Monday, 3 December 2018

Politics A.M.: The last stand of Congress’s Never Trump brigade

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The last stand of Congress's Never Trump brigade
The moves amount to a last gasp from a wing of the GOP that has been unable steer the party away from Trump during the first two years of his presidency.
Monkey Cage • Analysis
Republicans' hard-line stance on immigration may alienate millennials for years
On every measure, millennials are more pro-immigration than other voters.
Power Up: Hill Republicans preside over a pretty lame lame duck
The border wall, Yemen and Mueller are thorny problems.
The president's misleading statements on Trump Tower Moscow: A timeline
President Trump has repeatedly claimed no one close to him had contacts with Russia — or at least that he knew about.
'Honorable, gracious and decent': In death, Bush becomes a yardstick for President Trump
For Trump, the Bush funeral means an uncomfortable encounter with official Washington and his predecessors.
Supreme Court to consider case that could affect potential Manafort prosecutions
The case involves a felon convicted of gun possession in state and federal court who alleges the prosecutions violate the constitutional prohibition on double jeopardy.
'Just a lot of alarmism': Trump's skepticism of climate science is echoed across GOP
The Republican Party, whose leaders once largely accepted the reality of climate change, is increasingly following the lead of a doubtful president.
The Trailer: Georgia's high-stakes, low-profile runoff is Tuesday. Do Democrats care?
In this edition: The battle for Georgia's elections, a race to watch in Little Rock, and the North Carolina election that may be too tainted to resolve.
'Twists but no plot': Trump's diminishing foreign travel reflects a president scaling back foreign ambition
In contrast to predecessors, the president has cut back on international trips amid mounting political concerns in Washington
Kamala Harris to decide on 2020 White House bid 'over the holiday'
Harris, a Democratic senator from California, said she will make the decision with her family before the end of the year.
Cohen's guilty plea suggests Russia has 'leverage' over Trump, top Democrat says
"Does the Kremlin have a hold on him over other things?" Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said in an appearance on NBC News.
George H.W. Bush was the accidental catalyst that built the new Republican Party
His broken tax pledge in 1990 empowered anti-government conservatives and moved the GOP ever further to the right. The party has never been the same since.
Lawmakers wary of Trump's threat to cancel NAFTA
Sen. Sherrod Brown said the threat was "not helpful," while Sen. John Barrasso said Congress should approve a new deal first.
'The most kind and considerate person I've ever known': George H.W. Bush remembered by former presidents and other officials
Barack Obama, George W. Bush, James Baker and others shared their memories of the late president on Sunday.
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