'We prefer an up or down vote to obstruction'...'No matter who is in power'
Appearing on MSNBC’s 3 p.m. ET hour on Tuesday under the guise of being a “presidential historian,” left-wing pundit Douglas Brinkley accused President Trump and his associates – without evidence – of committing an act of “treason.” He went on rant that the President’s new executive order rolling back onerous Obama-era environmental regulations was “an assault on the public lands.”
Anchor Kate Snow started off the discussion by inviting Brinkley to elaborate on recent comments he made to the Washington Post about the administration betraying the country:
Well, you know, a lot of people are afraid to use the T-word, treason, but in the end, that's what people are investigating. People talk about collusion with Russia, we’re talking about whether there are people that worked in the Trump campaign who meddled in an American election....you’re working for somebody who’s an adversary of ours, like Russia. That's treason.
Mr Biden, 74, opted not to stand after his son Beau died in 2015 disappointing supporters who believed his folksy, blue-collar appeal would have been more than a match for Mr Trump’s populist campaign.
Some Democrats are still coming to terms with Hillary Clinton’s shock defeat and wondering whether they picked the right candidate
Appearing before students at Colgate University in central New York on Friday, Mr Biden was asked whether he had any regrets.
The answer is that I had planned on running for president. And although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won,” he said, according to the Observer Dispatch of Utica.
He added that he had collected a lot of data that indicated he could have been successful.
Mr Biden, 74, ruled himself out of a White House run in October 2015. He had emerged as a potential third way between Bernie Sanders’ on the Left and Mrs Clinton
"This is a significant milestone for the Keystone XL project," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. "We greatly appreciate President Trump's administration for reviewing and approving this important initiative and we look forward to working with them as we continue to invest in and strengthen North America's energy infrastructure."
Florida has recently proposed a bill that would cut food stamp eligibility for hundreds of thousands of residents, and a sizable number of Americans still agree that food stamps are too easy to come by in the United States.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of American Adults think it is too easy to get food stamps in this country, although that's down from 48% three years ago and a high of 52% in 2012.
Just 19% think it is too hard to get food stamps today. One-in-four (25%) think the level of eligibility is about right, but 13% are not sure.