President Donald Trump on Tuesday selected federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, moving to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia with someone strongly backed by more conservative groups, as Mr. Trump urged Democrats to support his nominee.
“The qualifications of Judge Gorsuch are beyond dispute,” President Trump said at the White House, as he praised Gorsuch’s experience as a lawyer and appellate judge.
“It is an extraordinary resume,” the President said. “As good as it gets.”
“Justice Scalia was a lion of the law,” Judge Gorsuch said in accepting his nomination, as he thanked [More]
- 11:06 am Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
Democrats on Tuesday delayed votes on two of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees by boycotting the meeting of a key Senate committee, drawing strong condemnation from senior Republicans who accused Democrats of trying to do anything they can to undermine the Trump Administration.
“I think it’s pathetic,” said an aggravated Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who presided over a Senate Finance Committee meeting that had only empty seats on the Democratic side of the dais.
“Democrats should stop posturing and acting like idiots,” said Hatch, who had planned to hold votes on Steven Mnuchin’s nomination for Treasury Secretary, and the choice of Rep. Tom [More]
- 7:23 pm Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
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The White House on Monday had a blunt message for U.S. foreign service officers who are internally voicing their opposition to President Trump’s recently issued executive order on immigration, telling career State Department workers that they can either get on board with the Trump Administration, or find a new job.
“If these career bureaucrats have a problem with it, I think that they should either get with the program, or they can go,” said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, as he used a briefing with reporters to strongly defend Mr. Trump’s immigration moves, which temporarily suspended immigration for citizens of[More]
- 11:53 am Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
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President Donald Trump followed through on a campaign promise today to reduce federal regulations, as he signed an executive order that makes the Executive Branch get rid of two regulations for every new one that is put into effect, arguing it will reduce a major burden on small businesses in America.
“Should I sign it?” Mr. Trump asked playfully during a signing ceremony at the White House.
“That’s a big one,” he said.
“This will be the biggest such act that our country has ever seen,” Mr. Trump said approvingly of his move.
Here is the text of today’s Executive Order.
The plan [More]
- 9:34 pm Sunday, January 29th, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
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An executive order signed on Friday afternoon by President Donald Trump sparked a weekend of protests at major airports around the country, as immigration officials detained dozens of foreign travelers who had already been approved for travel to the United States, and a series of federal judges barred the feds from deporting those who had been detained.
Let’s take a look at what’s involved and what’s at stake.
1. Who are the people who have been stopped at airports? The people who have been detained are foreign travelers who did have valid documents to get into the United States. The weekend controversy [More]
- 8:53 am Sunday, January 29th, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
After a night of growing protests at major airports around the United States, President Donald Trump on Sunday strongly defended his new executive order on immigration and the need for “extreme vetting” of refugees, as the legal and political fight intensified over the details of his plan, which was partially put on hold by a series of federal judges.
“Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW,” the President said Sunday morning on Twitter.
Mr. Trump’s declaration came hours after several federal judges ruled that people who had arrived in the U.S. with legal documents – but had been detained [More]
- 5:55 pm Saturday, January 28th, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
From New York, NY –
The battle over President Donald Trump’s executive order to restrict the admission of certain refugees into the U.S. flared in both legal and political circles on this Saturday, as lawyers tried to free up to a dozen people detained at JFK Airport outside this city, and critics in Congress denounced the President’s move.
“It’s not a Muslim ban, it’s working out very nicely,” the President said to reporters as he signed more executive orders at the White House.
“We’re going to have extreme vetting (of refugees), which we should have had in this country for many years,”[More]
- 8:11 pm Friday, January 27th, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
The White House has released the specific text of the Executive Order signed on Friday afternoon by President Donald Trump, which would suspend refugee admissions into the United States for 120 days, blocking visas for some Muslims by singling out seven specific nations, as Mr. Trump said it was necessary to protect Americans from possible terror threats.
“We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas,” the President said during a visit to the Pentagon.
“We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love [More]
- 7:25 pm Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
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