Sources: White House rewriting Trump’s controversial travel ban order

Still regrouping from a federal appeals court’s refusal to reinstate President Trump’s controversial ban of nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries, White House lawyers are working on a rewrite of his executive order that could pass legal muster, NBC News has learned. The work began several days before the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

Democrats call to ‘block’ Trump Supreme Court nomination Neil Gorsuch

Mere moments after President Donald Trump announced Neil Gorsuch as his nominee to succeed Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court, Democrats began rallying to filibuster the nomination. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s nominee “a very hostile appointment” and “a very bad decision, well outside the mainstream of American legal thought” during…

President Trump signs executive order to freeze federal hiring

Jan 23rd 2017 9:38PM On Monday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that put a freeze on federal hiring, except for national security employees, specifically those working with the “military, public safety, and public health.” The order was part of what is being called Trump’s “Contract with the American Voter” and was the second…

Trump heads to CIA after feud with intelligence agencies

Trump heads to CIA after feud with intelligence agencies WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump plans to visit CIA headquarters on Saturday in what could be an effort to mend fences after he criticized spy agencies for their investigation into Russian hacking during the presidential election. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said…

Trump aides deny summit with Putin planned

Jan 15th 2017 6:29AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two top aides to President-elect Donald Trump denied a published report on Saturday that he is planning to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin weeks after taking office. The Sunday Times of London reported that Trump had told British officials that such a summit was being…

Trump’s Homeland Security pick opposes some of his controversial plans

“We passed legislation on the defense bill prohibiting torture, including waterboarding. Do you intend to follow that law?” Sen. John McCain asked Gen. John Kelly during the hearing to confirm him as the head of the Department of Homeland Security. “Absolutely, senator,” Kelly replied. Kelly, Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Homeland Security,…

Obama: ‘I take some responsibility’ for massive Democratic losses during my presidency

Obama: ‘I take some responsibility’ for massive Democratic losses during my presidency President Barack Obama took partial responsibility for years of Democratic losses in governor’s mansions and statehouses across the country during his presidency. During an interview with the president on ABC’s “This Week,” host George Stephanopoulos pointed out that Democrats lost over 1,000 seats…