Category Archives: U.S. Politics

Theresa May “Let Us Renew The Relationship That Can Lead The World Toward The Promise Of Freedom!”

January 26, 2017 C-SPAN News
British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke at the congressional Republican retreat. She called for renewed relations between the U.S. and U.K. In addition, the prime minister said, The days of Britain and America intervening in sovereign countries in an attempt to remake the world in our own image are over” and urged both countries to stand strong in defending shared values and interests. Other topics included combating ISIS*, Russia, the Iran nuclear deal, trade relations, and the need to reform NATO and the United Nations.
* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

Donald Trump “The World Has Been Taking Advantage Of Us For Many Years! NOT GONNA HAPPEN ANYMORE!”

January 26, 2017 C-SPAN News
President Trump delivered remarks at the congressional Republican retreat in Philadelphia in which he highlighted his immediate policy agenda and administration goals. He talked about several issues including trade, immigration, health care, deregulation, unemployment, taxes and national security. He told the GOP members that he expects Congress to be the busiest they have been in decades, and that it was his and their responsibility to work together for the benefit of the American people.

Congressman Brady Explains Purposed Tax Policy Changes Under The Trump Administration

January 25, 2017 MSM News
House Ways and Means Chair Rep. Kevin Brady, R-TX, spoke about Republicans’ plans to change tax policy under the Trump administration, saying their proposal includes lowering corporate and individual tax rates as well as eliminating the alternative minimum tax and the estate tax. The congressman’s remarks were followed by a panel discussion with financial experts in the private sector. The Financial Services Roundtable hosted the discussion

President Trump “We’re Gonna Get The BAD ONES Out! And Get Them Out Fast!”

January 25, 2017 C-SPAN News
President Trump made brief remarks after Vice President Pence ceremonially swore in retired Marine General John Kelly as the new homeland security secretary at the agency’s headquarters. Following the ceremony, President Trump signed two executive orders on immigration including one that calls for the immediate construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Congressman Schiff Calls For 9/11 Style Investigation Into Russian Hacking

January 25, 2017 C-SPAN News
House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) and former federal officials talked about Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential election campaign and related cybersecurity concerns. Representative Schiff warned of the increased potency of cyber and urged Congress to conduct a complete investigation on the Russian hacks along with setting up a joint commission. In addition, he criticized President Trump’s claims about voter fraud saying the president is doing damage to himself and country by making up facts. Speakers also discussed Guantanamo Bay detention facility, intelligence sharing and Russian aggression.

Nancy Pelosi Calls Voter Fraud Investigation “Really Strange”

January 25, 2017 C-SPAN News
A group of nurses from various states spoke about the consequences of Republican efforts to repeal the health care law. They were joined by Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on the hill. Following their pleas to lawmakers, Rep. Pelosi talked about other consequences of repeal. She also took questions from reporters on other topics including the President’s call for an investigation into voter fraud and the executive orders he signed during the first few days of the administration.

Democrats Delay Vote On Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions For At Least A Week!

January 24, 2017 C-SPAN News
The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed by at least a week a vote on President Trump’s nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be attorney general. The delay was requested by Democrats on the committee after staff receiving 188 pages from Senator Sessions in response to questions from committee members on the nomination, said Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the panel’s ranking member. After announcing the vote delay, the committee approved an authorization bill, and paid tribute to a long-time committee staffer.