House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, just hours after reclaiming the speaker’s gavel, formally invited President Donald Trump on Thursday to give his second State of the Union address. “In the spirit of our Constitution, I invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in the House Chamber,” Pelosi wrote in her letter to the president on Thursday evening.Story Continued Below The speech will be Trump’s third to a Joint Session of Congress — his initial appearance, on Feb. 28, 2017, was weeks after his inauguration and not considered a formal State of the Union — and his first time in a newly divided Washington where Democrats control the House. In a not-so-subtle nod at the new power dynamics, Pelosi added in her note: “The Constitution established the legislative, executive and judicial branches as co-equal branches of government, to be a check and balance on each other.” The … [Read more...] about Pelosi invites Trump to give State of the Union on Jan. 29
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After recapturing the speaker's gavel, Nancy Pelosi has invited President Trump to deliver his State of the Union address on Jan. 29. "The Constitution established the legislative, executive and judicial branches as co-equal branches of government, to be a check and balance on each other. The Constitution also calls for the President to 'from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union,'" Pelosi wrote in her invitation to the president Thursday night. This would be the president's second official State of the Union speech, in addition to an address to a joint session of Congress shortly after his inauguration in 2017. His 2019 address will be his first to a Democratic-controlled chamber, and Pelosi will be seated behind him on the House dais.Strong disagreements between Mr. Trump and congressional Democrats over the president's unwavering $5 billion demand for border wall funding have fueled an impasse in budget negotiations on Capitol Hill. … [Read more...] about Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of the Union on Jan. 29
source The White House US President Donald Trump continued to blast away at Google on Wednesday, as he accused Google of showing favoritism to former President Barack Obama’s administration. Trump posted a video to his Twitter page that alleges that Google promoted Obama’s State of the Union addresses multiple times on its homepage, but has not done the same for his own addresses. He posted the video with a hashtag, “#StopTheBias.” It’s not immediately clear if the video was created by the Trump administration, or if it was made by a third party and shared by the President. The video was posted a day after Trump criticized Google multiple times on Tuesday, accusing the company of rigging search results to silence conservative media outlets and make his administration look bad. During an afternoon meeting in the Oval Office on Tuesday, Trump claimed that the search company was “really taking advantage of a lot of … [Read more...] about President Trump posts a video accusing Google of not promoting his State of the Union address with a ‘#StopTheBias’ hashtag
Apple doubles down on user privacy and security This year's Platforms State of the Union kicked off with a look at Apple's commitment to user privacy and security. The company reviewed its data minimization techniques, reminded developers of its choice to use on-device intelligence for things like search and Photos, detailed its data protection techniques (including Face ID, automatic on-device encryption, App Transport Security, CloudKit, etc.), revealed that two-thirds of its users have Apple ID accounts protected by two-factor authentication, reviewed its transparency and control policies, and — most importantly — gave a closer look at iOS 12's new password management features. Along with the option to create, store, and autofill strong and unique passwords that sync across devices using iCloud, passwords will not only autofill in Safari, they'll also be available to users in third-party apps. Apple also showed off a nifty new feature involving two-factor authentication. … [Read more...] about Platforms State of the Union: Important highlights from the event!
The French president differed sharply with President Trump friend on climate change, trade and the role of the U.S. in world affairs. A day after showing off his unlikely bonhomie with President Donald Trump at the White House, France's president outlined an internationalist vision before Congress that starkly contrasts with Trump's—and suggested that his famously touchy-feely kinship with the U.S. president is only skin deep. In a speech that could have been delivered by former President Barack Obama or even Hillary Clinton, Emmanuel Macron implicitly rebuked Trump on a series of major issues, from nationalism to climate science to the international order. Story Continued Below “We can choose isolationism, withdrawal and nationalism. This is an option. It can be tempting to us as a temporary remedy to our fears,” Macron said, while barely mentioning the voluble president's name. “But closing the door to the world will not stop the evolution of the world. It … [Read more...] about Macron rebukes Trump with ‘Obama State of the Union address’