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Arkansas Executes 2 Inmates, a First for Any State on One Day Since 2000 – New York Times

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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U.S., North Korea Flex Military Muscles as Tensions Remain High – Bloomberg

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A U.S. nuclear-powered submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday as North Korea reportedly celebrated the 85th anniversary of its army with its largest-ever military firing exercise. The USS Michigan, one of four Ohio-class guided-missile submarines capable of launching cruise missiles, arrived at the southern port of Busan, U.S. Naval Forces Korea said in a statement. South Korea’s navy said there aren’t plans for a joint military drill with the submarine….

White House ‘confident’ of averting shutdown as Trump shows flexibility on wall – Washington Post

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The White House sought Monday to calm a jittery Washington ahead of a showdown with Congress over spending, and President Trump softened his demand that a deal to keep the federal government open include money to begin construction on his long-promised border wall. Despite one-party control at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, the brinkmanship that came to define spending battles in the Obama years has tumbled into the Trump era,…

State Department website removes article touting history of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate – Washington Post

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The State Department on Monday removed from its website an article about the history and lavish furnishings of President Trump’s privately owned Florida resort club Mar-a-Lago, following questions about whether the federal government improperly promoted Trump’s moneymaking enterprises. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) pointed to the travelogue-style blog piece Monday, asking in a Twitter message why the State Department would spend “taxpayer $$ promoting the president’s private country club.” The State…

Trump Slaps Duty on Canada Lumber, Intensifying Trade Fight – Bloomberg

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump intensified a trade dispute with Canada, slapping tariffs of up to 24 percent on imported softwood lumber in a move that drew swift criticism from the Canadian government, which vowed to sue if needed. Trump announced the new tariff at a White House gathering of conservative journalists, shortly before the Commerce Department said it would impose countervailing duties ranging from 3 percent to 24.1 percent on…

Parties in France Unite Against Marine Le Pen – New York Times

Monday, April 24, 2017

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The disrupter president and the do-little Congress – Washington Post

Monday, April 24, 2017

Will President Trump and congressional Republicans ever understand one another? Over time, they might accomplish things of mutual interest. Big things, perhaps. But the mismatch between the disrupter president and what has been a business-as-usual, do-little Congress seems especially evident as the 100-day mark of the administration nears. The president came to Washington on a mission to shake up the status quo. He prizes big and bold action and, absent…

What did Trump tweet in his first 100 days? – USA TODAY

Monday, April 24, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share USA TODAY’s Susan Page asks a panel of White House veterans and presidential scholars to offer President Trump advice after his first 100 days in the White House. USA TODAY Back when he was on the campaign trail, Donald Trump said to expect less from @realDonaldTrump if he made it to the White House. Even though Trump has a whopping 28 million followers on Twitter, he insisted…

Obama returns — and avoids Trump – Politico

Monday, April 24, 2017

In his first event since leaving the White House, Obama sidesteps talk of his successor as he nudges future political leaders. By Edward-Isaac Dovere 04/24/17 12:24 PM EDT Updated 04/24/17 03:23 PM EDT 2017-04-24T03:23-0400 CHICAGO — True to form, the beginning of Barack Obama’s public post-presidency was all studious symbolism, with him teasingly playing off the crowd and cautiously avoiding saying anything he didn’t want to discuss—most of all, the…

Donald Trump has one real measure of success: Ratings – CNN

Monday, April 24, 2017

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The White House reveals what next week’s ‘big announcement’ on taxes will look like – Washington Post

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens as President Trump speaks during a budget meeting at the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) The White House will release on Wednesday the “broad principles and priorities” of their plans to overhaul federal taxes, a White House official said Friday night, downplaying expectations that the Trump administration would reveal key details underpinning the plan. President Trump said earlier Friday that he would release new information…

140 Soldiers Killed in Taliban Attack on Afghan Base, Official Says – New York Times

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Paris gunman named as small-time criminal apparently inspired by Islamic State – Washington Post

Saturday, April 22, 2017

PARIS — French authorities on Friday identified a small-time criminal, apparently inspired by the Islamic State, as the perpetrator of a deadly attack on police officers in a shooting that set France on edge and darkened the final day of campaigning in the country’s pivotal presidential election. Despite a promise not to campaign following the attack Thursday night on Paris’s renowned Champs-Élysées boulevard, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen reinforced her…

Charles de Gaulle would roll over in his grave over what has become of French politics – Washington Post

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Charles de Gaulle addresses France during a televised speech in 1962. (AFP/Getty Images) COLOMBEY-LES-DEUX-ÉGLISES, France — The General rests in peace. In the graveyard of a small stone church in this afterthought of a country village, Charles de Gaulle — the founding father of modern France — enjoys the repose only awarded to the “great men” of history. Tourists traipse through his house; admirers bow their heads at the grave…

Repeal and Piecemeal: A Better Obamacare Strategy – National Review

Saturday, April 22, 2017

House Republicans are reportedly ready to return any day now to health-insurance reform after the spectacular failure in late March of the American Health Care Act, the resoundingly unpopular bill to “replace” the long-unpopular and misnamed Affordable Care Act. This time, they need to deliver: After seven years of promises to repeal Obamacare root and branch, the party can’t go back to the voters with nothing more than a…

Trump Scrambles For A Win — Any Win, Really — As He Nears 100 Days – Huffington Post

Saturday, April 22, 2017

“The White House gambit to hold hostage health care for millions of Americans, in order to force American taxpayers to foot the bill for a wall that the President said would be paid for by Mexico is a complete non-starter,” said Schumer’s spokesman, Matt House. “The U.S. government is supposed to take care of its citizens and, according to the President, Mexico is supposed to pay for the wall. If…

Attack on Champs-Élysées Injects More Uncertainty Into French Vote – New York Times

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Trump Adviser’s Visit to Moscow Got the FBI’s Attention – New York Times

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Paris shooting casts shadow over final day of French election campaign – CNN

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Nov. 2015: Coordinated attacks in Paris kill 130 people Jan. 2016: Knife-wielding man shot dead on anniversary of Charlie Hebdo attacks Jul. 2016: Bastille Day truck attack in Nice leaves 84 dead Jul. 2016: Catholic priest killed after ISIS sympathizers storm church Sep. 2016: Plot to attack Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris foiled Feb. 2017: Police thwart ‘imminent attack on French soil’

ObamaCare repeal: Where the GOP-Trump plan stands right now – The Hill

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A White House effort to win House approval next week for an ObamaCare repeal bill is running head-on into a divided GOP conference struggling to reconcile its differences. While centrist Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) and conservative Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) say they are close to a deal, other Republicans say they are not a part of the agreement and that MacArthur is not bringing other centrists along with him. Republican…