Mar 31, 2017

Hillary Clinton: Trump's budget is "a grave mistake"

Hillary Clinton took aim at the Trump administration Friday while giving a speech on the importance of women in politics at Georgetown University. The crowd ate it up, standing and chanting "HILLARY!" "HILLARY!" when she stepped onto the stage. "Wow, Let's do that again!" she joked:

  • Trump's budget proposal: "We are seeing signals of a shift that should alarm us all. This administration's proposed cuts to international health, development and diplomacy would be a blow to women and children and a grave mistake for our country... turning our backs on diplomacy won't make our country safer."
  • Trump's relationship with truth: "Studies show β€” here I go again talking about research, evidence and facts," she laughed, and the crowd roared with cheers in response. "When women are included in peace negotiations, agreements are less likely to fail and more likely to last."

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Sanders requests recount of Iowa recanvass after results show shrunken margin

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Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a statement Tuesday night he will request a recount of the Iowa Democratic Party's recanvass results.

Where it stands: Both Buttigieg and Sanders requested partial recanvasses in Iowa last week after results were delayed and showed several errors following a software malfunction on caucus night.

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Energy deputy secretary nominee faces heat after contradicting Trump

Mark Menezes speaks at a forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 12. Photo: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Trump administration officials are internally raising concerns about President Trump’s nominee for Energy deputy secretary, who appeared to openly contradict the president on nuclear waste storage at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain last week.

Driving the news: While speaking at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing last Wednesday, Mark Menezes told members of the panel that the Trump administration is still interested in storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain and that β€œwhat we're trying to do is to put together a process that will give us a path to permanent storage at Yucca."