President Donald Trump holds an executive veto, his first as president, on March 15. Trump vetoed the congressional resolution that blocks his national emergency declaration on the southern border. | Alex Wong/Getty Images National Emergency The resolution against his emergency declaration was a stunning bipartisan rebuke to Trump, but lawmakers currently do not have the…
poster="http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201903/689/1155968404_6014453209001_6014455221001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404" true MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — Beto O’Rourke said Friday that America’s capitalist economy is “racist,” while he praised a proposal to give infants so-called baby bonds to address systemic inequalities. Responding to a question at a meet-and-greet in Iowa about whether he is a socialist, O’Rourke reiterated that “I consider myself a capitalist” and…
Compared to other presidential contenders who have rolled out lengthy endorsement lists, Julián Castro’s roster is a little thin. | Mario Tama/Getty Images 2020 elections An attempted show of force against Beto O'Rourke by the former HUD secretary’s campaign wasn’t very forceful. By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL 03/15/2019 04:54 PM EDT Julián Castro welcomed home-state colleague…
Police attempt to clear people from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15. | Mark Baker/AP Photo CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — At least 49 people were shot to death at two mosques during midday prayers Friday — most if not all of them gunned down by an immigrant-hating white supremacist who…
Some of President Donald Trump’s advisers have compared Joe Biden to Jeb Bush, who entered the 2016 as the putative front-runner only to drop out before his home state primary. | Win McNamee/Getty Images 2020 elections Trump has peppered aides for updates on Biden’ polling numbers, but his confidants are telling him the Democratic base…
In a tweet, President Donald Trump mourned the shootings in New Zealand, which killed 49 and injured 48, as a senseless loss of life and offered support to the country. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Friday offered his "warmest sympathies" to the people of New Zealand after a gunman killed at least…
Michael Kruse is a senior staff writer for Politico. The night of April 19, 1988, in the tense, people-packed auditorium at Burlington High School in Burlington, Vermont, Bernie Sanders strode stern-faced into enemy territory. The city’s crotchety, socialist, obstinately independent mayor planted himself at the center of the stage at the Democratic Party’s caucus, an…
The Senate on Thursday voted to overturn President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, a harsh rebuke of the president’s attempt to go around Congress to fund a border wall. Twelve Republicans defected and joined all Democrats in approving the resolution, which now goes to the president’s desk. Trump has vowed to veto the…
A razor-wire-covered border wall separates Nogalas, Mexico, at right, and Nogales, Ariz. at dusk on March 2. | AP Photo/Charlie Riedel Immigration The idea of sending an emergency response team to the border is in an exploratory phase. By TED HESSON 03/14/2019 05:16 PM EDT The Trump administration may send a volunteer emergency response team…
The Republican revolt on the Senate floor followed a haphazard and erratic persuasion effort from President Donald Trump. | Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump sent out a pointed missive ahead of the Senate’s vote to block his emergency declaration: “A vote for today’s resolution by Republican Senators is a vote for…
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