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The shrinking field will please some who worry about Democrats’ chances of defeating President Trump. But some candidates are already complaining party leaders are trying to manipulate the process.
“What we can’t do is fail to pass something,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told WHAS radio. “The urgency of this is not lost on any of us.”
Over the past two weeks alone, seven House Republicans have announced they won’t run again, including two of just 13 GOP women in the House and the chamber’s lone African American Republican.
The president’s reelection campaign is selling reusable and recycled straws in its 2020 online store, because, it says, “Liberal paper straws don’t work.”
The 76-year-old former vice president focused on President Trump’s response to Charlottesville in his announcement. He enters the presidential race with renewed scrutiny of his decades in public life.
The Democrat announced his decision on ABC’s The View, saying he’s running to be a champion for manufacturing in a country that’s been fractured by trade and outsourcing.
Democrats had asked for a copy of the full 400 page report by next week, but William Barr says it will take a bit longer.
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.