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How Trumpism has come to define the Republican Party

Sunday  05:46,   25 march 2018

The president has used legislation and unilateral actions to push ahead with a vision often at odds with GOP orthodoxy.Over just a few days last week, the essence of Trumpism was on global display: The president ignored his advisers by[...]

Florida’s Midterms Loom Large in ‘March for Our Lives’

Sunday  00:25,   25 march 2018
Roll Call

Todd Foote came to Saturday’s March for Lives in Washington because of his son Austin. Austin is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman killed 17 people last month. Scott Beigel, his cross-country[...]

Marco Rubio tells March for Our Lives crowd many oppose gun bans

Saturday  23:56,   24 march 2018

Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been criticized by many Parkland survivors, told those who attended rallies he respects their views but does not "agree.""I commend those who today are peacefully exercising their First Amendment rights to march[...]

As Ties With Mexico Fray, Kushner Works Quietly to Mend Them

Saturday  23:56,   24 march 2018
The New York Times

Allies of Jared Kushner and Mexican officials say he has worked, with some success, to preserve a relationship that has been corroded by President Trump’s clashes with his Mexican counterpart.WASHINGTON — When President Trump complained that the[...]

Republican Pa. congressman won't seek reelection: report

Saturday  23:30,   24 march 2018
The Hill

Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Ryan Costello will not seek reelection in 2018 as he faces a difficult midterm race in a district with a growing Democratic voter base, according to City & State Pennsylvania.Despite having filed this week to run [...]

Schwarzenegger: Kasich could be a 'great alternative' to Trump

Saturday  22:50,   24 march 2018

Arnold Schwarzenegger believes Ohio Gov. John Kasich could be "a great alternative" to President Donald Trump if the president fails to deliver on his promises. "People are going to judge the President before they go to the polls by his[...]

Trump Said to Plan Expulsion of Russian Envoys Over U.K. Attack

Saturday  20:15,   24 march 2018

<p>President Trump is preparing to expel dozens of Russian diplomats from the U.S. in response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in the U.K., two sources said.</p>Trump agreed with the recommendation of advisers and the[...]

A 'tea party of the left'? Liberal activists learn tough lessons in quest to purify Democratic Party

Saturday  19:50,   24 march 2018

The failure to defeat anti-abortion Rep. Daniel Lipinski in the Illinois primary prompts introspection.But first they must figure out what went wrong Tuesday in[...]

Support for Gun Control Seems Strong. But It May Be Softer Than It Looks.

Saturday  18:45,   24 march 2018
The New York Times

The new activists are hoping the old patterns of weak support will change.When you ask Americans in a poll whether they support universal background checks for gun purchases, huge majorities say[...]

White House applauds gun violence protestors for 'exercising their First Amendment rights'

Saturday  17:50,   24 march 2018
The Hill

<p>The White House issued a statement on the March for Our Lives, applauding students for "exercising their First Amendment rights."</p>Load[...]

Will GOP accomplishments in Congress be enough for voters?

Saturday  15:25,   24 march 2018
Associated Press

With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year.&nbsp;In two big ways, Republicans have done what they promised. They passed a long sought tax overhaul bill that slashed tax[...]

John Bolton plans to fire dozens of NSC officials: report

Saturday  14:41,   24 march 2018
The Hill

<p>President Trump's new national security adviser is reportedly planning major staffing changes at the National Security Council.</p>Sources close to the situation told Foreign Policy that John Bolton is preparing to "clean house" and[...]

Trump issues order supporting ban on many transgender troops, defers to Pentagon on new restrictions

Saturday  14:05,   24 march 2018

The plan is expected to be immediately challenged in federal court.The decision revokes a full ban that Trump issued last summer but disqualifies U.S. troops who have had gender reassignment surgery, as recommended by Defense Secretary Jim[...]

For Democrats, all that enthusiasm comes with risks

Saturday  13:55,   24 march 2018

<p>Democrats have been energized ever since President Trump’s election. But too many candidates are leading to messy primaries.</p>Like many Democrats across the country, Mr. Bondshu saw the win as a sign that voters in the party[...]

Trump's impulses put White House credibility on the line

Saturday  09:15,   24 march 2018
Associated Press

What's the White House's word worth?Days of conflicting and misleading statements from President Donald Trump and his top aides have fueled new questions about the White House's credibility, sowing mistrust and instability within the West[...]