EXPORT controls, ECONOMIC security, UNITED States, and NATIONAL security -- United States
The article explores the move by the U.S. Congress to introduce proposals for a series of export controls on products important to U.S. national and economic security. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida regarded China as the most comprehensive threat to the U.S. The issue has caused division between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party.
ELECTIONS -- United States, UNITED States -- Politics & government -- 2017-, and POLITICAL change
The article analyzes the political implications of the Democratic Party's victory in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 mid-term election. The victory of Democrats is expected to extend the political division as they end the Republican Party's domination. The impact of the House's leadership change on the way the federal government operates is discussed, particularly on the legislative agenda of President Donald Trump.
LEGISLATIVE oversight -- United States, PRESIDENTS of the United States, and PARTISANSHIP
The article analyzes the impact of U.S. President Donald Trump's war on oversight on the relationship between Congress and the presidency. The war on congressional oversight has been attributed to partisanship resulted from the rising tension between the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. The failure of Trump to comply with the oversight power of Congress is discussed.
The article comments on the implications of the decision of Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, not to seek re-election in November 2018. Ryan is regarded as the future of the Republican Party once before the party left him. The reputation of Ryan as a champion of compassionate conservatism is recognized. Also discussed is the difference between the Republican politics of Ryan and President Donald Trump.
UNITED States -- Politics & government -- 2017-, U.S. Government shutdown, 2018-2019, and BORDER security -- United States
The article explores the era of divided government under the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. It analyzes the impact of the control of the Senate by Republicans and the House of Representatives by Democrats starting January 2019. The connection between this division and the partial government shutdown is discussed, as well as the president's effort to increase border-security funding.
The article focuses on the 114th U.S. Congress and speculates on if it will be more productive now that the Republican Party is in control of both the House and Senate. It states when President Clinton was faced by a Congress wholly controlled by Republicans he cut taxes and reformed the welfare system, while George W. Bush signed a stimulus bill when facing a Democratic Congress during the early part of the global financial crisis. It considers areas of cooperation with President Barack Obama.
ELECTIONS -- United States, POLITICAL campaigns -- United States, and UNITED States presidential election, 2020
The article reviews the performance of Republicans in rural states in the 2018 mid-term election. The party was able to gain control of the Senate as several Democrats lost during the election. Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke failed to win a Senate seat despite his positive campaign and a weak Republican rival. The implications of the election results for the outcome of the 2020 presidential elections are discussed.
The article discusses the efforts of the Democrats to win a majority in the U.S. Senate. It explains the need of the party to gain two more seats in order to retake the chamber from the Republicans. Democrats are expected to retain most of the seats they have in states where presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won but they are warned about the results in New Jersey and New Mexico. The influence of President Donald Trump on the election is also explored.
REPUBLICAN Party (U.S. : 1854- ), UNITED States. Congress. House. Office of Congressional Ethics, and TRUMP, Donald, 1946-
The article focuses on efforts by the U.S. Republican Party to dismantle the independent investigative body Office of Congressional Ethics which resulted in President-elect Donald Trump stating in a microblog post suggesting Republicans had bigger things to deal with and saw Republicans back off on their plans.
TAX reform, PUBLIC spending, ELECTIONS -- United States, and UNITED States federal budget
The article focuses on U.S President Barack Obama's rise in popularity after the 2010 elections and what this will mean for new legislation and budgets for the next two years. It states the Republican party won a majority in the House of Representatives and are in a position to block many of Obama's policies. It comments on the need to reform the tax code and how Democrats and Republicans differ on this. It talks about the need to raise the debt ceiling and on reluctance to make lasting reforms.
UNITED States Senate elections, UNITED States -- Politics & government -- 2009-2017, and ELECTIONS
The article focuses on the midterm elections in the U.S. in 2014. Topics include the likelihood of Republicans winning a majority in the U.S. Senate, how a Republican-controlled Senate would impact U.S. President Barack Obama's final two years in office, and how the makeup of the U.S. House of Representatives will change after the election.
GERRYMANDERING, PARTISANSHIP, VOTERS -- Attitudes, UNITED States -- Politics & government -- 21st century, and ELECTIONS
The article focuses on the lack of turnover among members of the U.S. House of Representatives and how this is impacting the quality of government. It states that gerrymandering is not entirely to blame for the reason why Republicans won more seats than Democrats in the 2012 House elections despite getting fewer overall votes. It suggests voters are sorting themselves into ideological blocs while the Republican and Democratic parties are becoming increasingly partisan.
DEBT limit (Government) and UNITED States -- Politics & government -- 2009-2017
The article discusses the selection of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives following the resignation of former Speaker John Boehner, with a particular focus on candidate Paul Ryan. Details on Ryan's relationship with the group of Republican Representatives known as the Freedom Caucus are presented. The author supports Ryan's candidacy and praises his pragmatism. Forthcoming legislation regarding the U.S. debt ceiling and budget is also discussed.
ELECTIONS -- United States, UNITED States Congressional elections, and ELECTIONS
The article focuses on the likelihood that the U.S. House of Representatives will retain its Republican Party majority. Topics include the turbulence in congressional politics between 2008 and 2012, the possibility that Democratic candidates will overcome Republican incumbents, and the use of redistricting to ensure Republican success.
UNDOCUMENTED immigrants, GOVERNMENT policy, DEFERRED Action for Childhood Arrivals (U.S.), and UNITED States
The author comments on the decision of the U.S. administration under President Donald Trump to end the immigration policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Topics covered include the failure of the Republican-led Congress to address the problem of immigration, the suggestion for Congress to write DACA or something similar to it into law and the role of Congress' inaction in the possibility of another executive action to introduce DACA or something like it.
GOVERNMENT spending policy, DEBT limit (Government), UNITED States -- Politics & government -- 2009-2017, BIPARTISANSHIP, and ECONOMIC aspects
The article focuses on Republican and Democratic infighting in U.S. Congress over the 2015 national budget. Topics include budget policy in the U.S. in 2014, if another government shutdown will be held over raising the debt ceiling, and the need for greater bipartisanship in U.S. Congress. Information is provided on U.S. President Barack Obama's federal discretionary spending cap.
PUBLIC welfare, BLOCK grants, UNITED States, and POVERTY reduction
The article focuses on how U.S. welfare reform enacted 20 years ago in 1996 failed to reduce deep poverty. It states President Bill Clinton's original welfare proposal would have coupled a requirement for welfare recipients to work with a guarantee of the government as an employer of last resort but due to cost and Republican control of the House of Representatives was unable to enact the latter element. It talks about problems with block grants to U.S. states and the need for additional reform.
PRIMARIES, SOUTH Carolina -- Politics & government -- 1951-, UNITED States -- Politics & government -- 2009-2017, and ELECTIONS
The article considers a Republican Party primary to be held March 19, 2013 for the seat in South Carolina's First District of the U.S. House of Representatives. The candidacy of former Governor Mark Sanford is discussed. Extremely conservative political views expressed by Republican candidates at a campaign debate are considered in terms of the national party's reaction to its defeat in the 2012 election for President.