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Democrat predicts House will get Trump’s tax returns — but there are a few complications
February 22, 2019
Yahoo Skullduggery Podcast | House Democrats have asked for a confidential copy of President Trump’s tax returns from the IRS, but obtaining then won’t be simple, Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., said during an interview on Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast. While Beyer said Democrats will need a “good legal rationale” to request Trump’s financial documents, he believes that the questions surrounding Trump’s ties to Russia are sufficient reason to ask for the documents. Beyer is a member of the powerful ... More
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Trump calls for ‘retribution’ against ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Alec Baldwin wonders about his safety
February 18, 2019
Cleveland Plain Dealer | President Donald Trump’s rant against “Saturday Night Live” has his TV counterpart wondering if his life is in danger. The war of words began Sunday morning, after the president apparently saw Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of him during the opening moments of SNL the previous night. Needless to say, he didn’t like it. “Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC!” Trump tweeted. “Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit ... More
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Safe Climate Caucus Welcomes Nine New Members
February 15, 2019
The Congressional Safe Climate Caucus this week welcomed nine new members into its ranks for the 116th Congress. With these new additions, the Safe Climate Caucus is officially 61 members strong. “We are honored to welcome our new members to the Safe Climate Caucus. As the Trump administration walks us back years in the fight to protect the environment and public health, the American people need committed public servants who will stand up to the White House and fight for action on the moral issu... More
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Lawmakers brace for Trump's next move on auto tariffs
February 15, 2019
CNN | Lawmakers from both parties are bracing for a final report from President Donald Trump's Department of Commerce on whether imports of automobiles and auto parts threaten national security. The findings and recommendations of the probe launched last May are due by February 17, but they could be sent to the White House as soon as Friday -- although the administration may choose not to make the document public right away. Trump, who has threatened to slap tariffs of up to 25% on cars coming f... More
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White House: Trump using national emergency and executive actions for border wall
February 15, 2019
Atlanta Journal Constitution | President Donald Trump will use a combination of executive actions and one national emergency declaration to go around Congress and funnel over $6 billion in funds not directly approved by lawmakers for security efforts along the border with Mexico, planning to tap money from both the Treasury Department and the Pentagon, with a goal of building a minimum of 234 new miles of border barriers, White House officials said on Friday. “I didn’t need to do this,” Presiden... More
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