Trump Chooses H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser

The president called him “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.”

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/us/politics/mcmaster-national-security-adviser-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates

Amid scrutiny of President Trump’s possible ties to Russia, his personal lawyer advances an opposition Ukrainian lawmaker’s sealed plan to the White House.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/us/politics/donald-trump-ukraine-russia.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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Trump, an Outsider Demanding Loyalty, Struggles to Fill Top Posts

The president is presiding over a government where the upper echelons remain sparsely populated, and not just because of resistance from Democrats.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/18/us/politics/trump-candidates-top-posts.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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Popular Domestic Programs Face Ax Under First Trump Budget

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, AmeriCorps and the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities could be eliminated.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/us/politics/trump-program-eliminations-white-house-budget-office.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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‘I Inherited a Mess,’ Trump Says, Defending His Performance

In a raw news conference on Thursday, President Trump dismissed reports about contacts between his advisers and Russia and said his administration was not chaotic.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/us/politics/trump-news-conference.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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Trump, Meeting With Netanyahu, Backs Away From Palestinian State

The president, in talks with Israel’s prime minister, said the U.S. would no longer insist on a two-state solution for a peace accord.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/world/middleeast/benjamin-netanyahu-israel-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

The contacts in the year before the election were revealed by intercepted communications, according to four current and former senior American officials.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/us/politics/russia-intelligence-communications-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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White House Sends Mixed Signals About Trump’s Confidence in Michael Flynn

Sean Spicer said in a statement that Mr. Trump was “evaluating the situation,” shortly after Kellyanne Conway said on MSNBC that Mr. Flynn had the “full confidence of the president.”

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/us/politics/donald-trump-national-security-adviser-michael-flynn.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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Trump Criticized Obama for Golfing. Now He Spends Weekends on the Links.

The president was joined at his private courses on Saturday by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. It was his second visit this month to his Florida golfing spots.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/us/politics/donald-trump-golf-obama.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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State G.O.P. Leaders Move Swiftly as Party Bickers in Congress

Republicans in Washington appear flummoxed by one-party rule, but rising party leaders in the states are quickly passing laws to further a conservative agenda.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/us/state-republican-leaders-move-swiftly.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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