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trump warns of dire consequences if democrats take house


washington (ap) — president donald trump says republicans are “going to win” in this year’s midterm elections — and warns of dire consequences if they don’t.trump made the prediction tuesday during rah-rah remarks at the national republican congressional committee’s annual march fundraiser.he says house democrats are “way outside of the american mainstream.” and he warns that even if they “campaign as moderates,” they “always” wind up governing “like radicals.”trump also says that if democrats win a majority in the house, they’ll block efforts to secure the borders and try to raise american’s taxes.most read nation & world storiesunlimited digital access: $1 for 4 weeksbut he predicts, “we will keep the house majority.”trump’s remarks came at the nrcc’s biggest fundraising event of the yea






trump warns of dire consequences if democrats take house


washington — president donald trump warned tuesday night of dire consequences should democrats take the house in this year's midterm elections, but predicted republicans are "going to win."speaking at the national republican congressional committee's annual march fundraiser, trump said that, "on issue after issue," house democrats are "way outside of the american mainstream.""democrats like to campaign as moderates, but they always govern like radicals," he said, warning that, if they win, democrats will block efforts to secure the borders, "release dangerous criminals," and try to raise americans' taxes, among other ills.he also vowed to campaign tirelessly to help gop candidates win, telling a room full of republican party leaders and donors, "i'll be all over the country."the event, whi






trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill


washington — president donald trump is attacking conservative lawmakers after the failure of the republican bill to replace obamacare.on twitter sunday, trump says: "democrats are smiling in d.c. that the freedom caucus, with the help of club for growth and heritage, have saved planned parenthood & ocare!"the freedom caucus is a hard-right group of house members who were largely responsible for blocking the bill to undo president barack obama's affordable care act. the bill was pulled from the house floor friday in a humiliating political defeat for the president.trump initially focused his blame on democrats for the failure and predicted a dire future for the current law.before the bill was pulled, trump tweeted at the freedom caucus, saying planned parenthood funding would continue if th






trump warns of 'severe' consequences for north korea, but won't draw 'red lines'


his comments in warsaw come after the regime's successful intercontinental ballistic missile test.        






trump remarks could sidetrack democrats from other issues


atlanta — democrats face an uncertain path as they ponder their response to president donald trump's widely criticized remarks about white supremacist violence in virginia.democrats have denounced trump for blaming "both sides" for the deadly protests in charlottesville and for defending confederate monuments.but trump and the controversy swirling around him could sidetrack democrats from issues that resonate with voters ahead of the 2018 midterm election, like jobs and the economy.andrew young is a georgia democrat as well as a civil rights leader and a former u.n. ambassador. he warns that confederate monuments are "a distraction" and says it's "too costly to refight the civil war."in south carolina, former state lawmaker boyd brown says democrats should criticize trump's remarks but als






trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill


washington — president donald trump on sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the republican bill to replace barack obama's health care law as his aides pledged to court moderate democrats on upcoming initiatives from health care to tax cuts.on twitter on sunday, trump warned: "democrats are smiling in d.c. that the freedom caucus, with the help of club for growth and heritage, have saved planned parenthood & ocare!"the freedom caucus is a hard-right group of house members who were largely responsible for blocking the bill to undo the affordable care act or "obamacare." the bill was pulled from the house floor friday in a humiliating political defeat for the president.trump initially focused his blame on democrats for the failure and predicted a dire future for the curre






trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill – the denver post


washington — president donald trump on sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the republican bill to replace barack obama’s health care law as his aides pledged to court moderate democrats on upcoming initiatives from health care to tax cuts.on twitter on sunday, trump warned: “democrats are smiling in d.c. that the freedom caucus, with the help of club for growth and heritage, have saved planned parenthood & ocare!”the freedom caucus is a hard-right group of house members who were largely responsible for blocking the bill to undo the affordable care act or “obamacare.” the bill was pulled from the house floor friday in a humiliating political defeat for the president.trump initially focused his blame on democrats for the failure and predicted a dire future for the curre






russia warns of serious consequences from us strike in syria


trump news, u.s. news, worldrussia warns of serious consequences from us strike in syriareuters07 apr 2017 at 14:47 etrussia warned on friday that u.s. cruise missile strikes on a syrian air base could have “extremely serious” consequences, as president donald trump’s first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between moscow and washington.the warships uss porter and uss ross in the mediterranean sea launched dozens of tomahawk missiles that hit the airstrip, aircraft and fuel stations of shayrat air base, which the pentagon says was involved in a chemical weapons attack this week.it was trump’s biggest foreign policy decision since taking office in january and the kind of direct intervention in syria’s six-year-old civil war his predecessor barack obama avoided.the strikes






humans to blame for climate change, government report says


humans are causing the globe to heat up, with dire consequences, according to a climate report from the trump administration.






it turns out donald trump is not an artist of the deal


“winning is everything,” donald trump often said as he campaigned for president. “nothing is presidential except victory.”last week, trump suffered a major defeat when he couldn’t win a house vote for the healthcare bill he endorsed. but trump being trump, he said it wasn’t really a defeat; it was a success in disguise.“here’s the good news,” he told the washington post. “healthcare is now totally the property of the democrats…. i’ve been saying for years that the best thing is to let obamacare explode and then go make a deal.”that’s not how the presidency is supposed to work, of course. voters aren’t likely to blame democrats for the fact that republicans couldn’t get their act together. nor should they. besides, only a month ago, trump renewed his pledge to replace obamacare “immediately






blaming conservatives, trump signals new openness to dems


washington — president donald trump on sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the republican bill to replace former president barack obama's health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness to work with moderate democrats on upcoming legislative battles from the budget and tax cuts to health care.on twitter, trump complained: "democrats are smiling in d.c. that the freedom caucus, with the help of club for growth and heritage, have saved planned parenthood & ocare!"the freedom caucus is a hard-right group of more than 30 gop house members who were largely responsible for blocking the bill to undo the affordable care act, or "obamacare." the bill was pulled from the house floor friday in a humiliating political defeat for the president, having lacked support from






it turns out donald trump is not an artist of the deal


“winning is everything,” donald trump often said as he campaigned for president. “nothing is presidential except victory.”last week, trump suffered a major defeat when he couldn’t force a house vote for the healthcare bill he endorsed. but trump being trump, he said it wasn’t really a defeat; it was a success in disguise.“here’s the good news,” he told the washington post. “healthcare is now totally the property of the democrats…. i’ve been saying for years that the best thing is to let obamacare explode and then go make a deal.”that’s not how the presidency is supposed to work, of course. voters aren’t likely to blame democrats for the fact that republicans couldn’t get their act together. nor should they. besides, only a month ago, trump renewed his pledge to replace obamacare “immediate






trump warns north korea not to underestimate u.s.


seoul—president donald trump took direct aim at kim jong un in a speech that both extended a hand to the north korean leader and delivered a warning of the potential consequences of its nuclear-weapons program.“this is a very different administration than the united states has had in the past,” mr. trump said in an address to south korean lawmakers wednesday. “do not underestimate us, and do not try us.”the...






schumer seizes on trump team's offer to work with dems


washington — president donald trump's aides opened the door to working with moderate democrats on health care and other issues while senate democratic leader chuck schumer quickly offered to find common ground with trump for repairing former president barack obama's health care law.schumer said sunday that trump must be willing to drop attempts to repeal his predecessor's signature achievement, warning that trump was destined to "lose again" on other parts of his agenda if he remained beholden to conservative republicans.trump initially focused the blame for the failure on democrats and predicted a dire future for the current law. but on sunday he turned his criticism toward conservative lawmakers for the failure of the republican bill, complaining on twitter: "democrats are smiling in d.c






own a home or renting? 5 questions about what trump's tax plan could mean to you


it’s little more than bullet points on a single page.but the effect of president donald trump’s plan to overhaul the u.s. tax system is being hotly debated in real estate circles.the national association of realtors, citing trump’s proposals to double the standard deduction while scrapping write-offs for expenses like state and local property taxes, warns that such a plan would hurt a wide swath of homeowners and the residential real estate market.“it’s going to continue to make california a renter’s state vs. a homeowner’s state,” said tammy newland-shishido, orange county association of realtors president-elect, who was in washington d.c., with the national advocacy group last week.not every real estate expert foresees dire consequences. some say if the plan prevails in congress, it coul






what can democrats say they accomplished this year?


now that the tax reform bill passed, the democrats and liberals will have their field day criticizing, maligning and tearing it apart.  “this is armageddon,” cried house minority leader nancy pelosi.  but wasn’t she the one who said, “we have to pass it to see what’s in it,” when the aca was up for a vote and the republicans were against it?  and indeed, we saw some of the nefarious consequences of aca.in the end, what can the democrats boast to have accomplished this year except having offered lots of complaints, obstructionism, criticism, antagonism and sexual harassment cases? sylvia downsconcordsubmit your letter to the editor via this formread more letters to the editor






schumer seizes on trump team’s offer to work with dems


washington (ap) — president donald trump’s aides opened the door to working with moderate democrats on health care and other issues while senate democratic leader chuck schumer quickly offered to find common ground with trump for repairing former president barack obama’s health care law.schumer said sunday that trump must be willing to drop attempts to repeal his predecessor’s signature achievement, warning that trump was destined to “lose again” on other parts of his agenda if he remained beholden to conservative republicans.trump initially focused the blame for the failure on democrats and predicted a dire future for the current law. but on sunday he turned his criticism toward conservative lawmakers for the failure of the republican bill, complaining on twitter: “democrats are smiling i






minnesota public colleges face tuition hikes and cuts, commissioner warns


minnesota’s public colleges and universities will have to raise tuition, cut programs or both under the budget proposed by state lawmakers, warns larry pogemiller, the state higher education commissioner.at this point, gov. mark dayton is seeking nearly $200 million more for higher education than the house and senate have been willing to authorize, pogemiller said thursday.the governor has requested $3.4 billion, while a conference committee recently approved $3.19 billion.while the two sides try to work out their differences, pogemiller predicted that the consequences could be dire for students at both the university of minnesota and the minnesota state colleges and universities.“you’ve got to close that [gap] significantly,” pogemiller said in a conference call with reporters. “otherwise






minnesota public colleges face tuition hikes and cuts, commissioner warns


minnesota's public colleges and universities will have to raise tuition, cut programs or both under the budget proposed by state lawmakers, warns larry pogemiller, the state higher education commissioner.at this point, gov. mark dayton is seeking nearly $200 million more for higher education than the house and senate have been willing to authorize, pogemiller said thursday.the governor has requested $3.4 billion, while a conference committee recently approved $3.19 billion.while the two sides try to work out their differences, pogemiller predicted that the consequences could be dire for students at both the university of minnesota and the minnesota state colleges and universities."you've got to close that [gap] significantly," pogemiller said in a conference call with reporters. "otherwise






understanding the roots of homophobia around the world


this article originally appeared on the conversation. with president trump’s removal of federal protections for transgender students, debate over lgbtq rights rage again across the u.s. despite these disagreements, americans are relatively liberal compared to countries across the world, where the consequences for gay or transgender citizens are far more dire. in europe and here in…






democrats' 'checklist’ for attacking trumponomics reflects 2016 lessons


closeskip in skipxembedxshare president trump spoke to congress about all of his administration's accomplishments so far. we broke down a couple of his claims. president trump(photo: pool, getty images) 25 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — in the aftermath of president trump’s mostly successful first address to congress, house and senate democrats are receiving guidance on how to convince the president’s working-class voters that he’s already hurting them, a reflection of how their party is changing its approach after hillary clinton’s loss to trump.a memo circulating on capitol hill gives democrats a “10-point checklist” for framing the economic case against trump that contains at least some advice differing from what the democratic presidential nominee did in 2016: mainly, stop with t






illinois congressmen follow party line on measure to force release of trump tax


house republicans on tuesday blocked more attempts by democrats to obtain president donald trump's tax returns from the irs. house democrats tried for a third and a fourth time to use procedural votes to pry loose trump's returns. republicans blocked both efforts, one on the house floor and the... (stephen ohlemacher)






democrats' 'checklist’ for attacking trumponomics reflects 2016 lessons


president trump(photo: pool, getty images) 6 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — in the aftermath of president trump’s mostly successful first address to congress, house and senate democrats are receiving guidance on how to convince the president’s working-class voters that he’s already hurting them, a reflection of how their party is changing its approach after hillary clinton’s loss to trump.a memo circulating on capitol hill gives democrats a “10-point checklist” for framing the economic case against trump that contains at least some advice differing from what the democratic presidential nominee did in 2016: mainly, stop with the “tax cuts for the wealthy” trope and the outrage over how trump’s business conflicts enrich him personally.more broadly, the memo from priorities usa, clinton






democrats' 'checklist’ for attacking trumponomics reflects 2016 lessons


president trump(photo: pool, getty images) 11 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — in the aftermath of president trump’s mostly successful first address to congress, house and senate democrats are receiving guidance on how to convince the president’s working-class voters that he’s already hurting them, a reflection of how their party is changing its approach after hillary clinton’s loss to trump.a memo circulating on capitol hill gives democrats a “10-point checklist” for framing the economic case against trump that contains at least some advice differing from what the democratic presidential nominee did in 2016: mainly, stop with the “tax cuts for the wealthy” trope and the outrage over how trump’s business conflicts enrich him personally.more broadly, the memo from priorities usa, clinto






democrats' 'checklist’ for attacking trumponomics reflects 2016 lessons


president trump(photo: pool, getty images) 16 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — in the aftermath of president trump’s mostly successful first address to congress, house and senate democrats are receiving guidance on how to convince the president’s working-class voters that he’s already hurting them, a reflection of how their party is changing its approach after hillary clinton’s loss to trump.a memo circulating on capitol hill gives democrats a “10-point checklist” for framing the economic case against trump that contains at least some advice differing from what the democratic presidential nominee did in 2016: mainly, stop with the “tax cuts for the wealthy” trope and the outrage over how trump’s business conflicts enrich him personally.more broadly, the memo from priorities usa, clinto






2 house democrats launch longshot bid to impeach trump


washington — two house democrats are launching a longshot bid to impeach president donald trump.the effort by reps. al green of texas and brad sherman of california has little chance of success in the republican-led house. they don't even have the backing of many fellow democrats.nevertheless, the lawmakers said wednesday they are drafting articles of impeachment. they say trump obstructed justice when he fired fbi director james comey, who was investigating russian meddling in the presidential election.other democrats say they want to see the outcome of the investigation before rendering a decision on whether to impeach trump.since comey's firing, the justice department has appointed a special counsel, former fbi director robert mueller, to oversee the russia investigation.comey is schedu






white house: no exemptions from steel, aluminum tariffs


washington — president donald trump's administration appears unbowed by broad domestic and international criticism of his planned import tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying sunday that the president is not planning on exempting any countries from the stiff duties.speaking on cnn's "state of the union," white house trade adviser peter navarro said: "at this point in time there's no country exclusions."trump's announcement thursday that he would impose tariffs of 25 percent and 10 percent, respectively, on imported steel and aluminum, roiled markets, rankled allies and raised prospects for a trade war. while his rhetoric has been focused on china, the duties will also cover significant imports from canada, mexico, south korea, japan and the european union.the pentagon had recommended that






house democrat divisions erupt as sexual harassment issue heats up, threatens me


house democrats, eager to take a stand against sexual harassment, fear unintended consequences of disclosure plans.        






can democrats claw their way back to power in the house? they're counting on tru


looking at the numbers, democrats seem to have a better chance seizing control of the senate in 2018 than winning a majority and clawing their way back to power in the house.republicans hold a mere 52-48 senate majority while outnumbering democrats in the house by 44 seats, with five vacancies.but elections are not about mathematics, or determined by probability.






democrats decry trump threat to fire inspectors general


washington — democrats on the house oversight committee are asking the white house for information about reports that president donald trump's transition team threatened to remove a host of inspectors general from their posts.democrats elijah cummings of maryland and gerald connolly of virginia said trump officials apparently contacted as many as eight inspectors general earlier this month to inform them their positions were "temporary" and that they should begin looking for other employment.the democrats said the threats appear to have been withdrawn amid complaints from lawmakers and the inspectors general, "but there is no official communication confirming that this occurred."the lawmakers asked white house counsel donald mcgahn to confirm in writing that trump has no plans to fire any






los angeles rnc member says democrats fighting trump's 'sanctuary cities' policy


republican national committee member shawn steel is bullish on president trump and, despite some skepticism about his rocky start, thinks his tenure in the white house will pay dividends for the california republican party. “he knows he has 100 or 200 days to make these changes. i say you embrace him because there’s a lot more beneficial things he can do for california than vice versa,” said steele, a former state gop chairman who was in sacramento on friday for the kickoff of the party’s annual convention. steele also believes california democrats fighting trump’s new policies may face serious consequences, especially in areas defending so-called sanctuary city policies. “they’re going to pay a terrible, terrible price,” said steel, an attorney who works in los angeles county. but while t






after the gop healthcare bill fizzles, trump blames the democrats and says he 'l


after failing to land a deal on the healthcare bill, president trump on friday blamed democrats, even though the gop controls congress and the white house, and made few overtures across the aisle when pushing the bill."when you get no votes from the other side - meaning democrats - it is really a difficult situation," trump told reporters in the oval office after a revolt by republican lawmakers forced house leaders to stop a vote on their bid to overhaul the affordable care act.trump insisted that the current healthcare law, commonly known as obamacare, will collapse under its own weight, and then democrats will want to make a deal with the white house. "i truly believe the democrats will come to us," trump said. in the meantime, trump is moving his attention to pushing through a tax refo






after the gop healthcare bill fizzles, trump blames the democrats and says he 'l


after failing to land a deal on the healthcare bill, president trump on friday blamed democrats, even though the gop controls congress and the white house, and made few overtures across the aisle when pushing the bill."when you get no votes from the other side -- meaning democrats -- it is really a difficult situation," trump told reporters in the oval office after a revolt by republican lawmakers forced house leaders to stop a vote in their bid to overhaul the affordable care act.trump insisted that the current healthcare law, commonly known as obamacare, will collapse under its own weight, and then democrats will want to make a deal with the white house. "i truly believe the democrats will come to us," trump said. in the meantime, trump is moving his attention to pushing through a tax re






donald trump warns james comey


by jonathan lemire, jake pearson and julie pace, the associated presswashington — raging against a political firestorm, president donald trump on friday shot a sharp warning at his ousted fbi director about possible “tapes” of their disputed private conversations, raising the provocative possibility that recording devices have been installed in the white house.trump’s top spokesman refused to comment on whether listening devices are active in the oval office or elsewhere, a non-denial that recalled the secretly taped conversations and telephone calls that ultimately led to president richard nixon’s downfall in the watergate scandal. trump’s warning to fired fbi director james comey prompted new accusations of interference in an investigation into allegations of collaboration between russia






trump welcomes german chancellor angela merkel to the white house


trump's second travel ban blocked by judge 'weak': trump unhappy with judge's travel ban block portion of trump's tax returns released by msnbc donald trump lashes out at snoop dogg's controversial music video trump meets with saudi deputy crown prince trump gives cia expanded authority over drone strikes trump signs order to streamline executive branch trump holds first cabinet meeting, eyeing storm president trump to donate salary at the end of the year trump holds health care listening session 'troubled person' arrested at white house wh press secretary talks wiretap investigation trump: must act now to stop 'obamacare disaster' trump pledges help for community bankers spicer: assange 'undermined' nat'l security tweet and delete? congress warns trump he could be breaking the law crowds






here is what you need to know about the gop’s new health care bill


welcome to ryancare. today, house republicans revealed their long-awaited health care bill. intended as a replacement for the affordable care act, the new legislation includes a shift away from income-based considerations, with potentially dire consequences for many americans. gerard anderson, professor of health policy and management at johns hopkins university school of public health, spoke with…






miami marlins owner jeffrey loria has preliminary agreement to sell team – the d


miami — the miami marlins are for sale, and owner jeffrey loria may have a buyer.loria has a preliminary agreement to sell the team to a new york businessman, but the deal could fall through because the final purchase price hasn’t been determined, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said thursday. the person spoke to the ociated press on condition of anonymity because the marlins have not commented publicly on the negotiations.the preliminary agreement was for a purchase price of about $1.6 billion, the person said, but added that was before the prospective buyer did due diligence. the final offer by the potential buyer could be much lower, the person said.the person declined to identify the prospective buyer but said other parties are also interested in purchasing the team,