President Trump indicated that he was willing to sign the long-stalled Dream Act into law if it passes Congress, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi said Thursday, another sign that Trump may be uneasy about his decision to phase out DACA.
Pelosi said she encouraged the president in a morning phone call to assure young immigrants that they are not in immediate danger of deportation.
Trump tweeted a message to the so-called Dreamers shortly after his conversation with Pelosi, saying they were in "no danger" during the six months he has given Congress to find a solution to the program.
President Trump's newfound alliance with "Chuck and Nancy" has its limits.
The morning after Trump bewildered Republicans by siding with the top two Democrats in Congress, Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, over those in his own party, the president's reelection campaign Thursday released an ad that targeted them as "career politicians ... trying to stop him."
The two Democrats also starred as Trump's nemeses in an ad released by the campaign in August, although that ad took aim at a broader group of Trump opponents.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday joked that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had veered off the path of cooperation and "fallen into bad company."
Putin's comments at an economic conference in the eastern city of Vladivostok came during an address in which he referenced current tensions between the U.S. and Russia.
In recent weeks, Washington and Moscow have been engaged in a diplomatic tit-for-tat. Russia has ordered the culling of 755 staff members from the U.S. diplomatic mission in Russia. Last week, the U.S. ordered the closure of Russia’s consulate in San Francisco. Putin said this week that he would instruct the Foreign Ministry to take up that move within the U.S. legal system.
A day after President Trump threatened to end protections for so-called Dreamers, he stunned all sides again Wednesday by endorsing a legislative fix that could put the young immigrants on the path to legal status.
Trump appeared eager to cut a deal, embracing a plan that has potential to appeal to both Republicans and Democrats. It would combine beefed-up border security with more lasting deportation protections for the nearly 800,000 recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Contours of any emerging agreement remain a work in progress. And Trump, who has shown little hesitation about changing his mind, may do so again, especially if the anti-immigration wing of the Republican Party, led by former advisor Stephen K. Bannon, pressures Congress or Trump to reject any agreement that critics will surely label as amnesty.
Hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, probably run from Russia, spent about $100,000 on ads aimed at stirring up divisive issues such as gun control and race relations during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the social network said Wednesday.
Although the number of ads is relatively small, the disclosure provides a more detailed peek into what investigators believe was a targeted effort by Russians to influence U.S. politics during the campaign, this time through social media.
The 470 accounts appeared to come from a notorious "troll farm," a St. Petersburg-based organization known for promoting pro-Russian government positions via fake accounts, according to two people familiar with the investigation. The people were granted anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss details of the investigation.
President Trump spoke Wednesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping on how to constrain North Korea following its latest and most powerful nuclear test, in the president's latest call with world leaders on the crisis.
Trump, who has sought for months to convince China to do more to restrain Pyongyang from testing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, suggested that Xi had become more supportive.
“I believe that President Xi agrees with me 100%," Trump told reporters after the 45-minute conversation. "He doesn’t want to see what’s happening there either."
The end is nearing for a program that’s benefited so-called Dreamers.
President Trump’s announcement that six months from now he’ll terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as DACA, has been widely assailed by Democrats and even some Republicans. Trump’s response? Congress needs to act. The move by Trump has, however, seen praise from conservative media.
President Trump's oldest son is expected to meet privately with a Senate committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, several senators said Wednesday.
Donald Trump Jr.'s appearance Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee would probably focus on a meeting he had with a Russian lawyer and others during the final stretches of last year's campaign. Emails released in July show that Trump Jr. was told the session at Trump Tower in New York was part of a Russian government effort to aid his father, the Republican nominee.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating that meeting, also attended by Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. A grand jury has heard testimony about it.