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Watch: White House Press Conference 2-8-18 Raj Shah [video + transcript]

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White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah holds a briefing Thursday afternoon to update the media on the events and issues of the day. Full Transcript MR. SHAH:  Good afternoon, everyone.  I want to start with a statement, and then we’ll take your questions. Our normal policy, consistent with the policies of past administrations, is to not comment on ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Thursday, February 8, 2018

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President Donald Trump will participate in a meeting with the president of Guatemala then deliver a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast [Live Stream]. Later in the morning, the president meet with Defense Secretary James Mattis. Trump will meet with Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin and Dr. Henry Kissinger in the afternoon. President Trump’s schedule for 2/8/18 7:35 AM Depart ...

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Obama: There is no political influence in any investigation

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Former President Barack Obama told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that there was no political influence in investigations led by the Justice Department or the FBI. Wallace asked Obama about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information and whether or not she would be “protected.” “I guarantee it,” Obama said in the April 2016 interview. “I guarantee that there is ...

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Pence: U.S. will unveil tough and aggressive new sanctions on North Korea

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Vice President Mike Pence completed his first day in Japan where he met with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, participated in a bilateral meeting and a joint press conference with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and reaffirmed the United States’ unwavering commitment to the United States-Japan alliance. The Vice President’s day began with a visit to the Japanese Ministry of Defense. ...

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Trump signs memo creating the National Vetting Center

“Today, President Donald J. Trump signed a National Security Presidential Memorandum to establish a National Vetting Center (NVC) to coordinate the efforts of departments and agencies to better identify individuals seeking to enter the country who present a threat to national security, border security, homeland security, or public safety,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement ...

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Watch: White House Press Briefing 2-7-18 James Mattis and Sarah Sanders [video + transcript]

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Secretary of Defense James Mattis hold a briefing to update the media on the events and issues of the day including: Congressional funding of the government Trump’s “shutdown” comments on immigration fix New sanctions on North Korea The National Vetting Center Trump ordering a military parade to show appreciation for the troops Status of ...

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

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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

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  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

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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]

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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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