Greg Sargent, The Washington Post Published 9:56 am PST, Monday, February 4, 2019 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 8, 2019. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 8, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Al Drago Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Al Drago Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 8, 2019. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 8, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Al Drago If Trump declares a national emergency, Pelosi can jam Republicans. Here's how. 1 / 24 Back to Gallery Senate Republicans … [Read more...] about If Trump declares a national emergency, Pelosi can jam Republicans. Here’s how.
Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 7:03 PM EST Feb 2, 2019 Detroit – Michigan Democrats on Saturday promoted Chief Executive Officer Lavora Barnes and elected her to lead the state party into the 2020 cycle and against Republican President Donald Trump. Barnes will be the first African American woman to chair the Michigan Democratic Party, which is coming off a strong 2018 cycle dominated by female candidates, including new Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and three new members of congress. “Movements go forward, not backward,” Barnes said in a victory speech at Cobo Center in Detroit, “and this Michigan Democratic Party is only going one direction: full-steam ahead.” Outgoing state party Chairman Brandon Dillon did not seek re-election and instead backed Barnes, of Ann Arbor, who has worked alongside him since 2015 under a power sharing agreement brokered at that time. Trump won … [Read more...] about Barnes to helm party as Michigan Dems try to ‘fire’ Trump
Margaret Talev Bloomberg Published 9:01 PM EST Feb 1, 2019 Donald Trump lashed out at U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling her “bad for our country,” undercutting the White House’s message earlier Friday that the president plans to make an optimistic plea for bipartisanship in his State of the Union address next week. “I think she’s very bad for our country,” Trump said in an interview with CBS, referring to the recent standoff over his demand for a border wall that resulted in a 35-day partial government shutdown. “She wanted to win a political point. I happen to think it’s very bad politics because, basically, she wants open borders.” “She doesn’t mind human trafficking or she wouldn’t do this,” the president told CBS, which released excerpts of the interview late Friday. It is scheduled to be broadcast on Sunday. In response, Drew Hammill, a Pelosi spokesman, said in a statement on Friday night … [Read more...] about Trump to urge Dems to ‘heal,’ bashes Pelosi over wall
Maura Judkis, The Washington Post Published 3:20 pm PST, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Cheerios. Cheerios. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Luke Sharrett. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Luke Sharrett. Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 Cheerios. Cheerios. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Luke Sharrett. Former CEO of Starbucks thinks $4 is 'a lot' for box of Cheerios 1 / 18 Back to Gallery You would think an aspiring politician who used to be the CEO of a food company would be able to answer the question that so often stumps people on the campaign trail: What is the price of (insert grocery product here)? It's one of those gotchas designed to assess how "in touch" a person running for our … [Read more...] about Former CEO of Starbucks thinks $4 is ‘a lot’ for box of Cheerios
Gregory Viscusi, Geraldine Amiel and Helene Fouquet Bloomberg News Published 10:10 PM EST Jan 28, 2019 Tokyo – French President Emmanuel Macron told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he’s worried about Carlos Ghosn’s conditions in jail, making his strongest comments yet on the fallen car titan and the scandal that has rocked Renault SA’s decades-old alliance with Nissan Motor Co. “All I’ll say is that I felt the detention was too long and too hard, and I told Abe that,” Macron told reporters in Cairo, referring to a telephone conversation with Abe on Friday. “I’m just concerned that the case of a French citizen should respect basic decency.” Macron’s views follow days after Ghosn stepped down as chairman and chief executive officer of France’s largest carmaker and two months after Nissan booted him out, with the attention shifting to the future of the partnership. While Renault named Michelin CEO … [Read more...] about Ghosn’s jail time ‘too long, too hard,’ Macron says