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Bipartisan Senate group ‘close’ on DACA deal

Senators working on a bipartisan immigration plan indicated Wednesday that they are closing in on an agreement, with a deal possible this week. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told reporters that he hopes the group can reach an agreement before this weekend that would pair a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood …

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Van Jones: If Oprah runs, ‘she will destroy anybody in front of her’

CNN political commentator Van Jones on Monday predicted that Oprah Winfrey would “destroy anybody in front of her” if she mounted a 2020 presidential bid. During an appearance on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Jones discussed the media giant’s chances for success if she were to pursue a run for the White …

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Trump takes new tack to weaken ObamaCare

The Trump administration is turning to regulations as their last, best hope of chipping away at ObamaCare in 2018, with congressional Republicans unlikely to pass full repeal. A proposed rule released Thursday targeting the health law is likely the first step in a new effort to undermine the law. And …

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WH official: ‘Unlikely’ Bannon will regain status in Trump circle

A White House official told Politico that it was “unlikely” Stephen Bannon would return to his former status in President Trump’s circle after Bannon released a statement reiterating his support for Trump. Bannon called Donald Trump Jr. a “patriot” and a “good man” in a statement earlier Sunday, adding that …

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Seth Meyers tackles Trump in Golden Globes speech focused on sexual harassment

Seth Meyers on Sunday traded President Trump-related zingers for his opening monologue at the Golden Globes, which focused heavily on the hot-button topic of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry. Meyers, a first-time host of the 75th annual awards show, greeted the audience with a wisecrack: “Good evening, ladies…and remaining gentlemen.” It’s 2018: …

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Oprah tells women in impassioned Golden Globes speech: ‘A new day is on the horizon

Oprah Winfrey in her Golden Globes speech on Sunday delivered an impassioned message to young women, telling them that “a new day is on the horizon” as the issue of sexual harassment dominated the night. “I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to …

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Sanders: Trump rhetoric ‘so offensive’

  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday ripped President Trump, saying he has failed to act appropriately as the leader of the United States or deliver on his campaign promises. “What bothers me about this president is not so much what he says, although he is so offensive,” Sanders said on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”  “He …

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Trump flexes foreign policy muscle as new year begins

  President Trump spent the first week of the year flexing his muscles on the world stage, strongly supporting Iranian protestors and sending the signal that foreign aid could be cut off to nations that differ too much from U.S. policies. The aggressive approach, while not a dramatic departure from the …

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Tapper cuts off Miller after heated interview

CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday cut off a contentious interview with White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, as the two sparred about President Trump and the news network. “I get it. There’s one viewer that you care about right now and you’re being obsequious and you’re being a factotum in order to please him, OK,” Tapper …

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Pompeo: Trump’s nuclear button tweet ‘entirely consistent’ with US policy

  CIA Director Mike Pompeo defended President Trump‘s tweet claiming his nuclear button was bigger than that of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s on Sunday, saying the post lined up with U.S. policy. “That tweet is entirely consistent with what we’re trying to communicate,” Pompeo told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” …

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