That’s a question one asks all too often about the president. But the contradiction between President Donald Trump’s expected announcement that he will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel — at the very same time his son-in-law is trying to concoct the “ultimate” deal between Israelis and Palestinians — is downright schizoid.
The inspector general said that Mnuchin’s use of the planes was not illegal but that he had failed to meet rules that require that military flights be used only if the White House determines in advance that doing so is justified by costs or specific security or emergency needs.
Five wounded people, including the suspect, were taken to area hospitals for treatment, the police said. Scalise, 51, the third-ranking Republican in the House, was shot in the hip and was in stable condition, undergoing surgery, according to a statement issued by his office.
Speaker Ryan noted that House Democrats “gathered in prayer” after they heard news of a gunman shooting Scalise and four others.
Overall, 27 percent of Texans said that immigration or border security is the state’s most important problem — beating out other issues like the economy, political corruption and health care. That was not a surprise, as these subjects regularly rank near the top of public opinion polls in the state. But the survey also revealed stark differences between the heated rhetoric around immigration and the policies lawmakers want to use to address it.
“Donald Trump, baby!” shouted the disruptive passenger on a Delta flight to Allentown, PA, clapping his hands. When the passengers remained silent, he said, “We got some Hillary bitches on this plane?”
The path Trump is pursuing has also intensified concern among Republicans about the enduring legacy of Trumpism, and the prospects for rebuilding the party’s splintering factions after November.
“I’m not going to extend [the voter registration period]” despite the hurricane’s impact, said Gov. Rick Scott in Tallahassee.”Everybody has had a lot of time to register.”
Less than a day after Congress overrode President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would let 9/11 victims’ families sue Saudi Arabia, top GOP leaders said they might need to fix the new law to protect U.S. national security interests.
One of the starkest differences on policy that exists between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is on guns, specifically what limitations there should be on gun ownership and the role of Congress and the courts in establishing clear guidelines.
Campaign managers for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton disagreed Sunday on whether the moderator of Monday night’s debate, NBC’s Lester Holt, should challenge false assertions by the candidates.
On paper at least, the U.S. and Russia come away from marathon negotiations with components they demanded. But the room for doubt that the complex agreement announced early Saturday will work is enormous, hardened by years of broken promises and cynical gambits by the warring parties and their backers.
Donald Trump says he wants to end long U.S. military entanglements. But he has also repeatedly said the U.S. should have seized Iraq’s oil after the 2003 invasion — an undertaking that would have been illegal, required decades of occupation by hundreds of thousands of troops, increased the risk of casualties and probably cost more than the oil itself was worth.
The revised assessment comes after surprisingly swift and relatively bloodless victories this summer near Syria’s border with Turkey and in the Sunni heartland of Iraq, two areas where Islamic State had appeared entrenched.
You’d think that after getting into trouble for calling on the Russians to spy on the former secretary of state while on a campaign stop in Miami, Trump would reassess, polish a little, and act just a tad presidential. Instead, he started the week blaming the media for his shortcomings. He lashed out at The New York Times: “They don’t write good. They have people over there, like Maggie Haberman and others, they don’t — they don’t write good. They don’t know how to write good.”
The scene, including chants of “No bill, no break!” was like nothing that has occurred in Congress in recent years, more reminiscent of the civil rights battles of the 1960s than today’s often predictably scripted debates.
Bernie Sanders is still far behind in delegates but he nonetheless managed to keep his agenda at the center of the Democratic race with a victory in Indiana over front-runner Hillary Clinton.
The senator from Texas now needs to win almost every delegate awarded in upcoming primaries to reach the 1,237 needed for nomination at the July convention.
The Supreme Court appeared deadlocked over President Barack Obama’s plan to offer work permits to as many as 4 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.
“I, frankly, despise him,” said Michael Bachner, 59, a criminal justice attorney whose clients include Wall Street investors.
“Why is Bernie Sanders letting these people loose on us?” said superdelegate Shawn Bagley, a Hillary Clinton backer who says he’s been branded corrupt, immoral and thickheaded by Sanders fans. “He lost my vote at 2 a.m.”
New York, which will award 291 delegates on a proportional basis Tuesday, offers Clinton her latest, best chance to put the nomination out of Sanders’ reach.
The 260-page document, the product of several years of debate within the Roman Catholic hierarchy, advocates for flexibility, tolerance and compassion in the church.