- 3:46 pm Friday, March 2nd, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
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Facing criticism from Republican Governors and GOP members of Congress over President Donald Trump’s plans to slap new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, the White House on Friday afternoon said the plan would apply to all nations that send such products to the United States, arguing there would be “virtually no price impact” on consumers from either of the new trade duties.
“There seems to be a fake news thread here that somehow modest and measured tariffs on aluminum and steel are going to cause massive inflation downstream,” said a senior White House Official, who labeled press stories and criticism [More]
- 9:25 am Friday, March 2nd, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
Defending his decision to slap tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, President Donald Trump signaled on Friday morning that he would continue to be aggressive on trade imbalances with other nations, sending out an early morning tweet that “trade wars are good, and easy to win.”
“We must protect our country and our workers,” the President said.
While the announcement on Thursday came as a surprise to GOP lawmakers in Congress, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that no one should doubt the President’s resolve to shake things up on trade.
“This is something he’s wanted to do for awhile. [More]
- 9:57 pm Thursday, March 1st, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
Following through on his very clear campaign promise to stick up for American workers on trade, President Donald Trump on Thursday jangled the nerves of investors on Wall Street and Republicans on Capitol Hill, as he vowed to impose new tariffs next week on imports of steel and aluminum, a decision many GOP lawmakers said could threaten economic growth and even start a trade war.
“People have no idea how badly our country has been mistreated,” the President told reporters, flanked by top industry executives at the White House.
“We’re going to build our steel industry back, and we’re going to build [More]
- 1:25 pm Thursday, March 1st, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
A day after President Donald Trump surprised Republicans by embracing a series of gun control measures backed by Democrats, there was no sense in the halls of Congress that his statements had made a demonstrable change in the gun debate, as Republicans and Democrats continued to emphasize plans that had their party’s support even before a school shooting in Florida two weeks ago.
“Ultimately there are things that we can do that have widespread bipartisan support, that we can act on, that we can get passed, that will actually make a difference,” said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
In a speech [More]
- 4:00 am Thursday, March 1st, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
President Donald Trump on Wednesday muddled the debate on guns and how best to respond to the recent mass shooting at a high school in Florida, as in a meeting with lawmakers from both parties at the White House, he readily embraced a series of gun proposals that have drawn the support of Democrats, and the opposition of many Republicans and the National Rifle Association.
“I’ve been here for a little bit than a year, what surprises me more than anything else is that nothing has been done for all these years,” the President told members of both parties as they [More]
IN TELEVISED WHITE HOUSE MEETING, TRUMP VEERS AWAY FROM GOP AS HE TRIES TO BROKER DEAL IN CONGRESS ON GUNS
- 4:08 pm Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
Searching for answers with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Wednesday afternoon at the White House, President Donald Trump jumbled the debate over guns by embracing plans from Democrats on gun control, as he urged members of both parties to press ahead with efforts in Congress to bolster school security in the wake of a mass school shooting in Florida, saying it’s time for a ‘comprehensive’ response to deter future attacks, and putting himself at odds with the GOP on several matters.
“I think it’s time that a President stepped up,” Mr. Trump said.
In a fast-moving meeting, the President alternately encouraged [More]
- 8:31 pm Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
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In the aftermath of the recent mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, some students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School quickly became household names, appearing on radio and television, demanding votes on gun control measures in the Congress, as they earned strong support – as well as stern criticism – over their call for action.
But when a group of students from the school arrived on Capitol Hill this week, they stayed far below the radar, shunning the spotlight, choosing to stay away from television cameras and reporters, as they took their message of change to members of [More]
- 2:06 pm Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
The head of the National Security Agency told Congress on Tuesday that while the United States is closely watching Russian efforts to meddle in this year’s U.S. elections, no specific order has been given by President Donald Trump to more aggressively go after possible Russian interference, as Democrats complained that a mild response by the Trump White House has only emboldened the Russians to do more in 2018.
“I believe that President Putin has come to the conclusion that there is little price to pay here,” said Admiral Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency, when asked about efforts [More]
- 7:42 pm Monday, February 26th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
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As lawmakers in Congress returned to Capitol Hill on Monday, they were greeted by surviving students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman killed seventeen people earlier this month, as Democrats in the House and Senate called for votes on a variety of gun control measures, arguing the time for action is long overdue.
With some of the students in the galleries above the House floor, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) read the names of the 17 people killed at the school, saying they “were killed in yet another senseless act of gun violence.”
Flanked by fellow members [More]
TRUMP TELLS GOVERNORS IT’S TIME FOR ACTION ON GUNS, SAYS OFFICERS IN FLORIDA SHOOTING “CHOKED” IN SCHOOL SHOOTING RESPONSE
- 1:01 pm Monday, February 26th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
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In a White House meeting with the nation’s Governors, President Donald Trump on Monday reiterated his call for legislative action by the Congress on matters related to gun violence, saying he had told leaders of the National Rifle Association that “we need to do something,” as he pressed Congress and the states to do their part to prevent future school shootings.
“We’ve got to do background checks,” the President said, once more emphasizing closer checks dealing with mental illness. “If we see a sicko, I don’t want him having a gun.”
Mr. Trump said he had already been lobbying leaders of [More]