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  • Feb 23
    • The Note: CPAC kicks off
      Just less than a year ago, Donald Trump decided to skip CPAC – a decision the organization said he would come to regret, since it "sends a clear message to conservatives.
      Feb 23

      PHOTO: Donald Trump speaks during CPAC2015 (Conservative Political Action Conference) at the National Harbor Gaylord, Feb. 27, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
  • Feb 22
  • Feb 21
    • The Note: McMaster Joins the Ranks of Trump’s Administration
      (Credit: Rick Bowmer/AP Photo) NOTABLES --TRUMP'S REVISED IMMIGRATION ORDER EXPECTED TO RENEW BAN ON 7 MUSLIM-MAJORITY COUNTRIES: A revised version of President Trump's executive order on immigration and refugee admittance is expected to contain language again targeting seven Muslim-majority countries deemed "terror-prone," but exclude an automatic ban on Syrian refugees , senior administration officials told ABC News Monday.
      Feb 21

      PHOTO: President Donald Trump shakes hands with Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 20, 2017, where he announced that McMaster will be the new national security adviser.
  • Feb 17
    • The Note: Breaking Down the Trump Press Conference
      Trump’s previous order was halted by a federal court judge in Washington state who issued a nationwide temporary restraining order on February 3. The Trump administration quickly appealed the case to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco but that court's three-judge panel handed down a unanimous decision that left the restraining order in place.
      Feb 17

      PHOTO: President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Feb. 16, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
  • Feb 17
    • The Note: Trump Dodges Questions on Russia
      --TRUMP'S SECRETARY OF LABOR PICK ANDREW PUZDER WITHDRAWS NOMINATION: President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of labor, Andrew Puzder, has formally withdrawn himself from consideration for the position, Puzder announced Wednesday — a rare move for a Cabinet-level pick.
      Feb 17

      PHOTO: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump shake hands during a joint news conference at the East Room of the White House, Feb. 15, 2017, in Washington.
  • Feb 17
    • The Note: Flynn's out, but questions remain
      https://www.wsj.com/articles/mike-flynn-is-first-casualty-of-turmoil-in-trump-administration-1487121454 … @rebeccagberg: In a hallway interview, Sen. Tom Cotton shrugs off Flynn's resignation as the administration "finding their sea legs." @kurtbardella: if the first four weeks of the #Obama presidency were like this when I worked at #oversight we'd have issued so many subpoenas by now @rpollockDC: The thoughts of Gen. Mike Flynn hours before he resigned.
      Feb 17

  • Feb 17
    • The Note: Flynn's Farewell
      In his resignation, he wrote that he "inadvertently briefed" Pence with "incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian Ambassador," adding he has apologized to both the president and the VP. PHOTO OF THE DAY: It's clear the Trump White House does things differently...and that's an understatement, but the open air dinner with the Japanese prime minister at Mar-a-Lago would have probably raised eyebrows even if North Korea wasn't being discussed.
      Feb 17

      PHOTO: President Donald Trump passed Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, left, and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as he arrives via Air Force One at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, Feb. 6, 2017.
  • Feb 17
    • The Note: Flynn on thin ice
      More accurately, whoever runs the Department of Education’s Twitter account made an unfortunate series of typos – spelling W.E.B. Du Bois’ last name wrong in a quote, then typing “apologizes” instead of “apologies” in cleaning it up.
      Feb 17

      PHOTO: President Donald Trump speaks as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens during statements about North Korea at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, Feb. 11, 2017.

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