New York Times op-ed calls out ‘unlivable’ conditions in Democratic-led cities

A New York Times opinion piece is calling attention to the “unlivable” conditions in many American cities, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hometown of San Francisco.In the op-ed, titled “America’s Cities Are Unlivable. Blame Wealthy Liberals,” author Farhad Manjoo wrote of the “developing-world nightmare” unfolding in his home state.”To live in California at this time is…

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Pelosi questions Trump’s fitness. Time for ‘intervention’?

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi openly questioned President Donald Trump’s fitness to remain in office Thursday, suggesting a family or staff “intervention” for the good of the nation after his dramatic blow-up at a White House meeting with Democrats.No, said Trump’s spokeswoman, it’s the Democrats who are “insane” if they think he should…

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Indicted banking exec allegedly wanted top role in Trump administration

Chicago-based financier Stephen Calk was indicted in New York on Thursday for his alleged role in a loan scheme with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, federal prosecutors announced. Prosecutors charged Calk, a banking executive, with a single count of financial institution bribery after investigators found he allegedly extended a $16 million loan to Manafort…

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Nancy Pelosi Cautions Democrats on Impeachment After Mueller Report

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is cautioning House Democrats on bringing impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump ahead of a Monday evening caucus conference call to discuss the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The call comes as Democrats remain split on whether to seek the president’s ouster based on the special counsel’s findings…

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo calls Benghazi scandal a ‘sham’ during debate on Mueller probe

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo had a heated debate with two pro-Trump pundits about House Democrats’ ongoing investigations into President Trump — and injected the Benghazi controversy into the conversation, calling it a “sham.”Cuomo began by slamming the chart that Trump displayed in the Rose Garden, showing how much money and how many subpoenas, witnesses, and documents went…

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Trump’s campaign centered on fighting Democrats, not policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dropped the pretense of working with congressional Democrats on Wednesday and sent a clear message that his re-election campaign will be centered on condemning overzealous investigations rather than advancing a robust domestic policy agenda.Both sides may have feigned surprise at Trump’s angry outburst, in which he said he won’t…

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Pelosi: Anti-Abortion Laws About ‘White Guys’ ‘Fear’ of Women

Wednesday at the 2019 Center for American Progress Ideas Conference, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the laws passed in several state legislatures banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected was about “fear” of women. Pelosi said, “This is about family planning. It’s about birth control. They like to argue the case in…

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New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump’s state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president’s federal filings.The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly both approved the measures Wednesday, sending them to Gov. Andrew Cuomo,…

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Judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s efforts to block congressional subpoenas seeking records from his banks (all times local): Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Donald Trump Add Interest 4 p.m. A federal judge…

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Trump rejects Pelosi allegations of ‘cover-up’ in fiery Rose Garden statement, after infrastructure meeting with Dem leaders cut short

President Trump on Wednesday demanded Democrats end what he called their “phony investigations” before he’ll negotiate with them on issues like infrastructure, as he delivered a fiery statement from the Rose Garden after cutting a meeting short with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.The president had met for mere minutes with the…

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Donald Trump: Pelosi Blew Up Infrastructure Talks with ‘I-Word’

President Donald Trump ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday for accusing him of a “cover-up” by keeping his advisers from testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee. Trump says he was happy to do a meeting on infrastructure with Democrats, but that Pelosi accusing him of a “cover-up” was absurd. “I don’t do…

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Search warrants tied to former Trump lawyer Cohen released

WASHINGTON (AP) — Months before the FBI raided Michael Cohen’s office and hotel room, investigators were examining the flow of foreign money into his bank accounts and looking into whether the funds might be connected to a plan to lift sanctions on Russia, according to court filings unsealed Wednesday.The five search warrant applications, made in…

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California Farms Hike U.S. Wages, Increasingly Use Automation Thanks to Shortage of Foreign Workers

California farms are hiking wages for U.S. workers and increasingly relying on automation and robots thanks to a shortage of foreign workers in President Donald Trump’s “Hire American” economy. A survey by the California Farm Bureau Federation — which interviewed more than 1,000 farmers in the state — reveals that farmers are increasing workers’ pay…

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