Trump, Putin shake hands, chat multiple times at Asia-Pacific summit

Trump, Putin shake hands, chat multiple times at Asia-Pacific summit
Da Nang, Vietnam (CNN)President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will not hold a formal meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit here in Vietnam, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has told reporters. But the two world leaders did informally speak a couple times during the two-day meeting.The chat, while brief, looked friendly, with both leaders speaking with their hands.One cause for concern on the American side is how Trump and Putin's first meeting on the sidelines

We FOIAd every Trump Cabinet members travel recordsheres what we got back

We FOIAd every Trump Cabinet members travel recordsheres what we got back
How much does it cost for President Donald Trump‘s Cabinet members to travel? We’re about to find out. Steve Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary,Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao (who is also the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell) took government planes this year. hosted by a campaign benefactorThen, of course, there’s Tom Price, who left his position in September following revelations that he spent on private air travel during his tenure as head of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says

Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says
Washington (CNN)The White House is seeking to distance President Donald Trump from the indictments of two former campaign officials, claiming that the charges have nothing to do with Trump's campaign or his presidency.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday's actions from the special counsel have "nothing to do with the President, nothing to do with the President's campaign or campaign activity" and proves there is "no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion."Asked how the mood is inside the West Wing,

Portraits of the New York terror attack victims

Portraits of the New York terror attack victims
(CNN)Eight people -- six foreign tourists and two Americans -- were killed Tuesday in the deadliest terror attack that New Yorkers have seen since 9/11. Here's what we know about those killed:Drake lived in New Milford, New Jersey, but worked in New York as a project manager for Moody's Analytics, an economics research firm.When his parents couldn't reach him hours after the attack, they drove to Bellevue Hospital in New York, where they were told he had died."At the

How the GOP’s tax plan will screw you specifically

How the GOP’s tax plan will screw you specifically
One of the Republicans’ favorite fiscal tricks is masking benefit cuts for average Americans behind tax cuts. The hope is that most voters will see a paltry middle-class tax cut instead of the massive cuts to programs and huge breaks for the rich. The House GOP’s newest attempt at a massive tax cut for the wealthy was released on Thursday. Called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” the plan is heavy on cuts and low on jobs. We don’t

Dont write off Texas shooter’s violence against women as a mental health issue

Dont write off Texas shooter’s violence against women as a mental health issue
On Sunday morning, Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire into a Sutherland Springs, Texas, Baptist church, killing 26 people, including 14 children and a pregnant woman. President Donald Trump, who is in Japan on business, said at a press conference that the shooting isn’t about access to guns. Instead, he said, “I think that mental health is your problem here.” “This was a very, based on preliminary reports, very deranged individual, a lot of problems, over a long period of

Trump says Texas shooting result of ‘mental health problem’ not US gun laws

Trump says Texas shooting result of ‘mental health problem’ not US gun laws
Tokyo (CNN)President Donald Trump said Monday that he believes the Texas church shooting was caused by a "mental health problem," not an issue with gun laws in the United States."This isn't a guns situation," Trump said. "This is a mental health problem at the highest level. It's a very, very sad event."Trump said his "thoughts and prayers" are with the victims and their families, but did not suggest plans to take any legislative or other policy action to address

Woman fired for giving Trump motorcade the finger

Woman fired for giving Trump motorcade the finger
Late last month, a woman biking alongside President Donald Trump‘s motorcade extended her middle finger and became a folk hero to the left. Now, she’s out of a job. Juli Briskman revealed that her employer, Akima LLC, fired her once they realized she was the woman in the picture, she told the Huffington Post. On its About page, Akima says it has a wide variety of interests in government contracting, playing “leadership roles in information technology, data communications, systems engineering, software development, cybersecurity,

Trump keeps up attack on ‘wacky’ congresswoman over Gold Star call

Trump keeps up attack on ‘wacky’ congresswoman over Gold Star call
(CNN)President Donald Trump on Saturday continued lashing out at the Democratic congresswoman who offered a critical account of his conversation with the widow of a fallen US soldier, calling the congresswoman "wacky."He continued using the nickname in another tweet Sunday."Wacky Congresswoman Wilson is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, a disaster for Dems," Trump wrote. "You watch her in action & vote R!"The controversy over Trump's call with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson,

At least 26 people killed in shooting at Texas church

At least 26 people killed in shooting at Texas church
(CNN)At least 26 people were killed in Sunday's church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said at a press conference. Among the dead is the 14-year-old daughter of the First Baptist Church's pastor, Frank Pomeroy, according to his wife, Sherri Pomeroy, the girl's mother. The couple were traveling out of state when the shooting occurred.After a brief chase, law enforcement later found the suspect dead of a gunshot wound inside his vehicle. A law enforcement official briefed

1 million people have signed petition calling for Trump’s impeachment

1 million people have signed petition calling for Trump’s impeachment
As if the news could get any worse for President Donald Trump. Amid the hubbub of Monday’s three-hit beating from the federal investigation into Russian election meddling, a monied effort to impeach the president surpassed a major milestone. A petition launched by progressive mega-donor Tom Steyer calling for Trump’s impeachment surpassed 1.1 million signatures, Axios reports. While petitions alone cannot, of course, begin impeachment proceedings, the popularity of the petition is yet another sign of the president’s contentious stature

Fox New story about pro-Trump Navy SEAL was fake

Fox New story about pro-Trump Navy SEAL was fake
The story, which ran on Oct. 8, highlighted John Garofalo–who created a large glass presidential seal he hoped to give to President Donald Trump. In the segment, Fox News describes him as a “highly decorated Navy SEAL,” who served in Vietnam and wanted to gift Trump because he “woke something up” in him. While the seal he created exists, Garofalo’s claims about his military experience were bogus. websiteDuring the segment, Fox News paints Garofalo as a “patriot” who had

Donald Trump Jr.s attempt to explain socialism using his kids Halloween candy majorly backfires

Donald Trump Jr.s attempt to explain socialism using his kids Halloween candy majorly backfires
It’s never too early to start teaching your children about the perils of the real world. Last night, for example, Donald Trump Jr. thought that he could use Halloween to show his child that the bogeyman is real, and its name is socialism. I’m going to take half of Chloe’s candy tonight & give it to some kid who sat at home. It’s never to early to teach her about socialism. pic.twitter.com/3ie9C0jv2G — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 31, 2017 Trump

Trump pulls Texas two-step, leaves taxpayers with bill for fundraiser

Trump pulls Texas two-step, leaves taxpayers with bill for fundraiser
President Donald Trump reportedly used a planned visit to Texas related to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts to simultaneously hold a fundraiser and write off the trip as a taxpayer expense, according to reports. Trump met with state and federal officials at Dallas Love Field Airport, after which he was scheduled to attend a private fundraiser that was rescheduled after Harvey hit the Gulf Coast in Texas, leaving massive devastation in its wake. WFAAThe government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and

Trump’s New Obamacare Killer to Cost Uncle Sam $194 Billion

Trump’s New Obamacare Killer to Cost Uncle Sam $194 Billion
President Donald Trump is halting some Obamacare subsidies. A big money saver for taxpayers, right? Wrong. The move could actually force the government to dole out almost $200 billion more on health insurance over the next decade.Here’s why: The insurer payouts Trump cut off aren’t the only government funds financing the program. Consumers also can get help with their insurance premiums. When the insurer subsidies are discontinued, those premiums are pushed higher -- and because the consumer subsidies are

The NFL is now just ignoring Trump’s complaints about player protests

The NFL is now just ignoring Trump’s complaints about player protests
As has become the custom since Colin Kaepernick began kneeling for the national anthem before the 2016 season, a handful of NFL players protested on Sunday by either taking a knee, raising a fist during the pregame ceremony, or staying in the locker room while the anthem played. And though the massive league-wide protests from a month ago seem to have died down in recent weeks, President Donald Trump isn’t content to let the issue lie. This is what