Politics

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

Sen. Rob Portman warned Democrats on Friday that government shutdowns historically don’t end well. With a midnight Friday deadline looming, many Senate Democrats are against a short-term spending bill that’s needed to keep the government funded through Feb. 16. Democrats want the bill to include protections for so-called dreamers — immigrants who were brought to […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

President Donald Trump quickly moved to blame Democrats for the bill’s failure. “Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country’s ability to serve all Americans,” the White House said in a statement. The White House also said it won’t discuss immigration until the government was up and running […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

Days later, Google employees staged a protest at the company’s Mountain View headquarters, where both Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Pichai spoke to employees. And 160 tech companies signed a brief against the President’s travel ban. Tech leaders have been similarly vocal on DACA, which allows undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

Key Democrats on Saturday expressed openness to President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, a dramatic turnaround for the party as it seeks to extend protections for people who were illegally brought to the U.S. as children. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said early Saturday morning that, in a Friday meeting […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to retain about 58 percent of its staff. During the 2013 shutdown, FDA inspectors gave up their work phones and couldn’t check emails. Because FDA inspectors only audit facilities, food production continued in 2013. U.S. Department of Agriculture meat inspectors, however, must be present in every meat-processing facility […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

Thousands of protesters turned out across the nation for the second Women’s March on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration with rallies aimed at channeling female activism into political gains in elections this year. The coordinated rallies in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and about 250 other cities are a […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

The total cost of President Donald Trump’s travel expenses — including trips to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, and Bedminster, N.J. golf club — has now surpassed $13.5 million, according to a report by Judical Watch. Through Freedom of Information Act requests, the conservative watchdog group accessed documents from the U.S. Department of the Air […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

Before Friday’s vote, numerous Democrats and Republicans criticized the proposal to extend government funding only temporarily. The minority party also sought an agreement this week on a bill that would shield hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation, while meeting Republican demands for more border security funding and tweaks to the immigration system. […]

Tess Torelli January 20, 2018

A lawyer for then-candidate Donald Trumpestablished a private limited liability company in October 2016 to pay off an adult film star to keep her silent about an alleged extramarital affair with Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported. The newspaper cited corporate records and sources familiar with the matter. Stephanie Clifford, who uses the stage name […]

Tess Torelli January 20, 2018

The deadline for a government shutdown closed in Friday night, and the Senate appeared far from a solution with only hours to spare. Congress scrambled to reach an agreement before midnight Friday, when some government agencies will run out of money. A rush to break an impasse in the Senate appeared to yield little progress, […]