Trump: “We’re Getting Crushed” A New York Times story by Maggie Haberman and Annie Karni reports that Trump has been railing internally about how he is losing the public battle over who’s to blame over the shutdown . After watching some of the coverage, he yelled, “We are getting... Continue »
Across the nation, concerned constituents are urging Senate Republicans and President Trump to end this harmful and asinine government shutdown and focus on the pressing issues plaguing our country and communities, instead of a useless and wasteful border wall. Below are a few recent examples of in-state Americans focused... Continue »
A growing number of home state editorials, columns, and letters to the editor are calling on Senator Mitch McConnell and fellow Senate Republicans to find a way forward to end the absurd and damaging government shutdown over the offensive and ridiculous border wall. Below are a few of our... Continue »
There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Steve King and Donald Trump The following is a reflection from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: As the damaging and absurd government shutdown continues with no end in sight, it’s time to take stock of its central premise. Is... Continue »
In new piece for CNN, Harry Enten captures how Trump has put himself in a no-win situation. With a dwindling approval rating and growing opposition to the border wall, his stubborn desire to win for his base at all costs is coming at a heavy political cost.   Enten’s... Continue »
LINK to article here Austin, TX –  In a piece published today in the Texas Observer, Gus Bova highlights the first victims of Donald Trump’s border wall, who as soon as February could have their land taken from them by the federal government. Next month, 33 miles of wall... Continue »
When is McConnell Going to Do His Job and  End this Absurd and Damaging Shutdown? A host of recently-released polls confirm that Americans overwhelmingly blame President Trump and Republicans for the government shutdown, oppose the border wall and oppose a national security declaration. Despite his fulminations, his oval office... Continue »
In a must-read piece, Alex Shephard of The New Republic captures the fact that the GOP is repeating the errors of the 2018 midterms by leaning on racism and xenophobia. It backfired then, and it is backfiring again. Shephard’s piece is excerpted below and available in full here. Ahead... Continue »
Today’s Must-Read Pieces from Gerson, Vox and TPM The absurdity of the ongoing government shutdown over the border wall implicates a President who is in over his head and can’t find an exit strategy that feeds his ego. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are not operating as... Continue »
A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, border advocates and immigration experts gathered to discuss President Trump’s relentless rally for an unpopular and unnecessary border wall. Trump’s visit to McAllen, Texas today after pleading with the American public for wall funding on Tuesday night is just... Continue »