Tag: White House

This is the last thing JFK signed in the Oval Office before he was assassinated

Image License Photo: White House Press Office 13 NOV 17 17:01 ET By Chuck Johnston, CNN (CNN) — It’s a black and white portrait photograph of John F. Kennedy. Underneath it, a handwritten message: “To Ambassador Estes — With esteem and very warm regards, John F Kennedy.” The document is believed to be the last thing President Kennedy signed in the Oval Office before he left on his fateful trip to Dallas. The photograph is now for sale at $80,000, according to the Raab Collection, which is hosting the sale. The photo was signed on November 21, 1963 and was intended for Thomas...

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Former DNC chair torches Clinton in new book

Cropped Photo: Tim Pierce / CC BY 2.0 License Link 02 NOV 17 16:05 ET By Dan Merica and Maegan Vazquez, CNN (CNN) — Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile, in newly released excerpts of her forthcoming book, alleges that an unethical agreement was signed between Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the DNC to keep the party financially afloat. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign also signed its own joint fundraising agreement with the DNC. In excerpts from “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House,” published in Politico, Brazile writes...

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CIA releases more files it says came from bin Laden raid, including his journal

Photo: As-Sahab Media 01 NOV 17 15:42 ET By Eli Watkins, CNN (CNN) — The CIA on Wednesday announced it released a massive tranche of files it said came from the Osama bin Laden raid in 2011. Among them: the deceased al Qaeda founder’s personal journal. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said the release “provides the opportunity for the American people to gain further insights into the plans and workings of this terrorist organization.” The release came in accordance with a 2014 appropriations bill for intelligence activity that required the Director of National Intelligence to review documents obtained from the raid, and...

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Fed leaves interest rates alone and waits for Trump’s big decision

01 NOV 17 14:20 ET Patrick Gillespie (CNN Money) — The Federal Reserve kept things quiet before President Trump’s big announcement. The central bank left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday at the end of a two-day meeting in Washington. The decision was expected, though Fed officials have hinted that a rate hike in December is likely. Fed leaders took note of the economy’s strength in the face of the recent hurricanes. The job market “has continued to strengthen,” and economic activity “has been rising at a solid rate despite hurricane-related disruptions,” the Fed said in a statement. Beyond...

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Trump demands Congress terminate diversity immigration lottery

Photo: White House 01 NOV 17 14:02 ET By Dan Merica and Tal Kopan, CNN (CNN) — President Donald Trump, during a White House Cabinet meeting Wednesday, said he wants to terminate the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program that distributes around 50,000 visas to countries where there is a low rate of immigration to the US. “I am, today, starting the process of terminating the diversity lottery program,” Trump said, seated next to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. “I am going to ask Congress to immediately initiate work to get rid of this program, diversity...

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