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Senators demand to know why election vendors still sell voting machines with ‘known’ vulnerabilities’

Four senior senators have called on the largest U.S. voting machine makers to explain why they continue to sell devices with “known vulnerabilities,” ahead of upcoming critical elections. The letter, sent Wednesday, calls on election equipment makers ES&S, Dominion Voting, and Hart InterCivic to explain why they continue to sell decades-old machines, which the senators say contain security flaws that could undermine the results of elections if exploited. “The integrity of our elections is direct...
Tags: Security, Politics, Elections, Texas, Voting, Hardware, Tech, United States, President, Homeland Security, Presidential Election, Electronic Voting, Mark Warner, Voting Machine, Capitol, Hart


Trump Says Theresa May ‘Didn’t Listen’ To His Brexit Negotiation Ideas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday sharply criticized Britain’s handling of negotiations over leaving the European Union, saying the talks have been bungled and that the wrenching debate was dividing the country. “I’m surprised at how badly it’s all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation,” he said. Trump, who holds himself up as a master deal-maker, said he gave Prime Minister Theresa May his ideas on how she could negotiate a successful deal for leaving the 28-member grou...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, Eu, European Union, Ap, Britain, Gop, Theresa May, Ronald Reagan, House, Northern Ireland, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi


Pence Met Privately With GOP Senators To Thwart Senate Defeat On Emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House labored Tuesday to prevent a high-profile congressional rejection of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border, or at least reduce the number of Republican senators joining Democrats to thwart him. Vice President Mike Pence met privately at the Capitol with a handful of GOP senators, hoping to persuade them to stand by Trump in a showdown vote set for Thursday. Since the Democratic-run House voted last month to block ...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Indiana, Ap, Gop, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol, Mitch McConnell R Ky, Sens Mike Lee


White House tries to avert Senate defeat on border emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is trying to prevent a high-profile congressional rejection of President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the southwest border, or at least reduce the number of Republican senators voting against him. Vice President Mike Pence met privately Tuesday at the Capitol with a handful of GOP senators in […]
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, Ap, Nation, Gop, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol


Trump administration warns of record illegal border crossings ahead of vote by Congress

The Trump administration warned Republican lawmakers Tuesday about record numbers of illegal crossings at the southern border with Mexico as Congress appeared to be on the verge of terminating President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency there. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen visited the U.S. Capitol as the White House sought to discourage more Republican defections on the measure rebuking the president. Republican senators had a "spirited discussion" on the matter, Senate...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, White House, Mitch McConnell, Homeland Security, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Kirstjen Nielsen


Democrat-led House passes bill blocking Trump’s national emergency declaration on border wall

Democrats ignored a veto threat and rammed legislation through the House Tuesday that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for his border wall, escalating a clash over whether he was abusing his powers to advance his paramount campaign pledge. The House’s 245-182 vote to block Trump’s national emergency declaration throws the political hot potato to the Republican-run Senate, where there were already enough GOP defections to edge it to the cusp of passage. Vice...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, Mexico, La, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Maine, South Dakota, Alaska


It’s time to derail California’s bullet train to nowhere

Gov. Gavin Newsom came close this month to abandoning the state’s misbegotten bullet train project that’s already cost many billions of dollars and demonstrates no signs of becoming viable. “Let’s be real,” Newsom told legislators in his first State of the State address. “The project as currently planned would cost too much and take too long. There’s been too little oversight and not enough transparency. Right now, there simply isn’t a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San...
Tags: Obama, California, Opinion, White House, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Brown, Donald Trump, Central Valley, San Joaquin, Amtrak


Democrat’s National Gun Emergency, Forewarned and Forearmed

Opinion by Allan West Democrat's National Gun Emergency, Forewarned and Forearmed USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- In the military, we have a saying, “never get in your enemy’s way when they are self-destructing.” I cannot think of a better adage when it comes to the insidious, absurd, and, yes, stupid, things emanating from the progressive socialist left . . . the folks who have taken control of the Democrat Party. It is somewhat like the movie, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” Some alien life form ...
Tags: Amazon, Guns, California, America, Barack Obama, United States, House, Nancy Pelosi, Cleaver, Nancy, Trump, Democratic, Calif, Capitol, Hill, Pelosi


Save Up to 25 Percent on Weekend Stays in Suburban Maryland With Marriott

You do not have to stay in the District of Columbia to enjoy such sites as the Washington Monument, the Capitol building or the White House; or to visit the Smithsonian Institute or the National Archives. Rather, you can save up to 25 percent off of retail room rates during weekend stays of a minimum of two consecutive nights at your choice of eight different hotel properties in suburban Maryland through Tuesday, April 30, 2019… …but you must... The post Save Up to 25 Percent on Weekend Stays in...
Tags: Travel, Deals, Maryland, Washington, White House, Marriott, District Of Columbia, Promotions, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Capitol, Smithsonian Institute, Marriott Bonvoy, National Archives Rather


The Liberal Flank Of The Democratic Party Is Ascendant: Will Voters Follow?

WASHINGTON (AP) — What is happening to the Democrats? Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, they are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the rich. Abolishing an immigration enforcement agency. And proposing a sweeping Green New Deal that calls for an “economic transformation” to combat climate change. On Thursday, newly-elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led a chorus of cheers as Amazon announced it was abandoning plans to build a sought-after headqu...
Tags: Amazon, New York, News, Minnesota, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, New York City, Israel, America, Ap, Democrats, House, Queens


Donald Trump will 'declare national emergency' to build Mexico border wall

Donald Trump will declare a national emergency to find extra funds to build his Mexico border wall, the most senior Republican in the US Senate announced on Thursday, setting up the prospect of a new court battle.  Mitch McConnell, the Senate leader, said Mr Trump had pledged to sign a compromise deal that would provide more than $1 billion for barriers along the border but would also go one step further.  "He also will be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time. I indicated to...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, America, Ap, House, House Of Representatives, Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump


Trump says he’s not thrilled with GOP-backed border deal

By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s “unhappy” with a hard-won agreement to prevent a new government shutdown and finance construction of more barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, but he didn’t say he wouldn’t sign the measure. GOP congressional leaders swung behind the proposed deal, selling it as a necessary compromise. Trump said he doesn’t believe there will be a shutdown, which could have hit hundreds of thousands of federal workers again th...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Democrats, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Senate Appropriations Committee


Kleptocracy in America: Russian-style corruption, driven by global oligarchs, enabled by US elites

As Naomi Klein documents in her classic and seminal book The Shock Doctrine, disasters and upheavals are the bread-and-butter of global looters, who use the collapse of civil society or the default of debtor states to nationalize state assets at pennies on the dollar, then milk them into further crises, which create more chances for looting -- but the collapse of the USSR was different, because the spies and strongmen who rode out that collapse ensured that public assets were only given to dome...
Tags: Post, Usa, UK, News, Putin, Obama, Washington, White House, Russia, US, America, Barack Obama, Atlantic, Ussr, Franklin Foer, Delaware


Democrats Mobilize On Green New Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York are calling for a Green New Deal intended to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy. The freshman lawmaker and veteran Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts are teaming up on the plan, which aims to eliminate the U.S. carbon footprint by 2030. A joint resolution drafted by Ocasio-Cortez and Markey sets a goal to meet “100 percent of the power demand in the Un...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Ap, United States, House, John F Kennedy, Donald Trump, Capitol, Franklin D Roosevelt, Lyndon B Johnson, Markey


Virginia attorney general says he wore blackface at college party

By ALAN SUDERMAN RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia sank deeper into political turmoil Wednesday when another top Democrat — Attorney General Mark Herring — admitted putting on blackface in the 1980s, when he was a college student. With Gov. Ralph Northam’s career in extreme peril over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, Herring issued a statement saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a rapper during a party as a 19-year-old at the University of Virginia. Herring — who...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Government, Virginia, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Social Issues, Associated Press, Michael Jackson, University Of Virginia, Ku Klux Klan, U S Supreme Court, Capitol


Melania Trump travels solo to the Capitol again for speech

For the second year in a row, first lady Melania Trump will be departing the White House solo, 40 minutes ahead of her husband for his State of the Union address.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Melania Trump, Capitol


Melania Trump travels solo to the Capitol again for the State of the Union

For the second year in a row, first lady Melania Trump departed the White House solo, 40 minutes ahead of her husband for his State of the Union address.
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Melania Trump to travel solo to the Capitol again for speech

For the second year in a row, first lady Melania Trump will be departing the White House solo, 40 minutes ahead of her husband for his State of the Union address.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Melania Trump, Capitol


Melania Trump to travel solo to the Capitol again for the State of the Union

For the second year in a row, first lady Melania Trump will be departing the White House solo, 40 minutes ahead of her husband for his State of the Union address.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Melania Trump, Capitol


Willie Brown sees protégés rise to the top

Over a political career that’s well into a sixth decade, Willie Brown has had several incarnations. From a fiery civil rights agitator in the 1960s, Brown evolved into an expert legislative dealmaker during three decades as a state assemblyman – including a record-long stint as speaker – and two terms as mayor of San Francisco. Along the way, be became a bon vivant, swathed in expensive, hand-tailored suits, and, until his eyesight failed, driving exotic sports cars at high speed. An understandi...
Tags: London, California, Opinion, Mexico, Senate, White House, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, House, DMV, Nancy Pelosi, Ed Lee, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Trump


Democrats Make Opening Bid In Budget Talks, Offer No Wall Money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House offered a border security plan that would not provide a penny for Donald Trump’s border wall, ignoring — for now — an early-morning warning from the president that they’d be “wasting their time” if they don’t come up with wall money. The Democratic offer on Wednesday was just a starting point in House-Senate talks on border security funding that kicked off in a basement room in the Capitol. A top Democrat acknowledged that “everything is on the table,”...
Tags: Texas, News, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, Gop, House, Senate Appropriations Committee, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, House Senate, Shelby, Rio Grande Valley


Schumer’s Flip Phone Is The Thorn On WH’s Side Of The Border Wall Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House plan for peeling off Democrats to support President Donald Trump’s demands for billions in border wall money ran into a particularly stubborn obstacle: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s flip phone. Schumer had already been talking with his colleagues for months, anticipating Trump’s fight. Soon after the midterm elections in early November, the New Yorker started doing what he does best, talking to his senators. One by one, he dialed them on his vintage f...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Virginia, Israel, West Virginia, Ap, Democrats, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican


Republicans and Democrats meet to avoid new government shutdown – live

Committee meets in Capitol after longest shutdown in history Sign up for the Guardian US morning briefing 8.07pm GMT Someone apparently tried to disrupt a motorcade just now, leaving two people injured including one Secret Service officer.NEW VIDEO: Secret Service officer, and one other person injured when someone attempted to disrupt Pence motorcade outside White House. No ongoing threat. @fox5dc pic.twitter.com/VBPkuXJMF2Secret Service: Person arrested for crossing a police line and assaul...
Tags: Republicans, White House, Americas, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Democrats, US politics, Venezuela, Secret Service, US Congress, Donald Trump, Capitol, House Appropriations Committee, Nita Lowey


On both ends of Capitol, both parties warn big pharma on drug prices

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress from both parties served notice on pharmaceutical companies Tuesday that the days of unchecked drug-price increases were over and that they would be held politically accountable for exorbitant prices. The new reality became apparent at simultaneous but separate hearings of House and Senate committees where lawmakers said that the relentless […]
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, House, Capitol, Nation & World Politics


Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of Union until shutdown ends

By KEVIN FREKING, MATTHEW DALY and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Following a high-stakes game of dare and double-dare, Trump conceded Wednesday night that “no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber.” He said he was not looking for an alternate option after Pelosi s...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, House, Jimmy Carter, The White House, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi


Kamala Harris grabs for the brass ring

President Kamala Harris? She thinks so, anyway. After just 1 1/2 terms as California’s attorney general and two years as a U.S. senator, Harris this week declared her candidacy for the White House. She joins a Democratic field that grows larger every day and could eventually reach two or three dozen – all trumpeting their implacable disdain for President Donald Trump. “The American people deserve to have somebody who is going to fight for them, who is going to see them, who will hear them, who w...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Abc, California, Opinion, White House, America, Sport, Soccer, Ohio, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Kamala Harris, Trump, John Roberts, HARRIS


Despite Pelosi request to delay, Trump moves ahead with State of the Union

By JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress — despite a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting he delay it. The White House sent an email to the House Sergeant-at-Arms asking to schedule a walk-through in anticipation of a Jan. 29 address, according to a White House official who, like others, spoke on condition of anonymity because they wer...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Dhs, Soccer, House, Secret Service, Michigan, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, North Carolina, Donald Trump


Trump, Pelosi remain at odds over State of the Union

The White House says it is forging ahead with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union address at the Capitol next week, even as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears entrenched in her request for Trump to postpone the speech until the government reopens.
Tags: White House, Cnn, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Trump Pelosi


Report: Trump Could Stage Rally To Bolster State Of The Union Speech

President Donald Trump is planning for the potential of a parallel political rally to bolster his State of the Union address, ABC News reported Tuesday, citing multiple unnamed sources familiar with the planning. In the network’s words, Trump is planning for two different “State of the Union” speeches, “ one a more traditional address delivered to Congress in the House chamber or some other location in D.C., the other prepared for a political rally at a location outside of Washington, D.C.”...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, House, Fox News, John Adams, Donald Trump, Abc News, Nancy, Trump, George Washington, John Roberts, Capitol, Donald J Trump, Woodrow Wilson


Donald Trump requests Capitol walk-through, still plans State of the Union speech, officials say

White House requests a walk-through of the House chamber in anticipation of a speech that Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to postpone because of shutdown.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Usa Today, Donald Trump, State Of The Union, Capitol



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