January 2017

Rep. Ted Lieu is trolling Donald Trump, and he hopes you're watching

Rep. Ted Lieu is now placing an asterisk next to President Trump's name in news releases. 

It’s the Torrance Democrat's way of drawing attention to his concerns about the new administration, he said. 

“Sometimes the best way to respond to crazy is with satire,” Lieu said. “Never before have I had this feeling where our leader is potentially unhinged and has a problem with the truth, and that is highly disturbing for the leader of the free world. So I’ve decided I’m just going to point that out as much as I can.” 

Democrats launch scorched-earth strategy against Trump

What began as a high-minded discussion about how to position the Democratic Party against President Donald Trump appears to be nearing its conclusion. The bulk of the party has settled on a scorched-earth, not-now-not-ever model of opposition.

In legislative proposals, campaign promises, donor pitches and even in some Senate hearings, Democrats have opted for a hard-line, give-no-quarter posture, a reflection of a seething party base that will have it no other way.

Democrats propose legislation to prevent Donald Trump from launching a nuclear first strike

As President Donald Trump assumes control of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill in both chambers that would entrust Congress with the power to launch a nuclear first strike. Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey and Califonria Rep. Ted Lieu sponsored legislation on Tuesday that would limit Trump’s command over the arsenal, citing the president’s ignorance in nuclear weapons, and his flippant attitude towards using them, as causes for concern.