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White House prepares gun proposals, but where Trump stands is unclear

September 14, 2019
Seung Min Kim, Mike DeBonis, Josh Dawsey | The Washington Post
The White House is preparing to roll out its plan to reduce gun violence next week, even as President Trump remains conflicted behind the scenes on what provisions he will ultimately support and Senate Republicans continue to say they will consider only proposals endorsed by the president.
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Bolton’s departure allegedly pegged to disagreement over lifting sanctions on Iran

September 14, 2019
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
John Bolton’s departure as national security adviser stemmed from a disagreement Monday over a suggestion from President Trump that the United States might lift some sanctions on Iran as a negotiation tool, a person close to Bolton said Saturday.
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Trump says he won't name Pompeo national security adviser

September 13, 2019
Kaitlan Collins | CNN
President Donald Trump said Thursday afternoon that he won't name Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as John Bolton's replacement on the National Security Council, despite reports the unusual move was under consideration.
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Trump mocks Democrats, vows new tax cut on Baltimore visit

September 13, 2019
Juana Summers, Kevin Freking | Associated Press
President Donald Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to the city he recently disparaged as a “rat and rodent infested mess.”
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Trump Finally Fired John Bolton, but Does It Really Matter?

September 12, 2019
Susan Glasser | The New Yorker
The exit of John Bolton, Trump’s third national-security adviser, was not exactly unexpected, either. It had been predicted so many times during Bolton’s sixteen contentious months in the Administration that few in Washington ought to have been surprised when the moment came.
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Trump Pressed Top Aide to Have Weather Service ‘Clarify’ Forecast That Contradicted Trump

September 12, 2019
Peter Baker, Lisa Friedman, Christopher Flavelle | The New York Times
President Trump, seeking to justify his claim of a hurricane threat to Alabama, pressed aides to intervene with a federal scientific agency, leading to a highly unusual public rebuke of the forecasters who contradicted him, according to people familiar with the events.
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Bolton out as national security adviser after clashing with Trump

September 11, 2019
Anne Gearan, Robert Costa, John Wagner | The Washington Post
President Trump announced Tuesday that John Bolton was no longer his national security adviser, ending a stormy tenure marked by widening rifts between an unorthodox president seeking a foreign policy victory and an irascible foreign policy hawk who had been deeply skeptical of much of the president’s agenda.
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Senate Democrats Try to Corner Republicans on Border Emergency

September 11, 2019
Carl Hulse, Emily Cochrane | The New York Times
Senate Democrats are demanding a fresh vote to terminate President Trump’s national emergency at the southwestern border, moving to force vulnerable Republicans facing re-election next year to choose between siding with the president to fund a border wall or protecting military projects in their home states.
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