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inside the white house-cabinet battle over trump's immigration order


minutes later, white house press secretary sean spicer told reporters at the daily briefing that "there was proper coordination and preparation" between the white house and the dhs.if the white house is now serious about working with the cabinet, that's a positive sign and means that this series of events had a constructive impact on policymaking. but there's a good chance that this won't be the last time kelly, mattis and tillerson will have to confront bannon and miller. score their first battle as a tie.






white house spokespeople will no longer appear on cnn because it doesn’t ‘promot


you may not be seeing senior trump advisor kellyanne conway on cnn in the near future.according to politico, the trump white house will no longer send spokespeople or surrogates onto cnn shows, complaining that the cable news network broadcasts “fake news.”“we’re sending surrogates to places where we think it makes sense to promote our agenda,” a white house official told politico, indicating they believe cnn has been unfair to them.as it stands now, cnn already employs several trump advocates including kayleigh mcenany, jeffrey lord and former sen. rick santorum.it was not clear whether white house press secretary sean spicer will be taking questions from cnn reporters at his daily briefs.






house it workers targeted in investigation for alleged theft


washington — house technology workers are being investigated by the u.s. capitol police for alleged theft, two members of congress said friday.an internal probe prompted by "suspicious activity" found that "a number of house policies and procedures had been violated," reps. gregg harper, r-miss., and robert brady, d-pa., said in a statement. they said the workers' access to the house computer system has been blocked.harper chairs the house administration committee, which oversees the chamber's day-to-day operations. brady is the panel's top democrat.two people familiar with the investigation said five staffers are involved.one said the probe involves possible overbilling of hundreds of thousands of dollars. about 14 offices have been asked to change their computer security information beca






crews battle m ive house fire in barrington


fire crews were battling an extra-alarm house fire in northwest suburban barrington early tuesday, officials said.the fire was called in about 2 a.m. in the 26100 block of cuba road and was quickly declared a 4-alarm due to lack of water in the area. firefighters had to transport water to the home due to lack of fire hydrants in the area.no one was reported injured.officials said the home was about 6,000 square feet and appeared to be under renovation.barrington countryside fire chief jim kreher said neighbors reported seeing flames shooting from the roof before it collapsed.the fire is the second barrington house fire since sunday, when a vacant house on west russell street was damaged by a fire.check back for updates






house committee recommends expelling oklahoma lawmaker


oklahoma city — a special house committee investigating a tulsa republican lawmaker accused of ually har ing two former legislative istants has recommended he be kicked out of office.if the house votes to expel, it would be the first time in state history. expulsion requires a two-thirds majority vote.the committee's report says rep. dan kirby took one of his legislative istants to a strip club and received topless p os of her.kirby initially resigned in late december after reports of a publicly funded settlement with another woman surfaced, but later rescinded his resignation. he has denied wrongdoing, although he acknowledged an inappropriate relationship with one of the women.the committee also determined the house had the authority to spend money to settle the wrongful termination agre






what it's like to be a fly in a house with a cat


there could be nothing more terrifying as a fly than to be t ped in a house with a feisty cat. actually, if we flash back to the movie the fly, the only thing scarier might be a spider’s web…ugh.full story at youtube.more great cats. posted by josh urich






'standing together' in white house protest


protesters near the white house in washington who are opposing president trump's executive order have been speaking to the 's rajini vaidyanathan.the trump administration is standing firm over its ban on immigration from seven countries despite court rulings and m demonstrations.trump executive order: white house stands firm over travel ban






police: man, 70, dies in elmont house fire


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya 70-year-old man died in a house fire urday, feb. 4, 2017, in elmont, n au police said. (credit: paul mazza) a 70-year-old elmont man died in a house fire early urday despite efforts by his son and firefighters to save him, police said.when firefighters responded to a home on dutch broadway at 12:20 a.m. they found a man, 31, who had escaped after an unsuccessful attempt to reach his father who was t ped by the fire in an upstairs bedroom, n au county police said in a news release.after...






group leaks white house staffers’ direct phone numbers after trump kills obama’s


president donald trump’s white house has made it nearly impossible for his constituents, the people of the united states of america, to offer feedback over his actions.the white house used to have a public comment line that individuals could call to speak with a staffer about everything former president barack obama did in his eight years to cause some outrage. but trump, not a fan of bad reviews, has taken that down.an anonymous group of citizens has found a way around trump’s closed comment line — or rather, they have taken the time to dig up all the direct phone numbers to reach staff at the white house.the group set up a website called “white house comment line” where it has listed all the numbers to reach white house staff, and a guide as to what you should say when you call, who will






germany: 6 teenagers found dead in garden house


berlin — police in germany say the bodies of six teenagers have been found dead in a garden house near the southern city of wuerzburg.bavarian police say the owner of the garden in arnstein, about 75 kilometers (46.6 miles) east of frankfurt, found the bodies of his son, daughter and four others, all aged 18 or 19, on sunday morning.he went there to investigate after failing to reach his children, who held a party at the garden on urday night.wuerzburg police said in a statement that the circumstances surrounding the deaths still are unclear. they say there were no immediate indications of a violent crime at the garden house.






germany: 6 teenagers found dead in garden house


berlin -- police in germany say the bodies of six teenagers have been found dead in a garden house near the southern city of wuerzburg.bavarian police say the owner of the garden in arnstein, about 46 miles east of frankfurt, found the bodies of his son, daughter and four others, all aged 18 or 19, on sunday morning.he went there to investigate after failing to reach his children, who held a party at the garden on urday night.wuerzburg police said in a statement that the circumstances of the deaths still are unclear, but that there were no immediate indications of a violent crime at the garden house.






trump discusses safe zones in syria with jordan’s king: white house


u.s. president donald trump discussed with jordan’s king abdullah the possibility of establishing safe zones in syria, the white house said on thursday.trump met with king abdullah briefly in washington on thursday morning, the white house said in a statement. trump said last week he would establish safe zones in syria for refugees fleeing violence in the war-torn country.(reporting by eric beech)






the white house might not be ok with the term 'ban,' but trump is


president trump tweeted a day after white house press secretary sean spicer, homeland security secretary john kelly and other top administration officials insisted that trump's order to keep out travelers from seven predominantly muslim countries was not a "ban." read more






my playhome lite - doll house


my playhome lite gives your kids a taste of the acclaimed "my playhome". get the full version for more rooms and free updates. featured in the new york times: apps to keep children happy. top 10 best kids apps of the year - bestkidsapps.com. best of the year - appaddict. net. readers' top 10 the year - smartappsforkids.com. readers' choice award the year - bestkidsapps.com. editor's choice award - children's technology review "you really ought to grab this app. my kids cannot stop playing with this one. ". theiphonemom.com. my playhome is a doll house for the igeneration. imagine a doll house where your child can use everything, even the closets, tv and shower. where you can fry an egg and feed the family pizza. where you can pour drinks, blow bubbles and turn out the lights. imagine a






netanyahu takes conciliatory tone on white house statement about settlements


israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu on friday took a conciliatory tone in response to the white house statement that said israel’s settlement construction “may not be helpful” in achieving peace with the palestinians. “while we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal,” white house press secretary sean spicer said in a statement thursday....






crews battle m ive house fire in barrington


fire crews were battling an extra-alarm house fire in northwest suburban barrington early tuesday, officials said.the fire was called in about 2 a.m. in the 26100 block of cuba road and was quickly declared a 4-alarm due to lack of water in the area. firefighters had to transport water to the home due to lack of fire hydrants in the area.ryan mckeon, spokesman for barrington countryside fire protection district, said fire crews were still on scene as of 9:30 a.m.no one was reported injured.officials said the home was about 6,000 square feet and appeared to be under renovation.barrington countryside fire chief jim kreher said neighbors reported seeing flames shooting from the roof before it collapsed.the fire is the second barrington house fire since sunday, when a vacant house on west russ






crews battle m ive house fire in barrington


fire crews were battling an extra-alarm house fire in northwest suburban barrington early tuesday, officials said.the fire was called in about 2 a.m. in the 26100 block of cuba road and was quickly declared a 4-alarm due to lack of water in the area. firefighters had to transport water to the home due to lack of fire hydrants in the area.ryan mckeon, spokesman for barrington countryside fire protection district, said fire crews were still on scene as of 9:30 a.m.no one was reported injured.officials said the home was about 6,000 square feet and appeared to be under renovation.barrington countryside fire chief jim kreher said neighbors reported seeing flames shooting from the roof before it collapsed.the fire is the second barrington house fire since sunday, when a vacant house on west russ






melissa mccarthy kills it as sean spicer in snl white house press conference


in what we hope will be a recurring snl role, melissa mccarthy played white house press secretary sean spicer in a hilarious spoof press conference from the white house briefing room.“settle down, settle down!” spicer yelled to begin before engaging in heated verbal sparring with members of the press corps.spicer apologized for getting relations with the press off to a rocky start, “and by ‘rocky,’ i mean the movie cos i e out here to punch you in the face. also, i don’t talk so good.”watch the video, embedded below:






melissa mccarthy kills it as sean spicer in snl white house press conference


in what we hope will be a recurring snl role, melissa mccarthy played white house press secretary sean spicer in a hilarious spoof press conference from the white house briefing room.“settle down, settle down!” spicer yelled to begin before engaging in heated verbal sparring with members of the press corps.spicer apologized for getting relations with the press off to a rocky start, “and by ‘rocky,’ i mean the movie cos i e out here to punch you in the face. also, i don’t talk so good.”watch the video, embedded below:






gop running into opposition from gop on tax overhaul


washington — house republicans face opposition to their plan to overhaul the way corporations pay federal taxes from a powerful group of lawmakers — other republicans.the senate's no. 2 republican and the chamber's top republican tax-writer have both been critical. and president donald trump says he doesn't love it.the house gop plan would s the 35 percent tax on corporate profits and replace it with something called a "border adjustment tax."the new 20 percent tax would be applied to the profits from all goods consumed in the u.s., whether they are made in america or imported. profits from exports would be exempt.house gop leaders say the proposal would boost american manufacturers and help u.s. companies compete abroad. critics say it could drive up consumer prices.






75-year-old grandmother from iran tells the story of her detention at lax


white house seems to back away from part of new refugee plan amid gop backlashwhite house seems to back away from part of new refugee plan amid gop backlash jan. 29, 2017, 3:56 p.m. this is our look at president trump's administration and the rest of washington: white house clarifies how new policy impacts green card holders some republicans say trump directive may have...white house seems to back away from part of new refugee plan amid gop backlash jan. 29, 2017, 3:56 p.m. this is our look at president trump's administration and the rest of washington: white house clarifies how new policy impacts green card holders some republicans say trump directive may have...






germany: generator caused 6 teens' carbon monoxide poisoning


berlin — german investigators say six teenagers who died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a garden house in bavaria had been using a gasoline-powered generator that wasn't authorized for indoor use.the owner of the garden in arnstein found the bodies of his son, daughter and four other young men on sunday morning. all were aged 18 or 19. he went to the house after failing to reach his children, who had held a party there on urday night.investigators determined tuesday that carbon monoxide poisoning was the cause of death. on thursday, wuerzburg prosecutors and police said they had pinned down the generator as the source of the gas. they're still looking into who was responsible for installing the device at the garden house.






trump administration says it will keep lgbtq protections


the white house says the new administration has no interest in rolling back protections of lgbtq workers. “president donald j. trump is determined to protect the rights of all americans, including the lgbtq community,” said a white house statement released tuesday morning. the statement goes on to say that a 2014 executive order prohibiting discrimination against lgbtq employees at federal contractors will remain in effect. “the president is proud to have been the first ever gop nominee to mention the lgbtq community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression,” the statement says. the white house statement appeared to come in response to rumors that mr. trump would soon sign an executive order that would remove some protections






'cash mob' responds to anti-immigrant act at oak lawn restaurant


mohammed ibrahim knows just how dangerous the islamic state group can be.the terrorist group bombed his parent's house, his brother's house and killed three of his cousins when they invaded tikrit, iraq, last year, he said tuesday.the valparaiso university law student says he wants to stop is... (teresa auch schultz)






visa holders hurry to board flights to u.s. amid travel ban reprieve


late friday night, some of president donald trump's top advisers huddled on the phone to craft a response to a court ruling that blocked the white house's refugee and immigration ban.the white house statement slammed the order as "outrageous." but the president's lawyers quickly raised objections...






where money flowed in the 2016 battle for the legislature


the election that mattered most to minnesota in 2016 was the battle for control of the state capitol, and especially the ly contested house.republicans successfully fended off the dfl and expanded their house majority, while capturing the senate for just the second time in four decades. paign finance data detailing contributions and spending in 2016, released feb. 1, 2017, show big money flowed into the most competitive races, with 60 percent being spent in just 19 districts between the house and senate.in the house, the gop outspent the dfl -- $1.36 for every $1. in the senate, however, roles were reversed, with the dfl spending $1.52 for every $1 spent by the gop.the maps below show total spending in each state house and senate district, combining candidate spending with independent expe






white house makes ultimatum to diplomats


white house press secretary sean spicer has said us envoys who don't understand why or how president donald trump's travel ban keeps america safe should "get with the programme or they can go." he was responding to reports that hundreds of us diplomats are set to formally criticise president trump's new immigration restrictions.






white house says donald trump won't roll back lgbtq protections


the white house is embroiled in a debate over whether to reverse some key protections the obama administration extended to lesbian, gay, bi ual and transgender workers, according to several people briefed on the process.a draft of a potential executive order began circulating in washington over... (juliet eilperin, sandhya somashekhar)






hill republicans deny drafting travel ban


one of the white house’s main defenses of president donald trump’s new ban on foreigners from certain muslim-majority countries is that the executive order was, in fact, drafted by fellow republicans in congress. leading house republicans, however, are pushing back on that claim, insisting they were not consulted on the text of the order, let alone…






'this is not a joke': samantha bee to host 'not the white house correspondents’


sorry, president trump. samantha bee will be unavailable to host the annual white house correspondents' dinner. "full frontal with samantha bee" announced monday that it would be hosting "not the white house correspondents' dinner" on april 29 in washington, d.c., the same night as this year's white house correspondents' dinner is scheduled to take place. "executives at tbs offered their full support of the gala by nodding politely and then muttering under their breath as we turned around," bee quipped in a statement released monday. "the evening is sure to bring plenty of surprises, , food, and laughter — and if you're not careful, you just might learn something. specifically, you'll learn how screwed we'd be without a free press." the correspondents' dinner is traditionally attended






hill republicans deny any involvement in drafting of travel ban


one of the white house’s main defenses of president donald trump’s new ban on foreigners from certain muslim-majority countries is that the executive order was, in fact, drafted by fellow republicans in congress. leading house republicans, however, are pushing back on that claim, insisting they were not consulted on the text of the order, let alone…






germany: generator caused 6 teens’ carbon monoxide poisoning


berlin (ap) — german investigators say six teenagers who died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a garden house in bavaria had been using a gasoline-powered generator that wasn’t authorized for indoor use.the owner of the garden in arnstein found the bodies of his son, daughter and four other young men on sunday morning. all were aged 18 or 19. he went to the house after failing to reach his children, who had held a party there on urday night.investigators determined tuesday that carbon monoxide poisoning was the cause of death. on thursday, wuerzburg prosecutors and police said they had pinned down the generator as the source of the gas. they’re still looking into who was responsible for installing the device at the garden house.






trump administration scuttled state department’s holocaust statement that mentio


president donald trump delivered a statement on international holocaust memorial day on monday that received backlash for not mentioning the jewish people. while white supremacist leader richard spencer praised the statement as a “de-judification” of the holocaust, many including sen. tim kaine and former hillary clinton runningmate slammed it as “holocaust denial.”state department officials drafted their own statement last month that mentioned the jewish victims of the holocaust, but the white house moved forward with its own version, according to people familiar with the process who spoke with politico.they noted that the state department’s office of the special envoy on holocaust issues had written up a statement that commemorated the jewish victims of the holocaust, which the white hou






samantha bee plans counter white house correspondents dinner


new york — comic samantha bee is throwing a counter-party to the annual white house correspondents dinner this spring.scheduled for the same april night as the real dinner, bee said monday she'll welcome journalists and "non-irritating celebrities to the first annual not the white house correspondents dinner. bee, host of tbs' "full frontal" weekly show, will hold the party at washington's willard el.often called the "nerd prom," the real dinner mixes politicians, journalists and celebrities. some critics suggest it's an uncomfortable mingling of journalists and their sources, and it remains to be seen how the event will be changed with the trump administration.bee said all proceeds from the dinner will go to the committee to protect journalists.






muslim exclusions, nsc shakeup reflect bannon’s growing power


advertisement | advertise on newsdaywhite house chief of staff reince priebus, left, and advisor steve bannon walk to marine one on the south lawn of the white house, thursday, jan. 26, 2017 in washington, d.c. (credit: afp/getty images / brendan smialowski) the best or the breitbart-est?if donald trump went to washington to knock down the house, steve bannon is his bulldozer and wrecking ball.bannon — the nationalist firebrand and former breitbart news honcho — rammed through the order stopping travelers from seven-muslim majority countries with little to no consultation with the agencies that would have to deal with enforcing it and...






what it’s like to be a fly in a house with a cat


there could be nothing more terrifying as a fly than to be t ped in a house with a feisty cat. actually, if we flash back to the movie the fly, the only thing scarier might be a spider's web...ugh. the post what it’s like to be a fly in a house with a cat appeared first on holy kaw!.






house votes to void obama rule on mining, drilling payments


washington — the republican-led house has voted to overturn a regulation from president barack obama's tenure that requires companies to disclose payments made to the u.s. and foreign governments relating to mining and drilling.the house is using an arcane tool that allows a simple majority of both gop-led chambers to invalidate regulations issued in the final months of obama's presidency.the vote for repeal was 255 7.the rule was intended to promote transparency so that citizens in some of the world's most impoverished countries can hold their governments accountable for the wealth generated through mining and drilling.but republicans countered that the regulation requires u.s. companies to hand over key details of how they bid and compete while many foreign competitors are under no oblig






trump adding cia back to national security council: white house


president donald trump will amend his recent national security council reorganization to add the cia to the group, the white house said on monday.white house spokesman sean spicer said the cia had not been part of the national security forum since 2005, but he said trump was making the change out of respect for director mike pompeo and others at the agency.susan rice, president barack obama’s national security adviser, on sunday tweeted to ask why the cia was not part of the group. trump was also criticized for adding chief strategist steve bannon, a political adviser, to the national security council.(reporting by emily stephenson; editing by chris reese)






where money flowed in the 2016 battle for the legislature


the election that mattered most to minnesota in 2016 was the battle for control of the state capitol, and especially the ly contested house.republicans successfully fended off the dfl and expanded their house majority, while capturing the senate for just the second time in four decades. paign finance data detailing contributions and spending in 2016, released feb. 1, 2017, show big money flowed into the most competitive races, with 60 percent being spent in just 26 districts between the house and senate.the maps below show total spending in each state house and senate district, combining candidate spending with independent expenditures made for or against those candidates by outside political groups, according to data from the minnesota paign finance and public disclosure board. candidate






democrats decry trump threat to fire inspectors general


washington — democrats on the house oversight committee are asking the white house for information about reports that president donald trump's transition team threatened to remove a host of inspectors general from their posts.democrats elijah cummings of maryland and gerald connolly of virginia said trump officials apparently contacted as many as eight inspectors general earlier this month to inform them their positions were "temporary" and that they should begin looking for other employment.the democrats said the threats appear to have been withdrawn amid complaints from lawmakers and the inspectors general, "but there is no official communication confirming that this occurred."the lawmakers asked white house counsel donald mcgahn to confirm in writing that trump has no plans to fire any






house speaker ryan doesn't rule out troops in syria to fight islamic state


the distance between healthpolicy ideology and life-or-death health care narrowed to a few feet at a nationally televised town hall meeting this week when a small-business man from arizona stood up and faced house speaker paul ryan."just like you, i was a republican," jeff jeans began. standing... (amy goldstein)






cnn turns down white house offer of kellyanne conway to appear on sunday shows:


pushing back at president donald trump’s attacks on the network, cnn has said “no thanks” to a white house offer of kellyanne conway to speak for the president on this week’s state of the union show on sunday.according to the huffington post, vice president mike pence will appear on nbc’s meet the press, abc’s this week, cbs’s face the nation, and fox news sunday, but no white house official will be on cnn’s state of the union with host jake tapper.the huffington post reports that a white house spokesperson said they “offered multiple guests for state of the union and they declined.”according to the report pence was not offered as an option to cnn — which has been the subject of intense criticism from the president and his defenders — but senior adviser conway was suggested only to have th






ancient shopping list found as stately home renovated


a letter listing mundane items dated october 1633 has been discovered during renovations of knowle house, a stately tudor home in kent.jan cutajar, the man responsible for the renovations, tells world service about the rare find.(p o: robert d r's letter. credit: national trust knowle house)






internet stunned as spicer says trump ‘went out of his way’ to recognize holocau


instead of apologizing for the oversight, however, the white house has doubled down and claimed that the statement didn’t make any mention of jews because millions of other people died at the nazis’ hands, not only jews.on monday, white house press secretary sean spicer defended the administration’s statement, and slammed critics for “nitpicking” it.“the president went out of his way to recognize the holocaust,” a frustrated spicer said.additionally, spicer said that trump’s statement on the holocaust was “widely praised,” despite the fact that several jewish groups, ranging from the anti-defamation league to the aforementioned rjc, publicly criticized it.the reaction to spicer’s latest defense of the administration’s holocaust statement was swift and fierce, and jewish conservatives such






the new yorker, vanity fair cancel white house parties


american magazines the new yorker and vanity fair have pulled out of their own respective white house correspondents’ dinner events, as reported by the new york times. the new yorker has cancelled the pre-party it usually holds at the w el, in washington, according to spokeswoman natalie raabe. and vanity fair , whose editor graydon carter…






hpi to replace batteries in notebook pcs due to overheating hazard


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