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Trump promises 'major announcement' on border security

Trump promises ‘major announcement’ on border security

President Trump plans to make an urgent statement on Saturday, January 19th. White House officials are tight-lipped about the announcement concerning the 'humanitarian crisis on our southern border.' #SpecialReport #FoxNews FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service…
Ocasio-Cortez mocks Joe Liberman over Twitter

Ocasio-Cortez mocks Joe Liberman over Twitter

'New party, who dis?' Freshman congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez takes to Twitter to respond to Joe Liberman's criticism; reaction from the hosts of 'Benson & Harf,' Marie Harf and Guy Benson. #TheStory #MarthaMacCallum #FoxNews FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing…

Shutdown stories: Federal employees share anxiety via Twitter

(Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP) As the partial government shutdown heads toward day 5, federal employees and others have taken to Twitter to share their experiences via #ShutdownStories. About 800,000 employees are affected by the partial shutdown, which began at midnight Friday and covers about 25 percent of government agencies. On Christmas morning, President Donald Trump said the nation needs "a wall, a fence, whatever they want to call it," but Democrats say they will not support his calls for $5 billion for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. As the standoff continued Tuesday, tweets from parents described anxiety about not being able to pay their bills, like this one from a single mother: I am a single mother of 3 with no help. Not knowing if I can pay rent or feed my family next week is hard and all that’s on my mind this day of Christmas when I should be happy. My kids feel my anxiety too 😔 #ShutdownStories — mj4ever (@mj4ever) December 25, 2018 And another Twitter user who worried about paying for her husband's caregiver: I’ve been a loyal, dedicated federal employee for almost 30 years. I ❤️ my work. I may have to terminate my husband’s caregiver because it’s so expensive, it’ll rip through any savings we have very quickly. I’m besides myself with worry this Christmas. #ShutdownStories — AltCivilServant ✊🏼🌊🙄🌈🌲✌🏼 (@AltCivilServant) December 25, 2018 Others said they were concerned about getting needed health care: For one granddaughter, the government closure meant her relatives did not have their source of livelihood: And those with loved ones serving in the military or as law enforcement tweeted about doing dangerous work for no or deferred pay: One user expressed gratitude his car payment had been deferred but indicated he might be evicted if the shutdown drags on: And finally, one traveler thanked those continuing to serve the public despite the uncertainty: More: Donald Trump makes Christmas calls to troops, denies collusion and defends shutdown stand More: Government shutdown, day 4: Pelosi blames Trump for using 'scare tactics' over border wall More: A look at what public services will – and won’t – be interrupted during the government shutdown Follow Carolyn McAtee Cerbin on Twitter: @carolyncerbin
Bongino rips Corker over Trump feud: 'He has no spine'

Bongino rips Corker over Trump feud: ‘He has no spine’

NRATV host and Fox News contributor Dan Bongino weighs in on outgoing GOP Senator Bob Corker's heated Twitter exchange with President Trump today. #FoxandFriends #FoxNews FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news…
President Donald Trump Now Says The Border Wall Can Be 'A Slat Fence' | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

President Donald Trump Now Says The Border Wall Can Be ‘A Slat Fence’ |...

In a new White House video, the president again changed the definition of his border wall - something as a candidate he called a 'real, impenetrable' wall. Donna Edwards & David Jolly react. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC…
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Interior Secretary’s Departure

The Story: President Donald Trump announced, in a tweet on the morning of December 15,...
Ocasio-Cortez trades blows with Don Jr. on Twitter

Ocasio-Cortez trades blows with Don Jr. on Twitter

Rep. Mike Gallagher reacts to the Twitter fued of Donald Trump Jr. and congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number…

Looks Like the President* Just Committed a Crime in Your Twitter Feed

There was this amazing thing on the electric Twitter machine on Monday, and it had nothing to do with happy babies, or cute cats, or puppies wearing dress hats, or a poll on who the most talented Ferengi was. “I will never testify against Trump.” This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about “President Trump.” Nice to know that some people still have “guts!” — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018 I am going to leave why he's putting himself "in quotation marks" for another day. (Also, too: "guts.") It is exactly as if he'd walked out of the White House and, with CNN in tow, stuck up a bodega. It's that blatant. Let me introduce you to... And also to its close personal friend... 18 USC 1512: witness tampering. On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon told his chief of staff, H. R. Haldeman, to use the CIA to shut off the FBI's Watergate investigation, because the latter was leading into some "productive areas." It was recorded on tape. Two years later, after a prolonged court battle, the American people got to hear their president commit the crime of obstruction of justice. Now, though, we have a president* who commits his crimes right out there in the open pixels, thereby cutting out any middleman.

White House staffers admonished for posting political tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six former and current White House staffers were reprimanded Friday for posting political tweets, such as the campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" and "MAGA," on Twitter accounts they use for government business. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel sent warning letters to the six warning them that their tweets violated the Hatch Act, which restricts political activities of federal employees working in the executive branch. The special counsel's office sent a five-page summary of its findings to CREW on Friday. In his tweet, he included a link to an RNC webpage that outlined RNC research on what Trump accomplished in his first 500 days in office. Alyssa Farah, press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence, violated the Hatch Act when she used her official "@VPPressSec" Twitter account to post two messages that included "#MAGA." One in May 2018 said: "This is what #MAGA looks like: Under @POTUS TRUMP, the unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in 17 years." MAGA is short for Make America Great Again. The four others cited for violations were: Madeleine Westerhout, executive assistant to the president; Jacob Wood, deputy communications director of the Office of Management and Budget; Jessica Ditto, White House deputy director of communications; and Helen Aguirre Ferre, former special assistant to the president and director of media affairs. This isn't the first time that Trump administration officials have run afoul of the Hatch Act. CREW filed a complaint in that case too, and Scavino was warned if he engages in such activity in the future, the office will consider it a "willful and knowing violation of the law."

White House staffers admonished for posting political tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six former and current White House staffers were reprimanded Friday for posting political tweets, such as the campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" and "MAGA," on Twitter accounts they use for government business. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel sent warning letters to the six warning them that their tweets violated the Hatch Act, which restricts political activities of federal employees working in the executive branch. The special counsel's office sent a five-page summary of its findings to CREW on Friday. In his tweet, he included a link to an RNC webpage that outlined RNC research on what Trump accomplished in his first 500 days in office. Alyssa Farah, press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence, violated the Hatch Act when she used her official "@VPPressSec" Twitter account to post two messages that included "#MAGA." One in May 2018 said: "This is what #MAGA looks like: Under @POTUS TRUMP, the unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in 17 years." MAGA is short for Make America Great Again. The four others cited for violations were: Madeleine Westerhout, executive assistant to the president; Jacob Wood, deputy communications director of the Office of Management and Budget; Jessica Ditto, White House deputy director of communications; and Helen Aguirre Ferre, former special assistant to the president and director of media affairs. This isn't the first time that Trump administration officials have run afoul of the Hatch Act. CREW filed a complaint in that case too, and Scavino was warned if he engages in such activity in the future, the office will consider it a "willful and knowing violation of the law."
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