Trump Administration

White House Asks Gun-Rights Leader for Input on Shooting Response

'They wanted to address the problems of violence in our society and at the same time protecting Second Amendment rights'

The White House reached out to the top official of two gun-rights organizations on Thursday to seek his input on a possible response to the recent mass shootings, including how to handle potential gun control legislation.

U.S. Officials Distance Trump Admin From Last-Minute Push to Block Pressure on Iran

State Dept: Rand Paul's unilateral diplomacy with Tehran 'clearly failed'

A last-minute diplomatic initiative by Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) aimed at easing pressure on Iran was poorly coordinated and ultimately ended in failure, according to multiple administration and congressional sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon and provided previously unknown details about the senator's rogue diplomacy with Tehran. 

Trump Admin Sanctions Iranian FM Zarif as Terrorist Enabler

Property, assets blocked

The Trump administration on Wednesday issued sanctions against Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif, formally labeling him a terrorist enabler and blacklisting all of his property, assets, and investments, according to senior administration officials.

Trump Peace Envoy Scolds U.N.: Israel Bashing Will Not Foster Peace

'This was a very unconventional speech in front of a crowd that is used to the conventional'

President Donald Trump's Middle East peace envoy on Tuesday delivered a scathing rebuke of the United Nations before the body's Security Council, telling member states that the organization's constant Israel bashing does nothing to help the parties get any closer to worthwhile negotiations.

Trump Admin Moves to Close SNAP Loophole

Changes to eligibility would remove three million recipients

A new rule, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeks to close a long-standing loophole in the federal welfare system. If implemented, the new rule would reduce the number of people receiving welfare benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly referred to as "food stamps").