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All the President’s Mice

All the President's MiceFor quality trash talk, bury yourself in an eye-gouging, loose-ball NFL pileup. Those who don’t play pro football? The next best alternative would be eavesdropping on the not-for-attribution quotations White House sources have been dishing to the press about other White House sources over the first 100 days of Baby Donald’s presidency.

If this were theater, it would be the Grand Guignol. If it were a movie, it would be The Shining with blood bursting through White House elevator doors. If it were a 911 call, it would be the report of a murder.


At Ivanka’s Company, There Were Women Who Worked … Without Maternity Leave

Ivanka Trump had no maternity leave for her workersvanka Trump has created a lifestyle brand — and now a book — premised on women’s empowerment. But her company did not have a maternity leave policy until her female workers pushed her to adopt one.

When Trump’s “Women Who Work” initiative launched in 2013, “They [had] no maternity policy in place, they [didn’t] have health benefits in place,” Rachel Abrams, the co-author of a New York Times profile of Trump, told the paper’s podcast, The Daily.


Historians see a dark underside to Trump's Civil War riff

Historians see dark underside of Trump Civil War riffPresident Donald Trump on Monday once again defied the history books, this time claiming that Andrew Jackson was “really angry” about the Civil War – despite having died 16 years before the first shots were fired – and puzzled why a deal wasn’t cut to avoid the war altogether.

“He was really angry that he saw with regard to the Civil War, he said, ‘There’s no reason for this,’” Trump said in a radio interview with conservative writer Salena Zito broadcast Monday.

“The Civil War, if you think about it, why? People don’t ask the question but why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?” Trump added.


President's Adviser Jared Kushner Didn't Disclose Startup Stake

Jared KushnerJared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, didn’t identify on his government financial disclosure form that he is currently a part-owner of a real-estate finance startup and has a number of loans from banks on properties he co-owns, according to securities filings.

Mr. Kushner’s stake in Cadre—a tech startup that pairs investors with big real-estate projects—means the senior White House official is currently a business partner of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and billionaires including George Soros and Peter Thiel, according to people close to the company.


Minn. GOP chair apologizes for Facebook post calling Ellison 'Muslim Goat Humper'

Minn. legislator calls Ellison a Muslim goat-humperMinnesota's state Republican Party chairwoman on Tuesday apologized to Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) after a Facebook post referred to the Muslim lawmaker as “Minnesota’s Head Muslim Goat Humper.”

The now-deleted message — posted on the official Facebook page of Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District Republican Party — featured the text superimposed over a picture of Ellison, asking: "Does this mean Muslim Refugees coming to Western Minnesota?"

Jennifer Carnahan referred to the post as "repugnant hate speech" in an interview with the Star Tribune.


Trump calls for a 'good shutdown' in September

Trump calls for good showdown of governmentPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday seemingly called for an end to the legislative filibuster in the Senate and suggested that a government shutdown in September might be “good” in order to accomplish his policy goals without interference from Democrats.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill managed to avoid the imminent threat of a government shutdown late last week and over the weekend, first passing a stop-gap one-week funding bill and then agreeing on a deal to fund the government through the end of September.


Trump ending Michelle Obama's girls education program

Michelle Obama girl's ed program ended by TrumpPresident Trump plans to end ‘Let Girls Learn,’ former first lady Michelle Obama’s girls education program, according to a Monday CNN report.

"Moving forward, we will not continue to use the Let Girls Learn brand or maintain a stand-alone program,” an email from Peace Corps acting director Sheila Crowley to employees reportedly reads.

The Trump administration gave order to cease the program’s operation immediately, according to an internal document obtained by CNN.



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