It feels like our democracy is hurtling toward a cliff. Trump is hinting that he might try to shut down Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor investigating whether his campaign colluded with Russia. If he did so, he’d be following in the footsteps of Richard Nixon, who forced the resignation of both his attorney general and his deputy attorney general before he found a Justice Department lackey—Robert Bork—willing to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox. Yet Nixon’s power grab was constrained by a Democratic Congress. Trump has a Republican one.
At President Trump's golf club in Rancho Palos Verdes, there is a driving range on a cliff, with a stunning view of the blue Pacific. There's room for 24 golfers.
But, on a recent afternoon, there was only one.
And he was playing with a guilty conscience.
"I feel like I'm cheating on my wife," said Richard Sullivan, a 59-year-old doctor.
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The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a proposed amendment to the Constitution that was first introduced into Congress in 1923. It would establish equality between men and women.
And in 2017, almost 100 years later, it still hasn't become law. This means that according to US law, women do not have equal rights.
Last spring, Dena Haritos Tsamitis left a work meeting to discover she was unable to get a signal on her cellphone. Even after rebooting the device, she couldn’t get service, leaving her unable to contact her college student daughter, who usually communicated with her throughout the day.
“She was frantic, worrying about me, because she had tried to reach me several times,” Tsamitis says she learned when she got home. “She said she called her friend to pick her up to look for me, because she was worried about me.”
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) used President Trump's "Made In America" campaign to knock the administration, wearing a lookalike of Trump's "Make America Great Again" hat, but with "Trump, Putin 2016" written on it.
Lieu debuted the hat on Twitter Tuesday, sharing a selfie of himself wearing the hat outside of congress.
"Wearing this special hat for White House Made in America week. Unlike the products of [Trump] and Ivanka Trump it's Made in America!" Lieu tweeted.
Joy Reid and her panel, including Rep. Ted Lieu of California and more, debate the legal questions surrounding Donald Trump, Jr. meeting with a Russian lawyer promising opposition research.
It's rare for a Democratic lawmaker to thank a Fox News host, but that's exactly what Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) did after Fox News anchor Shepard Smith ripped the Trump administration's handling of the investigations into Russian election meddling.
"More liberal propaganda against @realDonaldTrump," Lieu wrote on Twitter. "Oh wait, this is from Shepard Smith w/ @FoxNews. Thank you Shepard for telling the truth."