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Democrats are jubilant — and newly confident about 2018 — as Alabama delivers win on Trump’s turf

December 13, 2017
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
The Democrats’ seismic victory Tuesday in the unlikely political battleground of Alabama brought jubilation — and a sudden rush of confidence — to a party that has been struggling to gain its footing since Donald Trump won the presidency 13 months ago.
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Analysis: Trump bets on Moore and suffers stinging defea

December 13, 2017
Julie Pace | Associated Press
Rarely has a sitting president rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama’s Roy Moore. And rarely has that bet failed so spectacularly.
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Republicans ratchet up Mueller criticism

December 13, 2017
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb | CNN
Republicans in Congress are sharpening their criticism of Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors, a sign that the special counsel investigating the President Donald Trump's campaign is increasingly losing GOP support on Capitol Hill.
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Trump sends sexually suggestive and demeaning tweet about Gillibrand

December 12, 2017
Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
President Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in a sexually suggestive tweet Tuesday morning that implied Gillibrand would do just about anything for money, prompting a swift and immediate backlash.
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Inside Trump’s legal team: Trying to protect the president from Mueller’s ‘killers'

December 12, 2017
Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey, Rosalind Helderman | The Washington Post
When the president frets that Mueller may be getting too close to him, they assure him he has done nothing wrong, urge him to resist attacking the special counsel and insist that the investigation is wrapping up — first, they said, by Thanksgiving, then by Christmas and now by early next year.
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Americans Give Trump Higher Grades on Economy Than Overall

December 11, 2017
Eli Stokols | The Wall Street Journal
Although President Donald Trump’s overall approval ratings have dropped to the lowest point of his presidency, he is getting significantly higher marks in one important area: his handling of the economy.
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As he lifted the ban, Trump instituted new rules for tougher vetting of applicants and also effectively halted, at least for now, the entry of refugees from 11 countries deemed as high risk. The latter move has contributed significantly to the precipitous

December 8, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati | Reuters
As he lifted the ban, Trump instituted new rules for tougher vetting of applicants and also effectively halted, at least for now, the entry of refugees from 11 countries deemed as high risk. The latter move has contributed significantly to the precipitous drop in the number of refugees being admitted.
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Trump aides considered new Twitter rules after troublesome Flynn tweet

December 8, 2017
Jeff Zeleny, Kevin Liptak | CNN
As he lifted the ban, Trump instituted new rules for tougher vetting of applicants and also effectively halted, at least for now, the entry of refugees from 11 countries deemed as high risk. The latter move has contributed significantly to the precipitous drop in the number of refugees being admitted.
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