Since politics in 2019 is the art of making the other party look worse, President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address was a home run.
Debra J. Saunders is the White House correspondent for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. firstname.lastname@example.org … @DebraJSaunders on Twitter. 202-662-7391
President Donald Trump pushed hard for the moment when he could deliver this State of the Union address with all the pomp the Capitol venue can offer – robed Supreme Court justices, solons of the Senate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wearing suffragette white, and prime time on America’s TV sets.
Trump would do well to stand before the joint session of Congress and admit he lost the House and lost the shutdown battle but sees a path forward where he can get some of what he wants by recognizing the new lay of the land. Win-win.
First, BuzzFeed News ran a story Jan. 16 that asserted President Donald Trump told his long-time private attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about talks with Russia about a Trump Tower in Moscow. The sources? Two anonymous federal law enforcement officials.
The partial government shutdown will end when both sides think they are losing the political war that started it — and not before then.
The gift that keeps on giving to President Donald Trump is that his fiercest critics on the left are no paragons.
As Democrats frame the partial government shutdown as causing unnecessary pain and uncertainty on federal workers, the White House is on a mission to make it appear as painless as possible for the American public.
I don’t think it was a coincidence that staff who worked for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi often ended up standing in front of me when I attended press events she held in San Francisco, when I worked for a local paper.
In November, President Donald Trump set the stage HOW? for a remarkable bipartisan achievement that his predecessor, Barack Obama, failed to achieve.
The Senate and House proved this week in passing the $867 billion farm bill, when it comes to spending money they don’t have, party leaders really can reach across the aisle.
Who will speak for President Donald Trump at his state funeral, far in the future though it should be?
On his way to catch Air Force One on Thursday, President Donald Trump shared his thoughts about Michael Cohen, his one-time personal lawyer who pleaded guilty that morning to lying to Congress about negotiations for a possible Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign.
It’s not often that President Donald Trump appears more knowledgeable and honest about American jurisprudence than a Supreme Court Justice – any Supreme Court Justice – but on Thanksgiving week, Trump demonstrated a more realistic insight into how political the nation’s top court has become than Chief Justice John Roberts.
Voters again have reason to look at Broward County’s election system with contempt and suspicion.
President Donald Trump and CNN reporter Jim Acosta were made for each other. Both are masters at kicking up outrage.