Month: February 2018

by Ian Hanchett28 Feb 20180 28 Feb, 201828 Feb, 2018 During an interview broadcast on Wednesday’s edition of MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) argued that the fact that he wasn’t to the White House’s gun policy meeting earlier in the day “shows the excessive partisanship” of the White House. Nelson said that the White
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On Tuesday, White House communications director Hope Hicks told House investigators her job sometimes requires her to lie and refused to answer questions about her time in the Trump administration. One day later, the longtime Trump aide has announced she is leaving the White House, reportedly in the next few weeks. “There are no words
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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images by Charlie Spiering28 Feb 20180 28 Feb, 201828 Feb, 2018 White House communications director Hope Hicks is leaving the White House, after serving President Donald Trump for the first 13 months of his administration. The news was first reported by the New York Times. Hicks was working for Trump before he decided
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The Trump administration is revving up an effort to counter foreign state propaganda and disinformation, including from Russia, after a months-long funding lag and criticism from lawmakers. The State Department announced Monday that it would be receiving $40 million from the Pentagon to fund the Global Engagement Center (GEC), an Obama-era interagency organization launched in
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Mona Charen shook this year’s Trumpified CPAC by the shoulders. She’s a stalwart conservative thinker, a writer who got her start right out of college at National Review, who wrote speeches for Nancy Reagan and hundreds of newspaper columns and three books—the latest of which, Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love,
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White House adviser Jared Kushner will continue to work on a Middle East peace initiative despite a downgrade in his security clearance, a State Department spokeswoman told Fox News on Wednesday. “In terms of security clearances, that’s something I can’t comment on from this position at the State Department,” Heather Nauert told Fox News’ “America’s
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The Trump administration’s peace plan to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict has not been decided to include U.S. and international recognition of a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem despite a report in a London-based Saudi newspaper claiming so, a senior administration official told the Times of Israel on Wednesday. “As we have not
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A conservative political action committee is calling for continued support of the Second Amendment in a new ad aimed at stopping attempts to pass gun control legislation. The Great America PAC released the 60-second spot Wednesday, which features gun rights advocate Antonia Okafor. She called out “well-funded liberal groups” and the “biased media” in saying
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Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., on Wednesday issued a statement of support for the Justice Department inspector general following President Donald Trump’s criticism. “I have had a number of interactions with Inspector General Michael Horowitz, including as recently as earlier this month,” the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman said in a statement. “He has
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The ownership of Dick’s Sporting Goods appears to be attempting to leverage the tragic shooting of school children into a marketing opportunity. The company has been exposed for its doublespeak on its decision to stop selling so-called “assault rifles.” Dicks Sporting Goods, Inc. [NYSE: DKS] announced on Wednesday its decision to not only stop selling
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President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would issue an executive order banning bump-stock devices that were used in the Las Vegas shooting in October that killed 58 people and injured 851 others. “I’m going to write that out,” Trump told a bipartisan group of legislators in a meeting on gun safety at the White House.
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Lawmakers can’t legislate everything that has to do with gun laws, but it can work to improve the national background check system, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday. “This individual, Mr. [Nikolas] Cruz, never should have had a weapon,” the California Republican told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” There were several failures, including the fact
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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Wednesday that while Congress banning AR-15 assault rifles is unlikely, banning bump stocks is a “no brainer.” “The mindset change right now — we’re seeing a movement we’ve never seen before, we’re seeing it from children,” Manchin said on “CBS This Morning,” referring to gun control activists who have mobilized in
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The recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida has the entire country on edge. In addition to the loss of 17 innocent souls, now America is again divided over how to respond. That is not the subject here. In addition to our current debate over how to avoid another tragedy like this—a debate that needs to move
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Rep. Tom Cole said Wednesday he’d be fine with banning the sales of bump stocks, but he would not be in favor of an outright ban on semi-automatic weapons, such as the AR-15 used in the school massacre in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day. “Semi-automatic is a legal weapon, the Oklahoma Republican told MSNBC’s “Morning
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Several top conservative movement leaders are pressing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to intervene in a proposed Disney merger with 21st Century Fox over concerns that the resulting essentially monopolistic control of content creation in one company would produce even more “harmful and explicit content” inappropriate for children and families. The conservative movement leaders wrote to
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Cindy and Meghan McCain both expressed disappointment and frustration that President Donald Trump continues mocking and attacking their husband and father, Sen. John McCain, even after he promised he would stop doing so, they said on “The View” on Wednesday. The senator, whom Trump had derided during the presidential campaign as not a war hero
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Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson was not invited to a meeting with President Donald Trump and a bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss gun legislation, Tampa Bay Times reports. The meeting was set up following the shooting deaths of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Participants in the meeting, scheduled
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In the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took to Twitter on Wednesday slamming the divisive gun debate and calling the political dialogue among Americans “nasty.” The Florida senator stressed in particular how “we smear those who refuse to agree with us” and believes the Florida
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended himself Wednesday against President Donald Trump’s attacks about how the nation’s top law enforcement official is handling Republican complaints about the Russia investigation. Sessions, who rarely responds publicly to criticism from his boss, this time said the Justice Department he leads had acted appropriately. “As long as I am the
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