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President Trump's first 100 days 'by the numbers'
While President Trump's first 100 days in office have produced few major legislative breakthroughs, there are still plenty of statistics to analyze. Here are a few interesting facts and figures, and how some of them compare to those of his predecessor, Barack Obama. 1. Trump has signed more
Paying for President Trump's Travel and Security Costs
President Trump is spending his third consecutive weekend away from Washington, D.C., at his luxury resort Mar-a-Lago in Florida. The series of getaways is drawing the attention of government watchdogs and members of Congress over associated security and travel costs. Visits to his southern golf
Inside the First Family's 16-Day Summer Getaway at Martha's Vineyard
Monday, Aug. 15 A ROUND OF GOLF BEFORE FUNDRAISING President Obama ventured to the Vineyard Golf Club Monday morning for another round, again including former NBA player Alonzo Mourning. In the evening, Obama is taking a break from his vacation to participate in a DNC fundraiser at a private
The Note: The Candidates And Charleston: What The 2016 Hopefuls Are Saying
NOTABLES --HILLARY CLINTON: After campaigning in Charleston earlier this week, Hillary Clinton called for action in response to the church shooting there yesterday, ABC’s CHRIS GOOD reports. “How many innocent people in our country, from little children to church members to movie theater attendees,
Charleston Shooting: 5 Things to Know
Your look at the five biggest stories related to the deadly church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. 1. What the Gunman Allegedly Told Churchgoers Before the Shooting A relative of one of the nine people killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina,
Obama in Hawaii: An Inside Look at the First Family's Winter Vacation
It was a long year for President Obama (see: ISIS, Ebola, Democrats' staggering loss in the 2014 midterms) -- and the commander-in-chief is in serious need of a little R&R. Obama and family departed on Dec. 19 for a 16-day holiday in his native state, Hawaii . It was their sixth Oahu vacation since
Aloha, Obama! First Family Arrives in Hawaii for 16-Day Vacation
Aloha, Obama family! The president and first family have arrived in Hawaii, for a 16-day tropical vacation that’s become their annual tradition over the Christmas and New Year holidays. "My presidency is entering the fourth quarter," President Obama said at his final press conference of the year on
The Pull and Push Of The Unemployment Debate
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SENATE MOVES FIRST, THEN THE PRESIDENT: This morning the Senate will take a procedural vote on a bill to extend unemployment benefits to Americans for three months. Senate Republicans appear poised to block the measure, an outcome that will...
WH Press Secretary Jay Carney Sports Post-Holiday Beard
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney isn’t quite ready to say good-bye to the holiday break — and he has the beard to prove it. Stepping up to the podium for his first press briefing in over two weeks, Carney surprised reporters with a scruffy...
Ahead of Budget Talks, Obama Scolds GOP on Spending Cuts
As Washington gears up for another round of budget negotiations, President Obama today sent a clear message to Republicans: “I don’t want to hear the same old stuff” about spending cuts. “We need a budget that is responsible, that is fiscally prudent, but a budget...