Tag: Congress


Mulvaney says Trump will use executive authority if Congress won’t fund wall

Washington (CNN)Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney maintained Sunday that President Donald Trump will use his executive authority to get funding for a wall on the southern border if he doesn’t get it through Congress.Mulvaney, speaking on “Fox News Sunday” two days after Trump agreed to reopen the federal government despite not receiving any money…


How in the world is Steve King still in Congress?

(CNN)Steve King is at it again.The Iowa Republican, who has repeatedly expressed xenophobic sentiment and cozied up to politicians affiliated with white nationalist sentiments and movements, offered this doozy of a quote in an interview with The New York Times earlier this week.”White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?…


Trump’s Putin outrage: Congress needs to do more than huff and puff

Julian Zelizer is a history and public affairs professor at Princeton University, editor of “The Presidency of Barack Obama: A First Historical Assessment” and co-host of the “Politics & Polls” podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @julianzelizer. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)President Trump…