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23 July 2018
8 month ago
[email protected]: Today, it was an honor to celebrate the Collegiate National Champions of 2016/2017 at the @WhiteHouse! NCAAChampions
WSJ: Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab was flagged by U.S. military intelligence as a potential security threat as early as 2004
This was just issued by the @WhiteHouse: "President Donald J. Trump's Supreme Court List."
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Ex-Treasury Sec. Lawrence Summers has repeatedly slammed Steve Mnuchin, saying that Mnuchin is damaging the credibility of the Treasury by making 'irresponsible' economic assessments of the tax plan and acting as a Trump 'sycophant'.
“We have always said this is not our tax code. It belongs to the American people.” –@RepKevinBrady
Asked whether White House believes women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct are liars, @PressSec says he has denied all of those allegations.8 month ago
Asked whether White House believes women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct are liars, @PressSec says he "has denied all of those allegations."
.@PressSec says President Trump thinks it's up to governor, people of Alabama over whether to delay ALSen election.8 month ago
[email protected] says President Trump thinks it's up to governor, people of Alabama over whether to delay ALSen election.
.@PressSec on @POTUS's decision to reverse elephant trophy ban: This is actually due to a review that started back in 2014 under the previous administration, done by career officials at the Fish and Wildlife Service.8 month ago
[email protected] on @POTUS's decision to reverse elephant trophy ban: "This is actually due to a review that started back in 2014 under the previous administration, done by career officials at the Fish and Wildlife Service."
8 month ago
Asked about new disaster relief request, SH Sanders says Texas needs to start using some of its own state money
.@PressSec on tax reform: We certainly are still very confident that we're going to get this package passed.8 month ago
[email protected] on tax reform: "We certainly are still very confident that we're going to get this package passed."
Sanders says additional disaster relief funding - in addition to today's $44-billion - will be requested after review of Puerto Rican needs is completed.8 month ago
Sanders says additional disaster relief funding - in addition to today's $44-billion - will be requested after review of Puerto Rican needs is completed.
8 month ago
Sanders to @kwelkernbc: "The president doesn't have an allegiance to Steve Bannon. The president has an allegiance to the people of this country."
President Trump still denies the allegations of sexual misconduct against him, the White House says
.@PressSec on WH disaster funding request: Texas has not put any state dollars into this process. We feel strongly they should step up.8 month ago
[email protected] on WH disaster funding request: "Texas has not put any state dollars into this process. We feel strongly they should step up."
8 month ago
[email protected]: "We want all Americans to benefit by a growing economy and a tax system that actually works for our country vs. one that penalizes people."
Hassett: If you lower marginal tax rates cut the corporate rate, if you do any of those things they're positive for economic and they're less positive for growth if they expire.8 month ago
Hassett: "If you lower marginal tax rates cut the corporate rate, if you do any of those things they're positive for economic and they're less positive for growth if they expire."
Sanders is asked about the difference in response to the Franken and Trump allegations: "Senator Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the president hasn't. I think that's a very clear distinction."
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Q: Why hasn't President Trump sued women who alleged misconduct against him? SH Sanders: I haven't asked him
This was covered during the campaign, and the public spoke loudly when they elected this president, says @SHSanders45 fielding the first of many expected questions about sexual misconduct allegations against @POTUS vs. the charge against Sen. Al Franken8 month ago
"This was covered during the campaign, and the public spoke loudly when they elected this president," says @SHSanders45 fielding the first of many expected questions about sexual misconduct allegations against @POTUS vs. the charge against Sen. Al Franken
Hassett: The president supports permanent tax cuts for the middle class and permanent tax cuts for corporations. That's certainly the objective for the planners of this tax bill.8 month ago
Hassett: "The president supports permanent tax cuts for the middle class and permanent tax cuts for corporations. That's certainly the objective for the planners of this tax bill."
In 2014 video Sam Clovis, who choose Papadopoulos and Page, explained that Russian troops were in Ukraine to “assist them in moving back into the Russian empire.”
Kevin Hassett on why the tax reform bill is decreasing the corporate tax rate: Countries around the world found that when they cut the corporate tax, that their economic activity increased, and the welfare of their workers improved.8 month ago
Kevin Hassett on why the tax reform bill is decreasing the corporate tax rate: "Countries around the world found that when they cut the corporate tax, that their economic activity increased, and the welfare of their workers improved."
Kevin Hassett on how tax reform will affect small and medium businesses: @POTUS has 3 main non-negotiables for this bill - that there's a 20% corporate tax rate, that there's a big middle class tax cut, and that the bill simplify the tax code.8 month ago
Kevin Hassett on how tax reform will affect small and medium businesses: "@POTUS has 3 main non-negotiables for this bill - that there's a 20% corporate tax rate, that there's a big middle class tax cut, and that the bill simplify the tax code."
8 month ago
Five lawyers who reviewed the White House sexual harassment policy raised concerns to Politico: “It’s a complete failure if this is their actual policy. Other than giving you a definition of what harassment is, I’d say it’s useless.”
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At WH briefing, @WhiteHouseCEA chair Hassett quips, "There's an old joke about economists that there are 3 types: Those who can count + those who can't it takes awhile for that one to sink in."
Economist Kevin Hassett on difficulty of passing tax reform in the Senate: I'm hopeful that people can work it out, and that everybody, even Democrats, will end up wanting to vote for it.8 month ago
Economist Kevin Hassett on difficulty of passing tax reform in the Senate: "I'm hopeful that people can work it out, and that everybody, even Democrats, will end up wanting to vote for it."
I'm just an economist, @WhiteHouseCEA Chair Kevin Hassett tells reporters. Says he's hopeful concerns about tax cut bill can be resolved so that even Dems can vote for it.8 month ago
"I'm just an economist," @WhiteHouseCEA Chair Kevin Hassett tells reporters. Says he's hopeful concerns about tax cut bill can be resolved so that even Dems can vote for it.
.@PressSec: The optimism is coming back, because with this tax plan Americans feel like their goals are once again attainable.8 month ago
[email protected]: "The optimism is coming back, because with this tax plan Americans feel like their goals are once again attainable."
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[email protected]: "In state after state, story after story, we've heard how our [tax reform] plan will profoundly improve the lives of hard-working Americans."
.@PressSec says she's happy to take reporters' questions, which I'm sure will all be on tax reform.8 month ago
[email protected] says she's happy to take reporters' questions, "which I'm sure will all be on tax reform."
Welker and Roberts side-by-side liveshots pre-briefing. Tough to do when reporter next to you also going live.8 month ago
Welker and Roberts side-by-side liveshots pre-briefing. Tough to do when reporter next to you also going live.
State Department says Sudan has agreed to cut all military and trade ties to North Korea.8 month ago
State Department says Sudan has agreed to cut all military and trade ties to North Korea.
WH daily press briefing scheduled for 3pm/ET.
Jeff Sessions jokes, taking the stage at Federalist Society convention: Is Kislyak in the room? Any Russians? Has anyone been to Russia?
Jeff Sessions issues a memo prohibiting memos.
Trump campaign's Gordon tells Politico on Mueller investigation that the president's impeachment is at stake
White House Special Counsel Ty Cobb issues statement clarifying Pres Trump paying own legal fees in response to Russia probe,  and is seeking approval for plan to help current and former staffers with their legal fees.8 month ago
White House Special Counsel Ty Cobb issues statement clarifying Pres Trump paying own legal fees in response to Russia probe, and is seeking approval for plan to help current and former staffers with their legal fees.
Rep. Debbie Dingell says she was groped by a "prominent historical person" in the '80s
@SenSanders: Yesterday my colleagues and I sent a letter to Sec. Tillerson asking him to make it easier to send U.S. aid for Iranian earthquake relief. The U.S. has routinely offered to help the Iranian people in times of need. This time should be no different.8 month ago
@SenSanders: Yesterday my colleagues and I sent a letter to Sec. Tillerson asking him to make it easier to send U.S. aid for Iranian earthquake relief. The U.S. has routinely offered to help the Iranian people in times of need. This time should be no different.
President Trump has started to pay his own legal fees related to Russia probe and is no longer relying on campaign or RNC for funds
$14.8 billion in cuts now, $44 billion by changing budget caps in 2025-2027 (8-10 years from now)8 month ago
$14.8 billion in cuts now, $44 billion by changing budget caps in 2025-2027 (8-10 years from now)
.@RepDanDonovan: This is a tax cut for the rest of America on the backs of 4 states: New York, California, New Jersey and Maryland.8 month ago
[email protected]: "This is a tax cut for the rest of America on the backs of 4 states: New York, California, New Jersey and Maryland."
President Trump hasn't hit 40% approval in 7 weeks. He hasn't been above 40% since June 22.8 month ago
President Trump hasn't hit 40% approval in 7 weeks. He hasn't been above 40% since June 22.
A lot of great athletes, Pres Trump said of the NCAA championships teams at the WH today.8 month ago
"A lot of great athletes," Pres Trump said of the NCAA championships teams at the WH today.
White House wants $44 billion in hurricane relief, offers some cuts now, more in 2025-2027
President Trump also receives a glove from @OU_Softball team champs8 month ago
President Trump also receives a glove from @OU_Softball team champs
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[email protected]: "I congratulate Chairman Hatch and the Senate Finance Committee on this important step toward delivering pro-growth, pro-family tax reform."
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: For new home mortgages, you will still be able to claim a mortgage-interest deduction on up to $500,000 of mortgage principal.
Taking photo with the Maryland Men's LaCrosse team, Pres noticed the "Trump" tie of one of the athletes.
Will tax reform pass before Christmas? @SteveScalise weighs in
President Trump takes photo with Penn State women's rugby team - holding his team jersey. One of 18 NCAA championship teams invited to WH today.8 month ago
President Trump takes photo with Penn State women's rugby team - holding his team jersey. One of 18 NCAA championship teams invited to WH today.
.@SteveScalise reacts to GOP House members who did not vote for tax bill8 month ago
[email protected] reacts to GOP House members who did not vote for tax bill
Kayla Moore jokes that President Trump owes her husband a thank you: Have you noticed you're not hearing too much about Russia?Now is a good time to get some things done in Congress.8 month ago
Kayla Moore jokes that President Trump owes her husband a "thank you": "Have you noticed you're not hearing too much about Russia?Now is a good time to get some things done in Congress."
Readout of @VP meeting today with @afgexecutive.
.@RepBillJohnson: The plan that the House put out - is going to give all Americans in every tax bracket a break.8 month ago
[email protected]: "The plan that the House put out - is going to give all Americans in every tax bracket a break."
“If you gotta use curse words…you’ve already lost the argument.” @SteveScalise on Rosie O’Donnell’s expletive-filled attack8 month ago
“If you gotta use curse words…you’ve already lost the argument.” @SteveScalise on Rosie O’Donnell’s expletive-filled attack
.@RepCurbelo: I figured I would be a good candidate to be part of a caucus - for Hispanic members of Congress It's a very ugly message.8 month ago
[email protected]: "I figured I would be a good candidate to be part of a caucus - for Hispanic members of Congress It's a very ugly message."
8 month ago
Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 3200 block of 10th Pl SE: no casualities
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Washington, District of Columbia shooting at 1400 block of Holbrook St NE: no casualities
.@RepCurbelo: Bigotry, discrimination, exclusion, I think we should condemn it no matter where it comes from on the political spectrum.8 month ago
[email protected]: "Bigotry, discrimination, exclusion, I think we should condemn it no matter where it comes from on the political spectrum."
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: As the U.S. Virgin Islands continue to rebuild from hurricane damage, Congress is committed to making sure they have the resources they need. Thank you @GovernorMapp, for your visit this week.
“Women’s rugby, that’s tough!” said Pres Trump as he welcomed Penn State Women’s Rugby team to the WH. He got a team jersey as he took a photo with them. 18 NCAA champion teams positioned around the WH grounds for their welcome from @POTUS.
.@jasoninthehouse on Koskinen: He's been an absolute disaster I tried to impeach the guy, I think he was that bad.8 month ago
[email protected] on Koskinen: "He's been an absolute disaster I tried to impeach the guy, I think he was that bad."
John McCain sounds pretty positive about tax reform
.@jasoninthehouse: The Democrats are pulling the same tricks Democrats are going to pay a price when they go to the polls.8 month ago
[email protected]: "The Democrats are pulling the same tricks Democrats are going to pay a price when they go to the polls."
8 month ago
Lisa Murkowski says Alexander-Murray “absolutely must” become law before she'll support repealing the Obamacare mandate that's in the tax bill.
8 month ago
Senate Republicans' proposed tax bill would increase Obamacare prices by an average of almost $2,000 per family in 2019, according to a new analysis.
8 month ago
Rep. Litesa Wallace says sexual harassment is "all the time and everywhere" for Black women in government
Bannon reportedly called Hannity after the 24-hour ultimatum, urged him to dial back the criticism of Roy Moore8 month ago
Bannon reportedly called Hannity after the 24-hour ultimatum, urged him to dial back the criticism of Roy Moore
Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan has ruled out running for U.S. Senate next year, per @DavidEggert00
Chairmen @MacTXPress and @SenJohnMcCain - "Both houses of Congress have voted multiple times to support a $700 billion defense budget, including overwhelming, bipartisan votes this week in support of FY18NDAA"
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: Enjoyed meeting with Leader Choo and her South Korean delegation this week to discuss our strong bilateral relationship and the North Korean threat.
Jared Kushner is still working with an interim security clearance 10 months into the Trump administration—his application for a permanent clearance remains under review, sources tell Politico.
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Pres Trump welcomes Senate version of tax cut bill from Senate Finance Committee. "For too long," says WH, "the tax code has been rigged in favor of well-connected special interests. " Still hopes for enactment by year's end.
.@SarahFloresDOJ: President Trump wants a strong DOJ, and that means not confirming or denying investigations.8 month ago
[email protected]: President Trump wants a strong DOJ, and that means not confirming or denying investigations.
.@SarahFloresDOJ: Regulation by guidance is over. The DOJ will no longer be able to change the law by simply signing a letter.8 month ago
[email protected]: Regulation by guidance is over. The DOJ will no longer be able to change the law by simply signing a letter.
.@SarahFloresDOJ: We will look into retrying the Menendez bribery case.8 month ago
[email protected]: We will look into retrying the Menendez bribery case.
Clapper on CNN: All we knew before intel assessment was number of meetings between Trump campaign and Russians; everything we've learned since only makes those connections worse
8 month ago
[email protected]: If Democrats were not such obstructionists and understood the power of lower taxes, we would be able to get many of their ideas into Bill!
8 month ago
[email protected]: Great numbers on Stocks and the Economy. If we get Tax Cuts and Reform, we'll really see some great results!
Republican should leave race if sex allegations true: @realDonaldTrump
8 month ago
Top story on Kremlin TV: "White House announces Trump's readiness to cooperate with Putin."
8 month ago
[email protected]: .And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women. Lesley Stahl tape?
8 month ago
[email protected]: The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 while she sleeps? ..
8 month ago
[email protected]: Big win today in the House for GOP Tax Cuts and Reform, 227-205. Zero Dems, they want to raise taxes much higher, but not for our military!
DNC chair Tom Perez: "The Senate should immediately begin an ethics investigation into Senator Franken's conduct.”
[email protected]: We stand here as representatives of families and small businesses and farmers all across this country who have told us - they want tax relief! Today, we are proud to standand give them hope for a better tomorrow.
Congressional Office of Compliance releases year-by-year breakdown of harassment settlements and awards:8 month ago
Congressional Office of Compliance releases year-by-year breakdown of harassment settlements and awards:
Someone is apparently threatening people who come forward with damaging info on Roy Moore. WaPo reports one person who spoke out has received threatening phone calls and Facebook messages, as well as texts informing him that he had been sued for defamation
Feinstein, Grassley asking Kushner's lawyer for missing documents, including emails about Wikileaks.
Senate Ethics Committee to resume investigation of Sen Robert Menendez D-NJ
Fox News reporter asks Sanders why we should find the Moore allegations 'very troubling', but we should also 'totally disbelieve' the Trump allegations: I think the President has certainly a lot more insight into what he personally did or didn’t do.8 month ago
Fox News reporter asks Sanders why we should find the Moore allegations 'very troubling', but we should also 'totally disbelieve' the Trump allegations: "I think the President has certainly a lot more insight into what he personally did or didn’t do."
.@PressSec on investigating @HillaryClinton/Uranium 1: @POTUS hasn't directed any investigation or the appointment of a special counsel. In fact, he said publicly that he hasn't been involved with that, and that's entirely up to the @TheJusticeDept.8 month ago
[email protected] on investigating @HillaryClinton/Uranium 1: "@POTUS hasn't directed any investigation or the appointment of a special counsel. In fact, he said publicly that he hasn't been involved with that, and that's entirely up to the @TheJusticeDept."
.@PressSec punts questions on communications with Wikileaks to the Trump campaign.8 month ago
[email protected] punts questions on communications with Wikileaks to the Trump campaign.
Asked by @agearan about Trump's characterization of his discussion with Xi @PressSec admits the Chinese president and Trump not on the same page on 'freeze-freeze'
Alabama GOP: The ALGOP Steering Committee supports Judge Roy Moore as our nominee and trusts the voters as they make the ultimate decision in this crucial race.8 month ago
Alabama GOP: "The ALGOP Steering Committee supports Judge Roy Moore as our nominee and trusts the voters as they make the ultimate decision in this crucial race."
8 month ago
[email protected]: "@POTUS certainly favors China taking a greater role in putting maximum pressure on North Koreaand any effort in order to denuclearize the peninsula there in North Korea and China participating in that, @POTUS certainly supports those efforts."
Would the president campaign with Roy Moore?  Not that I'm aware of, @PressSec says.8 month ago
"Would the president campaign with Roy Moore?" "Not that I'm aware of," @PressSec says.
8 month ago
Pres Trump to announce next week a decision on designating North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, says Sanders. Currently, three nations are so designated by the US: Iran, Sudan and Syria.
8 month ago
@POTUS @PressSec @alfranken Announcement/decision by @POTUS "first part of next week" on whether DPRK to be returned to list of state sponsors of terrorism, says @PressSec.
8 month ago
[email protected]: "Both [House and Senate tax reform] bills achieve @POTUS's prioritiestax cuts for middle class families, simplifying the tax code, slashing tax for businesses of all sizes, raise wages for their workers, and compete in the global marketplace."
[email protected]: President Trump would "obviously love to" see individual mandate repealed, but it's not a top priority of his in GOP tax bill.
8 month ago
@POTUS @PressSec Senate looking into @alfranken behavior is an "appropriate action," says @PressSec.
8 month ago
On @SenFranken, Sanders says it appears the Senate is looking into the allegations and that's an appropriate action.
.@PressSec on difference in President Trump's response to allegations against Moore versus himself: The president has, certainly, a lot more insight into what he did or didn't do.8 month ago
[email protected] on difference in President Trump's response to allegations against Moore versus himself: "The president has, certainly, a lot more insight into what he did or didn't do."
8 month ago
[email protected], asked if the White House believes economic growth will pay for tax bill in its entirety: "Yes."
8 month ago
White House: Trump believes voters of Alabama should decide Roy Moore's fate, finds allegations `very troubling'
8 month ago
On tax cut bill, @PressSec says WH expects $1.5-trillion deficit costs to be offset by economic growth over next 10 years.
8 month ago
"The people of Alabama should be the ones to make the decision" is @POTUS stance on candidacy of Roy Moore in ALSen race, says @PressSec.
8 month ago
[email protected]: "A simple, fair, and competitive tax code will be our rocket fuel for our economy, and it is within our reachWe will bring back our great American dreams."
Moore was removed from the bench twice for violating judicial ethics.
8 month ago
Senator John McCain : I urge @POTUS to sign FY18NDAA into law and acknowledge this is the level of defense spending necessary to confront challenges of a dangerous world. Huge bipartisan majorities of both House and Senate agree!
Roy Moore: We need moral value back in our country.8 month ago
Roy Moore: "We need moral value back in our country."
Roy Moore: I want to tell you who needs to step down - that's Mitch McConnell.8 month ago
Roy Moore: "I want to tell you who needs to step down - that's Mitch McConnell."
Roy Moore: I'll quit standing when they lay me in that box and put me in the ground.8 month ago
Roy Moore: "I'll quit standing when they lay me in that box and put me in the ground."
Senator John McCain: FY18 started nearly 2 months ago. We cannot delay any further in appropriating these vital resources for our military - it would be an abdication of our responsibility.
Roy Moore: We've got to stop judicial supremacy.8 month ago
Roy Moore: "We've got to stop judicial supremacy."
8 month ago
Senator John McCain : We must not delay in appropriating these vital resources for our military. Any further delay would be an abdication of our responsibility.
Roy Moore: "This is an effort by Mitch McConnell and his cronies to steal this election from the people of Alabama."
Roy Moore: "The @washingtonpost has brought some scurrilous, false allegations They're not only untrue but they have no evidence to support them."
8 month ago
Senator John McCain : Bipartisan support for the FY18NDAA authorizing $700B for defense shows Congress is committed to rebuilding our military.
Roy Moore: I thank all of you who have come to support me in my campaign and look forward to serving in the United States Senate.8 month ago
Roy Moore: "I thank all of you who have come to support me in my campaign and look forward to serving in the United States Senate."
Roy Moore: I have unified the Democrats and the Republicans in fighting against me because they don't want me there.8 month ago
Roy Moore: "I have unified the Democrats and the Republicans in fighting against me because they don't want me there."
8 month ago
Senator John McCain : I'm proud the Senate overwhelming passed FY18NDAA, which will provide our Armed Forces the resources, training and equipment they need to keep us safe.
Trump administration plans to allow hunters to bring trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the US, reversing an Obama-era ban on the practice.
8 month ago
[email protected]: Congratulations to the House of Representatives for passing the TaxCutsandJobsAct — a big step toward fulfilling our promise to deliver historic TAX CUTS for the American people by the end of the year!
Trump and his family could save up to $1,000,000,000 overall under the GOP tax plan passed by the House, according to an analysis for NBC News.
Kushner didn't disclose emails he received on WikiLeaks, Russia during 2016 election
In memorandum to Secretaries of State, Defense and Energy, Pres Trump authorizes "significant reduction" in amount of petroleum and petroleum products purchased from Iran by or through foreign financial institutions.
Statement from @PressSec on TaxBill.8 month ago
Statement from @PressSec on TaxBill.
McCaskill’s campaign will donate the combined $30,000 from Franken’s PAC to charity
President Trump hails House passage of tax cut bill. WH calls it "a big step" toward historic tax cuts by the end of the year. "A simple, fair, and competitive tax code will be rocket fuel for our economy, and it’s within our reach," says WH.
OMB Director Mick Mulvaney is likely to be named Acting CFPB Director as early as tomorrow, administration official tells me. He'll continue to serve as OMB Director, as allowed under Federal Vacancies Act because he's already Senate confirmed.
@LindseyGrahamSC: I’m very pleased the United States Senate has confirmed President Trump’s nominee - Don Coggins - to be a federal district court judge for the state of South Carolina. scnews
Rep. Jackie Speier, who just intro'd legislation to combat sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, responds to the Franken accusations on MSNBC: "They're regrettable and they are ones that need to be investigated. It doesn't matter when it happened. It matters that it did happen."
McConnell on Menendez: “Because of the seriousness of these charges, I am calling on the Senate Ethics committee to immediately investigate Senator Menendez’s actions which led to his indictment.”8 month ago
McConnell on Menendez: “Because of the seriousness of these charges, I am calling on the Senate Ethics committee to immediately investigate Senator Menendez’s actions which led to his indictment.”
.@cathymcmorris: This legislation is pro-growth, pro-family because we want a plan that's going to reward hard work.8 month ago
[email protected]: "This legislation is pro-growth, pro-family because we want a plan that's going to reward hard work."
Governor-elect Phil Murphy on Senator Melendez: "Should he decide to seek reelection, he will have my full support."
Sen. Menendez: "To those who were digging my political grave so they could jump into my seat, I know who you are and I won't forget you."
@RepAdamSchiff: I just voted NO on the Republican tax plan. Here's why:
The other senator from Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar, says she "strongly condemns" Franken's behavior and that the Ethics Committee "must" open an investigation.
192 Dems vote against House tax bill. 2 did not vote. Zero voted yes.
Sen. Menendez thanks Sen. Lindsey Graham: “While I know he came as friend, I appreciate the political capital he used as a Republican to come and testify on behalf of a Democratic colleague. That’s rare indeed in today’s politics."
GOP no votes on the tax bill
House passes GOP tax reform bill 227-205
Sen. Menendez says jury "saw through the government's false claims and used their Jersey common sense to reject it."
Rep Walter Jones R-NC tells reporters in the Speaker's Lobby that he voted against the GOP tax bill
Ryan insists tax cut bill brings more fairness, increases take home pay, grows the economy and creates more opportunity. "Let's pass this bill," he says.
The House is now voting on HR 1, the GOP tax reform bill
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: All these years of flat wages and slow growth we’ve been having, we’re going to break free from that. Jobs will be created in every state.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: When we tax our businesses at much higher rates than our foreign competitors do, they win and we lose. Time to level the playing field.
President Trump met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker Paul Ryan and Vice President Mike Pence following his meeting with the House GOP conference.
Ryan displays "post card" on which he says most taxpayers will be able to file their returns under simplified tax code in tax cut bill.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: The median household income in this country is $59,000. The typical family of 4 at that income level will see a tax cut of $1,182 next year.
"I love this one minute, and I try not to abuse it too much, but I'm going to do that right now" - Speaker Ryan is savoring his last speech before the tax vote.
"Oh where, oh where, are the deficit haweeks" asks Pelosi in speech on House floor against tax cut bill, citing $1.5-trillion it will add to deficits over 10 years.
8 month ago
[email protected]: Need all on the UN Security Council to vote to renew the Joint Investigative Mechanism for Syria to ensure that Assad government does not commit mass murder with chemical weapons ever again.
Judge declares mistrial in Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption trial after jury deadlocked
On House floor, @NancyPelosi says tax cut bill "preys," "pillages and loots" on the middle class." She calls it "a shameful piece of legislation.” Says nearly half the benefits go to the top 1% of taxpayers and nearly 80% of benefits go to top 2%.
New Schumer statement: "Sexual harassment is never acceptable and must not be tolerated. I hope and expect that the Ethics Committee will fully investigate this troubling incident, as they should with any credible allegation of sexual harassment."
New statement from Al Franken: "I am asking that an ethics investigation be undertaken, and I will gladly cooperate."
McCaskill's: Re Al Franken: I’m shocked and concerned. The behavior described is completely unacceptable. Comedy is no excuse for inappropriate conduct, and I believe there should be an ethics investigation.
Coincidence that the first airstrikes vs ISIS in Somalia come after Raqqa fell? "We strike targets as they become available. Some of those targets, we've been working them for a long time" per LtGen McKenzie "I'm not prepared to say it's linked to the fall of Raqqa"
"We need to pay a lot of attention to their activities in the cyber domain" @thejointstaff's LtGen McKenzie says of ISIS "their ability to proselytize in a new, very dynamic arena"
ISIS having trouble finding bases around the world- "because of the global coalition we've assembledthat plan has not been terribly successful for them" per @thejointstaff's LtGen McKenzie
“It was a good meeting. Taxes are going really well,” @POTUS says as he walks by microphones and cameras to depart Capitol.
Mattis today is in Colorado to meet with senior @NoradNorthcom leadership for discussions on topics including "protecting the homeland and ballistic missile defense," according to @DeptofDefense.
US troop levels in Afghanistan now at abt 14,000, per @thejointstaff's LtGen Kenneth McKenzie, with approved flow of new troops-abt 3,000-completed
Pres Trump emerges from meeting with House Republicans in the Capitol. Says the tax cut bill is going very well.
Sen Kirsten Gillibrand D-NY calls Franken story "deeply disturbing," says she favor ethics probe of any such behavior
"We see the end game in Syria ultimately has to be a political endgame" per LtGen McKenzie
"We are there to defeat ISIS. The government of Syria has proven to be unable o accomplish that goal by themselves" per LtGen McKenzie
"It is not helpful to continue to insist it," per @thejointstaff's LtGen McKezine "Just like it's not helpful to dig up images from old video games to display as part of the assertion" re Russia
More on Russia claims US helping ISIS: "We flatly reject those accusations" per @thejointstaff's LtGen McKenzie "They're simply not true. In fact they're not helpful as we pursue what could be a mutual objective"
Russia claims of US helping ISIS "are false" per @ChiefPentSpox
[email protected] tells reporters: “You guys need to find something more interesting” when asked about Franken allegations.
US exercises in Pacific "long planned, in advance" per DoD's White "Exercises are a critical component to readiness" per @thejointstaff's LtGen Kenneth McKenzie re DPRK
Senate Democrats want the Commerce Department's Inspector General to investigate whether Wilbur Ross was forthcoming about his financial holdings during his confirmation.
"We'll continue to support our diplomats," adds @ChiefPentSpox "I think it's perilous to predict about what North Korea does or doesn't do but we're continuing to monitor"
DPRK pause on missile/nuke tests not necessarily meanigful, per @ChiefPentSpox Dana White - "I wouldn't speculate on what North Korea's activities are or aren't"
President Trump described as "very upbeat and positive," in his remarks to House Republicans. Said he expects Senate to pass a tax cut bill too that can then be taken to reconciliation with the measure the House will pass today.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) on Franken: "Sexual harassment and groping are never okay and are never funny." Says Franken will need to "address" allegations.
President Trump offered House Republicans his congratulations in advance of their expected vote in favor of the tax cut bill. Said he was pleased they came together on the measure.
Schumer/Reed press conference, set to start in about 30 min, is now canceled. Unclear the reason, but Franken questions would have come up.
McConnell calls for an Ethics Committee probe of Al Franken: "Regardless of party, harassment and assault are completely unacceptable—in the workplace or anywhere else."
Sens. Heinrich, Flake and Shaheen are pressing the Dept. of Defense for details on how it reports domestic violence incidents following the shooting in Texas.
President Trump arrives at Capitol to address House Republican Conference on tax bill, ignores questions about Roy Moore, Al Franken.
Sen Al Franken D-MN apologizes after radio anchor accuses him of sexual misconduct in 2006
FCC approves new rules to allow phone companies to proactively block unwanted robocalls.
The Trump administration is being sued for halting an Obama-era rule that would have required large companies to report what they pay employees by race and gender, a policy aimed at closing the wage gap.
Republican rep. Dan Donovan opposes current tax bill: "Eliminating the SALT tax deduction is going to end up being a tax increase for many, many New Yorkers"
Trump has nominated 480 people during his presidency. The Daily Beast found just over 80% were men.
JCT finds amended Senate bill would be: *a near-immediate tax hike on the poor (2021) *a huge tax hike across the board in 2027, if cuts expire as written.
Primatologist Jane Goodall has sent a letter to every senator urging them to oppose oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Trump on new New Zealand Prime Minister: "This lady caused a lot of upset in her country." In return, she shot back: "You know, no one marched when I was elected."
[email protected] on GDP growth: "I think we'll continue to grow Ultimately we are going to get growth."
Politico: McConnell and his top advisers are discussing the legal feasibility of asking Luther Strange to resign from his senate seat in order to trigger a new special election in Alabama.
@SenSanders: Two months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are still living in misery. As a nation we must do better.
[email protected]: "We're going to lower taxes on middle America. This is all good stuff, and that's why it's going to pass today."
There'll be an on-camera @WhiteHouse briefing by @PressSec at 15:00 EST (20:00 GMT).
[email protected] on tax plan: "I just have too many [constituents] who are going to be seeing their taxes increase."
@NancyPelosi: @HouseDemocrats and @SenateDems will be unveiling our newest ABetterDeal proposal at 10:45 am ET
[email protected]: 'Special place in hell for people who prey on children'
Sen Dianne Feinstein: We've just introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the gun background check system. Progress is possible!
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: The day has finally come. This afternoon, the House will vote to cut taxes for hardworking Americans and reform our outdated tax code. Let's get it done.
Senators introduce bipartisan bill to improve background checks for gun buyers, ensure enforcement of existing state gun laws.
William Campbell, an ex-lobbyist for Rosatom, confirmed that he is the informant who will testify and provide documents to Congress about the Obama Administration’s 2010 approval of the Uranium One sale
Sen. Ron Johnson: “I really, seriously doubt that Judge Roy Moore would be serving as a United States senator for very long.”
[email protected]: This is about the rule of law and making sure we get to the bottom of the Clinton probe for Americans to have real answers
[email protected]: "We're excited because we're cutting people's taxes."
@SebGorka: Clear Evidence of 'Clinton Crime Cartel' Engaging in Pay-for-Play
[email protected]: "@POTUS will make a statement when he wants to make a statement" on Roy Moore.
Feinstein has sent a second series of request letters related to the Russia probe, including one to the W.H. asking for docs related to Jared Kushner’s role in the firings of Comey and Flynn.
[email protected]: "I would say to people who are donor states you don't want to do what it needs to be done to be a recipient state. That means you want more poor people in your state. We don't want that."
[email protected]: "There is a surprising amount of common ground and I think it's because we worked with @POTUS for several months."
[email protected] state and local taxes : "Let's work to improve this, let's work to make this better, but let's do it within the designs of the House."
[email protected]: "We are on schedule to get this on the president's desk by the end of the year Let's get this done."
[email protected]: "You have to decide, are you going to defend the status quo, keep this horrible tax code Or - move this forward?"
8 month ago
[email protected]: China is sending an Envoy and Delegation to North Korea - A big move, we'll see what happens!
[email protected]: "Lady Justice has a blindfold. @HillaryClinton shouldn't be above the law."
[email protected]: "We do have the votes. This is a historic step, but it's not the last step."
[email protected]: "It's only an 'abuse of power' if [@HillaryClinton] thinks that having the last name 'Clinton' means that she's above the law."
[email protected]: "The US is the biggest, best economy in the world and now we need a tax code that acts like it."
[email protected] on tax bill: "The current version of this bill has gained the support of an overwhelming majority of members in the House."
[email protected] says no to Senate tax bill: "I wouldn't vote for this Senate version. Bottom line. There's a real problem here."
[email protected]: "Our members are focused on passing this bill because it cuts taxes, it gets our economy going again and it'll create jobs."
8 month ago
[email protected]: .your release possible and, HAVE A GREAT LIFE! Be careful, there are many pitfalls on the long and winding road of life!
8 month ago
[email protected]: To the three UCLA basketball players I say: You're welcome, go out and give a big Thank You to President Xi Jinping of China who made..
Rep. Steny Hoyer predicts Democrats will regain control of the House in the midterms, but says now is not the time for members of his party to push impeachment
A woman was fatally shot in a Northeast Washington neighborhood during one of at least two shooting incidents Wednesday night, D.C. police said. Police were called to the 5200 block of Just Street NE, in the Deanwood neighborhood, for a shooting just before 7 p.m., said Officer Sean Hickman, a police spokesman. Officers found the woman unconscious and unresponsive. She was later pronounced dead.
8 month ago
[email protected] on calls to impeach @POTUS: "If the standard is this low, then there should have been several articles of impeachment brought against @BarackObama."
8 month ago
[email protected]: Big vote tomorrow in the House. Tax cuts are getting close!
8 month ago
[email protected]: Why are Democrats fighting massive tax cuts for the middle class and business (jobs)? The reason: Obstruction and Delay!
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