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The Note: Will Obama stay above the fray amid Trump's patriotism challenge?
The TAKE with Rick Klein It’s quite a moment for a return to the spotlight – and it’s not clear who’s most eager to see him there. President Barack Obama’s post-presidential political re-emergence, with events in both New Jersey and Virginia today, happens to coincide with a moment where his
Democrats continue to line up behind Bernie Sanders' health care bill
More than a dozen Democratic senators — including several party power players — stood with independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday as co-sponsors of his latest bill for a government-run, single-payer health care system. The rising support among Democrats for Sanders’ sweeping proposal,
Lawmakers, celebrities pay tribute to Edith Windsor: 'Few made as big a difference to America'
Following the death Tuesday of Edith Windsor -- whose landmark Supreme Court case struck down parts of a federal anti-gay marriage law and paved the way toward legalizing same-sex nuptials nationwide -- lawmakers, celebrities, and other public figures were quick to honor her legacy and contribution
Lawmakers, organizations speak out after Trump's decision to end DACA
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the Trump administration will phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, giving Congress six months to arrive at a legislative solution that could protect the nearly 800,000 young people who have applied under DACA for
Lawmakers slam Trump for laying 'blame on both sides' in Charlottesville rally
President Donald Trump ’s press conference Tuesday afternoon, originally scheduled to focus on U.S. infrastructure, deteriorated into a spirited argument over Saturday's controversial statement on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompting swift responses on social media. Trump's
Lawmakers slam Trump for delay in denouncing hate groups by name
Following bipartisan criticism of his response to the unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, the president publicly condemned white supremacists and other hate groups by name for the first time since violence broke out. “ Racism is evil,” Trump said on Monday. "Those who cause violence in its name
Trump hails Supreme Court's partial reinstatement of travel ban 'clear victory for our national security'
President Trump today joined supporters in declaring a “clear victory” after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to allow parts of his travel ban to take effect. While the ban will apply, effective Thursday, to people from the six predominantly countries listed on Trump’s March revised executive order --
The Note: The tale of the Trump 'tapes' isn't over
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY It's a tough path to 50 votes for the Senate health care bill, especially when four Republican senators won't support the plan in its current form, and time is ticking until the July 4 recess. What's next for the Senate health care bill? More discussions and most likely
DNC Chairman Tom Perez cites trends as indication Dems could take the House
Historical trends and promising outcomes of recent elections suggest Democrats could take back the majority in the House of Representatives in 2018, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez told "The View" today. Perez noted that Democrats are losing, but by encouraging margins, citing the
DNC Chair Tom Perez on Georgia election loss, health care, taking back the House
Perez offers a message to those who say Democrats lack one: "We're fighting to make your lives better."