Today, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy appeared before the House of Representatives. The Trump appointee seemed uprepared to answer even basic questions and contradicted himself on a number of occasions.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continues to be a thorn in the side of Donald Trump. She is frustrating him in Washington, and now it has just been announced that she will receive one of the most prestigious honors in politics — the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
The Associated Press (AP) reports this morning that Donald Trump is planning to do two big things today:
- Sign into law the bill that Congress passed yesterday funding border security while also keeping the government open, and
- Declare a national emergency when he appears in the Rose Garden at 10 a.m. for remarks on “the national security and humanitarian crisis on our southern border.”
To keep his right-wing anti-immigrant base happy he now plans to bypass Congress and siphon billions of dollars from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican border.
Republicans love to attack Nancy Pelosi just as much as Democrats love to attack Donald Trump. Both of them are seen as party leaders and both are polarizing figures in their own way.
But if GOP candidates think that attacking Pelosi is a way to assure victory in November’s midterm elections they may have to think again.
The first woman Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, gave an interview to CNN and announced “it’s time for new blood” in her party. However, she also believes that in the current political climate it is too risky for her NOT to be at the negotiating table because of the nature of the president.
"As desperately as President Trump insists that the Special Counsel investigation is a ‘hoax’, these latest indictments build on multiple guilty pleas and indictments of several Trump campaign officials, demonstrating the gravity of the Trump-Russia scandal," Leader Pelosi said, urging support for Mueller's investigation to follow the facts.
In one speech, she likely did more work than Trump has done all week, and Republicans could do nothing but tip their caps.
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer are urging their caucus to vote "No" on the current CR plan.
"Democrats face a huge battle in the House because they are more extreme," a House Democratic aide told PoliticusUSA early Monday afternoon.
At her weekly news conference, House Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told Rep. John Conyers that zero tolerance of sexual harassment means zero tolerance for all and that he must resign.
After Trump tried to play hardball on avoiding a government shutdown, Democratic leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that meeting with the President would be a waste of time.
If the GOP continues to embrace Trump and push for policies that put the donor class over the middle class, what happened on Tuesday will happen on a much larger scale in 2018 – and beyond.
It is once again plug your nose week on Capitol Hill as House Republicans have released their tax bill with sweeping odious overhauls that steal away benefits for the poor and middle-class to pay for massive tax cuts for the most wealthy and largest corporations.
At a closed-door meeting with her fellow Democrats, House Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi told her caucus that they would take back the House next year if Republicans continue to fail.
Republicans are refusing to renew the CHIP program that provides health insurance to 9 million children until millionaires and billionaires are given a massive tax cut.
The fifth highest-ranking Democrat in the House made headlines when she called for Nancy Pelosi to step aside as House Democratic Leader but lost in Rep. Linda Sanchez's statement is the fact that she wants Pelosi's job, which makes the Democratic grumbling about Pelosi totally different from the Republican dysfunction.
"Political survival – what? Who cares? We’re talking about the lives of the American people."
Trump is dealing with Democrats because he is mad at Ryan and McConnell. Democrats in Congress have figured this out and are using Trump as a weapon to divide the Republican Party.
Trump ignored the recommendations of his own White House and Republican leaders in Congress by quickly agreeing to Democratic demands on the debt ceiling.