Tag: Donald Trump

Trump suggests Obama didn’t call families of fallen soldiers

During an impromptu Rose Garden  press conference on Monday, President Trump appeared to criticize his predecessors for not calling the families of soldiers who had died on their watch. When asked about U.S. soldiers who were killed in an ambush attack by extremists in Niger, Mr. Trump told reporters that he had written them personal letters, and would

Florida state of emergency declared for white nationalist

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Citing past clashes and protests, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida.   The state's Republican governor warned in an executive order Monday that a "threat of a potential emergency

Trump mocks Pence, says he ‘wants to hang’ all gay people

President Donald Trump reportedly has poked fun at his right-hand man for his socially conservative views. That's according to a New Yorker profile of Vice President Mike Pence published online and slated for the magazine's Oct. 23 issue. Pence reportedly declined requests from The New Yorker for interviews for the story, written by Jane Mayer and titled "The Danger

US, Israel to exit UNESCO over its alleged anti-Israel bias

The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for "fundamental reform" in the agency. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow suit. While the Trump administration had been preparing for a

High school accused of denying LGBT homecoming float

Two high school students in Alabama are accusing the school district of discrimination after they were not allowed to have an LGBT float in the homecoming parade. Sixteen-year-old Brianna Phillips and 15-year-old Haley Youngblood tell news outlets they followed guidelines and submitted a petition bearing 110 student signatures to Pell City High School Principal Tony Dowdy on Sept. 27

DeVos touts school choice, STEM for $4 billion in grants

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has put forth a new set of priorities for states, schools and universities competing for federal grant money. The priorities include school choice, science and technology, special education and school safety. The Education Department awards approximately $4 billion per year in new and continuation competitive grants across some 80 programs, the agency said Thursday. Education