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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

Denmark to American leftists: We’re not socialist

Denmark to American leftists: We’re not socialist Democratic Socialists have presented Denmark as the elusive nation where socialism has been successful, and thus a model for the policies they would implement in the United States. Bernie Sanders regularly invoked Denmark during the 2016 presidential campaign, and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez reassured 60 Minutes viewers that her version of democratic socialism would veer more toward Denmark than Venezuela. Just ...
Tags: White House, Virginia, Religion, US, United States, Denmark, Venezuela, Copenhagen, Bernie Sanders, Danes, Sanders, Aoc, Jim Gilmore, Jim, Council of Economic Advisors, Fraser Institute

White House condemns Steve King ‘white supremacy’ comments as ‘abhorrent’

The White House has condemned embattled Republican Representative Steve King for questioning why terms like “white supremacy” and “white nationalist” have become offensive. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the comments from Mr King, a politician from Iowa known for a history of controversial remarks over race and immigration were “outrageous” and “inappropriate”. “Steve King’s comments were abhorrent,” Ms Sanders told reporters outside of the White House.
Tags: News, White House, Iowa, Sanders, Steve King, Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Trump Gives College Football Champs ‘Great American’ Fast Food

Because the partial government shutdown has left “much of the residence staff at the White House” furloughed during the Clemson football team’s White House visit on Monday, President Donald Trump brought fast food for the national champions, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday. “The President wanted to host a fun event to celebrate the College Football National Champion Clemson Tigers,” Sanders said in a statement that blamed Democrats for the shutdown. She added: “...
Tags: News, White House, Clemson, Donald Trump, Trump, Sanders, Walker, Roberta Rampton, Clemson Tigers, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Matt Shuham, Yahoo News Hunter Walker, McDonald 's Wendy, College Football National Champion Clemson Tigers, Burger King 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...
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US election 2020: The Democrat candidates who are running for president

Tulsi Gabbard, the Democratic US Representative of Hawaii, has become the latest Democrat to throw her hat in the ring for the US presidential election in 2020.  In remarks aired by CNN on Friday, Ms Gabbard said she intended to pursue a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump. "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," Ms Gabbard said. She is the latest to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 p...
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Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard Says She Will Run For President In 2020

Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is running for president in 2020.Gabbard revealed her decision on Friday in an interview with CNN. She said she will make a formal announcement within the next week."There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision,” Gabbard said. “There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve.”Gabbard was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012 to represent Hawaii’s ...
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Bernie Sanders apologises to female staffers over sexual harassment allegations against 2016 campaign staff

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has apologised to female staffers who have alleged that they were harassed by a male aide while working on his 2016 presidential campaign. The liberal senator, who is reportedly mulling a second bid for the White House for the Democrats, apologised for the mistreatment during a news conference to discuss prescription drug prices. “It appears that as part of our campaign, there were some women who were harassed and mistreated — I thank them from the bottom of my h...
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Sanders apologizes for harassment by 2016 campaign staff

Bernie Sanders apologized Thursday for "unacceptable" sexual harassment that occurred on his 2016 presidential campaign, directly addressing an issue that could weigh on the senator's potential 2020 White House bid. Sanders has been on the defensive for weeks while he mulls another presidential bid, as several former campaign staffers have made allegations of sexual misconduct and pay disparity. Sanders does not stand accused of harassing staffers himself, but has been criticized for poorly ha...
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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

WH: No ‘Willingness’ By Trump Or White House To ‘Push’ Rosenstein Out

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News on Wednesday that she couldn’t confirm reports of Rod Rosenstein’s departure because she hadn’t spoken to him yet, but said no one was trying to oust the deputy attorney general. I know the deputy attorney  general has always planned to  roughly stay around two years,” she told “Fox and Friends.” “ I haven’t spoken to the deputy  attorney general myself, so I’ll  leave any announcements for him  or the President to make...
Tags: News, White House, Fox, Fox News, Trump, Sanders, WH, Rosenstein, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Rod Rosenstein, Nicole Lafond, Trump Or White House

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly to leave Justice Department after new AG is confirmed

As reported here via Reuters, "Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has overseen the Russian election meddling probe, is preparing to leave the U.S. Department of Justice in coming weeks as President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the department is set to take over, a department official said on Wednesday." Here is more: William Barr, Trump’s pick to replace Sessions who was fired soon after the November midterm congressional elections, is set to appear for a confirmation hearing ne...
Tags: Law, Senate, White House, Russia, Fox News, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Sanders, Reuters, Senate Judiciary Committee, U S Department of Justice, Moscow Russia, George H W Bush, AG, Barr

Despite Bolton’s Efforts, Turkey Seems To Snub US On Safety Of Syrian Kurds

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior U.S. official trying to negotiate the safety of Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria was apparently rebuffed by Turkey’s president who said Tuesday there would be “no concession” in Ankara’s push against terror groups in the war-torn country. White House national security adviser John Bolton met for roughly two hours with his Turkish counterpart Ibrahim Kalin and other senior officials at Ankara’s presidency complex but got no assurances on the safety Syrian Kur...
Tags: Isis, News, Washington, White House, Islamic State, US, Turkey, Syria, United States, Moscow, Pentagon, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Bolton, Donald Trump, Trump

Sarah Huckabee Sanders' Body Language When She's Caught Lying, Analyzed

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has once again been tasked with the impossible: defending Trump's temper tantrum nonsensical border wall while millions of people are affected by the government shutdown caused by his temper tantrum insistence on the border wall. And once again, she outdid herself.But on Sunday, while interviewing Sanders, Fox' Chris Wallace didn't let her get away with defending the wall at any cost and claiming that terrorists pour into the U.S. over the Mexican border. And when Fox...
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Trump Wants to Deliver Prime Time Address on Government Shutdown and Will Visit the Border

The White House has requested network airtime for President Trump to speak about the partial government shutdown, a person familiar with the request said.
Tags: News, White House, Nancy, Trump, Sanders, Pelosi, Trump Wants, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, SARAH HUCKABEE, Shutdowns (Institutional, Border Barriers

Perez Has ‘Hardest Job In Politics’ As Tough Democratic Primary Takes Shape

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is at the center of the biggest test his party has faced in recent history. The party has rebounded from its disastrous 2016 performance with key midterm victories , but now stares at a long and potentially divisive presidential primary fight that could include dozens of candidates. The DNC is rehabilitating from years of neglect and infighting and lags its Republican counterpart in fundraising and data capabilities — key elem...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Obama, Washington, Boston, New York City, West Virginia, Barack Obama, Dnc, Ap, House, Andrew Cuomo, Ellison, Bernie Sanders

In Scathing Editorial, Vermont Newspaper Begs Sanders Not To Run

The editorial board for the Barre Montpelier Times Argus, a daily newspaper in Vermont, wrote a scathing editorial imploring Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) not to run for President in 2020. The board makes the case on four grounds: that Sanders has chosen his own Presidential ambitions over the needs of Vermonters, that he will again fracture the Democratic party during the primaries, that his message is stale and better carried by others and that he responded poorly to the accusations of sexism ...
Tags: News, White House, Vermont, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders, Barre Montpelier Times Argus, Kate Riga

Chris Wallace Fact Checks Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Bogus Immigration Claim

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders attempted on Sunday to join the ranks of Trump administration officials trotting out bogus statistics in support of President Donald Trump’s border wall demands — but Fox News’ Chris Wallace was ready for it. “We know that roughly– nearly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists come into our country illegally,” Sanders told Wallace in a Sunday interview, echoing a well-rehearsed administration talking point that began with Trump’s (admittedly bas...
Tags: News, White House, Dhs, United States, Fox News, CBP, Donald Trump, Trump, Sanders, Wallace, Chris Wallace, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump Administration, Matt Shuham, Kirstjen Nielsen

WH Claims Dems Call For Impeachment Because ‘They Know They Can’t Beat Us’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to a video of new Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) vowing to impeach President Trump — whom she referred to as a “motherfucker” — by claiming Democrats are pushing for impeachment because “they know they can’t beat us.” “ You will not impeach this  president when he has had two of the  most successful years any  president has had in the modern  history,” she said. “ The only they come after this  president is because they know they  ca...
Tags: News, White House, Trump, Sanders, WH, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Nicole Lafond, Rashida Tlaib

Sanders allies contrite, defiant amid harassment allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his chief lieutenants are offering contrition and defiance as they face allegations of sexual harassment that plagued his last presidential campaign and now threaten to derail a second White House bid before it begins. Hours after a New York Times report detailed allegations of unwanted sexual […]
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'It's astonishing': The demise of the daily White House press briefing

The press briefing has become a monthly event in the era of Trump, and concerns are that it may soon disappear altogether Laptops and phones, winter coats and scarves, a hubbub of different languages. A row of cameras sits on a bench. John Roberts of Fox News has a steely expression as he clutches a mic. Jim Acosta of CNN, press pass reinstated after his run-in with the president last year, speaks simultaneously to his own viewers: “We’ll see how much time we have Sarah Sanders. As we’ve seen in...
Tags: White House, US news, Cnn, US politics, Fox News, Trump, Sanders, John Roberts, Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci, Jim Acosta, Trump Administration, Sarah Sanders

Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential chances, broken down

If Democratic voters are looking for the kind of candidacy Bernie Sanders was selling in 2016, Warren has about as good a claim on it as Sanders does. Things that could hurt her: her age, that DNA test and a lingering awkwardness with black voters.
Tags: News, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics

Doctors say Sanders isn't telling the truth

Following the death of an 8-year-old Guatemalan migrant who had the flu, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders claimed border agents were doing everything they can do to prevent loss of life. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen spoke with doctors who disagree.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Sanders, Elizabeth Cohen, Sarah Sanders

WH Still Pretending Shutdown Is Not About Wall, Blames Dems For Inaction

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stayed true to her new talking points on Friday, denying that the government shutdown is primarily about the wall and blaming Democrats for the lack of compromise. “[Trump] wants border security,” Sanders said Friday on “CBS This Morning,” proceeding to paint Democrats as soft on illegal immigration. “I’m not going to negotiate in the press, but the President has been willing to negotiate on this point and the Democrats have not been willing ...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, Cnn, Democrats, House, Cbs, Trump, Sanders, Dana Bash, Sen Jeff Merkley, Mark Meadows R NC, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Steve Scalise R La, Kate Riga

WH Spins Shutdown: Dems Protect ‘Illegal Immigrants’ Over Americans

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fired off a heated press release Thursday blaming Democrats for the shutdown and omitting any mention of a border wall. “The President has made clear that any bill to fund the government must adequately fund border security to stop the flow of illegal drugs, criminals, MS-13 gang members, child smugglers and human traffickers into our communities – and protect the American people,” she said in a written statement. “The Administration understa...
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WH Attacks CNN Over Report On Trump Signing MAGA Hats For Troops

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders attacked CNN on Thursday over a report that President Trump signing “Make America Great Again” hats may have violated a rule against troops participating in political activities. Sanders tweeted in response: CNN will attack anyone who supports President Trump, including the brave men and women of our military who fight everyday to protect our freedom https://t.co/x6VjuUJFdF — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 27, 2018 [Author: David Taintor...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Trump, Sanders, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Livewire, Sarah Sanders, David Taintor

For Bernie Sanders, Holding Onto Support May Be Hard in a 2020 Bid

Mr. Sanders has not yet told advisers he intends to pursue another White House bid. But if he does, he will encounter a vastly different landscape than that of 2016.
Tags: News, White House, Vermont, BETO, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic Party, Brown, Bernard, Sherrod, Politics And Government, Presidential Election of 2016, O'Rourke, Presidential Election of 2020

Donald Trump makes surprise visit to Iraq over Christmas to meet US soldiers

Donald Trump has made a surprise trip to Iraq, meeting American soldiers in what was his first visit to a conflict zone since becoming US president. Mr Trump and his wife Melania took off from Washington DC late on Christmas day and arrived on Boxing Day for a visit that was kept closely under wraps.  While there Mr Trump confirmed that he would not be pulling US troops out of Iraq, despite his decision earlier this month to withdraw from Syria.  That choice had split his administration, with Ja...
Tags: News, White House, Germany, Isil, Iraq, Russia, US, America, Barack Obama, Iran, Syria, Washington Dc, Secret Service, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Baghdad

WH: ‘Ridiculous’ To Suggest That Putin Is ‘Happy’ About Syria Withdrawal

A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said that President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria was “a correct one,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed as “ridiculous” and “silly” the “idea” that Putin was happy about the withdrawal. “The idea that Putin is happy about this is ridiculous,” Sanders told reporters outside the White House Friday morning. “He’s not. This puts a greater emphasis and makes them have to actually step up and d...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Syria, Donald Trump, Sanders, Maria Zakharova, WH, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Matt Shuham

Graham Encourages Trump To ‘Dig In’ And ‘Force’ Congress To Give Him Wall

Just as White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that President Trump didn’t want to go any further without border wall funding, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) encouraged Trump to “dig in” and “force” lawmakers to give him wall funding instead of signing the continuing resolution. “ I encourage the President to  dig in and force the Democrats  and Republicans to help him  better secure the border.  If I were him, I would stand  firm,” he told CNN Thursday morning. Sander...
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