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Watch: White House Press Briefing 2/6/18 – John Cronan and Sarah Sanders [video + transcript]

John Cronan

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is joined by Acting Assistant Attorney General John Cronan to discuss the Latino criminal gang MS-13. Full Transcript MS. SANDERS: Good afternoon. Sorry about the delay. A lot of activities here this afternoon. I’d like to start today by bringing up Acting Assistant Attorney General John Cronan. Mr. Cronan supervises the Criminal Division’s ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Tuesday, February 6, 2018

President Donald Trump will receive his daily briefing as prepared by the intelligence community. In the afternoon, the president will host a law enforcement roundtable on MS-13 then sign the memorandum establishing the National Vetting Center. President Trump’s schedule for 2/6/18 11:00 AM Receive intelligence briefing – Oval Office 1:45 PM Host law enforcement roundtable on MS-13 – Cabinet Room 3:40 PM Sign ...

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Gingrich’s Advice On Republicans Winning 2018: Toughen Up

Newt Gingrich

  by Nick Givas Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich gave the GOP his playbook on how to keep the House in Republican hands in the coming November, saying they have to toughen up and hit back if they want to win. “We are not tough enough, we’re not fast enough, we don’t think aggressively enough,” Gingrich said Wednesday at the ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Sunday, February 4, 2018

Mar-a-Lago Easter

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are spending the weekend at their Mar-a-Lago. There are no public events on the president’s schedule, but we will update this post as events occur.  The president, taking advantage of the 72-degree weather, will play a round of golf at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday morning. President Trump’s ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Saturday, February 3, 2018

Mar-a-Lago

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are spending the weekend at their Mar-a-Lago. There are no public events on the president’s schedule, but we will update this post as events occur. The president, enjoying West Palm Beach’s 69-degree weather, will play golf on Saturday at the Trump International Golf Club. On the way from Mar-a-Lago to the golf course, ...

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Pelosi Resorts To Hysterical Russia-Bating In Attack On Nunes Memo

  by Will Racke House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday that President Donald Trump’s decision to release a controversial memo about potential abuses of surveillance law was a “bouquet” for “his friend Putin.” Pelosi said the memo, authored by California Rep. Devin Nunes and other House Republicans, was nothing more than a “cynical attempt” to discredit the intelligence community ...

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FISA Memo: FBI was weaponized against Trump [full text]

FISA Memo feat

The White House sent a certification letter to Congress Friday morning officially declassifying the information in the FISA memo that is largely expected to show that the FBI was weaponized against Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. The full memo was released a few hours later and appears to show exactly that. The memo makes clear that surveillance of ...

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White House Official: Trump to allow release of memo Friday without redactions

President Donald Trump will inform Congress Friday morning that the FISA surveillance memo has been declassified and is ready for publication. A senior White House official told reporters Thursday afternoon that the president and his administration reviewed the memo for several days to make sure that it did not reveal intelligence assets or methods. After that review, the president said ...

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Nancy Pelosi demands removal of Devin Nunes as Committee Chair

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan demanding the immediate removal of Rep. Devin Nunes from his position as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. “Congressman Nunes’ deliberately dishonest actions make him unfit to serve as Chairman,” Pelosi said in a letter to Ryan on Thursday. “He must be removed immediately from this position.” ...

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President Trump to declassify FISA memo shortly

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President Donald Trump is expected to declassify the FISA memo prepared by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee despite objections by Democrats. The release of the memo could happen as soon as Thursday afternoon but, according to Fox News’ Jon Roberts,  is widely expected to occur Friday morning. Democrats have spent the last few days raising objections to the release ...

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Watch: Trump delivers speech at 2018 House and Senate Republican Conference [video + transcript]

Donald Trump speech

President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the 2018 House and Senate Republican Member Conference at The Greenbrier resort in Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The annual gathering allows members of Congress, the President and Vice President to collaborate on the policy priorities for the coming year. Full Transcript THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Paul and Mitch, for the introduction and for your ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Greenbrier Resort

President Donald Trump will meet with members of his administration en route to his speech at the 2018 House and Senate Republican Member Conference [Live Stream]. The president will later participate in a tax reform meeting with the “American Workers” group then give a speech at the GOP Winter Meeting. President Trump’s schedule for 2/1/18 10:35 AM Depart White House en ...

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House Intel Dems Leak Bad Info About Nunes Memo And The Daily Beast Eats It Up

  by Jack Crowe In yet another example of the damaging relationship between Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee and the media, The Daily Beast incorrectly reported Tuesday that GOP Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the chairman of the intel panel, refused to say whether he cooperated with the White House in drafting his much-discussed memo detailing partisanship within the ...

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DNC Running On Fumes Heading Into Midterm Elections

  by Andrew Kerr The Democratic National Committee raised $5.2 million in December, bringing its total 2017 fundraising haul to $66 million, according to paperwork filed Wednesday evening to the Federal Election Commission. The total is about half of the Republican National Committee’s estimated 2017 fundraising total of $132.5 million. In addition to being outraised by nearly a factor of two, the DNC’s ...

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