Category Archives: Congress

A congressman rails against undocumented immigrants as his estranged siblings care for them and other patients in need

By Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post – Three months had passed since Grace Gosar and five of her siblings decided they had to do something to stop their brother, a hard-line conservative and staunch defender of President Trump, from … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Democracy, Economics, Elections, Families, House of Representatives

We’re All To Blame For The Shutdown

By Oliver Roeder of FiveThirtyEight – At its strategic core, the partial government shutdown is a breakdown of bargaining: two sides, no solution in sight. President Trump and congressional Democrats are engaged in the latest battle of a game that … Continue reading

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The Senate Seems More Willing To Push Back Against Trump Than The House — Why?

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight The openness and intensity of the opposition to President Trump among Republicans in Washington seem to have jumped up a level, at least anecdotally: Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley and others have criticized him for … Continue reading

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Wall Street Still Hedges, But Donations Decidedly Swing to Democrats

From People’s Pundit Daily While the securities and finance industry still hedges, Wall Street campaign contributions have shifted significantly over the last two cycles. In 2018, the industry donated more to Democrats than Republicans for the first time in a … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign contributions, Congress, Controversial, Democrats, Elections, House of Representatives, Republicans, Senate, Thought-Provoking Analysis, White House

Trump Has Made U.S. Policy Much More Resistant To Immigration — Even Without The Wall

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight President Trump, in his two years in office, has already made U.S. policy much, much more resistant to immigration — without Congress agreeing to his wall or really any of his immigration ideas. Continue … Continue reading

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