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Jeff Sessions Spoke of Resigning After Tensions Increase with Trump

Jeff Sessions the United States Attorney General suggested in the last few weeks he may resign amidst growing tension with President Donald Trump, said one person close to the ongoing situation. Sessions came under fire from Trump due to his recusal from the Russia meddling investigation related to last year’s U.S. election, which is an […]

President Trump’s Tweets Complicate Already Complicated Week

This week is very important in Washington for President Donald Trump as he attempts to focus on infrastructure prior to the Thursday scheduled testimony of James Comey the former director of the FBI. Congress returns from its Memorial Day break with important votes to make including legislation that would scale back regulations imposed by the […]

World Leaders Very Critical of Paris Agreement Decision by Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump received a global disapproval on Friday following his decision to pull the U.S. out of the 2015 Paris Agreement that deals with climate change. Allies as well as rivals united against Trump to accuse the U.S. President of failing the future generations of the world. Some of the biggest condemnation came […]

Aide to President Trump Resigns With More Expected

A top President Donald Trump communications aide resigned, in what several inside as well as outside the White House consider the first of what could turn out to be a huge overhaul. Just back from his first official trip abroad as president, Trump’s administration is attempting to find ways to respond in a more aggressive […]

Scud-Class Missile Launched by North Korea

North Korea has fired one ballistic missile of short range Monday that landed off the country’s east coast in the sea, just the latest in a series of fast-paced missile tests that defy world pressure and the threat of additional sanctions. The missile is believed to have been a ballistic missile that was Scud-class and […]

Travel Ban Dealt Another Blow by Appeals Court

On Thursday, a federal appeals court left the freeze on the revised entry ban by President Donald Trump in place, handing the White House administration another setback in court in its ongoing efforts to block new visa issuance to citizens of six nations that have Muslim majorities. The broad and decisive ruling handed down by […]

President Trump Welcomed by Pope Francis at Vatican

Pope Francis welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump at the Vatican on Wednesday morning delivering his message of peace even though he stands as the moral counter in the world to the new U.S. president’s nationalist agenda. The men met in the private study of the pope for close to 30 minutes, joined by just an […]

President Trump Visits Israel for First Time as U.S. President

U.S. President Donald Trump began his first visit on Monday to Israel as the U.S. president. The stop is for two-days and will include talks about restarting the now-dormant peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. Trump was in Saudi Arabia for the weekend prior to landing in Israel. In Saudi Arabia, Trump was given […]

President Donald Trump: Russia Investigation is Just a Witch Hunt

On Thursday, President Donald Trump said there had been no collusion between his political campaign and Russia and added a caveat that he only could speak for himself, while denying ever asking James Comey the former FBI Director to stop the agency’s investigation of Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser. Trump made his comments […]

Former Nixon and Clinton Aide Said Impeachment Territory Reached

David Gergen, who is considered moderate and who is an analyst on CNN and a former aide to four U.S. presidents both Democrats and Republicans, said he believes that impeachment territory has been reached. Gergen appeared Tuesday on a CNN show to discuss controversies during the past week that have hit the White House administration. […]

Charlottesville Mayor: Pro-Confederate Rallies are Horrific

On Saturday night in Charlottesville, Virginia, a white nationalist group carried torches while they protested a planned removal of the city’s Confederate statues, in an incident that provoked frustration and anger from activists and politicians. The carriers of the torches, which a local newspaper described as several dozen, were reacting to a vote by the […]

Ex-Congresswoman Facing Possible Life Behind Bars

Former U.S. Representative Corrine Brown is facing possible life in prison after she was found guilty of taking money from a charity that purportedly gave scholarships to students who were poor. The verdict on Thursday came after a pattern of fraud had been established by prosecutors of both Brown and a top aide that included […]

President Donald Trump Fires Director of the FBI

On Tuesday, James B Comey was fired as the FBI Director by President Donald Trump, after officials in the Department of Justice recommended the firing. Officials said Comey had treated Hillary Clinton unfairly and by doing so had damaged the Justice Department and FBI credibility. The surprising development arrives as Comey was heading up an […]

White House Tells Republicans They Will be Rewarded for Vote

One of President Donald Trump’s top aides said that members of the Republican Party would be rewarded for what he called doing what is right by voting for overhauling a collapsing and failing healthcare system. At the same time, Democrats as well as one or more outside groups have started to lay the groundwork for […]

Presidential Order Allows Churches to Participate Politically

On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed another executive order, with this one making it easier for the participation in politics by churches. The order seeks to deliver on one of the pledges he made during his campaign to a group that overwhelmingly gave him support in last November’s election. The executive order, which was unveiled […]

Group Founded by Betsy DeVos Lobbies for Voucher Program in D.C.

The Advocacy and Lobbying group the American Federation for Children founded by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ billionaire family is a 501(c)(4) group that calls itself the leading school choice organization in the nation. According to its official website it is also affiliated with the political committee American Federation for Children Action Fund that supports […]

Congress Reaches Bipartisan Agreement to Prevent Shutdown

Bipartisan leaders in Congress reached an agreement last Sunday to fund the U.S. government through the end of the fiscal year in September, effectively bringing to an end any suspense related to a possible shutdown of the government next weekend. A vote still must be taken by all members of Congress, but the agreement includes […]

President Trump Thought Being President Would Be Easier

Reflecting on his first 100 days as the U.S. President that has seen no big legislative victory and very low approval ratings, Donald Trump said during a Thursday interview that he thought his job as president would be easier. Trump said he loved his previous life and had many things that were taking place, but […]

Judge Uses Comment by President Trump in Ruling

Three times in just two months a federal judge knocked down an executive order related to immigration by President Donald Trump. This time he used Trump’s own comments against him. On Tuesday, in his ruling Judge William Orrick used a quote of Trump as support for his decision to put a block on the executive […]

Fight for Border Wall Approaches in Attempt to Avoid Shutdown

Battles over finding money to pay the construction of a U.S./Mexico border wall, the Obamacare subsidies and more resources for U.S. military threaten to be problematic for congressional negotiations over the funding bill that would stave off a shutdown of the government on Friday. Bipartisan negotiators are weeks into working methodically through different issues to […]

President Trump Attempting To Repeal ACA Again

Approaching his 100th day in office without any action taken on Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump is back to pushing for a vote on a House bill that would roll back the law established in 2010. However, even as Republicans in the House and White House officials continue discussing possible changes […]

Vice President Pence Says North Korea Should Not Test U.S. Resolve

On Monday, United States Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea it could receive the same treatment as Afghanistan and Syria, both of which the White House bombed recently, if it were to continue with its nuclear testing program. The stern warning, delivered by the vice president in Seoul following his visit to the demilitarized […]

Trump’s Back and Forth on Economics

The economic policy announcements by President Donald Trump this week have been nothing short of back and forth, twisting and turning and flipping and flopping. From the currency manipulation by the Chinese to his choice as the Federal Reserve head, Trump has contradicted statements he made while on the presidential campaign trail. By doing so, […]

Economists: U.S. Economy Needs Immigrants

In a letter sent to President Donald Trump and top leaders in Congress on Wednesday, close to 1,500 economists outlined the benefits brought into the U.S. economy by immigrants and urged the U.S. Congress to modernize the immigration system in the country. The letter stated that immigration was one of the significant competitive advantages the […]

White House Returns to Square One With Tax Reform

President Donald Trump has returned to square one with his tax reform as he seeks wide-ranging support from Republicans beyond legislation to give the tax systems an overhaul. Officials in the White House said that it was now unlikely an overhaul in taxes would meet the deadline of August set by Secretary Mnuchin. The Trump […]