Politics

Democrats warn Trump not to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty

“The Administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Open Skies Treaty is a slap in the face to our allies in Europe, leaves our deployed forces in the region at risk, and is in blatant violation of the law,” said Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. “This […]

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Trump expected to broaden foreign worker bans

To try and balance the two sides, the administration is considering limiting the number of immigrants who come to the United States for cultural exchanges — generally those hired for summer jobs at amusement parks, camps and resorts — as well as students attending U.S. colleges hired for temporary employment, according to four people, including […]

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Trump advisers warn McSally is in trouble

McConnell appeared to stand by the senator, noting that it’s only May and the election is still a ways off, people familiar with the meeting said. A White House spokesperson declined to comment, as did a Trump reelection spokesperson. A McConnell spokesman said, “Leader McConnell is fully supportive of Senator McSally and believes she’s on […]

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Trump attacks Fox News for ‘doing nothing to help Republicans, and me,’ get reelected

He continued: “They repeat the worst of the Democrat speaking points, and lies. All of the good is totally nullified, and more. Net Result = BAD! CNN & MSDNC are all in for the Do Nothing Democrats! Fox WAS Great!” Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump’s remarks. In […]

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Trump seizes a new cudgel to bash China: Taiwan

But President Donald Trump himself has yet to publicly weigh in. So far, the maneuvering has appeared to be aggressive enough to inspire both Taiwanese gratitude and Chinese rhetorical backlash; Beijing has threatened “necessary measures in response” to America’s expressions of congratulations. But — for now at least — the Trump team’s tactics also have […]

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Under pressure, Trump administration weighs extending National Guard deployments

On Tuesday, POLITICO first reported on a recording of Trump administration officials discussing the June 24 cutoff, its implications for Guard members’ benefits and the hardship it would cause states grappling with the pandemic, particularly as they attempt to prevent new outbreaks by identifying and isolating people who’ve been exposed to possible infection. After the […]

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Trump threatens federal funding for Michigan over mail-in voting push

The president’s social media post — which was followed up by another message mentioning the official Twitter accounts for acting White House budget director Russ Vought, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and the Treasury Department — was in reference to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s announcement Tuesday that all of the state’s […]

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Barr throws cold water on Trump’s ‘Obamagate’ campaign

“As long as I’m attorney general, the criminal justice system will not be used for partisan political ends,” he continued, “and this is especially true for the upcoming elections in November.” Barr’s remarks come amid an escalating campaign by the White House, Republican lawmakers and the president’s allies in conservative media tying various senior officials […]

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Watchdog’s dismissal puts Pompeo on the hot seat

State’s inspector general, Steve Linick, had been investigating allegations involving Pompeo, New York’s Eliot Engel, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said following news of Linick’s ouster. A congressional aide added that Pompeo and his wife are accused of improperly directing a political appointee to run personal errands for them. On Saturday, […]

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How chatter and conservative anger upended a White House staffing search

“Nothing’s done until it’s done, and that’s always been true in Trump world and this is yet another of many examples,” said a person close to the White House. The DPC is a little-known but influential office within the White House. During Trump’s tenure, various White House power centers have vied over installing allies to […]

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