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02/17/2017 at 21:21. Facebook
President Trump claimed at his marathon press conference that his administration is running like a “fine-tuned machine” and has made “incredible progress” since the inauguration. That's a matter of debate -- but if nothing else, it's been an eventful first month.

Trump's 1st Month: Rapid-fire executive actions, Donald diplomacy – and controversy
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02/17/2017 at 18:24. Facebook
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was narrowly confirmed Friday afternoon to lead the environmental agency he built a career fighting.

Pruitt narrowly confirmed to head EPA over Democratic objections
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02/17/2017 at 17:07. Facebook
Congressional Republicans had high hopes for making sweeping changes when the party gained control of Washington last month, but the 115th Congress has yet to advance the kind of barnburner legislation that marked the start of the last two administrations.

Congressional leaders try to soothe GOP tensions over slow start
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02/16/2017 at 21:39. Facebook
As liberal protesters step up confrontations with Republican lawmakers, leaders of the original Tea Party movement that wrote the book on those tactics are reassembling their political army – dispatching activists to push a conservative agenda that includes tax reform and dismantling ObamaCare.

Conservative activists to mobilize amid anti-Trump protests
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02/15/2017 at 16:38. Facebook
Labor secretary nominee Andy Puzder’s ex-wife is lashing out at his critics as they dredge up details of their messy divorce – including her past allegations of abuse – ahead of his high-stakes Senate hearing.

Ex-wife lashes out at Puzder critics as Labor nominee faces tough hearing
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02/14/2017 at 15:51. Facebook
In the wake of Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser, President Trump and Republican allies on Capitol Hill are turning their attention to the potentially “illegal” leaks that revealed Flynn's politically fatal discussions with a Russian diplomat and other sensitive details from i...

Trump, GOP lawmakers eye 'illegal' leaks in wake of Flynn resignation
President Trump got to work early Friday picking apart a federal court’s decision not to reinstate his controversial travel ban, noting that the detailed 29-page order did not include one mention of the statute he claims gives him broad authority on immigration.

Trump seizes on omission in court's travel ban ruling, plots next move
In a stark admission, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan told Capitol Hill lawmakers Thursday that after 15 years of war, the conflict remains a “stalemate” – and said thousands more troops are needed to train Afghan forces.

Top US general says Afghanistan war at 'stalemate,' more troops needed
The Trump White House is facing fresh bipartisan criticism from lawmakers and ethics experts after top adviser Kellyanne Conway promoted Ivanka Trump’s products in an interview and President Trump blasted Nordstrom for dropping his daughter’s clothing line.

White House taking bipartisan heat for Ivanka-Nordstrom comments
Sen. Richard Blumenthal may have thought he put his “stolen valor” controversy to rest during an apologetic press conference in 2010. Then President Trump picked up his cell phone.

Trump tweets dredge up Blumenthal's Vietnam controversy
As judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals weigh the legality of President Trump’s immigration executive order, a Republican push to split up the controversial court -- and shrink its clout -- is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.

Bill to split 'nutty 9th Circuit' gains momentum
Top service branch officials sounded the alarm in a pair of congressional hearings this week about the erosion in military readiness.

Military brass sound alarm about 'insidious decline' in readiness
It’s all over but the shouting when it comes to the Senate confirming Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as attorney general. But the talking came to an abrupt end for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Tuesday night when she expressed opposition to Sessions’ nomination on the Senate floor.

The Sounds of Silence: Warren speech cut-off captures rising Senate tensions
School choice advocate Betsy DeVos was narrowly confirmed Tuesday as the next Education secretary despite deep opposition from teachers unions and other groups, after Vice President Pence intervened to cast a historic tie-breaking vote.

DeVos confirmed as Education secretary, Pence casts historic tie-breaking vote
Republican Gov. Eric Greitens signed legislation on Monday making Missouri the latest “right-to-work” state, as the growing movement sets its sight next on New Hampshire – hoping to break into one of the labor unions’ last remaining strongholds.

‘Right-to-work’ movement claims victory in Missouri, eyes NH next
Liberal icon Elizabeth Warren's Trump trolling is what one might expect from a presidential aspirant. But Warren, whom very-early polls place in the top tier of likely Democratic 2020 candidates, first has to keep her Massachusetts Senate seat.

As Warren eyes White House run, Senate race could pose hurdle
President Trump on Saturday denounced the leaks of transcripts of his telephone conversations with leaders of Australia and Mexico as “disgraceful” and said his administration was searching “very, very hard” for the leakers.

Trump: Leaked transcripts of Mexico, Australia calls 'disgraceful'
An all-but-forgotten Los Angeles program underscores a striking contrast with the level of cooperation on immigration enforcement today.

How times have changed: 'Sanctuary' Los Angeles once hosted immigration agents at jail
Betsy DeVos has cleared a major hurdle in the Senate to become the next education secretary, despite vigorous opposition from Democrats.

DeVos clears major Senate hurdle in bid for Education secretary