President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order changing most of President Barack Obama’s climate change policies, on Tuesday. “My administration is putting an end to the war on coal,” Trump said.
In a press briefing on Tuesday, press secretary Sean Spicer told veteran reporter April Ryan to "Please stop shaking your head again." His words provoked angry reactions on Twitter and made headlines on cable news shows. But to many women, the comments were not all that surprising.
A video released on Tuesday by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense shows alleged Islamic State group positions being attacked by government airstrikes. The footage shows plumes of smoke rising above houses believed to be used as hideouts by the extremists. The Ministry of Defense said in a statement attached to the video that the Islamic State group had suffered heavy losses in men and equipment following the attack. The statement did not say when the airstrikes took place.
Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration on Tuesday in one of her first public speeches since she lost the presidential election. Clinton faulted the Republican presidential administration repeatedly, from its abandoned health care policy to its representation of women in top jobs. She also rebuked White House press secretary Sean Spicer, again not by name, for chiding a black woman journalist for shaking her head during the daily news conference hours earlier.
The annual Cherry Blossom Festival in the nation’s capital is giving federal agencies a chance to teach visitors how to prevent damage from invasive plants and pests.
The Trump administration is going to great lengths to distance itself from former associates in the face of an F.B.I. investigation into whether there were connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held a press briefing after President Donald Trump pulled the GOP lead health care bill. When asked if congress is gridlocked Pelosi said, "it's our responsibility to find common ground," but that "it also depends on the motivation."
President Trump says he is moving on from the congressional health care bill after Speaker Paul Ryan failed to gather enough votes to pass it through the House of Representatives. In a statement after the bill's failure was announced, the president said that Obamacare would prove to be a disaster in 2017 and that Democrats would eventually work with him to draft a replacement.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reacts to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to pull the GOP-led health care bill.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said that “Obamacare is the law of the land,” after the GOP health care plan was pulled on Friday. “We came really close today, but we came up short,” Ryan said.
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