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Emmanuel Macron to press Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal

April 24, 2018
Peter Baker, Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Trump will come under increasing pressure from visiting French and German leaders this week not to scrap the three-year-old nuclear agreement with Iran next month as American and European negotiators make tentative progress toward a new deal to toughen the limits on Tehran.
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Scramble for answers as Ronny Jackson allegations threaten to upend nomination

April 24, 2018
Manu Raju, Juana Summers, Jeff Zeleny, Phil Mattingly, Ted Barrett | CNN
Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee are raising concerns about allegations involving Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, and are reviewing them to determine if they are substantial enough to upend his nomination.
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Pruitt to unveil controversial ‘transparency’ rule limiting what research EPA can use

April 24, 2018
Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis | The Washington Post
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to propose a rule Tuesday that would establish new standards for what science could be used in writing agency regulations, according to individuals briefed on the plan. It is a sweeping change long sought by conservatives.
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Flipping Cohen against Trump may not be so easy

April 24, 2018
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
Getting Michael Cohen to rat out President Donald Trump may not be as simple as it sounds. Although Trump’s detractors are rooting for Trump's personal attorney to “flip” on the president and cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller to escape a potentially harsh prison sentence, legal obstacles make it difficult for lawyers to expose their clients’ guarded secrets.
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France’s Macron arrives for ‘celebration’ of unlikely friendship with Trump

April 23, 2018
Michael Crowley, Nicholas Vinocur | POLITICO
French President Emmanuel Macron will receive full state honors in Washington this week, nine months after he rolled out a literal red carpet for Donald Trump on Paris' Avenue des Champs Elysées.
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Mike Pompeo on track for confirmation for Secretary of State

April 23, 2018
Susan Davis | NPR
CIA Director Mike Pompeo is on track to make history this week, but probably not in the way his supporters envisioned.
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White House fears VA secretary will get denied

April 23, 2018
Jonathan Swan | Axios
Senior administration officials and senators from both parties on the Veterans Affairs Committee are growing increasingly concerned about Ronny Jackson's prospects to be confirmed as Trump's Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
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‘I was Trump before Trump was Trump’

April 23, 2018
Jeremy Peters | The New York Times
Republican candidates all over are parroting the president, spouting his catchphrases and donning his hats as they try to show loyalty.
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Giuliani's history raises legal questions as he takes on Trump defense

April 21, 2018
Josh Gerstein, Darren Samuelsohn | POLITICO
As a prominent surrogate for Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, Rudy Giuliani was an active purveyor of pre-election leaks about the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's emails. As a member of Trump's transition, he played a political role during a period central to Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
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