On Monday morning, the White House hastily arranged a conference call with surrogates across the country to address the latest sexual-misconduct allegations levied against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. According to a source on the call, it was an unwelcome start to the day: Republicans had begun to breathe easier over the weekend, with Kavanaugh’s second hearing finally confirmed. But a New Yorker story published Sunday night prompted yet another round of doubt about Kavanaugh’s fate.The White House was scrambling to assure its supporters that nothing had changed. The Republican line? “Plow ahead.”The Republican rush to confirm Kavanaugh backfired.That’s how a staffer for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put it, according to the source on the call. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who was also on the line, called the New Yorker story a “smear,” part of a “vast left-wing conspiracy” to take down Kavanaugh for his … [Read more...] about The White House Is Scrambling to Calm Its Supporters Over the New Kavanaugh Allegations
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U.S. trade representatives have reached a tentative trade deal with China in time to stave off a new round of tariffs due to go into affect on Sunday and are just awaiting President Donald Trump to sign off on it. President Trump met with his top advisers on Thursday afternoon to be briefed on the specifics. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, senior trade adviser Peter Navarro, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Vice President Mike Pence and senior adviser Jared Kushner met with him, The Wall Street Journal reported. A trade deal with China is just waiting President Trump's approval Trump has approved the deal, Bloomberg News reported, and while the terms have been agreed upon the legal text still needs to be finalized. Either Lighthizer and Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai could sign the deal Friday, The Washington Post reported. Or Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin could travel to … [Read more...] about White House says U.S. is on verge of breakthrough trade deal with China days before new wave of tariffs are due to go into action
Roughly 50 Christian leaders and worshipers participated in a prayer session at the White House last week as the House Democrats’ impeachment effort continues to move forward.Christian pastors and faith-based leaders prayed over President Trump in the Oval Office on Friday — an event headed by Paula White-Cain, who serves as special adviser to the Faith and Opportunity Initiative in the White House. Vice President Mike Pence kicked off the event by touting the Trump administration’s progress in protecting religious liberties. “Wonderful stopping by a worship leaders briefing today at the @WhiteHouse! America is a proud Nation of believers and our Administration will always defend the freedom of religion of every American, of every faith!” Pence tweeted, sharing a photo of himself addressing attendees. Wonderful stopping by a worship leaders briefing today at the @WhiteHouse! America is a proud Nation of believers and our Administration will always … [Read more...] about Photos: Christian Leaders Pray for Trump at White House
The White House on Thursday sought to rally support for paid family leave and childcare legislation, with President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE throwing his support behind the issue.Members of Congress, governors and business leaders all met at the White House to argue for the importance of the issue and the need for improvements to federal programs.Officials have said they are hopeful the discussion will spur movement on bipartisan legislation to aid working families.ADVERTISEMENTThe event came as part of a concerted push, spearheaded by Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump signs executive order combating anti-Semitism on campuses Advocacy groups decry Trump's 'anti-family policies' ahead of White House summit Author of Steele … [Read more...] about White House makes push for paid family leave and childcare reform
On New Year’s Day, 1996, future Trump campaign chair Steve Bannon was charged with three misdemeanor counts of domestic violence by the Santa Monica police. The charges were eventually dropped when his then-wife did not appear at the trial. On the day that she called the police to her house, however, she told them that at the beginning of their relationship, there had been “3-4 arguments that became physical,” according to the police report. They had gone to counseling, though, and she told police that there had “not been any physical abuse in their arguments for about the past four years”—until the violent altercation that day.Bannon’s predecessor at the Trump campaign also faced criminal charges for violence against a woman. Corey Lewandowski was arrested in Florida on March 29, 2017, on misdemeanor battery charges. On March 8, Lewandowski had grabbed and pulled aside a reporter, Michelle Fields. Fields photographed and tweeted the bruises on … [Read more...] about Why Didn’t the White House See Domestic Violence as Disqualifying?
Ivanka Trump had a bright smile on her face when she stepped out of her Washington, D.C. home on Thursday morning wearing a $3,990 Dolce & Gabbana pants suit. The first daughter was dressed to the nines to attend a White House summit on childcare and paid leave, and she appeared to be in great spirits when she strutted out the front gate of her home around 8:20 a.m. Ivanka, 38, donned a short houndstooth blazer with crystal-embellished buttons and matching high-waisted flare pants, topping off her look with black heels. Early star: Ivanka Trump, 38, was seen leaving her home at 8:20 a.m. on Thursday morning Style: The first daughter donned a $2,845 houndstooth blazer with crystal-embellished buttons and matching $1,145 high-waisted flare pants by Dolce & Gabbana Placed to be: Ivanka later attended a White House summit on childcare and paid leave where she took the stage to speak She looked ready for work with her MacBook nestled inside her go-to Chanel … [Read more...] about Ready for business! Ivanka Trump is all smiles as she leaves her home in a $4,000 Dolce & Gabbana suit before taking the stage at the White House for a childcare summit