This fall’s coming cage fight between Colorado’s left and right will include at least one contender who’s battle-tested, agile and streetwise — at the tender age of 31.Michael Fields has emerged in no time as a leading man for conservative causes and a tormentor on Twitter — if a polite one — to liberal activists and operatives. He first made his mark several years back when he took over as Colorado state director for pro-free market advocacy juggernaut Americans for Prosperity.The fast-tracking Fields certainly seems to be going places on the starboard side of the political divide and just last month was named executive director of Colorado Rising Action. As Colorado Politics reported recently, the upstart organization is a state-based offshoot of the center-right America Rising Squared and its affiliate, America Rising. That makes the effort a counterpart to the state’s well-established, all-things-left advocacy outfit, ProgressNow Colorado … [Read more...] about Q&A with Michael Fields: A new voice to keep conservatives on message
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Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN, HOST: It's Sunday, August 5. I'm Margaret Brennan. And this is FACE THE NATION. President Trump is enjoying his 10-day vacation doing what he loves most, campaigning. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: A hundred years, I guess, 125 years, whoever has the White House, that party tends to lose the midterms. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) TRUMP: Look, if the Democrats get in, they're going to raise your taxes. You're going to have crime all over the place. You're going to have people pouring across the border. (END VIDEO CLIP) BRENNAN: But in terms of what's going on behind the scenes, behind the scenes to prepare for the midterms, the president's message is less clear. Last week, a dramatic presentation from top national security leaders underscored the administration's determination to keep the Russians from interfering. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DAN COATS, U.S. DIRECTOR … [Read more...] about Full transcript: “Face the Nation” on August 5, 2018
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByJim Tankersley July 27, 2018 NEWARK, Ohio — His Republican opponent doesn’t say much publicly about the Trump tax cuts, but on a warm night in a small-town union hall an hour outside Columbus, Danny O’Connor was happy to talk about them — a lot. “We just saw, this last December, a $2 trillion swipe of the national credit card, a giveaway to big corporations,” Mr. O’Connor, the Democrat in a special election on Aug. 7 for an open congressional seat here, told the crowd, drawing nods. “That doesn’t do anything for us. It doesn’t do anything for working people.” That seems to go against what Republicans intended. Party leaders in Washington talk frequently about the tax cuts and a “Trump boom” that will doom the “blue … [Read more...] about Trump Owns the Booming Economy. Republicans on the Trail Barely Mention It.
Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN: It's Sunday, July twenty-ninth. I'm Margaret Brennan and this is FACE THE NATION. President Trump dug in this week to try and fix some problems caused by his trade policies. First up, twelve billion dollars in assistance to farmers to ease the pain of his tariffs. Then the President made up with the head of the European Union Commission, a group of allies he called his foe just two weeks ago promising to work together for a future trade deal. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: We also will resolve the steel and aluminum tariff issues and we will resolve retaliatory tariffs. This was a very big day for free and fair trade. MARGARET BRENNAN: And just in case there was any doubt he tweeted a photo of EU Commission head, Jean-Claude Juncker, kissing him on the cheek saying the EU and U.S. love each other. But the President's biggest triumph on the economic front came Friday, and no surprise he took a victory … [Read more...] about Full transcript: “Face the Nation” on July 29, 2018
NEWPORT, Vt. — Vermont has a reputation for producing GOP politicians more moderate than their national counterparts. But as President Donald Trump and the national Republican Party move to the right, tensions are rising between those who want the state party to follow suit and those who see moderation as the way forward in an otherwise liberal state. Kendall Lambert was seeking the Republican nomination for state representative in Orleans County, but in a July 5 Facebook post , Lambert announced that her decision to run as a Republican was a mistake. "While the Republicans talk out one side of their mouths about constitutional rights and equal opportunity for all, it's becoming increasingly clear that what they mean" is that the principles apply "only to a few," Lambert wrote. Lambert, 31, is director of the Memphremagog Watershed Association. She holds liberal views on the environment, immigration and same-sex marriage but supports lower taxes, small government and broad gun … [Read more...] about In liberal state, GOP debates moderation or following Trump