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May 31 2019
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that he would defend the interests of Mexicans but wanted to avoid a clash with Washington, after the Trump administration announced it would slap punitive tariffs on its southern neighbor unless it did more to stop irregular migration.
“There is no need for confrontation,” the leftist president said at his daily morning news conferenceWashington Post
May 13 2015
Twelve years since the United States invaded Iraq, the war remains a quagmire for Republicans who have an eye on the presidency.
Following former Gov. Jeb Bush’s remarks — which he later tried to clarify and play down — that he would have authorized the same war that his brother, President George W. Bush, waged to topple Saddam Hussein, other White House hopefuls in his party in theNew York Times (News)
Jan 17 2013
President Obama began his push Wednesday for the most sweeping changes to gun laws in nearly two decades, including banning the sale of certain semiautomatic rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines. In addition, he laid out 23 executive actions that he believes will help reduce gun violence. Here they are, as released by the White House:
The President is announcing that he andWall Street Journal (News)
Oct 17 2019
US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland was directed by President Donald Trump to work with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine, he plans to tell Congress Thursday, and was left with a choice: Abandon efforts to bolster a key strategic alliance or work to satisfy the demands of the President's personal lawyer.
Sondland plans to say he wasn't aware until "much later" that Giuliani'sCNN (Online News)
May 25 2020
Congress has repeatedly considered and rejected comprehensive immigration reform legislation over the past few decades. The most bitter debates were in 2006, 2007, and 2013 when comprehensive bills passed one house of Congress and not the other. Those reforms each failed for particular reasons—groundswells of populist opposition, Democratic senators working with Republicans to remove guestCato Institute
Jul 31 2014
The Washington Post's Monkey Cage gives Republicans an 82 percent chance of taking the Senate. The New York Times' Upshot gives them a 54 percent chance. Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight is also projecting that Republicans will win the Senate.
Republicans are likely to take the Senate in 2014. The question is: what happens next? Republicans already control the House. And Vox forecasts thatVox
Nov 04 2020
The most dangerous time to write an election analysis is when it is too late to predict what will happen, and too soon to know what happened. But we do know a few things already about what happened last night, and they illustrate the big, messy, infuriating diversity of our country.
There was a fairly unanimous pre-election consensus among the media, entertainment, and artistic eliteNational Review (News)
Feb 03 2020
Impeachment closing arguments: Dems claim 'duty demands' a conviction, as Trump team decries ‘rush to judgment’
The impeachment trial of President Trump drew closer toward its almost-inevitable conclusion with closing arguments Monday, as Democratic House impeachment managers made a last-ditch push to convince the Senate that an acquittal would be a "death blow" to the ability to hold a president in check, while Trump’s defense team accused the Democrats of engaging in a rushed, partisan, unjustifiedFox News (Online News)
Sep 16 2020
Democrats really want to legalize marijuana at the federal level—a landmark vote that would be historic. Years ago, such a move would have been virtually unthinkable, given public attitudes toward the drug.
But there is mounting pushback to nix next week's planned vote in the House to give cannabis high praise among rank-and-file members, particularly those in swing districts. TheNewsweek
May 29 2019
The Senate majority leader blocked Merrick Garland’s nomination during the Obama administration in 2016, purportedly because it was an election year.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he would work to fill any Supreme Court vacancy in 2020, an election year, despite his efforts to scuttle Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the bench for that very reason inHuffPost