Category «POLITICS»

Congressman Gutierrez will not seek re-election: Politico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, a prominent critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, will not seek re-election next year, Politico reported on Monday. Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) waves after speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron Citing three Democratic sources with …

Trump’s Pyongyang Moment | RealClearPolitics

AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File On July 15, 1971, Richard Nixon made the stunning announcement that he would be the first U.S. president to visit Mao Zedong’s China. “There can be no stable and enduring peace without the participation of the People’s Republic of China,” Nixon said. The fact that Nixon had made battling communism a hallmark of …

Trump doubles down on Roy Moore in Alabama Senate race

President Donald Trump said electing a Democrat as Alabama’s next senator “would be a disaster,” as the president tried to steer the Alabama race toward partisan legislative concerns and away from allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican Roy Moore. While Republican Senate leaders have criticized their party’s nominee, Trump plunged into the Alabama Senate race …

Franken says he doesn’t remember photos, plans return to Senate – The Denver Post

By Alan Bjerga, The Washington Post Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, his future in the U.S. Senate in doubt after allegations he groped women, told a home-state newspaper he’s “looking forward to getting back to work” and doesn’t remember incidents in which he’s accused of misconduct. “I’m embarrassed and ashamed,” Franken told the Minneapolis-based Star Tribune …