National Newswatch

Trump signs order setting stage to ban Huawei from U.S.

May 15 2019 — — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order laying the groundwork to block Chinese telecommunications companies like Huawei from selling equipment in the U.S., a move aimed at neutralizing Beijing’s ability to compromise next-generation wireless networks and U.S. computer systems.

Trudeau’s reelection bid faces the Trump test

May 2 2019 — Alexander Panetta — The Canadian leader was so concerned about Trump he secretly practiced his handshake before their first meeting. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agonized over what might seem like an inconsequential detail before his first meeting with President Donald Trump: how to shake hands. During a February 2017 flight to Washington to meet the president, Trudeau was […]

Pelosi: No vote on new NAFTA until Mexico changes labor laws

Apr 2 2019 — — Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated on Tuesday the House will not consider President Donald Trump’s new North American trade pact until after Mexico has passed and implemented its major labor law reforms. In an interview with POLITICO Playbook, the California Democrat explained that Mexico must pass labor law reforms required under the replacement deal for NAFTA […]

Trump to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over Golan heights

Mar 21 2019 — — President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the United States will formally recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights. “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” the […]

Former Clinton adviser: Hillary will run in 2020

Nov 12 2018 — — Two-time Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will mount a third bid for the White House, longtime Clinton adviser Mark Penn wrote in an op-ed published Sunday by The Wall Street Journal, predicting that the former first lady and secretary of state is readying a “Hillary 4.0” campaign for 2020.

Behind the scenes with Trump and Trudeau: How they made nice

Oct 3 2018 — Alexander Panetta — After months of tension and insults in their trade war, President Donald Trump tried out a new role with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: peacemaker. Several sources familiar with a Monday call between the two leaders described the president dominating the conversation with an almost uninterrupted burst of enthusiasm, speaking for the vast majority of […]

Trump personally lobbying GOP senators to flip on Sessions

Aug 30 2018 — — The willingness of Republican senators to turn on Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the result of a furious lobbying campaign from President Donald Trump, who for the past 10 days has been venting his anger at Sessions to “any senator who will listen,” as one GOP Senate aide put it.

Attorney: Cohen has incriminating information about Trump

Aug 22 2018 — — The attorney for Michael Cohen said Tuesday night that his client has information that would bolster special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation. “I do know,” attorney Lanny Davis told CNN’s Don Lemon, “Michael Cohen has information that would be of interest to Mr. Mueller in his probe of a conspiracy to corrupt American democracy.”

Trump says his administration will look into Twitter ‘shadow banning’ Republicans

Jul 26 2018 — — President Donald Trump said Thursday that his administration “will look into” allegations that Twitter has reduced the visibility of certain prominent conservatives on its platform, a practice referred to as “shadow banning.” “Twitter ‘SHADOW BANNING’ prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints,” Trump wrote on […]

Kudlow: Trudeau ‘stabbed us in the back’

Jun 10 2018 — — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow repeatedly accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of “betrayal” and saying he “stabbed us in the back” for standing up to President Donald Trump after the G-7 meeting.

‘Too inconvenient’: Trump goes rogue on phone security

May 22 2018 — — President Donald Trump uses a White House cellphone that isn’t equipped with sophisticated security features designed to shield his communications, according to two senior administration officials — a departure from the practice of his predecessors that potentially exposes him to hacking or surveillance.

Ronny Jackson won’t return to old job as Trump’s physician

Apr 30 2018 — — White House physician Ronny Jackson will not return to his role as the president’s personal physician, according to two senior administration officials, after a string of allegations caused the Navy rear admiral to withdraw his nomination last week to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Republicans sound the alarm after likely loss in Pennsylvania

Mar 14 2018 — — Republicans on Wednesday struggled to explain their likely loss in the Pennsylvania special election: GOP leaders warned lawmakers that the outcome in the pro-Trump district could spell disaster in the midterms if they don’t respond forcefully, but many lawmakers dismissed the race as an anomaly and seemed to be in denial.