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2 US Service Members, 2 US Civilians Killed In ISIS-Claimed Syria Explosion

BEIRUT (AP) — Two U.S. service members and two American civilians were among those killed in an explosion while conducting a patrol in Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, an attack that came less than a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the war-torn country. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the morning attack, which local groups said killed 16 people in the U.S.-patrolled town of Manbij. The claim calls into questi...
Tags: Isis, News, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, US, America, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Britain, Nato, State Department, Donald Trump, Beirut


Fake Editions of Washington Post Distributed in D.C.

The Washington Post was forced to issue a statement on Wednesday morning after commuters were handed fake print copies of the newspaper with a headline claiming President Donald Trump had fled the White House. “There are fake print editions of The Washington Post being distributed around downtown DC, and we are aware of a website […]
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Mike Pence, President Trump, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Trump Repeatedly Undermines Loyal Soldier Pence In The Shutdown Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Progress made, said one. Not so, said the other. We’ll meet again, said one. Waste of time, said the other. Such has been the life lately of Mike Pence, the loyal soldier dispatched by President Donald Trump to lead negotiations over the partial government shutdown. The vice president has been one of the administration’s most visible emissaries during the shutdown fight, meeting with lawmakers, sitting for interviews and leading staff-level talks. But he’s been repeatedly — a...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Indiana, Ap, Idaho, Maine, House, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence


White House Considers Using Storm Aid Funds as a Way to Pay for the Border Wall

President Trump traveled to the border and Vice President Mike Pence went to the Capitol to dig in on a border wall, shattering talk of a compromise.
Tags: News, Senate, White House, House Of Representatives, Graham, Collins, Nancy, Trump, Mike Pence, Mike, Capitol, Lindsey, Pence, Pelosi, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, United States Politics and Government


At the Border and in Washington, the White House Digs In on the Wall

President Trump traveled to the border and Vice President Mike Pence went to the Capitol to dig in on a border wall, shattering talk of a compromise.
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, House Of Representatives, Graham, Collins, Nancy, Trump, Mike Pence, Mike, Capitol, Lindsey, Pence, Pelosi, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals


Donald Trump's sweet treats fail to convince Democrats as wall meeting ends in acrimony

Donald Trump was on Thursday heading to the border with Mexico to step up pressure on funding for the wall after his latest efforts to end the government shutdown ended in further acrimony. Mr Trump handed out sweets to leading Democrats as he sought their support for the wall in a meeting in the White House on Wednesday night, but the president allegedly flew into a "tantrum", slamming the table and walking out when opposition leaders refused his demands. Mr Trump tweeted shortly after that the...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Nancy, Trump, Mike Pence, Donald J Trump, Pence, Schumer, Rio Grande Valley, McAllen


McCarthy Accuses Dems Of Distorting Trump’s Demeanor: It’s ‘Disturbing’

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) of mischaracterizing President Trump’s behavior during a meeting between Republican and Democratic leadership on Wednesday afternoon, saying the whole ordeal was “disturbing.” “What he described the meeting to be is totally different than what took place,” McCarthy told reporters outside the White House, before explaining that Trump was calm and polite, “he even brought a little candy for every b...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Mccarthy, Trump, Mike Pence, Schumer, Kevin McCarthy, Chuck Schumer, Nicole Lafond


Analysis: Why Mike Pence Couldn’t End the Shutdown

The vice president has led negotiations to reopen the government. But even after the White House’s state-of-emergency threat, he doesn’t appear to have the authority to do much about it.
Tags: White House, Management, Mike Pence


Tax refunds will be issued even if partial government shutdown continues into 2019 filing season

Good news today for folks who are expecting a tax refund when they file their 2018 returns this year. You'll get your money, even if the partial government shutdown drags out into the 2019 tax filing season. That's the word from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), according to Hallie Jackson, chief White House correspondent for MSNBC. Jackson made that announcement during Ali Velshi's show this afternoon after leaving an hour-plus White House press briefing, led by Vice President Mike Pe...
Tags: Taxes, White House, Treasury, Jackson, Irs, Mike Pence, Congressional, Internal Revenue Service, Hallie Jackson, OMB, Office of Management and Budget OMB, Trump Administration, Ali Velshi, Vought, MSNBC Jackson, Office of Management and Budget Russ Vought


Mike Pence: Trump undecided on declaring national emergency over border wall demand

White House counsel is reviewing whether the president has the ability to declare a national emergency in this situationVice-president Mike Pence said Donald Trump has yet to decidewhether he will declare a national emergency over his demand for a wall along the southwest border – the key sticking point in negotiations over the partial government shutdown that has affected 800,000 federal employees.White House counsel is reviewing whether the president has the ability to declare a national emerg...
Tags: White House, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Congress Continue, Trump Administration, Us-mexico Border


Trump plans televised address, visit to Mexico border

Democrats in Congress say a wall would be expensive, inefficient and immoral. Vice President Mike Pence said White House lawyers were evaluating the possibility that Trump could declare a national emergency in order to secure alternate funding for the wall but that Trump had not made a decision on using that tactic. It was unclear what basis Trump could use to declare a national emergency.
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Trump, Mike Pence


Just 6 Migrants Stopped At Southern Border In First Half Of FY18 Matched Watch List

For months, the Trump administration has sought to portray the southern border as a potential source of terrorism by falsely conflating statistics about so-called “known or suspected terrorists” who had been prevented from traveling to the United States with migrants and refugees seeking asylum on the southern border. On Monday, NBC News clarified the matter: In the first half of fiscal year 2018, according to Customs and Border Protection data obtained by the network, CBP agents encountered j...
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, Nbc News, Dhs, United States, Middle East, CBP, Customs, Trump, Mike Pence, Border Protection, Chris Wallace, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Matt Shuham


Here Are the White House’s Latest Demands to End the Shutdown

The White House is holding firm in its request for $5.7 billion for a border wall to end the shutdown, while also demanding billions of dollars more to address other priorities at the southern border, according to a proposal it gave Congressional Democrats Sunday. In an hour-long meeting with reporters in his office Monday afternoon,…
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Mike Pence, Congressional, Border Wall


Pence says White House looking into Trump's ability to declare border emergency

Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that the White House counsel is looking at the President's ability to declare a national emergency to fund border security, something President Donald Trump has repeatedly said he is considering as partial government shutdown negotiations have reached their third week at a virtual stalemate.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence


Donald Trump to deliver TV address to nation and visit US-Mexico border as shutdown stand-off intensifies

Donald Trump will address the nation on Tuesday and visit the US-Mexico border on Thursday to highlight his demands for a border wall as the government remains partially shut down.  Newly empowered Democrats in the House of Representatives are stepping up pressure on Mr Trump and Republican lawmakers to reopen the government, which has been closed more than a fortnight. Mr Trump said he would discuss the "Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border" at 9 pm EST. He maintains...
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The Latest: Pence says national emergency being considered

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local):4 p.m.Vice President Mike Pence says the White House is looking into the legality of declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress and begin construction... [Author: [email protected]]
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After More Failed Negotiations, Pelosi To Push Individual Bills To Reopen Agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — With no weekend breakthrough to end a prolonged partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is standing firm in his border wall funding demands and newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up pressure on Trump and Republican lawmakers to reopen the government. Trump showed no signs of budging on his demand for more than $5 billion for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, though on Sunday he did offer to build it with steel rather than concrete, a concessi...
Tags: News, Nbc, Congress, Abc, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Iraq, Ap, Afghanistan, Democrats, House, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi


President Trump says he needs to deal with Democratic leaders to end partial government shutdown

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump held out little hope Sunday that another round of talks between top aides and congressional staff would produce meaningful progress toward ending the partial government shutdown, seeming to undercut his team by saying he needed to deal directly with Democratic leaders. “Ultimately, it’s going to be solved by the principals,” Trump told reporters at the White House before leaving for staff meetings at Camp David as the shutdown headed into its third week. A sec...
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White House Refuses to Budge During Shutdown Talks With Democratic Leaders

Vice President Mike Pence led the nearly three-hour meeting
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Mike Pence, Onetime


Trump On Shutdown Meeting Led By Pence: ‘Not Much Headway Made Today’

After Vice President Mike Pence and other members of the Cabinet sat down for a meeting with congressional staffers on Saturday to try to negotiate a compromise on President Trump’s border wall funding demands, the President — who was not part of the meeting — tweeted that very little had been accomplished. The group is set to meet again on Sunday. Trump has categorically denied any Democratic proposal’s to reopen the government while the two sides continue negotiations on wall funding. V.P....
Tags: News, White House, Cabinet, Trump, Mike Pence, Schumer Pelosi, Nicole Lafond, Southern Border Donald J Trump


Weekend Shutdown Talks Are Being Led By Pence, Will Go Into A Second Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials and congressional aides emerged from talks aimed at ending a partial government shutdown without a breakthrough Saturday, though they planned to return to the table the following day. President Donald Trump acknowledged nothing had budged the impasse over his demands for $5.6 billion to fund a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, tweeting: “Not much headway made today.” Both sides pointed fingers after the more than two-hour session led by Vice President Mik...
Tags: News, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, Cnn, Gop, Maine, Homeland Security, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Susan Collins


Government shutdown: Pence, congressional aides leave meeting without agreement on funding

A meeting between top White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, and senior congressional aides ended after hours of discussions without any agreement that would end the government shutdown.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Mike Pence


Talks unproductive as Trump says shutdown could last for months or years

By CATHERINE LUCEY, LISA MASCARO and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — With no shutdown resolution in sight, President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders agreed Friday to additional staff-level talks over the weekend during a White House meeting at which Trump indicated he could keep parts of the government closed for “months or even years.” Trump met with the congressional leaders for the second time in three days amid an impasse over Trump’s funding demands for his proposed wall at the U.S.-Mexico bor...
Tags: Business, News, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Maine, House, Mitch McConnell, Fox News


Donald Trump warns US government shutdown could last more than a year

Donald Trump has warned that the government shutdown could last for more than a year as he doubled down on a pledge to block any deal that does not include US-Mexico border wall funding.  The US president confirmed during a press conference after closed doors White House talks with leading Democrats on Friday that he had made the threat.  “I did. Absolutely I said that. I don’t think it will [last that long] but I’m prepared,” Mr Trump said. However he added that he hoped the shutdown would end ...
Tags: News, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Ap, Maine, Washington Dc, House Of Representatives, Smithsonian, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Susan Collins, Trump


WH Changes Its Tune, Now Saying Any ‘Physical Barrier’ At The Border Will Do

White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp seemed to move the goalposts on the border wall debate Friday morning, bizarrely accusing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of being fixated on a “concrete wall” while the President would happily take any “physical barrier.” “Speaker Pelosi gets stuck with seeing the wall as concrete,” Schlapp told MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson. “The President has said multiple times we are dealing with steel slats, we’re dealing with that there are other w...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Msnbc, Trump, Mike Pence, Pelosi, Mitch McConnell R Ky, Hallie Jackson, SCHLAPP, Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp, Kate Riga


Trump considering former Democratic Senator Webb for defense secretary: NYT

The Trump administration is considering Jim Webb, a former Democratic senator who also served as Navy secretary under Republican President Ronald Reagan, to be the next defense secretary, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Citing an unnamed official, the Times said Vice President Mike Pence and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney had reached out to Webb.
Tags: News, Navy, White House, Ronald Reagan, New York Times, Jim Webb, Times, Trump, Democratic, Mike Pence, Webb, Mick Mulvaney


Why All Those Photos of Mike Pence Swearing In Newly Elected Senators Aren’t What They Seem

The tradition of faking it goes back to as early as the 1930s
Tags: Politics, News, Uncategorized, Mike Pence


What Is Going To Happen In 2019

Hi Everyone. Happy 2019. Today, as is my custom on the first day of the new year, I am going to take a stab at what the year ahead will bring. I find it useful to think about what we are in for. It helps me invest and advise the companies we are invested in. Like our investing, I will get some of these right, and some wrong. But having a point of view, a foundation, is very helpful when operating in a world that is full of uncertainty. I believe and have been telling those around me that I think...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Washington, Entrepreneurship, Senate, China, US, Employment, Trends, Economics, United States, Current Affairs, House, Crypto, Stocks


Trump: I’m Not Flip-Flopping!!! 100 Percent Concrete Wall! Mostly.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite public equivocations by three confidants, President Donald Trump is insisting he wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “An all concrete Wall was NEVER ABANDONED,” tweeted Trump, whose demand for congressional funding to construct one has caused a budgetary standoff. “Some areas will be all concrete but the experts at Border Patrol prefer a Wall that is see through (thereby making it possible to see what is happening on both sides).” Trump’s comments on M...
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Iraq, Ap, Cnn, Democrats, Gop, House, Jeb Bush, Fox News, Graham


Trump In Iraq On First Visit To Troops In Combat Zone

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq (AP) — President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Wednesday, leaving behind a partially shuttered U.S. government to greet American troops helping hold off extremists in a country where thousands of Americans died during the recent war. President Trump and the First Lady traveled to Iraq late on Christmas night to visit with our troops and Senior Military leadership to thank them for their service, their success, and their sacrifice and to wish them a Mer...
Tags: Florida, News, Obama, Washington, Mexico, China, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, America, Barack Obama, Syria, Afghanistan, Hillary Clinton, Middle East, Pentagon



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