American Politics News

The New York Times

Trump Falsely Claims Obama Didn’t Contact Families of Fallen Troops
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:24:02 GMT
President Trump’s assertion belied a long record of meetings his predecessor, Barack Obama, held with the families of killed service members, as well as calls and letters.

Trump Says He’ll Consider Pulling Drug Czar Nomination
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:08:56 GMT
As a congressman, Tom Marino, the president’s choice to lead the drug policy office, championed legislation to undercut enforcement efforts against the drug industry.

Trump and McConnell Strive for Comity Amid Rising Tensions
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:22:37 GMT
President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, put on a public display of bonhomie, waving aside reports of a disintegrating relationship.

Trump Blames Democrats and ‘Some Republicans’ for Stalled Agenda
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:08:14 GMT
Trump said that some Republicans “should be ashamed at themselves” for failing to support the president’s agenda, including repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Bombardier Turns to Airbus to Salvage Imperiled Airliner
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:58:50 GMT
Airbus made no financial commitment to the joint venture to make and sell Bombardier’s CSeries airliner, which could be assembled in the United States, avoiding import duties.

The Washington Post

Obama showering Ohio with attention and money
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:17:00 EST
After President Obama pledged in March to create up to 15 manufacturing centers nationwide, the first federal grant went to a place at the heart of his affections: Ohio. When the Obama administration awarded tax credits to promote clean energy, the $125 million taken home by Ohio companies was nearly four times the average that went to other states. Read full article >>

Republicans are losing ground up and down the ballot. But why?
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:30:33 EST
Ask Democratic strategists when they want the election to happen and they’ll uniformly say “today.” Ask any Republican strategists the same question and they’ll acknowledge they’re glad they have until Nov. 6 to make their case to voters. Read full article >>

Obama’s claim that ‘90 percent’ of the current deficit is due to Bush policies
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:02:00 EST
“Over the last four years, the deficit has gone up, but 90 percent of that is as a consequence of two wars that weren’t paid for, as a consequence of tax cuts that weren’t paid for, a prescription drug plan that was not paid for, and then the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Now we took some emergency actions, but that accounts for about 10 percent of this increase in the deficit, and we have actually seen the federal government grow at a slower pace than at any time since Dwight Eisenhower, in fact, substantially lower than the federal government grew under either Ronald Reagan or George Bush.” Read full article >>

Kerry rebuts Romney, suggests funding cuts may have contributed to killings in Benghazi
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:58:55 EST
John Kerry has been trying to think like Mitt Romney as he stands in for the Republican nominee in presidential debate prep with Barack Obama. But in an interview on Tuesday, Kerry said it’s not easy to follow Romney’s train of thought on foreign policy. Read full article >>

Growing up in the White House: The Obamas talk about their girls on ‘The View’
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:23:00 EST
In an election in which the mom in chief is a key campaigner, there is one thing Michelle Obama has promised she will not discuss: her daughters’ dating lives. Just about everything else in the parenting realm, it seems, is fair game. Read full article >>