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Trump administration turmoil on Russia may follow Pence abroad
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Vice President Mike Pence will try to leave behind a White House in tumult when he arrives in Europe Friday, but he’s likely to be dogged by the recent events that have thrown the Trump administration into disarray.

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Trump Administration Denies Considering Use of National Guard for Deportations
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The Department of Homeland Security on Friday denied reports that the Trump administration is considering using as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to detain undocumented immigrants living in the United States. “It’s incorrect,” department spokesman David Lapan said in an email. “The Department is not considering mobilizing the National Guard for immigration enforcement.” On […]

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AP: Trump Considering Using National Guard for Immigration Raids
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From the AP: The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far […]

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Trump's updated travel ban to have minimal input from national security
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Goal of new order is to bolster original initiative against legal and constitutional scrutiny, rather than revise it in a substantive fashion, say sources Donald Trump’s controversial executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries is being tightened up to get around legal and constitutional objections with minimal input from the National Security Council, the […]

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Trump is a media troll – so stop feeding him | Marina Hyde
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The president’s supporters don’t care if he’s mean to journalists. So ignore his insults and focus on his lies There’s a scene near the start of the movie Tootsie where Dustin Hoffman is trying to persuade his agent – the peerless Sydney Pollack – to cast him in his roommate’s play. The work, Return to […]

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Trump’s Inroads in Union Ranks Have Labor Leaders Scrambling
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Many unions have interests aligned with the president’s and are adapting his themes to their objectives, even while denouncing much of his agenda.

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A Jewish Reporter Got to Ask Trump a Question. It Didn’t Go Well.
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After a berating by President Trump, a correspondent from Ami Magazine, an Orthodox Jewish weekly, said, “Regretfully, today was a day I wish we could have done over.”

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Common Sense: Risky Business for C.E.O.s: An Invitation From Trump
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A summons to the White House has long been much coveted. But for some top executives, it has become something to be ducked, lest it make them a target.

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Trump returns to what worked best: Campaigning
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The Fix’s Chris Cillizza explains why President Trump is returning to what worked for him in 2016: Campaigning.

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Cummings: ‘No idea why President Trump would make up a story about me like he did today’
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The Democratic congressman from Baltimore emphatically denied he canceled a meeting with President Trump for political reasons.

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‘A Fine-Tuned Machine’
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President Trump took issue with reports of an administration in turmoil, saying his team was running like a “fine-tuned machine.”

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What history tells us about Trump's wall
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The world has a lot of famous border walls. CNN looks at how they compare to President Donald Trump’s proposed US-Mexico wall.

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Trump's New Labor Nominee Oversaw Politicized Hiring at Justice Department
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At a press conference Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced Florida International University College of Law Dean R. Alexander Acosta as his next nominee to oversee the US Department of Labor. The decision comes after a slew of scandals and mounting pressure from Republicans derailed Trump’s previous pick, fast-food executive Andrew Puzder, who withdrew his […]

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Trump’s News Conference, Russia, Facebook: Your Evening Briefing
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Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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'Least racist person' Trump asks black reporter if black caucus are 'friends of yours'
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President tells journalist April Ryan to arrange him a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus after she asks about his ‘inner city’ policies Minutes after Donald Trump insisted he was “the least racist person” at a press conference on Thursday, the president asked a black reporter to arrange a meeting for him with the Congressional […]

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Paul Begala: The irony of Trump whining about leaks
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There is some poetic justice in seeing the man who was made President because of leaks potentially hobbled by ones that may legitimately reveal wrongdoing, writes Paul Begala.

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Mark Hertling: More combat troops to Syria? Not so fast
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Throughout the 2016 election campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump repeatedly promised a new approach to battlefield victory over ISIS, saying he would ask “the generals” to provide a new plan within 30 days of his inauguration.

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Trump downplays possibility of a New York billionaire reviewing U.S. spy agencies
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Stephen Feinberg has been a major donor to Republican candidates and has served on Trump’s economic advisory council. His prospective mission: Find the leakers.

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R. Alexander Acosta, Law School Dean, Is Trump’s New Pick for Labor
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The president chose Mr. Acosta, a former assistant attorney general for civil rights, to replace Andrew F. Puzder as his nominee for labor secretary.

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Trump Directs Justice Department to Investigate ‘Criminal Leaks’
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It is unusual for a president to direct the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into his opponents, or to talk publicly about doing so.

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Trump claims he ‘inherited a mess’ at sprawling, grievance-filled news conference
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Despite infighting and other stumbles, he argued his administration is “running like a fine-tuned machine.”

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In an erratic performance, President Trump shows his supporters who’s boss
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In an effort to take a firmer control of his presidency, he chose trial by news-conference combat.

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