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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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28 Feb 2017 – Donald Trump Blames SEAL’s Death On Military: ‘They Lost Ryan’

President Trump on Tuesday blamed the military for the death of Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, a Navy SEAL who was killed in a Jan. 29 botched raid on Islamic terrorists in Yemen. During an interview on “Fox ‘n’ Friends,” the commander-in-chief repeatedly said “they” — meaning the military — were at fault for

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27 Feb 2017 – ‘I think he is behind it’: Trump suggests Obama is organizing protests against him

When asked if Obama was responsible for organizing some of the protests – including the widely-publicized demonstrations at GOP town hall meetings of late – Trump had this response:  / “No, I think he is behind it, I also think it’s politics, that’s the way it is,” Trump said in a preview of an interview

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27 Feb 2017 – Trump: ‘Nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated’

President Trump said Monday that “nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated,” as Republicans have been slow to unite around a replacement plan for ObamaCare. “I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject,” Trump said after a meeting with conservative governors at the White House. – The Hill https://archive.is/MoWvs

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25 Feb 2017 – Donald Trump Says He Will Not Attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017 He will be the first president to skip the dinner since Ronald Reagan in 1981, who missed the dinner while recovering from an assassination attempt,

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25 Feb 2017 – Mexico threatens trade war over Trump wall tax

Mexico has threatened to retaliate if US President Donald Trump imposes a border tax to pay for his controversial wall. Mr Trump has used almost every post-election speech to reiterate his promise to build a barrierseparating his country from its southern neighbour. Proposals are to be sought next month for the wall’s design. An executive

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24 Feb 2017 – CNN and other news organizations were blocked Friday from a White House press briefing

CNN and other news outlets were blocked Friday from an off-camera White House press briefing, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs. The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico and BuzzFeed were also excluded from the meeting, which is known as a gaggle and is less formal than the televised Q-and-A

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23 Feb 2017 – Spicer: Feds could step up enforcement against marijuana use in states

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that he expects states to be subject to “greater enforcement” of federal laws against marijuana use, a move that could undercut the growing number of jurisdictions moving to legalize the drug for recreational purposes. Spicer, speaking at a White House press briefing, said that President Trump sees

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23 Feb 2017 – 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. But a White House official said late Thursday that the request was only made after

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23 Feb 2017 – Trump wants to expand U.S. nuclear arsenal, make it ‘top of the pack’

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the “top of the pack,” saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity. In a Reuters interview, Trump also complained about Russian deployment of a cruise missile in violation of an

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22 Feb 2017 – Trump revokes Obama guidelines on transgender bathrooms

President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama.  Obama had instructed public schools last May to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity, threatening to withhold funding

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20 Feb 2017 – Trump’s first month of travel expenses cost taxpayers just less than what Obama spent in a year

On Monday, President Trump will return to Washington, D.C. from his private Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, where he’s spent the last three weekends. The Washington Post reports that those three trips “probably cost the federal treasury about $10 million, based on figures used in an October government report analyzing White House travel, including money for

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20 Feb 2017 – President Trump Names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster New National Security Adviser

President Trump has announced that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be his new national security adviser. McMaster will replace retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign after revelations that he had misled top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. The president made the

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19 Feb 2017 – Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments, anonymous sources say.

A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump’s policies and his inner circle of advisers. Craig Deare, whom Trump appointed a month ago to head the National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere division, was on Friday escorted out of the Executive Office Building, where he worked in

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19 Feb 2017 – Trump clarifies ‘Sweden’ remark, says he was referring to Fox News report

President Trump on Sunday attempted to clarify his remark at a weekend rally that suggested a terror attack had taken place Friday night in Sweden. “My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden,” the president tweeted. Friday night’s edition of

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18 Feb 2017 – Angela Merkel and European leaders resist Donald Trump’s ultimatum to increase defense spending or risk losing US commitment to Nato

European leaders have pushed back at Donald Trump’s ultimatum that they increase defence spending or risk America scaling back its commitment to Transatlantic protection. Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, said her country would not accelerate existing, long-term plans to ramp up the military budget by 2024 despite a demand by the US this week that

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18 Feb 2017 – Trump cites a nonexistent incident in Sweden during his rally on Saturday

President Donald Trump cited a nonexistent incident in Sweden while talking about the relationship between terror attacks and refugees around the world during a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday. “You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden … Sweden … who would believe this? Sweden, they

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17 Feb 2017 – Trump tweets: The ‘FAKE NEWS media’ is the ‘enemy of the American people’

The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017 – The Hill https://archive.is/nN5wi  

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17 Feb 2017 – Donald Trump overturns law preventing companies dumping coal mining debris in streams and rivers

The Senate’s 54-45 vote sends the measure to President Donald Trump. Republicans and some Democrats say the rule could eliminate thousands of coal-related jobs and ignores dozens of federal, state and local regulations already in place. The Interior Department said in announcing the rule in December that it would protect 6,000 miles of streams and

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