Tag: House of Representatives

Louisiana Police Officer on Facebook Says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘Needs a Round’

A Facebook post by a Louisiana police officer suggesting that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “needs a round” drew criticism on Sunday from officials in the city where he works. The officer, Charlie Rispoli, a 14-year veteran of the police department in Gretna, La., referred to Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, in a post on Thursday […]

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Is My Health Plan a Cadillac? Why Are We Comparing Health Insurance to Cars?

ImageAt an Independence Day parade this month in Washington.CreditErik S Lesser/EPA, via Shutterstock The House voted to repeal the Cadillac tax on Wednesday, aiming to make permanent what previous Congresses have merely postponed. The tax was a provision of the Affordable Care Act intended to lower health spending and reduce the federal deficit. But Congress […]

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How Democrats Defeat Donald Trump

Surprise, surprise: Donald Trump has no bottom. Just when you think he has sunk as low as he can, he stages a rally like that atrocity in North Carolina on Wednesday night and sinks lower. But the key takeaway isn’t that he’s a demagogue or a racist: These were facts put into evidence long ago. […]

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Trump Sends New Mixed Signals on ‘Send Her Back’ Chant

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump on Saturday extended the debate over a chant of “send her back!” at his campaign rally in North Carolina this week when he retweeted a right-wing British commentator with a long history of anti-Muslim remarks, including a call for a “final solution,” that has drawn repeated outrage and condemnation. Sending […]

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Send Me Back to the Country I Came From

He’s right, this angry old man in melting bronzer shouting in the July heat: Those of us who don’t like what’s going on in this country should get the hell out. “Go back,” as he said, to the “crime-infested places from which they came.” A fine idea. For me, as with more than 30 million […]

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House to Vote on Raising Federal Minimum Wage to $15

WASHINGTON — The House is expected on Thursday to pass a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, delivering a long-sought victory to liberals and putting the Democratic Party’s official imprimatur on the so-called Fight for $15, which many Democratic presidential candidates have embraced. The bill would more […]

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House Sees Red on Rep. Al Green’s Effort to Impeach Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi answers reporters questions July 17, 2019, including those regarding the articles of impeachment raised by Rep. Al Green (D-Texas).Photo: Win McNamee (Getty) Well, that didn’t take long. As many politicos predicted, the House on Wednesday rebuffed an effort put forth by Texas Democrat Al Green to impeach Donald Trump. As NBC […]

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Impeachment, Contempt Citations and More: 3 Major Issues Congress Voted On Today

The House was busy on Wednesday, considering a range of divisive issues. Here’s a roundup of what the chamber voted on: Impeaching the president Representative Al Green, Democrat of Texas, drafted an article of impeachment for President Trump over comments that the House condemned this week as racist. The vote constituted the first action by […]

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House Votes to Kill Trump Impeachment Resolution

WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday killed an attempt to impeach President Trump for statements that the chamber condemned this week as racist, turning aside an accusation that he had brought “ridicule, disgrace and disrepute” to his office. But 95 Democrats signaled their support for impeachment, while 137 opposed it — a dramatic split signaling […]

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The Republicans Who Voted to Condemn Trump’s Remarks (and Other Things to Know)

WASHINGTON — The House, in a stunning rebuke of a sitting president, voted on Tuesday to “strongly condemn” President Trump’s suggestion that four freshman Democratic women of color “go home” — a Twitter broadside described in a Democratic resolution as “racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans.” The extraordinary […]

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Here Are the Republicans Who Voted to Condemn as Racist Trump’s Remarks (and Other Things to Know)

WASHINGTON — The House, in a stunning rebuke of a sitting president, voted on Tuesday to “strongly condemn” President Trump’s suggestion that four freshman Democratic women of color “go home” — a Twitter broadside described in a Democratic resolution as “racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans.” The extraordinary […]

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In the Squad, Trump Finds His Foil

In picking a fight with the quartet of Democratic congresswomen known as the squad, President Trump has done more than divide the American public — again — on the question of whether he’s a racist, a political opportunist or an occasionally overzealous patriot. Calling on these four women of color — Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, […]

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Read the House Resolution Condemning ‘Trump’s Racist Comments Directed at Members of Congress’

The House of Representatives voted Tuesday on a resolution condemning recent remarks by President Trump as “racist comments that have legitimized increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.” Mr. Trump had attacked four congresswomen of color — Representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan […]

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Donald Trump Wishes He Were Running Against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Was it an infantile expectoration or part of a grand plan? Did he count to 10 before he tweeted or just let the ugliness rip? That’s the question whenever Donald Trump drops a bomb like his suggestion that four congresswomen of color “go back” to the countries from which they came. This time the answer […]

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Trump and ‘the Squad’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher In a second day of attacks, President Trump said that four Democratic congresswomen hated the United States and were free to leave the country. The lawmakers — Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of […]

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A Blaring Message in Republicans’ Muted Criticism: It’s Trump’s Party

WASHINGTON — The lack of widespread Republican condemnation of President Trump for his comments about four Democratic congresswomen of color illustrated both the tightening stranglehold Mr. Trump has on his party and the belief of many Republicans that an attack on progressivism should in fact be a central element of the 2020 campaign. While a […]

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How Do You Not Give Donald Trump What He Wants?

President Trump is at it again. The president’s Twitter fit on Sunday, instructing four Democratic congresswomen of color — Representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — to “go back” to their home countries, was as wearisome as it was repellent. Distraction by […]

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Trump’s Slur Against Four Congresswomen

To the Editor: Re “Fanning Flames, Trump Unleashes a Taunt: ‘Go Back’” (front page, July 15), about a tweet aimed at four minority congresswomen: I remember fondly the days when a president would call out the hatred, racism and bad behavior of those among us who would undermine the fabric of our nation. I miss […]

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Please, Pelosi, Fight Trump, Not the Squad

For the last couple of weeks, the House Democratic leadership has been locked in an escalating battle with four left-wing freshmen congresswomen known as “the squad”: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib. It started with a dispute over funding for detention facilities at the border, with the squad voting against any new […]

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Trump’s Tweet Was Condemned as Racist. His Response: No, They’re the Racists.

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday increased his attacks on four first-term Democratic congresswomen and warned the party about uniting “around the foul language & racist hatred spewed” from the American women whom he recently told to “go back” to their own countries. Instead of walking back his remarks, Mr. Trump demanded that the four […]

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