Trump’s open door Oval Office

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When Omarosa Manigault, the former “Celebrity Apprentice” antihero-turned-White House adviser, needs to talk to President Donald Trump, she simply strolls into the Oval Office. As assistant to the president and director of communications for the office of public liaison, Manigault enjoys what Trump aides refer to as walk-in privileges — meaning she doesn’t need an appointment or permission to pop […]

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Immigration hard-liners hold fire on ‘dreamers’ program

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Immigration hard-liners are holding their fire against President Trump’s decision to keep an Obama administration program allowing young “dreamers” who entered the country illegally to remain. Trump is generally clamping down on immigration enforcement, implementing policies that could cause a dramatic wave in deportations.   But he has explicitly avoided canceling President Obama’s Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, […]

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Report: Conway sidelined after going ‘off message’

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The White House is barring counselor Kellyanne Conway from television appearances after the high-profile aide made multiple on-air statements contradicting the Trump administration’s official stance, CNN reported Wednesday. Conway, who was recently a regular fixture on TV news, hasn’t appeared for an on-air interview since early last week. That Monday, she argued that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had the […]

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Donald Trump will lose Los Angeles the 2024 Olympics, say US gold medallists

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Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban will scupper Los Angeles’ chance of hosting the 2024 summer Olympics, two US gold medallists have warned. The President wants to bring the Games back to the Californian city for a record-equalling third time, but his election has made that less likely in the eyes of members of the American athletics team. Other candidate cities include Paris and […]

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Trump steps up deportation push

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The Trump administration on Tuesday released a pair of memos outlining aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, potentially resulting in millions of deportations if the White House puts muscle and money behind the policies. The guidelines lay out sweeping changes from the narrower approach taken by former President Obama. The only Obama policy that survives is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

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Over half disapprove of Trump

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Over half of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s job performance just over a month after he entered office, according to a new survey. Fifty-four percent disapprove of Trump’s showing so far in a NBC News/Survey Money poll out Wednesday, while 43 percent approve of how he is faring. Pollsters also found high discontent with how the federal government is working, with […]

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Milo Yiannopoulos disinvited from CPAC slot amid tape controversy

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Milo Yiannopoulos lost his keynote speaking slot at the Conservative Political Action Conference after tapes surfaced of the right wing provocateur and senior Breitbart editor advocating for sexual relationships between “younger boys and older men.” “Due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia, the American Conservative Union has decided to rescind the invitation,” […]

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Lewandowski: Trump’s staff has ‘not prepared’ him

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President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager took a shot at his current staff and blamed them for not adequately preparing the president. “The staff has probably not prepared him as well as they could have or should have,” Corey Lewandowski said in an interview for David Axelrod’s “The Ax Files” podcast published Monday. Lewandowski cited the rollout of Trump’s immigration […]

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Americans brimming with optimism on the economy

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A strong majority of Americans say the U.S. economy is running strong, and most believe the upward trend will continue under President Trump, according to a Harvard-Harris poll provided exclusively to The Hill. The survey found that 61 percent view the economy as strong, against 39 percent who say it is weak. A plurality, 42 percent, said they believe the […]

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