POLITICS 11/07/2018 05:28 pm ET Trump calls the elections a “tremendous success,” even though his party lost control of the House, seven governorships and more than 300 state legislative seats. By S.V. Date WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will see renewed congressional probes of his campaign’s contacts with Russia, have his Cabinet members spending more of their days getting grilled on Capitol Hill, and could see his long-secret tax returns become public, all thanks to Democratic wins in Tuesday’s congressional elections. On Wednesday, Trump took a victory lap anyway. “I was very well received by the people our country,” he said during a White House news conference, referring to his frenetic series of rallies around the country in the closing weeks of the campaign. “I think people like me. I think people like the job I’m doing.” In that 86-minute session with reporters and in a series of statements on … [Read more...] about Republicans Lose Control Of The House, But Trump Takes A Victory Lap Anyway
Claire Galofaro, Martha Irvine and Sharon Cohen, Ap National Writers Published 7:11 am PST, Monday, November 5, 2018 Rose Cathleen Bagin stands on the porch of her home in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Squirrel Hill was recently the scene of the worst attack on the Jewish community in the nation's history. The retired social services worker says Donald Trump has poisoned the nation's political life, and she is working to make sure Democrats regain some control in Congress in the upcoming midterm election. less Rose Cathleen Bagin stands on the porch of her home in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Squirrel Hill was recently the scene of the worst attack on the Jewish community in ... more Photo: Allen G. Breed, AP In this Oct. 30, 2018 photo, Michael Gregoire holds a hand-painted sign which reads, “Defeat Republicans … [Read more...] about Election Day 2018: A nation on edge heads to the polls
Watch: William Frazer thanks everyone for support after father's IRA murder mocked on republican bonfire BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Victims' campaigner William Frazer has thanked everyone who reached out to him after a sign was placed on a republican bonfire mocking the murder of his father by the IRA. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/watch-william-frazer-thanks-everyone-for-support-after-fathers-ira-murder-mocked-on-republican-bonfire-37204480.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37197754.ece/601fa/AUTOCROP/h342/frazerbonfire.PNG Email Victims' campaigner William Frazer has thanked everyone who reached out to him after a sign was placed on a republican bonfire mocking the murder of his father by the IRA. Mr Frazer's father Bertie was part-time UDR man and council worker who was murdered by the IRA on August 30 1975. The sign was placed on an anti-interment bonfire in Parkhead, Newry. The Frazer family lost a number of members to IRA … [Read more...] about Watch: William Frazer thanks everyone for support after father’s IRA murder mocked on republican bonfire
Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post Published 9:06 am PDT, Friday, August 10, 2018 This week the Congressional Budget Office released a report "showing how the federal budget and the nation's economy would evolve under three alternative scenarios. In those scenarios, laws would be changed to continue certain policies now in place, leading to even higher debt." In the first scenario, the individual tax cuts enacted in 2o17 would be made permanent, exactly as Republicans are promising to do. "Federal debt would equal 148 percent of [gross domestic product] in 2038 and continue to rise in later years. " The next scenario would resemble the first but "after 2028, tax policy is assumed to be changed so that revenues remain flat as a percentage of GDP, rather than growing over time. In that scenario, deficits would be even larger than in the first scenario. Debt would equal 151 percent of GDP in 2038 and keep rising thereafter." In the final scenario, "revenues remain flat in … [Read more...] about Remember when Republicans cared about debt?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByJennifer Steinhauer Aug. 10, 2018 HAGERSTOWN, Md. — To keep the base happy, a group of governors has defended the federal health care law, signed new gun control legislation and stood up to President Trump when his words or policies aggrieved them. All are Republican. In a year when congressional Republicans are clinging to the president like tomato vines to a trellis, Republican governors running for re-election in the heavily Democratic states of Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont and, to a lesser degree, Illinois have emerged as well-positioned incumbents who seem likely to survive an expected blue swell in November. A crucial mix of bipartisanship — which stands in welcome contrast with Washington — aggressively mild temperaments and gentle checks on liberal proclivities have … [Read more...] about Republican Governors in Blue States Find a Way to Get Along