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EXCLUSIVE-Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life

Friday  06:30,   28 april 2017
Reuters

He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is. President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office with a wistful look at his life before the White House."I loved my previous[...]

‘I was all set to terminate’: Inside Trump’s sudden shift on NAFTA

Friday  05:56,   28 april 2017
MSN

The president’s impulsive move on trade policy caps his tumultuous first 100 days in office.“I was all set to terminate,” Trump said in an Oval Office interview Thursday night. “I looked forward to terminating. I was going to do[...]

Tax Plan Shifts Trillions From U.S. Coffers to Richest Families

Friday  05:16,   28 april 2017
The New York Times

President Trump’s proposal calls for individual and corporate reductions and would erase a surtax that funds the Affordable Care Act. The outline that Mr. Trump offered on Wednesday — less a tax overhaul plan than a list of costly cuts with [...]

Melania Trump Has Upended The Role Of First Lady In 100 Days

Friday  05:10,   28 april 2017
HuffPost

Nearly 100 days into President Donald Trump’s administration, first lady Melania Trump has been reluctant to embrace her new role, and it’s unclear how she will define what can be a somewhat nebulous, arcane and sexist position.  Just as she[...]

Trump to order review of offshore drilling

Friday  04:45,   28 april 2017
The Hill

President Trump will sign an executive order on Friday to reconsider several major Obama-era actions cracking down on offshore drilling. The aim of the order, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters Thursday, is to consider how to best expand[...]

Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

Friday  04:31,   28 april 2017
Reuters

<p>U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.</p>"There is a chance that we could[...]

White House wants to push tax overhaul without Democrats

Friday  04:11,   28 april 2017
Associated Press

A senior administration official said Thursday the White House plans to push its tax overhaul without any support from congressional Democrats. It's a sign of the intense partisanship over President Donald Trump's outlines for cutting tax[...]

Last-minute GOP push on health care threatens government spending deal

Friday  04:10,   28 april 2017
MSN

Pressure was coming from the White House to consider a rewrite of the Affordable Care Act as soon as Friday.Under pressure from the White House, House Republican leaders appeared to be gauging support for a vote on health care as early as Friday.[...]

GOP shuts out doctors, experts, Democrats as they work on Obamacare repeal

Friday  03:46,   28 april 2017
MSN

President Donald Trump and House Republicans, in their rush to resuscitate a bill rolling back the Affordable Care Act, are increasingly isolating themselves from outside input and rejecting entreaties to work collaboratively, according to multiple[...]

Spicer blames Obama for Flynn’s security clearance

Friday  03:46,   28 april 2017
The Hill

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday deflected blame for the firestorm surrounding Michael Flynn, saying the ousted national security adviser received his security clearance from the Obama administration. Spicer signaled support for a [...]

Analysis | Might as well jump into this: When and how can Trump pardon Michael Flynn?

Friday  03:46,   28 april 2017
MSN

An expert explains: Any time, for almost any reason.This time, members of the House Oversight Committee announced that the Pentagon’s inspector general would look into whether Flynn failed to get the necessary clearance for accepting payments from a [...]

Trump signs order creating accountability office at VA

Friday  03:46,   28 april 2017
Associated Press

President Donald Trump on Thursday created an office at the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve accountability and protect whistleblowers, calling it a "bold step forward." Trump,Trump, who made improving veterans' care a prominent[...]

Rep. Brad Sherman Worried North Korea Could Smuggle Nuke In 'Bale Of Marijuana'

Friday  03:46,   28 april 2017
HuffPost

At least one congressman seems increasingly afraid North Korea could try to send the U.S. some really bomb weed. As North Korea continues to threaten the West with a nuclear attack, U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) suggested the isolationist nation [...]

Melania Trump Has Upended The Role Of First Lady In 100 Days

Friday  03:46,   28 april 2017
HuffPost

Nearly 100 days into President Donald Trump’s administration, first lady Melania Trump has been reluctant to embrace her new role, and it’s unclear how she will define what can be a somewhat nebulous, arcane and sexist position. Just as she avoided [...]

5 Hurdles to the Adoption of Trump’s Tax Plan This Year

Friday  03:46,   28 april 2017
The New York Times

It has obvious benefits for the rich but not the middle class, lobbyists don’t like parts of it, and its effect on Mr. Trump’s own taxes is unclear because he won’t release his returns.Sign Up For the Morning Briefing[...]