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Women’s March Returns To DC, Other Cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Women’s March returned to Washington on Saturday and found itself coping with an ideological split and an abbreviated route due to the government shutdown. The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people. The exact size of the turnout remains subject to a politically charged debate, but it’s generally regarded as the largest Washington protest since the Vietnam era. Organizer this year submitted a perm...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, Washington, White House, Ap, Hawaii, Vietnam, Donald Trump, National Park Service, Movement, Trump International Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue, Nation of Islam, Mallory, Carmen Perez


Reports: Trump May Offer Dems Concessions In Exchange For Wall Money

President Donald Trump may offer his support for certain Democratic policy goals in exchange for border wall funds during remarks from the White House Saturday, CNN and Axios reported Friday and Saturday, respectively. Congressional Democrats have insisted that Trump reopen the government before any such negotiations, but according to the reports, Trump may offer the policy concessions in a statement from the White House Saturday afternoon, one that he hyped in a tweet Friday. The remarks, ini...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Cnn, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Oval Office, Pence, McConnell, Congressional Democrats, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Matt Shuham, Axios


Reports: Trump May Make Public Offer To Dems For Border Wall Money

President Donald Trump may offer his support for certain Democratic policy goals in exchange for border wall funds, CNN and Axios reported Friday and Saturday, respectively. Congressional Democrats have insisted that Trump re-open the government before any such negotiations, but according to the reports, Trump may offer the policy concessions in a statement from the White House Saturday afternoon, one that he hyped in a tweet Friday. Key aspects of the reports clash somewhat, though: CNN repor...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Cnn, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, McConnell, Congressional Democrats, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Matt Shuham, Axios, Axios Trump


Donald Trump hails 'incredible' meeting with North Korean envoy

President says ‘ a lot of progress’ made at White House talksMeeting with Kim Jong-un likely by end of FebruaryDonald Trump said on Saturday he had “an incredible” meeting with North Korea’s nuclear envoy, Kim Yong-chol, and the two sides had made “a lot of progress”. Related: Trump announces huge expansion of US missile defense system Continue reading...
Tags: North Korea, White House, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Asia Pacific, Donald Trump, Trump, Kim Jong, Kim Yong chol, FebruaryDonald Trump


I will ignore... and resist...

It's sentence-diagramming time at Althouse. Today's sentence comes from Roger Cohen in a NYT column titled "The Strange Persistent Troubling Russian Hang-Up of Donald Trump": I will ignore the hermetic sealing of Trump’s personality against decency, and resist the temptation to riff on Abraham Lincoln’s brooding portrait in the White House dining room above the buffoon in chief with his burgers, to ask a simple question: If President Donald Trump is a Russian asset, what would he be working to a...
Tags: Writing, Law, Punctuation, White House, Russia, Lincoln, Donald Trump, Trump, Abraham Lincoln, Ann Althouse, Roger Cohen, Trump derangement syndrome, 2020 Campaign, Althouse Today


Crowds roll in for third annual Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles

Southern Californians gathered Saturday morning for the third annual Women’s March Los Angeles. The event, expected by its organizers to draw 200,000 attendees, will last until 4 pm. Gloria Ariana kicks off the event with a Tongva blessing and a call to attention of missing indigenous women. Even a plug for an indigenous culture-seeped charter school. Lots of empty space on Hill St pic.twitter.com/onC0aU8GZh — Ariella Plachta (@AriPlachta) January 19, 2019 The third annual march, whose theme...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, La, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Washington Dc, Long Beach, Lausd, Local-news, Donald Trump, Denver, Eric Garcetti


Trump Makes Second Ever Visit To Dover, Pays Tribute To Americans Killed In Syria

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump was paying tribute Saturday to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week as he set off to Dover Air Force Base for the return of their remains. The trip was not listed on the president’s public schedule that was released Friday night, but he tweeted the news before his Saturday morning departure from the White House. “Will be leaving for Dover to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives...
Tags: Isis, News, Navy, Washington, White House, Islamic State, Defense, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Afghanistan, Gop, Pentagon, St Louis, Yemen, Donald Trump


Donald Trump expected to outline shutdown deal offer in address to nation

President will speak at 3pm eastern timeDemocrats unmoved over wall demandDonald Trump is due to address the nation on Saturday afternoon. According to reports, he will not declare a national emergency over conditions at the southern border but will instead lay out details of a deal the White House believes can end the partial government shutdown, which is now a record 29 days old. Related: How Trump has changed America in two years Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, White House, America, World news, US news, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration


John Kelly shocked staff with speech 'hostile' to Trump, tell-all book reveals

Book by ex-White House aide Cliff Sims, seen by Guardian, says chief of staff indicated ‘country first, president second’ approachFormer White House chief of staff John Kelly introduced himself to staff members with a speech that was “potentially hostile” to Donald Trump, according to a new memoir by a former Trump communications aide. Related: John Kelly: judge me on what Trump didn't do while I was chief of staff Continue reading...
Tags: White House, Guardian, Donald Trump, John Kelly, Trump, Cliff Sims


Trump government shutdown - live: President to make 'major announcement' on border dispute amid Mueller probe reports

Donald Trump is set to make a “major announcement” on the government shutdown and the US-Mexico border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over funding for his proposed wall continues into its fifth week. The White House has not provided any details about what exactly the president will reveal at 3pm EST today (8pm UK time), but he is not expected to sign the national emergency declaration he has been threatening to use for several weeks. Mr Trump has been in a standoff with Democrats in C...
Tags: UK, News, Congress, White House, US, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller


Mueller’s Office Disputes BuzzFeed’s Bombshell Report on Trump

WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s spokesman issued a rare statement disputing BuzzFeed’s report that President Donald Trump directed his then-attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this […]
Tags: Politics, News, Buzzfeed, Congress, Washington, Moscow, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Trump Tower, Mueller, Robert Mueller, President Trump


The President, who will address the nation Saturday, isn't expected to change his border wall demand but will offer Dems other concessions, senior official says

President Donald Trump plans to offer Democrats another proposal to end the shutdown when he addresses the nation from the White House on Saturday afternoon according to a senior administration official.
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Trump plans to make offer to end shutdown Saturday, not declare national emergency, official says

President Donald Trump plans to offer Democrats another proposal to end the shutdown when he addresses the nation from the White House on Saturday afternoon -- what officials are describing as his third offer to end the shutdown, according to a senior administration official.
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Trump plans to make Democrats an offer to end shutdown, not declare national emergency, in Saturday speech, official says

President Donald Trump plans to offer Democrats another proposal to end the shutdown when he addresses the nation from the White House on Saturday afternoon -- what officials are describing as his third offer to end the shutdown, according to a senior administration official.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump


In Saturday speech, Trump is expected to make Dems an offer

President Donald Trump plans to offer Democrats another proposal to end the shutdown when he addresses the nation from the White House on Saturday afternoon according to a senior administration official.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump


The President, who will address the nation today, isn't expected to change his border wall demand but will offer Dems other concessions, senior official says

President Donald Trump plans to offer Democrats another proposal to end the shutdown when he addresses the nation from the White House on Saturday afternoon according to a senior administration official.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump


Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold 2nd summit

President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear weapons, the White House announced Friday.
Tags: White House, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump


Trump plans ‘major announcement’ on Saturday on shutdown, border  

By LISA MASCARO, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he’ll make a “major announcement” on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues. The White House did not immediately provide details on Friday about what the president would be announcing, but a person familiar with the planning said Trump planned to outline a new deal with specific proposals that the administration bel...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, Immigration, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, House, Switzerland, Associated Press, State Department, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump


A year ago, he was in South Florida. Now, the President is sequestered in an understaffed White House

A year ago, President Donald Trump was spending a holiday weekend in the South Florida sun, making morning excursions to his golf course and passing warm evenings on the patio of his estate as a the sound of a piano wafted in the breeze.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, South Florida


Trump, North Korean leader to hold 2nd summit

President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear weapons, the White House announced Friday.
Tags: White House, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump, Trump


Trump-Cohen allegations: White House denies president ordered lawyer to lie about Russia links as Congress launches investigations

The White House has denied allegations that Donald Trump ordered former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Law enforcement officials claimed Mr Trump had instructed Cohen to claim negotiations over the Russian project ended months earlier than they actually did, according to explosive new claims. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders vehemently denied the allegations, reported by Buzzfeed News, during a brief exchange with reporters on th...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Russia, Moscow, Press, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, BuzzFeed News, Michael Cohen, Trump Tower, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump Cohen


Sarah Sanders speaks out after BuzzFeed story

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders rejects a BuzzFeed News report that says President Donald Trump personally directed his longtime former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, BuzzFeed News, Michael Cohen, Sarah Sanders, Moscow Trump Tower


Only Two People Can End This Shutdown. And Neither Is Budging

A bipartisan group of senators got involved. The president’s son-in-law and the vice president took a shot. A group that calls itself the Problem Solvers Caucus tried its hand. But in the end, none of them were able to resolve the impasse leading to the longest shutdown in U.S. history. As the partial government shutdown…
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Problem Solvers Caucus


Second Trump-Kim summit announced

The White House announced Friday that a second summit will take place between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in February.
Tags: News, White House, Kim Jong Un, Stories, Kim, Donald Trump


Trump, North Korean leader Kim to hold second summit

President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear program, the White House announced Friday.
Tags: White House, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Donald Trump


Trump And North Korea’s Kim Will Have A Second Summit At The End Of February

The White House announced Friday afternoon that President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will have a second summit at the end of February, according to MSNBC. The location is still to be announced. The summit was announced soon after Trump met with Kim Yong Chol, a high-ranking official in the North Korean government. [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, North Korea, White House, Kim, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Kim Jong, Kim Yong chol, Livewire, Kate Riga


Trump, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to hold 2nd summit

By MATTHEW LEE and DEB RIECHMANN | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear program, the White House announced Friday. News of a second meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader came after Trump met at the White House for 90 minutes with a North Korean envoy, Kim Yong Chol, who had traveled to Washington to discuss denuclearization talks. Trump and Ki...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Obama, California, Washington, North Korea, White House, China, Singapore, Sport, World news, Beijing, Soccer, Kim Jong Un, Associated Press


White House announces second Trump-Kim summit

The White House announced Friday that a second summit will take place between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in February.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Donald Trump


Trump, North Korean leader Kim to hold 2nd summit

President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear program, the White House announced Friday.
Tags: White House, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Donald Trump


Collusion Isn’t a Specific Crime. But These Four Things Are Against the Law

President Donald Trump once succinctly summed up his two-part defense on his campaign’s contacts with Russia during the 2016 election in an interview with the New York Times: “There is no collusion, and even if there was, it’s not a crime.” In recent days, the first half of that defense has started to look shakier.…
Tags: News, Justice, Congress, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, New York Times, Donald Trump



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