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The President issued a veto threat against any Democratic plan ahead of the House vote

House Democrats vowed to press ahead on Thursday with plans to pass a legislative package that would reopen shuttered parts of the federal government without providing any new money for President Donald Trump's promised border wall -- despite a White House veto threat. Pelosi calls Trump's wall an immoral waste of money
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Barack Obama debuts on Billboard's R&B music chart with 'Hamilton' song

Obama appears on Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton" remix, a song that just showed up on Billboard's R&B chart.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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On first day in power, House Democrats challenge Trump to end shutdown

The White House on Thursday issued a veto threat against both parts of the Democratic legislation. Thursday marked the first day of divided government in Washington since Trump took office in January 2017, as Democrats took control in the House from his fellow Republicans, who remain in charge of the Senate. The 2019-2020 Congress convened with roughly a quarter of the federal government closed, affecting 800,000 employees, in a shutdown triggered by Trump's demand last month for the money for...
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Trump Says Country Wants Border Wall, But That’s Not What Polls Say

Opponents can't call the White House switchboard because it's not working due to the government shutdown.
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The President promised to veto any Democratic plan today

House Democrats vowed to press ahead on Thursday with plans to pass a legislative package that would reopen shuttered parts of the federal government without providing any new money for President Donald Trump's promised border wall -- despite a White House veto threat. Pelosi calls Trump's wall an immoral waste of money
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House Democrats vote to reopen government, reject Trump's demand for wall funding

House Democrats on Thursday approved a legislative package aimed at ending the partial government shutdown, while rejecting President Donald Trump's demand for additional funding for a border wall, despite a White House veto threat.
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Ivanka Kicks Off New Year With Women's Economic Development Project

Ivanka's schedule has not been made public, so each week, we will do our best to cover the public events and forums she attends, the meetings she has with lawmakers and government officials, and her social media presence.Monday, December 31• Ivanka posted a happy birthday wish to her brother Eric with a very '90s #tbt photo.Happy birthday to my big brother @DonaldJTrumpJr! I love you very much. pic.twitter.com/SWC0JNvimc— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) December 31, 2018 • Ivanka tweeted a happy...
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Exculpatory Russia Evidence About Michael Flynn That U.S. Intelligence Kept Secret

The Hill: Before Flynn made his infamous December 2015 trip to Moscow — as a retired general and then-adviser to Donald Trump ’s presidential campaign — he alerted his former employer, the DIA. He then attended a “defensive” or “protective” briefing before he ever sat alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Russia Today (RT) dinner, or before he talked with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The briefing educated and sensitized Flynn to possible efforts by his Russian host t...
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Trump's tax returns, plus future candidates' filings, are first target of House Democrats

Screenshot from C-SPAN broadcast of the convening of the 116th Congress. Click image for full video. It's official. The 116th Congress is in session, with the Democrats retaking control of the House. As expected, longtime California legislator Rep. Nancy Pelosi is now Speaker of the House. Also as expected, presidential tax returns are atop the House Democrats agenda. Yes, I'm talking about the still unseen 1040s of Donald J. Trump, both those he filed while a candidate (and before), as w...
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House OK's spending bills to reopen government, but shutdown expected to continue

House Democrats put their new political muscle to the test by passing bills to fund the government, but the White House threatened a presidential veto.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Reach out, listen, be patient. Good arguments can stop extremism

Many of my best friends think that some of my deeply held beliefs about important issues are obviously false or even nonsense. Sometimes, they tell me so to my face. How can we still be friends? Part of the answer is that these friends and I are philosophers, and philosophers learn how to deal with positions on the edge of sanity. In addition, I explain and give arguments for my claims, and they patiently listen and reply with arguments of their own against my – and for their – stances. By excha...
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Trump has walls on his mind as he fights for border money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Everywhere President Donald Trump looks, he sees a wall. As he lobbies for money for his long-promised wall along the nation’s southern border, Trump keeps talking up other barricades. He’s referenced barriers in Israel, at the Vatican, even at former President Barack Obama’s house as he tries to drive home his point. […]
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Pelosi calls Trump's border wall 'a waste of money' and 'an immorality'

House Democrats vowed to press ahead on Thursday with plans to pass a legislative package that would reopen shuttered parts of the federal government without providing any new money for President Donald Trump's promised border wall -- despite a White House veto threat.
Tags: White House, Cnn, House, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi


Naval ship deployed to Channel to intercept refugee vessels

HMS Mersey’s mission follows request for military assistance from the home secretary, Sajid JavidThe Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Mersey has been deployed to the Channel to help deal with people attempting to cross to the UK from France, ministers have confirmed.The move came after a formal request for military assistance from the home secretary, Sajid Javid. The deployment will be financed by the Home Office. Continue reading...
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Trump's press 'briefing' that wasn't

It was a quiet afternoon at the White House toward the end of a four-day week. Network correspondents were preparing for their evening newscasts, cameramen were scattered throughout the briefing room and outside, some reporters had stepped out for coffee.
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Trump's stunt on Pelosi's day

It was a quiet afternoon at the White House toward the end of a four-day week. Network correspondents were preparing for their evening newscasts, cameramen were scattered throughout the briefing room and outside, some reporters had stepped out for coffee.
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The President made his first appearance in the White House briefing room -- but it wasn't a press briefing

It was a quiet afternoon at the White House toward the end of a four-day week. Network correspondents were preparing for their evening newscasts, cameramen were scattered throughout the briefing room and outside, some reporters had stepped out for coffee.
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Only ‘commitment to bipartisanship’ can move us forward

I might be liberally oriented, but I don’t believe that democracy will be restored because a Democratic Congress comes to fruition in 2019. I don’t believe that having a Democrat-controlled Congress, Senate and White House would even restore my faith in democracy. Our two-party system is dysfunctional. We have gravitated to a “when we gain […]
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Trump considering former Democratic Senator Webb for defense secretary: NYT

The Trump administration is considering Jim Webb, a former Democratic senator who also served as Navy secretary under Republican President Ronald Reagan, to be the next defense secretary, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Citing an unnamed official, the Times said Vice President Mike Pence and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney had reached out to Webb.
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Donald Trump, Drone Expert

The president today wandered into a surprise White House press briefing already attended by border security suits to restate that he is, among other things, an expert on drone technology.Read more...
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Should the US hand over Minnesota's Northwest Angle to Canada?

A White House petition is asking to have the geographic curiosity handed over to Canada.
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Trump Trots Out Border Patrol Agents As Shutdown Over His Wall Drags On

During his first appearance in the White House press briefing room — where he did not take a single question from reporters — President Trump trotted out several border patrol agents in front of reporters and asked them to illustrate the importance of physical barriers at the border. Trump claimed the meeting with the agents was previously scheduled, and just happened to come “at a very opportune time.” Each of the officers who spoke thanked the President for advocating for his promised border w...
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Weekly Primer: Industry Insiders, Former Lobbyists Make Cabinet Room Debut

When President Donald Trump convened his Cabinet for a meeting Wednesday, there were a few new faces around the table: Sitting to the President’s left was Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan; on the President’s right, acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt. Both come with their own conflict-of-interest concerns: Shanahan, who replaced James Mattis, was a Boeing executive before joining the administration. And Ryan Zinke’s replacement, Bernhardt, used to lobby for the oil industry. The n...
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Trump Congratulates Pelosi On Speakership In Surprise Briefing Room Appearance

President Donald Trump opened his surprise appearance in the White House briefing room with words of congratulation for newly elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). “I just want to start off by congratulating Nancy Pelosi on being elected speaker of the House,” Trump said. “It’s a very, very great achievement, and hopefully we’re going to work together, and we’re going to get lots of things done, like infrastructure and so much more, and I know they want to do that very badly and so do I....
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Congressional Babies Almost Stole the Show on the First Day of the 116th Congress

As the 116th Congress convened on Thursday, representatives’ adorable children and grandchildren couldn’t help but distract from the proceedings. The occasion appeared to be a celebratory one for the family members in attendance for the swearing-in, with some of the kids demonstrating their excitement by dancing and cheering at various times throughout the ceremony. The…
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Former President Barack Obama’s ‘Hamilton’ Remix Hits Billboard Chart

Obama just made his debut on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart.
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Trump Brings Federal Employee Union to White House to Make Case for Shutdown

Union officials say temporarily forgoing pay is small price to pay for a wall.
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Donald Trump Made His First Appearance in the White House Briefing Room

President Donald Trump made his first appearance in the White House briefing room Thursday afternoon shortly after Democrats formally took over the House of Representatives, reiterating his demand for a border wall as the government nears the two-week mark of a partial shutdown over the issue. “Without a wall, you cannot have border security,” Trump…
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Trump pledges to work with Democrats but demands wall

US President Donald Trump voiced hope Thursday he could find common ground with the new Democratic-led House of Representatives but renewed demands for a border wall before the government can reopen. Shortly after Democrat Nancy Pelosi was elected again as House speaker after an eight-year gap, Trump brought the cameras to himself with a surprise press appearance announced just moments before. After an introduction from press secretary Sarah Sanders, a contingent of Border Patrol guards entere...
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Apple's shock warning bolsters one of Trump's biggest arguments for the US-China trade war

Apple unexpectedly lowered their guidance for the holiday quarter on Wednesday. The company pinned a significant portion of the blame on China's economic slowdown. Apple CEO Tim Cook in turn blamed the slowdown partly on President Donald Trump's trade war with China. US economic data remains strong in comparison. The dichotomy bolsters Trump's argument that the trade war is hurting the Chinese economy more than the American economy and that the US can hold out until Beijing gives in on a trade...
Tags: Apple, Cook, White House, China, US, Trends, Cnn, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Tim Cook, Treasury, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trump



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