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GOP Sens. Cotton, Perdue unveil bill to cut legal immigration ‘in half’

Joseph Weber, Two Republican senators announced legislation Tuesday that could effectively cut legal immigration in half, marking a shift in the debate as President Trump focuses more on curbing illegal immigration. The bill by Sens. Tom Cotton, Arkansas, and David Perdue, Georgia, would reduce the number of green cards issued annually from 1 million to

Trump nominates Judge Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Judson Berger, President Trump on Tuesday night announced federal Judge Neil Gorsuch as his choice for the Supreme Court, in his highest-profile nomination to date – and one sure to touch off a fierce Senate debate in the weeks ahead.  Touting his nominee’s credentials and legal mind, the president said he was living up to

Ben Carson defends record, tangles with Warren at confirmation hearing

Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who’s had an illustrious career in medicine but little formal background in housing policy, defended his qualifications Thursday to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as he sought Senate approval during his confirmation hearing.  Carson, testifying before the Senate Banking Committee, cited his personal story as he explained

Trump trolled for misspellling ‘unprecedented’ in tweet #WordOfTheDay

The grammar police on Saturday trolled President-elect Donald Trump for misspelling the word “unprecedented” as “unpresidented,” in a tweet about China taking a Navy drone in international waters. Trump swiftly deleted the tweet and replaced it with one using the correct spelling. But the Twitter account for the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the standard-bearer for English-language words,

Maybe Donald Trump knows exactly what he’s doing with these Cabinet picks

Chris Cillizza, When Donald Trump was elected president three weeks ago, many Democrats — and even some Republicans — openly fretted about whom he would pick to be in his Cabinet. Would he appoint only loyalists who affirmed his views? People with zero experience?  People no one had ever heard of? With the announcement Thursday of

Elitist Hillary Clinton Sneers At Millions Of Average Americans

Clinton Called Trump Supporters “Deplorables” And “Irredeemable” Last Month At A High-Dollar Fundraiser In New York City, Clinton Said That “Half” Of Trump’s Supporters Could Be Grouped In A “Basket Of Deplorables.” “Hillary Clinton said Friday that ‘half’ of Donald Trump’s supporters could be grouped in ‘the basket of deplorables’ at a fundraising event in

How Mike Pence won the debate

Betsy McCaughey,  Vice Presidential candidates Republican Gov. Mike Pence and Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine went 90 minutes in the ring Tuesday night in Farmville, Virginia without either side scoring a knockout punch. But Pence won the debate by conveying the Trump ticket’s vision for the future.   He deftly avoided a slugfest over the petty issues that have

Clinton confronted by laid-off coal worker at West Virginia campaign stop

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was confronted Monday at a campaign stop in West Virginia by a laid-off coal worker over previous comments she made that “we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Clinton was attending a panel discussion with residents and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in

For Wendy Davis, pink sneakers amazingly fail to build lead toward finish line

Jazz Shaw, Say, do you remember Wendy Davis… the Texas state senator who performed a filibuster while wearing pink sneakers, immediately becoming a Democrat national icon? Well if you do you’re apparently in the minority. After that jackrabbit quick start on a run for governor in the Lone Star state, recent reports indicate that her

Tea party goes after Cochran in Miss. GOP primary

 Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel collided in Mississippi on Tuesday in a ferocious battle between insurgents and the establishment in a party divided along ideological lines. On the busiest night of the primary season, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown of California also sought nomination to a fourth term. Primary elections

Would Democrats Amend Constitution to Stop the Koch Brothers?

Byron York,  It’s no longer news when Majority Leader Harry Reid takes to the floor of the Senate to denounce the Koch brothers. But most Americans probably don’t know that Reid and many of his Democratic colleagues now want to amend the U.S. Constitution in far-reaching ways to put an end to the conservative billionaires’

Primary Day North Carolina: States Voters decide Hagan Senate rival

 North Carolina voters are about to decide who they believe can best challenge Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in November: a state politics insider backed by Mitt Romney or first-time candidates more aligned with the tea party and the Christian right. Tuesday’s U.S. Senate primary will highlight the struggle for control in the Republican Party as