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Taller, stronger fence design approved for White House

WASHINGTON — A planning agency has approved the design of a taller, stronger fence around the White House. The Secret Service says Thursday’s approval by the National Capital Planning Commission means the agency can move forward with contracting to build the new fence. The changes were proposed after a series of people managed to scale the current 7-foot-tall barrier. In ...

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House scraps Social Security gun background check rule

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Congress on Thursday scrapped Obama-era rules on the environment and guns, counting on a new ally in the White House to help reverse years of what the GOP calls excessive regulation. The Senate gave final approval to a measure eliminating a rule to prevent coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams, while the House ...

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White House puts Iran ‘on notice,' slams nuclear deal

President Trump is “officially putting Iran on notice,” amplifying the administration’s already blustery talk about Tehran. White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday spoke to reporters during the daily press briefing, using his moment in front of the podium to offer what appeared to be a thinly veiled threat against the regime. “As of today we’re officially putting ...

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Scott Walker advises White House on gutting federal unions

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he spoke with Vice President Pence about how the White House can implement on a federal level parts of the Republican governor’s contentious policy that all-but eliminated collective bargaining for public sector unions in the state. President Trump has talked about wanting to weaken collective bargaining protections for federal employees, ...

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BREAKING: Washington on LOCKDOWN after suspicious package found near WHITE HOUSE

Secret service agents confirmed they were investigating the discovery and that several roads around the White House had been sealed off.   They said the package was found at Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street at the heart of the Capitol. Washington has been on high alert since the inauguration of controversial president Donald Trump. Protests against some of his unpopular ...

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Martellus Bennett says he won’t visit Donald Trump White House

While Tom Brady would be thrilled to visit Donald Trump in the White House after winning another Super Bowl title, tight end Martellus Bennett will pass. “Most likely not,” Bennett told the Sporting News. “I don’t support the person in it.” Bennett was not afraid to voice his political opinion, unlike his quarterback as Brady dodged questions about Trump as ...

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White House defends refugee ban, Steve Bannon's spot on NSC

White House Press Secretary defended President Trump’s temporary refugee ban and Holocaust Remembrance Day statement that didn’t mention Jews while saying government workers who don’t agree with Trump should quit in another fiercely combative press conference Monday. Spicer led off the conference by arguing there were no differences in the language between Trump’s executive order that promoted his controversial senior ...

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Sean Spicer defends White House statement after omitting Jews

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer strongly defended President Trump amid criticism over omitting the killing of 6 million Jews or anti-Semitism in a statement released on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “The president went out of his way to recognize the Holocaust and the suffering that went through it and the people that were affected by it and the loss ...

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Sean Spicer defends White House statement after omitting Jews

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer strongly defended President Trump amid criticism over omitting the killing of 6 million Jews or anti-Semitism in a statement released on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “The president went out of his way to recognize the Holocaust and the suffering that went through it and the people that were affected by it and the loss ...

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Does the EU want to see Trump in PRISON? Brussels chief's White House threat

The President is at the centre of a political storm after he signed an executive order restricting entry into the US for nationals from seven Muslim-majority country for 90 days. Many world leaders have criticised the White House, with many branding the move “unconstitutional”. Federica Mogherini has issued her own statement condemning Mr Trump, with the 43-year-old Italian pledging continued ...

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