Tag: Republicans

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  • Emergency in America

    Emergency in America

    The emergency has swiftly been debunked as “fear mongering for political ends, unlawful, and a violation of the US Constitution” ~ a faint echo of the Emergency that was proclaimed in India in June 1975.

    February 19, 2019
  • Patchwork quilt

    Patchwork quilt

    One major issue of discord was the refusal of the Republicans to accept a cap on the number of undocumented immigrants who might be held in detention centres run by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice).

    February 14, 2019
  • Ms Pelosi’s gavel

    Ms Pelosi’s gavel

    Aside from the historic choice, Ms Pelosi has started her innings at the crease to end the shutdown in the United States of America.

    January 6, 2019
  • US government shutdown set to drag on to 2019 as Trump, Democrats stick to their stands

    US government shutdown set to drag on to 2019 as Trump, Democrats stick to their stands

    President Donald Trump has refused to sign any stopgap spending bill that does not have provisions to fund a wall along the US-Mexico border which he says is essential to stop the flow of illegal immigrants.

    December 28, 2018
  • Year of competing dangerously

    Year of competing dangerously

    Since the great recession of 2008, competition has been a race to the bottom in almost every sphere, but more so in politics.

    December 23, 2018
  • Shutdown if Senate does not approve border wall funding: Donald Trump

    Shutdown if Senate does not approve border wall funding: Donald Trump

    Trump instructed Senator Mitch McConnell to fight “the Wall and Border Security as hard as he fought for anything”.

    December 21, 2018
  • Threat of impeachment

    Threat of impeachment

    The midterm elections have ended in the US with an apparently confusing message: Republicans have gained more seats in the Senate, Democrats in the House. But the real message is unambiguous: President Trump’s unchallenged rule has ended. He could do so far whatever he wanted, for he had both chambers of Congress on his side, …

    November 20, 2018
  • Constitutionally perilous

    Constitutionally perilous

    Donald Trump’s counter-blast has astonished the United States of America and not the least because of its timing. And seldom in the country’s history has the presidency been mired in the kind of turmoil that it now contends with ~ two years after the presidential election and two days after the midterm convulsion. The Democrats’ …

    November 12, 2018
  • USA: A time to build bridges

    USA: A time to build bridges

    As one of the most talked about and, perhaps, controversial US Midterm Elections comes to an end, the US, as a nation, remains where it was before the election started. That is at a crossroads, where the only good outcome would be for the two parties – Democrats and Republicans – to come together, talk …

    November 9, 2018
  • Fractured America

    Fractured America

    The historic “blue wave”, the consummation devoutly wished for by the Democrats, has eluded the United States of America. The outcome of the midterm elections scarcely signifies a wholesale rejection of Trumpist policies at home and abroad, though the President must of necessity betray abundant caution in his renewed innings at the crease. Neither the …

    November 9, 2018
  • US dollar rises amid concerns over split Congress after elections

    US dollar rises amid concerns over split Congress after elections

    Investors kept a close watch on whether Democrats will claw back control of the US House of Representatives and Republicans will hold on to its Senate majority.

    November 7, 2018
  • Somali refugee, Palestine immigrant become first two Muslim women in US Congress

    Somali refugee, Palestine immigrant become first two Muslim women in US Congress

    Democrats won back the House of Representatives but President Donald Trump’s Republicans maintained their Senate majority in crucial midterms, networks projected Tuesday.

    November 7, 2018
  • US midterm polls | Democrats capture House, Trump’s Republicans keep Senate

    US midterm polls | Democrats capture House, Trump’s Republicans keep Senate

    All 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 seats in the 100-member Senate and 36 governorships were up for grabs.

    November 7, 2018
  • A show trial gone bad

    A show trial gone bad

    The controversial and bitterly fought confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has solidified a 5-4 conservative split on the highest court in the United States that is likely to persist for decades. More important, however, is how the confirmation process revealed — and exacerbated — the polarization of the current U.S. …

    October 9, 2018
  • Quiet resistance

    Quiet resistance

    Is Donald Trump facing quiet resistance? This was the dominant query in the perspective of America’s civil society on Thursday when the head of the fountainhead of libertarian democracy debunked the venerable New York Times. The US President has accused the paper of committing “treason” for having published an opinion piece by an anonymous senior …

    September 8, 2018
  • Guns and Goons

    Guns and Goons

    The gun culture is haunting America. The country is running out of superlatives to describe its frequent massacres. In the latest outrage at Parkland High School in Florida, 17 people were killed and many more were injured. It was America’s deadliest school shooting in the past five years. The police identified the gunman as Nicholas …

    March 23, 2018
  • Senate majority leader announces 2-year budget accord

    Senate majority leader announces 2-year budget accord

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday announced a “bipartisan agreement” between Republicans and Democrats on a two-year budget deal just two days before the deadline for another government shutdown. He also said that the deal has the support of the White House, although he did not provide any specifics in that regard, Efe reported. …

    February 8, 2018