A Brown University poll has found that 49 percent of voters in Chester County think President Trump is doing an excellent or good job, while 44 percent say they have participated in a protest against the president by attending a meeting or rally, signing a petition, or donating money to an opposition group.
Six weeks into the Trump regime, Democrat leaders are positioning the party as the militant voice of opposition and working to elect candidates up and down the ticket. Party leaders visited New Jersey as part of a "Turnaround Tour" to help Democrats running in 2017.
Trump racked up big vote margins in Appalachian counties across 13 states in November. But his proposal to "zero out" a economic development agency could cost some of his most loyal voters needed assistance such as training of out-of-work coal miners for jobs in cybersecurity, software development, and commercial truck driving.
Planned Parenthood is targeting moderate Republicans in the House – including several representing competitive districts in the Philadelphia region – in hopes of stopping a proposal it says could force half its 2.5 million patients nationwide to go elsewhere for birth control.
Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected the first Latino chairman of the Democratic National Committee Saturday after a contentious meeting that went to a second ballot. He defeated Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the choice of the Bernie Sanders wing of the party, and will lead Democrats' efforts to recover politically.
Two contrasting scenes in Washington, D.C., on Friday and Saturday limned the sharp political divisions in the United States as the Trump presidency gets underway, a state of polarization that has become familiar in recent decades of gridlocked government.