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Stewart said he was concerned that McConnell would use the extension legislation's popularity as a vehicle to pass other, less popular budget-related legislation, a tactic he accused the Senate leader of using in the past. He said it was only through "intense lobbying and public shaming" that ...
"But at a time when the people on top have so much while the middle class shrinks and we have so many people living in poverty, if your question is am I going to demand that the wealthy and large corporations start paying their fair share of taxes, damn right I will," he said.
Trump announced Friday plans to use $6.6 billion in previously appropriated funding to build 234 more miles of barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the national emergency order. Democrats and activist groups have vowed to challenge his emergency declaration in court.
Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., is bracing for a Democratic wave in the midterm elections, relying on a unique homegrown field program to protect him from being swept out of office by what the Kansas Republican assumes could be a “500-year flood.”
House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy said Sunday "we will never know" whether the FBI had a sufficient amount of evidence to make a proper case to secure surveillance warrants used to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Congressional Republicans have broadly criticized President Trump for his performance at the summit in Helsinki with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin in which he failed to condemn Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo might be smiling, but be cautious of the good news coming out of the New York minisummit between Pompeo and senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol — because Kim is a very devious guy.