Friday, August 23, 2019

MixedTimes - Adam Shaw

Newest anti-Trump Republican Joe Walsh tries to shed history of incendiary remarks

Former Illinois congressman and radio host Joe Walsh is attracting sudden media attention as he floats a possibleGOP primarychallenge against President Trump – but the Tea Party-aligned Republican could struggle to be taken seriously as he confronts his own historyofconspiracy theories and incendiary remarks.

Trump says he received 'small apology' from Kim Jong Un for missile tests

President Trump said Saturday that he had received a “small apology” from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for testing short-range missiles -- while appearing to side with him on what he called “ridiculous and expensive” joint exercises conducted by the U.S.

Trump administration seeks to break up immigration judges' union

The Trump administration announced Friday that it is petitioning to break up the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) -- a move that, if successful, could allow the administration to have more control over where it sends judges and how many cases they handle.

Trump unloads on Biden: ‘Joe is not playing with a full deck’

President Trump on Friday unloaded into Democratic 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden, saying he wouldbe "thrilled" if the former vice president was his opponent next year and mocking him for his most recent gaffes on the campaign trail.

NY bill to make water attacks on cops a felony faces Democratic opposition

A Republican bill that would increase penalties for throwing water on cops, after a series of incidents in which members of New York’s Finest were doused by bucket-wielding mobs, is facing some initial Democratic opposition months before the bill could even be taken up.

Trump visits Dayton, El Paso after mass shootings, while facing protests

President Trump landed in Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday to pay his respects and offer his support on the first part of a trip totwo communities devastated by mass shootings over the weekend that left at least 31 people dead and dozens injured -- but Trump was greeted by protesters attempting to partially blame him for the murders.

Nancy Pelosi backs Elijah Cummings, blasts Trump’s ‘racist’ Twitter attack

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., decried on Saturday what she described as a “racist” attack by President Trump on Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., -- after the president called the chairman of the House Oversight Committee a “brutal bully” and said his district was “more dangerous” than the southern border.

South Bend cops warn of ‘mass exodus,’ as morale tanks over Buttigieg handling of shooting

AsSouth Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg commands national attention with his media-savvy presidential bid, the firestorm back home over an officer-involved shooting shows no sign of settling soon -- with the mayor facing criticism not only from protesters but police who say his handling has crushedmorale and risksa “mass exodus” from the force.

AOC’s top aide admits Green New Deal about the economy, not climate

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff recently admitted that the Green New Deal was not conceived as an effort to deal with climate change,but instead a “how-do-you-change-the-entire economy thing” -- a remark likely to fuel Republican claims that the deal is nothing more than a thinly veiled socialist takeover of the U.S.

Labor Secretary Acosta defends role in Epstein plea deal, faults state prosecutors

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta pushed back Wednesday against calls for him to step down over his past involvement in a plea deal forfinancier Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged in federal court this week with sex trafficking -- saying his office fought for a tougher punishment after state prosecutors were ready to let him "walk free.

House Dems use Obama-era photos to promote ‘kids in cages’ hearing

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have deleted tweets that promoted an upcoming Wednesday afternoon hearing on “kids in cages” after being called out for using Obama-era images of migrants in detentionto highlight current conditions at the border.

Pelosi reverses on border bill, plans vote on Senate version after GOP pressure

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi abruptly backed down Thursday from her push to include restrictions on immigration enforcement in a must-pass border funding bill,moving instead to bring abipartisan Senate version for a vote following intense pressure from Republicans and moderates in her own party.

AOC-endorsed democratic socialist declares victory in Queens DA primary

A democratic socialist candidate endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., claimed victory Tuesday night in the Democratic primary for the Queens district attorney race -- touting far-left policies including halting certain prosecutionsand closing jails.

Congress scrambles to agree on emergency border bill as White House, liberal Dems clash

A bill to provide $4.5billion in emergency fundingfor the escalating humanitarian crisis at the border was on the rocks Tuesday as the White House threatened to veto over restrictions that would "hamstring" immigration enforcement -- and liberal Democrats complained the bill did not go far enough to rein in the administration's efforts on that front.

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