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Pence says Trump is modern-day Reagan
Campaign 2016 updates: Gary Johnson wonders what Aleppo is Sept. 8, 2016, 12:21 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaign in swing states after their town hall on military issues. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is widely mocked after asking, "What is Aleppo?"Voters are finding it harder...
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Take a break from politics: A little game of 'Where's Waldo'
Can you find the guy hidden in the crowd?
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Treason! It's a provocative charge being leveled against Trump, and one that rarely amounts to much
The word is hurled like a thunderbolt: Treason! There are few more serious charges than taking up the cause of America’s enemies and colluding to undermine the country from within. Yet that very accusation has been leveled against President Trump by some of his most fevered critics. They cite,...
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Trump rallies supporters in Melbourne
Trump rallies supporters in Melbourne         
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Trump rallies supporters, tears into 'dishonest media'
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Just four weeks into his administration, President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Florida on Saturday, repeating his political promises and continuing his attacks on the "dishonest media."
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Trump attempts a reset with a rally, new staff and a renewed fight with the media
Nearly a month into a presidency full of missteps, Donald Trump is poised to return Saturday to firmer ground outside of Washington, with a campaign rally planned here with thousands of adoring supporters who helped sweep him into the White House. The airport hangar event is the clearest indication...
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Hamilton cast discovers ties between musical and history
Two performers toured an exhibit at The Newberry Library, which runs through March 9.
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Trump interviewing candidates to replace ousted Flynn as national security adviser
As he seeks to get his struggling administration back on track, President Donald Trump is interviewing potential candidates this weekend to serve as his new national security adviser. Trump plans to interview John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and Army Lt. Gen. H.R....
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Will Pence’s loyalty to Trump be returned in full by the president?
The president and top advisers owe the vice president after keeping him in the dark as Flynn case unfolded
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Trump seeks to calm reports of chaos inside administration
Trump insisted that there is no turmoil; he is just untangling the mess President Obama left.         
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White House says Harward's family vetoed offer of national security adviser
Doug G. WareFeb. 17 (UPI) -- Robert Harward couldn't accept President Trump's offer to be national security adviser because his family wouldn't allow it, a White House official said Friday.
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Chaos in White House causing Europe concern
Watching from Europe, it's hard to tell if we are playing audience to a farce, a tragedy, or both unfolding simultaneously in the White House.
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Trump's pick to replace Flynn turns down offer, people familiar with decision say
Retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward has turned down President Donald Trump's offer to become his new national security adviser, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. Retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward has turned down President Donald Trump's offer to become his new national security adviser, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. Harward would have replaced Michael Flynn, who announced his resignation late Monday amid allegations that he discussed U.S. sanctions with a Russian official before Trump took office and then misrepresented the content of that conversation to Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials. One factor in Harward's decision was he couldn't get a guarantee that he could select his own staff, according to someone close to Trump with knowledge of the discussions. Other officials said his decision was motivated by financial concerns about leaving his job at aerospace firm Lockheed Martin, where he now a senior executive, and the impact it would have on his family. One senior U.S. official said that "family considerations changed his mind." A friend of Harward's added the former Navy SEAL was also not fully comfortable with the quickly moving process. All requested anonymity to discuss the sensitive matter. The news of Harward's decision was first reported by The Financial Times. The administration had hoped to name Harward to the position this week, in an effort to soothe the turmoil rolling through the White House. Even before Flynn resigned, the administration was quietly wooing Harward. The hard-charging former Navy SEAL was at the White House on Feb. 8 and then again this week, according to an administration official. Harward commanded high-risk operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and later parachuted into his own retirement ceremony from high altitude. Trump suggested at a news conference Thursday that one of the reasons he felt he could let Flynn go was because he had a good replacement in mind, without naming that person. "I have somebody that I think will be outstanding for the position," he said. "And that also helps, I think, in the making of my decision." Harward's decision not to take the job leaves the White House scrambling to find a leader for the security council, which is struggling to get its bearings. Most NSC staffers are traditionally on temporary duty from the Defense and State departments and the intelligence agencies, but as many as 60 slots are vacant, according to senior officials who denied reports that the White House was having trouble recruiting to fill them. They said the vacancies are due to rotational and turnover delays in what are normally two-year assignments. The White House hires about 75 of a total of more than 200 staffers on the council. The staff chosen by Flynn is heavily weighted toward the small world of military intelligence officials or strategists who rotated through Iraq and Afghanistan with him over the past decade. This story was written by Jenna Johnson and Adam Entous of The Washington Post.
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Robert Harward turns down Trump's national security adviser offer
President Trump faced yet another staffing headache on Wednesday evening.
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Trump's pick to replace Flynn turns down offer
“It’s purely a personal issue,” the retired vice admiral told the Associated Press.        
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Trump claims White House is ‘fine-tuned machine’
Trump mounted a vigorous defense of his presidency and accused America’s news media of being “out of control”        
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Trump defends start of administration, bashes media
Trump mounted a vigorous defense of his presidency and accused America’s news media of being “out of control”        
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'Unbelievable turmoil': Concerns over White House chaos
President Donald Trump thrived on drama during his campaign -- but signs of disarray in a White House beset by controversy and internal tensions are exposing the downside of his signature style.
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Trump calls on Venezuela to release political prisoner after meeting with Rubio
Leopoldo Lopez's 13-year prison sentence had been condemned by the international community.
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Priebus and Bannon insist there is no division between them
President Trump’s top advisers are all smiles, even amid reports that their opposing sides of the White House are showing their teeth.
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Trump slams intel officials, media over Flynn, Russia
Trump slammed intelligence officials and the media over what he called “very, very unfair” treatment of Michael Flynn        
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After firing Flynn, Trump says he's 'a wonderful man'
President Donald Trump, who asked for and received then-national security adviser Michael Flynn's resignation Monday, on Wednesday defended the fired aide as "a wonderful man."
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Trump knew Flynn misled White House 'for weeks'
US President kept his vice president in the dark about his security adviser's contacts with Russia, before ousting him.
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Chris Christie has lunch with Trump amid job speculation
Chris Christie chowed down with President Trump at the White House Tuesday amid speculation that the New Jersey governor might join the administration as it grapples with growing pains. Christie and wife Mary Pat had a Valentine’s Day’s lunch with the commander in chief the day after Trump ousted his national security adviser, Michael Flynn,...
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Ethics office says Kellyanne Conway likely broke federal rules
The director of the Office of Government Ethics said there is "strong reason to believe" that senior adviser Kellyanne Conway violated federal rules by endorsing Ivanka Trump's clothing line, urging the White House to investigate the matter and consider disciplining her. In a Feb. 13 letter to...
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Trump knew Flynn misled officials on Russia calls for “weeks,” White House says
President Donald Trump was aware that his national security adviser Michael Flynn had misled White House officials and Vice President Mike Pence for "weeks" before he was forced to resign on Monday night.
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The timeline of Michael Flynn's resignation is troubling for the Trump White House
The White House knew about Flynn's misleading statements weeks ago. Yet in recent days, Trump and Kellyanne Conway gave no indication of this.
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‘Flynn’s resignation victory for mainstream media & Democrats’ – ex-Pentagon official to RT
The surprise resignation of President Trump’s national security advisor, Michael Flynn, was a victory for the US mainstream media and Democrats, who were complicit in the general’s departure from the White House, a former Pentagon’s analyst told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Steve Mnuchin sworn in as treasury secretary
Steve Mnuchin on Feb. 13 was sworn in as treasury secretary by Vice President Pence. Mnuchin said after being sworn in that it was “a great honor to follow in the footsteps of Alexander Hamilton and so many great treasury secretaries.”
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Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Resigns
Michael Flynn, the national security adviser, stepped down Monday after it emerged that he had misled the White House over the nature of his talks with the Russian ambassador. Flynn initially claimed that he had not discussed sanctions during a call with Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. Vice President Mike Pence also claimed that Flynn had not... Read more »
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Trump's national security adviser steps down
Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, two sources tell CNN.
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Michael Flynn quits as national security adviser
Michael Flynn resigns after he misled senior officials about secret communications with Russia, US media reports.
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Flynn apologizes to Pence over Russia controversy
The White House broke its silence on the future of national security adviser Michael Flynn Monday, with a top adviser asserting that President Donald Trump retains “full confidence” in Flynn following reports that he misled senior officials about his contacts with Russia.Flynn apologized privately...
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White House: Trump still has confidence in national security adviser Michael Flynn
Kellyanne Conway's comments come amid growing concerns about Flynn's communication with the Russian ambassador on U.S. sanctions before Trump took office.
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Va. gubernatorial candidate mobbed by protesters
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate was mobbed by protesters during a trip to Charlottesville. Corey Stewart, who is chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, visited Charlottesville to defend the city's statue of Robert E. Lee in a downtown park. But he was confronted ...
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Does the White House stand by Michael Flynn? 'That's a question for the president'
A top White House official repeatedly refused to say whether Trump still has confidence in his top security aide.
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Yale changes name of building honoring former vice president
Yale University will rename a building commemorating Vice President John C. Calhoun after months of protests against his slave-owning past, school president Peter Salovey announced Saturday. “John C. Calhoun’s legacy as a white supremacist and a national leader who passionately supported slavery as a ‘positive good’ fundamentally conflicts with Yale’s mission and values,” Salovey wrote...
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Yale to rename Calhoun College to honor mathematician alumna
Yale announced its plans to rename Calhoun College — which is currently named after slavery advocate John C. Calhoun.
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‘Hamilton’ in Chicago Review: Wayne Brady’s Slick, Calculating Burr
When Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. played Aaron Burr in Broadway’s “Hamilton,” he seethed. Joshua Henry, who originally played the part in Chicago and will reprise the role in the upcoming tour, charmed. Now Wayne Brady, the versatile star of TV and stage playing Hamilton’s killer for a limited run in the Windy City, coolly... Read more »
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The Tapper-Conway interview you need to see
Top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN's "The Lead" Tuesday in a 25-minute interview with Jake Tapper where they discussed President Donald Trump's falsehoods and the administration's treatment of the press.
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Axl Rose, Tom Brokaw: Today's celebrity birthdays list (Feb. 6, 2017)
Singer Axl Rose and newscaster Tom Brokaw share a birthday today. Birthday wishes go out to Axl Rose and Tom Brokaw.  The Guns N' Roses lead singer turns 55 today while the former news anchor celebrates his 77th birthday. Other celebrities with birthdays February 5th:  Actor Rip Torn is 86. Actress Mamie Van Doren is 86. Actor Mike Farrell is 78.  Actress Gayle Hunnicutt is 74. Singer Fabian is 74. Actor Michael Tucker is 73. Actor Jon Walmsley is 61. Actor-director Robert Townsend is 60. Actress Kathy Najimy is 60. Drummer Simon Phillips of Toto is 60. Actor Barry Miller is 59. Actress Megan Gallagher is 57. Country singer Richie McDonald of Lonestar is 55. Singer Rick Astley is 51. Bassist Tim Brown of the Boo Radleys is 48. TV host Amy Robach is 44. Actress Crystal Reed is 32. Singer Tinashe is 24. Other popular or historical birthdays for February 6th: Christopher Marlowe, poet Aaron Burr, former U.S. vice president "Jeb" Stuart, Confederate general Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. president Mary Leakey, paleontologist Bob Marley, musician with The Associated Press and HistoryOrb.com Celebrity fun facts
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At ‘Hamilton’ in New York, Pence gets cheers, boos and a message
Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended "Hamilton" Friday, and one actor read a message to him from the stage, though Pence wasn't around to hear it.
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Vice President-elect Mike Pence gets an earful at 'Hamilton' show in New York
Vice President-elect Mike Pence is the latest celebrity to attend the Broadway hit show "Hamilton" — but he was the first to leave with an earful. Actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, the nation's third vice president, had this message Friday from the stage for his political descendant...
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VP-elect Mike Pence booed at ‘Hamilton’
Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed Friday night at a performance of the Broadway hit “Hamilton.” Pence was walking to his seat at the Richard Rodgers Theatre when a few scattered claps turned into a thundering chorus of boos. The crowd continued to mock Pence throughout the performance, including during the song “Yorktown,” when Alexander...
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Future veep Mike Pence met with boos at 'Hamilton' performance
The audience at the musical “Hamilton” booed Vice President-elect Mike Pence as he tried to take in the hottest show on the Great White Way.
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Oberlin College employee victim of hate crime
An Oberlin College employee's home was vandalized early Thursday morning and an anti-Semitic note was left behind in what Oberlin Police are investigating as a hate crime. OBERLIN, Ohio - An Oberlin College employee's home was vandalized early Thursday morning and an anti-Semitic note was left behind in what Oberlin Police are investigating as a hate crime. "It is with deep outrage and sorrow that we report that one of our colleagues and his family were the victims of a cowardly, hateful act last night," Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov wrote in an email to students and the college community on Thursday afternoon. "The outside of their home was vandalized and a note left behind that included antisemitic and threatening language. The Oberlin Police Department is investigating the incident as a hate crime." As the General Faculty discussed yesterday, this is a moment of great stress and consternation, both nationally and locally. We will need each other's continued compassion and support at this time; please take care of yourselves, your families, and your loved ones. As our community grieves for the loss of dignity and personal/physical safety that comes with these sorts of vile attacks, these events also can galvanize us in our resolve to fight bigotry and hatred wherever and whenever they occur." The letter was also signed by Tim Elgren, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,Andrea Kalyn, dean of the Conservatory and Meredith Raimondo, vice president and dean of students. The college had no further comment. The incident occurred several days after the college fired assistant professor Joy Karega, who had posted anti-Semitic statements on Facebook. Oberlin College fires professor who posted anti-Semitic statements Oberlin Police did not return phone calls. They said the call came in about 3:40 a.m. and described the crime as "criminal damaging and ethnic intimidation," the Chronicle-Telegram reported.  To comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments page.
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NAACP adds voice to criticism of Trump picks
The NAACP took aim Wednesday at President-elect Donald Trump, arguing that several of the people reportedly guiding his transition into the White House "indicate a disregard for the equal protection of all citizens." The Baltimore-based civil rights organization focused mainly on reports that Frank...
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David McCullough receives inaugural Lenfest award
David McCullough has won two Pulitzers, two National Book Awards, a slew of literary honors, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom over the course of a literary career that spans more than half a century.
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Bel Air-based chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrates 100 years
On Sept. 3, 1916, 12 women met at the Bel Air home of Georgianna "Georgie" Arnold Sheldon Fulford to create the Gov. William Paca chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, less than 26 years after the national society was founded amidst a wave of patriotic fervor. A century later, the...
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