@RandPaul: I wasn't elected to be anyone's rubber stamp. I wasn't elected to allow business as usual —whether it's out-of-control spending or out-of-control rules that stifle debate and votes.

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

16 August 2018
Readout of President Donald J. Trump's Call with President Putin of Russia
6 month ago
[email protected]: "We learned of the extent of the situation involving Rob Porter last Tuesday evening, and within 24 hours, his resignation had been accepted and announced. We announced a transition was going to happen, and within hours, it did."
6 month ago
[email protected]: "@POTUS, along with the entire admin, take domestic violence very seriously, and believe all allegations need to be thoroughly investigated. And above all, @POTUS supports the victims of domestic violence, and believes everyone should be treated fairly and with due process."
6 month ago
[email protected]: "The budget reduces the deficit by over $3 trillion. This budget not only funds @POTUS' priorities, but puts the country on a path to restoring fiscal discipline."
Commerce Department spox confirms that Thomas Brunell, controversial Trump nominee under consideration for a top role at Census Bureau, is no longer being considered for role.
6 month ago
[email protected]: "We're going to do our best to make this day better than the last, and make this country better than the day it was before."
6 month ago
OMB Director Mulvaney's briefing right on the Trump 2019 budget is on the record, but not on camera
Press Sec. Sanders says there were things we could have done better in handling of Rob Porter allegations.6 month ago
Press Sec. Sanders says "there were things we could have done better" in handling of Rob Porter allegations.
"I can't get into the specifics," replies @PressSec to questions of when @WhiteHouse first knew of any domestic violence allegations concerning Rob Porter.
6 month ago
[email protected]: "If you guys have real concerns about leaking out classified information, look around this room. You guys are the ones that publish classified information, and put national security at risk. That doesn't come from this @WhiteHouse."
[email protected] to press corps: "If you guys have real concerns about leaking out classified information, look around this room. You guys are the ones that publish classified information and put national security at risk."
Chuck Schumer: @SenateDems want to work in a bipartisan way to improve our infrastructure -we put fwd a plan that would expand access to high-speed internet, rebuild roads and bridges, and modernize our electric grid while creating millions of jobs. The TrumpTolls plan falls short on all these.
6 month ago
"If you guys have real concerns" about leaks of classified information "look around this room," says @PressSec contending it's the press "not the White House" leaking intel.
6 month ago
"The president, above everything else, supports the victims," says Sarah Huckabee Sanders, running, above everything else, counter to all available evidence.
On whether President Trump believes former White House staffer's accusers, Press Sec. Sanders tells @CeciliaVega President Trump believes all allegations of domestic violence need to be thoroughly investigated. "I'm not going to go beyond that. That's where we are right now."
6 month ago
Sanders' clarification of @POTUS position a different tone from his Saturday tweet when he said: "Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false." "There is no recovery for someone falsely accused," he said.
6 month ago
"If changes are thought to be made that would be made by the intel and law enforcement communities that run that process." - @PressSec
6 month ago
"We're not going to get into the details of how the (security) clearance process works," says @PressSec. "It's the same process that has been used for decades in previous administrations."
Clarifying Pres Trump's position, @PressSec says @POTUS takes domestic violence very seriously and thinks all allegations need to be investigated thoroughly. She says he also supports the victims of domestic violence and believes all should be treated fairly and with due process.
6 month ago
"The president has been clear multiple times through myself and others," says @PressSec replying to questions why @POTUS himself doesn't address the victims.
"The president is simply saying there is a due process that should be followed and looked atI don't think the president supporting due process for any allegations is not tone deaf." Press Sec. Sanders
6 month ago
@IvankaTrump: Thinking of @MrsVanessaTrump and wishing I was by her side today. No one deserves to be frightened this way. There is no excuse.
6 month ago
[email protected]: The journey to MAGA began @CPAC 2011 and the opportunity to reconnect with friends and supporters is something I look forward to every year. See you at CPAC2018!
As happened Friday, the WH press briefing has been delayed twice and is still starting late.
Schumer: Trump infrastructure plan would result in "Trump tolls" on highways across America
The white powder not ytet identified, according to officials who add that whatever it is has, however, been deemed "non-hazardous."
President Trump, on defense procurement: "We want to get twice as many planes for half the price."
@USAIDMarkGreen: @POTUS' budget request reaffirms that we will always stand with people when disaster strikes or a crisis emerges, because that's who we are as Americans. We will remain the world's leader in humanitarian assistance, but we'll also call on others do their part.
Trump admin's new budget includes estimated $10 million for Mueller probe.
Deputy Secretary John Sullivan: @POTUS' FY 2019 budget request proposes $39.3 billion for the @StateDept and @USAID. With this funding level, we will protect Americans at home and overseas by countering the gravest threats to U.S. national security.
White House holds daily press briefing after unveiling a $4.4 trillion spending plan on Monday
Rep. Sean Maloney says former Trump aide Rob Porter "never should have been" in that job.
@LindseyGrahamS: I'm pleased @POTUS Trump is showing the same determination to repeal and replace Obamacare that President Obama did to pass it into law. It is time for Republicans – and some Democrats – to rally around GrahamCassidy.
@LindseyGrahamSC: My goal is to get money and power out of Washington and give it back to patients and states for better health care outcomes.
@LindseyGrahamSC: I'm glad to see there is no quit in President @realDonaldTrump when it comes to replacing Obamacare with the state-centered block grant known as GrahamCassidy.
Bernie Sanders: If you were wondering how Trump plans to pay for his tax cuts for billionaires and corporations, you know: with $1.8 trillion in cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
@IvankaTrump: To build a better future for all Americans, the Admin sent Infrastructure principles that will spur $1.5 trillion in new investment over the next 10 years, shorten project approvals from 10 to 2 years, address unmet rural infrastructure needs and train the workforce of the future.
US Department of State: Today in Egypt, Secretary Tillerson and @AlsisiOfficial discussed our shared commitment to fight terrorism, especially ISIS. They agreed to pursue a new joint strategic dialogue enhancing U.S.-Egypt ties, and also to continue to work to resolve other issues of mutual concern.
At 15:00 EST (20:00 GMT) Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and @USAID Administrator Mark Green hold a special @StateDept briefing on FY2019 @POTUS proposed budget.
6 month ago
Kremlin on Putin/Trump call (NBC translation) "D. Trump expressed his condolences to V. Putin regarding the tragic plane crash that took place the day before. During the telephone conversation, the two heads of state also discussed some aspects of the Middle East settlement."
[email protected]: "I don't think there's enough interest in avoiding spending and cutting programs anywhere in the federal government."
[email protected]: The wall works, and it's been proven
"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu updated the Americans on the initiatives being raised in the Knesset, and the Americans expressed their unequivocal position that they are committed to advancing President Trump's peace plan," Netanyahu's office says.
Department of State: @POTUS' FY 2019 budget request proposes $39.3 billion for critical @StateDept and @USAID efforts to advance peace and security, expand American prosperity and influence, and address global crises while making efficient use of taxpayer resources.
The Education Department has told BuzzFeed News it won't investigate or take action on any complaints filed by transgender students who are banned from restrooms that match their gender identity.
White powder that Vanessa Trump was exposed to is non-hazardous - New York police
Jeff Sessions: "I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people's protector The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement."
[email protected] touts "plans to reduce high drug costs" in Trump Budget.
"We have to get control of mandatory spending – that is the driver of our debt" @SteveScalise
Some of the budget's "major warfighting investments," according to @DeptofDefense.
"This budget is antithetical to building a better today for a more prosperous tomorrow," adds @JoaquinCastrotx.
"It calls for a 21% cut for the Department of Health and Human Services and a 10.5% cut for the Department of Education, endangering the Infrastructure of Opportunity that makes the American dream possible," says @JoaquinCastrotx.
Reports are false that US discussed with Israel an annexation plan for the West Bank, according to a @WhiteHouse official.
"Fortunately, it is Congress—not the President—that has power of the purse, and I urge my colleagues to join me in ensuring that like last year, these draconian cuts are dead on arrival to Capitol Hill," adds @RepEliotEngel.
"The international-affairs budget that Congress received today would further hollow out the State Department and USAID," says @RepEliotEngel.
[email protected]: Democrats do not give our border security agents the means and methods necessary to keep our country safe – President Trump will
@RandPaul: I wasn't elected to be anyone's rubber stamp. I wasn't elected to allow business as usual —whether it's out-of-control spending or out-of-control rules that stifle debate and votes.
"[President Trump] refuses to put people's lives at risk and play politics with national security, and that's what the democrats are doing here" @hogangidley45
Trump's daughter-in-law Vanessa has been taken to hospital as a precaution after opening a suspicious letter containing an unidentified substance; the letter was addressed to Donald Trump, Jr. - NBC
[email protected] on infrastructure: "I would like to fix what we have through resurfacing and other things."
Letter sent to Donald Trump Jr.'s apartment containing unidentified white powder, NYPD says, and opened by his wife; she and two others were decontaminated by firefighters at the scene. Police and Secret Service are investigating.
[email protected]: "We don't go out to other countries to build our military equipment."
[email protected] on reciprocal tax: "We are going to charge countries that take advantage of the United States. Some of them are so called allies, but they're not allies on trade."
6 month ago
[email protected]: "We cannot continue to be taken advantage of by other countries."
[email protected]: "[email protected] is bringing about $240B back in. They're going to build a tremendous campus, they're going to build new plants."
[email protected] on infrastructure plan: "This is a common sense and bipartisan plan that every member of Congress should support."
6 month ago
[email protected]: "I did not want DACA in the budget, I wanted DACA separate so that we could talk about it and make a deal."
6 month ago
[email protected]: "Washington will no longer be a roadblock to progress."
6 month ago
[email protected]: "This morning I submitted legislative principles to Congress that will spur the biggest and boldest infrastructure investment in American history."
6 month ago
[email protected]: "We will have a nuclear force that will be absolutely modernized and hopefully we will never have to use it."
6 month ago
[email protected]: "We will have a military like we've never had before."
6 month ago
[email protected]: "We have to rebuild our infrastructure."
6 month ago
[email protected]: Thank you to Sue Kruczek, who lost her wonderful and talented son Nick to the Opioid scourge, for your kind words while on @foxandfriends. We are fighting this terrible epidemic hard - Nick will not have died in vain!
6 month ago
[email protected]: This will be a big week for Infrastructure. After so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is time to start investing in OUR Country!
The military has rushed to add more than 4,000 people to the FBI's gun ban list after an ex-airman killed dozens at a Texas church
U.S. Secretary of State says Washington backs Egypt in fight against terrorism
Tillerson says up to North Korea to decide when ready to engage in talks
Trump budget asks more than $200 billion for infrastructure, border security: budget director
DC police have arrested and charged a man suspected of fatally shooting a woman found inside a burning vehicle in SE DC. 23-year-old Ashton Briscoe of NE DC has been charged with first degree murder while armed of 23-year-old Kerrice Lewis, of Hyattsville, Md. He was arrested Sunday.
6 month ago
[email protected]: Just spoke to @JohnKasich to express condolences and prayers to all for the horrible shooting of two great police officers from @WestervillePD. This is a true tragedy!
6 month ago
[email protected]: Rep. Lou Barletta, a Great Republican from Pennsylvania who was one of my very earliest supporters, will make a FANTASTIC Senator. He is strong and smart, loves Pennsylvania and loves our Country! Voted for Tax Cuts, unlike Bob Casey, who listened to Tax Hikers Pelosi and Schumer!
[email protected] on the spending bill: "If we had gone into the election saying we're going to raise spending and we're going to go back to trillion dollar deficits, none of these Republicans would have gotten elected."
[email protected] Jordan on Dem memo: "The president was in no win situation the way Schiff constructed the memo."
[email protected] Jordan on @SpeakerRyan: "He just presided over one of the biggest spending increases in the history of this country at a time when we were elected to do just the opposite."
[email protected] on spending plan: "Just because this deal was signed does not mean the future is written in stone. We do have a chance still to change this trajectory and that's what the budget will show."
6 month ago
[email protected]: 4.2 million hard working Americans have already received a large Bonus and/or Pay Increase because of our recently Passed Tax Cut and Jobs Bill.and it will only get better! We are far ahead of schedule.
Trump's nominee to be the ambassador to Barbados and several other Caribbean countries spread fringe conspiracy theories and unfounded attacks about Trump's political opponents on Twitter, including ones about Ted and Heidi Cruz during the election.
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