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In encouraging Congress to accept President Donald Trump’s proposal to end the government shutdown by providing funding for a southern border wall while giving extending temporary protections for certain immigrants, Vice President Pence cited Martin Luther King Jr. on CBS’s “Face The Nation” on Sunday. Pence said what “the American people saw the president do [in
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was reportedly set to meet a veteran GOP strategist Sunday to talk about a possible 2020 run for a vacant Senate seat in Kansas. Pompeo has yet to make a decision on a bid, though party leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are “aggressively wooing him,” Politico reported. Pompeo
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Former President Jimmy Carter has urged fellow Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., to enter the running for president in the 2020 Democratic primary, The Hill reported, citing Cory Booker’s Instagram Stories. “I’m very glad to have you here this morning, and I hope you come back,” Carter told Booker in an Instagram Stories video, according to the report. “And
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Administration officials are planning for President Donald Trump’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to take place in Vietnam, said people familiar with the plans. The White House announced on Friday that Trump would meet Kim in late February, following a 90-minute meeting between the president and Kim Yong Chol, one of
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President Donald Trump proposed immigration deal on Saturday in a bid to end a 29-day partial government shutdown, but House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi called it “unacceptable” as details emerged. The president has not budged on his demand that $5.7 billion to fund a U.S.-Mexico border wall be part of any bill to fully
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In the past three weeks, unauthorized drone flights temporarily shut down two of London’s largest airports, impacting tens of thousands of fliers. The incidents starkly revealed how vulnerable critical infrastructure and other potential targets are to drone threats—not just in the United Kingdom, but here in the United States as well. The interruptions at Gatwick and
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We expected all sorts of fits and furies when Democrats took control of the House, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unprecedented threat to disinvite President Donald Trump to the State of the Union sets the bar surprisingly low.  And it makes Trump’s cancellation of her overseas trip all the more sweet. On Wednesday, citing disingenuous security concerns, Pelosi sent the
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The Office of Management and Budget has ceased allowing members of Congress to use government aircraft to travel during the partial shutdown, CBS News reports. “Under no circumstances during a government shutdown will any government owned, rented, leased, or chartered aircraft support any congressional delegation, without the express written approval of the White House chief
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President Donald Trump took a shot at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Democrats on Friday, asking why anyone would leave the U.S. during the shutdown. “Why would Nancy Pelosi leave the Country with other Democrats on a seven day excursion when 800,000 great people are not getting paid,” Trump tweeted Friday morning, the day
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An attack in Syria on Wednesday that left four Americans dead has thrown the spotlight back on the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw all U.S. forces from the country as concerns intensify about additional attacks in the near future, The Washington Post reports. Two service members, a civilian Pentagon official, and a U.S. contractor were
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Trump administration officials once weighed speeding up the deportation of illegal immigrant children by denying them their legal right to asylum hearings after separating them from their parents, NBC News reported. Citing comments from a Dec. 16, 2017, draft of what became the administration’s family separation policy, NBC News reported officials wanted to specifically target parents for
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William Barr’s 30-year relationship with special counsel Robert Mueller has given President Donald Trump pause, according to three people who spoke with CNN. Barr, the president’s pick to replace Jeff Sessions at the helm of the Justice Department, on Tuesday during his Senate confirmation hearing said he and Mueller “were good friends and would be
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Our panel explores how new blockchain technologies can help prevent identity theft and protect millions of Americans. Last year alone, 16.7 million individuals suffered some form of identity theft. seksan Mongkhonkhamsao/Getty Images Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:30 am – 11:30 am Live Streamed The Heritage Foundation Lehrman Auditorium RSVP FOR THIS EVENT RSVP for this
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Amid reports that Russia is developing new cruise and ballistic missiles—including one that violates the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty—and assessments that North Korea now has a missile that can reach the United States, President Donald Trump visited the Pentagon on Thursday to release a report on America’s preparedness to combat global missile threats, the 2019 Missile Defense Review.  The Missile
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Join us during National School Choice Week for a conversation with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, led by Heritage Foundation president Kay Coles James, followed by a discussion featuring program stakeholders and scholars. School choice programs have increased considerably across the country over the past decade. skynesher/Getty Images Wednesday, January 23, 2019 12:00 pm –
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Retired astronaut Mark Kelly is taking steps toward a Senate run against Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., next year – identifying potential staffers and strategists and meeting with Democrats around Arizona, The Hill reported. Citing unnamed sources, The Hill reported Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., has been calling and meeting with top local
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