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Trump Claims His SOTU Had The Highest Ratings In History. It Didn't.

In a tweet, President Trump claimed the largest audience ever tuned in for his State of the Union address. That's not true.<p>"Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech," Trump tweeted just after 7 a.m. ETThursday. "45.6 million people watched, the highest …

U.S. Politics

Poll: Almost half of voters question Trump's mental stability

Amid the lowest approval rating in the first year for a president, voters are also questioning Donald Trump's mental stability, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.<p>Forty-eight percent of voters think Trump is mentally stable, versus the 47 percent of voters who think he is not.<p>Trump's …

End to government shutdown in sight as Dems halt filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in …

Trump administration appeals against 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling to top court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to quickly overturn a lower court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump’s move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.<p>FILE …

Trump upends GOP strategy to avoid shutdown with call to settle childhood insurance impasse

By Mike DeBonis ,<p>Mike DeBonis<p>Congressional reporter covering the House of Representatives<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Ed O'Keefe and<p>Ed O'Keefe<p>Reporter focused on Congress, national politics and the federal government<p>Bio Follow<p>Erica Werner<p>Erica Werner<p>Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy<p>Email Bio …

Republicans

Donald Trump faces backlash as he reveals 'Fake News Awards' winners

President highlights journalists’ errors despite anger from some in his own party over his treatment of the media<p>Donald Trump, who has routinely peddled conspiracy theories and mistruths from the office of the presidency, sought to question the accuracy of the media on Wednesday by unveiling the …

Donald Trump

Dem predicts GOP will pass DREAM Act before midterms

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), who serves as a whip within House Democratic leadership, says he suspects Congress will pass legislation protecting …

Year One List: 81 major Trump achievements, 11 Obama legacy items repealed

With the passage of the GOP tax bill this week, the Trump administration has scored 81 major achievements in its first year, making good on campaign …

Regulation

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and announced plans to relocate the US Embassy there, a move expected to inflame tensions in the region and unsettle the prospects for peace.<p>"Today, we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is …

Foreign Policy

How Congress Used Social Media in 2017

This year the 535 members of Congress have collectively posted over 1 million times on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, …

Social Media

Sessions' pot policy reversal is good news for America

Video<p>Sessions rescinds Obama-era policy allowing legal marijuana<p>Reversing Obama era policy, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has given federal prosecutors the discretion to prosecute marijuana traffickers. That’s good news for those who believe in the rule of law. And good news, too, for those …

Cannabis

Donald Trump Jr back to Congress to face questioning on Russia links

• President’s eldest son testifies before House intelligence committee<br>• Closed-door session follows earlier testimony to Senate judiciary committee<p>Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, returned to Congress on Wednesday to face questions from lawmakers about alleged Russian efforts to influence …

The Rise of Progressivism

The Rise Of Progressivism<br>(Image by The Political Hawk) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Last year the Western world was dominated by the far …

Political Science

What Liberals Can Learn From Conservatism

According to my dictionary, a conservative is “a person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes.” A radical, by …

The Republican tax plan is the most unpopular bill in 30 years

<b>Paul Ryan (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>There’s something Americans can rally behind, and that’s how disliked this bill is<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>December 11, 2017 3:45pm (UTC)<p>The Republican Party may be determined to pass a tax reform bill so that President Donald Trump can claim a legislative win. But if they …

A Constitutional Crisis Is on the Way

Would Trump fire Robert Mueller? You bet he would.<p>Remarkably, we are almost a year into Donald Trump's term as president of the United States and we …

The Republican Tax Bill Is White Supremacy by Another Name

The empire has struck back. It almost always does.<p>Fiscal policy is not race-neutral. It prioritizes certain groups and interests while punishing and …

Estate Tax

A terrorist tried to bomb the New York subway, and Trump isn’t talking about it

<b>Law enforcement officials work following an explosion near New York's Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 (AP/Andres Kudacki)</b><p>Instead of talking about a failed terrorist attack in New York, Trump would rather talk about a story about him<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>December 11, 2017 3:33pm (UTC)<p>On Monday morning, …

Judge denies Pentagon bid to delay Jan. 1 deadline to accept transgender recruits

By Spencer S. Hsu and<p>Spencer S. Hsu<p>Investigative reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Ann E. Marimow<p>A federal judge on Monday denied the Trump administration's request to delay an order requiring the military to begin accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1, saying the argument for more time seemed based …

Transgender

Three Trump Accusers Seek Congressional Probe of Sex Misconduct

Three women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct resurfaced their allegations in a news conference on Monday hosted by a documentary …

Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even if Law Expires, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has decided that the National Security Agency and the F.B.I. can lawfully keep operating their warrantless surveillance program even if Congress fails to extend the law authorizing it before an expiration date of New Year’s Eve, according to American …

Can the US president obstruct justice? Yes he can | Lawrence Douglas

Donald Trump’s lawyer, John Dowd, is not alone in arguing that the president is immune to the usual constitutional checks and balances<p>The president has not obstructed justice because the president cannot obstruct justice. Such was the astonishing argument advanced on Monday by the president’s …

Donald Trump

Gay man denied a marriage license by Kim Davis is now running against her

<b>(CNN) —</b> A gay man who was twice denied a marriage license by Kim Davis has thrown his hat in the ring to run against her for county clerk.<p>David Ermold, an assistant professor of English at the University of Pikeville, announced his plan to run against Davis for the position of Rowan County Clerk in …

Same-Sex Couples

Republicans Consider More Generous State and Local Tax Break

WASHINGTON — Republicans are considering adding a more generous state and local tax break into the $1.5 trillion package barreling through Congress, as they try to ease concerns among lawmakers from high-tax states and their constituents, who say they will be penalized by the current …

Yesterday The Supreme Court Jolted LGBTQ People With A Frightening Reality

Many thought the 2015 marriage ruling brought full equality. But everything could quickly slide back.<p>Inside the U.S. Supreme Court this week for the oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission I couldn’t help but look at Justice Neil Gorsuch and imagine how …

Supreme Court seems divided in case of baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple

By Robert Barnes and<p>Robert Barnes<p>Reporter covering the U.S. Supreme Court<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Ann E. Marimow<p>The Supreme Court seemed closely divided Tuesday over whether the First Amendment protects a Colorado baker from creating a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy …

Civil Rights

Democrat plans to force impeachment vote against Donald Trump this week

Congressman Al Green set to present articles of impeachment on Wednesday: ‘For too long we have allowed civility to prevent us from confronting Trump’<p>A Democratic congressman said on Tuesday that he intended to force the House to vote on Donald Trump’s impeachment.<p>Al Green of Texas said he would …

Donald Trump