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Will Donald Trump be the last Republican president?

Since President Donald Trump won the Republican presidential nomination a question hangs over the right: Should the GOP survive or is it morally corrupted and politically deformed to such an extent that those of good conscience on the center-right must start anew? Having engaged in the original sin, if you will, of supporting Trump... Leer más

What “America First” means for US foreign aid

When President Trump unveiled his budget proposal in May, one thing was clear: “America First” meant fewer funds for foreign assistance. The president is pushing to reduce foreign aid by up to 37 percent and there are reports that some officials in the administration are seeking to merge USAID with the... Leer más

Why Obamacare Survived

Since the United States’ Affordable Care Act (ACA) – or “Obamacare” – was enacted in 2010, Republicans have been promising to “repeal and replace” it. When the 2016 presidential and congressional elections delivered all three branches of the US government to the party, the time to fulfill that promise seemed... Leer más

Washington’s biggest problem isn’t gridlock or wasted dollars — it’s men

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) took to the airwaves last week to call out three female senators for opposing the GOP healthcare bill, stating that if they were men, he might have asked them to “step outside and settle this Aaron Burr-style.” In other words, if Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski were dudes, Farenthold would... Leer más

Does the opening predict a wave?

Congressional candidates filed their six-month financial reports with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on July 15. But the one number that leapt off the page had little to do with finance. It immediately made me think about wave elections. The candidates were raising money, of course—especially the incumbents. (Detailed six-month... Leer más

Jared Kushner’s Got Too Many Secrets to Keep Ours

For all that we don’t know about President Trump’s dealings with Russia, one thing should now be clear: Jared Kushner should not be working in the White House, and he should not have a security clearance. True, no proof has been presented that Kushner broke the law or plotted with... Leer más

Trump enciende la polémica al atribuirse “plenos poderes para perdonar” delitos

Las alarmas han saltado. Las sospechas de que Donald Trump pueda decidir exonerar a sus allegados y a sí mismo en la trama rusa han tomado cuerpo. En un tuit lanzado el sábado por la mañana, el presidente de Estados Unidos se atribuye “plenos poderes para perdonar”. Aunque el mandatario no precisa... Leer más

Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions

President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.” [Read excerpts of The Times’s interview with President Trump.]... Leer más

After healthcare failure, Republicans face similar divisions on tax reform 

Republicans in Congress unveiled a fiscal 2018 budget plan as a first step to major U.S. tax reform on Tuesday, only to face the same divisions between conservatives and moderates that helped killed their efforts to replace Obamacare. The $4 trillion spending blueprint, released by the House of Representatives budget... Leer más

Poll: Trump’s six-month approval rating hits historic low

President Donald Trump has hit the lowest approval rating of any president during their first nearly-six months in office in 70 years, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. Thirty-six percent of those surveyed approve of the president’s job performance, which is six points down from his 100-day mark,... Leer más

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