[email protected]: "Our members are focused on passing this bill because it cuts taxes, it gets our economy going again and it'll create jobs."

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

21 September 2018
DNC chair Tom Perez: "The Senate should immediately begin an ethics investigation into Senator Franken's conduct.”
[email protected]: We stand here as representatives of families and small businesses and farmers all across this country who have told us - they want tax relief! Today, we are proud to standand give them hope for a better tomorrow.
Congressional Office of Compliance releases year-by-year breakdown of harassment settlements and awards:10 month ago
Congressional Office of Compliance releases year-by-year breakdown of harassment settlements and awards:
Someone is apparently threatening people who come forward with damaging info on Roy Moore. WaPo reports one person who spoke out has received threatening phone calls and Facebook messages, as well as texts informing him that he had been sued for defamation
Feinstein, Grassley asking Kushner's lawyer for missing documents, including emails about Wikileaks.
Senate Ethics Committee to resume investigation of Sen Robert Menendez D-NJ
Fox News reporter asks Sanders why we should find the Moore allegations 'very troubling', but we should also 'totally disbelieve' the Trump allegations: I think the President has certainly a lot more insight into what he personally did or didn’t do.10 month ago
Fox News reporter asks Sanders why we should find the Moore allegations 'very troubling', but we should also 'totally disbelieve' the Trump allegations: "I think the President has certainly a lot more insight into what he personally did or didn’t do."
.@PressSec on investigating @HillaryClinton/Uranium 1: @POTUS hasn't directed any investigation or the appointment of a special counsel. In fact, he said publicly that he hasn't been involved with that, and that's entirely up to the @TheJusticeDept.10 month ago
[email protected] on investigating @HillaryClinton/Uranium 1: "@POTUS hasn't directed any investigation or the appointment of a special counsel. In fact, he said publicly that he hasn't been involved with that, and that's entirely up to the @TheJusticeDept."
.@PressSec punts questions on communications with Wikileaks to the Trump campaign.10 month ago
[email protected] punts questions on communications with Wikileaks to the Trump campaign.
Asked by @agearan about Trump's characterization of his discussion with Xi @PressSec admits the Chinese president and Trump not on the same page on 'freeze-freeze'
Alabama GOP: The ALGOP Steering Committee supports Judge Roy Moore as our nominee and trusts the voters as they make the ultimate decision in this crucial race.10 month ago
Alabama GOP: "The ALGOP Steering Committee supports Judge Roy Moore as our nominee and trusts the voters as they make the ultimate decision in this crucial race."
10 month ago
[email protected]: "@POTUS certainly favors China taking a greater role in putting maximum pressure on North Koreaand any effort in order to denuclearize the peninsula there in North Korea and China participating in that, @POTUS certainly supports those efforts."
Would the president campaign with Roy Moore?  Not that I'm aware of, @PressSec says.10 month ago
"Would the president campaign with Roy Moore?" "Not that I'm aware of," @PressSec says.
10 month ago
Pres Trump to announce next week a decision on designating North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, says Sanders. Currently, three nations are so designated by the US: Iran, Sudan and Syria.
10 month ago
@POTUS @PressSec @alfranken Announcement/decision by @POTUS "first part of next week" on whether DPRK to be returned to list of state sponsors of terrorism, says @PressSec.
10 month ago
[email protected]: "Both [House and Senate tax reform] bills achieve @POTUS's prioritiestax cuts for middle class families, simplifying the tax code, slashing tax for businesses of all sizes, raise wages for their workers, and compete in the global marketplace."
[email protected]: President Trump would "obviously love to" see individual mandate repealed, but it's not a top priority of his in GOP tax bill.
10 month ago
@POTUS @PressSec Senate looking into @alfranken behavior is an "appropriate action," says @PressSec.
10 month ago
On @SenFranken, Sanders says it appears the Senate is looking into the allegations and that's an appropriate action.
.@PressSec on difference in President Trump's response to allegations against Moore versus himself: The president has, certainly, a lot more insight into what he did or didn't do.10 month ago
[email protected] on difference in President Trump's response to allegations against Moore versus himself: "The president has, certainly, a lot more insight into what he did or didn't do."
10 month ago
[email protected], asked if the White House believes economic growth will pay for tax bill in its entirety: "Yes."
10 month ago
White House: Trump believes voters of Alabama should decide Roy Moore's fate, finds allegations `very troubling'
10 month ago
On tax cut bill, @PressSec says WH expects $1.5-trillion deficit costs to be offset by economic growth over next 10 years.
10 month ago
"The people of Alabama should be the ones to make the decision" is @POTUS stance on candidacy of Roy Moore in ALSen race, says @PressSec.
10 month ago
[email protected]: "A simple, fair, and competitive tax code will be our rocket fuel for our economy, and it is within our reachWe will bring back our great American dreams."
Moore was removed from the bench twice for violating judicial ethics.
10 month ago
Senator John McCain : I urge @POTUS to sign FY18NDAA into law and acknowledge this is the level of defense spending necessary to confront challenges of a dangerous world. Huge bipartisan majorities of both House and Senate agree!
Roy Moore: We need moral value back in our country.10 month ago
Roy Moore: "We need moral value back in our country."
Roy Moore: I want to tell you who needs to step down - that's Mitch McConnell.10 month ago
Roy Moore: "I want to tell you who needs to step down - that's Mitch McConnell."
Roy Moore: I'll quit standing when they lay me in that box and put me in the ground.10 month ago
Roy Moore: "I'll quit standing when they lay me in that box and put me in the ground."
Senator John McCain: FY18 started nearly 2 months ago. We cannot delay any further in appropriating these vital resources for our military - it would be an abdication of our responsibility.
Roy Moore: We've got to stop judicial supremacy.10 month ago
Roy Moore: "We've got to stop judicial supremacy."
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Senator John McCain : We must not delay in appropriating these vital resources for our military. Any further delay would be an abdication of our responsibility.
Roy Moore: "This is an effort by Mitch McConnell and his cronies to steal this election from the people of Alabama."
Roy Moore: "The @washingtonpost has brought some scurrilous, false allegations They're not only untrue but they have no evidence to support them."
10 month ago
Senator John McCain : Bipartisan support for the FY18NDAA authorizing $700B for defense shows Congress is committed to rebuilding our military.
Roy Moore: I thank all of you who have come to support me in my campaign and look forward to serving in the United States Senate.10 month ago
Roy Moore: "I thank all of you who have come to support me in my campaign and look forward to serving in the United States Senate."
Roy Moore: I have unified the Democrats and the Republicans in fighting against me because they don't want me there.10 month ago
Roy Moore: "I have unified the Democrats and the Republicans in fighting against me because they don't want me there."
10 month ago
Senator John McCain : I'm proud the Senate overwhelming passed FY18NDAA, which will provide our Armed Forces the resources, training and equipment they need to keep us safe.
Trump administration plans to allow hunters to bring trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the US, reversing an Obama-era ban on the practice.
10 month ago
[email protected]: Congratulations to the House of Representatives for passing the TaxCutsandJobsAct — a big step toward fulfilling our promise to deliver historic TAX CUTS for the American people by the end of the year!
Trump and his family could save up to $1,000,000,000 overall under the GOP tax plan passed by the House, according to an analysis for NBC News.
Kushner didn't disclose emails he received on WikiLeaks, Russia during 2016 election
In memorandum to Secretaries of State, Defense and Energy, Pres Trump authorizes "significant reduction" in amount of petroleum and petroleum products purchased from Iran by or through foreign financial institutions.
Statement from @PressSec on TaxBill.10 month ago
Statement from @PressSec on TaxBill.
McCaskill’s campaign will donate the combined $30,000 from Franken’s PAC to charity
President Trump hails House passage of tax cut bill. WH calls it "a big step" toward historic tax cuts by the end of the year. "A simple, fair, and competitive tax code will be rocket fuel for our economy, and it’s within our reach," says WH.
OMB Director Mick Mulvaney is likely to be named Acting CFPB Director as early as tomorrow, administration official tells me. He'll continue to serve as OMB Director, as allowed under Federal Vacancies Act because he's already Senate confirmed.
@LindseyGrahamSC: I’m very pleased the United States Senate has confirmed President Trump’s nominee - Don Coggins - to be a federal district court judge for the state of South Carolina. scnews
Rep. Jackie Speier, who just intro'd legislation to combat sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, responds to the Franken accusations on MSNBC: "They're regrettable and they are ones that need to be investigated. It doesn't matter when it happened. It matters that it did happen."
McConnell on Menendez: “Because of the seriousness of these charges, I am calling on the Senate Ethics committee to immediately investigate Senator Menendez’s actions which led to his indictment.”10 month ago
McConnell on Menendez: “Because of the seriousness of these charges, I am calling on the Senate Ethics committee to immediately investigate Senator Menendez’s actions which led to his indictment.”
.@cathymcmorris: This legislation is pro-growth, pro-family because we want a plan that's going to reward hard work.10 month ago
[email protected]: "This legislation is pro-growth, pro-family because we want a plan that's going to reward hard work."
Governor-elect Phil Murphy on Senator Melendez: "Should he decide to seek reelection, he will have my full support."
Sen. Menendez: "To those who were digging my political grave so they could jump into my seat, I know who you are and I won't forget you."
@RepAdamSchiff: I just voted NO on the Republican tax plan. Here's why:
The other senator from Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar, says she "strongly condemns" Franken's behavior and that the Ethics Committee "must" open an investigation.
192 Dems vote against House tax bill. 2 did not vote. Zero voted yes.
Sen. Menendez thanks Sen. Lindsey Graham: “While I know he came as friend, I appreciate the political capital he used as a Republican to come and testify on behalf of a Democratic colleague. That’s rare indeed in today’s politics."
GOP no votes on the tax bill
House passes GOP tax reform bill 227-205
Sen. Menendez says jury "saw through the government's false claims and used their Jersey common sense to reject it."
Rep Walter Jones R-NC tells reporters in the Speaker's Lobby that he voted against the GOP tax bill
Ryan insists tax cut bill brings more fairness, increases take home pay, grows the economy and creates more opportunity. "Let's pass this bill," he says.
The House is now voting on HR 1, the GOP tax reform bill
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: All these years of flat wages and slow growth we’ve been having, we’re going to break free from that. Jobs will be created in every state.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: When we tax our businesses at much higher rates than our foreign competitors do, they win and we lose. Time to level the playing field.
President Trump met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker Paul Ryan and Vice President Mike Pence following his meeting with the House GOP conference.
Ryan displays "post card" on which he says most taxpayers will be able to file their returns under simplified tax code in tax cut bill.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: The median household income in this country is $59,000. The typical family of 4 at that income level will see a tax cut of $1,182 next year.
"I love this one minute, and I try not to abuse it too much, but I'm going to do that right now" - Speaker Ryan is savoring his last speech before the tax vote.
"Oh where, oh where, are the deficit haweeks" asks Pelosi in speech on House floor against tax cut bill, citing $1.5-trillion it will add to deficits over 10 years.
10 month ago
[email protected]: Need all on the UN Security Council to vote to renew the Joint Investigative Mechanism for Syria to ensure that Assad government does not commit mass murder with chemical weapons ever again.
Judge declares mistrial in Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption trial after jury deadlocked
On House floor, @NancyPelosi says tax cut bill "preys," "pillages and loots" on the middle class." She calls it "a shameful piece of legislation.” Says nearly half the benefits go to the top 1% of taxpayers and nearly 80% of benefits go to top 2%.
New Schumer statement: "Sexual harassment is never acceptable and must not be tolerated. I hope and expect that the Ethics Committee will fully investigate this troubling incident, as they should with any credible allegation of sexual harassment."
New statement from Al Franken: "I am asking that an ethics investigation be undertaken, and I will gladly cooperate."
McCaskill's: Re Al Franken: I’m shocked and concerned. The behavior described is completely unacceptable. Comedy is no excuse for inappropriate conduct, and I believe there should be an ethics investigation.
Coincidence that the first airstrikes vs ISIS in Somalia come after Raqqa fell? "We strike targets as they become available. Some of those targets, we've been working them for a long time" per LtGen McKenzie "I'm not prepared to say it's linked to the fall of Raqqa"
"We need to pay a lot of attention to their activities in the cyber domain" @thejointstaff's LtGen McKenzie says of ISIS "their ability to proselytize in a new, very dynamic arena"
ISIS having trouble finding bases around the world- "because of the global coalition we've assembledthat plan has not been terribly successful for them" per @thejointstaff's LtGen McKenzie
“It was a good meeting. Taxes are going really well,” @POTUS says as he walks by microphones and cameras to depart Capitol.
Mattis today is in Colorado to meet with senior @NoradNorthcom leadership for discussions on topics including "protecting the homeland and ballistic missile defense," according to @DeptofDefense.
US troop levels in Afghanistan now at abt 14,000, per @thejointstaff's LtGen Kenneth McKenzie, with approved flow of new troops-abt 3,000-completed
Pres Trump emerges from meeting with House Republicans in the Capitol. Says the tax cut bill is going very well.
Sen Kirsten Gillibrand D-NY calls Franken story "deeply disturbing," says she favor ethics probe of any such behavior
"We see the end game in Syria ultimately has to be a political endgame" per LtGen McKenzie
"We are there to defeat ISIS. The government of Syria has proven to be unable o accomplish that goal by themselves" per LtGen McKenzie
"It is not helpful to continue to insist it," per @thejointstaff's LtGen McKezine "Just like it's not helpful to dig up images from old video games to display as part of the assertion" re Russia
More on Russia claims US helping ISIS: "We flatly reject those accusations" per @thejointstaff's LtGen McKenzie "They're simply not true. In fact they're not helpful as we pursue what could be a mutual objective"
Russia claims of US helping ISIS "are false" per @ChiefPentSpox
[email protected] tells reporters: “You guys need to find something more interesting” when asked about Franken allegations.
US exercises in Pacific "long planned, in advance" per DoD's White "Exercises are a critical component to readiness" per @thejointstaff's LtGen Kenneth McKenzie re DPRK
Senate Democrats want the Commerce Department's Inspector General to investigate whether Wilbur Ross was forthcoming about his financial holdings during his confirmation.
"We'll continue to support our diplomats," adds @ChiefPentSpox "I think it's perilous to predict about what North Korea does or doesn't do but we're continuing to monitor"
DPRK pause on missile/nuke tests not necessarily meanigful, per @ChiefPentSpox Dana White - "I wouldn't speculate on what North Korea's activities are or aren't"
President Trump described as "very upbeat and positive," in his remarks to House Republicans. Said he expects Senate to pass a tax cut bill too that can then be taken to reconciliation with the measure the House will pass today.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) on Franken: "Sexual harassment and groping are never okay and are never funny." Says Franken will need to "address" allegations.
President Trump offered House Republicans his congratulations in advance of their expected vote in favor of the tax cut bill. Said he was pleased they came together on the measure.
Schumer/Reed press conference, set to start in about 30 min, is now canceled. Unclear the reason, but Franken questions would have come up.
McConnell calls for an Ethics Committee probe of Al Franken: "Regardless of party, harassment and assault are completely unacceptable—in the workplace or anywhere else."
Sens. Heinrich, Flake and Shaheen are pressing the Dept. of Defense for details on how it reports domestic violence incidents following the shooting in Texas.
President Trump arrives at Capitol to address House Republican Conference on tax bill, ignores questions about Roy Moore, Al Franken.
Sen Al Franken D-MN apologizes after radio anchor accuses him of sexual misconduct in 2006
FCC approves new rules to allow phone companies to proactively block unwanted robocalls.
The Trump administration is being sued for halting an Obama-era rule that would have required large companies to report what they pay employees by race and gender, a policy aimed at closing the wage gap.
Republican rep. Dan Donovan opposes current tax bill: "Eliminating the SALT tax deduction is going to end up being a tax increase for many, many New Yorkers"
Trump has nominated 480 people during his presidency. The Daily Beast found just over 80% were men.
JCT finds amended Senate bill would be: *a near-immediate tax hike on the poor (2021) *a huge tax hike across the board in 2027, if cuts expire as written.
Primatologist Jane Goodall has sent a letter to every senator urging them to oppose oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Trump on new New Zealand Prime Minister: "This lady caused a lot of upset in her country." In return, she shot back: "You know, no one marched when I was elected."
[email protected] on GDP growth: "I think we'll continue to grow Ultimately we are going to get growth."
Politico: McConnell and his top advisers are discussing the legal feasibility of asking Luther Strange to resign from his senate seat in order to trigger a new special election in Alabama.
@SenSanders: Two months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are still living in misery. As a nation we must do better.
[email protected]: "We're going to lower taxes on middle America. This is all good stuff, and that's why it's going to pass today."
There'll be an on-camera @WhiteHouse briefing by @PressSec at 15:00 EST (20:00 GMT).
[email protected] on tax plan: "I just have too many [constituents] who are going to be seeing their taxes increase."
@NancyPelosi: @HouseDemocrats and @SenateDems will be unveiling our newest ABetterDeal proposal at 10:45 am ET
[email protected]: 'Special place in hell for people who prey on children'
Sen Dianne Feinstein: We've just introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the gun background check system. Progress is possible!
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: The day has finally come. This afternoon, the House will vote to cut taxes for hardworking Americans and reform our outdated tax code. Let's get it done.
Senators introduce bipartisan bill to improve background checks for gun buyers, ensure enforcement of existing state gun laws.
William Campbell, an ex-lobbyist for Rosatom, confirmed that he is the informant who will testify and provide documents to Congress about the Obama Administration’s 2010 approval of the Uranium One sale
Sen. Ron Johnson: “I really, seriously doubt that Judge Roy Moore would be serving as a United States senator for very long.”
[email protected]: This is about the rule of law and making sure we get to the bottom of the Clinton probe for Americans to have real answers
[email protected]: "We're excited because we're cutting people's taxes."
@SebGorka: Clear Evidence of 'Clinton Crime Cartel' Engaging in Pay-for-Play
[email protected]: "@POTUS will make a statement when he wants to make a statement" on Roy Moore.
Feinstein has sent a second series of request letters related to the Russia probe, including one to the W.H. asking for docs related to Jared Kushner’s role in the firings of Comey and Flynn.
[email protected]: "I would say to people who are donor states you don't want to do what it needs to be done to be a recipient state. That means you want more poor people in your state. We don't want that."
[email protected]: "There is a surprising amount of common ground and I think it's because we worked with @POTUS for several months."
[email protected] state and local taxes : "Let's work to improve this, let's work to make this better, but let's do it within the designs of the House."
[email protected]: "We are on schedule to get this on the president's desk by the end of the year Let's get this done."
[email protected]: "You have to decide, are you going to defend the status quo, keep this horrible tax code Or - move this forward?"
10 month ago
[email protected]: China is sending an Envoy and Delegation to North Korea - A big move, we'll see what happens!
[email protected]: "Lady Justice has a blindfold. @HillaryClinton shouldn't be above the law."
[email protected]: "We do have the votes. This is a historic step, but it's not the last step."
[email protected]: "It's only an 'abuse of power' if [@HillaryClinton] thinks that having the last name 'Clinton' means that she's above the law."
[email protected]: "The US is the biggest, best economy in the world and now we need a tax code that acts like it."
[email protected] on tax bill: "The current version of this bill has gained the support of an overwhelming majority of members in the House."
[email protected] says no to Senate tax bill: "I wouldn't vote for this Senate version. Bottom line. There's a real problem here."
[email protected]: "Our members are focused on passing this bill because it cuts taxes, it gets our economy going again and it'll create jobs."
10 month ago
[email protected]: .your release possible and, HAVE A GREAT LIFE! Be careful, there are many pitfalls on the long and winding road of life!
10 month ago
[email protected]: To the three UCLA basketball players I say: You're welcome, go out and give a big Thank You to President Xi Jinping of China who made..
Rep. Steny Hoyer predicts Democrats will regain control of the House in the midterms, but says now is not the time for members of his party to push impeachment
A woman was fatally shot in a Northeast Washington neighborhood during one of at least two shooting incidents Wednesday night, D.C. police said. Police were called to the 5200 block of Just Street NE, in the Deanwood neighborhood, for a shooting just before 7 p.m., said Officer Sean Hickman, a police spokesman. Officers found the woman unconscious and unresponsive. She was later pronounced dead.
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.
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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."
10 month ago
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."
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."
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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.
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”
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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
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“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"
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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.
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[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
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[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!
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[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"
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[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."
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