Trump – Russia Collusion Verdict Out: Americans have made up their minds – Reuters/Ipsos poll

Trump – Russia Collusion Verdict Out: Americans have made up their minds – Reuters/Ipsos poll

Eight out of 10 Americans decided almost immediately about Trump campaign ties to Moscow and only about two in 10 appear to be undecided, the opinion poll released on Friday showed. Continue reading Trump – Russia Collusion Verdict Out: Americans have made up their minds – Reuters/Ipsos poll

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President Donald Trump lost miserably on the wall negotiations with Democrats — and got an even a worse deal than the $25 billion he once asked for — the deal he sabotaged as well

President Donald Trump lost miserably on the wall negotiations with Democrats — and got an even a worse deal than the $25 billion he once asked for — the deal he sabotaged as well

As President Donald Trump prepares to sign a new government funding deal that ends the ongoing negotiations about border security spending, Democrats have mostly kept their heads down. They want him to sign the deal, so they’re not gloating about it.

But the facts are clear: Not only did they win in any reasonable sense of the word, it looks like they totally outplayed Trump on his signature issue.

Most headlines about the deal have focused on the funding for border fencing. Trump had asked for $5.7 billion for barriers, and he’s getting $1.375 billion. Democrats had offered $0, so this looks at first glance like a compromise that somewhat favors the Democrats while still involving a significant concession on their part. Continue reading President Donald Trump lost miserably on the wall negotiations with Democrats — and got an even a worse deal than the $25 billion he once asked for — the deal he sabotaged as well

PRESIDENT Trump signs bill to compensate government workers for wages lost during shutdown

PRESIDENT Trump signs bill to compensate government workers for wages lost during shutdown

The White House says President Donald Trump has signed a bill that will require some 800,000 federal employees to be compensated for wages lost or work performed during the partial government shutdown.

Wednesday’s bill signing was closed to the media. The House and Senate had voted to give the workers back pay whenever the federal government reopens. Continue reading PRESIDENT Trump signs bill to compensate government workers for wages lost during shutdown

PRESIDENT DONALD Trump impeachment scenarios; five of them

PRESIDENT DONALD Trump impeachment scenarios; five of them

The impeachment talk isn’t going anywhere in 2019, folks. Tom Steyer, the billionaire Democratic mega-donor, has decided not to run for president because he thinks pursuing Donald Trump’s impeachment is a better use of his vast fortune. There is a strong appetite for impeachment among the liberal grassroots as well. But impeaching a president, to say nothing of removing him from office, is complicated and, I think, ultimately unlikely in Trump’s case, not least because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has insisted it’s not worth pursuing.

Here, in reverse order of likelihood, are five possible impeachment-related scenarios that could play out between now and 2020. Continue reading PRESIDENT DONALD Trump impeachment scenarios; five of them