US Politics in Trump era Public date: 03.10.2019 13:07:34

14 Jun 2017

Jeff Sessions Fends Off Senators Pressing Him on Russia and Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered an indignant defense on Tuesday against what he called “an appalling and detestable lie” that he may  have colluded with the Russian effort to interfere in the 2016 election, showcasing his loyalty to President Trump in an often contentious Senate hearing but declining to answer central questions about his or the president’s conduct.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered an indignant defense on Tuesday against what he called “an...
17 Apr 2017

Trump Voters in a Swing District Wonder When the ‘Winning’ Will Start

One after another, the gamblers totter along the twisting walkway, bathed in artificial purple light — burdened, at least occasionally, by the instinct that they should have known better. Usually, this pathway outside Parx Casino is reserved for self-flagellation, a  private lament at the last hundred lost. But lately, as with most any gathering place around here since late January — the checkout line, the liquor store, the park nearby where losing lottery numbers are pressed into the mulch — patrons have found occasion to project their angst outward, second-guessing a November wager.
One after another, the gamblers totter along the twisting walkway, bathed in artificial purple light — burdened,...
6 Apr 2017

Senate Republicans Deploy ‘Nuclear Option’ to Clear Path for Gorsuch

Senate Republicans changed longstanding rules on Thursday to clear the way for the confirmation of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court, bypassing a precedent-breaking Democratic filibuster by allowing the nomination to go forward on a simple majority vote.In  deploying the so-called nuclear option, lawmakers are fundamentally  altering the way the Senate operates — a sign of the body’s creeping  rancor in recent years after decades of at least relative bipartisanship on Supreme Court matters.
Senate Republicans changed longstanding rules on Thursday to clear the way for the confirmation of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch...

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