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Kirstjen Nielsen defends immigration policy

DHS Secretary Defends Trump Immigration Policies

On the same day of Former First Lady Laura Bush’s op-ed, Kirstjen Nielsen fires back. In a series of tweets posted Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended President Trump’s immigration policies. She dismissed claims that the administration has a policy for separating families. It is worth

Former First Lady Laura Bush: Stop Separating Families

On Sunday, Laura Bush condemned President Trump’s “zero-tolerance policy” in a rare break from retirement. Laura Bush has never been a political figure known for “making waves”. During her tenure as First Lady she served in the traditional ceremonial role. That is not to say

Donald Trump proposes 4.1 Trillion Dollar Budget

President Trump Budget Proposal Raises Concerns

This time, it’s not just Democrats who are upset. While Democrats have been quick to decry President Trump’s first budget proposal to Congress, they have been joined by more than a few Republicans. While not all of them are outright condemning the proposal, many have

Government Funding Deal Reached, Goes to Vote

The deal would fund the federal government through September. Bipartisan congressional negotiators reached an agreement late Sunday on a massive spending bill. If approved by the House and Senate the government would be funded through the end of September. According to officials, the plan would

House passes temporary funding measure to avoid shutdown.

Congress Avoids Shutdown…For Now

Crisis averted, for now. Congress has approved a short-term measure to keep the government funded for another week. This will allow lawmakers more time to reach a deal on a larger spending package. The measure now heads to the president’s desk for his signature. The

The Fall of the Democratic Party

Two Party Politics: The Fall of the Democratic Party

America’s Democrats have spoken but the party is still not listening. Despite President Trump’s claims to the contrary, the now President did not receive overwhelming support last November. Yes, he won the Electoral College but not by the margin he thinks. While he and the

Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to Supreme Court

Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to Supreme Court

President Trump has his man. After a bitter battle along party lines that included a successful filibuster, block vote, and ultimately brought about use of the “nuclear option” by Senate Republicans, Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed as the next Associate Justice to the United States