President’s Team Worries About Recordings Between He and His Attorney

Close associates of President Trump’s are worried recordings made by his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, were seized in raids on his offices earlier this week. FBI agents raided space Mr. Cohen uses in the offices of another law firm located in Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan, as well as in a hotel room where Cohen […]

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Tensions Reportedly Rise Between Trump and Kelly

The relationship between President Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly has become strained according to sources within the White House. The source of the friction, according to officials, is Trump’s reluctance to adhere to restrictions imposed by Kelly on the Trump’s freewheeling, and border-line chaotic, management style. Kelly was originally hired as the Secretary […]

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Foreign and Domestic

The shakeup in President Trump’s cabinet continues and the President wants to pull out of Syria.  We discuss both issues in today’s episode. http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Foreign_and_Domestic.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Scott Pruitt Facing Ethics Questions at the EPA

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is facing increasing scrutiny over the way he is running the agency. The questions regard travel expenses as well as his questionable use of an EPA statute that allows him to hire political appointees, and pay them, at his discretion. Early last month, Pruitt requested the White House approve […]

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Trump Extends White House Invitation to Putin

President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House according to the Russian Kremlin. The invitation was extended during a phone call last month in which the President congratulated Putin on his reelection victory. The Kremlin, however, in light of a recent diplomatic row between that country and nearly two dozen […]

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Terminated Veterans Affairs Secretary Fires Back at White House

Recently fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is alleging he was forced out of his job because members of the Trump administration secretly want to privatize the VA, something Shulkin opposed. Shulkin made the statements in an op-ed for The New York Times after being fired. “I believe differences in philosophy deserve robust debate, and […]

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U.S. to Begin Collecting Social Media Usernames, Passwords from Visa Applicants

The Trump administration announced today that it will begin collecting social media information on individuals applying for visas to the United States. The new policy is expected to affect roughly 14 million visitors per year. Visitors will be asked to provide social media user names used on popular platforms during the five years preceding the […]

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Russia Expels 60 U.S. Diplomats, Says Will Expel Others in Response to Expulsions from EU Nations as Well

Russia has announced the expulsion of sixty American diplomats in response to a similar measure announced by the U.S. earlier this week. The Russian Foreign Ministry also announced the closing of the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia. “US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has been summoned to our ministry, where my deputy Sergei Ryabkov […]

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin Out it is Announced Today

President Donald Trump announced today that he has fired Veterans Affairs secretary David Shulkin in the latest shakeup in his cabinet. The President nominated Dr. Ronny Jackson as his replacement. The President shared the announcement on Twitter. “I am pleased to announce that I intend to nominate highly respected Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD, as […]

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White House, Office of Government Ethics Looking into Meetings Between Jared Kushner, Banking Executives

Attorneys for the White House are looking into whether the President’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, violated ethics regulations by meeting with banking executives who then lent his family’s real estate business hundreds of millions of dollars. Kushner had several meetings with Joshua Harris, founder of Apollo Global Management, one of the world’s largest private equity firms, […]

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