Trump Administration

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leads White House Freakout Over Potential Pompeo Humiliation

CIA Director Mike Pompeo is many things—an Islamophobic bigot, a homophobic bigot, a man seemingly willing to eagerly accept stolen valor... the list …

U.S. Politics

Trump’s Pee-Tape Alibi Is Falling Apart

Meanwhile, president continues to bend over backward for his friends in mother Russia.<p>Here’s a riddle for you: more than a year into his presidency, why has <b>Donald Trump</b> continued to treat Russia with the sort of respect and deference that U.S. allies, <b>Barack Obama,</b> kneeling N.F.L. players, the mayor …

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Kellyanne Conway, Conservative Snowflake

The walls are closing in on the White House, so she took massive umbrage at a totally fair question to paint herself as the victim of a sexism that …

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US and North Korea expectations over denuclearization appear to collide

Signs that the US and North Korea interpretations are worlds apart as Kim Jong-un pledges to keep his country’s arsenal for generations<p>US and North Korean expectations for a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un appear set on a collision course after the North Korean leader pledged to keep …

North Korea

We should be able to eat waffles in peace — but Trump and the NRA accept this kind of terrorism

I shouldn’t have to carry a gun to feel safe getting waffles.<p>Nobody should.<p>I shouldn’t have to hope I’m seated near a mythological “good guy with a gun” to feel safe getting waffles.<p>Nobody should.<p>And I shouldn’t have to pray that a James Shaw Jr. — the young man who jumped a half-naked gunman at a …

Guns

Trump's Pick to Lead VA is Beset by Misconduct Allegations Including 'Excessive Drinking' and a 'Hostile Work Environment': CBS

President Donald Trump's pick to be the next secretary of Veterans Affairs is in danger of being voted down by the Senate as he is beset by …

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Sean Hannity Faces Conservative Criticism Over Real Estate Deals

As a pundit on Fox News, Sean Hannity decried the nation’s high foreclosure rate under President Barack Obama. As an investor, he saw it as an …

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It's Official: Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' Bombs

Leftist comedienne Amy Schumer has officially earned the unenviable Hollywood moniker "box office poison." After a string of failures, her latest …

Conservative View

The Trump administration again signals it will scrap work permits for H-1B spouses

The Donald Trump administration just won’t go easy on H-4 visa-holders.<p>The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reiterated that it plans to scrap the provision allowing H-4 visa-holders to work in the country.<p>“…our plans include proposing regulatory changes to remove H-4 …

Immigration

'Tree Hugger' Donald Trump Gets Mauled On Twitter Over Planting Ceremony

Folks online called out President Donald Trump over his contempt for the environment after he took part in a tree-planting ceremony outside the White House on Monday.<p>Trump joined his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to symbolically shovel dirt around a young European sessile oak, which Macron …

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Melania Trump is Serving Michelle Obama's Collard Greens for Dinner and We Need To Pray

As America frets over Republicans’ effort to taint the Mueller investigation, the prospect of a North Korean nuclear contamination and Syria using …

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Trump’s first state dinner breaks campaign promise

"It’s going to be different, folks. It's going to be different."<p>Back in February 2016, candidate Donald Trump promised not to have state dinners …

Liberal View

Kellyanne Conway's sexism charge is laughable

<b>(CNN) —</b> It is difficult to take Kellyanne Conway -- the woman whose job it is to defend and advocate for a man who has boasted about sexually assaulting women -- seriously when she tries to use the sexism card to get herself out of an awkward on-air situation.<p>But that is exactly what the counselor …

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U.S. Grain Exports To China Market Plummet On Tariff Threats

US farm income peaked at $124 billion in 2013. This year's farm income is projected to come in around $60 billion as global supply continues to …

Business

Seth Meyers: 'Trump Assumes Most People Would Lie to Get Out of Trouble Because He's Always Lying to Get Out of Trouble' (Video)

Meyers marveled at how “It’s just taken for granted that Trump did something illegal” in Monday night’s “A Closer Look”<p>“Late Night with Seth Meyers” …

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KellyAnne Conway Calls Melania Trump ‘Superior’ First Lady to Michelle Obama

Kellyanne Conway continued to show her allegiance with the Trump White House today, as she shared that she believes First Lady Melania Trump is …

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The Latest: Trump, Macron return to White House after dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the state visit by President Emmanuel Macron of France (all times local):<p>8:15 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron are returning to the White House following dinner at George Washington's house.<p>The dinner Monday night at Mount Vernon in …

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The Trump White House has turned questioning one’s patriotism into a talking point

Mike Pompeo will probably be confirmed as the next secretary of state — but not before what looks to be an embarrassing loss in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee later today.<p>And the biggest casualty of all this may be our political discourse.<p>With Pompeo in some peril, the White House and …

U.S. Politics

Mueller Reviewed Manafort Testimony on Russian Deripaska

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and FBI agents seized tens of thousands of items from the home of Paul Manafort last July and have also reviewed …

Politics

Scott Pruitt: Tick, tick, tick...

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Less than 48 hours after The New York Times published a lengthy front-page piece detailing Scott Pruitt's long pattern of ethically dicey moves prior to being named EPA chief, the White House's defenses of him are clearly softening.<p>Asked about the series of recent negative …

U.S. Politics

Before it’s too late

It would be nice to think that a Trump summit with Kim will lead to nuclear disarmament.<p>US flies bombers over North Korea. (photo credit: …

North Korea

But Gorsuch! Does Trump Even Understand Judicial Conservatism?

Last week, the Trump administration got a pointed lecture about the separation of powers and a reminder of what conservative jurisprudence actually …

U.S. Politics

Trump administration to crack down on H-1B fraud

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is planning to roll out new proposals that would change the kind of jobs H-1B workers can do, what their …

U.S. Politics

Trump Said There's A "Breeding Concept" In Sanctuary Cities. The White House Can't Explain What He Meant.

"I think that it could mean a lot of things to a lot of people," Sanders said.<p>The White House on Monday wouldn't deny that President Trump was referring to people having babies when he attacked a "crime infested and breeding concept" so-called sanctuary cities last week in a much-criticized …

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Mike Pompeo advances out of committee with favorable recommendation, following Paul flipping his vote

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state, advanced out of committee Monday with a favorable recommendation, following a last minute reversal from Sen. Rand Paul that averted a historic rebuke of the President's pick to be the country's top diplomat.<p>The Senate …

Politics

Trump Admin Toughens H1-B Visa Procedure

The Trump administration is working on proposals to streamline the H-1B visa procedure, the most sought after by Indian IT professionals, to focus on …

Immigration

For Young Jews, Natalie Portman Marks ‘Cathartic’ Moment In Israel Fight

For Andrew Goldblatt, a junior at Tufts University, Natalie Portman’s decision not to attend an awards ceremony to protest Prime Minister Benjamin …

Israel

H4 EAD: USCIS chief signals it's end of the road for H4 work permits; tighter rules on H1B payscales coming soon - Firstpost

Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Francis Cissna, in a three page letter dated April 4 to the US Senate …

Immigration

Only 10 People Have Applied for Obama-Era Startup Visa

The U.S. startup visa, passed with much fanfare during the twilight of Barack Obama’s presidency, was supposed to draw thousands of foreign …

Business

Yemeni family 'hopeless' after disabled daughter denied US visa

Thousands of Yemeni-American families have been stranded in Djibouti or forced back to Yemen due to Trump's travel ban.<p>Najeeb al-Omari's eyebrows furrow as he sits on the front steps of his home in the province of Ibb in central Yemen, describing how his daughter, who has a severe mental health …

World