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Lauding ‘force’ against protests, Sen. Cotton raises profile

In this May 5, 2020, file photo Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing for Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cotton has risen to the ranks of potential 2024 Republican presidential contenders by making all the right enemies. Now, the Arkansas lawmaker is making more by lining up behind President Donald Trump’s law and order recipe for controlling civic unrest.

Associated Press

June 5, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Sen. Tom Cotton has risen to the ranks of potential 2024 Republican presidential contenders by making all the right enemies. By lining up behind President Donald Trump’s law-and-order recipe for controlling civic unrest, he’s making even more. “One thing above all...

Trump says he’ll ‘suspend immigration,’ offers no details

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington.

Associated Press

April 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he will sign an executive order “to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” because of the coronavirus. “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American...

Some US producers, states reopening amid political pressure

A masked worker departs a gate at a Boeing production plant Monday, April 20, 2020, in Renton, Wash. Boeing this week is restarting production of commercial airplanes in the Seattle area, putting about 27,000 people back to work after operations were halted because of the coronavirus.

Associated Press

April 21, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing and at least one other U.S. heavy-equipment manufacturer resumed production and some states rolled out aggressive reopening plans Monday, despite nationwide concerns there is not enough testing yet to keep the coronavirus from rebounding. In one of the most forceful moves yet,...

Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh ends 2020 GOP bid against Trump

In this Jan. 29, 2020 file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., speaks during a campaign event at Riley's Cafe in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Walsh ended his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on Friday, abandoning an effort that faced long odds and financial struggles from the start.

Associated Press

February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh ended his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on Friday, abandoning an effort that faced long odds and financial struggles from the start. “I’m suspending my campaign, but our fight against the Cult of Trump is ju...

DePaul alum running for Katie Hill’s congressional seat

In this Oct. 25, 2018 file photo, George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, arrives for his first appearance before congressional investigators, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

November 11, 2019

George Papadopoulos, a former DePaul student who was a foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump and a key figure in the Mueller investigation, has filed to run for Congresswoman Katie Hill’s newly-vacant seat. Hill resigned from her seat in California’s 25th congressional district in la...

1 Year Out: A divided nation lurches toward 2020 election

President Donald Trump waves after speaking to reporters upon arrival at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.

Julie Pace, Associated Press

November 3, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year from Sunday, voters will decide whether to grant President Donald Trump a second term in office, an election that will be a referendum on Trump's vision for America's culture and role in the world. Much is unknown about how the United States and its politics will look...

Chaotic scene as Republicans disrupt impeachment deposition

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., speaks at a news conference in front of House Republicans after Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper arrived for a closed door meeting to testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Michael Balsamo and Mary Clare Jalonick

October 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans briefly brought the Democrat-led impeachment investigation to a halt when around two dozen GOP House members stormed into a closed-door deposition with a Defense Department official. Democrats said the move compromised national security because some of the Republicans took e...

OPINION: Opposing 2020 Republican candidates noticeably missing from media narrative

President Donald Trump is dominating the media’s attention for the Republican primary.

Rebecca Meluch, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

As I tuned in last Tuesday night into the Democratic debate, I saw 12 different faces on the stage; this means 12 different voices and 12 different arguments to pay attention to. These 12 represent the largest number of candidates to ever appear in a primary debate.   With the amount of faces on the Democratic stag...

Some in GOP want Trump inquiry but balk at impeachment talk

In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks to the media at the White House in Washington. Kinzinger is slamming as “beyond repugnant” President Donald Trump’s tweet of a conservative pastor’s comment that removing Trump from office would provoke a “civil war.”

Sara Burnett, Associated Press

October 3, 2019

They don’t like the talk of impeachment, but there’s a small and growing number of Republicans who want the Democratic-run House investigation of President Donald Trump to proceed. Several House Republicans have said in recent days that they want answers to questions about Trump’s dealings with...

Nancy who? GOP targets House Dem ‘squad’ in campaign attacks

In this July 15, 2019, file photo, from left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., speak at the Capitol in Washington. All are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S. President Donald Trump told American congresswomen of color to “go back” to where they came from. He later vowed to revive a racial slur to tear down Elizabeth Warren, promoted a wild conspiracy theory linking a past political opponent to the death of a high-profile sex offender and blamed Friday’s stock market slide on a low-polling former presidential candidate.

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press

August 30, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the "squad" of freshmen women of color are emerging as new stars of Republican attacks against Democrats running for Congress. The tone is being set from the top as President Donald Trump bashes the four squad members with...

Trump accepts GOP nomination, vows to restore “law and order”

Donald Trump accepts the GOP nomination for president in Cleveland Thursday night (J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

Brenden Moore

July 22, 2016

Speaking in Nixonian terms of restoring “law and order,” Donald Trump accepted the Republican for president Thursday night before exuberant party delegates in Cleveland. The nominee, in unusually dark terms for an acceptance speech, sought to cast an image of an America plagued by rampant urban c...

Republican presidential candidates and messages of false hope

2016 Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Marcus Cirone

May 17, 2015

“Defeat the Washington machine! Unleash the American dream.” This is the campaign slogan of Republican presidential candidate, and current Kentucky senator Rand Paul. Paul, a doctor turned United States senator, is the son of former presidential candidate Ron Paul who was a congressman from Texas for more than two decades. ...

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