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Melania Trump Is Starting to Step Into the Void Left by Ivanka and Jared

Monday  19:25,   21 august 2017
The Daily Beast

The first lady is wary of the spotlight and risk-averse. But she’s beginning to wield some power in the White House.The impact is hard to see both because that influence remains modest and because that administration remains engulfed in[...]

GOP senator: ‘Too difficult to say’ if Trump will be 2020 nominee

Monday  18:52,   21 august 2017
The Hill

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Monday said she's unsure whether President Trump will be the Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2020. In an interview with MSNBC's Hallie Jackson, Collins, who wrote-in Speaker Paul Ryan's name for[...]

Secret Service can't pay agents due to Trump travel, family

Monday  16:20,   21 august 2017
USA TODAY

The Secret Service can no longer afford to 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 [...]

Can a Decades-Old Immigration Proposal Pass Under Trump?

Monday  16:20,   21 august 2017
The Atlantic

When President Trump publicly backed a bill to curb legal immigration, he placed a decades-old idea—that until now had been largely sidelined—back into the mainstream. Earlier this month, Trump threw his weight behind a modified version of the[...]

Trump Struggles to Move Past Bannon, Starting With Afghanistan

Monday  15:57,   21 august 2017
Bloomberg

Donald Trump returns to the Oval Office on Monday in danger of becoming increasingly isolated from the Republican establishment he needs to enact his agenda and the grassroots activists inspired by just-departed chief strategist Stephen Bannon. [...]

Democrats long for Obama's return

Monday  15:41,   21 august 2017
The Hill

The tricky question facing the party is how to use the former president on the campaign trail. Some Democrats are pushing for Obama to have a more elevated role, but the president has made clear he is wary of sliding back into the role of party[...]

Trump won towns drowning in despair. Will he save them?

Monday  14:55,   21 august 2017
Associated Press

One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a[...]

Trump’s eventful working vacation

Monday  08:05,   21 august 2017
The Hill

President Trump landed in Washington, D.C. on Sunday night, marking the end of an eventful 17-day working vacation. Trump hopped back and from from his golf club in New Jersey to Trump Tower, and also came back to the White House[...]

Senator who hoped for Trump assassination in post apologizes

Monday  06:51,   21 august 2017
Associated Press

A Missouri lawmaker who drew bipartisan outrage over her brief Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated apologized publicly Sunday to Trump and his family, calling the online posting "a[...]

Bannon Ready for #War With a Long List of Targets

Monday  05:55,   21 august 2017
The New York Times

Calling himself “Bannon the Barbarian,” the president’s former strategy adviser says he’s ready to “crush” his foes inside and outside the White House.While exiting stage far right on Friday, Mr. Bannon referred to himself as “Bannon the Barbarian”[...]

White House Bracing for an Angry Reception in Phoenix

Monday  04:36,   21 august 2017
The New York Times

Rumors of a pardon for a former sheriff, Joe Arpaio, could deepen racial wounds exposed by the president’s comments on Charlottesville, Va.WASHINGTON — Officials in the White House and in Arizona are bracing for a furious reception to President[...]

Bannon Was Set for a Graceful Exit. Then Came Charlottesville.

Monday  04:05,   21 august 2017
The New York Times

What was supposed to be an amicable departure for the president’s chief strategist became a messy exit after public furor over the president’s response to a race-fueled melee.WASHINGTON — John F. Kelly, the new White House chief of staff, told[...]

Trump blasts 'dishonest Fake News reporting' as he ends vacation

Monday  03:11,   21 august 2017
The Hill

President Trump blasted the news media ahead of his return to Washington on Sunday after a 17-day working vacation. "Heading back to Washington after working hard and watching some of the worst and most dishonest Fake News reporting I have ever[...]

No, Trump's support hasn't collapsed, but yes, he's increasingly alone

Monday  03:11,   21 august 2017
Los Angeles Times

<p>In the annals of the modern presidency, few chief executives have been as alone as President Trump appears now — shunned by major business leaders, at odds with his party’s congressional leadership and deeply estranged from more than half the[...]

Talk of ‘Preventive War’ Rises in White House Over North Korea

Monday  02:33,   21 august 2017
The New York Times

<p>News analysis: The Trump administration departs from its predecessors on two assumptions: that Cold War-style containment will not work and that a military option is available.</p>Not since 2002, as the United States built a case for war in [...]