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Sen. Bernie Sanders is running for president again, and this time around he plans to be much more vocal about foreign policy. Matt Duss, Sanders’ foreign policy adviser, spoke with INSIDER about the senator’s global affairs priorities. Duss also addressed some of the criticism Sanders’ received in 2016 for a perceived lack of vision regarding foreign policy. “Coming out of 2016, we recognised that he had a much bigger platform, a much bigger opportunity to move things in a progressive direction and the importance of making foreign policy part of that, which is why he asked me to join the staff,” Duss said. Duss pushed back on recent attacks from Democrats against Sanders’ stance on the Venezuela crisis: “No one is defending Maduro – the senator certainly is not doing that.” He also touted Sanders’ efforts to end US involvement in the Yemen conflict, and expressed optimism about the fate of a resolution the senator is … [Read more...] about Q&A WITH MATT DUSS: Bernie Sanders’ foreign policy adviser breaks down the senator’s progressive global agenda for 2020
WASHINGTON — It's easy to read the Senate's vote Thursday against a "precipitous withdrawal" from either Syria or Afghanistan as a major, bipartisan whack at President Donald Trump, who has announced his intent to bring American troops home from both nations as quickly as possible. After all, the amendment was sponsored by Trump's floor general in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and the vote Thursday — on whether to end debate and move to a final vote — secured support from 68 senators, including the top Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. Even Trump seemed to take it as a reprimand. But it might be just the kind of slap on the wrist that gives Trump the go-ahead — both politically and in policy terms — to move forward. Critics of the president's calls to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan worry that, in the absence of American forces, bad actors will be empowered. That could lead to greater … [Read more...] about Trump got a wrist slap by the Senate on troop withdrawals. That’s a green light.
Melissa Nann Burke The Detroit News Published 5:52 PM EST Jan 16, 2019 Washington — U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib and more than a dozen other freshmen Democrats marched from the House of Representatives to the Senate Wednesday to tell Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to end the partial government shutdown. Trailed by staff and reporters, they walked together from the House cloak room, under the Capitol dome to McConnell's office, where aides told the group he was unavailable. The Democrats made the same trip Tuesday and left behind a letter they'd signed, urging the Republican leader to take up bills passed by the House to reopen shuttered government departments. The shutdown is now in its fourth week. After her colleagues left, Tlaib of Detroit said she hung around in the office an extra minute or two, hoping McConnell might meet with a smaller group. "We want to urge the leadership of the Senate and empower him. That he can act without the president's … [Read more...] about Tlaib, freshman Democrats lean on Senate to end government shutdown
President Donald Trump posed with Border Patrol agents during his Thursday visit to the US-Mexico border in Texas. On Wednesday, the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents employees ad federal agencies including Customs and Border Protection, filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the partial government shutdown. Two plaintiffs are Customs and Border Protection officers. “The FLSA guarantees, for employees falling within its coverage, the on-time payment of any minimum wage and overtime wages earned,” the lawsuit claims. “If those wages are earned, but not paid out, on the employee’s corresponding regularly scheduled payday, the FLSA has been violated.” President Donald Trump visited the US-Mexico border in Texas, on Thursday, where he met and posed with Customs and Border Protection officers. The trip was part of his push for a barrier at the southern border. Trump’s desire for a wall or barrier at the border led … [Read more...] about Trump posed with Border Patrol. In the meantime, 2 agents are suing the government over the shutdown