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The Eight Power Centers Of The Trump Administration

From the Bannon Wing to the Bureaucrats<p>Whenever a new administration starts, top aides to the president battle for authority and power, and the …

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Trump administration withdraws federal protections for transgender students

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era protections for transgender students in public schools that let them use bathrooms and facilities corresponding with their gender identity.<p>The announcement is a significant victory for opponents of the Obama …

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U.S. Jobless Claims up, Four-Week Average Lowest Since 1973

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, but the four-week average of claims fell to its lowest level since 1973, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions.<p>Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 6,000 to a …

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Tribes hope Trump’s ‘America first’ helps first Americans

Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn’t forget them when he puts “America First!”<p>BOSTON — Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."<p>Tribes have been reaching out to the Republican administration since …

US vice president visits former Nazi concentration camp

DACHAU, Germany (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the …

Most Americans Want Congress To Investigate Michael Flynn

A majority of the public also wants to see President Trump uphold the current sanctions against Russia.<p>Most Americans think the resignation of Michael Flynn as the White House national security adviser last week is worthy of a congressional investigation, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds, with a …

My unsolicited advice for Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway and the team

<b>(CNN) —</b> During my eight years in the Obama administration, there was an offhand comment uttered from time to time in the hallway after something went off the rails, "It's a communications problem."<p>The reality is that is the case sometimes, but most of the time the problem is much larger.<p>Some of the …

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Remember Nixon? There's history behind Trump's press attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Jefferson railed against newspapers as "polluted vehicles" of falsehood and error. Richard Nixon tangled with reporters in …

Susan Rice Calls Donald Trump's Black Caucus Remarks 'Offensive'

President Donald Trump's exchange with a black journalist during Thursday's whirlwind press conference has been branded "notably offensive" by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice.<p>The president was asked by reporter April Ryan whether he planned to include the Congressional Black Caucus and …

Donald Trump Thinks He’s Good at Being President

Donald Trump’s disorienting, surreal press conference contained one moment of pristine clarity, when the president predicted, “Tomorrow, the …

Translating Trump's words into English

If you watched President Donald Trump's most recent news conference, you may have reached a point midway through when you thought: "That's strange, I don't recall buying a one-way ticket to Crazytown."<p>Don't be alarmed. That's a perfectly normal reaction, as most Americans are what I call …

John McCain just systematically dismantled Donald Trump’s entire worldview

John McCain is increasingly mad as hell about President Trump. And on Friday, he went after Trump — hard.<p>During a speech at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the Republican senator from Arizona delivered a pointed and striking point-by-point takedown of Trump's worldview and brand of …

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Trump’s Pick to Replace Mike Flynn Turns Down the Job

Robert Harward, a high-ranking vice admiral and former Navy SEAL, said he would sign on as national security adviser if he could bring in his own people. Trump refused.<p>During his nuclear meltdown of a press conference on Thursday, <b>Donald Trump</b> forcefully rejected the characterization of his White …

Trump -- under fire -- returns to the campaign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump is taking his fate into his own hands.<p>Reeling from a week that included the firing of his national security adviser, the withdrawal of a Cabinet nominee and persistent questions over contacts between his campaign and Russia, Trump is aiming to regain …

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Donald Trump never learned that pitting people against each other is a failing business strategy. Sad!

Donald Trump has built his entire brand and reputation around being a businessman, and more, an entrepreneur. This has always served him well because America is the land of entrepreneurship—present Americans with an entrepreneur, and they will cheer loudly.<p>However, Trump is not truly an …

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Trump's First Month Has Been Anything But a 'Fine-Tuned Machine'

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>The last 24 hours perfectly summed up President Trump’s first month in office. In a 77-minute news conference Thursday to voice a series of grievances, …

Here's why the 2018 Senate election will be crucial for President Trump and his Democratic foes

In the partisan battle zone that is Washington, there is one conquest that could turn the fight decisively in Republicans' favor: winning 60 seats in the U.S. Senate.<p>With control of the House, a filibuster-proof Senate majority could empower President Trump and his congressional allies to push …

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Understanding Trump’s narcissism could be the key to opposing him | Kamran Ahmed

It may be unethical to declare the new US president to be mentally ill, but studying his personality is both legitimate and important<p>The debate around Donald Trump’s mental health and his fitness to continue as US president rages on. Most recently Prof Allen Frances, the psychiatrist who wrote the …

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When a Fox News anchor calls a Republican president “crazy,” you know something has really gone off the rails in American politics. And yet it was fair, hard-earned criticism. For an hour and seventeen minutes on Thursday, the President of the United States debased his office and demonstrated that …

Trump's anti-press conference would be funny – if it weren't so scary | Richard Wolffe

If Donald Trump is qualified for any job – and that’s a rather big if, based on this press conference – it’s clear that he wants to be a media critic on Fox News<p>Watching Donald Trump’s freak show of a press conference, it’s painfully clear that we have all made a terrible mistake.<p>For the last …

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9 things it’s hard to believe the president of the United States actually just said

Minutes after President Donald Trump’s press conference concluded on Thursday afternoon, CNN’s Jake Tapper called it “unhinged” and “wild.”<p>Here are nine quotes from the presser that back up that assessment.<p><b>1)</b> At the beginning of the press conference, Trump blasted intelligence community leaks about …

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Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club has a new feature: Watch the president discuss top secret security issues!

Trump discussed top secret matters in the open, in front of Mar-a-Lago members and guests<p>President Donald Trump's lax security is raising eyebrows, particularly among observers who remember his harsh criticisms of Hillary Clinton's private email server during the 2016 presidential election.<p>When …

White House Searching for Replacements for Flynn

Jared Kushner “is involved in a search for candidates to replace Michael Flynn,” Politico reports.<p>“The list of possible replacements includes retired …

The Resignation of Michael Flynn

President Trump’s national security adviser quit on Monday night after acknowledging he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.<p>Michael Flynn has resigned as national security adviser following reports that he misled senior Trump administration …

Congressman Who Called Trump 'Racist' Stands By His Assessment

“I don’t know how you can come to any other conclusion,” Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas) said.<p>A congressman who previously called Donald Trump “a racist” and told him to “take your border wall and shove it up your ass” said Monday that Trump’s actions as president have proven his point.<p>“When you …

Gallup poll: Trump approval rating at new low

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's approval rating reached a new low Saturday, according to a poll from Gallup, as the new administration has struggled to find its footing nearly a month into the term.<p>The daily tracking poll found that just 40% of Americans approve of President Trump's job as …

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Mar-a-Lago Members Get a Front-Row Seat to the Presidency

It turns out money can buy you anything in Donald Trump’s America.<p>Members of Mar-a-Lago, President <b>Donald Trump’s</b> crown jewel in Palm Beach, have had a lot to contend with since the club’s proprietor took office. First, there was the initiation fee hike, which doubled the price of admission to …

At least four GOP senators are on the fence about Labor Dept. nominee Andrew Puzder

At least four Republican senators are still on the fence about whether to support Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s choice for labor secretary, putting more pressure on the restaurant executive and political novice to win over members of the president’s own party to win confirmation.<p>The four …

John Oliver on Trump: How did we elect a 'pathological liar'?

John Oliver dedicated his first <i>Last Week Tonight</i> of 2017 to President Donald Trump, asking viewers four questions: “How did we get a pathological …

Donald Trump's doctrine of unpredictability has the world on edge | Michael H Fuchs

When it comes to foreign policy, he desires to make America appear as unpredictable as possible. He is succeeding<p>Trying to piece Donald Trump’s foreign policy together, one cannot be blamed for missing the grand strategy in it all. Maybe Trump is a realist; or maybe he wants to dismantle the US-led …

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