October 2017

The Argonaut: Congressman Ted Lieu makes a play to keep the nuclear football out of Trump’s hands

Technically speaking, nuclear war is little more than a midnight covfefe away.

It takes 218 votes in the House of Representatives and 51 votes in the Senate to pass health care or immigration law, but whether to authorize a globally catastrophic nuclear first strike is the decision of just one man: President Donald Trump. And as tensions escalate between Trump and North Korean “rocket man” Kim Jong-un, threats of nuclear annihilation have become White House diplomatic posture — a terrifying new normal.

The Hill: Fate of DACA recipients unclear as renewal deadline approaches

Lawmakers are trying come up with a solution for thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children as the Oct. 5 deadline to renew the immigrants’ status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program approaches.

"Sen. Lankford and I are obviously from same area, we share the same state and constituency. He and I have long discussions about DACA and continue to work together on some solutions," Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.) told The Hill.

The Hill: Dems rip Trump for dedicating golf trophy to hurricane victims

Democratic lawmakers are blasting President Trump for dedicating a golf trophy to hurricane victims while Puerto Rico continues to recover from Hurricane Maria.

Lawmakers took to Twitter to criticize Trump, who dedicated the trophy at the Presidents Cup golf tournament Sunday to the victims of the recent hurricanes that have struck the U.S.

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