Politics

Trump denounces anti-Semitic threats as 'horrible' after facing criticism

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump denounced anti-Semitism Tuesday after facing criticism that he has not come out strongly enough against recent threats directed at U.S. Jewish centers. “The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate …

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White House says mass deportation not goal of immigration memos despite fears among many

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — New memos unveiled by the Trump administration Tuesday outline a sweeping plan to detain and deport certain undocumented immigrants as well as add more than 15,000 immigration, border patrol and customs agents, but White House press secretary Sean Spicer said mass deportation is not the goal. One of the memos — signed by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly …

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McMaster needs Senate confirmation because he's a three-star general

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The position of National Security Adviser does not require Senate confirmation, but when three-star generals like Trump’s pick for the position, H.R. McMaster, change jobs within the service they do need the approval. The rule has nothing to do with the White House, but rather the military: all three and four-star generals must receive Senate confirmation …

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How H.R. McMaster's military rank could affect his role as national security adviser

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The naming of Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster to be President Trump’s new National Security Adviser has raised some questions about how an active duty officer can serve in the job. But, it has been done before. McMaster will be the fourth active duty military officer to serve in the role as National Security Adviser. There are …

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Trump denounces anti-Semitic threats as 'horrible'

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump denounced anti-Semitism Tuesday after facing criticism that he has not come out strongly enough against recent threats directed at U.S. Jewish centers. “The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate …

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New immigration memos announce more than 15,000 new hires

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Department of Homeland Security released two new memos Tuesday morning about immigration enforcement, including the hiring of more than 15,000 new employees. The memos note that when it comes to deportations, the DHS will continue to prioritize criminal aliens who pose a public safety risk, but DHS employees will still enforce the law as it pertains to …

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Trump denounces anti-Semitism: 'It has to stop'

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump denounced anti-Semitism Tuesday after facing criticism that he has not come out strongly enough against recent threats directed at U.S. Jewish centers. “The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate …

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President Trump visits African American history museum

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump visited the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture Tuesday, touring various exhibits including the “Paradox of Liberty” and one profiling Dr. Ben Carson, the president’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Joining the president for the tour was daughter Ivanka Trump, Dr. Ben Carson and …

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Everything you need to know about Trump's new national security adviser HR McMaster

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a West Point graduate who was awarded the Silver Star during the Gulf War, was chosen to be Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, replacing Michael Flynn, who resigned last week following the revelation that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Russia. McMaster, who will remain on active …

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Lt. Gen. HR McMaster to remain on active duty as national security adviser

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump announced Monday that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is his new national security adviser — and White House press secretary Sean Spicer said he would remain on active duty while filling the post. This comes after Trump’s first appointee to the post, Michael Flynn, resigned after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts …

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