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Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:26:54 GMT

I.C.E. has more than 20,000 employees, spread across 400 offices in the United States and 46 countries, and the Trump administration has called for the hiring of 10,000 more.The president’s plan to arrest and deport vast numbers of undocumented immigrants will be carried out by agents who say they feel unshackled.


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Democrats Elect Thomas Perez, Establishment Favorite, as Party Chairman

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:59:28 GMT

Keith Ellison was named deputy chairman after his narrow loss to Thomas Perez for the chairmanship.Mr. Perez, a former labor secretary, defeated Representative Keith Ellison, a Minnesota liberal, in a race reflecting the divisions in the party before President Trump’s victory.


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White House Memo: Will Trump Take ‘Brutally Forthright’ Advice From McMaster?

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:30:56 GMT

Lt. General H.R McMaster, left, the president’s national security adviser, has a reputation for being candid.The president’s national security adviser, who is known for giving candid assessments, may be just what Mr. Trump needs, but will the relationship work?


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People From 7 Travel-Ban Nations Pose No Increased Terror Risk, Report Says

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:36:24 GMT

Members of a Syrian refugee family arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport in February.An internal report from the Department of Homeland Security undercuts the assessment behind the Trump administration’s travel ban on people from seven countries.


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National Debt Dips. Trump Crows. Well, Sure, but …

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:36:21 GMT

The president accused the media of ignoring the slight decrease. He had nothing to do with the change, which means little, in any case.



Trump Ruled the Tabloid Media. Washington Is a Different Story.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:31:06 GMT

Donald J. Trump was no stranger back in the day to the art of news management. But even that did not seem to prepare him for the capital press corps.



Key Republican in Health Law’s Fate Hails From a State That Embraced It

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:40:12 GMT

Representative Greg Walden, the new chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, with a constituent on Tuesday at the Rotary Club in La Grande, Ore.Representative Greg Walden of Oregon, where the Affordable Care Act has been a success, leads a committee that will have a large role in drafting a replacement.


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At CPAC, Conservatives Settle Into Their New Role

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:51:34 GMT

As activists gathered this week for the Conservative Political Action Conference they were still processing what life in the majority means.


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The Interpreter: Stephen K. Bannon’s CPAC Comments, Annotated and Explained

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:16:07 GMT

Stephen K. Bannon spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday.What does the president’s chief strategist mean by “economic nationalism” or “deconstruction of the administrative state”?


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Mediator: Will the Real Democracy Lovers Please Stand Up?

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:28:38 GMT

Journalists in the White House briefing room in Washington on Friday.It’s time for other Republicans to take a stand: The journalism that Mr. Trump and his aides seek to delegitimize today could be the legitimate research they need to use tomorrow.


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Trump Plans to Skip White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:38:42 GMT

President Trump on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.The president said on Twitter that he would not attend the April 29 event, which has become a staple of the Washington social calendar.


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France’s President Criticizes Trump Over Paris Remarks

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:07:17 GMT

President François Hollande of France said of President Trump’s remarks about terrorism and Paris: “I wouldn’t do that to an ally and I would ask that the American president not do that with regard to France.”“I think it’s never a good idea to show the least disapproval with respect to an ally,” François Hollande, the French president, said.


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The Adults a Medicaid Work Requirement Would Leave Behind

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:54:28 GMT

“I’m glad we have it, but people should have to do something for it,” said Nancy Godinez of Jacksonville, Ark., who is unemployed and could lose her Medicaid under a state effort to add a work requirement.Republican governors want to reverse what they consider an incentive not to work, but critics say putting employment before health care is backward.


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Trump Administration Cancels Back-Channel Talks With North Korea

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:51:40 GMT

A Hazmat team conducted checks at an airport terminal in Sepang, Malaysia, over the weekend.The reversal came after an announcement that a chemical weapon was used to kill the estranged half brother of Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader.


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H.R. McMaster Breaks With Administration on Views of Islam

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:12:44 GMT

President Trump appointed Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, left, as national security adviser on Monday.The new national security adviser told his staff that the label “radical Islamic terrorism” was not helpful, repudiating language used by the president.


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Trump Intensifies His Attacks on Journalists and Condemns F.B.I. ‘Leakers’

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:04:10 GMT

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, during a briefing on Thursday.Reporters from The Times and other outlets were not allowed to enter the office of the press secretary, Sean Spicer, in an unusual breach of protocol.


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Trump Denounces F.B.I. Over Leaks, Demanding Investigation

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:09:04 GMT

President Trump on Wednesday. “The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security ‘leakers’ that have permeated our government for a long time,” he said on Twitter.The criticism followed a report that the White House asked the bureau to rebut an article about Trump associates and Russian intelligence officials.


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Fact Check: Trump Blasts ‘Fake News’ and Repeats Inaccurate Claims at CPAC

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:02:23 GMT

President Trump spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland on Friday.Once again, President Trump criticized the media for not telling the truth, then offered several misleading claims.


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Did Someone Say ‘Tax Code Rewrite’? Lobbyists Scramble

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:35:12 GMT

The Port of Charleston in South Carolina last year. Proposed tax changes are pitting retail and energy giants — which rely heavily on imports — against America’s biggest manufacturers, which hope the changes will make their exports cheaper.The Washington “swamp” President Trump likes to denounce is still teeming with life — and it is converging on lawmakers drafting tax legislation.


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Ex-Kentucky Governor to Give Democratic Response to Trump

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:09:51 GMT

Steve Beshear, a former governor of Kentucky, in 2015.Former Gov. Steve Beshear is best known for putting the Affordable Care Act in place in Kentucky when he was the state’s governor.


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Trump’s Blistering Speech at CPAC Follows Bannon’s Blueprint

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:12:41 GMT

A day after his secretive chief strategist spoke at the annual conservative conference, the president delivered a visceral gut punch of a speech.