As the government shutdown marked its 16th day, President Trump threatened on Sunday to declare a “national emergency” that would supposedly allow him to build a wall on the Mexican border without Congressional authorization. Democrats immediately accused Trump of attempting to seize power unlawfully. “I may decide a national emergency depending on what happens over […]
Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. The two highest-ranking Democratic officials in America are calling on Speaker Paul Ryan to rein in his party’s out-of-control smear campaign and attacks on law enforcement. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sent letters to Ryan, asking him to remove Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) from his position […]
Negotiating a path Senator Chuck Schumer calls “neutral and fair to all sides,” Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill reached a deal to re-open the government on Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other GOP senators promised Democrats that the chamber would take up an immigration bill to protect 800,000 Dreamers from deportation. Schumer […]
While all this was going on, Nancy Pelosi, a petite woman from California who favors simple, but elegant clothes and matching strings of pearls, commented on the president’s first 100 days: “Tomorrow marks the one hundredth day of the Trump administration. One hundred days of broken promises to working people. One hundred days of handouts to the richest people in our country.”
U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Saturday she has been flooded with “obscene and sick” calls and text messages after a hacker linked to Russia posted personal contact information online for her and hundreds of other Democratic lawmakers and aides.
Stephen Colbert’s Hungry For Power Games are a fitting satire for this election year — his nod to the wildly popular Hunger Games franchise is about the only thing more ridiculous than 2016’s political bloodsport.
Today, school districts qualify for free breakfast or lunch if at least 40 percent of students are either homeless, in foster care, or part of families receiving other benefits; under the Child Nutrition and Education Act, that percentage requirement would jump to 60 percent.
Rep. Steve Israel’s decision to not seek re-election and to leave Congress at the end of the year is the latest reminder of how thin those ranks are getting. For the younger, more ambitious Democrats in the House, the obstacles are significant.
Unlike Newt Gingrich, whose own serial adulteries became a national joke, Dennis Hastert was evidently never suspected of any such “misconduct,” as the indictment described it. Republicans keep telling everyone how shocked they are, but they really shouldn’t be. Here’s why.