Republican Party

McCaskill: GOP SCOTUS Push ‘Abuse of Power Over a Thick Layer of Hypocrisy’

Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), now an NBC News contributor, said on Sunday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Meet the Press” that President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans push to seat Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court before the November election “an abuse of power over a thick layer of hypocrisy.”

ST LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 04: Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) fields questions from reporters following a campaign stop outside a Walmart store on November 4, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. McCaskill is in a tight race with her Republican challenger Josh Hawley. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Brooks: ‘This Is Not the Time’ for Fiscal Discipline

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks argued that, given the current economic crisis, now is not the time for fiscal discipline and that the federal government should be sending out direct payments quickly, because earlier direct payments were

David Brooks on 4/8/16 "PBS NewHour"