Category Archives: CNN – Politics

Buttigieg: Trump administration’s China tariffs ‘a fool’s errand’

Buttigieg: Trump administration’s China tariffs ‘a fool’s errand’

President Donald Trump is on a “fool’s errand” with his ongoing trade war with China, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Sunday. CNN’s Jake Tapper asked the South Bend, Indiana, mayor on “State of the Union” in an exclusive interview why he thinks China would strike a trade deal with him if, as president, he…MORE

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul country’s ‘dysfunctional criminal justice system’

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul country’s ‘dysfunctional criminal justice system’

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled Sunday a criminal justice overhaul to “reform every aspect of America’s dysfunctional criminal justice system” by ending “for-profit greed” in the system, expanding inmates’ rights and changing how policing works in the country. According to the plan, if elected president, Sanders — who has long campaigned on ending…MORE

One Republican’s quest to stave off joining the ‘Texodus’

One Republican’s quest to stave off joining the ‘Texodus’

Rep. Michael McCaul does not have to be here, at Carl’s BBQ on the side of a highway, in a wood-paneled backroom, seated at a bare table in front of a stuffed, life-size buck whose antlers hold a sign saying, “NEVER moon a werewolf.” He doesn’t have to drive east two and a half hours…MORE

Steve King defends comments on abortion, rape and incest at town hall

Steve King defends comments on abortion, rape and incest at town hall

Republican Rep. Steve King clashed with constituents as he defended several of his controversial comments on abortion and immigration during a Saturday town hall in his hometown of Storm Lake, Iowa. King was asked in a tense exchange if he would defend comments he made Wednesday questioning whether there would “be any population of the…MORE

Five of the world’s biggest economies are at risk. Here’s where the US stands

Five of the world’s biggest economies are at risk. Here’s where the US stands

Fears of a brewing global recession were renewed this week as markets whipsawed over President Donald Trump’s trade war with China as well as disappointing economic data from both Germany and China. The US economy, for now, remains on solid ground with strong consumer spending propping up the country’s longest expansion, now in its 11th…MORE

Trump official has talked about undocumented immigrants as ‘invaders’ since at least 2007

Trump official has talked about undocumented immigrants as ‘invaders’ since at least 2007

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, was a founding member of a group more than a decade ago that described undocumented immigrants as “foreign invaders” responsible for “serious infectious diseases, drug running, gang violence, human trafficking, terrorism.” The group, State Legislators for Legal Immigration, was established in 2007, when an…MORE

Planned Parenthood faces critical decision after abortion-referral restriction upheld

Planned Parenthood faces critical decision after abortion-referral restriction upheld

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied Planned Parenthood’s request to reverse its order allowing the Trump administration’s Title X abortion clinic-referral restriction to go into effect — a blow for abortion rights activists after the organization threatened to pull out of the federal family-planning program over the rule. Last month, an…MORE

Around the world with Donald Trump in 1 week

Around the world with Donald Trump in 1 week

As protests gripped Hong Kong this week, President Donald Trump had some advice for Chinese President Xi Jinping on how to handle the clashes. “I have ZERO doubt that if President Xi wants to quickly and humanely solve the Hong Kong problem, he can do it. Personal meeting?” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. People in Hong…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…