Saturday , 29 April 2017

Politics

Trump signs bill to temporarily avert government shutdown

By Jeanette Torres iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump signed a a short-term measure Friday to keep the government funded for another week, a move that gives lawmakers more time to reach a deal on a larger spending package. Congress approved the spending stopgap measure earlier in the day as House members prepared to leave Washington without a vote on the …

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Trump blames Obama for not vetting former national security adviser Michael Flynn

By Kelly Terez ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is blaming former President Barack Obama for not fully vetting Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn after it was revealed that Flynn received payments from foreign governments without approval from military officials in 2014. In an interview with Fox News released Friday, the president said that Obama officials bear responsibility for …

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President Trump's 10 most liked tweets during his first 99 days in office

By Suzie Liu Ida Mae Astute/ABC(WASHINGTON) — Over the past 99 days, President Donald Trump has used Twitter for a variety of purposes: to celebrate his inauguration; share baseless claims; send condolences; praise his administration; shoot down reports; and attack his critics, the media, the judiciary, protesters and the intelligence community, among others. Since assuming the presidency, Trump has tweeted …

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President Trump 'proud' to be 1st president to address the NRA in 34 years

By Jeanette Torres ABC News(ATLANTA) — President Trump said he is “proud” to follow in the footsteps of “our wonderful Ronald Reagan” by speaking at a National Rifle Association event in Atlanta on Friday. “In the history of the organization and today I am also proud to be the first sitting president to address the NRA leadership forum since our …

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Democrats bash Trump's 100 days, with an 'F' from Sen. Chuck Schumer

By Kelly Terez Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Prior to government funding votes on Capitol Hill Friday morning, House and Senate Democratic leaders criticized President Trump’s first 100 days in office, attacking his plans for health care, taxes and foreign policy. “One hundred days of broken promises,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said. “One hundred days of handouts to the …

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President Trump makes heavy use of executive orders despite past criticism

By Kelly Terez ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Trump signed his 30th executive order Friday morning and the sixth this week, directing a review of off-shore drilling, an apparent sign of the White House’s last-minute sprint the 100th day mark (which Trump called “ridiculous”). But he’s not done yet. A White House official told ABC News Friday morning that two more …

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House passes bill to temporarily avert shutdown

By Jeanette Torres iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House approved a short-term measure Friday to keep the government funded for another week, a move that would give lawmakers more time to reach a deal on a larger spending package. The measures now heads to the Senate for approval. The move comes as the House prepares to leave Washington without a vote on …

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