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Obama to make first post-presidency speech and VP Pence travels to Asia

April 21, 2017
Former President Barack Obama is set to discuss community organizing.
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Trump finds himself on the defensive on a pair of government transparency issues

April 18, 2017
John Wagner, Abby Phillip | The Washington Post
White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday defended President Trump’s decision to keep visitor logs to the White House complex under wraps.
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With his presidency in turmoil, Trump keeps returning to past victories — and old foes

April 13, 2017
Abby Phillip, Jenna Johnson | The Washington Post
Nearly three months into his presidency — and more than five months after the election — Trump continues to relive his political victory over Hillary Clinton and her allies.
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Trump’s View of Syria and Assad Altered After ‘Unacceptable’ Chemical Attack

April 6, 2017
Mark Landler, David Sanger, Michael D. Shear | The New York Times
President Trump warned on Wednesday that he would not tolerate the “heinous” chemical weapons attack in Syria.
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Susan Rice may have committed a crime, Trump says without providing evidence

April 6, 2017
Abby Phillip | The Washington Post
President Trump suggested without evidence Wednesday that Susan E. Rice may have committed a crime in requesting the identities of Trump campaign associates.
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Obama’s response to a 2013 chemical attack in Syria

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August 23, 2013
Syria’s president crosses the "red line" in 2013 by using chemical weapons against civilians.
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Susan Rice, Ex-Obama Adviser, Is Back in Political Cross Hairs Over Surveillance

April 5, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Now Susan Rice finds herself back in the cross hairs as her handling of intelligence involving President Trump’s associates comes into question.
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Trump blames Obama’s ‘weakness’ for Assad’s use of chemical weapons

April 5, 2017
Abby Phillip | The Washington Post
President Trump on Tuesday blamed his predecessor, Barack Obama, for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's suspected use of chemical weapons.
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Senate Democrats invoke the nuclear option in 2013

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November 22, 2013
Senate Democrats break the filibuster in 2013 to confirm President Obama’s nominees.
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