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

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13 December 2017
1 month ago
[email protected]: Just landed in Da Nang, Vietnam to deliver a speech at APEC2017
1 month ago
[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 month 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!
1 month ago
[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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
Key House committee approves tax reform bill, as Senate GOP unveils rival plan
1 month ago
House panel approves GOP legislation to deeply cut taxes for corporations, double standard deduction, simplify tax code
1 month 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 month ago
House Ways and Means Committee votes along party lines 24-16, to approve amended GOP tax reform bill
1 month 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 month 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 month ago
McCain: Roy Moore “should immediately step aside.”
Seb Gorka, who campaigned for Roy Moore, would only send me the following, uh, comment:1 month ago
Seb Gorka, who campaigned for Roy Moore, would only send me the following, uh, comment:
1 month ago
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 month ago
Portman said he read the Roy Moore news during a tax reform meeting, which seems like a nice tidy metaphor.
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
@SenateMajLdr: "If these allegations are true, he must step aside."
1 month ago
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) on Roy Moore: “If that’s true, he wouldn’t belong in the Senate.”
1 month ago
“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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
Rep Kevin Brady R-TX now getting ready to unveil a 29 page amendment to the GOP tax reform bill
.@SenatorCardin: 1 month ago
[email protected]: "Let's work together, Democrats and Republicans. Let's have a more open process."
1 month 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 month 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."
1 month ago
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 month ago
When asked if Republicans will distance themselves from Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan says, "We already made that choice. We're with Trump"
1 month 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 month ago
@SenWarren: Do your job, @realDonaldTrump. Your Administration must work with Puerto Rican authorities to ensure an accurate hurricane fatality count right away.
1 month ago
@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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
[email protected]: Latest draft of GOP tax bill "appears to be an act of desperation."
1 month ago
@NancyPelosi: The dam is breaking on dishonest claim that the GOPTaxScam will help the middle class. The facts show the *exact* opposite.
1 month 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 month ago
22 House Republicans sign letter asking that GOP tax reform plan maintain the adoption tax credit
1 month 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 month ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 4600 block of Hillside Rd SE: no casualities
1 month ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 200 block of 35th St NE: 1 injured
1 month ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 3200 block of 4th St SE: no casualities
1 month ago
Bill Cassidy just told reporters the Senate’s tax bill will NOT repeal the ACA’s individual mandate.
1 month 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 month 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 month ago
[email protected] directs questions on adoption tax credit to Ways and Means Committee.
.@SpeakerRyan: 1 month ago
[email protected]: "Don't we want to have a tax code that's simple and easy and fair?"
.@SpeakerRyan: 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
[email protected] says Senate is taking a “hard look” at including individual mandate repeal in its tax bill.
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
Rep. Steve Scalise hugs police officers who responded to congressional baseball shooting at ceremony honoring their bravery.
.@SpeakerRyan: 1 month ago
[email protected]: "The tax cuts are aimed toward the middle income taxpayers."
.@SpeakerRyan: 1 month 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 month ago
DreamActNow: Hundreds marching to Capitol Hill. Say they’ll head into Senate/House offices soon calling for a clean Dream Act.
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
[email protected]: "Here's what we say: 'Put your corporate tax handout where your mouth is.'"
1 month ago
Kosachev calls US Justice Dept's demand on RT "a very dirty political game".
.@SenSchumer: On China, President Trump 1 month ago
[email protected]: On China, President Trump "is governing like a lamb."
.@marcorubio: 1 month ago
[email protected]: "All these people calling for background checks - background checks are not perfect."
.@statedeptspox: 1 month ago
[email protected]: "Diplomacy is the preferred approach" to North Korea.
.@statedeptspox: 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
GOP Sen. John Thune says he can't guarantee that no middle class family will see their taxes go up.
.@RepKinzinger: 1 month ago
[email protected]: "If we commence a strike against North Korea, we will win."
.@AntonioSabatoJr: 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
“I would support withdrawing from it" says @RepStefanik of Iran nuclear deal "…need to strengthen it on ballistic missiles”
1 month 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 month ago
Washington orders RTAmerica to register as foreign agent by Monday
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
Advocating for negotiations with DPRK, @TulsiPress says of denuclearization “It cannot be the precondition”
1 month ago
“People are very much concerned and asking what is going on in North Korea" says @TulsiPress at DefOneSummit - even middle schoolers DPRK
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
Are @POTUS tweets, mixed messages a good thing? “It is as a tactic, not as a policy” says fmr Amb. Wendy Sherman
1 month ago
“The president must raise it” says Amb Wedy Sherman, re election interference, if/when @POTUS meets with Putin
1 month ago
“Putin tries to fill any vacuum anybody else leaves” says former Amb. Wendy Sherman on Russian leader
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
Neither DPRK's Kim Jong Un or @POTUS wants nuke war, says Amb Wendy Sherman, but worries about the chance for miscalculation
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
“President Xi thinks he’s in the driver seat here” says former Amb. Wendy Sherman of China president's relationship with @POTUS
1 month 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 month ago
Trump is the 1st president since George H.W. Bush to NOT take questions from the press during a trip to China.
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
House Republicans set to unveil new changes to GOP tax reform bill today
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
Putin and Trump to meet Friday in Vietnam: Russian agencies
1 month ago
[email protected]: President Xi, thank you for such an incredible welcome ceremony. It was a truly memorable and impressive display!
1 month ago
White House @PressSec Sanders says "It was at the Chinese insistence that there were no questions today."
1 month 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 month 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 month ago
Justice Dept. says it has made no decision on ATandT-Time Warner deal, and conversations are ongoing - Reuters
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: The families of our POWs and MIAs are heroes in their own right.1 month ago
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: The families of our POWs and MIAs are heroes in their own right.
1 month ago
DHS nominee says she believes climate change exists, but cannot determine whether humans are the primary cause.
1 month ago
Sen Rand Paul R-KY reports on the extent of his injuries in neighbor dispute
1 month ago
Democrats say they will only offer 10-12 more amendments in committee to the tax bill; then want to see GOP plan
1 month ago
@RandPaul: I appreciate all of the support from everyone. A medical update: final report indicates six broken ribs and new X-ray shows a pleural effusion
1 month ago
Ways and Means Dems are convinced the GOP will drop a big manager's amendment on tax reform, and approve it Thursday
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: Welcomed my friend @BorisJohnson back to the Capitol today for a productive discussion about cracking down on all aspects of Iran's destabilizing behavior.1 month ago
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: Welcomed my friend @BorisJohnson back to the Capitol today for a productive discussion about cracking down on all aspects of Iran's destabilizing behavior.
1 month ago
Lavrov on Putin-Trump meeting: Putin is ready to meet with Trump, our protocol services are in constant contact.
Larry Lindsey on tax reform: 1 month ago
Larry Lindsey on tax reform: "Republicans have to pass it for their own political survival."