump is considering reversing major pieces of the Obama administration’s opening with Cuba and reinstating limits on travel and commerce, citing human rights abuses by the Castro government as justification for a more punitive  approach.Mr. Trump wants to announce the changes in Miami as early as June and deliver on a campaign promise that remains a cherished demand for the politically conservative Cuban-American exile community, according to aides who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
President Trump is considering reversing major pieces of the Obama administration’s opening with Cuba and reinstating...
12 May 2017

Trump Is Said to Pick Voter ID Advocate for Election Fraud Panel

President Trump plans to name Kris W. Kobach, the Kansas secretary of  state who has pressed for aggressive measures to crack down on undocumented immigrants, to a long-promised commission to investigate voting fraud in the United States, a White House official said on Thursday.
President Trump plans to name Kris W. Kobach, the Kansas secretary of  state who has pressed for aggressive...
26 Apr 2017

Trump’s Tax Plan: Low Rate for Corporations, and for Companies Like His

Most analysts say the notion that Mr. Trump’s tax cuts will pay for themselves is unrealistic. A Tax Foundation analysis  concluded this week that, on its own, a 15 percent corporate tax rate would reduce federal revenue by about $2 trillion over a decade. To make up for those losses without raising taxes elsewhere, the economy would  have to become 5 percent larger.
Most analysts say the notion that Mr. Trump’s tax cuts will pay for themselves...
13 Apr 2017

Trump Says It’s Likely Russia Knew of Syrian Gas Attack in Advance

President Trump said on Wednesday that Russia likely knew of the Syrian government’s plan to gas its own people in advance of a chemical weapons attack last week in northwestern Syria, asserting that United States relations with Moscow were at an “all-time low.”
President Trump said on Wednesday that Russia likely knew of the Syrian government’s plan...
6 Jan 2017

In Break With Precedent, Obama Envoys Are Denied Extensions Past Inauguration Day

The mandate — issued “without exceptions,” according to a terse State Department cable sent on Dec. 23, diplomats who saw it said — threatens to leave the United States without Senate-confirmed envoys for months in  critical nations like Germany, Canada and Britain. In the past, administrations of both parties have often granted extensions on a case-by-case basis to allow a handful of ambassadors, particularly those with school-age children, to remain in place for weeks or months.
The mandate — issued “without exceptions,” according to a terse State Department cable sent on Dec. 23, diplomats...
15 Nov 2016

Trump Staff Shake-Up Slows Transition to Near Halt

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition operation plunged into disarray on Tuesday with the abrupt departure of Mike Rogers, who had handled national security matters, the second shake-up in less than a week on a team that has not yet begun to execute the daunting task of taking over the government.
President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition operation plunged into disarray on Tuesday with the abrupt departure of...

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