White House Counsel Ty Cobb tells @NBCNews: "There is no consideration at all for a pardon for Michael Flynn at this time."

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

21 January 2018
USCP arrest four protesters in Schumer's Capitol Hill office after hours. Were busted around 8 pm et. Charged with unlawful entry. Were protesting immigration policy and demanding action on the DREAM Act.
1 month ago
[email protected]: DOW, SandP 500 and NASDAQ close at record highs! MAGA
Trump lawyers will meet Mueller as early as next week
1 month ago
[email protected]: Today, it was my tremendous honor to visit Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) at the Marine Corps Air Facility in Quantico, Virginia. I am honored to serve as your Commander-in-Chief. On behalf of an entire Nation, THANK YOU for your sacrifice and service. We love you!
Question to Mattis: "And with regards to Russian interference, did Russia interfere in the US election?" MATTIS "Yes, I believe they did."
US Department of State: We commend @UNGeneva Special Envoy for Syria and his team for their efforts in latest round of Syria talks. The United States urges all parties to work seriously toward political resolution to this conflict or face continued isolation and instability indefinitely in Syria.
Statement from @PressSec on @SenBobCorker supporting @GOP TaxBill.
@NancyPelosi: How dare Republicans give a permanent, unpaid-for $1.5 trillion tax rate cut to corporations, while insisting that a temporary 5-yr extension of CHIP for 9 million vulnerable children be paid for by ransacking other vital commitments to children's health.
Manafort to be released from house arrest: report
"The President greatly appreciates Senator Corker's phone call and pledge to support tax cuts," Press Sec. Sanders says.
Ron Wyden on MSNBC: "This whole process has been a sham the Republicans know if there's any real sunlight on this, this bill's gonna dry up, and that's why they're moving with the speed of light. But I'm telling you, this debate is far from over."
Mattis: "We're Still Doing The Forensics Analysis."
US Department of State: We agree with @USAmbNATO's statement regarding Russian missile systems: We are doing our part to address any questions regarding our compliance with the INF Treaty in a transparent, substantive, and constructive manner. It is up to Russia to do the same.
[email protected]: "I am confident, at the end of the day, the Senate will approve this conference committee report."
DPRK ICBM program "not yet shown to be a capable threat against us right now," US Secretary of Defense Mattis tells reporters.
Sec. Mattis on F-22/Su-25 incident: "I don't expect perfection but I don't expect dangerous maneuvers either and so we'll sort this out but right now I cannot tell you if it's sloppy airmanship, rambunctious pilots or people who are trying to do something that is very unwise"
Full @SenBobCorker statement on his decision to vote yes on the tax bill
@VP: An honor to welcome the courageous parents of little Charlie Gard, Chris and Connie, to the @WhiteHouse to discuss the life and legacy of their son. Their parental love and devotion to their son is inspiring and a reminder of how precious all lives are.
Jared Kushner and his legal team are searching for a crisis public relations firm, four people familiar with the matter tell WaPo.
Trump administration believes Western Wall should be part of Israel, senior administration officials say ahead of Vice President Mike Pence's upcoming trip to Israel.
Sen. Bob Corker, the only Republican senator to oppose the original Senate tax bill: "I have decided to support the tax reform package we will vote on next week."
US Department of State: The United States congratulates the citizens and Government of Nepal on the peaceful conclusion of their recent elections. This is an historic milestone for Nepal, and we look forward to working with the new government.
@SenWarren: Republicans say they will release their final "tax bill" at 5:30pm today. Now is our last chance to stop it. I'll be fighting this tax scam to the bitter end and need you to join me. Call, post, email and say no to the GOPTaxScam
SecDef asked about WaPo report that Trump doesn't like Russia brought up in briefings: "No, I have no reservations nor has the president ever evidenced any push back when I bring up Russia in a national security context." Adds hasn't seen that from intel officers in Sit Room
[email protected] tweeted his approval for the increase in the Child Tax Credit and thanked @SenMikeLee, @SenatorTimScott, and @IvankaTrump for making it possible.
Secretary Mattis: "I have no reservation nor has the President ever evidenced any push-back when I bring up Russia in a national security context and obviously this has come up whether it be in Syria or NATOI have not seen this shyness, including over at the White House"
Carter Page just sent a 15-page letter to @SenFeinstein
"I don't share the view that the FBI is not functioning at a high level all over the country," Attorney General Jeff Sessions says when asked about President Trump's criticism and claim of bias within FBI
@LindseyGrahamSC: When it comes to the potential interrogation policies regarding militants, it is as if President Obama and his team never left. How many more attacks will it take before the Trump Administration embraces the fact that we are fighting a war, not a crime?
The United Nations monitor on poverty and human rights has issued a devastating report on the condition of America, accusing Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress of attempting to turn the country into the "world champion of extreme inequality".
@LindseyGrahamSC: We couldn't possibly have gathered information on the multiple trips Ullah made to Bangladesh and other relevant activity in such a short period of time. Now that he has a lawyer there will be no more intelligence gathering and everything will have to be done through plea bargaining.
@LindseyGrahamSC: I am incredibly disappointed to see the Trump Administration continue to treat militants as common criminals.
@LindseyGrahamSC: Giving Akayed Ullah a lawyer and putting him directly into the criminal justice system means we lose the ability to gather intelligence from a person who fits the profile of an enemy combatant.
Concerns about @FBI bias being taken seriously by @TheJusticeDept, says Attorney General Sessions.
Reporter: "The FBI has been in the news lately in terms of biasdo you share the assessment of the president?" AG Jeff Sessions: "I believe the FBI is doing a great job around the countrywe are reaching a higher level of unity and sophistication than we ever have."
1 month ago
[email protected]: You are always there for us – THE MEN AND WOMEN IN BLUE. Thank you to our police, thank you to our sheriffs, and thank you to our law enforcement families. God Bless you all, and GOD BLESS AMERICA! LESM
AG Jeff Sessions: "To the communities that are suffering, hear this: help is on the way. We are marshaling our resources and we will be relentless in our pursuit of violent criminals that are victimizing your neighborhoods."
Sen. Rubio will support GOP tax reform bill after changes made to refundable part of child tax credit, his office says
Judiciary Committee Democrats are demanding a full review of DOJ's decision making that led to the release of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page's text messages.
Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio will back $1.5 trillion tax bill, strengthening chances Congress will OK bill next week.
Democrat senators calling for @POTUS to resign.
Today, in speech at @FBI Academy, @POTUS said: "And just north of our nation's capital, in Baltimore, on average, someone was murdered nearly every day of this year."
[email protected]: "We will protect those who protect us and we believe criminals who kill police officers should get the death penalty."
@lisamurkowski: I'm proud to be a part of this bi-partisan effort to ensure we are giving individuals and their families the resources and support they need to help our nation overcome the current opioid epidemic.
[email protected]: "God bless wealthy people. I'm glad we have them, but they don't need a tax break. It's average middle class people and people struggling to get to the middle class who need those breaks."
President Trump at 35-60% approval in Gallup for the third time in last five days. One of the worst stretches of his approval since after Charlottesville.
US ready to provide emergency food immediately "if only the government of Venezuela would accept international humanitarian assistance," says @statedeptspox.
Sen. John Kennedy: Have you ever tried a jury trial? President Trump's judicial nominee: No.
@RepAdamSchiff: By shutting down the congressional investigations when they continue to discover new and important evidence, the White House can exert tremendous pressure to end or curtail Mueller's investigation or cast doubt on it. We cannot let that happen.
@RepAdamSchiff: Beyond our investigation, here's what has me really concerned: The attacks on Mueller, DOJ and FBI this week make it clear they plan to go after Mueller's investigation. Aggressively and soon.
@RepAdamSchiff: The responsibility to conduct a thorough investigation, or to prevent one, ultimately falls on @SpeakerRyan. I'm concerned he's heeding the calls of Bannon and @POTUS to "DO SOMETHING" by closing down the Russia investigation and opening up another investigation of Hilary Clinton.
@RepAdamSchiff: Despite our repeated urging, Majority has declined to issue subpoenas in numerous avenues of the investigation, where there's simply no other way to get the information. Some refusals we've made public, like witnesses hiding behind nonexistent privileges, many others we haven't.
@RepAdamSchiff: Next week, they scheduled critical witness interviews out of state, when we are voting on the tax bill and vital government funding bills and no Members will be able to ask questions, in an effort to squeeze them in before end of year. These witnesses are willing to come to DC.
President Trump asked his Chief of Staff, retired four-star Marine General John Kelly to address Marine One personnel: "Best job I ever had - you've heard me say it before - being a sergeant in the Marines. Second best job, this one."
@RepAdamSchiff: It appears Republicans want to conduct just enough interviews to give the impression of a serious investigation.
@RepAdamSchiff: Yet, Republicans have scheduled no witnesses after next Friday and none in 2017. We have dozens of outstanding witnesses on key aspects of our investigation that they refuse to contact and many document requests they continue to sit on.
@RepAdamSchiff: Since March, our investigation has made important progress. We've interviewed numerous key witnesses behind closed doors, held public hearings, reviewed thousands of documents, identified new leads — all to understand and expose Russia's meddling and protect our democracy.
@RepAdamSchiff: I'm increasingly worried Republicans will shut down the House Intelligence Committee investigation at the end of the month.
Department of State:Secretary Tillerson: @USEmbassyBurma is expressing our concerns over the detention of journalists, demanding their release…A free press is vital to Myanmar's transition in becoming a viable democracy, and we want Myanmar's democracy to succeed.
Rep. @mattgaetz: "We're going to be putting people under oath, we're going to be getting answers and we will restore the credibility of the FBI and the Department of Justice."
President trumpets the defense authorization bill he signed Tuesday: "Our enemy is in trouble - we just approved $700 billion, which is the largest ever approvedAnd we're giving you new equipment. We're giving you new everything. Because we got depleted over the last 8 years."
No press coverage of @POTUS visit to HMX-1, his presidential helicopter squadron at Quantico, but WH released transcript of his remarks: "So you're the ones taking care of my helicopter, right? I better be nice to you. I better be nice to you."
POTUS: "Militarily we're going to be prepared in case something goes wrong."
"We hope that this pressure campaign will cause North Korea to alter its course," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says at United Nations
Chuck Schumer: @FCC Congress must act. That's why I am throwing my full support behind a resolution to restore the 2015 Open Internet Order and put our much-needed netneutrality rules back in place.
POTUS: "No daylight at all between the president's policy and the pursuit of that policy."
Senior administration official "We cannot envision any situation under which the Western Wall would not be part of Israel."
The House Ethics Committee has opened investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against Rep. Ruben Kihuen.
Chuck Schumer: Repealing NetNeutrality rules was like a last minute Christmas gift from the @FCC to the biggest players in the internet market. Yesterday, the FCC tied the bow with their disastrous vote.
House Ethics Cmte. says it has opened investigation into Rep. Ruben Kihuen over sexual harassment allegations
Rep. @mattgaetz: "We see time and again actual evidence of special treatment for @HillaryClinton."
White House Counsel Ty Cobb tells @NBCNews: "There is no consideration at all for a pardon for Michael Flynn at this time."
@LindseyGrahamSC: While I support child tax credits I do not support the idea of using general revenue to pay for an individual's Social Security contribution.
The EPA has signed a $120,000 contract (using taxpayer dollars) with a Republican opposition research firm to help Scott Pruitt's office track and shape press coverage of the agency.
POTUS on Mattis: " a man named "Mad Dog" Mattis, right? They like him. I love that name. I don't know if he likes it, actually. I've never figured out if he likes the name, but he really deserves the name."
1 month ago
[email protected]: To each member of the graduating class from the National Academy at Quantico, CONGRATULATIONS!
Marco Rubio's a YES on tax bill, two sources tell @CNBC.
Female members of Congressional Black Caucus ask GOP leaders to let Doug Jones join the Senate immediately or delay votes on major legislation.
US is now "terrified by the incredible might" of North Korea as a nuclear state, asserts DPRK ambassador to UN.
Marine One returns Pres Trump to WH from Quantico, due to "bad weather call" on flight to Camp David.
59 House members say that Betsy DeVos is interfering with civil right investigations in schools, demand that she allow the Office for Civil Rights to better protect students from discrimination.
Bernie Sanders: As we come toward the end of 2017, I hope and expect that most Americans know that almost every promise that @realDonaldTrump made during his presidential campaign was a lie.
Bernie Sanders: He promised to provide health care to "everybody," but he supported legislation that would have thrown up to 32 million Americans off the health care they currently have.
Bernie Sanders: He promised to pass tax reform that would benefit the middle class, but is now supporting legislation that gives 62% of the benefits to the top 1% and would, after 10 years, raise taxes on 83 million middle-class families.
Bernie Sanders: He promised to stand up to the power of corporate interests, but supported the FCC decision to end net neutrality, something Comcast, ATandT and other media conglomerates were begging for.
Bernie Sanders: He promised to lower the cost of prescription drugs but then nominated Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical industry executive, as head of the Health and Human Services agency.
Bernie Sanders: Our job: Fight back against the reactionary Trump agenda and for a progressive agenda that works for the middle class, not the 1%.
A water fountain at the EPA backed up and started spewing sewage into the hallway
1 month ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 1500 block of Benning Rd: 1 injured
[email protected]: "There is absolutely no collusion. I didn't make a phone call to Russia. I have nothing to do with Russia. Everybody knows it. That was a Democrat hoax. It was an excuse for losing the election."
Department of State: This morning, Secretary Tillerson thanked Japan for using its opportunity as chair of the Security Council to bring attention to the issue of North Korea's nuclear weapons development program in his meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister @konotaromp.
A senior U.S. official tells WaPo foreign diplomats and leaders often ask if Tillerson is speaking for the admin and when he will depart. Another W.H. aide said W.H. officials, diplomats and other Cabinet secretaries largely deem Tillerson as "irrelevant."
Trump slams FBI, DOJ on Clinton, Russia probes, declares 'there is absolutely no collusion'
@ChuckGrassley: It's probably a real surprise to Trump's supporters /and for the most part on an issues basis I'm one /that after failure on Obamacare repeal we will soon pass tax cutsandsimplification
Sen. @BillCassidy: "I think it does pass Growth in the economy takes care of a lot of things."
Sen. @BillCassidy: "Rubio and Lee are respected senators and they have a certain rationale They've got a good argument."
President Trump, after criticizing the FBI this morning, concludes remarks at the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony: "Thank you to our police. Thank you to our sheriffs. Thank you to the FBI. And thank you to our law enforcement families."
@POTUS following his remarks to @FBI, as audience applauds. Tells crowd, "Good luck, everyone"
1 month ago
[email protected]: "We will protect those who protect us and we believe criminals who kill police officers should get the death penalty."
"You see. There's the fake news back there," says @POTUS, to applause and some laughter
"We will throw you the hell out of the country," @POTUS warns MS-13, noting it is cheaper than jail
Federal government now working with state and local police to destroy criminal cartels like the savages of MS-13" says @POTUS, notes 83% increase of MS-13 arrests "We will get rid of them completely very soon"
"They give us their worst people. They put them in a bin. But in his hand when he's picking them is the really the worst of the worst," says @POTUS "Congratulations. You're going to the United States"
"They have a lottery" says @POTUS "You think the countries are giving us their best people? They give us their worst "
"America faces grave threats. Terrorist have struck in the streets and subways twice in a few months" per @POTUS." Both militants came to this country through the dysfunctional immigration system that we are correcting"
1 month ago
[email protected]: "Today, we honor you. We thank you, and we know that by your example some of the children here today and watching at home will be inspired to fill your shoes."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "You are the guardians who keep us safe, who ward off danger, and who confront evil so that the good will always prevail."
"Just as I promised, we are allowing our local police to access surplus military equipment, something the previous administration for some reason refused to donever understood that one" says @POTUS
"We will protect those who protect us, criminals who kill police officers should get the death penalty" says @POTUS
[email protected]: "We believe criminals who kill police officers should get the death penalty."
"Anti police sentiment is wrong. It is dangerous and we will not stand for it," says @POTUS "When a brother or sister in uniform is hurt, on that day all of America bleeds blue"
[email protected]: "Every drop of blood spilled from our men and women in blue is a wound inflicted on our nation. And when a brother or sister in uniform is hurt, on that day, all of America bleeds blue."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "To any member of MS-13 listening, I have a message for you: we will find you, we will arrest you, we will jail you, we will throw you the hell out of the country."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "ICE - these are great people too and the border patrol agents, great people."
"In the last 2 years America has seen a tragic rise in violent crime" per @POTUS "You look at what's going on in Chicago, what the hell is going on in Chicago? What the hell is happening there?"
1 month ago
[email protected]: "Already this year, @TheJusticeDept has worked with partners in Central America to arrest and charge roughly 4,000 MS-13 members."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "We're calling for Congress to end chain migration and to end the visa lottery system and replace it with a merit-based system of immigration."
"I will fight for you and never ever let you down" says @POTUS "We must support the men and women in blue"
1 month ago
[email protected]: "As President, my greatest duty is to protect our nation and to protect our people."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "No family should have to worry about bullets flying through windows or gangs recruiting on street corners."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "If we want to bring down violent crime then we must stand up for police."
[email protected]: "The president of the United States has your back 100 percent. I will fight for you, and I will never, ever let you down."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "Criminals who kill police officers should get the death penalty."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "We will protect those who protect us."
"You do it because you really believe in doing your duty and doing it properlythese are great, great people. These are really heroes for all of us" says @POTUS
1 month ago
[email protected]: "Every drop of blood spilled from our men and women in blue is a wound inflicted on our nation and when a brother or sister in uniform is hurt, on that day all of America bleeds blue."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "This anti-police sentiment is wrong, and it's dangerous, and we will not stand for it."
"You very rarely get the recognition you deserve" says @POTUS "It's not a news story when our officers save a life, rescue a family or stop a crime. It's just another day on the job"
1 month ago
[email protected]: "Police departments are overstretched, they're underfunded, and they're totally underappreciated - except by me."
[email protected] to law enforcement: "The President of the United States has your back 100%. I will fight for you and I will never, ever let you down, ever. Now more than ever we must support the men and women in blue."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "We as a country must do a better job showing our police officers the respect and gratitude that you have earned."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "Being a police officer is not just a career. It's a calling."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "On behalf of all Americans, to every law enforcement family here today and all across the nation, thank you, thank you, thank you very much."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "With me as your President, America's police will have a true friend and loyal champion in the White House - more loyal than anyone else can be."
"That's a lot of years since the last president" says @POTUS "And we'll be back" More applause
1 month ago
[email protected]: "It's an honor to stand here today with the incredible men and women of law enforcement."
"It is a great honor to welcome a president back to the national academy," says @FBI's Wray, to applause "Mr. President, there is no better place to talk about partnerships than here"
[email protected] on child tax credit: "When you're doing this kind of a tax reform package and a reconciliation bill, you have to make sure that all the numbers work."
"According to the @FBI history books, it's been quite a while since we hosted a president for a graduation" per Dir Wray
[email protected]: "Most of the folks who work at the @FBI do it honorably and I thank them for their service If there is corruption, if there is cover up, then we need the truth."
Trump not ruling out a pardon for Mike Flynn: "I don't want to talk abut pardons with Mike Flynn yet."
"There is absolutely no collusion. I didn't make a phone call to Russia. I have nothing to do with Russia. Everybody knows it. That was a Democrat hoax. It was an excuse for losing the election." says @POTUS
Russia President Putin, in phone call yesterday, said "very nice" things about what's happening in the US, according to @POTUS
1 month ago
[email protected]: "I don't want to talk about pardons for @GenFlynn yet. We'll see what happens."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "@TheDemocrats have done nothing in terms of children We're putting in a tremendous child tax credit."
President Tump says he thinks Alabama Republican Roy Moore should concede in the Senate race
1 month ago
[email protected]: "Even the Democrats admit there's no collusion They've found tremendous things on the other side - when you look at the @HillaryClinton investigation that was a rigged system."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "There is absolutely no collusion. I didn't make a phone call to Russia. I have nothing to do with Russia. Everybody knows it. That was a Democrat hoax. It was an excuse for losing the election."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "There is absolutely no collusion. That has been proven."
1 month ago
Reporter: "Should Roy Moore concede?" @POTUS: I think he should."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "The level of anger at what they've been witnessing with respect to the FBI is certainly very sad."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "It's a shame what's happened with the FBI. But we're going to rebuild the FBI. It'll be bigger and better than ever."
Trump would like to have the help of Russia to face the crisis in the Korean peninsula
Poll: Most Americans think President Trump is trying to obstruct the probe into Russian meddling
Trump Jr. calls Trump-appointed FCC chairman "Obama's FCC chairman" in net neutrality tweet
Thousands of names from Sacramento used in fake FCC comments - kcranews
Trump official rips Tillerson: He's "irrelevant" and "not really speaking for the administration"
1 month ago
[email protected] on @POTUS: "He's ready for 2018, he's always looking to help people's lives be better and he's focused on tax cuts." @IngrahamAngle
1 month ago
"President Trump spoke with Putin earlier today and a read out will be sent later tonight," says @PressSec.
1 month ago
[email protected]: "Manufacturing Optimism Rose to Another All-Time High in the Latest @ShopFloorNAM Outlook Survey"
1 month ago
@Neomi_Rao: "Deregulatory action is a broader category than just regulations."
1 month ago
@Neomi_Rao: "There's still a long way to go, it would be very hard for me to quantify."
1 month ago
@NancyPelosi: The path before us is clear: Congress must act quickly to SaveTheInternet by passing @USRepMikeDoyle's resolution to overturn this disastrous decision.
1 month ago
@NancyPelosi: @AjitPaiFCC has eagerly led the effort to saddle consumers with higher costs and less choice, throttle competition and punish entrepreneurs and small businesses.
@NancyPelosi: The power of the Internet has always been rooted in its role as a level playing field where the best ideas, not the deepest pockets, succeed. The @FCC's decision to repeal NetNeutrality is nothing short of radical.
1 month ago
"A lot of these really are up to the agencies." @Neomi_Rao
$570 million/year in cost savings, according to @Neomi_Rao of OMB.
1 month ago
Savings of $8.1 billion from deregulatory actions being taken by US government, according to @Neomi_Rao. "We're planning to keep up the deregulatory efforts."
1 month ago
@Neomi_Rao: "When the government is interfering less in people's lives, they have greater opportunity to pursue their goals."
Now in the @WhiteHouse press briefing room: @Neomi_Rao, administrator of OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
Rep Blake Farenthold R-TX to retire: "I had no idea how to run a Congressional office"
US Department of State: The US remains extremely concerned for Joshua Holt's deteriorating health and welfare under the custody of Venezuela intelligence agency. His life should not be jeopardized. We call on Venezuelan government to grant immediate consular access and release him on humanitarian grounds.
1 month ago
[email protected]: In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations. Today there are over 185,000 pages, as seen in the Roosevelt Room. Today, we CUT THE RED TAPE! It is time to SET FREE OUR DREAMS and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
@keithellison: There's no other way to put this: The Republicans on the FCC who just voted to repeal net neutrality are trying to screw over the American people so a few massive corporations can make more money.1 month ago
@keithellison: There's no other way to put this: The Republicans on the FCC who just voted to repeal net neutrality are trying to screw over the American people so a few massive corporations can make more money.
1 month ago
[email protected]: When Americans are free to thrive, innovate, and prosper, there is no challenge too great, no task too large, and no goal beyond our reach. We are a nation of explorers, pioneers, innovators and inventors. We are nation of people who work hard, dream big, and who never, ever give up
Jeff Merkley says he plans to introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution that would reverse the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules
1 month ago
[email protected]: Today, we gathered in the Roosevelt Room for one single reason: to CUT THE RED TAPE! For many decades, an ever-growing maze of regs, rules, and restrictions has cost our country trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, countless American factories, and devastated entire industries.
NY AG Eric Schneiderman says he will file a lawsuit to stop what he calls the "illegal rollback" of net neutrality rules.
1 month ago
Bernie Sanders on MSNBC: "This is a gift for wealthy Republican campaign contributors. In the Senate bill 62% of the benefits go to the top 1%. 40% of the benefits go to the top 1/10th of 1%. At the end of 10 years, 83 million middle class families will be paying more in taxes."
Asked about the departure of @Omarosa45 from the WH staff next month, Pres said I like Omarosa. Omarosa's a good person.1 month ago
Asked about the departure of @Omarosa45 from the WH staff next month, Pres said "I like Omarosa. Omarosa's a good person."
1 month ago
Trump at regulations event: "By ending excessive regulation we are defending democracy + draining the swamp. Truly, we are draining the swamp."
"Black women have long been on the forefront of change and progress in this country. Sadly, we are so often left on the sidelines of critical discussions and policymaking that disparately impacts us and the communities we support," @RepBonnie
President Trump cuts the red tape at event celebrating what he calls his administration's strides on deregulation.1 month ago
President Trump cuts the red tape at event celebrating what he calls his administration's strides on deregulation.
Sen Mike spox Conn Carroll: "Sen. Lee is undecided on the bill in its current form. Sen. Lee continues to work to make the CTC (child tax credit) as beneficial as possible to American working families."
1 month ago
Asked about Rubio and the GOP tax bill, Trump says he's confident in the end, that "Senator Rubio will be there"
1 month ago
"I think we will get there," says @POTUS of TaxBill. "It'll be the greatest Christmas present that a lot of people have ever received,"
1 month ago
[email protected]: "I like @OMAROSA. Omarosa's a good person."
@POTUS: This is what we have now and this is where we were in 1960.1 month ago
@POTUS: "This is what we have now and this is where we were in 1960."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "We are Americans and the future belongs to us."
"Let's set forth our dreams." — President Trump
1 month ago
[email protected]: "Truly, we are draining the swamp."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "Regulation is a stealth taxation."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the code of federal regulations. Today there are over 185,000 pages/."
President Trump's permitting-process chart returns for his remarks on cutting regulations.
GOP congressman tells reporters that Trump told him he is open to reform of Medicare, SS "on the first day of his second term."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "Cutting through this maze is critical to restoring our nation's competitiveness."
I love this chart, says @POTUS. This is the process you had to go through to get permits for a highway or a roadway.1 month ago
"I love this chart," says @POTUS. "This is the process you had to go through to get permits for a highway or a roadway."
President Trump says he's challenging his administration "to push even harder to cut even more regulations in 2018—and that should just about do it. I don't know if we'll have any left to cut."
1 month ago
Cornyn on Rubio opposition to tax reform plan - "we are still working with him and expect to satisfy his concern"
1 month ago
[email protected]: "The stock market is soaring to new record levels."
1 month ago
[email protected]: "For every one new regulation, we have eliminated 22."
Trump says 22 federal regulations have been eliminated for every new regulation. Says growth of red tape has come to a screeching halt.1 month ago
Trump says 22 federal regulations have been eliminated for every new regulation. Says growth of red tape has come to a screeching halt.
1 month ago
[email protected]: "For the first time in decades, we achieved regulatory savings. Hasn't happened in many decades. We blew our target out of the water."
POTUS: "This country was going economically down" before he became president.
1 month ago
[email protected]: "We ordered that for every one new regulation two old regulations must be eliminated."
1 month ago
POTUS: "We aimed for 2-for-1 and in 2017 we hit 22-for-1" in ratio of eliminating old regulations to new ones.
1 month ago
POTUS: "We blew our target out of the water."
Red tape of regulation has come "to a sudden, screeching and beautiful halt." - POTUS
@POTUS: We have beautiful clean coal, another source of energy.1 month ago
@POTUS: "We have beautiful clean coal, another source of energy."
"It's a lot of regulations," begins @POTUS with remarks "to cut the red tape of regulation."
Omarosa: "As the only African American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people."
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Sarah Sanders was asked if there were other high-ranking African-Americans in the administration after Omarosa's exit. She did not provide a single name and began talking about Trump's value for diversity in general.
[email protected] says President Trump congratulated Rupert Murdoch on 21st Century Fox sale earlier today, thinks "this could be a great thing for jobs."
Sanders says WH "pretty confident" tax cut bill will be approved by both houses of Congress early next week. And @VP delaying departure to Egypt and Israel in case his voted need in the Senate.
POTUS: We have a really diverse team.1 month ago
POTUS: "We have a really diverse team."
.@replouiegohmert: So many on the Special Counsel's force aren't just biased - they're oozing hatred for Trump out of every pore.1 month ago
[email protected]: "So many on the Special Counsel's force aren't just biased - they're oozing hatred for Trump out of every pore."
Asked if Roy Moore should give his concession speech soon, @PressSec says, It probably sounds like it maybe should have already taken place.1 month ago
Asked if Roy Moore should give his concession speech soon, @PressSec says, "It probably sounds like it maybe should have already taken place."
"April, I'm looking forward to having some pie with you momentarily," concludes @PressSec in remark to @AprilDRyan.
Asked about SandyHook5yrs, @PressSec replies with comments "about national security as a whole," avoiding directly mentioning guncontrol. "I don't think there's any one thing you could do" to prevent "these horrible, horrible tragedies."
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[email protected]: Admin. strives to be more diverse.
"We have a really diverse team. We always want to continue to grow the diversity," Sarah Sanders responds when asked how many high level African-American staffers now work at White House, after Omarosa departure.
Rubio says he'll vote NO on the tax bill as written unless the refundable portion of the child tax credit increases from $1,100.
On Sen. Rubio's opposition to tax bill over concerns about the child tax credit, @PressSec says, "We think we've made great strides and frankly pretty historic movement in terms of the child tax creditWe're going to keep working with him."
Sarah Huckabee Sanders won't say how many high level African American staffers are now at the White House. "We have a really diverse team…We always want to continue to grow the diversity."
Sen Susan Collins reacting to House CR not including A-M or reinsurance: "that was never the plan." Says Senate will add them in.
"I'm not going to go into a detailed process" on the @Omarosa45 "resignation."
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Sarah Sanders was just asked why taxpayers have to continue paying Omarosa's six-figure salary for another month if her resignation is effective immediately. Sanders said she would not comment on personnel matters.
"We certainly support a free and fair internet," answers @PressSec on @FCC NetNeutrality vote.
[email protected] on FCC ruling on NetNeutrality: "We certainly support a free and fair internet."
"The president likes Omarosa." — Sarah Huckabee Sanders, on the most recently departed White House aide.
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"She'll be here later this afternoon," @PressSec says of @Omarosa45 who has resigned. "I'm not going to weigh in any further."
Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Paul Ryan potential departure: "The president did speak to the speaker not too long ago, and let him in no uncertain terms that if that news was true he was very unhappy with it."
A concerned Trump called @SpeakerRyan today about reports he was planning to step down. @PressSec said Ryan assured @POTUS the reports were not accurate.
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"I don't think it was very accurate reporting" that @SpeakerRyan is contemplating retiring soon, says @PressSec, adding @POTUS spoke with him today and was assured he's not leaving Congress soon.
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[email protected]: "@POTUS likes @GDouglasJones and looks forward to meeting him in person."
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@PressSec "He likes Doug Jones and looks forward to meeting him in person," @PressSec says of @POTUS and the victor in ALSen when asked if @MooreSenate should concede.
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[email protected]: "What have I learned this past year? Some of my favorite things would probably be to take time to appreciate some of the really incredible moments."
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[email protected]: "We're going to keep working with [@marcorubio] until we get the job done."
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"Overwhelmingly the middle class will get a huge tax break," says @PressSec of TaxBill.
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[email protected]: "As @POTUS said yesterday we're at the final stages of historic tax cuts and reforms."
@RandPaul: The proposed military spending bill busts budget caps. We can be strong while also eliminating waste and making smart choices. Fiscal conservatives should oppose busting our budget caps. I will.
Federal watchdog: Trump admin broke the law with retweet on air traffic control
The FCC just voted along party lines to repeal net neutrality protections
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: This is the right call by @AjitPaiFCC and the @FCC. The way to keep the internet free and open and protect consumers is to crack down on internet service providers that would abuse open access.
FCC Commissioner Clyburn: "What saddens me the most today is that the agency that is supposed to protect you is actually abandoning you. But what I am pleased to be able to say today is that the fight to save net neutrality does not end today."
@SenGillibrand: After we placed a hold on his nomination, Michael Dourson withdrew his name from consideration to lead the EPA's chemical safety office. His ties to the chemical industry made clear that he was unfit for the job. This is a huge win for families in New York and across the country.
@FCC just axed the #NetNeutrality rules in a 3-2 vote along party lines.
"War with North Korea is an all-out war against the government," @LindseyGrahamSC said. "There is no surgical strike option."
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: "When when the current protections are abandoned and the rules that have been officially in place since 2015 are repealed, we will have a cheshire cat version of net neutrality."
"This is pure speculation. As the speaker himself said today, he's not going anywhere any time soon" AsheLee Strong, spokeswoman for Speaker Ryan on retirement rumors.
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Former high-level intel officials — including John Brennan, Jim Clapper, Michael Morell and Michael Hayden — recently submitted an amicus brief about Russian "cut outs" as part of a lawsuit brought against Trump and Roger Stone.
Lindsey Graham: If North Korea tests again, there will be a 70 percent chance that Trump orders an attack
"We're not done yet" on Iran, per US Amb @nikkihaley
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: "This is the new norm at the FCC. A norm where the majority ignores the will of the people."
US "specific steps" per @nikkihaley to include "calling out Iran on what they're doing, decertifying the process, having the president say to Congress, 'We've got to look at this behavior,' working with the Secretary-General"
"We've also seen cyber attacks and other things" from Iran that violating the @UN Security Council resolution, per @nikkihaley
US Amb to @UN @nikkihaley says push back vs Iran will involve multiple steps but that "we're going to be forceful about this"
"Now they realize they can't look the other way any longer," per Amb @nikkihaley "You will see us build a coalition to really push back against Iran"
"We are already getting [international] support for the fact that we have to do something" per @nikkihaley "Now they see the president [@POTUS] actually was right" on Iran
@SenCapito: Taxreform will nearly double the standard deduction that is already used by 83% of West Virginians.
@SenCapito: Taxreform will also increase the ChildTaxCredit for families, make American businesses more competitive globally and lead to higher wages and more opportunities for our workers.
The Iran missile behind her, other evidence on display today "is from the last 2 attacks coming from Yemen" per @nikkihaley "This is blatant violation of what they are not supposed to be doing"
"On advice of security, we need to take a brief recess," declares @AjitPaiFCC.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai gets note, stops mid sentence, as he gives statement on net neutrality, says that on the advice of security, they have to immediately recess. Room being cleared.
"These are the things that will be dangerous, that will lead us to the next North Korea if we don't do something to stop it" per US Amb @nikkihaley re Iran
Maine Senators Susan Collins and Angus King are urging FCC Chair Ajit Pai to cancel today's vote on net neutrality repeal.
"Iran has hidden behind the nuclear deal constantly threatening to get out of it" per @nikkihaley "but these are the things they're doing while we're all looking the other way"