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White House cracks down on press leaks

February 27, 2017
Kimberly Atkins | Boston Herald
Efforts by the White House to crack down on leaks backfired yesterday when the crackdown itself was leaked to the press.
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Democratic Party Elections Reveal Growing Populist Energy

February 27, 2017
Reid J. Epstein, Janet Hook | The Wall Street Journal
The battle over electing new Democratic Party officials has revealed the growing populist energy within the party.
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Trump to Propose 10% Defense Increase in Budget Plan, Aides Say

February 27, 2017
Shannon Pettypiece, Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg Politics
President Trump will propose boosting defense spending by $54 billion in his first budget plan and offset that by an equal amount cut from the rest of the government’s discretionary budget.
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Trump’s Soft Spot for Dreamers Alienates Immigration Hard-Liners

February 27, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Jennifer Steinhauer | The New York Times
President Trump’s sympathetic remarks about the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers were a surprising turn for a man who had vowed during the campaign to “immediately terminate” their protections from deportation.
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Trump’s Cabinet has to work as a cleanup crew

February 27, 2017
Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
One of the unofficial duties of Trump’s Cabinet, it seems, is cleaning up the statements of the man they serve.
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Is the Anti-Trump Resistance Another Tea Party?

February 25, 2017
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Since President Trump’s inauguration, protesters around the country have risen in defiance of his presidency.
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Trump Intensifies His Attacks on Journalists and Condemns F.B.I. ‘Leakers’

February 25, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Michael Grynbaum | The New York Times
President Trump turned the power of the White House against the news media on Friday, escalating his attacks on journalists as “the enemy of the people” and berating members of his own F.B.I. as “leakers” who he said were putting the nation at risk.
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At town halls, GOP caught between Trump, angry voters

February 25, 2017
Lisa Lerer, Thomas Beaumont | AP
When hundreds of angry constituents chanted "no wall" at his Iowa town hall, Republican Rep. David Young agreed it wasn't necessary.
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Contest for National Democratic Party Chairman Turns on Local Issues

February 25, 2017
Reid Epstein, Janet Hook | The Wall Street Journal
Front-runners Ellison, Perez largely agree on big-picture issues, making competition a small-scale fight
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