Map. History of District Columbia conflict

18 August 2018
6 month ago
[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.
6 month ago
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.
6 month ago
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."
6 month ago
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.
6 month ago
[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.
6 month ago
[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
6 month ago
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
6 month ago
[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
6 month ago
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
6 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!
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."
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.
6 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.
6 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.
6 month ago
[email protected]: As Congress considers immigration reform, it's essential that we listen to law enforcement professionals.
6 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
6 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?"
6 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.
6 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.
6 month ago
Mattis: No plans to leave INF Treaty with Russia despite accusing Moscow of violating the decades-long arms control agreement
6 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."
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
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