SF Chronicle: Bad news for Dems: Trump’s rating is rising where it counts in California
All that talk of a Democratic blue wave sweeping congressional races in California could be for naught if a new poll is on target: It shows President Trump’s approval rating surging to 50 percent in Orange County, site of four tight races that could determine if Republicans hold the House.
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Gillibrand’s Silence on the Jerusalem Embassy Highlights Her Complicated Past with Israel Policy
Earlier this month, President Trump moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that affirmed the administration’s view that Jerusalem is the rightful capital of Israel.
The controversial move spurred quick and diverse responses from national Democrats and 2020 presidential hopefuls. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), both considered potential progressive candidates for the Democratic nomination in 2020, were quick to make statements about the resulting violence in the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has remained notably silent on the issue. To read why and learn how it could impact her chances to win the Democrats’ nomination in 2020, become an AR Intel Insider today!
THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 05-21-2018
The White House is preparing to welcome President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on Tuesday. President Trump and President Moon spoke over the weekend via telephone about the summit in Singapore next month with North Korea’s leader, and it is expected that the purpose of Tuesday’s meeting at the White House is to continue preparing for the historic gathering.
In the meantime, expect to hear more about foreign policy this week. On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver a keynote address at the Heritage Foundation on the administration’s new diplomatic path on Iran. Also on Monday, President Trump will head to CIA headquarters to speak at Gina Haspel’s swearing-in ceremony.
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Read the Message Sent by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Warning About ICE Raids
During a White House meeting on Wednesday, President Trump told Attorney General Jeff Sessions he should consider prosecuting the mayor of Oakland, California, Libby Schaaf, for obstruction of justice for her role in thwarting raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents back in February.
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While Claiming Populist Bona Fides, 2020 Hopefuls Cash In On Book Deals
Writing a book a few years before an election is often a sign that a politician has presidential ambitions. In their recent personal financial disclosures, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) all disclosed recent book deals or royalties. However, in a political climate dominated by populist grassroots, these lucrative book deals cast doubt on these 2020 hopefuls’ ability to relate to middle- and working-class grassroots that have taken control of their party.
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Liberal ideas move from fringe to front-burner for Democrats
Freed from the constraints of power, Democrats are becoming a progressive ideas factory.
On issues like health care, immigration, jobs, and crime, once-fringe policy proposals are gaining traction with lawmakers, activists, and wonks as they debate the party’s path out of its current wilderness.
Democrats point to a few factors driving the progressive policy boom.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 05-14-2018
A delegation of White House officials, including Steven Mnuchin, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, are in Israel this week to mark the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Meanwhile, President Trump will head to Capitol Hill this week to address Republican senators. It’s expected he’ll touch on tax reform, the economy, and North Korea during the closed-door luncheon.
In the House, lawmakers are expected to take up the farm bill and reauthorize the VA Choice Program this week. In the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has teed up votes on judicial nominees, while Democrats have forced a vote on Sen. Ed Markey’s (D-MA) Congressional Review Act resolution on net neutrality rules. Also, committee members on the Senate Intelligence Committee could vote on CIA deputy director Gina Haspel’s nomination as soon as this week.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 05-07-2018
Lawmakers are back in Washington, DC and they have a busy week ahead of them. House lawmakers are preparing to send President Trump his 16th Congressional Review Act on Monday. Later in the week, they’ll turn their attention to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s policy on indirect auto lending and the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 2018.
Meanwhile, in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has lined up floor votes for six nominees for circuit court judges. Senate Democrats are also gearing up for a floor vote on the Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality rule. President Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee for her confirmation hearing on Wednesday morning. Haspel is on the Hill Monday, meeting with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM).
Primary season is well underway, and politicos will be watching results from West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina on Tuesday night. Republicans in West Virginia and Indiana, despite running as strong pro-Trump conservatives, are under siege from wealthy outsiders. Stay on AR Intel to keep up to date with these primary races.
McConnell Prepared to Confirm Judges Through New Year’s
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is prepared to work up until New Year’s Day to keep confirming judicial nominations.
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