Jeff Merkley

Democrats Crack on the Wall

Congressional Democrats are ditching House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s ardent opposition to any barrier or wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, as the partial government shutdown continues and President Donald Trump takes his case directly to the border itself.

Armando Mayorga, right, originally from Nicaragua, but deported from the United States after living in California for years, stands on the Mexico side of the first of two border walls Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders …

Dem Sen. Merkley: Trump ‘Almost Operating as Saudi Arabia’s Agent’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) stated President Trump is “almost operating as Saudi Arabia’s agent or publicist or advocate, rather than America’s advocate.” Merkley discussed Representative Tulsi Gabbard’s (D-HI) tweet accusing the president of “being

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Ryan Bounds Withdrawn After Tim Scott, Marco Rubio Sink Nomination

The White House formally withdrew the nomination of federal prosecutor Ryan Bounds for a spot on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Tuesday after Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Friday torpedoed his nomination despite broad establishment backing.

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Dem Sen Merkley: Trump ‘Trapped in a Childhood Emotional State’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) stated President Trump is “trapped in a childhood emotional state” and incredibly emotionally immature. Merkley said Trump’s statement that other presidents didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers is

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