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

Trump Wishes ‘HATERS’ and ‘FAKE NEWS MEDIA’ Happy New Year

Donald Trump posted an all-caps presidential tweet early on New Years Day, wishing a happy 2019 to the “HATERS and the FAKE NEWS MEDIA.” It was his second tweet of the year.

He wrote:

“HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE HATERS AND THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA! 2019 WILL BE A FANTASTIC YEAR FOR THOSE NOT SUFFERING FROM TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME. JUST CALM DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE, GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING FOR OUR COUNTRY!” read more

Paul Ryan’s ‘Embarrassing’ Career Ends With A Whimper

There was a time, not that many years ago, when Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin symbolized the bright future of the Republican Party.

When he was chosen to be the vice presidential running mate of Mitt Romney in 2012 he was seen as a brilliant young Congressman who understand the details of the federal budget better than anyone else. It was also thought that he was forward thinking and could fashion a Republican legislative agenda that would stop the growth in the federal deficit while at the same time bringing prosperity to all Americans. read more

Trump Voters Believe Trump Will Still Build the Wall, and Mexico Will Pay For It

By a three-to-one margin most people who voted for Donald Trump believe he will still build a border wall and make Mexico pay for it, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov survey.

The poll was taken before this week’s government shutdown over wall funding, but it shows the high degree of confidence that Trump’s base of supporters still have in their chosen leader. read more

Pelosi Reveals Plan to Avoid Government Shutdown With No Wall Funding

Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California is likely to become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives when Democrats take control next year. At a press conference on Thursday she said that she did not support President Trump’s proposal to build a border wall with Mexico. She called the proposed border wall “immoral, ineffective, and expensive” and promised it will not be funded under her watch. Then she added: read more

Trump Has a ‘Plan B’ if Congress Won’t Fund His Border Wall

During an Oval Office interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday Donald Trump said he has a backup plan he may implement if Congress rejects his demand for $5 billion in funding for his border wall. Such a backup plan might include the ongoing deployment of U.S. Army troops at the border and more extensive use of razor wire to prevent undocumented immigrants from entering the United States. read more