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‘I thought it would be easier’: Trump assesses his first 100 days

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 20:28

On the cusp of his 100th day in office, President Trump went on a media blitz this week, granting interviews to a number of outlets reflecting on his first months in the nation’s highest office. In addition to an interview with the Associated Press that attracted attention for all the “unintelligible” lines in the transcript, Trump spoke to the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and Reuters about everything from his flip-flop on withdrawing from NAFTA to his surprise about the difficulties of his job. “I loved my previous life,” Trump told Reuters. “I had so many things going.


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Donald Trump doesn’t talk like other presidents. Would he be a better president if he did?

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:37

When Donald Trump speaks, he sounds — unabashedly, unmistakably — like Donald Trump. But does he sound like a president? Does that even matter?


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Being president isn’t so easy, and other things Trump has learned in first 100 days

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:05

It is the not the first time the former reality show host has expressed surprise at the difficulty of the job, the size of the government or the vastness of the country.


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Elizabeth Warren: I’m ‘troubled’ by Obama’s $400,000 Wall Street speaking fee

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 02:15

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Thursday that she’s troubled by former President Barack Obama’s accepting a $400,000 speaking fee from a Wall Street firm. Obama accepted a $400,000 fee from the investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald to speak at a health care conference in September.


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Sean Spicer says Obama administration was responsible for Michael Flynn’s vetting

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 01:59

White House press secretary Sean Spicer attempted Thursday to shift blame to the Obama administration for its role in vetting retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the national security adviser dismissed by President Trump. Spicer argued that the Trump transition team didn’t vet Flynn’s appointment because he already held a security clearance at the time. “My only point is that when Gen. Flynn came into the White House, he had an active security clearance that was issued during the Obama administration with all the information that’s being discussed that occurred in 2015,” Spicer said at the daily press briefing.


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Spicer projects confidence after Mnuchin wouldn’t guarantee middle-class tax cut under new plan

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 00:38

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that Americans should be concerned about how the administration’s new tax plan would affect them, not how it would benefit the Trump family. Spicer made the comments during a press briefing where he was asked whether it was fair for Americans to question how the proposed tax plan would personally affect President Trump and his family. “The president’s plan right now is something that every American should worry hopefully about how it’s going to affect them,” said Spicer.


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Flynn’s former top deputy: I was ‘apoplectic’ when I learned about RT payment

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 23:20

The Defense Department is investigating whether retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, violated federal ethics rules.


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Rep. Maxine Waters: ‘You can’t trust this president’

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 22:35

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., questioned Thursday how coincidental the links are between President Trump and Russia.


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‘Politics!’: Trump slams Democrats over budget in Twitter outburst

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 21:59

The president lashed out at congressional Democrats on Thursday, a day before lawmakers must pass a new spending bill to avoid a government shutdown as the administration looks to force a vote on a new health care bill.


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National monuments at risk under Trump’s executive order

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 19:39

Federal areas that may lose their status as monuments are in places ranging from New Mexico and Arizona to Hawaii and Midway atoll.


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ACLU defends Coulter after Berkeley speech cancellation

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 19:16

“For the future of our democracy, we must protect bigoted speech from government censorship,” stated David Cole, head of the ACLU, in Coulter's defense.


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From crude to creative: 100 days of Trump signs wielded by fans and foes

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:05

A survey of signs, pro and con, clever to cutting, somber to absurd, from rallies in the U.S. and abroad during President Trump’s first 100 days.


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Trump’s chaotic first 100 days — as seen through his tweets

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:55

After winning the election, Donald Trump said he wasn't sure how much he'd use Twitter as president. “I’m going to be very restrained, if I use it at all,” he said on “60 Minutes.” As he approaches his first 100, that vow appears to have fallen short.


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Trump’s lone border visit foreshadowed his flawed vision for a wall

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 14:30

At right is Pete Saenz, mayor of Laredo. LAREDO, Texas — Donald Trump’s Boeing 757 had landed a few minutes earlier on a remote runway of the local airport here in this dusty border town, and as his guests boarded the aircraft to meet him, they found the New York billionaire in the plane’s gold-accented cabin watching coverage of his arrival on television, which was already steeped in drama. It was July 2015, a little over a month after Trump had officially launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.


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Are we willing to let Trump evolve?

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 14:30

If President Trump turns out to be serious about growing into his job, do the media and his critics have the capacity to let him?


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