"I don't know what happened to them but I came to office and I had 138 judges that were not appointed by President Obama. So I say, 'Thank you Mr. President, very good.' And they'll say, 'He was a great president.' The fake news, 'He was a great president.' If he was a great president, how come he left me 138 judges to appoint when everybody says that's the single most important thing a President of the United States has to do." -- August 15 campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire … [Read more...] about Donald Trump made 84 false claims last week
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"I can't believe it! I just heard that the worst mayor of New York City and, without question, the worst mayor in the United States is now running for president," Trump said in a video message. "It will never happen. I'm pretty good at predicting things like that. I would be very surprised to see him in there for a long period, but it's just not going to happen." … [Read more...] about Trump rips De Blasio’s newly-announced 2020 bid: ‘The worst mayor in the US’
In 2001, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed me to be New York City's first commissioner of immigrant affairs. My appointment began a few months after the attacks of September 11, when New Yorkers were at their very best, rallying to help those in need of emotional support, shelter and food. But one group of New Yorkers -- those who looked like the attackers -- were also afraid of how they would be perceived. This fear was real. In my role as commissioner, I heard stories from individuals and community leaders about the pervasive fear that a knock on the door by immigration authorities could change the course of a family's life. … [Read more...] about As immigrants, we love America and still want it to be better
Trump has also upended American politics in a way that gives someone like Sanders a fighting chance. The triumph of this kind of Republican leader and his ability to get away with what he does in the White House has poured cold water on the "reasonable" campaign experts who praise the promise of compromise and centrism. As the status quo seems so totally broken with President Trump running around in the Oval Office, there are more Democrats who are willing to "not play it safe," as AOC urged her Iowa audience. … [Read more...] about Why is Bernie Sanders surging?
But it also undercuts a central argument against witnesses that has been made -- quite successfully -- by McConnell to his conference. That's the idea that executive privilege battles would both stretch the trial out weeks or months, and (perhaps most importantly, though people seem to overlook this) it would establish new precedent on the issue that would weaken Article Two powers -- something Republicans generally aren't in favor of. … [Read more...] about Impeachment state of play: Bolton’s surprise scrambles GOP strategy