Donald Trump has put a Utah senator at the top of his list of new potential Supreme Court picks. The Republican’s response: Thanks, but no thanks.
The Republican presidential nominee is set to release a list of 10 additional names he would consider to fill a vacancy on the high court. He first proposed potential picks after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia and the Senate’s refusal to consider President Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to replace Scalia.
According to NBC News, Sen. Mike Lee is among the new group, the only elected official on a list that includes appeals court, district court and state supreme court judges.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan doesn’t think Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims traveling to the U.S. is “remotely possible.”
“Politics is a marathon and it's a long process,” Erdoğan said in a translated interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday. “Many things can be said throughout the rallies before elections and things will turn out to be very different post-elections.”
After the primaries, Trump altered his proposed ban to target those from countries affected by terrorism, but critics say even the modified program could be overly broad and difficult to implement.
No, President Obama doesn't agree with Donald Trump's view that life in America today has never been worse for African Americans.
"I think even most 8-year-olds would tell you that whole slavery thing wasn’t very good for black people. Jim Crow wasn’t good for black people," the nation's first black president said in an interview with ABC from the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. "What we have to do is use our history to propel us to make even more progress in the future."
Obama also addressed the civil unrest in Charlotte, N.C., in response to another police shooting, suggesting that demonstrators should find more constructive ways to channel their energies.
American voters have a clear choice on Nov. 8. We can elect an experienced, thoughtful and deeply knowledgeable public servant or a thin-skinned demagogue who is unqualified and unsuited to be president.
Donald J. Trump, a billionaire businessman and television personality, is the latter. He has never held elected office and has shown himself temperamentally unfit to do so. He has run a divisive, belligerent, dishonest campaign, repeatedly aligning himself with racists, strongmen and thugs while maligning or dismissing large segments of the American public. Electing Trump could be catastrophic for the nation.
By contrast, Hillary Clinton is one of the best prepared candidates to seek the presidency in many years. As a first lady, a Democratic senator from New York and secretary of State in President Obama’s first term, she immersed herself in the details of government, which is why her positions on the issues today are infinitely better thought-out than those of her opponent.
Ask Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump how they are preparing for the debate Monday that could upend the presidential race, and they might just change the subject.
Their aides, of course, are handing them briefing books detailing where the cameras will be placed and what the price of milk is. They’re studying each other’s hand gestures and talking points on endless streams of video. They’re acting out scenarios designed to replicate the conditions onstage at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y..
The campaigns are cagey about preparations as they aim to lower expectations, refusing even to say who they’re using as stand-ins to role-play the other candidate, if anyone. But the nominees are leaving little to chance leading up to what is often the most dramatic, and least predictable, moment in a presidential election.