Friday, July 20, 2018

MixedTimes - Politics

Trump promotes job training as employers search for workers

Promoting a robust economy, President Donald Trump pressed U.S. companies and trade associations on Thursday to enhance their job training programs as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill vacancies.

Trump appeals court nominee withdraws amid outcry over college writings

A federal prosecutor nominated by President Trump to sit on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was withdrawn from consideration Thursday after Republican senators expressed concerns over his college writings about race, sexual assault and other issues.

Dems erupt into 'USA' chant on House floor after Hoyer gives fiery anti-Putin speech

House Democrats on Thursday erupted into the USA chants on the floor of the House of Representatives after House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., delivered a fiery speech condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin for election meddling and accusing Republicans of not doing enough to ensure election security.

Trump impeachment push emerges as next Dem litmus test

Liberal lawmakers and pundits, emboldened by bipartisan outrage over President Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, have kicked up calls to pursue impeachment -- indicating the issue quickly could become the next litmus test for Democratic candidates.

Trump says ‘Fake News’ pushing ‘major confrontation’ with Russia

President Trump claimed Thursday the “Fake News” is pushing for a “major confrontation” with Russia, ratcheting up his defense of the summit with Vladimir Putin on the third day of damage control over their controversial joint press conference.

Judge denies Manafort bid to suppress evidence seized in condo raid

A federal judge in Washington declined a request by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to suppress evidence seized from his Virginia condominium last year as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

GOP bill applauding ICE approved in House, as Dems lament 'stunt'

The House passed a resolution Wednesday expressing support for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, as a growing number of liberals in the Democratic Party has called to abolish the agency that enforces federal immigration laws.

Lieberman slams Ocasio-Cortez, urges voters to pick Joe Crowley

A former Democratic Senator and Vice President candidate Joe Lieberman came out swinging against New York Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and urged voters to vote for defeated top Democrat Joe Crowley who will appear on the ballot of the Working Families Party.

Manafort motion to change trial venue rejected by Judge TS Ellis III

A federal judge denied former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s request on Tuesday to reallocate his trial outside of Washington D.C. Manafort’s attorneys asked that the upcoming trial be moved from Alexandria, Virginia, located inside the Capital region, to Roanoke.

Ohio GOP leader resigns over Trump-Putin Helsinki summit

A Republican Party chairman in an Ohio county announced his abrupt resignation Monday, citing President Trump’s Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and a "matter of conscience" as reasons behind his decision.

Michael Cohen trolls Trump over Russia summit

President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen tweeted his support for US intelligence agencies and berated Russia on Monday in a clear rebuke of his old boss’s Helsinki press performance.

Don't Fear the Reefer? Legal-pot push shifts to red states

Since Colorado and Washington became the first states to fully legalize marijuana for recreational purposes in 2012, a green wave has swept across the country as more states OK marijuana use on at least some level.

Trump faces bipartisan criticism over press conference with Putin

President Trump faced harsh bipartisan criticism back home for his Helsinki press conference with Vladimir Putin on Monday, as lawmakers claimed the U.S. president missed a chance to "stand up" to the Russian president on election meddling.

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