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A Democratic Lawsuit Over Trump’s Business Dealings With Foreign Governments Can Proceed

Democrats allege the president's businesses violate a ban against gifts from foreign governments
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A Democrat Lawsuit Over Trump’s Business Dealings With Foreign Governments Can Proceed

Democrats allege the president's businesses violate a ban against gifts from foreign governments
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Overnight, Onetime


Trump to meet with Republican senators on U.S. shipping rules

The nearly 100-year-old Jones Act mandates the use of U.S.-flagged vessels to transport merchandise between U.S. coasts. Bloomberg News reported last week the administration was seriously considering waiving the requirements for some energy shipments and that Trump was leaning in favor of some kind of waiver. "I am going to go to the White House tomorrow to try to talk to the president out of doing something foolish and that is trying to curtain the Jones Act protections," Senator John Kennedy...
Tags: Science, White House, Trump, Reuters, Bloomberg News, John Kennedy, Louisiana Republican


Mueller’s Willing to Testify, but Trump DOJ Is Holding It Up: Dems

Alex Wong/GettyHouse Democrats tell The Daily Beast they’ve been told Special Counsel Robert Mueller is willing to testify before them about his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, but the Department of Justice has been unwilling to set a date for it to happen. The impasse comes as lawmakers have grown increasingly frustrated over Attorney General Bill Barr’s handling of the release of the Mueller probe and as other Trump associates have declined to appear before congressional c...
Tags: News, White House, House, Department Of Justice, Doj, Committee, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barr, Judiciary Committee, Robert Mueller, Nadler, Trump DOJ, Jerry Nadler D NY


White House halts EPA’s attempts to reveal companies seeking hardship waivers

In Washington, Reuters reports that following push back from the oil industry, the White House has put the kibosh on the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to publish the names of companies seeking hardship waivers for small refiners under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The White House hadn’t reviewed the proposal put forward by the EPA on April 12. Small refineries are said to be concerned that they could be damaged if the public were aware of their applications but the corn industry is real...
Tags: Washington, White House, Policy, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Reuters


Mueller Sent a Letter to Attorney General Barr Expressing Frustration Over Portrayal of Findings

The letter is likely to be a central focus at Wednesday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Ba
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Department Of Justice, Senate Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Onetime, Mueller Investigation


Erin Burnett calls out Kellyanne Conway: No one asked you about Biden

CNN's Erin Burnett says former Vice President Joe Biden is on White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's mind after Conway brought up Biden unprompted while speaking with reporters.
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Stories, Biden, Conway, Erin Burnett, Kellyanne Conway


Erin Burnett on Conway's Biden comments: No one asked you

CNN's Erin Burnett says former Vice President Joe Biden is on White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's mind after Conway brought up Biden unprompted while speaking with reporters.
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Stories, Biden, Conway, Erin Burnett, Kellyanne Conway


Burnett on Conway's Biden comments: No one asked you

CNN's Erin Burnett says former Vice President Joe Biden is on White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's mind after Conway brought up Biden unprompted while speaking with reporters.
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Stories, Biden, Conway, Erin Burnett, BURNETT, Kellyanne Conway


Japanese Emperor Abdicates

Emperor Akihito has formally abdicated the Chrysanthemum Throne after a 30 year reign. Japanese emperor Akihito has ended his reign after 30 years in charge, handing the crown to his son Naruhito. The emperor has cited age and declining health as his reasons for standing down; Akihito is the first emperor in over 200 years […]
Tags: Japan, Politics, History, Anime, Royalty, Akihito, Naruhito


'If I may have your attention': Pelosi calls Trump, Schumer 'kids' to get a word in on infrastructure

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to be the mom in the room Tuesday when Congressional Democrats met with the president at the White House to discuss a fix for the nation's crumbling infrastructure.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Usa Today, Congressional, Pelosi, Trump Schumer


Trump welcomes NASCAR champ Logano to White House

President Donald Trump welcomed NASCAR champion Joey Logano — and his race car — to the White House Tuesday. Trump celebrated the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Champion on the South Lawn, along with team owner Roger Penske. (April 30)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, White House, Ap, Donald Trump, Nascar, Trump, Logano, Joey Logano, Roger Penske, South Lawn


Judge allows Dems' lawsuit against Trump over business earnings to move forward

A lawsuit from Democratic members of Congress over Trump business earnings from foreign governments while President Donald Trump is in the White House can continue to move forward, a federal judge decided on Tuesday.
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Democrats’ emoluments lawsuit targeting Trump’s private business can proceed, judge says

The two emoluments cases, which could eventually end up at the Supreme Court, were early arrivals to what is now a wide range of investigations and legal battles over the president's business interests and what information he and his family will be required to provide about them.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Nation, Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


BARR COVERUP: Mueller told A.G. he failed to capture ‘context, nature, substance’ of Trump Russia report

The WaPo reports tonight that Robert Mueller wrote a letter to Bill Barr, in which the special counsel told Trump's handpicked attorney general his charm offensive in advance of the redacted report's release failed to capture the true 'context, nature, and substance' of the report's contents. In his letter, Mueller made an important demand to Barr: release the 448-page report’s introductions and executive summaries. Mueller even offered suggested redactions, Justice Department officials told ...
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Judge allows congressional Democrats' lawsuit against Trump over business earnings to move forward

A lawsuit from Democratic members of Congress over Trump business earnings from foreign governments while President Donald Trump is in the White House can continue to move forward, a federal judge decided on Tuesday.
Tags: Congress, White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump


Barack Obama Remembers Iconic Director John Singleton

"He opened doors for filmmakers of color to tell powerful stories that have been too often ignored,” he wrote.
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White House Considering Obama-Era Official for Immigration Job, Sources Say

Mark Morgan, the candidate for ICE, led the Border Patrol in the final months of President Barack Obama’s administration and was removed from the position after President Donald Trump assumed the presidency. Morgan, a former FBI agent, supported a border wall, one of Trump’s signature campaign issues.
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Fbi, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Trump, Morgan, Mark Morgan


Mueller complained that Barr’s letter did not capture ‘context’ of Trump probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller wrote a letter in March complaining to Attorney General William Barr that his four-page memo to Congress "did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance" of Mueller's investigation, according to a copy of the letter reviewed Tuesday by The Washington Post.
Tags: News, Congress, Trump, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, William Barr


Venezuela: Moscow persuaded Maduro not to step down, US claims

US secretary of state says leader ‘had airplane on tarmac’ to leave for Cuba but Russia convinced him to stay * Follow for the latest updates as clashes erupt in Venezuela The Venezuelan leader, Nicolás Maduro, “had an airplane on the tarmac” and was ready to leave for exile in Cuba when he was persuaded not to step down by Moscow, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has claimed.In a day when the struggle for power on the streets appeared to hang in the balance, and the US called on top me...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Cnn, Moscow, Venezuela, Bolton, Cuba, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Havana, Trump, Reuters, State


Trump welcomes NASCAR champ to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed NASCAR champion Joey Logano — and his race car — to the White House. Trump celebrated the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Tuesday on the South Lawn, along with team owner Roger Penske. With Logano’s car parked nearby, Trump praised the driver and called it “one beautiful car.” […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Sports, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Nascar, Trump, Joey Logano, South Lawn, Nation & World, White House Trump, Roger Penske With Logano


House Democratic Candidates Outraise Republicans In Effort To Hold On To Majority

White House hopefuls aren't the only politicians who recently disclosed their campaign finances. Democrats running for the House and Senate are reporting strong fundraising.
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As Trump vows subpoena fights, Democrats weigh their options

Democratic leaders in Congress say they will have to fight on multiple fronts to obtain documents and witness interviews as the Trump administration stonewalls their investigations. Here's a look at Democrats' options:
Tags: News, Congress, Nation, Trump, Nation & World Politics


President Trump Threatens Cuba With Complete Embargo If Cuban Troops Continue Operations in Venezuela

"Highest-level sanctions, will be placed on the island of Cuba," threatens Trump
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Venezuela, Cuba, Onetime


Burr denies briefing White House about FBI's Russia investigation

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said Tuesday he did not inform the White House about details of the FBI counterintelligence investigation into members of Trump's team following a March 2017 briefing on the investigation from then-FBI Director James Comey.
Tags: White House, Russia, Cnn, Fbi, Trump, Burr, Richard Burr, Senate Intelligence


White House considers move to designate Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Sarah Sanders says ‘designation working its way through internal process’ after Trump personally lobbied by Egypt president SisiThe White House has confirmed it is considering the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation, after Donald Trump was personally lobbied by Egypt’s president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.The official designation of the Islamist movement as terrorist would have far-reaching effects, sanctioning companies and individuals who had any interactions with the g...
Tags: White House, Africa, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Donald Trump, Muslim Brotherhood, Trump, Abdel Fatah al Sisi, Sarah Sanders, SisiThe White House


Venezuela: US pressures top Maduro officials to defect in gambit to tip power struggle

Bolton calls on three key officials to fulfill their ‘commitments’Mike Pompeo tweets in support of ‘Operación Libertad’Follow for the latest updates as clashes erupt in VenezuelaThe US has declared its support for Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó and called on top members of the Nicolás Maduro’s government to defect, in a gamble to tip the balance in the struggle for power in Caracas.After Donald Trump and key officials tweeted their support for Guaidó, the national security adviser, J...
Tags: White House, Americas, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Venezuela, Bolton, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Mike Pence, Caracas, John Bolton, Maduro, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Pompeo Claims Russians Convinced Maduro Not to Flee Venezuela For Cuba

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claims that embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro was planning to flee the country amid a violent coup attempt that began Tuesday morning, but was convinced to cling to power by Russian authorities, who continue to support his socialist regime.“It's been a long time since anyone has seen Maduro. He had an airplane on the tarmac, he was ready to leave this morning as we understand it and the Russians indicated he should stay,” Pompeo told CNN's Wolf ...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, US, Cnn, United States, Venezuela, Graham, Kremlin, Bolton, Cuba, Nicolás Maduro, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Wolf, State


Employee or contractor? The IRS has some guidelines on when each work status applies

Independent contractor life could be for you if you're tired of having the boss constantly over your shoulder and on your back. But you and your employer must meet some IRS guidelines in order to achieve this nonemployee work relationship. (Photo by Sebastiaan ter Burg via Flickr CC) Uber is about to go public. It could mean billions for the company and its investors. That folks are so bullish on Uber's initial public offering (IPO) is astounding to most of us, considering the company's f...
Tags: Uber, Taxes, Labor, Obama, White House, Social Security, Medicare, Irs, Internal Revenue Service, U S Department of Labor, Labor Department, Sebastiaan ter Burg, Medicare Tax, Flickr CC Uber, IRS Advertisements amp


Trump, Dems Agree To Infrastructure Tab Without Knowing How To Pay For It

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed Tuesday to work together on a $2 trillion infrastructure package — but put off for later the difficult question of how to pay for it. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said there was “good will in the meeting” — a marked departure from the last meeting between Trump, Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which ended with Trump walking out in a huff. Schumer said the two sides agreed that infrastructure in...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Virginia, Ap, Infrastructure, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, House, New Jersey, Nancy Pelosi, Republican



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