David Perdue

Graham calls Tom Cotton ‘the Steve King of the Senate'

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDHS chief takes heat over Trump furor Overnight Defense: GOP chair blames Dems for defense budget holdup | FDA, …

Tom Cotton

Thanks to Trump and GOP, Americans are better off now than a year ago

NEW YORK -- Are you better off now than you were one year ago?<p>From the Potomac to Puget Sound, President Donald Trump and other Republicans should …

Donald Trump

Dead Drop: January 19

<b>MOBY TWIST:</b> The “electronic musician” known as “Moby” has come up with a whale of a tale. Moby’s real name is Richard Melville Hall and he apparently …

Dick Durbin

Durbin's 'History' of Distortions

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper examines efforts by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue to discredit Democratic Sen. …

Fact Checking

We Cannot Expect a Racist President to Save DACA

After Donald Trump called Haiti and African nations “shithole countries” and exclaimed, “We should have more people from Norway,” Rep. John Lewis …

Liberal View

A year in and the left finds Trump as bad as they first thought

On the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, some are left asking if we really saw what we saw with this president.<p><b>Opinions from the</b> …

Donald Trump

Year two: Trump still has much further to fall

1. 2018 will be a very rough year for President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in …

Republican Party

Leaked Memo Shows White House Doesn’t Really Want a Dreamer Deal

Donald Trump has repeatedly suggested that he believes undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children — and who went on to obey …

Immigration

Inside the Oval Office Immigration Meeting That Left a Senator Stunned

WASHINGTON — As they departed the now famous Oval Office meeting where President Trump used vulgar language to disparage the national origin of some potential immigrants, Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard J. Durbin found themselves in a condition unfamiliar to such veteran politicians: speechless.<p>…

U.S. Politics

Trump was reportedly fuming after John Kelly said his views on the border wall had 'evolved' since the 2016 campaign

• <b>President Donald Trump reportedly "hated" comments made by his chief of staff John Kelly on Wednesday.</b>• <b><br>Kelly told Fox News that Trump's views had "evolved" on the border wall and protections for Dreamers.</b>• <b><br>Kelly also reportedly told Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday that Trump's campaign promises were</b> …

U.S. Politics

In spending fight, Republicans embrace Trump’s hard-line stand on immigration

Amid the chaos and confusion of Capitol Hill this week, one prevailing trend emerged: Republican leaders are embracing the party’s hard-line position on illegal immigration.<p>While the battle over spending continues, GOP lawmakers have chosen to align with the conservative posture that took root in …

Immigration

America's '2+2=5 moment' is a scary lurch toward autocracy | Will Bunch

The biggest threat to American democracy is a war on the truth. And from the transparent lies of 2 senators and a Cabinet secretary to the …

Kirstjen Nielsen

The GOP Can’t Win a DACA Debate It Won’t Have

Republicans need to start making the arguments against Lindsey Graham’s proposal.<p>When President Obama enacted DACA by executive order in June 2012, …

Conservative View

The porn star and the president sounds like a movie, but it was just another headline about Donald Trump

This is the second in a series of weekly posts that collect some of the most interesting news stories about President Trump. The headlines this week …

Donald Trump

Dickie Durbin Does DACA

The last column in this space addressed the fact that, in the event that <i>Amazon Post</i> story, citing anonymous second-hand sources to allege that …

Conservative View

Shutdown Looms at President Trump's One-Year Mark

Click here to get the Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter delivered to your inbox.<p>This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's presidency, and Congress may present the president with a government shutdown to mark the occasion. The House on Thursday evening voted 230-197 to approve …

U.S. Politics

Ngannou Rips Trump For ‘S—thole’ Immigration Barb

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight No. 1 contender, Francis Ngannou, is from a shithole country like Africa, according to United States …

MMA & UFC

Schumer slams Cotton in face-to-face with Trump

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told President Trump this week that there will be no deal on Dreamers if hard-line conservative GOP Sen. Tom Cotton is involved, according to several congressional sources.<p>Schumer also told the president that he was not being well served by White House …

Politics

'The Purpose of This From the Beginning Has Been to Cut Legal Immigration'

Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue claim their bill would increase the number of high-skilled immigrants in the United States. But it would do the opposite.<p>President Trump and his Senate allies are now presenting their goal for immigration reform as increasing the number of high-skilled …

Immigration

Trump hasn't let the presidency get in the way of his golf game

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump, after years of slamming former President Barack Obama for golfing, comes to the end of a year in office having spent close to 100 days at a golf club that bears his name.<p>The President's favorite haunts are International Golf Club in Palm Beach County, …

Donald Trump

The Reagan Test

When did President Ronald Reagan realize that his policy mixture of deregulation and tax cuts was increasing American prosperity in the 1980s? “I could tell our economic program was working when they stopped calling it Reaganomics,” he used to say with a chuckle. By this standard our current …

Opinion

COULTER: The Left’s Dirty Little Secret – Cleaned By Rosa!

Wow, so he not only leaked the remarks -- he confirmed them!

Kirstjen Nielsen

Senate DACA deal picks up GOP supporters

A bipartisan immigration agreement is picking up the support of several additional GOP senators despite opposition from President TrumpDonald John …

Lamar Alexander

Opinion: Welcome to S-Town

Congress should try fixing problems instead of creating them<p>You have to wonder what’s going through newly elected Sen. Doug Jones’ mind as he …

Paul Ryan

Trump’s biggest political weakness is on regular policy issues

His brand of white identity politics is fundamentally a con.<p>Donald Trump is a racist. From the foundation of his campaign — build a wall to keep out “rapist” Mexicans — to his recent Oval Office remarks that countries where black people live are a “shithole” (or “shithouse”). As Maya Angelou has …

Politics

Republicans’ Convenient Memory Loss on Trump’s Racist Language

“I’ve got a president of the United States whose office I respect, who talks about the country’s origins of my fellow citizens in the most despicable …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: Trump takes hard line on immigration, rejects 'horrible' bipartisan plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday aligned himself solidly with conservative Republicans on immigration, criticizing a proposed bipartisan deal as "horrible" on U.S. border security and "very, very weak" on reforms for the legal immigration system.<p>The Senate proposal - aimed …

Dick Durbin

The 17 Most Ridiculous Defenses Of Trump's Racist Remarks

Racism is a word that people throw around a lot, even in calmer political times — and when the American president referred to a selection of …

Racism

Trump supporters need to confront his racism

What to do when it becomes apparent that the president one voted for harbors racist sentiments?<p>Actually, let’s shelve the political correctness so …

Donald Trump

CUPP: Dems fought imaginary racism, but the GOP can't see the real thing

The post-racial America we were promised by many of President Obama’s true believers seems more like a fleeting hallucination — or the kind of dream …

Racism