Senate Republicans have dropped their attempt to reimpose U.S. sanctions on the Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE, lawmakers said Friday, a victory for President Trump as congressional Republicans abandoned a rare effort to thwart his agenda.
The forced withdrawal Thursday of a Trump judicial nominee over his college writings inflamed the battle over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, with Democrats escalating their demands to see all of his past documents, even though that could top
Speaker Paul Ryan quashed a rank-and-file effort to force Democrats to take a politically toxic vote to abolish the federal government’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, sources familiar with the matter told POLITICO.
President Trump’s nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court will be announced on Monday, July 9, with fanfare. Trump told reporters in recent days that he is planning to reveal his pick during television’s primetime that evening. Trump’s friends tell me he hopes the moment is drenched with drama, the trappings of the presidency — and good lighting.