WASHINGTON — In his typically boastful rally this past week, Donald Trump placed himself too high in the pantheon of presidents when it comes to getting his judicial picks on federal courts. He's been having a good run on that front but he's not where he said he is — ranking right under George Washington, no less. Much of the week was filled with the cacophony of Democratic presidential candidates having their say on the debate stage. Their pronouncements did not always fit with the facts. They skewed reality on climate science, immigration policy, the auto industry and more. A review: JUDGES TRUMP, on his record of filling federal judicial appointments: "There's only one person ... who percentage-wise has done better than me with judges." — Cincinnati rally Thursday. THE FACTS: No, at least four have done better. Trump is properly ceding first place to George Washington, who had a judiciary entirely made up of his choices simply because he was the first president. … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: The Democratic debates and Trump counterpunch
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WASHINGTON — The Democratic presidential contenders have some inconvenient truths to grapple with. It's not easy, for example, to summon foreboding words on the economy — accurately — when the U.S. has been having its longest expansion in history. Health care for all raises questions of costs to average taxpayers that the candidates are loath to confront head on. And in slamming President Donald Trump relentlessly for his treatment of migrants, the Democrats gloss over the record of President Barack Obama (and his vice president, Joe Biden), whose administration deported them by the millions and housed many children in the border "cages" they assail Trump for using now. The candidates will be pressed on the economy, health care, immigration and much more in their second round of debates, this week in Detroit. A sampling of the campaign rhetoric on a variety of subjects and how it compares with the facts: THE CAGES KAMALA HARRIS: "You look at the fact that this is a … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: 2020 Democrats and their grasp of the facts
Sweeping new protections for religious health care workers and an overhaul of family planning programs to effectively cut out Planned Parenthood represent something unusual in the Trump administration: a clear spotting of the fingerprints of Vice President Mike Pence. From topics ranging from trade to the president’s scorched-earth attacks against the Mueller investigation, Pence has been the loyal foot soldier while often appearing uncomfortable amid the administration’s biggest fights.Story Continued Below Despite having earned Trump’s gratitude for his loyalty, Pence has had a far lower profile than his recent predecessors. But behind the scenes, Pence has developed his own sphere of influence in an agency lower on Trump’s radar: Health and Human Services. It’s also the agency with the ability to fulfill the policy goal most closely associated with Pence over his nearly 20 year career in electoral politics: de-funding Planned Parenthood. Numerous top … [Read more...] about How Mike Pence’s ‘Indiana mafia’ took over health care policy
By Ryan Carter | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: May 14, 2019 at 3:01 pm | UPDATED: May 14, 2019 at 3:31 pm A new president has been selected to lead Los Angeles Pierce College, the sprawling west San Fernando Valley community college campus that has been without a permanent leader for about a year. Alexis S. Montevirgen is expected to be approved as the college’s new leader at the June 5 meeting of the Los Angeles Community College District’s Board of Trustees. At 40, he would be among the youngest presidents to lead the 70-plus-year-old, 426-acre Woodland Hills college and its 22,000 students each semester. “This is an exceptional opportunity and I’m ready to begin once the board confirms my appointment,” Montevirgen said in a district statement announcing Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez’ selection. Montevirgen’s appointment was the culimination of a year-long, nationwide search that officials said garnered significant interest for … [Read more...] about Indiana leader tapped for LA Pierce College president job
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