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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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Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies

March 29, 2017
Coral Davenport, Alissa J. Rubin | The New York Times
President Trump, flanked by company executives and miners, signed a long-promised executive order on Tuesday to nullify President Obama’s climate change efforts.
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President Obama's 2015 Energy Agenda

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December 18, 2015
In the final six months of 2015, President Obama took some of his most significant steps in his energy and climate change agenda. President Trump has reversed many of his predecessor’s decisions.
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Trump to sign order rolling back environmental regulations

March 28, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
President Trump will turn away from Russia today to focus on the environment and jobs.
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