NPR subscribe to NPR Politics Podcast podcast NPR One Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Pocket Casts Spotify RSS link Politics Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image President Trump delivers his first state of the union address on Jan. 30, 2018, in House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol. The White House is moving forward with plans for this year's speech on Jan. 29, but it's unclear whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will agree to it amid the partial government shutdown. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Win McNamee/Getty Images President Trump delivers his first state of the union address on Jan. 30, 2018, in House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol. The White House is moving forward with plans for this year's speech on Jan. 29, but it's unclear whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will agree to it amid the partial government shutdown. Win McNamee/Getty Images After a week of tit-for-tat with House Speaker Nancy … [Read more...] about White House Moves Forward With State Of The Union Plans After Pelosi Urged Delay
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Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE The White House appears to be replacing the agency watchdog at the Interior Department who is in the midst of two investigations into Secretary Ryan Zinke, drawing criticism from government oversight groups. In an internal email sent last Friday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced to his staff that after just a seven month tenure at the agency, the assistant secretary for administration, Suzanne Israel Tufts, was moving over to the Interior Department to be the acting inspector general. Acting inspectors general do not need Senate confirmation. But the internal announcement came as news to the Interior Department IG's office, which said in a statement to NBC News, "The Office of Inspector General has received no official communication about any leadership changes." Tufts, the White House and the Interior Department … [Read more...] about White House moves to replace Interior Department IG amid probe of Secretary Ryan Zinke
WASHINGTON — The White House moved flags on the mansion back to half-staff Monday after widespread criticism for raising it during the mourning for Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday.The flags were lowered over the weekend to mark the death of McCain, bit were back at full-staff Monday morning.The flags at the U.S. Capitol, meanwhile, remained at half-staff on Monday to honor the Arizona Republican, who died Saturday of brain cancer.President Donald Trump offered his condolences on Twitter to McCain's family but hasn't issued a presidential proclamation with an order lowering the flags. The two had a long-running feud. AP John McCain's final statement: Americans have 'more in common' MELISSA DANIELS and LAURIE KELLMAN , Associated Press U.S. Flag Code states that flags be lowered "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress."After Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts died in 2009, President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House be … [Read more...] about Flags at White House moved back at half-staff for McCain after criticism
STEVE Bannon is a former banker who served on Donald Trump's Presidential campaign and then in the White House before leaving in late 2017.. But who is he, why did he leave Breitbart, and why is he in Donald Trump's bad books? Here's his story... Who is Stephen Bannon? Stephen Bannon has been described as the "most dangerous political operative in America". The 64-year-old was born into a poor family in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1953. He signed up for the Navy after leaving college and spent four years at sea aboard a destroyer. After leaving the Navy, Bannon attended Harvard Business School, where he received an MBA, before landing a job at Goldman Sachs. He left the company in 1990 and started up Bannon & Co - a boutique investment bank specialising in media. His company ended up working on MGM’s studio financing, and handling the acquisitions when Polygram Records moved into the film business. He also ended up with a share in Seinfeld and produced films including Anthony … [Read more...] about Who is Steve Bannon, what’s the former White House chief strategist’s net worth and why did he leave Breitbart?
By Ana Swanson Published 3:22 pm, Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Photo: AFP / Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 MG cars produced in China await loading onto a ship to the U.S. The planned tariffs are expected to hit automakers hard. MG cars produced in China await loading onto a ship to the U.S. The planned tariffs are expected to hit automakers hard. Photo: AFP / Getty Images White House moves ahead with tough trade measures on China 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON — The Trump administration injected a fresh layer of uncertainty into its trade dispute with China on Tuesday, saying that it would impose tariffs and other punitive measures on Beijing after all, intensifying pressure on both countries as trade talks continue and as a summit between the United States and North Korea looms. Barely a … [Read more...] about White House moves ahead with tough trade measures on China