British politician Nigel Farage heralded the year 2016 as the beginning of global populist revolution during a Friday speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. In a speech titled, “Brexit and What it Means for the World,” Farage, the former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), said that future schoolchildren would study 2016 as the dawn of a new political era — ushered in by the so-called Brexit referendum in the U.K. and election of President Trump in the U.S.
In a video released Friday, Hillary Clinton encouraged Democrats to “move forward with courage, confidence, and optimism,” as the party prepares to rebuild after losing the White House and failing to gain majorities in either house of Congress in the November elections. The 3-minute video was posted online shortly after being shown to applause at a Democratic National Committee meeting in Atlanta, Ga. The DNC will choose new party leaders, including a new chairperson, Saturday.
Conservatives are smiling this week at an annual convention in Washington, celebrating President Trump’s win, but beneath the surface lurk tensions central to how Republicans will govern in the next two years andto the 2018 election outlook. At the four-day Conservative Political Action Conference, once a fringe event that is now decidedly in the Republican mainstream, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are expected to help fire up an estimated 10,000 activists in attendance. Known as CPAC, the event is being held at a new MGM resort and casino located in Maryland, just outside Washington. So Trump, a former casino developer, should feel at home, despite certain unresolved differences with many of his hosts over issues such as trade, taxes and small government.
Tom Cotton, R-Ark., left, and David Perdue, R-Ga., speak to the media during a news conference on Capitol Hill Feb. 7. While much of the media has been focused on the administration’s campaign against illegal immigration, a rising star among Senate Republicans, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, has been pursuing a parallel agenda: a bill to cut legal immigration in half, an idea long considered toxic in Washington but whose time may be coming around. Perhaps no one in Washington was happier to hear the news than Roy Beck, a cheerful 68-year-old former reporter who founded the anti-immigration group NumbersUSA, and has been waiting for a moment like this for 20 years.
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, in this July 27, 2016 photo. Holding town halls with Flat Marco, a cardboard cutout, is just the latest in a series of creative measures progressive activists have taken to shame reluctant members of Congress into holding town halls and draw media attention to their concerns.
President Trump is interviewed by Reuters in the Oval Office Feb. 23. President Trump said the FBI is “totally unable” to crack down on U.S. government employees who plan to leak sensitive information to the media. The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security "leakers" that have permeated our government for a long time.
U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport on Thursday, state television said, in a major gain in operations to drive Islamic State from the western half of the city.
Elite Counter Terrorism forces advanced from the southwestern side and entered the Ghozlani army base along with the southwestern districts of Tal al-Rumman and al-Mamoun
Protesters opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline braced for a showdown with authorities as some vowed to defy Wednesday’s deadline to abandon the camp they have occupied for months to halt the project. President Trump has pushed for the completion of the multibillion-dollar pipeline since he took office last month, despite objections from Native Americans and environmental activists who say it threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Republican Gov. Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set a deadline of Wednesday afternoon for protesters to leave the Oceti Sakowin camp.
Vice President Mike Pence dismissed concerns Thursday about the pace of Republican plans to repeal and replace the health care law passed by Democrats under President Barack Obama, promising an “orderly transition” to a new system. It was the only comment by Pence in a 20-minute speech that went beyond boilerplate rhetoric and touched on challenges facing the new administration.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — “Conservatism” will be supplanted by “Trumpism” when the president speaks Friday at the annual gathering of right-wing activists known as CPAC — the Conservative Political Action Conference — Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway predicted Thursday. “This will be TPAC when he’s here, no doubt,” Conway quipped.