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Trump Has Spent More Time Golfing Than at Intelligence Briefings

And he's spent over half his presidency with "non-work time."<p>It's been a long 744 hours since Donald Trump was sworn in as president, and since then, he's certainly done...stuff. <i>The Washington Post</i> broke down just how he's spent his first month in office. Spoiler alert: most of it was not in the …

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Donald Trump’s absurd war on truth is forcing the media to act like real journalists again

Among the many plot twists introduced by Donald Trump’s administration, add this to the list: Perhaps never before in US history has the mundane machinations of political personalities getting “booked” on cable news been so publicly debated.<p>Much attention has been focused on the apparent …

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Nikki Haskell Learns the Social Cost of Supporting Donald Trump

Nikki Haskell has packed many lives into her 75 years. She has been a real estate broker, a party planner, a pioneering stockbroker, a cult talk-show host, a Studio 54 regular, a diet and fitness guru, and a socialite. Through it all, she has depended on her brains, her enthusiasm and her skill as …

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Is Donald Trump’s Paranoia Sabotaging His Own Cabinet?

An inability to tolerate dissent has left the Trump administration dangerously short-staffed.<p><b>Donald Trump’s</b> propensity to surround himself with loyalists—and to exile dissenters from his inner circle—is reportedly making it difficult to staff an administration that has made enemies, at one time or …

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Collins: I'm Open To Trump Tax Subpoena

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine said on Wednesday that she's open to using a subpoena to investigate the tax returns of President Donald Trump in order to ascertain potential connections to Russia. Collins is on the Senate Intelligence Committee which is looking into Russian interference …

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N.Y.U. Students Revolt Against Pro-Trump Billionaire

“Hey hey, ho ho, John Paulson’s got to go!”<p>Despite <b>John Paulson’s</b> brilliant bet against the housing market before the financial crisis, which made the billionaire enough money to fill each of the rooms in his 28,000-square-foot townhouse with gold coins, <i>Scrooge McDuck</i>–style, the intervening years …

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Michael Moore explains how to stop Donald Trump

Activist and Academy Award winning filmmaker Michael Moore joins Chris Hayes to talk about his ten point plan on how to stop Donald Trump.

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Sen. McConnell Confronted By Woman, Protesters at Town Hall

During a town hall in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Sen. Mitch McConnell defended the rights of protesters after being confronted by a woman about welfare and insurance.

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Trump campaign staff to White House: The president won’t make embarrassing tweets if he doesn’t read any negative publicity

Trump's campaign staff managed to curb his bad tweeting habits by keeping negative coverage away from him<p>President Donald Trump’s incessant tweeting has had a lot of undesirable consequences — from creating potential geopolitical crises with China and North Korea and praising a Russian dictator, to …

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Morning Bits

Uh-oh. “Republicans representing GOP-dominated states and congressional districts are being challenged by constituents about Russia and, in some cases, whether they support an independent investigation into President Trump’s potential ties to the country.”<p>Yikes. “American voters today give …

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James Corden Tries To Count The Lies Of Donald Trump And Can't Keep Up

"This is the first administration where the public is aging faster than the president."<p>James Corden on Wednesday used a Washington Post report to skewer the legions of “false or misleading statements” that President Donald Trump has made in his first 34 days in office. “The Late Late Show” host …

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Trump's new national security adviser may undo some of the president's early foreign-policy changes

President Donald Trump's new national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is considering shaking up the White House's foreign policy team, giving him more latitude to access and control the Department of Homeland Security and other defense agencies, The New York Times reported Wednesday …

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Kellyanne Conway Returns to TV After a Reported Week-Long Benching

One of the most prolific surrogates for the current U.S. administration has returned to the nation's screens, disputing reports that she was …

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Buyers’ Remorse: Americans Think Donald Trump Is Bad at Almost Everything

By <b>Juan Cole / Informed Comment</b>The vast majority of Americans in a new Quinnipiac opinion poll do not believe that Donald J. Trump is level-headed or …

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First Read's Morning Clips: Rolling Back Protections for Transgender Students

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: Rescinding transgender protections</b><p>From the New York Times: "President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, overruling his own education secretary and placing his …

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MSNBC host says it’s the media’s job to ‘control exactly what people think,’ not Trump’s

In an offhand comment Wednesday on Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski said that it was the media’s job to “control exactly what people think.” The comments are being spread as an example of the hubris and arrogance of the mainstream media.<p>Joe Scarborough was talking about how the media was …

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What do we know about Donald Trump and Russia? – video explainer

Luke Harding considers the many links between Donald Trump’s administration and Russia. As well as praising President Vladimir Putin, Trump has surrounded himself with men with close ties with Russia. He has failed to quash allegations that his staff had improper contact with Russian officials, or …

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Ivanka Trump had one of the best seats inside the Supreme Court Wednesday morning.

Ivanka Trump had one of the best seats inside the Supreme Court Wednesday morning.<p>Trump and her daughter, Arabella Kushner, stopped by the Court to listen in on oral arguments as a guest of Justice Anthony Kennedy, according to a court spokesperson. Trump and Kennedy reportedly met during her …

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Stephen Miller admits the new executive order on immigration ban is same as the old

Just like Rudy Giuliani, Miller offered civil rights activists evidence they need to challenge the order<p>During a town hall hosted by Fox News Tuesday night, White House adviser Stephen Miller confirmed that President Donal Trump’s new executive order — which will replace the immigration ban on …

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Mexico Slams Trump’s Deportation Policy

Mexico lashed out at President Donald Trump’s White House on Wednesday over recently announced immigration guidelines, just hours before U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was due to arrive to meet with Mexican officials. Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly promised to “walk …

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“Shame on Mitch”: Republican members of Congress are being met by vocal and angry constituents

The president may not like it, but the GOPers doing his bidding are being held accountable<p>February has been filled with Republican legislators met by hostile crowds upon returning to their home states or districts. President Donald Trump noticed that this happened again this week and, …

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McCain makes secret trip to Syria to meet with US troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain says he traveled to northern Syria last week to discuss with the U.S. forces stationed there plans for defeating the Islamic State extremist group and pushing the militants out of their self-declared caliphate in Raqqa.<p>McCain, an Arizona …

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Trump Tower Protection Cost NY City $24M From Election to Inauguration

It cost New York City about $24 million to provide security at Trump Tower, President Donald Trump's skyscraper home in Manhattan, from Election Day to Inauguration Day, or $308,000 per day, New York's police commissioner said on Wednesday.<p>The revelation prompted renewed calls for Congress to …

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This Day in Trump, Day 34: bathroom rule scrapped, UT chancellor's warning | Politics

WASHINGTON — Day 34 was fairly quiet for President Donald Trump -- until the evening, when he issued an order erasing federal protections for …

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A Definitive Analysis Of Donald Trump's Handshake

President Trump is a mediocre businessman, but he’ll tell you that he’s the best businessman and there’s no better businessmen than him. Businessmen need to shake a lot of hands. It’s one of the best ways to seal a deal and we all know who wrote the definitive book on business: Donald Trump. While …

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Watch Live: Kellyanne Conway, Steve Bannon and Betsy DeVos at the Conservative Political Action Conference

The nuts and bolts of President Donald Trump's "fine-tuned machine" is gearing up for the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference …

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Louis Theroux to take on Donald Trump in new documentary

The single best thing to come out of this presidency so far.<p>So far, Donald Trump's presidency has been what can only be described as an accumulation …

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“Donald Trump makes Mexicans not important”: Sen. Tom Cotton faces angry constituents at town hall meeting

The trend of Republican legislators receiving grief from their constituents continues with Tom Cotton<p>On Wednesday night, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, joined the growing list of Republican legislators who have faced hostility from their constituents when returning for town hall meetings.<p>Perhaps the …

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NBC Reporter Baffled When Guest Mentions 'Hot Mic' Moment of Obama Promising Putin ‘Flexibility'

NBC reporter Katy Tur was caught off guard this week when a guest brought up a hot campaign issue from the 2012 presidential election and she had no …

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Video from Florida rally sparks serious concern for Melania Trump

An interaction between President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, at a Saturday rally in Melbourne, Florida, is re-igniting rumors that she is …

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