More Republicans are quitting Congress than at any time in the last 44 years, analysis for The Telegraph has revealed, as a backlash against Donald Trump gathers pace. Thirty seven Republicans in the US House of Representatives are not seeking re-election in the 2018 mid-terms – a higher number than any point since 1974. Fear of being swept away by a “blue wave” of Democratic support is partly driving the exodus, according to experts and Republican insiders. The trend makes it easier for the Democrats to take back control of the House from the Republicans because incumbent candidates are harder to defeat. Losing the House would have a profound effect on Mr Trump’s ability to pass new laws... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium … [Read more...] about Number of Republicans quitting Congress hits 44-year high amid backlash against Donald Trump
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When Barack Obama finished his eight years as US President on 20 January 2017, he opened a whole new chapter in his life. As one of the most powerful men in the world, his day was meticulously planned down to the minute. But after Donald Trump took over as President, Obama was left to figure out how to spend his time away from the White House. His first port of call was a holiday away with the family, where he indulged in a spot of kite surfing with billionaire Sir Richard Branson. But it wasn't long before he was back in the spotlight again, meeting foreign dignitaries and even finding time to turn up for jury duty. Here we keep track of what America's 44th President has been doing to fill his time since leaving office. May 2018 May saw Barack and wife Michelle sign a multi-year deal with Netflix to make tv series and films for the online streaming service. Obama said: "One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks … [Read more...] about What Barack Obama has been up to since Donald Trump took over as President
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?
News / World by Press Association 06/04/2018, 8:48 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter US President Donald Trump plans to skip the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, marking the second year he has shunned the glitzy gathering of Washington journalists he routinely assails as “fake news”. White House Correspondents’ Association president Margaret Talev said in a statement the “White House has informed us that the president does not plan to participate in this year’s dinner but that he will actively encourage members of the executive branch to attend”. Mr Trump had said he “probably won’t do it” in an interview on the Bernie and Sid radio show on 77 WABC Radio. Calling the media “so bad” and “so fake”, he said: “I want to get it straightened out with the press before I do it.” But the president, who has long had … [Read more...] about Donald Trump to skip annual White House correspondents’ dinner
Michelle Obama has compared Donald Trump to a neglectful parent who lets their children gorge on sweets all day and stay up late. The former first lady used the parenting allegory to compare her husband's presidency to that of his successor. “I think what we see is what happens when we take things for granted. For the eight years Barack was president, it was like having the ‘good parent’ at home,” she said at the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston. Read more Netflix to produce new TV show with Barack and Michelle Obama Michelle Obama meets with girl pictured looking in awe at her portrait Michelle Obama says she uses social media ‘like a grown-up' Michelle Obama announces memoir will be called Becoming “The responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time. And now we have the other parent. We thought it’d feel fun, maybe it feels fun for now because we can eat candy … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama compares Donald Trump to neglectful parent who lets children ‘eat candy all day’