Category: Politics

Trump’s Cruel Proposal to End the Shutdown

Senate Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday announced the first hint of progress in negotiations over the government shutdown. The chamber has scheduled procedural votes on two separate bills for Thursday: one that would fund the government through February 8, and one that represents President Donald Trump’s opening bid for ending the standoff. Some experienced Capitol […]

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Democrats and their voters have lurched left as 2020 nears. They’re betting the rest of the country follows.

Jenna Johnson National political correspondent covering campaigns and voters January 22 at 5:01 PM DES MOINES — The last time Democrats scouted for a presidential nominee who could strip the White House from Republicans, the party supported additional fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. Same-sex marriage was illegal in 49 states, and few Democratic candidates were […]

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Is President Willy Wonka Trying to Reopen the Government Chocolate Factory?

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Dueling proposals (read, dicks) are going to be voted on Thursday as the white men controlling the rest of the planet have reached some sort of agreement that might allow government black folks back to work. From The Hill: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) set up two votes for […]

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Here are the questions Democrats intend to ask Matt Whitaker

When Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker appears before the Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee next month, Democrats will have a slew of questions for him. And newly minted House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler wants to make sure Whitaker can’t easily avoid answering those questions at the last minute.  Nadler wrote to Whitaker Tuesday and outlined […]

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USDA calls 9,700 workers back from furlough without regular pay amid shutdown

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that it will reopen all Farm Service Agency offices nationwide, temporarily calling nearly 10,000 furloughed federal employees back to work even as the longest-ever government shutdown dragged on. The employees, whose local and state offices had been largely shuttered when a quarter of the federal government shut down […]

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