[email protected]: "Today I speak to a nation in grief."

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

19 September 2018
White House statement on Russian cyberattack: "In June 2017, the Russian military launched the most destructive and costly cyber-attack in history." This was "a reckless and indiscriminate cyber-attack that will be met with international consequences."
Senate blocks President Trump's immigration plan focused on Dreamers, border wall, visa lottery program.
Grassley: "This is it. This is your last chance to vote for a path to citizenship"
Grassley: "I hope my minute won't start until everybody shuts up"
Heinrich and Udall just voted 'no' on the Rounds-King cloture vote, so it's definitely short of 60
7 month ago
[email protected]: Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida:
7 month ago
Stabenow, Manchin, McCaskill, Donnelly all vote for Toomey sanctuary city bill. Tester a no.
7 month ago
@NancyPelosi: Earlier today, the House passed the shameful HR620, which undermines the Americans with Disabilities Act and denies discrimination victims access to federal courts. Beyond all doubt, it's an insult to the 55 million Americans living with a disability.
7 month ago
A White House official says the House is close to passing the Goodlatte bill DACADeal
Senate voting on whether to shut off debate on Toomey amendment dealing with sanctuary cities; 60 needed
Jared Kushner's temporary security clearance should be revoked, according to a complaint filed today with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly by @CREWcrew
7 month ago
DACA/Dreamers - The Senate voting on whether to end debate on the Coons-McCain immigration plan; 60 votes needed
Trump Campaign postpones Feb 21 rally scheduled for Ambridge, PA next Wednesday, "out of respect and sympathy for the victims and survivors of the high school shooting attack in Parkland, Florida, and their family members."
7 month ago
@LindseyGrahamSC: An overwhelming majority of Americans are sympathetic to the DREAMERS cause but do not view it as an entitlement.
7 month ago
@LindseyGrahamSC: Everyone is saying, 'Don't do comprehensive immigration reform' except when it comes to the issues they want addressed. This attitude of 'I must get everything in Round One' has doomed the effort to failure.
7 month ago
[email protected]: Lottery, continues deadly catch-and-release, and bars enforcement even for FUTURE illegal immigrants. Voting for this amendment would be a vote AGAINST law enforcement, and a vote FOR open borders. If Dems are actually serious about DACA, they should support the Grassley bill!
7 month ago
[email protected]: The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe. @DHSgov says it would be "the end of immigration enforcement in America." It creates a giant amnesty (including for dangerous criminals), doesn't build the wall, expands chain migration, keeps the visa
7 month ago
Sen Ted Cruz R-TX on DACA plans in Senate: "It may be that nothing gets 60 votes"
The US will achieve denuclearization of DPRK "one way or another" even though it prefers a diplomatic solution, a top U.S. diplomat said Thursday.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on gun control debate after Parkland school shooting: "I'm trying to be clear and honest here, someone who has decided to commit this crime, they will find a way to get the gun to do it."
White House official declines to say what kind of message Trump was sending by attaching his tweet this morning on shooting to DACA tweet.
Rep. Adam Schiff says Steve Bannon would only answer questions "that had been literally scripted for him by the White House." "I think the next step for the Congress to take is to initiate contempt proceedings."
7 month ago
White House holds a briefing with reporters to blast immigration proposals but refuse to make the comments on the record.
A White House official and an administration official just concluded a background briefing with reporters attacking @LindseyGrahamSC. They refused multiple requests to put their names behind those attacks.
7 month ago
"The bill is so spectacularly poorly drafted we are officially asking the sponsors of the bill to withdraw their sponsorship" as it "would put innocent lives at risk." - White House
7 month ago
"That bill is officially, if it wasn't already obvious, DOA," says a senior administration official in background call with reporters referencing the bipartisan ImmigrationReform proposed legislation.
7 month ago
In a direct attack on @LindseyGrahamSC the @GOP senator is declared by the @WhiteHouse an "obstacle to reforms" and to what "rank and file law enforcement officers need."
"We want to pass the bill this week..we want to see the Grassley bill get 60 votes" which has "a generous DACA provision," official adds. The other proposed immigration bills are "totally and completely unserious," according to the @WhiteHouse.
7 month ago
U.S. agencies, including @TheJusticeDept, "stunned beyond words" by the proposed bipartisan ImmigrationReform legislation. Another official says it contains "a really an unbelievable future amnesty provision."
7 month ago
Q: What happens on March 5 for DACA recipients if nothing is passed? Admin. official: @TheJusticeDept has already made an emergency appeal to SCOTUS to uphold the March 5 deadline. But falling out of status would not necessarily make them "an enforcement priority."
"We do not believe we have the authority to extend the deadline" because the attorney general has stated administration believes DACA is unconstitutional," says a second @WhiteHouse official.
7 month ago
Statements made by @LindseyGrahamSC about @DHSgov are"false and unfair and out of place," says the first administration official.
7 month ago
Back to question about what happens if DACA recipients begin to lose status en masse, administration official clarifies US immigration enforcement "won't ignore other illegal aliens that we come into contact with."
7 month ago
"Putting out a veto threat is about as explicit as the president can be" concerning @WhiteHouse stance on the bipartisan ImmigrationReform bill, adds administration official who declines to be named on the record.
The President will no longer be traveling to Orlando, Florida tomorrow.
7 month ago
President Ghani and US NSA McMaster discussed terrorism in a phone call, both sides also discussed upcoming Kabul process conference
Public Citizen announces that the Secret Service has agreed to settle a lawsuit over visitor logs for 4 agencies in the White House complex: "The settlement will lead to the logs being posted online for the public to see."
Sec. Tillerson: This trip is an important opportunity to reaffirm the strong bonds between our countries. U.S. stands firmly with the Lebanese people and Lebanon's legitimate state institutions as Lebanon faces formidable challenges and threats in the region.
7 month ago
[email protected]: In times of tragedy, the bonds that sustain us are those of family, faith, community, and country. These bonds are stronger than the forces of hatred and evil - and these bonds grow even stronger in the hours of our greatest need.
Democratic Rep. John Larson asks Steve Mnuchin to carry a message of action to Trump on gun reform: What are we, as a body or an institution, if we're not going to stand up for our children?7 month ago
Democratic Rep. John Larson asks Steve Mnuchin to carry a message of action to Trump on gun reform: "What are we, as a body or an institution, if we're not going to stand up for our children?"
Trump tells nation's children they 'are never alone' in wake of school shooting
There was supposed to be a moment of silence in the House, but with legislative business over, it hasn't happened
WH issues veto threat against bipartisan immigration proposal that it says would weaken border security and undercut existing immigration law. Also says Schumer-Rounds-Collins measure would encourage millions of additional minors to be smuggled into the US.
White House threatens to veto bipartisan Senate immigration proposal to protect `Dreamers'
Democrats in stereo on the House and Senate floors right - "How many more times do we have to do this?"
A fresh ImmigrationReform legislation statement from the @WhiteHouse.7 month ago
A fresh ImmigrationReform legislation statement from the @WhiteHouse.
Nelson: "An AR-15 is not for hunting, it is for killing"
7 month ago
Sen Bill Nelson D-FL: "At some point, we have got to say enough is enough"
7 month ago
At almost the same moment, Rep Mike Thompson D-CA asked in the House, "Can you tell us when the House may muster the courage to address gun violence?"
7 month ago
Trump didn't use the word "gun" once during his remarks addressing the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Trump: "Answer hate with love, answer cruelty with kindness. We must also work together to create a culture in our country that embraces the dignity of life that creates deep + meaningful human connections + that turns classmates and colleagues into friends and neighbors."
"Mr. President, why does this keep happening to America? Will you do something about guns?" President Trump was asked as he left following his statement.
President Trump makes appeal to kids after shooting "you have people who care about you, who love you" vows to tackle issue of mental health, says nothing about weapons
7 month ago
Trump: "I will be meeting with the nation's governors and attorney generals, where making our schools and our children safer will be our top priority. It is not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference. We must actually make that difference"
President Trump did not mention gun control in his address, but announced he's planning to visit Parkland
7 month ago
[email protected]: "Let us hold our loved ones close. Let us pray for healing and for peace. And let us come together as one nation to wipe away the tears and strive for a much better tomorrow. Thank you, and God bless you all."
7 month ago
[email protected]: "We're making our schools and our children top priority. It is not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we're making a difference. We must actually make that difference."
U.S. President Donald Trump says his administration is committed to tackling issue of mental health following shooting at a school in Florida
7 month ago
[email protected]: "We must also work together to create a culture in our country that embraces the dignity of life."
7 month ago
Trump: "We are committed to working with state and local leaders to secure our schools and tackle the difficult issue of mental health."
7 month ago
[email protected]: "Answer hate with love. Answer cruelty with kindness."
7 month ago
[email protected]: "In these moments of heartache and darkness, we hold onto God's word in Scripture: 'I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will heal you.'"
[email protected]: "Today we mourn for all of those who lost their lives. We comfort the grieving and the wounded."
7 month ago
[email protected]: "I'm making plans to visit Parkland to meet with families and local officials and continue coordinating the federal response."
7 month ago
[email protected]: "To law enforcement, first responders, and teachers who responded so bravely in the face of danger, we thank you for your courage."
Saying he's speaking directly to children who might be scared, @POTUS adds "you are never alone and you never will be" and they can turn to teachers, police officers, faith leaders. "Answer hate with love, answer cruelty with kindness."
Trump says he is making plans to meet with victims and local officials in Florida in wake of school shooting
Trump: Mass shooting turned Florida school into `scene of terrible violence, hatred and evil'
7 month ago
[email protected]: "Today we mourn for all of those who lost their lives. We comfort the grieving and the wounded. And we hurt for the entire community of Parkland, Florida, that is in shock and pain and searching for answers."
7 month ago
[email protected]: "No parent should every have to fear for their sons and daughters when they kiss them goodbye in the morning."
7 month ago
Trump: "No child, no teacher, should ever be in danger in an American school."
7 month ago
[email protected]: "We are all joined together as one American family."
7 month ago
[email protected]: "Our entire nation with one heavy heart is praying for the victims and their families."
7 month ago
[email protected]: "Today I speak to a nation in grief."
"We are all joined together as one American family and your suffering is our burden also," @POTUS tells grieving families
The Trump administration just backed down and settled FOIA lawsuit to obtain the White House visitor logs they were trying to keep secret. The public will have access to these records in the coming months.
Mnuchin calls for Congress to look into gun laws after school shooting
7 month ago
[email protected]: While the Republicans and Democrats in Congress are working hard to come up with a solution to DACA, they should be strongly considering a system of Merit Based Immigration so that we will have the people ready, willing and able to help all of those companies moving into the USA!
[email protected]: Wrapped up another successful DefMin. NATO Allies moving forward on greater defense spending (but more needs to be done), modernizing command structure and increasing military readiness. SecDef Mattis: "NATO stands firm as an island of stability in a turbulent sea"
Lebanese presidency denies U.S. Secretary of State kept waiting at palace
President Trump issues proclamation honoring victims of Florida school shooting; will address nation at 11 a.m.
President Trump orders all American flags in the US and around the world to be flown at half-staff in honor of the Florida school mass shooting victims.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says Florida school massacre should not lead to taking away citizens' rights to own guns
Afghan @afgexecutive Dr. Abdullah discusses the Kabul  Process Conference and Peace with Ales Wells US Deputy Assistant Secretary7 month ago
Afghan @afgexecutive Dr. Abdullah discusses the Kabul Process Conference and Peace with Ales Wells US Deputy Assistant Secretary
Tillerson says Hezbollah actions threaten Lebanon, region
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: Hezbollah should end its activities abroad, referring to Syria, to lower tensions
7 month ago
President Trump: "So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!"
7 month ago
[email protected]: So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!
Lebanon tells U.S. committed to calm at southern border
7 month ago
Koreas president Moon calls for international support for North Korea-U.S. dialogue
Bloomberg is reporting that the IRS has issued subpoenas for investors and lenders in Kushner family real estate projects.
EU agrees common defence is NATO 'mission alone': Mattis
On "the 2%", US Defence Secretary Mattis, saying he's confident Germany will continue moving in "right direction" in funding. Says EU defense cooperation must and will make clear that common defense is a "NATO mission and a NATO mission alone."
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says NATO and America stand with Turkey on legitimate security concerns; says Syrian crisis must be resolved within the UN framework
Turkey "has an insurgency inside its own borders" and US stands with Turkey, says US Defence Secretary Mattis, and says "we are finding common ground" in northern Syria. Says it's among most complicated fight he's ever seen, but communications are marked by honesty, transparency
Trump-Russia probe muddies House hearing on U.S. threat assessment: sources
US Defence Secretary Mattis says Iran is present "every time there's a problem in the Middle East"
US Secretery of Defence Mattis: It has been excellent two days; a lot of work has gone into this DefMin. We're making progress. It's an ongoing effort, but it's going in the right trajectory
US Defence Secretary Mattis: We are committing more funds, cooperating more closely, and implementing a culture of readiness. Combined, this makes us strong
US Defence Secretary Mattis: Our collective dedication to NATO creates collective strength as we fight threats from the east and the south, and defend our values
"The American people have demonstrated their commitment," says US Defence Secretary Mattis, emphasizing the Trump Admin expects more from European
Taliban's letter indicates their loss, says Afghan envoy to US
Japan's Abe, Trump agree to keep up pressure on North Korea
Once again, we feel that churning in our stomach, that sense of gut-punch, Richard Blumenthal says of the Florida school shooting. My heart breaks to hear that one more school is facing this unthinkable terror.7 month ago
"Once again, we feel that churning in our stomach, that sense of gut-punch," Richard Blumenthal says of the Florida school shooting. "My heart breaks to hear that one more school is facing this unthinkable terror."
7 month ago
@VP: @POTUS and I will continue to monitor developments following the terrible shooting in Broward County and will provide any and all federal assistance to local law enforcement. Grateful to all the courageous law enforcement and emergency medical personnel who responded so swiftly.
@VP: Our hearts break for all the victims and families affected by today's terrible school shooting in Broward County, FL. These students, teachers, administrators, and families will all remain in our prayers.
[email protected]: "If you pray, say a little prayer" for the students in Broward County FL
7 month ago
Sen Dianne Feinstein: Another senseless tragedy at an American school. My heart is with the victims and their families. When will we wake up? When will we take action to prevent these shootings from occurring? These tragedies are the new normal, and that should make all of us sick.
7 month ago
Bernie Sanders: Maybe, just maybe, after 18 school shootings in America in just 43 days of 2018 the Congress might want to consider common-sense gun safety legislation and save innocent lives.
7 month ago
Bernie Sanders: Another horrific shooting. Another unspeakable horror. My thoughts are with everyone at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after this terrible day.
Sen. Doug Jones on White House infrastructure plan: "I'm all for a strong infrastructure plan (but it) takes money away from other important initiatives like the Highway Trust Fund and cuts funding for rural water systems."
Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., an Army and Marine Corps veteran and member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, said the findings highlighted the type of "corruption and abuses" that Congress has been attempting to expel from the agency.
Bipartisan amendment, led by Sen. Collins, reallocates diversity lottery, gives $25b for wall + reallocates diversity lottery visas.
@MickMulvaneyOMB: "We've not accounted for it in this year's budget simply because it's come up at the last minute."
Military parade envisioned by @POTUS could cost $10 million to $30 million, according to @MickMulvaneyOMB.
7 month ago
@ChuckGrassley: Incensed by Sessions letter An attempt to undermine Grassley/Durbin/Lee BIPARTISAN criminal justice reforms. This bill deserves thoughtful consideration b4 my cmte. AGs execute laws CONGRESS WRITES THEM!
"We are responsible for a level of mass atrocity that happens in this country with zero parallel anywhere else," said @ChrisMurphyCT on the Senate floor as word came in of the school shooting in Florida.
We are responsible for a level of mass atrocity that happens in this country with zero parallel anywhere else, said @ChrisMurphyCT on the Senate floor as word came in of the school shooting in Florida.
@SAPresident quits after nine scandal-plagued years in office.
Scene here where there's just been word from @PressSec that the daily briefing, which had already been delayed several times, is canceled.
[email protected]: "The Governor, the Secretary, and other Administration officials will continue to keep the President updated."
[email protected]: "The President has spoken with Governor Scott of Florida and offered federal assistance if needed. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen also spoke with Governor Scott as well as state and local officials."
@NancyPelosi: Devastating news out of Parkland, Florida. I'm grateful for our brave first responders and officials on the scene. We'll continue to closely monitor.
To honor Valentine's Day, First Lady Melania Trump arrived at Children's Inn at NIH, a non profit residence for seriously-ill children participating in clinical trials around 3:10 in Bethesda.
Pres Trump made his statement on domestic violence in response to these press pool questions at end of Oval Office photo op on Oppty Zones: Q: Mr. President, why have you not spoken out against domestic violence? Q: Do you believe the women, Mr. President?
The EPA originally said Pruitt was flying first class because of security concerns
7 month ago
President Trump: "I am totally opposed to domestic violence. And everybody here knows that. I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind. Everyone knows that. And it almost wouldn't even have to be said, so you hear it, but you all know it."
For the third time today the @WhiteHouse on-camera press briefing has been delayed. New start time is 16:00 EST. (21:00 GMT)
Schumer won't say if he supports bipartisan immigration amendment, says he's been "encouraging" group to continue discussions
Adam Schiff: "There is already, in my view, ample evidence in the public domain on the issue of collusion if you're willing to see it."
[email protected] responding to questions shouted during pool spray: "I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind everyone knows that and it almost wouldn't even have to be said."
Sen. Cotton: "The Senate is indeed in a quorum call"
GOP lawmaker calls for VA Secretary Shulkin to resign after report on 2017 Europe trip
Sen. Tammy Duckworth wants to change Senate rules to make motherhood easier
Utah GOP chair: "He's keeping out candidates that I think would be a better fit for Utah because, let's face it, Mitt Romney doesn't live here, his kids weren't born here, he doesn't shop here." Romney is expected to make his announcement Thursday.
Vice President Mike Pence says he ignored Kim Jong Un's sister at the Winter Olympics: "I didn't believe it was proper for the United States of America to give any countenance" to "the leader of the propaganda effort"
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says she thinks the House Oversight Committee investigation into the White House's handling of Rob Porter's employment is "helpful"
6 Democratic senators want the complete list of White House staffers working without full security clearance.
This afternoon @POTUS "will host a diverse group of local elected officials, entrepreneurs, and investors to discuss how the 'Opportunity Zones' designation in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will spur investment and job growth in distressed communities," according to @WhiteHouse.
Start time for today's @WhiteHouse media briefing has been pushed back twice. The new time is 15:00 EST (20:00 GMT).
Rep. Matt Gaetz tells he'll be joining Trump aboard Air Force One for his trip to Florida on Friday.
Rep. Chris Stewart agrees with the House Oversight Committee decision to launch an investigation into the White House's handling of Rob Porter's employment: "There's actual national security implications for this"
Bernie Sanders: Congratulations to gold-medalist @chloekimsnow, a first-generation American. Her father emigrated from South Korea to America in 1982 and worked his way up to an engineering job which he left to support her ambitions.
Pence to @mikeallen on Porter: "This administration has no tolerance for domestic violence, nor should any American. As I said, and as the White House has said, I think the White House could have handled this better and I still feel that way."
[email protected]: "Our country's disrespect of Native people didn't start with President Trump. It started long before President Washington ever took office."
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: "Clearly, we should all be condemning domestic violence"
On the lighter side, asked by @mikeallen about his Pence Family's new dog, Harley, @VP said he wanted a motorcycle for Father's Day, but was given a puppy instead, "so we named him Harley.
A third White House official—George David Banks, a senior official on the National Economic Council—resigned on Tuesday after being informed that he would not receive a permanent security clearance, Politico reports.
Bernie Sanders: You can't get 80 percent of the American people to agree on what type of ice cream is best, and yet you have an even larger majority who agree on giving Dreamers protection and a path towards citizenship.
Even if there are US-DPRK talks, sanctions on Pyongyang won't be lifted until North Korea denuclearizes, @VP tells @axios forum.
On WH Chief of Staff Kelly's handling of the Rob Porter matter, @VP says he and Pres Trump have "great confidence in this good man." Tells @mikeallen that Kelly has done a "remarkable job," and looks forward to work with him "for many, many months to come."
Vice President Mike Pence on the abuse allegations against Rob Porter: "I think the White House could have handled this better"
Reps. Gallego, Lieu, and Beyer want answers from FBI Director Wray on the W.H. security clearance approval process, over concerns potentially dozens of senior officials who lack permanent clearance may be accessing highly classified materials they're not authorized to handle.
Bernie Sanders: As a result of Trump's decision to revoke DACA, 122 people every day are losing their legal status. We have a moral responsibility today to stand up for the Dreamers and their families.
"This Administration has no tolerance for domestic violence," says VP Pence. But says of the Rob Porter case, "I think the White House could have handled this better." Any more he has to say on the matter, he says he'll share with the president privately.
Bernie Sanders: I do not want to see what the history books will say about this Congress if we allow 800,000 Dreamers to be deported. It would be an indelible moral stain on our country if we fail to act.
@NancyPelosi: Thankful to @BennieGThompson and @RepBrady for their leadership of the Election Security Task Force. Today they release the task force's recommendations to protect America's elections in the years to come.
There was also a phone call today between @POTUS and the president of Vietnam
Sen Gardner (R-*CO*) + Bennet (D-CO) just filed their own bipartisan immigration plan (note themes here): 10-12 year DACA path to citizenship, $25 b for border security, Permanent E-verify, DOES NOT limit family migration for anyone, including DACA recips.
Elizabeth Warren got a standing ovation before and after remarks to the National Congress of American Indians. "We've got your back!" the group's president yelled after her.
Leahy: "President Trump claims he will treat Dreamers with "great heart." If that is true, he will certainly sign our bipartisan compromise that emerges. Let's get to work. The future of Dreamers – and the fate of the American Dream itself – lies in our hands."
Afghan Ambassador to U.S. @hmohib says Taliban are seeking "a face saving truce" by writing letter to American people
US Secretary of Defence Mattis meets with NATO Alliance Ministers of Defense during the NATO Defense Ministerial in Brussels, Belgium
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