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This man put up a giant chicken balloon with Trump-like hair near White House. This man put up a giant chicken balloon with Trump-like hair near White House.
A giant, inflatable chicken that has Trump-esque hair was spotted near the White House on Wednesday. Yes, seriously. The chicken balloon, designed by Seattle artist Casey Latiolais and produced in China, was placed on the Ellipse, just south of the White House and near the Washington Monument. Balloon owner and documentary filmmaker Taran Singh Brar said he wanted to make a statement abou...
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Secret Service spends $13,500 on golf cart rentals for President Trump's Bedminster trip. Secret Service spends $13,500 on golf cart rentals for President Trump's Bedminster trip.
President Trump insists he's on a "working vacation," but that hasn't stopped the Secret Service from spending $13,500 on golf cart rentals ahead of this go-round in Bedminster, N.J. A purchase order, pulled by progressive super PAC American Bridge and reviewed by USA TODAY, showed the agency signed the golf cart rental contract last week, the day before the president left for his 17-day vacati...
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President Trump's strong-arm tactics backfire in Senate, experts say. President Trump's strong-arm tactics backfire in Senate, experts say.
WASHINGTON — President Trump's strong-arm negotiating tactics may have worked against business opponents but they are backfiring with Republican senators, who resent being bullied to vote with the president on health care and other issues and have the political clout to resist him, experts say. "No matter how strong or dominant a personality the president has, he is going to have trouble taking...
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President Trump signs new Russia sanctions, questions whether bill interferes with foreign policy authority. President Trump signs new Russia sanctions, questions whether bill interferes with foreign policy authority.
President Trump has signed a new package of sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, but issued a blistering statement insisting that the bill encroaches on the executive branch’s ability to conduct foreign policy. "Since this bill was first introduced, I have expressed my concerns to Congress about the many ways it improperly encroaches on executive power, disadvantages American compan...
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President Trump 'weighed in' on Donald Jr. statement 'as any father would,' White House says. President Trump 'weighed in' on Donald Jr. statement 'as any father would,' White House says.
WASHINGTON – The White House acknowledged Tuesday that President Trump worked on a disputed statement about his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer, in an apparent break with comments made by the lawyers defending the president in the Russia investigation. "The president weighed – in as any father would – based on the limited information that he had," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said....
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Anthony Scaramucci out as White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci out as White House communications director
White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is leaving the White House, less than two weeks after President Trump hired him. "Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a brief statement. Scaramucci's sudden departure comes the same day that retired Gen. John Kelly took over as chief of st...
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New White House chief of staff John Kelly recently broke with Trump on Russia election hacking. New White House chief of staff John Kelly recently broke with Trump on Russia election hacking.
WASHINGTON – Even as President Trump continues to equivocate on Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, his new chief of staff as recently as last week took a strong public stand affirming the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that the Kremlin tried to influence the election in favor of Trump. Trump announced Friday he is replacing his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, wi...
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Takeaways on the Senate Obamacare repeal collapse: Dysfunction makes lousy legislation but great TV. Takeaways on the Senate Obamacare repeal collapse: Dysfunction makes lousy legislation but great TV.
A dramatic, tumultuous, confusing, chaotic week of health care maneuvering in the Senate has ended with former president Barack Obama's signature health care law completely unchanged. Here are a few takeaways from the dramatic week: Democrats finally get a win You have to forgive Democrats if they spike the ball and dance a little bit. They've been waiting for a win since November, and this...
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Trump seeks to ban transgender people from serving in U.S. military 'in any capacity'. Trump seeks to ban transgender people from serving in U.S. military 'in any capacity'.
WASHINGTON — President Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. military will not accept transgender troops into its ranks or allow them to serve in any capacity, reversing a policy that began under the Obama administration – and triggering intense criticism from lawmakers and civil libertarians. In a series of morning tweets, Trump said that, after consulting "with my generals and military experts,"...
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Where there's a will, is there a wall? Building Trump's border wall won't be cheap. Where there's a will, is there a wall? Building Trump's border wall won't be cheap.
President Donald Trump's promised border wall could cost between $10 billion and $60 billion. Or more. Or maybe a lot less. It's unclear how much of the border will get a wall, a fence or rely on technology and manpower. It is clear Congress is girding for a fight over spending $1.6 billion on a project central to Trump's campaign promises. Such is the unsettled nature of the wall. ...
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