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APNewsBreak: White House pulls nomination to lead ICE head

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday sent paperwork withdrawing the nomination of longtime border official Ron Vitiello to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to three people with knowledge of the move. The activity was met with some confusion, with some Homeland Security officials saying it was done in error. Vitiello was nominated […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Homeland Security, Trump, Customs Enforcement, Nation & World Politics, Ron Vitiello, VITIELLO


White House Pushes Back On Request For Trump Tax Forms

The House Ways and Means Committee asked the IRS for five years of President Trump's tax returns.
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10 things that will trigger a tax audit

It's official. House Democrats have formally requested copies of the last six years of Donald J. Trump's personal and business federal tax returns. Trump has steadfastly refused to make public his taxes, breaking a modern-day tradition set by presidential candidates — and in-office presidents (and vice presidents) — of letting the public have a glimpse of White House 1040s. The main reason Trump has given for keeping his taxes private is that his personal and business filings are under audit. ...
Tags: Taxes, Obamacare, White House, House, Irs, Committee, Trump, Don, Congressional, Internal Revenue Service, Donald J Trump, Uncle Sam, Neal, Dirty Dozen, Newhouse School of Public Communications, House Ways and Means Committee


BroadwayWorld.com: Harry T. Burleigh Society & Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra

William Grant Still (1895-1978) Harry T. Burleigh (Harry T. Burleigh Society) Broadway World April 2, 2019 Harry T. Burleigh Society and Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra Presents FROM SONG CAME SYMPHONY William Grant Still's powerful oratorio "And They Lynched Him on A Tree" was premiered by the New York Philharmonic in the summer of 1940. Among the high-profile audience at that outdoor concert were composer Samuel Barber, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Supreme ...
Tags: Supreme Court, New York City, Religion, America, Barack Obama, Florence, Jay, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther, Rosa Parks, Burleigh, New York Philharmonic, William Grant, Antonin Dvorak, Samuel Barber, Felix Frankfurter


Why Cory Booker Sucks When it Comes to Gun Rights

Cory A. Booker New Jersey/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- One of the Democrats running for president and getting a lot of air time is Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. Booker had a bit of a star turn before he even reached the Senate due to the documentary Street Fight, featuring his effort to defeat a political machine in Newark. But where has Booker stood on our Second Amendment rights? The answer: He’s bad on them – willing to back arbitrary bans on modern multi-purpose semi-automatic fi...
Tags: New York, Isis, Guns, Senate, White House, Reagan, Silicon Valley, Newark, Andrew Cuomo, Justice Department, Booker, Cuomo, Nra, Harold, Cory Booker, Gun Rights News


Trump backtracks on border closure and levies new threat at Mexico

After a ‘one-year warning’, the president said he would bring tariffs on Mexico’s cars ‘if the drugs don’t stop’Cargo trucks line up to cross the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico. Photograph: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty ImagesDonald Trump has scrapped his stated plan to close the border with Mexico, saying instead he would give the country a “one-year warning” and threatening tariffs on cars.Six days ago Trump said he would close the border this week, unless Mexico “immediately stop ALL illegal...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, US, United States, Associated Press, North America, Central America, Trump, Tijuana Mexico, Mick Mulvaney, Guillermo Arias, Marcelo Ebrard, Getty ImagesDonald Trump, Martha Barcena Mexico


There’s A Crisis At The Border!

USA Today: Days after threatening to close the U.S. border with Mexico, President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that his administration would slap tariffs on autos long before it considered sealing the nation off from its southern neighbor. “I don’t think we’ll ever have to close the border,” Trump said in the Oval Office. Trump’s statement marked a significant departure from his position  last week, when he said there was a “very good likelihood” he would close the border this week. The White...
Tags: Usa, California, Mexico, White House, Immigration, America, Military, United States, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Guanajuato, Trump, Marro, CSRL, Oval Office Trump, Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes


Ivanka Will Travel To Africa To Promote Her Women's Economic Empowerment Project

The first daughter and White House advisor's schedule isn't public, but we'll keep you posted on her goings-on every week.Ivanka Trump is traveling to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast this month to promote her global women's economic empowerment initiative. The Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which was announced by the the Trump administration in early February, aims to help 50 million women in the developing world get ahead economically by 2025. The administration has dedicated $...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mexico, White House, Africa, Reagan, United States, Global development, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, World Bank Group, Trump, State, Mark Green, Ivanka, Kristalina Georgieva


Trump recommends Herman Cain for Federal Reserve seat

The former pizza executive quit the White House race in 2012 amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
Tags: Business, White House, Federal Reserve, Trump, Herman Cain


Senator Criticizes Administration Flip Flop on Great Lakes Funding

As Congress looks over President Donald Trump’s budget, Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is criticizing the administration for proposing a 90% cut to Great Lakes restoration funds. Brown says that proposed cut indicates a bigger problem. President Donald Trump told a rally in Michigan that he plans to reverse his position and fully fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. But Senator Sherrod Brown said those changes haven’t been made to the official budget. He adds that Trump’s position...
Tags: Congress, White House, Michigan, Lake Erie, Donald Trump, Trump, Brown, Rob Portman, Andy Chow, Sherrod Brown, Great Lakes Funding


Hundreds gather near White House to demand Mueller report release

U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who received the confidential report last month at the close of Mueller's 22-month investigation, has said he intended to release a redacted version to Congress and the public by mid-April.
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The $1 billion ask: Trump all-in on fundraising for 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is well on his way to raising the $1 billion his campaign believes it will take for him to win another term in the White House, building a fundraising machine that will prove difficult for Democrats to match. Trump’s bring-it-on fundraising approach — which will be on display during […]
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Trump rails over Mueller cover-up reports, as Republican senator brands him 'idiotic' over windmill cancer comments

Investigators working for FBI special counsel Robert Mueller say attorney general William Barr has misrepresented just how damaging their report really is to Donald Trump, according to reports.Mr Barr’s four-page letter to Congress summarising its contents last month stated Mr Mueller had reached a “no collusion” conclusion regarding the president’s relationship with Russia, but stopped short of exonerating him on obstruction of justice charges.In response to that limitd discllosure, the House J...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Fbi, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Treasury Department, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barr, House Ways and Means Committee


US remains committed to private sector-led 5G wireless: Kudlow

A top advisor to President Donald Trump said Thursday the United States is committed to private sector deployment of 5G wireless networks, brushing aside the notion of a nationalized system. Larry Kudlow, the top White House economic advisor, sought to quell speculation that Washington would seek to nationalize ultrafast fifth-generation networks for national security reasons in view of the dominant position of Chinese firms like Huawei, which has been banned from US government contracts. "I w...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, US, United States, Donald Trump, Huawei, Larry Kudlow, Kudlow


How Seriously Should We Take Trump’s Mexican Auto Tariff Threat?

On Thursday, President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on cars entering the United States from Mexico if the nation doesn’t assist Washington in dealing with the migrant situation at its southern border. It’s a rather bold ultimatum, coming hot on the heels of claims that the White House was seriously considering closing the border […] The post How Seriously Should We Take Trump’s Mexican Auto Tariff Threat? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Washington, Mexico, Government, White House, United States, Tariffs, Trade, Autos, Automotive Industry, Donald Trump, Trump, News Blog, U.S, Trade War Watch, Trade Talks, Auto Tariffs


Jim Carrey Responds to Mussolini Granddaughter’s ‘Bastard’ Tweet About Him

Jim Carrey had some choice words for Benito Mussolini’s granddaughter in response to their Twitter spat. “It’s a little disconcerting that she’s in government, not because she’s in government, but because she’s obviously still embracing evil,” Carrey told Variety’s Marc Malkin at CinemaCon about Alessandra Mussolini, a member of European Parliament.  The actor and political […]
Tags: Politics, News, Jim Carrey, Donald Trump, European Parliament, Benito Mussolini, Variety, Cinemacon, Carrey, Marc Malkin, Alessandra Mussolini, Mussolini Granddaughter


Barack Obama traveled extensively as president, but trips with his daughters were most cherished

Before planning your family's summer vacation, take a word of advice from former President Barack Obama and make it a memorable one for the kids.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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This Week: Kushner’s Security Clearance Mess, And His Other Messes

We were already familiar with reports that President Donald Trump used his executive authority to get Jared Kushner a security clearance despite concerns raised by the CIA and others. What we didn’t know, until this week, was how many others received their clearances despite background checkers’ concerns: According to whistleblower Tricia Newbold, 25 people have obtained security clearances after Trump officials overturned earlier decisions to deny them. Newbold also testified that Kushner w...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Politico, Dhs, Fbi, New York Times, Fox News, Secret Service, State Department, Cia, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Trump, Interior, Centers for Medicare


Biden faces campaign-style scrutiny – before any campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — In countless conversations over the past year, former Vice President Joe Biden, his advisers and his broad network of friends and family have openly discussed the vulnerabilities he would face if he ran for president. A voting record that is sometimes at odds with the Democratic Party’s leftward shift. His age. And […]
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Jim Carrey Says Mussolini’s Granddaughter Is ‘Embracing Evil’

Jim Carrey had some choice words for Benito Mussolini’s granddaughter in response to their Twitter spat. “It’s a little disconcerting that she’s in government, not because she’s in government, but because she’s obviously still embracing evil,” Carrey told Variety at CinemaCon about Alessandra Mussolini, a member of European Parliament.  The actor and political artist recently […]
Tags: Politics, News, Jim Carrey, Donald Trump, Mussolini, European Parliament, Benito Mussolini, Variety, Cinemacon, Carrey, Alessandra Mussolini


The First Meeting of the House ‘Climate Crisis’ Committee Did Not Go So Well

After months of build up, the new House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis held its first hearing on Thursday. The witnesses were all young adults who will live with the choices members of Congress, and indeed policymakers around the world, make today for the rest of their lives.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, House, Select Committee, Climate Crisis


U.S. Rep. Don Young of Alaska apologizes after shoving a reporter out of his way

WASHINGTON – Rep. Don Young, the longest-serving member of the House, allegedly shoved a reporter on Thursday morning and later apologized after she called him out publicly. Politico’s Melanie Zanona tweeted that the Alaska Republican “physically shoved me and told me to get out of his way ‘damnit’ as I was trying to interview another […]
Tags: News, Washington, Alaska, House, Local Politics, Don Young, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Melanie Zanona


President Trump Posts Doctored Video Mocking Joe Biden’s Controversial Behavior Toward Women

More than a dozen women have accused Trump of sexually harassing them
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Joe Biden, Trump, Onetime, 2020 Election


Brexit truly is a washout as water pours into House of Commons

MPs were forced to quit the dampened chamber hours early after a torrent - with time running out [Author: Pippa Crerar, Ben Glaze, Nicola Bartlett]
Tags: Politics, House Of Commons, Pippa Crerar, Nicola Bartlett, Ben Glaze, Pippa Crerar Ben Glaze Nicola Bartlett


UK must offer ‘credible and realistic way forward’ to justify new Brexit delay, says Irish PM - as it happened

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 8.34pm BST That’s all from us for this evening. Thanks for reading and commenting. For a summary of the day’s major events, click here.And, if you’d like to read more on the Brexit negotiations between the government and the opposition, my colleagues Rowena Mason and Heather Stewart have the story: Related: Theresa May to make written Brexit offer to Jeremy Corbyn 7.22pm BST The elements have not been kind to candidat...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, House Of Lords, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Philip Hammond, South Wales, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Ruth, Newport West


Trump mocks Biden by tweeting parody touchy-feely video

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is mocking Joe Biden’s video in which the former vice president pledges to alter behavior that made some women uncomfortable. The president on Thursday tweeted out a parody video made by a Trump supporter and which had been posted overnight by Dan Scavino, White House director of social media. […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Washington, White House, Joe Biden, Ap, Nation, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Dan Scavino


Reports: Trump considering picking Herman Cain for Fed board

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering nominating Herman Cain, a political ally and former presidential candidate, for a seat on the Federal Reserve board, according to news reports. The White House declined to comment, but Axios and the Wall Street Journal reported that Cain is being considered. The president has already said he […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, White House, Ap, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Fed, Cain, Herman Cain


Angela Merkel promises support for avoiding hard border in Ireland

German chancellor backs Irish government and says EU will consider article 50 extension to avert no-deal Brexit Angela Merkel has pledged the European Union’s support for averting a hard border on the island of Ireland despite concern this could undermine the single market in the event of a no-deal Brexit.The German chancellor expressed solidarity with the Irish government in a visit to Dublin on Thursday and urged the UK to present a viable plan to avert crashing out of the EU next week. Contin...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Dublin, Leo Varadkar, Brexit, Brexit Angela Merkel


Trump threatens Mexico with tariffs on cars in border fight

By JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — Shifting once again, President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless Mexico does more to stop the flow of migrants trying to enter the U.S. Trump had threatened last week to close down the border this week unless Mexico immediately halted “ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States.” He has since praised the country for doing more to help. “You know I will do it,” he said concerning his tariff threat....
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Washington, Mexico, White House, Russia, Immigration, America, Sport, World news, Soccer, Gop, United States, Associated Press, Donald Trump


White House struggles to explain Trump's bizarre claim

The White House is refusing to explain why President Donald Trump claims, falsely, that the noise from wind turbines cause cancer. CNN's Erin Burnett discusses with Jack O'Donnell, former president and chief operating officer of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino.
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