US Politics in Trump era Public date: 03.10.2019 13:07:34

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22 Aug 2019

Migrant Families Would Face Indefinite Detention Under New Trump Rule

The Trump administration unveiled a regulation on Wednesday that would allow it to detain indefinitely migrant families who cross the border illegally, replacing a decades-old court agreement that imposed a limit on how long the government could hold migrant children in custody and specified the level of care they must receive.
The Trump administration unveiled a regulation on Wednesday that would allow it to detain indefinitely migrant families...

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22 Jun 2019

Trump Stopped Strike on Iran Because It Was ‘Not Proportionate’

President Trump said Friday morning that the United States military had been “cocked and loaded” for a strike against Iran on Thursday night, but that he called it off with 10 minutes to spare when a general told him that 150 people would probably die in the attack.
President Trump said Friday morning that the United States military had been “cocked and loaded” for a strike...

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19 Jun 2019

Shanahan Withdraws as Defense Secretary Nominee; Mark Esper Named Acting Pentagon Chief

President Trump on Tuesday withdrew the nomination of Patrick M. Shanahan to be the permanent defense secretary, leaving the Pentagon in transition at a time of escalating tensions with Iran and questions about the role of the military at the border with Mexico.
President Trump on Tuesday withdrew the nomination of Patrick M. Shanahan to be the permanent defense secretary, leaving...

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2 Nov 2018

As Midterm Vote Nears, Trump Reprises a Favorite Message: Fear Immigrants

Immigration has been the animating issue of the Trump presidency, and now — with the possibility that Republicans could face significant losses in the midterm elections on Tuesday — the president has fully embraced a dark, anti-immigrant message in the hope that stoking fear will motivate voters to reject Democrats.
Immigration has been the animating issue of the Trump presidency, and now — with the possibility that Republicans...

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29 Aug 2018

If G.O.P. Loses Hold on Congress, Trump Warns, Democrats Will Enact Change ‘Quickly and Violently’

President Trump warned evangelical leaders Monday night that Democrats “will overturn everything that we’ve done and they’ll do it quickly and violently” if Republicans lose control of Congress in the midterm elections. Speaking to the group in the State Dining Room of the White House, Mr. Trump painted a stark picture of what losing the majority would mean for the administration’s conservative agenda, according to an audiotape of his remarks provided to The New York Times by someone who attended the event.
President Trump warned evangelical leaders Monday night that Democrats “will overturn everything that we’ve done and...

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18 Aug 2018

Embracing Conspiracy Theory, Trump Escalates Attack on Bruce Ohr

President Trump threatened on Friday to quickly revoke the security clearance of Bruce Ohr, a little-known Justice Department official, for the first time seeking to apply his power to cut access to sensitive information to a midlevel government worker rather than a prominent former national security official. Departing the White House for a fund-raiser, the president told reporters that Mr. Ohr was “a disgrace” and said incorrectly that Mr. Ohr played a part in starting the investigation into Russian election interference and possible links to Trump associates.
President Trump threatened on Friday to quickly revoke the security clearance of Bruce Ohr, a little-known Justice...

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6 Aug 2018

President Admits Focus of Trump Tower Meeting Was Getting Dirt on Clinton

President Trump said on Sunday that a Trump Tower meeting between top campaign aides and a Kremlin-connected lawyer was designed to “get information on an opponent” — the starkest acknowledgment yet that a statement he dictated last year about the encounter was misleading.
President Trump said on Sunday that a Trump Tower meeting between top campaign aides and a Kremlin-connected lawyer was...

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13 Mar 2018

Conceding to N.R.A., Trump Abandons Brief Gun Control Promise

President Trump on Monday abandoned his promise to work for gun control measures opposed by the National Rifle Association, bowing to the gun group and embracing its agenda of armed teachers and incremental improvements to the background check system.After the Florida high school massacre last month, Mr. Trump explicitly called on live television for raising the age limit to purchase rifles and backed 2013 legislation for near-universal background checks.
President Trump on Monday abandoned his promise to work for gun control measures opposed by the National Rifle...

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1 Mar 2018

Trump Stuns Lawmakers With Seeming Embrace of Gun Control

President Trump stunned Republicans on live television Wednesday by embracing gun control and urging a group of lawmakers at the White House to resurrect gun safety legislation that has been opposed for years by the powerful National Rifle Association and the vast majority of his party.In a remarkable meeting, the president veered wildly from the N.R.A. playbook in front of giddy Democrats and stone-faced Republicans.
President Trump stunned Republicans on live television Wednesday by embracing gun control and urging a group...

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5 Feb 2018

Trump Mocks ‘Little Adam Schiff’ as House Democrats Push to Release a Rival Memo

President Trump accused a top Democratic lawmaker on Monday of being “one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington,” calling Representative Adam Schiff of California “Little Adam Schiff” and  accusing him of illegally leaking confidential information from the House Intelligence Committee.
President Trump accused a top Democratic lawmaker on Monday of being “one of the biggest liars and...

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18 Jan 2018

Trump’s Physical Revealed Serious Heart Concerns, Outside Experts Say

Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Research Institute, said that it is impossible to ignore the dangers of the president’s elevated cholesterol levels when providing an overall assessment of Mr. Just looking at the lab value, you would raise a big red flag.” He added: “I would never use the words ‘excellent health.’ How you could take these indices and say excellent health? That is completely contradicted.”
Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Research Institute, said that it is impossible to...

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5 Sep 2017

Trump Moves to End DACA and Calls on Congress to Act

President Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to the Obama-era executive action that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation and called on Congress to replace the policy with legislation before it fully expires on March 5, 2018. Referring to Mr. Trump’s campaign promise to immediately terminate DACA, Mr. Sessions said Tuesday’s action was what “the president had promised to do,” adding that Mr. Trump “has delivered to the American people.”But the announcement formally started the clock on revoking legal status from those protected under the five-year-old program.
President Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to the Obama-era executive action that shields young...

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17 Aug 2017

Trump Comments on Race Open Breach With C.E.O.s, Military and G.O.P.

President  Trump found himself increasingly isolated in a racial crisis of his own making on Wednesday, abandoned by the nation’s top business executives,  contradicted by military leaders and shunned by Republicans outraged by  his defense of white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville, Va.
President  Trump found himself increasingly isolated in a racial crisis of his own making on Wednesday, abandoned...

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27 Jun 2017

Supreme Court Will Hear Travel Ban, Which Is Partly Reinstated

In a win for President Trump, the court said it would hear arguments in October on a case that sets the stage for a major ruling on presidential power. But those challenging the travel ban said the court’s opinion would protect the vast majority of people seeking to enter the United States to visit a relative, accept a job, attend a university or deliver a speech. The court said the travel ban could not be imposed on anyone who had “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”
In a win for President Trump, the court said it would hear arguments in October on a case that sets the stage for a...

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16 Jun 2017

Trump Acknowledges He Is Under Investigation in Russia Inquiry

President Trump acknowledged publicly for the first time on Friday that  he was under investigation in the expanding inquiry into Russian influence in the election, and he appeared to attack the integrity of the Justice Department official in charge of leading it.
President Trump acknowledged publicly for the first time on Friday that  he was under investigation in the...

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14 Jun 2017

Steve Scalise Among 4 Shot at Baseball Field; Suspect Is Dead

A lone gunman who was said to be distraught over President Trump’s election opened fire on members of the Republican congressional baseball  team at a practice field in this Washington suburb on Wednesday, using a rifle to shower the field with bullets that struck four people, including Steve Scalise, the majority whip of the House of Representatives.
A lone gunman who was said to be distraught over President Trump’s election opened fire on members of the...

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13 Jun 2017

Friend Says Trump Is Considering Firing Mueller as Special Counsel

A longtime friend of President Trump said on Monday that Mr. Trump was considering whether to fire Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating possible ties between the president’s campaign and Russian officials. The startling assertion comes as some of Mr. Trump’s conservative allies, who initially praised Mr. Mueller’s selection as special counsel, have begun trying to attack his credibility.
A longtime friend of President Trump said on Monday that Mr. Trump was considering whether to fire Robert...

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2 Jun 2017

Trump Will Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump announced Thursday that he will withdraw the United States from participation in the Paris climate accord, weakening global efforts to combat climate change and siding with conservatives who argued that the landmark 2015 agreement was harming the economy. The withdrawal process could take four years to complete, meaning a final decision would be up to the American voters in the next presidential election.
President Trump announced Thursday that he will withdraw the United States from participation in the Paris climate...

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10 May 2017

F.B.I. Director James Comey Is Fired by Trump

President Trump has fired the director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, the White House said on Tuesday.Mr. Comey’s dismissal was a stunning development for a president that benefited from the F.B.I. investigation of the Democratic nominee during the 2016 campaign. Separately, the F.B.I. also is investigating whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the election.
President Trump has fired the director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, over his handling of the investigation into...

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17 Mar 2017

Trump Takes a Gamble in Cutting Programs His Base Relies On

President Trump’s proposal on Thursday for deep cuts to the budgets of a broad part of the federal bureaucracy was billed as a tough-minded and necessary corrective to the growth of the government’s power. But even  members of his own party questioned some of the cuts — and what was not being cut. “While we have a responsibility to reduce our federal deficit, I am disappointed that many of the reductions and eliminations proposed in the president’s skinny budget are draconian, careless and counterproductive,” said Representative Harold Rogers, Republican of Kentucky and a former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
President Trump’s proposal on Thursday for deep cuts to the budgets of a broad part of the federal bureaucracy was...

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22 Feb 2017

New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions

President Trump has directed his administration to enforce the nation’s immigration laws more aggressively, unleashing the full force of the federal government to find, arrest and deport those in the country  illegally, regardless of whether they have committed serious crimes.
President Trump has directed his administration to enforce the nation’s immigration laws...

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7 Jan 2017

Trump Insists Mexico Will Pay for Wall After U.S. Begins the Work

President-elect Donald J. Trump made the comments after Republicans in Congress started discussing ways to include money for the barrier in spending bills.In the interview, Mr. Trump vowed that Mexico would ultimately reimburse the United States. He said that payment would most likely emerge from his efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with the Mexican government.
President-elect Donald J. Trump made the comments after Republicans in Congress started discussing ways to include money...

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28 Nov 2016

Trump Claims, With No Evidence, That ‘Millions of People’ Voted Illegally

President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Sunday that he had fallen short in the popular vote in the general election only because millions of people had voted illegally, leveling the baseless claim as part of a daylong storm of Twitter posts voicing anger about a three-state recount push.
President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Sunday that he had fallen short in the popular vote in the general election only...

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