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President Trump will hold a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday night. Trump will mark the first 100 days of his presidency with a rally in Harrisburg. He announced the “BIG rally” on Twitter earlier this month. The President’s trip to Harrisburg happens to fall on the same night of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, an annual night of comedy that typically brings together the White House staff and the press. Trump said he would not attend the event, following severa...
President Donald Trump once again referred to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas,” this time before a crowd at a convention for the National Rifle Association. “Only one candidate in the general election came to speak to you and that candidate is now the president of the United States standing before you again,” he said at Friday’s address, as he became the first sitting president in more than three decades to speak before the NRA. “I have...
First Lady Melania Trump just celebrated her 47th birthday and Seth Meyers took a satiric look at the well wishing taking place on her Facebook wall. Everyone on the internet knows that the best part of Facebook comes on your birthday when everyone from your kindergarten best friend to your ex boss to that random person you met a conference in Boca writes their birthday wishes on your Facebook wall. Those birthday wishes are even more effusive and heartfelt when you’re the First Lady of ...
President Donald Trump is set to be the first sitting president since the 1980s to address the National Rifle Association when he heads to their annual forum Friday. “Protecting gun rights, expanding gun rights and getting rid of legislation and gun rights restrictions in this country to make the Second Amendment more powerful than it ever has been before,” NRA spokesperson Jason Brown told NPR of what the group wants to hear from the president’s speech. The NRA played a criti...
Arizona Sen. John McCain said President Trump knows that launching a preemptive military strike against North Korea is a last resort. “I hope there’s a lot more to go before we have a preemptive strike,” McCain said Thursday, Bloomberg reports. “They are exploring every option and the last option, and the least desirable option, is armed conflict.” “One of the major reasons is because of that artillery that’s north of Seoul,” McCain said, meaning ...
As the clock ticks towards his administration’s 100-day mark, U.S. President Donald Trump said that he misses the life he had before moving to DC. “This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier,” he said of the presidency in an interview with Reuters at the Oval Office. “I loved my previous life,” the former Apprentice host and real estate tycoon said. “I had so many things going.” Trump told Reuters that he was still adjustin...
In an interview on Wednesday, President Donald Trump said he is “absolutely” considering proposals to break up the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the jurisdiction in which judges earlier this year blocked his executive order restricting travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries. His comments came one day after U.S. District Judge William Orrick temporarily blocked his effort to withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities — which, if appealed, would also go to the N...
A new propaganda video from North Korea simulates an attack on the White House, showing the presidential residence in crosshairs. The video clip, released Thursday, shows the White House as a target, followed by an aircraft carrier exploding into flames. According to the Washington Post, the caption accompanying that image translates in English to read, “When the enemy takes the first step toward provocation and invasion.” Aircraft carriers, navy vessels and footage of men rushing ...
Despite the hype, the death of the so-called death tax isn’t that big of a deal for the U.S. government. The repeal of the estate tax, which is one of the main provisions of the reform plan President Trump's administration is pushing, would certainly provide a big measure of relief for those who are rich enough for it to apply to. But for all the hype that the tax and its potential repeal have generated, its scope is overblown. The federal tax exemption for 2017 is $5.49 million, meaning t...
(WASHINGTON) — The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he’s ever seen, but he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban missile crisis decades ago. “It’s real,” Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific Command, said during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Harris said he has no doubt that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un intends t...
Seth Meyers has seemed to realize that his best line of attack on Donald Trump is to use the president’s own words against him. On Late Night, Meyers argued that almost every action Trump has taken during his first 100 days in office, there is a Trump tweet that argues against that action—at least when it was taken by President Barack Obama. “It is at this point like a law of physics: For every Trump action, there’s an equal and opposite Trump clip,” Meyers said ...
The long-running animated sitcom that predicted President Donald Trump‘s tenure in the White House, The Simpsons has a new depiction of Trump’s first 100 days in office — and it’s not pretty. The Simpsons imagines what is occurring within the White House and its subsequent effects on everyday Americans, like Marge and Homer Simpson in a preview for a new episode airing Sunday — just a day after Trump’s real 100-day mark. Donald Trump reviews his first 100...
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump “has no intention” of releasing his tax returns to the public, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday, asserting Americans have “plenty of information” about the president’s financial matters. For decades, presidents have released their tax returns. But Trump has so far refused, saying that he would share the tax documents only after the Internal Revenue Service completes an “audit” of them. He’...
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he is considering splitting up the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after its recent rulings that have blocked two of his executive orders. “There are many people that want to break up the Ninth Circuit. It’s outrageous,” Trump said to the Washington Examiner in an interview at the White House. “Everybody immediately runs to the Ninth Circuit. And we have a big country. We have lots of other locations. But they im...
The White House sought to define the “Trump Doctrine” Tuesday, with chief of staff Reince Priebus pointing to the president’s handling of conflicts in Syria and North Korea as examples of his foreign policy vision in action. What the Administration described though was less a clearly articulated doctrine, than it was a patchwork effort to place Trump’s actions under a single ideological framework, centered largely around his transactional view of the world. Washington a...
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump wants to simplify the personal tax code by cutting rates and eliminating deductions used by more affluent Americans. White House economic adviser Gary Cohn says the plan would cut the top income tax rate from 39.6 percent to 35 percent. It also would reduce the number of personal income tax brackets to three from seven. The new tax rates would be 10 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent. The plan would double the standard deduction for married couples to...
(WASHINGTON) — A draft executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement is under consideration, a senior Trump administration official said on Wednesday, confirming an earlier report from Politico. It was unclear whether the order would be enacted by President Donald Trump, who has vowed to pull out from NAFTA — a U.S., Mexico and Canada trade pact — if he cannot win better terms for America. Trump has accused Mexico of destroying U.S....
After much anticipation and fanfare, the Trump administration will unveil its tax reform proposal Wednesday as the President’s 100-day benchmark rapidly approaches. Gary Cohn, chairman of the Council of the Economic Advisers, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will reveal the individual and corporate tax proposals. The plan will reportedly cut the corporate income tax rate from 35% to 15%, Reuters reported. Mnuchin said this would be the largest tax cut and reform proposal in the country...
House Republicans introduced a health care amendment earlier this week that would allow states to opt out of certain Obamacare regulations — but those conditions won’t apply to them. The amendment, according to a copy first obtained by Politico, allows states to waive out of certain regulations from Obamacare that remained in place under the American Health Care Act, including a ban on charging people higher premiums for preexisting conditions. But according to a report from Vox, Co...
(WASHINGTON) — Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump’s request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border. The emerging measure would increase the defense budget and eliminate the threat of a government shutdown on Trump’s 100th day in office this Saturday. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Republican negotiators were following the lead of Trump, w...