“Vice President Mike Pence broke a tie vote today in the Senate to confirm Trump nominee Jonathan Kobes to the federal bench despite a “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association.”
Another new low
Vice President Mike Pence broke a tie vote today in the Senate to confirm Trump nominee Jonathan Kobes to the federal bench despite a “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association.
The French achieved more progress in three weeks of protest than America has seen over the past decade…
“So here – at the core of the address – were four simple changes: a rise in the minimum wage; the removal of tax and social charges on overtime; encouragement to employers to give workers a tax-free bonus; and an end to a surcharge on most pensions.”
The French president says the anger of “yellow vest” protesters is “deep and in many ways legitimate”.
“The Trump administration is expected on Tuesday to unveil a plan that would weaken federal clean water rules designed to protect millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of miles of streams nationwide from pesticide runoff and other pollutants.”
The proposed new rule would chip away at wetlands safeguards put in place during the administration of President George H.W. Bush.
“Donald J. Trump is 72 years old. His conviction on serious felonies could be tantamount to a death sentence. Yet that may be his future if the president doesn’t rapidly come to some sort of agreement with Bob Mueller and his prosecutors. As our spies have known all along.”
Donald J. Trump is 72 years old. His conviction on serious felonies could be tantamount to a death sentence.
Obama Claims Credit for Boom in U.S. Oil Production, Praises Paris Climate Accords | National Review
“I was extraordinarily proud of the Paris accords because — you know, I know we’re in oil country and we need American energy, and by the way, American energy production,” Obama told the audience gathered at Rice University’s Baker Institute on Tuesday night. “You wouldn’t always know it but it went up every year I was president. That whole, suddenly America’s like the biggest oil producer and the biggest gas — that was me, people.”
President Obama claimed credit Tuesday for the boom in American oil production, even as he praised the Paris Climate Accords.
“Brown’s worker-centric populism — protecting the “dignity of work,” as he puts it — is already a proven commodity with the blue-collar voters a Democratic nominee would need to compete in the upper Midwest states that handed Trump the presidency.“
In a POLITICO interview, the Ohio Democrat highlights his connection with Trump voters, a possible preview of a 2020 campaign.