“I’m not going there,” one GOP senator said when asked about racially charged insults the president has directed toward African Americans and others. The studied avoidance reflects the reluctance of Republicans to confront some of Trump’s often divisive and inflammatory remarks.
From an escalating trade war to a new defense budget that counters Chinese maritime expansion, the president’s competition with Beijing signals a shift toward treating China like an outright adversary.
President Trump’s order to revoke the security clearance of critic and former CIA director John Brennan has generated a kind of collective rebuttal rarely, if ever, seen in relations between a president and those who have gathered the nation’s secrets.
Greyhound racing already is outlawed in 40 states because of animal welfare concerns, and Florida is set to vote on a ban in November. Those in favor of a ban see racing as animal cruelty akin to cockfighting. But to the men and women who line the grandstand daily, it is one more plot by elites to curb their way of life.
The plan, which would let states set emission standards for coal plants, would make only slight cuts to overall emissions of pollutants by 2030, an EPA analysis shows. That could result in hundreds of millions more tons of carbon dioxide being released into the air compared to Obama-era rules.
Players from one of the nation’s top high school football teams complained of full-contact practices in shorts and inadequate attention to hydration and heat exposure. A player's parent said the practices caused “multiple players with broken bones.”