Log In - New York Times. WASHINGTON — President Trump’s budget blueprint for the coming fiscal year would slash the by 31 percent and cut State Department spending by a similar amount in a brash upending of the government’s priorities, according to congressional staff members familiar with the plan.
The budget outline, to be unveiled on Thursday, is more of a broad political statement than a detailed plan for spending and taxation. But it represents Mr. Log In - New York Times. The religion of Donald Trump. The Lord is my shepherd.
OK? Totally. Big league. Trial Balloon for a Coup? – Yonatan Zunger – Medium. News Reports (1) Priebus made two public statements today.
One is that the ban on Muslims will no longer be applied to green card holders. Notably absent from his statement was anything about people with other types of visa (including long-term ones), or anything about the DHS’ power to unilaterally revoke green cards in bulk. Log In - New York Times. Log In Don't have an account?
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(Amanda Voisard for The Washington Post) Some were vulgar, others were angry. Most were earnest. These were my favorite signs at Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington: #FreeMelania No Country for Dirty Old Men Sad! Update, 5:30 p.m.: A few more from your responses on social media: We Want a Leader, Not a Creepy Tweeter. Hundreds of thousands of activists descended on downtown Washington for a rally and march, the day after President Donald Trump took office. Log In - New York Times. Log In. Log In - New York Times.
Log In. Photo Soon after his inauguration next month, President-elect Donald Trump will nominate someone to the Supreme Court, which has been hamstrung by a vacancy since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February.
There will be public debates about the nominee’s credentials, past record, judicial philosophy and temperament. There will be Senate hearings and a vote. No matter how it plays out, Americans must remember one thing above all: The person who gets confirmed will sit in a stolen seat. It was stolen from Barack Obama, a twice-elected president who fulfilled his constitutional duty more than nine months ago by nominating Merrick Garland, a highly qualified and widely respected federal appellate judge. Log In. “Yes, it would be hard to sell the business — there would be some personal discomfort,” said Robert Weissman, the president of Public Citizen, a liberal nonprofit group that has mocked Mr.
Trump’s efforts to “drain the swamp” of Washington special interests. “But he ran for president of the United States and won, so those considerations can’t be weighted very heavily.” With Biden in the chair on Jan. 3, the Senate can confirm a renominated Merrick Garland. Here's how. Those of you who remember the complicated lessons from a few years ago on the origins of what Republicans originally called the “Constitutional option” (later referred to as the “nuclear option”) might recall that the original “script” called for the invocation of a little bit of parliamentary “magic” on the first day of a new Congress.
That is, it rested on the precedent of rulings by two previous (Republican) vice presidents that despite Rule V, which states that “the rules of the Senate shall continue from one Congress to the next Congress,” the new Senate may—on the principle that no Senate shall be bound by the “dead hand” of a previous Senate—consider under general parliamentary law whether it will accede to the continuance of the existing rules, or whether it wishes instead to amend them. In the context of filibuster reform, these rulings were critical in that general parliamentary law has no requirement for supermajorities on the question of closing debate.
White Christians Who Voted for Donald Trump: Fix This. Now. We Christians like to talk about Hell a lot, so let’s talk about Hell a little.
Yesterday, in the very first few daylight hours after Donald Trump’s election victory it began: Near San Francisco, a home in Noe Valley flew a nazi flag where kids walk by to get to school.A white middle school student brought a Trump sign to school and told a black classmate it was time for him to get “back in place”.A gay New York City man getting on a bus was told that he should “Enjoy the concentration camps, faggot!” Log In. Video MANCHESTER, N.H. — Weaponizing a debate-stage insult that has become a rallying cry for female supporters of Hillary Clinton, Senator let fly a stern, swaggering warning on Monday to : “Nasty women vote.”
In a blistering rebuke of Mr. Trump, with Mrs. Clinton seated and smiling onstage beside her, Ms. Log In. To save articles or get newsletters, alerts or recommendations – all free. Don't have an account yet? Create an account » Opinion Today. No Right Turn. Photo All the experts tell us not to pay too much attention to polls for another week or two. Still, it does look as if Hillary Clinton got a big bounce from her convention, swamping her opponent’s bounce a week earlier. Better still, from the Democrats’ point of view, the swing in the polls appears to be doing what some of us thought it might: sending Donald Trump into a derp spiral, in which his ugly nonsense gets even uglier and more nonsensical as his electoral prospects sink.
As a result, we’re finally seeing some prominent Republicans not just refusing to endorse Mr. Trump & Putin. Yes, It's Really a Thing. Let me start by saying I'm no Russia hawk. I have long been skeptical of US efforts to extend security guarantees to countries within what the Russians consider their 'near abroad' or extend such guarantees and police Russian interactions with new states which for centuries were part of either the Russian Empire or the USSR. This isn't a matter of indifference to these countries. It is based on my belief in seriously thinking through the potential costs of such policies. Inside the Failing Mission to Tame Donald Trump’s Tongue. Donald Trump may be acting crazy, but it's keeping the news away from the one story he wants to bury. Inside the meeting, Diana Denman, a platform committee member from Texas who was a Ted Cruz supporter, proposed a platform amendment that would call for maintaining or increasing sanctions against Russia, increasing aid for Ukraine and “providing lethal defensive weapons” to the Ukrainian military. … Trump staffers in the room, who are not delegates but are there to oversee the process, intervened.
By working with pro-Trump delegates, they were able to get the issue tabled while they devised a method to roll back the language. It wasn’t just Trump delegates who objected. It was members of Trump’s campaign staff. And those Trump staff made it clear they weren't working on their own. Donald Trump may be acting crazy, but it's keeping the news away from the one story he wants to bury. Inside the meeting, Diana Denman, a platform committee member from Texas who was a Ted Cruz supporter, proposed a platform amendment that would call for maintaining or increasing sanctions against Russia, increasing aid for Ukraine and “providing lethal defensive weapons” to the Ukrainian military. … Trump staffers in the room, who are not delegates but are there to oversee the process, intervened. By working with pro-Trump delegates, they were able to get the issue tabled while they devised a method to roll back the language. It wasn’t just Trump delegates who objected.
Moment in Convention Glare Shakes Up Khans’ American Life. They lost contact after high school. Mr. Will the GOP repudiate Trump’s cruelty to a fallen soldier’s family? Humayun Khan was an American Muslim Army soldier who died serving the U.S. after 9/11. His father, Khizr Khan, spoke at the Democratic National Convention and offered a strong rebuke of Donald Trump, saying, "Have you even read the United States Constitution? " Humayun Khan was an American Muslim Army soldier who died serving the U.S. after 9/11. His father, Khizr Khan, spoke at the Democratic National Convention and offered a strong rebuke of Donald Trump, saying, "Have you even read the United States Constitution? " An Eight Point Brief for LEV (Lesser Evil Voting) JohnHalle.com, June 15, 2016. An Eight Point Brief for LEV (Lesser Evil Voting) John McCain Denounces Donald Trump’s Comments on Family of Muslim Soldier.
The Empty Chamber. Barack Obama bids adieu to Canada with a few words for Donald Trump. Barack Obama goes on 'rant' against Trump-style 'populism' Three Charts to Email to Your Right-Wing Brother-In-Law. President Obama’s Interview With Jeffrey Goldberg on Syria and Foreign Policy. Friday, August 30, 2013, the day the feckless Barack Obama brought to a premature end America’s reign as the world’s sole indispensable superpower—or, alternatively, the day the sagacious Barack Obama peered into the Middle Eastern abyss and stepped back from the consuming void—began with a thundering speech given on Obama’s behalf by his secretary of state, John Kerry, in Washington, D.C.
The subject of Kerry’s uncharacteristically Churchillian remarks, delivered in the Treaty Room at the State Department, was the gassing of civilians by the president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad. Obama, in whose Cabinet Kerry serves faithfully, but with some exasperation, is himself given to vaulting oratory, but not usually of the martial sort associated with Churchill.
Georgia Senator prays for Obama's death - in public. Georgia Senator David Perdue (R — of course) publicly offered a prayer for the death of President Obama. The most thorough, profound and moving defense of Hillary Clinton I have ever seen. The most thorough, profound and moving defense of Hillary Clinton I have ever seen. The albatross of a Trump endorsement. Text of President Obama’s Speech in Hiroshima, Japan. You won't see Hillary Clinton in the same light ever again. The Worst Sentence Ever Written – A Special Rotting Post Competition – The Rotting Post. A transcript of Donald Trump’s meeting with The Washington Post editorial board. No, Donald Trump Is Not “Self-Funding” His Campaign. Sen. Al Franken gives hilarious retort to Republican SCOTUS obstruction. Sarah Palin’s Mustache. A New Libya, With ‘Very Little Time Left’ Hillary Clinton, ‘Smart Power’ and a Dictator’s Fall.
Inside the Clinton Team’s Plan to Defeat Donald Trump. ‘America’s Back Mole’: John Oliver Takes Aim at Donald Trump on ‘Last Week Tonight’ Three Charts to Email to Your Right-Wing Brother-In-Law. Detention of Jason Rezaian’s Family Nearly Scuttled Iran Prisoner Swap. Trump’s rise and fall in Atlantic City. UPDATE x4: Here are 20 things George W. Bush did *after* 9/11. Fox News - Clear and Present Danger to America.
Politics. Never Forget That Republicans Used 9/11 To Start Two Middle East Wars.