Flake rips Trump’s attack on Sessions: He’s trying to use DOJ to ‘settle po…

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) condemned President Trump’s latest attack against Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday night, saying Trump was trying to use the Department of Justice (DOJ) to “settle political scores.” Flake said in a tweet that Trump was wrong to criticize Sessions for not considering the political consequences of pursuing criminal charges against…

Republican senator slams Trump’s DOJ attack: US ‘not some banana republic’

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.) rebuked President Trump’s latest attack against the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday, warning Trump that the United States “is not some banana republic.” Sasse condemned Trump’s tweets Monday afternoon in which the president criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for pursuing criminal charges against two GOP congressmen. Trump argued that…

Trump’s trade war could affect 11 million jobs

With an escalation in President Trump’s trade war possible as early as Thursday, retaliatory tariffs threaten U.S. companies employing some 11 million workers, according to an Axios analysis. Why it matters: Industries affected by the brinksmanship are mostly concentrated in rural, deeply red, already-struggling parts of the country, with political consequences for Trump and Republicans…

Trump rolls back worker safety rules

When President Donald Trump came into office pledging to cut regulations “massively,” he made a point of exempting regulations that protected workers’ health. But almost two years in, the Trump administration has done the opposite, rolling back worker safety protections affecting underground mine safety inspections, offshore oil rigs and line speeds in meat processing plants,…