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Today in Trump: April 25, 2017

4/24/17: Red and Blue

Today’s Latest News on Trump Administration

Schedule

President Trump makes remarks at National Day of Remembrance, 11 a.m., Capitol. He’ll also participate in Farmer’s Roundtable, 3 p.m.

President Trump’s reliance on executive orders

President Donald Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders, looking to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories quickly by turning to a presidential tool he once derided.  

Trump sanctuary city executive order blocked by California judge

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, saying President Trump has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.  

House Oversight says Flynn may face legal repercussions over Russia payment

If Michael Flynn took money from Russia, it was “inappropriate,” the House Oversight committee chairman said Tuesday.   

Trump seeks to review national monuments after Obama set record with designations

President Trump is expected to sign several executive orders this week, ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday, including one aimed at reviewing the prior designations by presidents of “National Monuments.”  

Ivanka Trump gets icy reception at W20 meeting talking about father

Speaking on a panel at the W20 in Berlin on Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump received an icy response from audience members when discussing her father’s policies on women in the workplace.  

Trump administration delays fight over border wall funding

Senior Trump administration officials involved in the talks about the spending bill are prepared to concede that in the main, the fight over funding for President Trump’s border wall will now be put off until the fiscal 2018 negotiations.

Trump condemns anti-Semitism at Holocaust Remembrance event

President Trump came down hard against anti-Semitism and threats of violence against the Jewish people on a day honoring those who lost their lives in the Holocaust.  

White House names new Secret Service director

The White House has named Randolph “Tex” Alles as the new director of the Secret Service.  

Recent Trump Administration News: 

Schedule

President Trump spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping Sunday evening. 

Today, he’ll host a videoconference call with astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer, who are on the International Space Station. In the afternoon, he’ll hold a working lunch with U.N. Security Council ambassadors. In the evening, he’ll host a reception for conservative media, honoring opening of WH to more diverse set of media outlets.

USS Carl Vinson nears Korean Peninsula

The Vinson battle group is nearing the Korean Peninsula, CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin reports. It is south of the Tohara Strait, which is between Okinawa and the Japanese main islands in the Philippine Sea. 

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump’s administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market.

Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin announces new Syrian sanctions

At the White House briefing Monday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced new sanctions against the Syrian government on Monday in the wake of the chemical weapons attack alleged to have been carried out by the Assad regime three weeks ago. 

Trump says U.N. must be ready to impose new sanctions on North Korea

President Trump said Monday that the U.N. Security Council should be ready to take further action against North Korea over its military provocations.

Survey shows preference for bigger U.S. government

For the first time in eight years, more Americans say they would rather have bigger government than small government.

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