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The White House just barred major media outlets from a press briefing

President Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, kept major media outlets, including the New York Times and CNN, out of the daily press briefing Friday, canceling it in favor of an off-camera media gaggle for handpicked media outlets and escalating the Trump administration’s fight with the …

Journalism

Melania Would Have Been Deported Under Donald Trump's New Immigration Rules

Lucky he wasn't POTUS in the '90s.<p>Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to overhaul America's immigration policy, and just 35 days into his presidency, he seems to be sticking to it. In fact the White House's new deportation guistrikeines are so strict that if he were president in the 1990s, his own …

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Sean Spicer once said that banning media outlets is something only dictatorships do

“That is what makes a democracy a democracy versus a dictatorship.”<p>White House press secretary Sean Spicer once said that banning media outlets is a hallmark of a dictatorship. On Friday, he leveled an outlet ban of sorts — for a single press briefing.<p>Friday afternoon, following Trump’s rambling …

Politics

President Trump's CPAC Speech Quickly Turned Into a Media-Bashing Session

President Donald Trump's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference quickly turned into a media-bashing session as he took aim at "fake …

Politics

GOP Congressman: ‘Absolutely, Trump Should Release His Tax Returns’

Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, who has been a supporter of President Trump, surprised protesters during a Thursday night town hall when he called for the president to release his tax returns. One of his constituents, Donna Waters, 56, became visibly emotional while confronting the first-term …

Politics

'No anonymous sources,' Trump scolds _ after WH uses them

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the news media Friday, taking direct aim this time at the use of anonymous sources. Reporters "shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name," he declared, just hours after members of his own staff held a …

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Donald Trump's foreign policy might be unconventional but it is delivering results

At the heart of Donald Trump's foreign policy team lies a glaring contradiction. On the one hand, it is composed of men of experience, judgment and traditionalism. Meaning, they are all very much within the parameters of mainstream American internationalism as practiced since 1945.<p>Practically every …

Foreign Policy

Trump’s stale CPAC ramble: Another airing of old grievances — that left the right-wing audience in rapture

President Trump gave the perfect keynote speech for a corrupt and intellectually bankrupt conservative gathering<p>President Donald Trump showed up at the Conservative Political Action Conference today and gave the one speech he always gives. Even if you’ve only paid intermittent attention to …

Republicans

The Hard Truth about The New York Times’ Anti-Trump Campaign

A noble effort to find new subscribers repeats the same big mistake that Clinton made.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>Anti-Trump fervor is especially rampant along the Acela Corridor, and now our most famous paper surfaces with a provocative — if belated — ad campaign …

Journalism

Donald Trump hasn’t changed. Conservatives have. And CPAC just proved it.

The President Trump we saw Friday morning at the Conservative Political Action Conference was born six years ago on the exact same stage, when he first addressed the annual political conference.<p>“It's nothing different,” White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Thursday. “If you go back and …

Politics

While Trump delivered his latest speech, people in the audience waved Russian flags

Unwitting audience members at the Conservative Political Action Conference waved Russian flags emblazoned with President Donald Trump's name as Trump …

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Trump Lashes Out After F.B.I. Refuses to Refute Reports About Russia

The president slammed the agency after it was reported that James Comey wouldn’t deny media reports about the Trump campaign’s alleged Kremlin ties.<p>President <b>Donald Trump</b>, who said he definitely, “1,000 percent” doesn’t have a feud with the C.I.A. or F.B.I., just picked a fight with the intelligence …

Government

Chicago Police To Donald Trump: We Asked For Help And You Never Responded

Trump blasted Chicago's crime rate, but the city's police department says requests for federal assistance have gone unanswered.<p>Despite President Donald Trump’s repeated criticism of Chicago’s rising homicide rate, the city’s police department says multiple requests for federal assistance have gone …

Chicago

Steve Bannon says Trump’s Cabinet of billionaires is “selected for a reason . . . deconstruction”

Bannon confirmed that Trump's Cabinet appointments aren't there to govern. They're there to destroy<p>On Thursday, Steve Bannon — the Breitbart CEO-turned White House adviser — confirmed that President Donald Trump selected his Cabinet of billionaires for the specific purpose of “[deconstructing] the …

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How Donald Trump Gets Away With Charging $1 Million Speaker Fees

How our billionaire president uses psychology to captivate audiences and generate controversy<p>Regardless of your opinion of Donald Trump, there's no denying his ability, for better or for worse, to captivate audiences with his unconventional speaking style and inflammatory remarks.<p>His rise to the …

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Is Donald Trump stupid or a liar?

Trump routinely peddles falsehoods when he speaks, but is this deliberate or is he just lazy?<p>The number of falsehoods peddled by Donald Trump in the …

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Trump tower opens in Vancouver but the welcome isn't warm

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The furies unleashed by Donald Trump's rise to the U.S. presidency are shaking Vancouver, where a gleaming new Trump International Hotel and Tower is about to open.<p>The mayor wants its name changed. A city councilman calls it "over the top, glitz and glamor" that …

British Columbia

Kellyanne Conway subject of complaint from legal professors

A group of 15 legal ethics professors have made a complaint to the Bar against Kellyanne Conway, President Donald Trump's counsellor, accusing her of misconduct.<p>Mrs Conway is a qualified lawyer who was admitted to the Washington DC Bar in 1995 after studying at George Washington University Law …

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This Naked Trump Troll Doll Kickstarter Has Raised Almost $300,000

Not suitable for children. A naked troll doll made in the likeness of President <b>Donald Trump</b> has raised almost $300,000 via Kickstarter, more than …

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Protecting Trump Tower for 3 Months Cost Taxpayers $24 MILLION

"We are seeking full federal reimbursement for all costs incurred related to security for President Trump and his family at Trump Tower."<p>Donald Trump has only been in office for just over a month, and already we are getting an idea of how much his lifestyle choices are costing taxpayers. According …

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No, Kellyanne, This Is Why Women Oppose Trump

Brain-bending video editor Vic Berger quickly assembled a video response to Kellyanne Conway's specious reasoning on female Trump support.<p><b>WHAT:</b> A woozy mashup response to the idea that Trump is a champion of women.<p><b>WHO:</b> Adult Swim's chief video artist, Vic Berger, working here with Super Deluxe.<p><b>WHY</b> …

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Trump’s Security Adviser Sebastian Gorka Has Links to Anti-Semitic Groups

Sebastian Gorka, the deputy assistant to Donald Trump who portrays himself as a counterterrorism expert, despite the fact that most of the …

Politics

Here's a Picture of the Crowd Lined Up Outside CPAC to See Donald Trump Speak

<b>NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—</b>A few minutes into his CPAC speech Friday, esteemed and honest president Donald J. Trump said people were so excited to hear him …

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Newswire: Donald Trump loves free speech so much, he’s barring CNN, NYT from press briefings

Donald Trump loves the first amendment. (The biggest, the greatest, the firstest amendment that there is.) We know that, because Trump just told us so, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. “Nobody loves it better than me,” Trump told the cheering audience, …

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Rep. Chaffetz Says Town Hall Protesters 'Intimidate And Bully People'

Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz talks with Steve Inskeep about why he has declined to investigate President Trump's conflicts of interest, and responds to his raucous reception at a town hall.

Government

Why is Donald Trump in a war with the media and what are his plans?

Donald Trump came to power as part of an anti-establishment revolt. In office, he shows no sign of easing his attacks on what he sees as opponents intent on bringing him down, whether Washington’s political elite or the nation’s news media.<p>“I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news. …

Journalism

Trump Slammed Paris at CPAC—He Knows Nothing About It

The president quoted a “friend” in saying that “Paris is no longer Paris”—but the unsourced anecdote reveals more about his ignorance than about the city of lights.<p>Donald Trump presides as he once campaigned<b>:</b> by anecdote. Hard facts, which are hard to digest, do not work well for him. “I’ve seen …

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Donald Trump: The First Amendment Gives Me The Right To Criticize 'Fake News'

“I love the First Amendment. Nobody loves it better than me," he said.<p>President Donald Trump criticized the media again on Friday while speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.<p>Trump claimed it was wrongly reported that he called the media the …

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Trump Tries To Rename CNN As The ‘Clinton News Network’ During His Tirade Against ‘Fake News’ At CPAC

Donald Trump spoke at CPAC on Friday morning, and if anyone was hoping for a replay of last week’s combative press conference — in which he yelled at the media for 75 minutes — they’d be sorely disappointed by what was essentially a stand-up comedy routine. The difference, of course, is that Trump …

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Merriam-Webster is trolling the Trump administration. Again.

Merriam-Webster is at it again.<p>The dictionary company, which had been using not-so-subtle tweets to troll Donald Trump (both the candidate and the president), took to Twitter again Thursday to school Kellyanne Conway on what being a feminist means.<p>Merriam-Webster tweeted a definition of the word …

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