After appearing on a Sunday morning talk show, Sen. Bob Corker once again faced the ire of President Donald Trump on Twitter. Corker denounced Trump's decisions on the government shutdown and pulling U.S. troops from Syria during an appearance Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." Corker called Sunday the federal government shutdown an unnecessary action and a "made up fight" perpetrated by the president. "This is a purposefully contrived fight," Corker said told CNN. Corker iterated it would also likely be one of the last times he would come on the show as a senator, and that he remained true to his original intention to only serve as a two-term senator. That apparently prompted Trump to fire back at Corker. Trump slammed Corker over his decision not to seek a third term, saying Corker "wanted to run but poll numbers TANKED when I wouldn't endorse him ..." Trump also criticized Corker over the Iran nuclear deal, and … [Read more...] about President Donald Trump, U.S. Senator Bob Corker take to Twitter and feud over politics, border wall
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"Intimates" of ailing U.S. Sen. John McCain have told the White House that President Donald Trump is not invited to the six-term Arizona Republican's funeral, the New York Times reported Saturday. McCain's "intimates" were not named by the Times, which also disclosed that the "current plan" for McCain's funeral is a service at National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., which they want Vice President Mike Pence to attend instead of Trump. RELATED: Sen. John McCain: 'This is my last term' McCain and Trump since 2015 have had a notoriously hostile relationship. Trump once mocked McCain's record as a POW during the Vietnam War, saying McCain is "a war hero because he was captured" and that he liked "people that weren’t captured." McCain: Trump's behavior disturbing In his forthcoming memoir, which The Arizona Republic has obtained, McCain delivers a scathing assessment of Trump, saying that to the president, "the appearance of toughness … [Read more...] about Is President Donald Trump unwelcome at Sen. John McCain’s funeral?
HENNIKER, N.H. –John Kasich still wants to be president. It doesn't matter that the Ohio governor lost the 2016 Republican primary to now-President Donald Trump after claiming victory in just one state. It doesn't matter that GOP candidates in Ohio's governor race have distanced themselves from Kasich at every turn. It doesn't even matter that his chances of upsetting a sitting president are slim at best. The heart wants what it wants. Or, to quote the governor's favorite pop star, Justin Bieber: "Never say never." That's where Kasich finds himself in April 2018 – months before he would need to make a firm decision about a third presidential run. With his career as governor coming to a close, Kasich faces two different paths for his future. Take the news with you. Download the Cincinnati.com app. Behind door No. 1 is a career as a political pundit, investment banker or board member of a major U.S. company. Kasich has experience in business and … [Read more...] about Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s two paths: Will he challenge President Donald Trump in 2020?
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump warned that he's "totally prepared for a very long shutdown," but just how long it takes to break the impasse and reopen agencies will depend on who blinks first and the creaky mechanics of Congress. Trump and congressional leaders could technically strike an agreement and move emergency legislation through the Capitol quickly, reopening agencies in under an hour. But the entrenched battle over Trump's proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border – not to mention the Christmas holiday – may hamper a speedy resolution. There are two hurdles in front of the off ramp. First, Trump and Democratic Senate leaders must come to an agreement that can also pass the GOP-led House. Once an agreement is reached, leaders may have to call lawmakers back to Washington, endure procedural delays in the Senate and get the bill to the president for his signature. Here's a look at some possible scenarios for ending the shutdown: … [Read more...] about How will President Donald Trump, Congress get out of the government shutdown?
(CNN)First things first: The theme song of the week is the theme to "The Commish," composed by Mike Post. Number of the week: A new Fox News poll finds that only 38% of voters said they would re-elect President Donald Trump if the election were held today. A majority, 55%, said they would vote for someone else. That's in line with previous Fox News polls, which also found that a majority of voters wanted someone else to be president. What's the point: The findings of Fox News are no surprise. The President has consistently had a negative net approval rating (approval rating minus disapproval rating). The re-election question is merely an offshoot of that and indicates that voters are not very happy with Trump's job performance so far. Despite the consistency of the negative polling results for Trump, I would be at least a little hesitant to read too much into them. Job growth from this point forward in his presidency is likely to be a more telling indicator. Read More The … [Read more...] about President Donald Trump’s poll numbers are bad, but here’s why he could win in 2020