Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press Updated 10:56 am PST, Sunday, November 4, 2018 FILE - This combination of March 8, 2018 file photos shows California gubernatorial candidates, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, a Democrat and John Cox, a Republican, in Sacramento, Calif. The candidates oppose each other on a variety of issues including health care, immigration and gasoline taxes. less FILE - This combination of March 8, 2018 file photos shows California gubernatorial candidates, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, a Democrat and John Cox, a Republican, in Sacramento, Calif. The candidates oppose ... more Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP FILE -- In this Dec. 2, 2015 file photo Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic candidate for governor, meets with more than 1,000 registered nurses from California and cross the nation in Los Angeles. Newsom backed a California Nurses Association proposal to eliminate insurance companies … [Read more...] about Gas tax, Trump, housing drive race for California governor
President Donald Trump says the days of the U.S. being taken advantage of in trade deals "are over" in a harshly worded statement responding to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's criticism of new steel and aluminum tariffs. Trump is levying tariffs on the metals, starting Friday, on imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. His administration is also renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. The White House has said the U.S. tariffs -- 25 percent duties on steel and 10 percent on aluminum shipments from Canada, EU member states and Mexico -- are necessary to safeguard U.S. national security. "After a period of cooling, the Cold War for Trade entered a new phase of escalation this week with the Trump Administration reasserting tariffs on trans-Atlantic partners for steel, and China over intellectual property," Benjamin Salisbury and Cory Palmer of B. Riley FBR wrote in a research report. They added that the conflict could be "a longer drawn-out process … [Read more...] about President Trump says era of unfair trade deals “are over”
GOP leaders are trying to get a DACA amnesty through the House, and are trying to negotiate a “third alternative” bill with President Donald Trump, House Whip Steve Scalise told a Fox TV interviewer on Sunday. “However you feel about the DACA and how to solve that problem, which we want to solve, [Democrats] are standing the way of securing our border which most Americans agree should be a top priority,” he told Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures. “We’ll work with President Trump to get that done … We’re working with the Freedom Caucus, and we’re not that far apart.” Scalise declined to describe the “third alternative” which GOP leaders — led by House Speaker Paul Ryan — are trying to develop with Trump. Scalise suggested the bill would be somewhere between the no-strings ‘Dream’ amnesty being pushed by 20 business-first GOP representatives and the … [Read more...] about House GOP Leaders Push for ‘Third Alternative’ Amnesty Bill
Last Updated Apr 13, 2018 6:30 PM EDT Three Republican House committee chairmen called on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to turn over memos written by fired FBI Director James Comey. In a letter dated Friday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., asked Rosenstein to turn over unredacted copies of the memos "immediately."The lawmakers stated, "There is no legal basis for withholding these materials from Congress."Comey has written a soon-to-be-released book that has more details about his firing and about his meetings with President Trump in the preceding months. The former FBI director wrote nine memos documenting his conversations with President Trump. House Republicans have repeatedly threatened to hold Justice Department officials in contempt as they have sought more than a million pages in documents related to Democrat … [Read more...] about GOP House committee chairmen request Comey memos on Trump
Lally Weymouth, Donald Trump and Melania Trump at the 2011 White House correspondents’ dinner. (Clint Spaulding/Sipa Press via AP) If some media and political pundits are to be believed, President Trump sits in the White House today as the result of several hours one warm April evening about seven years ago: the 2011 White House correspondents’ dinner. That year, at the invitation of none other than The Washington Post, Trump — then best known for being the host of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” — attended the event, an annual gathering of journalists that typically has been headlined by the sitting president. But Trump announced over the weekend that he won’t attend this year’s version of the dinner. Trump was no ordinary celebrity guest in 2011, however. In addition to being a reality TV fixture, he was then one of the most vocal opponents of President Obama, leading the “birther” movement that had … [Read more...] about Trump was mocked at the 2011 White House correspondents’ dinner. He insists it’s not why he ran.