Trump Threatens Border Closing and Cuts in Aid to Central America

As his political situation becomes more desperate, Donald Trump has begun to threaten even more desperate moves to stop the influx of undocumented immigrants at the Mexican border.

Yesterday Trump “threatened to close the U.S. border with Mexico next week, or at least large sections of the frontier, if Mexico ‘doesn’t immediately stop all illegal immigration coming into the United States’ from the region.” read more

Democrats Up in Arms Over Pentagon Transfer of Money For Trump’s Wall

Democratic members of Congress are ready for a fight against the latest move by the U.S. military to make money available for Donald Trump’s misguided wall at the Mexican border.

It was announced Monday night by the Pentagon that it will be transferring $1 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers to build barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. The move immediately brought an outcry from from Democratic lawmakers who have refused to appropriate money for the wall. read more

Trump Job Approval Rating Crashes in New Gallup Poll

A new Gallup poll released Thursday shows Donald Trump with just a 39 percent approval rating, marking the first time in months that it has dropped below 40 percent. It also shows that his approval has dropped 4 points in a month. His approval rating was 43 percent in the second half of February. The president’s approval rating in the Gallup Poll has consistently been at around 40 percent for most of his presidency. read more

Unhinged Trump Erupts in Sunday Morning Twitter Rage

President Donald Trump started off his Sunday morning with another assault on the media, which he thinks is treating him more unfairly than any other president in history. 

In a multi-tweet attack, the president called the press “ the most hostile and corrupt in the history of American politics,” and then listed off what he believes are his achievements. read more

Trump Won’t Use Disaster Funds For His Wall After All

The Trump administration is backing off its plan to use disaster relief funding to build a Mexican border wall due to pushback from members of both parties in Congress.

Officials in the White House told news outlets on Thursday that President Trump is considering the use of billions of dollars of Army Corps of Engineers funding to build his unpopular border wall, which has been deemed to be unnecessary and ineffective. read more

Progressives Demand No Compromise With Trump

If traditional Democrats think the new Congress will be business as usual they better think again. The resurgent left-wing of the party is in no mood to compromise or to forego the ideals of their progressive agenda. They believe that their intense grass-roots activism led to the Democrats taking back control of the House, and they want to make sure Democratic congressional leaders listen to them as we move forward into a new year and a new era in Washington. read more