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Trump Will Officially End Negotiations With California On Fuel Economy Rollbacks

The Trump administration will announce it’s ending fuel economy negotiations with California. EPA and DOT officials tried to hash out a compromise with California, but talks broke down. Federal officials will move ahead with plans to roll back Obama-era climate regulations on cars. The Trump administration will soon announce the end of negotiations with California regarding a proposed rollback of ...

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Space Policy Directive-4: Establishment of the U.S. Space Force [Full Text]

President Donald Trump officially created the United States Space Force on Tuesday. The new military branch will operate under the Air Force, similar to the Marine Corp’s relationship with the Department of the Navy. Watch: February 19, 2019 Space Policy Directive-4 MEMORANDUM FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE THE SECRETARY ...

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Trump Officially Launches Space Force, But There’s A Catch

Donald Trump and Mike Pence meeting of National Space Council 6-18-18

President Donald Trump signed a directive Tuesday that will launch Space Force, placing it under the Air Force. (Related: Space Policy Directive-4: Establishment of the U.S. Space Force [Full Text]) The plan still needs to be approved by the Democrat-controlled Congress, reported The Wall Street Journal. “Space, that’s the next step and we have to be prepared,” Trump said Tuesday ...

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This Environmental Group Has Sued Trump Over 100 Times

The Center for Biological Diversity is reporting an enormous amount of lawsuits leveled against President Donald Trump since he first entered office. The Tuscon-based environmental organization has filed a total of 106 lawsuits against the White House, according to its website’s “Trump Lawsuit Tracker.” The lawsuits — which mostly target Trump’s environmental and energy agenda — average about one a ...

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Trump Refutes Ex-Acting FBI Head’s Claim That The President Called His Wife A ‘Loser’

President Donald Trump refuted ex-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s claim that the president called McCabe’s wife “a loser” on Twitter Tuesday. “I never said anything bad about Andrew McCabe’s wife other than she (they) should not have taken large amounts of campaign money from a Crooked Hillary source when Clinton was under investigation by the FBI,” Trump wrote on Twitter ...

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Trump Goes After The Washington Post For Being ‘A Fake Fact Checker’

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President Donald Trump called The Washington Post “a Fact Checker only for the Democrats” on Twitter Tuesday. “The Washington Post is a Fact Checker only for the Democrats,” Trump wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “For the Republicans, and for your all time favorite President, it is a Fake Fact Checker!” WaPo Fact Checker columnist Glenn Kessler was quick to respond on ...

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Trump On Ex-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s ’60 Minutes’ Interview: ‘His Story Gets Even More Deranged’

President Donald Trump took issue on Twitter Monday with ex-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s statements from his “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday. “Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “He was fired for lying, and now his story gets even more deranged. He and [Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein, who ...

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Trump Says Senate Shouldn’t ‘Go Home’ Until His Executive Nominees Are Confirmed

President Donald Trump called out Democrats for “slow walking” his executive nominees such as ambassadors in a tweet Sunday. “Democrats in the Senate are still slow walking hundreds of highly qualified people wanting to come into government,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Never been such an abuse in our country’s history. [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch [McConnell] should not let Senate ...

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Sarah Sanders Has Been Interviewed In Special Counsel’s Probe

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Prosecutors working on the special counsel’s probe have interviewed Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary told CNN on Friday. “The President urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel. I was happy to voluntarily sit down with them,” Sanders said in a statement to CNN. According to a reporter with ...

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Trump Says Japanese Prime Minister Wrote A ‘Beautiful Five-Page Letter’ Nominating Him For Nobel Peace Prize

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President Donald Trump said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize in “the most beautiful five-page letter” while speaking in the White House Rose Garden Friday. Trump said his talks with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un were the basis for Abe’s reported recommendation. “Where are we now? No missiles, no rockets, no nuclear testing,” ...

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Watch: President Trump Speaks on the National Security & Humanitarian Crisis on Our Southern Border [Video + Transcript]

Rose Garden signing

President Donald Trump delivers remarks Friday morning on the national security and humanitarian crisis on the U.S. southern border. The Rose Garden speech is likely to include an announcement about the signing of a bi-partisan border security funding measure and the declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border. The address comes after months of contentious debate about whether ...

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Trump Calls Out ‘Puppet’ Andrew McCabe After News That McCabe Ordered Obstruction Of Justice Probe

President Donald Trump called former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe “a puppet for Leakin’ James Comey” after news came out Wednesday that McCabe began the obstruction of justice probe involving the Trump and ties to Russia. “Disgraced FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe pretends to be a ‘poor little Angel’ when in fact he was a big part of the Crooked Hillary ...

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President Trump to Declare National Emergency, Fund the Wall

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday that President Trump will sign the spending bill to prevent another government shut down, and that the president will also declare a national emergency to secure additional funds for the wall on the US – Mexico border. “I’ve just had an opportunity to speak with President Trump and he — I would say ...

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Trump Admin Weighs Risk To ‘Significant Federal Funds’ Tied Up In California’s Bullet Train

The Trump administration is weighing the risk to a “significant” amount of federal funds tied up in California’s high-speed rail project, a Department of Transportation (DOT) spokesperson told The Daily Caller News Foundation Wednesday. The federal government has spent about $3.5 billion in taxpayer money on grants to California to build a high-speed rail train connecting San Francisco to Los ...

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President Trump set to Sign Executive Order Allocating More Funds for the Wall

As it seems likely that President Trump will sign a border security spending bill “compromise” that congressional negotiators have agreed to, the President may also sign an executive order allocating more funds for the border wall. A White House official told The Post this morn that President Trump sees signing the border deal, if passed by Congress, as the way ...

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