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24 Mar 2017 – House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called him and asked him to halt debate without a vote, according to Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong. Just a day earlier, Trump had demanded a House vote and said if the measure lost, he would move on to other issues. – Associated Press https://archive.is/5MiJY

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21 Mar 2017 – Trump signs NASA bill, authorizing $19.5 billion in spending for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The measure amends current law to add human exploration of the red planet as a goal for the agency. It supports use of the International Space Station through at least 2024, along with private sector companies partnering with NASA to deliver cargo and experiments, among other steps. After signing the bill, Trump invited several lawmakers

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17 Mar 2017 – Trump mistakenly calls the United States a company, and ignores German chancellor Merkel’s and press’s request for handshake

President Donald Trump mistakenly called the United States a company in a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday. The visit came as Merkel and other worlds leaders were calling on Trump to uphold the U.S.’ free trade deals. Asked about his isolationism by a German reporter, Trump said, “The United States has

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16 Mar 2017 – Paul Ryan, Senate Intel committee see no evidence of Trump wiretap; Spicer says Trump ‘stands by’ unproven allegation that Obama ordered wiretapping of Trump Tower

The speaker of the House, the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman and the ranking Democrat on the committee said Thursday that they’ve seen no evidence of President Donald Trump’s accusation that he was wiretapped last year by his predecessor.  / “We have not seen any evidence that there was a wiretap or a (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance

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16 Mar 2017 – What’s getting cut and funded in Trump’s budget

The proposal covers only discretionary, not mandatory, spending. To pay for an increase in defense spending, a down payment on the border wall and school voucher programs, among other things, funding was cut from the discretionary budgets of other executive departments and agencies. The Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department and the Agriculture Department took

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15 Mar 2017 – Trump calls Hawaii judge’s ruling against revised travel ban ‘unprecedented judicial overreach’

Less than two hours after a federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order on the Trump administration’s revised travel ban, the president slammed the decision as “an unprecedented judicial overreach.” A day before the executive order was to take effect, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson blocked the limitations on travel and immigration.

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15 Mar 2017 – Trump’s Second Travel Ban Is Blocked by U.S. Judge

Donald Trump’s latest attempt to temporarily bar new immigrants and refugees from six Muslim-majority nations was put on hold by a judge, pushing the young administration toward a second defeat on one of the president’s core campaign pledges. The ruling means the 90-day ban on new visa approvals won’t be enforced beginning Thursday, as intended

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14 Mar 2017 – Trump paid $38 million in federal income taxes on reported income of $150 million, an effective tax rate of 25 percent

President Trump wrote off $100 million in business losses to reduce his federal taxes in 2005, according to forms made public on Tuesday night in a rare glimpse at documents that he has refused to disclose since becoming a candidate for the nation’s highest office. The forms showed that Mr. Trump paid $38 million in

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14 Mar 2017 – Trump wiretap claims: White House softens stance on unproven tweets

Unsubstantiated claims by US President Donald Trump that he was wiretapped by Barack Obama were not meant literally, the White House press secretary says. Sean Spicer said Mr Trump had broadly meant “surveillance and other activities” when he made the allegation in a tweet earlier this month. He also suggested the president was not accusing

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12 Mar 2017 – Trump’s revised travel ban order loses its first court battle

U.S. District Judge William Conley on Friday blocked President Trump’s administration from enforcing his new travel ban against a Syrian family looking to escape their war-torn homeland by fleeing to Wisconsin. Conley issued a temporary restraining order barring enforcement against the family. The order doesn’t block the entire travel ban. It simply prevents Trump’s administration

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09 Mar 2017 – House committee approves the Republican Party’s Obamacare repeal bill

A second House committee approved the Republican Party’s Obamacare repeal bill Thursday, as President Donald Trump flexed his deal-making skills to build momentum behind the legislation amid growing concern among prominent GOP figures that fast-tracking the measure could back fire. The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to move the bill to the House floor

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08 Mar 2017 – Trump administration looks to resume Saudi arms sale

The State Department has approved a resumption of weapons sales that critics have linked to Saudi Arabia’s bombing of civilians in Yemen, a potential sign of reinvigorated U.S. support for the kingdom’s involvement in its neighbor’s ongoing civil war. The proposal from the State Department would reverse a decision made late in the Obama administration

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07 Mar 2017 – Trump personally met with Russian ambassador during campaign

Trump personally met with the Russian ambassador on April 27, 2016, prior to a major foreign policy speech. The Wall Street Journal, in a report that was little-noticed at the time but was recently picked up by AMERICABlog News, reported the meeting last year. A few minutes before he made those remarks, Mr. Trump met

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07 Mar 2017 – Trump blames Obama for 122 ‘vicious’ Guantanamo prisoners returning ‘to the battlefield’ — but 113 of them were released under Bush

President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning falsely accused Barack Obama’s administration of releasing “122 vicious prisoners” from the Guantanamo Bay military prison. “122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!” Trump tweeted. The timing of Trump’s tweet suggested it was inspired by a “Fox

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06 Mar 2017 – The White House copies and pastes a paragraph from an ExxonMobil press release into a Trump statement

A White House press release sent to reporters today contained a paragraph identical to a paragraph in an ExxonMobil press release, published an hour before. The White House release, titled “President Trump Congratulates Exxon Mobil for Job-Creating Investment Program,” applauded the company for new oil refining and chemical manufacturing developments along the coasts of Louisiana

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06 Mar 2017 – Trump Signs New Order Blocking Arrivals From 6 Majority-Muslim Countries, instead of 7

Like the initial order signed Jan. 27, the new executive order bars arrivals from specific majority-Muslim countries for 90 days and suspends the entire U.S. refugee program for 120 days. It also caps the total number of refugees admitted this fiscal year at 50,000, instead of 110,000. But there are a series of differences. The

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06 Mar 2017 – White House spokeswoman: Trump doesn’t believe Comey that Obama didn’t wiretap

President Donald Trump does not accept an assertion from FBI Director James Comey that former President Barack Obama did not order an illegal wiretap of Trump Tower during last year’s presidential campaign, a White House spokeswoman said Monday. Trump leveled the explosive accusation on Twitter over the weekend, delivering it without any evidence. Through a

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04 Mar 2017 – Trump tweets Trump Tower tirade at 3am claiming Barack Obama ordered ‘wire tap’, but provides no evidence

Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017 Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A

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03 Mar 2017 – Donald Trump tweets photo of Democrat Chuck Schumer with Vladimir Putin, Schumer replies: I’ll talk about my Putin meeting, will you?

  We should start an immediate investigation into @SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite! pic.twitter.com/Ik3yqjHzsA — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2017 Happily talk re: my contact w Mr. Putin & his associates, took place in '03 in full view of press & public under oath. Would you &your

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28 Feb 2017 – Trump signs laws to promote women in STEM

President Donald Trump signed two laws on Tuesday that authorize NASA and the National Science Foundation to encourage women and girls to get into STEM fields. Those are science, technology, engineering and math. The INSPIRE Act directs NASA to promote STEM fields to women and girls, and encourage women to pursue careers in aerospace. The

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