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Obama Will Attend Celebration For Freshmen Dems Next Week

Former President Barack Obama will attend a meet-and-greet with all the freshmen members of the 116th Congress on Monday, according to an invite obtained by Politico. The reception will be hosted by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and only the 60-plus new members of Congress will be invited. The event will be held at the home of Esther Coopersmith, the former representative to the United Nations under President Jimmy Carter’s administration. Some of the new members of Congress have a...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, freshmen Democrats, House Democrats, Nicole Lafond

AOC Laughs Off Fox News Claim That ‘Somebody’s Writing Her Questions’ For Her

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a freshman lawmaker who’s become conservative media’s new favorite punching bag, called the latest “Fox and Friends” dig — that she couldn’t possibly be writing her own questions — “amusing.” “You know what’s amusing about this whole thing?” she tweeted Thursday. “Our leg staff (who help with Qs) also worked in restaurants, grew up in Appalachian trailer parks and come from immigrant families.” You know what’s amusing about this whole thing? Our leg staf...
Tags: Amazon, News, White House, Fox, Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, Aoc, Michael Cohen, Brian Kilmeade, Huckabee, Manchurian Candidate, Fox And Friends, Joe Crowley, Wilbur Ross, Nicole Lafond, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

‘Why Are We Doing This?’: Trump Aides Don’t Understand McCain, Conway Attacks

President Trump’s aides are befuddled by his latest choice in nemeses. According to a Wednesday Politico report, some close to Trump believe the President is hitting the late-Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and the husband of one of his most loyal aides to distract from criticism over his lukewarm response to the massacre in New Zealand and the controversy surrounding the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jets. Others are at a loss. “It does not appear to be a great use of our time to talk about George...
Tags: News, White House, New Zealand, John Mccain, Donald Trump, Boeing, Trump, McCain, Wednesday Politico, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway, Nicole Lafond, Trump Aides Don t Understand McCain Conway Attacks

Trump Doubles Down On George Conway Bashing: ‘Stone Cold LOSER,’ ‘Husband From Hell!’

After months of silence, President Trump weighed in on one of his top aide’s husband for a second time in as many days on Wednesday, referring to George Conway as a “stone cold LOSER” and a “husband from hell!” In the Wednesday morning tweet, Trump parroted talking points that his campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted earlier in the week, suggesting that George Conway’s public bashing of Trump is fueled by scorn over not getting a job in the Trump administration. George Conway, often referr...
Tags: News, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway, Brad Parscale, Nicole Lafond

Mulvaney May Soon Be Permanent Chief Of Staff Because He’s ‘Stayed Out’ Of The Way

Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney may soon become the permanent head of White House staff simply for remaining aloof in the West Wing, Politico reported. According to four current and former senior administration officials who spoke to Politico, Mulvaney has figured out how to maintain strong relationships with President Trump — they speak several times a day — and senior advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, while also hiring at least eight “loyal aides,” in the White House, in Politico...
Tags: Chris Christie, News, White House, Politico, Trump, Mike Pence, Ivanka Trump, Mick Mulvaney, Turnover, Jared Kushner, Politico Trump, Mulvaney, West Wing Politico, Nicole Lafond, Nick Ayers, Politico Mulvaney

Trump Finally Weighs In On Kellyanne Conway’s Husband: ‘A Total Loser!’

The President has finally expressed his opinion about constant criticism from George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, one of his closest aides. “A total loser!” Trump weighed in on Tuesday, retweeting a post from his campaign manager Brad Parscale, who claimed George Conway was critical of Trump because he didn’t get a job in the administration and was “jealous” of his wife’s success. A total loser! https://t.co/vm3Vv2f9jf — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Ma...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway, Brad Parscale, Nicole Lafond

White House: Trump Made It ‘Very Clear’ NZ Massacre Is An ‘Act Of Terror’

The White House on Friday reiterated its support for New Zealand following a massacre at two mosques that left 49 people dead and said President Trump “made it very clear this is an act of terror.” “ I just spoke with the P resident, h e made it very clear this is  an act of terror,” White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp told Fox News on Friday. “This is a  horrific, evil crime especially  targeting these innocent lives  at a place of worship.  Again, we con...
Tags: News, White House, New Zealand, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Nicole Lafond, Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp, New Zealand massacre, New Zealand WH

In Private, Aides Try To Quell Trump’s Biden Fears: Don’t Be ‘Overly Nervous’

In private, President Trump is secretly obsessed with the prospect of former Vice President Joe Biden running for president in 2020 and aides are attempting to curb some of his concerns, Politico reported. During a recent meeting between Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and White House Office of Political Affairs officials, the group talked about whether Trump should be nervous about Biden. People in the room told him he shouldn’t be “overly nervous” because Biden will likely be “pulled to th...
Tags: News, White House, Politico, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Don, Nicole Lafond, Politico Aides, 2020 Democratic Primary, White House Office of Political Affairs

Trump Chaffs Beto’s ‘Hand Movement’: ‘Is He Crazy Or Is That Just The Way He Acts?’

President Trump’s main worry when it comes to the firebrand, young liberal who just tossed his hat in the 2020 ring? He gesticulates too much. “Well I think he’s got a lot of hand movement, I’ve never seen so much hand movement,” Trump told reporters in the White House on Thursday when asked about Beto O’Rourke’s candidacy. “I said, ‘Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?’ I’ve never seen hand movement. I watched him a little while this morning doing, I assume it was some kind of a news...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, BETO, Trump, Sen Ted Cruz, Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, Nicole Lafond, 2020 Democratic Primary, Trump Chaffs Beto

Trump Laps FAA To Announce Plane Grounding Himself, Said Privately 737s ‘Sucked’

President Trump bypassed the Federal Aviation Administration and made the snap decision to announce the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max planes himself after disparaging the plane model in private, The Washington Post reported. According to Trump, the 737 model “sucked.” Trump told aides that specific type of jet was nothing compared to the Boeing 757, the model of his Trump Force One private jet, White House officials told the Post. Trump suggested that perhaps Boeing should stop making the 7...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Ethiopia, Donald Trump, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Trump, Post Trump, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Nicole Lafond

WH Cheers Pelosi On Impeachment: ‘Glad’ She ‘Sees What The Rest Of Us See’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders cheered Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) recent admission that President Trump isn’t “worth” impeaching. “ I’m glad that she  sees what the rest of us see,  that there is no reason, no  cause for impeachment,” she said during an interview with Fox News Tuesday. “ The President has done an  incredible job in his first two  years in office.  The country is better than it  has been in decades and we are  actually making progre...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Pelosi, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Impeachment, Nicole Lafond

‘My Dad’s Not A Racist’: New Ivanka, Kushner Book Details Couple’s Rise To Power

After President Trump’s infamous “both sides” flap in Charlottesville in 2017, Gary Cohn sought out advice from Trump’s daughter and son-in-law as he mulled resigning over the President’s racist comments. During a meeting with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Cohn was reportedly taken aback by Ivanka Trump’s defense of her father, according to a New York Times review of a new book about the couple’s rise to power within the White House. “My dad’s not a racist,” she reportedly told Cohn, “He di...
Tags: New York, News, White House, New York Times, Charlottesville, Trump, Lehman Brothers, Ivanka Trump, Cohn, Gary Cohn, Jared Kushner, Vicky Ward, Harry Macklowe, Nicole Lafond, Jared Kushner Cohn, Kushner Inc

Trump Tweets Quote From Fox Guest Who Said There’s ‘Anti-Semitism’ In Dem Party

After White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spent Monday’s press briefing dodging every question on whether President Trump actually believes that Democrats hate Jews, Trump essentially confirmed he believes the party is anti-Semitic. In a tweet on Tuesday morning, Trump posted a quote from “Fox and Friends” guest Elizabeth Pipko, who claimed during an early morning segment that there is “anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party.” “Jewish people are leaving the Democratic Party. We...
Tags: News, Obama Administration, White House, Israel, Fox, Anti-semitism, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party, Fox And Friends, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Livewire, Nicole Lafond, Elizabeth Pipko, Anti Semitism In Dem Party, Jews Trump

WATCH LIVE: White House Press Briefing At 2 PM ET

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is scheduled to deliver an on camera press briefing at 2 p.m. ET Monday. Watch live below: [Author: Nicole Lafond]
Tags: News, White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Livewire, Nicole Lafond

Trump Jokes About Secret Service Agents Masks: ‘They’re In Blackface’

During a private speech with Republican National Committee donors on Friday night at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump reportedly attempted to mock Democrats for the controversy surrounding Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his racist yearbook photo, by joking that his Secret Service agents at the White House were “in blackface,” Axios reported. Referring to his week alone holed up in the White House over the holidays while the government was shut down — a month-long crisis of his own making — Trump ...
Tags: News, White House, Virginia, Secret Service, Michael Jackson, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Trump, Blackface, Ralph Northam, Northam, Axios, Axios Trump, Nicole Lafond, Trump Jokes About Secret Service

Report: Founder Of FL Spas Tied To Sex Trafficking Sold Chinese Execs Access To Trump

The woman who founded a series of Florida spas that were recently busted for functioning as a sex trafficking ring — including one where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was arrested for allegedly soliciting prostitution — also owns a consulting firm that advertises access to President Trump and his family to Chinese executives, according to new Mother Jones and USA Today reports. Mother Jones was first to report that Cindy (Li) Yang runs a business called GY US Investments LLC, which ...
Tags: Florida, News, Prostitution, White House, New England Patriots, Republican Party, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Jones, Trump, Mother Jones, Yang, Miami Herald, Robert Kraft, Mar-a-lago, Nicole Lafond

Biden Concerned About Fundraising Challenge Amid New Sense Of 2020 Urgency

NEW YORK (AP) — On the cusp of another White House run, Joe Biden faces a daunting challenge that could complicate his path to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination: money.   Those close to the former vice president believe he would start off at a fundraising disadvantage compared to would-be rivals, whose campaigns have benefited from an early flood of small-dollar donations from the most liberal wing of the party. Biden, a 76-year-old lifetime politician with strong connections to the p...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, White House, New York City, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ap, Iowa, Manchester, Associated Press, Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Delaware, South Carolina

As Cohen And Trump Spar On Twitter, Both Exacerbate Credibility Problem

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a “he said, he said” where the “he” — no matter who he is — has a credibility problem. The latest White House legal drama — whether or not the president’s former legal fixer asked him for a pardon — has pulled back the curtain on a whole cast of characters whose comments can’t always be taken at face value. Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney who denies asking for presidential intervention, has himself pleaded guilty to lying to Congress — to back up Trump’s own storie...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, White House, Russia, New York City, Alabama, Barack Obama, Fbi, United States, House, Bill Clinton, Davis, Giuliani, Donald Trump, The Washington Post

In 2020 Budget, Trump’s Priorities Are Signature Pet Projects: Space Force, Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said. For the first time, Trump plans to stick with the strict spending caps imposed years ago, even though lawmakers have largely avoided them with new budget deals. That will likely trigger a showdown with Congress. The official said Friday t...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Ap, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Congress Lawmakers, Border Wall, Nicole Lafond, Space Force, 2020 Budget, Budget Trump

Trump Autographs Bibles During Visit To Church In AL Town Devastated By Tornado

At least he didn’t toss paper towels at victims this time? During a visit to an Alabama town devastated by a tornado that left 23 people dead, President Trump popped into a Baptist church and autographed hats and Bibles, including one for a 12-year-old boy, according to the White House press pool report. The gesture went over well with the crowd, drawing “a large roar of applause,” according to the pool report. [Author: Nicole Lafond]
Tags: News, White House, Alabama, Donald Trump, Trump, Livewire, Bibles, Nicole Lafond, Alabama tornado

WH Source Leaks Ivanka And Kushner Security Clearance Docs To House Oversight

Despite the White House’s initial refusal to provide them, the House Oversight Committee now has documents related to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s security clearances thanks to a source inside the White House, A senior Democratic aide who handled the document told Axios that the paperwork is “part of the puzzle that we would be asking for” from the White House “so we appreciate having this upfront.” The documents leaked to the House Oversight Committee detail the process the two Trump f...
Tags: News, White House, House, Trump, Ivanka Trump, Kushner, House Oversight Committee, Jared Kushner, Axios, Security Clearance, Nicole Lafond, Ivanka And Kushner

Trump Wants Countries Hosting US Troops To Pay Large Premiums For Them

President Trump wants countries hosting American troops to pay the full price of each deployed soldier as well as an additional premium, Bloomberg reported. According to several administration officials and others who spoke to Bloomberg, the Trump administration is drafting language that would demand Germany and Japan pay the full price for the troops, as well as 50 percent or more of that cost for the “privilege” of having them there, in Bloomberg’s words. The White House intends to eventuall...
Tags: Japan, News, White House, Germany, US, Bloomberg, Military, Nato, Donald Trump, Trump, Nicole Lafond

WH Warns GOPers: Trump Is Tracking Who Opposes Wall Emergency

The White House is ramping up its efforts to keep Republicans in line on President Trump’s border wall, The Washington Post reported. According to two Senate Republican who spoke to the Post, the White House in recent days has been calling undecided senators with a warning message: Trump will keep track of those who vote in support of a resolution that blocks the President’s emergency declaration for his wall funding– especially those who are up for reelection in 2020. The House passed a reso...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Senate, White House, House, Donald Trump, Trump, Mitch McConnell R Ky, WH, Senate Republicans, Nicole Lafond, Post The White House, Border Wall Declaration

Spicer Reacts To Being Named In Dem Doc Request: ‘Nothing That I Have To Hide’

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer reacted to news that House Democrats have requested documents related to his tenure in the White House on Fox News Tuesday, telling anchor Sandra Smith that there’s “nothing that I have to hide.” “All I will say is, again, I  have seen the reports and I  will do everything that — to  facilitate this investigation  and there is nothing that I  have to hide, so I want a swift  conclusion to this whole thing  as soon as possible,” he said. ...
Tags: News, White House, Fbi, House, Fox News, Trump, Flynn, SANDRA SMITH, Sean Spicer, Spicer, Michael Flynn, Sergey Kislyak, Russia Probe, Nicole Lafond, Flynn Flynn

WH: Nadler, Dems ‘Harassing’ Trump To ‘Distract’ From ‘Socialist’ Agenda, ‘Killing Babies’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not mince her words in reaction to House Democrats onslaught of new probes into 81 different Trump associates, institutions and companies on Monday evening. Claiming Democrats are trying to “distract” from their “radical agenda,” which apparently includes turning America into “a socialist country” and “killing babies after they’re born,” she called the new document requests an “abuse of American citizens.” “The Democrats are not after the...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Russia, America, House, Trump, WH, Nadler, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Jerry Nadler, Special Counsel, Nicole Lafond, Chambers of Congress, House Dem probes, Socialist Agenda Killing Babies

Surveillance Program Exposed By Snowden Has Quietly Shut Down Under Trump

A National Security Agency program that reviews private citizens’ calls and text messages and was exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden has quietly ended under the Trump administration, according to The New York Times.  The program was introduced under the George W. Bush administration in response to 9-11 in order to monitor links between known terrorism suspects and their associates and to prevent terrorist attacks, which it has never done. After Snowden exposed the invasive nature of the ...
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Ex-Fox Host: Network Has ‘Problem On Its Hands’ If Report On Nixing Stormy Story True

Abby Huntsman, a former Fox News host, said Monday that if the recent New Yorker report on Fox News’ influence in the White House and decision to nix a story about the Stormy Daniels hush payments is true, the network has a “problem on its hands.” “If this story is true–and there are many reasons to believe it is, based off the piece–that is a real, real problem for Fox and it’s a problem for the journalists that work there that want to break these stories. That’s why they’re there, to do the...
Tags: News, White House, Fox, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, New Yorker, Trump, Stormy Daniels, Abby Huntsman, Hush Money, Nicole Lafond, Jane Mayor, Trump Watch Huntsman

McGahn: ‘Unlike Some’ I Won’t Do Paid Speeches, Books Post-White House

Former White House counsel Don McGahn is rejoining his old law firm, Jones Day this month, The Washington Post reported. He made a point to tell the Washington Post that he has no plans for any books or speeches about his time in the Trump administration. “I enjoy the practice of law and I look forward to coming back to Jones Day,” McGahn told the Post Sunday. “I’m just going to practice law. No paid corporate speeches and no books, unlike some others who have worked in the White House.” McGa...
Tags: Post, News, Supreme Court, Washington Post, White House, Federal Judges, Trump, Don McGahn, Brett Kavanaugh, Former White House, Neil Gorsuch, McGahn, White House Counsel, Nicole Lafond, Speeches Books Post White House

After Fiery Hamburger Speech At CPAC, Fox News Parts Ways With Seb Gorka

Conservative pundit and former White House official Sebastian Gorka is no longer a paid contributor at Fox News, the network confirmed to Marketwatch and Mediaite. Gorka made headlines for his comments at the Conservative Political Action Conference, when he claimed that Democrats’ Green New Deal was a guise to “take away your hamburgers.” “They want to take your pickup truck, they want to rebuild your home, they want to take away your hamburgers,” he said. “This is what Stalin dreamt about but ...
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Trump Suggests Cohen Testimony May Have Added To Failed Talks With North Korea

President Trump suggested in a tweet on Sunday that the timing of his former attorney Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee “may have contributed” to failed denuclearization talks between the U.S. and North Korea. For the Democrats to interview in open hearings a convicted liar & fraudster, at the same time as the very important Nuclear Summit with North Korea, is perhaps a new low in American politics and may have contributed to the “walk.” Never done when a president ...
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