@POTUS "We have almost an $800 billion trade deficit with other nations. Unacceptable" and now "we are going to start whittling that down."

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

21 September 2018
10 month ago
[email protected] on calls to impeach @POTUS: "If the standard is this low, then there should have been several articles of impeachment brought against @BarackObama."
10 month ago
[email protected]: Big vote tomorrow in the House. Tax cuts are getting close!
10 month ago
[email protected]: Why are Democrats fighting massive tax cuts for the middle class and business (jobs)? The reason: Obstruction and Delay!
10 month ago
Senator John McCain : As Putin moves to designate international media outlets as foreign actors, the US must make clear there is no equivalency between @RT_com and TV networks like @CNN, @BBC and @VOANews
10 month ago
Ivanka Trump on Roy Moore: “There’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children. I’ve yet to see a valid explanation and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts.” She did not call for Moore to exit the race.
GOP Sen. Ron Johnson comes out against current Republican tax proposals, narrowing path for Senate passage.
10 month ago
@WhiteHouse radio pool report: "the president thought his water bottle (Fiji) was under his podium. The press helped him—by pointing to a small stool with a napkin and water bottle to his right."
10 month ago
[email protected]: "We asked all nations [during Asia trip] to support our campaign of maximum pressure for North Korea denuclearization, and they are responding by cutting trade with North Korea, restricting financial ties to the government, and expelling North Korean diplomats and workers."
In 2013, @marcorubio was kidded for interrupting his GOP response to Obama State of the Union by pausing for a drink of water, as @POTUS did today. Rubio commented on Trump's style: "Has to be done in one single motion and eyes should never leave the camera."
Just-announced Moore conference is his campaign and attorney, not the candidate:10 month ago
Just-announced Moore conference is his campaign and attorney, not the candidate:
10 month ago
[email protected]: "Trade abuses harm the U.S. and its workers, but no more. No more. We will take every trade action necessary to achieve the fair and reciprocal treatment that the U.S. has offered to the rest of the world for decades."
10 month ago
[email protected]: "We can no longer tolerate unfair trading practices that steal American jobs, wealth, and intellectual property. The days of the U.S. being taken advantage of are over."
Trump ignored this shouted question at the end of his remarks: "Should Roy Moore resign?"
Roy Moore campaign having a press conference at 4pm Alabama time. His lawyer will be speaking about the recent allegations.
10 month ago
President Trump ends his speech asserting the Asia trip demonstrates that "America is back and the future has never looked better."
10 month ago
[email protected]: "President Xi recognizes that a nuclear North Korea is a grave threat to China, and we agreed that we would not accept a so-called "freeze-for-freeze" agreement."
10 month ago
Momentum from the trip will launch US on achieving the three core things he outlined, declares @POTUS.
10 month ago
@POTUS: "This is our beautiful vision for the future."
10 month ago
Trump: “We have to denuclearize North Korea. We have ended the failed strategy of strategic patience and as a result, we have already seen important progress”
At the @ASEAN2017 summit in the Philippines, Pres Trump said he made it clear - in a veiled admonition to China, that no nation owns the ocean when it comes to free navigation and overflight.10 month ago
At the @ASEAN2017 summit in the Philippines, Pres Trump said he made it clear - in a veiled admonition to China, that no nation "owns the ocean" when it comes to free navigation and overflight.
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@POTUS: "Over the last two weeks we have made historic strides in asserting American leadership."
10 month ago
[email protected]: "We have to denuclearize North Korea."
10 month ago
At East Asia Summit, US negotiated and signed four important statements, says @POTUS
@POTUS: "Our Vietnamese partners are taking new action to enforce sanctions on North Korea."
"We will never again turn a blind eye" to cheating, unfair trade practices, abuses, declares @POTUS. "My message has resonated."
10 month ago
"The days of the United States being taken advantage of are over," says @POTUS regarding trade.
10 month ago
"Greatly honored by the splendor" of the reception in China, says @POTUS.
10 month ago
@POTUS: "All options remain on the table" in dealing with DPRK.
10 month ago
[email protected]: "Once again, our country is optimistic of our future."
"It has been a disaster for the United States," says @POTUS of KORUS trade pact.
10 month ago
[email protected]: "Fair and reciprocal trade. So important."
@POTUS "Like Japan, South Korea is increasing its defense contributions."
10 month ago
[email protected]: "At the United Nations general assemblyI urged that the nations of the world join in confronting rogue governments that threaten humanity, and laid out a model for international cooperation grounded in respect."
10 month ago
In Japan, says @POTUS, he and Prime Minister Abe agreed on "absolute determination to remain united" to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea.
10 month ago
@POTUS: In ROK "I spoke the truth about the evil crimes of the North Korean government."
President Trump stops for a sip of water, recalling infamous Marco Rubio State of the Union response.10 month ago
President Trump stops for a sip of water, recalling infamous Marco Rubio State of the Union response.
10 month ago
[email protected]: "In Israel, I reaffirmed the unbreakable bond between America and the Jewish state. And I met with leaders of the Palestinian authority, and initiated an effort to facilitate lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians."
10 month ago
@POTUS: Japan "committed to shouldering more of the burden of our common defense."
President says at each stop in Asia he insisted on fair and reciprocal trade.” Said it's an open invitation to every country that wants to do business with the US - and a warning to those who want to cheat.10 month ago
President says at each stop in Asia he insisted on "fair and reciprocal trade.” Said it's an "open invitation" to every country that wants to do business with the US - and a warning to those who want to cheat.
@POTUS: "In Asia our message was clear and well received."
10 month ago
[email protected]: "The one common thread behind all of these problems was a failure to protect and promote the interests of the American people and American workers."
Trump: “Above all, I swore that in every decision, with every action, I would put the best interest of the American people first”
10 month ago
@POTUS "We have almost an $800 billion trade deficit with other nations. Unacceptable" and now "we are going to start whittling that down."
10 month ago
POTUS: "Our trip was defined by three core goals" - to united world against the menace of DPRK government; to strengthen America's alliances in Indo-Pacific and to insist on "fair and reciprocal trade."
10 month ago
[email protected]: "When I came into office, our country was faced with a series of growing dangers. These included rogue governments pursuing deadly weapons, foreign powers challenging America's influence, the spread of the murderous terror group ISIS, and years of unfair trade practices"
Pres Trump using statement to reviews his visits to 13 nations since taking office and what they accomplished. Says he carried vision to advance security, prosperity and cause of peace.10 month ago
Pres Trump using statement to reviews his visits to 13 nations since taking office and what they accomplished. Says he carried vision to advance security, prosperity and cause of peace.
Mistakes of previous administrations of failure to promote interests of American people and workers were reversed by the trip, according to @POTUS.
President Trump says he was greeted with incredible warmth, hospitality and respect everywhere he went in Asia. Said it reflects America's renewed standing in the world. Said America was seen as proud and confident.10 month ago
President Trump says he was greeted with "incredible warmth, hospitality and respect" everywhere he went in Asia. Said it reflects America's renewed standing in the world. Said America was seen as "proud and confident."
Trip to Asia was a "tremendous success," @POTUS says in @WhiteHouse remarks.
10 month ago
Lindsey Graham wants sexual harassers in Congress outed: 'Name them'
WSJ: Republican Ron Johnson opposes the Senate tax plan, says it unfairly benefits corporations more than other businesses.
.@ChrisMurphyCT: “This bill stopped being a tax bill and started being a health care bill.10 month ago
[email protected]: “This bill stopped being a tax bill and started being a health care bill."
Trump is heading to the Hill tomorrow to address House members before tax reform vote, per sources.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: Good news for taxpayers→ The House just unanimously passed my bill to require federal agencies to prioritize evidence when measuring a program’s success.
Here are the five Articles of Impeachment introduced by a small group of Democrats this morning.
WH now says President Trump's statement will take place at 330pm/ET.
Following @RepSpeier's testimony that two current members of Congress may have engaged in sexual harassment, Sen. @LindseyGrahamSC tells @ABC: "Name them. Just get it out, lay it out, and change the rules." "
President Trump will make a statement about his Asia trip at approximately 3 p.m., per a White House official
@keithellison: We have to be vigilant in ensuring that whoever replaces Mr. Cordray shares his unshakable commitment to standing up against the wealthy and powerful. MY STATEMENT:
Lack of US ambassador to ROK, “best example of just diplomatic malpractice that’s going on at the moment” says @SenJackReed
“We should run the gamut before we are engaging our military and we can’t do that if we don’t have the personnel” outside of @DeptofDefense , per SASC's @joniernst “They have to be properly funded…critical to national security”
Help from non-military? “The state department is not only underfunded but being allowed to wither away” warns @SenJackReed, suggests that such withering is intentional
“We have to have a strategy that is clearly defined” says @joniernst “If we can move some of those into the conventional forces and away from SOF…look at other solutions outside of SOF to fill in the gap, that’s important”
10 month ago
"I see the missions expanding, not contracting" adds @SenJackReed, "we're going to have to expand the force" re US special ops
10 month ago
“The operational tempo is so incredible" says @SenJackReed of special ops forces "… lots of consequences and we haven’t see a break in those deployments"
Polar Bear among demonstrators at Capitol against GOP tax cut/reform bill.10 month ago
Polar Bear among demonstrators at Capitol against GOP tax cut/reform bill.
10 month ago
Richard Shelby, Alabama's senior Republican senator, says he "will probably write in a good candidate" instead of voting for Roy Moore.
On use of continuing resolutions, “They do inhibit our national security to be very bunt" warns SASC's @SenJackReed
10 month ago
“SOF is facing some big challenges now, budget being one of them” per SASC's @joniernst “While we are broadening the spectrum of our special operations we have to also tighten our belt”
“The stress is extraordinary and they are performing extraordinarily well” @SenJackReed says of US special operations forces at @NewAmerica “Special operations is absolutely critical”
Today, the @StateDept and @USAID are releasing the U.S. government’s Global Water Strategy to create a more water-secure world, where people and nations have the water they need to be healthy, prosperous, and resilient.
Today the Senate confirmed Mark Esper to be Secretary of the Army by a vote of 89-6 .
Rep. Jackie Speier introduces a bill to change the sexual harassment policies in Congress: "Abusers and sexual predators have thrived in the shadows in our current system."
Pentagon, lawmakers spend a lot of time on all the stuff that needs to be bought - weapons, systems, etc., BUT @MacTXPress says “I’m not sure we have spent enough time on our most important assetsour people"
The House has started one hour of debate on the rule governing the House GOP tax reform bill; final vote Thursday
@SenWarren: The new Director of the @CFPB must be someone with a track record of protecting consumers and holding financial firms responsible when they cheat people. This is no place for another Trump-appointed industry hack.
"South Korea absolutely insists on getting Seoul's permission before taking action against the North" - Gallucci
Some Senate leaders complain that the tax plan’s benefits for the middle class were too modest compared with benefits received by the wealthy and corporations.
@SenWarren: At the @CFPB, Rich Cordray forced the biggest financial institutions to return $12B directly to the people they cheated. He held big banks accountable. He's a dedicated public servant and a tireless watchdog for US consumers – and he will be missed.
“I do worry about overuse of SOF [US special operations forces]" says @MacTXPress "They are increasingly an organization of choice" because they are effective
10 month ago
"Is SOF in a cultural crisis right now?" from overuse - stunning audience question lists SOF woes, from rising domestic abuse to training deaths, murder case. "I don't know," Thornberry says.
US adversaries “using all the levers of power available to them and we’re not” warns @MacTXPress, says it is causing US advantage on global stage to erode
US needs whole of government approach but “We just don’t have enough respect for the other agencies in our government, whether you’re talking about the State Department or @USAID" per @RepAdamSmith
Repealing the mandate would free up more than $300 billion in government funding over the next decade that Republicans could use to finance their proposed tax cuts
Orrin Hatch: "There are no cuts to Medicaid in this bill." Claire McCaskill: "Where do you think the $300 billion is coming from? Is there a fairy that's dropping it on the Senate? The money you're spending is coming out of Medicaid."
New Kaiser Family Foundation Poll Finds Only 28% Believe Tax Reform Should Be A Top Trump/Congress Priority. 48% Say It Should Be Stabilizing ACA Markets, Which A Tax Bill With A Mandate Repeal Would Not Do.
HASC sees big problems with not enough ammo and missiles - “We do have a real shortage - we’re firing them all over the place in @CENTCOM" per @RepAdamSmith
[email protected]: If the TrumpTaxScam passes and corporations and billionaires get richer, they're going to use the extra money to buy more political influence and corrupt our politics even further.
Another obstacle - "we don’t have a consensus in the country what we’re doing in all these places” per @RepAdamSmith
@MacTXPress says a new AUMF is needed, worries about US forces “not having the clear backing of the constitutional process that they should have”
“There’s something int he American mentality that we’re going to beat the bad guys and go home and then it’ll all be over" says @MacTXPress, warning, "The terrorism problem isn’t going to go away”
“The problem isn’t we don’t like each other or know each other…We’re not making rational choices on taxes and spending” says @RepAdamSmith re budget woes
@RepAdamSmith slams some of his colleagues in the House: “These people don’t know how to legislate…we really need to educate folks” re budget woes
[email protected]: "There is a serious sexual harassment problem in Congress, and too many congressional offices are not taking this problem seriously at all."
Both @MacTXPress @RepAdamSmith expressing some support for an idea of a 2-year budget with mechanisms to make adjustments for evolving threats
[email protected]: Under proposed sexual harassment bill, "members who have a substantiated finding against them would be personally responsible for reimbursing the U.S. Treasury for settlement costs."
[email protected]: "A staffer in the Capitol is powerlessMeanwhile, the harassers go on with his or her life, often times to prey on others."
But there are things special ops cannot do, warns @RepAdamSmith “That is where we need the StateDepartment, @USAID we can't have them doing everything”
US special ops “Very very successful” at trying to stop things from falling apart for most part, per @RepAdamSmith
If you don’t have a strategy, if you don’t have a plan….you’re in a bad place” @RepAdamSmith says of threat environment “I kind of feel that’s where we’re at”
“The Armed Services Committee is the last bastion of bipartisanship” adds HASC Ranking Member @RepAdamSmith, complimenting/echoing @MacTXPress @NewAmerica
“We can’t quit worrying about ISS and alQaida…and we have rogue actors all the way up to the Russians”, @MacTXPress tells @NewAmerica Special Ops Policy Forum
Rising GOP star Wes Goodman resigns from his OH state house seat over vague "inappropriate behavior"
10 month ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 1300 block of Potomac Ave SE: no casualities
10 month ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 3800 block of 8th St SE: no casualities
10 month ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 5200 block of Just St NE: no casualities
10 month ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 4500 block of 6th Pl NE: no casualities
10 month ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 4200 block of E Capitol St NE: 1 injured
Nick Rasmussen to step down as Director of National Counterterrorism Center at year's end. He will be greatly missed, says DNI Dan Coates. Says NCTC Dep Dir Russ Travers will serve as Acting Dir upon Rasmussen's departure in late December until @POTUS names successor.10 month ago
Nick Rasmussen to step down as Director of National Counterterrorism Center at year's end. "He will be greatly missed," says DNI Dan Coates. Says NCTC Dep Dir Russ Travers will serve as Acting Dir upon Rasmussen's departure in late December until @POTUS names successor.
10 month ago
[email protected]: It is actually hard to believe how naive (or dumb) the Failing @nytimes is when it comes to foreign policyweak and ineffective!
Sen Rob Portman R-OH just mentioned the new provisions in the tax reform bill for craft brewing; a 3 year plan
10 month ago
[email protected]: They should realize that these relationships are a good thing, not a bad thing. The U.S. is being respected again. Watch Trade!
10 month ago
[email protected]: The failing @nytimes hates the fact that I have developed a great relationship with World leaders like Xi Jinping, President of China..
Sen. John McCain says he wouldn't vote to confirm Steven Bradbury as the Department of Transportation's top legal officer, citing his role in justifying torture practices
Rep. Adam Schiff: “We need to let the country know exactly what leverage the Russians may have over our president.”
@lisamurkowski: The size of development pads has decreased by nearly 80% since the 1970s. New technologies have expanded the subsurface reach of the newest rigs by 4,000% over the same period. Many exploration wells are now built using ice roads and ice pads—leaving no impact to the tundra.
@lisamurkowski: And while we can be confident in those benefits, we can be equally confident that none of this will come at the expense of our environment, because new technologies have left the footprint of development even smaller.
@lisamurkowski: Revenues are not the only benefit that will result from careful development in the non-wilderness 1002 Area. We will also create thousands of good jobs that support families and help put kids through college.
@SenSanders: Years from now people will ask, “What world was the Senate living in when they considered drilling for oil in Alaska, while climate change was causing devastating damage?"
@PattyMurray denounces Senate GOP move to "paper over devastating health changes added to the partisan tax reform bill by including the bipartisan Alexander-Murray stabilization legislation."
Articles of impeachment - summary
1,478,250 people have selected health insurance plans during first 10 days of ACA open enrollment, CMS says. 876,788 chose plans in the second week.
Tax staff tells Senators that ending individual mandate causes health insurance premiums to go up 10%
Sec. Tillerson on Rakhine State Crisis: We want to see human suffering relieved, because what people are enduring today is intolerable.
Hatch threatens to cut short questions for tax staff if Democrats talk too much about health care
Secretary Tillerson: Myanmar’s response to Rakhine crisis is critical to determining success of its democratic transition. It i responsibility of government and security forces to respect humanrights of all persons within its borders and hold accountable those who fail to do so.
Tillerson in Burma: The humanitarian scale of the Rakhine crisis is staggering—over 600,000 refugees, mostly women and children, and an unknown number of internally displaced people with o basic needs.
Department of State:Secretary Tillerson: I’m here to reaffirm our commitment to a successful democratic transition in Myanmar and that commitment remains strong
Secretary Tillerson: We support Myanmar’s commitment to create conditions necessary for all refugees and internally displaced people to return to their homes and land, safely and voluntarily. We stand ready to assist Myanmar and Bangladesh as they work together to achieve this.
Secretary Tillerson today in Burma: I am here today to reaffirm our commitment to a successful democratic transition in Myanmar, and that commitment remains strong.
Jonathan Cohen @StateDept "we call on Turkey to end the state of emergency, as they see it they still have challenges to address, as we see it the time that it is in effect is already enough" Senate Hearing "The victims of Turkey's failing rule of law"
Sen Orrin Hatch R-UT defends plan to zero out the individual mandate tax penalty; "It's the right thing to do"
10 month ago
[email protected]: Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!
@RepAdamSchiff: GOP found a new way to pay for billions in tax cuts for the wealthy — bring back TrumpCare. Now they’ll pay for a tax cut for millionaires by taking away healthcare from millions of Americans. What a “deal.”
Rep. Steve Cohen: "We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution and we've introduced five articles of impeachment."
@VP: Heading to Texas with  @SecondLady to meet with  @GovAbbott and @FEMA officials for updates on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Then speaking with  nation's Republican Governors about @POTUS' priorities - especially tax cuts for hard working American families!10 month ago
@VP: Heading to Texas with @SecondLady to meet with @GovAbbott and @FEMA officials for updates on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Then speaking with nation's Republican Governors about @POTUS' priorities - especially tax cuts for hard working American families!
Six House Dems led by @RepCohen call for impeachment of Pres Trump for violating Constitution and threat to Democracy. They concede GOP-majority on House Judiciary will never agree to impeachment hearings.
Rep. Ted Lieu: "For Jeff Sessions not to remember this interchange about Russia and Russia contacts just is not believable"
Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on the fight against ISIS: "It's unfinished but it's a major milestone to have taken Mosul and Raqqa"
CNN's @ChrisCuomo: Is North Korea a worse situation now? Fmr. Defense Sec. Ash Carter: "Generally, it's gotten steadily worse."
10 month ago
[email protected]: While in the Philippines I was forced to watch @CNN, which I have not done in months, and again realized how bad, and FAKE, it is. Loser!
10 month ago
[email protected]: [email protected] will be showing much of our successful trip to Asia, and the friendships and benefits that will endure for years to come!
10 month ago
[email protected]: Our great country is respected again in Asia. You will see the fruits of our long but successful trip for many years to come!
10 month ago
[email protected]: Just returned from Asia after 12 very successful days. Great to be home!
10 month ago
[email protected]: May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived.
US Senate committee holds first meeting in over 40 years to discuss president’s authority to launch a nuclear strike
US Air Force VC-25A 92-9000 and 82-8000 - AirForceOne and Reserve back in US airspace10 month ago
US Air Force VC-25A 92-9000 and 82-8000 - AirForceOne and Reserve back in US airspace
Roy Moore challenged the scope of an Alabama law that protects rape victims while serving as the most senior judge on the state’s highest court, according to a Guardian review of records.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: In a few minutes, the House votes on the 21st Century Flood Reform Act. It would establish a private market for flood insurance to increase access, competition, and consumer choice.
@VP: Saddened to hear of the shooting in N. California, the loss of life and injuries, including innocent children. We commend the effort of courageous law enforcement. We'll continue to monitor the situation and provide federal support, as we pray for comfort and healing for all impacted
@SpeakerRyan: "Going forward, the House will adopt a policy of mandatory anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all Members and staff."
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