At Phoenix Rally, Trump Implies He’s Eventually Going to Pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Speaking to a capacity crowd in Phoenix on Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump declined to actually pardon controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but repeatedly stated that the Sheriff will “just fine.” Trump asked the crowd if they believed that Arpaio was convicted for doing his job, to a loud applause.  Trump then shrugged and said that…

ESPN Pulls Asian Broadcaster Robert Lee over Similarity to Confederate General’s Name

ESPN pulled an Asian broadcaster named Robert Lee from a University of Virginia football game because of his name. Lee is being moved to cover a game in Pittsburgh instead. “We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his…

Arizona Congressman: President Trump Should Absolutely Pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio

President Trump is headed to Arizona Tuesday where he will tour the Yuma sector of the southern border with Mexico and hold a campaign style rally in Phoenix.  During a recent interview with Fox News, Trump said he was seriously considering a presidential pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio was recently found in…

Trump rejects ‘timetables,’ ups pressure on Pakistan, refocuses on ‘killing terrorists’

President Trump outlined a comprehensive new strategy Monday night for achieving a “lasting peace” in Afghanistan – rejecting what he called “arbitrary timetables” for the U.S. troop presence, ratcheting up pressure on Pakistan to stop harboring militants and vowing to refocus the mission on “killing terrorists,” not nation-building. “From now on, victory will have a…

Gingrich on Charlottesville reaction: Anti-Trump movement ‘will never, ever be satisfied’

President Trump “came out against bigotry, against racism, against hatred” after the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va. — but nothing he says will ever silence some of his critics, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reacted. More than a dozen people were injured and one woman was killed amid clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters at the…

Trump condemns ‘white supremacists,’ other extremists behind deadly Virginia rallies

President Trump specifically condemns “white supremacists” and other extremist groups as forces behind the deadly protests and counter-protests this weekend in Virginia, a White House spokesperson said Sunday. “The president said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry and hatred. Of course that includes white supremacists, KKK Neo-Nazi…

McMaster: Charlottesville Violence Was ‘Terrorism’

White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster called the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday “terrorism.” Speaking to ABC’s “This Week,” McMaster said “anytime that you commit an attack against people to incite fear, it is terrorism.” One person died during the white supremacist rally after a car crashed through a crowd of protesters, killing one…

Trump on North Korean Threat: Military Solutions Are ‘Locked and Loaded’

President Trump issued yet another warning to North Korea Friday morning, saying the U.S.’s military solutions are ready to respond. “Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely,” the president tweeted. “Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!” The president on Thursday told reporters his threat of “fire and…

Japan ready to protect Guam, defense minister says

In the event of a North Korean nuclear attack on Guam, Japan’s new defense minister said Thursday that his country’s military could shoot down the missiles before they reach the U.S. territory. In such a scenario, Japan has the right to activate its Aegis destroyer missile defense system, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said during a session of…

President Trump Hits Back At McConnell: You’ve Had Seven Years to Repeal Obamacare and Failed

Lawmakers are back in their home states after leaving Washington D.C. for August recess last week.  During a town hall style meeting Tuesday night, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell argued President Trump has an unreasonable expectation of how long it takes for the democratic process to work on Capitol Hill.  “Our new president, of course, has…

Tillerson: Trump sending North Korea a ‘strong message’

President Trump’s warning of coming “fire and fury” was meant to send “a strong message” to North Korean despot Kim Jong Un, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday. Tillerson said Trump’s brawny rhetoric putting the rogue regime on notice was needed, given North Korea’s disregard of international alarm over the country’s nuke program.…

Trump’s generals: President turns to military men for counsel, order

When retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly was sworn in as White House chief of staff last week, he took command of a Trump administration that now has more military commanders in top spots than any since Eisenhower’s. The generals hand-picked by Trump — Kelly, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Defense Secretary James…

Haley: North Korea needs to brace for combined pressure from US and the world

Less than a day after North Korea threatened that the United States would pay dearly “thousands of times” for pushing new sanctions to cripple the rogue nation’s economy, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told Fox News that America has the iron-clad upper hand. “It was a gut-punch to North Korea, to let them know…

Senior Trump Aide Takes CNN’s Acosta To The Woodshed Over New Immigration Policy

President Donald Trump has announced a new immigration policy that will seek to shift attention away from low-skilled labor. It’s called the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act, RAISE, which Katie noted would amount to the biggest overhaul in immigration policy since the 1960s. “Struggling American families deserve an immigration system that puts their needs first.…

Cornyn: Many of Our Colleagues Still Don’t Accept That Trump Won the Election

Sen. John Cornyn took to the Senate floor Wednesday to talk about the backlog of President Trump’s executive nominations, saying he’s “never seen anything quite like it.” As Cortney reported last month, if the current pace continues, it would take 11 years for all of the president’s nominees to be confirmed—long after he’d be out of office…

Post-Scaramucci White House: Why Trump is fighting Republicans

The media may be awash in stories describing the White House as being in chaos — especially with a communications director who lasted 11 days — but President Trump has a drastically different view: “Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages raising, border secure, S.C.: No WH chaos!”…

POTUS: GOP Senators Look Like “Fools” After Skinny Repeal Failure

After the “skinny repeal” bill failed to pass the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lamented that more couldn’t be done to help Americans who are dealing with Obamacare’s failures, but that it was “time to move forward. “The American people are going to regret that we couldn’t find a better way forward,” McConnell said on…

White House to Senate: Pass health bill now or else

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House stepped up demands Sunday for revived congressional efforts on health care and suggested senators cancel their entire summer break, if needed, to pass legislation after failed votes last week. Aides said President Donald Trump is prepared in the coming days to end required payments to insurers under the Affordable…