Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook met with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the technology giant’s new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, according to a tweet from Mnuchin. In the Twitter post, Mnuchin thanked Cook for a commitment to invest $350 billion in the U.S. Earlier this year, Apple said it would
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New text messages discovered by congressional investigators between two FBI agents who worked on the Trump-Russia investigation reveal that one of them was close friends with the judge who had presided over Michael Flynn’s case before being abruptly recused. The text messages, handed over by the Justice Department to Congress, show that FBI Special Agent
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On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski stated White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is “not being a good person” and “not being a good American.” After playing a clip of Sanders saying that outgoing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is “by most accounts, a bad actor,” co-host Joe Scarborough stated, “That bad actor,
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CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel is “incredibly qualified” to lead the agency and “has the respect of both Republicans and Democrats,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday. “We’re highly confident and certainly very excited about the nomination of deputy director Gina Haspel to take over at the CIA,” Sanders said at the
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Why the education system is a waste of time and money Policymakers and students alike must consider if the current structure of higher education is truly a good deal for students and taxpayers. DONGSEON_KIM/Getty Images Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Live Streamed The Heritage Foundation Lehrman Auditorium RSVP FOR THIS EVENT
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President John F. Kennedy can be heard reading a speech he was set to give on Nov. 22, 1963, thanks to sound engineers painstakingly recreating his voice. On Friday, Scottish text-to-speech company CereProc released a recording of the speech, made with 116,777 voice samples, each less than half a second long, taken from 831 speeches
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The Trump administration does not support the Supreme Court taking up a case between American citizens and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), saying it does meet the standards of due process. The nation’s high court is considering whether to accept Sokolow v. Palestine Liberation Organization, a decision it will announce by March 29. The case was
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National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is a “dedicated public servant” — and President Donald Trump said that “he had no intention of changing and that he looked forward to continue working with him,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday. “Our focus is not on a lot of the news stories you would
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Miami officials are challenging a Florida state law that prevents local officials from making regulations pertaining to guns, The Miami Herald reported. A resolution from Miami commissioner Ken Russell has passed unanimously; it called for the city attorney to evaluate a 2011 law that would fine municipal officials $5,0000 for trying to enact gun rules.
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Russian matters aren’t likely getting into the daily operations of the West Wing, as the administration and staff are focused on implementing President Donald Trump’s agenda, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday, but the new round of sanctions were necessary. “The sanctions the president instituted were well-founded and appropriate,” Spicer told Fox
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Sen. Rand Paul remains opposed to Gina Haspel’s candidacy for CIA director despite the retraction of a story he quoted earlier in the week against her, Politico reports. ProPublica on Thursday retracted its story that Haspel oversaw the waterboarding and other techniques, seen as torture, of a suspected terrorist at a base in Thailand; Haspel
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Talk about a Friday news dump: Chopsticks III, the “How Can Be Lounge,” a Portland, Oregon, karaoke institution will close this weekend, it was announced on Friday. (“How can be” was not a Mickey Rooneyism circa Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but a phrase uttered by proprietor David Chow.) It’s another nail in the coffin of the
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Paris (AFP) – Hollywood director Terry Gilliam said Friday that the #MeToo movement has morphed into “mob rule,” claiming that while some women suffered, others used Harvey Weinstein to further their careers. The Monty Python member said Weinstein “is a monster” and that there are “plenty of monsters out there… There are other people (still)
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It was important for sanctions to be enacted on Russia, Rep. Pete King said Friday, but he thinks more action could have been done. However, he told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” President Donald Trump’s administration has already taken strong action against Russia. “He has been sending lethal weapons to the Ukraine, and we have 200
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Scroll down for next story Hosted by Charlie Sykes. Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Michael Warren discusses the recent tumult and turnover in the Trump administration: From the end of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s tenure, to the Pompeo shuffle, and importation of CNBC’s Larry Kudlow to replace Gary Cohn. This podcast
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Hollywood liberals Alec Baldwin and Alyssa Milano are supporting Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in his bid to become Florida’s next governor. The outspoken stars were the “marquee names” Thursday night at a California fundraiser for Gillum and other Democrats running across the country, The Washington Free Beacon reports. Baldwin makes weekly headlines portraying President Donald
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OLMO CALVO/AFP/Getty Images by Virginia Hale16 Mar 20180 16 Mar, 201816 Mar, 2018 Madrid’s “most multicultural neighbourhood” was set aflame in riots against “racist” authorities after a Senegalese street vendor reportedly died of a heart attack. At least 20 people were injured in the clashes, which lasted from 9pm Thursday evening until after midnight and
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President Donald Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly cleared the air Thursday, with the president telling advisers afterward that Kelly’s job is “100 percent safe,” The Wall Street Journal is reporting. Kelly also reassured his staff, telling them “I’m in,” the Journal reports. Speculation has been rampant that Kelly’s days were numbered
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Democratic Rep. Jim Himes on Friday said he’s concerned about the shakeups in the Trump administration, telling CNN that it’s “scary” that “the adults are leaving the building.” A guest on CNN’s “New Day” morning program, the Connecticut Democrat was reacting to the ouster of secretary of state Rex Tillerson and the reports that President
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AFP/Jim Watson by Charlie Spiering16 Mar 20180 16 Mar, 201816 Mar, 2018 President Donald Trump and his chief of staff have reached a temporary “truce,” according to the Wall Street Journal reporter Michael C. Bender. The report reveals that Kelly disagreed with the manner in which Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as White House
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The Trump administration Thursday issued sanctions on Russia for a series of cyberattacks and for its meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The Treasury is targeting five Kremlin intelligence agencies, including the Federal Security Service and Internet Research Agency, and 19 individuals indicted by FBI special counsel Robert Mueller for interfering in the election. The Treasury
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The news behind the news on the president, administration and everything 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 – the details The president’s summarized daily schedules can be found HERE.
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The opening shots in the battle over Gina Haspel’s nomination to lead the CIA badly missed their target Thursday, when ProPublica corrected a report that featured a number of false allegations about Haspel’s involvement in the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program. Senator Rand Paul, who repeatedly cited the false claims on a media tour highlighting his
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