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Trump: GOP should give up on immigration until after 2018 elections

7:27 am Jun. 22, 2018

A day after Republicans in the House defeated one more conservative immigration reform plan, and delayed action until next week on a second bill because of a lack of GOP votes, President Donald Trump on Friday suggested a different avenue entirely – urging Republicans in Congress to drop the issue until after the November elections.

“Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women

Supreme Court: States can force online sellers to collect sales taxes

10:46 am Jun. 21, 2018

In a decision that will impact online shopping for all Americans, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a South Dakota law which required online companies to collect and remit state sales taxes, even if that company did not have a ‘physical presence’ in the state.

“Each year, the physical presence rule becomes further removed from economic reality and results in significant revenue losses to the States,” wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy,

Ryan backs Gowdy, breaks with Trump on FBI conduct in Russia probe

1:42 pm Jun. 6, 2018

With President Donald Trump continuing to charge that the FBI intentionally spied on his campaign, House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday said he agreed with another top Republican who said key lawmakers had seen no evidence of misconduct by the FBI when it came to the Trump Campaign and the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.

“I think Chairman Gowdy’s initial assessment is accurate,” the Speaker said of Rep.

Trump calls off visit of Philadelphia Eagles over anthem dispute

7:32 pm Jun. 4, 2018

Escalating his fight with players in the National Football League over whether they should stand for the National Anthem, President Donald Trump late Monday called off a planned visit to the White House on Tuesday by the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, vowing instead to hold a “different type of ceremony” where he will “loudly and proudly play the National Anthem.”

“They disagree with their President because he insists that they

Top Republican sees no FBI misconduct in probe of Trump-Russia connections

9:06 pm May. 29, 2018

As President Donald Trump on Tuesday was again denouncing the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections and possible ties to his campaign, a key Republican who saw documents last week about the probe said the review showed no misconduct by the FBI, and that investigators were doing exactly what they should have been doing – trying to figure out what Russia was doing to meddle with the

Trump still not sure about summit with Kim Jong Un

1:05 pm May. 23, 2018

A day after meeting with the leader of South Korea, President Donald Trump told reporters that a final decision should be made next week about a scheduled June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a meeting which has suddenly been surrounded by questions about what the Pyongyang regime will give up on its nuclear weapons program.

“It could happen,” the President said. “Some day a date could

Trump moves to start U.S. withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

2:34 pm May. 8, 2018

President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the United States would begin the process of ending its participation in the Iran nuclear agreement worked out by the Obama Administration, saying the deal is “rotten to the core,” and needs to be renegotiated to insure that the Tehran regime is not getting nuclear weapons.

“If I allowed this deal to stand there would soon be a nuclear arms race in the Middle