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The Memo: Seven takeaways from Trump’s Arizona speech

Wednesday  13:58,   23 august 2017
The Hill

President Trump travelled to Arizona Tuesday for a campaign-style rally that drew a near-capacity crowd to the Phoenix Convention Center and brought protestors onto the streets outside.The occasi on was sharply different from Trump's speech the[...]

12 Days That Stunned a Nation: How Hillary Clinton Lost

Wednesday  13:31,   23 august 2017
NBC News

Less than two weeks before Election Day, Hillary Clinton's campaign held a clear lead in the polls. Republican Donald Trump would ultimately win. How?At 12:37 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 28 — with 12 days left in the election — the campaign blasted[...]

Sanders: Trump not condemning Nazis is worse than Charlottesville rally

Wednesday  12:25,   23 august 2017
The Hill

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) slammed President Trump over his comments last week blaming both sides for the violence at Charlottesville, Va., saying his remarks were "worse" than the rally itself."What we saw last week with Nazis and[...]

Kansas Rep. Yoder tries to balance GOP views, centrist tone

Wednesday  10:37,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

A Republican congressman in Kansas sought Tuesday night to sound bipartisan, centrist notes while defending the GOP's approach on health care and other issues during a town hall meeting with national Democrats already targeting him in a[...]

Unbridled and Defensive, Trump Takes Aim at Press

Wednesday  08:40,   23 august 2017
The New York Times

President Trump defended his earlier statement about the racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Va., and accused the “dishonest media” of distorting his words. • Speaking against illegal immigration, Mr. Trump suggested that Joe Arpaio, the[...]

Melania Trump thanks Chelsea Clinton for defending Barron

Wednesday  07:36,   23 august 2017
The Hill

First Lady Melania Trump thanked Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday after the former first daughter launched a plea to the media to keep her son Barron out of negative coverage. "Thank you Chelsea Clinton - so important to support all of our[...]

At Phoenix rally, Trump suggests he will pardon controversial Arizona sheriff

Wednesday  07:26,   23 august 2017

The president’s divisive remarks on Charlottesville violence lead thousands to gather outside the arena.PHOENIX — President Trump on Tuesday stopped short of pardoning former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio but signaled to a boisterous rally crowd here[...]

Trump adviser Kushner leading US delegation to Middle East

Wednesday  06:50,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

White House adviser Jared Kushner is leading a delegation to the Middle East on behalf of President Donald Trump to discuss the possibility of resuming the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. A White House official said Kushner, the president's[...]

Trump threatens to shut down government to build border wall

Wednesday  06:50,   23 august 2017
The Hill

President Trump on Tuesday threatened to shut down the government, if necessary, to make sure his proposed border wall with Mexico is approved and funded by lawmakers. "Build that wall. Now the obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do[...]

Trump holds campaign-style rally amid large protests in Arizona

Wednesday  05:50,   23 august 2017

The president’s divisive remarks on Charlottesville violence lead thousands to gather outside Phoenix arena.PHOENIX — President Trump staged a boisterous campaign rally here Tuesday night, basking in the adoration of thousands of supporters and[...]

Military leaders consolidate power in Trump administration

Wednesday  04:55,   23 august 2017

Far beyond the battlefield, generals are exerting influence across the executive branch.Connected by their faith in order and global norms, these military leaders are rapidly consolidating power throughout the executive branch as they counsel a[...]

News Analysis: Trump Seeks a Clear Victory in a Murky War

Wednesday  04:42,   23 august 2017
The New York Times

When the president laid out his plan for Afghanistan, he left open a question that has stumped American generals and diplomats and two presidents: What does winning look like?WASHINGTON — President Trump’s declaration that “we will win” in[...]

Business Groups Court White House Even After C.E.O. Defections

Wednesday  04:41,   23 august 2017
The New York Times

A public rift between the president and some chief executives has overshadowed a natural alliance: the White House and big companies all want tax reform. The Business Roundtable, which represents chief executives of the largest companies, has[...]

A 'Trump Doctrine'? Clues in his new Afghanistan plan

Wednesday  02:45,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

Never tip your hand to the enemy. No timelines for military operations. No free pass for a neighbor who tolerates extremists or enables U.S. foes. In President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan strategy, elements of a broader approach to[...]

White House advisory group raises cybersecurity concerns

Wednesday  02:45,   23 august 2017
The Hill

A White House advisory group says in a new report that federal agencies generally have the correct tools to protect from cyber attacks but face bureaucratic hurdles. In its draft report circulated Tuesday, the National Infrastructure Advisory[...]