Many congressional Republicans who had town meetings over the last week or two have gotten an earful from constituents upset over the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act or President Trump’s immigration enforcement or both. Some of these highly unpleasant scenes don’t look too different from what congressional Democrats encountered back in 2009 and 2013, rocky years that preceded...
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Congressional Republicans in general and the more conservative members in particular are already finding life in the president’s party a lot more complicated than it was when they could simply throw rocks at the Obama administration and hold hearings on Benghazi and Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Two things seem abundantly clear right now. First, President Trump’s agenda and priorities are exactly what he laid out in his boisterous campaign. No one should be surprised by what he is doing. Second, the divisions over Candidate Trump mirror the perceptions of President Trump. Despite the controversies of his early days in office, his backers have mainly held...
My face has yet to get accustomed to wincing umpteen times a day at what both sides are doing these days. Not having been on the line during Saturday’s phone call between President Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, it’s hard to know exactly what happened, but it certainly appears that our newly minted president was something less than respectful...
Over this past weekend, a number of people noted that while it took President Reagan 727 days to have a majority in the polls disapproving of his job in office, President George H.W. Bush 1,336 days, President Clinton 573 days, President George W. Bush 1,205 days, and President Obama 936 days, it took President Trump just eight days to get there. That fit well into a...
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