President Donald Trump says he wants bipartisanship, but is it possible?

The president brought lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to their feet Tuesday night when he called for Congress to rebuild the nation's infrastructure system and make health care more affordable. "Many of us campaigned on the same core promises," President Donald Trump said Tuesday night. "We must choose between greatness or gridlock, results or resistance, vision or vengeance, incredible progress or pointless destruction. 

"Tonight, I ask you to choose greatness." 

But the call for unity came amid a deep partisan divide. It followed a 35-day partial government shutdown, where the president and Republicans refused to agree on how to fund security along the southern border. And it came just as the Democratic-controlled Congress began to use its oversight power on the administration and Trump’s allies. 

Even the timing of the speech was contentious. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had uninvited the president from the date originally scheduled, Jan. 29, because of the shutdown. The president responded by canceling the military plane Pelosi planned to use hours before a trip to Afghanistan. When Trump finally came to the House chamber to give his speech, Democratic women were there in white to thank voters for putting them in the majority and to give a nod to women's suffrage.

 Read more at USA Today

Current News

President Donald Trump orders crackdown on 'visa overstays' in latest push against illegal immigration

President Donald Trump orders crackdown on 'visa overstays' in latest push against illegal immigration

President Donald Trump opened a new flank in his battle against illegal immigration on Monday when he ordered his administration to crack down on "visa overstays" – foreigners who legally enter the country but remain in the U.S. after their visas expire  Read more

U.S. Won't Renew Sanction Exemptions For Countries Buying Iran's Oil

U.S. Won't Renew Sanction Exemptions For Countries Buying Iran's Oil

President Trump will not renew special waivers that have allowed Japan, China, India, Turkey and South Korea to import oil from Iran without running afoul of renewed U.S. sanctions, the White House announced Monday. The waivers are set to expire in early May  Read more

McConnell pledges to be 'Grim Reaper' for progressive policies

McConnell pledges to be 'Grim Reaper' for progressive policies

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday vowed to be the "Grim Reaper" for progressive policies if Republicans hold on to the Senate in 2020  Read more

 Trump sues to block House subpoena of financial records

Trump sues to block House subpoena of financial records

Elijah Cummings wants records from accounting firm Mazars USA as part of an investigation into Trump's business empire  Read more

	Elizabeth Warren Wants to Pay Off Your Student Loans with Other People’s Money

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Pay Off Your Student Loans with Other People’s Money

It’s time for bold action to actually fix the debt crisis. Here’s what my new plan would do:  Read more

	Supreme Court Mulls Citizenship Question for Census

Supreme Court Mulls Citizenship Question for Census

This is another case in which Trump administration behavior is provoking plaintiffs to ask the judiciary to police the blurry boundaries of executive discretion  Read more