Daily Kos Political Director David Nir made an appearance on The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the incredible opportunity for Democrat Jon Ossoff. He’s running in a special election in Georgia’s Congressional District, the seat vacated by Rep.
Trump’s Budget Doesn’t Make Sense
President Trump entered office facing the worst ratio of debt to gross domestic product of any new president in American history except Harry Truman — an onerous 77 percent. So, like many presidents before him — including, most recently, President Barack Obama, who had to respond to the economic crisis he inherited — President Trump is faced with the choice of whether and how to confront a looming situation not of his own making.
To Trump, Human Rights Concerns Are Often a Barrier to Trade
As he said that at a news conference, Mr. Tillerson was standing next to the Saudi foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, who represents a government that does not guarantee free speech or many other rights. When Mr. Tillerson turned to leave, a reporter asked if he had anything to say about human rights in Saudi Arabia. The secretary departed without answering.
How President Trump consumes — or does not consume — top-secret intelligence
President Barack Obama signaled when he left office that he'd largely stay out of U. politics, as former presidents traditionally do, but would break his silence to weigh in on “issues or certain moments where I think our core values may be at stake.
Did Betsy DeVos plagiarize some answers in her Senate questionnaire?
In her written responses to questions from Senate Democrats, education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos seems to have lifted quotations from an Obama administration official.
Georgia’s lesson: All politics is tribal.
McGarry's service ended before the Islamic State's rise, so it's not like Ossoff was claiming to have done what McGarry actually did. The attack made no sense, unless considered as tribalism. And then it made perfect sense.
Trump’s dream of blue-collar jobs? In Kokomo, success calls for more.
The city's mayor, a Democrat, has transformed the downtown to make it a livable, walkable place for professionals. And despite the partisan strife in Washington, local Republicans – at least, many of those who live or work in the city – have come around to back the strategy, which turns traditional economic development on its head.
On his trip abroad, Trump is being graded on a massive curve. He’s done nothing to deserve it.
During remarks to the press with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem today, President Trump was asked whether he had any concerns about intelligence cooperation with the United States. “Just so you understand,” Trump responded, “I never mentioned the word or the name Israel, never mentioned it during that conversation. They’re all saying I did. So you had another story wrong. Never mentioned the word Israel.”
Donald Trump is a man who is unable to forgive any less-than-glowing comment, or overlook any perceived slight. His entire campaign was nothing more than payback for being made a press club punchline. The idea that someone is out there, collecting.
Undated photo of people chatting over a bucket of beer in Belleville, IL - It’s horrible that some one felt driven to shoot people. It’s terrible that some people were hurt and many people were terrorized. But horrible and terrible stories are in the news every single day. What’s noteworthy about this story is that the political divide is now so deep in our country that people shrug off estrangement from their nearest neighbors based solely on political preferences.