Thu Sep 19, 2019 AT 1:49 PM EDT
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
President Donald Trump’s job approval rating rose 4 percentage points in a Gallup poll released Thursday that also found the partisan divide between Republicans and Democrats at a record high.
The president’s approval rating now stands at 43 percent, compared to 39 percent in August, according to the polling giant.
Gallup also noted that the 86-point gap between Republicans and Democrats in the new poll tied a record. An overwhelming 91 percent of Republicans now approve of Trump’s performance, compared to just 5 percent of Democrats. More than one-third of independents — 38 percent — approve of the job he is doing. Read Full Story
Tue Sep 17, 2019 AT 12:09 PM EDT
Impeaching Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is heating up the Democratic campaign trail, but that trail runs cold in the Senate.
Lawmakers had little enthusiasm for trying to oust a sitting Supreme Court justice, despite a new book claiming to provide evidence of decades-old sexual misconduct.
“I think we do need to clear this up,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told the Washington Examiner when asked about the allegations put forth in the The Education of Brett Kavanaugh, which claims to add new evidence and a new allegation of sexual misconduct from Kavanaugh’s teenage years. Read Full Story
Thu Sep 12, 2019 AT 12:26 PM EDT
A California facility once used by the Federal Aviation Administration was toured by a team of Trump administration officials searching for sites to relocate the state’s homeless population, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
The Post, citing three government officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity, reports the facility that was toured is located in or near Los Angeles.
One official told the paper Trump, who is expected to visit California on Tuesday and Wednesday, said there were discussions about an announcement related to the homelessness problem in the state next week. A second official told the paper that a decision is not currently scheduled for the trip. Read Full Story