On a trip to South America yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence reiterated that while Trump would prefer a peaceful solution to the chaos in Venezuela, all options — including military action — are on the table. [Associated Press] On Friday, at the end of a week where he was threatening United States military involvement in […]
Yesterday, President Trump explicitly condemned the groups of white supremacists who participated in violent marches in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, two days after protests there turned deadly. [NYT / Glenn Thrush] The statement came after Trump was criticized by Republicans and Democrats alike for his initial, tepid comments on the violence. Rather than explicitly condemn […]
On Monday, President Trump signed a new executive order to jump-start an investigation into China’s trade practices — specifically allegations that China is stealing the intellectual property of US companies. [CNN Money / Patrick Gillespie and Jeremy Diamond] The investigation will be conducted by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, who oversees trade negotiation. Lighthizer’s probe […]
Today in 5 Lines President Trump specifically denounced “the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups” for inciting violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend—two days after he gave a statement condemning violence “on many sides.” Trump attacked Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of Merck pharmaceuticals, on Twitter, after the executive announced he was resigning […]
Roll Call’s elections analyst Nathan L. Gonzales gives his 16-months-out take on the landscape for the 2018 Senate races. Historically, senators from the same party as the president lose seats at the mid-terms. This means Sens. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., should be top targets for the Democrats
Speaking to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, after Donald Trump denounced the Charlottesville White nationalists, Sen. Mark Warner says he wished the president would done that on Saturday.
Top Stories President Donald Trump said, “Racism is evil,” following nearly two days of criticism of his statement after racially-motivated violence on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. He pointed his finger at “criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups” behind the attack, and noted the Justice Department’s civil rights investigation into the […]
The stain of racism is splattering throughout the Republican Party, says Morning Joe regular and former Ted Cruz campaign spokesman, Rick Tyler.