Category Archives: Trump

‘Defeat the lies’: Biden speaks of duty to defend the truth

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden declared Wednesday that truth and democracy are under attack in America and he pledged to usher the post-truth era out of U.S. politics. Biden didn’t mention former President Donald Trump by name, but Biden’s inaugural remarks were a clear rebuke of his predecessor, who persuaded millions of Americans to believe in his reality,

The Latest: Fireworks light up sky to celebrate inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument to mark the end of Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden. Biden and first lady Jill Biden watched the end of the day’s events from a balcony in the White House

A radio host was shocked to get a pardon, because he never asked Trump for one

When I scanned the names of the people who received clemency grants from President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning, one stood out as if it were written in bright red type. Not Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist. Not Lil Wayne, the famous rapper. This person has no connection to Trump and has never recorded

Biden likely to delay executive orders on immigration, including a task force to reunite families

WASHINGTON — The White House is likely to delay its roll out of a string of executive orders on immigration, including the long-awaited announcement of a task force to reunite migrant families separated under the Trump administration, according to two sources familiar with the discussions. During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden ran ads promising to

Biden Justice Department officially rescinds Trump ‘zero tolerance’ migrant family separation policy

WASHINGTON — In a letter to all U.S. attorneys Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s acting attorney general, Monty Wilkinson, officially rescinded the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” program, which led to the separation of over 3,000 migrant families, according to a copy of the letter obtained by NBC News. Although it is largely symbolic, the move officially removes

Trump considers written letter as part of Senate trial defense

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump may submit a written letter in his defense for the Senate impeachment trial, contemplating the move as he expands his legal team less than two weeks before the proceedings are set to begin, according to two people familiar with the matter. And while he is considering such a statement, Trump

US puts hold on foreign arms sales, including F-35s to UAE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has put a temporary hold on several major foreign arms sales initiated by former President Donald Trump. Officials say that among the deals being paused is a massive $23 billion transfer of stealth F-35 fighters to the United Arab Emirates. That sale and several other massive purchases of U.S.

AP source: Biden to drop Trump’s military transgender ban

President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office, a person briefed on the decision tells The Associated Press. Biden has been widely

Supreme Court dismisses emoluments cases against Trump

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear a case concerning whether former President Donald Trump violated provisions of the Constitution that bar a president from profiting from a foreign government. The court instructed the lower courts to wipe away previous lower court opinions that went against Trump because he is no longer in office. It leaves unresolved a novel

Tom Brokaw says he’s retiring from NBC News after 55 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, once television news’ most popular broadcaster as he told viewers about the biggest events of that late 20th Century, said Friday that he’s retiring from television. Brokaw, who is 80, said he’ll continue writing books and articles. He’s the author of “The Greatest Generation,” about