The first military raid ordered by Donald Trump turned deadly, and a member of SEAL Team 6, among others, was killed.

The fallen soldier's father has a message for Washington: "The government owes my son an investigation."

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Questions surrounding Trump's Yemen raid linger

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When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is reduced to checking his aides' phones, there's a problem.

When Donald Trump's efforts to combat leaks end up leaking, there's a bigger problem.

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New leak exposes details of Team Trump's anti-leak campaign

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"Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated," Donald Trump declared today, in an alarmingly ignorant display.

That wasn't, however, the only jarring thing the president said about health care today.

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Trump: 'Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated'

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Everyone now agrees that when White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus contacted the FBI about the Russia scandal, he did something he was not supposed to do.

The question now is what happens next.

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Priebus' improper contacts with the FBI come into focus

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The White House asked intelligence officials to give the president information that justifies what he intends to do regardless of the facts.

Donald Trump didn't like the intelligence officials' response.

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White House seeks intelligence that tells Trump what he wants to hear

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A growing number of congressional Republicans are grudgingly agreeing with Democrats about a major White House controversy:

The Russia scandal needs an independent investigation.

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White House makes matters worse by trying to suppress Russia scandal

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The Rachel Maddow Show
02/26/2017 at 23:32. Facebook
This is incredible. It's one thing to have the White House chief-of-staff leaning on the FBI about this investigation. The other investigations are supposed to be run by the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. The chairmen of those two committees have been enlisted by the White House to call reporters off the record and tell them, Hey, there's nothing to this. Russia and the Trump folks?...
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02/26/2017 at 21:30. Facebook
Why are all these people failing their FBI background checks already working in the White House? Why did this White House hire such an unusually large number of people who can't pass FBI background checks? Is that nefarious? Is that stupid? Is this an indication of something really, really, wrong and worrying, or is it an indication of incompetence and stupidity? You tell me. Which do you...
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Maddow: Is the Trump administration stupid or nefarious?

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02/26/2017 at 19:18. Facebook
It's one thing for the White House to make up their argument for why banning people from those seven countries is a rational thing. It's one thing to state that case and cite their evidence and persuade the court that those people from those seven countries have to be banned from coming to our country.

It's another for them to go to the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of...
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02/26/2017 at 16:48. Facebook
At The Huffington Post they have reverse-engineered the timeline of that raid and found that not only was the president admittedly not in the Situation Room observing anything about his first military operation while the raid was under way, but during the time of the firefight that killed a Navy SEAL and all those other people and sent other Navy SEALs home wounded, what the president it was...
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Trump indifference to presidential responsibility reckless, dangerous

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02/25/2017 at 01:24. Facebook
As the Trump administration bumbles through mistake after mistake, it can be difficult to discern if they're deliberately flouting the standards of American governance or if they're just incompetent.
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02/24/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
The NRA's allies control the White House, Congress, and most state governments.

So to keep his members frightened, NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre invented a new, laughable boogeyman.

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Short on enemies, NRA's LaPierre invents a new one

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The Rachel Maddow Show
02/24/2017 at 21:06. Facebook
A prominent House Republican grudgingly acknowledged what is plainly true:

Progressive activists aren't just fighting to save "Obamacare" -- they're also winning.

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GOP lawmaker: 'Obamacare' may be saved by progressive activism

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02/24/2017 at 19:10. Facebook
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) tried to use Gabby Giffords as an excuse not to hold town-hall forums for his constituents.

That wasn't a good idea.

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Giffords offers advice to lawmakers afraid of their constituents

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02/24/2017 at 17:15. Facebook
A key House Republican conceded yesterday that if Congress guts the Affordable Care Act, fewer Americans will have coverage.

But, he added, that would be "a good thing."

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Key congressman: It's 'a good thing' if more Americans lose coverage

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02/24/2017 at 15:16. Facebook
It's striking just how much more popular "Obamacare" is than the president trying to destroy it.

As support for the Affordable Care Act goes up, Donald Trump's backing goes down.

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As support for 'Obamacare' goes up, Trump's backing goes down

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02/24/2017 at 13:05. Facebook
Members of Trump's team are facing an FBI investigation, and top White House officials spoke to FBI leaders about the probe.

That sound you hear is the volume on Trump's Russia scandal growing much louder.

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White House contacts with FBI take Russia scandal in new direction

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The Rachel Maddow Show
02/23/2017 at 23:10. Facebook
Donald Trump wants voters to see the media as "the enemy," but the American mainstream isn't buying it

The president's Republican base, however, is a different story.

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Trump's effort to be the sole authority for truth hits a snag

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The Rachel Maddow Show
02/23/2017 at 21:26. Facebook
Donald Trump said his deportation policy is being carried out as "a military operation."

Then the people who work for the president said something very different -- keeping the "Never-Mind-What-Trump-Said" approach alive.

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Trump's 'military operation' apparently isn't a military operation

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02/23/2017 at 19:15. Facebook
Donald Trump keeps promising to unveil grand proposals, only to have his aides say soon after that those proposals will never exist.

No matter what the president says, this White House is not a fine-tuned machine.

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Abandoning policy plans, Trump's 'fine-tuned machine' stalls

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