President Donald Trump

Video & Transcript: President Trump at Federal Budget Meeting at the White House, Weds., Feb. 22, 2017

Here’s the full video and transcript of President Donald Trump’s remarks at a federal budget meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the White House Roosevelt Room. Attendees included Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney. He said in part, “The finances of our country are a mess. But we’re going to clean them up.” The replay and text are below. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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February 22, 2017
Gwen Stefani

Video: Gwen Stefani on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Talks Blake Shelton and ‘The Voice’

Here’s the video of Gwen Stefani on Late Night with Seth Meyers. See the interview of the multi-Grammy winning No Doubt frontwoman on her return to season 12 of NBC’s ‘The Voice’ alongside her boyfriend and fellow coach, country music superstar Blake Shelton. The replay is below. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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February 22, 2017
Sean Spicer White House Press Briefing

Full Video & Transcript: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Press Briefing, Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Watch live video, and later see full replay and transcript, of President Trump’s White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s press briefing on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House. See it in real time via the live stream video below at 12:45 p.m. ET. Thereafter check back for the replay video and transcript text. UPDATE: Full replay video and transcript are below. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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February 22, 2017
Tove Lo

Video: Tove Lo on Late Night with Seth Meyers ‘True Disaster’ Performance

Here’s the video of Tove Lo on Late Night with Seth Meyers. See the full performance of ‘True Disaster’ by the Grammy-Award nominated Swedish pop music singer-songwriter. The replay and more details are below. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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February 22, 2017
Christina Grimmie

Full Audio: Christina Grimmie ‘Invisible’ – First Posthumous Song Released

Here’s the full audio of ‘Invisible’ the first posthumous song of Christina Grimmie. The previously unheard music was released by her family and is from her upcoming posthumous album of the singer-songwriter and season 8 Voice finalist who died in 2016. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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February 21, 2017
Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Video: Robert Randolph and the Family Band with Darius Rucker on Today Show ‘Love Do What It Do’ Live Performance

Here’s the video of Robert Randolph and the Family Band with Darius Rucker on Today Show. See the full live performance of ‘Sleep without You’ by the veteran funk and soul band and the country music star in Studio 1A, part of the Citi Concert Series. The replay and more details are below. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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February 21, 2017
President Donald Trump

Full Video & Transcript: President Trump Speech at National Museum of African American History and Culture, Feb. 21, 2017

Here’s the full video and transcript of President Donald Trump’s speech at the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He delivered remarks after touring the museum, which is part of the Smithsonian Institution on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The replay and text are below. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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February 21, 2017

Video: President Trump Visits National Museum of African American History and Culture, Feb. 21, 2017

Here’s the video of President Donald Trump visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was accompanied by his daughter Ivanka Trump, HUD Secretary nominee Dr. Ben Carson and his wife Candy Carson, White House aide Omarosa Manigault, Senator Tim Scott, (R-SC), Dr. Alveda King — the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — and others. See the replay and get more details, including the President’s full schedule, below. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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February 21, 2017
Alison Krauss

Video: Alison Krauss on ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ Performs Willie Nelson’s ‘I Never Cared for You’

Here’s the video of Alison Krauss on Late Show with Stephen Colbert. See the full performance of Willie Nelson’s ‘I Never Cared for You’ by the 27-time Grammy Award winning bluegrass and country music singer-songwriter and musician. The replay and more details below. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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February 21, 2017
Sean Spicer White House Press Briefing

Full Video & Transcript: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Press Briefing, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Watch live video, and later see full replay and transcript, of President Trump’s White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s press briefing on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House. See it in real time via the live stream video below at 1:30 p.m. ET. Thereafter check back for the replay video and transcript text. UPDATE: Full replay video and transcript are below. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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February 21, 2017

President Obama: Interview with Charlie Rose (Full Video) June 17, 2013 on PBS

President Barack Obama and Charlie Rose

Watch the full video of President Barack Obama’s interview with Charlie Rose broadcast on PBS on Mon. June 17, 2013 and see transcript excerpts. The wide ranging discussion included the controversy over the NSA as well as Syria and China. Details and replay are below.




The full video is posted above. The 47-minute interview was conducted at the White House Library on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, 2013, prior to President Obama’s departure for the G-8 Summit in Belfast, Northern Ireland. As noted he spoke about revelations of the widespread NSA spying as brought forth by Edward Snowden through reporting at The Guardian, among other topics. Here are some excerpts from the PBS transcript.

Barack Obama: Well, in the end, and what I’ve said, and I continue to believe, is that we don’t have to sacrifice our freedom in order to achieve security. That’s a false choice. That doesn’t mean that there are not tradeoffs involved in any given program, in any given action that we take. So all of us make a decision that we go through a whole bunch of security at airports, which when we were growing up that wasn’t the case…. And so that’s a tradeoff we make, the same way we make a tradeoff about drunk driving. We say, “Occasionally there are going to be checkpoints. They may be intrusive.” To say there’s a tradeoff doesn’t mean somehow that we’ve abandoned freedom. I don’t think anybody says we’re no longer free because we have checkpoints at airports.

Charlie Rose: But there is a balance here.

Barack Obama: But there is a balance, so I’m going to get to your — get to your question. The way I view it, my job is both to protect the American people and to protect the American way of life, which includes our privacy. And so every program that we engage in, what I’ve said is “Let’s examine and make sure that we’re making the right tradeoffs.” Now, with respect to the NSA, a government agency that has been in the intelligence gathering business for a very long time —

Charlie Rose: Bigger and better than everybody else.

Barack Obama: Bigger and better than everybody else, and we should take pride in that because they’re extraordinary professionals; they are dedicated to keeping the American people safe. What I can say unequivocally is that if you are a U.S. person, the NSA cannot listen to your telephone calls, and the NSA cannot target your emails … and have not. They cannot and have not, by law and by rule, and unless they — and usually it wouldn’t be “they,” it’d be the FBI — go to a court, and obtain a warrant, and seek probable cause, the same way it’s always been, the same way when we were growing up and we were watching movies, you want to go set up a wiretap, you got to go to a judge, show probable cause….

So point number one, if you’re a U.S. person, then NSA is not listening to your phone calls and it’s not targeting your emails unless it’s getting an individualized court order. That’s the existing rule. There are two programs that were revealed by Mr. Snowden, allegedly, since there’s a criminal investigation taking place, and they caused all the ruckus. Program number one, called the 2015 Program, what that does is it gets data from the service providers like a Verizon in bulk, and basically you have call pairs. You have my telephone number connecting with your telephone number. There are no names. There is no content in that database. All it is, is the number pairs, when those calls took place, how long they took place. So that database is sitting there.

Continue reading the transcript excerpts regarding the NSA here. Other topics — including China and Syria — are here.

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