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People were taking Trump seriously. Now they’re starting to take him literally.

January 26, 2017
Abby Phillip, Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
Now in his first week at the White House, President Trump is showing that at least some of his campaign promises were indeed meant literally.
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Trump's call for election-fraud probe fraught with peril

January 26, 2017
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
Former Justice Department lawyers and prominent Democrats are warning the president against a blatantly political exercise.
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Sticking to Unsubstantiated Claim, Trump Seeks Voter-Fraud Inquiry

January 25, 2017
Carol Lee, Damian Paletta | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump said Wednesday that he plans to order a “major investigation” into voter fraud, based on his unsubstantiated claim that millions voted illegally in the election.
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Trump to Order Mexican Border Wall and Curtail Immigration

January 25, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, David Sanger, Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
President Trump on Wednesday will order the construction of a Mexican border wall — the first in a series of actions this week to crack down on immigrants and bolster national security.
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Trump Pins Keystone, Dakota Pipeline Fate on Renegotiation

January 25, 2017
Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Meenal Vamburkar, Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg Politics
President Donald Trump took steps to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, while demanding a renegotiation to get a better deal for the U.S. government.
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Agencies Told to Halt Communications as Trump Administration Moves In

January 25, 2017
Coral Davenport | The New York Times
The Trump administration has ordered a freeze on federal grant spending at several government agencies, followed by memos telling employees not to send out news releases.
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Liberals press Democrats to thwart Trump nominations, but to little effect

January 25, 2017
David Weigel, Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
A fast-growing liberal protest movement is asking Democratic senators to wage a blockade on nominees they have deemed unacceptable.
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The first days inside Trump’s White House: Fury, tumult and a reboot

January 24, 2017
Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker, Matea Gold | The Washington Post
President Trump had just returned to the White House on Saturday from his final inauguration event when the flashes of anger began to build.
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