GOP Strategist Slams Party Leaders Who Back Trump

A former Republican strategist has hit out at party leaders who have “enabled” Donald Trump’s behavior, stating they “deserve the reckoning that will eventually come for the GOP.” Sally Bradshaw, strategist and one of the authors of the Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project, slammed Trump’s leadership as divisive and spoke about her disappointment with the party as rumors circulated […]

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Congressional GOP Are Breaking With Trump Over DACA

President Donald Trump will face significant backlash from Congress, including from members of his own party, if he goes through with ending protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children. Influential Republican lawmakers have signaled support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, instituted under the Obama administration in 2012. And Democrats […]

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DACA fix could ‘overwhelm’ Congress

If President Trump gives Congress six months to find a legislative fix for the controversial program that now shields nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation, the focus will shift to a politically charged fight on Capitol Hill where agreement on anything — especially on the radioactive issue of immigration — remains elusive. The Trump administration is expected to announce the fate […]

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House conservative warns against attaching Harvey aid to debt ceiling

The chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee in the House is warning against tying a Hurricane Harvey aid measure to legislation that would raise the debt ceiling. “What happened in Texas is a tragedy and it needs an urgent Congressional response. Congress is united behind this effort, but I worry about jeopardizing an agreement with such legislative games,” said Rep. Mark […]

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With brutal Sept. to-do list, GOP already clashing over Harvey relief, debt limit

President Trump and congressional Republicans return to work this week facing enormous pressure to achieve major policy victories and fulfill such basic acts of governance as providing disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, avoiding a default on the nation’s debt and keeping federal agencies open.So far, there is little evidence of a path to success.On Sunday, a proposal […]

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Trump Downsizes Black College Conference

The White House announced Friday it’s switching up the format of an upcoming meeting between President Donald Trump and representatives of historically black colleges. The move comes as his administration continues to face deep criticism over its polarizing views on race relations in the U.S. While the White House statement did not detail what modifications were being made, it did hint that the […]

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What Trump said about Comey, Clinton emails

The FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation that ended last year without charges remains a lingering grievance for President Donald Trump, who for months has held it up as an example of a “rigged” criminal justice system that shielded his Democratic opponent from punishment for her private server. Trump flared up again Friday, tweeting that FBI Director James Comey exonerated Clinton […]

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Trump pushes tax overhaul, says it’s ‘badly needed’

President Donald Trump will kick off his lobbying effort for a tax overhaul at an event with a Midwestern manufacturing backdrop and some economic tough talk. The one thing missing? A detailed proposal. Instead, in Springfield, Missouri, Wednesday, Trump will give remarks the White House said will focus on his “vision” for spurring job creation and economic growth by cutting […]

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Trump would slash disaster funding to the very agencies he’s praising for Harvey response

As he toured rising floodwater in Texas on Tuesday, President Trump effusively praised his administration’s Hurricane Harvey response, an effort he began touting on Twitter last weekend even before the storm made landfall. But not too long ago, the president proposed a budget calling for cuts to some of the federal government’s most consequential efforts to prepare states and local […]

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