President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration’s separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border. Representative Mark Meadows said Trump told Republican members of the House at a meeting on Capitol Hill that they needed to get something done on immigration “right away.” In the meeting, Trump said separating families was “certainly not an attractive thing and does look bad,” added Representative Tom Cole. Congressional Republicans have been scrambling to craft legislation as videos of youngsters in cages and an audiotape of wailing children have sparked anger at home from groups ranging from clergy to influential business leaders, as well as condemnation abroad. A Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll released on Tuesday showed fewer than one in three American adults supporting the … [Read more...] about Trump says he would back both US House immigration bills as separation crisis grows
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Editor’s Note: Dr. Terry F. Buss is a Fellow at the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration. He wrote this op-ed exclusively for Tuoi Tre News. Editor’s Note: Dr. Terry F. Buss is a Fellow at the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration. He wrote this op-ed exclusively for Tuoi Tre News. In his 2008 presidential campaign, President Barack Obama promised to improve diplomatic relations with Cuba and eliminate a 50 year long embargo. On Wednesday, Obama proclaimed that he was now going to reverse the failed U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba. Why, after nearly six years as president with about two years remaining in office and after a devastating loss of an election for his Democratic Party in November, has Obama concluded that now is the time to build ties with Cuba? The short answer: Obama is pursuing political ambitions in the U.S., rather than developing a sound policy on Cuba. Cuban economy in distress The Cuban economy is in distress. Many observers … [Read more...] about Obama announces new sweeping policy on Cuba: Why now?
President Obama returned to his hometown Chicago on Thursday to kick start his campaign for a second term, and raise millions of dollars to finance his 2012 re-election bid. But even in this Obama-friendly town, where the president launched his political career as a community organizer, not all are enthusiastic about his visit, with some expressing frustration about unfulfilled promises about the economy, as well as issues like the war and immigration. Obama, a former Illinois senator, arrived late in the afternoon from Washington D.C., where he had a full day of meetings with the Emir of Qatar and his bipartisan group of advisers on budget deficit reduction. As soon as the presidential aircraft Air Force One landed in Chicago, the commander-in-chief turned into fundraiser-in-chief attending two high-priced dinner events, and a large reception aimed at younger and small-amount donors. At the MK Restaurant in Chicago's Gold Coast area, Obama dined with contributors who paid 35,800 … [Read more...] about Obama in Chicago for re-election bid; homecoming not so sweet for some