Politics

Democrats walk tightrope in fight over Trump wall funds

Democrats face politically anxious options in opposing President Trump’s move to divert $3.6 billion in military funds to build 175 miles of his border wall. The legislative responses available to Democrats are few, given that the courts have largely ruled in the administration’s favor when it comes to emergency powers and the transfer of Pentagon …

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US senator urges Trump admin to ‘speak out boldly’ on Kashmir

US Senator Bernie Sanders, who is contesting for the Democratic nomination for the White House, on Saturday called for the Trump administration to “speak out boldly” in support of human rights in Kashmir and “UN-backed” resolution of the dispute that empowers the will of Kashmiris. Addressing the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North …

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How James Mattis and Donald Trump’s relationship has changed since the Secretary of Defense left his post

Despite claiming he owes the Trump administration a “duty of silence,” former Secretary of Defense James Mattis is speaking out about his stormy tenure at the Pentagon, writing a new book and participating in interviews for the first time since his dramatic resignation eight months ago. While the retired four-star Marine Corps general has not mentioned …

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Trump’s Personal Assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, Steps Down

President Trump’s personal assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, whose office sits in front of the Oval Office and who has served as the president’s gatekeeper from Day 1 of his administration, resigned on Thursday, two people familiar with her exit said. Ms. Westerhout’s quick and unexpected departure came after Mr. Trump learned on Thursday that she had …

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Trump administration to reverse methane standards

The Trump administration is expected to announce today that it will cut regulations on the powerful greenhouse gas methane to an extent. The proposed plan would abolish Obama-era requirements for the industry to install technologies that monitor and limit leaks from new wells, tanks and pipeline networks and to more frequently inspect for leaks. It …

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