What the White House says will be in President Trump’s speech to Congress

In his first address to Congress on Tuesday, President Donald Trump will reportedly take a different tone than the “American carnage” he described in his inaugural speech. He plans to “lay out an optimistic vision for the nation,” according to an outline given to conservative media outlets like the Resurgent. According to the outline, the much-anticipated State of the Union-esque speech will echo many of the promises Trump has expressed in the past, including an…

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After a new wave of anti-Semitic attacks, White House appears skeptical about anti-Semitism

President Trump spent weeks conspicuously staying quiet about a wave of anti-Semitic incidents across the US before finally describing them last week as “horrible and painful.” He should have stopped there. Instead, he is now hinting the attacks might be a “false flag” operation carried out by his political opponents to make the White House look bad. In a conversation between the president and state attorneys general Tuesday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro asked the…

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Today in Obamacare: the GOP’s new legislative strategy is really risky

The headlines about Republicans’ repeal-and-replace woes are piling up. All eyes turn to President Donald Trump’s speech Tuesday night, to see what he might say or do to kick-start the process. So far, the president has been hesitant to give his full endorsement to the bill the House GOP leadership is cooking up. He could do that tonight, and if he does, Speaker Paul Ryan’s staff would be overjoyed. He could also, once again, speak…

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Cory Booker gets on board with Bernie Sanders

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) faced withering criticism from the left this January after opposing a proposal aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The backlash was led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who slammed Booker and the 12 other Democrats who joined Republicans to defeat the plan. But less than a month after the rift, Booker and Sanders are now on the same page. On Tuesday, the senators joined three other congressional Democrats for a press…

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Uber’s CEO lectures a driver about “responsibility” in an argument about fare cuts

A new video released by Bloomberg isn’t going to help with Uber’s existing public image problem. The video was taken by Fawzi Kamel, a longtime driver in Uber’s original, high-end Uber Black service. It shows the company’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, taking an Uber ride with two female companions. At the end of the ride, Kalanick and the driver get into an argument about Uber’s falling fares. Kalanick says he didn’t have any choice about the…

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President Trump’s budget proposal

An early outline of President Donald Trump’s budget would boost military spending by 10 percent in fiscal year 2018 and include steep cuts to numerous domestic agencies — including, reportedly, a 24 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency and a 30 percent cut to the State Department. President Trump is currently crafting a budget to send to Congress. His initial outline would boost military spending by 10 percent in fiscal year 2018. And to…

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Trump just blamed the military for the botched Yemen raid. That’s a disgrace.

Most Americans thought little of President Harry Truman when he ascended to the White House in April 1945. Six months later, they thought even less, as the nation’s economy slowed at the end of World War II and the nation woke up to the dangers of the Cold War. To encourage the new president, and remind him of the awesome responsibility for the nation that rested atop his shoulders, an old friend sent Truman a…

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President Trump’s address to Congress

President Donald Trump will address a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, February 28 at 9:10 pm Eastern. The speech will closely resemble the State of the Union address, since the president will deliver it to an audience that includes the vice president, members of the Senate, the House, the Cabinet, and probably the Supreme Court. As President Donald Trump prepares to give his first major address to Congress Tuesday night, the Republican legislative agenda…

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House Democratic women are wearing white — a symbol of women’s suffrage — to Trump’s speech

They’re sending a clear message to the president on women’s rights. Democratic women in Congress are planning to make a bold statement at President Trump’s address to Congress Tuesday night by wearing white, a symbol of the suffragist movement. The effort is being led by Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), chair of the House Democratic Women’s Working Group. That working group includes all 66 Democratic women members and delegates of the US House of Representatives, many…

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“It’s dead on arrival.” Republicans in Congress are balking at Trump’s sweeping budget cuts

President Trump is currently in the process of crafting a budget to send to Congress. His initial outline would boost military spending by 10 percent in fiscal year 2018. And to pay for that, he’s proposing wrenching cuts to other domestic agencies — including, reportedly, a 24 percent cut to the EPA and a 30 percent cut to the State Department. That would mean eliminating dozens of programs and dramatic restructuring. But ultimately, Congress will…

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