Politics

Tess Torelli January 23, 2018

To be sure, it would be a heavy lift for any president to reverse the structural decline in the coal industry. But Trump has tried by repealing President Barack Obama’s signature plan to limit carbon emissions from power plants, scaled back other coal regulations and ended a moratorium on issuing leases to extract coal from […]

Tess Torelli January 23, 2018

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has recommended to President Donald Trump a wide range of options to deal with aluminum and steel dumping in the U.S., including potentially higher tariffs, sources told Giftofaservant. The options also include specifically targeting “bad actors” in other countries that are active in imports of the metals. Trump and his administration […]

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

It remains to be seen how Donald Trump’s presidency may affect the American people, institutions or the U.S. influence in the world. Its impact on social media, however, is beyond dispute. Trump has touted his “very powerful” Twitter handle not only for its reach to tens of millions of followers, but as a way to […]

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

Senators were optimistic they had the votes to end the government shutdown Monday after leaving meetings more confident about a compromise deal to allow Congress to pass a short-term funding bill. The chamber advanced a stopgap bill on Monday afternoon to keep the government open through Feb. 8 by a comfortable 81-18 margin. Final passage […]

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

Trump has faced relatively few roadblocks on the path to getting his judicial nominees confirmed. Not only does his party hold a majority in the Senate, but Senate Democrats have little recourse to hold up nominees they find objectionable. In 2013, majority Senate Democrats made a change allowing most presidential nominees to advance to a […]

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

But last week, Trump rejected a bipartisan Senate group’s immigration deal that lawmakers said would have enshrined DACA protections and would have met Trump’s demands, which included funding for a barrier on the Southern border, and changes to extended family migration and the visa “lottery.” Ever since then, the White House has put out mixed […]

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

President Donald Trump is throwing a party at his Mar-a-Lago resort to commemorate the first year since his inauguration and tickets start at $100,000 a pair, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Those tickets will pay for dinner at the celebration Saturday, as well as a photo op with Trump, the reports says. Couples can pay $150,000 more […]

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

It originated with President Trump’s proposal to roll back those cuts Republicans forced Democrats to accept in 2011 to provide roughly $50 billion more for the Pentagon. To offset that increase, the White House requested comparable cuts in nondefense spending. But Republicans in Congress oppose the Republican president’s requested cuts. Instead, they’re negotiating with Democrats […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

Zach Gibson | Bloomberg | Getty Images Demonstrators hold illuminated signs during a rally supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), or the Dream Act, outside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. On Friday morning, McConnell contended that voting for the bill should be a “no-brainer” and […]