Trump and Democrats strike DACA deal. Yes? No?

At 6:11 Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted that despite news reports to the contrary, he and Democratic congressional leaders had reached “no deal” on protections for young undocumented immigrants brought here as children. At 6:20 a.m., after a night of fretting by his supporters, he tweeted that the big, beautiful border wall he had long promised “will continue to be built.” Then, […]

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Why Democrats are more than happy to negotiate with Trump

For much of 2017, Donald Trump’s principal complaint about Democrats was simple: they were “obstructionists” who refused to even consider working with him. “The Democrats have become nothing but obstructionists, they have no policies or ideas,” the president tweeted in June. “All they do is delay and complain.” In Trump’s mind, congressional Dems were, for all intents and purposes, acting like […]

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Hillary Clinton’s warning to Democrats: Don’t be like Bernie

We knew from an excerpt of her book leaked last week that Hillary Clinton wasn’t particularly thrilled with the campaign Bernie Sanders ran against her. But in an interview released Tuesday, she really picked Sanders apart — at length. Talking to the former Obama aides who now run the popular “Pod Save America” podcast, Clinton roundly denounced and dismissed not just Sanders’s campaign but […]

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McConnell Says Democrats’ Glee on Debt Limit Deal Was Premature

Senator Mitch McConnell thinks Democrats were a tad premature in exuberantly celebrating the surprise spending deal they struck last week with President Trump. “Let’s put it this way,” Mr. McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and majority leader, said Monday in an interview for The New York Times podcast “The New Washington.” “The deal is not quite as good as my counterpart thought it was.” The […]

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Republicans jolted by and Democrats wary of, Trump’s overtures to opposing party

Political tremors seized both major parties on Thursday in the wake of President Trump’s sudden alignment with congressional Democrats, leaving Republicans alarmed about the unraveling of their relationship with the White House and uncertain about the prospects for their policy ambitions this fall. In the span of 48 hours, Trump cut a deal with Democrats to keep the government funded […]

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Democrats long for Obama’s return

He’s been out of office for nearly eight months, but former President Barack Obama remains the Democratic Party’s best weapon for 2018. Democrats are already nostalgic for Obama as they battle against President Trump’s agenda. When he talks, they listen, as evidenced this week by a tweet from Obama about Charlottesville that became the most popular in the history of […]

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Trump and Democrats blame Obama over Russia meddling

President Donald Trump and senior Democrats joined in blaming Barack Obama for not doing more to stop Russia interfering with the 2016 presidential election. In an early morning tweet, Trump appeared to acknowledge that Russia had meddled in the election. He has previously decried multiple investigations into alleged collusion between his officials and Russia as a “witch hunt.” Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as […]

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