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Trump: Unpaid federal workers should just go ask grocery stores for free food

Today President Donald Trump was asked about Wilbur Ross’s advice to federal workers -- take out loans to pay their bills. Trump said Ross “should have said it differently,” then went on to say that grocery stores and banks will simply “work along” with furloughed workers. “They know the people, they've been dealing with them for years,” said Donald Trump. Yes, it really happened, there's video below. And some of the responses. Donald Trump, defending Wilbur Ross, says government workers...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, US news, Donald Trump, Judd Apatow, Shutdown, Ross, Trump, Picks, Wendy Molyneux, Wilbur Ross, Andrew Lawrence, Jason Sparks, Keith Boykin, Robert Maguire


Trump appointee 'overruled' rejection of Jared Kushner for top security clearance

President’s son-in-law was turned down by two White House officials over his family’s businesses and his foreign contactsA new report that a White House official appointed by Donald Trump overruled the advice of two specialist adjudicators to award top security clearance to the president’s son-in-law has raised fresh questions about the way the White House is conducting top security matters.Jared Kushner was awarded top security clearance giving him access to highly sensitive national security i...
Tags: White House, US news, Fbi, US politics, Donald Trump, Kushner, Trump Administration, Jared Kushner


Warriors pay visit to Obama during D.C. trip

A Warriors contingent, including players and coach Steve Kerr, met with Barack Obama in the former president's office on Thursday.
Tags: Obama, Barack Obama, Sport, Nba, Steve Kerr


Coast Guard families ask for help during the government shutdown

For the first time in their lives, Coast Guard families are visiting Seattle-area food banks to make ends meet as the government shutdown enters its 35th day.
Tags: News, Life, Economy, Seattle, Local News, Puget Sound, Coast Guard, Nation & World Politics


Justice Department prepares memo for White House outlining impacts of shutdown dragging into March

The Department of Justice asked senior managers to compile a list outlining how important functions would be affected if the partial government shutdown were to persist into March, according to law enforcement officials.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Department Of Justice, Justice Department


Warriors made time to visit with Barack Obama prior to playing the Wizards on Thursday

The Golden State Warriors visited with an old friend while in Washington, D.C. Prior to Thursday's game against the Washington Wizards, the Warriors spent time with former President Barack Obama. The team reportedly spent an hour meeting with Obama. After the team's 126-118 win, the Warriors talked with Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Barack Obama, Golden State Warriors, Wizards, U S House of Representatives, Washington Wizards the Warriors


Trump seeks 'down payment on the wall'

After the Senate voted down two proposals to reopen the government on Thursday, lawmakers are searching for a way to end the partial shutdown, though it is still not clear whether Democrats and the White House will be able to find common ground as President Donald Trump continues to push for border wall funding, which Democrats have so far held firm in saying they will not provide.
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump


Kamala Harris' secret weapon

As Kamala Harris sets her sights on the White House, there is perhaps no network better positioned to power her early launch than the women she will address in South Carolina: her sisters in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated -- the nation's oldest black sorority. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, South Carolina, Kamala Harris, Kyung Lah, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated


Kamala Harris' secret weapon: Her sorority sisters

As Kamala Harris sets her sights on the White House, there is perhaps no network better positioned to power her early launch than the women she will address in South Carolina: her sisters in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated -- the nation's oldest black sorority. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, South Carolina, Kamala Harris, Kyung Lah, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated


Trump administration reportedly drafts emergency order for wall funding – as it happened

Democratic and Trump-backed proposals fall short in SenateMichael Cohen subpoenaed by Senate intelligence committeeSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 1.55am GMT That’s a wrap for Thursday. Here’s what happened if you’re just tuning in: 1.45am GMT NBC is reporting that Jared Kushner’s application for top security clearance moved forward even after issues were flagged during an FBI background check. NEW: Jared Kushner's application for top secret clearance was rejected by tw...
Tags: Nbc, Republicans, Senate, White House, World news, US news, Fbi, Democrats, US politics, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Jared Kushner, US federal government shutdown 2019, SenateMichael Cohen


George Conway Hails Schumer For Getting ‘Dim-Witted’ Trump To Own Shutdown

Trump took the bait, chortles White House aide Kellyanne Conway's husband.
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Kamala Harris' secret weapon: AKA

As Kamala Harris sets her sights on the White House, there is perhaps no network better positioned to power her early launch than the women she will address Friday night in South Carolina: her sisters in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated -- the nation's oldest black sorority.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, South Carolina, Kamala Harris, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated


Shutdown is 'for the future of our country'

Other views: What Lara Trump, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Larry Kudlow, Wilbur Ross, Lara Trump Commerce


Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax would cost Jeff Bezos $4.1 billion in first year

The Amazon founder and CEO and the other 174 Americans on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 richest people, would collectively owe $61 billion under Warren’s soon-to-be-proposed tax.
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Jeff Bezos, Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Nation & World Politics


U.S. House Republican introduces bill to grant Trump more tariff power

A Republican U.S. representative on Thursday introduced White House-drafted legislation that would give President Donald Trump more power to levy tariffs on imported goods in an effort to pressure other countries to lower their duties and other trade barriers.
Tags: Money, White House, businessNews, Donald Trump, Trump, U S House Republican


APNewsBreak: Iranian TV anchor says US jailed her as warning

Marzieh Hashemi spoke a day after being freed. She'd been detained for 10 days as a material witness in a grand jury investigation. Iranian officials decried her arrest as part of what they called the "apartheid and racist policy" of the Trump administration.
Tags: News, US, Nation, Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Marzieh Hashemi


Senate seeks solution to open government, Trump insists on wall

After the Republican-led Senate failed to advance two measures to reopen shuttered agencies, Democratic and Republican lawmakers spoke on the Senate floor and urged quick passage of a three-week, stopgap funding bill to create time for talks on border security. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said such a measure would only work "if there is a large down payment on the wall" and Trump, who sparked the shutdown, now in its 34th day, with his demand for the U.S.-Mexico border wall funding, s...
Tags: News, Mexico, Senate, White House, Republican, Trump, Sarah Sanders


Kamala Harris' secret weapon: The sisters of AKA

As Kamala Harris sets her sights on the White House, there is perhaps no network better positioned to power her early launch than the women she will address Friday night in South Carolina: her sisters in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated -- the nation's oldest black sorority.
Tags: White House, Cnn, South Carolina, Kamala Harris, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated


Trump seeks 'down payment on the wall' as lawmakers search for way out of shutdown

After the Senate voted down two proposals to reopen the government on Thursday, lawmakers are searching for a way to end the partial shutdown, though it is still not clear whether Democrats and the White House will be able to find common ground as President Donald Trump continues to push for border wall funding, which Democrats have so far held firm in saying they will not provide.
Tags: Senate, White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump


This Week: Trump Administration Describes Unpaid Workers As Wall Leverage

Comments this week by various members of the Trump administration have underscored the extent to which the President views government workers as bargaining chips. Presidential daughter-in-law Lara Trump made that explicit in an interview Monday, referring to unpaid workers as the President’s “hand to play” and “what he has right now”: Leverage for border wall money. If you are one of those 800,000 federal employees working, or not working, without pay, cheer up. You’re only one third of one p...
Tags: News, White House, China, Commerce, House, Cnbc, Trump, Elijah Cummings, Whitaker, Corbett, Ivanka Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Eliot Engel, Mick Mulvaney


Out of touch? Trump aides struggle with shutdown empathy

One White House aide mused that the shutdown was like a paid vacation for some furloughed workers. President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law said employees' "little bit of pain" was worth it for the good of the country. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross questioned why cash-poor workers were using food banks instead of taking out loans.
Tags: White House, Commerce, Donald Trump, Trump, Wilbur Ross


Trump administration reportedly drafts emergency order for wall funding – live

Democratic and Trump-backed proposals fall short in SenateMichael Cohen subpoenaed by Senate intelligence committeeSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 10.50pm GMT Gabrielle Canon here, taking over for Lauren Gambino for the rest of the evening. As negotiations with top Democrats over funding for the border wall continue at an impasse, CNN is reporting that the Trump Administration has already drafted a backup plan. Trump has not ruled out using his authority to declare a natio...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, World news, US news, Cnn, Democrats, United States, US politics, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Trump, Michael Cohen, Lauren Gambino


Exclusive: White House preparing draft national emergency order

The White House is preparing a draft proclamation for President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency along the southern border and has identified more than $7 billion in potential funds for his signature border wall should he go that route, according to internal documents reviewed by CNN.
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WH preparing national emergency proclamation

The White House is preparing a draft proclamation for President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency along the southern border and has identified more than $7 billion in potential funds for his signature border wall should he go that route, according to internal documents reviewed by CNN.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump


White House preparing national emergency proclamation

The White House is preparing a draft proclamation for President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency along the southern border and has identified more than $7 billion in potential funds for his signature border wall should he go that route, according to internal documents reviewed by CNN.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump


The Trump administration has identified $7 billion in funds to build a border wall

The White House is preparing a draft proclamation for President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency along the southern border and has identified more than $7 billion in potential funds for his signature border wall should he go that route, according to internal documents reviewed by CNN.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump


Exclusive: White House preparing draft national emergency order, has identified $7 billion for wall

The White House is preparing a draft proclamation for a national emergency along the southern border and has identified over $7 billion in potential funds for his signature border wall, according to internal documents reviewed by CNN.
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White House Wants to Reduce the Shutdown Pain for Contractors

Under draft guidance obtained by Government Executive, OMB would reverse past policy and allow payments to contractors, raising legal concerns.
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Exclusive: White House preparing draft national emergency order and identified $7 billion for wall

The White House is preparing a draft proclamation for a national emergency along the southern border and has identified over $7 billion in potential funds for his signature border wall, according to internal documents reviewed by CNN.
Tags: White House, Cnn



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