Posts tagged as Democrats

House Democrats move to pass a trimmed defense bill

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Democratic-controlled House is moving to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy with a $725 billion measure that pares back the Trump administration’s defense request and its authority to make war against Iran. Democratic leaders hoped to regain their balance as their caucus still smarts from a fight between moderates and progressives over last month’s $4.6 billion border bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., took heat over her handling…

Estonia: Indrek Saar elected new chairman of SDE

Monday, June 10, 2019

Delegates of the Estonian Social Democratic Party (SDE) at a convention in Tartu on Sunday elected Indrek Saar, who beat Lauri Laanemets in the second round of voting, as the party’s new chairman. Altogether 231 delegates voted in favor of Saar and 201 in favor of Laanemets in the second round. Saar, who rose to the position of SDE’s new leader, promised his fellow party members that he will place…

Homeland Security, Democrats seem to find rare common ground after Central America trips

By Anne Flaherty on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen traveled to Central America this week where her message wasn’t all that different from several Democrats’.Their answer? More should be done to protect Central American families in the first place, so fewer seek refuge in the United States.The comments in recent days by Nielsen and Democratic lawmakers suggests there’s rare common groundon what’s mostly been an explosive and divisive political issue. It’s also in contrast to President Donald Trump’s past…

Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

Monday, January 21, 2019

Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise. Trump on Sunday branded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “radical” and said she was acting “irrationally.” The president also tried to fend off criticism from the right, as conservatives accused…

Trump tweets throw new doubts into defense appropriations deal

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Just as the Pentagon’s budget for next year appeared settled, a series of early morning tweets from President Donald Trump raised the possibility of problems with the congressional appropriations process in days to come. Trump, who has repeatedly complained that Democrats are undermining national security by blocking funding to construct a wall along the southern U.S. border, took to the social media platform Thursday morning to blast “this ridiculous Spending…

Donald Trump ‘erupted with rage’ when Melania’s Air Force One TV was tuned to CNN

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

On the first couple’s recent trip overseas, Melania Trump’s television aboard Air Force One was tuned to CNN. President Donald Trump was not pleased. He raged at his staff for violating a rule that the White House entourage should begin each trip tuned to Fox – his preferred network over what he considers the “fake news” CNN – and caused “a bit of a stir” aboard Air Force One, according…