Category Archives: The Hill

GOP senator blocks bill that would ban release of 3D gun blueprints

By Jordain Carney of The Hill Republican Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) objected. He noted that while he had just seen the bill for the first time, he had concerns that it would infringe on the First Amendment. “Any legislation that … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Guns and gun control, Senate, The Hill

The Trump budget? US on track to borrow most money since 2008 financial crisis

By Brooke Seipel of The Hill The Treasury Department estimated in April that the annual deficit would boom this year, rising to $833 billion from roughly $665 billion in 2017. The cumulative deficit for the fiscal year is already $41 … Continue reading

Posted in Budget deficit, Donald Trump, Federal budget, Finance, The Hill

Lobbyist turned wine blogger vetting UN, State personnel for loyalty to Trump: report

By John Bowden of The Hill A senior adviser at the State Department has been quietly vetting employees for months on their loyalty to President Trump, including reviewing social media posts to determine their political leanings. Mari Stull, a senior … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, The Hill, White House

Possibility of Trump pardoning himself sparks GOP pushback

By Mallory Shelbourne of the Hill New talk of President Trump possibly pardoning himself drew pushback from Republicans on the Sunday show circuit this week. Both congressional Republicans and the president’s attorney Rudy Giuliani urged caution that a self-issued pardon … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, The Hill, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Trump allies want to turn midterms into ‘impeachment referendum’

By Niall Stanage of The Hill Influential figures close to President Trump want to make the midterm elections a referendum on his performance — and on his possible impeachment. The people advancing this view are mostly veterans of the 2016 … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, Impeachment, Politcal Consulting, Political parties, Politics, Republicans, The Hill