Over at CPAC2018 right now, reporters say, the crowd is chanting "Lock her up! Lock her up!" after @benshapiro notes that the greatest accomplishment yet is denying the presidency to @HillaryClinton.

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24 June 2018
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque: Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea further directed our embassy officials and staff in the U.S. to provide the latter accurate information on the realities happening on the ground in the Philippines
Swedish PM to hold joint press conference with Donald Trump
Defence Attaches of US, UK, France, China, Turkey and Indonesia visited Line of Control in Rawalakot Sector of AJ&K4 month ago
Defence Attaches of US, UK, France, China, Turkey and Indonesia visited Line of Control in Rawalakot Sector of AJ&K
U.S. Embassy in Philippines: Ambassador Sung Kim met with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to discuss the recently released Worldwide Threat Assessment Report published by the Director of National Intelligence.
Trump to announce new sanctions against North Korea; South Korea preps for talks with North
4 month ago
[email protected]: "The sanctuary city situation The protection of these horrible criminals in California, that if we ever pulled our ICE out in 2 months they'd be begging for us to come back. They would be begging. And you know what? I'm thinking about doing it."
4 month ago
U.S. tells India to cut tariffs as trade friction heats up
4 month ago
[email protected] on @POTUS: "This is a man who is always listening. He has listened to the Angel Moms and Dads. He's listened to the Obamacare victims. He's listened to the coal miners." Hannity
4 month ago
[email protected]: "School shooting survivor says he quit @CNN Town Hall after refusing scripted question." @TuckerCarlson. Just like so much of CNN, Fake News. That's why their ratings are so bad! MSNBC may be worse.
[email protected] got an intelligence report that suggests deadly Feb 7 incident between US forces and Russian mercenaries in Syria was planned and coordinated by Prigozhin and high-ranking Syrian and Russian officials.
Rick Gates has fired his lawyer, Tom Green
[email protected]: "President Trump today renewed his attacks on California with more insults and threats. The president's obsession with our state is growing more outrageous by the day."
Manafort, Gates face total of 32 counts. Laundered more than $30 million.
4 month ago
New special council indictment alleges @PaulManafort laundered more $30+ million in income, with assistance of Rick Gates, and includes charges of bank and tax fraud.
Indictment says Manafort laundered more than $30 million in income, with Gates' assistance
Cyprus in The new Gates and Manafort indictments.
Special Counsel Mueller files superseding indictment against former Trump campaign aides Manafort and Gates, includes tax and bank fraud charges
At @CPAC today, @SecondLady introduced her husband by listing 5 facts you dont know about the @VP. Includes: -on Friday nights, he insists on supreme thin crust pizza with an O'Doul's -if he could buy anything - it would be a horse.
Scott Pruitt and the EPA appear to be violating federal records laws by systematically failing to create and maintain documents of essential EPA activities, according to a federal lawsuit filed today by CREW and PEER.
Over at CPAC2018 right now, reporters say, the crowd is chanting "Lock her up! Lock her up!" after @benshapiro notes that the greatest accomplishment yet is denying the presidency to @HillaryClinton.
Sen. Roberts: " I think we're ready as a Congress to actually pass something and I think it's going to be better background checks. Certainly nobody under 21 should have an AR-15,"
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will remove the phrase "nation of immigrants" from its mission statement, The Intercept reports.
[email protected]: We condemn in the strongest possible terms the terror attack on a school earlier this week in northeastern Nigeria. The choice of targets reflect the brutality of terrorist organizations. We continue to support Nigerian efforts to counter the terrorist groups.
[email protected] provides an update on Deputy Secretary Sullivan's travel to Ukraine and Latvia. In Kyiv, he discussed the United States' support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and in Riga, he reiterated the United States' commitment to @NATO's Article 5.
[email protected]: We received reports that a Ukrainian medic was killed while trying to aid civilians near the contact line, reminding us that the conflict in eastern Ukraine continues to rage on. U.S. calls on Russia to order its proxy forces to implement a complete ceasefire.
4 month ago
Pres Trump's concerns about "active shooter drills," has to do with the name. Thinks it can be frightening to young children, says @RajShah45. Calling them "safety drills" might be more appropriate, he says.
Even if @NRA against raising age on gun purchases, Pres willing to do what's right to ensure safe schools, says @RajShah45. Says Pres proposal to raise age to 21 would apply to purchases of semi-automatic weapons.4 month ago
Even if @NRA against raising age on gun purchases, Pres "willing to do what's right to ensure safe schools," says @RajShah45. Says Pres proposal to raise age to 21 would apply to purchases of semi-automatic weapons.
.@statedeptspox: @USEmbassyMNE has no indication the attack is part of an ongoing threat. U.S. expresses its gratitude for the close cooperation with our ally and longstanding partner, the Government of Montenegro. We thank local law enforcement officials for their quick response.4 month ago
[email protected]: @USEmbassyMNE has no indication the attack is part of an ongoing threat. U.S. expresses its gratitude for the close cooperation with our ally and longstanding partner, the Government of Montenegro. We thank local law enforcement officials for their quick response.
4 month ago
[email protected]: Today, it was my great honor to host a School Safety Roundtable at the @WhiteHouse with State and local leaders, law enforcement officers, and education officials. There is nothing more important than protecting our children. They deserve to be safe, and we will deliver!
US Readout on cyber security after meeting with @DHSgov Sec Kirstjen Nielsen, @NSAGov Dir Adm Mike Rogers and Australia PM Malcom Turnbull - "shared goal of improving deterrence and holding malicious cyber actors accountable"
4 month ago
@RajShah45 asked if POTUS believes Israeli PM Netanyahu is innocent of bribery allegations. "That's an internal Israeli matter," declined comment.
4 month ago
Sen Dianne Feinstein: We've seen in mass shooting after mass shooting that family members have seen the warning signs. The problem is these families often have no legal avenue to bar their loved ones from obtaining guns. Our bill changes that.
"I would say that Bashar al-Assad has already committed war crimes," @RajShah45 replies to question about Syria.
4 month ago
Sen Dianne Feinstein: The gun lobby says that we need to take guns away from those who exhibit 'red flags.' You can only do that through a legal process and only a handful of states have one in place. If the gun lobby is serious, it'll support our Gun Violence Restraining Order Act.
4 month ago
"We've talked to teachers" and a lot of them would be willing to be trained to carry firearms in schools, according to @RajShah45 "and that would certainly deter potential attackers."
Kevin Hassett, Council of Economic Advisers Chair: "Stock market volatility is something that's to be expectedI don't think that it's anything unusual or something for people to be concerned about."
Kevin Hassett: The stock markets up probably about 35% since the president was electedand that's pretty consistent with what you would expect given all the positive policy changes that we've made. In particular, cutting the statutory corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%.4 month ago
Kevin Hassett: "The stock markets up probably about 35% since the president was electedand that's pretty consistent with what you would expect given all the positive policy changes that we've made. In particular, cutting the statutory corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%."
Kevin Hassett: We think that we can get the 3% economic growth that we've forecast without a big pickup in inflation.4 month ago
Kevin Hassett: "We think that we can get the 3% economic growth that we've forecast without a big pickup in inflation."
"Unless you have offensive capability, you're wasting your time," says Pres of arming trained teachers to prevent school shootings. "Unless you have offensive capability, it's going to happen again and again and again." Says "all of a sudden, this horrible plague will stop."
.@POTUS on preventing school shootings: Unless you are going to have offensive capabilities, you are wasting your time.4 month ago
[email protected] on preventing school shootings: "Unless you are going to have offensive capabilities, you are wasting your time."
President Trump on NRA: "I've spoken to them often in the last two days. It's not a battle — I think the NRA wants to do the right thing."
[email protected]: "We have to look at the internet because a lot of bad things are happening to young kids and young minds We have to do something on maybe what they're seeing and how they're seeing it."
Attorney General Jeff Sessions to @POTUS: We think we can help you develop the kind of policies that will make America safer.4 month ago
Attorney General Jeff Sessions to @POTUS: "We think we can help you develop the kind of policies that will make America safer."
.@POTUS: We're literally getting MS-13 out by the thousands.4 month ago
[email protected]: "We're literally getting MS-13 out by the thousands."
.@POTUS on gun free zones: We have to harden our schools, not soften them up.4 month ago
[email protected] on gun free zones: "We have to harden our schools, not soften them up."
Trump on raising purchase age to 21 of long guns - "How does that make sense?" Says the NRA will back the change
4 month ago
[email protected]: "If you hardened the sites, you're not going to have this problem."
Pres says arming specially trained teachers to carry a gun would be much less expensive and much better optics than filling a school with security guards.
Per pool: "POTUS fired back as DeVos talked of active shooter drills. Trump: 'Active shooter drills is a very negative thing. I don't like it. I'd much rather have a hardened school I think it's crazy. I think it's very hard on children.'"
Trump: We need hardened schools, you come into our schools, you're going to be dead, and it's going to be fast"
President says teachers who served in the Marines or other Armed Services would be right to carry a gun in school. Says school shooters are cowards and won't attack a school if 20% of trained teachers are carrying a gun. "Makes schools into hardened targets."
President Trump talks about giving financial bonuses to teachers who carry concealed weapons (During the tax bill debate, teachers had to fight to keep a $250 deduction that they can take for spending their own money on classroom supplies)4 month ago
President Trump talks about giving financial bonuses to teachers who carry concealed weapons (During the tax bill debate, teachers had to fight to keep a $250 deduction that they can take for spending their own money on classroom supplies)
4 month ago
[email protected]: "The sanctuary city situation The protection of these horrible criminals in California, that if we ever pulled our ICE out in 2 months they'd be begging for us to come back. They would be begging. And you know what? I'm thinking about doing it."
Chuck Schumer: We have sixty days in the Senate – yes, 60- to bring up our bill by @SenMarkey to SavetheInternet. Right now, we have all 49 Dems and one Republican. We need OneMoreVote to pass it and send a message to @HouseGOP that our internet freedoms matter. No small task, but we're up to it.
Chuck Schumer: If the GOPTaxScam is any guide for who they'll stand with on NetNeutrality, Republicans will probably choose their wealthy donors. But that's where you come in
4 month ago
[email protected]: "The time for political correctness is over."
The time for political correctness is over, Pres tells state and local officials in the Roosevelt Room. We have to get this problem solved, he says of school shootings.4 month ago
"The time for political correctness is over," Pres tells state and local officials in the Roosevelt Room. "We have to get this problem solved," he says of school shootings.
Pres Trump also raises concerns about the impact on of violent movies. Says some movies "disgustingly" violent. Tells Florida @AGPamBondi "we may have to talk about that."
4 month ago
Trump said he's considering pulling ICE out of California: "We're getting no help from the state of California. Frankly, if I wanted to pull our people from California you would have a crime nest like you would never seen in California."
4 month ago
President Trump on gun reform: "We're going to do strong background checks. We're going to work on getting the age up to 21 instead of 18. We're getting rid of the bump stocks, and we're going to be focusing very strongly on mental health."
Answering question that many teachers say they don't want to carry guns in the classroom @POTUS replies: "These are experts. These would be people that actually would want them. And it would be a small percentage but it would be a lot of people."
4 month ago
[email protected]: "There's nothing more important than protecting our children."
4 month ago
[email protected]: 'We will work together to create a culture of our country that cherishes life and forces real human connections."
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We will take action, unlike for many years where people in my position did not take action."
Bolton calls for retaliating on Russian election meddling: "i think it should be decidedly disproportionate"
"Unless we have an offensive capability, it's going to happen again and again," says Pres Trump of school shootings, defending the use of armed teachers and security guards in schools.
Any evidence Syria/Assad government using chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta? "We are looking for it" says @ChiefPentSpox Dana White
[email protected] calls John Kelly a "tough cookie" and said if Kelly were his teacher he'd want Kelly to have a gun.
When @BetsyDeVosED mentioned active shooter drills, @POTUS made clear his opposition. "Active shooter drills are a very negative thing. I don't like it. I'd much rather have a hardened school I think it's crazy. I think it's very hard on children."
[email protected]: "Active shooter drills is a very negative thing. I don't like it. I'd much rather have a hardened school I think it's crazy. I think it's very hard on children."
"Bullets went right through those steel doors like they were butter," @POTUS says of Parkland School Shooting.
"Anything that is not directed at the fight against ISIS is a distraction" says @ChiefPentSpox
Pentagon spox calls India "important part" of US South Asia approach/strategy
"We will keep having those conversations because it's in everyone's interest to defeat terrorism," adds Pentagon's Dana White
"Pakistan has an opportunity to do more with respect to the regional security" per @ChiefPentSpox "It's in its interests to do more we would welcome Pakistan's involvement"
Trump says he's considering withdrawing federal law enforcement from California, doubles down on idea of arming teachers, saying they should get a bonus for carrying in class.
"You got to focus on mental illness." - POTUS
"This is a very complicated battle space" says Pentagon's Dana White "It is important that all parties understand that the common threat is ISIS and that fight is not over" re Turkey
Pentagon still working with @TheJusticeDept on US citizen/ISIS fighter detained currently in Middle east
"There hasn't been a consolidated recommendation put in front of the secretary yet" on detainee policy, says @ChiefPentSpox
President reaffirms plan to give concealed gun permits to some teachers. "I want certain highly adept people, people who understand weaponry." Suggests 10%-40% pay bonus for trained teachers who are armed. Also says, "you can't hire enough security guards."
"Currently we haven't been given any tasker" in respect to issues stemming from Parkland shooting" per White
"I don't want teachers to have guns." But then @POTUS says he can see 20 to 40 percent of teachers carrying guns and should give them pay bonuses for having them.
"We have to harden our schools, not soften them up," says @POTUS.
"This is a complex issue" per Pentagon's Dana White "The secretary is taking his time to consider the information he's been given. I'm confident the president will give him the time necessary"
On gang situation, Pres says if he pulled @ICEgov out of California, "in two months they would be begging for us to come back." "And you know what? I'm thinking about doing it."
"Currently there are o plans to move anyone to Guantanamo" @ChiefPentSpox Dana White says of ISIS fighters being held by Syrian Democratic Forces
President attaboy to Atty Gen Sessions on gangs. "We are literally getting MS-13 out by the thousands." Calls them "animals." But slams California officials for providing no help. Also decries sanctuary cities: "It's a disgrace."
4 month ago
Parkland Mayor Christine Hunnschofsky speaking as we slowly go around the table with 16 guests. She tells @POTUS: "If it can happen here it can happen anywhere."
SecDef Jim Mattis set to provide his recommendation to @POTUS on transgender troops "this week" per @ChiefPentSpox "and the president will announce his decision"
[email protected] warned about childrens' exposure to violence in videogames, movies and on the internet. "We have to do something about maybe what they're seeing and how they're seeing it. We may have to talk about that also."
Today @POTUS compliments Jeff Sessions, saying "You're doing a great job on the gangs."
[email protected] attacked California on sanctuary cities. "Frankly it's a disgrace, the sanctuary city situation."
President reiterates raising age for firearm purchases: "Working on getting the age up to 21 instead of 18." Also mentions serious consideration of opening mental institutions and in some cases reopening them.
@POTUS threat to pull @ICEgov and other federal authorities out of California to teach them a lessson
[email protected] says he's called many lawmakers in recent days. "They're into doing background checks that maybe they wouldn't be thinking about" a few weeks ago
4 month ago
[email protected]: On behalf of an entire Nation, CONGRATULATIONS to the U.S. Women's Hockey Team on winning the GOLD! GoTeamUSA Olympics
FCC officially repeals net neutrality
Metro says person struck by train at Metro Center station; expect delays in both directions on the Red Line.
NRA chief lists names of some mass-shooters said all passed a background check. Says not enough states turning over data. No mention from LaPierre about possibility of changing age limit to purchase AR-15 rifle.
A police officer has been injured after being shot in Northwest D.C. It happened on the 4900 block of Kansas Avenue around 7 a.m. A U.S. Park Police officer was shot in the lower body. A law enforcement source told WTOP that the officer’s weapon accidentally discharged during the execution of a search warrant.
4 month ago
[email protected]: Will be meeting with Lawmakers today at 11:30 A.M. to discuss School Safety. Next week it will be with our Nation's Governors. It's been many years of all talk, no action. We'll get it done!
4 month ago
[email protected]: What many people don't understand, or don't want to understand, is that Wayne, Chris and the folks who work so hard at the @NRA are Great People and Great American Patriots. They love our Country and will do the right thing. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
4 month ago
[email protected]: I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health. Raise age to 21 and end sale of Bump Stocks! Congress is in a mood to finally do something on this issue - I hope!
4 month ago
[email protected]: .If a potential "sicko shooter" knows that a school has a large number of very weapons talented teachers (and others) who will be instantly shooting, the sicko will NEVER attack that school. Cowards won't go thereproblem solved. Must be offensive, defense alone won't work!
4 month ago
[email protected]: .History shows that a school shooting lasts, on average, 3 minutes. It takes police and first responders approximately 5 to 8 minutes to get to site of crime. Highly trained, gun adept, teachers/coaches would solve the problem instantly, before police arrive. GREAT DETERRENT!
4 month ago
[email protected]: .immediately fire back if a savage sicko came to a school with bad intentions. Highly trained teachers would also serve as a deterrent to the cowards that do this. Far more assets at much less cost than guards. A "gun free" school is a magnet for bad people. ATTACKS WOULD END!
Trump says he did not call for giving teachers guns, says he wants to 'look at the possibility' of 'giving concealed guns to gun adept teachers' - Tweet
4 month ago
[email protected]: I never said "give teachers guns" like was stated on Fake News @CNN and @NBC. What I said was to look at the possibility of giving "concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience - only the best. 20% of teachers, a lot, would be able to
North Korea slams U.S.-Japan joint drill
Philippines' Duterte suggests news site Rappler linked to U.S. spies
4 month ago
Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan announces the Baltic Summit, which will take place in Washington on April 3 to celebrate the centenaries of the Baltic States
SC Justice counters Duterte: Militarization in South China Sea for Philippines, not U.S.
Trump-Russia probe counsel to interview ex-Trump aide Nunberg: sources
4 month ago
[email protected]: I will always remember the time I spent today with courageous students, teachers and families. So much love in the midst of so much pain. We must not let them down. We must keep our children safe!! Full Listening Session:
4 month ago
[email protected]: "A gun-free zone to a maniac - because they're all cowards - a gun-free zone is 'let's go in and let's attack because bullets aren't coming back at us.'"
4 month ago
Trump: "Background checks are going to be very strong. We are going to need that."
Darrell Scott, Founder of Rachel's Challenge (Columbine): After working with "millions of young people" he has learned "we must create a culture of connectedness."
"These deaths are preventable," says the mother of a murdered student. "I implore you," she tells the president. "You have the ability to save livesplease don't waste this."
4 month ago
Hockley to @POTUS: "You have the ability to do that. There's legislation available to you right now."
Struggling to hold back tears, a Parkland student tells Pres "I'm sitting with a mother than lost her son." "We need to do something." "So, let's be strong for the fallen – who don't have a voice to speak anymore. And let's never let this happen again."
Nicole Hockley, Sandy Hook Promise: "How many more deaths can we take as a country?Don't let that happen on your watch."
Student Sam Zeif: "Let's never let this happen again. Please, please."
Student Sam Zeif: "I don't understand why I can still go into a store and buy a weapon of war"
Zeif: "How is that easy to buy this type of weapon?"
Father of slain girl delivers angry statement. "I'm pissedbecause I'm never gonna see my daughter again." "How many children have to get shot?" "I'm not going to sleep until it's fixed." "I'm never gonna see my kid again - my beautiful daughter."
4 month ago
Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky to Trump: "The fact that this happened in our city means it could happen anywhere We have to at some point care enough and be strong enough to come up with solutions."
The father calls on all sides to work with the President on security for schools, then battle it out later on gun laws
Father whose daughter was "shot nine times" and died: "How many schools, how many children have to get shot? It stops here with this administration and me."
This man says his daughter was killed last week in Florida; "I'm very angry that this happened, because it keeps happening"
Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky says she's spoken to some of the parents whose children were gunned down: "We need action and we need to be solution-oriented."
One family whose child killed said they want the administration to talk about guns
Parkland mayor said she spent last week going to funerals. "We have to care enough to do something."
Another student warns about bullying being a cause for some students to bring guns to school. "We need preventative measures," she says.
"This has to never happen again," says one student of school shootings. "I'm just begging for change," says a parent. "Everybody is so stuck not listening," says another student.
Another dad pleads with @POTUS to do something about school violence. "Please," he says
Justin Gruber from same school: "There needs to be a change. People need to feel safe."
[email protected]: Since this bill was signed into law, thousands of companies have announced wage increases, benefit increases, and companywide bonuses.
Student: "I was born in a world where I never got to experience safety and poeace."
Ariana Klein, also from Douglas HS, says important to listen to other points of view.
One student thanked @POTUS. "you're a great leader," she said.
Most student and parents struggling not to cry as they share brief stories with Trump and Pence.
Mother talking about how she could not reach her son after shooting. He survived. "Why not my child?" She asked.
"I'm just begging for a change. We need a change," says Jonathan's mother, Melissa Blank.
"I don't even know what's going on. It's crazyYou've done a great job and I like the direction you're going in," says Jonathan Blank, a survivor from the same school.
4 month ago
Julia Cordover, student body president of Douglas HS in Parkland, Florida to @POTUS: "I'm confident you'll do the right thing."
Pres Trump tells participants "we're gonna be very strong on background checks" for gun buyers. Also says he'll be strong on mental health issue and "do plenty of other things." "It's not going to be talk like it has been in the past. We're gonna get it done." Invites suggestions.
VP Pence tells "listening session" he's moved by the courage of participants. "We want to hear your hearts today," he says. Urges them to share "what it is you would have us to do."
[email protected] asks students and parents to "share their hearts" at meeting on school violence
"Many of you have lived through something unthinkable," says @BetsyDeVosED, reading prepared statement. "My heart is broken."
Trump administration wans to find out "how we might ensure that this is the last time this ever happens," says @VP. "We want to hear your hearts today."
"The president has already taken action," adds @VP.
"Mike, what do you have to say?" says @POTUS to @VP after a pastor leads a prayer.
Trump begins event on school shootings: "We're going to do something about this horrible situation that's going on"
Pres Trump in the room, greeting participants in his "listening session."
President Trump's approval rating dips to 37%, a new poll finds
4 month ago
[email protected]: [email protected] Melania and I join millions of people around the world in mourning the passing of Billy Graham. Our prayers are with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all who worked closely with Reverend Graham in his lifelong ministry.
Attending will be six of the ParklandSchoolShooting students, including the student body president of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The list of participants who'll be here at the @WhiteHouse for today's school safety "listening session" with @POTUS, @VP and @BetsyDeVosED.
Sen Dianne Feinstein: Gun dealers are ALREADY barred from selling handguns to anyone younger than 21. It makes NO SENSE to allow them to sell AR-15s to someone 18, 19 or 20! GunReformNow
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