In the first month of Trump’s presidency, it’s Mar-a-Lago 3, Camp David 0

Washington Post - pon., 02/20/2017 - 23:30
The historic Maryland compound — up a winding mountain road, deep in the woods and with cozy cabins — exemplifies American values and deliberative diplomacy, historians say. But President Trump has shown a clear preference for his glitzy property in Florida.
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Right-wing speaker Milo Yiannopoulos is disinvited from CPAC, has book deal canceled

Washington Post - pon., 02/20/2017 - 23:30
“Due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia,” an organizer of the conservative conference said, the appearance was canceled. Simon & Schuster also announced that it will not publish his book, for which he was given a $250,000 advance. Yiannopoulos defended himself against criticism of remarks he made last year.
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Trump prepares rollback of rules on climate, water pollution

Washington Post - pon., 02/20/2017 - 23:30
His planned executive orders are aimed at curtailing Obama-era policies. Although implementation will take time, it signals that the new administration is determined to promote fossil-fuel production.
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Anti-vaccine movement is energized by Trump in the White House

Washington Post - pon., 02/20/2017 - 23:30
The president has embraced discredited theories linking vaccines and autism. In Texas — where some parents cite “personal beliefs” against vaccination — concerns are growing about basic childhood health care among the state’s diverse groups.
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Obamacare’s enduring victory

Washington Post - pon., 02/20/2017 - 23:30
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Anyone home in Trumpville?

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A Trump adviser’s move from the fringes of Washington to the West Wing

Washington Post - pon., 02/20/2017 - 23:30
Sebastian Gorka, a former Breitbart News editor, occupies a senior job in the White House, and his controversial ideas — especially about Islam — drive the president’s populist approach to counterterrorism and national security.
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Scores of headstones vandalized at Jewish cemetery; centers receive bomb threats

Washington Post - pon., 02/20/2017 - 23:30
The reported threats drew responses from first daughter Ivanka Trump and the White House, which said in part, “Hatred and hate-motivated violence of any kind have no place in a country founded on the promise of individual freedom.”
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In Ohio’s Trump country, a conservative lawmaker gets an earful

Washington Post - pon., 02/20/2017 - 23:30
Rep. Jim Jordan, a member of the Freedom Caucus who has not drawn a credible challenger since joining the House in 2006, was the latest Republican to face an irate and organized town hall audience.
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What political expression is allowed in the Trump era? Federal workers aren’t sure.

Washington Post - pon., 02/20/2017 - 23:30
Trump bobbleheads? MAGA hats? Civil servants on both sides of the partisan divide want to know what they can do or say in what is not just any ordinary workplace but the president’s own back yard.
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President Trump played 18 holes with golf star Rory McIlroy

Washington Post - pon., 02/20/2017 - 23:30
Trump, who often criticized President Obama for his time on the course and who pledged as a candidate to play only when it would also be conducive to conducting business, had a full round with the pro player.
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Military strategist H.R. McMaster to be new national security adviser

Washington Post - pon., 02/20/2017 - 23:30
President Trump praised the Army lieutenant general as “a man of tremendous talent.” McMaster, who is outspoken and has been recognized for his battlefield leadership in the Persian Gulf and Iraq wars, has spent virtually no time at the Pentagon or in Washington. He will assume the position at a time of widespread security challenges, including Russia’s alleged meddling in last year’s election and North Korea’s ballistic missile test this month.
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