Ken Thomas

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 9, 2018

    Bernie Sanders’ Battleground Tour Will Be His Most Extensive Campaigning Since 2016 Presidential Run

    Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid. The packed October schedule marks the Vermont independent’s most extensive stretch of campaigning since the 2016 presidential race. It will include stops in Iowa, South Carolina...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 3, 2018

    Trump, Democrats Vying for Support in Final Midterm Push

    President Donald Trump and Democrats are delivering competing closing arguments during the final weekend before Tuesday’s elections, but their messages are complicated by a deadly shooting in a politically pivotal state. Trump aimed to drum up voter turnout with events Saturday in Belgrade, Montana, and Pensacola, Florida, about 200 miles west of Florida’s capital, Tallahassee, where two people were shot...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 4, 2018

    Obama, Trump Offer Dueling Final Pitches to Midterm Voters

    No longer reluctant to speak out, former President Barack Obama delivered a closing argument for Democrats that seeks a firm check on President Donald Trump’s policies in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Obama and Trump offered competing visions for the country in a split screen of campaigning on Sunday, seeking to galvanize voter turnout in the fight to control Congress and governors’...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 26, 2018

    Trump Says He Bears ‘No Blame’ for Bomb Suspect’s Actions

    President Donald Trump said Friday that he knows the pipe bomb suspect was one of his supporters, but said he bears “no blame” for the suspect’s actions. “There is no blame. There’s no anything,” Trump told reporters at the White House before leaving for a political rally in North Carolina.

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 6, 2018

    How They Did It: The Republicans’ Campaign to Save Kavanaugh

    Mitch McConnell walked onto the Senate floor for the big vote to save Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination with a secret: He didn’t know how it would turn out. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. The Senate majority leader is often seen as a masterful tactician. But he was watching and waiting like the rest of the nation to see if...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 6, 2018

    Protests Erupt as Mike Pence Calls for Vote on Kavanaugh

    Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly called for order as protesters yelled from the galleries during the Senate confirmation vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 5, 2018

    Bucking Party, Murkowski Charts Her Own Path on Kavanaugh

    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the lone Republican who voted against advancing Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, has carved out a path as a fiercely independent senator known for bucking her party. But she didn’t look especially happy about it Friday. Murkowski suggested she will oppose President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee this weekend after she became the only GOP senator...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 5, 2018

    Feinstein, Schumer Argue Against Kavanaugh Nomination

    Top Democrats Sen. Dianne Feinstein, of California, and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., read off a list of grievances against Republican senators for their actions in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court just moments before the Senate voted to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination. The two cited withheld documents, Kavanaugh’s temperament during his hearing and sexual assault allegations as...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 26, 2018

    Trump Says He Rejected Meeting With Trudeau; Canada Disagrees

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he rejected a one-on-one meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the trade dispute involving the North American neighbors and renewed his threat to slap tariffs on cars imported from Canada as negotiations drag on. Trudeau spokeswoman Eleanore Catenaro said in response: “No meeting was requested. We don’t have any comment beyond...

  • head Sep 10, 2018

    US Relationship With International Court Crashes Under Trump

    America’s long-running reluctant relationship with the International Criminal Court came to a crashing halt on Monday as decades of U.S. suspicions about the tribunal and its global jurisdiction spilled into open hostility, amid threats of sanctions if it investigates U.S. troops in Afghanistan. National security adviser John Bolton denounced the legitimacy of The Hague-based court, which was created in 2002...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 6, 2018

    Trump Taking Supreme Court Fight to Montana, North Dakota

    President Donald Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the home of two red-state Senate Democrats this week, elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a political litmus test for voters. Trump’s strategy aims to turn the screws on the lawmakers, Jon Tester of Montana and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who find themselves caught between...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 3, 2018

    Trump Sees Mixing Trade, Foreign Policy as Good Politics

    When President Donald Trump pulled the plug on an upcoming trip to North Korea by his secretary of state, he pointed a finger of blame at China and the global superpower’s trade practices. In his recent trade breakthrough with Mexico, Trump praised the country’s outgoing president for his help on border security and agriculture. Both developments offered fresh evidence of...

  • Associated Press Aug 27, 2018

    Replacing McCain in the Senate Is a Political Balancing Act

    Sen. John McCain’s death in office has handed Arizona’s governor an empty Senate seat to give out — and a difficult political puzzle to solve before he does. Arizona law requires only that Gov. Doug Ducey name a replacement who is a member of McCain’s Republican party and who will fill the seat until the next general election in 2020....

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 24, 2018

    Trump Escalates Feud With Sessions Over Investigations: ‘Come on Jeff, You Can Do It’

    President Donald Trump escalated his long-running feud with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday, pressing him to investigate those who are probing his administration. Responding to Sessions’ declaration that he would not be influenced by politics, Trump tweeted that Sessions must “look into all of the corruption on the ‘other side,'” adding: “Come on Jeff, you can do it, the...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 23, 2018

    Trump Says Sessions ‘Never Took Control,’ AG Hits Back

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions punched back hard at President Donald Trump’s latest sneering criticism Thursday as their long-running rift exploded into a public smackdown. Trump, concerned by the legal downfall of two former advisers, accused Sessions of failing to take control of the Justice Department, leading Sessions to declare that he and his department “will not be improperly influenced by...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 24, 2018

    For a President Who Demands Loyalty, Trump Finds It Fleeting in DC

    Loyalty has long been a core value for President Donald Trump. But he’s learning the hard way that in politics, it doesn’t always last. Michael Cohen, the president’s former personal attorney, this week implicated the president in a stunning plea deal. Days later, word surfaced that David Pecker, a longtime Trump friend and media boss, also was cooperating with prosecutors....

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 23, 2018

    Trump: Cohen Lied About Hush Payment Involvement

    President Donald Trump is accusing his former attorney of lying, saying Thursday on “Fox and Friends” he did not direct Michael Cohen to make hush money payments to women claiming to have had affairs with him. The president says Cohen lied to prosecutors to reduce his sentence on bank fraud and campaign finance violation charges.

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 22, 2018

    With White House Stung by Cohen Accusation, Trump Fires Back

    President Donald Trump accused his former lawyer Michael Cohen of lying under pressure of prosecution Wednesday as his White House grappled with allegations that the president had orchestrated a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of two women who claimed he had affairs with them. Confronting mounting legal and political threats, Trump took to Twitter to accuse Cohen of making...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 22, 2018

    Back-to-Back Legal Blows in Trump Circle Jolt Presidency

    President Donald Trump confronted one of the most perilous moments of his presidency Tuesday after two onetime members of his inner circle simultaneously were labeled “guilty” of criminal charges. Although Trump largely ignored the jarring back-to-back blows at a campaign rally in West Virginia, questions mounted about his possible legal exposure and political future. In a split screen for the...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 4, 2018

    GOP Grumbles as Donald Trump Reshapes Midterm Campaigns

    President Donald Trump’s strategy of becoming aggressively involved in the midterm elections is prompting concern among some Republicans who worry he’s complicating the political calculus for GOP candidates trying to outrun his popularity. Those Republicans worry their statewide candidates may rise or fall based on Trump’s standing, muddling their path to maintain control of Congress. But Trump has no plans...

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