Though Pres Trump not planning SOTU road trip, @VP to visit trucking business tomorrow in West Virginia to spotlight impact of tax cuts, as @POTUS will tonight. @VP will attend GOP Congressional Retreat, also in WV.

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

19 September 2018
[email protected]: '"Tonight, the President presented a self-congratulatory speech without vision. He promised unity, but sowed division. America deserves better."
Video: As President Trump exits the House Chamber, @RepJeffDuncan asks him to release mhe memo.
7 month ago
[email protected]: "They defend our flag abroad. They are strong moms and brave kids. They are firefighters, police officers, border agents, medics, and Marines. But above all else, they are Americans. And this Capitol, this city, and this Nation, belongs entirely to them." SOTU
7 month ago
[email protected]: "Freedom stands tall over one more monument: this one. This Capitol. This living monument to the American people. We're a people whose heroes live not only in the past but all around us, defending hope, pride, and defending the American way." SOTU
7 month ago
[email protected]: "I also pledged that we would work with our allies to extinguish ISIS from the face of the Earth. 1 year later, I am proud to report that the coalition to defeat ISIS has captured very close to 10% of the territory just recently held by these killers in Iraq and Syria."
7 month ago
[email protected]: "The first pillar of our framework generously offers a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants who were brought here by their parents at a young age. That covers almost 3 times more people than the previous administration." SOTU
7 month ago
[email protected]: "No matter where you have been, or where you come from, this is your time. If you work hard, if you believe in yourself, if you believe in America, then you can dream anything, you can be anything, and together, we can achieve absolutely anything." SOTU
Trump delivers first State of the Union
Democrats blast Trump decision to hold off on Russia sanctions
7 month ago
@ODNIgov not confirming to VOA any meetings with Russia Foreign Intel Dir. Sergey Naryshkin but says "rest assured that any interaction with foreign intelligence agencies would have been conducted in accordance with US law and in consultation with appropriate Departments and agencies"
[email protected] says he doesn't know why leadership chose him for the response, but said when he was asked he said YES
A Republican congressman says he requested that US Capitol Police arrest undocumented immigrants attending President Trump's State of the Union address
US Department of State: Secretary Tillerson and Qatari FM @MBA AlThani welcomed the outcome of discussions on civil aviation aimed at ensuring a level playing field in the global aviation sector while maintaining the Open Skies framework of US international aviation policy.
A GOP rep. has read the House's anti-FBI memo, and he isn't impressed: "If your audience or somebody is believing this is the end all smoking gun — it isn't"
[email protected]: This week, the House is sending a bill to the Senate again to fund our military for a full year so our troops have the tools and resources they need when performing very dangerous jobs.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: Great news for our troops → By a vote of 250 to 166, the House just acted to give you the tools you need to do your job. Next the legislation goes to the Senate, where Senate Democrats should vote for this bill to rebuild our military.
Steve Bannon's scheduled appearance before the House Intelligence Committee originally slated for Wednesday has been "postponed," source tells @NBCNews
Chuck Schumer: @RepGosar, Dreamers are not a threat; they represent the best of our country, and the majority of Americans and Congress stand behind them. Stop planting seeds of division and fear and instead get to work on finding a solution.
2017 was a bad year, according to @NancyPelosi.
Brownfield, Texas – The nine-year-old Texas girl whom President Donald Trump asked the nation to pray for is out of the ICU after successful brain surgery.
Sen Dianne Feinstein: For the first time in 30 years the Senate has confirmed a judge without having received sign-off from both home-state senators. Terrible! The Senate needs to protect its "advise and consent" role. Otherwise, it will become nothing more than a rubber stamp.
@SenGillibrand: Tonight, the president must address his plans to bring down the cost of health care for everyone who continues to struggle to afford it. This a top concern that I keep hearing about from families across New York.
Trump is talking about asking Sessions to consider prosecuting Mueller, Howard Fineman reports.
Leader McConnell: "I'm unaware of any official effort on the part of the White House to undermine the special counsel. So I don't feel any particular need to reach out to protect someone who seems to need no protection."
President Trump to a room full of TV news anchors who were invited to the White House ahead of tonight's SOTU: "There's been tremendous divisiveness for many years. I would consider it a great achievement if we could make our country united."
McConnell on whether there is need for legislation to protect Mueller: "My understanding is there's no effort underway to undermine or remove the special counsel."
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says the State of Union address should focus on President Trump's "slobbering self"
[email protected]: "Instead of spending all his time attempting to undermine the credibility of the FBIthe president should train his fire on the foreign adversary, Russia, that attacked us."
"I am pleased there is more than one or two or three - for all members that have an opportunity to respond to the invitation, I think we should do that," Rep. Maxine Waters says of Democrats giving responses to President Trump's SOTU
AshLee Strong, spox for Speaker Ryan, told NBC News about Rep Gosar's tweets: "The speaker clearly does not agree."
Ron Wydn, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member, on the Treasury's Russian oligarchs report: "Mr. Mnuchin's lack of seriousness and subsequent refusal to take immediate action is both reckless and a dereliction of duty."
"[President Trump] cannot make us believe in one speech that he will change his character. This man has no good values," Rep. Maxine Waters says
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters on boycotting President Trump's SOTU: "I don't trust him. I don't believe anything he has to say and there is no reason for me to sit there and pretend."
[email protected]: "The stock market, which Trump constantly brags about, grew faster under Obama than it has under Trump. And President Obama created more jobs in his first year than President Trump did in his."
[email protected]: "Two words I don't think we'll hear tonight on the economy? Thanks, Obama."
Russian spy chief Naryshkin visited United States: Russian embassy
[email protected]: From eliminating Obama-era regulations to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, creating jobs, repealing Obamacare's individual mandate - this past year has been about putting power back in the hands of hardworking American men and women in this country.
A Treasury Department spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the newly released Treasury Department report of Russian oligarchs was derived from Forbes' ranking of the "200 richest businessmen in Russia 2017."
Bernie Sanders: I could be wrong, but I don't think Trump is going to be explaining tonight why he tried to throw 32 million people off of health insurance.
The FBI is in possession of a 2nd dossier of Trump-Russia intelligence, known colloquially as the "Shearer Dossier," and it may confirm the already-known Steele Dossier. Per the Guardian, there are indications that the FBI thinks so.
@SenGillibrand: At today's hearing of the Environment and Public Works Committee, I called on @EPAScottPruitt explain what the EPA is doing to address both the clean up of the Hudson River, and the harmful levels of toxic PFOA and PFOS that have been found throughout New York State.
[email protected]: I was at @Starbucks last week in Spokanethey were so excited about the increased benefits and pay that Starbucks has just announced and we are seeing those stories repeated.
U.S. regulators have subpoenaed Bitfinex and Tether. Bitcoin prices tanking in the wake of the news.
[email protected]: FISA memo will be embarrassing to Adam Schiff once people realize the extent to which he went to keep American people from learning about this abuse
[email protected]: If you're interested in whether or not the dossier was used in court proceedings, then you'll want to see the memo
"You're going to see the heart of the president tonight." @PressSec
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will bring San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz to the State of the Union address
[email protected]: "We're not done on tax reform We're going to fight for our workers and our families."
[email protected] on Trump's upcoming SOTU: "He gets to do something that rarely do presidents have this opportunity, which is to say 'I delivered.'"
Rep. Jim Himes suggests 'the Nunes memo would blow up in the faces of Trump and Republicans, because its shoddiness will be so obvious': "Smart people all over the country will read this thing and realize what a piece of middle school work it is,"
U.S. general says North Korea not demonstrated all components of ICBM
US to impose sanctions on Russia 'in the near future,' says Treasury Secretary
Rep. Jim Himes: "It is an extraordinarily detailed, point-by-point rebuttal of unbelievably shoddy allegations on the Republican side. If it were to get voted out of committee for public release, I would be very surprised if Trump didn't block its release."
House Intel member Rep. Jim Himes of says there's a reasonable chance that Schiff's rebuttal memo will never be released: "I'm under no illusion that there's much probability at all that the Democratic memo ever sees the light of day."
"He does not respect me or the communities I represent, so I cannot in good conscience sit idly on the House floor and listen to his scripted speech," @RepGregoryMeeks
[email protected] reacts to liberal celeb's anti-Trump 'People's State of the Union': "Their message is one of negativity, and frankly I think a little bit of delusion."
U.S. still aims to push Taliban into Afghan peace talks: official
[email protected]: "For me, the most exciting news is we're seeing wages begin to go up and this is something we really haven't seen in a couple of decades."
Though Pres Trump not planning SOTU road trip, @VP to visit trucking business tomorrow in West Virginia to spotlight impact of tax cuts, as @POTUS will tonight. @VP will attend GOP Congressional Retreat, also in WV.
Department of State: Today, Secretary Tillerson and Qatar's FM @MBA AlThani welcomed the outcome of civil aviation discussions aimed at ensuring a level playing field in the global aviation sector while maintaining the OpenSkies framework of US international aviation policy.
7 month ago
Russia's elite dismiss U.S. list as 'telephone book' of the wealthy
[email protected]: "It is very clear why Democrats did not want the American people to read this memo, and that'll be clear to everyone once it comes out."
[email protected]: "I think the American people will be shocked about the contents of this memo President Trump has to make the decision to declassify this and I expect he will in the coming days."
[email protected]: "It's kind of amazing. All the people that hate Trump, all the public service unions, are benefiting from the Trump rally."
[email protected] on Trump's upcoming SOTU: "I think he's going to take a bit of a victory lap, but he'll also lay out the future and talk about immigration, and infrastructure."
[email protected]: "Over the next 5+ years, you've got a tax bill that's in place that is driving the economy forward."
[email protected] on @NancyPelosi's take on Trump's tax law: "She said it would be Armageddon. If this is Armageddon, let's have some more of it."
Ryan says the Nunes memo is a "completely seperate matter from Bob Mueller's investigation and his investigation should be allowed to take its course"
7 month ago
[email protected]: "I think if Americans cared what celebrities thought, then Hillary Clinton would be president."
7 month ago
[email protected]: "We've had an incredible first year. The economy is booming, ISIS is on the run."
7 month ago
[email protected]: "There's a Russian troll farm, there's a group in the United States that tracks what they do. You k…
7 month ago
[email protected]: "There have to be -- if the Russians aren't paying a price for what they're doing, they're going to…
7 month ago
[email protected]: "There's an old joke. A guy burns down your house, kills your family, shoots your dog, and you chas…
7 month ago
[email protected]: "I've been to 20, 30 hearings at Armed Services and Intelligence over the past 3 or four 4 about cy…
[email protected] talks Trump admin declining to impose new sanctions on Russia: "It's very disturbing." (@NewDay)
7 month ago
Putin on the "Kremlin report": this is certainly an unfriendly act, it complicates Russian-American relations
Three suspects are in custody after a chase involving Metropolitan police led to a crash in Northeast, D.C. late Monday night. The incident started around 11:59 p.m. on Kenilworth Ave. in the area of RFK. D.C. police said an MPD specialized gun recovery unit was hit by a suspect vehicle. No officers were injured in the incident
7 month ago
Kremlin says will analyse US 'Putin list' without 'giving into emotions'
Russian Deputy prime minister dismisses Trump's list of Russian politicians, businessmen as simply a "who's who" of Russian politics
Russian MPs visiting Washington to skip prayer breakfast with Trump over Kremlin report.
7 month ago
Taliban reacts to US Pres @realDonaldTrump comments regarding no peace, talks, says "US will face same reaction from our side"
Full Treasury unclassified memo detailing how it determined who to list on the tally of Russian oligarchs and Russian govt officials, and why.
Treasury lists 114 high-level Russian Govt officials
Treasury list of Russian Oligarchs released. "Those individuals who, according to reliable public sources, have an estimated net worth of $1 billion or more." Here's the list.
Russia's state-run Tass news agency reporting Alisher Usmanov, Roman Abramovich, Suleiman Kerimov and Eugene Kaspersky feature on list of 96 oligarchs on US's "Putin List". 114 other political figures also on list, AP report
US issues long-anticipated 'Putin list' of 114 senior Russian political figures, 96 'oligarchs'
Trump administration declines to apply new Russia sanctions
The Trump admin has notified Congress that last year's bipartisan Russia sanctions bill is serving as a "deterrent" and as such, specific sanctions aren't needed at this time. From a State Dept spox
7 month ago
CIA director tells the BBC he sees Russia as an adversary, expects it to target the US mid-term elections
Sean Spicer: "I regret things that I did that brought embarrassment to myself, my family, friends of mine who have been very big supporters"
[email protected] (D-Wis.), who is bringing @SpeakerRyan's Dem challenger @IronStache to SOTU address, knocks his fellow Wisconsin House colleague: "Speaker Ryan has abandoned his Wisconsin values by refusing to face his constituents in a truly open town hall"
FBI Director Christopher Wray put pressure on Andrew McCabe to step aside after months of criticism from Trump, NYT reports.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to @TheView on accusations of sexual misconduct against President Trump: "Congress should be doing hearings. Where are the hearings on all of these allegations?"
Bernie Sanders: You know what Trump won't be talking about in his State of the Union? He will surely not be apologizing for the many lies he told American voters: how he promised to defend the interests of working people, but then sold them out to Wall Street and the billionaire class.
Bernie Sanders canceled an interview after reporters refused to agree not to ask about his family. Sanders' wife is under FBI investigation, and his stepdaughter is running for mayor of VT's largest city
Sen Dianne Feinstein: Senate Republicans are bringing up a bill today to undermine a woman's constitutional right to make decisions about her own body. Awful legislation. NoAbortionBan
The day after Trump fired Comey, he called McCabe to vent over the TV coverage, NBC reports.
Rep Raul Grijalva D-AZ says his Trump speech tickets have a typo - "State of the Uniom"
7 month ago
[email protected]: Congratulations to America's new Secretary of @HHSGov, Alex Azar!
Elizabeth Warren: The GOP bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks would force women with severe health issues to stay pregnant until their lives are endangered, and force those with unviable fetuses to carry to term. This bill is dangerous and cruel – we cannot let it pass. NoAbortionBan
Elizabeth Warren: Today, the Senate will vote on a bill to ban all abortions after 20 weeks, with limited exceptions. Only 1% of abortions take place at 21 weeks or later – and the reasons are heartbreaking.
President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump Announce Special Guests for the State of the Union Address
7 month ago
[email protected]: White House Not Involved in McCabe Decision
7 month ago
[email protected]: "This is a president who wants to lead for everybodyHe's building an economy that helps every American."
7 month ago
[email protected]: "We're trying to fix unemployment for all Americans."
Rep. Eric Swalwell: "If [McCabe] is leaving for any reason other than personal, this is going to be a problem because we know the president's desire to remove people who he perceives to stand in the way of him being cleared in the Russia investigation."
Indiana Democrat Joe Donnelly will vote yes on Lindsey Graham's 20-week abortion ban legislation tonight, per a spox.
Sanders: "only thing the president applied pressure to is to get it resolved so you guys and everyone else can focus on the things Americans actually care about- making sure everybody gets the Russia fever out of their system once and for all."
WH @PressSec says the State of our Union is "incredible."
7 month ago
"The president was not part of this decision-making process," White House says of FBI Dep. Dir. McCabe departure. Sanders adds that Trump did not have any conversations with FBI about McCabe's departure.
The Trump administration hopes "everybody gets the Russia fever out of their system once and for all," adds @PressSec
@PressSec: "We have done everything we can to be fully transparent" with special counsel
"The president wasn't part of this decision-making process." says @PressSec
@PressSec:"The president stands by his previous comments" (about McCabe).
On @FBI deputy director stepping down today: "None of this decision was made" by @WhiteHouse
7 month ago
SOTU tomorrow night will be "must TV," says @PressSec.
Former 12-term congresswoman from Florida, Rep.Corrine Brown convicted of taking money from a charity, reports to federal prison.
Updated list issued by @WhiteHouse of the UN Security Council ambassadors having lunch with @POTUS.
@DonaldJTrumpJr: Strange timing. "Stepping down" the day after FBI brass sees the memo. I wonder what's in there?
AP sources: FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe leaving post early ahead of planned retirement
In brief remarks to the diplomats, Pres Trump denounced the Taliban saying "they're killing people left and right." As a result of Taliban attacks in Afghanistan, he said, "there's no talking to the Taliban."
U.S. to announce new 'security upgrades' to refugee program: Nielsen
In the State Dining Room, Pres Trump hosts lunch with diplomats representing member nations of the UN Security Council, including Russia and China.
7 month ago
[email protected]: "Today we will discuss our cooperation on a range of security challenges, including the de-nuking of North Korea."
"Many, many women and children that are totally innocent," being killed by the Taliban.
Trump: "It's a whole different fight over therethey're killing innocent people left and right."
'We don't want to talk to the Taliban,' Trump says in State Dining Room at @WhiteHouse.
@SenGillibrand: Tonight's abortion ban vote is yet another attempt by Republican leaders to attack women's reproductive rights. Jam the phone lines, post those tweets, and spread the word. We must all speak out on this.
Andrew McCabe, FBI Deputy Director and a frequent Trump target, stepping down.
@DHSgov creating "global baseline" for info sharing on immigration per Sec Nielsen, only handful of high risk nations have failed to comply
Republican strategist Shermichael Singleton: "As an African-American, I am so proud of my community I hope African-Americans who are listening to his words, screw Donald Trump — we're gonna continue moving forward and progressing and making our communities better."
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was personally involved in the process to remove sections on climate change from the agency's website, records obtained by the Environmental Defense Fund show, The Hill reports.
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