Scarborough fires back after Trump attack over dead staffer: "He is not well"

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20 April 2018
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[email protected]: Funny to hear the Democrats talking about the National Debt when President Obama doubled it in only 8 years!
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[email protected]: "Had the information (Crooked Hillary's emails) been released there would have been harm to National Security." Charles McCullough Fmr Intel Comm Inspector General
First, I want to say I'm so proud that US and India held Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad. Also proud that Ivanka Trump, the President's – not only his daughter, but also one of his trusted, closest advisors, led U.S. delegation over there: Heather Nauert, US State Department
Kellyanne Conway to serve as Trump's opioid czar
Kushner met with special counsel to discuss Flynn: report
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[email protected]: The only people who don't like the Tax Cut Bill are the people that don't understand it or the Obstructionist Democrats that know how really good it is and do not want the credit and success to go to the Republicans!
4 month ago
[email protected]: The House of Representatives seeks contempt citations(?) against the JusticeDepartment and the FBI for withholding key documents and an FBI witness which could shed light on surveillance of associates of Donald Trump. Big stuff. Deep State. Give this information ! @FoxNews
4 month ago
[email protected]: Theresa @theresamay, don't focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!
4 month ago
[email protected]: Now, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to RESTORE AMERICAN PROSPERITY – and RECLAIM AMERICA'S DESTINY. But in order to achieve this bright and glowing future, the SENATE MUST PASS TAX CUTS – and bring Main Street roaring back to life!
The Senate voted 52-48 along party lines to begin debating the Republican tax bill.
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[email protected]: A vote to CUT TAXES is a vote to PUT AMERICA FIRST. It is time to take care of OUR WORKERS, to protect OUR COMMUNITIES, and to REBUILD OUR GREAT COUNTRY!
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[email protected]: This week, the Senate can join the House and take a strong stand for the Middle Class families who are the backbone of America. Together, we will give the American people a big, beautiful Christmas present-a massive tax cut that lets Americans keep more of their HARD-EARNED MONEY!
Police incident at Capitol hill - witnesses
Mueller delays testimony from Flynn associate due to possible Flynn plea deal: report
An attorney for U.S. Rep. John Conyers says the lawmaker has no plans to resign amid sexual harassment allegations.
President ends speech saying tax cut bill will be a Christmas gift for the nation - pointing to the Christmas Trees and "Merry Christmas" signs on stage with him.
@RepAdamSchiff: House just passed a bill I co-sponsored requiring Members of Congress and staff to complete training on sexual harassment, workplace rights, and responsibilities. This is an important first step — Congress must do more to prevent sexual harassment and protect victim rights.
"Thank you everybody. Thank you very much," concludes @POTUS who spoke for ~45 minutes in St. Charles, Missouri.
Trump though billed as non-partisan speech, Pres takes swipe at Sen @clairecmc, who voted against GOP tax cut bill in committee. Says she's doing Missouri "a tremendous disservice."
"We are winning again. We're winning a lot bigger than anyone thought possible," says @POTUS
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Bernie Sanders: If Republicans will not come back from passing a $1.4 trillion deficit increase with cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other programs—come down to the floor of the United States Senate and tell me that I'm wrong.
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"Take your time, it's going to happen," says @POTUS.
@POTUS: "This is our chance to free our economy from the workers, from the terrible tax burdens.
@POTUS: "I don't like when our car companies move to Mexiconow the plants are starting to move back and there's a price to pay when they do that little number on us."
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@POTUS: "Our new model is the American model. Call it the Trump model."
"These massive tax cuts will be rocket fuel," says @POTUS as audience begins to chuckle, adds "Little Rocket Man!"
"We must stop running from the competition," says @POTUS and "start winning again."
Trump goes off message to lament difficulty of eliminating estate tax for the rich: "I see people here – they're obviously very rich and they love their children."
"When I was in Asia i spoke to a couple of the countries about it," says @POTUS "They know they're getting away with murder and they got to start helping us out, okay. So if you don't mind I'll start bringing that up with some of our good friends"
@POTUS: Democrats are brutal "in wanting to stop the estate tax."
"We're going to defend them but they're gonna treat us fairly and they're going to pay for their defense," says @POTUS
President says tax cuts will be "rocket fuel for the economy." Reminds him of "little rocket man," his handle for North Korean Pres Kim Jong Un. "He is a sick puppy," says Trump, on day after latest NK missle launch.
"I won't mention names, but there are a lot of them," per @POTUS "We love them. They're wealthyand we defend them. It's going to change, folks."
"Two million more jobs since the electionI didn't even expect it," declares @POTUS, adding has "the highest ratings in terms of confidence."
"We defend nations that are very wealthy and we do it for almost nothing" says @POTUS "I say why are we defending them?"
As soon as tax cut bill is enacted, says Pres Trump, "we'll work on the health care." Denies failing on enacting health care bill. "What do you mean fail? We didn't fail."
After TaxReform his administration will fix Healthcare, says @POTUS.
"They know they're getting away with murder," says @POTUS of "two countries".
Trump renews promise to build US/Mexico border wall. "We're going to have the wall - don't worry about it." And vows to "fix" foreign trade.
@POTUS: "We have gotten through all of the obstruction so far" imposed by @TheDemocrats.
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@POTUS: "The country is going to be a happy place although we're going to have very strong borderswe don't forget the wall."
Trump on his belief that the Republican tax plan will cost him money: 'Hey, look, I am president'
@POTUS: Middle class is going "to start getting way ahead."
President says "workers like me best." "The rich people, actually, don't like me."
"We won the lawsuit" about leadership of @CFPB, declares @POTUS about case that is still in the courts.
President Trump says tax bill "is going to cost me a fortune, believe me." If tax bill benefits the wealthy, "my friends don't know about it."
Regulations cut by more in his presidency so far in 10 months than in any other presidency over the full term, contends @POTUS in Missouri speech.
"We're back to the strong days of our bankswhere bankers can make loansto good people," declares @POTUS.
@POTUS: What some CEOs are making "it's a little ridiculousmany of them, honestly, I don't like."
"I'm driving up their stock" Trump says of bankers, many of whom he says he doesn't like. "Anyone could do their jobswe're making it easy for them"
@POTUS: "I'm president. I don't care anymore. Some of my wealthy friends care. This is a higher calling."
@POTUS: "The single most investment our nation can make is in our children. Do you agree? We agree? You better agree!"
President Trump on tax vote: "I said, 'Can we do the vote today?' What do I know, I'm a business guyI don't want to wait till Friday."
"You're going to have choice," says @POTUS. "You're going to have a choice of many jobs."
President Trump: Puerto Rico is "doing wellit's healing, and it's getting better. We're getting them power, and all of the things they have to have."
Under the Senate tax cut plan, says @POTUS, a family of four making $75,000/yr, willl see its taxes go down by $2,000.
Trump on tax bill: "There will be no veto!"
@POTUS: "Wait till you see what finally comes out in what I call the mixer."
@POTUS: "If they send it to my deskI promise you I will sign it."
President cites latest all time high on stock market and lowest unemployment rate in 17 years. Doesn't mention National Debt at 42nd all-time high since his election: $20-563-trillion.
"It's going to cost me a fortune, this thing. Believe me, believe me," says @POTUS on TaxBill.
President Trump says economic numbers will so exceed expectations that "they're going to say that Trump is the opposite of an exaggerator."
"It's complicated stuff. It's not so easy," says @POTUS of passing the tax legislation. "You're going to have something, I predict, that's really, really special."
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[email protected]: "Our country was not treated properly for a long time. We're treating it properly, we're treating it with love."
"They're doing well there. It's healing. They're getting better," @POTUS says of Puerto Rico recovery.
"Look at ll the fake news back there" @POTUS says during speech in St. Charles, Missouri "They're all watching"
President Trump tells a cheering crowd: "I didn't win the election, you won the election."
On Q3 GDP, Trump: "We would have been at 4 percent, maybe over 4 percent, but we had hurricanes."
"We've got to start focusing on our country" says @POTUS "America first. Make America great again"
"We're going to protect our country whether its North Korea or anyoneprotect our country like never before," per @POTUS "We're going to build up our military and make our product here and make our planes and our boats and our everything here"
"Oh, the trade deals," says @POTUS, bringing his hand to his head. "I get a headache thinking about the trade deals."
President Trump says we're treating our country "with love, and with this. You gotta treat it with this."
@POTUS: "There has never been a 10-month president that has accomplished what we have accomplished."
@POTUS says US has spent almost $7 trillion in Middle East over last decade - "We could have rebuilt our country four times over. And we're going to start spending here"
"We're wiping them out" @POTUS says of ISIS "We're doing numbers like ISIS has never seen before"
President tells invited crowd he's come to push the tax cut bill "across the finish line." Says "eyes of the world" are on the Senate where tax cut bill now pending.
MAGA "already happening long ahead of schedule," declares @POTUS in Missouri speech.
President Trump on tax push: "The eyes of the world now turn to the United States Senate."
"If we do this then America will win again like never, ever before," says @POTUS of TaxReform.
"I told you we would be saying 'Merry Christmas' again," said the President, as he took stage in St. Charles, MO., adorned with Christmas Trees and "Merry Christmas" signs.
By voice vote, the House has approved a resolution that requires training on sexual harassment for members and staff
"We are not anticipating a shutdown," said @RajShah45 of looming Dec 8th deadline for renewing government funding. Says WH thinks it can work with Congress to renew funding, "but the developments of the last 24 hours are discouraging."
Video: @statedeptspox comments on the verdict in the Ahmed Abu Khattala trial for the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
[email protected]: "The North Korean threat is very grave. It's not just a threat to the United States or a threat to the Korean Peninsula region but to the entire world and the civilized world."
@statedeptspox: The people of Honduras exercised their democratic rights by taking part in elections on November 26. The United States looks forward to working with the democratically elected leaders of Honduras. We urge calm and patience as the results are tabulated.
[email protected] on possible shutdown: "Look, there are always contingencies in place but we hope that it doesn't get to that."
Countries should kick out guest workers from DPRK as their wages go to North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, says @statedeptspox.
[email protected] on video retweet: "The president is raising the security issues that he has been raising for years."
Q; Does the president feel that Muslims are a threat to the United States?  WH spokesman Raj Shah: No, look, the president has addressed these issues with the travel order and he issued earlier this year.  (This is the same travel order the WH said was not a Muslim ban)4 month ago
Q; Does the president feel that Muslims are a threat to the United States? WH spokesman Raj Shah: "No, look, the president has addressed these issues with the travel order and he issued earlier this year." (This is the same "travel order" the WH said was not a "Muslim ban")
Trump greets well-wishers on tarmac Then boards "the Beast" for motorcade to nearby St. Charles Convention Center for his tax cuts speech.
President Donald Trump arrives in St. Charles, Missouri, amid controversy over his sharing of anti-Muslim tweets
When asked how President Trump came across the tweets that triggered rare condemnation from British prime minister Theresa May, WH deputy press secretary Raj Shah tells reporters: "Look, we are not going to be focusing on process."
.@PressSec: Democrats are playing political games and it's really sad what @SenSchumer and @NancyPelosi did yesterday.4 month ago
[email protected]: "Democrats are playing political games and it's really sad what @SenSchumer and @NancyPelosi did yesterday."
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On possible move of @usembassyta to Jerusalem, @PressSec says "this is a premature report. We have nothing to announce."
@RepAdamSchiff: Hate crimes are on the rise, so what does @POTUS do? Spends the morning stoking fear of Muslims with videos from a hate group. America is better than this, even if our President is not.
Lee Busby on running for Senate in Alabama: A lot of people here are simply not gonna vote. People I know who are Republicans have Doug Jones signs in their yard. I think we can do something about it.4 month ago
Lee Busby on running for Senate in Alabama: "A lot of people here are simply not gonna vote. People I know who are Republicans have Doug Jones signs in their yard. I think we can do something about it."
@NancyPelosi: Zero tolerance means consequences – for everyone. No matter your contribution to our country, you do not get a pass to harass or discriminate.
Lee Busby on running for Senate in Alabama: "I want to work on jobs for Alabamians, the improvement to our infrastructure."
Radio-TV Congressional Association withdraws RT's press credentials, effective immediately; the move comes after RT registered as a foreign agent.4 month ago
Radio-TV Congressional Association withdraws RT's press credentials, effective immediately; the move comes after RT registered as a foreign agent.
[email protected] on sex trafficking bill: "[Sex trafficking] is a stain on our national character that we're actually seeing an increase in trafficking in this century."
.@robportman on tax reform: We've got to do something to make our workers more competitive because other countries they're taking our jobs.4 month ago
[email protected] on tax reform: "We've got to do something to make our workers more competitive because other countries they're taking our jobs."
Martha McSally on North Korea missile test: "We've got to make it so painful for Kim Jong Un to continue on this path and drive him to the table."
Martha McSally on North Korea missile test: "Assessments show that that means the distance could go as far as 8,100 miles which would hold Washington DC and Miami hostage."
Martha McSally on North Korea missile test: "The test went up to 2,800 miles instead of the last one at 2,300 miles."
[email protected] on Obamacare mandate: "It is lower income Americans paying a penalty that doesn't increase enrollment because some bureaucrat in Washington tells them to. That's why people voted for Trump."
Sen.RonJohn won't say whether he'll vote to start debate on Senate tax bill
Dianne Feinstein has sent letters to several members of Trump's campaign team (including Carter Page and Sam Clovis) requesting more documents. The letters contained new names that may be of interest to investigators probing Russia's election interference.
Flake says he will vote to start debate on Senate tax overhaul
WH charges inaccuracies in @nytimes report that Pres Trump questioning its his voice "Access Hollywood" tape. @RajShah45 says @POTUS hasn't changed his pubic views about it.
"A lot of people are opposed to it." Sen. Jim Inhofe on the "trigger" being debated for GOP tax bill.
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon says he is going to campaign for AL GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore next week
Cornyn says Senate Republicans have votes to start debate on tax bill, still expected this afternoon
Corker says he will vote to start debate on Senate tax bill
WH struggling to explain videos of purported Muslim violence retweeted by Pres Trump. On Air Force One, @RajShah45 said Pres spotlighting concerns about safety and security, not the videos.
WaPo: Republicans in Nevada begin recall campaigns against three Democratic state senators without giving official cause, raising concerns they are using recalls to give GOP power to redraw district lines after 2020 elections.
Church of England head calls on Trump to delete anti-Muslim video retweets
AL Rep. Mo Brooks says Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson is "clearly a liar," her yearbook inscription was forged and the accusations against Moore were political attacks that would not lead to a jury conviction in a court.
Reporter: He retweeted (anti-Muslim) videos. @RajShah45: "He's raising the issue."
"Nothing scheduled on a trip to the UK," says @RajShah45 answering question on Air Force One.
@RajShah45: "A number of inaccuracies in" @nytimes report about @POTUS and conspiracy theories.
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Q: Does @POTUS believe Muslims are a threat to the US? @RajShah45: "The president has addressed these issues in the travel order."
@RajShah45: No details being released on new US sanctions on DPRK but the "maximum pressure campaign" with allies "have really yielded a lot of results."
"The North Korea threat is very grave," says @RajShah45 on Air Force One.
Lamar Alexander tells there could be some adverse selection if the ACA mandate is gone, but not much. "There may be some premium hikes. But as more and more people study the individual mandate, it doesn't seem to have much effect," he says.
.@SteveDaines: If we can't better treatment for our Main-Street businesses, I can see voting 'no,' but I want to see this package done.4 month ago
[email protected]: "If we can't better treatment for our Main-Street businesses, I can see voting 'no,' but I want to see this package done."
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Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono on North Korea: "I think that the President should definitely tone down his rhetoric because that is not helping at all"
@SenGillibrand: Tax reform should reward work, not Wall Street. These promises are nothing more than corporate welfare.
[email protected]: "The other side of the aisle seems to think that this crisis that were in with North Korea is all Trump's doings and I don't think anything could be further from the truth."
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[email protected]: Departing @JBA_NAFW for St. Charles, Missouri to help push our plan for HISTORIC TAX CUTS across the finish line. A successful vote in the Senate this week will bring us one giant step closer to delivering an incredible victory for the American people!
[email protected] and @RepMarkMeadows are fighting the opioid crisis by cosponsoring a new bill
Today, @statedeptspox will brief at the @ForeignPressCtr on the latest developments in US foreign policy and current events. The QandA session will be devoted to addressing issues of concern to the foreign media. Watch live at approximately 2:00 p.m. ET
Sally Yates: Today is a good day to re-read President Bush's speech at the Islamic Center of Washington DC six days after 9/11.
.@RepMarkMeadows on tax reform bill: I believe it'll be on the president's desk  by December 21 and signed into law.4 month ago
[email protected] on tax reform bill: "I believe it'll be on the president's desk by December 21 and signed into law."
Sen Dianne Feinstein: The courts are the last line of defense against President Trump's policies. That's why Republicans eliminated the blueslip, to make it easier to confirm his right-wing nominees.
US Department of State: We are concerned by recent charges of treason filed against eight Uganda journalists of a local tabloid newspaper. We continue to support freedom of expression and freedom of the press as central elements of U.S. foreign policy.
[email protected] on tax reform: "This is a very important bill so you don't just try to pass it to get it done. You try to get it done right."
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Rep. Joe Crowley, the House Democratic Caucus chairman, on Rep. John Conyers: "The right thing will be done"
US Department of State: We welcome the issuance of Australia's Foreign Policy White Paper, which outlines many issues of concern that the United States shares.
[email protected] on tax reform: "This is a historic moment for our nation I'm pleased with the progress being made. We're getting close."
April Ryan says she was not invited to the W.H. Christmas party for the first time in 20 years covering the White House. "I don't think I was overlooked," she said. "I think they don't like me. For whatever reason, they have disdain for me."
Bernie Sanders: What "entitlement reform" actually means is massive cuts to Social Security at a time when millions of older workers have nothing in the bank for their retirement.
@RandPaul: Big Pharma manipulates the system to keep prices high. It is not capitalism, and it's big government, and we've got to fix it.
Air Force One wheels up as Pres Trump heads to St. Charles, MO to deliver speech for enactment of tax cut bill. Will say: "This is our chance to free our economy and our workers from the terrible tax burden in WashingtonNow comes the moment of truth."
Bernie Sanders: It is without doubt that as soon as this tax legislation is passed, Republicans will rediscover their religion about the deficit and say we need "entitlement reform."
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Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks says Roy Moore's accuser forged the yearbook inscription and is "clearly a liar"
Bernie Sanders: Pathetic, disgraceful, immoral. How else can I describe the Republican tax plan? It must be stopped.
In the closed-door Democratic caucus today, Rep. Linda Sanchez complained re: sexual harassment that elected members shouldn't "be held to a higher standard" than others.
@WHAAsstSecty Palmieri will travel to the Dominican Republic on November 29-30 to lead the US delegation for the Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue, marking the 7th year of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative
President waves to press but doesn't stop to answer any questions as he cross South Lawn to Marine One.
[email protected]: "The Democrats aren't even showing up to the discussions. They don't have any ideas. They've got old, tired leadership."
A source close to Rep Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) tells NBC News: Gutierrez is entertaining the idea of a presidential run but he is really trying to figure out what will make the biggest impact in 2020 to mobilize Latino and progressive voters.
Jackie Lacey, @SenFeinstein, @RepPeteKing, @CityAttorneyLA and other leaders from across the country joined @ProsecutorsAGV for a Summit in DC to address ways to EndGunViolence
@VP: The situation in North Korea is a serious one and as @POTUS made clear yesterday, "We'll take care of it." The era of strategic patience is over. All options are on the table and the Kim government would do well not to test the resolve of POTUS or the capabilities of the U.S Armed Forces
@RepLoisFrankel: What's on the chopping block if the GOPTaxScam passes? Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and other vital programs for millions of Americans.
[email protected]: Like many Americans, I'm troubled by the reports of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior in the workplace. It's rocking Capitol Hill as well as elsewhere around the country. This is not who we are. We can and we must do better.
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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan: "Britain first is a vile, hate-fuelled organisation whose views should be condemned, not amplified."
@IvankaTrump: Tour of Golkonda Fort with members of the US delegation prior to departing Hyderabad. The perfect end to a remarkable visit.
@SenGillibrand: I voted against Kathleen Hartnett White's nomination to serve as Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality. Her views on issues ranging from climate change, to the role of science, to clean air regulations are deeply troubling and make her unfit for this position.
@keithellison: Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act, HR 3748, is a good idea. It's commonsense effort to create a Medicare Buy-In option for Americans ages 50-64 and to stabilize the health care marketplaces
@keithellison: The Top 0.1% controlled just 7% of U.S. wealth in 1978. By 2012, that group controlled 22 percent of wealth. Why we must fight the GOPTaxScam.
@RepBarbaraLee: When the choice is lining the pockets of corporate investors or increasing wages for employees, all too often regular working families are the ones who lose out. This isn't rocket science - the GOPTaxScam was written to benefit the wealthy.
@repmarkpocan: Instead of prioritizing American workers, the GOPTaxScam gives companies a tax break for outsourcing jobs.
@RepBillFoster: The GOPTaxScam raises taxes on 82 million middle class families while giving corporations massive tax cuts. We need to put hardworking families first - not big business.
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Downing Street hits Trump: "British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudice of the far-right, which it is the antithesis of the values that this country represents: decency tolerance and respect. It is wrong for the President to have done this."
@RepDelBene: While corporations get a massive, permanent 15% reduction in their tax rate, hardworking Americans are forced to pick up the tab under the GOPTaxScam. We've seen the trickle-down economics show before. And we know it doesn't work.
Alex Azar, Trump's HHS nominee, says addressing drug prices would be his top priority.
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Ex-DNI Clapper calls Trump's retweeting of anti-Muslim videos "bizarre and disturbing" and says it "has all kinds of ripple effects"
Donald Trump Jr. to appear for closed-door interview with House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Sen Dianne Feinstein:This morning's Judiciary Committee nominations hearing includes a nominee who has yet to receive sign off from home-state senators. Republicans are misrepresenting the history of the 100-year-old blue-slip policy to justify this move. It's important to know the facts.
Sanders says the pres endorses strong national security and secure borders, and the videos underscore the need for both.
At WH, @PressSec defends Pres Trump retweets today of videos purporting Muslim violence. Whether the videos are real or not, Sanders says "the threats are real - no matter how you look at it."
Video: @PressSec asked whether the administration believes the new "major sanctions" on DPRK that @POTUS says are to be announced today will cause Kim Jong Un to change his behavior.
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[email protected]: "The president wants to make sure that we do what is necessary to fund defense spending, the military."
@PressSec: "Those are very real things. There's nothing fake about that," adds @PressSec walking from North Lawn back into West Wing.
Senator John McCain : @usairforce review of criminal reporting to fed'l gun background-check database reveals disturbing lack of compliance and accountability. Our military must ensure similar mistakes have not occurred and will not occur in the future.
@PressSec: "I'm not talking about the nature of the video. I think you're focusing on the wrong thing. The threat is real and that is what the president is talking about."
"It's important to talk about national security and national security threats," replies @PressSec to questions about @realDonaldTrump retweets of @BritainFirstHQ deputy leader's anti-Muslim tweets.
Warren asks Azar whether Lilly CEO should have been held personally accountable for company's settlement.. Azar effectively says what made him proud was that the company re-examined processes after it happened
@SenWarren going after Azar's role on Lilly drug settlement.. Azar: the conduct that occurred there was unacceptable. Warren says fine was not adequate accountability for the scale of profits made on impropriety.."these settlements are the cost of doing business"
@SenWarren to Azar: your resume reads like a how-to on profiting from government service
@SenatorCollins asks about gag order pbms impose on pharmacists, preventing them from telling patients they can pay less without insurance for some drugs.
[email protected] asks about Tax Bill and potential impact on Medicare. Azar talks about tacking waste in the program, and focusing on more value-based system, says president is committed to strengthening the program
@RandPaul says wants to know Azar won't be beholden to big Pharma, which he says manipulates capitalism. He cites drug re-importation and industry claims it's unsafe: "That's BS and the American people think it's BS"
Bipartisan skeptism over addressing drug prices on from members of @GOPHELP @HELPCmteDems
@RandPaul: I don't think most people have warm feelings about big pharma. Azar: there are clearly abuses on the system there should be a moment of "Katie bar the door" of full generic competition. Paul: I tend to be a doubter because these problems go on and on and on
Azar on birth control policy: I believe we have to balance a woman's choice of insurance against balance of employer's beliefs
Scarborough fires back after Trump attack over dead staffer: "He is not well"
@PattyMurray on Azar speach: the skepticism I hear is the fox guarding the henhouse
How to bring the prices down? Azar says - increase generic competition - fight gaming of patents - look at why U.S. bearing the cost of other nations
[email protected] asks about increase of insulin prices, while at $LLY Azar says led non-diabetes marketing at Lilly the current system of pricing insulin is not working for the patients having to pay out of pocket says his background lets him know how the money flows
"Drug prices are too high. The president has made this clear. So have I," HHS nominee Alex Azar
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[email protected]: Economy growing! Excluding hurricane effects, CEA estimates that real GDP growth would have been 3.9% in Q3. Stock market at a new high, unemployment at a low. We are winning and TAX CUTS will shift our economy into high gear!
4 month ago
[email protected]: Just spoke to President XI JINPING of China concerning the provocative actions of North Korea. Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea today. This situation will be handled!
4 month ago
[email protected]: So now that Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract of Phil Griffin? And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the "unsolved mystery" that took place in Florida years ago? Investigate!
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[email protected]: So now tha Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract of Phil Griffin? And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the "unsolved mystery" that took place in Florida years ago? Investigate!
4 month ago
[email protected]: Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace." But when will the top executives at NBC and Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lack's past!
4 month ago
[email protected]: Looks like another great day for the Stock Market. Consumer Confidence is at Record High. I guess somebody likes me (my policies)!
Donald Trump's Twitter account has retweeted 3 anti-Muslim videos from a British far-right group
4 month ago
[email protected]: Great day for Tax Cuts and the Republican Party. But the biggest Winner will be our great Country!
4 month ago
[email protected]: Just won the lawsuit on leadership of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CFPB. A big win for the Consumer!
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[email protected]: Charles McCullough, the respected fmr Intel Comm Inspector General, said public was misled on Crooked Hillary Emails. "Emails endangered National Security." Why aren't our deep State authorities looking at this? Rigged and corrupt? @TuckerCarlson @seanhannity
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[email protected]: After North Korea missile launch, it's more important than ever to fund our gov't and military! Dems shouldn't hold troop funding hostage for amnesty and illegal immigration. I ran on stopping illegal immigration and won big. They can't now threaten a shutdown to get their demands.
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[email protected]: "The Conference Board said that consumer sentiment was at its highest level in nearly 17 years in November. The Consumer Confidence Index rose from 126.2 in October to 129.5, notching its best reading since December 2000"
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[email protected]: Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all finished the day at new RECORD HIGHS!
4 month ago
[email protected]: Remarks from the Roosevelt Room with @SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell, @SpeakerRyan and Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis.
Video: @statedeptspox comments on the November 26 municipal elections in Cuba.
Pres Trump calls his lunch meeting with Senate Republicans "phenomenal." Says GOP Senators want to see tax cut bill enacted. Wishes press could have covered the lunch to see and hear what was said.
Chuck Schumer: Bipartisanship and compromise are possible on tax reform. We can do a better job than this and not saddle the next generation of Americans with even larger deficits, even larger debt.
Tillerson statement after North Korea missile launch: "Diplomatic options remain viable and open, for now."
Chuck Schumer: The GOPTaxBill would even open up drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge because this tax bill wouldn't be complete unless it helped big oil companies too.
@statedeptspox: We welcome Manisha Singh as new Asst. Secretary for @econatstate. She's the 1st woman appointed to serve in this position.4 month ago
@statedeptspox: We welcome Manisha Singh as new Asst. Secretary for @econatstate. She's the 1st woman appointed to serve in this position.
4 month ago
Trump says he believes that the tax bill will be passed by the Senate and says it will result in a tax cut that will be the "largest in the history of our country"
"They should be calling immediately and to say 'we want to see you,' but probably they won't because nothing to them is important except for raising taxes," President Trump says of Pelosi, Schumer
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We want our military funded, and we want it funded now."
.@SpeakerRyan: I think it's regrettable that our Democrat colleagues and leadership chose not to join us today. For a bill to become a law, Congress has to pass a bill, and @POTUS signs the bill.4 month ago
[email protected]: "I think it's regrettable that our Democrat colleagues and leadership chose not to join us today. For a bill to become a law, Congress has to pass a bill, and @POTUS signs the bill."
DPRK missile program "endangers world peace, regional peace and certainly the United States," says Mattis
"We want our military funded and we want it funded now," says @POTUS in Roosevelt Room.
"It's a research and development effort on their part," adds Mattis
[email protected] calls his meeting with Republican senators a "love fest."
4 month ago
@SenSchumer: Under the GOPTaxBill, estates worth over $11 million get a tax break. Corporations get a permanent reduction in their tax rates while individual tax breaks expire after a few years. Why is that?
4 month ago
[email protected]: "The military to me is 1. We wouldn't be here without our powerful military. We're building it up stronger, bigger, better than ever before."
[email protected] says "we have tremendous support" on taxreform.
"In light of the missile launch they'll be here fairly quickly," @POTUS says of @SenSchumer and @NancyPelosi absence at today's @WhiteHouse meeting.
@RepAdamSchiff: Lost in the sea of falsehoods and errant tweets, is the deep damage being done at the Justice Department, where the rule of law is threatened along with the Department's independence.
Pres Trump seated in Roosevelt Room between seats marked for no-shows Schumer and Pelosi.
North Korea missile launch is the highest yet, poses worldwide threat, US Defense Secretary Mattis says
On dealing with the Democrats, Pres Trump says we are very far apartespecially on military funding. Says way way far apart.4 month ago
On dealing with the Democrats, Pres Trump says we are very far apartespecially on military funding. Says way way far apart.
California Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra resigns amid allegations of sexual misconduct, making him the first lawmaker to leave office amid spate of reports rocking the state Capitol.
Trump says missile launch does not change U.S. approach to North Korea issue
Defense Secretary Mattis says North Korea launched an ICBM that went higher than any shot they have taken
The launch does not change the US approach to the DPRK issue, adds @POTUS
Trump predicts passage of Senate tax plan, accuses Democratic leaders of being `all talk' and `no action.'
On Schumer/Pelosi pulling out of meeting: President says he's not surprised they didn't show up. Says Dem policies weak on crime and border security. Says Dems all talk and no action. Now even worse.
After North Korea test, US President Trump says "We will take care of it"
Trump says North Korea launch 'is a situation that we will handle'
Retired Marine Colonel launches write-in bid for Alabama Senate race: "I was just dissatisfied with the choices I had as a voter."
Sen Dianne Feinstein: Senate Budget Committee just voted to advance the awful GOPTaxPlan that hurts the middle class! However, many Republican senators are still on the fence. Keep up the calls and let's stop this bad bill!
4 month ago
Several Congressional Black Caucus members are in talks to get veteran Rep. John Conyers to resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct
DPRK launch in "middle of the night was interesting – perhaps fear of pre-emption," says @Rmanning4. "But getting spun up every time he acts is dumb, counter-productive and helps Kim's victim-threat narrative boosting him internally."
Aide to @JeffFlake tells the Senator "still has concerns" with the tax bill. It's unclear if he votes "yes" when its called to the floor and remains a wildcard.
Schumer: "As long as [Trump] remains a destructive force, it would be a waste of everyone's time to continue working with someone who clearly has no interest in coming to an agreement."
"Our commitment to the defense of our allies, including the Republic of Korea and Japan, in the face of these threats, remains ironclad. We remain prepared to defend ourselves and our allies from any attack or provocation" says Colonel Manning
Schumer: "With his tweet this morning, President Trump made sure that today's meeting is nothing but a photo-op."
Rex Tillerson says it's fine to cut State Dept budget bc they're going to be solving a bunch of global conflicts soon.
@GOPSenFinance: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will now head to the Senate floor for an open amendment process. Hats off to Chairman @SenatorEnzi's @BudgetGOP for advancing the bill.
No live TV coverage of Pres Trump's statement. Will be played back to networks on its conclusion.
Video: Police arrest protesters outside the Senate Budget Committee meeting
Both Corker and Johnson voted yes despite public reservations about the details
Tax bill clears Senate Budget Committee in 12-11 vote along party lines.
Protesters, some in wheelchairs, removed from Senate budget hearing while chanting "Shame on you!" and "Don't kill us, kill the bill."
"They've got to understand there's two sides to a negotiation," says @SenSchumer. "The president doesn't seem to understand that." Schumer says he still thinks a govt shutdown can be avoided.
Schumer says he's willling to meet with @POTUS if he says he's serious about resolving issues. "We're not gonna sit down just for a photo operation" Says @realDonaldTrump tweet this morning "shows he's not yet ready" to work out a deal on Govt funding.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY): The president and our Republican friends run the house and senate. They have a responsibility, a responsibility, not to let the government run out of funds.4 month ago
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY): "The president and our Republican friends run the house and senate. They have a responsibility, a responsibility, not to let the government run out of funds."
[email protected]: "This really is a generational opportunityThis country is the greatest economy in the world, we can do better than 2% growth."
Elizabeth Warren wants answers from Don McGahn and Mick Mulvaney on ethics, staffing, and recordkeeping concerns regarding Mulvaney's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau appointment.
Susan Collins quips that the White House is working really hard to get her to Yes on the tax bill
Schumer defends decision not to attend @POTUS meeting. Says it would have been "nothing but a photo operation" Tells @POTUS "it's time to stoop tweeting and start leading."
@SenSanders: How is it a tax reform plan for the middle class if 87 million middle class households will see their taxes go up?
[email protected]: "To me, a 'yes' vote on this tax bill means voting yes to a growing economy, more jobs, higher wages, and more take home pay. A 'no' vote, which is what our Democratic colleagues so far are telling us they're going to cast is a vote for stagnate wages, fewer jobs."
[email protected] to make remarks to the @WhiteHouse press pool at 15:00 EST (and the daily briefing has now vanished from the schedule).
Sen. @OrrinHatch says he's never seen partisanship "worse than it has been the last few years."
McConnell likens getting 50 votes for a tax cut bill to solving a Rubik's Cube. Calls it "a challenging exercise." Says still trying to satisfy all Senators about the bill.
[email protected]: "I never refused to go to a meeting that President Obama calledThat strikes me as a lack of seriousness about the matter before us."
.@senorrinhatch: This is an opportunity for the first time in 31 years to really get a tax bill that can help turn this country even further aheadI just wish we had more bipartisan support.4 month ago
[email protected]: "This is an opportunity for the first time in 31 years to really get a tax bill that can help turn this country even further aheadI just wish we had more bipartisan support."
4 month ago
Sen. Mitch McConnell says Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are showing a "lack of serious" by cancelling a budget meeting with President Trump
The pro-Moore super PAC that, we learned yesterday, is financed by GOP megadonor Dick Uihlein just dropped another $4k on ads hitting Doug Jones
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's a "challenging exercise" to get 50 votes on the tax bill
Cruz: “We're not there yet, but we're close."
After Trump lunch with GOP Senators, @SenateMajLdr says @POTUS took questions from Senators for about an hour. McConnell says he's still attending 3PM meeting with the President even though Schumer/Pelosi are not.
President Trump responds when asked about new North Korean missile test.
McConnell calls wrangling GOP votes on the tax bill “a challenging exercise."
Leaving GOP lunch with Trump @SenatorCollins says leaders are open to adding property tax deduction up to $10,000 as in House bill.
Trump just told Republican senators he supports the Alexander-Murray ACA stabilization bill, per Mike Rounds who was in the room.
Sen Susan Collins says “a lot of my concerns are being addressed," leaning toward supporting the tax bill after meeting with Trump and Senate Republicans
[email protected]: "If someone mugs you, is it really justified for any reason?"
Trump briefed on North Korean missile launch, says @PressSec, "while missile was still in the air."
Senator Bernie Sanders to Headline ‘Protecting Working Families Tour' Rally in Louisville Friday
White House says Trump was briefed on North Korean missile launch while missile was still in the air
Ted Cruz has proposed triggering automatic tax *cuts* if the GOP bill's effect on the deficit is better than expected, as part of this trigger deal, per Sen. Kennedy
Leaving the Capitol, reporters shouted questions to @POTUS about TaxBill and the DPRK missile launch. He replied, "we'll be talking about it."
Trump to visit Salt Lake City on Monday, will announce a smaller Bears Ears and Grand Staircase
U.S. officials confirm launch by DPRK of some type of ballistic missile but are not yet releasing details as the military evaluates information. This does now appear NOT be a short-range missile launch.
"Probable" missile launch detected from North Korea, says Pentagon
FEMA awarded $30 million in contracts for Puerto Rico storm victims to an unproven Florida company that failed to supply the aid, according to the AP.
Elizabeth Warren rallies supporters against Trump's consumer watchdog appointment
4 month ago
US Department of State to @CBSNews There has been no incident in Uzbekistan
Sen Dianne Feinstein:A better approach for Republicans would be to scrap this bad bill and start working with Democrats on tax reform that helps middle-class families.
Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu wants FBI Director Wray to brief Congress on the failure of the FBI to notify current and former officials who were targeted by Russian hackers.
The White House says @POTUS will still meet with @SpeakerRyan and @SenateMajLdr as scheduled today
[email protected]: "It's disappointing that Senator Schumer and Leader Pelosi are refusing to come to the table and discuss urgent issues."
4 month ago
Sayegh on @POTUS: Because, I think, he's been so open-minded, Democrats should be willing to come and make their case to him. OutnumberedOT
Russell Begaye, President of the Navajo Nation, on MSNBC: “To put in a slur that has become racial, ‘Pocahontas', didn't belong there. It was inappropriate, was not the time to do it, was not the place to do it It kind of ruined the whole ceremony."
Senator John McCain : Glad to see DC Council take up bill renaming street outside Russian Embassy "Boris Nemtsov Plaza." I'm a cosponsor of a bill to do the same. After his brutal murder, Putin is trying to bury even the memory of Nemtsov. We must remember his legacy.
Trump being escorted to policy lunch with Senate Republicans. Gives a thumbs up to reporters.
4 month ago
U.S. general sees no change in Pakistan behaviour despite Trump tough line
WH statement says @POTUS meeting "will proceed as scheduled" with Ryan and McConnell. "If the Democrats believe the American people deserve action on these critical year-end issues as we do, they should attend."
WH disappointed Schumer/Pelosi pull out of @POTUS meeting. @PressSec says @POTUS invitation "still stands" and "encourages them to put aside their pettiness, stop the political grandstanding, show up and get to work."
Warren "added in a final push for financial support, 'Let's show Donald Trump that we're sick of his racist slurs by getting to work to fight his agenda. Donald Trump can keep attacking my family – but I'm going to keep fighting for yours.'"
White House statement on the Schumer/Pelosi decision to boycott today's meeting
As Trump arrives at Republican controlled Congress, Schumer managed to be speaking on the floor, so TV coverage is essentially Dems narrating Trump's arrival.
@VP: While today we celebrate the vote that took place in the United Nations 70 years ago - every day we celebrate the strength and vitality of the Jewish people, and the Jewish state of Israel.
Warren is outside @CFPB rallying against Mulvaney. "For 6 years, this agency has fought to keep people from getting cheated now it's time for us to fight for the agency."
White House accuses Democrats of 'pettiness' and 'grandstanding' after they cancel meeting with Trump
@VP: While for the past 20 years, Congress and successive administrations have expressed a willingness to move our embassy, @POTUS Trump is actively considering when and how to move the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.4 month ago
@VP: While for the past 20 years, Congress and successive administrations have expressed a willingness to move our embassy, @POTUS Trump is actively considering when and how to move the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Mulvaney protest (organized by PCCC) outside CFPB
President Trump arrives at Capitol for lunch with Senate Republicans on tax cut bill.4 month ago
President Trump arrives at Capitol for lunch with Senate Republicans on tax cut bill.
In statement, Ryan/McConnell says Schumer/Pelosi putting funding of govt operations including military "at great risk" and challenge them to attend WH meeting: "if Democrats want to reach an agreement, they will be there."
@VP: With the leadership of our @POTUS, and the efforts of our Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, one thing is clear - the days of Israel-bashing at the @UN are over.4 month ago
@VP: With the leadership of our @POTUS, and the efforts of our Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, one thing is clear - the days of Israel-bashing at the @UN are over.
4 month ago
@statedeptspox: The United States congratulates the people of Kenya on the conclusion of the presidential election process, as well as President @UKenyatta and Deputy President @WilliamsRuto on their inauguration for a second term.
In response to Schumer/Pelosi saying no point in meeting with Trump, Ryan/McConnell say "We have important work to do, and Democratic leaders have continually found new excuses not to meet with the administration to discuss these issues."
@VP: Under @POTUS Donald Trump, if the world knows nothing else, the world will know this: America stands with Israel.4 month ago
@VP: Under @POTUS Donald Trump, if the world knows nothing else, the world will know this: America stands with Israel.
Video: Secretary Tillerson comments on Brexit during his remarks at @TheWilsonCenter.
Secretary Tillerson: The nations of Europe must accept greater responsibility for their own security challenges.4 month ago
Secretary Tillerson: The nations of Europe must accept greater responsibility for their own security challenges.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: We have important work to do. There is a meeting at the White House this afternoon, and if Democrats want to reach an agreement on these issues, they will be there.
Experts think North Korea could conduct another missile test 'within days' - U.S. government sources
Speaking at commemoration event of UN Resolution 181 that led to the establishment of the state of Israel, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says; Donald Trump is actively considering when and how to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
Video: Secretary Tillerson comments on Afghanistan4 month ago
Video: Secretary Tillerson comments on Afghanistan
Secretary Tillerson at @TheWilsonCenter: We ask our European partners to join us in standing up to all of Iran's maligned behavior.4 month ago
Secretary Tillerson at @TheWilsonCenter: We ask our European partners to join us in standing up to all of Iran's maligned behavior.
[email protected]: "Our taxreform plan rightly provides tax relief for job creators, empowering entrepreneurs and small businesses to continue opening, operating and expanding."
Video: Department of State:Secretary Tillerson comments on Russia during his remarks at @TheWilsonCenter.4 month ago
Video: Department of State:Secretary Tillerson comments on Russia during his remarks at @TheWilsonCenter.
Tillerson: conflict in Ukraine is "an enduring obstacle" to US relations with Russia
Video: Secretary Tillerson comments on US-European cooperation around the globe.
Tillerson: "I've told the Russians: We'll never get this relationship back to normal if we don't solve Ukraine."
Secretary Tillerson: Our European partners have been strong supporters of our diplomatic and economic pressure campaign against North Korea.4 month ago
Secretary Tillerson: Our European partners have been strong supporters of our diplomatic and economic pressure campaign against North Korea.
Sec. Tillerson: US andour European allies have partnered to hold Assad accountable through sanctions for crimes against his own people.4 month ago
Sec. Tillerson: US andour European allies have partnered to hold Assad accountable through sanctions for crimes against his own people.
Tillerson: Cut in State Dept in part "based on expectation of getting these [global] conflicts resolved."
US calls on EU and Britain to pursue Brexit talks 'quickly'
Secretary Tillerson: The US will continue to work with partners in the EU to bring stability, prosperity, and democracy to the Balkans.4 month ago
Secretary Tillerson: The US will continue to work with partners in the EU to bring stability, prosperity, and democracy to the Balkans.
Video: Secretary Tillerson comments on the importance of enhancing European energy security4 month ago
Video: Secretary Tillerson comments on the importance of enhancing European energy security
@SenSchumer: If @POTUS, who already said earlier this year that "our country needs a good shutdown," isn't interested in addressing the difficult year end agenda, we'll work with those who are. Looking fwd to continuing to work in good faith with our GOP colleagues in Congress to do just that.
@Sen_JoeManchin: I want to do something for the American people and this country. And I want to do it working together.
@Sen_JoeManchin: I've reached out, I want to have an agreement on taxreform - it should be a bipartisan pathway.
Nancy Pelosi: If the President, who already said earlier this year that ‘our country needs a good shutdown,' isn't interested in addressing the difficult year end agenda, we'll work with those Republicans who are, as we did in April.
@NancyPelosi: We look forward to continuing to work in good faith, as we have been for the last month, with our Republican colleagues in Congress to do just that.
Secretary Tillerson at @TheWilsonCenter: We are committed to the success of an independent and whole Ukraine.
@SenSchumer: We don't have any time to waste in addressing the issues that confront us, so we're going to continue to negotiate with Republican leaders who may be interested in reaching a bipartisan agreement.
Secretary Tillerson at @TheWilsonCenter: We, together with our friends in Europe, recognize the active threat of recently resurgent Russia.4 month ago
Secretary Tillerson at @TheWilsonCenter: We, together with our friends in Europe, recognize the active threat of recently resurgent Russia.
@SenSchumer: Given that @POTUS doesn't see a deal between Dems and the White House, we believe the best path fwd is to cont. negotiating with our GOP counterparts in Congress instead. Rather than going to the White House for a show meeting, we've asked @SenateMajLdr and @SpeakerRyan to meet this pm.
4 month ago
@NancyPelosi: Rather than going to the White House for a show meeting that won't result in an agreement, we've asked @SenateMajLdr and @SpeakerRyan to meet this afternoon
Here is the statement from Schumer and Pelosi4 month ago
Here is the statement from Schumer and Pelosi
4 month ago
@NancyPelosi: Given that the President doesn't see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead.
Top Democrats in Congress abruptly pull out of White House meeting after President Trump's Twitter attack.
Tillerson: Sanctions against Russia will stay in place until violation of Ukraine's sovereignty ends
4 month ago
[email protected]: "Statement from President Donald J. Trump on GivingTuesday"
Secretary Tillerson: The United States places the highest importance on security relationships with European allies, including @NATO.4 month ago
Secretary Tillerson: The United States places the highest importance on security relationships with European allies, including @NATO.
Sec Tillerson: Under @POTUS, US is committed to our enduring relationship with Europe; our security commitments to European allies are ironclad4 month ago
Sec Tillerson: Under @POTUS, US is committed to our enduring relationship with Europe; our security commitments to European allies are ironclad
Sen Dianne Feinstein:72% of Dreamers are pursuing a bachelor's degree or higher. These young people are the future of our country and we must protect them.
4 month ago
The former @WhiteHouse communications director, who lasted just 11 days here, has now resigned from the @TuftsUniversity board after weeks of battle with students.
4 month ago
Senator John McCain : Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to the Navajo Code Talkers, whose bravery, skill and tenacity helped secure our decisive victory over tyranny and oppression during WWII. Politicizing these genuine American heroes is an insult to their sacrifice.
4 month ago
At newser, moderate Senate Dems Manchin, Heitkamp, Donnelly say they won't vote for current GOP tax reform bill
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