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Trump's Communication Director Resigns As A Reported White House Shakeup Begins

Dubke wrote in a statement that it had been an honor to serve Trump and "my distinct pleasure to work side by side, day by day with the staff of the communications and press departments". White House communications director Michael Dubke has resigned . However, Trump has privately and publicly pinned much of the blame for his administration's woes on the communications effort.

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Possible White House Shakeup Could Reach Priebus

A midnight tweet from President Donald Trump has social media trying to find a meaning in the mysterious term " covfefe ". In that case, Trump's reluctance to cut him loose would be understandable - and the Russian Federation scandal would lead directly to the president himself.

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Call me on my mobile, says Donald Trump in breach of protocol

The White House says President Donald Trump will welcome the president of Romania to the White House next week. For instance, several GOP sources grumbled last week to a Roll Call reporter that the White House continued to ignore their offers to help with communications-related things like getting surrogates on television news programs to defend Trump.

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Suspect In Fatal Portland Stabbing To Appear In Court Tuesday

Crowley at the Multnomah Justice Center in Portland Paul G. Crowley at the Multnomah Justice Center in Portland . Leave this country if you hate our freedoms. Prohibiting a rally based on the political views of demonstrators would be unconstitutional even though "our hearts are broken" following the stabbings, said Mat Dos Santos, the legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon.

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Portland stabbing suspect said 'that's what liberalism gets you': court papers

He continued calling for death to the "enemies of America", including anti-fascists. "Leave this country if you hate our freedom", he added. Authorities say he stabbed three men who tried to stop him from shouting anti-Muslim slurs at two young women.

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Trump raises security alarm by asking leaders to call him directly

Then there was the fire drill over Mr. Trump's tax plan. Kushner reportedly talked with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in September about establishing a private communications channel between Moscow and Trump's transition team. Kushner was born January 10, 1981, in New Jersey. Kushner has accrued a large portfolio for any one official, especially one without any government experience.

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Flynn to give Senate panel some documents in Russian Federation investigation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions in early March recused himself from the Justice Department's Trump-Russia probe following The Washington Post reporting that he had twice met with Kislyak while a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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Musicians Respond to Donald Trump's Strange 'Covfefe' Tweet

Four hours later the tweet had been neither corrected nor deleted, nor was there any hint of what Trump was trying to say. Last night, the president either dozed off mid-tweet or masterminded a media madhouse by tweeting, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe ".

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VanWynsberghe takes 41st at national bee

The preliminary test was held at the Maryland Ballroom on Tuesday and now all the 291 contestants are busy participating in the Round Two and Three preliminaries. Others who also moved on to the next round at the Washington-area resort correctly spelled words such as gneiss, brachiopods and dactylology, while some struck out on the words quokka and toile.

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Hillary Clinton Slams New York Times, DNC, Comey for Loss

She then seemed to nearly give Trump a compliment in terms of how he relates to people - before quickly opining that the country should be scared. "I think a lot of people said, 'We'll get to this after the election, we aren't going to worry about it right now, ' but that turned out to be a awful mistake".

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Portland stabbing suspect: 'Get out if you don't like free speech'

When three men on the train intervened, police say Christian attacked them with a knife, killing two and wounding one. Court documents released Tuesday say Jeremy Joseph Christian was captured on video and audio surveillance saying he had stabbed three people in the neck.

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Suspect in Portland commuter train attack to be arraigned in court

Islamic groups have raised almost half-a-million dollars for the families of the men killed in Portland , Oregon while trying to defend Muslim women from a racist attack . "It's fantastic and I think what everyone hopes that they would do in a situation like that, and he did it", Gianola told KOIN. He took the lives of two American heroes who stood up to hate and bigotry in President Donald Trump's America.

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Trump gives cell number to world leaders; is it secure?

Sean Spicer , a guy who on Tuesday during his White House press briefing, couldn't answer a yes or no question as to whether or not Donald Trump believed that human beings were causing climate change. Controversy over the Russian Federation issue deepened after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey earlier this month, leading to allegations by critics that the president sought to hamper the agency's investigation of the matter.

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Hillary Clinton Compares Her Email Scandal to 'Pearl Harbor'

Clinton said her campaign had raised concerns about Russia's involvement in the election last summer but that they were ignored. The Trump tweet that Clinton responded to read, "Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself" for her 2016 election loss.

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Trump pulling out of climate deal

Trump, who was on the end of his first official foreign trip, had asked for more time and said he would make a decision this week. Withdrawing would leave the United States aligned only with Russian Federation among the world's industrialized economies.

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Trump's communications director resigns as staff shake-up looms

With the White House under the F.B.I.'s magnifying glass, Trump has been said to be considering a wide-ranging staff shakeup after he blamed his in-house press shop for failing to contain the fallout from his abrupt decision to fire James Comey , and Dubke was a fitting first casualty of the coming purge.

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Spicer Offers Cryptic Explanation for Trump 'Covfefe' Tweet

And the discussions were apparently set up to operate without the knowledge of the US government. The tweet immediately went viral and became one of the president's more popular posts . "You've got the ambassador to Russian Federation reporting back to Moscow on an open channel", Graham said. If that's all that happened, it's not espionage.

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Iowa GOP Sens: Healthcare Bill Won't Totally Repeal Obamacare

On Wednesday, he wrote on Twitter , "Hopefully Republican Senators, good people all, can quickly get together and pass a new (repeal & replace) HEALTHCARE bill". Whether it was full-day kindergarten, making Medicaid expansion permanent or setting aside more money to battle the opioid epidemic, the GOP majority stuck together and rejected more than 20 attempted amendments to the budget and its companion trailer bill, which makes all necessary changes in state law.

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President Will Make Paris Accord Announcement Thursday

The US president promoted his announcement on Twitter after a day in which American allies around the world sounded alarms about the likely consequences of a US withdrawal. During Mr Trump's overseas trip last week, European leaders pressed him to keep the USA in the landmark agreement. The back-and-forth in the Trump Administration over whether to stay part of the Paris agreement has triggered an outpouring of opinion and lobbying, perhaps most of all from corporate America, which has ...

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Eighth-grader from Arkansas eliminated at annual Scripps National Spelling Bee

Haley Jeffers, Camarillo: Haley is an eighth-grader at Las Colinas Middle School. JANESVILLE-Neither "sacellum" nor "pageantry" tripped him up, but the Janesville boy competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee came up a point short of reaching the finals in this year's competition, his father told The Gazette.

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Trump returns to find the Russian investigation embroils his son-in-law

Trump is standing by Kushner, telling The New York Times that Kushner is doing a "great job" for the United States. "The aides say Jared Kushner is going to remain, keep his head down, but this raises more questions about him". Members of Trump's White House have regularly requested anonymity when speaking to the press. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly played down the reports of the back channel yesterday on Fox News Sunday.

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Portland suspect shouts 'free speech or die' in court

Then Christian begins the knife assault , according to the document. He died at a hospital from his wounds. A passenger had called 911 to report that a man was causing a disturbance on the train and was yelling racial and religious epithets.

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200-Word Essay on Pizza Gets Teenager Into Yale

According to The Tennesseean, Williams says her answer was the first thing that came to mind - but it probably didn't hurt that she also ranked in the top 10 of her graduating class and participated in several extracurricular activities including English Honors Society, National Honors Society, Model UN and Youth in Government.

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Portland Train Attack Suspect Yells "Free Speech or Die" In Courtroom

A group of about 20 people or so gathered outside the courtroom Tuesday and could be heard yelling things like "bigot" and "murderer" throughout the proceedings. Mayor Ted Wheeler of Portland said he appreciated Trump's words but stressed the need for action. Christian got off the train at the Hollywood Transit Center, threatened several people on the platform, and left the area.

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Donald Trump's 'Covfefe' tweet: These are the most hilarious desi Twitter reactions

Reuters still doesn't know what the word means even though Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken believes that " covfefe is a Yiddish term for 'I got to go to bed now.'" He simply feels it is nothing more than a late-night thing or tweeting while exhausted.

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House budget nears approval, omits plan to tighten SNAP eligibility

Under the budget plan, general fund spending would increase 1.4 percent in the first year and 1.1 percent in the second. His request for a 51-vote majority would end the current 60-vote threshold on bills, allowing the Republican majority to advance any legislation without being impeded by the Democratic minority.

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US Urging Israel to Transfer More of West Bank to PA Rule

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Washington has added tens of millions of dollars in extra defence aid for Israel, a day after US President Donald Trump wound up a visit. "There were very substantive discussions in Israel with both Netanyahu as well as Abbas", Tillerson tells reporters . "Benjamin Netanyahu wants peace".

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Still Scratching Head Over Trump's 'covfefe' Tweet? White House Has An Explanation!

Aides are assembling a team of lawyers, including some who would join the staff and others who would remain outside the White House. Spicer nearly always says something to the effect of "The tweet speaks for itself". President Donald Trump says celebrity Kathy Griffin "should be ashamed of herself" for appearing in a video holding what looked like Trump's bloody, severed head.

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Pulling Out Of Paris Accord

And the final decision may not be entirely clear-cut: Aides were still deliberating on "caveats in the language", one official said . Trump has changed his mind on large decisions before, even after previously signalling a move in the opposite direction.

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Mike Pence Notre Dame speech marred by student walk-out

A religious social conservative, Pence is a former IN governor who was born IN the state and also served as one of its representatives IN Congress for 12 years. "His hateful rhetoric towards people of color, his embrace of sexual assault, and his utter lack of respect for opposing viewpoints not only render him unfit for the Oval Office, but unfit to set foot on our campus", the petition said .

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US spelling aces wield vowels, consonants and hopes to WIN

A score of at least 29 was needed on the test to advance to the finals. This year, the top spellers will take another written test as a tiebreaker if it is necessary. "We all got our test form and answer form and the pronouncer went up and read some words". In 2015, she tied for 39th in Scripps National Spelling Bee .

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Schulz to Trump: Dropping Paris agreement means no trade talks

Trump refused to endorse the agreement during a meeting this weekend at the G7 summit with other world leaders . Trump has said the accord would cost the US economy trillions of dollars without tangible benefit. If the U.S. opts to leave it will leave them aligned only with Russian Federation among the world's industrialised economies to reject the action to combat climate change.

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Trump to interview Pistole for FBI director

No official date has been set for Comey's testimony, but CNN reports that the final details are being worked out for Comey to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee , which is investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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State budget passes Senate, but work continues on companion bill

The House in April failed to pass a spending plan for the first time in decades after a small group of conservatives voted with Democrats to defeat the $11.9 billion budget proposed by Republican leaders. ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) - Lowering expectations, Iowa's two Republican senators say the long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" is unlikely, and any final agreement with the Republican-controlled House is uncertain.

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Upstate NY airports to get $17 million from USA government

Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer , both Democrats. Airport Manager Chris Kreig said the money will go towards replacing about 5,000 feet of fencing on the southern end of the airport. In making the announcement today, Senator Mazie K. Hirono of Hawaiʻi said, "Ensuring safe and secure air travel is critical to sustaining Hawaiʻi's economy and commerce".


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