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Trump sends $25,000 check to fallen soldier's family on same day as Washington Post report

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump sent a $25,000 personal check to the family of a fallen soldier the same day that The Washington Post reported that he had promised the soldier's father a personal donation during a June condolence call but never followed through.<p>A White House official …

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Barack Obama Returns to the Political Arena For the First Time Since Leaving the White House

(WASHINGTON) — Former President Barack Obama is returning to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and …

Politics

Huckabee Sanders Faces Disaster After Being Outed as Source of Despicable Obama Smear

As badly as Donald Trump has handled the deaths of four Green Berets in Niger almost two weeks ago, it can still get worse for him — and probably …

Donald Trump

Trump World quickly abandons its obsession with email servers

As regular readers know, officials in Donald Trump’s White House cannot credibly claim ignorance when it comes to proper email protocols. Trump World …

Trey Gowdy

Trump Lied About Phone Call According to Slain Soldier's Mother and His Own White House

So it sounds as if this tweet is not going to hold up:<p>Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in …

Donald Trump

Senate poised for crucial vote related to tax reform measure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code headed for a pivotal moment on Thursday, with Senate Republicans poised to approve a budget measure that would help them pass tax legislation without Democratic support.<p>The Senate and the House of Representatives …

U.S. Congress

White House wants substantial changes to ObamaCare deal

The White House says that substantial changes must be made to a bipartisan health care deal in order for President Trump to support it.<p>The changes …

Health Care

Democrats press Gowdy to subpoena White House for Flynn documents

Democrats pressed Wednesday for Rep. Trey Gowdy — the Republican chairman of the powerful House oversight committee — to subpoena the White House for documents related to former national security adviser Michael Flynn.<p>Flynn has faced questions about payments from foreign governments and business …

Politics

Second US judge orders freeze on Trump travel ban

A second judge ordered a freeze on President Donald Trump‘s newest travel ban order on Wednesday, saying it was essentially targeted at Muslims in …

Travel Ban

Are There Multiple Melanias?

A new conspiracy theory has emerged via Twitter guy @JoeVargas, who has it on pretty good authority that Melania Trump is using a body double.<p>This …

Melania Trump

Trump to announce Fed chair decision in 'coming days': White House | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Oct 19, 2017 02:45 am | Updated Date: Oct 19, 2017 …

White House debates presidential visit to demilitarized zone along North Korean border | NOLA.com

It has become the ultimate symbol of American resolve against the threat of North Korea: a visit by the U.S. commander in chief to "freedom's …

North Korea

Trump suggests bipartisan group on tax reform

President Trump floated the idea that senators should start a bipartisan working group on tax reform during a closed door White House meeting on …

John Cornyn

First Read’s Morning Clips: Twelve Days of Silence

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: 12 Days of Silence</b><p>Making waves this morning: “A Florida congresswoman said that the family of a U.S. service member killed in Niger was "astonished" when President Donald Trump suggested in a phone call that the soldier "must've known what he signed up for." Rep. Frederica Wilson told …

Politics

White House: VA's Shulkin not a candidate for HHS secretary

WASHINGTON – Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who is under investigation for taking a 10-day trip to Europe that mixed business with sightseeing, is not being considered for the top job at Health and Human Services, the White House said Wednesday.<p>Shulkin has been cited in media reports as …

David Shulkin

Hours after trashing Democrats on taxes, Trump says he wants their help on a tax bill

WASHINGTON — Hours after proclaiming on Twitter that Democrats are interested only in increasing taxes, President Trump on Wednesday told a group of …

U.S. Congress

Puerto Rico governor and Trump to meet at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosello will meet Thursday to discuss the recovery and rebuilding effort on the island after it was ravaged by back-to-back hurricanes.<p>White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Rosello will …

Politics

President Trump: Don’t Make $25K Promises You Don’t Keep

If you thought the report about Donald Trump calling a fallen soldier’s widow was bad. Just wait.<i>The Washington Post</i> reported Wednesday that the …

Donald Trump

Sanders, Cruz spar over tax reform in CNN debate

“Bernie and the Democrats want to raise your taxes, and the Republicans want to cut them so that you have more in your pocket,” Cruz said.<p>But Sanders …

Steven Mnuchin

Trump does not support Alexander-Murray healthcare bill: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump thinks a bipartisan healthcare bill aimed at stabilizing Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers is a step in the right direction but he does not support the measure, the White House said on Wednesday.<p>“We’ve said all along that we want …

World Politics

The Memo: Gold Star controversy consumes White House

President Trump found himself in a growing maelstrom Wednesday as military families came forward to criticize how he treated them after their …

Donald Trump

The White House says free trade causes wife-beating. Why stop there?

So now we know: Free trade causes abortion, wife-beating and infertility.<p>This exciting new discovery was made — or, rather, made up — by the Trump White House as it sought to find arguments to justify scuttling the Trans-Pacific Partnership, NAFTA and other vehicles of international trade.<p>The …

Opinion

Donald Trump Dug Himself A Mighty Hole on the Deaths Of U.S. Soldiers. Then, He Kept Digging.

Twelve days of silence have been followed by three days of petty politics, undiplomatic phone calls, and painful fact checking.<p>Over the course of less than three days, President Donald Trump turned a backhanded shot at his predecessors into a full-blown public-relations disaster involving his White …

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This Internal White House Document Is Amazing and Appalling

It links manufacturing losses to abortion and infertility—without evidence.<p>No one ever accused the Trump administration of championing concepts like "facts" and "evidence." But this is one a real doozy. <i>The Washington Post</i> got hold of a two-page document circulated internally at the White House last …

South Korea

White House Conveniently Stops Caring About Private E-Mail Use

The Trump administration’s blatant disregard for cybersecurity best practices continues apace.<p>After turning the use of a private e-mail server into a hot-button issue for an entire presidential campaign, the Trump administration’s blatant disregard for cybersecurity best practices continues apace. …

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White House says they don't have a recording of Trump's call with soldier's widow

Politics

Inside Michelle Obama’s Wardrobe, Through the Lens of Her Official White House Photographer

It’s crazy to think that there are professional photographs of Michelle Obama that the world has yet to see. Cameras captured the former first lady nearly every single day of her eight years in the White House. Today, however, those unseen pictures from behind-the-scenes are being released in …

Michelle Obama

White House Suggests John Kelly Might Not Have Known Trump Would Invoke Son’s Death

The White House on Wednesday suggested on that chief of staff John Kelly did not know that the president was going to invoke the memory of Kelly’s late son, a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan, to criticize Trump’s predecessor. “I’m not sure if [Kelly] knew of that specific comment, but they had …

Donald Trump

The Trump-Senate Feud Is Much Worse Than It Looks

Forget the buddy-buddy press conference: the entire G.O.P. agenda is on the verge of falling apart.<p>After weeks of escalating tension, <b>Donald Trump</b> and <b>Mitch McConnell</b> made nice on Monday before a crowd of reporters. “As far as I’m concerned, [we are] closer than ever before,” Trump said of the Senate …

Mitch McConnell

White House: Americans are 'going to be begging for four more years of President Trump'

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders predicted Tuesday that President Donald Trump will be so successful in the remainder of his term that Americans are “going to be begging for four more years of President Trump.”<p>In an interview Tuesday morning, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt …

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