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President Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for U.S. Supreme Court

7:16 pm Jan. 31, 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday selected federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, moving to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia with someone strongly backed by more conservative groups, as Mr. Trump urged Democrats to support his nominee.

“The qualifications of Judge Gorsuch are beyond dispute,” President Trump said at the White House, as he praised Gorsuch’s experience as a lawyer and appellate judge.

“It

President Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for U.S. Supreme Court

7:16 pm Jan. 31, 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday selected federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, moving to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia with someone strongly backed by more conservative groups, as Mr. Trump urged Democrats to support his nominee.

“The qualifications of Judge Gorsuch are beyond dispute,” President Trump said at the White House, as he praised Gorsuch’s experience as a lawyer and appellate judge.

“It

Democrats slow two Trump nominees as Cabinet spat heats up in Senate

10:06 am Jan. 31, 2017

Democrats on Tuesday delayed votes on two of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees by boycotting the meeting of a key Senate committee, drawing strong condemnation from senior Republicans who accused Democrats of trying to do anything they can to undermine the Trump Administration.

“I think it’s pathetic,” said an aggravated Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who presided over a Senate Finance Committee meeting that had only empty seats on the Democratic side of

White House tells State Department dissenters to back Trump or go

6:23 pm Jan. 30, 2017

The White House on Monday had a blunt message for U.S. foreign service officers who are internally voicing their opposition to President Trump’s recently issued executive order on immigration, telling career State Department workers that they can either get on board with the Trump Administration, or find a new job.

“If these career bureaucrats have a problem with it, I think that they should either get with the program, or they

Political and legal fight quickly starts over Trump immigration order

4:55 pm Jan. 28, 2017

From New York, NY –

The battle over President Donald Trump’s executive order to restrict the admission of certain refugees into the U.S. flared in both legal and political circles on this Saturday, as lawyers tried to free up to a dozen people detained at JFK Airport outside this city, and critics in Congress denounced the President’s move.

“It’s not a Muslim ban, it’s working out very nicely,” the President said

Text of Trump Executive Order suspending refugee admissions

7:11 pm Jan. 27, 2017

The White House has released the specific text of the Executive Order signed on Friday afternoon by President Donald Trump, which would suspend refugee admissions into the United States for 120 days, blocking visas for some Muslims by singling out seven specific nations, as Mr. Trump said it was necessary to protect Americans from possible terror threats.

“We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very

Congress frowns on new Trump plan for tariffs on imports from Mexico

6:25 pm Jan. 26, 2017

There was no rush from lawmakers in either party in Congress to rally around a plan floated by the White House on Thursday, which would pay for the construction of a wall along the southern border with Mexico by levying a 20 percent tax on imports from that country, as members of both parties signaled their displeasure.

“This would be a tax on Americans to pay for the wall,” said Rep.