Displaying items by tag: Donald Trump

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 14:54

COLUMN: A sad little man

I suspect that at some point, Thom Tillis had a modicum of self-respect. I also suspect that those days are long forgotten. Today, he debases himself regularly trying to stay in the good graces of the con man in the White House. 

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RALEIGH — Two Republican candidates are joining President Trump on North Carolina’s presidential ballot — against the wishes of the N.C. Republican party.

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RALEIGH — A new poll from the Civitas Institute shows approval ratings for Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper have started to tick down over the past seven months.

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GREENVILLE — President Donald Trump continued his feud with four progressive congresswomen while drawing a stark contrast between himself and his Democratic detractors Wednesday evening.

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First, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham blocked a bill to make the Mueller report public that passed the House 420-0. Then this weekend, Donald Trump continued his attacks on John McCain despite the Senator’s death seven months ago. Graham, who for years was seen as McCain’s sidekick, stayed quiet for the first few hours before offering tepid praise for McCain without rebuking the president. 

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Could the president known for his turbulent relationship with the media and strident criticism of negative news stories become a free-speech savior? 

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U.S. President Donald Trump recently declared a "national emergency" under which he intends to divert money from the U.S. Department of Defense's budget and use it to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.

No biggie, Trump said as he announced the "emergency." Happens all the time (59 other times since 1976, to be exact). Purely routine.

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 15:17

COLUMN: Trump is winning shutdown theater

As I write this, the US government is in its 18th day of a putative "shutdown." Some federal employees have been furloughed — sent home — while others are expected to show up each day but also warned to expect an empty pay envelope come Friday. As of tomorrow, the shutdown will become the second longest in history, surpassed only by a 32-day funding fight in December of 1995 and January of 1996.

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 14:52

COLUMN: Let those who want things foot the bill

There’s an important lesson that can be learned from one of the hottest news topics in recent weeks: voluntary action.

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Friday, 28 December 2018 12:20

COLUMN: Trump's Christmas gift is hope for peace

In March, U.S. president Donald Trump promised the American public that U.S. troops would be leaving Syria "very soon."

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