The president insisted on blaming both parties involved in the violent actions of Charlottesville, increasing the tension over the issue by resisting condemnation of racism.
The results of the primary elections have shown the rise of the Democratic Party at the national level, especially in the hands of progressive candidates, women, and people of color. So, what would it really mean if the Democrats retake the House in November?
California is facing off with the Trump administration over a total fantasy that has survived this long only because both political parties have an interest in keeping it alive.
By unveiling on the same day a pair of divisive and incendiary policy initiatives, the Trump administration made clear that it opposes affirmative action for some Americans but supports it for others.
After 200 days in office, President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to be able to put the figures in his favor.
In 1992, the Democratic Party faced a challenge on the issue of abortion. Pennsylvania’s governor, Robert Casey, a Democrat dedicated to the working class, asked to speak at the national convention in New York City. He wanted to propose a pro-life plank for the party platform, mostly as a way of affirming his Catholic beliefs.
President Donald Trump announced today his support for a bill that would halve legal immigration to the country over the next decade and eliminate the annual international contest for which the US government raises residence permits.
News headlines are screaming about how fearful Latinos are due to moves the Trump administration is making toward stepping up deportations. These are valid concerns for many Hispanics, a majority of whom have acquaintances or family members who could be at risk.
A group of Hispanic Congressional Democrats introduced today a new project to protect “dreamers” - or undocumented youth who came to the United States as minors - from the deportation, under the name of the American Hope Act.
I savored the recent news that Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to send thousands of immigration agents to so-called “sanctuary cities” to round up illegal immigrants.
Greater resistance is anticipated in the Senate, where the GOP holds just 52 of the 100 seats, and 60 votes are needed to pass the corresponding budget bill.
President Donald Trump announced today that he will not allow transsexuals to serve "in any capacity" in the US Armed Forces.
There are many ways to evaluate the Trump presidency at the six-month mark. What I am struck by is the path not taken, the lost opportunity. Donald Trump had many flaws, but during the campaign, he tapped into a real set of problems facing America and a deep frustration with the existing political system. Additionally, he embraced and expressed -- somewhat inconsistently -- a populism that went beyond the traditional left-right divide. What would things look like at this point if President Trump had governed in the manner of a pragmatic, jobs-oriented reformer who was relentlessly focused on the “forgotten” Americans of whom he often speaks?
Senate Republicans have managed to pass reform of the health care program on Tuesday with a very close vote.
Immigration is a major league policy challenge. But Congress, having recently passed a pair of bills that will accomplish nothing, is stuck playing in the minors.
The latest revelations about Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign are useful because they might help unravel the mystery that has always been at the center of this story. Why has Trump had such a rosy attitude toward Russia and Vladimir Putin? It is such an unusual position for Trump that it begs for some kind of explanation.
Two Republican senators have deflected the Trump Administration's new health proposal, condemning it to die even before it reaches the floor of the Senate.
The inability of the President of the United States to maintain a coherent stance on the issue with Russia can be interpreted in two ways: political inability or strategy.
The only disagreement within the party is about how sharp-edged and left-wing that message should be. But it is increasingly clear that the problem for Democrats has little to do with economics and much more to do with a cluster of issues they would rather not revisit -- about culture, social mores and national identity.
This is the summer of our discontent. As Americans celebrate July 4, they are mad at their leaders, mad at their government and mad at each other. A recent Pew poll finds that “public trust in government remains near historic lows.” Just 20 percent of Americans trust the government to “do the right thing just about always or most of the time.” The comparable figures were 40 percent in 2000 and almost 80 percent in the early 1960s. There has been a long-term loss of trust.
During the vote today, Congress will evaluate two laws that aim to combat undocumented immigration from two fronts: sanctuary cities and deportation.
The independent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that under the bill drafted by Republican senators, roughly 22 million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026. That number includes some 6 million Latinos, 1 million of them children, according to La Raza.
US Senate Republicans on Tuesday found themselves forced - due to internal divisions - to postpone a vote on the controversial bill designed to replace former President Barack Obama"s healthcare reform, a bill that could leave more than 20 million Americans without medical coverage.
Today, the US Supreme Court has partially ruled in favor of President Trump's travel ban, and will allow hearings of oral arguments in the case.
Instead of working with Democrats in a bipartisan way to improve our current health care system, Republicans passed a bill that would allow insurers to bring back discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.
Republican Karen Handel declared herself the winner in the special election in Georgia, in what many posed as an assessment bout of Donald Trump's approval.