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After convention stumble, Melania Trump vanishes from the campaign
It was late July when voters last heard from the potential first lady of the United States. Melania Trump delivered her speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and then later stood with her husband, balloons dropping, waving to the crowd in what is starting to feel like a premature farewell to the campaign trail.
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Lawyer hired by Trump and Ailes to threaten the media once defended it
Charles Harder says he is still protecting the First Amendment — just in a different way.
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Mihalopoulos: Munger’s ‘new’ Open Book website more of a sequel
What's more unusual is to continue a policy started by a predecessor — but claim it as your own work, as Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger did.
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Emma Thompson reveals Trump once asked her out: 'I didn't know what to do'
The actress shared that the proposition came while she was shooting 'Primary Colors.'         
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Will Americans be flocking to Michigan?
A national publication predicts Michigan will be the place to live        
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Protecting Trump family comes with additional $60mn price tag – US Secret Service
The Secret Service added $60 million to its 2018 budget request to cover the escalating costs for protection and travel for US President Donald Trump and his family, according to internal documents. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Melania Trump has a close friend in NYC – her trusted sister
The first lady’s closest confidante is only a New York minute away, and it’s the older sister nobody knows. Ines Knauss, 48, lives in a $2 million, one-bedroom apartment in a posh Park Avenue building owned by the Trump ­Organization, according to public records. An artist, she’s devoted to Melania Trump and for years has...
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Trump draws 9,000 for campaign-like rally in Florida
Reminiscent of his campaign rallies, those in attendance wore red "Make America Great Again" hats and T-shirts, shook pom-poms and waved sig...       
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At rally in Florida, Trump gets campaign-level adulation
President Donald Trump, after a month of arduous and, at times, turbulent governing, got what he came for Saturday during a dusk rally here: Campaign-level adulation.
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Melania Trump prays at the President's Florida rally
The First Lady Melania Trump introduces her husband with reciting the Lord's Prayer.         
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Ivanka Trump: The one constant amid the turbulence
She's there almost as much as husband Jared Kushner, and way more than Melania.         
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Trump's jaw-dropping lines from wild White House press conference
Here are President Trump’s most memorable lines on a variety of topics at his sprawling press conference at the White House on Thursday.
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Sneed: Make your vocabulary great again, Mr. President
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-this-administration-is-running-like-a-fine-tuned-machine/ Sneedless to say . . .  President Donald Trump. Please. Stop. Surely your vocabulary must include words other than “bad,” “not nice,” “nasty,” “not good,” “terrible,” “very dishonest” and “fake” when you trash tweet your detractors and the press. But Thursday! That was over the top: Rapier ramblings may be your forte, but listening […]
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First lady: Trump calls treatment of Melania unfair
More than an hour into a raucous White House news conference, President Donald Trump was asked a personal question about his wife, Melania Trump.
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LETTER: Upset about Donald Trump
Thanks to the hopelessly outdated and antiquated Electoral College system, we now have this ridiculous situation.
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NYT reporter apologizes for calling Melania Trump a ‘hooker’
A New York Times reporter outed himself and apologized Tuesday for saying in a private conversation that Melania Trump was a “hooker.” “I want to take ownership of a mistake I made. Speaking at a party in what I thought was a personal conversation, I nevertheless made a stupid remark about the first lady,” features...
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Melania Trump thanks Emily Ratajkowski for defending the first lady from disparagement
Today in Entertainment: Adele and Beyonce's big Grammys night; Al Jarreau remembered Feb. 14, 2017, 10:19 a.m. Between Adele's wins, Beyonce's show-stopping performance and the political moments from Katy Perry and A Tribe Called Quest with Anderson .Paak and Busta Rhymes, Sunday's Grammy Awards...
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Melania thanks Emily Ratajkowski for defending her
"Applause to all women around the world who speak up, stand up and support other women," Trump tweeted Monday at Ratajkowski.
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FLOTUS Melania Trump mercilessly trolled for tweet in support of women
US First Lady Melania Trump was trolled on Twitter after her official FLOTUS account encouraged women to “speak up, stand up and support other women”. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New York Times reporter reprimanded for allegedly ’slut-shaming’ Melania Trump

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'NYT' reporter in trouble for spreading 'unfounded rumor' about Melania Trump
Emily Ratajkowski tweets outrage that unnamed reporter told her FLOTUS is a 'hooker.'         
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Inside the Beltway: Bernie Sanders fans plot his comeback
They refuse to give up on Sen. Bernard Sanders: Former staffers and campaign workers are determined that the 75-year-old Vermont independent and self-described socialist step back into the political fray. Behold, it's "Draft Bernie for a People's Party," a fierce new organization still fixated on the man who rattled the ...
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Why is Chuck Grassley tweeting at Donald Trump?
Iowa's senior senator tried to draw Trump's attention to the issues of government transparency and democracy in Russia.
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Trump, Abe express close bonds after North Korea reportedly launches missile
For most of the day President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used golf under the Florida sun to show the world the U.S.-Japan alliance remained strong. Then events half-a-world away provided a more significant example of cooperation. After North Korea reportedly launched a...
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'We need this Affordable Care Act': Voters discuss health care at Florida town hall
Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) held a town hall meeting to discuss health care with voters.
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Trump and Japan's Abe share high-five on Florida golf course
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has long boasted about his prowess on the golf course. Now he's putting his game to work.
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Trump and Abe hit the fairways — out of public view — at a Trump golf club in Florida
The golf outing was part of a weekend visit by the Japanese prime minister to South Florida.
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Melania Trump takes Akie Abe on Japanese garden tour
First lady Melania Trump and the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Akie Abe toured the Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden in Palm Beach County, Fla. on Feb. 11.
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Sneed exclusive: Rauner’s Chicago violence plan — more state police
Sneed exclusive . . . Sneed has learned Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to wade into the nightmare of Chicago’s street violence in his state budget address in Springfield on Wednesday by proposing a plan to send more state troopers to Chicago. • Translation: Sneed is told the governor, who is involved in a contentious budget […]
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Anna Wintour wants Melania Trump for Vogue
Melania's issue would follow the magazine's tradition of putting First Ladies on the cover.
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If you're upset at Trump, boycott ‘LEGO Batman’ this weekend
The movie's success will enrich the future Treasury Secretary — and put him further from the people he has been hired to serve.
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Rosie O'Donnell morphs into Steve Bannon in new profile picture
Rosie O'Donnell has put on a brave new face.
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Sessions sworn in as attorney general
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was sworn in on Feb. 9 in the Oval Office.
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The Daily 202: Threat of repeal making it easier for Democrats to finally sell Obamacare
Polls, coverage of health law shift as GOP remains divided
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Melania Trump reaches settlement in libel lawsuit against Maryland blogger
First lady Melania Trump settled her defamation lawsuit against a Maryland blogger, who agreed to apologize to the Trump family and pay her a “substantial sum,” her attorneys said Tuesday.
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Carolina Herrera full of drama ahead of New York Fashion Week
Herrera is now feuding with her vice president of design, Raffaele Ilardo.
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Melania Trump to get ‘substantial sum’ from Maryland blogger
A Maryland blogger has been forced to pay a “substantial sum” to First Lady Melania Trump as part of a settlement for a defamation lawsuit.
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Melania Trump's lawsuit claims she lost a 'once-in-a-lifetime' chance to profit off her high profile
First Lady Melania Trump has said little about what she intends to do with her prominent position. But in new court documents, her lawyers say the “multi-year term” during which she “is one of the most photographed women in the world” could mean millions of dollars for her personal brand. Although...
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DeVos sworn in by Pence
Betsy DeVos was sworn in as secretary of education by Vice President Pence at the White House on Feb. 7.
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Melania Trump's 'Daily Mail' lawsuit: A FLOTUS first?
She says 'escort' story damaged her ability to profit from high-profile role. But can she?         
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Melania's lawsuit: What's at stake?
First lady Melania Trump is -- in and of herself -- a "brand," one that could elicit lucrative endorsement opportunities, according to a lawsuit refiled by her attorneys on Monday.
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Melania Trump's lawyers cite 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity for first lady to boost her personal brand
First lady Melania Trump has said little about what she intends to do with her prominent position. But in new court documents, her lawyers say that the "multi-year term" during which she "is one of the most photographed women in the world" could mean millions of dollars for her personal brand. ...
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First lady says high profile could mean millions for brand
WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump has said little about what she intends to do with her prominent position. But in new court documents, her lawyers say that the "multi-year term" during which she "is one of the most photographed women in the world" could mean millions of dollars for her personal brand.While the new documents don't specifically mention her term as first lady, the unusual statement about her expected income drew swift condemnation from ethics watchdogs as inappropriate profiteering from her high-profile position, which is typically centered on public service.
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People can’t stop trolling Sean Spicer on Venmo
Sean Spicer is paying the price for keeping his Venmo account public after heading to Washington. Users of the cash-sharing app flooded the Press Secretary’s public account with small donations that included snarky subject lines. “Donation to get ur hairline back smh,” one person wrote, according to screenshots taken by The Hill. “Change that picture...
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Melania Trump says White House could mean millions for brand
WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump has said little about what she intends to do with her prominent position. But in new court documents, her lawyers say that the "multi-year term" during which she "is one of the most photographed women in the world" could mean millions of dollars for her personal brand.While the new documents don't specifically mention her term as first lady, the unusual statement about her expected profits drew swift condemnation from ethics watchdogs as inappropriate profiteering from her high-profile position, which is typically centered on public service.
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Melania Trump's high profile could mean millions for her brand, court documents say
In new court documents, Melania Trump's lawyers say that the "multi-year term" during which she "is one of the most photographed women in the world" could mean millions of dollars for her personal brand. WASHINGTON -- First lady Melania Trump has said little about what she intends to do with her prominent position. But in new court documents, her lawyers say that the "multi-year term" during which she "is one of the most photographed women in the world" could mean millions of dollars for her personal brand. While the new documents don't specifically mention her term as first lady, the unusual statement about her expected profits drew swift condemnation from ethics watchdogs as inappropriate profiteering from her high-profile position, which is typically centered on public service. The statement came Monday in a libel lawsuit the first lady re-filed in a state trial court in Manhattan. Trump has been suing the corporation that publishes the Daily Mail's website over a now-retracted report that claimed she once worked as an escort. In the filing Monday, Trump's lawyers argued that the report was not only false and libelous, but also damaged her ability to profit off her high profile and affected her business opportunities. Trump "had the unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as an extremely famous and well-known person, as well as a former professional model, brand spokesperson and successful businesswoman, to launch a broad-based commercial brand in multiple product categories, each of which could have garnered multi-million dollar business relationships for a multi-year term during which plaintiff is one of the most photographed women in the world," the lawsuit said. The products could have included apparel, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, hair care and fragrance, among others, the suit says. The first lady is seeking compensatory and punitive damages of at least $150 million. Richard Painter, who advised former President George W. Bush on ethics, said the language in the lawsuit shows Melania Trump is engaging "in an unprecedented, clear breach of rules about using her government position for private gain. This is a very serious situation where she says she intends to make a lot of money. That ought to be repudiated by the White House or investigated by Congress." Painter is part of a group of attorneys suing the president for an alleged violation of a constitutional clause that prohibits presidents from receiving foreign gifts or payments. In response to questions from The Associated Press, Charles Harder, Melania Trump's attorney, said "the first lady has no intention of using her position for profit and will not do so. It is not a possibility. Any statements to the contrary are being misinterpreted." Harder did not respond to a follow-up question about what the lawsuit means by "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." To Painter and others, there is no ambiguity. "She's not talking about the future," Painter said. "She's talking about earning money now." Scott Amey, general counsel of the Washington watchdog Project on Government Oversight, said it is "another example of the first family blurring the line between public service and private business interests." Trump previously filed the lawsuit against Mail Media Inc. in Maryland, but a judge earlier this month ruled the case was filed in the wrong court. The lawsuit is now filed in New York, where the corporation has offices. Trump also had sued blogger Webster Tarpley for reporting the unsubstantiated rumors. Trump filed the lawsuit in Maryland after both Tarpley and the Daily Mail issued retractions. On Tuesday, Melania Trump's attorneys said they'd settled the Maryland case against Tarpley. "Mr. Tarpley has issued the attached retraction and apology to Mrs. Trump and her family, and agreed to pay her a substantial sum as a settlement," Harder's office said in a statement. Melania Trump's previous work in marketing has drawn scrutiny before.On Inauguration Day, the official White House biography for Melania Trump originally included an explicit reference to her jewelry collection, which it noted was sold on the home-shopping channel QVC. By the next day, that bio had been edited and simplified to say that she had "launched her own jewelry collection." A spokeswoman for the first lady said the website was updated out of "an abundance of caution" and that the jewelry line is no longer available in any case. President Donald Trump continues to financially benefit from his global business empire, breaking from past practice. Previous presidents and their families have divested from business interests and placed their holdings in a blind trust, although there is no legal requirement to do so. Trump handed daily management of the real estate, property management and licensing to his adult sons and a longtime Trump Organization employee.
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Melania wins ‘substantial’ settlement from blogger over prostitution claims
Melania Trump has won a “substantial” amount of money in a settlement with Maryland blogger who wrote about claims that she had once worked as a prostitute. “The First Lady of the United States has settled her lawsuit against Webster Griffin Tarpley of Maryland,” said Matthew Blackett, one of Mrs. Trump’s attorneys. “Mr. Tarpley has...
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Melania Trump: White House may mean millions for brand
The unusual statement about her expected profits drew swift condemnation from ethics watchdogs        
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Maryland blogger settles defamation suit brought by Melania Trump
Doug G. WareFeb. 7 (UPI) -- A Maryland blogger has agreed to settle a libel lawsuit by first lady Melania Trump for writing "false and defamatory" statements online about her last summer.
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Melania Trump plans to cash-in on trademarks, files new lawsuit
First lady Melania Trump said in a lawsuit Monday that her lucrative personal brand was damaged by an online article that alleged she worked...       
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