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President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Announce Guest List for State of the Union

President Donald Trump (R) and first lady Melania Trump have announced a wide-ranging and diverse group of guests they have invited to the State of the Union for Tuesday at 8 PM Central Time. Timothy Matson was one of the heroes in the swat team who put his life on the line to try to save worshippers at The Tree of ...

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Live: President Trump Delivers 2019 State of the Union Address – 2/5/19

President Donald Trump delivers Tuesday evening the State of the Union Address to Congress, members of the U.S. Supreme Court and their guests. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:00 PM ET. Live Streams of the State of the Union Address The White House Fox News Golden State Times PBS C-Span

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Trump To Announce 10-Year Plan To Fight HIV During State Of The Union: Report

President Donald Trump will announce a 10-year plan to fight HIV in the U.S. during his State of the Union speech Tuesday, according to four unnamed sources cited by Politico. The Trump administration’s strategy would “target the U.S. communities with the most HIV infections and work to reduce transmissions by 2030,” reported Politico Monday. Because of modern medicine, an HIV/AIDS ...

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Trump Announces His Pick To Head The Interior Department

President Donald Trump nominated David Bernhardt to head the Interior Department, replacing former Secretary Ryan Zinke who left the administration early this year. “I am pleased to announce that David Bernhardt, Acting Secretary of the Interior, will be nominated as Secretary of the Interior,” Trump tweeted Monday. “David has done a fantastic job from the day he arrived, and we ...

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Trump Not Ruling Out Military Intervention In Venezuela

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In an interview broadcast Sunday, President Donald Trump revealed he has left the “option” open for U.S. military intervention in Venezuela. “Well I don’t want to say that,” Trump said on CBS’ “Face The Nation” after host host Margaret Brennan asked about the possibility of American military intervention. “But certainly it’s something that’s on the — it’s an option.” Trump ...

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Trump Defends Plan To Withdraw From Afghanistan And Syria Citing ‘Unlimited Spending And Death’

President Donald Trump defended his plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Syria Friday after the Republican-controlled Senate issued a rare rebuke to the president on the issue Thursday. “I inherited a total mess in Syria and Afghanistan, the ‘Endless Wars’ of unlimited spending and death,” Trump wrote on Twitter Friday. “During my campaign, I said, very strongly, that these ...

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Trump: ‘I Never Did’ Direct Roger Stone To Contact WikiLeaks

President Trump said Thursday that he did not direct anyone in his campaign to ask Roger Stone to contact WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential campaign. “No, I didn’t. I never did,” Trump told The New York Times in an Oval Office interview when asked if he spoke with Stone about WikiLeaks. He repeated the same when asked if he ever ...

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New Evidence Destroys Adam Schiff’s Theory About Trump Tower Meeting

The Senate Intelligence Committee has obtained phone records showing that Donald Trump Jr. did not speak with his father from a blocked telephone number in the days before the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June 2016. The finding, first reported by CNN, undercuts Democrats’ theory that Trump Jr. may have told his father in those phone calls about the Trump ...

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White House: March 1 is ‘Hard Deadline’ as China-U.S. Trade Talks Continue

For the last two days, high-ranking officials from the United States and China have engaged in intense and productive negotiations over the economic relationship between our two countries and while progress has been made, President Trump made clear that March 1st is a hard deadline. “President Donald J. Trump has reiterated that the 90-day process agreed to in Buenos Aires ...

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Trump Vows To Stop Incoming Migrant Caravan But Says A Wall Would Make It ‘Soooo Much Easier’

President Donald Trump vowed on Twitter Thursday to stop a migrant caravan from entering the U.S. with “more troops” as the group heads north from Central America. “More troops being sent to the Southern Border to stop the attempted Invasion of Illegals, through large Caravans, into our Country,” Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday. “We have stopped the previous Caravans, and ...

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Trump Optimistic Ahead of Tariff Talks With Chinese Leaders

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President Donald Trump seemed optimistic ahead of an Oval Office meeting with Chinese officials for tariff negotiations ahead of a March 1 deadline in a flurry of tweets Thursday. “Meetings are going well with good intent and spirit on both sides,” he wrote on Twitter Thursday. “China does not want an increase in Tariffs and feels they will do much ...

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Trump: ‘The Wall Is Getting Done One Way Or The Other!’

President Donald Trump assured his base that “the [w]all is getting done one way or the other” — which could include via emergency powers — on Twitter Thursday. “Large sections of WALL have already been built with much more either under construction or ready to go,” he wrote on Twitter Thursday. “Renovation of existing WALLS is also a very big part of ...

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President Trump Called Venezuela’s Interim President to Congratulate Him

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President Donald Trump spoke Tuesday with Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaido to congratulate him on his historic assumption of the presidency and to reinforce Trump’s strong support for Venezuela’s fight to regain its democracy,” the White House said in a statement. Guaido thanked President Trump for his commitment to freedom and prosperity in Venezuela. There are several large protests expected ...

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Trump Has One Piece Of Advice For Lawmakers Negotiating Border Funding

President Donald Trump warned that lawmakers in Washington, D.C., negotiating border security funding are “[w]asting their time” if they do not include a physical barrier via Twitter Wednesday. “If the committee of Republicans and Democrats now meeting on Border Security is not discussing or contemplating a Wall or Physical Barrier, they are Wasting their time!” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday ...

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Trump Slaps Sanctions On Venezuelan Oil To Force Maduro To Step Down

President Donald Trump announced sanctions against Venezuela’s state-owned oil monopoly PDVSA Monday to pressure Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to step down. Trump recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the democratically elected president of the National Assembly after Maduro declared victory in an election many world leaders see as illegitimate. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro also backs Guaido. “Maduro and his ...

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