President Donald Trump’s turbulent first year in office begs an important question for Republican congressmen defending their seats in November: Is anyone safe? In the swath of rural northern Illinois between DeKalb, Kane and McHenry counties, there is a trio of incumbent U.S. representatives – Adam Kinzinger, D-16, Peter Roskam, D-6, and Randy Hultgren, D-14 – who vote with Trump more than 90 percent of the time. They now face three Democratic opponents posing threats to their seats in an election that may be primed for a "blue wave." It's typical for the sitting president's party to lose seats in Congress during midterms, but talks of the wave also stem from Democrat Conor Lamb’s victory last month in a Pennsylvania House district that President Donald Trump won by almost 20 points in 2016. Democrats are now eyeing their chance to retake Congress. "We’re seeing enthusiasm for change and having a voice in congress that reflects our values," said Lauren … [Read more...] about Are Illinois Congressmen safe in wake of Donald Trump?
Donald trump health care
Donald Trump is set to hit Russia with a new wave of economic sanctions on Thursday, with oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin expected to be affected. Yulia Skripal, the daughter of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, has spoken for the first time since their poisoning to say her father was “sleeping”. It raises hopes that both may survive the Salisbury attack and give investigators vital clues about how they were poisoned and why they were targeted. Russia’s war of words with Britain escalated on Wednesday, with Alexander Yakovenko, the Russian ambassador to London, giving a 90-minute press conference. He said Russia had never possessed or produced novichok, the nerve agent used in the attack, and claimed Moscow’s offer of consular support to Ms Skripal had been denied. The Foreign Office said Ms Skripal had rejected the request herself. Senior US officials have said that more action would be taken against Russia to … [Read more...] about Donald Trump set to hit Russian oligarchs with new sanctions
Donald Trump is again attacking the online retailer Amazon, calling its business deal with the US Postal Service to deliver packages a money losing agreement that hurts US taxpayers. Federal regulators, however, have found the contract with Amazon to be profitable. In tweets on Saturday, Mr Trump said “the US Post Office will lose $1.50 (£1) on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to billions of dollars”. He added: “If the PO ‘increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion’. This post office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!” Read more Donald Trump orders suspension of $200m in recovery aid for Syria Donald Trump openly attacks Amazon over taxes and business practices Donald Trump says Second Amendment ‘will never be repealed’ Donald Trump ‘wants the military to pay’ for his Mexico border wall These farmers voted … [Read more...] about Donald Trump renews attack on Amazon as he accuses retailer of running a US Post Office ‘scam’
US teachers have hit back at the Donald Trump’s call to arm staff members with guns following the Florida shooting last week. Teachers across the country took to social media on Friday to speak out against the president. Using the hashtag #ArmMeWith, they listed things that would be more useful than weapons in a classroom. It comes after Mr Trump told survivors of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which killed 17 people, he wanted more guns in schools. He promised “very strong” background checks at schools and said he supported allowing specially trained teachers to carry concealed weapons in a bid to prevent more horrifying school shootings. "If you had a teacher who was adept with the firearm, they could end the attack very quickly," he said, adding that schools could arm up to 20 per cent of its teachers to stop "maniacs" trying to attack them. "This would be obviously only for people who were very adept at handling a gun, and it … [Read more...] about US teachers hit back at Donald Trump by asking to be armed, but not with guns
Donald Trump appears to have backtracked on his suggestion that teachers should have guns to prevent mass shootings. The President tweeted on Thursday: "I never said 'give teachers guns' like was stated on Fake News @CNN & @NBC."What I said was to look at the possibility of giving concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience - only the best. 20% of teachers, a lot, would now be able to immediately fire back if a savage sicko came to a school with bad intentions. I never said “give teachers guns” like was stated on Fake News @CNN & @NBC. What I said was to look at the possibility of giving “concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience - only the best. 20% of teachers, a lot, would now be able to— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 22 February 2018 ....immediately fire back if a savage sicko came to a school with bad intentions. Highly trained teachers would also serve as a … [Read more...] about Donald Trump: I never said ‘give teachers guns’