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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


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


Pelosi Quips On Trump: ‘I Don’t Think The President Would Be So Petty, Do You?’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) fielded a reporter’s question Friday on if President Donald Trump grounded her flight as revenge for her State of the Union letter. “I don’t think the President would be so petty, do you?” she asked mischievously. Watch here: Pelosi mischievously addresses question of if Trump grounded her flight as revenge pic.twitter.com/EZJNP7Vsw1 — TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) January 18, 2019 In the scrum, Pelosi also accused the White House of leaking her and other me...
Tags: News, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Kate Riga, Pelosi Quips On Trump


All Congressional Delegations Traveling On Gov’t Aircraft Now Need WH Permission

The White House issued a directive Friday proclaiming that all congressional delegations must get approval from acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney before traveling on government aircraft or using travel funds during the shutdown. The letter was addressed to all executive branch agencies. When President Donald Trump’s aides were cooking up the plan to ground House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) flight as retribution for her State of the Union letter, they reportedly acknowledged th...
Tags: News, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Mick Mulvaney, Kate Riga


Freshmen House Dems Take Wildly Different Tacks In Shutdown Approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — One group went to the White House with Republicans to talk about border security and reopening shuttered parts of the government. Another, led by social media stars, marched around Capitol Hill in a widely-posted but futile search for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — hashtag #WheresMitch. The Democrats’ two paths within a 12-hour stretch this week demonstrated the dramatic differences emerging among members of the historic freshman class of House Democrats that — tog...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Indiana, Ap, Pennsylvania, House, New Jersey, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi


#WheresMitch: McConnell Disappears Into The Background Of Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s guiding principles is: “There’s no education in the second kick of a mule.” Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump against, McConnell is not about to let himself be kicked again. The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the shutdown began. He’s waiting on the president and Democrats to make a deal to end it. The result is an unusually inactive profile for the GOP ...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Ap, Gop, Tom Watson, Mitch McConnell, Kansas, Watson, Tsa, Nancy Pelosi


FBI: Man Planned To Attack White House With Rocket And Explosives

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man who traded his car for an antitank rocket and explosives in a plot to storm the White House is under arrest, authorities said. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, was arrested in an FBI sting operation Wednesday and is charged with attempting to damage or destroy a building owned by the United States using fire or an explosive, U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Taheb had an attorney who could comment on the allegations. T...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Atlanta, Georgia, Ap, Fbi, United States, West Wing of the, CUMMING, Buford, Byung J BJay Pak, Kate Riga, Hasher Jallal Taheb, Taheb


Washington Faux-st: Fake WaPo Paper Hails Trump’s Exit From Presidency

Fake print editions of the Washington Post are circulating in Washington, D.C., with the headline “UNPRESIDENTED” screaming across the page, surrounded by fake articles about President Donald Trump stepping down from the presidency. According to the Washington Post’s Twitter account, there is also a website mimicking the outlet’s. There are fake print editions of The Washington Post being distributed around downtown DC, and we are aware of a website attempting to mimic The Post’s. They are n...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, MoveOn, Ryan J Reilly, Kate Riga, Washington Faux, Fake WaPo Paper Hails Trump


WH: Trump Has Been Briefed On Explosion In US-Patrolled City In Syria

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Wednesday that President Donald Trump “has been fully briefed” on the developing situation in Syria and that the White House is monitoring the situation. [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, White House, US, Syria, Donald Trump, WH, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Livewire, Kate Riga


Abrams And Gillum Become Desired Assets For Potential Dem Candidates

Though Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum lost their respective elections, their impressive showings and massive popularity have made them must-calls for Democrats looking to jump into the fray. According to a Wednesday Politico report, the two have been fielding calls from Democratic contenders hoping to win their support and that of their supporters in Georgia and Florida, two states that would greatly ease any candidate’s path to the White House. Abrams and Gillum are also young, progressive,...
Tags: Florida, News, White House, Georgia, Gillum, Wednesday Politico, Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum, Kate Riga


GOP Senators Split With White House On Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The Democratic resolution would stop the Treasury Department from lifting penalties against the Russian aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal and two other companies connected to Deripaska. Senators took two procedural votes to proceed to the resolution, with 11 Republicans voting wit...
Tags: Florida, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Montana, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Russia, Defense, Ap, Democrats, Gop, Maine


Congress Will Skip Planned Recess If Shutdown Continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump dug in for a prolonged shutdown. The House and Senate announced Tuesday they would stay in session, canceling an upcoming recess week at home if the shutdown continued, which seemed likely. On the shutdown’s 25th day Tuesday, Trump did not move off his demand to have Congre...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, Democrats, Gop, South Dakota, House, Connecticut, Bill Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi


Details Emerge Of The Lavish Spending From Trump’s $104M Inauguration

President Donald Trump’s inauguration rang in at $104 million, more than double President Barack Obama’s in 2008. Details are starting to emerge of just what all of that money was spent on. The New York Times reports $10,000 for makeup for 20 aides at an evening event, $30,000 in per diem payments for staffers on top of their fully compensated hotel rooms, room service and transportation. The bill from the Trump International Hotel alone totaled $1.5 million. ABC News adds $130,000 spent on p...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, New York Times, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Abc News, Trump, New York New York, Trump International Hotel, Kate Riga


Ivanka Will Not Be New Head Of World Bank, But Will Play Role In Selection

Contrary to recent rumors, Ivanka Trump will not be the new leader of the World Bank, according to the White House. But she will play a large role in selecting its new president. According to a Monday New York Times report, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin personally asked Ivanka to assist in the process. There is still reportedly some doubt as to whether she is sufficiently divested from her business interests to partake in U.S. economic decisions, as she still holds worldwide trademarks. [...
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, Treasury, World Bank, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Steven Mnuchin, Kate Riga, Ivanka Will


The Winner Of The Shutdown? Brandon Judd, Border Patrol Union President

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown. His proximity to President Donald Trump has elevated the union leader’s profile while burnishing the image of the U.S. Border Patrol, a backwater in prior administrations when compared to other federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI and Secret Service. At the same time, Judd, president of the National Border ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, White House, Ap, Fbi, Arizona, Secret Service, Customs, Donald Trump, Council, Border Patrol, Clinton, Trump, U S Customs


In The White House’s Backyard, The Shutdown Hits Hard

WASHINGTON (AP) — No city experiences a shutdown quite like Washington. Besides the economic impact, a shutdown warps the nation’s capital on a cultural, recreational and logistical level — touching everybody from garbage collectors to young parents, prospective newlyweds to aspiring Eagle Scouts. The current partial shutdown , now in a record fourth week, has also provided a quiet boon for Mayor Muriel Bowser’s government, which rushed into the void to claim unprecedented new powers while ma...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Virginia, Ap, Smithsonian, National Mall, National Park Service, Nps, The Associated Press, John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Dupont Circle, Muriel Bowser, Bowser, Eleanor Holmes Norton


Pirro Gives Non-Apology After Saying That Pelosi Was ‘Partying’ In Puerto Rico

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro admitted that she spoke untruthfully during her Saturday interview with President Donald Trump when she said that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was “partying” in Puerto Rico while Trump was hard at work in the White House. “Look, you were in the White House during the Christmas holidays and over New Year’s, and you’ve been there ever since,” Pirro said to Trump. “Nancy Pelosi’s in Hawaii over the holidays, now she’s in Puerto Rico with a bunch of Democrats and ...
Tags: News, White House, Hawaii, House, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Trump, Pelosi, Jeanine Pirro, Pirro, Pres Trump, Kate Riga, Trump Nancy Pelosi


Graham Urges Trump To Reopen Gov. Temporarily, Continue Wall Negotiations

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he is encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before the president takes the more drastic step of declaring a national emergency. But that may be wishful thinking, given that Sen. Lindsey Graham also says Trump still wants to reach a deal for the wall before agreeing to reopen shuttered government department...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Mexico, White House, Ap, Cnn, House, Fox News, Graham, Nancy Pelosi, Johnson, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Trump


Brace Yourself: Waves Of 2020 Announcements Expected Soon

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode. With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy to launch White House bids in the coming weeks. While plans may change, the announcements are expected to come in waves, the first featuring a group of ambitious Senate Democrats including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and Ne...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Obama, California, Washington, Senate, White House, New York City, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire


Trump Mindful Of Optics As He Decides Which Trips To Take During Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vacation jaunts and hobnobbing with global elites at a Swiss ski resort are out for President Donald Trump. Visits with troops and farmers are OK. Like some of his recent predecessors, Trump is carefully picking and choosing where he’ll travel during the partial government shutdown. He visited with U.S. troops stationed at a military base in western Iraq the day after Christmas and flew to the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Texas last week to try to buttress his argument for...
Tags: Japan, Florida, Texas, News, Maryland, Obama, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Boston, Iraq, Southeast Asia, Barack Obama, Ap, Ronald Reagan


Trump Backs Off: ‘Not Looking’ To Declare National Emergency ‘So Fast’

President Donald Trump said Friday that he does not intend to declare a national emergency “so fast,” despite his evident recent delight in threatening to do so. “I’m not going to do it so fast,” Trump told the White House press pool. “We want Congress to do its job. What we’re not looking to do right now is national emergency.” He said as recently as Friday morning that he “can’t imagine any reason” why he shouldn’t declare national emergency to get his wall funding. [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Kate Riga


White House Quietly Prepares Short List, Eyeing Ginsburg’s Absence From Bench

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has missed days on the bench recently amid a career of shockingly consistent attendance, even when she was enduring serious health scares. The Trump administration has noticed. According to a Politico report, the White House counsel’s office and aides on the Senate Judiciary Committee are currently drafting a short list to prepare for the possible vacancy. Should Trump get to put another justice on the bench, the most judges appointed to the highest c...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, White House, Politico, Ronald Reagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Ginsburg, Brett Kavanaugh, Should Trump, Kate Riga


Trump Eyes Disaster Money, Army Corps Of Engineers Budget To Pay For Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency declaration to get it built without Congress. The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to comb through its budget, including $13.9 billion in emergency funds that Congress earmarke...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Ap, Idaho, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Trump, Army Corps, Simpson, California Florida, Congress The White House, Appropriations Committee


WH Promises ‘You’re Going To See The Drugs’ At Trump’s Border Trip

White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley promised shocking sights during President Donald Trump’s Thursday trip to the U.S.-Mexico border. “You are going to see the drugs,” Gildey said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “You’re going to see the human trafficker situation right in your face.” Watch here: pic.twitter.com/ib1RCPLbMn — TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) January 10, 2019 [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Fox News America s Newsroom, Hogan Gidley, Kate Riga, Gildey


The Shine Is Off: Trump Already Cooling On His New Communications Director

White House communications director Bill Shine had an uphill battle to climb from day one of his job. President Donald Trump does not like to be handled, considers himself his best spokesman and enjoys his adversarial relationship with the press. And according to a Wednesday New York Times report, Shine is already failing to win Trump’s approval. The mercurial President reportedly thinks Shine has delivered a lackluster performance in ginning up more positive coverage for the administration a...
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Bill Shine, Kate Riga


The Shutdown Has Brought ‘Chuck And Nancy’ Even Closer As Dems Stay Unified

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) go way back: the two have socialized and worked together since Pelosi first entered Congress in the late 1980s. But, as the shutdown has dragged on and Republicans have tried to isolate Schumer as the more pliable leader, the two have fused together even more closely. According to a Tuesday Washington Post report, they call each other so frequently that they have been relating updates to aides, instead of the us...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Dhs, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Pelosi, Schumer, Chuck Schumer D NY, Kate Riga, Shutdown Has Brought Chuck And Nancy


Trump Tells TV Anchors Before Speech That Border Trip Is Just A Photo Op

President Donald Trump told TV news anchors at a lunch before his Oval Office address that his upcoming trip to the border won’t “change a damn thing” and that it’s really just a photo opportunity. According to a New York Times report, Trump also threw his aides under the bus during the off-the-record meeting, saying that he personally does not want to make the trip. “But, these people behind you say its worth it,” he said, gesturing to Communications Director Bill Shine, press secretary Sara...
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Bill Shine, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kellyanne Conway, Kate Riga, Trump Tells TV


Networks Fact-Check Trump Speech After Criticism Of Decision To Air

NEW YORK (AP) — Television pundits moved swiftly to correct or challenge President Donald Trump following Tuesday’s Oval Office speech on the proposed border wall, after their networks were the target of an unusual debate over whether they should show him at all. “Just because you say it’s a crisis doesn’t necessarily make it one,” ABC White House correspondent Cecilia Vega said following the president’s address. Some network critics had essentially made the same point in arguing for a televi...
Tags: New York, News, Nbc, Congress, Abc, Mexico, Senate, White House, Nbc News, Ap, Cnn, House, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Smith, Fox News Channel


The Mobile Mick Mulvaney May Be Eyeing Yet Another Job: USC President

Late last year, while Mick Mulvaney was leading the Office of Management and Budget and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he was weeks away from nabbing the acting White House chief of staff gig. However, at the time, he was also eyeing a very different occupation: the presidency of the University of South Carolina. According to a Monday New York Times report, Mulvaney had reached out to an official at the school as recently as late 2018 to inquire about the upcoming vacancy, and has ...
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, Donald Trump, Usc, Office of Management and Budget, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney, Mulvaney, Kate Riga, University of South Carolina According


House Republicans Start To Squirm As Shutdown Loses Support

House Republicans are facing a difficult choice: refuse to vote for Democrats’ funding bills and let the unpopular shutdown continue, or cross the aisle against the White House’s wishes. According to a Monday Politico report, GOP leaders are worried that many of their caucus members will choose the latter as Democrats bring individual bills to fund different agencies to the floor in lieu of a comprehensive funding package. While GOP leaders expect defections, they want to keep that number und...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Irs, Trump, Mitch McConnell R Ky, Per Politico, Kate Riga



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