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The president’s second State of the Union address touched on many of his familiar themes and agenda items but also included moments and proposals that drew positive reaction from Democrats.
“In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate,” the president wrote to the speaker.
The Inspector General for the General Services Administration, said that agency lawyers decided to ignore the constitutional issues when they reviewed the lease after Trump won the 2016 election.
Trump has said he won’t sign any bill to reopen the government unless Congress acquiesces to his request for $5.7 billion to build a southern border wall — something Democrats have staunchly opposed.
President Trump told reporters Friday that he has his list narrowed to “about five” candidates, including two women, and he may interview one or two candidates this weekend at his golf club in N.J.
An ugly West Virginia contest features controversial coal executive Don Blankenship. President Trump said he could jeopardize a key GOP Senate target. Ohio Democrats have a big contest for governor.
With the president’s low approval ratings, Democrats have an advantage heading into the midterms. But Republicans could use the threat of impeachment to motivate their voters to get to the polls.
“They’ll take away your Second Amendment,” the president said of Democrats at CPAC. Trump, like NRA leaders at the conference, framed gun rights as a major fight in the upcoming midterm elections.
NRA executive Wayne LaPierre gave a defiant speech about “elites” taking advantage of last week’s Florida shooting to foster socialism at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to bring up a bill to address DACA, border security and other issues, even if no consensus emerges before the next funding deadline, on Feb. 8.