President Donald Trump likes to brag about the growing stock market and the low unemployment during his presidency. The economy, he says, is doing great! Unless he needs to justify a tax cut for corporations and the rich. Then, he says, American corporations are stymied by high taxes.
It would be hard to imagine Donald Trump, this man of huge self-esteem, leaving the Oval Office voluntarily. So if the foes of the incumbent hope to remove him, they likely would encounter a difficult road ahead of them. In 1975, enough fellow Republicans threw in the sponge on Nixon. Would enough of today's timid GOP crew eventually do the same in the days ahead?
As he moves quickly to build his administration, President Donald Trump has offered little indication who he will nominate as the next commissioner of the Social Security Administration – an agency that has gone four years without a permanent leader.
Gov. Larry Hogan came under pressure from one of the General Assembly's fiscal leaders Thursday to speak out more forcefully in defense of parts of the federal Affordable Care Act that insure many Marylanders.
Barack Obama: I understand that we're in the midst of an especially volatile political season. But at a time when our politics are so polarized, we should treat a process of this magnitude — the appointment of a Supreme Court justice — with the seriousness it deserves.
It's all there, right in the document the president and each Senator swore an oath before God to support. The president serves for four years. Nothing in the Constitution says, implies, or suggests that the president's duties are abrogated, suspended, stopped, stripped away or limited in the fourth year of his term — or her term, should a woman be elected. Obama's oath of office requires him to nominate a Supreme Court justice. It's that simple: he shall nominate someone to fill the seat
There's no shortage of reasons for why the right is at war over whether or not to take a flier on Mr. Trump. All of the various establishments and the counter-establishments overpromised and underdelivered in recent years. Mr. Cruz and his supporters accused his fellow politicians of being corrupt sellouts, and so many people believed him, they'd now rather take a gamble on Mr. Trump than back Mr. Cruz, a mere politician.
Hours after they passed a $1 trillion government spending bill, Senate Democratic leaders withdrew a scheduled vote this week on President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration -- a move that appeared to derail her chances for confirmation.
The Senate was speeding toward final approval of a $1 trillion spending bill late Saturday after muscling past opposition from conservative Republicans — an effort that would end any possibility of a government shutdown until next fall.
Senate Democrats on Saturday moved to advance the confirmation of Social Security Administration nominee Carolyn W. Colvin, despite opposition from Republicans that had appeared to undermine her chances this month.
WASHINGTON — A day after her confirmation to lead the Social Security Administration was thrown into question, Carolyn W. Colvin outlined a series of steps the agency is taking to address more than a billion dollars in erroneous payments identified by auditors in recent years.
WASHINGTON — Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement.
President Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration will face tough questioning from lawmakers at her confirmation hearing, experts predict — and many of the hardest queries could come from members of her own party.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said Congress left more than a million families a "lump of coal in their stocking" when it failed to address expiring federal unemployment benefits, and he joined a chorus of Democrats who are calling on lawmakers to approve a retroactive extension as their first order of business next month.
Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to thousands of federal employees in Maryland.
By By John Fritze and Lisa Mascaro and The Baltimore Sun