John Kennedy

Hard Lines on Immigration Drove U.S. to a Shutdown Nobody Wanted

Everybody said they didn’t want a government shutdown.<p>There even seemed to be an easy way out: Democrats get a compromise to deal with hundreds of …

Immigration

U.S. Government Shutdown Starts as Senators Keep Negotiating

The U.S. government officially entered a partial shutdown early Saturday as Senate leaders struggled to reach a deal to at least temporarily resume …

Kirstjen Nielsen

GOP Lawmaker Says Country 'Being Run by Idiots'

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) blasted Congress on Friday as a government funding deadline approached, slamming the government as being “run by idiots,” …

Politics

Republican Senator John Kennedy Says Country Run by 'Idiots' as Government Shutdown Looms

Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana blasted his own party as “idiots” hours before a federal government shutdown.<p>“Our country was founded by …

Liberal View

Trading Blame for the Shutdown, Lawmakers Search for a Deal to End It

WASHINGTON — With much of the federal government shut down, the House and Senate were reconvening for a rare Saturday session, hoping to find a way to restart the flow of funds at least temporarily.<p>But even as they tried to cooperate, Republicans and Democrats simultaneously blamed each other for …

Politics

Shutdown drama shows Washington's failure to lead

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Even by Washington's standards, the sequence of busted negotiations, partisan dysfunction, and blame games that shut down the federal government at midnight on Friday was baffling.<p>That's because on the major issues that are driving the most tense political moment yet in Donald …

U.S. Politics

Shields and Brooks on government shutdown blame, Trump’s first year

Politics Jan 19<p>By Michelle L. Price, Associated Press and Anita Snow, Associated Press<p>Politics Jan 19<p>By David Porter, Associated Press<p>World Jan 19<p>By …

Elections

Finalists announced for Mount Pearl’s best

Finalists have been announced for the annual Mount Pearl athletic awards to be presented next Friday at the Reid Community Centre.<p>Awards were chosen …

Republicans Plucked Out CHIP But Let A Slew of Other Health Programs Languish

Congressional Republicans thought they had hit on a foolproof plan to force Democrats to vote for their spending bill to keep the government open for …

Health Care

How Trump Ranks In Popularity vs. Past Presidents

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Today’s theme song is “Ordinary Girl” from the television show “Clueless.”<p>Poll of the week<p>The …

Elections

Why Louisiana's GOP members of Congress won't condemn Trump's racist views | Opinion | NOLA.com

Perhaps you have noticed not one Republican member of Louisiana's congressional delegation condemned Donald Trump for his racist remarks about …

Steve Scalise

Trump is 'obsessed' and 'terrified' of sharks - but his fears are overstated

Among others, one is more likely to die from a bicycle accident, lightning strike, mauling by alligator or bear, than by a shark attack<p>The president of the United States does not like sharks.<p>On 4 July 2013, before he took office, Donald Trump announced to the public a mix of disregard and seeming …

Environment

Adm. Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA overhaul as director of central intelligence, dies 94

An Oxford-educated Rhodes scholar, Adm. Stansfield Turner was long considered to be one of the Navy's sharpest analytical minds and brashly confident …

Military

Trump's Approval Rating Slides, but He Gets Credit for Economy

In the year since President Donald Trump took office, his approval rating has dropped and Americans have turned less hopeful, but he is getting credit for economic improvements and the surging stock market, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found.<p>Overall, 39% said they approved of Mr. …

U.S. Politics

House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Setting Up Shutdown Battle in Senate

WASHINGTON — The House approved a stopgap spending bill on Thursday night to keep the government open past Friday, but Senate Democrats — angered by President Trump’s vulgar aspersions and a lack of progress on a broader budget and immigration deal — appeared ready to block the measure.<p>The House …

U.S. Politics

Does the Vikings defense compare to the Purple People Eaters? Ask Alan Page

Alan Page, now a retired Minnesota Supreme Court justice, is one of the few Vikings who played in all four of the team’s Super Bowl appearances.He …

Stefon Diggs

Intel Inside: Why I Sold Intel And Bought IBM

Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, is untrustworthy.<p>These CPU and lawsuit issues will linger and hurt the bottom line.<p>IBM has reinvented itself and is …

Business

Don’t Fear the Clowns

Trump has stacked the courts with judges like James Ho, Don Willett, and Allison Eid.Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Chip Somodevilla/Getty …

Donald Trump

Full Kennedy: 'We don't have the guts' to solve immigration

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) tells Chuck that "we don't have the guts to sit down and talk about the whole problem of our immigration laws."

U.S. Politics

How John Kennedy Sees Things

‘This is why the aliens won’t talk to us.’<p>Since arriving in the Senate last year, Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy has become a gift to Capitol Hill …

Politics

Senate Advances Judicial Pick Hostile To Voting Rights For Black People

WASHINGTON ― Despite protests by civil rights leaders, the Senate voted Thursday to advance a judicial nominee who helped draft North Carolina’s voter suppression law, defended racially discriminatory gerrymandering and may have lied to the Senate about his role in disenfranchising black voters …

Race & Ethnicity

Leonard Bernstein at 100

IF YOU were a well-heeled Massachusetts lady in the late 1920s and wanted your hair fixed like the movie stars, there was one man to turn to: Samuel …

Orchestras

GOP Senator: Washington ‘pretty much sucks’ at dealmaking

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) says the back-and-forth negotiation process needs to change and calls for Senators to convene and vote on immigration …

U.S. Politics

Kelly: Cory Booker's voice challenges the silence of Trump supporters

CLOSE<p>Senator Cory Booker got heated up delivering a passionate speech about President Trump’s reported comments about immigrants.<p>Every now and then, …

Donald Trump

Senate Republicans Steamroll Judicial Process

‘Advice’ dwindles in the GOP’s rush for judges<p>Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans hardly could have done more last year to help …

Politics

Klobuchar collects on Vikings win, Louisiana senator settles bet with Mardi Gras king cake

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota on Wednesday collected on her Vikings-Saints wager with U.S. Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana.<p>After re-living …

Amy Klobuchar

The Vietnam war and its legacy

<b>The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam.</b> By Max Boot. <i>Liveright; 768 pages; $35. Head of Zeus; £30.</i><p>BECAUSE the Vietnam …

Economics

Will Kelly keep Trump's trust?

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** <i><br>On the roster: Will Kelly keep Trump’s trust? - I’ll Tell You What: Duke, do you want the ball? - Congress close to the brink on shutdown vote - Yinz MAGA? Trump heads to Pittsburgh in search of win - Psych!</i> <b><br>WILL KELLY KEEP</b> …

U.S. Politics

3 things you need to know about Apple’s massive $38bn US tax payment

$2,000 stock windfall for Apple Cork employees as tech giant repatriates cash to US.<p>Apple is to pay $38bn in US tax payments on the $252bn in …

Fear and Mass Surveillance: Our Constitutionally Toxic Political Cocktail

At 12:51pm on January 18, 2018–just a day before it was set to expire–the Senate followed the House’s lead and reauthorized the Foreign Intelligence …

Conservative View