Judge Neil Gorsuch repeatedly defended an “undocumented immigrant” against the massive crush of the administrative state during his confirmation hearing Tuesday, picking a fascinating fight with his potential future colleagues on the Supreme Court.
The Department of Energy is trying to do too many things, and doing them poorly. Dabbling too much in energy technologies and markets more appropriately left to the private sector has distracted the Energy Department from its core, legitimate government responsibilities.
A federal judge in Hawaii issued a temporary restraining order to block President Trump’s revised executive order on travel and refugees from taking effect Thursday - a stunning blow for the administration.
President Trump’s first budget called Thursday for a dramatic shift from the “soft power” diplomacy of the Obama era to a “hard power” military buildup, cutting the State Department by 28 percent in a slashing of foreign aid, boosting Pentagon spending by 10 percent and budgeting more than $4 billion to start construction of a border wall with Mexico.
President Trump vowed to have health care coverage for everybody, to cut costs and to leave Medicaid alone during his historic romp to the White House, but the Republican health care plan he has endorsed would flout each of those promises.
President Trump’s revised travel ban is set to go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, but first the executive order must survive a gauntlet of legal challenges slated to be heard Wednesday in courtrooms across the country.
The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data that also showed poor performance in other categories measuring transparency in government.
Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare would cut spending by more than $300 billion over the next decade but would result in 24 million fewer people holding health insurance, Congress’ official scorekeeper said Monday, creating another political hurdle for President Trump and Republican leaders on Capitol Hill.
A top Republican critic of the GOP’s health care bill tried to stoke divisions between President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan over the legislation.
One of the Senate’s leading Republicans predicted Sunday that there are “a lot more shoes to drop” in the probe of President Trump’s connections to Russia and said Congress must call top Trump associates to Capitol Hill to testify.