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the conversation everywhere ive been today in england has been an analysis of theresa mays emotional resignati
The conversation everywhere I’ve been today in England has been an analysis of Theresa May’s emotional resignation speech — and how divided the people of the UK feel right now.
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we are interested in doing infrastructure the president isnt schumer said holding up a 35 page plan he wanted
“We are interested in doing infrastructure. The president isn’t,” Schumer said, holding up a 35-page plan he wanted to give Trump. “He is looking for any excuse."

Durbin: “There was high drama” in Oval. Trump walked in and announced he was not going to go forward with the mtg.
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in case you re just getting caught up on whirlwind morning trump assailed pelosi and schumer for pursuing inve
In case you're just getting caught up on whirlwind morning:

Trump assailed Pelosi and Schumer for pursuing investigations of him/admin and said he won't talk infrastructure if probes continue.

Dems said he pre-planned this. "The curtains were closed. "
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i pray for the president pelosi says what happened in the white house would make your jaw drop schumer says
“I pray for the president,” Pelosi says.

What happened in the White House would make your “jaw drop,” Schumer says.
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white house aide hands out fact sheet on mueller probe
White House aide hands out “fact sheet” on Mueller probe.
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trump says right before this infrastructure meeting with pelosi and schumer he heard the i word impeachment th
Trump says right before this infrastructure meeting with Pelosi and Schumer he heard the “I” word.

Impeachment.

The meeting didn’t last long.

Nor did this press conference.
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no infrastructure deal trump says i walked into the room and i told sen schumer speaker pelosi i want to do in
No infrastructure deal, Trump says.

“I walked into the room and I told Sen. Schumer, Speaker Pelosi: I want to do infrastructure, I want to do it more than you want to do it... But you know what, you can't do it under these circumstances.”
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mnuchin and ivanka trump are here watching from colonnade
Mnuchin and Ivanka Trump are here watching from colonnade.
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trump refutes pelosis coverup remark i dont do coverups
Trump refutes Pelosi’s “coverup” remark. “I don’t do coverups.”
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presidential podium in rose garden set up for trump remarks
Presidential podium in Rose Garden set up for Trump remarks.

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breaking just four of trumps trips to mar a lago the four he took in february march 2017 cost 136 million the
Breaking: Just four of Trump’s trips to Mar-a-Lago — the four he took in February/March 2017 — cost $13.6 million, the US Government Accountability Office says.
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breaking trump has discussed firing federal reserve chief jerome powell as his frustration has intensified aft
BREAKING: Trump has discussed firing Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell as his frustration has intensified after this week’s interest-rate increase and months of stock-market losses.

Advisers close to Trump aren’t convinced he will try to do it, but say he wants to.
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news the white house ethics lawyer stefan passantino leaves the post tomorrow sources tell me
NEWS: The White House ethics lawyer, Stefan Passantino, leaves the post *tomorrow*, sources tell me.
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scoop john kelly and john bolton engaged in a profanity laced argument outside the oval office today i m told
Scoop: John Kelly and John Bolton engaged in a profanity-laced argument outside the Oval Office today, I'm told. The shouting match was so intense others worried one of the two men might immediately resign. Neither is resigning, I'm told.
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sears has been obviously improperly run for many years and its a shame trump said this morning mnuchin his tre
Sears has “been obviously improperly run for many years and it’s a shame,” Trump said this morning.

Mnuchin, his treasury sec, was a member of Sears’s board from 2005 until December 2016.



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scoop ryan zinke has notified the white house he intends to step down as interior secretary concern about lega
Scoop: Ryan Zinke has notified the White House he intends to step down as interior secretary.

Concern about legal costs and scrutiny of his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest were factors in Zinke’s decision, I’m told.

Plan is to announce Wednesday.
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trump tells reporters that 75000 people signed up for his campaign rally tonight in el paso but the arena hold
Trump tells reporters that 75,000 people signed up for his campaign rally tonight in El Paso but the arena holds only 8,000.
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scoop trump is considering herman cain the former pizza company ceo who ran for president in 2012 for a seat o
SCOOP: Trump is considering Herman Cain, the former pizza company CEO who ran for president in 2012, for a seat on the Federal Reserve board, five sources told me.
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no mention of john mccain by any of the speakers at trump event to sign act named in honor of mccain trump omi
No mention of John McCain by any of the speakers at Trump event to sign act named in honor of McCain.

Trump omitted McCain from the title, calling it “the national defense authorization act.”
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communications on trump s wire tap allegations are on lock down while white house legal staff figure out what
Communications on Trump's wire tap allegations are on lock down while White House legal staff figure out what should be said, I'm told.
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