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.
In the first of two stops in the battleground state of North Carolina, Donald Trump promised on Wednesday to be a champion for African Americans in the United States, arguing that too often that community is ignored by Democrats after an election is over.
“We live in a very very divided country,” Trump said in his appeal. “I will be your greatest champion.”
“I will never, ever take the African American community for granted, Trump said. “Unlike Hillary.”
Trump giving speech in Charlotte about a "New deal for black America." His audience here is mostly white. pic.twitter.com/VVwu2W5jqB
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.