Bernie Sanders: We are now at a crossroads in American culture. And it is an important one. The way we treat women in our country has been abysmal in almost every way.

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

17 August 2018
8 month ago
[email protected] on @POTUS: "His demeanor in the presidency is a deterrent for [Russia and China] he's a bold leader and he speaks his mind." @IngrahamAngle
8 month ago
[email protected] on @POTUS: "The idea that the behavior or positions being taken by [Trump] are ruining our image around the world I think is a massive overstatement." @IngrahamAngle
Trump Jr. claims he didn't speak directly with Trump on misleading Trump Tower meeting statement: report
U.S. House approves GOP bill making it easier for gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines
Congressional investigators are scrutinizing trips to Europe taken last year by several Trump associates, amid concern they may have met with Kremlin-linked operatives.
8 month ago
[email protected]: I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. I am also directing the State Department to begin preparation to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
8 month ago
Sen. Warren joins in on Franken: "I think he should resign"
I firmly believe that some people will be captured in this that aren't guilty of something because the way the stampede starts per Senator Burr8 month ago
"I firmly believe that some people will be captured in this that aren't guilty of something because the way the stampede starts" per Senator Burr
8 month ago
"Look at what we're going through right now with members of Congress on sexual harassment, many of which probably have every reason to be concerned and should rethink their profession" per @SenatorBurr
8 month ago
Reaction to Jerusalem recognition from German Chancellor AngelaMerkel: The German govt. does not support this, because the status of Jerusalem should be negotiated as part of a 2 state solution
UK PM @theresa_may says Great Britain disagrees w Trump's decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the Holy City as Israel capital before a final status agreement w the Palestinians, calling it unhelpful, @number10press8 month ago
UK PM @theresa_may says Great Britain disagrees w Trump's decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the Holy City as Israel capital before a final status agreement w the Palestinians, calling it "unhelpful", @number10press
House Intel Commitee releases the testimony of Erik Prince. Schiff says of the Seychelles trip: "Prince also could not adequately explain why he traveled halfway around the world to meet with UAE officials and, ultimately, the head of the Russian fund."
@keithellison: This White House continues to play politics with issues of national security and international peace, and its reckless decision making should concern us all.
Bernie Sanders: It needs to be an ongoing movement of women and men that includes a national discussion about sexism, sexual harassment, objectification, inequality and abuse of power.
Bernie Sanders: We are now at a crossroads in American culture. And it is an important one. The way we treat women in our country has been abysmal in almost every way.
Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein will testify about the special counsel's investigation before the House Judiciary Committee on December 13.
Bernie Sanders: Sen. Franken has said that he will be making an announcement about his political future tomorrow. The right thing is for him to resign.
Secretary Tillerson: @POTUS decided today, as Congress first urged in the Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995, and has reaffirmed regularly since, to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
House rejects Democrat's resolution to impeach President Trump
"For the foreseeable future, cyber will continue to be the thing I most fear" warns @SenatorBurr
8 month ago
"I may be more concerned today about a potential North Korean action" but @SenatorBurr says when he lays his head down on his pillow, "Cyber's the greatest threat"
House now voting to table consideration of impeachment articles offered by Rep Al Green D-TX against President Trump
Pledges Israel "will always ensure freedom of worship for Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike." And thanks @POTUS "for today's historic decision."
8 month ago
@SenatorBurr says Senate Intelligence Comm has interviews well over 100 people in Russia investigation, has gotten unprecedented access to individuals and intelligence
Netanyahu says he shares @POTUS commitment "to advancing peace between Israel and all of our neighbors, including the Palestinians." And reiterates pledge "there will be no change whatsoever to the status quo at the holy sites" in Jerusalem.
"I responded, when we had interviewed everyone who needs to be interviewed," says @SenatorBurr of what he told @POTUS about wrapping up Russia investigation
Re @POTUS remarks to him about wrapping up Russia investigation, That was in a telephone conversation that the president and I had last May… the subject of the telephone call had nothing to do with the investigation per @SenatorBurr8 month ago
Re @POTUS remarks to him about wrapping up Russia investigation, "That was in a telephone conversation that the president and I had last May… the subject of the telephone call had nothing to do with the investigation" per @SenatorBurr
"The President's decision is an important step towards peace," says @netanyahu, "for there is no peace that doesn't include Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel."
8 month ago
For Election2018 and possible Russia meddling, "All of my colleagues are worried about it or should be worried about it" warns Senate Intel Comm Chair @SenatorBurr
8 month ago
[email protected]: "I am also directing the State Department to begin preparation to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem."
[email protected] is now calling for @SenFranken to resign. He said otherwise about an hour ago
"There's no change of vote totals but there were attempts to get Ito voter files for reasons that we don't know" per @SenatorBurr re Russia election meddling Election2016
No hesitation on part of WH in acknowledging that Jerusalem announcement by Pres Trump fulfills "a major campaign promise of his and many previous Presidential candidates."
@ChuckGrassley: Americans shld see politically biased texts by demoted FBI official working Clinton email AND Trump campaign investigations. DOJ shld cough up all related docs andmake Strzok come to Judic cmte as I asked in OCTOBER! TRANSPARENCY BRINGS ACCOUNTABILITY
Here's the full Elijah Cummings letter detailing a whistleblower's account that Michael Flynn told an associate that Russia sanctions would be "ripped up" early in the Trump presidency
@LindseyGrahamSC: Why did the Trump Administration decide to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel? Because it always has been and always will be.
@ChuckGrassley: Reporters say FBI official who watered down Comey stmt on Clinton emails AND started Russia 'collusion' probe on Trump Campaign was fired frm Mueller team after DOJ watchdog found evidence of political bias. THIS IS WHY DOJ/FBI NEEDS OVERSIGHT Why don't dems agree?
@LindseyGrahamSC: Finally, the decision announced today does not take other options off the table regarding a two-state solution.
@LindseyGrahamSC:I fully support the Trump Administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel because this statement reflects the reality on the ground for the last 3,000 years.
Sen Dianne Feinstein: It's clear the American people don't look lightly on these kinds of actions, no matter who they're committed by, and the number of complaints against Senator Franken is a concern. I think resignation is the right thing for him to do.
8 month ago
[email protected]: "Israel is a sovereign nation with the right, like every other sovereign nation, to determine its own capital."
@POTUS signing Jerusalem announcement
8 month ago
Still, @SenatorBurr warns not to underestimate North Korea's ability to innovate - which means sanctions may be having less of an impact
@POTUS concludes speech with asking God to bless the Israelis, the Palestinians and the United States."
President Trump on changes in Jerusalem policies: "This decision is not intended in any way to reflect a departure from our strong commitment to facilitate a lasting peace agreement."
8 month ago
"Would it surprise me that Russia might attempt to provide products [to DPRK]? No, that wouldn't surprise me" says @SenatorBurr
US media: Tillerson and Mattis were both opposed to Trump's Jerusalem announcement due to security concerns; Kushner and Greenblatt were in favour
Trump announces he's dispatching VP Pence to the Middle East to reaffirm US commitment to work with its partners to defeat radicalism and expel extremists.
8 month ago
"I don't think that we've kept Russia… we don't keep them focused as a threat," per @SenatorBurr. Notes 70 percent of intel folks used to be educated in Russian language but not anymore
@POTUS: "Peace is never beyond the grasp of those willing to reach it. So today we calm, for moderation."
@POTUS: "There will, of course, be disagreement and dissent regarding this announcement."
As for Senate Intelligence Committee, "Our review of that information will be as thorough as it possibly can be" @SenatorBurr says re Russia probe
"We are not taking a position of any final status issues," such as contested borders between Israel and the Palestinians. There must be a peace agreement "that is acceptable to both sides," adds @POTUS. "The United States would support a two-state solution."
8 month ago
On @POTUS Russia - "It important to understand that if we were talking a year and a half ago, there's nobody in this room that would have believed anyone in his campaign was capable of collusion" per @SenatorBurr
President Trump: "I've judged this course of action to be in the best interests of the United States of America, and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians."
@POTUS: @StateDept to immediately begin planning for a "magnificent" embassy to be built in Jerusalem.
8 month ago
[email protected]: "We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past. Old challenges demand new approaches."
8 month ago
As for @POTUS' tweets, @SenatorBurr says he does not read tweets - "I don't read them, whether its my wife's of the president's"
@POTUS: "Today Jerusalem is the seat of the modern Israeli government," as well as the Knesset, the Supreme Court and the home of the prime minister and president.
@POTUS: "Jerusalem is not just the heart of three great religions" but also of "one of the most successfull democracies in the world."
8 month ago
"That's his art of negotiating" per Sen. Burr "It is uncomfortable sometimes to members of congress, It is uncomfortable sometimes to the American people" re @POTUS approach to public negotiations/diplomacy, Russia
This is the best interest of the US and to advance the peace process, declares @POTUS.
Why won't @POTUS talk about Russia? "When you get to the content of what he does… subject experts don't have too much criticism" says @SenatorBurr
@POTUS: "It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel."
@POTUS: "After more than two decades of waivers we're no closer to a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians."
8 month ago
[email protected]: Join me live from the @WhiteHouse via Periscope
8 month ago
Russia, China, others - "Their level of innovation will be on the same pace as ours if not more" says @SenatorBurr
@PressSec: Speech excerpts as prepared for delivery by @POTUS:
"Companies have to take some responsibility," per @SenatorBurr on cyber and security issues "Do you really want to leave technology decisions to the group that I serve with?"
8 month ago
"I want to limit through policy the tools that they [Russia] can use" says @SenatorBurr
The "Secretary of State will restrict entry into the United States of those individuals involved in undermining democracy in Cambodia."
Michael Flynn told an associate that Russia sanctions would be "ripped up" early in the Trump presidency, a whistleblower told Congress
"To believe that Russia has changed since the Cold War is just an absolute myth" per Senate Intelligence Comm Chair @SenatorBurr
[email protected] says US intel saw Russia disinfo effort in real-time, and both intel community and lawmakers were "anxious" to see leadership from Obama administration that didn't come
8 month ago
"This is not limited just to elections. This is not limited to Russia" per @SenatorBurr "Others will exploit the ability to create chaos in our society. Might even be the tool of nation states tat want to buy interest in US companies," drive stock prices down
On Russia and Election2016, "I don't see this as an intelligence failure… the intelligence we had on an ongoing basis should have prompted us to ask more questions" per @SenatorBurr
8 month ago
@SenatorBurr then raises concerns that innocent people could suffer - draws link to wave of sexual harassment allegations
Trump to deliver his statement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital in the Diplomatic Reception Room, under famous Gilbert Stuart portrait of GW.
My concern long term is that if we get too accustomed to unnamed sources, that will be the predominance of what's out there… says  @SenatorBurr at CFR, talking about unnamed sources in media on Russia investigation8 month ago
"My concern long term is that if we get too accustomed to unnamed sources, that will be the predominance of what's out there…" says @SenatorBurr at CFR, talking about unnamed sources in media on Russia investigation
More than 3.6 million people have signed up for Obamacare plans during the first month of open enrollment, according to new numbers released by CMS.
With funding running out for the Government on Friday, Pres Trump said a shutdown "could happen." Said it would be Democrats fault for insisting on "illegal immigrants pouring into our country, bring with them crime, tremendous amounts of drugs. We don't want to have that. "
@NancyPelosi: President Trump is the only person talking about a government shutdown. Democrats are hopeful the President will be open to an agreement to address the urgent needs of the American people and keep government open.
Pres welcomes Kirstjen Nielsen (far right) to her first Cabinet meeting as Homeland Security Secretary. She won Senate confirmation yesterday by vote of 62-37. Succeeds Gen John Kelly in the job. He stepped down July 28 to become WH Chief of Staff.
Sen. Gillibrand speaks after calling for Sen. Franken to step aside: "We as elected leaders should absolutely be held to a higher standard, not a lower standard, and we should fundamentally be valuing women."
Pres Trump hails 3.3% GDP. If it weren't for the hurricanes, he says GDP might have hit 4%. Says each point means adds $2.5-trilliion dollars to the economy and means 10-million jobs. Sees no reason why GDP can't hit 4, 5 and even 6%.
[email protected]: "We want to have a great beautiful, crime-free country. And we want people to come into our country but we want the to come on our basis."
Second male senator, Joe Donnelly, now calling on Franken to resign. At least the 9th senator overall.
8 month ago
[email protected]: "We're on the verge of a historic victory that cuts taxes, for the middle class, for businesses."
@TomPerez: Sen. Al Franken should step down. Everyone must share the responsibility of building a culture of trust and respect for women in every industry and workplace, and that includes our party.
President tells Cabinet he's thrilled by Senate passage of the tax cut bill. Tells press they covered it accurately "for the most part." Says the tax cut bill will produce a lot of new jobs.
8 month ago
[email protected]: "Many of our brave troops will be spending Christmas overseas. We're thinking about them."
Asked if the government would shut down because of congressional gridlock on the budget, @POTUS replied that it "could happen."
[Putin] would like a weak United States that's unwilling and unable to push back against Russia" per @EvelynNFarkas
Of his "big announcement" on Jerusalem at 1pm, Pres Trump says "I think it's long overdue." He says other presidents had promised action, but didn't follow through.
"The Democrats maybe want to shut down the country" because they want immigrants flowing in, adds @POTUS and then mentions "radical Islamic terrorism."
Sen. Bob Casey becomes first male senator to call for Franken to step down. Total count is eight.
"He's knocked the hell out of 'em…of course I've made it possible," says @POTUS of SecDef Mattis leadership in combatting ISIS. "We don't want 'em going into our country."
@POTUS: "We're in a great period in this country."
@POTUS: "I don't want to go beyond that because I'll be criticized if we don't hit that."
GDP growth of six percent possible, declares @POTUS in Cabinet meeting.
POTUS asked if we're going to have a shutdown: "It could happen. The Democrats are really looking at something that is very dangerous to our country. They are looking at shutting down they want to have illegal immigrants pouring into our country."
@POTUS: "I cannot wait to sign these giant tax cuts and reforms…it will be the largest tax cut, by far, in the history of our country."
POTUS: US military "was very depleted when I got here."
"It will be handled and will be handled properly," says @POTUS of DPRK.
In Cabinet meeting @POTUS says "we face many serious threats."
@VP: The people of California in the path of these wildfires are in our hearts, and we're praying for you and the heroic first responders working to keep all safe. Like @POTUS said, please listen to local and state officials. We are with you all!
Sen Kamala Harris D-CA calls for Franken to resign
@SenKamalaHarris: Sexual harassment and misconduct should not be allowed by anyone and should not occur anywhere. I believe the best thing for Senator Franken to do is step down.
Democratic Sens. Gillibrand, Hirono, McCaskill, and Hassan have all called on Franken to step aside in the last 10 minutes
@SenWarren: The federal government will run out of money on Friday unless Congress passes a new spending bill. This isn't just about keeping the lights on - it's about our values
"The Russian government is not likely to respond to a soft request for negotiation" on Moscow's influence campaigns/cyber, per @EvelynNFarkas "we essentially have to force them to recognize that the price is too high"
8 month ago
"This problem comes down to leadership….what do we want? What do we want our world to be like?" says @selectedwisdom on countering not just Russia, but others, even domestic political campaigns on socialmedia
There is a danger, says @selectedwisdom - "We're much closer to real breaks in the United States than people really understand at this point"
8 month ago
"Declaring a source now, it's way too late" per @selectedwisdom "As long as it [the content from @RT or @SputnikInt] appeals to their preferences, they're going to consume it"
Making @RT and @SputnikInt register as foreign agents - "It's great that they did that It won't affect anything" says @selectedwisdom at @CFR_org Election Security symposium
In the United States "I'm not sure anyone knows what their role is in countering influence online" says @selectedwisdom "I haven't seen a lot of gears moving in any direction"
8 month ago
"We have failed in this for a decade now… in our counter influence. We don't always know what we believe in" per @selectedwisdom whether Russia or terror
Combating Russia influence ops with elections - "I don't know that anything's working yet…" says @selectedwisdom
8 month ago
[email protected]: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
8 month ago
"We get calls every day… people are concerned" counters Indiana's @SecretaryLawson "I've had just as many calls regarding the security of our elections … as I have ever had"
Do Americans care about election security?"No," says @sultanofcyber "I'm concerned also about a leadership deficit on this topic" (which he describes as bipartisan)
@FLOTUS: Thoughts and prayers to those affected by the wildfires in California. Thank you to all first responders for their heroic efforts.
8 month ago
"We spend far more on election campaigns than we do on running elections themselves" warns UPenn's Prof. Blaze
If US hasn't seen a large scale breach of voter registration data "it's because no one has seriously tried" per UPenn ComputerandInformation Science Prof Matt Blaze
Another woman, a former Democratic aide, says Sen Al Franken tried to forcibly kiss her in 2006.
"There are extremely capable people in DHS… who need to be empowered to assist" per UPenn's Blaze re election security
Trump administration "playing a huge role" in working to strengthen election security per Indiana's @SecretaryLawson - especially with security clearances
Another part of the problem - most local voting systems were not designed to defend against anything more than local corruption, not to mention nation-state intel adversaries, per UPenn's Blaze
8 month ago
Biggest worry abut election security is at county/ local level, per UPenn's Matt Blaze - "Some of them are quite good in protecting their systems. Some of them are less good…"
Do Russia, other adversaries want to hack vote tallies? "In their dreams they'd love that ability" says @sultanofcyber, but notes it's not so easy - "Being able to see the causation from intent… that's the tricky part"
Bigger problem is remote access, says @BelferCenter's Michael @sultanofcyber - "you've got to have a way to turn off the wifi on some of these devices"
Can someone mess with physical votes? "Is it possible? Yes. Is it practical? I would say no," says @SecretaryLawson
"I don't want to say our elections are illegitimate but I don't know that I can say that they aren't" per UPenn Assoc Prof Matt Blaze
But "About the time you say you're comfortable is the time you should be worried" adds @SecretaryLawson re CyberSecurity elections
"There is no evidence that any votes were tampered with in the 2016 election" says @SecretaryLawson at CFR Cyber Security Symposium re election security
8 month ago
Steve Bannon, discussing Israel, tells me "we should have moved the embassy day one"
8 month ago
Brian Steorts, small business owner who met with @POTUS: "The president was amazing. He was very patient. He came in, he spent about five minutes with us. Talked to all of us individually, talked to our families. Very genuine."
Tillerson says journalists who believe he's quitting or getting fired "need new sources" because they're wrong
US State Secretary Tillerson: We've been clear with Russia that we can't return to business as usual… Russia's use of hybrid warfare seeks to undermine our Alliance and this is big obstacle in our relationship
A man was found with his hands tied behind his back in a D.C. apartment fire Monday evening, D.C. police said.
A lawyer of @realdonaldtrump denies @deutschebank has received a subpoena from US special counsel Robert Mueller regarding @potus
8 month ago
[email protected]: Join me this Friday in Pensacola, Florida at the Pensacola Bay Center! Tickets:
Readout just issued by @WhiteHouse says @POTUS, in calls today to Middle East leaders, "discussed potential decisions regarding Jerusalem."
Ex-U.S. defense secretary open to nuclear armament of South Korea, Japan
Sanders announced Pres Trump to visit Mississippi on Saturday to mark its Statehood Bicentennial. Will take part in grand openings of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
Sarah Sanders says that she's "not aware of any plan" for Trump to release his tax returns to show how the GOP tax bill would affect him personally, despite Trump claiming he wouldn't benefit from it.
[email protected] says the low border crossing is another success story for the administration
8 month ago
@WhiteHouse @POTUS @PressSec @realDonaldTrump @DeutscheBank @PressSec reiterates that the reports are "totally false."
8 month ago
"The administration supported the RNC's decision" to resume funding @MooreSenate campaign in ALSen, says @PressSec.
Sarah Sanders says that the White House still considers Trump's tweets to be official statements.
A number of factors weighed into @POTUS decision on embassy, replies @PressSec when asked about concern for an outbreak of violence in the Middle East.
8 month ago
"There's no collusion, there's no obstruction," says @PressSec.
[email protected] says White House still considers President Trump's tweets official statements, after President Trump's lawyer claimed he drafted Trump's weekend tweet about Flynn.
@PressSec: "I refer you back to John Dowd's clarification."
8 month ago
"I'm not aware of those specifics," says @PressSec when asked what day @POTUS found out @GenFlynn lied to the @FBI.
[email protected] says a shutdown is a possibility but she hopes it doesn't happen
Media going "too far and too fast," adds @PressSec.
8 month ago
@WhiteHouse @POTUS @PressSec "Completely false" that Special Counsel issued subpoena for @realDonaldTrump records from @DeutscheBank, says @PressSec.
On whether President Trump knew Michael Flynn lied to the FBI when he fired him, @PressSec says "the president knew that he lied to the vice president, and that was the reason for his firing."
On supporting @MooreSenate, Sanders says Pres Trump still feels if allegations are true, Moore should step aside, but it's up to the people of Alabama to judge. Says Pres would rather have someone who supports his agenda.
Press Sec. Sanders tells @CeciliaVega she hasn't asked President Trump about pardoning Michael Flynn, "because I don't feel that it's necessary until we get further down the road and determine whether or not that's even something needed."
[email protected] said she hasn't spoken to @POTUS about the potential pardoning of Michael Flynn
"Great deal of concern" at @WhiteHouse about whether Special Counsel Mueller's team is biased against @POTUS, answers @PressSec.
8 month ago
[email protected]: "Tomorrow, @POTUS will deliver remarks regarding [calling Jerusalem capital of Israel decision]."
@PressSec: "The president, I would say, is pretty solid in his thinking at this point" on decision to move embassy.
8 month ago
[email protected]: "Tomorrow, @FLOTUS and @SecondLady will travel to Texas to continue their efforts in assisting those affected by this year's devastating hurricane season."
@PressSec: "I'm not going to get ahead of the president's remarks that he'll make tomorrowultimately he'll make what he feels is the best decision for the United States."
8 month ago
[email protected]: "POTUS will visit Mississippi on Saturday, where they are celebrating the state's bicentennial, 200 years of statehood."
[email protected] asked if Tillerson is on board with Jerusalem change: it is ultimately the president's decision.
First Lady Melania Trump and Second Lady Karen Pence to Visit Texas for Continued Hurricane Relief
[email protected]: "This is nothing compared to what it will be over a period of years. It's happening a lot faster than anyone projected."
[email protected] on families visiting to talk tax reform: These are great families that are doing well and now they are doing much better, maybe much better than ever before. A lot of changes have taken place over the last 10 months and we're very happy to have all of you here."
[email protected] provides an update on Secretary Tillerson's visit to Brussels, including meetings with Belgium's Prime Minister @CharlesMichel, EU High Commissioner Representative @federicamog, and @NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg and his participation in NATO Foreifn Ministers meeting
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