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The degree to which the President of the United States's political par...

wikipedia - 12 Nov 2016
The degree to which the President of the United States's political party has control over the House of Representatives and Senate often determines his or her political strength - such as the ability to pass sponsored legislation, ratify treaties, and have Cabinet members and judges approved.
united states presidents and control of congress

As Critics Assail Trump, His Supporters Dig In Deeper

New York Times - 23 Jun 2018
Republican voters repeatedly described an instinctive, protective response to the president, and their support has grown in recent months: Mr. Trump's approval rating among Republicans is now about 90 percent. And while polling has yet to capture the ...
united states presidents and control of congress

Impeachment fever is bad for the Democrats

CNN - 22 Jun 2018
The truth is that the odds of impeachment remain extremely low -- barring Robert Mueller's team revealing some kind of "smoking gun" evidence of impeachable activity by President Trump of the most extreme degree. Otherwise ...
united states presidents and control of congress

Robert Mueller won't save us

Vox - 18 Jun 2018
But the reality of President Donald Trump forces it upon us. The president is doing things that many assumed could not, or would not, be done. He seems to believe, among other things, that he has total control over the federal law enforcement apparatus ...
united states presidents and control of congress

Trump's personal legal team opposed family separation

CNN - 23 Jun 2018
Washington (CNN) Two of President Donald Trump's personal lawyers on the Russia investigation broke ranks with their client this week on an entirely unrelated topic, rejecting his now-abandoned practice of separating undocumented immigrant families at ...
united states presidents and control of congress

Now Is the Time, Congress — End Family Separation

National Review - 18 Jun 2018
Massive exercises of “prosecutorial discretion” can either effectively write a statute out of the U.S. Code or enhance its penalties well beyond the legislative intent. At each turn, the president doesn't just enforce the law, he makes the law — with ...
united states presidents and control of congress

Congress May Declare the Forever War

The Atlantic - 12 Jun 2018
Members of the U.S. Congress have been unwilling to endorse several of the wars that successive presidents waged anyway, despite their unpopularity and illegality. Last Friday, one American was killed and four wounded in fighting in Somalia, though it ...
united states presidents and control of congress

The Trump Lawyers' Confidential Memo to Mueller, Explained

New York Times - 02 Jun 2018
For the most part, executive branch officials serve at the pleasure of the president, who can fire them at his discretion. But the Supreme Court has ruled that Congress can create limits, upholding statutes that forbid the firing of certain officials ...
united states presidents and control of congress

Trump Moves to Ease the Firing of Federal Workers

New York Times - 25 May 2018
“Should the elected president of the United States have the ability to control the bureaucracy that actively opposed him?” Federal employees' unions have typically been active on behalf of Democratic presidential nominees. Mr. Cox's union announced its ...
united states presidents and control of congress

Democracy's errant watchdogs

Indiana Gazette - 22 Jun 2018
(Well, actually, the Republicans control Congress.) The same-old name calling had begun anew. Reporters kept trying to get Nielsen to go tabloid — would she call the ...
united states presidents and control of congress

Remarks by President Trump at Protecting American Workers Roundtable

Whitehouse.gov (press release) - 21 Jun 2018
You were given a quote today in the New York Times about helping this incredible state. I appreciate it, Robert. And Andrea Zupancich and Ray Klosowski — (laughter) — and President of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. And Kelsey Johnson. Oh, Kelsey.

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