As the president pulled back on his statement in Helsinki, his unscripted aside and what appeared to be his handwritten addition on his script were reminiscent of other signals that he has inserted into apologies to remind his followers that he will never be the kind of politician who is managed by staffers.
Strategists have counseled candidates and party leaders to focus on “kitchen table” issues. Now, they say, the political ground may have shifted.
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With president’s Republican foes retiring or ailing, Sen. Ben Sasse is the ideal candidate to assume the role of leading conservative on trade and national security — if he stays.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference in Helsinki. (AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference in Helsinki. (AP)
For the Kremlin, the meeting with President Trump in Helsinki was just the beginning of a long-awaited U.S. thaw. Russian officials are likely to seek to ramp up the pressure on Trump to make good on his promise to improve U.S.-Russia relations despite the head winds in Washington.
Butina, who was indicted this week, befriended leaders of the National Rifle Association and the Conservative Political Action Conference, and sidled up to GOP presidential candidates. But the FBI was watching her by August 2016, officials said.
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Rep. Martha Roby, who condemned Donald Trump in 2016, defeated former congressman Bobby Bright and avoided becoming the third Republican House member to lose in a primary this year.
The move last week by NSA Director Paul Nakasone is the latest initiative by national security agencies to push back against Russian aggression in the absence of direct guidance from the White House on the issue.
The Democrats are seeing a surge of individual donations, suggesting strong grass-roots support, but a lot of that cash is getting eaten up by their initial primary push.
The teams combined to hit 10 home runs, smashing a record set in 1971. The 8-6 victory by the American League had a slew of strikeouts and a few walks to go with the home runs — a perfect representation of baseball in 2018.
The group said it was not consulted before Homeland Security officials implemented a family separation policy that was in place until President Trump reversed his endorsement of the practice earlier this month.
Witnesses said Makiyah Wilson’s mother held her as she cried, again and again: “Please don’t let my baby die.” Police were searching for the shooters, a group of masked men who drove up and opened fire indiscriminately.
MGM Resorts International isn’t seeking money. But it wants courts to agree that any claims from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history “must be dismissed” because of a federal law passed after the 9/11 attacks.
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