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News Analysis: Rocky First Weekend for Trump Troubles Even His Top Aides

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:50:07 GMT

From left, Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Stephen K. Bannon and Reince Priebus, all Trump advisers, were sworn in at a White House ceremony on Sunday.To the extent that there was a plan to take advantage of the first days of his administration, when a president is usually at his maximum leverage, President Trump threw it aside.


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Trump Speaks With Netanyahu, Seeking to Thaw U.S. Relations

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:33:50 GMT

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, center, in Jerusalem on Sunday. The Trump administration has signaled that it will move the United States embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.The president invited the Israeli prime minister to the White House next month as his administration moved toward relocating the United States Embassy to Jerusalem.


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Trump Won’t Release His Tax Returns, a Top Aide Says

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:22:08 GMT

President Donald Trump spoke with Kellyanne Conway on Sunday after a ceremony to install the White House senior staff.Mr. Trump would be the first president since the early 1970s to decline to release tax information, either through a summary or a full or partial return.


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Trump’s Health Plan Would Convert Medicaid to Block Grants, Aide Says

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:35:12 GMT

Demonstrators this month outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York. They were protesting plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.The change would be a profound one for the health insurance program for low-income people, raising a host of thorny political and financial questions.


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One President With Two Very Different Twitter Voices

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:49:26 GMT

Gracious, understated and humble is at variance with a more familiar voice full of braggadocio and more than a bit thin-skinned.



Foreign Payments to Trump Firms Violate Constitution, Suit Will Claim

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:00:23 GMT

The lobby of Trump Tower in New York. China rents space in the building.A team of constitutional scholars, Supreme Court litigators and former White House ethics lawyers plans to file the suit Monday, part of a barrage of legal actions by liberal groups.


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White House Pushes ‘Alternative Facts.’ Here Are the Real Ones.

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:06:54 GMT

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, before speaking live on TV outside the White House on Sunday.Who created the rift between the administration and the C.I.A.? How many people were at the inauguration? Did it pour or did it drizzle?


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G.O.P. Senators Hope to Speed Trump Cabinet Confirmations

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:59:24 GMT

Representative Mike Pompeo of Kansas during his confirmation hearing this month to become the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.Efforts have been stymied by lax preparation by President Trump’s transition team, his many unorthodox nominees, and Democrats spoiling for a fight.


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Attack on Alt-Right Leader Has Internet Asking: Is It O.K. to Punch a Nazi?

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 04:51:26 GMT

Richard B. Spencer, a far-right activist, in Whitefish, Mont., in June.An assault on Richard B. Spencer, a well-known far-right activist, in Washington after the inauguration prompted outrage — and mockery — online.


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End of Biden Vice Presidency Dims Eight-Year Spotlight on Delaware

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:58:25 GMT

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. took a selfie with supporters at the train station named after him in Wilmington, Del., on Friday.Mr. Biden has kept his indelible link, forged by family and framed by tragedy, to the nation’s second-smallest state.


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Trump Presidency Is Already Altering Israeli-Palestinian Politics

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:07:46 GMT

Speculation swirled that the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv might move to Jerusalem.The transition, and questions surrounding it, rippled through issues including the location of the American Embassy and whether Palestinians are on the edge of a renewed revolt.


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White House Memo: The Numbers Game of Donald Trump

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:06:03 GMT

The size of the crowds during President Trump’s inauguration on Friday at the Capitol have been a source of much debate.Mr. Trump has long deployed what he described in his first book, “The Art of the Deal,” as “truthful hyperbole,” and what others might call lies.


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News Media, Target of Trump’s Declaration of War, Expresses Alarm

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:43:43 GMT

Among other easily debunked assertions, Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, claimed on Saturday that Donald J. Trump’s inauguration was the most attended in history.Journalists were in a state of shock a day after Sean Spicer, the press secretary, employed a combative tone and false statements in his first appearance on the White House podium.


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Now That Trump Is President, How Will TV Respond?

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:38:49 GMT

Clockwise from top left: Anthony Anderson in “black-ish”; Jennifer Lopez and Dayo Okeniyi in “Shades of Blue”; Doug Savant and Felicity Huffman in “Desperate Housewives”; amd Gina Rodriguez, left, and Andrea Navedo in “Jane the Virgin.”Executives, producers and writers discussed how the election of Donald J. Trump might affect the characters, stories and situations in scripted shows.


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With False Claims, Trump Attacks Media on Turnout and Intelligence Rift

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:28:02 GMT

The photograph of President Trump’s inauguration that was displayed during Mr. Spicer’s briefing. Mr. Trump said that when he looked out from his podium, “it looked like a million, a million and a half people.”The president falsely accused journalists of inventing a rift between him and spy agencies and of deliberately understating the size of his inauguration crowd.


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Jared Kushner, Trump’s Son-in-Law, Is Cleared to Serve as Adviser

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:51:05 GMT

Jared Kushner arriving for the National Prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday.The Justice Department said President Trump’s appointment of Mr. Kushner in the White House role would not violate antinepotism laws.


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Trump’s Improvised Path to a Month of Executive Action

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:44:57 GMT

In the Oval Office on Friday, President Trump signed a directive to federal agencies to scale back parts of the Affordable Care Act.In a reflection of the style that helped fuel his rise, he has made few, if any, firm decisions about which orders he wants to make, or in which order.


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Inaugural Speech Dims G.O.P. Hopes for a More Conservative Trump Agenda

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:04:26 GMT

The new president challenged establishment views on domestic, fiscal and foreign affairs, setting up a clash over Republicans’ long-held identity.