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The Guardian: Seldom seen, rarely heard: Melania's tenure is most notable for her absence

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:00:13 GMT
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Melania Trump appears to have little interest in being first lady. But she's in good company – many "˜weren't very keen' on coming to the White House The most notable thing about Melania Trump's tenure as first lady so far has been her absence: it took her five months to relocate from New York to the White House, a spell unheard of for a modern first lady. Seldom seen and even more seldom heard, the former model may not be as popular as her predecessor Michelle Obama, but she is far more popular than her husband. Unfortunately for his Republican administration, she seems to have little interest in using that popularity to do anything of substance with the post. Continue reading...

The Guardian: A year ago, I joined the Women's March. Now I'm in office

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:10:41 GMT
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After the Women's March I decided to run. In 2017, thousands of other women across the US made the same decisionOn 20 January last year, I cried. I vaguely remember shouting at the Obamas on TV to go right back to the White House. I was a mess of frustration and anxiety. I was one of millions.It was an inauspicious start to a new year – one that changed me, changed many of us. Continue reading...

The Guardian: One year in a county that flipped for Trump ? in pictures

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:00:44 GMT
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The Guardian US spent a year interviewing voters in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, which voted twice for Obama before supporting Trump. Here's a look back at the scenes over the yearA year after a county flipped for Trump, support has been lost – but not muchOne year on, has Trump kept his promise? A Pennsylvania county gives its verdict – video Continue reading...

The Guardian: One year on, has Trump kept his promise? A Pennsylvania county gives its verdict ? video

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:00:44 GMT
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Members of Donald Trump's base in Northampton County, which supported him in 2016 after twice backing Barack Obama, remain passionate – but some voters appear to be moving away from the president. Continue reading...

The Guardian: With government shutdown, Republicans reap what they sow

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:45:21 GMT
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It takes a special type of hypocrite to accuse your opponents of hypocrisy for following in your footstepsToday's Republican party is built on principle. As a matter of principle, the GOP believes it is the only party that can shut down government as a negotiating tactic. The Democrats' job is to keep that government open and to cave in to its demands.These truths we hold to be self-evident, after watching several rounds of this sad kabuki theater through the Clinton and Obama years. Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: One year on: Swing state voters say why they're sticking with Trump

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:27:58 GMT
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Voters in Ohio and Iowa voted twice for Barack Obama to be president, and then switched to Donald Trump in 2016, helping push him to his Electoral College victory.

NYT: Souring World Views of Trump Open Doors for China and Russia

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:40:28 GMT
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President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday at the Capitol. Approval of American leadership has dropped nearly 20 percentage points since President Barack Obama's final year in office in countries around the world, a Gallup survey found.

CNN Top Stories: Obama welcomed Trump to Washington a year ago. They haven't spoken since.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:00:49 GMT
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A year since they last met, President Donald Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama haven't spoken, the first time in decades two successive presidents have avoided communicating in the 12 months after handing off power.

The Guardian: World's confidence in US leadership under Trump at new low, poll finds

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:00:06 GMT
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Approval for US falls to 30% from 48% under Obama"˜Historic low' of Gallup poll "˜sets a new bar for disapproval'Global confidence in US leadership has fallen to a new low, and the country now ranks below China in worldwide approval ratings, according to a new Gallup poll.The survey of opinion in 134 countries showed a record collapse in approval for the US role in the world, from 48% under Obama to 30% after one year of Donald Trump – the lowest level Gallup has recorded since beginning its global leadership poll over a decade ago. Continue reading...

The Guardian: US government shutdown looms as Republicans struggle to pitch bill

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:21:49 GMT
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Congress grapples with yet another round of brinkmanship over keeping the government open, with Daca remaining a point of divisionCapitol Hill edged closer to a potential shutdown on Wednesday, as Republicans struggled to come up with a bill to keep the government open past a funding deadline on Friday.Democrats have long insisted that they will not support any legislation to further fund the government unless protections are added for the "Dreamers", undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. An Obama-era program that protected them from deportation was cancelled by the Trump administration last year, and is set to expire on 5 March. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Government shutdown: Trump blames Democrats as deadline looms

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:01:54 GMT
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Four days remain before federal funding expiresTrump attacks Democrats for seeking protections for DreamersThe Department of Justice said on Tuesday it is appealing a federal judge's ruling that temporarily blocked the Trump administration from phasing out the Obama-era program granting protections to young, undocumented immigrants – and asking the supreme court to intervene.The department said it had filed an appeal in the ninth circuit court and intends to "take the rare step" later this week of seeking a fast track to the supreme court. Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: Former Obama staffer's viral tweet a message to Trump on immigration

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:43:41 GMT
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Former White House staffer Gary Lee's very first tweet went viral amid the fallout over President Donald Trump making disparaging comments about immigration from African countries and Haiti.

The Guardian: Debunked: Trump reasons for cancelling London visit

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:36:14 GMT
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The US president's claims that he will not visit UK to open new embassy because of "˜bad Obama deal' fail to add upDonald Trump's "reason" for cancelling his trip to London to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of the new US embassy has been torn apart.While few people believe that Trump's decision to stay away has nothing to do with the prospect of having to face some of the UK's biggest street protests, many have also debunked other claims in his tweet. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Donald Trump calls off visit to London amid fears of mass protests

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:50:06 GMT
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President will not now open new US embassy next month, with secretary of state Rex Tillerson likely to take his placeDonald Trump has cancelled a visit to Britain next month to open the new US embassy in London amid fears of mass protests.The American president claimed on Twitter that his reason for calling off the trip was his displeasure at Barack Obama having sold the current embassy for "peanuts" and built a replacement for $1.2bn. "Bad deal," he wrote. Continue reading...

The Guardian: 'I have dad moves': Barack Obama discusses dancing on David Letterman's new Netflix show

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:01:49 GMT
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Barack Obama talks dad dancing on David Letterman's new chat show on Netflix, explaining that the key is "˜staying in the pocket'. After almost three years away from television, Letterman's hour-long show will place the veteran host in competition with his longtime counterpart Jay LenoDavid Letterman's comeback: can his Netflix show take him back to the top? Continue reading...

The Guardian: Trump suggests surveillance law could have been used to 'abuse' his campaign

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:14:06 GMT
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Trump hits out at Fisa, which lets spy agencies surveil foreign targetsUS House votes Thursday on possible changes to legislationDonald Trump suggested on Thursday that a key program to collect foreign intelligence could have been used by the Obama administration to "badly surveil and abuse" his campaign. Related: Trump plays down prospect of special counsel interviewing him about Russia Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: Netflix previews Obama interview

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:14:02 GMT
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Obama opened up about his dancing on Netflix's "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.

CNN Top Stories: Architect of Obama's campaign has advice for Oprah

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:10:10 GMT
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The Guardian: Judge blocks Trump move to end Dreamers program for immigrants

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 04:25:01 GMT
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US district judge William Alsup rules the Daca program must remain in place while litigation over Trump's decision unfoldsA judge has blocked Donald Trump from ending an Obama-era program that shielded from deportation children brought to the United States illegally by their parents. US district judge William Alsup ruled in San Francisco on Tuesday that the program must "maintain the Daca program on a nationwide basis" while litigation over Trump's decision unfolds. Continue reading...

The Guardian: US to loosen nuclear weapons constraints and develop more 'usable' warheads

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 19:43:06 GMT
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New proposal is significantly more hawkish than Obama-era policy Critics call development of new weapons "˜dangerous, Cold War thinking'The Trump administration plans to loosen constraints on the use of nuclear weapons and develop a new low-yield nuclear warhead for US Trident missiles, according to a former official who has seen the most recent draft of a policy review.Jon Wolfsthal, who was special assistant to Barack Obama on arms control and nonproliferation, said the new nuclear posture review prepared by the Pentagon, envisages a modified version of the Trident D5 submarine-launched missiles with only part of its normal warhead, with the intention of deterring Russia from using tactical warheads in a conflict in Eastern Europe. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Yoga, basketball and a test kitchen: Obama's presidential library plans

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:03:43 GMT
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Presidential libraries are usually all-American vanity projects – but critics of the former POTUS say his radical proposals may be unworthy of the traditionGeorge W Bush put bronze statues of his Scottish terriers Barney and Miss Beazley in his. Richard Nixon had a chunk of the Berlin Wall installed in his. Franklin D Roosevelt's own face appears on an 8ft stone Sphinx in his. And Bill Clinton graciously agreed to display that cigar in his.OK, that last one is made up. Because, while they can include odd memorabilia, presidential libraries are all-American vanity projects, burying the worthy archival stuff – letters, speeches and film reel – in great monuments to political hubris. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Trump plans to enforce sanctions against Iran state TV, says source

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 19:37:45 GMT
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It follows a crackdown against protestors, with reports IRIB asked viewers to release information on demonstrators' identitiesThe Trump administration is planning to impose blanket sanctions on Iranian state television, as part of measures to punish those involved in the crackdown of protesters following the recent unrest. The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), a state-run organisation whose head is directly appointed by the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been subject to US sanctions since 2013, but both Barack Obama and Donald Trump have signed presidential waivers every 180 days to prevent them coming into force. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Cameron's 'bromance' with Obama a myth, says ex-advisor Steve Hilton

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:51:09 GMT
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Ex-PM thought Obama was "˜narcissistic', claims Steve Hilton while lambasting claims about Trump in Fire and Fury bookDavid Cameron's former director of strategy has said the previous prime minister thought Barack Obama was one of the "most narcissistic, self-absorbed people" he had ever encountered, despite the pair's once notorious "bromance".Steve Hilton, one of Cameron's closest advisors before the pair fell out over immigration and Brexit last year, made the comments during the latest instalment of his show, The Next Revolution, on Fox News. Continue reading...

The Guardian: 'Trump has declared war on California': state defiant as White House take aim

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:00:11 GMT
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Battle lines between liberal politicians and the president intensified this week as Trump's administration targeted cannabis, immigrants and the environmentJeff Sessions to crack down on legalized marijuanaIn the first hours of 2018, Californians toasted with "Happy New Year blunts" and marijuana gummies, celebrating the launch of the largest legal pot market in the world. Three days later, Donald Trump's administration announced a policy that could allow US prosecutors to target legal marijuana operations and undermine California's massive cannabis movement. Continue reading...

The Guardian: Jeff Sessions to crack down on legalized marijuana, ending Obama-era policy

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:32:04 GMT
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Attorney general to end lenient enforcement of federal marijuana laws, days after new legalization measure took effect in CaliforniaThe US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, is rescinding an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating new confusion about enforcement and use just three days after a new legalization law went into effect in California.Donald Trump's top law enforcement official was to announce the change Thursday, people with knowledge of the decision told the Associated Press.

CNN Top Stories: Trump in 2016: 'I don't have time' for golf

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:48:06 GMT
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Inside his first year in office, President Trump spent more than 90 days at golf clubs. This came after criticizing former President Obama for golfing.

The Guardian: Trump roars back from holiday break with typically divisive tweets

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:37:31 GMT
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Trump's first day in Washington of 2018 made it clear his resolutions don't include Twitter abstention, leaving Sarah Sanders to mop up the spillsIn another break from protocol under Barack Obama, the White House did not release a list of the books that Donald Trump took on holiday over Christmas. The 45th president is better known for golfing and tweeting than reading.On his first day back at the Resolute desk on Tuesday, Trump made clear his new year's resolutions do not include abstention from Twitter. Between 7.09am and 1.11pm he fired off 10 messages on topics including Iran, an aide to Hillary Clinton, tax cuts, North Korea, airline safety, the New York Times, Dreamers and veterans. Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: Two US presidents on two Iranian crackdowns

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 14:50:00 GMT
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When protests erupted in Iran in 2009, then-President Barack Obama reacted cautiously, concerned that a forceful intervention could make America -- reviled as the "Great Satan" by Iranian revolutionaries -- a rallying cause for the clerical regime.

The Guardian: Donald Trump's jobs promise just about holding up but trouble may lie ahead

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 12:00:29 GMT
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Jobs lay at the heart of the president's campaign but, while employment has continued its Obama-era upward trend, the figures mask lurking structural issuesJobs! Jobs! Jobs! That was Donald Trump's promise to America when he was elected president last November. So as we approach the end of Trump's first year in office, how has the job market done? Related: End of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker? Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: Obama: 'Go keep changing the world in 2018'

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 17:27:41 GMT
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Barack Obama continues to have hope.

NYT: Health Care, Barack Obama, Jerusalem: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:24:25 GMT
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The Guardian: Steve Bannon cuts ties with far-right candidate trying to unseat Paul Ryan

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 20:45:03 GMT
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Source: Paul Nehlen appearance on far-right podcast was decisiveNehlen had attracted criticism for series of controversial tweetsPaul Nehlen, the far-right activist who is challenging House speaker Paul Ryan for his congressional seat, will not get the backing of Breitbart News and Steve Bannon. Related: Obama tells Prince Harry: leaders must stop corroding civil discourse Continue reading...

CNN Top Stories: Prince Harry sidesteps Obama-Trump guest list controversy

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 19:10:21 GMT
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The Guardian: Obama beats Trump again as most admired American man in poll

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 19:27:58 GMT
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Trump is not the first incumbent president not to be named most-admired man: Richard Nixon and George W Bush missed out in years of poor approval ratingsWednesday brought bad news for Donald Trump: Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are still the man and woman most admired by Americans, according to the results of an annual Gallup poll. Related: Obama tells Prince Harry: leaders must stop corroding civil discourse Continue reading...

The Guardian: Ex-Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski accused of sexual assault

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:20:30 GMT
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Joy Villa, a Trump supporter who is considering a political run, called the police after Lewandowski allegedly struck her "˜extremely hard' on the buttocksA singer and potential congressional candidate says she has filed a sexual assault complaint against Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's former campaign manager, for hitting her twice on her buttocks at a Washington gathering in November. Related: Obama tells Prince Harry: leaders must stop corroding civil discourse Continue reading...

NYT: Barack Obama's BBC Interview With Prince Harry

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:19:14 GMT
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Prince Harry, right, interviewed former President Barack Obama in Toronto in September. Their conversation was broadcast Wednesday on BBC Radio 4's flagship program, "Today.


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