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Trump on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama's travel spending in 1 year

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's travel to his private club in Florida has cost over an estimated $20 million in his first 80 days as president, putting the president on pace in his first year of office to surpass former President Barack Obama's spending on travel for his entire eight years.<p>The …

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Jeff Sessions’s message: Black lives don’t matter

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the Justice Department to review consent and reform agreements with police departments around the country that have shown by their treatment of those they have sworn to protect and serve that they need oversight [“Sessions orders review of police-reform …

Freedom Caucus chair: Government shutdown not likely

Bank earnings galore; Big muscle cars; Will Trump call China a currency manipulator?

<b>1. Bank earnings galore:</b> On Thursday, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Citigroup will report their first quarter earnings.<p>JPMorgan's (JPM) fourth quarter profits, reported in January, were better than expected. CEO Jamie Dimon said at the time that his general outlook was rosy. This week, Dimon …

Trump and His Allies Find Pain Relief — but No Cure Yet for What Ails Them

<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 couple of days have delivered some relatively good news for the Trump White House and congressional Republicans, especially before Congress …

Former Trump adviser Carter Page says he didn't disclose Russian spy contacts to campaign

<b>(CNN) —</b> Carter Page, who advised Donald Trump's presidential campaign on foreign policy, says he did not disclose to the campaign his involvement in a federal investigation into efforts by Russian spies to recruit Americans.<p>BuzzFeed News and ABC News reported on Monday that Page, who Trump named as …

Rubio draws his own line on Syria

Sen. Marco Rubio is close to drawing his own red line on Syria — with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.<p>In strikingly critical terms, Rubio said during a Wednesday press conference that Syria’s president might have felt more free to gas his people after Tillerson’s suggestion last week that the …

Trump's evolution on Syria didn't happen overnight

<b>Palm Beach, Florida (CNN) —</b> Two days after footage of a grisly chemical weapons attack on civilians made its way around the world, President Donald Trump decided to launch a military strike against the Syrian regime responsible for the horrific attack.<p>But while the decision to strike Syrian …

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