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Pence Defends Wife Against Media Attacks

Vice President Mike Pence defended his wife Karen’s new job at a Christian private school Thursday, calling the ensuing backlash against Christian education “deeply offensive.” Pence made the impassioned defense of Christian education following public outcry over Karen’s announcement that she will be teaching art at Immanuel Christian School in Springfield, Virginia. Critics raged over the fact that the school requires employees ...

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President Trump rejects Pelosi’s travel request

President Donald Trump rejected Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s request to travel on government transport for an upcoming 7-day junket. “Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed,” Trump said in an official letter. “We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over.” The president can’t prevent ...

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Trump Attacks ‘Groveling’ Schumer For Comey Hypocrisy

President Donald Trump attacked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for flip-flopping on ex-FBI Director James Comey in a tweet Thursday. “So funny to watch Schumer groveling,” Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday. “He called for the firing of bad cop James Comey many times – UNTIL I FIRED HIM!” So funny to watch Schumer groveling. He called for the firing of ...

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Trump Finds A Way To Keep National Parks Open Without Getting Covered In Trash

The Trump administration is allowing national park officials to tap into their revenues to provide basic services. Some national parks were reportedly overwhelmed with trash, human waste and vandalism. The government shutdown meant parks were manned by skeleton crews. Now, more services can be restarted. The Trump administration is tapping into recreation fees charged to provide basic services at national ...

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Trump Team Reportedly Rejected Mueller Request For POTUS Interview

President Trump’s attorneys rejected a request from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in recent weeks for a sit-down interview with the Republican, according to CNN. The request was made after Nov. 20, 2018, when Trump’s lawyers responded in writing to a list of questions from Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion with Russia as well as obstruction of justice. Trump’s legal ...

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Trump Tells Farmers: ‘We’re Going To Get Government Off Your Backs’

President Donald Trump touted his administration’s repealing of the “waters of the United States” rule, also known as WOTUS, while speaking at the 100th annual American Farm Bureau Convention in New Orleans. “We’re saving farmers and ranchers from one of the most ridiculous regulations ever imposed on anybody in our nation, the waters of the United States rule,” Trump said ...

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Watch Live: President Trump Delivers Remarks at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention

President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the 100th Annual American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event is scheduled to begin at 11:40 AM CST. Watch: Content created by Conservative Daily News is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. Visit our syndication page for details.

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The White House Daily Chronicle – January 12, 2019

Quick Links: Trump’s Itinerary Tweets Statements Executive Actions Nominations Heads of State comms The news behind the news on the president, administration and everything that happens in the White House is always in …  The White House Daily Chronicles. note: this post is updated throughout the day as events warrant See all of the daily White House Daily Chronicles HERE. Presidential Itinerary ...

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Trump administration will use ‘full weight’ of diplomatic and economic pressure to restore democracy in Venezuela

The U.S. State Department released a statement Friday assuring the Venezuelan National Assembly that the United States stands with them and the Venezuelan people against the tyranny of Nicolas Maduro. We stand with the Venezuelan people, and we praise the fierce commitment to democratic principles of the elected members of the Venezuelan National Assembly. We commend the courage of the ...

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Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue Pushes Back On ‘Sensational Reporting’ Of Food Inspections Being Stopped

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue pushed back on what he called “sensational reporting” that the government shutdown had put a halt to food inspections. “Want to calm some fears because of somewhat sensational reporting on the shutdown,” Perdue said in a tweet Friday in response to alarming headlines, including those from The New York Times and NBC News, over food inspections ...

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U.S. Advances Partnerships to Build Support for Iran Pressure Campaign

ADVANCING STRONG PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN AMERICA AND THE GULF The United States is committed to its partnerships with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates as these Gulf partnerships are critical to achieving shared regional objectives: defeating ISIS, countering radical Islamic terrorism, protecting global energy supplies, and rolling back Iranian aggression. These Gulf countries are all partners in ...

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White House Reinforces Counsel’s Office As Subpoenas, Mueller Report Loom

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The White House counsel’s office has hired 17 lawyers in recent weeks. Pat Cipollone, the newly-installed White House counsel, is expanding his staff in view of the coming deluge of subpoenas and special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report, according to The Washington Post. “It’s almost as if he’s building a law firm within a government entity,” attorney Jay Sekulow told ...

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Trump Administration Postpones ANWR Meetings As Lisa Murkowski Calls For Shutdown To End

The Trump administration postponed eight public meetings scheduled over plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas drilling. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did not say why the meetings were postponed, and the agency did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment. Meetings slated to take place in Anchorage, Arctic ...

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Trump Cancels Trip To Switzerland Citing Border Security Battle

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will be canceling his scheduled appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, citing the importance of national security amid the partisan battle on border security. “Because of the Democrats intransigence on Border Security and the great importance of Safety for our Nation, I am respectfully cancelling my very important trip to ...

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