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Bill championed by families of 9/11 victims headed for veto showdown with the White House
Congress is set to send the president a bill to let 9/11 victims' families sue Saudi Arabia, despite the threat of a veto
2703 points by The Washington Post | United States Congress President of the United States September 11 attacks Bill Clinton Washington D.C. United States Capitol White House United States Senate
Trump’s plan to stop a nuclear North Korea? Can’t tell you
If North Korea had weapons that could reach the United States, Trump will make sure they don't use them. How exactly? That's a secret.       
5338 points by USA Today | United States Bill Clinton President of the United States World War II White House Thomas Jefferson Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Cold War
Obama guidance, press schedule Sept. 9, 2016. Returns to D.C.
Below, from the White House… THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2016   DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016   In the morning, the President will return to Washington, DC. The arrival on the South Lawn will be open press.   In-Town Travel Pool […]
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Washington D.C. White House United States Congress Vacuum tube United Kingdom
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 4:15 a.m. After his stop in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump heads to Florida on Friday. Hillary Clinton can't coast in this election against Donald Trump's resilienceTrump plans another visit to Capitol...
26 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States Ronald Reagan George H. W. Bush Richard Nixon Elections Gerald Ford White House Democratic Party
This San Diego teen was named a national student poet and read a poem at the White House
The papers in her hand crackling, Maya Salameh stepped behind a microphone in the White House State Dining Room on Thursday afternoon and read: "I speak to you / terrorists, skyjackers, lifejackers / and otherwise-flavored peddlers / of sacred hearsay," she began. The 16-year-old from San Diego...
686 points by Los Angeles Times | White House Michelle Obama Poetry Barack Obama First Lady of the United States High school President of the United States Bill Clinton
Letter: Charity under cloud
The Clintons’ vow to ban foreign and corporate donations to the Clinton Foundation if Hillary Clinton is elected president won’t silence the “pay-to-play” allegations now hounding the candidate (Aug. 29). If the Clinton Foundation isn’t mothballed should a Hillary Clinton presidency become a reality, then she will be sending the signal that the door to the Oval Office opens wide for those who are rich, powerful and well-connected.— Mike Rice, Wellfleet
-1 points by Boston Herald | Bill Clinton George W. Bush Hillary Rodham Clinton White House Richard Nixon Ronald Reagan Seal of the President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower
U.S. attempt to rescue hostages in Afghanistan fails
The rescue mission occurred just a few days after American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks were kidnapped from their vehicle in Kabul. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Seal Team 6 attempt to rescue two American University professors held hostage in Afghanistan was unsuccessful, reports say. The rescue mission occurred just a few days after American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks were kidnapped from their vehicle in Kabul, USA Today reports. Seven enemy fighters were killed in a firefight during the rescue mission, but King and Weeks were not at the location targeted by the rescuers. CNN reports rescuers were never certain the professors were at the site, while the New York Times reports they may have missed them by just a few hours. No U.S. forces were injured. Fox News reports an earlier attempt to rescue the hostages was aborted because the White House was unsure about the intelligence. The mission was approved a day later by President Obama. "They turned back that first night because they didn't have authority. They could have gone without permission if they thought hostages' lives were in imminent danger," an unidentified defense official tells Fox News.
30 points by The Plain Dealer | President of the United States White House United States Washington D.C. Bill Clinton English-language films Democratic Party Franklin D. Roosevelt
Hillary Clinton's trust deficit proving to be a glaring flaw
ANALYSIS/OPINION: President Obama airily predicted Thursday that voters will reject GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's "wacky" ideas. Hillary Clinton was also at it again, pushing her narrative that Mr. Trump is "temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be commander-in-chief." The top Democrats are clearly hoping to take out Mr. Trump ...
140 points by The Washington Times | President of the United States George W. Bush Bill Clinton Barack Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton John McCain Democratic Party White House
Hillary Clinton's foreign financial entanglements unprecedented for presidential nominee
Hillary Clinton made history not only as the first woman to capture a major party's presidential nomination but also by having the most financial entanglements with foreign countries of anyone who has sought the White House. Mrs. Clinton's big-money ties to Russia, China, Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Oman, to name ...
387 points by The Washington Times | Bill Clinton President of the United States George W. Bush Hillary Rodham Clinton White House Democratic Party Barack Obama George H. W. Bush
County supervisor candidate can't link rival to Trump in voter pamphlet, judge rules
Kathryn Barger, a candidate running to replace retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, won a legal challenge Thursday over a rival's candidate statement that implied Barger supports Donald Trump. Barger, who is Antonovich’s chief of staff, is in a runoff with Darrell Park, a...
105 points by Los Angeles Times | Democracy Michael D. Antonovich Voting Election White House Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Donald Trump Elections
Dianne Feinstein asks for more cash to cut down dead trees in California before they catch fire
Essential Politics: Pence visits California, Brown faces hundreds of challenges in bills on his desk Sept. 8, 2016, 3:11 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:The Republican nominee for vice president, Indiana Gov....
93 points by Los Angeles Times | California Dianne Feinstein White House Jerry Brown Sequoia Mayor of San Francisco Democratic Party Death
Fogerty a worthy fill-in for Colorado Remembers 9/11 tribute concert
John Fogerty, who is the former frontman of classic American rock group Creedance Clearwater Revival, will perform with Denver alt-rockers Big Head Todd and the Monsters.
38 points by The Denver Post | Creedence Clearwater Revival John Fogerty Rock music September 11 attacks Tom Fogerty World Trade Center Vietnam War White House
Snapchat hires White House staffer
The Obamaworld-social media industry mind meld continues: White House strategic communications advisor Rachel Racusen is leaving to join Snapchat as director of communications, based in New York City. Racusen, who has done two stints in the White House communications office (working at MSNBC in...
9 points by Los Angeles Times | White House President of the United States Barack Obama Washington D.C. White House Communications Director Bill Clinton First Lady of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt
Crude comments: 6 wild things Philippines president has said
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is known for his outspoken comments and controversial governing style.         
6676 points by Arizona Republic | President of the United States White House Bill Clinton President Barack Obama Sentence Democratic Party United States
Clinton controversies: A brief history
How has the Democratic nominee dealt with crises throughout her career?         
359 points by Arizona Republic | Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton President of the United States White House Federal Bureau of Investigation Hugh Rodham First Lady of the United States Thomas Jefferson
Clinton and Trump are trying to repair relationships with the media
The relationship between the media and presidential nominees gives us a window into what will happen during a Clinton or Trump administration.
-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Donald Trump White House Ivana Trump Fred Trump Hillary Rodham Clinton Bill Clinton
House to vote on allowing Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia
The measure is likely to pass just in time for the 15th anniversary of the attacks.
37 points by The Washington Post | United States Congress United Arab Emirates United States White House United States Capitol Saudi Arabia Washington D.C. September 11 attacks
Trump, Putin or Duterte: Who said it?
It's been a good year for blunt, fiercely macho leadership around the world.
9325 points by CNN | Vladimir Putin President of the United States Boris Yeltsin George W. Bush Russia Prime Minister of Russia White House Dmitry Medvedev
Obama meets with Duterte despite Filipino leader's insults
Obama and Duterte met informally on the sidelines of a large regional summit despite the Filipino prez having insulted him.
215 points by Daily News | Philippines President of the United States United States Sentence Southeast Asia Emilio Aguinaldo White House Bill Clinton
MAR-A-LAGO Act introduced to disclose ‘southern White House’ visitor records
Democrats have introduced the creatively acronymized MAR-A-LAGO Act requiring the White House to publish the visitor log for Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s resort where he has spent nearly a quarter of his time in office. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | President of the United States Bill Clinton Democratic Party Chicago Barack Obama White House United States Senate Republican Party
Trump ‘upset’ Kushner went skiing while health care bill flopped
While the President scrambled for votes, his son-in-law was hitting the slopes.
-1 points by Daily News | Ivanka Trump President of the United States White House Office Jared Kushner Donald Trump White House Bill Clinton Ivana Trump
Analysts say Trump agenda may not be derailed by health care defeat
The fate of the health care bill does not presage the chances for the rest of his agenda.       
7350 points by USA Today | President of the United States Bill Clinton White House President Thomas Jefferson Theodore Roosevelt Republican Party Dwight D. Eisenhower
Young inventor who wowed Obama faces health crisis
Joey Hudy began experiencing symptoms of mental illness while working in China; now his family is struggling to pay for inpatient treatment ...       
-1 points by USA Today | Michelle Obama White House Mental illness Barack Obama Phoenix Arizona Maker President of the United States Bill Clinton
To recognize war heroes, Trump resurrects long-neglected 'Medal of Honor Day'
Trump honors 25 Medal of Honor recipients at the White House.       
-1 points by USA Today | United States George W. Bush Barack Obama Iraq War President of the United States White House Illinois Medal of Honor
Deal or no deal: Trump ready to cast blame
President Donald Trump likes winning.
-1 points by CNN | President of the United States White House Bill Clinton United States Congress United States House of Representatives Thomas Jefferson Speaker of the United States House of Representatives President
Rest of Trump agenda not tied to health care vote, says White House
The fate of the Republican health care bill won't affect the rest of President Trump's agenda, the White House said Friday. As the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare headed toward a tough vote in the House, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that regardless of the outcome there ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | President of the United States Bill Clinton Washington D.C. White House White House Press Secretary Thomas Jefferson Theodore Roosevelt Health care
Why members of Congress aren't very worried about Trump taking them out
Big talk from an unpopular president who barely won his own election.
-1 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States Voting Election Elections Voting system White House Bill Clinton President
Trump talks up jobs and tax cuts as Congress struggles on health care
With the fate of a House Republican bill unclear, the president is touting other agenda items.
8 points by The Washington Post | Bill Clinton President of the United States White House Press Secretary Health care White House Franklin D. Roosevelt Health George W. Bush
Mnuchin promises individual, corporate tax cuts in overhaul
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the White House is committed to a tax overhaul that includes corporate and individual tax cuts, while acknowledging it may be a challenge to get it completed by August.
-1 points by The Denver Post | President of the United States Bill Clinton Taxation Tax Democratic Party Corporate tax White House George W. Bush
'Scandal' season 6, episode 7 recap: 'A Traitor Among Us'
After discovering new information about the assassination of Frankie Vargas, Olivia makes a shocking decision and asks Huck to complete one of the most difficult tasks yet. After discovering new information about the assassination of Frankie Vargas, Olivia makes a shocking decision and asks Huck to complete one of the most difficult tasks yet in a Huck-centric episode titled "A Traitor Among Us." Here's a recap of Season 6, Episode 7. Huck is sparring with his new girlfriend Meg, who is Tipster Jennifer's friend. Meg and Huck are hot and sweaty, and would like to get more hot and bothered, but Quinn and Charlie interrupt them with the news that Olivia is missing. When Huck finds Olivia, she makes a surprising request. "I want my father dead and I want you to do it," she announces. Huck freezes in disbelief. Huck trails Papa Pope, Olivia's father, to a subway platform, where they get to have a private chat. Papa Pope tells all - that he killed Frankie Vargas, but he did it because Big Baddies were threatening to kill his lady love, a fellow paleontologist we affectionately named Miss Dino. Last week, Papa Pope killed Miss Dino in an attempt to get out from the Big Baddies' control. The same Big Baddies are constantly watching Papa Pope and Olivia, and will kill Olivia if Papa Pope doesn't cooperate. To prove this wild tale, Papa Pope describes the man and woman trailing him, and Huck sees them looking for the older man. Papa Pope tells Huck to find out who is watching Olivia and to trust no one. Huck accuses Quinn of being the mole, but Quinn points out that Meg is the new person in Huck's life. Meg shows up at Huck's apartment and, after making love, Meg asks to meet with Olivia to ask for Olivia's help finding Jenny's "real killer." Hmm.... Huck spots Meg sitting on a park bench next to the woman who was trailing Papa Pope at the subway station. Huck invites Meg to his apartment, and when she arrives, he threatens her with a nasty-looking hypodermic needle. Who is she working for? Meg swears she never met the woman before. "It was a mistake to trust you," Huck said. Meg bravely tells him to go ahead and torture her, but Huck lets her leave. Olivia, Quinn and Charlie show Huck Miss Dino's dead body in the trunk of a car. Papa Pope's fingerprints are all over the body and car. Olivia doesn't believe Huck's tale about Big Baddies forcing her father to kill Miss Dino. Huck believes Papa Pope has changed; Olivia doesn't. Huck accuses Olivia of having a blind spot about her father. Huck refuses to kill Papa Pope. Olivia, unmoved, tells Quinn to kill Papa Pope. While burying Miss Dino, Huck finds a doohickey on her body. It is a video of the workshop that Miss Dino and Papa Pope shared, and shows the showdown between the Big Baddies and Papa Pope. Olivia hears the Big Baddies threaten her life. Realizing that Huck was right, she calls off Quinn. Olivia and Huck tell Meg that Jennifer is alive, and Huck promises to never hurt Meg again. He takes Meg to see Jennifer for a joyful reunion between best friends. Jennifer rushes to hug her friend, but Meg pulls out a gun and plugs Jennifer twice!! Whaaaaat???!! On a city sidewalk near the White House, Abby meets Meg. "Is it done?" Abby asks. Wait a minute - Abby is part of this conspiracy? Back to Jennifer's safe house, Meg turns her gun on Huck and shoots. Whoa! "Don't worry Miss Whelan, he'll have no idea you were part of this," cool-as-a-cucumber Meg tells Abby on the sidewalk. She shot Huck twice on his right side - not in the heart or head -as if she wanted him to live. Wow, we haven't had a "Scandal" episode this twisty for a long time! I enjoyed it, but I have noticed that Olivia hasn't played a large role in the second half of the season. Maybe Kerry Washington wanted to have a light workload because of her new baby. I'm missing Olivia, plus we haven't seen much of Fitz or Mellie. Let's hope this Papa Pope/ Big Baddies storyline twists its way back to the White House soon, because that's where "Scandal" is at its best.
1 points by The Plain Dealer | KILL White House Academy Award for Best Actor Hypodermic needle
Former Tennessee trade secretary chosen ambassador to Japan
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has selected a former Tennessee secretary for trade and commerce as U.S. ambassador to Japan. William Francis Hagerty IV is the co-founder of a private equity firm based in suburban Chicago, Hagerty Peterson and Co. He began his career with the Boston Consulting Group ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. President of the United States United States Investment Bill Clinton White House Thomas Jefferson Chicago
Lansing woman charged with sex trafficking minors
A Lansing woman faces nine felony charges related to prostitution and sex trafficking of children, officials said.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Human trafficking Prostitution Slavery Donald Trump U.S. state Trafficking of children White House United States
Report: U.S. to recommend OK of Keystone XL pipeline
The recommendation will clear the way for the White House to formally approve it        
-2 points by The Detroit News | President of the United States ExxonMobil Thomas Jefferson Barack Obama United States White House Associated Press Copyright
Trump demands Friday vote for faltering Obamacare repeal plan
House Republicans have postponed the Thursday night vote.
-1 points by Daily News | President of the United States Bill Clinton United States House of Representatives Barack Obama White House United States Capitol Theodore Roosevelt Health care
A key problem on health care for Republicans: Opposition from across the caucus
A look at partisanship and voting patterns among the dissenters.
-1 points by The Washington Post | United States Congress Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Conservatism Bill Clinton Voting President of the United States Caucus White House
Trump takes the wheel of 18-wheeler at the White House
President Trump hopped behind the wheel of a truck at the White House on Thursday, as he met with truckers during a healthcare event.
-1 points by The Washington Post | White House President of the United States Bill Clinton Thomas Jefferson Washington D.C. Franklin D. Roosevelt Axle Andrew Jackson
Trump: 'America depends' on truck drivers
President Trump met with CEOs from the truck driving industry and several truck drivers during a meeting about Obamacare.
-1 points by The Washington Post | Washington D.C. President of the United States George W. Bush Semi-trailer truck The Washington Post Truck White House Bill Clinton
Take a break from politics: A little game of 'Where's Waldo'
Can you find the guy hidden in the crowd?
-1 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States White House Thomas Jefferson Bill Clinton John Adams Franklin D. Roosevelt Herbert Hoover Theodore Roosevelt
Trump turns to truckers for help in moving the Republican health-care bill
The president took a break between lobbying conservative and moderate lawmakers in his party.
-1 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States Bill Clinton White House Thomas Jefferson Chief executive officer Washington D.C. Franklin D. Roosevelt Executive officer
Senate committee asks White House and others to retain records related to Russia probe
White House denies that campaign colluded with Russia Feb. 19, 2017, 1:07 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Chief of Staff Reince Priebus says he knows of no contact between campaign and Russia Trump returns to campaign mode with rally Trump says he wants...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Senate Federal Bureau of Investigation Law enforcement agency President of the United States Bill Clinton Washington D.C. White House President
White House denies any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia
White House denies that campaign colluded with Russia Feb. 19, 2017, 11:31 a.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Chief of Staff Reince Priebus says he knows of no contact between campaign and Russia Trump returns to campaign mode with rally Trump says he wants...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States White House Russia United States Intelligence Community Franklin D. Roosevelt Central Intelligence Agency Thomas Jefferson George W. Bush
Ex-Swedish PM on Trump: 'What has he been smoking?'
President Donald Trump's reference to "what's happening last night in Sweden" during a Saturday rally in Florida raised questions in Sweden and around the internet about what he really meant.
4034 points by CNN | Sweden Moderate Party Carl Bildt Prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt France White House President of the United States
#LastNightInSweden: Trump panned over fake attack gaffe, Swedes want answers
Donald Trump has left the people of Sweden, and its government, wondering what exactly happened ‘last night in Sweden’ after the US president referred to an attack in the Scandinavian country during a rally in Florida this weekend. Read Full Article at RT.com
3 points by Russia Today | President of the United States Bill Clinton White House Sweden Moderate Party Franklin D. Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Fredrik Reinfeldt
Trump steps up search for national security adviser, focuses on health care
President Donald Trump on Sunday was stepping up his search for a national security adviser, with several interviews on tap, and focusing on health care in talks with his health and budget chiefs, while his team pushed back against depictions of a young administration in disarray. His chief of...
16 points by Chicago Tribune | President of the United States White House Franklin D. Roosevelt Bill Clinton George W. Bush Thomas Jefferson Donald Trump Democratic Party
Trump’s Sunday; The inside story on nonexistent Sweden incident
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Sunday remains in Florida, where he will be interviewing candidates in Palm Beach to replace the ousted Mike Flynn as National Security Adviser. Trump will mark his first month in office on Monday – Presidents Day. More below on Trump’s questionable reference to Sweden at his Saturday rally near […]
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | White House Donald Trump Tucker Carlson Ivana Trump Fred Trump
President Trump leaves people baffled after falsely claiming Sweden was attacked
This article originally appeared on TIME.President Donald Trump baffled many listeners on Saturday when he appeared to refer to an attack in Sweden that did not occur. Trump was discussing refugees in Europe during a rally in Florida when he made the comment.
417 points by Boston Herald | Sweden Terrorism Carl Bildt Donald Trump Tucker Carlson White House English-language films Moderate Party
National Security Council official fired after criticizing Trump
WASHINGTON — A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump’s policies and his inner circle of advisers. Craig Deare, whom Trump appointed a month ago to head the National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere division, was on Friday escorted out of the Executive Office Building, where he...
1 points by New York Post | Ivanka Trump Donald Trump President of the United States United States National Security Council Ivana Trump White House Jared Kushner Trump Organization
Top intel officials say allegations of Trump campaign link to Russia 'complete garbage' – Priebus
News reports of US President Donald Trump's campaign officials colluding with Moscow during his run-up for presidency are “not only grossly overstated, but also wrong,” White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told Fox News, citing US intelligence officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
135 points by Russia Today | September 11 attacks White House Harry S. Truman President of the United States Thomas Jefferson Bill Clinton United States Capitol Washington D.C.
The media's Worst Week in Washington
Yep. We "won."
1 points by The Washington Post | Mass media President of the United States Public relations Press Steven Tyler Journalist White House Newspaper
‘Machine’s’ latest loss
President Trump’s second pick for National Security Adviser, to replace the ousted Michael Flynn, who lasted less than a month, has now also turned down the job.Robert S. Harward, a retired vice admiral and former Navy SEAL, issued a statement explaining, “This job requires 24 hours a day, seven days a week focus and commitment to do it right. I currently could not make that commitment.”Harward is currently a top executive at Lockheed.
-2 points by Boston Herald | United States Navy United States National Security Council National security President of the United States White House Security Canada Franklin D. Roosevelt