Sen. Jeff Flake: "None of us in Congress pledge loyalty or service to the president. This is not a royal court. Our oath is to the Constitution and to the people."

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23 September 2018
U.S. could lift aid suspension if Pakistan takes steps: State Department
The Talibaninfo-icon’s momentum is beginning to slow down on the battlefield, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan
Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal spoke at a breakfast meeting on Capitol Hill that was attended by various US Senators, House Representatives and other Senior Officials. The Minister briefed the participants on Pakistan's successes in the fight against terrorism
7 month ago
[email protected]: Congratulations @ElonMusk and @SpaceX on the successful FalconHeavy launch. This achievement, along with @NASA's commercial and international partners, continues to show American ingenuity at its best!
7 month ago
[email protected]: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our 40th President of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan!
Pentagon planning grand military parade for Trump: report
7 month ago
[email protected]: Today, we heard the experiences of law enforcement professionals and community leaders working to combat the threat of MS-13, and the reforms we need from Congress to defeat it. here:
The Trump admin may push for new work requirements and rent hikes for people in federally subsidized housing, according to a draft proposal from the Department of Housing and Urban Development obtained by NBC News.
Sen Dianne Feinstein: Tell President Trump that California won't back down. We don't want offshore oil drilling threatening our coast.
The House is starting one hour of debate on the GOP CR
@lisamurkowski: I'm pleased the continuing resolution unveiled last night contains a 2 year extension for our community health centers, which once signed into law, will be vital to providing access to affordable healthcare for our most vulnerable individuals and families
11-year-old Natalie writes WH asking to cook a meal for the president. @PressSec today issued invitation to Natalie from the Pres and Mrs Trump to help the WH Chef prepare a First Family meal.
"We are not advocating for the shutdown," Press Sec. Sanders tells @CeciliaVega. "That's the fault of the Democrats not being willing to do their jobs." The president had said he'd "love to see a shutdown" over immigration disagreements this afternoon.
Sanders amused by reporter's question containing the word "contumacious," and awards him word-of-the-day.
SH Sanders: "I think it's un-American not to be excited about the fact that more people in this country have jobs"
Despite plummet on Wall Street, @PressSec says "nothing's happened to the economy." "The economy is incredibly strong right now." Says Pres has no second thoughts about having taken credit for a booming economy.
"The president was clearly joking with his comments," reiterates @PressSec about @POTUS "treasonous" remarks yesterday. Says she doesn't care about criticism of president's comments from @JeffFlake.
[email protected] tells POTUS met with DAG Rosenstein within the last hour to discuss differences between the GOP and Dem Intel memos. Won't say if he's leaning for or against releasing.
@statedeptspox: @VP Pence is on his way to Japan to lead the US Presidential Delegation to the Winter Olympics in Korea to demonstrate US commitment to the universal values of the Olympic games and the values that they promote.
At WH Briefing, Acting Asst Atty Gen John Cronan called MS-13, "probably the most violent and ruthless gang terrorizing our streets today." Says their motto is "Kill, Rape, Control." Says 10,000 members in US spread among 40 states and DC.
Pool sends corrected version of Kelly on Democratic memo: Q: Has the president read the Democratic memo? Kelly: "He has it. It's pretty lengthy." Q: Has he read the whole thing? Kelly: "No, no, I just gave it to him." Q: He'll read it after this? Kelly: "Oh of course yeah."
Sen. Jeff Flake on President Trump's "treason" comment about Democrats: "None of this behavior should ever be regarded as normal. We must never allow ourselves to lapse into thinking that this is just the way things are now."
"I don't see that in the offing," says @RepPeteKing of Pres Trump's statement that he would take a Government shutdown to end immigration loopholes. Emerging from the WH meeting, King said he didn't see a need for a shutdown.
Sen. Jeff Flake: "None of us in Congress pledge loyalty or service to the president. This is not a royal court. Our oath is to the Constitution and to the people."
Jeff Flake: "I have seen the president's most ardent defenders use the now-weary argument that the president's comments were meant as a joke, just sarcasm, only tongue in cheek. But treason is not a punchline, Mr. President."
Jeff Flake: "Words matter. Have we arrived at such a place of numb acceptance that we have nothing to say when a President of the United States casually suggests that those who choose not to stand or applaud his speech are guilty of treason? I certainly hope not."
Sen. Jeff Flake "Treason is not a punchline, Mr. President."
[email protected] hasn't yet read the Democrats' memo but will be briefed on it later today. "No no. It is quite lengthy," COS Kelly says
Sen. Flake: "If we are numb to such wordsour silence will also mark the day that we failed to recognize that this conduct in an American president simply is not normal."
[email protected] reiterated a willingness to risk a shutdown over immigration policy. "You can say what you want. We are not getting support of the Democrats," Trump said.
7 month ago
Trump: "I'd love to see a shutdown" if immigration reform not passed
"You have to have every one of these loopholes taken care of," Pres Trump tells @SecNielsen about what he demands in immigration legislation. "So, Secretary, get it right," he says. "We have one good shot at it, and it's now."
"We do not need a government shutdown on this," Rep. Barbara Comstock says after President Trump suggests "another shutdown" over immigration policies. "You can say what you want, we're not getting support from the Democrats on this legislation," the president replied.
7 month ago
MOMENTS AGO: @POTUS: "If we don't change the legislationlet's have a shutdown."
"I would shut it down over this issue," says Pres Trump of his insistence on ending immigration loopholes, even if it takes a Government shutdown. "If we don't straighten out our borders, we don't have a country," he told a reporter seeking clarification.
[email protected] said the problem can't be solved because Democrats won't cooperate. "Everything you do is illegal. You can't touch. You can't do anything."
[email protected]: After last week's joint House-Senate conference, our focus is on building a safe, strong, and proud America - so it's also critical that we provide for our national defense.
@POTUS: "I'd love to see a shut down if we can't get this stuff taken care ofIf we have to shut it down because the Democrats don't want safetylet's shut it down."
Trump says he'd go with another shutdown if an immigration deal isn't reached: "If we have to shut it down because the Democrats don't want safety then shut it down."
Bernie Sanders: Just as we called on tobacco companies to testify about what they knew and when they knew it, we must demand that drug companies testify under oath about their knowledge of opioids' addictiveness.
[email protected] is being emphatic: "I'd love to see a shutdown" if we can't get immigration deal figured out. "Shut it down."
@RandPaul: Today I am chairing a hearing entitled: "Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Ways of Funding Government." I can't think of a better way to describe how dysfunctional Congress is with its power of the purse.
7 month ago
[email protected]: As Congress considers immigration reform, it's essential that we listen to law enforcement professionals.
7 month ago
[email protected]: "We need much better border mechanisms and much better border security. We need the wall."
At the White House, Trump on DACA/immigration: "I think the Democrats don't want to make a deal, but we'll find out"
Bernie Sanders: Despite Jeff Sessions' war on marijuana, a growing majority of the American people understand that we should allow states the right to move toward the decriminalization of marijuana, not reverse progress that has been made.
Federal appellate court in California approves class action settlement of cases brought against Trump University. "Victims of Donald Trump's fraudulent university will soon receive the $25 million in relief they deserve," New York AG Eric Schneiderman says.
Steve Bannon is likely to meet with Special Counsel Mueller next week, source familiar with the process tells @NBCNews
7 month ago
[email protected]: Dems Not Clapping at State of the Union Was 'Un-American, Treasonous'
Rep. Maxine Waters repeatedly presses Treasury Sec. Mnuchin on Russian sanctions passed by Congress last year. "This is your excuse for not having implemented the law?"
7 month ago
[email protected]: We need a 21st century MERIT-BASED immigration system. Chain migration and the visa lottery are outdated programs that hurt our economic and national security.
7 month ago
[email protected]: Polling shows nearly 7 in 10 Americans support an immigration reform package that includes DACA, fully secures the border, ends chain migration and cancels the visa lottery. If D's oppose this deal, they aren't serious about DACA-they just want open borders.
7 month ago
Mattis: No plans to leave INF Treaty with Russia despite accusing Moscow of violating the decades-long arms control agreement
7 month ago
Mattis: "I don't believe it lowers the threshold at all," when asked if new "low-yield" tactical nukes make nuclear war more likely. Mattis says nuclear sea-launched cruise missile in response to Russia's INF treaty violations
Mattis: "We need Congress back in the driver's seat, not the spectator's seat."
7 month ago
Mattis tells Congress he will visit Fort Benning, Ga in the next few days to meet with US Army soldiers headed to Afghanistan this spring to ramp up Taliban fight
The Trump administration is leaving open the possibility of a meeting this week at the Winter Olympics between the @VP and DPRK officials
7 month ago
[email protected]: 'Disgraceful' that illegal immigrant killed Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson
President Trump says it's "so disgraceful" that Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed by a person who is in the U.S. illegally.
US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster to visit Turkey over the weekend, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to come next week
7 month ago
[email protected]: My prayers and best wishes are with the family of Edwin Jackson, a wonderful young man whose life was so senselessly taken. @Colts
7 month ago
[email protected]: So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. This is just one of many such preventable tragedies. We must get the Dems to get tough on the Border, and with illegal immigration, FAST!
Secret DC visit by 3 Russian security chiefs stopped spiraling US sanctions, says @vfroloff. Big Kremlin victory in quest to normalize relations.
@VP and @SecondLady just arrived Yokota Air Base, Japan
North Korea warns South, US against resumption of joint military drill North Korea US South Korea military
US Vice President Mike Pence heads to the Winter Olympics but says North Korea should "end its developments and possession of nuclear weapons"
The US says the sixth chlorine gas attack by the Assad government reported in the last 30 days in Syria
Press pool encountered @stevenmnuchin1 on Air Force One flying back from Ohio visit with @POTUS. Declined any comment on the plummet on Wall Street today.
Stepping off Air Force One after flight back from Cincinnati. Mrs Trump visited Children's Hospital for briefing on adverse impact of opioids on newborns. Also brought valentines and coloring books for children being treated at @CincyChildrens.
"She is our secret weapon. I just hope they don't change her. There are a lot of people that want to run her out," President Trump ridicules House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi while discussing 2018 midterm elections.
[email protected] Jordan: "Markets change. Markets fluctuate. Markets correct."
Department of State: Secretary Tillerson comments on the strong U.S.-Peru partnership and expresses the United States' support for Peru's growing international leadership role on a range of issues during a press conference with Foreign Minister @cayetanaaljovin in Lima.
President Trump formally notifies Senate he's withdrawing nominations of K.T McFarland to be US Amb to Singapore and Kathleen Hartnett White to the Council on Environmental Quality. McFarland faced questions about her work with Gen Mike Flynn and Hartnett her views on climate change.
"The fundamentals of this economy are very strong and they're headed in the right direction," Deputy Press Sec. Raj Shah said in a gaggle on Air Force One, an unfortunate echo of John McCain's comments at the onset of the recession.
Earlier today on Air Force One, @RajShah45 said of stock market downturn Friday and this morning: "Look, markets do fluctuate in the short term. We all know thatBut the fundamentals of this economy are very strong and they're headed in the right direction."
7 month ago
[email protected]onaldTrump: Thanks to the historic TAX CUTS that I signed into law, your paychecks are going way UP, your taxes are going way DOWN, and America is once again OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
Can we call that treason? asks Trump about Democrats who didn't applaud his mention of declining unemployment in his State of the Union speech? Why not. They were like death and unAmerican, he says of the Democrats. Said they would rather see him do badly than US do well.7 month ago
"Can we call that treason?" asks Trump about Democrats who didn't applaud his mention of declining unemployment in his State of the Union speech? "Why not." "They were like death and unAmerican," he says of the Democrats. Said they would rather see him do badly than US do well.
7 month ago
Trump calls Dems "treasonous" for not applauding during his State of the Union
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