Tue Jul 2, 2019 AT 10:20 AM EDT
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted New York, claiming “people are fleeing” the state while saying they should “move quickly to Texas” and Florida.
“People are fleeing New York like never before. If they own a business, they are twice as likely to flee. And if they are a victim of harassment by the A.G. of the state, like what they are doing to our great NRA, which I think will move quickly to Texas, where they are loved,” the president tweeted.
“Texas will defend them & indemnify them against political harassment by New York State and Governor Cuomo. So many people are leaving New York for Texas and Florida that it is totally under siege. First New York taxes you too high, then they sue you, just to complete the job.”
The tweets Tuesday are the second time in as many days that Trump has targeted New York Democrats Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Attorney General Letitia James. Read Full Story
Thu Jun 27, 2019 AT 12:43 PM EDT
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The White House on Thursday called on House Democrats to pass the bipartisan Senate version of a bill providing billions of dollars in border funding and humanitarian aid.
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasted House Democrats for their handling of the issue amid a push from Speaker Nancy Pelosi for changes to the Senate bill to include stricter “guardrails” to ensure adequate treatment of migrants at holding facilities.
“We have already negotiated a broadly supported bipartisan funding bill. It is time for House Democrats to pass the Senate bill and stop delaying funding to deal with this very real humanitarian crisis,” Sanders said in a statement. Read Full Story
Tue Jun 25, 2019 AT 2:36 PM EDT
Nerves are flying high as the Democratic primary debates edge closer. With the release of its debate rules, the Democratic National Committee is causing candidates to prepare their message in quick, bite-sized segments.
According to NBC News, candidates will have 60 seconds to answer questions and 30 seconds for a follow-up. There will be no opening statements, but candidates will make closing remarks.
The two-hour debate will be split into five segments divided by commercial breaks.
With 20 candidates qualifying for the primary debates in total, the Democratic National Committee divided the first primary debate into two days, with 10 candidates debating each night… Read Full Story