Monday , 26 June 2017

Politics

Supreme Court allows parts of Trump travel ban to take effect

The Supreme Court said today that it is allowing parts of President Trump‘s travel ban to go into effect and that it will hear arguments in the case in October. The announcement comes on the last day of the court’s term before summer recess. In allowing parts of Trump’s executive order to take effect, the court narrowed the scope of ... Read More »

Trump 'leaving open' possibility conversations with Comey were taped: Adviser

President Trump is “leaving open the possibility” that his conversations with then–FBI Director James Comey were taped, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway said. Conway’s comments, in an interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, came shortly after Trump announced on Twitter that he did not record his conversations with Comey. In a pair of tweets on Thursday, Trump ... Read More »

White House paying close attention to high court: Conway

Amid speculation that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may announce his retirement, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway declined to say whether President Trump or the White House has heard from the justice about his plans. “I will never reveal a conversation between a sitting justice and the president or the White House,” Conway told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” ... Read More »

Trump claims Obama 'colluded' on Russia, without citing evidence

President Donald Trump said this morning that his predecessor Barack Obama “colluded or obstructed” in regards to Russian interference in the U.S. election. “The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win and did not want to ‘rock the boat.’ He didn’t ‘choke,’ he colluded ... Read More »

No Ramadan celebration at White House

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the White House did not host a dinner celebrating the end of Ramadan, a Muslim religious holiday. Hosting an iftar dinner to mark the end of Ramadan fasting is a tradition that started in the Clinton years and was continued by Presidents Bush and Obama. Last year, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump told ... Read More »

Democrats 'better stand for something,' says party's Senate leader

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said in the wake of his party’s most recent loss in a congressional special election that Democrats “better stand for something.” Schumer told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday that the party will this summer unveil a strong economic message that will appeal to the middle class and unite Democrats. “Here’s ... Read More »

Trumps attend Mnuchin's wedding, officiated by Pence

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and several Cabinet members attended the Saturday night wedding of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Scottish actress Louise Linton. Vice President Mike Pence officiated the ceremony, which took place at Washington’s Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, a historic venue located near the National Mall. Second lady Karen Pence was also in attendance. Melania Trump ... Read More »

Trump slams Democrats' Trump resistance movement

President Donald Trump is taking issue with his predecessor’s recent comments criticizing the newly-unveiled Senate Republican healthcare draft bill. Former President Barack Obama wrote in a Facebook post Thursday, “Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family -– this bill will do you harm. And small tweaks over the course of the ... Read More »

'More optimistic' Koch brothers plan stepped-up spending

The Koch brothers‘ political network plans to pick up the pace of spending in the run-up to 2018, despite major policy disagreements with the Trump administration that includes skepticism of the health care bill now being debated in the Senate. The Koch network of organizations –- funded by some 100,000 donors, with billionaires Charles and David Koch front and center ... Read More »