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Trump’s Approval Rating Falls Back to Lowest Point of Presidency

Feb. 25: Trump's approval rating tanksPresident Donald Trump's approval rating in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS stands at 35%, down five points over the last month to match his lowest level yet.

The slide follows a January bump in approval for the President, a finding that appeared connected to a bullish stock market and strong reviews for the economy. His new rating matches a December poll, which marked his lowest approval rating in CNN polling since taking office in January 2017.

CPAC panelist booed for calling out the Republican Party for enabling sexual predators

CPAC woman booed for talking about GOP hypocrisyIt was a sleepy Saturday afternoon at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) until writer Mona Charen took the stage.

The panel — called “#UsToo: Left out by the Left” — was set to be a conversation about feminism and conservatism. Moderator Marji Ross asked the panelists what aspects of modern feminism make their blood boil.


Yes, Russia Likely Did Swing Votes For Donald Trump

Yes, russia did swing votes for Trump in 2016As John Bentley waited in line to see President Barack Obama campaign for Hillary Clinton just days before the 2016 election, he worried that he’d been unable to persuade his son to cast a ballot for Clinton, too.

The 24-year-old believed Clinton was untrustworthy, with new emails released by WikiLeaks providing fresh proof on a daily basis.

“Can you believe it?” wondered Bentley, a 70-year-old African-American man and a lifelong Democrat.


Attorneys general expand lawsuit against Trump, going after him as a private citizen

Trump to be probed as a private citizenA lawsuit by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia accusing President Trump of accepting gifts from foreign governments will now challenge Trump as both a government official and a private businessman, The Associated Press reports.

Plaintiffs argue that the president is in violation of the Constitution's "emoluments" clause, which prohibits the president from accepting gifts from foreign governments, because he has failed to divest himself from his lucrative businesses.


'This is not normal': Glitches mar new tax law

Not normal: tax glitches popping up all over

The glitches in the new tax law are starting to pile up.

One inadvertently denies restaurants, retailers and others generous new write-offs for things like remodeling.

Another would allow wealthy money managers to sidestep a crackdown on lucrative tax break that allows them pay lower taxes on some of their income than ordinary wage earners. A third creates two different start dates for new rules that make it harder for businesses to shave their tax bills.

There are dozens of other snafus, hitting everything from real estate investments to multinational corporations to farmers.



Report: Jared Kushner's White House security clearance hits new snag

Jared Kushner's security clearance hits new snagAlthough White House chief of staff John Kelly will make the final call on a security clearance for senior adviser Jared Kushner, a top Justice Department official reportedly alerted the  Trump administration about significant information on the president's son-in-law requiring additional investigation that would further delay the process.

The Washington Post, quoting three unidentified sources, reported Saturday that Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein informed White House counsel Donald McGahn on Feb. 9 about the new developments in the case.


Trump-Russia: Manafort 'paid European ex-politicians'

Manafort paid European ex politicians

Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid unnamed former senior European politicians to lobby for Ukraine's previous pro-Russia government, a new indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller says.

Mr Manafort paid over €2m ($2.5m; £1.8m) to the ex-politicians, it says.

He has maintained his innocence in the face of Mr Mueller's investigations.

Mr Trump's ex-deputy campaign manager, Rick Gates, has admitted conspiracy and lying to investigators in a plea deal.


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