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Oct 2, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
BREAKING: Kayleigh McEnany confirms President Trump has been taken to Walter Reed Medical Center. That’s a change of plans from this morning, when the President was going to remain at the White House @NewsNationNow President Trump gave a thumbs up to the pool cameras on his way from the White House to Marine One. On his way to Walter Reed Medical Center for a few days, per WH Press Secretary @NewsNationNow
Oct 1, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
BREAKING- vote on Democrats $2.2 trillion stimulus bill happening now. @NewsNationNow Speaker Pelosi told reporters minutes before the vote there is NO DEAL tonight between Dems and the White House. @NewsNationNow
Sep 22, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
Senate GOP leaders are about to address media in a few minutes @NewsNationNow Sen. McConnell says Sen. Lindsey Graham is planning out schedule for judiciary hearings on a #SCOTUSnominee @NewsNationNow Image
Sep 19, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
10 Democrat Senators signed this letter addressed to Sen. Lindsey Graham calling on him to state unequivocally that he will not consider any nominee to fill Justice Ginsburg's seat #RBG #RuthBaderGinsburg @NewsNationNow ImageImage The letter quotes Graham directly from 2016

1) “If there is a Republican President in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say ‘Lindsey Graham said let us let the next President, whoever it might be, make that nomination.’
Sep 8, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
We want to get bipartisan agreement out the door, and argue over the rest later. -@senatemajldr Mitch McConnell on Republicans’ smaller #stimulus bill @NewsNationNow #NexstarDC Image McConnell says the bill will come up this week #NexstarDC @NewsNationNow Image
Sep 3, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
From President Trump's memo on defunding cities w/ social unrest " is imperative that the Federal Government review the use of Federal funds by jurisdictions that permit anarchy, violence, and destruction." @NewsNationNow #NexstarDC Image "Yes, the President is serious about this."-Press Sec. Kayleigh McEnany got a few questions on this, mostly when pressed that the move is unconstitutional. POTUS does not have the authority to unilaterally withhold funds appropriated by Congress. #NexstarDC @NewsNationNow Image
Sep 1, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read

Today I officially begin a new role here in D.C., as the Washington correspondent for #NewsNation. If you haven’t heard of @NewsNationNow, it’s because we officially launch TODAY. It’s a brand new, national level news network. 2) You can catch us from 7-10pm Eastern on whatever channel WGN is on your TV. The mission of News Nation is to be network level news WITHOUT the opinion, political bias, or the talking head noise.

Here’s the challenge: Ive heard so many people anecdotally tell me how turned
Aug 21, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
Postmaster General Louis Dejoy’s opening statement was more focused on long term financial issues facing the #postalservice than on changes made that could impact election mail #NexstarDC Image DeJoy: Postal service has “Adequate capacity” to handle all election mail. Says if states’ election boards comply with USPS there should be no problems #NexstarDC
Aug 18, 2020 9 tweets 7 min read
House and Senate leaders hold a presser in front of the USPS headquarters #NexstarDC @NewsNationNow Image Sen. Van Hollen and others harp on the #USPS delays being a medical issue, not just a threat to the election. He’s reading letters from constituents waiting for meds #NexstarDC @NewsNationNow Image
Aug 16, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
NJ Dem. Gov says a national mask mandate would be a “game changer” -didn’t explain how it would be enforced #NexstarDC @NewsNationNow Image Chris Wallace: “Why not just say it’s false?” Trump Campaign advisor Steve Cortes says media is trying to create controversy by asking President’s opinion on the incorrect claim that #KamalaHarris is ineligible to be VP. POTUS says he won’t focus on it #NexstarDC @NewsNationNow
Aug 12, 2020 11 tweets 9 min read
Awaiting the former Vice President to make it official...the running mate announcement coming soon at which Joe Biden will introduce Kamala Harris as his VP pick #NexstarDC @NewsNationNow Image The Biden camp released this video showing the moment VP Joe Biden made the ask of #Kamala Harris to join the ticket. #NexstarDC @NewsNationNow
Aug 11, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
#DNC2020 MONDAY SPEAKERS- Sen. Bernie Sanders, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Rep. Jim Clyburn, Former Gov. John Kasich, Sen.Doug Jones, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Former First Lady Michelle Obama #NexstarDC (Among others) #DNC TUESDAY SPEAKERS - Former Attorney General Sally Yates, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Former Secretary of State John Kerry, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Former Pres. Bill Clinton, and Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden #NexstarDC
Aug 8, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
Today President Trump floats a few #stimulus measures through executive order - $400 #unemployment benefit extension, eviction moratorium extension. Congress halted student loan payments & interest until September 30th. Pres. Trump says he’ll extend through December #NexstarDC Image When I say float, I mean signed** Image
Aug 7, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
President says he’ll install a payroll tax cut through executive order, retroactive to July 1st that will run through the end of the year as a #COVID__19 #Stimulus measure #NexstarDC Image President Trump says US will stand with #Lebanon and help in the recovery effort #NexstarDC Image
Aug 3, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
Secretary Mnuchin just walked into Speaker Pelosi’s office for another round of negotiations on a #StimulusPackage #NexstarDC “None yet.” on expectations for #stimuluspackage -White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows kept it short for reporters heading into meeting w/Speaker Pelosi #NexstarDC
Jul 29, 2020 9 tweets 5 min read
Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google CEOS will all be testifying on Capitol Hill this afternoon. Should be fun. #NexstarDC Image Tech Hearing w/ Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and others is delayed...Apparently everything’s running slow. A source tells me the tech CEOs have recommended logging off, restarting and trying again #NexstarDC Image
Jul 24, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
House Dems again pushing for renewing the $600 unemployment insurance- runs out in a few days unless Congress finds a legislative solution #NexstarDC Image Republican @DrPhilRoe tells me GOP wants to extend it too, but says $600 is simply too much money weekly and makes it difficult for small businesses in his state to keep their workers #NexstarDC Image
Jul 23, 2020 9 tweets 7 min read
Waiting for the Speaker, just got word Sen. Chuck Schumer will be joining for Speaker Pelosi’s weekly briefing today #NexstarDC Image “The delay and the denial have caused deaths.” -Speaker Pelosi on the #Coronavirus growth since the outbreak began #NexstarDC Image
Jul 22, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
President Trump’s Executive Order bans #Undocumented immigrants from being counted in the US #Census for congressional representation. But w/almost 65% of households' census already returned & no citizenship question, it may not have any effect (outside political) #NexstarDC Image President’s statement on #Census Executive Order: “My Administration will not support giving congressional representation to aliens who enter or remain in the country unlawfully, because doing so would...undermine our system of government.” #NexstarDC Image
Jul 14, 2020 4 tweets 5 min read
President Trump said Friday he'd issue an Executive Order on #DACA that will give #Dreamers a "Road to citizenship". @RepZoeLofgren, Chair of the Immigration and Citizenship subcommittee says eeeeh, probably not. She calls President's reversal on DACA "Baffling" #NexstarDC Congressman @RepJimmyGomez on working w/ Republicans on #DACA #Dreamers. #NexstarDC
Jun 30, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
"There may be a reluctance to brief the President on things he doesn't want to hear." -@RepAdamSchiff says that, in iteself, is a security concern. Both Schiff and Hoyer say they'd like a briefing directly from intel officials -didn't get that at the White House today #NexstarDC Image We haven't heard any of the actual intel Democrats received at the White House this morning. @RepEliotEngel and @RepAdamSchiff say the President should be out front condemning Russia/Putin, and making it clear the office will protect American troops overseas #NexstarDC Image