As President Donald Trump goes to Capitol Hill tonight for his first address to a Joint Session of Congress, both parties fully expect him to again sound the call for action on a repeal of the Obama health law, though GOP lawmakers in Congress admit they still don’t have an internal agreement on how best to replace the Obama health law.
Back from a ten day break, the U.S. Senate on Monday evening easily approved President Donald Trump’s nominee for Commerce Secretary, but Democrats again made clear they would not allow swift action on several other Trump Cabinet nominees, as Republicans again protested the extended delays.
The accounting firm responsible for tallying Oscar votes and keeping up with envelopes containing the winners has apologized for the Best Picture gaffe at the end of Sunday’s Academy Awards, but President Donald Trump believes the mix-up was actually about him.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will try to ring the bell on Tuesday night they way they did a week ago, by expanding their respective delegate leads in the race for President, and putting them even more on a collision course for the November elections.
Republicans and Democrats will again have a slightly different roster of states on March 22:
+ Republicans hold a primary in Arizona and a caucus in Utah
+ Democrats vote in Arizona and Utah as well, but also have a caucus in Idaho.
“I do think we’ll have a big night in Arizona,” Trump told reporters at a news conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday, as he expressed confidence that he will gather the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination.
Arizona has 58 delegates at stake, which go to the statewide winner. A Trump win there would more than offset the 40 delegates up for grabs in Utah.
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog.
A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.