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Bolton seen holding notepad with words '5000 troops to Colombia'

The White House is not tamping down tensions after national security adviser John Bolton was seen Monday holding a yellow legal pad inscribed with the words "5000 troops to Colombia."
Tags: News, White House, Colombia, Stories, Bolton, John Bolton


Maduro hits out at US over sanctions on Venezuelan state oil firm

Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's president, has hit out at the US after the Trump administration imposed sweeping sanctions on Venezuelan state-owned oil firm PDVSA. The move is aimed at severely curbing the OPEC member's crude exports to the United States and at pressuring the socialist leader to step down. Minutes before the announcement, Juan Guaido, the Venezuelan opposition leader who proclaimed himself interim president last week with US backing, said congress would name new boards of d...
Tags: News, White House, China, Russia, US, Opec, Ap, United States, United Nations, Treasury, Venezuela, Bolton, Donald Trump, Chevron, Gulf, Trump


The Worst Person You Know Just Made a Great Point

There are few individuals in media worse than Tucker Carlson. The Fox News host regularly espouses white nationalist views on his nightly show, spreading his dangerous, hateful ideology to millions of viewers (and to the White House). To put it succinctly: he fucking sucks.Read more...
Tags: Science, Unions, Labor, Buzzfeed, White House, Journalism, Capitalism, Fox News, Heartbreaking, Inequality, Tucker Carlson


Question of the Week: Was the government shutdown worth it?

So, was it all worth it? No, not the six-day Los Angeles teachers’ strike. We’ve already asked readers about that one, and you have weighed in with vigor. The Question of the Week has to be: Was the 35-day partial federal government shutdown that just (temporarily, at least) came to an end worth the pain and suffering, or was it not? Was President Trump’s insistence for more than a month that what was after all one of his key campaign promises — building a tall wall along the long border between...
Tags: Opinion, Mexico, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Democrats, United States, Editorials, House, Trump


Mueller probe is 'close to being completed'

• Barr says he hasn't spoken to White House about executive privilege on Mueller report • Bipartisan duo unveils bill to aid public release of Mueller report
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Faster processing available again for H-1B visas

Premium processing gives companies an answer on their H-1B visa applications in 15 days. It had been suspended in April to help clear an application backlog.
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Former Obama aide joins Howard Schultz's team. Democrats aren't happy.

Bill Burton, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, is joining Howard Schultz's team as the former Starbucks CEO considers an independent presidential bid in 2020, sources familiar with the plans tell CNN.
Tags: Obama, Barack Obama, Cnn, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Bill Burton


White House questioned after official's notes caught on camera

A photographer captured a photo of National Security adviser John Bolton's notepad during the White House press briefing, which had a note reading "5000 troops to Colombia."
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White House not tamping down tensions after Bolton seen holding notepad with words '5000 troops to Colombia'

The White House is not tamping down tensions after national security adviser John Bolton was seen Monday holding a yellow legal pad inscribed with the words "5000 troops to Colombia."
Tags: White House, Cnn, Colombia, Bolton, John Bolton


Analysis: The one thing Sarah Sanders said Monday that mattered

For the first time in 41(!) days, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders took questions from reporters.
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Conspicuous Note On Bolton’s Legal Pad At Press Briefing: ‘5,000 Troops To Colombia’

The White House on Monday acknowledged a conspicuous note spotted on National Security Adviser John Bolton’s legal pad during a press briefing: “5,000 troops to Colombia.” A White House spokesperson told CNN’s Kevin Liptak and the Associated Press of the note, which was clearly visible to dozens of journalists Monday: “As the President has said, all options are on the table.” A White House spokesperson didn’t respond to TPM’s request for comment. WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 28: With handwritte...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Cnn, Colombia, Washington Dc, Treasury, Venezuela, Associated Press, Bolton, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, National Assembly, John Bolton, Maduro, McNamee Getty


The one thing Sarah Sanders said Monday that mattered

For the first time in 41(!) days, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders took questions from reporters.
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Howard Schultz’s exploration of presidential run draws a Trump taunt — and plenty of backlash

In an interview Sunday evening with The Seattle Times, Schultz accused Republican and Democratic politicians of caring more about "revenge politics" than problem solving.
Tags: Business, News, Howard Schultz, Local Politics, Starbucks, Local News, Trump, Nation & World Politics, Seattle Times Schultz


Want Skin Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's? Don't Let Her Stop You

Let's just get this out of the way: there are far more important things happening on Capitol Hill right now than the reveal of someone's skincare routine. Still, when representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - the youngest woman ever to serve in Congress - dropped her skin tips on Instagram, it gave the world (or at least, her two million followers) a glimmer of hope for the future we've yet to see from government shutdown negotiations. Maybe she too needs a break from the constant CNN alerts o...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Cnn, Beauty, Capitol Hill, Skin Care, Celebrity Beauty, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez


Michael Cohen Agrees to Testify Before the House Intelligence Committee Next Week

Cohen had pulled out of a separate public hearing due to security issues
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Michael Cohen Agrees to Testify Before the House Intelligence Committee on Feb. 8

Cohen had pulled out of a separate public hearing due to security issues
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, House Intelligence Committee, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Onetime


President Trump Returns to Super Bowl Pre-Game Coverage

President Donald Trump will make an appearance during CBS’ pre-game coverage of Super Bowl LIII, reviving a tradition he skipped in 2018 when the White House and NBC News could not come to terms on an interview. CBS News said Trump will do an interview on “Face The Nation” on Sunday, February 3 – game […]
Tags: News, Cbs News, White House, Nbc News, Cbs, Donald Trump, Trump, Margaret Brennan, Face the Nation, Super Bowl LIII


Roy Moore Is Back — And Co-Signing Open Letters With Trump Advisers

If you thought you’d heard the last of Judge Roy Moore, you’d be wrong. The former Alabama Supreme Court Justice whose U.S. Senate bid famously flamed out amidst accusations from multiple women of sexual misconduct isn’t done in politics. Moore and his wife Kayla are co-signatories on a letter released Monday by the Conservative Action Project that takes aim at House Democrats’ top messaging bill for this Congress, H.R. 1. The letter’s signatories include a number of top conservative activist...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, House, Citizens United, Dc, Mercedes, Trump, Roy Moore, Moore, Tony Perkins, ACU, Matt Schlapp, American Conservative Union, Heritage Foundation, Kayla


President Donald Trump relishes his role as White House tour guide-in-chief

Often spending days ensconced in the presidential residence, Trump relishes giving tours to acquaintances and strangers by the hundreds, bragging all the while about improving it while he lives there, according to nearly a dozen visitors and current and former White House aides.
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Bolton holds notepad saying: '5,000 troops to Colombia'

Bolton spoke to White House reporters while holding the yellow notepad and discussing the crisis in Venezuela, where the US now recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a US official said "we are not seeing anything that would support" a potential troop deployment to Colombia, which neighbors Venezuela.
Tags: News, White House, US, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolton, Juan Guaido


Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Says He Wouldn't Be A Spoiler In Race For White House

Schultz said that his intention would be to stop the president from winning re-election. "Nobody wants to remove and, in a sense, fire President Trump more than me," the billionaire businessman said.(Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Donald Trump's team sanctions Venezuela, pushes China trade talks and makes another border wall pitch

The White House holds its first news conference in 41 days while lawmakers continue to negotiate border security issues.
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What Comes Next Now That The Government Is Open Again

The government is open, and negotiators have three weeks to reach a border security deal or risk another shutdown. The White House is downplaying the economic and political fallout from the shutdown.
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Acting AG says Mueller’s probe is ‘close to being completed’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign is “close to being completed,” the acting attorney general said Monday. Speaking at an unrelated news conference in Washington, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said he had been “fully briefed” on the special counsel’s investigation. He began overseeing […]
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Ap, Nation, Trump, AG, Mueller, Matthew Whitaker, Robert Mueller, Nation & World Politics


US charges Huawei with fraud for violating Iran sanctions

American prosecutors have unveiled criminal charges against Huawei, accusing one of China’s top companies of violating sanctions against Iran and stealing trade secrets. The 23 charges filed on Monday threatened to escalate tensions between Washington and Beijing just 48 hours before senior Chinese officials were due to fly to the White House for a new round of trade talks. Matthew Whitaker, the acting US attorney general, said Huawei had attempted to evade sanctions against Iran by setting up a...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, China, US, Iran, Beijing, Canada, Huawei, Justice Department, Whitaker, Matthew Whitaker, Tappy, Wilbur Ross, Sarah Sanders, Wanzhou


Trump accepts Pelosi's State of the Union invite

President Donald Trump has accepted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's invitation to give his State of the Union address on February 5, the White House announced Monday evening.
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Jim Acosta asks Sanders if Trump's presidency is in danger

CNN's Jim Acosta asks White House press secretary Sarah Sanders if she thinks that President Trump's presidency is in danger because of the indictments of Roger Stone and other Trump allies.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Trump, Sanders, Roger Stone, Jim Acosta, Sarah Sanders


Nancy Pelosi Re-Invites Trump to Deliver State of the Union

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to deliver the State of the Union address on Feb. 5, a week later than originally planned. Trump was scheduled to deliver the State of the Union on Tuesday, Jan. 29, but Pelosi said it should be rescheduled until after the government shutdown. When Trump […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, State Of The Union, Pelosi, President Trump


Sarah Sanders refuses to answer Roger Stone question

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders answers questions from reporters during the first press briefing in 41 days about whether or not President Trump will pardon his longtime confidant Roger Stone.
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Reporters ask Sarah Sanders if Trump will pardon Roger Stone

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders answers questions from reporters during the first press briefing in 41 days about whether or not President Trump will pardon his longtime confidant Roger Stone.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Trump, Roger Stone, Sarah Sanders



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