President also used Cabinet remarks to decry the attack that killed a US border agent and wounded another. Reaffirmed his commitment to building a wall along the border with Mexico.

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

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9 month ago
Robert Mueller's team has raised concerns that a defense lawyer for ex-Manafort business partner Rick Gates could have a conflict of interest that prevents him from defending Gates in his money laundering case.
DOJ lawsuit argues AT&T would hinder rivals by 'forcing them to pay hundreds of millions of dollars more per year for Time Warner's networks'
.@FLOTUS welcomes @WhiteHouse Christmas Tree9 month ago
[email protected] welcomes @WhiteHouse Christmas Tree
Sexual harassment process on Capitol Hill:9 month ago
Sexual harassment process on Capitol Hill:
@SenSanders: Ridiculous. The idea of “clean coal” is pure fiction. It's a concept intended to keep us tied to fossil fuels when we should be embracing sustainable sources of energy.
Meanwhile, Drumstick and Wishbone await their Thanksgiving pardons from President Trump at the WH tomorrow.9 month ago
Meanwhile, Drumstick and Wishbone await their Thanksgiving pardons from President Trump at the WH tomorrow.
“If you can’t go to a mall in Alabama, maybe you shouldn’t go to the Senate.” - Lindsey Graham
The First Lady and Barron took a walk around the tree to see from all angles and spoke with the horsemen.
Per tradition, WH Christmas Tree arrives on horse-drawn carriage.
AP: Trump’s HHS nominee Alex Azar built a financial portfolio now worth $20,600,000 during his time as a top pharmaceutical executive.
9 month ago
Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page held high-level foreign policy meetings with Hungarian officials ahead of the 2016 election, @ABC has learned.
9 month ago
Wisconsin Farm Wins Contest to Present White House Christmas Tree
.@PressSec: Frankly, I don't know why Democrats wouldn't want to support tax cuts for the middle classSeems like something they should be running to cast their votes for.9 month ago
[email protected]: "Frankly, I don't know why Democrats wouldn't want to support tax cuts for the middle classSeems like something they should be running to cast their votes for."
Reporter: “Does he believe that he really should have left those players in jail?" Sanders: “No, I think if that’s the case he wouldn’t have taken the action that he did” in order to help the players
Chaffetz's campaign gave $26,300 to his JFC (transfers usually go the other way). On the same day, the JFC paid the same amount to the US Treasury
[email protected]: President Trump's tweet that he should have left UCLA players in jail "was a rhetorical response to a criticism by the fatherthe president was happy to see the release of these individuals."
.@PressSec shares what she is thankful for: I'm certainly thankful for the incredible privilege of serving this president and the American people.9 month ago
[email protected] shares what she is thankful for: "I'm certainly thankful for the incredible privilege of serving this president and the American people."
Sen. Ron Johnson tells he's getting closer to yes on the tax bill
Press Sec. Sanders tells @White House believes Alabama voters should make decision on Roy Moore, despite Kellyanne Conway's comments today.
9 month ago
On Zimbabwe question, @PressSec says “I don’t have any announcements.”
@POTUS “was happy to intervene” to free @UCLAMBB players arrested for shoplifting in China, say @PressSec.
Asked by @PressSec what she's thankful for, @CeciliaVega says, "I am thankful for the First Amendment."
9 month ago
Responding to my question @PressSec confirms fate of @POTUS weekly radio address, which has not been made for more than a month, under review.
9 month ago
The Justice Department is poised to sue to block ATandT’s takeover of Time Warner, a person familiar with the matter tells Bloomberg.
[email protected]: "I'm thankful to be able to talk to you and question you every single day." @PressSec: "I feel the gratefulness there."
DOJ to make anti-trust announcement today re AT&T
Tillerson: “We still hope for diplomacy” with North Korea
Sarah Sanders says that reporters who are called on must say what they're thankful for before they can ask a question.
“This will be the last press briefing” before Thanksgiving holiday, announces @PressSec who is now listing what she is thankful for.
Sec. Tillerson says assassination of Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother in Malaysia "was a significant event that caused us to really begin to look carefully" at what else North Korea might have been doing.
TPC, in static analysis of Senate bill: 9% of taxpayers see tax hike in year 2, 50% in year 10
Tillerson says no comment when asked if the U.S. believes Russia has committed acts of terrorism by using chemical weapons for assassinations on foreign soil.
“People of North Korea already live under enormously difficult conditions.” - Tilllerson
US not running out of diplomatic options in regards to DPRK, according to Tilllerson.
Tillerson agrees the designation of NK as state sponsor of terrorism is "very symbolic" but underscores NK as a "rogue" and "brutal" government. Says it makes a strong statement but that the "practical effects may be limited."
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“They’ll make their people pay.” - Tillerson on NK
Indications that fuel supplies in DPRK “are quite tight.” - Tillerson
DPRK puts little value on human life, says Tillerson.
More DPRK entitles to be sanctioned by @USTreasury tomorrow, confirms Tillerson.
China has assured the US that it’s observing all sanctions on DPRK, according to Tillerson.
Sec. Tillerson on lack of missile tests by Kim Jong Un and North Korea. "We're hopeful that he continues this quiet period."
“This willl close a few additional loopholes off.” - Tillerson
"We still hope for diplomacy," Sec. Tillerson says of North Korea after President Trump's re-designation of nation as state sponsor of terror.
“It is having a significant effect on North Korea.” - Tillerson
“This is a process that started actually several months ago.” -Tillerson on NK
Tillerson acknowledges that North Korea had previously been designated a State Sponsor of Terrorism in 1998, but that was lifted in 2008 as as part of effort to negotiate an end to its nuclear program. “That obviously failed," he conceded."
“Peaceful pressure campaign” on DPRK as Tillerson calls it, is same as what @POTUS calls “maximum pressure campaign.”
Yellen's resignation gives Pres Trump yet another vacancy to fill on the Fed Board of Governors. There are currently 3 vacancies including Vice Chair.
In her letter of resignation to Pres Trump, who chose not to name her to another term, Yellen, 71, writes "I am gratified that the financial system is much stronger than a decade ago" She says she will do her "utmost to ensure a smooth transition" to her successor.
@lisamurkowski: I am proud to cosponsor the Fix NICS Act, a bipartisan bill that will enforce our federal criminal history reporting procedures and keep weapons from falling into dangerous hands. Thanks to @johncornyn for his leadership on this legislation.
More than 156,000 Puerto Ricans have moved to Florida since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. That influx could swing the critical swing state to Democrats in 2018, 2020 and beyond.
Janet Yellen submits resignation as Member of the Federal Reserve Board, effective upon swearing-in of her successor as Fed Chair.
Mitch McConnell is reportedly set to deliver a memo to the White House that spells out ways the Alabama special election could be delayed, including by applying pressure to Gov. Kay Ivey.
Delay announcement: @PressSec will now appear at 15:00 EST.
Sputnik is now in FARA, with very little information listed
Donald Trump Jr. met with Alexander Torshin, a man with close ties to the Kremlin, at a May 2016 NRA event during the presidential campaign
In this photo released by The @WhiteHouse, two turkeys set to be pardoned by President @realDonaldTrump are shown in a Washington hotel.
Secretary Tillerson, asked about morale and worries of @StateDept weakening, replies: "The redesign is going to address all of that. And this department is performing extraordinarily well, and I take exception to anyone who characterizes otherwise. It’s just not true."
[email protected]: "We're going to have the wall. It's part of what we're doing. We need it."
Conway: [Democratic nominee] Doug Jones is a doctrinaire liberal, which is why he is not saying anything and why the media are trying to boost him. Fox News host: So, vote Roy Moore? Conway: I'm telling you that we want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: I strongly support this decision, which is an important step in holding North Korea accountable for its wide range of destabilizing activities.
AG Sessions announces $98 million in grant funding to hire "community policing officers." Applicants received extra points for "certifying their willingness to cooperate with federal immigration authorities within their detention facilities."
[email protected]: "We'll be working on health care, infrastructure and welfare reform That'll all take place right after taxes."
9 month ago
Deputy Secretary Sullivan: Fighting corruption and ensuring free and fair elections will make Government of Nigeria more accountable to its people and better equipped to secure its citizens and keep its economy growing.
9 month ago
Deputy Secretary Sullivan announced today that through @USAID the US will contribute an additional $45.5 million to support stabilization and early recovery efforts to help those who have been affected by violence in the Northeast begin to rebuild their lives.
Expecting no votes from Democrats for the tax cut bill, Pres says "it will be up to the Republicans to come through for America." Says he'll be "right in the middle of it," to enact a bill "that will be spectacular for growth and spectacular for the people of this country."
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan: As we consider the deadly enemies facing the Nigerian people – including Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa – the United States is Nigeria’s partner in this fight. We are committed to helping the Nigerian people provide their own security.
US Department of State: As Deputy Secretary Sullivan made clear in Abuja today, the U.S.-Nigeria relationship is broad and deep, and we are committed to expanding our cooperation as we look to the future.  USNigeriaBNC9 month ago
US Department of State: As Deputy Secretary Sullivan made clear in Abuja today, the U.S.-Nigeria relationship is broad and deep, and we are committed to expanding our cooperation as we look to the future. USNigeriaBNC
"We're going to give the American people a huge tax cut for Christmas," said Pres Trump, voicing confidence that Congress will enact the tax cut bill he wants. "Hopefully, that will be a great big, beautiful Christmas present," he said, in opening remarks at Cabinet meeting.
[email protected] on tax reform: "We will come up with a bill that will be spectacular for growth and spectacular for the people of this country."
[email protected]: "The North Korean government must be lawful, it must end its unlawful nuclear ballistic missile development."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "I want to wish the American people a truly happy and blessed Thanksgiving, especially to our brave men and women serving in our military."
H.R. McMaster reportedly called the president an “idiot” and a “dope” with the intelligence of a “kindergartner.”
9 month ago
[email protected]: "We'll be submitting plans on healthcare, plans on infrastructure and plans on welfare reform soon after taxes."
President Trump ignores questions about whether he believes Roy Moore's accusers ahead of Cabinet meeting.
9 month ago
[email protected]: "We're looking very strongly at welfare reform and that will all take place right after taxes."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "Our tax plan will bring urgent relief to hardworking families."
Pres Trump leaned back, folded his arms and again declined to answer any questions about US Senate candidate Roy Moore and the accusations against him.
President Trump says "desperately needed" welfare reform effort will follow push on taxes. "We're looking very strongly at welfare reform."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "The treasury department will be announcing an additional sanction and a very large one on North Korea."
Pres Trump says North Korea supports acts of international terrorism - including assassinations on foreign soil. He recalls the brutal treatment given Otto Warmbier, a 22-year old American held 17-months by North Korea who died shortly after his release in June.
9 month ago
[email protected]: "Today the United States is designating North Korea as a state sponsor of militants."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "We've made clear to all countries that we cannot continue to be treated unfairly when it comes to trade."
DPRK a "murderous government" and "the highest level of sanctions" to be imposed on North Korea, says @POTUS.
9 month ago
[email protected]: "We've just come up with the best job performance in over 17 years."
[email protected]: "We're going to also put a lot of people that have not been able to find jobs, we're going to put them back to work."
But still no word from the White House on how much $$ they want Congress to make available for public health emergency declaration which has just $57,000 in the fund at the moment.
"It should have happened years ago," says @POTUS announcing DPRK now back on the list, noting North Korea's assassinations on "foreign soil."
President also used Cabinet remarks to decry the attack that killed a US border agent and wounded another. Reaffirmed his commitment to building a wall along the border with Mexico.
"It's not fair to our companies and it's not fair to our workers" says @POTUS of the the almost $800 billion trade deficit with other countries.
9 month ago
[email protected]: "People are respecting our country again."
Deals generated during his Asia trip could reach over $1 trillion in the "very near future," says @POTUS at start of Cabinet meeting, including expansion of Japanese auto plants.
At start of Cabinet Meeting, Pres Trump announces designation of North Korea as state sponsor of terrorism. Joins Iran, Sudan and Syria as nations so designated by US.
“There are hispanics that have stopped me on the side and said 'you're doing what we can't do, keep moving forward.' That inspires me even more,” Fonseca says of her anti-Trump sticker that raised a debate about free speech
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: A tax cut of $1,182 for the typical American household can go a long way towards providing peace of mind and financial stability.
“You haven't been with my mom for 18 years. That's my hero right there. She's everything,” Fonseca’s daughter says after the family received backlash for the anti-Trump sticker on their truck9 month ago
“You haven't been with my mom for 18 years. That's my hero right there. She's everything,” Fonseca’s daughter says after the family received backlash for the anti-Trump sticker on their truck
“What are we teaching our next generation of presidents to be? If you can say ‘grab those women by the p****,’” Fonseca says referencing President Trump, he says it and nobody deletes it.”9 month ago
“What are we teaching our next generation of presidents to be? If you can say ‘grab those women by the p****,’” Fonseca says referencing President Trump, "he says it and nobody deletes it.”
Sec. of State Rex Tillerson releases statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance, honoring "the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence."
The American Conservative Union and 2 other groups were fined $350,000 by the FEC after it found the ACU served as a conduit to illegally pass a $1,710,000 contribution from an LLC to a super PAC. @CREWcrew filed the complaint.
[email protected]_ on tax reform: "If we don't get this bill done, there will be repercussions at the ballot box in 2018."
[email protected]_: "@HillaryClinton is still fighting a battle from a year ago in what was probably the worst election loss in modern times."
[email protected] revises national cost of opioid crisis. Says it was $504-billion in 2015, or 2.8% of GDP. CEA says that's over six times larger than the most recently estimated economic cost of the epidemic.
Jordan's King Abdullah is traveling to Washington next week, so far only slated to meet Vice President Pence
A second woman has accused Al Franken of sexual misconduct — this time when he was a senator in 2010.
Kellyanne Conway seemed to voice her support for Roy Moore this morning on Fox and Friends.
[email protected] on child tax credit: “We need to reward work.”
[email protected] on @foxandfriends: One of the most important things we have to confront in tax reform is: What are we going to do for the working people in this country?
@marcorubio on @foxandfriends: “We have to stand by our principles of limited government and free enterprise and a strong national defense.”
[email protected]: Tax reform is not about President Trump winning, it's about the American people winning
[email protected] on anthem protests: "We have saying in our house take a knee for the lord and stand for the flag."
[email protected] on tax reform: "This is not about giving the president a win, that's silly, he's the president, he won This is about people winning."
[email protected] on tax reform: "We hope petty, partisan politics will not get in the way."
9 month ago
[email protected]: Under President Trump unemployment rate will drop below 4%. Analysts predict economic boom for 2018! @foxandfriends and @Varneyco
[email protected] on tax reform: "We're going to get it done before we're opening presents on Christmas."
9 month ago
[email protected]: Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down.
Trump administration has plans to wipe out work permits for H-1B spouses
9 month ago
Bob Ehrlich on populism in the age of @POTUS: "This unique sort of Trump populism has really closed the deal with the working class voters." @NextRevFNC
9 month ago
[email protected]: Republican Senators are working very hard to get Tax Cuts and Tax Reform approved. Hopefully it will not be long and they do not want to disappoint the American public!
9 month ago
[email protected]: Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt. We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!
9 month ago
[email protected]: Big-game trophy decision will be announced next week but will be very hard pressed to change my mind that this horror show in any way helps conservation of Elephants or any other animal.
9 month ago
[email protected]: Shoplifting is a very big deal in China, as it should be (5-10 years in jail), but not to father LaVar. Should have gotten his son out during my next trip to China instead. China told them why they were released. Very ungrateful!
9 month ago
[email protected]: Sen. Jeff Flake(y), who is unelectable in the Great State of Arizona (quit race, anemic polls) was caught (purposely) on “mike” saying bad things about your favorite President. He’ll be a NO on tax cuts because his political career anyway is “toast.”
Ex-mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani in Kharkiv
Senate Judiciary Democrats are calling on Chuck Grassley to reverse his decision to do away with blue slips for Trump judicial nominees, saying it’s further eroding bipartisan consensus and cooperation.
[email protected]: “I think that the victims who came forward were not treated as they should have been. They should have been believed because, as I have pointed out, most people who come forward are telling the truth.”
[email protected] on Russia probe: "As long as the face of this is going to be @HillaryClinton, I think most of the country is gonna get turned off and repulsed by it."
.@stevenmnuchin1 on GOP tax plans: We have the highest tax system in the world. How can our companies compete when their taxes are 35 percent and the rest of the world is in the low 20's.9 month ago
[email protected] on GOP tax plans: "We have the highest tax system in the world. How can our companies compete when their taxes are 35 percent and the rest of the world is in the low 20's."
[email protected] on GOP tax plans: "We have a lot of confidence that Congress will do the right thing."
.@stevenmnuchin1 on GOP tax plans: You can't tell corporations they're going back to a worldwide system.9 month ago
[email protected] on GOP tax plans: "You can't tell corporations they're going back to a worldwide system."
.@stevenmnuchin1 on GOP tax plans: Because we're changing from an international system to a territorial system, we need to make the corporate tax cuts permanent.9 month ago
[email protected] on GOP tax plans: "Because we're changing from an international system to a territorial system, we need to make the corporate tax cuts permanent."
.@stevenmnuchin1 on GOP tax reform: On the personal tax side, middle income people are getting cuts and rich people are getting very little cuts or in certain cases increases.9 month ago
[email protected] on GOP tax reform: "On the personal tax side, middle income people are getting cuts and rich people are getting very little cuts or in certain cases increases."
.@stevenmnuchin1 on GOP tax plans: This is about making the business tax plan competitive which is about creating jobs.9 month ago
[email protected]tevenmnuchin1 on GOP tax plans: "This is about making the business tax plan competitive which is about creating jobs."
Former Oklahoma Republican state senator has agreed to plead guilty to a child sex trafficking offense.
.@RepMiaLove on sexual harassment in Congress: I think it’s important that this is not politicized or used for political gain.9 month ago
[email protected] on sexual harassment in Congress: "I think it’s important that this is not politicized or used for political gain."
US Department of State: Secretary Tillerson discussed the United States' strong support for Jordan and maintaining the de-escalation area in southern Syria with Jordanian Foreign Minister @AymanHsafadi by phone yesterday. The Secretary also reaffirmed US support for Lebanon's independence.
Rep. Jackie Speier calls congressional Office of Compliance an "enabler" of sexual harassment
@RepAdamSchiff: The President would have left American students in a foreign jail because their families didn’t lavish sufficient praise on him. How can someone in such a big office be so small?
Homeland Security Dems want answers from DHS on how Jamie Johnson was vetted for his job. Johnson resigned as head of community outreach after it was revealed he once said blacks turned cities to 'slums' with 'laziness, drug use and sexual promiscuity'.
Trump says in twitter he should have let China jail 3 Americans because the father of one said something critical of him.
9 month ago
[email protected]: Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!
According to a recent accounting by the Washington Post, “the Trump campaign interacted with Russians at least thirty-one times throughout the campaign” and there were at “at least 19 known meetings.”
[email protected]: "Russia and the Assad government have been twins in this ever since the beginning."
[email protected]: "Under @BarackObama and especially with @JohnKerry as Sec. of State, we heard time and time and time again that Russia and the United States shared the same objective: They both wanted Assad out of power It was NEVER true."
1000s of Puerto Ricans taking to Independence Ave. 60 days after Maria
Congress has paid $17.24 million for 264 settlements between 1997 and 2017, according to the congressional Office of Compliance.
9 month ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 3539 block of Georgia Ave NW: no casualities
9 month ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 1000 block of Spring Rd NW: 1 killed
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Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 700 block of H Street NE: no casualities
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Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 18th St NW and M St NW: no casualities
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Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 1000 block of Spring Rd NW: no casualities
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