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Donald Trump Is Hosting a Competing Event With the White House Correspondents' Dinner

In another break with precedent, President Trump is not only declining to attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner, he won't even be in the …

Politics

Trump’s Fake War on the Fake News

The president puts on a big show of assaulting his “opposition” in the news media. But inside the White House, it’s a different story.<p>May/June 2017<p><b>Seven days before Donald Trump took office</b>, <b>the</b> inauguration festivities got off to a low-key start inside a modest conference room at the Capitol Hill …

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100 days: how Donald Trump compares with last five presidents

Trump does not appear to be at the helm of the most accomplished presidency in history – but would he rate better if the field were restricted to recent entries?<p>A president’s place in history often emerges beyond the 100-day mark, through marquee achievements (healthcare, Barack Obama, day 428) or …

Politics

Trump kids push for changes to White House policies to maximize profitability of Trump brand

“The Trump heirs are interested in any changes that might help resuscitate the presidency and preserve the family’s name…”<p>There’s supposed to be a …

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Obama Re-Emerges in Chicago, Where Roots Run Deep

Obama will meet youth leaders and promote community organizing near the same South Side neighborhoods where his own activism blossomed and propelled …

Chicago

President Trump Has Historically Low Approval Ratings

As President Trump nears his 100th day as president, his approval ratings are at a historical low, according to two new polls.<p>Trump's approval rating …

Elections

Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump: Comparing first 100 days of last six presidents

The first 100 days have been rocky for other modern presidents, but none had as bumpy a ride as Donald Trump has encountered during his opening days in office. Here's a look back.<p>Donald Trump (2017)<p><b>Approval rating:</b> 43%*<p><b>Nominees formally submitted/confirmed by Senate:</b> 24/22*<p><b>Major successes:</b> Neil …

Politics

Chinese online fan club worships the "Goddess Ivanka"

Ivanka Trump has some friends in China, it would seem.<p>On the Chinese social media site Weibo, thousands of followers engage in flattery and praise of the first daughter, whom they often refer to as a "goddess."<p>According to NBC News, the Weibo page titled "Goddess Ivanka" has over 12,000 …

China

Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital

<b>By Darlene Superville</b>, <i>The Associated Press</i>BETHESDA, Md. — President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently …

U.S. Politics

How to watch Obama's first speech since leaving the White House

Barack Obama’s vacation days are coming to an end, because he’s set to deliver his first speech since leaving the White House next week.

Democrats

President Trump is planning 'a BIG rally in Pennsylvania' during the White House Correspondents' Dinner

12:24 p.m. ET<p>The United States will proceed with an agreement with Australia to help resettle refugees, Vice President Mike Pence pledged Saturday at …

Democrats

Trump faces obstacles as he makes his 100-days push

President Trump’s “100-day dash” this week may have plenty of hurdles.<p>Ahead of next Saturday’s first-100-days milestone, the president wants to ram …

U.S. Congress

Dickey Sees French 'Crypto-Fascist' vs. 'Obama-Like' 'Thoughtful' 'Progressive'

When MSNBC contributor and <i>Daily Beast</i> foreign editor Christopher Dickey appears to fill in MSNBC viewers on European politics, it's often not long …

Marine Le Pen

Trump scheduled 'big' Pennsylvania rally on same night as White House reporter gala

President Donald Trump announced his intention to hold a "big rally" in Pennsylvania next Saturday, a date which marks his 100th day in office, and …

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President Trump: ‘It was my honor’ to show Patriots around the White House

By<p>1:49 PM<p>Get Patriots game stats and the inside scoop on the season with The Boston Globe's Point After newsletter delivered for free to your …

Democrats

Ex-Obama aide Rhodes: Le Pen victory in France would be 'devastating'

"A Le Pen victory would be devastating to any mainstream definition of US interests."

France

Patriots Player Writes Moving Letter to Barack Obama After Visiting with Trump at the White House

President Donald Trump honored the New England Patriots at the White House Wednesday for their historic Super Bowl win, and third-string quarterback …

U.S. Politics

Newswire: Trump attempts to cockblock the White House Correspondents’ Dinner with his own event

Moving from “shunning” into the realm of straight-up, “fuck you” counter-programming, President Donald Trump has announced that he’s staging another one of his ego-boosting, feel-good rallies next Saturday night—the same evening as Washington’s traditional White House Correspondents’ Dinner.<p>Trump …

U.S. Politics

Why Trump likes his freewheeling Oval Office schedule

The loose set-up allows friends and unofficial advisers to whisper in the president’s ear on policy issues.<p>President Donald Trump leaves large blocks of "private time" on his Oval Office schedule for spontaneous meetings and phone chats with ex-aides, friends, media figures, lawmakers and members …

Politics

Obama's photographer Pete Souza called out Sarah Palin for White House photo

Pete Souza, former White House photographer for Barack Obama, is calling out President Donald Trump and his friends in yet another Instagram …

U.S. Politics

Donald Trump vs. Barack Obama: Whose 100 days were better?

Obama may not have done as much as his supporters would have liked, but his first 100 days weren't this bad<p>Trump is wrong about a lot of things — especially the notion that he’s been a successful president so far — but maybe the 100-day standard for a president doesn’t make a great deal of sense to …

Liberal POV

Obama Will Return To Public Life Next Week, And His Schedule Looks Jam-Packed

After an extended break from the public and what looked like an extremely relaxing vacation, former president Barack Obama is set to appear at public events for the first time since Inauguration Day next week.<p>Obama’s first event will be a town hall with students at the University of Chicago where …

U.S. Politics

Obama to end silence with first post-presidency speaking appearance in Chicago

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama have been enjoying an extended post-presidency vacation around the world, but …

U.S. Politics

Former Obama staffer reveals the current 'leader of the Democratic Party'

A woman who served under former President Obama has said that he is "probably still the leader of the Democratic Party."<p>Alyssa Mastromonaco, who …

Democrats

Former President Obama dines at Ocean Prime downtown

Hey, isn’t that… former president Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, back from an extended vacation and dining at upscale steak and seafood joint Ocean Prime?<p>Following an exotic sojourn to French Polynesia, it seems the Obamas are looking to settle into real life, whatever that means for a …

Democrats

Trump Latest Approval Rating: How Popular Is The President With Americans?

President Donald Trump was fast approaching his 100th day in office as his favorability rating continued to dip in polls. An updated calculation of …

Elections

Sean Spicer's roller-coaster three months: how Donald Trump's beleagured press secretary tried to spin the first 100 days

It is not easy being Press Secretary to an unpredictable president with a fondness for posting early-morning Tweets.<p>At times Sean Spicer has found himself agonising over the addition or absence of the word “is” in a sentence as he tries to keep the White House message together amid flip-flopping …

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Barack Obama to make first public speech since Donald Trump became president

Just over five months after leaving the White House, Barack Obama is to make his first public speech.<p>The former president is to hold a town hall style meeting with students from the University of Chicago, where he taught constitutional law.<p>Mr Obama will re-enter the political fray after several …

U.S. Politics

After months of quiet travel, Obama to speak in Chicago

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Three months after leaving the White House, former President Barack Obama will deliver the first public remarks of his post-presidency.<p>Obama is slated to speak with young leaders on Monday in his adopted hometown of Chicago. The event at the University of Chicago is billed by his …

Democrats

Patriots Player Visits Trump White House, Thanks Obama In Touching Letter

Obama era nostalgia is getting real, y'all.<p>In a timely show of gratitude, New England Patriots player Jacoby Brissett felt compelled to share his appreciation for former President Barack Obama on social media on Wednesday, the same day the quarterback visited the White House.<p>In recognition of their …

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