Trump’s anti-Muslim retweets prompt backlash in Washington: ‘The president is racist’

Deputy DNC chair Keith Ellison, Lindsay Graham and Arizona senator Jeff Flake condemn Trumps tweeting of anti-Muslim videos posted by far-right group A top Democrat condemned Donald Trump as a racist hours after the president a British far-right group. The president is racist. Theres no doubt about that in my

Trump’s consumer agency pick serves doughnuts and plea to ‘disregard’ acting head

Amid a political and legal battle over a bureau with two directors, interim director Leandra English and Trump-backed Mick Mulvaney sent rival emails to staff A day after the official that Donald Trump wants Elizabeth Warren, then a Harvard professor, now a Massachusetts senator and in many eyes a potential

Sen. Chris Coons calls for hearing into possible Trump interference with US attorneys

(CNN)Democratic Sen. Chris Coons is calling for a hearing into possible presidential interference with US attorneys’ offices after reports last month that President Donald Trump personally interviewed candidates for positions with oversight in districts sensitive to his business dealings. Coons questions the “sudden nature” of the resignation, and a reported

Schumer and Pelosi ditch Trump meeting

(CNN)Democratic leaders announced Tuesday that they would not attend a previously scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump after the President tweeted Tuesday morning that the meeting likely wouldn’t result in a deal about funding the government. The tweet appeared to irritate Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and

Bill Kristol: Republicans Can Still Save Themselves From Trumps Poison

WHAT IS HAPPENING? The questionframed in uppercase urgency on Bill Kristols Twitter feedis redolent of the sheer, shrieking panic of the teenage girl in the 1982 horror movie Poltergeist as she witnesses her home being invaded by demonic spirits. The 64-year-old Kristollongtime Republican theorist and operative, founding editor of The

Trump Vows to End CFPB `Disaster’ With Temporary Head Mulvaney

A high-stakes legal clash is unfolding over President Donald Trump’s temporary pick to run Elizabeth Warren’s favorite bank regulator, and the White House is holding its ground. Trump on Friday said he’s naming White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to be the temporary head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Franken Says He Doesn’t Remember Photos, Plans Return to Senate

Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, his future in the U.S. Senate in doubt after allegations he groped women, told a home-state newspaper he’s “looking forward to getting back to work” and doesn’t remember incidents in which he’s accused of misconduct. “I’m embarrassed and ashamed,” Franken told the Minneapolis-based Star Tribune newspaper in

Trump Vows to Revive Total Disaster Consumer Bureau With Mulvaney

A high-stakes legal clash is unfolding over President Donald Trump’s temporary pick to run Elizabeth Warren’s favorite bank regulator, and the White House is holding its ground. Trump on Friday said he’s naming White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to be the temporary head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Trump Is Quietly Making It Even Harder To Report Sexual Harassment And Discrimination

To the droves of women speaking up about sexual harassment and discrimination, the Trump administration’s message is clear: Shut up. The clearest example came in March. It received little coverage at the time. President Donald Trump reversed an Obama-era order that forbid federal contractors from keeping secret sexual harassment and

Ireland ‘to play tough’ over Brexit talks

DUP hits out at Irish government’s Brexit stance Brexit: All you need to know Six things to watch if Brexit puzzles you Downing Street has said the whole of the UK will leave both the customs union and the single market when it leaves the EU in 2019. Labour said