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Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin announced plans to bring an undocumented medical student as a guest to President Trump´s first address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night. Durbin is one of the most vocal defenders of Barack Obama´s executive action giving legal status to millions of children of illegal immigrants who have lived in the United States for years. He said he is honored to bring Aaima Sayed, a third-year medical student at Loyola University Chicago, to Trump´s speech to Congress. The Illinois Democrat has been pressing Trump to exclude these children, known as Dreamers, from any efforts
Do you remember where you were when “Brokeback Mountain” lost in the best picture category? It was in 2006, my first year in college, and I was at a crowded Oscar party. When Jack Nicholson read the contents of the envelope, he delivered the news that “Crash” had won with an implied shrug as if to say, “That’s Hollywood, Jake.” Everyone in the room with me was stunned, almost unable to move. “Brokeback” had been the unbeatable front-runner, a cultural phenomenon that was also critically beloved. It had completed a near sweep during the awards season, winning honors from the British Academy of Film
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) says she will skip President Trump’s address to Congress Tuesday night, according to ABC News. .@MaxineWaters is skipping Trump´s speech to Congress. Told caucus this morning that anyone who can´t sit still shouldn´t go, per sources. — Ben Siegel (@benyc) February 28, 2017 Waters´s office confirmed to The Hill that she will not attend the speech, but denied that she has encouraged other members to skip as well. The California Democrat similarly refused to attend Trump’s inauguration in January, saying she “never contemplated even going near any of those activities.” Nearly 70 other Democratic lawmakers also skipped the ceremony. “I don’t
Kellyanne Conway says she ´meant no disrespect´ after being lampooned for perching on an Oval Office coach in heels. The counselor to the president said there was not much room to stand and she wanted to get the right angle of the leaders of historically black colleges and universities. She told Lou Dobbs on Fox Business Network: ´These are the presidents and other leaders within the historically black college and universities and they came to visit the White House. Of course, just today, the President signed the executive order on HCBU’s and I had an occasion to speak at length
State Of The Union: President Trump´s address to Congress and the American people did more than just deliver the usual banal presidential laundry list — it turned a man that many thought lacked the temperament and vision to be president into a real president. Yes, he repeated his campaign vows to repeal and replace ObamaCare, to lower taxes and make them fairer, to deregulate, to rebuild America´s infrastructure, to give parents and their kids school choice, to enforce America´s immigration laws, and to strengthen our defenses. Those are all welcome ideas that will strengthen America for all of its citizens, not just
President Trump will not receive a handshake from at least one senior House Democrat, the lawmaker announced hours before Trump´s first speech before a joint session of Congress. "The president needs to work with all people and therefore I will listen to what he has to say today, but I will not greet him and shake his hand," New York Rep. Eliot Engel, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said during a brief speech on the House floor. Engel, like several other lawmakers, has a long history of taking a seat on the aisle during State of the Union
Barack and Michelle Obama have whipped the literary world into a frenzy with the news that the former president and first lady are getting to work on new books, and looking for a publisher. Multiple people with knowledge of the joint publishing deal currently on the table for global rights to both memoirs tell the Financial Times that bidding has already surpassed $60million in what is described as the ´most hotly anticipated deal of the year.´ And that amount could grow as there are no shortage of interested publishing houses, with Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Harper Collins and Penguin Random House said
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It has been 27 years since the first black man, an older student by the name of Barack Obama, was elected president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review. It has been even longer — 41 years — since the first woman, Susan Estrich, was elected to the position. Since then, subsequent presidents have been female, Hispanic, Asian-American, openly gay and black. (Snip) When Ms. Umana talks about the law, she speaks through the prism of her race and gender. Not far from her mind are the black women who in recent years died after encounters with law
Barack Obama is getting closer to making his public reappearance in politics, his friend and former Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday. Holder said he’s been talking to the former president about ways — including fundraising and interacting with state legislators — that could help the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Obama asked Holder to chair last year. “It’s coming. He’s coming,” Holder said, speaking to reporters at a briefing for the new group. “And he’s ready to roll.” Throughout, Holder said, Obama “will be a more visible part of the effort.” Holder also predicted that the usual
Target Corp reported a steeper-than-expected decline in fourth-quarter same-store sales and said it expected sales to continue to fall this fiscal year, sending its shares tumbling 13 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday. The company has struggled with declining sales as shoppers increasingly gravitate to online retailers such as Amazon.com Inc and spend more on big-ticket purchases such as cars and home renovations rather than electronics, food and apparel. The big box retailer’s net income slumped to $817 million, or $1.45 per share in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 28, from $1.43 billion, or $2.32 per share, a year earlier.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that a budget that slashes State Department funding likely wouldn´t clear the Senate. Asked if a budget that cuts the agency’s funding by roughly a third could pass the upper chamber, McConnell told reporters "probably not." "When we get to funding the government, obviously it will be done on a bipartisan basis," he said. (Snip) Stressing that he was speaking for himself and not the caucus, McConnell added that the "diplomatic portion of the federal budget is very important." "I´m not in favor of cutting what we call the 150 account by that amount," he
Tuesday´s State of the Union address was without a doubt the best speech President Donald Trump has ever given, perhaps the best speech to a joint session of Congress since the great Ronald Reagan. But who could watch it and not be embarrassed by our infantile, bitter Left? It was uplifting, optimistic, full of unifying words, and obvious to everyone. The pathetic exception was the Democrats in Congress. And those were the ones who did not boycott the event. Like spoiled children, who had not gotten their way, they refused to applaud at the most obvious good-for-the-country lines. In fact, they were