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Do you think Russia is a major threat to the security of the United States, a minor threat, or no threat at all?

Major threat - 85.7%
Minor threat - 14.3%
No threat at all - 0%

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

Yes - 66.7%
No - 33.3%
Unsure - 0%

Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage or raise insurance premiums to individuals who have a pre-existing condition?

No - 80%
Yes - 20%

 

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Trump's Confederate statue stance grew from success with 'identity politics'

17-08-2017

President Trump speaks to reporters about protests in Charlottesville after his statement on the infrastructure discussion in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York on Aug. 15, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) For two long days, President Trump’s responses to the violent events in Charlottesville has been recorded as a disaster. News shows and editorial boards have condemned him. Chatter of replacing him on the 2020 Republican ticket has picked up again. Two corporate advisory councils... Read more

Republicans worry tax reform could be victim of their worsening relationship with Trump

17-08-2017

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — President Trump’s increasing alienation from fellow Republicans and the business community is further imperiling the party’s top priority for the remainder of the year: cutting taxes and simplifying the byzantine tax code. Congressional GOP leaders are hoping to recover from their failed effort to replace the Affordable Care Act and salvage their legislative agenda by unifying the party around tax reform, but Trump has spent recent weeks publicly antagonizing key lawmakers... Read more

Republican Sen. Corker: Trump has not demonstrated 'stability' or 'competence' to lead effectively

17-08-2017

After President Trump's most recent rhetoric about Charlottesville inflamed even more criticism, a handful of GOP lawmakers, including Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), are criticizing Trump directly, while others stay silent. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post) President Trump drew a new and forceful round of criticism Thursday from a leading Republican senator, who asserted that Trump has not demonstrated the “stability” or “competence” necessary to effectively lead the country. Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.),... Read more

After Charlottesville, Democrats in Congress focus on Confederate statues

17-08-2017

Congressional Democrats are taking aim at a host of statues of Confederate figures standing in the U.S. Capitol, escalating demands for their removal after violent clashes at a white-nationalist march in Virginia over the weekend. While some Democrats have sought to keep attention focused on President Trump and his equivocal response to a rally where a counterprotester was allegedly killed by marcher who is a Nazi sympathizer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called for... Read more

In conservative media, an amen chorus defends Trump on Charlottesville

17-08-2017

President Trump’s three-part reaction to the weekend’s violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville has inspired a few head-turning Fox News segments, with hosts and guests typically friendly toward the president scrambling off the Trump Train. But under less scrutiny, conservative hosts who have been generally supportive of Trump have spent the week endorsing his evolving message. On “Bottom Line,” the commentary segment included with Sinclair Media programming, former Trump campaign adviser Boris Epshteyn argued that... Read more

Democrats launch #RiseAndOrganize campaign to build on Charlottesville protests

17-08-2017

Democrats launch #RiseAndOrganize campaign to build on Charlottesville protests

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Hundreds of people march with lit candles across the University of Virginia campus on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Charlottesville in a vigil for a woman who was killed Aug. 12 when a car rammed people protesting a white nationalist demonstration. (Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post) The Democratic National Committee is jumping into the ongoing waves of protests that have followed Saturday’s events in Charlottesville, launching a #RiseAndOrganize campaign to direct activists toward electoral... Read more

The Daily 202: Trump has failed to offer moral leadership after Charlottesville. These 10 people are filling the void.

17-08-2017

Hundreds marched peacefully last night as part of a candlelight vigil in Charlottesville. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post) With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve THE BIG IDEA: It’s not enumerated in Article Two of the Constitution, but consoler in chief has always been one of the most important responsibilities of the American president. Playing this part has only become more important in the television age, and Donald Trump — who became president partially because of his mastery... Read more

House Democrats push GOP to do more than talk tough on Trump

16-08-2017

House Democrats are exploring ways to push wary Republican lawmakers to go beyond measured statements denouncing last week’s white-nationalist rallies in Virginia and President Trump’s equivocal response to them. Three Democrats on Wednesday announced plans to introduce a House resolution censuring Trump for his remarks, which included the suggestion made Tuesday that some “very fine people” were among those who participated in the racist “Unite the Right” march and that “both sides” were to blame... Read more

Alabama's voters, divided over Trump's remarks, don't see them changing election

16-08-2017

Alabama's voters, divided over Trump's remarks, don't see them changing election

Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) greets supporters as they wait for the election results at a party Tuesday in Homewood, Ala. (Butch Dill/AP) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Moments after he secured a runoff spot in his race for a full term in Washington, Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) commented for the first time on President Trump’s remarks that blamed “the alt-left” for violence in Charlottesville. It was good, said Strange, that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was probing the... Read more

In Alabama, Senate Republicans have tied themselves to Trump. At what cost?

16-08-2017

In the hours after President Trump’s wavering response to the neo-Nazi-fueled clashes last weekend that left three dead in Charlottesville, Sen. Cory Gardner assumed the role of moral conscience of the Republican Party. “Mr. President — we must call evil by its name,” the Colorado Republican tweeted within hours of Trump’s assertion Saturday that “many sides” were to blame for the mayhem. Gardner reiterated those comments on the Sunday talk-show circuit, directly calling out Trump’s... Read more

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