Trump Blames Democrats and ‘Some Republicans’ for Stalled Agenda

President Trump convened his cabinet on Monday in the hopes of kick-starting his stalled domestic policy agenda and complained that Democrats in Congress are obstructing his efforts on tax reform, health care and the confirmation of judicial nominees. “The Democrats have terrible policy,” Mr. Trump told reporters, flanked by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Jim Mattis, the secretary […]

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Partisan clash on Obamacare raises specter of government shutdown

Democrats accused President Trump of trying to sabotage the nation’s health-care system through his decision to halt payments to insurers meant to shore up the system, while Republicans countered Sunday that Trump is just pushing for a hard bargain. Trump’s decision, announced Friday after months of criticizing the payments as an insurance industry bailout, will throw in doubt the private insurance […]

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FCC commissioner on Trump’s media threats

A top Federal Communications Commission official is putting pressure on her colleagues to end their silence amid President Trump’s threats against TV networks that are critical of his administration. Democratic commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who was first appointed by President Obama and brought back to the commission by Trump, said the FCC should make it very clear that the agency will […]

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McConnell sets to sit down with Trump

President Donald Trump blames the Senate’s GOP leader for the health overhaul failure, tantalizes deals with Democrats and watches his former strategist work to bulldoze the Republican establishment on Capitol Hill. There’s no need for air conditioning at the White House with that chill in the air when Trump, a public official since January, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, […]

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GOP lawmakers walk the line between defying Trump and alienating their base

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) believes some of President Trump’s recent threats against the media run contrary to the Bill of Rights. Unlike some Republican senators, you won’t hear him question Trump’s character or fitness for office as a result. But Lankford has not shied away from pointing out, if sometimes indirectly, where he and Trump diverge. “I see that as […]

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Yes or No? Catalan separatists face critical answer to Spain

Catalonia’s president is facing a critical decision that could determine the course of the region’s secessionist movement to break away from Spain. The Spanish government has given Carles Puigdemont until Monday morning to clarify if he did or didn’t actually declare independence earlier this week. Puigdemont told Catalan lawmakers Tuesday that he had “accepted” a mandate for independence based on […]

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Clinton attacks Trump’s handling of Iran, North Korea

Hillary Clinton says President Donald Trump’s threat to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord is “dangerous,” and she suggests her former campaign opponent is undermining the validity of the United States’ promises to other nations. Trump on Friday accused Iran of violating the landmark 2015 accord, blaming the Iranians for a litany of sinister behavior and hitting their main […]

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