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Watch: White House Press Briefing 1/22/18 [video + transcript]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders - 13

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds a briefing to update the media on the events and issues of the day including: The government shutdown Full Transcript MS. SANDERS: Good afternoon. Obviously, the impending conclusion of the Schumer Shutdown is leading media coverage today, and I’ll get into that shortly, but I want to start with a couple of ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Monday, January 22, 2018

President Donald Trump will receive his daily briefing as prepared by the intelligence community then will  continue to push Democrats to end the government shutdown. President Trump’s schedule for 1/22/18 11:00 a.m. Receive daily intelligence briefing – Oval Office See all schedules for the president HERE

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Sunday, January 21, 2018

President Donald Trump will remain in residence at the White House while he continues to push Democrats to end the government shutdown. There are no official events on his schedule. President Trump’s schedule for 1/21/18 No official events See all schedules for the president HERE

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NYT Changes Headline On Gov’t Shutdown To Lessen Blame On Dems For Impasse

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  by Chris White The New York Times changed a headline in an article Saturday morning about the government shutdown that absolves Democrats of blame for the impasse. The original version of the NYT headline on an article reporting the news reads: “Senate Democrat Block Bill to Keep Government Open Past Midnight, Shutdown Looms” — which went through various changes as negotiations ...

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Watch: Marc Short and Mick Mulvaney Hold Press Conference to Counter Democrat Lies [video+transcript]

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White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short held a 20-minute press conference Saturday to correct the false claims that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had been making about the government shutdown throughout the day. Schumer attempted to lay blame for the shutdown at the president’s feet by saying that he had given Trump “everything he ...

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Senate solution to impasse over 4-week spending bill? A 3-week spending bill!

Mitch McConnell

Senators are likely to vote today on a bill to end the government shutdown and the only difference from the bill Democrats killed last night is the length of time it lasts. The Continuing Resolution (CR) passed by the House of Representatives yesterday went to the Senate floor late Friday night. A vote to end debate and bring it to ...

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BATFE could become BFE if Trump administration gets its wish

ATF logo and ammo

The White House has a plan to reorganize the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that would see the department focus on regulations and crimes involving firearms and explosives according to a report. The Trump administration is looking to end a long-standing confusing split of responsibilities and perhaps end some redundancy. The Department of the Treasury is responsible for ...

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Government Shutdown Imminent as 325 Million Americans Held Hostage by Advocates for 700,000 Illegal Aliens

Chuck Schumer mad

Immigration reform advocates are unhappy as Democrats hold up border security and defense funding until they get amnesty for a large group of illegal immigrants. “The American government is officially being held hostage by the leadership of the Democratic Party, which is demanding unconditional amnesty for at least 700,000, and perhaps as many as 3.4 million illegal aliens,” charged Dan Stein, ...

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Watch: Last-minute White House Press Conference Called over Government Shutdown [video + transcript]

Mick Mulvaney and Marc Short

The White House has announced a previously-unscheduled, on-camera White House press briefing to update the media on the looming government shutdown being pushed by Democrats in the Senate. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short briefed the press just after 10:30 a.m. EST. Democrats hope to use the threat of holding back funding ...

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Democrats to shut down government in support of illegal immigrants

Chuck Schumer

Senate Democrats have promised to filibuster the House-passed temporary spending bill unless it includes some form of amnesty for a large population of illegal aliens. The extreme left political position is likely to result in a government shutdown. At the focus of the debate is Democrats demand that the spending bill include legal protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) ...

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Watch: Mainstream media treats Hillary’s health much differently than Trump’s

Media bias Donald Trump health

The Washington Free Beacon posted a YouTube video Thursday showing the mainstream media’s unfair treatment of President Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton when they report or discuss the politician’s health status. The president was given a clean bill of health by the White House physician earlier this week and the media immediately questioned the veracity of the physical exam report and ...

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House Passes measure to avoid government shutdown 230-197

House of Representatives vote on American Health Care Act 3-24-17

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure Thursday evening to fund the government and avoid a shutdown with a handful of Republicans voting against the bill and five Democrats voting in favor. “Once again, a Continuing Resolution (CR) is needed to provide government funding and avoid a shutdown,” House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen said in a statement. “My hope ...

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Watch: Trump Delivers economic speech at H&K Equipment Company [videos + transcript]

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President Donald Trump delivers a speech Thursday on the booming economy and positive boost provided by his tax reform law and deregulation efforts. Before the speech, the president took a tour of the facility. Full Transcript THE PRESIDENT: What a great place. What a great place. I met the workers and the people that really do make America great. They’re ...

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White House Press Briefing 1-16-18

Dr. Ronny Jackson

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was joined by Physician to the President Dr. Ronny L. Jackson as they briefed the media on the issues and events of the day including: The outcome of the president’s annual physical exam [Report: Full Text] Steve Bannon’s testimony to Congress Immigration reform (TPS, DACA, border security, chain migration, visa lottery) The president’s ...

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Trump Is Thinking Of Bringing Back ‘Earmarks’ – Why Not?

  by Robert Donachie President Donald Trump suggested last week that lawmakers bring back earmarks, a practice that for centuries helped transform Washington into a “swamp” riddled with special interests, out-of-control spending and unaccountability. “Maybe all of you should start thinking about going back to a form of earmarks,” Trump said Tuesday to a group of Republican and Democratic congressman ...

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