Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!CNN’s Janet DiGiacomo contributed to this report.By Holly Yan and AnneClaire Stapleton, CNN
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to extend the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, rejecting a push by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to impose significant privacy limits when it sweeps up Americans’ emails and other personal communications.
Trump cancels his visit to London – pulling out of opening the new £750m US embassy 'because it is a bad deal'
Donald Trump blames cancellation of 'working visit' to Britain on 'bad' relocation of US embassy in London
The move to relocate the U.S. embassy to Nine Elms has been in the works for years, stretching back to 2008 when the State Department under President George W. Bush announced that it signed an agreement with a real estate developer to purchase the property.
Donald Trump Signals Openness to North Korea Diplomacy in Interview
The contents of this site are ©2018 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.Please see my comments regarding recent interview. Thank you. Petepic.twitter.com/gxQOcZ8Duk
But Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: ‘I think Her Majesty the Queen is well capable of taking this American President, or indeed any American President, in her stride.’
The prospect of mass protests were raised last month after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged his followers to turn out in force if Mr Trump visited the UK to send him a ‘clear message’. More than a million people signed a petition last year calling for the state visit to be cancelled.Deyshia Hargrave declined, at first, to say with certainty whether she would file a lawsuit in the matter. "We’ll see how it goes," she said when asked again. "But I clearly feel my First Amendment rights were violated, and I feel like, yeah, there will be a lawsuit filed for that."Sources claimed that the lack of "bells and whistles" and royal involvement in next month’s planned visit may have discouraged him.He's a smarmy party hack who would say anything to anybody if he thought it would help him get ahead somehow. He glommed onto @realDonaldTrump b/c his political career here in MI was kaput. Man, Betsy DeVos & Pete Hoekstra make MI look like the Land of Morons. 1,000 Apologies!Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulLexington mayor launches bid for Congress Trump-free Kennedy Center Honors avoids politics Meet the Iran hawk who could be Trump’s next secretary of State MORE (R-Ky.) and Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenDemocratic senator predicts Franken will resign Thursday Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign Lobbying world MORE (D-Ore.) have vowed to filibuster the bill, the upper chamber is expected to swiftly take up and pass it. And despite the first tweet, Trump is expected to sign it.
The reception was not as warm, with protesters lining the streets as the President attended the G20 summit.
Trump tipped to extend sanctions relief for Iran
(CNN)US President Donald Trump sparked outrage again Thursday when he reportedly expressed frustration with people coming to the US from “shithole countries,” the latest in a series of insensitive and offensive remarks about immigrants and refugees.Authorities now say 17 people have died in Southern California mudslides and another 13 are missing. Three people were rescued Wednesday and authorities say about 75 percent of the devastated area has been searched. (Jan. 10) AP
Roel Geeraedts on Twitter: "Today Dutch press welcomed @petehoekstra as new ambassador to the Netherlands. In …
“This is very alarming. We know he’s not presidential, but this is a low,” he said. “It’s disheartening that someone who is the leader of the free world would use such demeaning language to talk about other folks, referring to folks of color.”
Mr. Trump declined to say whether he had directly spoken with his North Korean counterpart. “I’m not saying I have or haven’t,” he said.
“I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un,” Mr. Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview. “I have relationships with people. I think you people are surprised.”
Trump tweeted that he “has personally directed the fix to the unmasking process since taking office and today’s vote is about foreign surveillance of foreign bad guys on foreign land.”
Penn student killed during winter break remembered as a happy, talented writer
More: Montecito residents Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah discuss California mudslides
criticizing controversial tweets that Trump shared in late November.
an invitation for a state visit.
The amendment opposed by the administration had passed the House twice before, under former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaPatagonia files suit against Trump cuts to Utah monuments Former Dem Tenn. gov to launch Senate bid: report Eighth Franken accuser comes forward as Dems call for resignation MORE, and as late as Wednesday night officials were still making calls to try to sway uncertain members. White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE was on the Hill Thursday to rally support.
Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching! #IranProtests
Trump had seemed amenable to a deal earlier in the day during phone calls with lawmakers, aides said, but shifted his position in the meeting and did not seem interested in the bipartisan compromise.issued an apology and a correction after a guest talked at length on Pirro’s show about the presence of such zones, admitting that “there is no formal designation of these zones” and saying that the segment had aired “regrettable errors” about Europe’s Muslim population.Goldstein said that Hoekstra has an interview scheduled with a Dutch media outlet Friday, but he didn’t name the organization.
They tapped into anger over the fact that the bulk of the Iranian people have yet to see the economic dividends of Rouhani’s attempted reforms. They cast a light on popular discontent with Iran’s activist foreign policy in the Middle East, which has seen the government spend blood and treasure fighting a grueling proxy war in Syria. And they demonstrated the fragility likely felt by Iran’s political elites, who are themselves divided into increasingly feuding camps.
Reporters to Trump ambassador: ‘This is the Netherlands — you have to answer questions’
Hover over the profile pic and click the Following button to unfollow any account.
Please verify you’re not a robot by clicking the box.(CNN)As teams frantically searched areas of Southern California smothered by rivers of mud and boulders, officials on Thursday increased the size of the evacuation zones.
By Faith Karimi, Jason Hanna and Steve Almasy, CNN
In a Twitter post Thursday morning, shortly after “Fox & Friends” aired a segment discussing the issue, Mr. Trump expressed skepticism about government surveillance — even though a White House statement issued on Wednesday night urged Congress to block significant new constraints on the N.S.A. program.