White House Factions Fight Over Trump's Next Homeland Security Secretary

White House Factions Fight Over Trump's Next Homeland Security Secretary

Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli speaks about immigration policy at the White House on Aug. 12. Immigration hard-liners are pushing for him to be the next secretary of homeland security.White House staffers have told President Trump he can’t choose two immigration hard-liners for a top job because of federal vacancy rules, according to two people familiar with the conversations.

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White House Factions Fight Over Trump's Next Homeland Security Secretary

Trump Says Republicans Need To 'Get Tougher And Fight' On Impeachment

Trump Says Republicans Need To 'Get Tougher And Fight' On Impeachment

"Republicans ... have to get tougher and fight because the Democrats are trying to hurt the Republican Party for the election," President Trump said at a meeting of his Cabinet on Monday.The president went off on members of his own party during a Cabinet meeting on Monday, while saying at least Democrats are united in their pursuit of trying to remove him from office.

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Trump Says Republicans Need To 'Get Tougher And Fight' On Impeachment

Mulvaney Walks Back Ukraine Remarks, Admits It Wasn't A 'Perfect Press Conference'

Mulvaney Walks Back Ukraine Remarks, Admits It Wasn't A 'Perfect Press Conference'

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, said Sunday that his words were taken out of context when he acknowledged on Thursday that military aid to Ukraine was being tied to President Trump seeking a political favor.The acting White House chief of staff denied what he previously said: that defense funding to Ukraine was frozen in part over the demand that Kyiv dig up dirt on Trump’s political rivals.

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Mulvaney Walks Back Ukraine Remarks, Admits It Wasn't A 'Perfect Press Conference'

Andrew Yang Warns There Is No Guarantee Impeaching Trump Will Be Successful

Andrew Yang Warns There Is No Guarantee Impeaching Trump Will Be Successful

Entrepreneur and presidential hopeful Andrew Yang prepares for a meeting with undecided voters in Manhattan.Yang says Democrats need to articulate a vision for the country. “When we’re talking about Donald Trump, we are losing to Donald Trump, even if it’s in the context of talking about impeaching him.”

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Andrew Yang Warns There Is No Guarantee Impeaching Trump Will Be Successful