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White House Mideast team holds talks with Jordanian king

Tuesday  18:02,   19 june 2018
msn

President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is in the Middle East to help lay the groundwork for an expected Mideast peace plan.Kushner, along with White House envoy Jason Greenblatt, arrived in Jordan on Tuesday for[...]

Trump: Dems want illegal immigrants to 'infest our country'

Tuesday  18:01,   19 june 2018
thehill

President Trump on Tuesday restated his support for his administration's policy of separating migrant families at the U.S. border, calling Democrats "the problem.""We must always arrest people coming into our Country illegally. Of the[...]

Trump changed the electoral map; new polling shows it’s changing back

Tuesday  17:32,   19 june 2018
vox

The Midwest is doesn’t like Trump anymore, the South likes him fine.In broad terms, the Trump shift was to do better than Mitt Romney with white voters with no college degree but considerably worse than Romney with college-educated whites. We now[...]

Feinstein on family separations: ‘This is the United States of America. It isn't Nazi Germany’

Tuesday  15:26,   19 june 2018
thehill

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) blasted the Trump administration over family separations late Monday, saying the U.S. is not Nazi Germany. "This is the United States of America. It isn't Nazi Germany, and there's a difference. And we don't take[...]

Democrats call on DHS' Nielsen to resign over family separation policy

Tuesday  15:26,   19 june 2018
nbcnews

At least 10 Democrats in the Senate and in Congress have demanded the Homeland Security chief step down.Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif, led the charge on Monday afternoon, issuing a statement condemning Nielsen's department for "tearing" families[...]

Trump Misleads on IG Report

Tuesday  15:05,   19 june 2018
factcheck.org

President Donald Trump said he thinks former FBI Director James Comey committed “very criminal acts.” But the facts don't support the president's opinion.The Justice Department inspector general’s report released June 14 doesn’t make such a[...]

Trump’s Space Force Order Would Need Congressional Action

Tuesday  12:30,   19 june 2018
rollcall

President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the Pentagon to create a new service branch dedicated to military operations in space. “I’m hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a[...]

Fact Checker: The facts about Trump's policy of separating families at the border

Tuesday  12:27,   19 june 2018
msn

In Orwellian fashion, the Trump administration repeatedly claims its own policy doesn't exist or was written by[...]

US Commerce Secretary held Russia, China-linked assets: report

Tuesday  11:10,   19 june 2018
msn

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross held assets for much of last year that created conflicts of interest and has since transferred ownership to a family trust instead of divesting outright, Forbes reported Monday. Days before coming under negative[...]

Giuliani says his demand for Mueller probe to be suspended was for show

Tuesday  05:00,   19 june 2018
thehill

President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said on Monday that his call last week for special counsel Robert Mueller's probe to be suspended was just for show. "That's what I'm supposed to do," Giuliani said in an interview with Politico.[...]

Senators Remain Split as They Question Justice Dept. Watchdog on F.B.I. Report

Tuesday  03:55,   19 june 2018
nytimes

Republicans tried to steer Michael E. Horowitz, the inspector general, from his conclusion that bias did not influence the Hillary Clinton case. Democrats insisted the bureau cost her the presidency.WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans jostled for [...]

Trump presses GOP for more border-security money, undercutting bipartisan compromise

Tuesday  02:25,   19 june 2018
msn

The senators tried to impress upon the president that they needed to reach a bipartisan agreement.“The president is focused on border security, and he’d like more money. We talked to him that we thought this was a good down payment,” Sen. Richard C. [...]

Amid Mounting Criticism, Administration Digs In Over Migrant Separation Policy

Tuesday  02:25,   19 june 2018
rollcall

Facing an ever-widening swath of criticism, including from senior Republicans, Trump administration officials dug in Monday on their decision to separate migrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, signaling they will only end the[...]

Moderate GOP voices on immigration are at risk of a November wipeout in the House

Tuesday  00:51,   19 june 2018
cnn

House Republicans are at risk of losing several of their members in the midterm elections who are more moderate on the issue of immigration. Immigration has re-emerged as part of the national conversation in recent weeks as lawmakers in Congress[...]

Trump admin discussed splitting migrant moms, kids in Feb. 2017

Monday  23:30,   18 june 2018
nbcnews

Notes from a DHS meeting show it was one of the methods discussed for discouraging asylum seekers.WASHINGTON — The idea of separating migrant children from their mothers was discussed during the earliest days of the Trump administration as a way to[...]