DONALD Trump has banned a CNN reporter from the White House after a press conference clash, and accused him of "placing his hands" on a female intern. Tempers flared when the President refused to answer questions from CNN reporter Jim Acosta about the migrants heading for the US border and Russian meddling in the US election. Trump called him a "rude, terrible person" before Acosta was seen refusing to give his mic to a young woman. He was later turned away at the White House press centre by secret service officers. Trump says his pass has been suspended "until further notice". "I've just been denied entrance to the WH," Acosta tweeted Wednesday night. "Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit." White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Acosta's ban in a statement, claiming the suspension stemmed from his "placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern." She called the … [Read more...] about Trump BANS CNN reporter Jim Acosta from White House after conference clash for ‘grabbing intern’
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FIRED-UP Donald Trump had a confrontational exchange with White House reporters today labelling one a "rude, terrible person." Tempers flared when the President refused to answer a follow-up question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta, who was trying to ask him about the ongoing Russia investigation. Trump spoke loudly over Acosta and then tried to shut him down by demanding he hand over his microphone. "That's enough," Trump said repeatedly as Acosta continued to try and ask his questions. When a White House aide bizarrely attempted to snatch the mic from him, Acosta quickly yanked it back. "On the Russia investigation, are you concerned that you may .,, ?" Acosta said before Trump interrupted him. The President blasted: "I'm not concerned about anything with the Russia investigation because it's a hoax." Trump stepped away from the lectern for a a few seconds before returning to the microphone to take aim at Acosta again. "I tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself … [Read more...] about Donald Trump brands CNN reporter ‘rude, terrible person’ as they clash at fiery press conference
POLITICS 10/28/2018 05:45 am ET Updated 5 hours ago Two districts in Pennsylvania show where the House will be won and where a blue wave might break. By Kevin Robillard DOYLESTOWN, Pa. – Democrats are on the verge of winning back control of the House of Representatives because of suburbs like this one. The sheer number of competitive Republican-held seats in suburban areas, from Orange County, California, to Loudoun County, Virginia, makes it likely, although not certain, that Democrats will win the 23 seats they need to take control of the House in January 2019. So now the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other outside Democratic groups are increasingly investing in areas where President Donald Trump’s political standing is stronger. These districts, from Arkansas to Michigan, will make or break a Democratic wave — and could lead to Democrats winning 35 seats or more. Recent polling shows Democrat Scott Wallace — a … [Read more...] about The Midterms Loom. Here’s Where Dems’ Fight For The House Will Be Decided.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Upshot Supported by The size of the Democratic advantage is unclear, polling shows, and the Kavanaugh controversy introduces an element of volatility. ByNate Cohn Oct. 7, 2018 The size of the Democratic advantage in the fight for control of the House is unclear with a month until the midterm elections, and there are recent signs Republicans might have improved their position, possibly because of the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. A favorable national environment, strong Democratic candidates and a wave of Republican retirements have combined to produce a long list of vulnerable Republican seats. But Republicans remain competitive in the districts that will decide control. The sheer number of highly competitive districts means a wide range of possible outcomes. Democrats … [Read more...] about Battle for the House Has a Wide Range of Possible Outcomes
Clockwise from top left, Ben Cline, Anthony Gonzalez, Deb Haaland, Dan Meuser, Rashida Tlaib, David Trone, John Rose, Andy Levin, Michael Guest and Madeleine Dean. (Courtesy Bill Clark/D.A. Banks/CQ Roll Call, Anthony Gonzalez for Congress, Meuser for Congress, Rashida Tlaib for Congress, David Trone for Congress, John Rose for Congress, Andy Levin for Congress, Friends of Michael Guest and Madeleine Dean for United States Congress) With control of the House up for grabs and the number of competitive seats growing to 86, many congressional hopefuls have two more months of grueling politicking to look forward to as they barrel toward Election Day.But not all of them.Some 39 candidates are on firmer footing in their bids for open House seats. Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates their races solid for either party. For all of them, securing the primary nod was tantamount to winning the general election.Some of the sure shots, especially on the Democratic side, … [Read more...] about Meet More Likely New Members of Congress