Susan Haigh, Associated Press Updated 8:41 am, Sunday, May 6, 2018 Photo: Alex Von Kleydorff / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Connecticut's General Assembly voted Saturday to join a group of states that want to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote, the first state legislature to do so since President Donald Trump's 2016 election. less Connecticut's General Assembly voted Saturday to join a group of states that want to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote, the first state legislature to ... more Photo: Alex Von Kleydorff / Hearst Connecticut Media Connecticut lawmakers vote to join popular vote pact 1 / 1 Back to Gallery HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's General … [Read more...] about Connecticut lawmakers vote to join popular vote pact
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Lisa Mascaro, Ap Congressional Correspondent Updated 10:09 pm, Monday, April 23, 2018 Now Playing: President Trump's choice for secretary of state Mike Pompeo cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with a favorable recommendation Monday after GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky changed his vote. (April 23) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to lead the CIA and Veterans Affairs are hitting stiff resistance. Pompeo, who's now CIA director, received the panel's approval only after Trump's last-minute overtures to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Pompeo's nomination now goes to the full Senate, where votes are tallying in his favor and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he looks forward to voting to confirm him later this … [Read more...] about After close vote, panel sends Pompeo nomination to Senate
Country music icon Shania Twain says she “would have voted for” President Donald Trump if she were an American citizen, admitting that “he seemed honest” during the 2016 presidential election against Hillary Clinton. In an interview with The Guardian, Twain — a Canadian citizen — said she would have supported Trump in the election against Clinton because she does not “want bullshit” in politics.“I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest.Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn’t be able to have both,” Twain told the outlet during a candid interview. “If I were voting, I just don’t want bullshit,” she said. “I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”Country singer Shania Twain performs her hit “Any Man of Mine” at the opening of the 1995 Country Music … [Read more...] about Shania Twain: ‘I Would Have Voted For’ Trump, ‘He Seemed Honest’
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday described his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, as a strong leader but one who carries an idea of democracy that “is not mine.” “I think he’s a very strong man, he’s a strong president,” Macron said on “Fox News Sunday.” “He wants a great Russia. People are proud with his policy. He is extremely tough with minorities and his opponents with an idea of democracy, which is not mine.” Story Continued Below Macron avoided weighing in on the special counsel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, saying it doesn’t affect how France interacts with President Donald Trump. “To me, there is no impact,” Macron said. “[The] people of the United States voted for President Trump and elected him. You have your system. You are a free country with a rule of law … here in this office. I am not the one to judge — or in a certain way … [Read more...] about French president: Putin’s idea of democracy ‘not mine’
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Wonkblog Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Caitlin Dewey by Caitlin Dewey Email the author April 5 at 11:00 AM Email the author Soybeans are loaded into a truck during harvest in Princeton, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg) Bret Davis voted for Donald Trump in 2016, as did many of his fellow farmers in central Ohio. But as a brewing Chinese trade war begins to threaten U.S. exports, Gordon fears his fifth-generation farm will suffer. The farm, where Davis and his … [Read more...] about They voted for Donald Trump. Now soybean farmers could get slammed by the trade war he started.