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Trump Adopts Obama Approach While Seeking to Undo a Legacy

October 14, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The president was frustrated. Lawmakers were not passing what he wanted. They were “obstructionists,” he complained. So he took out his pen, signed his name to an order and took action on his own. “We’re taking a little different route than we had hoped because getting Congress — they forgot what their pledges were,” he said.
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Advocates for Americans Held in Iran Worried by Trump's Hard Line

October 14, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati | Reuters
Advocates for Americans imprisoned by Iranian authorities said on Friday they were concerned the Trump administration's hard line on Iran would close off the chance for talks to secure the prisoners' release.
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Analysis: Trump embraces turmoil as strategy

October 14, 2017
Julie Pace | Associated Press
Unable or unwilling to completely erase his predecessor’s signature initiatives, President Donald Trump this week turned to another approach: wreaking havoc.
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Trump puts faith in religious right

October 14, 2017
Joan Biskupic | CNN
In recent weeks, the Trump administration has plunged into fights long sought by the religious right, issuing a 25-page memo bolstering legal protections for people of faith, rolling back employers' requirement for birth-control coverage and reversing a policy that included LGBT employees under US anti-discrimination law.
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Trump sets new conditions for U.S. to stay in Iran nuclear deal, tossing issue to Congress

October 14, 2017
Abby Phillip, Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
President Trump on Friday officially disavowed the international nuclear deal with Iran, undermining but not terminating an agreement he called weak and poorly constructed.
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Recapping Gen. John Kelly’s first few months as chief of staff

October 13, 2017
Chief of Staff John Kelly addressed his new role at a rare press conference this week.

President Trump takes on the Iran deal, health care, and the Republican Party

October 13, 2017
President Trump moves to dismantle Obamacare on his own.
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