Tag: Immigration

A Federal Judge in California Temporarily Blocked Trump’s Border Wall Funds

  The U.S./ Mexican border wall as seen in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images On Friday, a federal judge in California temporarily blocked Donald Trump’s invalid administration, preventing the transfer of $1 billion in Defense Department funds to build a border fencing wall. As reported by NPR, U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam’s injunction […]

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A Presidency That Will Live in Infamy

The House Judiciary Committee convened on Tuesday without its star witness. Don McGahn, the former White House counsel and a key witness in the Mueller report, refused to appear after President Trump ordered him not to testify. New York Representative Jerry Nadler, the committee’s Democratic chairman, told the assembled lawmakers and spectators that congressional subpoenas […]

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Is Trump DOA in the Rust Belt?

If you’re the betting sort, maybe bet on the 2020 election being decided in the Rust Belt. It was there, in 2016, when the Democrats’ fabled “blue wall”—Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania—crumbled, handing an Electoral College victory to Donald Trump. In the 2018 midterms, however, Democrats began to rebuild that wall, electing three governors, three senators, and […]

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The House of Roberts

Donald Trump’s hostility toward congressional oversight is leading some of his critics to describe him in monarchical terms. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank argued that the president’s legal argument for ignoring subpoenas was “closer to the divine right of kings.” The New York Times’ Charles Blow wrote that the United States is “drifting dangerously close […]

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