Friday , 19 January 2018

Politics

Service members punished for bringing women back to Panama hotel during Pence trip

Four U.S. service members who were removed from Vice President Mike Pence’s communications team after bringing women back to their Panama hotel rooms in August have been punished. Three Army soldiers have received General Officer Memorandums of Reprimand, Army spokeswoman Adrienne Combs told ABC News. The reprimand can impact promotions, reenlistment, or retirements, if a review board evaluates the soldier’s …

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Justice Department asks Supreme Court to allow administration to end DACA

The Justice Department on Thursday night asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case and resolve the dispute this term — in an effort to move forward with the termination of the program. An “immediate review is warranted,” by the Supreme Court, reads the DOJ petition. “The district court has entered a nationwide …

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Checking on 13 of Trump's biggest campaign promises, one year later

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump had had a signature a list of promises that’s proved to be a guide for what he’s prioritized as president. Now, one year into his administration, some promises have been kept– while others haven’t– and the results are mixed. Here is where things stand on 13 of those promises: 1. Build the wall Many …

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Bannon reaches agreement with special counsel for interview: Sources

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has reached an agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to come in for an interview with the special counsel’s team office after he was subpoenaed by Mueller to appear before a grand jury, according to sources familiar with the matter. The interview has not yet been scheduled, according to one source. Bannon spent …

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Trump's relationships with 2 Republican senators have evolved during presidency

President Donald Trump had no shortage of personal dramas during his first year in office, but he began 2018 with two of the most unlikely friends: his former Capitol Hill rivals and sometimes punching bags, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn. Both senators have roller coaster relationships with the mercurial president, and both have chalked up their current …

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The Note: Shutdown blame game misses the broader goal

The TAKE with Rick Klein “The blame, the fault, will all lie in one place,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said yesterday, on the possibility of a government shutdown. Sanders was pointing the finger at Democrats, of course. But it’s not outlandish to say that place would instead be the White House where a president whose party controls Congress …

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