Articles Written By: Abby Phillip

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Trump escapes D.C. for a few rounds of golf and a Super Bowl party

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- After two frenetic weeks of governing, the first signs that President Trump has taken a break from governance came this weekend, when he decamped Washington for the “Winter White House,” as he has dubbed his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. The president stayed largely out of sight on Saturday and Sunday, except […]
Ban or no ban? Trump settles the debate over his executive order.

Ban or no ban? Trump settles the debate over his executive order.


Until the early afternoon Tuesday, the White House all seemed to be on the same page: President Trump's executive order restricting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries was a travel “ban.” That was until White House press secretary Sean Spicer at that afternoon's press briefing declared with some irritation: “It's not a travel ban.” “What it […]

Spicer: Diplomats opposed to immigration ban should ‘either get with the program or they can go’

  White House press secretary Sean Spicer had a stern message for State Department employees opposed to President Trump's executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries: “Either get with the program or they can go.” Dozens of career diplomats have signed on to a “dissent channel” document, which is a mechanism by which State Department employees […]
Trump calls Canadian prime minister after mosque attack

Trump calls Canadian prime minister after mosque attack


President Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to offer his condolences after a terrorist attack left six people dead at a mosque in Quebec on Sunday night, the White House and the Canadian government said Monday. The call is Trump’s first to a foreign leader after a terrorist attack since he was sworn in as […]

Trump names his Inauguration Day a ‘National Day of Patriotic Devotion’

President Trump has officially declared the day of his inauguration a national day of patriotism. Trump's inaugural address on Friday frequently referred to patriotism as the salve that would heal the country's divisions. “When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice,” Trump said from the steps of the Capitol after being sworn in […]
Trump will be surrounded by the ‘soft sensuality of the place’ at his inauguration, organizer says

Trump will be surrounded by the ‘soft sensuality of the place’ at his inauguration, organizer says

Organizers of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration are planning an event fit for the “greatest celebrity in the world,” featuring the beauty and “sensuality” of Washington. “We're fortunate in that we have the greatest celebrity in the world, which is the president-elect, side by side with the current president,” said Thomas Barrack, an investor who serves […]
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