Barack Obama warns against a “circular firing squad” over ideological purity in politics

Barack Obama warns against a “circular firing squad” over ideological purity in politics

“We have to be careful in balancing big dreams and bold ideas with also recognizing that typically change happens in steps,” Obama said. Former president Barack Obama touched on growing divisions within his own party, warning against pushes for ideological purity that can result in a “circular firing squad” in a town hall organized by The Obama Foundation in Berlin on Saturday. While taking audience question about the frustration that comes with lack of change, Obama expressed…

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Trump’s lawyer calls Democrats’ demands for tax returns “a gross abuse of power”

Trump’s lawyer calls Democrats’ demands for tax returns “a gross abuse of power”

It’s the beginning of what may become a drawn out legal battle. For more than four years, President Donald Trump has refused to release his federal income tax returns. Friday, his attorney said the president plans to continue doing so, despite pressure from House Democrats to make the returns public. In a letter to the Treasury Department, Trump’s attorney William Consovoy called on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to reject a request from the House…

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