Congress

Sasse, Romney pan Trump campaign’s tactics in contesting election

Later Thursday night, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said the Trump campaign’s pressure tactics on election officials amount to an attempt to “subvert the will of the people.” “It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President,” Romney said. Romney was the only Republican to support removing Trump from office […]

Defense

House Democrats consider slower timeline for renaming bases that honor Confederates

The Senate provision, sponsored by progressive Democrat Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, was adopted by the Armed Services Committee by voice vote. The faster House provision was sponsored by Democrat Anthony Brown of Maryland and Republican Don Bacon of Nebraska. President Donald Trump has promised to veto defense legislation that would strip the names, equating doing […]

Congress

Democrats: OMB froze World Health Organization cash with same tactic used to ‘illegally’ halt Ukraine aid

“The Trump Administration’s rampant abuse of power has jeopardized our communities, subverted our democracy, violated our laws, and now it has undermined global efforts to fight the coronavirus,” Yarmuth, Lowey and Maloney said in a joint statement. “The documents obtained by our Committees show OMB took legally-binding steps to cater to the President’s dangerous and […]