As he signed the proclamation and shook hands with dignitaries, the president ignored reporters' questions regarding comments he made during a White House meeting on immigration Thursday. The president used vulgar language to describe Haiti and African nations. … [Read more...] about Trump Signs Proclamation Honoring Martin Luther King
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Trump did try to roll back Obama’s greenhouse-gas regulations. This is part of the now-ordinary push-and-pull of regulations that occurs whenever party control of the White House changes hands. On the whole, though, Obama’s push has gone a lot farther than Trump’s pull. That is not only because Trump’s deregulation was carried out so ham-handedly that courts have overturned his policies at a historic rate. It is also because businesses don’t make long-term investment decisions based on ephemeral regulatory conditions. Firms aren’t going to build a new plant to make gas-guzzlers or energy-hogging appliances if they believe those things will be outlawed in a few years. … [Read more...] about Trump Wanted to Erase Obama’s Legacy. He Failed.
“My recommendation, as a 30-plus-year veteran of the intelligence community, is not to provide him any briefings after Jan. 20,” she wrote. “With this simple act — which is solely the new president’s prerogative — Joe Biden can mitigate one aspect of the potential national security risk posed by Donald Trump, private citizen.” (RELATED: Ben Sasse Blasts QAnon In Op-Ed: ‘Nourished By Treachery, Poor Political Judgement, And Cowardice’) … [Read more...] about Adam Schiff Says Trump ‘Can’t Be Trusted’ With Intelligence Briefings
Trump marked his first King holiday as president buffeted by claims that during a meeting with senators on immigration last week, he used a vulgarity to describe African countries and questioned the need to allow more Haitians into the U.S. He also is said to have asked why the country couldn't have more immigrants from nations like Norway. … [Read more...] about MLK Day Marked by Trump Criticism, Pledges to Fight Racism
Suing the Trump administration more than 100 times increased Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s national profile, which helped him land a nomination as Biden’s health and human services secretary. Trump frittering away Republicans’ two Senate seats in the recent Georgia election gave Democrats control of the chamber, clearing what had looked like a tough confirmation path for Becerra. … [Read more...] about Five ways Trump changed California — including one that helped Democrats