Photo: Trump's announcement of Christopher Wray for the new FBI Director nomination. (Twitter)
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On Twitter today, President Trump announced his appointment to replace James Comey, the man he fired as head of the FBI. He’ll ask the Senate to confirm former Justice Department lawyer Christopher Wray.
Trump's announcement of Christopher Wray for the new FBI Director nomination. (Twitter)
Republicans hold the White House and both houses of Congress, and President Trump says big things are happening. But, so far, they’re not. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. The tax bill he calls “ahead of schedule” hasn’t even been sent to Congress. His declaration of “Infrastructure Week” was more pomp and circumstance than the major bill-signing it appeared to be.
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Christopher Barron, GOProud / Guardian (@ChrisRBarron)
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Two of Iran’s most protected locations were hit by terrorists today—killing at least 12 people and wounding 42 more. ISIS has claimed responsibility, but Iran’s Revolutionary Guard blames arch rival Saudi Arabia… and the United States.
Parliament building of Iran
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Special: ‘Trump Baby’ flies over Big Ben… President Trump flies to Europe this week for meetings with NATO, the Queen and Russia’s President Putin. But the president won’t be the only Trump flying when he lands in the UK. An enormous, orange “Trump baby” balloon, complete with a diaper and cell phone is set to float just above the streets of London, for all to see. What else do British protestors have in store?
On the road to SCOTUS: Politics trumps the law Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation looks highly likely, but crucial issues won’t go away. The Supreme Court may see cases involving abortion, health care and the limits of presidential power. Can Democrats use upcoming hearings to dramatize what’s at stake--before November’s elections?
Politics and ‘incivility’ One Democrat wants Trump aides confronted in public over separating immigrant families. But her party’s leaders call that “incivility.” The question is: does moderation accomplish real change -- or is it a smokescreen for the status quo? When it comes to achieving racial equality, what’s worked and what hasn’t?
Family migration and the politics of incivility Separating immigrant families at the border may be something new, but the US has never extended the “Good Neighbor Policy” to Central America. Clinton and Bush discouraged newcomers, and Obama was called, “Deporter in Chief.” We’ll provide context ignored in mainstream media coverage.
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