Tag: House

Feb 21

At emotionally raw White House ‘listening session,’ Trump reminded himself to say, ‘I hear you’

The White House “listening session” on guns Wednesday was full of raw emotion, some competing ideas for solutions, and of course, bluster from Donald Trump.  “It’s not going to be talk like it has been in the past,” Trump promised, saying that he would be “very strong on background checks” and “mental health” issues (too bad …

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Feb 21

The White House plans to crack down on security … for everyone except Jared Kushner

When asked about White House security at her first-in-a-week press conference on Tuesday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was quick to say that the White House was going to tighten up the ship. But in questioning, she repeatedly denied that it would impact one person in particular—senior advisor, son-in-law, and subject of interest Jared Kushner. Sanders slapped …

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Feb 20

North Korea cancelled Mike Pence meeting last minute, White House says

Officials ‘dangled’ face-to-face talks at Winter Olympics, which collapsed after vice-president condemned human rights record North Korean officials “dangled” a historic meeting with the US vice-president Mike Pence during the Winter Olympics but pulled out at the last minute, the White House claimed on Tuesday. The face-to-face encounter in South Korea would have been the …

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Feb 20

While Douglas students watch and Florida sheriffs plead, Florida House rejects gun bill

Campaign Action Florida’s sheriffs, in “workshops, convened by governor, hope to influence Legislature” pleaded for help in combatting gun violence. They want “more school resource officers, better background checks of gun buyers and giving police power to temporarily seize firearms from people committed under the Baker Act.” Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said a Florida resident …

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Feb 20

Virginia House backs Medicaid expansion, with a bad twist

Campaign Action The Virginia House has included a Medicaid expansion in its budget for the next year, though the Senate budget does not include it. That’s problem No. 1—they’re going to have to fight that one out. But there’s a bigger problem. Under the House Appropriations plan, Medicaid eligibility would be extended to couples making …

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Feb 19

West Virginia candidate ousted from hearing for reading industry donors. But bill she opposed just passed in House.

On Friday, February 9, Lissa Lucas – a Democratic Party candidate for West Virginia’s House of Delegates – was forcibly removed from a Senate hearing for calling out how many thousands of dollars legislators backing a pro-oil and gas industry bill have received from that very industry. The video of Lucas’s public comment and removal has gone viral …

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Feb 18

To honor victims of latest mass shooting, White House says Trump will skip one game of golf

After flying to Florida to meet with some of the victims of this nation’s latest mass shooting and the law enforcement officers who responded to that shooting, Donald Trump’s team quietly announced that he would be making the ultimate sacrifice. President Trump reportedly skipped a day at the golf course on Saturday following the Florida school …

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Feb 18

The first rule of White House Wife-Beaters Club is don’t talk about … the wives

Have you ever faced an integrity test? For example: someone reaches into their pocket and when they pull out their hand, a $ 20 bill slips out and lands or the floor. Or someone ahead of you in line at the grocery accidentally forgets their wallet and leaves it on the counter. Do you immediately alert …

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Feb 18

The White House vs. working stiffs

Have you noticed that Donald Trump constantly prefaces his outlandish lies with such phrases as: “To be honest with you,” “To tell the truth,” and “Believe me”? Why? Because like a snake-oil salesman, he constantly needs to convince himself that he’s speaking the truth in order to perform his next lie convincingly. The show must …

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Feb 17

Former Bush White House Official Sounds Alarm That Americans Are ‘Sitting Ducks’ Amid Russia Threats

“You can’t overstate what is happening right now." Richard Painter, the former chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush adminstration, warned on MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber” that America remains a “sitting duck” for Russian interference in our politics. “You can’t overstate what is happening right now, you are looking there …

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