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Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump's frequent travel, large family

WASHINGTON — The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission – in large part due to the sheer size of President Trump's family and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast.<p>Secret Service Director …

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White House officials are terrified of what Trump would do on his own

Why they’re not quitting: “You have no idea how much crazy stuff we kill."<p>At this point, with so many of President Donald Trump’s once-key advisers leaving the White House, and the president himself showing very little interest in learning on the job, the question isn’t why White House officials …

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Trump Ridiculed for Two-Word Response to Devastating Naval Accident

Breitbart, naturally, blamed McMaster.<p><b>Donald Trump’s</b> apparent inability to calibrate his emotional response to tragedies was evident on Sunday night, as news broke that 10 Navy sailors were missing after an oil tanker collided with a Navy destroyer near Singapore. “That’s too bad, too bad,” Trump …

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Anonymous White House Advisors Have Accidentally Made the Best Case for Removing Trump from Office

If Donald Trump so desperately needs babysitters, he's probably not fit for office.<p>As Donald Trump's administration has careened from humiliating disaster to dangerous defense of hate groups to xenophobic and Islamophobic immigration policies and a million other terrible stories that are not worthy …

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Robert Reich: Here’s what’s better than removing Donald Trump

Don't worry about replacing Trump. Let's make him irrelevant<p>With Republicans controlling both houses of Congress, it’s unlikely Trump will be impeached or thrown out of office on grounds of mental impairment. At least any time soon.<p>Yet there’s another way Trump can be effectively removed. He can be …

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Steve Bannon Reportedly Calls Jared Kushner And Ivanka Trump 'Javanka' Behind Their Backs

Apparently, it's not a term of endearment.<p>Steve Bannon’s exit from the Trump administration was reportedly carefully orchestrated for weeks, but The New York Times reports that he was ousted from his post as White House chief strategist following his bizarre, surprising interview with The American …

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Yet Another Charity Pulls an Event Out of Mar-a-Lago

The list continues to grow.<p>Since he took office, <b>Donald Trump</b> has made it clear that he prefers Mar-a-Lago to Camp David—and possibly the White House, while we’re at it. Increasingly, though, the president seems to be one of the only people to share this high opinion of his Floridian retreat (or, …

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This one picture tells you everything you need to know about Donald Trump's presidency so far

There's something pretty astonishing about this picture - one of the first taken of Donald Trump in the Oval Office.<p>It's a shot of the President, …

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Trump Has Already Abdicated His Role as Head of State

Jonathan Bernstein's morning links.<p>The evidence keeps stacking up that Donald Trump has basically abdicated the "head of state" part of his responsibilities.<p>He's also having trouble getting winning teams to show up for White House events.<p>I really don't think this is a function of Trump's basic …

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Ivanka Trump Tweeted About the Eclipse and It Did Not Go Over Well

As many across the United States attempted their own DIY pinhole viewers, First Daughter Ivanka Trump shared her own solar eclipse excitement on Sunday morning with a tweet explaining the science behind the cosmic phenomenon expected to be visible throughout the U.S. today (Monday).<p>"Wondering how …

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US troops in Afghanistan: here's what to expect from Donald Trump's speech

Despite his past comments advocating for a full withdrawal, reports say Trump will likely announce an increase of US military troops in Afghanistan<p>Donald Trump will address the nation on Monday night as he lays out his strategy for the continuing US involvement in the war in Afghanistan.<p><b>What is</b> …

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Failing All Tests of the Presidency

We are leaderless. America doesn’t have a president. America has a man in the White House holding the spot, and wreaking havoc as he waits for the day when a real president arrives to replace him.<p>Donald Trump is many things — most of them despicable — but the leader of a nation he is not. He is not …

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The Other Devil's Bargain

The Republican majorities in Congress gambled they could ignore Trump's misdeeds, and still get him to sign their bills—but it’s not working out as they expected.<p>Ornstein<p><i>Devil’s Bargain</i> is the title of the best-selling book by Joshua Green about the relationship between Donald Trump and Steve …

Politics

Yes, Donald Trump just retweeted a bot to rant about the 'fake news media'

Oops, he did it again.<p>After thanking an entrepreneur who turned out to be a bot, it seems that Donald Trump has just retweeted another fake fan account — either an advanced bot or linked to a bot network.<p>On Monday morning, the US president thanked @Aroliso for slamming the #FakeNews media. "You …

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Trump: Fake news media is 'out of control'

President Donald Trump railed against “fake news” Monday after Jerry Falwell Jr. defended the president’s comments on the Charlottesville violence.<p>“Jerry Falwell of Liberty University was fantastic on @foxandfriends,” Trump tweeted. “The Fake News should listen to what he had to say. Thanks …

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The Trump ship may finally be sinking

<i>Sarah Kendzior is a St. Louis, Mo.-based commentator who writes about politics, the economy and media.</i><p>Over the past month, President Donald Trump threatened nuclear war with North Korea, flirted with military action in Venezuela, equated neo-Nazis and white supremacists with the anti-racist …

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White House aides can’t stop talking about President Trump like he’s a toddler

It started, as all 2017 stories about American politics start, with a garden-variety snarky tweet:<p>The point of the tweet was to push back on the occasional impulse by Very Serious People to claim that some speech or act by Donald Trump proved that he was “growing into the presidency.” The …

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Trump’s Next Bankruptcy Crisis . . . the Secret Service?

With 18 family members, multiple vacation homes, and business travel, the First Family has run the agents protecting them ragged.<p>The current First Family breaks the mold in a number of ways. For starters, <b>Donald Trump’s</b> daughter <b>Ivanka</b> and her husband, <b>Jared Kushner,</b> serve as members of his senior …

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‘High-level’ Breitbart staffer says Breitbart might ‘help’ impeach Trump

Vanity Fair reported Sunday that a “high-level” staffer at Breitbart has threatened that the far-right website might “help” Congress impeach President Donald Trump if his administration breaks campaign promises following the firing of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.<p>The unidentified …

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Steve Bannon wants to weaponize Mueller probe as a way to take down Jared Kushner: report

Fired White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon is readying his assault against President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, according to …

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'Reckless and unmanageable': LA Times editorial board rips into Trump and the GOP

The Los Angeles Times' editorial board published a scathing column on Sunday that targeted President Donald Trump and the GOP in the wake of last week's tragedy in Charlottesville.<p>"These are not normal times," the editorial began. "The man in the White House is reckless and unmanageable, a danger …

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The White House’s secretiveness is getting so bad, it’s probably illegal

President Donald Trump's White House appears to be even less transparent than it seemed a few months ago. According to a new lawsuit from the …

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Jared Kushner's real estate firm has sought the arrest of more than 100 ex-tenants over unpaid debts

Since the real estate company owned by President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, started doing business in Maryland in 2013, it …

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Trump returns to a lonelier Washington after damage of Charlottesville

<b>WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY</b><p><b>THE TAKE with ABC News' Rick Klein</b><p>"Many sides" brought him fewer friends – and that's not all <b>President Trump</b> lost while …

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Donald Trump just tweeted a hilarious typo (again)

'Covfefe' round 2<p><b>Words – Lauren Saccone</b><p><b>From the editors of HelloGiggles</b><p>Donald Trump has a tricky relationship with Twitter. He tends to type whatever …

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"What Was He Thinking?"

President Trump must like banging his head against a wall because he does it so often. He does, says, or tweets things that involve him in matters …

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McConnell, Mnuchin Unequivocal About Avoiding Default on the Debt

Majority leader and Treasury secretary say debt limit will be increased on time<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared without hesitation …

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Secret Service: Trump’s Not Our Only Problem

The U.S. Secret Service is facing money problems — but that's not President Donald Trump's fault, the agency's director said Monday in response to a report that the First Family was straining protective resources.<p>Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles said funding for roughly 1,100 agents …

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What Will Trump Do to American Workers?

With Steve Bannon out of the White House, it’s clearer than ever that Donald Trump’s promise to be a populist fighting for ordinary workers was worth about as much as any other Trump promise — that is, nothing. His agenda, such as it is, amounts to reverse Robin Hood with extra racism — the …

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John Oliver on Trump: 'Terrifying entity who viciously attacks his enemies'

On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver addressed Steve Bannon’s White House departure and the continued fallout over Trump’s remarks about Charlottesville<p>On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver discussed Steve Bannon’s departure from the White House and Republican lawmakers’ attempts to address the …

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