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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


Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet again at second nuclear summit

Location of summit between leaders to be announced laterDecision comes in wake of talks between Trump and envoyDonald Trump and Kim Jong-un will hold a second summit near the end of next month, the White House has announced, after the president held an Oval Office meeting with a North Korean emissary. Related: Kim Yong-chol: the ultimate North Korean regime insider Continue reading...
Tags: North Korea, White House, US foreign policy, US news, Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump, Trump, Kim Jong, Oval Office, Mike Pompeo, Kim Yong chol


Trump meets North Korea's lead negotiator at White House

North Korea's lead negotiator on nuclear talks with the US arrived at the White House Friday where he is meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office, according to press secretary Sarah Sanders.
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The 'most powerful man in politics,' demonized in this week’s dubious tabloids

If you roll up a copy of this week’s Globe tabloid into the shape of a seashell and hold it to your ear, you can hear the sound of President Trump screaming. Just because they’re packed with fact-challenged celebrity gossip doesn’t mean that the tabloids can’t give us insight into American politics. President Trump has long used the National Enquirer and Globe as mouthpieces for his thoughts, and this week it appears that trend continues. Just because Globe and National Enquirer chief David Pec...
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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


Critical Context for the FBI Probe of Trump

So many things have happened over the last two-plus years that simply defy belief that it can be essential to review them, to see what light they shed on new developments when arranged in order. Last night the Times reported that in the immediate aftermath of James Comey’s firing the FBI launched a probe into “whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence.” It’s worth reviewing the precise chain of events. Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, M...
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So many things have happened over the last two-...

So many things have happened over the last two-plus years that simply defy belief that it can be essential to review them, to see what light they shed when arranged in order on new and surprising developments. Last night the Times reported that in the immediate aftermath of James Comey’s firing the FBI launched a probe into “whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence.” It’s worth reviewing this precise chain of events. Trump fired Com...
Tags: Usa, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, Israel, US, Syria, Getty Images, Fbi, United States, New York Times, Moscow, Times


Republican rebellion against Donald Trump's border wall shutdown stance gathers pace

A Republican rebellion against Donald Trump’s refusal to reopen government without new money for his Mexico border wall appears to be growing as his TV address failed to break the impasse.  Three Republican senators are now publicly calling for the government shutdown to end even if there is no border wall deal, while half a dozen more have voiced concerns about the stand-off.  Mr Trump attempted to convince his own party to stick with his strategy during a closed-door lunch with Republican sena...
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Trump Still Floating National Emergency To Get His Border Wall

It’s still on the table. After reports over the past couple of days indicated President Trump was waffling over whether to declare a national emergency in order to get his favored border wall, the President on Wednesday said he has an “absolute right” to do so. “I think we might work a deal, and if we don’t we might go that route,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office during a bill-signing event, according to a White House pool report. Trump said the “threshold” for declaring an emergency ...
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AP Bungles Fact Check: ‘It Takes Two To Tango,’ But This Is Trump’s Shutdown

The Associated Press earned a virtual tongue-lashing Tuesday night after declaring that the ongoing partial government shutdown — spurred by President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall money — was equally the fault of the President and congressional Democrats. “It takes two to tango,” read a tweet from the AP’s Politics account late Tuesday. AP FACT CHECK: Democrats put the blame for the shutdown on Trump. But it takes two to tango. Trump's demand for $5.7 billion for his border wall...
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GOPer Would ‘Hate’ To See National Emergency Declaration: ‘A Mistake’

A Republican congressman told The Hill on Wednesday that President Trump declaring a national emergency in order to bankroll his border wall “would be a mistake.” “I do think there’s an emergency, but I would hate to see the President have to declare a national emergency because it would show that Congress is not working,” Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) told The Hill’s “Rising” Web program. “We’ve got to come together and find a middle ground and do our job in Congress and not leave this for president...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Trump, Hill, Oval Office, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Don Bacon, Nicole Lafond


WH Slams Pelosi And Schumer Rebuttal As ‘Pathetic,’ ‘Sad,’ ‘Ridiculous’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn’t hold back in her critique of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) rebuttal to President Trump’s Oval Office address. During an interview on “Fox and Friends” Wednesday morning, Sanders called it “frankly, sad” and “ridiculous” that “Democrats want to continue to live in denial and  pretend that things  that are coming across this  border that bring harm to people  in this country ar...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Sanders, Oval Office, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Nicole Lafond, WH Slams Pelosi


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...
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Trump Promises Border Wall Will Pay For Itself ‘Very Quickly’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made a televised plea for border wall funding Tuesday night, seeking an edge in the shutdown battle with congressional Democrats as he declared there is “a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.” Addressing the nation from the Oval Office for the first time, Trump argued for funding on security and humanitarian grounds as he sought to put pressure on newly empowered Democrats amid an extended partial government shutdown.Tr...
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Trump insists on steel wall with Mexico in prime-time speech

President Donald Trump used a prime-time address to the nation Tuesday to insist on $5.7 billion for a steel wall along the Mexican border that he said would stop the shedding of "American blood" by illegal immigrants. The nine-minute speech from the storied Oval Office in the White House contained no concessions to Democrats refusing to fund construction of the wall -- a project Trump has made his signature domestic policy idea. Trump spoke in an unusually measured voice, apparently hoping to...
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Oval Office


Full transcript of Donald Trump's Oval Office address on border security

A transcript of President Donald Trump's Tuesday night address about security along the U.S. southern border, as provided by the White House: My fellow Americans: Tonight, I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border. Every day, Customs and Border Patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country. We are out of space to hold them, and we have no way to promptly return them back home to their country....
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Trump Calls Border Security a ‘Crisis’ as Democrats Challenge Claims

WASHINGTON — President Trump addressed the country across broadcast and cable channels on Tuesday, in a short Oval Office speech that drew extensive scrutiny of broadcast and cable networks and whether they were merely giving him free airtime to make unchallenged claims of a border security crisis. “This is a crisis of the heart and […]
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Trump Promises Border Wall Will Pay For Itself ‘Very Quickly’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made a televised plea for border wall funding Tuesday night, seeking an edge in the shutdown battle with congressional Democrats as he declared there is “a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.” Addressing the nation from the Oval Office for the first time, Trump argued for funding on security and humanitarian grounds as he sought to put pressure on newly empowered Democrats amid an extended partial government shutdown.Trump...
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Trump Campaign Fundraises Off Of Primetime Gov’t Shutdown Speech

President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver an Oval Office address during prime time Tuesday night — and his reelection campaign is counting on the address to rake in half a million dollars. A Tuesday email from Trump’s reelection campaign blared: “We need to raise $5OO,OOO in ONE DAY.” Aside from bizarrely using the letter “O” instead of zeroes and redundantly claiming “Illegal criminals are flooding our nation,” the email is an obvious politicalization of an Oval Office address. Trump as...
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Where and when to watch President Trump’s address to the nation on border security and the wall on TV, radio and the internet

President Donald Trump will address the nation at 6 p.m. Pacific time (9 p.m. ET) Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, from the Oval Office in a broadcast carried by the major broadcast and cable news networks. To be more precise, the address will begin at 6:01:30, according to CBS. The president said on Twitter that the topic of his speech will be “the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border.” NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS and Fox will carry the president’s speech, and a Democratic Party respon...
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President Trump Will Argue For the Need of a Border Wall in a Speech

Trump's first Oval Office speech will be followed by a visit to the borde
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Trump to make first Oval Office address to argue for border wall funding

White House counsel is reviewing whether president has ability to declare a national emergency in this situation, says PenceDonald Trump is set on Tuesday evening to make his first Oval Office address to the nation as president to argue that an immigration crisis at the US-Mexico border requires funding for his border wall pet project – before the federal government partial shutdown can be ended. Related: Trump to visit US-Mexico border as showdown over wall continues Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Oval Office, Trump Administration, PenceDonald Trump, Us-mexico Border


Is the wall worth a government shutdown?

President Trump said on Monday he will address American citizens from the White House Tuesday night on what he called the crisis at the Mexican border. His aides said later this week he would travel to the border in his campaign to convince Americans that the nation needs a wall. That wall, and the $5.6 billion the president is seeking from the House of Representatives to fund part of it, is the sticking point in talks with the new Democratic House majority that caused a government shutdown comi...
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Trump's tax returns, plus future candidates' filings, are first target of House Democrats

Screenshot from C-SPAN broadcast of the convening of the 116th Congress. Click image for full video. It's official. The 116th Congress is in session, with the Democrats retaking control of the House. As expected, longtime California legislator Rep. Nancy Pelosi is now Speaker of the House. Also as expected, presidential tax returns are atop the House Democrats agenda. Yes, I'm talking about the still unseen 1040s of Donald J. Trump, both those he filed while a candidate (and before), as w...
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Barack Obama’s Best-Of Pop Culture List Includes Cardi B, ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Becoming’

Barack Obama may be a couple of years removed from the Oval Office, but the president ex officio is continuing a tradition he started as commander-in-chief of sharing his year-end list of his favorite movies, music, and books. He did not share his favorite shows and streaming series. “It gives me a moment to pause […]
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What most terrifies the US President? Take the Donald Trump quiz of the year

With whom did the president claim to have fallen in love? Whom did he describe as the US’s biggest foe? And what did he say to Putin?On 27 October, Donald Trump told a rally in Indianapolis that perhaps he should have cancelled that campaign stop. Why?Out of respect for the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre who had been gunned down while at prayer earlier that dayBecause his appearance in the city clashed with a visit by Barack ObamaBecause he was having “a bad hair day”Because the...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Life and style, World news, US news, Syria, Indianapolis, United States, Theresa May, Arizona, Cbs, Secret Service


7-year-old who spoke to Trump about Santa still believes

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A 7-year-old girl who talked to President Donald Trump on Christmas Eve still left out milk and cookies for Santa despite the president telling her it was “marginal” for a child of her age to still believe in the jolly old elf. Then again, Collman Lloyd of Lexington, South Carolina, says she had never heard the word “marginal” before. Collman had called the NORAD Tracks Santa program Monday night to check on Santa’s journey delivering toys. I...
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'Special relationship': how a century of US presidential visits tells the temperature

What warmth of British welcomes, from masses feting Wilson on the Mall to seething protests for Trump, indicatesTens of thousands crammed central London’s streets. The roar of cheers was as deafening as the flypast. “We want Wilson,” chanted the crowd, packed tightly beneath a “brilliant mass of flags” stretching from Charing Cross to Buckingham Palace, the Guardian reported at the time.In 100 years of US presidential visits, since Woodrow Wilson became the first Oval Office incumbent to visit t...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, US, Barack Obama, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Jimmy Carter, John F Kennedy, Buckingham Palace


US government begins shutdown over border wall funding row 

The US government has begun a partial shutdown after Republican senators failed to muster the votes needed to approve $5 billion that Donald Trump wants for a border wall fiercely opposed by Democrats. The US president sought to blame Democrats, who responded by reminding him that he said last week he would be "proud" to shut down key parts of the federal government in order to get funding for a wall on the US border with Mexico. Talks between Mr Trump's team and Republican and Democratic l...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, Ap, Nasa, Gop, Alaska, Tennessee, House, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill


Allies express alarm at Mattis resignation as senior Republicans turn on Trump

America's allies around the world yesterday expressed alarm at the resignation of Jim Mattis, Donald Trump's defence secretary, fearing it signalled a retreat into isolationism by the world's only superpower. Senior Republican allies of Mr Trump in Washington also lambasted the president, accusing him of abdicating the US global leadership role. Mr Mattis resigned on Thursday in protest at Mr Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria and draw down troops from Afghanistan. In a ...
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