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Trump and administration officials suddenly cancel trips

President Donald Trump canceled his trip to the Summit of the Americas on Tuesday, other members of his administration have also canceled trips planned for this week. “President Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru or travel to Bogota, Colombia as originally scheduled,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement Tuesday. ...

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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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Republicans Win Battle to Expedite Gen. Mattis’ Nomination

At least one democrat had vowed to fight President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, but today democratic party leaders indicated that they would allow a waiver and shortened debate over the popular pick to lead the nation’s military forces. The waiver is required as Gen. Mattis has not been out of military service for the required 7 year ...

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General James ‘Mad Dog’ to Speak at Tuesday Night Trump Rally

Trump nominee for Secretary of Defense retired Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis will speak at Tuesday night’s USA Thank You rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina. While the rally is looking to start late due to weather delays, the rally is expected to open with President-elect Trump introducing Gen. Mattis before the nominee gives a speech. Mattis is facing opposition from ...

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Trump Announces Mattis as Defense Secretary at Ohio Rally

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Donald Trump kicked off his USA Thank You Rally in Cincinnati, Ohio and during the oversold event, he announced that General “Mad Dog” Mattis would be his pick for Secretary of Defense. President Obama appointed General Mattis to replace General Petraeus in August 2010.  Mattis had previously commanded United States Joint Forces Command from 2007 to 2010 and served concurrently as ...

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