Trump embraces bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed a criminal justice reform plan being pushed by one of his top advisers, son-in-law Jared Kushner. The “First Step Act,” developed by Kushner and a bipartisan group of lawmakers, is designed to improve rehabilitation programs for former prisoners and give judges more discretion in sentencing offenders for nonviolent crime, particularly drug offenders. Trump […]

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Trump says 'disaster' Snipes should be removed as election head, calls her 'very competent but in a bad way'

Deadline looms for Florida recount Broward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes confident the deadline will be met; Griff Jenkins reports from Broward County, Florida. As officials race to complete a legally mandated recount in Florida's pivotal Senate and gubernatorial contests, President Trump on Wednesday called embattled Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes a "disaster" who should be fired, and suggested she […]

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Trump tried to broker House leadership deal, promote loyalist Jim Jordan, report says

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Sept. 6, 2018. (Photo: Michael Reynolds, epa-efe) WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump tried to broker a deal to settle House Republicans’ leadership struggle that could result in one of his most loyal defenders becoming the ranking member on the Judiciary Committee, Politico reports.  With the support of his party’s right […]

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Trump under pressure from Melania to fire top aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump was under pressure from his wife, Melania, on Tuesday to fire his deputy national security adviser over what two sources close to the White House said was the way Mrs Trump’s trip to Africa was handled. Two presidential aides said Trump was considering forcing out deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel, but as of […]

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U.S. judge to hold hearing on CNN White House lawsuit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge said he would hold a hearing on Wednesday on CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration seeking the speedy reinstatement of press credentials for White House correspondent Jim Acosta, a frequent target of President Donald Trump. In its lawsuit filed on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, the cable news network said the White […]

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Trump to replace Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen: Report

DHS Secretary Nielsen on strengthening America’s cyber security Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the department’s efforts to build up America’s cyber security infrastructure and President Trump’s push for a border wall. WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to remove Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen and is considering replacing chief of staff John Kelly in […]

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Trump clashes with globalist European leaders, Trudeau as he embraces nationalism

Gen. Anthony Tata: Trump was right to slam Macron Retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony J. Tata calls the French president’s remarks on defending Europe against the U.S, Russia and China ‘hugely insulting to every veteran.’ President Trump’s tirade Tuesday against French President Emmanuel Macron is the latest salvo in an ongoing war the nationalist president is fighting against a globalist […]

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Trump suggests France would have been defeated without US

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump listen to French President Emmanuel Macron delivering a speech before a lunch at the Elysee Palace in Paris during commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (Jacques Demarthon/Pool Photo via AP) President Donald Trump escalated his verbal assaults against France […]

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Trump could soon fire Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has told advisers he wants to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen from her post, and could do so in the coming weeks, the Washington Post reported, citing five current and former White House officials. In an article posted late Monday, the Post reported her dismissal could be announced as soon as this […]

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