President Donald Trump intensified his vilification of four liberal lawmakers as un-American at a raucous rally on Wednesday, underscoring that the attacks will be a key part of his strategy for winning re-election in 2020.
(SOUND BITE) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "They're always telling us how to run it, how to do this... You know what?
If they don't love it, tell them to leave it." President Donald Trump continued his attack on four Democratic minority congresswomen on Wednesday.
(SOUND BITE) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "Omar has a history of launching vicious, anti-semitic screeds." And Trump blasted an effort in the House of Representatives to impeach him, after lawmakers voted to kill the first resolution to begin impeachment proceedings.
(SOUND BITE) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "They wanna try and impeach.
It's a disgrace." The vote was forced by Democratic congressman Al Green, who cited Trump’s tweet telling minority congresswomen to "go back" to the "places from which they came" as the impetus for the effort.
(SOUND BITE) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE AL GREEN, SAYING: "He was found guilty yesterday.
I supported that.
Today, we take a punishment... If you did what the president has done, you would be punished.
What we have done so far does not fine him and it does not remove him from his job.You would lose your jobs." While the Democrat-led House killed the attempt to impeach Trump for his remarks - which the chamber officially condemned on Tuesday - 95 Democrats voted for impeachment, while 137 opposed it - a dramatic split that illustrated a divided party.
(SOUND BITE) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "I wanna thank those Democrats because many of them voted for us.
The vote was a totally lopsided 332 to 95." But while the Democrats are up in arms, Republicans have rallied around their leader.
A Reuters poll found Trump's net approval rating among Republicans - that's minus his disapproval rating - actually rose in recent days, up five points to 72 percent.
Former special counsel Robert Mueller is defending his office's prosecution of Roger Stone. As part of Mueller's Russia investigation, Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing Congress. In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Mueller said Stone is still a convicted felon, despite President Donald Trump's commutation of Stone's sentence. Because his sentence has been commuted, he will not go to prison. But his conviction stands.
[NFA] The Republican president's re-election effort sees re-opening schools shuttered by the coronavirus as part of a plan to restore his standing among suburban voters. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
US President Donald J. Trump has had a fraught relationship with Puerto Rico ever since Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the storm and aftereffects, including widespread power outages. In fact, CNN reports that in Maria's aftermath, Trump once floated the idea, to then-acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke, of selling the US territory. Can we outsource the electricity? Can we sell the island? You know, or divest of that asset? President Donald J.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a New York prosecutor can obtain President Donald Trump's financial records but prevented - at least for now - Democratic-led House of Representatives committees from getting similar documents. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
John Hickenlooper on the Democratic nomination for US Senate in the June 30 primaries. Hickenlooper defeated Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House. Hickenlooper defeated Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House. He served two terms as the state's governor, first elected in 2010 and then re-elected in 2014. Business Insider reports that the former governor won a handily, 60% to 40%. Hickenlooper will now face vulnerable Republican Senator Cory Gardner.
Amy McGrath won the Democratic primary to face GOP Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. McGrath is a former fighter pilot and 2018 House candidate backed by the US Senate Democrats' campaign arm. She defeated Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker. Business Insider reports that McGrath positioned herself as a pro-Trump Democrat. Her eye-catching ads and national Democrats' widespread dislike of McConnell made her one of the top fundraisers of the cycle.
Representative Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, on Tuesday said after a White House briefing on a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, that 'nothing' from that briefing indicated that the alleged payments were a 'hoax'.
U.S. Representative Al Green of Texas said on Tuesday that, in the wake of George Floyd's death, "we have got to have reconciliation" and called for the creation of a new government office to handle race relations with African Americans.
Since June 1st America has been consumed with anti-racism protests. Now, over a month later, the protests show no signs of slowing down. Yahoo! reports a new Monmouth poll shows conservative Americans are now growing tired of the protests. Close to 4 in 10 Republicans told Monmouth researchers at the start of last month that protesters’ anger was justified. That number fell by more than half in the new poll, with just 15% of Republicans saying so.
Rapper and business mogul Kanye West has provided more details about his surprise bid for the presidency. In an interview with Forbes West said that he was OK taking Black voters from Democratic candidate Joe Biden. "To say that the Black vote is Democratic is a form of racism and white supremacy," West told Forbes. He said that though he no longer supports President Donald Trump, he would not run against him as a Republican.
Reuters Congress approved a $600 unemployment bonus on top of state payments as part of its coronavirus relief efforts in March. Those weekly payments are set to expire on July 31, and there's no consensus from lawmakers about extending them. Republicans, who oppose extending the bonus, have floated the idea of a "return to work" bonus instead of extending jobless benefits.
In the United States, if one political party is doing well, it tends to publish polls that say so. And according to CNN, the Democratic party is publishing an awful lot of polls these days. Democratic and liberal aligned groups have put out 17 House polls taken in April or later. However, Republican-aligned groups have put out zip, zilch, nada. Zero. That's a very bad ratio for Republicans. It hasn't always been that way, though.
A new interview with the Sunday Times of London has gotten Ilhan Omar into more hot water. According to the Times of Israel Omar likened Saudi Arabia’s influence on the Trump administration to Israel’s. The congresswoman said both countries relied in part on money to bring about their preferred outcomes. Omar has a long history of unprovoked verbal tirades against Israel. The Sunday Times story said that Omar’s “new approach is to pivot to Saudi Arabia so she isn’t singling out the Jews.
According to ABC News Rep. Ilhan Omar will still support Joe Biden for the presidency. Omar also thinks it is important to believe survivors of sexual assault. That includes Tara Reade, the woman who has leveled allegations against the former vice president. In an interview with the Sunday Times of London Omar said she believed Reade's accusations against Biden. Omar said if it were up to her, Biden wouldn’t be the presidential candidate. Now, it appears Omar is back tracking.
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar said she believes the sexual assault claims leveled at Joe Biden by former Senate staffer Tara Reade. Omar told the Sunday Times of London “I do believe Reade,” “Justice can be delayed, but should never be denied.” According to the NY Post Omar said if it were up to her, Biden wouldn’t be the presidential candidate. Omar was a supporter of Bernie Sanders, before he dropped out of the race in April.
President Donald Trump said there should be a federal investigation of how Baltimore has been spending its money. On Tuesday, the president transformed his Twitter attack on the city and on Congressman..