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Internal IRS Memo Says IRS Must Hand Over Trump Taxes

The Washington Post has gotten hold of a draft internal IRS memo which argues that the IRS and Treasury Department have no choice but to hand over the President’s taxes. This seems like little more than a legal analysis that states what I think everyone who has looked at the law understands, which is that it’s crystal clear: To follow the law they have no choice but to hand over the returns. The only real argument I’ve seen from conservatives is that the law itself is unconstitutional. But the ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington Post, White House, Irs, Trump, Josh Marshall, Treasury Department, The IRS, Mnuchin, Editor’s Blog, IRS s Office


Will McGahn’s No-Show Tip Dems Towards Impeachment?

Democrats are very angry that former White House Counsel Don McGahn, at President Trump’s instruction, defied a subpoena Tuesday for his testimony. But what they intend to do about it is not yet clear. McGahn’s no-show may prove to be an inflection point in pushing Democrats towards an impeachment process for Trump. But so far, there is still a major division among the caucus — and even among those on the House Judiciary Committee — over whether to move forward with impeachment proceedings, w...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Georgia, House, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Donald Trump, Committee, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Pelosi, Steve Cohen, House Judiciary Committee, Jamie Raskin


Critics Call White House Social Media Bias Survey A 'Data Collection Ploy'

An anonymous reader quotes the Washington Post: Venky Ganesan, a partner at technology investor Menlo Ventures, told The Washington Post that the White House's new survey about bias on social media is "pure kabuki theatre" and an attempt to curry political points with conservatives. He said the Trump administration's repeated accusations that tech companies censor conservative voices are unfounded because even though most Silicon Valley executives are liberal or libertarian, they wouldn't let po...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Washington Post, White House, Tech, Spain, Internet Association, Silicon Valley, The Washington Post, Menlo Ventures, Trump, Facebook Google, Kevin Roose, Michael Beckerman, Venky Ganesan, Twitter The New York Times


The Washington Post reports Kevin McAleenan threatened to step down this week if he did not get more authority over his agency

Acting Homeland Security Director Kevin McAleenan threatened to step down this week if he did not get more authority over his agency in response to another attempt by White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller to dictate agency hiring, The Washington Post reported Friday.
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Stories, Stephen Miller, Kevin McAleenan


Report: Acting Homeland Security chief threatened to leave over Trump adviser

Acting Homeland Security Director Kevin McAleenan threatened to step down this week if he did not get more authority over his agency in response to another attempt by White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller to dictate agency hiring, The Washington Post reported Friday.
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Stories, Trump, Stephen Miller, Kevin McAleenan


Washington Post: Acting Homeland Security chief threatened to leave over Stephen Miller

Acting Homeland Security Director Kevin McAleenan threatened to step down this week if he did not get more authority over his agency in response to another attempt by White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller to dictate agency hiring, The Washington Post reported Friday.
Tags: Washington Post, White House, Cnn, Stephen Miller, Kevin McAleenan


Top GOPers Won’t Stick Their Necks Out For Trump’s New Immigration Plan

Both top Republicans lawmakers issued lukewarm statements following the rollout of President Trump’s new merit-heavy immigration plan, signaling the party isn’t willing to go to task for a immigration bill that hasn’t been written yet and Democrats are describing as “dead on arrival.” While both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) offered vague support of the plan in statements, the backing was underwhelming. “We are a nation of immigr...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Immigration, House, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Trump, McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, Rose Garden, Nicole Lafond, Post Democrats


Trump Pardons Ex-Biz Associate Who Wrote A Flattering Book About Him

President Trump pardoned a friend and former business associate who published a fawning book about him last year and who has written several columns in support of his presidency in the past. In a statement released Wednesday, the White House announced the pardon of Conrad Black, a British citizen whom the White House described as an “entrepreneur and scholar,” who has made “tremendous contributions to business, as well as to political and historical thought.” Black was found guilty of mail fr...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington Post, White House, Chicago, United States, Donald Trump, Black, Trump, State, Trump Tower, Rush Limbaugh, Trump Organization, Conrad Black, Nicole Lafond, Trump Pardons Ex Biz


WH Refuses To Sign Post-Christchurch Agreement To Crack Down On Hate Speech

The White House won’t be signing an international agreement brokered on Wednesday to crack down on the kind of extremist content online that contributed to the New Zealand mosque massacres in March. The “Christchurch call to action” is an anti-extremism initiative headed by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron. It’s a global push for major tech companies and governments worldwide to prevent the spread of internet hate content, which leads to radicaliz...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Washington Post, White House, New Zealand, Hate Speech, Donald Trump, Christchurch, Emmanuel Macron, U K, Australia Canada, White Nationalism, Jacinda Ardern, Cristina Cabrera, New Zealand massacre


Trump ‘Had It Out’ With Kudlow Over His Admission On Tariffs During Fox Interview

President Trump was vexed with National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow after he partially acknowledged in an interview with Fox News that U.S. consumers will have to front part of the burden for the administration’s tariffs on Chinese imports, The Washington Post reported. Trump reportedly called Kudlow after the TV spot and “they had it out,” a White House official told the Post. Two other officials described the call as cordial to the Post. During an interview on Fox News on Sunday,...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, White House, China, Tariffs, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Wallace, Chris Wallace, National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, Kudlow, Nicole Lafond


Plan to arrest migrant families tabled due to a lack of resources

White House officials considered a secret plan to arrest thousands of undocumented migrant parents and children in coordinated raids across the U.S., but the idea was tabled due to a lack of resources, reports the Washington Post and the Associated Press.
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House


Biden (Once Again) Predicts The GOP Will Eventually Have An ‘Epiphany’

While campaigning in New Hampshire on Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden spoke of an impending “epiphany” that the Republican Party will likely have once President Trump is out of office. “I just think there is a way, and the thing that will fundamentally change things is with Donald Trump out of the White House. Not a joke. You will see an epiphany occur among many of my Republican friends,” Biden said, according to several news outlets there. “It’s already beginning in the House now …...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Joe Biden, Gop, New Hampshire, House, New York Times, Party, Republican Party, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Matt Viser, 2020 Elections


Tariffs: The Taxes That Made America Great

America Fist Free Trade Tariffs U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- As his limo carried him to work at the White House Monday, Larry Kudlow could not have been pleased with the headline in The Washington Post: “Kudlow Contradicts Trump on Tariffs.” The story began: “National Economic Council Director Lawrence Kudlow acknowledged Sunday that American consumers end up paying for the administration's tariffs on Chinese imports, contradicting President Trump's repeated inaccurate claim that the Chinese foot...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, China, Germany, America, Beijing, United States, Ohio, Fox News, Lincoln, Republican Party, Federal Reserve


For Red Hen Owner, Not Serving Huckabee Sanders Eventually Helped Business

From feces-smeared notebook pages to lengthy, typed letters, Red Hen owner Stephanie Wilkinson got a wide range of hate mail after she “politely” asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave her restaurant last June. But with each onslaught of criticism — including a tweet from President Trump — Wilkinson received equal praise for her decision, which she said was fueled by a disagreement with the Trump administration’s family separation policy at the time, she wrote in a ...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Resistance, Trump, Shenandoah Valley, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Red Hen, Nicole Lafond, Stephanie Wilkinson, Trump Wilkinson


Trump officials wanted ICE to round up and arrest thousands of migrant families across US

Homeland Security officials reportedly planned to arrest thousands of migrant families who had final deportation orders and remove them from the US in a show of force.The arrests would have targeted parents and children in 10 cities with large populations of immigrants living in the US illegally, specifically New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.However the plans were put on hold by then-Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) head Ron Vitiello and then-secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, according to i...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, US, Chicago, Ice, Homeland Security, Associated Press, Nielsen, Donald Trump, Trump, New York Los Angeles, Customs Enforcement ICE, Stephen Miller, Ron Vitiello


Morning Docket: 05.13.19

* According to President Donald Trump, former White House counsel Don McGahn “had a much better chance of being fired” than special counsel Robert Mueller because Trump claims he was “[n]ever a big fan” — but that’s probably because McGahn refused to issue a public statement saying he didn’t believe the president obstructed justice. [Washington Post] * President Trump wants to stop federal judges on lower courts from issuing nationwide injunctions that are screwing up his plans to make America ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, White House, New York City, America, Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, Law Schools, Biglaw, Obstruction, Trump, Boston Globe, Mike Pence, Harvard Law School, Hill


'I have a plan for that': Elizabeth Warren leads the Democratic 'ideas primary'

As candidates follow the senator in churning out progressive proposals, some activists warn the priority must be beating Trump Elizabeth Warren speaks in Ames, Iowa. Photograph: Charlie Neibergall/AP Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. And that. And that as well. On Wednesday, the Massachusetts senator unveiled the 12th major policy proposal of her presidential run, a $100bn plan to combat the opioid crisis. Warren’s reputation as the ideas generator has gained widespread attention. But sh...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cnn, Green, Hillary Clinton


Blue Origin: Jeff Bezos to help Trump administration build outpost on moon within five years

In the six weeks since US Vice President Mike Pence announced a crash program to get humans to the moon within five years, the White House has provided no details on how it would achieve that and no cost estimates.The rocket NASA wants to use to get there has suffered years of delays, is billions over budget and NASA lacks the space suits necessary for astronauts to walk on the moon.But the growing space industry has sensed an opportunity in the White House’s passion for space, and on Thursday, ...
Tags: Science, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, US, Nasa, Earth, House, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Shackleton, Blue Origin, Maui, South Pole, Princeton University


Trump Swamp: Trump Told Campaign Manager To Plug A Super PAC That Pays Them Both

A source familiar with the matter told TPM Wednesday that a “livid” President Donald Trump called his 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, before the campaign released a veiled, biting statement aimed at 2016 deputy campaign manager David Bossie. The rebuke was apparently in response to a joint report from Axios and the Campaign Legal Center which showed that a group run by Bossie, the Presidential Coalition, was using scammy fundraising techniques and boasting of Bossie’s connections to Tru...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Alabama, PAC, Epa, Interior Department, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Republican National Committee, Scott Pruitt, Ben Carson, Trump


As Disney writes off its Vice investment, 10 Vice stories to help staffers cope: Publisher’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher’s Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Got a tip? Send it our way. Joining us late? Here's the previous edition. As Angela Doland notes in Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call this morning, citing a Vox/Recode report, Disney has written off its investment in Vice. Not a good week for Vice CEO Nancy Dubuc (recently profiled by Ad Age’s Jeanine Poggi) and her team. Recode’s Peter Kafka puts the development...
Tags: New York Post, Washington Post, White House, Advertising, Disney, Bloomberg Businessweek, Nancy Dubuc, Jeff Bezos, Smith, Shane Smith, Financial Times, Gore Tex, Peter Kafka, Dana Milbank, DUBUC, Angela Doland


CIA warns 3+ people linked to Jamal Khashoggi that Saudi Arabia may now target them

The CIA and security services of one or more foreign governments have recently warned at least three friends and colleagues of the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi that their pro-democracy work “has made them and their families the targets of potential retaliation from Saudi Arabia,” reports TIME. It wasn't only me. CIA sent warnings about at least three activists who were close to Jamal Khashoggi, one of whom was also taken into protection. Great work on this piece from @JoshMeyerD...
Tags: Security, Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Turkey, Norway, Cia, Prince, Montreal Canada, Mohammed bin Salman, Oslo Norway, Baghdadi, Iyad El Baghdadi


Reporter: White House Is Quietly Culling Most Of The Press Corps

Washington Post opinion columnist Dana Milbank wrote Wednesday that the White House has been quietly and insidiously yanking press credentials from the majority of the press corps on the basis of a White House attendance policy so stringent even the President may not meet it. According to Milbank, the standard is that the reporter must have been at the White House in person at least 90 of the past 180 days, an unrealistic standard given normal travel needs and the scarcity of official press r...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, White House, Trump, Milbank, White House Press, Dana Milbank, Kate Riga, Press Corps


White House Instates Stricter Access For Press Corps

The White House has been quietly yanking press credentials from the majority of the press corps on the basis of a stringent attendance policy. The White House has introduced strict new guidelines for reporters who cover the West Wing, the Washington Post reported Wednesday evening. The move will limit the number of reporters who hold “hard passes” that allow for easier access to the White House, according to the Post. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claims that the revocation of hard p...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, New York Times, Trump, Glenn Kessler, White House Press, Dana Milbank, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Dan Barry, Trump 's White House, Kate Riga, West Wing The Washington Post, Post Press


Trump Goes Cold On Bolton Over Venezuela: He Wants To Get Me ‘Into A War’

President Trump is starting to sour on his national security adviser after the failure of a U.S.-backed mission to force Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro out office, The Washington Post reported. According to administration officials and people close to the White House who spoke to the Post, Trump’s ire is directed at John Bolton primarily over Bolton’s penchant for intervening in other country’s wars. While Trump jokingly suggested this week that Bolton wants to get him “into a war,” he’s...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, White House, Venezuela, Bolton, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, John Bolton, Maduro, Post Trump, Nicole Lafond


White House Cracks Down On Media — ‘Mass Purge’ Of Press Passes

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank said he had been granted a White House hard pass for 21 years, but no more.
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Dana Milbank


White House Rescinds Some Press Passes As Journalists Slam New Attack On Media

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank said he had been granted a White House hard pass for 21 years, but no more.
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Dana Milbank


Attorney General William Barr faces being held in contempt of Congress amid showdown with Trump

A Democratic-led House panel on Wednesday approved a measure to hold US Attorney General William Barr in contempt for refusing to hand over an unredacted copy of the Mueller report on Russian election interference even as Donald Trump invoked the legal principle of executive privilege to block its disclosure. Throwing down another challenge to the US president, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to recommend that the full House cite Mr Barr, the top US law enforcement officia...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Eric Holder, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Barack Obama, House, Moscow, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Republican, Donald Trump


Democrats battle to obtain Trump tax returns as president claims huge business losses were intentional

Democrats are preparing for a legal battle to obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns – an issue that has taken on outsized importance – while the president has claimed huge businesses losses he suffered during the 1980s were an intentional write off.Members of the House of Representatives are to meet to consider their next step, after Mr Trump’s treasury secretary refused to release the returns they had requested.Reports suggested Democrats will decide to head directly to court and claim treasury sec...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Politico, Russia, Fbi, Democrats, House, New York Times, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Irs, Trump


Fox News Reacts to Trump Tax Bombshell: He ‘Has the Best Accountants in the World’

Moments after The New York Times published a blockbuster story reporting that President Trump’s tax returns from the 1980s and ‘90s revealed his businesses suffered over a billion dollars in losses during that time, Fox News framed the news as Trump brilliantly gaming the system in order to avoid paying income taxes.Guest-hosting The Story with Martha MacCallum on Tuesday night, Fox News correspondent Ed Henry interrupted a segment with Fox News contributor and conservative columnist Marc Thiess...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, House, New York Times, New Jersey, Fox News, Times, Donald Trump, Irs, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Henry, Democratic Party


Just Kidding! WH Officials Insist Trump Wasn’t Serious About Extending His Term

White House officials told the Washington Post in an article published late Monday that President Donald Trump was only joking about extending his term another two years. Trump retweeted a post by evangelical leader and Liberty University chief Jerry Falwell on Saturday declaring that Trump should have an extra two years added to his term as “pay back” for “time stolen” by special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Now unnamed White House officials and people in Trump’s inner circ...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Donald Trump, Trump, Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, Robert Mueller, 2020 Elections, Cristina Cabrera



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