After threatening to veto it, President Trump revealed that he would sign the omnibus bill passed by Congress late Thursday, noting that he was "unhappy" about "a lot of things" in the bill but that he'd approve it for "national security" reasons.
Kellyanne Conway, the adviser to President Donald Trump who is the White House official helping oversee the administration’s response to the opioid crisis, shared advice to young listeners: “eat the ice cream, have the french fry, don’t buy the street drug. Believe me, it all works out.”
President Donald Trump's White House is threatened by allegations from his past, with court cases looming from an adult film star, a former Playboy model and a reality show contestant. Trump has denied accusations from all three women.
President Donald Trump met with some of the nation's top law enforcement officials to speak out against so-called sanctuary cities on March 20, 2018. At the meeting, Rep. Martha McSally, (R) Arizona, noted that Arizona does not have any sanctuary cities, but it borders California which does have them. She suggested building a wall between these two states to keep "these dangerous criminals out of our state."
Police responded to reports of a shooting at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland. Several injuries have been reported. The local sheriff’s department urged parents to avoid going to the scene and to instead report to a nearby high school.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., received applause as he spoke during a hearing on gun violence and school safety on March 14, 2018. He called out lawmakers for their "weak responses" after the Parkland, Florida school shooting and their fears of the NRA. "I'm not petrified of the NRA," he said.
During a hearing on school safety and gun violence, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., asked Acting FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich about the agency's authority to deny a gun sale to someone based on information that he or she threatened to commit a mass shooting.
President Donald Trump says he has "total confidence" in Mike Pompeo, his new pick for Secretary of State. Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday, saying he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him.
President Donald Trump held a rally at Moon Township, Pennsylvania during a campaign event for Republican Rick Saccone ahead of next Tuesday's special election. Trump said that his campaign slogan for the 2020 presidential election would be "Keep America Great!" He also said he would make the building of his proposed border wall between southern US and Mexico a part of ongoing NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) renegotiations, and called for tougher punishments for drug dealers.
Sodexo, a multinational food company, is experimenting with their burgers to make them healthier and better on the environment. The result is the 'blended burger' which is made up of 25% mushroom and antibiotic-free beef. Americans eat about 10 billion burgers yearly. If the blended burger and other alternatives reduce burger beef consumption by 30 percent, that's equivalent to taking about 2.3 million cars off the road.
South Korea's National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong said President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un will meet by May this year. Seoul has already publicized that North Korea offered talks with the United States on denuclearization and normalizing ties, a potential diplomatic opening after a year of escalating tensions over the North's nuclear and missile tests. The rival Koreas also agreed to hold a leadership summit in late April.