Turkish PM spoke en route to New York: I told Pence U.S should end its partnership with PYD/YPG, Pence told me that they understand Turkey's concerns and sensitivity regarding the issue, partnership with YPG/PYD will continue for a little while

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

17 November 2017
1 week ago
[email protected]: Just landed in Da Nang, Vietnam to deliver a speech at APEC2017
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[email protected]: I am leaving China for APEC2017 in Vietnam. @FLOTUS Melania is staying behind to see the zoo, and of course, the Great WALL of China before going to Alaska to greet our AMAZING troops.
1 week ago
[email protected]: My meetings with President Xi Jinping were very productive on both trade and the subject of North Korea. He is a highly respected and powerful representative of his people. It was great being with him and Madame Peng Liyuan!
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[email protected]: I don’t blame China, I blame the incompetence of past Admins for allowing China to take advantage of the U.S. on trade leading up to a point where the U.S. is losing $100's of billions. How can you blame China for taking advantage of people that had no clue? I would've done same!
1 week ago
Turkish PM spoke en route to New York: I told Pence U.S should end its partnership with PYD/YPG, Pence told me that they understand Turkey's concerns and sensitivity regarding the issue, partnership with YPG/PYD will continue for a little while
1 week ago
Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler: “There is nothing to see here. The allegations are that a man in his early 30s dated teenage girls. Even the Washington Post report says that he never had sexual intercourse with any of the girls.”
@statedeptspox: The US will maintain sanctions on designated Venezuela govt. officials until they break from Maduro’s dictatorial government.1 week ago
@statedeptspox: The US will maintain sanctions on designated Venezuela govt. officials until they break from Maduro’s dictatorial government.
Key House committee approves tax reform bill, as Senate GOP unveils rival plan1 week ago
Key House committee approves tax reform bill, as Senate GOP unveils rival plan
1 week ago
House panel approves GOP legislation to deeply cut taxes for corporations, double standard deduction, simplify tax code
1 week ago
Sen. John Thune on the Roy Moore allegations: “I think if he does what he should do, does the right thing and steps aside, I don’t think it will hurt the Republican Party”
1 week ago
House Ways and Means Committee votes along party lines 24-16, to approve amended GOP tax reform bill
1 week ago
According to NBC Trump's former bodyguard Schiller says Russians offered Trump 5 women in a hotel room but the Donald said no.
1 week ago
In a climate of frayed relations, VP Pence met today with Prime Minister Yildrim to "help to usher in a new chapter in U.S.-Turkey relations." But WH also says the @VP "expressed deep concern" over Turkish arrests of Americans, local diplomatic staffers, journalists, et al.
McCain: Roy Moore “should immediately step aside.”1 week ago
McCain: Roy Moore “should immediately step aside.”
Seb Gorka, who campaigned for Roy Moore, would only send me the following, uh, comment:1 week ago
Seb Gorka, who campaigned for Roy Moore, would only send me the following, uh, comment:
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Q: If true does he need to step down? FLAKE: If there any shred of truth to these stories, he ought to step aside now. NBC: Is he fit, would he be fit to serve in the Senate if that was true? FLAKE: No, no, no.
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White House: VP Pence expressed deep concern over the arrests of U.S citizens, Mission Turkey local staff, journalists, members of çivil society under the state of emergency and urged transparency and due process in the resolution of their cases
1 week ago
Portman said he read the Roy Moore news during a tax reform meeting, which seems like a nice tidy metaphor.
1 week ago
White House on talks between Turkish PM and U.S VP Pence: Leaders expressed hope meeting would help to usher in a new chapter in relations, agreed on the need for constructive dilaogue as friends and allies on bilateral challenges
GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's campaign calls Washington Post report including allegation that he initiated sexual encounter with underage girl 1 week ago
GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's campaign calls Washington Post report including allegation that he initiated sexual encounter with underage girl "yet another baseless political attack"
1 week ago
McConnell confidant Josh Holmes to WaPo re: Moore accusations. "If it's true, the Republican Party doesn't have any place for pedophiles and he should step down immediately," leave race. Puts blame on Bannon and others for enabling controversial candidates.
@SenateMajLdr: 1 week ago
@SenateMajLdr: "If these allegations are true, he must step aside."
1 week ago
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) on Roy Moore: “If that’s true, he wouldn’t belong in the Senate.”
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“Certainly if you threaten the underpinnings of our basic fabric of democracy you should respect a response from the US government" per Joyce re: Russia meddling
Changes in House GOP tax plan would preserve moving expenses deduction for active duty members of the military1 week ago
Changes in House GOP tax plan would preserve moving expenses deduction for active duty members of the military
“There’s been a call to say, hey, define what an act of war in cyber is…. It’s going to depend on the situation” per @WhiteHouse Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce1 week ago
“There’s been a call to say, hey, define what an act of war in cyber is…. It’s going to depend on the situation” per @WhiteHouse Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce
1 week ago
Maine’s Sec. of State, a member of Trump’s Election Commission, has filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming the commission violated federal law.
1 week ago
Rep Kevin Brady R-TX now getting ready to unveil a 29 page amendment to the GOP tax reform bill
.@SenatorCardin: 1 week ago
[email protected]: "Let's work together, Democrats and Republicans. Let's have a more open process."
1 week ago
Quantum computing - impact on natsec: “It’s a cat and mouse game that gets played," per @CIA's Broer "It raises the bars no question about it but its not the end of the world”
Dept. of Justice begins compensating 24,631 Madoff victims with funds acquired from asset forfeitures, calling it the 1 week ago
Dept. of Justice begins compensating 24,631 Madoff victims with funds acquired from asset forfeitures, calling it the "single largest distribution of forfeited funds in the history of the Department’s victim compensation program."
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Q: What happens if Republicans aren’t able to pass tax reform? GRAHAM: “The party fractures, most incumbents in 2018 will get a severe primary challenge The base will fracture, the financial contributions will stop.”
1 week ago
When asked if Republicans will distance themselves from Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan says, "We already made that choice. We're with Trump"
1 week ago
More than 8 years after Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty, @TheJusticeDept announces first payments totaling $772.5-million from the Madoff Victim Fund to his 24,631 victims around the globe. Single largest distribution of forfeited funds ever from DOJ's victim compensation program.
1 week ago
@SenWarren: Do your job, @realDonaldTrump. Your Administration must work with Puerto Rican authorities to ensure an accurate hurricane fatality count right away.
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@SenWarren: This is important. @realDonaldTrump has cited the death count to argue his disaster response to Puerto Rico was top notch. It appears many hurricane deaths are going uncounted. Each day that passes makes it tougher to figure out the true total.
1 week ago
“The US government has more data than almost anything else in the world” per @CIA's Broer “The analytical capabilities that are required… really have been challenged”
1 week ago
@SenWarren: Last month, 12 senators joined me in calling on the Trump Administration to ensure the accuracy of the fatality count in Puerto Rico. We're still waiting.
“So no, we do not spy on Americans” says @CIA Chief Technology Officer Matthijs Broer tells DefOneSummit, adds “If we do our job well, you will never see us.1 week ago
“So no, we do not spy on Americans” says @CIA Chief Technology Officer Matthijs Broer tells DefOneSummit, adds “If we do our job well, you will never see us."
1 week ago
@SenWarren: Puerto Rican officials have announced a jump in deaths since Hurricane Maria, but the official hurricane death toll is still just 55.
.@NancyPelosi: Latest draft of GOP tax bill 1 week ago
[email protected]: Latest draft of GOP tax bill "appears to be an act of desperation."
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@NancyPelosi: The dam is breaking on dishonest claim that the GOPTaxScam will help the middle class. The facts show the *exact* opposite.
1 week ago
Senate tax bill retains current $1M limitation on mortgage interest deduction
22 House Republicans sign letter asking that GOP tax reform plan maintain the adoption tax credit1 week ago
22 House Republicans sign letter asking that GOP tax reform plan maintain the adoption tax credit
1 week ago
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: @RepGoodlatte has devoted his life to public service and to advancing common-sense policies to defend our constitution, hold government accountable, and enforce the rule of law. The House will miss him.
1 week ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 4600 block of Hillside Rd SE: no casualities
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Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 200 block of 35th St NE: 1 injured
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Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 3200 block of 4th St SE: no casualities
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Bill Cassidy just told reporters the Senate’s tax bill will NOT repeal the ACA’s individual mandate.
1 week ago
"Half the country’s living paycheck-to-paycheck," says @SpeakerRyan this morning at news conference in defense of GOP tax cut bill. "The purpose of this legislation is giving middle income tax families a break," he says.
.@SpeakerRyan says 1 week ago
[email protected] says "I want to get rid of the individual mandate any way I can," but adds that whether to include repeal in the tax bill is a matter for discussion.
.@SpeakerRyan directs questions on adoption tax credit to Ways and Means Committee.1 week ago
[email protected] directs questions on adoption tax credit to Ways and Means Committee.
.@SpeakerRyan: 1 week ago
[email protected]: "Don't we want to have a tax code that's simple and easy and fair?"
.@SpeakerRyan: 1 week ago
[email protected]: "We haven't had a 3% economy in about a decade. Do you know what happens to a country that grows so slowly? Wages are flat. Living standards get flat. Economic anxiety and insecurity goes up."
.@SpeakerRyan: 1 week ago
[email protected]: "By doubling the standard exemption, right there, 90% of Americans will fill out their taxes - picture this in your mind - on a form the size of a postcard."
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: People are sick of being left behind by the tax code while special interests are given a leg up by carve-outs and loopholes.1 week ago
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: People are sick of being left behind by the tax code while special interests are given a leg up by carve-outs and loopholes.
1 week ago
By presidential proclamation, this is World Freedom Day, which finds Pres Trump in China, which the @StateDept cites for "repression and coercion" of political rights advocates and groups.
1 week ago
[email protected] says Senate is taking a “hard look” at including individual mandate repeal in its tax bill.
1 week ago
“Nuclear weapons save lives…there hasn’t been a major power on war on this planet since 1945" per @US_Stratcom's BrigGen Bowen
1 week ago
“Every single nuclear armed nation is building more nuclear weapons" per @Cirincione at DefOneSummit "Every country points to the programs of the others as the justification”
1 week ago
No choice but to recapitalize/upgrade, says BrigGen Bowen: “It’s an insurance policy for our national survival…so the UnitedStates maintains its place in the world”
“We’ve kind of painted ourselves into a corner” says @US_Stratcom's BrigGen Gregory Bowen “All this stuff is getting old”- B52s,/subs/missiles etc1 week ago
“We’ve kind of painted ourselves into a corner” says @US_Stratcom's BrigGen Gregory Bowen “All this stuff is getting old”- B52s,/subs/missiles etc
1 week ago
[email protected]: Tax Code Shouldn't Encourage Welfare Over Work
Rep. Steve Scalise hugs police officers who responded to congressional baseball shooting at ceremony honoring their bravery.1 week ago
Rep. Steve Scalise hugs police officers who responded to congressional baseball shooting at ceremony honoring their bravery.
.@SpeakerRyan: 1 week ago
[email protected]: "The tax cuts are aimed toward the middle income taxpayers."
.@SpeakerRyan: 1 week ago
[email protected]: "The average household will get a $1200 tax break."
DreamActNow: Hundreds marching to Capitol Hill. Say they’ll head into Senate/House offices soon calling for a clean Dream Act.1 week ago
DreamActNow: Hundreds marching to Capitol Hill. Say they’ll head into Senate/House offices soon calling for a clean Dream Act.
1 week ago
“I’m mostly worried about the chances for miscalculation at this period at time” says fmr DASD Magsamen at DefOneSummit echoing sentiment voiced repeadtly by ex officials re DPRK-US
1 week ago
3 US carrier strike groups in the Pacific "a demonstration that the United States is capable" and key signal to US allies, per Fmr DASD Asian and Pacific Security Kelly Magsamen
.@RepMcCaul: 1 week ago
[email protected]: "This President is at his best when he is overseas meeting with world leaders."
@VP: This weekend I hope places of worship all across America will be filled to overflowing. I hope that Americans of every background and belief will send a chorus of prayers from their hearts into the heart of heaven for these families, for SutherlandSprings community and for this land1 week ago
@VP: This weekend I hope places of worship all across America will be filled to overflowing. I hope that Americans of every background and belief will send a chorus of prayers from their hearts into the heart of heaven for these families, for SutherlandSprings community and for this land
.@SenSchumer: 1 week ago
[email protected]: "As Clint Eastwood said: Want to pass this tax bill, want to hurt the suburbs, make our day. Make our day."
.@RonWyden: 1 week ago
[email protected]: "Here's what we say: 'Put your corporate tax handout where your mouth is.'"
1 week ago
Kosachev calls US Justice Dept's demand on RT "a very dirty political game".
.@SenSchumer: On China, President Trump 1 week ago
[email protected]: On China, President Trump "is governing like a lamb."
.@marcorubio: 1 week ago
[email protected]: "All these people calling for background checks - background checks are not perfect."
.@statedeptspox: 1 week ago
[email protected]: "Diplomacy is the preferred approach" to North Korea.
.@statedeptspox: 1 week ago
[email protected]: "We don't agree with Russia on a ton of things, but it is an area of agreement and that is fighting ISIS."
President Trump's granddaughter Arabella was the star of Thursday night's State Dinner. After @POTUS' toast, he introduced a video of Arabella singing a song in Chinese for Pres Xi at the Mar-a-Lago Summit last April. Grampa seemed pleased.1 week ago
President Trump's granddaughter Arabella was the star of Thursday night's State Dinner. After @POTUS' toast, he introduced a video of Arabella singing a song in Chinese for Pres Xi at the Mar-a-Lago Summit last April. Grampa seemed pleased.
.@marcorubio: 1 week ago
[email protected]: "It cannot be that it is more lucrative to not work and raise 4 kids with the government benefits that come with that than it is to take a job for $35,000 a year Our tax code should not encourage that."
GOP Sen. John Thune says he can't guarantee that no middle class family will see their taxes go up.1 week ago
GOP Sen. John Thune says he can't guarantee that no middle class family will see their taxes go up.
.@RepKinzinger: 1 week ago
[email protected]: "If we commence a strike against North Korea, we will win."
.@AntonioSabatoJr: 1 week ago
[email protected]: "Let's try to get rid of every single gun in the world and see what happens - the bad guys will ALWAYS get the guns."
1 week ago
Concerns about Election2018 @TulsiPress says she's working on a bill that “goes so low tech that the cyber hackers can’t hack into it" with voting backups
1 week ago
“There are many other implications of this that take us down the wrong path” says @TulsiPress of pulling out of Iran nuclear deal, says weakening US hand with DPRK
1 week ago
“I would support withdrawing from it" says @RepStefanik of Iran nuclear deal "…need to strengthen it on ballistic missiles”
1 week ago
[email protected]: In the coming months and years ahead I look forward to building an even STRONGER relationship between the United States and China.
1 week ago
Washington orders RTAmerica to register as foreign agent by Monday
1 week ago
“It’s incredibly important to stay engaged in the region” says @RepStefanik of US in Middle East "We've unfortunately positioned ourselves so we don'thave a role at the table"
1 week ago
On Syria, “We haven’t had an effective policy… our lack of engagement is one of the reason why we are where we are today” per @RepStefanik
In his State Dinner toast, Prex Xi said he and Pres Trump 1 week ago
In his State Dinner toast, Prex Xi said he and Pres Trump "both agree that China and the United States should remain partners, not rivals. We both agree that when we work together, we can accomplish many great things to the benefit of our two countries and the whole world."
1 week ago
Advocating for negotiations with DPRK, @TulsiPress says of denuclearization “It cannot be the precondition”
1 week ago
“People are very much concerned and asking what is going on in North Korea" says @TulsiPress at DefOneSummit - even middle schoolers DPRK
1 week ago
Military strength, threats of force - “None of that matters if that’s all there is" say former Amb Wendy Sherman on need for diplomacy
1 week ago
“Very sadly. This administration is categorically destroying the State Department" warns former Amb. Wendy Sherman at DefOneSummit
@VP: Grateful to the faith leaders who joined us last night - thank you for your outpouring of support for your fellow Texans. And thank you to the heroic actions of neighbors, law enforcement and the first responders who saved lives by their swift action on Sunday.1 week ago
@VP: Grateful to the faith leaders who joined us last night - thank you for your outpouring of support for your fellow Texans. And thank you to the heroic actions of neighbors, law enforcement and the first responders who saved lives by their swift action on Sunday.
Trump on trade: 1 week ago
Trump on trade: "I don't blame China. After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens?"
1 week ago
Are @POTUS tweets, mixed messages a good thing? “It is as a tactic, not as a policy” says fmr Amb. Wendy Sherman
1 week ago
“The president must raise it” says Amb Wedy Sherman, re election interference, if/when @POTUS meets with Putin
1 week ago
“Putin tries to fill any vacuum anybody else leaves” says former Amb. Wendy Sherman on Russian leader
1 week ago
“The question is how the president [Trump] conducts this meeting and whether he understands ever how impactful Russia is on this world” says former Amb Sherman
1 week ago
Will there be a bilat between Russia's Putin and @POTUS in Vietnam? Depends -could be a pull-aside, says fmr Amb Wendy Sherman - says she's hearing admin trying to press Putin for some understandings on Syria"
1 week ago
On MBS - “Some of this is good” - crown prince wants to say this is different, going to be a more moderate Saudi Arabia, per Amb Sherman-Question is “whether he has gone too far, too fast, too furiously"
1 week ago
Situation in Yemen - “We’re taking about staggering humanitarian consequences” per former Amb Wendy Sherman “I don’t think this will be good for Saudi Arabia”
1 week ago
Pres Trump departs China in the morning (Friday local time, ET + 13 hours) and departs for Da Nang, Vietnam to attend the APEC Summit.
1 week ago
With US foreign policy, “We're just in a really strange place - the president made a lot of commitments during his campaign” says former Amb Wendy Sherman “When the rest of the world watches, they aren’t sure what to make of the messages”
State Dinner ran a leisurely three hours, including entertainment. Pres and Mrs Trump returned to their hotel - getting another view of Beijing at night.1 week ago
State Dinner ran a leisurely three hours, including entertainment. Pres and Mrs Trump returned to their hotel - getting another view of Beijing at night.
1 week ago
Neither DPRK's Kim Jong Un or @POTUS wants nuke war, says Amb Wendy Sherman, but worries about the chance for miscalculation
1 week ago
“The real question here is whether you believe North Korea can be deterredIf you don’t, it takes you own a road that’s pretty concerning” per fmr Amb Sherman DefOneSummit re DPRK
1 week ago
China also likely to move slowly on DPRK because “They don’t want a reunited Korean Peninsula under the control of the United States” says Amb Sherman
1 week ago
“The Chinese do not want a sudden collapse of North Korea” not just because of loose nukes, per Amb. Sherman, but because of economic ramifications
1 week ago
“President Xi thinks he’s in the driver seat here” says former Amb. Wendy Sherman of China president's relationship with @POTUS
1 week ago
"We all see it as a good thing that the president has moderated his speech" says former Amb Wendy Sherman at DefOneSummit, but Japan, ROK, China leaders “have played the president pretty well. I think they understand he likes pomp and circumstance”
1 week ago
Trump is the 1st president since George H.W. Bush to NOT take questions from the press during a trip to China.
1 week ago
“We can’t have a not ready force, not with the world we have today” per @usairforce Vice Chef of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson on need for a stable budget
1 week ago
"Perhaps now more than ever, we have the opportunity to strengthen the relationship between our two countries," Pres Trump said in his State Dinner toast to Pres Xi.
President Trump also told State Dinner that he would be placing 1 week ago
President Trump also told State Dinner that he would be placing "special emphasis" in his talks to end illegal trafficking to the US of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid made in China.
1 week ago
Bob Corker says the Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing to examine the president's "authority to use nuclear weapons."
At State Dinner, President Trump uses toast to call for 1 week ago
At State Dinner, President Trump uses toast to call for "collective action" to denuclearize North Korea: "Together we have it in our power to finally capture this region and the world from this very serious nuclear menace."
House Republicans set to unveil new changes to GOP tax reform bill today1 week ago
House Republicans set to unveil new changes to GOP tax reform bill today
1 week ago
[email protected]: “This moment in history presents both our nations with an incredible opportunity to advance peace and prosperity alongside other nations all around the world.”
1 week ago
Toast by @POTUS: "Your nation is a testament to thousands of years of living history.""Though we come from different places and far away lands, there is much that binds the east and the west," adding people in both countries have overcome adversity to build great nations.
Washington: Police on scene of a double shooting in NW. 1 dead, another injured. Crime scene spans parts of Georgia and Illinois Aves, and 9th and Kennedy Streets.1 week ago
Washington: Police on scene of a double shooting in NW. 1 dead, another injured. Crime scene spans parts of Georgia and Illinois Aves, and 9th and Kennedy Streets.
1 week ago
Putin and Trump to meet Friday in Vietnam: Russian agencies
1 week ago
[email protected]: President Xi, thank you for such an incredible welcome ceremony. It was a truly memorable and impressive display!
1 week ago
White House @PressSec Sanders says "It was at the Chinese insistence that there were no questions today."
1 week ago
[email protected]: "Our work is already taking hold. The stock market in the US is at an all-time high, adding already $5.5 trillion in new wealth since theNovember 8th election. Unemployment is at a 17-year low."
1 week ago
[email protected] on @POTUS: "The only thing he's obsessed with succeeding for the nation and I see that first hand every single day." @IngrahamAngle
1 week ago
Justice Dept. says it has made no decision on ATandT-Time Warner deal, and conversations are ongoing - Reuters