During WH mtg, Alexander reminds POTUS that Bush imposed tariffs on steel imports in 2002. Trump: "It didn't work for Bush but nothing worked for Bush."

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

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[email protected]: "It is the dream of a nation where every citizen, regardless of color, religion, or background, can grow up to succeed and to thrive. A nation where every family is safe, where every community can prosper, and where all Americans can stand tall and proud and free."
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[email protected]: "We've made such incredible progress over the last yearWe had the lowest African American unemployment rate in the history of our country."
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[email protected]: "It is the dream of a nation where every citizen, regardless of color, religion, or background, can grow up to succeed and to thrive. A nation where every family is safe, where every community can prosper, and where all Americans can stand tall and proud and free."
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[email protected]: This year we honor a special theme: African Americans in times of warLong before our nation righted the wrongs of slavery and segregation, African Americans gave their hearts, their sweat, their blood, and their very lives to defend the US, its flag, and its highest ideals.
US Department of State: "Iraq is at an important juncture in its history. We support a united, democratic, federal, and prosperous Iraq, and a stable and viable Iraqi Kurdistan region as part of the Iraqi state." - Secretary RexTillerson today at KuwaitConference
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Another judge blocks Trump administration from ending DACA program
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: Jeff Bell was a man of conviction whose big ideas helped pave the way for the pro-growth policies of Reagan and Kemp. I learned much from him. We will miss him, and I am praying for his family during this time.
Video: @StateDeptSpox Nauert and @WHAAsstSecty Palmieri discuss Secretary Tillerson's recent travel to Argentina, where the Secretary and President @mauriciomacri discussed bilateral trade, Venezuela, and Buenos Aires hosting the G20 Summit.
President Trump was asked twice today by @ABC about domestic violence following staffer's resignation. He did not respond.
US Department of State: Secretary Tillerson at KuwaitConference: We are committed to supporting the U.S. private sector in Iraq through @EximBankUS and @opicgov. Their work will create jobs and opportunity in the region and enhance economic cooperation between Iraq and the U.S.
Sherriffs say they used meeting with Pres to also discuss frustration with sanctuary cities that harbor criminal suspects from law enforcement.
Department of State: In Egypt, Secretary Tillerson had a chance to catch up with the employees and @USMC Security Guards at @USEmbassyCairo.
Department of State: Today, @StateDept and @USAID published their FY 2018-2022 Joint Strategic Plan, which conveys Secretary Tillerson's and @USAIDMarkGreen's vision for foreign policy and development, based wholly on @POTUS' commitments to America and its citizens.
White House Proposes Replacing Food Stamp Program With Pre Packaged Meals Called "America's Harvest Box"
President also to nominate Joseph Cella, businessman and Catholic issues advisor to the Trump Campaign, to be US Ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati,, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu.
@statedeptspox: At the Iraqi Reconstruction Conference today, Secretary Tillerson was pleased to announce that the United States is committed to supporting the U.S. private sector in Iraq through the @EximBankUS and @opicgov.
President also uses remarks to sheriff's to pitch for his immigration enforcement program including southern border wall.
At meeting with members of @NationalSheriff, Pres Trump pledges 100% support for "strong law and order." "We're taking the fight to the drug dealers and drug pushers. That's that's the way it's gonna stop."
@IvankaTrump: Infrastructure in the United States is crumbling and no longer meets the needs of the American public. +50K American bridges are rated as "structurally deficient." These deficient bridges are driven across 175 MILLION times each day. We must rebuild our country's infrastructure!
@statedeptspox: As a part of U.S. efforts to bolster Central America's fight against transnational crime, the @StateDept and @USCG partnered to refurbish and donate two Coast Guard cutters to the Costa Rican Coast Guard.
[email protected] on immigration debate: "I'm ready to get started. This is the debate they said they wantedThe sooner we get started, the better."
Asked whether President Trump believes women who accused former White House staffer of domestic violence, @PressSec tells @CeciliaVega he takes allegations seriously, and "supports the victims of any type of violence, and certainly would condemn any violence against anyone."
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[email protected]: "The president has confidence in his chief of staff."
[email protected]: "I know the president certainly would like to reduce the deficit He is going to continue to look for ways to do that."
@statedeptspox: We join the Government of Pakistan and others around the world in mourning the untimely death of Pakistani humanrights and democracy advocate, Asma Jahangir. For years, she courageously defended the rights of those who did not have a voice.
@SenGillibrand: Our country is better and stronger because of the contributions of our Dreamers. They deserve to know that their futures are secure. As this debate finally moves to the Senate floor, let's give everything we can to the fight to protect them.
[email protected] says WH Personnel Security Office received FBI report on Rob Porter in July, but needed more fieldwork. Recd subsequent FBI report in November, and was still working on his security clearance recommendation when Porter resigned.
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"It's up to Congress to set the timeline," says @PressSec.
"I've done the best I can to walk you through that process," adds @PressSec.
"We relay the best and most accurate information we have," replies @PressSec on whether she may have been misled on Porter timeline by the chief of staff.
Sarah Huckabee Sander: "A large number of the background component is run by the FBI."
Sanders: "We've condemned domestic violence in every way possible."
Communications Director Hope Hicks "was not part of a lot of conversations that took place" about Porter but "has done a great job." - Sanders
Sanders: "I wouldn't know the specifics" of what required more field work for the security clearance investigation of Porter.
Sarah Sanders: "We are humans, making us imperfect people."
Ambassador Haley: "Without the media and @UN personnel in Burma to shed light on the crimes being committed, there is no hope for justice for the victims."
The @WhiteHouse "personnel security office" which is staffed by career officials "had not completed their process."
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"Significant additional investigatory fieldwork" was needed to complete Rob Porter's security investigation, says @PressSec.
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There will be only limited time for questions today, says @PressSec.
"Not enough money in the world to pay for all the infrastructure," says @SecElaineChao. Says Admin looking for creative ways to rebuild infrastructure. Says Admin giving states and localities flexibility for creative financing.
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[email protected]: Today, the president is proud to donate his fourth quarter 2017 salary to the Department of Transportation to support their programs to rebuild and modernize our crumbling infrastructure.
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[email protected]: "We are committed to quickly building a safe, reliable, and modern infrastructure to meet the needs of the American people and to fuel economic growth."
[email protected]: "We have over 350 companies that have announced wage increases, bonuses, new hiring or increased retirement benefits as a direct result of tax reform which not a single Democrat supported."
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[email protected]: "The president is working to build an economy that works for all Americans."
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"A very special announcement," says @PressSec. @POTUS 2017 4th quarter salary being donated to @USDOT.
Cosmetics impresario and @GOP fundraiser to be nominated as US ambassador to Poland.
[email protected]: "We can never give up on health care reform because that is the key driver of our debt in the future You fix health care, you fix the debt crisis."
U.S. urges U.N. to hold Myanmar military accountable for 'ethnic cleansing'
Sen. Graham: "When you think about Democ and DACA think about Republicans and Obamacare. They know what they're against but don't know what they are for"
Pres also invited members of Congress to make a counter-proposal to his infrastructure plan. Urges Congress to work together on plan to fix roads, tunnels and bridges. Says he's ready, willing and able to work on it with them.
@WhiteHouse daily briefing delayed until 14:30 EST (19:30 GMT).
[email protected] on @POTUS' DACA offer: "I can't imagine the other side of the aisle objecting to what he came out with."
@IvankaTrump: An incredible day in Pittsburgh, PA discussing TaxReform and Deregulation with small business owners and local officials. Thanks to TaxCuts small businesses will benefit from the lowest tax rate in 80 years!
National Intelligence Dan Coats told the US Senate, "The provocative nature and the instability that Kim has demonstrated potentially is a significant threat to the United States"
At end of trade meeting, Pres doesn't respond to reporters questions about former aide Rob Porter and the allegations of his ex wives.
"Do you believe Rob Porter's ex-wives?" a reporter repeatedly asked @POTUS as the press pool was ushered out. No reply to that.
"I am ready, willing and able" to consider a counter-proposal on infrastructure, @POTUS tells bipartisan group of senators.
Trump to Sen. Brown: "I actually think that we can go bipartisan on infrastructure, maybe even more so than we can on DACA. Because the difference is we want to help DACA, you don't OK? I'm kidding. I'm sure you do. I hope we can."
"There is no tax, there is no tariff if they come in and built their plants in this country," promises @POTUS.
"It can often do as much damage as good," warns @RepKevinBrady, sitting alongside @POTUS, of Section 232. "You have to be really targeted."
President accuses China of exporting steel to the U.S. by trans-shipping through countries that don't even make steel, so there are no tariffs. "It's a very bad situation," says Trump.
@SenGillibrand: I will no longer accept donations from corporate PACs, and I wanted to share why I've made that decision. I hope you'll join me in doing everything we can to fight to reform our broken campaign finance system.
ROK "doing a lot of trans-shipping" of steel from China, says @POTUS, further indicating he's likely to invoke Section 232.
"This really is a national security issue," says @SenBobCasey of steel used for the US electrical grid which is manufactured in Pennsylvania.
"We do have a pool of 100 million people," in US, says @POTUS but some make more money "if they stay home than work."
Burr pointedly said there is more than just the Special Counsel's investigation going on re: Russia
"It's very much a double-edged sword," agrees @POTUS.
Steel tariffs by George W Bush administration "backfired," causing higher prices and lead to US job losses, @SenAlexander tells @POTUS.
Pres needles Democrats at trade meeting. "I hope we can do DACA. You don't." Then quips, "just kidding." But urges lawmakers to "focus on DACA this week if you don't mind." Earlier tweeted that Dems want the political issue, not a DACA deal.
Burr said Senate Intel will hold a hearing on election security before 2018 primaries begin next month
"A lot of our manufacturers have given up" on selling overseas because of high taxes, says @POTUS to @RepWalorski who has been citing woes of Indiana manufacturers.
During WH mtg, Alexander reminds POTUS that Bush imposed tariffs on steel imports in 2002. Trump: "It didn't work for Bush but nothing worked for Bush."
$7 trillion "wasted" in the Middle East, declares @POTUS, contending there's not "two dollars" to fix roads and bridges.
"We want to help DACA, you don't," says @POTUS to @SenSherrodBrown. "I'm kidding."
"232 needs to apply more broadly" beyond China, adds @SenSherrodBrown.
"Trade has always been bipartisan" @SenSherrodBrown asserts alongside colleagues from both parties and @POTUS at the @WhiteHouse.
D.C. Metro Police are on the scene at former President Obama's D.C. office after reports of a white powdery substance. - Fox 5
"We're like the piggy bank," says President criticizing U.S. policies he inherited. He cites Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. Says it's not fair. We defend them and they pay us a fraction of the costs.
"We have rebuilt China with the money they've taken out of the United States," adds @POTUS.
"It's not fair" that Japan and ROK pay only a fraction for the cost of the US defending them, says @POTUS, returning to one of his campaign themes.
"We're like the stupid people," says Pres Trump of trade where US exporters have to pay massive tariffs in some countries, like India, but other countries can sell their products in US without tariffs. Considering reciprocal tariffs.
"It's not fair," @POTUS says of ROK "dumping" TV sets in US, but also noting they're no longer made in the US.
"How many Chevrolets do you see in the middle of Berlin?" asks @POTUS.
"It's called fair trade. It's called free trade," says @POTUS of possible need for reciprocal tax on countries, such as India. "We charge them zero. We're like the stupid people."
India and others will reduce their taxes instead of retaliating, predicts @POTUS.
Pres blames his predecessors, "not just Obama," for agreeing to trade deals that gave advantage to other countries - especially China. Says he's spoken to China "very strongly" about its unfair trading practices.
And @SenToomey also warns @POTUS of retaliation if Section 232 of Trade Expansion Act of 1962 is invoked.
Money and jobs lost to China "unthinkable," adds @POTUS.
"We've told them it just can't continue," @POTUS says of China and trade deficit with US. "People who sat in my seat allowed them to do this."
"I appreciate the bipartisan spirit of this meeting," adds VP and then @POTUS says: "I want to hear from both sides before we make the decision" noting it could lead to "high prices" but would also generate US jobs.
Pres Trump consults with GOP and Dem members of Congress about how to respond to dumping of steel and aluminum imports in the US. Says its "decimating" US steel and aluminum industries. Says he has to decide on tariffs or quotas in response. "I want to hear from both sides."
"It's about our economy, it's about our national security," says @VP concerning "dumping of aluminum and steel."
"It's a horrible dealit was a disaster," reiterates @POTUS on KORUS.
A @GM auto plant in ROK is "going to move back to Detroit," announces @POTUS. "We have a very bad trade deal with Koreait's incompetent somebody could have made a trade deal like that."
Giants, such as US Steel "are hanging on for their life." - POTUS
We "have to be careful we don't start a reciprocal battle on tariffs," @RoyBlunt tells @POTUS.
"I will make a decision that reflects the best interests of the United States." POTUS
"We are taken advantage of by other countries," in aluminum and steel trade, says @POTUS. "They're being decimated by dumping by many countries, but in particularly one."
@POTUS: "Part of the options would be tariffs."
[email protected]: "If [Democrats] want a solution for the DACA issue, the president gave them the solution in the State of the Union, which is in this legislation."
Asked if the White House should have handled Porter's situation any differently, John Kelly said, "No It was all done right."
US Intelligence officials warn Congress that Russia is trying to interfere with 2018 elections
3 Democratic senators have introduced a resolution pushing Trump to use the new authority over Russia sanctions that Congress gave him
U.S. moves to place Pakistan on global watchdog's terrorist-financing watchlist; Pakistan 'hopeful' it can stave off its inclusion at meeting next week
[email protected]: "There's a lot of good things in the budget, but it should have been offset."
[email protected]: If you made the decision to come to this country illegally, you do face risk of deportation
No single agency is "in charge," of dealing with Russian election meddling, DNI Coats says.
DNI Coats tells Senate Intel Cmte that that the federal debt poses a "national security threat," which could harm future planning. Says that's a problem mixed with "fractious" political discourse
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DNI Coats says Russia views the 2018 midterm elections as potential for influence operations
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DNI Coats says the number of people displaced by conflict right is the highest it's been since WWII
As DNI Coats just warns that Russia will continue to use "sympathetic spokesmen" to advance its interests in the US, note how far right-wing talking points mirror those of Russian bots
DNI Coats tells the Senate Intel Committee that Russia will continue attacking our elections and are focused on the 2018 midterm elections. "There should be no doubt that Russia perceives it's past operations as successful."
DNI Coats says the risk of interstate conflict is higher at any time than since the Cold War
DNI Coats says: "Pakistan will continue to threaten US interests by deploying new nuclear weapons capabilities, maintaining its ties to militants, restricting counterterrorism cooperation, and drawing closer to China."
Iran military official: West used lizards for nuclear spying
[email protected] Hutchison says US is "trying" to stay in compliance with INF Treaty, but longstanding Russian violation means "there's a timetable". If the Kremlin doesn't dial back its missile program, she reminds, Trump Admin will move ahead with developing a similar capability
[email protected] Hutchison on Russian violations of INF Treaty: "There's a timetable here" and if Russia doesn't return to compliance, "there will be consequences and that's not in their interest or ours."
[email protected]: Our Allies want Russia to come into compliance with ALL of its international treaties and obligations, including INF Treaty. But that's a bilateral issues we hope we can resolve with Russia
The US and Turkey are "trying to work through" situation in northern Syria "as allies," says @USAmbNATO Hutchison ahead of DefMin opening tomorrow
[email protected] Hutchison on new German coalition not committing to spending 2% of GDP on defense commends Berlin as strong ally. "Are we going to continue to push for more from Germany as well as our other allies? Yes we are. But are we going in the right direction? Yes, we are."
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[email protected]: Negotiations on DACA have begun. Republicans want to make a deal and Democrats say they want to make a deal. Wouldn't it be great if we could finally, after so many years, solve the DACA puzzle. This will be our last chance, there will never be another opportunity! March 5th.
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[email protected]: Our infrastructure plan has been put forward and has received great reviews by everyone except, of course, the Democrats. After many years we have taken care of our Military, we have to fix our roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and more. Bipartisan, make deal Dems?
Asked about tensions between the US and Turkey in northern Syria, NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg said situation in n Syria is complicated, deadly for civilians, and a "challenge for all of us." "I welcome that there are contact talks between Turkey and US," though NATO not involved
Japan confident US is still holding firm on North Korea despite Pence's dialogue offer
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Putin and Trump discussed North Korea by phone on Monday: Kremlin
Coalition members must help Iraq rebuild, Tillerson says
China's foreign ministry called on the DPRK and the US to seize the positive momentum in DPRK-ROK relations and take decisive and meaningful steps to extend it to dialogue between the DPRK and the US
Readout of President Donald J. Trump's Call with President Putin of Russia
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[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."
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[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.
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[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."
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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.
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[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.
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"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.
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"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.
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"If changes are thought to be made that would be made by the intel and law enforcement communities that run that process." - @PressSec
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"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
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@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.
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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
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