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I Was a Muslim in the Trump White House—and I Lasted Eight Days - The Atlantic

When President Obama left, I stayed on at the National Security Council in order to serve my country. I lasted eight days.
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Trump lashes out at media for failing to report debt decrease

President boasts that national debt decreased $12 billion in his first month in office.
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Trump rejects DHS intelligence report on travel ban

Officials in President Trump’s administration Friday downplayed a report by the Homeland Security Department that contradicts the White House’s position that immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries pose an increased terror risk and should be blocked.
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Majority of Americans want a congressional probe of Trump, Russia: Poll

According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 53 percent of Americans believe that Congress should investigate whether Donald Trump's presidential campaign had contact with the Russian government in 2016, while a quarter say that lawmakers should not probe the issue. Meanwhile, 54 percent of Americans believe that Congress should look into Russian interference in the election generally.
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White House blocks CNN, other news organizations from press briefing

The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Politico were also excluded.
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Muhammad Ali's Son Detained At Airport, Asked 'Are You Muslim?' | The Huffington Post

Muhammad Ali Jr. is an American citizen with no criminal record.
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Protesters Pass out Russian Trump Flags at CPAC - The Atlantic

Meet the protesters who tricked conference attendees into waving Russian flags.
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Obama Is Back From Vacation And Looking 💯 | The Huffington Post

Oh, hello there, Mr. President.
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White House Bars Times and 2 Other News Outlets From Briefing - The New York Times

Reporters from The Times, CNN and Politico were not allowed to enter the office of the press secretary, Sean M. Spicer, in an unusual breach of protocol.
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White House: Feds will step up marijuana law enforcement

The White House said Thursday it expects law enforcement agents to enforce federal marijuana laws when they come into conflict with states where recreational use of the drug is permitted.
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Tapper: White House excluding the press is 'un-American'

CNN's Jake Tapper said there's one word to describe the White House's decision to block several news organizations from a press briefing: "un-American."
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Trump administration makes first tangible step to building border wall

President Trump’s administration Friday made its first tangible step towards developing and implementing one of the president’s chief campaign promises to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border.
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National security adviser: Term 'radical Islamic terrorism' isn't helpful

New national security adviser H.R. McMaster is already setting a strikingly different tone than his ousted predecessor, Michael Flynn, and President Donald Trump, saying the term "radical Islamic terrorism" isn't helpful for US goals.
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Trump’s silence about two Indians shot in Kansas speaks volumes.

On Wednesday night at a bar in Olathe, Kansas, 51-year-old Adam Purinton pulled out a gun and opened fire on two local engineers from India as well as ...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg signals she'll stay on Supreme Court as long as she can

'I know I'm OK,' Ginsburg, 83, told the BBC. 'At my age, you have to take it year by year.'
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GOP draft health care bill cuts Medicaid, insurance subsidies

A GOP draft bill to begin repealing and replacing Obamacare includes cuts in spending on Medicaid, increases on top-shelf health plans.
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Kuwait National Day Celebration At Trump Hotel Raises Conflict Of Interest Questions : Parallels : NPR

Kuwait is celebrating its national day at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. The ambassador rejects suggestions that Kuwait is trying to curry favor with President Trump.
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H.R. McMaster Breaks With Administration on Views of Islam - The New York Times

The new national security adviser told his staff that the label “radical Islamic terrorism” was not helpful, repudiating language used by the president.
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Spicer Bars CNN, New York Times, Others From White House Press Briefing : NPR

The move blocked reporters from CNN, The New York Times and others from participating and was seen at least in part as retaliation for a Thursday CNN piece on White House-FBI communications.
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Trump still has to fill nearly 2,000 vacancies

The administration of President Donald Trump remains largely unfilled as nearly 2000 desks of political appointees stay empty. Many don't need Senate approval.
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Meet the 16-year-old Canadian girl who took down Milo Yiannopoulos

This is the real story of how the video that took down Milo surfaced.
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DNC Members Vote Down Corporate Money Ban | The Huffington Post

The measure would have reinstated a policy put in place by Barack Obama.
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Dismal Results From Vouchers Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins - The New York Times

The new studies come at an interesting moment, with a proponent of vouchers newly in charge of the Education Department.
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Under draft of Republican's Obamacare repeal plan, a lot of people could lose coverage

A draft of the House Republicans' bill to repeal Obamacare would replace its subsidies with less generous tax credits, increase the amount insurers could charge older Americans and effectively eliminate Medicaid for low-income adults. without insurance.
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FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories

The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple US officials briefed on the matter tell CNN.
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Rep. Darrell Issa Suggests Trump-Russia Inquiry Needs Special Prosecutor, Not Jeff Sessions | The Huffington Post

"You cannot have somebody who was on the campaign and who is an appointee," the GOP congressman says.
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Kansas is imploding. That's bad news for Donald Trump.

The state was supposed to offer a model for trickle-down economics. Instead, Republicans are raising taxes.
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Sean Spicer once said that banning media outlets is something only dictatorships do

"That is what makes a democracy a democracy versus a dictatorship."
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Stop Using Women And Girls To Justify Transphobia | The Huffington Post

We're done being used as an excuse.
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CPAC Crowd Duped Into Waving Russian Flags During Trump Speech | The Huffington Post

"It's fun to have a joke sometimes in a very serious situation," says trickster Jason Charter.
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KASSAM at CPAC: ‘I’ve Just Been to Sweden, Wake Up!’

Fresh from a tour of so-called ‘no-go zones’ across Europe, Breitbart London editor Raheem Kassam has slammed the media establishment.
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George W. Bush's Daughter Barbara To Headline Planned Parenthood Fundraiser | The Huffington Post

She previously called Planned Parenthood an "exceptional organization."
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Without federal protections, trans students face potential health crisis

Health professionals fear the Trump administration's decision to rescind past guidance on trans protections could lead to 'detrimental' health effects for trans kids.
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States' rights for bathrooms, but not for marijuana

The crowd at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington erupted in applause Friday when Matt Schlapp, the organizer of the event, congratulated top White House staff on President Donald Trump's decision to roll back protections for transgender students in public schools.
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Disgusted By Trump, A CIA Officer Quits. How Many More Could Follow? : NPR

Ned Price made a big public exit in protest over President Trump. Other CIA workers say they want to wait and see. Tension between the White House and the intelligence community simmers.
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Do These 10 Things, And Trump Will Be Toast | The Huffington Post

Friends, I welcome you to “The Michael Moore Easy-to-Follow 10-Point Plan to Stop Trump.” First, let’s acknowledge what we all know to be true: Tru...
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While we’re watching the scandals, Trump is dismantling the federal government.

This week, President Trump delighted his base with a pledge to treat deportations like a “military operation.” There were also reports that his adminis ...
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Actually, Betsy DeVos, There Is Such A Thing As A Free Lunch | The Huffington Post

For many children, that free lunch at school is the only meal they will eat that day.
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Rep. Peter King says he's refusing to do town halls because angry protesters 'diminish democracy'

Rep. Peter King said Thursday that he won't do town hall meetings because he believes they would just devolve into a "screaming session," adding that angry town halls "trivialize" and "diminish" democracy.
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Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump - The New York Times

The president’s plan to arrest and deport vast numbers of undocumented immigrants will be carried out by agents who say they feel unshackled.
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Trump demands press name sources hours after a WH background briefing

President Donald Trump said media organizations should name names or sources as his White House holds background briefings with no names attached.
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Witches Plan To Cast Mass Spell Against Donald Trump | The Huffington Post

The key ingredient to the ritual: An unflattering photo of the president.
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LIVE BLOG: DNC Chair Race To Begin Shortly. Here's What To Expect : NPR

The Democratic National Committee is picking a new chairman Saturday in Atlanta. We are following all the action and will update below.
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Meriam-Webster offers Kellyanne Conway a lesson in 'feminism'

Everyone in political life encounters criticism, especially on Twitter. But when you get publicly corrected by the dictionary, that's unusual.
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Majority of Americans disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president: Poll

Donald Trump's job approval rating is lower than any other newly elected president since polls began tracking presidential job approval.
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As He Retires, U.S. Diplomat Delivers Message That 'Values Have Power' : Parallels : NPR

Daniel Fried, who retired Friday from the State Department, helped shape U.S. policy in Europe over a 40-year career. "I learned never to underestimate the possibility of change," he told colleagues.
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NRA head Lapierre compares protester violence to terrorism

The head of the National Rifle Association painted anti-Donald Trump protesters as violent extremists and compared their disruptions to terrorism during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.
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Fact-Check: Trump Blasts ‘Fake News’ and Repeats Inaccurate Claims at CPAC - The New York Times

Once again, President Trump criticized the media for not telling the truth, then offered several misleading claims.
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