Tag: Cummings, Elijah E

Pentagon Says It Spent $184,000 in 2 Years at Trump’s Scotland Resort

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has spent at least $184,000 at the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland since 2017, as it sent several dozen crews from flights making a refueling stopover to the resort hotel, the Pentagon said in a letter sent to congressional investigators. The spending figure from the Defense Department came after the […]

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Elaine Chao Investigated by House Panel for Possible Conflicts

WASHINGTON — The House Oversight and Reform Committee asked Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Monday to turn over documents related to communication with her family’s shipping company as the panel stepped up an investigation into whether any actions taken by Ms. Chao amount to a conflict of interest. The request by the committee in the […]

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Poor Conditions Persist for Migrant Children Detained at the Border, Democrats Say

Migrant children detained at the border continue to sleep in cold cells without proper clothing or adequate food, a top Democratic lawmaker said on Thursday, accusing the Department of Homeland Security of blocking members of Congress from visiting the facilities. Parents were not provided enough diapers for their children, toddlers were fed “burritos rather than […]

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‘Too Bad,’ Trump Says of Attempted Break-In at Cummings’s Home

President Trump continued to cast attention on Representative Elijah E. Cummings, the Maryland Democrat, and his hometown of Baltimore on Friday, after an attempted break in at the congressman’s home. The Baltimore Police are investigating a burglary at Mr. Cummings’s home last weekend, which occurred hours before Mr. Trump began assailing Mr. Cummings’s congressional district […]

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Why Does Trump Fan the Flames of Race-Based Terrorism?

If I learned anything from 25 years in the F.B.I., including a stint as head of counterintelligence, it was to trust my gut when I see a threat unfolding. Those of us who were part of the post-Sept. 11 intelligence community had a duty to sound the alarm about an impending threat. Now, instinct and […]

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Virginia’s Black Lawmakers to Boycott Trump at Jamestown Ceremony

WASHINGTON — African-American state lawmakers from Virginia will boycott President Trump’s scheduled speech in Jamestown on Tuesday at a ceremony to commemorate the 400th anniversary of representative democracy in the Western Hemisphere, citing the president’s inflammatory comments about critics of color. The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, which represents members of the House of Delegates and […]

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Democrats Know Trump’s Playbook on Race. They’re Not Sure How to Respond.

WASHINGTON — For three weeks President Trump has engaged in the sort of racial divisiveness unseen from a national political figure since the days of George Wallace, pushing forward with grievance-based attacks against Democrats of color that he is convinced will energize his base of rural white voters. But Democrats who might otherwise be giddy […]

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Trump vs. Baltimore: Stinging Words

To the Editor: Re “Trump Calls a House Critic’s Baltimore District a ‘Rat and Rodent Infested Mess’” (news article, July 28), about the president’s attack on Representative Elijah E. Cummings: I know that Donald Trump was surprised to become president of the United States. But one responsibility that comes with this job is that you […]

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Trump Lashes Out at Al Sharpton, Saying He ‘Hates Whites’

WASHINGTON — President Trump widened his war on critics of color on Monday morning, denouncing the Rev. Al Sharpton as “a con man” who “Hates Whites & Cops!” after a weekend spent assailing a leading African-American congressman from Baltimore. Mr. Trump seemed to be responding to a Twitter post from Mr. Sharpton showing himself at […]

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Baltimore to Trump: Knocking Our City Is Our Job, Not Yours

When nearly 15,000 people gathered in downtown Baltimore over the weekend to watch a championship boxing match, the crowd favorite was not in doubt: Gervonta Davis, a Baltimorean who easily fended off the blows of an out-of-town opponent. Hours earlier, another fight had broken out, this one beginning on President Trump’s Twitter feed. Again, Baltimore […]

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After Inflammatory Attack, Trump Accuses Democrats of Playing ‘the Race Card’

WASHINGTON — President Trump denied on Sunday that his attacks on an African-American congressman and his “disgusting, rat and rodent infested” district were racist even as he fired back at Speaker Nancy Pelosi by targeting her district as well. As he has done repeatedly when challenged for inflaming racial tensions, Mr. Trump sought to turn […]

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Trump Assails Congressional Critic, Calling His Majority-Black District a ‘Disgusting’ Rat-Infested ‘Mess’

WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at a leading African-American congressman on Saturday, calling him “a brutal bully” and denouncing his Baltimore-based district as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.” Mr. Trump singled out Representative Elijah E. Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland and chairman of the […]

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Trump Asserts Executive Privilege on 2020 Census Documents

WASHINGTON — President Trump claimed executive privilege to block Congress’ access to documents about how a citizenship question was added to the 2020 census ahead of a House committee vote to recommend two cabinet secretaries be held in contempt of Congress over the matter. The House Oversight and Reform Committee was expected to vote on […]

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