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                                Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who is a candidate to run the Democratic National Committee, speaks during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

Democrats elect Perez party chairman on second ballot

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                                Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who is a candidate to run the Democratic National Committee, speaks during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 1:46 pm
Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party’s electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump. Read More
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                                Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, foreground left, addresses the media in front of the New York Times offices, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 in New York. Maloney voiced outrage over the White House decision to block The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Politico and others from a press briefing in Washington.

NY congresswoman urges open White House press briefings

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                                Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, foreground left, addresses the media in front of the New York Times offices, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 in New York. Maloney voiced outrage over the White House decision to block The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Politico and others from a press briefing in Washington.
A New York congresswoman has voiced outrage over the White House decision to block The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Politico and others from a press briefing. Read More
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                                With the outcome of Saturday’s vote uncertain, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, left, and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, right, made a final push Friday to cajole support from the hundreds of state party leaders, donors and activists who make up the Democratic National Committee and determine the party’s direction.

As party rebuilds, Democrats seek a new DNC leader

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                                With the outcome of Saturday’s vote uncertain, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, left, and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, right, made a final push Friday to cajole support from the hundreds of state party leaders, donors and activists who make up the Democratic National Committee and determine the party’s direction.
Democrats are beginning the process of rebuilding their party by choosing a new national chairman charged with turning widespread opposition to President Donald Trump into more election victories. Read More
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                                President Donald Trump arrived to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), today, in Oxon Hill, Md.

Fact check: Trump counts 20 million people as ‘very few’

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                                President Donald Trump arrived to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), today, in Oxon Hill, Md.
President Donald Trump said today that his predecessor’s health care law covers “very few people” as he minimized the impact of replacing it. That’s only true if you consider more than 20 million people to be very few. Read More
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                                President Donald Trump gestured as he spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), today, in Oxon Hill, Md.

Trump blasts media, anonymous sources — after White House uses them

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                                President Donald Trump gestured as he spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), today, in Oxon Hill, Md.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 11:11 am
President Donald Trump unloaded on the news media today for using anonymous sources — just hours after members of his own staff insisted on briefing reporters only on condition their names be concealed. Read More
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                                White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus’ discussion with FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe sparked outrage among some Democrats, who said he was violating policies intended to limit communications between the law enforcement agency and the White House on pending investigations.

White House adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

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                                White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus’ discussion with FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe sparked outrage among some Democrats, who said he was violating policies intended to limit communications between the law enforcement agency and the White House on pending investigations.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 6:55 pm
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, according to three White House officials who confirmed the unusual contact with law enforcement involved in a pending investigation. Read More
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                                A U.S.-educated former Wall Street banker, the 78-year-old Kuczynski has emerged as an unlikely leader in Latin America, taking a strong stand against President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda while many in the region remain silent. Kuczynski will be the first Latin American leader to visit Trump at the White House on Friday.

Peru’s president set to talk tough to Trump during U.S. visit

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                                A U.S.-educated former Wall Street banker, the 78-year-old Kuczynski has emerged as an unlikely leader in Latin America, taking a strong stand against President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda while many in the region remain silent. Kuczynski will be the first Latin American leader to visit Trump at the White House on Friday.

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 11:41 am
When Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski becomes the first Latin American leader to visit Donald Trump at the White House on Friday it will be a chance for the U.S. president to hear some straight talk about how his anti-trade and anti-immigrant rhetoric is alienating some of America’s closest allies. Read More
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                                President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington today.

Conservatives welcome Trump with delight and wariness

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                                President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington today.
For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House. Read More
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NYPD lowers cost estimate of guarding Trump and his tower

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It will cost the New York Police Department significantly less to provide presidential protection and to guard Trump Tower than the city had initially estimated, according to the police commissioner, James P. O’Neill. Read More
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                                Amy Kuiken, 34, of Dallas, Pa., holds her sign, as she listens to a person’s story during a town hall meeting regarding health care at the United Neighborhood Center in Scranton, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., was invited to speak at the town hall, but did not attend.

Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them

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                                Amy Kuiken, 34, of Dallas, Pa., holds her sign, as she listens to a person’s story during a town hall meeting regarding health care at the United Neighborhood Center in Scranton, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., was invited to speak at the town hall, but did not attend.

Updated on  February 22, 2017 at 2:07 pm
Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor. Read More
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                                A U.S. Customs and Border Protection boat carrying U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan travels down the Rio Grande Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 south of Mission, Texas.

House speaker gets firsthand look at U.S.-Mexico border

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                                A U.S. Customs and Border Protection boat carrying U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan travels down the Rio Grande Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 south of Mission, Texas.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan visited the Rio Grande valley on Wednesday for a firsthand look at the U.S.-Mexico border as the Trump administration steps up immigration enforcement and prepares to ask Congress to pay for a border wall. Read More
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                                An arrest was made during a targeted enforcement operation, Feb. 7, conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles.

Trump lays out tougher approach to illegal immigration

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                                An arrest was made during a targeted enforcement operation, Feb. 7, conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles.
Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House. Read More
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                                President Donald Trump tours the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Washington.

Trump denounces ‘horrible’ threats against Jewish centers

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                                President Donald Trump tours the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Washington.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 8:08 am
President Donald Trump today denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as “horrible … painful” and said more must be done “to root out hate and prejudice and evil.” Read More

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