In late 2016, then-President Obama designated a 1.35 million acre swath of forest and red-rock canyons in southeast Utah as the Bears Ears National Monument. According to a White House statement, the monument was established “to protect some of our country’s most important cultural treasures, including abundant rock art, archeological sites, and lands considered sacred by Native American tribes.” It was a victory for local tribes and conservationists, but some Utah residents are wary of what they see as government overreach and are encouraging their state officials call on the Trump administration to rescind the monument status.
The fight for Bears Ears
Kelly ‘stunned’ by Congresswoman’s reaction to President’s call to widow
NFL Commissioner: ‘We believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem’
Trump denies account of call with soldier's widow
Sessions defends Comey firing, denies Russia collusion
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said he was “stunned” and “broken-hearted” by the comments made by Rep. Frederica Wilson on the President’s phone to the widow of a fallen soldier during the Thursday’s press briefing.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that players should stand during the national anthem, but also noted that the issue is more complicated and that the league is also open to dialogue. “We want to make sure that we’re understanding what the players are talking about, that’s complex,” he said.
President Donald Trump denied telling the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson the serviceman "must have known what he signed up for" — a claim made by Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson, who was present for the call.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee strongly defended President Trump’s firing of James Comey, and refused to discuss his confidential conversations with the President.
Senator John McCain jabbed Monday night at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics, saying at his National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony in Philadelphia that abandoning America's role as an international leader is "unpatriotic". The six-term Republican senator from Arizona made the remarks after receiving the award for a lifetime of service and sacrifice to the country.
President John F. Kennedy advocated for an income tax cut in this newsreel from August 1962 ahead of outlining his plan before Congress in January 1963. In 2017, a conservative group used part of Kennedy speaking about the tax cuts in a 30-second ad aimed at pressing three Democratic senators to embrace the Republican-led push for a tax overhaul.
President Trump held a joint press conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Oct. 16. He covered an array of topics including commenting on the soldier deaths in Niger for the first time and discussing his relationship with Congress.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly made his first public appearance in front of the press during Thursday’s briefing. Kelly emphasized that he’s not frustrated with this job and that he not planning on quitting. “I was brought to this job to control anything but the flow of information to our president,” he said.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to provide what he calls "Obamacare relief" for millions of Americans. He praised Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for his support during the announcement: "And I can say, when you get Rand Paul on your side, it has to be positive," stated Trump. Rand Paul had refused last month to vote for a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to provide what he calls "Obamacare relief" for millions of Americans. He says the action people more competition, more choices and lower premiums. Trump said he still wants Congress repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act.
Massive wildfires continue to sweep through Northern California's wine region, forcing emergency evacuations and destroying more than 2,000 buildings. The fires began Sunday evening, though the initial cause is under investigation.
President Trump met survivors and first responders of the Las Vegas mass shooting on Wednesday. He gave remarks praising the bravery of law enforcement and honoring survivors and those who lost their lives on that tragic day.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a press conference on October 4 addressing a story that said he called President Donald Trump a moron and that he was considering resigning. He called the report "petty."