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19 August 2018
8 month ago
[email protected]: Economists on the TAX CUTS and JOBS ACT: "The enactment of a comprehensive overhaul - complete with a lower corporate tax rate - will IGNITE our ECONOMY with levels of GROWTH not SEEN IN GENERATIONS"
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, says she will support the tax bill before the Senate today.
Former N.S.A. Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Information
Fox now reporting KT McFarland was the one who told Flynn to discuss the Obama admin's Russia sanctions with Kislyak. Back in February, no one seemed to understand why the WH was willing to risk so much to keep her on.
@SenWarren: I don't think a single middle class family in this country should pay more taxes so that big corporations and billionaires can pay less. Big corporations should pay MORE so that we can cut taxes on working families and small businesses and invest in our future.
[email protected]: "There are changes apparently worth billions and billions of dollarsThe American people have a right to know the tax policy being made in the dark."
@SenWarren: The GOPTaxScam is a smash-and-grab job. The GOP don't even try to hide the corruption. And they don't worry about how many middle class families are hurt in the caper.
@SenWarren: This GOPTaxScam is about paying off the rich, corporate donors that helped get the @SenateGOP elected. It's about the way money has corrupted Washington: millions in campaign contributions for billions in tax giveaways.
@SenWarren: The GOPTaxScam isn't about fiscal responsibility. For years, the GOP have whined about exploding debt. If this trillion-dollar GOPTaxScam passes, the @SenateGOP will turn around next week and say – sorry! There's no money for Medicare, Medicaid, education, housing, you name it.
Bernie Sanders: During the campaign, Trump promised to protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Now Congressional Republicans are getting ready to cut them.
@SenWarren: The GOPTaxScam isn't about economic growth or jobs. Trickle down doesn't work. But don't take my word for it: top execs have admitted that they'll use tax giveaways to buy back stock and fund new mergers. Nothing for workers.
[email protected] on tax reform vote: "We're gonna do this thing and it's not for us, it's for the American people."
@SenWarren: The GOPTaxScam isn't about helping working people. It RAISES taxes for millions of middle class families. The @SenateGOP had their chance to vote to make middle class tax cuts permanent this afternoon. They voted NO.
DC Police: this is an unconfirmed report of an active shooter. MPD is on scene working to clear the building. No victims located as this time.
Active shooter reported on I Street Northwest in DC, police say. Those in area urged to shelter in place
Shooting: right on the corner of Franklin Square, a block away from McPherson Square and McPherson Square Metro Station.
Trump Jr. to meet with Senate Intel Commitee in Russia probe
Police: Reports of an active shooter in the 1400 blk of I St, NW. Shelter in place. MPD is responding.
8 month ago
[email protected]: The media has been speculating that I fired Rex Tillerson or that he would be leaving soon - FAKE NEWS! He's not leaving and while we disagree on certain subjects, (I call the final shots) we work well together and America is highly respected again!
Jared Kushner is the "very senior member of the presidential transition team" mentioned in the statement of offense as speaking to Flynn on Dec 22nd about the UN resolution regarding Israel, two people familiar with the matter tell @NBCNews
Sen. Lindsey Graham on Flynn plea: "It's a sad day, but this is the way the process works Mueller has a mandate, he seems to be fulfilling that mandate."
Lawyer for Rep. John Conyers speaks as House colleagues call on him to resign; "he is indicating he has not sexually harassed anyone"
Rep. Adam Schiff: "Given the much broader exposure General Flynn had to other charges, Bob Mueller must be getting very substantial cooperation from General Flynn."
[email protected]: "Today's news was disappointing and disturbing. @GenFlynn has many decades of honorable service defending this nation and it is sad to see that he is now pleading guilty to criminal conduct."
[email protected]: "We're on the verge of major historic tax cuts."
Richard Blumenthal on MSNBC: "This admission of guilt by the former National Security Advisor is a shattering moment for the Trump presidency."
[email protected]: "The Senate should take up and pass Kate's Law."
"Our investigation is ongoing and I think what we owe the American people is all the facts." - Sen. @MarkWarner on Russia investigation
Bernie Sanders: Mark my words: As soon as the Republican tax bill passes, Republicans are going to insist on cutting Medicare and Social Security to cut the deficit. We cannot let this disastrous bill pass.
Mark Warner: "Frankly, virtually every one of my Republican colleagues acknowledges Russian intervention. The one individual that still seems to deny that this is not a major issue is Donald Trump."
Rep. Blake Farenthold is the only sitting House member since 2013 to have used a little-known congressional account to pay for a sexual harassment claim, CBS News confirms
Mark Warner: "My hope is that General Flynn will tell everything he knows and tell why he was having these contacts with Russians, who directed these contacts. I think it goes well beyond the fact that he just lied to the FBI."
Sen. @MarkWarner on Russia investigation: "This investigation is going to continue in its bipartisan fashion, and we're going to get the job done."
Sen. @MarkWarner on Russia investigation: "My hope is that General Flynn will tell everything he knows I think it goes well beyond the fact that he just lied to the FBI."
"I'm anxious to hear General Flynn's full explanation of his contacts with the Russians. Clearly, he was willing to lie about those contacts and lied to the FBI." - Sen. @MarkWarner on Russia investigation
Mark Warner on Michael Flynn's guilty plea: "How many more figures have to be brought to justice because of their ties with Russia before we end up connecting all these dots?"
"The one individual that still seems to deny that this is not a major issue is Donald Trump, and I just kind of wonder why." - Sen. @MarkWarner on Russia investigation
"This is a story that you can't make it up. It's still remarkable to me" - Sen. @MarkWarner on Russia investigation
Readout of Secretary Mattis' call with Japan Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera regarding North Korea's missile launch: "The United States remains vigilant in providing Japan extended deterrence with the full range of U.S. capabilities."
GOP Sen. John Hoeven on the tax bill: "We do hope to finish the bill tonight"
@SenatorCollins: The Sen. bill will include my amendment to reverse ill-advised elimination of catch-up contributions to retirement accounts for church, charity, school, and public employees. Amend. will protect ability of employees, including firefighters and police officers, to save for retirement.
@NancyPelosi: Now more than ever, we need a fully independent commission to ProtectOurDemocracy from the types of meddling that took place in 2016. Republicans must stop shielding POTUS from those who wish to FollowTheFacts.
@NancyPelosi: Congress has a duty to uphold justice and ensure Robert Mueller's investigation is able to FollowTheFacts without White House interference.
Bernie Sanders: Maybe I missed it, but I don't remember the need to provide tax breaks to wealthy hedge fund managers in the Virgin Islands being one of our nation's pressing crises. Yet that's exactly what Section 14504 of the GOP bill does.
@NancyPelosi: The questions we need answered now: 1) What does @realDonaldTrump know about Russian meddling? 2) Why does he still refuse to take action against Russia?
@NancyPelosi: Important to note that Michael Flynn is the 4th Trump campaign official to be charged in connection with the Russia investigation so far.
@NancyPelosi: We should all be alarmed by @realDonaldTrump's consistent attempts to obstruct effort to FollowTheFacts on Russia.
@NancyPelosi: The guilty plea of President Trump's former National Security Advisor Flynn to lying to the FBI about his communications with Russian authorities marks a dark moment in our nation's history.
U.S. remains committed to Libyan political agreement: State Department
Monopolies always use economic power to build political power, says @keithellison at FairMarkets. "The bottom line is we have a crisis in democracy."
@RepAdamSchiff: The guilty plea by Michael Flynn for lying to federal agents about his contacts with the Russians is another shocking development. That he admits senior transition officials were knowing of these contacts, and therefore his subsequent lies, may be even more consequential
US Department of State: The situation in east Ghouta Syria is critical. Russia must push the Assad government to allow life-saving medicine, food, and evacuations. Don't play politics with starving families- prove a ceasefire exists, end the violence, and allow unfettered @UN access now.
Sen. Susan Collins‏: The Senate bill will include my amendment to reduce the threshold for deducting medical expenses, which helps people with high medical costs, particularly seniors and people with chronic conditions. 8.8 million Americans use this deduction, half with incomes of $50,000 or less.
Adam Schiff on MSNBC: "This is clearly not the last shoe to fall."
Another federal court filing today by the Special Counsel says that in the @PaulManafort case there is "newly-acquired information" which the "government is still examining."
US Department of State: Full readout on Secretary Tillerson's meeting with Libya PM:
Flake says he thinks DACA protections will be worked on "this year" but there are no firm guarantees that anything is "iron clad" in politics
President Trump's approval drops to 34% today, disapproval back up to 60% in Gallup daily tracker.
Senate Intel Vice Chair Mark Warner: "The Special Counsel's probe has found illegal behavior stretching into the senior most levels of the White House."
Flynn's signature agreeing to terms of 10-page plea agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Under plea agreement, Flynn commits to "cooperate fully, truthfully, completely and forthrightly" with the Special Counsel's office; to answer questions, provide sworn statements, even take polygraph tests. Any refusal by Flynn will constitute a breach of the plea agreement.
House Judiciary ranking member Jerry Nadler: "There is now more than enough evidence to form the basis of a congressional investigation into the President's obstruction of justice—and it is long past time that the House Committee on the Judiciary engage on this matter."
Vice Chairman of the Senate Intel Committee Sen. Mark Warner issues statement on guilty plea by Michael Flynn
Sen Dianne Feinstein: Republicans now say they have the votes to pass their dangerous tax bill. The vote could happen later today or tomorrow, but we STILL haven't seen the secretly-negotiated bill!
A senior US official: Trump is likely to recognize Jerusalem as the "capital" of Israel
In written statment, @NancyPelosi calls Flynn guilty plea "a dark moment in our nation's history." Further, she says "the American people deserve to know what the President knows about Russian meddling in our election and why he refuses to take action against Russia."
"Flynn felt abandoned by Trump in recent weeks, and told friends about the decision to make the plea deal within the last 24 hours as he grew increasingly concerned about crippling legal costs he would face if he continued to contest the charges," reports @ABC.
@SenGillibrand: Flynn news is a BIG deal, but please also pay close attention to the Senate floor. Sen. McConnell just said he has the votes for the tax scam bill. Keep the pressure on—call your Senators and tell them to vote NO!
Rep. Blake Farenthold used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim for $84,000 brought by his former spokesman—the only known sitting member of Congress to have used a little-known congressional account to pay an accuser, sources told POLITICO.
House to vote next week on national conceal carry legislation
Tim Kaine to reporters: "The frightening thing is, this guy was the national security advisor of the United States this was not a low level functionary, this was somebody at the highest levels of the campaign. And also the highest levels of the administration."
And the @WhiteHouse press pool, which had gathered to see @POTUS in Oval Office with Libya prime minister, has just been informed "there is no pool spray."
@RepMaxineWaters: I thought Republicans were opposed to deficits. Your TaxScamBill proves you are just lying tax and spend Republicans creating a $1 trillion debt in our children's future.
A moment earlier, Pres Trump gave the press a thumbs up, but didn't respond to shouts about the Mike Flynn guilty plea.
At the West Wing Portico, Trump just welcomed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj.
@RepMaxineWaters: Roy Moore is a liar, a pedophile, a sex predator, and apparently Trump's kind of Senator. He claims not to know any of the women that he violated when they were girls, but no credible person would believe that many women would come forward because they have nothing better to do.
@RepMaxineWaters: Mr. President, there is help for your deteriorating mental health. It's called admitting guilt and telling the truth.
@RepMaxineWaters: Trump: Flynn admitted lying to the FBI. Sally Yates warned you that Flynn had been compromised by your friend Putin. You should've listened. Thank you Sally Yates!
In written statement, WH lawyer Ty Cobb says nothing about Mike Flynn's guilty plea "implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn." Also says it shows the work of Special Counsel Mueller "is moving with all decapture speed and clears the way for a prompt and reasonable conclusion."
Collins: confirmed her SALT amendment will be in the bill. Says she will have a statement on her vote later this afternoon.
Dianne Feinstein says that Michael Flynn's plea could mean a violation of the Logan Act (which could result in fines and/or up to 3 years in prison).
At this moment @POTUS is to be meeting Libya prime minister in Oval Office, then lunches in his private dining room with Secretary of State Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Mattis, followed by (off-the-record) remarks at the @WhiteHouse Christmas reception.
Cruz says the stairstep corporate tax hikes are dead, the Collins 10k of property tax deduction is in the bill, and accelerated expensing slows down instead of expiring instantly
Michael Flynn leaves courthouse following guilty plea amid shouts of "Lock him up."
@SenCapito: Working hard to get comprehensive taxreform across the finish line. This is a once in a generation opportunity to boost the economy and provide middle-class tax relief.
Graham and Cruz confirm there is no deficit trigger or any alternatives to address 1trillion deficit. Insist tax cuts will pay for themselves. Graham says if he's wrong about that, country will pay a price.
Stocks turn sharply lower after ex-Trump adviser Flynn pleads guilty, says he will cooperate with Russia probe.
@RepCummings, ranking Democrat on House Oversight Committee: "Today's admission of guilt by Michael Flynn is extremely grave."
Cornyn indicates there will be nothing resembling a deficit trigger in Senate tax bill, Republicans relying on economic growth to close home
@keithellison: Mueller's investigation into collusion between Putin's Govt and Trump's team has yielded Guilty pleas from Papadopoulos, Flynn and indictments for Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. More to come.
"Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn," Trump attorney Ty Cobb says, noting Flynn is a "former Obama administration official."
Reuters: Prosecutors say Flynn was told by the senior member of Trump transition team to reach out to other countries to influence the U.N. vote to delay or defeat the resolution.
Full statement from the @WhiteHouse special counsel on Flynn guilty plea.
In statement, Flynn calls guilty plea a way `to set things right,' `in the best interests of my family and our country'
Here is the full Flynn statement
In statement, Flynn says he has agreed to cooperate. "I recognize that the actions I acknowledged in court today were wrong"
Michael Flynn "is prepared to testifyagainst President Trump, against members of the Trump family, and others in the White House," @BrianRoss reports.
Stocks fall sharply after ABC News report that Michael Flynn was directed by Trump to talk to Russians
Here's the market reaction to the ABC report that Flynn is going to testify against Trump.
Man chanting "Lock him up" outside DC District Court Flynn just entered.
Chuck Schumer: Disappointing but maybe not surprising that @realDonaldTrump said a government shutdown could be good for him politically. As President, the welfare of the American people should always come before politics. Always.
Sen Dianne Feinstein: Republicans are rewriting their bill in secret. They don't have the votes, but it's clear they're DESPERATE to get SOMETHING, ANYTHING done. We have to keep up the pressure.
Michael Flynn arrives at federal court ahead of his plea hearing in the special counsel's probe.
Former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn escorted into federal courthouse in DC for plea hearing.
Cornyn says they have 50 votes on the tax bill
Tillerson's dismissal of the reports of a WH plan to oust him, came at photo op welcoming Libyan PM Fayez al-Sarraj to the State Dept.
"It's laughable," says Secretary Tillerson, with a smile on his face, when asked about reports Trump wants him to resign.
@SenBlumenthal: A stunning, sobering moment as Mueller investigation reaches Trump inner circle.
US Department of State: Secretary Tillerson will travel to Brussels, Vienna and Paris, December 4-8 for bilateral and multilateral meetings. The Secretary will attend @NATO and @OSCE ministerials, meet with @FedericaMog and his counterparts from all 28 EU member states.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: We are having a watershed moment in this country. Sexual harassment in America is absolutely pervasive, and we need to end it.
The special counsel's sparse webpage has been updated to include Flynn.
The charge relates to false statements Flynn is said to have made to the @FBI on January 24, four days after @POTUS inauguration.
George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Michael Flynn - is now the 4th Trump team member to be charged with a crime.
@KellyannePolls: A President's first responsibility is to ensure our safety and security. Sanctuary cities - and those who look the other way in the face of illegal crossings and multiple felony convictions - endanger lives.
@FBI: Plea hearing set for 10:30 EST (15:30 GMT).
@FBI: Flynn falsely stated he didn't ask Russia ambassador to delay vote on pending UN Security Council resolution and that the ambassador never described Moscow's response to his request, according to the filing.
Here is the document from the Special Counsel for the court.
@FBI: The charges stems from a conversation Flynn had with the Russia ambassador last December.
@FBI: False statements allegedly were made in January of this year.
Michael Flynn charged with making false statement to FBI
[not yet - in the court]Flynn has been taken into federal custody for lying to the FBI
Flynn will plead guilty to making false statements to the FBI about his conversations with Russian Amb. Kislyak
From Special Counsel: The court has scheduled a plea hearing for Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn (Ret.), 58, of Alexandria, Va., at 10:30 a.m.
8 month ago
[email protected]: Republicans Senators are working hard to pass the biggest Tax Cuts in the history of our Country. The Bill is getting better and better. This is a once in a generation chance. Obstructionist Dems trying to block because they think it is too good and will not be given the credit!
8 month ago
[email protected]: The jury was not told the killer of Kate was a 7 time felon. The Schumer/Pelosi Democrats are so weak on Crime that they will pay a big price in the 2018 and 2020 Elections.
8 month ago
[email protected]: The Kate Steinle killer came back and back over the weakly protected Obama border, always committing crimes and being violent, and yet this info was not used in court. His exoneration is a complete travesty of justice. BUILD THE WALL!
On @POTUS schedule today — lunch with Secretary of State Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Mattis, following a meeting with the prime minister of Libya.
8 month ago
South Korea Mindef confirm today: missile is able to reach Washington D.C.
8 month ago
[email protected]: A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration.
8 month ago
[email protected]: The Christmas Story begins 2,000 years ago with a mother, a father, their baby son and the most extraordinary gift of all—the gift of God's love for all of humanity. Whatever our beliefs, we know that the birth of Jesus Christ and the story of his life
8 month ago
[email protected]: Today is a day that I've been looking very much forward to ALL YEAR LONG. It is one that you have heard me speak about many times before. Now, as President of the United States, it is my tremendous honor to finally wish America and the world, a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
8 month ago
U.S President Donald Trump's 'working visit' to the UK has been cancelled as tensions with British PM May grow over the president's far-Right retweets.- Telegraph newspaper.
President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump light the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.
Not One Penny protest: A check for $1.5 trillion to the top 1% of corporations. Memo: "Xmas gift to rich GOP donors."
8 month ago
[email protected]: Our FIFTH 1K milestone of 2017! DOW24K MAGA
8 month ago
[email protected] on DOW 24,000 record under @POTUS: "A lot of this has to do with @POTUS's economic agenda, and @POTUS himself is very keen on touting that via Twitter, and letting the world know that the stock market is doing very well. We were up 350 points at one point today."
8 month ago
[email protected]: Today, it was my great honor to meet with the Crown Prince of Bahrain at the @WhiteHouse. Bahrain and the United States are important partners. During the Crown Prince's visit, he is advancing $9 BILLION in commercial deals, including finalizing the purchase of F-16's
Dynamic score of Senate GOP tax plan shows it would increase the federal deficit by $1 trillion over 10 years8 month ago
Dynamic score of Senate GOP tax plan shows it would increase the federal deficit by $1 trillion over 10 years
8 month ago
[email protected]: "[@POTUS's] administration is focused on one big thing when it comes to North Korea, and that's denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. That's our 1 priority."
On whether John Conyers should resign amid mounting sexual misconduct allegations, @PressSec says, That's a decision for John Conyers to make.8 month ago
On whether John Conyers should resign amid mounting sexual misconduct allegations, @PressSec says, "That's a decision for John Conyers to make."
8 month ago
@PressSec: "The year's going to end whether we like it or not," on whether Tillerson will serve as secretary of state beyond 2017.
8 month ago
[email protected] says @POTUS will lose money under new tax bill because of some of the deductions
8 month ago
"Until there's a final piece of legislation" unable to say whether @POTUS will pay more under TaxReform, says @PressSec.
8 month ago
[email protected]PressSec says she doesn't know if @POTUS will get a physical at Walter Reed this year
Sarah Sanders says she 'doesn't believe' that Trump knew the Britain First leader whose anti-Muslim videos he retweeted.
8 month ago
Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies being "monitored," for possible regulation but nothing concrete under consideration, says @PressSec in response to question.
On anti-Muslim videos retweeted by President Trump, @PressSec says the president feels that bringing up important issues of our time, like extreme violence and terrorism, are important to do.8 month ago
On anti-Muslim videos retweeted by President Trump, @PressSec says "the president feels that bringing up important issues of our time, like extreme violence and terrorism, are important to do."
8 month ago
"I don't know where those stories are coming from," says @PressSec of reports Tillerson leaving soon.
8 month ago
"He's going to continue to speak to all the relevant stakeholders" about DPRK, says @PressSec.
8 month ago
[email protected] said Trump and Tillerson were together at a meeting at White House today
8 month ago
"We have a real threat of extreme violence and terrorismand that was the point he was making" with @realDonaldTrump retweets of far right wing UK videos, says @PressSec.
8 month ago
@PressSec "Denuclearization" of DPRK is "number one priority" and not focused on anything beyond that, says @PressSec in response to my question about whether this administration now advocates government change in Pyongyang.
Senator John McCain : Great meeting with @KingAbdullahII yesterday. Jordan is an important partner in the fight against terrorism and the security of the Middle East.8 month ago
Senator John McCain : Great meeting with @KingAbdullahII yesterday. Jordan is an important partner in the fight against terrorism and the security of the Middle East.
8 month ago
[email protected] sayd @POTUS has confidence in Rex Tillerson
8 month ago
"I think his future right now is to continue working hard as secretary of state," adds @PressSec about Rex Tillerson.
@statedeptspox: We are pleased to welcome Libya's Prime Minister Faiez Serraj and the Libyan delegation to Washington this week. We look forward to deepening the partnership between the United States and Libya.8 month ago
@statedeptspox: We are pleased to welcome Libya's Prime Minister Faiez Serraj and the Libyan delegation to Washington this week. We look forward to deepening the partnership between the United States and Libya.
Ex-Trump campaign aide Manafort in $11.65 million bail deal: lawyer
HHS Acting Secy Eric Hargan announces Pres Trump donating his 3rd quarter salary to planning and design of public awareness program on dangers of opioid addiction.
8 month ago
@PressSec: "When the president loses confidence in someone they will no longer serve in the capacity they are in."
8 month ago
"I actually have strep throat," reveals @PressSec when asked if she has a cold.
8 month ago
Salary of @POTUS will be used for a "public awareness campaign" about the OpioidCrisis, says @DepSecHargan.
8 month ago
@HHSGov: OpiodCrisis "killing 175 Americans every day."
@statedeptspox: The United States calls on the Government of Venezuela to release on humanitarian grounds U.S. citizen Josh Holt, who has been detained in Venezuela since June 30, 2016. We remain extremely concerned for his health and well-being.8 month ago
@statedeptspox: The United States calls on the Government of Venezuela to release on humanitarian grounds U.S. citizen Josh Holt, who has been detained in Venezuela since June 30, 2016. We remain extremely concerned for his health and well-being.
8 month ago
Acting Secretary from @HHSGov, Eric Hargan: Third quarter salary of @POTUS donated for "America's devastating opioid crisis."
8 month ago
[email protected]: "@POTUS has accepted the @SpeakerRyan's invitation to deliver the State of the Union address on January 30th."
At briefing, @statedeptspox says Tillerson remains committed to doing his job, enjoys doing his job, and will continue to do his job until - if and when the president decides he no longer wants to keep the Secretary.
8 month ago
@POTUS will give SOTU address Jan. 30, @PressSec confirms.
State Department spokeswoman says Trump Chief of Staff Kelly called earlier to say the reports on Tillerson being replaced 'were not true' - Reuters
Sen Dianne Feinstein: Democrats just offered an amendment to ensure corporations use their tax savings to raise employee wages at the same rate they increase executive pay, stock buybacks and dividends to shareholders. Every single Republican voting, voted NO.
@RandPaul: "As we work to reduce the massive tax burden Washington has placed on the American people, we should also stand up for their Fourth Amendment right to privacy by rejecting the bulk collection of the financial information of Americans who live overseas"
House GOP planning on Senate approval of tax reform bill; House will vote Monday to go to conference on the plan
8 month ago
[email protected]: Thank you @SenOrrinHatch. Let's continue MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
@VP: Honored to meet with Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain at the @WhiteHouse today. Signed a deal for the sale of 16 F-16s worth over $2.3 billion. BIG boost for American jobs and security!8 month ago
@VP: Honored to meet with Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain at the @WhiteHouse today. Signed a deal for the sale of 16 F-16s worth over $2.3 billion. BIG boost for American jobs and security!
Sen Dianne Feinstein: I'll be voting AGAINST the GOPTaxPlan and I urge my colleagues, for the good of hardworking Americans across the country, to vote against it too. This isn't tax reform, this is a bill that overwhelmingly benefits the rich.
@SenGillibrand: It is up to each and every one of us to stop the Republican tax plan in its tracks.8 month ago
@SenGillibrand: It is up to each and every one of us to stop the Republican tax plan in its tracks.
[email protected]: "If they pass this legislation, which will result in a $1.4 trillion increase in the deficit, they will come back immediately to pay for these tax breaks for the rich by cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education."
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov rejects U.S. call to cut ties with North Korea, saying Russia believes sanctions pressure is "exhausted" and U.S. appears to be provoking Pyongyang.
8 month ago
House Intel ranking member Adam Schiff to reporters: "I asked the attorney general, specifically, did POTUS ever take any action that you believed—instruct you to take any action, that you believed would hinder the Russia investigation? And he declined to answer that question."
Sen. Susan Collins: If Roy Moore wins, "we have to seat him"
[email protected]: "All of these skeptics about the tax bill have put their country, our economy, and their party ahead of whatever doubts they've got about the bill and are supporting it."
8 month ago
@SenWarren: Buried deep in the GOP tax bill – buried deep so no one would notice – is a provision to allow drilling for the first time in ANWR. It's a shameful handout to Big Oil executives who don't like being told an area is off-limits.
@SenWarren: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the last untouched wildernesses in our country. It's a beautiful landscape teeming with life and a national treasure that we have fought to protect for nearly 40 years.
Rep. Dan Kildee says fellow Michigan Democrat Rep. John Conyers should resign
8 month ago
At a DOJ news conference, CBS News legal correspondent Paula Reid was repeatedly cut off by a DOJ spokesperson as she attempted to ask Jeff Sessions about the Civil Rights division's investigations into systemic discrimination.
8 month ago
Sessions: it's important that we preserve revenue streams for Mexican cartels at the cost of millions of tax dollars for US states
Twitter on why it didn't delete anti-Muslim tweets: "To help ensure people have an opportunity to see every side of an issue, there may be the rare occasion when we allow controversial content or behavior which may otherwise violate our rules."
Precedent, the Treasury Dept. has not released an analysis of the GOP tax bill (despite Mnuchin promising one).
Manafort appears to have reach a bond deal with Mueller, but the identities of the two people guaranteeing his bail for now is remaining secret
8 month ago
In Congressional hearing, Attorney General Sessions refused to say whether @POTUS asked him to hinder Russia investigation, says @RepAdamSchiff.
8 month ago
Lindsey Graham: "The antidote to terrorism is not racism and religious bigotry It was very inappropriate for the President of the United States to retweet these videos because they just breed hatred and contempt."
Sen Dianne Feinstein: We may vote on the Republican tax bill TONIGHT. We don't have the final bill. We don't have analysis from the Joint Committee on Taxation as to whether or not the bill would boost the economy. We don't have a Treasury Department analysis. This is OUTRAGEOUS!
[email protected]: "The American people have been taxed for such a long time. They have been pretty much held hostage to try and make sure government has the money to pay for everything for everyone."
AG Sessions has just left his interview with House intelligence committee re Russia. His meeting with panel lasted almost 4 hours.
In response to Pelosi, Conyers' attorney Arnold Reed says his client's resignation not up to Pelosi: "Nancy Pelosi did not elect the Congressman, and she sure as hell won't be one to tell the Congressman to leave."
AARP opposes Senate tax bill, calls Medicare cuts and Obamacare mandate repeal 'troubling'
Murkowski, explaining why she's backing tax bill with mandate repeal after voting down skinny repeal, says skinny repeal was "far more than just the individual mandate." "Far" doing a lot of work there.
Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley: "Yesterday, I said Congressman Conyers should do the right thing for the country, the institution, and, most importantly, the woman involved. The right thing is for Congressman Conyers to resign."
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: No matter what party you are in, we can all agree that we live in a very dangerous world. Congress is sending legislation to the president's desk to give our men and women in uniform the support and equipment they need to get the job done.
[email protected] undecided on tax bill, says it depends on the details of the trigger
Corker: "I don't want to state where we are or what we're doing."
8 month ago
[email protected]: My Child Tax Credit in Senate Tax Bill Will Help Working Families
8 month ago
"He is not going to be pressured by Nancy Pelosi or anyone else," attorney for Rep. John Conyers says after Rep. Pelosi and Speaker Ryan call on Conyers to resign from Congress
Rep. @MarshaBlackburn 'Completely disgusted' by taxpayer-funded sexual harassment settlements, aims to ID offenders and shut down hush fund
The White House did receive warning that Trump's tweets could spark unrest in the Muslim world, putting U.S. embassies at risk, according to a W.H. official.
Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton says he will not seek re-election after nude photo of him was posted on social media.
.@RealDeanCain: Throwing money at the NFL protests problem is not the answer, there needs to be engagement between NFL, players, law enforcement, and communities8 month ago
[email protected]: Throwing money at the NFL protests problem is not the answer, there needs to be engagement between NFL, players, law enforcement, and communities
Barton is the sixth Texas lawmaker to decide against re-election
White House transcript of President Trump's fielding @CeciliaVega's questions on Sec. Tillerson.
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@StateDept @WhiteHouse "As the President just said, 'Rex is here.' There are no personnel announcements at this time," says @PressSec.
@PressSec: "Secretary Tillerson continues to lead the State Department and the entire cabinet is focused on completing this incredibly successful first year of President Trump's administration."
"President Trump committed to sending a high-level delegation to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics," White House says.
More than 2400 representatives from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, Buddhist and other faith traditions from around the country signed onto a letter opposing the GOP tax plan, saying it "violates our moral principles of equality, justice and fairness."
[email protected]: "Tax reform is going to make such a big difference for Americans of all walks of life."
U.S. military indefinitely delays ban on cluster bombs
.@SpeakerRyan on tax reform: With faster growth, you get bigger paychecksWith faster growth, you get a higher standard of living.8 month ago
[email protected] on tax reform: "With faster growth, you get bigger paychecksWith faster growth, you get a higher standard of living."
Rep. Jim Clyburn, highest-ranking African-American Democrat in Congress, calls for John Conyers to resign
Michigan Senator Gary Peters says allegations against Conyers are credible and troubling, but says an expedited ethics investigation should take and Conyers should not resign yet.
@keithellison: NAFTA is bad for workers on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border, as wage gap widens under NAFTA.
Statement from @RepEliotEngel on reports Pompeo to replace Tillerson.
AL-Sen: Doug Jones is up with a new radio ad featuring a clip of Charles Barkley Barkley: "I don't understand why that's even a question. I mean Roy Moore is running with Steve Bannon who's a white separatist."
Paul Ryan on government funding negotiations: "It would be nice if (Democrats) show up to meetings"
8 month ago
@CIA responds with a "no comment" about reports White House wants current spy agency Director Mike Pompeo, a former Kansas congressman and @WestPoint_USMA grad, to take over at @StateDept
If the Senate Democrats choose to filibuster, they will have chosen to shut the government down - something we don't want to see happen, Speaker Ryan says8 month ago
"If the Senate Democrats choose to filibuster, they will have chosen to shut the government down - something we don't want to see happen," Speaker Ryan says
@RepMaxineWaters: Reports are that Trump will force Tillerson out of the State Department but the question is whether Trump first asked Putin for his permission. Maybe Trump will replace Tillerson with Ivanka. They all deserve one another.
@RepMaxineWaters: Trump is at it again. In private, he is still claiming that Obama was not born in the US. So what are we to think about Trump and his family claiming to be from Sweden when they were of German descent. Why wouldn't he shake his German cousin Chancellor Merkel's hand?
Speaker Paul Ryan says he's "very confident" that tax reform will get done this year
Many empty seats during Oval Office photo op today too.
This morning, @SpeakerRyan signed the FY18NDAA to provide for our nation's military and give our troops the largest pay raise in eight years. Next stop: The White House to become law. Very proud of this piece of legislation.8 month ago
This morning, @SpeakerRyan signed the FY18NDAA to provide for our nation's military and give our troops the largest pay raise in eight years. Next stop: The White House to become law. Very proud of this piece of legislation.
By 2027, people making $40,000 to $50,000 would pay a combined $5.3 billion more in taxes, while the group earning $1 million or more would get a $5.8 billion cut, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Congressional Budget Office.
Zero tolerance means consequences, for everyone," @NancyPelosi says. "No matter how great the legacy, it's no license to harass or discriminate. In fact, it makes it even more disappointing.
"The brave women who came forward are owed justice," Pelosi says upon calling for Conyers' resignation
@RepMaxineWaters: Trump's deteriorating condition demands action from the Congress of the United States. Does he really think that's not his voice on the Access Hollywood tape?
Speaker Ryan on Conyers: "I think he should resign immediately"
WH confirms Secy Tillerson is at the WH - as Pres Trump said - for histalks with the Crown Prince of Bahrain. Tillerson facing reports Pres Trump looking to replace him in January.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: I have formally invited @POTUS to deliver his first State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on January 30, 2018.
Tillerson was not seen in the Oval Office when @POTUS made the comment, according to pool reporters.
@POTUS to crown prince of Bahrain: "We're doing a lot of business. They're buying a lot of things. I've heard $9 billion Very nice, terrific, we appreciate it. We've had a long relationship and a great relationship and it will only get better."
Tillerson is not planning on being removed as Secretary of State, says @SenBobCorker who spoke to him earlier today.
Sen. Graham on President Trump's anti-Muslim retweets: "The antidote to terrorism is not racism and religious bigotry"
Moore says lesbians, gays, socialists behind sexual misconduct allegations
@keithellison: More than 93,000 jobs have been eliminated due to foreign competition since Trump's election.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham: "I have no reason to want to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson … but that's up to the President of the United States"
"Thank you very much, thank you," adds @POTUS declining to answer additional questions alongside Bahrain crown prince.
Following Sen. John McCain's announcement of support for the Senate GOP tax plan, Sen. Lindsey Graham expresses confidence they'll pass the bill "this week"
Asked if he wants Secretary Tillerson to resign, @POTUS replies "He's here!"
President welcomes Crown Prince of Bahrain to Oval Office. Says relationship has been long and will only get better. Calls Bahrain a great friend of US.
Nancy Pelosi: "Congressman Conyers should resign."
No readout from @WhiteHouse yet on the call, but Blue House adds @POTUS "expressed full support" for ROK enhancing its defense capabilities "through acquisition or development of advanced military assets."
@NancyPelosi: From the DREAMAct to rebuilding communities impacted by hurricanes and wildfires, the priorities Democrats are fighting for would pass if only @SpeakerRyan would let them come to the floor.
John McCain announces he supports the GOP tax bill — which means it will probably pass
Chuck Schumer: To be clear: the GOPTaxBill will increase the deficit which will cannibalize support from everything we know is essential to economic growth and a strong middle class, including support for our men and women in uniform.
Chuck Schumer: The GOPTaxBill will balloon the deficit by at least $1.5 TRILLION: adding to the debt burden borne by the next generation and diminishing our ability to support the military and invest in our schools, our roads, and in scientific research.
Senator John McCain: After careful consideration, I have decided to support the Senate TaxReform bill. Though not perfect, this bill will deliver much-needed reform to our tax code, grow the economy and provide long overdue tax relief for American families.
Chuck Schumer: The American ppl are clamoring for us to work together. They believe our politics is broken. They think our politics is starved of common sense and compromise, and it is. The way the GOPTaxBill is being rammed thru is exactly why the American ppl think our politics is so broken.
Chuck Schumer: From the one-sidedness with which it was drafted to the reckless haste with which it was considered – the GOPTaxBill has failed to go through anything resembling the normal legislative process.
McCain, on why he's a yes on the tax bill: "I take seriously the concerns some of my Senate colleagues have raised about the impact of this bill on the deficit. However, it's clear this bill's net effect on our economy would be positive."
@SenGillibrand: The Senate will be voting on the harmful Republican tax plan without the much-needed debate, oversight, and transparency it should have. I'm voting against it and I need you with me. Be heard today—do everything you can to speak out and oppose this plan.
Ex-Reagan Treasury official calls the GOP tax bill "malpractice": "The promise of large middle-class tax cuts are not credible in most cases. The benefits are clearly going to major corporations and the wealthy."
@SenJohnMcCain sees tax bill as return to regular order: "For months, I have called for a return to regular order, and I am pleased that this important bill was considered through the normal legislative processes."
The Dow just broke 24,000 for the first time (another all-time Record). If the Dems had won the Presidential Election, the Market would be down 50% from these levels and Consumer Confidence, which is also at an all-time high, would be "low and glum!"
[email protected]: "From the day that Donald Trump was elected president a little over a year ago, we've had two million new jobs added to the economy."
[email protected]: "The American economy has now hit full stride for the first time in ten years."
White House official says plan being discussed to replace Secretary of State Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
"Senator Cotton's focus is on serving Arkansans in the Senate," spokesperson says amid reports he'll be tapped to take over at CIA.
@moonriver365 and @POTUS phone call lasted for one hour, according to officials in Seoul.
In another phone call today, @moonriver365 and @POTUS agreed on strong sanctions and pressure to get the DPRK to "voluntarily gives up developing nuclear weapons and missiles and come out for dialogue," according to Blue House.
ROK President @moonriver365 says it's uncertain if DPRK has yet mastered the technology to miniaturize a nuclear warhead for placement atop an ICBM.
[email protected] says "we're going down the home stretch" on tax bill, "headed toward the finish line either late tonight or early tomorrow."
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says the vacancies at the State Department are a "national security emergency"
@keithellison: President Trump is a false populist. This was never about jobs for working people; his priority has always been the billionaires.
Eric Trump just sent out a fundraising email characterizing Democrats as "America haters"
Collins said she hasn't committed to voting for the bill yet because she doesn't know what it will look like after the amendment process, but optimistic concerns on healthcare and fixes to SALT will be adressed
[email protected] on GOP tax reform: "I think this bill is terrific for America and for New Jersey."
Bernie Sanders: I will be listening eagerly for any Republican to tell me they will not come back from increasing the deficit $1.4 trillion with cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Longtime Rep. John Conyers has been hospitalized for stress-related illness, his spokesperson says. Conyers has faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, and recently stepped aside as ranking member of House Judiciary Committee.
New York Times: Trump will replace Secretary of State Tillerson with CIA director Pompeo within weeks
Jeff Sessions arrives on Capitol Hill for closed-door interview in House Intelligence Committee's Russia probe.
@SenJohnKennedy tells @Varneyco the GOP has the 50 Senate votes to pass tax reform.
Department of State:Secretary of State Rex Tillerson welcomes Germany's Foreign Minister @sigmargabriel to the @StateDept for a bilateral meeting
GOP Rep. Kinzinger says it's "not helpful" for President Trump to share anti-Muslim videos
Rep. Seth Moulton's plan to overhaul House Democrats with a "new generation of leaders"
[email protected]_jackkeane: North Korea's mobile missiles pose no early warning, which will be the U.S. greatest challenge
[email protected]: Sen. Rubio and I would like to end the child tax penalty to let hardworking parents keep more of their money
[email protected]: There are no Republican hold-outs, everyone wants to see this tax bill pass
Sen. Angus King: "What the tweeting of these videos did was make the threat (of terrorism) worse"
UAE ambassador, Yousef Al Otaiba, met with Trump-son-in law — now senior White House aide — Jared Kushner in New York in early December, according to a cache of leaked emails obtained by McClatchy
Responding to US President Donald Trump's tweets, Prime Minister Theresa May said: "I'm very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do."
8 month ago
[email protected]: Stock Market hits new Record High. Confidence and enthusiasm abound. More great numbers coming out!
8 month ago
[email protected]: The Chinese Envoy, who just returned from North Korea, seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man. Hard to believe his people, and the military, put up with living in such horrible conditions. Russia and China condemned the launch.
8 month ago
[email protected]: The Failing @nytimes has totally gone against the Social Media Guidelines that they installed to preserve some credibility after many of their biased reporters went Rogue! @foxandfriends
8 month ago
[email protected]: The Failing @nytimes, the pipe organ for the Democrat Party, has become a virtual lobbyist for them with regard to our massive Tax Cut Bill. They are wrong so often that now I know we have a winner!
8 month ago
Lavrov: Trump policy has little differences from the policies of Obama
8 month ago
[email protected]: Funny to hear the Democrats talking about the National Debt when President Obama doubled it in only 8 years!
8 month ago
[email protected]: "Had the information (Crooked Hillary's emails) been released there would have been harm to National Security." Charles McCullough Fmr Intel Comm Inspector General
First, I want to say I'm so proud that US and India held Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad. Also proud that Ivanka Trump, the President's – not only his daughter, but also one of his trusted, closest advisors, led U.S. delegation over there: Heather Nauert, US State Department
Kellyanne Conway to serve as Trump's opioid czar
Kushner met with special counsel to discuss Flynn: report
8 month ago
[email protected]: The only people who don't like the Tax Cut Bill are the people that don't understand it or the Obstructionist Democrats that know how really good it is and do not want the credit and success to go to the Republicans!
8 month ago
[email protected]: The House of Representatives seeks contempt citations(?) against the JusticeDepartment and the FBI for withholding key documents and an FBI witness which could shed light on surveillance of associates of Donald Trump. Big stuff. Deep State. Give this information ! @FoxNews
8 month ago
[email protected]: Theresa @theresamay, don't focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!
8 month ago
[email protected]: Now, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to RESTORE AMERICAN PROSPERITY – and RECLAIM AMERICA'S DESTINY. But in order to achieve this bright and glowing future, the SENATE MUST PASS TAX CUTS – and bring Main Street roaring back to life!
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