Trump walkout marks point of no return

Trump walkout marks point of no return

The President is doing what he always does when he’s in a dark political corner: fight harder than any man alive, adopting a relentless strategy of total political warfare and lashing out in a way that may ultimately be self-defeating. He complained about taking hits from the courts, from Democrats, from the press, from enemies old and new. He More...

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The Congress-White House fight pauses for Pelosi and Trump to meet
By Boston Journal On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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The Congress-White House fight pauses for Pelosi and Trump to meet

America’s two most powerful leaders will come face-to-face again Wednesday in the latest twist of a many-layered test of wills that has momentous implications for the nation’s future. Trump offered More...

Trump's congressional blockade undermined by court ruling
By Boston Journal On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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Trump’s congressional blockade undermined by court ruling

He made a sweeping point about Congress’ power to hold a President to account — in an argument that will reverberate throughout Trump’s attempt to fend off an oversight offensive. Trump is appealing More...

Justin Amash becomes first Republican congressman to call for Trump's impeachment
By Boston Journal On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Donald Trump’s allies mobilize against Justin Amash’s impeachment revolt

But Democrats who want a more hardline strategy against the President are seizing on the Michigan congressman’s sudden intervention to pile pressure on their own leaders for tougher action. Amash’s More...

Trump's hardline advisers are weakening his position
By Boston Journal On Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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Trump’s hardline advisers are weakening his position

Not this week, but in November 2002, when he was undersecretary of state, not national security adviser. And not about Iran, or Venezuela, or North Korea; but about Iraq. Nearly 17 years later, and the Trump administration More...

Washington Post: McAleenan threatened to leave over Miller's DHS involvement
By Boston Journal On Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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Washington Post: McAleenan threatened to leave over Miller’s DHS involvement

The clash highlights yet another instance of Miller causing tension with his far-reaching influence as a counselor on immigration matters to President Donald Trump. The private confrontation centered on Miller’s More...

Trump's big deals appeal only to his supporters
By Boston Journal On Friday, May 17th, 2019
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Trump’s big deals appeal only to his supporters

The President’s new immigration blueprint, unveiled with the pageantry of a White House Rose Garden announcement Thursday, has an infinitesimal chance of becoming law. It’s about as likely to fix the More...

Donald Trump's wealth in the spotlight with new disclosure forms
By Boston Journal On Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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Donald Trump’s wealth in the spotlight with new disclosure forms

The expected release of the President’s latest financial disclosure forms on Thursday will trigger a now annual controversy about Trump’s wealth, including the question of whether he is adding to it More...

Alabama Senate passes near-total abortion ban
By Boston Journal On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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Alabama Senate passes near-total abortion ban

The state’s Republican backers have pushed the legislation, which amounts to a near-total ban on abortion in the state, forward with the express goal of overturning Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case legalizing More...

Trump vs. Xi in the China trade war -- and it's personal
By Boston Journal On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
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Trump vs. Xi in the China trade war — and it’s personal

The showdown is now no longer just a confrontation between China and the US — one a rising power challenging the long established dominance of the global economic leader. It’s become a test of wills More...