Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyDemocratic senator says he knows 'handful' of GOP colleagues considering vote to remove Trump Both sides have reason to want speedy Trump impeachment trial Overnight Defense: Trump clashes with Macron at NATO summit | House impeachment report says Trump abused power | Top Dem scolds military leaders on Trump intervention in war crimes cases MORE (D-Conn.) caused a stir Friday when he said a “handful” of Senate Republican colleagues have privately told him they would consider voting to remove President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE from office.Murphy conceded “it’s a small list, on one hand,” but Democrats would consider it a major victory if they could tout a … [Read more...] about Here are the Senate Republicans who could vote to convict Trump
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FILE - In this Thursday, July, 5, 2018 file photo, a jockey truck passes a stack of 40-foot China Shipping containers at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. Defying fears and predictions, the American job market is still shrugging off President Donald Trump’s trade wars. Employers added an impressive 266,000 jobs in November, and unemployment returned to a 50-year low 3.5% _ all at a time when the Trump administration is engaged in a bruising trade war with China while fighting other U.S. trading partners as well. less FILE - In this Thursday, July, 5, 2018 file photo, a jockey truck passes a stack of 40-foot China Shipping containers at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. Defying fears and predictions, the American job ... more Photo: Stephen B. Morton, AP Photo: Stephen B. Morton, AP Image 1 of … [Read more...] about Q&A: Does a manufacturing slump threaten the US economy?
close Video US will no longer exempt any countries from sanctions for importing Iranian oil Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces the Trump administration's new Iran crackdown targeting oil revenue. The Trump administration on Monday targeted Iran’s energy sector by announcing the U.S. would no longer exempt any countries from sanctions for importing Iranian oil. “This decision is intended to bring Iran’s oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue,” the White House said in a statement. TRUMP DESIGNATES IRGC A TERROR ORGANIZATION The decision means sanctions waivers for five nations, including China and India and U.S. treaty allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, won't be renewed when they expire on May 2. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in formally announcing the move, described it as part of the “pressure campaign” to choke off funding to the regime and incentivize Iran to act like a “normal … [Read more...] about Trump administration announces new Iran crackdown targeting oil revenue
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump to hold campaign rally in Michigan Castro hits fundraising threshold for December debate Buttigieg draws fresh scrutiny, attacks in sprint to Iowa MORE (I-Vt.) jumped 7 percentage points in college student support, according to a poll released Thursday.The College Reaction-Axios poll asked college students who their favored 2020 presidential candidates are and saw Sanders receive the support of 22.5 percent of respondents, 7 percentage points higher than in September’s poll. Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump to hold campaign rally in Michigan Castro hits fundraising threshold for December debate Buttigieg: Harris 'deserves to be under anybody's consideration' for vice president MORE (D-Mass.) slipped 3.6 percentage points from her former top spot to 15.9 percent support, placing her in third behind President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in … [Read more...] about Poll: Sanders jumps 7 percentage points among college students
In 2014, several years after Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson left government, a group of economists asked him how he talked to his fellow Republicans about climate change. Paulson served under President George W. Bush and remains one of the few prominent Republicans to come out strongly in favor of action to cut carbon emissions. At first, the former secretary demurred, saying that he didn’t like to talk about politics. But then he opened up. As climate disasters keep wreaking havoc on communities, Paulson explained, politicians will face enormous pressure to engage in “climate bailouts.” Bailing out bankers is never popular, but climate bailouts—using federal taxpayer dollars to rescue communities hit by extreme weather events—are very popular. No politician who wants a future in politics can afford to turn his or her back on disaster-ravaged communities. So, Republicans can choose: Control climate change and keep government … [Read more...] about Why Congress Keeps Paying for Your Wrecked Beach House