1 year ago
Text of the executive order signed by @POTUS has been released. It does contain one sentence referencing what has been the core issue of the nationwide protests
Pres says his Executive Order will call for a ban on police use of "choke holds," except in cases where an officer's life is in jeopardy. Also calls for use of more non-lethal weapons by police, and an end to policemen with questionable records moving from one dept to another
1 year ago
Pres begins Exec Order event, speaking of his just-ended meeting with families who lost loved ones "in deadly interactions with police." Says he gave them a commitment to strongly pursue police reform
"They have to get our gratitude and we have to give them great respect for what they do," says @POTUS of police
John W. Elias and Aaron S.J. Zelinsky "are prepared to describe the unprecedented politicization of the Department under President Trump and Attorney General William Barr."
VP Pence says Pres Trump's Executive Order will assure American people "we're listening." On @FoxNews, he says EO will show Pres supports law enforcement, opposes calls to defund police while funding new resources for training on standards for the use of force
: Wow. May retail sales show biggest one-month increase of ALL TIME, up 17.7%. Far bigger than projected. Looks like a BIG DAY FOR THE STOCK MARKET, AND JOBS
A well-placed VOA employee said there are internal discussions about a sizable shakeup coming to the agency that may include former White House official and conservative radio host Sebastian Gorka taking on a leadership position.
Alert: Robbery Force in the 3900blk of 1st Street, SE. Lookout for (6) B/F's and (2) B/M's. (1) Suspect wearing all purple clothing.
: "Trump team should get 'a lot of credit' for fast coronavirus stimulus: CBO"
: "We have greater confidence in our call for a V-shaped recovery, given recent upside surprises in growth data and policy action." Chetan Ahya, Chief Economist at Morgan Stanley
"If we stop testing right now, we'd have very few cases, if any." — President Trump today about pandemic, as reported by White House press pool
1 year ago
Pres Trump says he read the SCOTUS decision on LGBTQ rights. Calls it a "very powerful decision, actually." "They ruled and we live with the decision," he said
T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint customers report outages nationwide
Asked why he wants to withdraw US troops from Germany, @POTUS tells reporters that the European country is "delinquent in their payments" to @NATO. "Why should we be doing what we're doing if they don't pay"
"Highly inappropriate" for @AmbJohnBolton to write a book, declares @POTUS. "Maybe he's not telling the truth. He's been known not to tell the truth a lot." (The book is set to be released June 23rd.)
"They flattened the curve" in Oklahoma, says @VP
Trump announces that he will sign an executive order on policing tomorrow and hold a news conference
Congressman Tom Rice announced on Facebook Monday three members of his family have tested positive for COVID19
Both @VOANews Director @abennett and Deputy Director @slsugawara have just resigned
: Our testing is so much bigger and more advanced than any other country (we have done a great job on this.) that it shows more cases. Without testing, or weak testing, we would be showing almost no cases. Testing is a double edged sword - Makes us look bad, but good to have
US Supreme Court rules that an employer who fires an LGBT worker for being gay or transgender violates federal employment law
: The Far Left Fake News Media, which had no Covid problem with the Rioters & Looters destroying Democrat run cities, is trying to Covid Shame us on our big Rallies. Won't work
Supreme Court just denied hearing Trump's appeal in US v California, challenging California's sanctuary laws
: Almost One Million people request tickets for the Saturday Night Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma
: I've done more in less than 4 years than Biden's done in more than 40 years, including for Black America. Biden has been a part of every failed decision for decades. Bad Trade Deals, Endless Wars, you name it, he has shown a complete lack of leadership. He's weak & shot
1 year ago
Home video obtained by FOX 5 captures the scene during a shootout Friday evening in Northeast D.C
1 year ago
Working Fire 2100 block Half Moon Pl. NE. Fire involved entire rear exterior of 2.5 story frame row dwelling with some extension to interior and attic & some extension to attached adjacent home. Fire knocked down. Hitting hotspots. No injuries reported
DC FEMS reports the 2100 block of Half Moon Place, NE, is closed due to fire activity. Please use alternate routes.
Box Alarm: Working Fire: 2181 Half Moon Pl. N.E. 3 Story with smoke showing and fire on the interior walls. Battalion 1 and 2 on the scene. Big response from DCFD
: Many Democrats want to Defund and Abolish Police Departments. HOW CRAZY