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

February 17, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump on Thursday dismissed reports about his associates’ contacts with Russia last year in a contentious news conference.
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Trump anti-leak drive could prompt prosecutions

February 17, 2017
Josh Gerstein, Bryan Bender | POLITICO
The legal consequences could be severe for leakers decried by the president.
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Justice Department Opposes New Hearing for Trump Travel Restrictions

February 17, 2017
Pete Williams | NBC News
The DOJ told a federal court Thursday that there's no point in more court battles over the president's executive order on immigration, because it will soon be replaced by a different one.
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Andrew Puzder withdraws labor nomination, throwing White House into more turmoil

February 16, 2017
Ed O'Keefe, Jonnelle Marte | The Washington Post
Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s labor secretary nominee, withdrew from consideration Wednesday amid growing resistance from Senate Republicans.
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Trump Retreats From Two-State Policy in Middle East

February 16, 2017
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Trump on Wednesday retreated from decades of U.S. policy endorsing an eventual two-state solution between Israel and the Palestine.
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Trump says Flynn was treated unfairly, a day after Spicer said he was fired because of a lack of trust

February 16, 2017
Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
President Trump criticized the intelligence community and the media Wednesday for the news reports that ultimately led to Michael Flynn’s resignation.
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Questions about Trump’s Russia connections could hinder closer relations

February 16, 2017
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Political pressure on President Trump to take a hard line could even escalate tensions.
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