[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!

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

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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.
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@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."
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[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:
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[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.
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President Trump ends his speech asserting the Asia trip demonstrates that "America is back and the future has never looked better."
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[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."
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Momentum from the trip will launch US on achieving the three core things he outlined, declares @POTUS.
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@POTUS: "This is our beautiful vision for the future."
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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."
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[email protected]: "We have to denuclearize North Korea."
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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."
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"The days of the United States being taken advantage of are over," says @POTUS regarding trade.
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"Greatly honored by the splendor" of the reception in China, says @POTUS.
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@POTUS: "All options remain on the table" in dealing with DPRK.
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[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.
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[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."
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In Japan, says @POTUS, he and Prime Minister Abe agreed on "absolute determination to remain united" to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea.
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@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."
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@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."
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[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”
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@POTUS "We have almost an $800 billion trade deficit with other nations. Unacceptable" and now "we are going to start whittling that down."
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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."
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[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.
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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”
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"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.
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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
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“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
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"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
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Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 3800 block of 8th St SE: no casualities
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Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 5200 block of Just St NE: no casualities
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Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 4500 block of 6th Pl NE: no casualities
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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."
Senate Finance recesses for the day. New GOP tax reform bill to be released at time TBA today
Hatch says new GOP tax reform bill will be coming "later today" - Dems ask midnight, 10pm? Hatch says, "later today"
Updated tax schedule per GOP sources/public statements today: *House Rules meets tonight *House floor vote still Thursday *Sen Finance vote by week's end *Full Senate vote *week after T'giving*
@SecondLady: Great to host The Congressional Club at the @VP Residence where we assembled 800 art kits to donate to children's hospitals across US.
The CBO says that the GOP tax bill could trigger $25 billion in Medicare cuts.
Asked what steps he's taken to protect elections, Sessions says, "I have not followed through to see where we are on that."
McConnell: "We're optimistic that inserting the individual mandate repeal would be helpful"
GOP will put the repeal of the individual mandate tax penalty in the tax reform bill
Sessions: “I have no basis to dispute” intel community assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.
Senate Majority Leader McConnell says has "looked at all the options to try to prevent" Roy Moore from becoming a US senator, and will have further discussions on the issue with President Trump and his team upon their return from Asia.
About 15 percent of U.S. federal agencies have reported some trace of Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab software on their systems - Homeland Security official tells Congress.
Senate Majority Leader McConnell says Roy Moore is not fit to be a member of the US Senate
@SenWarren: Republicans already tried slashing taxes for the rich in Kansas. It killed the state economy and working families paid the price.
@SenWarren: Republicans are relying on a few big lies to sell their awful tax plan. One is that slashing taxes for the rich will help working families.
Sessions said he had an argument with Kislyak about Ukraine when they met last year
Asked about probe into email pseudonym used by AG Loretta Lynch, AG Jeff Sessions says he uses email pseudonym too
AG Sessions downplays GOP call for special counsel probe into Clinton, Uranium One deal
10 month ago
@SenCapito: The outsized costs of @EPA rules and actions are threatening family businesses, workers and customers. Today I chaired an @EPWGOP subcommittee hearing on bills that would provide them relief.
@VP: Important meeting with @nikkihaley, @MickMulvaneyOMB, @USAIDMarkGreen and former Rep. Frank Wolf about implementing @POTUS' policy to direct much needed RESOURCES and RELIEF to Christians and others persecuted for their faith in the Middle East. Help is on the way.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Carter Page saying he was going to Russia: “Am I supposed to stop him from taking a trip?
Trump is at near-record low approval with @QuinnipiacPoll. 35 Approve 58 Disapprove
"I'm not a fan of Wikileaks," AG Jeff Sessions says, adding he's "not able to make a judgment" on Donald Trump Jr.'s newly-revealed contacts
AG Jeff Sessions: “We have 27 ongoing investigations. Some of those involve leaks before President Trump took office and some after.”10 month ago
AG Jeff Sessions: “We have 27 ongoing investigations. Some of those involve leaks before President Trump took office and some after.”
Asked if military can refuse presidential order to launch nuclear first strike, Ret. Gen. Robert Kehler says, Yes. If there is an illegal order presented to military, the military is obligated to refuse to follow it.”10 month ago
Asked if military can refuse presidential order to launch nuclear first strike, Ret. Gen. Robert Kehler says, "Yes. If there is an illegal order presented to military, the military is obligated to refuse to follow it.”
FBI is scrutinizing dozens of payments from the Russian foreign ministry to its embassies totaling more than $300,000 and itemized as "to finance election campaign of 2016"
By a vote of 366-30, the House has passed a resolution declaring the U.S. military’s role in Yemen’s civil war unauthorized.
On Sessions' "I don't recall" answers, @RepJeffries asks: "Do you still believe the intentional failure to remember can constitute a criminal act?" "If it's an act to deceive, yes," Sessions says.
Cardin to reporters: “President Trump is so unpredictable it doesn’t give you a lot of confidence that he wouldn’t make a decision [about using nuclear weapons] without consultation.“
AG Jeff Sessions: “We are setting a tone of professionalism every day in what we do.”10 month ago
AG Jeff Sessions: “We are setting a tone of professionalism every day in what we do.”
.@RepJeffries: In your testimony today, you have stated 'I don't recall' at least 20 times, is that fair to say?  Sessions: I have no idea.10 month ago
[email protected]: "In your testimony today, you have stated 'I don't recall' at least 20 times, is that fair to say?" Sessions: "I have no idea."
10 month ago
Flake to reporters: If the choice is between a Democrat and Roy Moore, I choose a Democrat. Q: If Roy Moore wins, would you be open to voting to expel him from the Senate? Flake: Yes, I would.
President Trump's Asia swing was his 4th foreign trip as president; brings his number of days on foreign trips to 29, and number of foreign destinations to 14:
Attorney General Sessions says he does not have a senior staff member, at this time, that's an African-American.10 month ago
Attorney General Sessions says he does not have "a senior staff member, at this time, that's an African-American.
[email protected] to Sessions: "When you answer the way you have, it suggests that the rule of law is crumbling at our feet."
10 month ago
[email protected]: THANK YOU ASIA! USA
AG Sessions: "I'm aware that there are groups that do have an extraordinary commitment to their racial identity and some have transformed themselves even into violent activists."
Deutch: Does the president have the power to pardon George Papadopoulos? Sessions: "It would be premature for me to comment on that, I believe."
In speech to East Asia Summit, Pres Trump also raised concerns about China's efforts "to build and militarize outposts in the South China Sea." He said the US supports "the peaceful resolution of all territorial disputes."
AG Sessions on answer to @SenFranken, when asked about his contact with Russian officials during the campaign: I certainly didn't mean I've never met a Russian in the history of my life.10 month ago
AG Sessions on answer to @SenFranken, when asked about his contact with Russian officials during the campaign: "I certainly didn't mean I've never met a Russian in the history of my life."
Pres Trump shared his copy of his speech to the East Asia Summit - which was closed to press. In it, he renewed call on all nations to join the US "in ensuring the complete, verifiable, and TOTAL (his caps) denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."
“No matter what @POTUS says, we’re StillIn and here to fight for climate action!” @keithellison
Chris Murphy: "We are concerned that the President of the United States is so unstable, is so volatile that he will order a nuclear weapons strike" that isn't warranted.
AG Sessions: We've got at least 4 indictments this year of leaks of classified information and we will continue to press those cases.10 month ago
AG Sessions: "We've got at least 4 indictments this year of leaks of classified information and we will continue to press those cases."
US advisors NOT present when Syrian Democratic Forces collected biometric data from potential ISIS fighters, per Colonel Dillion - this is consistent with what I've been told. Coalition partners across Syria Iraq are given tools, training-but on their own for collection
AG Sessions: "Investigations have to be conducted by the appropriate law enforcement officers without fear and favor, without politics or bias."
Jeff Sessions, in testy exchange with GOP lawmaker: "'Looks like' is not enough basis to appoint a special counsel"
10 month ago
Sessions to Jordan: "You can you have your idea, but sometime we have to study what the facts are"
President Trump also said his trip has "been really good in terms of North Korea and getting everybody together. I think their acts are all together." He said China, Japan and South Korea "have been excellentthat's a very important part of the trip."
AG Sessions: "I'm a member of the executive branch and I work for the American people."
10 month ago
President Trump on the arrest of three UCLA basketball players in China: "Hopefully everything is going to work out President Xi has been terrific"
AG Sessions: "Do we want a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interest? Or do we want an open border?"
10 month ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 3200 block of 12th Pl SE: no casualities
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Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 11th St NW and Monroe St NW: no casualities
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Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 600 block of 44th St NE: no casualities
"Can't say with certainty that every single fighter was identified coming out of Raqqa" per @OIRspox "And that’s either leading up to this agreement or prior to with other civilians who were able to break out and get free”
Have been 4-5 ISIS fighters, even emirs, per week that were captured or surrendered during op to retake Raqqa - pre agreement. Another hundred surrendered after deal was made, per @CJTFOIR's Colonel Dillon
AG Sessions on what it would take to form a special counsel to investigate the Uranium One deal: "It would take a factual basis that meets the standards of the appointment of a special counsel."
"We would have provided strikes" says @OIRSpox, if there had been opportunities to strike ISIS fighters trying to escape Raqqa "It [the opportunity] did not present itselfthere were many civilians that were part of that convoy"
With @BBC reports on the Raqqa deal-what about the weapons/ammo ISIS took with them? "We are not aware of and certainly cannot corroborate the amount that was described" per @OIRSpox
AG Sessions to Jordan on Uranium One: "I would say, 'looks like' is not enough basis to appoint a special counsel"
Rep. Jordan: "What's it going to take to actually get a special counsel" on FBI/DOJ handling of Clinton probe? Jeff Sessions: "It would take a factual basis."
"It's been a really great 12 days," Pres Trump told press pool on Air Force One about his Asia trip. "We made a lot of great friends." Sold $300-billion worth of US products, says @POTUS. "And I think that number is going to be quadrupled very quickly."
AG Sessions: "We will absolutely, resolutely defend the right of all Americans to vote, including our African American brothers and sisters."
"Of the 3,500 civilians that came out of Raqqa at that time, approximately less than 300 were identified and screened as potential ISIS fighters" per Colonel Dillon
"Did the FBI pay Christopher Steele, author of the dossier?" "Those are matters you'll have to direct to, I think, maybe the special counsel,” Jeff Sessions says. "I'm not able to reveal internal investigatory matters."
"In the course of that [biometric] screening there were 4 foreignfighters who were identified and detained," says @OIRSpox re ISIS - Raqqa deal
Roy Moore speaking at a Baptist church tonight in Jackson
"Sole purpose" of the deal was to save civilians, per @OIRSpox Col Ryan Dillon "As they were coming out there was an agreement that was made the ISIS-aged males and civilians that came out would be screened and also we would take biometrical data"
"This was not a secret," @OIRSpox says of deal to allow some ISIS fighters, families to leave Raqqa
"We do not know where [ISIS leader] Baghdadi is. We're looking for him and if we find him we'll be after him" per @OIRSpox
[email protected]: We are concerned President Trump "is so unstable, is so volatile” that he might order nuclear strike that is "wildly out of step" with US national security interests.
"Militants groups seize on opportunities to launch attacks" when resources diverted due to Baghdad-Irbil differences, per @OIRSpox
@RandPaul: This will help ensure House acceptance of the Senate plan as leaders there have stated they will not accept a plan with no state and local deductibility. Repeal the mandate fix problems with Senate bill through more tax cuts for all and help ensure House and Senate plans agree.
"We reiterate the importance of continued dialogue" between Baghdad and Irbil, @OIRSpox tells Pentagon reporters from Baghdad
@RandPaul: My amendment will fix a problem in the Senate bill where many taxpayers would see a tax increase because of the loss of state and local deductions. I will introduce a similar deduction as the House plan, making the tax reform plan more fair for everyone.
@SenSanders: We are the wealthiest country in the history of the world. How is it possible that 2 months after Hurricane Maria half the people of Puerto Rico don't have electricity?
@RandPaul: Today I am announcing my intention to amend the Senate tax bill to repeal the individual mandate and provide bigger tax cuts for middle income taxpayers. The mandate repeal is a promise we all made and we should keep. It also allows an additional $300 billion+ in tax cuts.
AG Jeff Sessions says he does not believe he was aware of Michael Flynn's ties to the Turkish government
Asked about accusations against Roy Moore, AG Jeff Sessions says, "I have no reason to doubt these young woman"
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AG Jeff Sessions says he does not believe he discussed meeting Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak with Michael Flynn
@keithellison: Despite what Trump says, his decision to decertify the Iran deal isn’t about making people safer — it’s about playing politics with national security. We must remain committed to peace and diplomacy.
Sessions: I have 'always told the truth' in testimony; says he does not recall conversation with Carter Page
AG Sessions says he cannot answer whether or not he is recused from any investigations involving Hillary Clinton.
Sessions on the Trump campaign foreign affairs advisory group he ran: "We were not a very effective group, really."
AG Sessions: "A president cannot improperly influence an investigation. And I have not been improperly influenced."
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) says he’s worried congressional offices will hire fewer women to avoid issue of sexual harassment.
AG Jeff Sessions: "The Department of Justice can never be used to retaliate politically against opponents. That would be wrong."
There are currently at least 2 members of Congress, both a Dem and a Republican, who are sexual harassers, says Rep. Jackie Speier
[email protected], leaving hearing on presidential control of nuclear capabilities - asked if Hillary Clinton were president would they hold this hearing? “I don’t know.”
Conyers: Are you recused from investigations that involve Hillary Clinton? Sessions: "To announce recusal in any investigation would reveal the existence of that investigation."
US Attorney General Sessions vows quick decision on special prosecutor for Clinton
Attorney General Jeff Sessions: 'I've always told the truth' about Trump campaign, Russia
Sessions says the Trump campaign "was a form of chaos every day from day one."
Conyers begins his questioning with images of Trump tweets.
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AG Jeff Sessions: “I will not accept — and reject — accusations that I have ever lied. That is a lie.”
"I would gladly have reported it had I remembered it, because I pushed back against his suggestion" that he represent campaign to Russian government, Sessions adds.
House Republican leaders say vote count looks good for Thursday vote on tax reform bill
AG Jeff Sessions: “It Is Our Mission To Restore The American People’s Confidence In The Department Of Justice By Defending The Rule Of Law.”
Jeff Sessions says he doesn't recall conversation with ex-Trump aide, Carter Page, who says he told Sessions he was visiting Russia.
AG Jeff Sessions: “We stand with our law enforcement partners 100 percent. They are the solution to crime, not the problem.”
AG Jeff Sessions: "My answers have not changed. I've always told the truth."
Sessions on Russia testimony to Congress: "My story has never changed. I have always told the truth"
AG Sessions says he has directed senior prosecutors to determine whether special counsel is warranted in "any matters under consideration": "We will make such decisions without regard—hear me—without regard for politics, ideology or bias."
Paul Ryan on Roy Moore: “He should step aside. These allegations are credible.”
AG Jeff Sessions says he has "no clear recollection" about meeting involving Russia re: George Papadopoulos
Rep. John Conyers, referencing Nixon: “We must all remember our common responsibility to prevent that kind of abuse from happening again.”
Speaker Ryan on Roy Moore: "If he cares about the values and the people he claims to care about, then he should step aside"
Rep. Conyers says DOJ "weathering near-daily attacks on its independence by President Trump," wants Sessions to assure Committee "no office of the Department is being used to pressure the president's political enemies."
Rep. Barbara Comstock says she heard of a female staffer who was told to go to a member’s house. The member was there, in a towel, and exposed himself.
Rep. Goodlatte: As no second special counsel was appointed, Committee "had no choice but to open our own joint investigation" into DOJ, FBI handling of Clinton probe.
Rep. Goodlatte says he looks forward to hear from AG Sessions "what steps you are taking to remove politics from law enforcement."
Rep. Goodlatte to AG Sessions: "While I understand your decision to recuse yourself was an effort to do the right thing, I believe you, as a person of integrity, would have been impartial and fair."
AG Sessions testifies before House committee; To face questions on Russia, Clinton Foundation and Uranium One
House GOP clearly has the votes to pass its tax bill, Rep Tom Cole tells @elwasson. ``I don't have any doubt about it."
Rep. Goodlatte starts off Sessions' testimony by bashing Loretta Lynch, expects Sessions to be more candid.
The Trump judicial nominee who has never tried a case, is married to a W.H. lawyer, and was dubbed as ‘unqualified’ by the American Bar Association was also a paranormal investigator.
The Senate will explore the unchecked presidential war-making authorities and the use of America's nuclear arsenal
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