People gather in the Russell Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol for a protest in support of DACA

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

16 August 2018
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Koreas President @moonriver365 hosts @VP today and then DPRK high level officials on Saturday
@VP and @SecondLady disembark Air Force Two in Osan
NBC quoted a US official: Russia hacked the database of American voters
An adult man was killed when they were hit and then trapped under a bus near 14th Street and Madison Drive, according to DC police. DC Fire and EMS, as well as the major crash team, is currently on the scene. 14th Street between Constitution and Madison Drive, NW, is now shut down in both directions.
North Korea 'does not intend' meeting US during Olympics
US official says security assistance can be restored if Islamabad takes 'decisive and sustained' action against terrorist groups
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[email protected]: The Budget Agreement today is so important for our great Military. It ends the dangerous sequester and gives Secretary Mattis what he needs to keep America Great. Republicans and Democrats must support our troops and support this Bill!
6 month ago
[email protected]: Congratulations to the Republic of Korea on what will be a MAGNIFICENT Winter Olympics! What the South Korean people have built is truly an inspiration!
Sen Dianne Feinstein: Leader Nancy Pelosi has held the House floor for 7 hours to advocate for a path to citizenship for Dreamers. Nancy knows how important it is to get this done because California is home to more Dreamers than any other state. Go Nancy!
GOP members of Senate Finance Committee tell Pres Trump that "preserving NAFTA is vital" for millions of American workers. In a statement, @OrrinHatch said they also discussed the need to "confront the challenges China poses to American businesses and workers."
Biden: "Here's the deal: our Democratic institutions are not guaranteed, man."
Joe Biden: "We're not a nation that gives comfort and safe harbor to neo-Nazis crawling out of fields, carrying torches."
[email protected] at ABetterTomorrow Democratic Issues Conference: It's not the example of our power, but the power of our example.
People gather in the Russell Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol for a protest in support of DACA
@LindseyGrahamSC: The details of the budget agreement that @SenMajLdr McConnell briefed me on is great news for our men and women in uniform. Without a doubt, it's the best news for our military in recent years.
Leader Pelosi has been speaking for 4 hours demanding @SpeakerRyan commit to bringing up bipartisan legislation to ProtectDREAMers
Today Ranking Member @RepMaxineWaters spoke on the @HouseFloor in opposition of HR1153, a bill that would undermine the strong consumer protections Democrats established under WallStreetReform
Rand says spending deal is "bad for the country," don't say if he will block quick passage of bill before shutdown deadline
U.S. House Oversight Cmte voted to advance the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act, which would modernize federal grant reporting from a document-based system to an open data model
Sanders confirms WH Staff Secretary Rob Porter is stepping down, but not right away. Porter issued statement decrying "outrageous allegations" of domestic abuse by his 2 ex-wives. Chief of Staff John Kelly praises Porter as "a man of true integrity and honor."
Press Sec. Sanders tells @CeciliaVega she hasn't spoken to President Trump on whether he had specific concerns about domestic abuse allegations against White House staffer who resigned today.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: This bipartisan budget agreement delivers on our commitment to fully fund our national defense—no more short-term ploys and patches. The men and women who serve in our Armed Forces are the winners today.
Sanders says Pres hasn't made a final decision about a big parade to honor US military. She says he's just exploring different ways to show pride in the military and it's too early for discussion of whether a parade is appropriate when nothing's been decided.
Senator John McCain: Today's budget agreement is vital to our national security. Without it, our military would not be able to defend the nation, as Secretary Mattis and our military leaders have repeatedly warned.
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Porter says this photo is old, and "the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described." That's what Sanders just read.
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Mattis: Failure by Congress to fund new 2018 defense strategy "will leave us with a force that could dominate the last war, yet be irrelevant to tomorrow's security," he says at White House. "America can afford survival."
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Sarah Sanders just read a statement from Rob Porter, not denying allegations by his two ex-wives that he beat them during their marriage. Stunning to hear this very personal non-denial of domestic abuse being read from the White House podium.
Full statement from Rob Porter:
Sanders stops short of saying Pres Trump would sign Senate budget agreement. Have to see what's in the final bill. But says WH applauds "the steps forward" taken by the Senate and supportive of meeting needs of defense spending.
"Shutting down the government would be very damaging to the military," Defense Sec. James Mattis tells @jonkarl. "It just paralyzes everything that we do."
Senior officials were trying to convince staff secretary Rob Porter, whose two ex-wives came forward with abuse allegations, "to stay and fight." Those officials included Chief of Staff John Kelly, Axios reports.
Rep Mo Brooks R-AL: I'm not just a no, I'm a "hell no" on budget deal
On Pres Trump's wish for a military parade, DefSec Mattis said "we're all aware of the president's affection and respect for the military." Mattis said Pentagon "putting together some options" for the president to consider.
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[email protected]: "Thanks to President Trump, we can have the strongest military we have ever had."
The WH's media rollout to manage the Rob Porter resignation news is actually impressive. At least four outlets popping this at 1:30 on the nose with the same backstory on how top folks wanted him to stay
At WH briefing, DefSec Mattis welcomes Senate's 2-year budget agreement and recognition of the effects on the military of "budgetary uncertainty."
Rob Porter resigns from White House.
Tillerson also said US won't be "lulled" by North Korean presence at the Olympics. "That isn't going to change anything," he said of US insistence North Korean end its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programs.
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[email protected]: Best wishes to the Republic of Korea on hosting the @Olympics! What a wonderful opportunity to show everyone that you are a truly GREAT NATION!
Top White House aide announces deal on 2-year budget pact with huge increases for defense, domestic programs.
Mattis to brief media at 1:30 pm ET at White House after news that Trump wants military parade in Washington
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Air Force flying more and more lethal, per @ResoluteSupport's MajGen Hecker - Afgahans flying 40 missions a week where munitions are dropped vs 25 a week for US/coalition aircraft
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[email protected]: NEW FBI TEXTS ARE BOMBSHELLS!
6 month ago
[email protected]: In the "old days," when good news was reported, the Stock Market would go up. Today, when good news is reported, the Stock Market goes down. Big mistake, and we have so much good (great) news about the economy!
Tillerson says North Korea an equal player at PyeongChang Olympics
Pentagon: Afghan war costing US $45 billion per year
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South Korea in consultations with U.S on planned trips by North Korea leader's sister
"I'm announcing that the United States of America will soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever – and we will continue to isolate North Korea until it abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile programs once and for all." says @VP
"All options are on the table, and the United States has deployed some of our most advanced military assets to Japan and to the wider region, to protect our homeland and our allies and we will continue to," states @VP
"We will not allow North Korean propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games. We will not allow North Korea to hide behind the Olympic banner the reality that they enslave their people and threaten the wider region," adds @VP
"I will have the privilege to lead the United States' delegation to the Winter Olympics says @VP. We'll be there to cheer our athletes, but we'll also be there to stand with our allies, and remind the world that North Korea is the most tyrannical and oppressive government on the planet."
US Vice President Mike Pence receives a briefing on the PAC-3 anti-missile defense system in Tokyo, ahead of his trip to South Korea
"The people of Japan can be assured: The full range of the Armed Forces of the United States is dedicated to the protection of Japan," @VP says alongside @AbeShinzo
US and Japan have "completely aligned" their policies on DPRK, says @AbeShinzo
"A good amount of time" spent today with @VP discussing DPRK, says @AbeShinzo, adding it will continue to provoke with an expected military parade tomorrow in Pyongyang
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
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[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!
6 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
6 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."
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