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Are some of Trump’s key Cabinet members thinking about abandoning him?

Posted by   /  August 28, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Amber Phillips | The Washington Post Two of President Trump’s highest-ranking Cabinet officials just took a giant step backward from their boss, raising the question of whether Trump’s inner circle is seriously considering abandoning him. In separate, jaw-dropping comments that made news over the weekend, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex […]

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How America turned this Arizona border town into a police state

Posted by   /  August 28, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Shikha Dalmia | The Week In the federal government’s rush to protect America’s border, it is ruining the lives of many Americans who call the border home. A few weeks ago, I visited Arivaca, Arizona, a breathtakingly beautiful unincorporated hamlet of 700 people about 11 miles from the Mexican border. No one I spoke […]

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Trump’s evolving plans for the border wall

Posted by   /  August 27, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Haley Britzky and Lazaro Gamio | Axios At a rally in Phoenix on Monday night, President Trump said he’d build the border wall even “if we have to close down our government.” Why it matters: This is a new development in how Trump plans to ensure the wall gets built. The wall was central […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Why Trump’s pardon of Arpaio follows law, yet challenges it

Posted by   /  August 27, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Adam Liptak | The New York Times President Trump’s decision to pardon Joe Arpaio was characteristically unconventional. It came late on a Friday night as a hurricane bore down on Texas. It concerned a crime some said was particularly ill-suited to clemency, and it was not the product of the care and deliberation that […]

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Southwest rises as 2018 Senate battleground

Posted by   /  August 17, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

In a season of political tumult, Nevada and Arizona have emerged anew as a defining battleground for both parties By Alexander Burns | The New York Times ven before President Trump’s rise, a pair of Western states foreshadowed some of the consuming clashes of his presidency: the tug of war between traditional conservatives and border-hawk […]

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The knives are out: Trump expected to endorse Flake challenger

Posted by   /  August 17, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By S.A. Miller | The Washington Times President Trump’s new campaign trip to Arizona next week has state Republicans speculating that he is going to endorse a primary challenger to Sen. Jeff Flake. Mr. Trump is leaning towards endorsing Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit, state Republican sources told The Washington Times, in a move that could […]

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Republicans making progress on longtime goal for more local control of federal lands

Posted by   /  August 14, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  1 Comment

By Bartholomew D Sullivan | USA TODAY As the new Republican-dominated House convened in early January, anticipating the arrival of President Trump, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee declared it time for a “paradigm shift” in how the more than 25% of the country that is owned by the federal government is managed. […]

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Infrastructure funding delays cause ripples

Posted by   /  August 9, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Roland Murphy and Rebekah Morris | AZBEX Last month, the White House assured the nation that President Trump remains committed to the massive infrastructure investment (up to $1T) he promised during the campaign. However, a report by The Hill says any serious discussion of the program’s details will likely be pushed to next year. As often […]

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