Author: Alana Horowitz Satlin

Donald Trump Threatens To Stop Holding Press Briefings

THE HUFFINGTON POST President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at the media, threatening to stop holding press briefings. …Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future “press briefings” and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy??? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017 The Fake Media is working overtime today! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017 This is a developing story. Check back for...

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Congressman Asks Reporter To Explain The Health Care Bill He Just Voted For

THE HUFFINGTON POST A congressman who voted for the Republican health care bill despite not having read it needed a reporter to explain it to him. Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) on Thursday told CNN he hadn’t read the American Health Care Act, but that his staff had briefed him on its contents. But pressed later by The Buffalo News, Collins seemed to not be aware of how it actually affects his constituents. Harry E. Walker/MCT via Getty Images Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) admitted he wasn’t aware of some of the cuts in the GOP health care bill he voted for Thursday....

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Elizabeth Warren On Workplace Sexism: ‘Bill O’Reilly, We Are Looking At You’

THE HUFFINGTON POST Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out disgraced former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly as proof that sexism in the workplace is a serious issue. “Women know what it’s like to get paid less for doing the same job as a man. They know what it’s like to struggle with the skyrocketing cost of childcare, know what it’s like to go to college where sexual assault is all too common and know what it’s like to have a sexist boss,” Warren said in a speech Wednesday night. “And yes Bill O’Reilly, we are looking at you.” The...

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Chris Christie Is Helping Donald Trump Hide His Tax Returns

THE HUFFINGTON POST With friends like these, who needs transparency? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) this week became the latest Republican ally to help President Donald Trump keep his tax returns secret.  Christie on Monday vetoed legislation that would have required Trump to release his tax returns before seeking reelection in the state in 2020. New Jersey’s state legislature passed the legislation in March.  “Unwilling to cope with the results of last November’s election, the Legislature introduced this unconstitutional bill as a form of therapy to deal with their disbelief at the 2016 election results, and to play...

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Theresa May Calls For Snap Election Amid Brexit Negotiations

THE HUFFINGTON POST LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying the government had the right plan for negotiating the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union and she needed political unity in London. Sterling rose against the dollar after May made the surprise announcement outside her Downing Street office. “I have just chaired a meeting of the cabinet where we agreed that the government should call a General Election to be held on the 8th of June,” May...

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Donald Trump Honors Military Veterans He Once Mocked

THE HUFFINGTON POST President Donald Trump paid tribute to former prisoners of war, despite having mocked Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for having been captured. Declaring Sunday “National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day,” Trump said that “America honors our service men and women imprisoned during war.  These patriots have moved and inspired our Nation through their unyielding sacrifices and devout allegiance.” The honor, which is undoubtedly a deserving one, is a bit ironic given Trump’s previous comments about POWs. Trump has on multiple occasions criticized McCain’s military credentials and mocked him for having been a prisoner of war. “He’s a...

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Defense Secretary James Mattis Breaks With Other Cabinet Members On Climate Change

  In unpublished written testimony provided to the Senate Armed Services Committee after his confirmation hearing in January, Mattis said it was incumbent on the U.S. military to consider how changes like open-water routes in the thawing Arctic and drought in global trouble spots can pose challenges for troops and defense planners. He also stressed this is a real-time issue, not some distant what-if. “Climate change is impacting stability in areas of the world where our troops are operating today,” Mattis said in written answers to questions posed after the public hearing by Democratic members of the committee. “It is appropriate for the Combatant Commands to incorporate drivers of instability that impact the security environment in their areas into their planning.” Mattis has long espoused the position that the armed forces, for a host of reasons, need to cut dependence on fossil fuels and explore renewable energy where it makes sense. He had also, as commander of the U.S. Joint Forces Command in 2010, signed off on the Joint Operating Environment, which lists climate change as one of the security threats the military expected to confront over the next 25 years. But Mattis’ written statements to the Senate committee are the first direct signal of his determination to recognize climate change as a member of the Trump administration charged with leading the country’s armed forces. These remarks and others...

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WATCH: Jake Tapper Scolds White House On ‘Indefensible’ Wiretapping Claims

.@jaketapper: The White House is wasting time defending the indefensible when it should be trying to, say, improve your lives pic.twitter.com/JxTBBMAMHw — The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) March 13, 2017 CNN’s Jake Tapper challenged the White House over its bizarre attempts to explain President Donald Trump’s claims that the previous administration spied on him. But Tapper isn’t buying it. “Sometimes revisionism is so blatant, it’s not revisionism, it’s just a complete rewrite,” he said. “The White House is now spending its energy and your tax dollars trying to change demonstrably false assertions into perfectly understandable beliefs tangentially related to the original lie. While doing so, they’re squandering their own credibility, and they’re wasting time defending the indefensible, instead of devoting time to, say, improving your lives.” “We as a nation have had to live in this farce for the past nine days,” Tapper added. Watch the full segment...

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