Politics

White House legislative affairs director Marc Short told staff he will leave administration

White House legislative affairs director Marc Short has told colleagues he plans to leave the administration, according to a White House official. Short can be the Trump administration’s liaison on Capitol Hill when of which tries to help legislation through Congress. He has talked to chief of staff John Kelly about leaving at the end of the summer, according to ...

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Trump raged about Comey, praised Kim Jong Un in White House lawn interview

Trump claimed which the inspector general report released Thursday “totally exonerates me.” yet the president said he disagreed with the report’s finding which the FBI was correct not to prosecute Clinton. “[The inspector general] goes point after point about how guilty Hillary is actually, yet then he said, ‘yet we’re not going to do anything about This particular.’ The report, ...

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Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti can continue his ‘publicity’ tour for at which point, federal judge says

Michael Avenatti, the outspoken attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, won’t have to end his publicity tour quite yet, a federal judge said on Friday. Attorneys for Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer in addition to fixer, filed a restraining order application Thursday seeking to bar Avenatti by speaking to the press, citing Avenatti’s “seemingly unquenchable thirst for publicity.” ...

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China announces retaliatory tariffs on $34 billion worth of US goods, including agriculture products

Similarly, the State Council’s announcement said China’s overall proposal covers 659 U.S. goods worth $50 billion. A list of 114 U.S. goods subject to tariffs at a later date include crude oil, diesel along with also magnetic resonance imaging kits, the Ministry of Commerce said. The announcement was made early Friday afternoon brand new York time, or very early Saturday ...

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Putin invites North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to Russia

Anthony Wallace | Pool | Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump along with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin asked North Korean official Kim Yong Nam at their meeting on Thursday to pass an invitation to visit Russia in September ...

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Ex-Trump advisor Gary Cohn says trade deficits don’t matter

Former Trump advisor Gary Cohn could care less about trade deficits. “Look, I have always said a trade deficit doesn’t matter,” the ex-White House chief economic advisor said during a Washington Post interview Thursday. “In many respects, the idea’s helpful to our economy.” Cohn’s comments illuminate in part why he left a White House insistent on shifting the trade balance ...

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Paul Ryan opposes family separation at the border

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday in which he opposes the separation of undocumented immigrant families at U.S. borders along with wants to change the practice in legislation. “No I am not” comfortable with the idea, the Wisconsin Republican told reporters. “We don’t want kids to be separated via their parents.” GOP lawmakers are required to include a provision barring ...

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