DACA Supporters Fall Short As Ryan Avoids Disaster in House Vote

Moderate Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives failed in their attempt to force Speaker Paul Ryan to bring a vote on the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program to the house floor.  Shortly before the deadline of midnight on Tuesday it was announced by GOP leadership that the moderates had come up short in their attempt to pass a discharge petition that would have forced a vote on the DACA proposal. With the support of all Democrats in the House, plus a handful of GOP moderates, the DACA proposal would have passed the House against the wishes of Ryan and other members of the Republican leadership team. read more

Day After G7 Summit, Trump Imposes New Sanctions On Russia

The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday slapped new sanctions on Russia, including five business entities and three individuals. In announcing the sanctions, the Treasury Department said the individuals and businesses had worked hand-in-hand with Russian military and intelligence services in conducting cyberattacks against the United States. One of the businesses involved is controlled by Russia’s Federal Security Service known as “FSB.” read more

John Kelly Is Burned Out and Wants to Quit as W.H. Chief of Staff

Back in March we reported that President Trump had considered serving as his own chief of staff so he could have “unfettered access to outsiders and fewer roadblocks to decision making.” Now  The New York Times has reported that White House chief of staff John Kelly is burned out by his job and is questioning how long he can remain in the pressure-packed west wing post. read more