Can Trump aide Meadows move from deal breaker to deal-maker?
Now as President Donald Trump's chief of staff, Meadows is an unorthodox pick for the White House role, trying to negotiate a coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill. With talks stalemated, Trump has resorted to bypassing Congress, issuing the executive actions that Meadows warned would come if the White House failed to reach a deal. Meadows, with his Freedom Caucus roots, gives conservative Republicans who oppose such big spending some comfort that the White House won't yield too much to Democrats. Once Trump became the party's nominee, Meadows quickly set in motion to become a Trump confidant. In some ways, Meadows arrival at the White House can seem like he never really left Congress.
Amid wave of cultural change, Trump tries to stir a backlash
The Supreme Court ruled in President Barack Obamas favor on landmark gay marriage and health care cases. In truth, Trump has never had support from a majority of Americans, nor has he seen a political imperative in trying to. The president has made clear that as he embraces the culture wars in the months leading up to Election Day, hell put the Supreme Court in his crosshairs. I cant think of much else that fires up conservatives than the makeup of the Supreme Court, said Jason Chaffetz, the former Republican congressman from Utah. Trump has to worry about his base feeling like hes ineffectual, even with a Trump Supreme Court.___Associated Press writer Zeke Miller contributed to this report.
Secret Service agents tried to embarrass Rep. Chaffetz, report finds
The director of Secret Service is promising to discipline agents who leaked information about Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz. The Department of Homeland Security released a scathing report on Wednesday detailing how dozens of agents including senior officials tried to embarrass Chaffetz. Jeff Pegues reports on how revenge could be the motive.cbsnews.com
GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Could we have saved Benghazi victims?
GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Could we have saved Benghazi victims? Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, presses retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Lovell on whether the military could have acted more quickly to save the four Americans killed in Benghazi, Libya.cbsnews.com