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How Trump reshaped the U.S. liberal movement

WASHINGTON — The week before the presidential election, Shally Venugopal, 33, and Indivar Dutta-Gupta, 34, were like many other young professional couples in the Democratic stronghold of Washington, D.C., looking forward to a smooth transition from President Obama to President Hillary Clinton. … Continue reading

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Trump: I’m ‘disappointed’ with the speed of congressional Republicans

President Trump said Friday that he is disheartened with the pace of the Republican-controlled Congress, which has yet to send a signature piece of legislation to his desk in his first 100 days. “I’m disappointed that it doesn’t go quicker,” … Continue reading

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NRA’s LaPierre: Greatest U.S. ‘domestic threats’ are political, academic and media elites

National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre urged gun owners to stand up to “academic elites, political elites and media elites” at the annual NRA convention in Atlanta on Friday, deeming those three groups to be “America’s greatest domestic threats.” “They’ll … Continue reading

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‘It may be Pocahontas’: Trump attacks Warren as potential 2020 rival

President Trump resurrected his “Pocahontas” insult for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., while reminiscing about his election night win Friday afternoon. Trump mocked Warren during a speech at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual meeting in Atlanta. He boasted about his … Continue reading

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Trump signs order to reverse Obama’s ban on Arctic drilling

On the eve of his 100th day in the White House, President Trump signed an executive order Friday intended to let energy companies drill for oil in currently protected areas of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. The move was swiftly … Continue reading

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Read full text of President Trump’s major executive orders

President Trump’s presidency has included a number of executive orders released over his first 100 days. Below you’ll find the full text — along with summaries — of some of the more notable declarations, as provided by the White House and … Continue reading

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Whistleblower: Trump V.A. executive order risks being ‘dog and pony show’

Veterans Affairs whistleblower Brandon Coleman is cautiously optimistic about the significance of President Trump’s executive order to improve accountability and protect whistleblowers at the V.A. But he also had note of warning. “Unless they bring whistleblowers to the table, this … Continue reading

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House votes to avert government shutdown — for one week

WASHINGTON — The majority of Democrats and Republicans in the House voted to postpone a government shutdown by one week, giving Congress until next Friday at midnight to hammer out a spending deal for the rest of the fiscal year. The … Continue reading

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Sanders calls Obama’s $400K Wall Street speaking fee ‘unfortunate’

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., may be fond of former President Barack Obama but he’s still disappointed with his upcoming speaking engagement at a top investment firm on Wall Street. Sanders, a fierce Wall Street critic, described Obama as a friend … Continue reading

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‘I thought it would be easier’: Trump assesses his first 100 days

On the cusp of his 100th day in office, President Trump went on a media blitz this week, granting interviews to a number of outlets reflecting on his first months in the nation’s highest office. In addition to an interview … Continue reading

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