Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Pelosi Urges Democrats to Back Border Security Deal as Republicans Fall in Line Supported by ByEmily Cochrane and Catie Edmondson Feb. 13, 2019 WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged her House Democratic troops to fall in line behind a border-security agreement that deprived President Trump of a win on his long-promised wall but gave more money for border fencing and detention beds than the left wing of her party wanted. “As with all compromises, I say to people, support the bill for what is in it,” Ms. Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday. “Don’t judge it for what is not in it. We have other days to pass other legislation.” Lawmakers and aides were rushing to resolve lingering issues in a broader spending bill before the Friday deadline to prevent another government … [Read more...] about Pelosi Urges Democrats to Back Border Security Deal as Republicans Fall in Line
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Republicans Are in Lock Step With Trump on Shutdown. But for How Long? Supported by BySheryl Gay Stolberg Jan. 14, 2019 PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — On Day 20 of the partial government shutdown last week, a small band of federal workers, shivering in 25-degree weather, staged a rally to send what their organizer, Eric Engle, said was a message to Senator Shelley Moore Capito: “We need to end this shutdown. If it takes overriding the president, that’s what it takes.” But here in the heart of Trump country, that message is decidedly muffled, even in Parkersburg, where the federal government is one of the two largest employers. So strong is support for President Trump, who remains dug in on his demand for $5.7 billion to build a border wall, that even some furloughed workers insist Ms. … [Read more...] about Republicans Are in Lock Step With Trump on Shutdown. But for How Long?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByCharlie Savage Nov. 7, 2018 WASHINGTON — Republicans’ expansion of their Senate majority means that the conservative legal movement is poised to expand and entrench its influence over the federal courts, leaving Democrats with dwindling hopes of being able to swiftly diminish that imprint even if they win the White House in 2020. The net pickup by Republicans of about three seats leaves President Trump and the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, positioned to accelerate their already record-breaking pace of appointing federal judges through at least 2020. The White House and Mr. McConnell will now have more running room to get young and outspoken conservatives through even if a few Republicans break ranks, and they can consolidate the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court if a justice … [Read more...] about Lasting Implications for the Courts as Republicans Gain in the Senate
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByJeremy W. Peters and Elizabeth Dias Nov. 7, 2018 WASHINGTON — Republican victories in crucial Senate and governors’ races this week have tightened social conservatives’ grip across American government, strengthening the party’s power as it seeks to limit abortion rights and push harder to the right on a number of divisive cultural issues. Even as Democrats captured the House and promised to act as a check on President Trump and Republican policy priorities, conservatives were breathing a deep sigh of relief on Wednesday after strengthening their majority in the Senate. Their gains in the upper chamber could have a far-reaching impact on the remainder of the president’s term, particularly on his ability to continue shifting the ideological balance on the federal courts. The election of … [Read more...] about With Republican Gains in Senate, Social Conservatives Tighten Their Grip
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByJulie Turkewitz Oct. 4, 2018 MILLCREEK, Utah — Ben McAdams, a candidate for Congress, was speed-walking along the highway shoulder in his business suit, safety and common sense be damned. “We’ll make it,” he said, as the trucks whistled by, blowing dust into the Utah sun. In his bid to unseat Representative Mia Love, a Republican, Mr. McAdams has been trying to do just that — make it, in this case to the United States House as a Democrat from a state that runs about as red as the desert is dry. The district he seeks to represent, Utah’s fourth, is a boot-shaped expanse extending south from Salt Lake City where fewer than 15 percent of the voters are registered with his party. In any other year, a McAdams win would seem improbable. Ms. Love, the only black … [Read more...] about Mia Love, Sole Black Republican Woman in Congress, Fights for Her Seat