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Trump Signs New Executive Order Banning Travel From 6 Countries

March 6th 2017

President Trump on Monday signed a new version of his immigration executive order, following a federal court’s block last month of the original order he issued Jan. 27. No cameras were present as Trump signed the revised order, which newly excludes Iraq — an ally in the fight against the Islamic State — from...
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DHS Has Just $20 Million For Trump’s Border Wall

March 2nd 2017

The White House has said construction could begin quickly on President Trump’s border wall using “existing funds and resources” from the Department of Homeland Security, but a DHS document says the agency so far has identified just $20 million that could be redirected to the project, Reuters reported Wednesday. The document, which was given...
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Read the Entire Text of President Donald Trump’s Speech to Congress

March 1st 2017

President Donald Trump addressed both houses of Congress Tuesday night. You can read his speech as provided by the White House below: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and Citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month,...
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Billionaire Wilbur Ross Wins Senate Confirmation

February 28th 2017

President Trump’s nominee for U.S. commerce secretary won Senate confirmation on Monday, paving the way for work to begin on renegotiating trade deals with China and Mexico. Billionaire Wilbur Ross was confirmed with a Senate vote of 72-27, with support from 19 Democrats. Ross will now be at the helm of an agency with...
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George W. Bush Rips Trump On Media, Immigration [VIDEO]

February 27th 2017

Former President George W. Bush ripped President Donald Trump on his views about the media and immigration on an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s TODAY show, Bush said the news media are “indispensable to democracy” and said he is in favor of an immigration policy that is “welcoming and upholds the law.” Trump...
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AP: Trump To Mobilize 100,000 National Guard Troops On Immigrants

February 17th 2017

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as...
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Senate Confirms Tom Price As HHS Secretary

February 10th 2017

On Monday the Senate voted 52 to 47 to confirm Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to lead the Health and Human Services Department. The party-line vote was the fourth contested Cabinet vote in a row. Democrats argued before the vote that Price, a seven-term congressman and former orthopedic surgeon, had failed to come clean about...
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Pence Casts Vote To Confirm Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

February 7th 2017

Regardless the attemps by Democrats in the final hours, the U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Betsy DeVos as the next secretary of education. DeVos’ nomination faced fierce opposition from Democrats, and two Republican senators—Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine—had previously said they would vote against DeVos. After those GOP...
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Trump Administration Imposes New Iran Sanctions [VIDEO]

February 3rd 2017

President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions on Iran on Friday morning, days after White House officials warned Tehran of being put “on notice” for its ballistic-missile test firings last weekend. The executive order targeted individuals and companies, and resemble the moves made by the Obama administration after previous tests. The White House has not...
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Trump Threatens To Send Troops To Mexico To Take Care Of ‘Bad Hombres’

February 2nd 2017

President Donald Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send U.S. troops to stop “bad hombres down there” unless the Mexican military does more to control them itself, according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by The Associated Press. The excerpt of the call did not...
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Refugees Detained at U.S. Airports Take Legal Action Over Trump’s Order

January 28th 2017

Right after President Trump signed an executive order that bans U.S. entry from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia for 90 days while suspending the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days, the rule already faces partial challenge in court. Immigration lawyers acting on behalf of two Iraqi men, one a former...
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American Automakers To Meet With Trump Tuesday

January 24th 2017

President Donald Trump meets Tuesday with the CEOs of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler in the Oval Office. “I want new plants to be built here for cars sold here!” Trump tweeted Tuesday. Trump made a point on the campaign trail of slamming American automakers for importing cars from Mexico and vowed a border...
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Senate Begins Formally Repealing ObamaCare

January 12th 2017

Early Thursday, after voting down dozens of amendments proposed by Democrats over seven hours, Senate Republicans approved a budget resolution measure officially beginning the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, with no replacement yet proposed. The resolution, which passed on a partisan 51-48 vote — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined all Democrats present...
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Rex Tillerson Trump’s Secretary Of State Faces Senate Grilling

January 11th 2017

The second day of Senate confirmation hearings started Wednesday morning with President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, former ExxonMobil executive Rex Tillerson facing heavy questioning, especially due to his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tillerson has downplayed his relationship with Russia, though, and his prepared remarks claim “Russia today poses a...
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Protesters At Sessions Hearing: No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA

January 10th 2017

Before the confirmation hearing for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for U.S. attorney general, protesters shouted and interrupted the proceedings. “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA,” many demonstrators in the room yelled Tuesday morning before they were escorted out. Others held signs that said “End Racism—Stop Sessions.” The proceedings continued...
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Senate Opens Confirmation Hearings Of Trump Nominee Sessions

January 10th 2017

The Senate is scheduled to launch three days of confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks on Tuesday. First up in the morning is Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Trump’s nominee for attorney general. WATCH LIVE CONFIRMATION HEARING OF TRUMP NOMINEE SESSIONS Sessions is expected to tout his conservative legal credentials; Sen. Cory Booker...
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Report: Russians Who Leaked Emails Identified

January 6th 2017

A classified intelligence report was deliver to President Obama on Thursday by top officials in wich identifies the intermediaries the Russians used to give hacked emails to WikiLeaks. Earlier this week, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said the emails his website published during the 2016 U.S. presidential election that were stolen from the Democratic National...
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Trump Wants Congress To Fund ‘Great Wall’, Mexico Will Pay ‘Later’

January 6th 2017

Trump’s team told GOPers in Congress that the incoming administration would like to fund a long-promised wall at the Mexican border through the appropriations process. Throughout the campaign, Trump promised that he would get Mexico to pay for the wall. Transition officials have told House GOP leaders in private meetings they’d like to pay...
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Intel. Chiefs Presenting Hacking Case Against Russia – WATCH LIVE

January 5th 2017

Top U.S. intelligence officials are testifying in Congress right now on cyber threats and allegations that Russia used hacking to sway the U.S. election, as tensions continue to escalate between the intelligence community and President-elect Donald Trump. The hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee will feature Director of National Intelligence James Clapper; Admiral...
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Olbermann: What Did Trump Know? ‘And When Did He Stop Knowing It?’

January 5th 2017

Keith Olbermann from The Resistance is at it again this time he went after Trump’s unacceptable, Un-American, fraudulent claim he alone knows something about Russian hacking. We need Russian Hacking hearings on what Trump claimed Saturday he knows “that other people don’t know”
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Trump Wants to Revamp Spy Agency

January 5th 2017

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly working with advisers on a plan to restructure the country’s top spy agency due to a belief that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has become politicized. This comes after Trump has publicly mocked U.S. intelligence agencies and their conclusion that Russian-backed hackers were involved in disrupting...
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Obama, Pence Visit Capitol Hill For Obamacare Fight

January 4th 2017

President Barack Obama arrived to the Capitol to give congressional Democrats advice on how to combat the Republican drive to dismantle his health care overhaul. Vice President-elect Mike Pence is meeting with GOP lawmakers to discuss the best way to send Obama’s cherished law to its graveyard and replace it with — well, something....
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GOP Plans To Tear Down Obama’s Legacy As New 115th Congress Sworn In Today

January 3rd 2017

The 115th Congress begins Tuesday with Republicans, set to control the House, Senate, and presidency for the first time since 2006, planning to start dismantling many Obama-era financial and environmental regulations, and undo parts of Obama’s signature healthcare reform law. President Obama is meeting with fellow Democrats on Wednesday to discuss how to prevent...
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Trump Promises A Revelation On Russian Hacking [VIDEO]

January 2nd 2017

President-elect Donald Trump says he knows “things that other people don’t know” about Russia’s alleged hacking during the presidential election. Speaking to reporters outside his Mar-A-Lago estate while on his way to a New Year’s Eve party on Saturday night, Trump promised to disclose the information in a few days, saying “you will find...
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Putin: I Won’t Expel U.S. Diplomats

December 30th 2016

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will not expel 35 U.S. diplomats in response to new U.S. sanctions, as was recommended by Russia’s foreign ministry. Instead, Putin said he will wait and see what President-elect Donald Trump does when he takes office before deciding what steps to take. Foreign Minister Sergei...
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US Sanctions Russia Over Hacking, Expels 35 Officials

December 29th 2016

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury responded to Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election by announcing sanctions against six individuals and five entities — including two Russian intelligence services — thought to be involved in “malicious cyber-enabled activities.” The economic penalties followed President Obama’s issuance of an executive order expanding...
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Trump: The UN ‘Just A Club’ For People To ‘Have A Good Time’

December 27th 2016

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday afternoon took to Twitter to air his thoughts about the United Nations, calling the international diplomacy group “just a club for people to get together, talk, and have a good time.” Trump said the organization has “such great potential” but neglects to use it, saying the state of the...
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Trump Gets ‘Very Nice’ Christmas Letter From Putin

December 23rd 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump in which he highlighted “serious global and regional challenges” the two countries will face. The letter was released in full my Trump’s transition team on Friday. “I hope that after you assume the position of the President of the United States of America...
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Trump To Mika On Nukes: ‘Let It Be An Arms Race’ [VIDEO]

December 23rd 2016

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski said Friday morning that President-elect Donald Trump told her, “Let it be an arms race. We will out-match them at every pass and out-last them all.” Trump’s comments were referring to nuclear weapons, a discussion which he revived on Thursday after he declared on Twitter that the U.S. “must greatly...
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Keith Olbermann: Trump & The GOP Plan To Destroy SS [VIDEO]

December 22nd 2016

Keith Olbermann tell us all about how the Banana Republicans will use Trump as chaff to deflect the dismantling of Social Security in his latest clip for The Resistance. “It’s Mr Johnson’s bill that matters here,” Olbermann said. “It explains why the Republicans are abetting the idiot-elect.” Olbermann claimed the letter “explains how deeply...
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