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‘MediaBuzz’ host Howard Kurtz weighs in on the endless political battles on Capitol Hill that seemingly lead to nowhere, including debates about abortion and immigration.
It’s all sound and fury seems to be in these days, without a tangible result.
This can be ideal for the media, and of love, struggle and conflict, and for politicians to decry the love and declaiming. But also real progress to be made? Not so much.
Washington has always been known for gridlock, the ring road traffic, but now it is on steroids. It is almost as if, while the people, the strike, expected to each other on Twitter and Facebook, nobody for something to happen.
We go to the bottom of the list.
President, Trump unveiled an immigration plan yesterday, and even before the announcement in The Washington Post, said that it was “already in front of skepticism from lawmakers in both parties, and there is no clear path in the direction seems to be forward of the plan by the Congress.”
What a shock. And the President probably did not help his chances by immediately, Democrats, “open borders” party call.
The plan would be for legal immigrants with high skills over those with family ties, is “a further test of the trump’s willingness to stump for a plan that could face opposition from border hawks and his ability to forge cross-party support at a time when he, the inflamed Democrats, on the unilateral immigration actions, including declaring a national emergency to pay for a border wall.”
President Trump suggests, the dramatic shift in the legal immigration
Trump calls for a drastic shift from a family-based system, one that rewards education and skills; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.
It is true that his hard-line played approach, especially to his base. But it didn’t Trump everything ‘ s fault. Barack Obama could not solve the immigration mess, and none of George W. Bush. No side is ever willing to make the necessary compromises.
Above the abortion, an issue that politicized more than ever. Alabama just passed a law, the ban on almost all abortions in the state, including in cases of rape and incest, and, the fronts hardened.
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Liberal commentators and democratic presidential candidates have all condemned the measure as an attack on the women. Some conservative critics and the Republicans — although there is a split on the severity and tactics of defense of the Alabama effort as long overdue.
But here, we’re looking at a long time of inactivity. The Alabama Statute is not in effect for a period of six months, and a long legal battle, possibly until the end of the Supreme court.
ALABAMA THE LATEST IN A NUMBER OF STATES PASSED RESTRICTIVE ABORTION LAWS
With its extreme rules — no exceptions for rape and incest, 99-year prison sentences for the party, the law seems designed to trigger a high court review of Roe v. Wade. And even those pro-life advocates as Pat Robertson say it is beaten, which brings us back to square one (although some States are transferred, a less severe abortion restrictions).
And then Iran is there. The Newspapers are full of details about the backstage power struggles, according to administration officials developed a contingency plan to send up to 120,000 troops in the Middle East.
“President Trump is frustrated rush with some of his top advisers, he thinks, could the United States in a military confrontation with Iran, and smash his long-standing promise, from the costly foreign wars,” says The Washington Post, “according to several U.S. officials.”
Trump administration is facing questions about the threat from Iran
Democrats in Congress and the administration are calling for short, all of the members of his intelligence; the State Department correspondent Rich Edson reports.
What’s more, “Trump grew angry last week and over the weekend about what he sees, the planning, always in front of his own thinking, said a senior administration official with knowledge of the talks Trump had in relation to the national security adviser, John Bolton, and foreign Minister Mike Pompeo.”
Such power struggles in any administration. Trump, after he pulled out of the Iran nuke deal, set a high value on confrontation, provocative regime, but also contemptuous of endless wars. So we have a lot of behind-the-scenes on the current Band, but no real movement.
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And speaking of endless wars, don’t get me started on endless investigations. We have for over two years, the Mueller probe, and both sides are still fighting over the effects. Now Bill Barr typed a Federal Prosecutor, a look into the origins of the FBI investigation in the trump campaign, and Russia, the investigation by the DOJ inspector General. More sound and fury.
I think many Americans are just tuning out of this daily warfare, together with a presidential campaign has begun again, much to early. And the sensible answer may.