Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Full Transcript: Night 1 of the Democratic Presidential Debates Advertisement Supported by June 26, 2019 Following is a transcript of the Democratic debate, reprinted with permission from CQ-Roll Call, Inc. HOLT: Good evening everyone, I am Lester Holt and welcome to the first democratic debate in the 2020 race for president. GUTHRIE: Hi, I’m Savannah Guthrie and tonight it’s our first chance to see these candidates go head to head on stage together. We will be joined in our questioning tonight by our colleagues, Jose Diaz-Balart, Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow. HOLT: Voters are trying to nail down where the candidates and on the issues, what sets them apart, and which of these presidential hopefuls has what it takes GUTHRIE: Well, now it’s time to find out. UNKNOWN: Tonight round … [Read more...] about Full Transcript: Night 1 of the Democratic Presidential Debates
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Anti-Immigration Groups See Trump’s Calls for More Legal Immigrants as a Betrayal Advertisement Supported by ByMichael D. Shear March 8, 2019 WASHINGTON — For months, President Trump has been railing about the urgent need for a wall to protect against what he calls “an invasion” of illegal immigrants flooding across the southwestern border. But he has also been delivering another message: “We need workers,” he told a group of activists recently. In other words, he wants more immigrants. “I want people to come into our country, in the largest numbers ever, but they have to come in legally,” Mr. Trump ad-libbed last month during his State of the Union address. Comments like those from the president have ignited furious criticism from his hard-line, … [Read more...] about Anti-Immigration Groups See Trump’s Calls for More Legal Immigrants as a Betrayal
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | How Amy Klobuchar Treats Her Staff Supported by ByMatt Flegenheimer and Sydney Ember Feb. 22, 2019 Senator Amy Klobuchar was hungry, forkless and losing patience. An aide, joining her on a trip to South Carolina in 2008, had procured a salad for his boss while hauling their bags through an airport terminal. But once onboard, he delivered the grim news: He had fumbled the plastic eating utensils before reaching the gate, and the crew did not have any forks on such a short flight. What happened next was typical: Ms. Klobuchar berated her aide instantly for the slip-up. What happened after that was not: She pulled a comb from her bag and began eating the salad with it, according to four people familiar with the episode. Then she handed the comb to her staff member with a directive: Clean it. The moment … [Read more...] about How Amy Klobuchar Treats Her Staff
Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost? Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature The president whom the Senate Republican leader helped elect has turned out to be the one thing he can’t control. Mitch McConnell in the United States Capitol in December. Credit Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Supported by ByCharles Homans Jan. 22, 2019 At sunrise, there it was: a red-tailed hawk, its gyre widening over the United States Capitol building in the Creamsicle-colored light, like the world’s least subtle literary reference. It was still there by midafternoon, drifting on the thermals over the mostly depopulated National Mall, wheeling occasionally past the window in the hallway outside the office where the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, sat on the 20th day of what would soon become the longest government shutdown in American history. That morning, Jan. 10, … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Full Transcripts: Trump’s Speech on Immigration and the Democratic Response Supported by ByThe New York Times Jan. 8, 2019 President Trump delivered an address to the nation on Tuesday night from the Oval Office to make a broad-based public push for border wall funding. After his speech, Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leaders, delivered a response from Capitol Hill. [ Read our live analysis and fact checks of the remarks here. ] The following are transcripts of both Mr. Trump’s speech and the Democratic rebuttal, as prepared by The New York Times. __________ The President’s Speech PRESIDENT TRUMP: My fellow Americans, tonight I’m speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our … [Read more...] about Full Transcripts: Trump’s Speech on Immigration and the Democratic Response