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Gingrich says Trump should not negotiate on shutdown

Gingrich says Trump should not negotiate on shutdown

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, President Donald Trump’s ally who in the 1990s presided over one of the longest government shutdowns in US history, said Wednesday that Trump should stop negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and instead ramp up the pressure on rank-and-file Democrats. Gingrich said he would…MORE

Senate Democrats’ effort to block Trump move on Russia sanctions fails

Senate Democrats’ effort to block Trump move on Russia sanctions fails

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic effort to keep sanctions on companies tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, ending what was the most aggressive congressional pushback so far on the Trump administration’s foreign policy toward Russia. The sanctions resolution from Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, which required 60 votes to proceed, was defeated in a…MORE

Lindsey Graham says Trump’s Syria statements emboldened ISIS

Lindsey Graham says Trump’s Syria statements emboldened ISIS

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that he is concerned President Donald Trump’s statements about Syria have emboldened ISIS and called on the President to rethink his decision to withdraw US troops from the country after the terror group claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed US service members in the city of Manbij.…MORE

Trump was warned in Iraq that ISIS was not defeated in Syria

Trump was warned in Iraq that ISIS was not defeated in Syria

Military commanders warned President Donald Trump on December 26 during his surprise visit to Iraq that — despite his claims to the contrary — ISIS was not entirely defeated in Syria. People familiar with the President’s reaction said the conversation was eye-opening for a leader who days earlier claimed the terror group was defeated “badly”…MORE

These 7 House Democrats met with Trump about the shutdown

These 7 House Democrats met with Trump about the shutdown

A day after congressional Democrats declined to meet with President Donald Trump over ending the government shutdown, at least seven House Democrats attended a White House meeting Wednesday aimed at reopening the government that has been partially closed for more than three weeks. Democratic Reps. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, Thomas Suozzi of New York,…MORE

Nancy Pelosi just pulled a major power move on Donald Trump’s State of the Union

Nancy Pelosi just pulled a major power move on Donald Trump’s State of the Union

Sometimes the best power moves in politics are conveyed in the most mundane language. “Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in…MORE

Pence declares ‘ISIS has been defeated’ on the same day as deadly Syria attack

Pence declares ‘ISIS has been defeated’ on the same day as deadly Syria attack

On the same day that an ISIS-claimed attack killed US service members in Syria, Vice President Mike Pence declared that “the caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been defeated.” Pence’s remark to the Global Chiefs of Mission conference at the US State Department came about an hour after the US-led coalition confirmed that American troops…MORE

Washington Post: T-Mobile executives stayed at Trump’s DC hotel after announcing merger needing administration’s approval

Washington Post: T-Mobile executives stayed at Trump’s DC hotel after announcing merger needing administration’s approval

A day after telecom giant T-Mobile announced a $26 billion merger with rival Sprint, nine of T-Mobile’s top executives — including its CEO John Legere — checked into President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel, according to internal VIP arrivals lists obtained by The Washington Post. The merger between the third and fourth largest wireless service providers…MORE

URGENT – US service members killed in ISIS-claimed attack in Syria

URGENT – US service members killed in ISIS-claimed attack in Syria

(CNN) — ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that killed US service members in the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday.US service members were killed in the attack, according to a tweet from the spokesperson for the US-led coalition Operation Inherent Resolve.”U.S. service members were killed during an explosion while conducting a routine…MORE

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