President Trump says many important decisions have been made following a high level national security meeting at Camp David.
President Trump tweets out a dignified farewell to his long time Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.
President Trump scraps plans to create an advisory council on infrastructure. The panel, which was in the process of being formed, was intended to guide the president as he spends up to one trillion dollars on infrastructure projects.
Seven Al-Shabaab terrorists are killed by U.S. airstrikes in Somalia. The U.S. dropped three strikes against the group on Wednesday and Thursday just days after an Al-Shabaab mine killed five Kenyan police officers.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions continues to crack down on illegal immigration, saying sanctuary cities are contributing to issues with violent gangs and drugs. During a speech Thursday to dozens of law enforcement officers in North Carolina, Sessions said cities that shield illegals are adding to the problems caused by gangs like MS-13.
. S. trade representatives are looking to make big changes to NAFTA. American delegates laid down hard lines during the first day of formal negotiations, saying they would not settle for ‘cosmetic changes’ to the trade agreement. Meanwhile, the New Zealand trade minister says there is a good chance of signing a free-trade deal with other nations despite the U.S. pulling out.
President Trump unleashes a series of tweets targeting Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and the “fake news” media. The president called Graham a publicity-seeker, and said the South Carolina Senator told disgusting lies about the administrations response to violence in Charlottesville. Meanwhile, VA Secretary David Shulkin defends the president’s comments of denouncing white supremacists and neo-nazis.
More than 100 legislators push for new oil and natural gas drilling in areas off the U.S. coast. 118 lawmakers signed a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, urging the department to consider more expansive drilling programs when it re-writes a five year leasing outline.
President Trump is pulling the plug on two of his economic advisory councils. In a tweet Wednesday, the president said quote, “rather than putting pressure on the business people of the Manufacturing Council and Strategy and Policy Forum, I am ending both.”