In keeping with the recent meme of recognizing bad behavior “on many sides,” there was something that was painfully obvious during last week’s improv news-conference-like-no-other in the lobby of Trump Tower: President Trump and the media deserve each other. Both are driven by ego and take criticism personally. Both will twist the facts to defend themselves and push their agenda. And both love to wrestle in the mud.
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.
Mexican-American musician and activist Alejandro Escovedo elucidates on his immigrant roots, his take on the government, his brush with death, and how the stories he feels compelled to compose transcend the genre of rock and roll. Escovedo will be strumming alongside Texan legend Joe Ely at Ardmore Music Hall on August 19th, 2017.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller impaneled a Washington grand jury for his probe into Russia’s interference with the presidential election.
According to Jeff Sessions, cities should focus their efforts on crimes committed by undocumented immigrants.
US sanctions on Russia are declaration of full-fledged economic war, Russian prime minister said.
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?
Last Wednesday, Donald Trump said he "would never have appointed Jeff Sessions as the attorney general," if he had known he would recuse himself from the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the election.
The popular consultation organized by the Venezuelan opposition last Sunday has resulted in more than 7 million votes in favor of a change in the country and against the Constituent Assembly promoted by Nicolás Maduro.
National Security Secretary John Kelly is considering denying Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the United States.