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Lobbyist at Trump Tower Meeting Has Aided Allies of Putin

Monday  23:36,   21 august 2017
The New York Times

Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-born Washington gadfly, has often promoted causes that benefited President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and his allies. Mr. Akhmetshin, however, denies he is a Russian spy. “I am the target of a well-coordinated and[...]

Trump takes in eclipse from White House

Monday  22:52,   21 august 2017
The Hill

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump viewed Monday's once-in-a-generation solar eclipse from the White House. The couple stood with their son, Barron, on the Blue Room Balcony - while wearing special protective glasses - to take in[...]

Will 2018 Look Like 2010 for Anti-Repeal Republicans?

Monday  22:36,   21 august 2017
Roll Call

When House Republicans passed their measure to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law in May, 20 members of their conference voted against it. While some of them might be able to defend themselves against criticism by saying they voted against[...]

Trump returns to Arizona — and a chaotic political landscape

Monday  22:33,   21 august 2017
Associated Press

Donald Trump was just a few weeks into his candidacy in 2015 when came to Phoenix for a speech that ended up being a bigger moment in his campaign than most people realized at the time.Trump savagedTrump savaged his critics and the media, vowed to[...]

Analysis | A surprising way Trump differs from Obama: We’ve seen less of Trump in prime time

Monday  21:10,   21 august 2017
MSN

Obama spoke during prime time all the time. Trump does not.At this point in his young presidency, Obama had commandeered the evening airwaves five times and was preparing to do so a sixth, before a joint session of Congress in early September. Such[...]

Analysis | A surprising way Trump differs from Obama: We’ve seen less of Trump in prime time

Monday  21:10,   21 august 2017
MSN

Obama spoke during prime time all the time. Trump does not.At this point in his young presidency, Obama had commandeered the evening airwaves five times and was preparing to do so a sixth, before a joint session of Congress in early September. Such[...]

Secret Service: Trump's Not Our Only Problem

Monday  20:36,   21 august 2017
NBC News

The U.S. Secret Service is facing money problems - but that's not President Donald Trump's fault, the agency's director made clear on Monday.Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles said funding for roughly 1,100 agents working[...]

White House: Trump will watch eclipse with first lady

Monday  20:28,   21 august 2017
The Hill

President Trump will watch Monday's solar eclipse with first lady Melania Trump from the Truman Balcony at the White House, an administration official said.President Trump will watch Monday's solar eclipse with first lady Melania Trump from [...]

The case against Trump’s decision to continue the war in Afghanistan, explained by Trump

Monday  19:38,   21 august 2017
Vox.com

“Afghanistan is a complete waste.”The striking thing is that the war in question is one that Trump vocally and repeatedly criticized in the harshest possible terms for years before taking[...]

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[...]