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From conservative media to the White House: anatomy of Trump's 'diversity visa' tweet

How the diversity visa lottery came to be If there was any doubt over how much conservative media shapes the White House’s messaging and policy goals, President Donald Trump’s Twitter on Wednesday morning may have dispelled that notion. Less than 24 hours after a truck attack in New York City left at least eight people dead and dozens injured, Trump directed his social media fury toward an immigration program that he suggested Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer helped conceive. In a tweet sent shortly before 7:30 a.m., Trump said the 29-year-old ...

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White House economist and former Treasury Secretary spar over Trump tax plan

Trump’s chief economics adviser defends tax math A high-profile economist and President Trump’s chief economic adviser presented starkly different views on the president’s tax reform proposal. Speaking on CNN’s “GPS” with Fareed Zakaria on Sunday, Trump adviser Kevin Hassett defended his claims that lowering the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% would lead to a $ 4,000 annual pay raise for the average American household. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, also appearing on “GPS,” called Hassett’s claims “fake facts.” He alleged Hassett cobbled together a “political brief” rather than ...

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Mnuchin travel probe: No legal violation but White House cut corners in approving trips

See Trump’s bill you’re paying for A probe of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s use of government planes found no evidence of wrongdoing but faulted the Trump administration for cutting corners in approving the trips. “I see no violation of law in these requests and uses,” Treasury Department Inspector General Eric Thorson wrote in a report Thursday. The review, however, raised sharp questions over the process followed by the administration in justifying the use of government air travel. “Every penny we spend comes from the taxpayer,” the report stated, which reviewed ...

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White tiger, dark horse: North Korean art market heats up

DANDONG, China (Reuters) – Seated beneath tall windows and dressed simply in singlets and trousers, North Korean painters are hard at work. The artists staple canvases to frames or copy idyllic landscapes from laptop computers. One wears headphones as he brushes a group of running horses onto his canvas. The nine men have come to the Chinese border town of Dandong from Mansudae Art Studio, North Korea’s largest producer of art. There are many outlets like this along the border; they house some of the thousands of North Korean artists ...

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Girls Who Code founder: Why I shunned Ivanka Trump, White House

Girls Who Code founder: Empathy is ‘uniquely female’ Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani rejected Ivanka Trump’s invitation to talk about her computer science education initiative and she wants the world to understand why. Collaborating would mean normalizing the “hate and bigotry” she believes the Trump administration represents, Saujani wrote in an op-ed published by The New York Times on Thursday. According to Saujani, she received a call from Ivanka Trump’s office in late January to invite her to meet and discuss a new computer science education initiative for which ...

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Trump: Warriors not welcome at White House

9:10 AM ET President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday morning that the Golden State Warriors are not welcome to the White House to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship. Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 There had not been previous indication of a White House invitation for the Warriors, but it had been looking increasingly unlikely that the team would visit with Trump in Washington, D.C. On Friday, Stephen Curry ...

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White: Jones failed drug test from UFC 214

11:17 PM ET UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones failed a drug test ahead of his championship win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 last month in Anaheim, California, UFC president Dana White confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. White denied that the UFC has stripped Jones of the title, as TMZ reported. In a statement released Tuesday, the UFC said Jones’ failed test stemmed from an in-competition sample that was collected at his weigh-in July 28, the day before his fight against Cormier. According to TMZ, which was first to ...

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'More deaths' warning over faulty white goods

More people will die from fires started by faulty white goods if ministers do not act to implement safety guidelines, the London Fire Brigade, the city’s mayor, and safety groups have warned. In a letter to Theresa May, they say some fridges and freezers are being sold with a flammable plastic backing. And the letter says people continue to use white goods that are subject to product recalls to fix lethal faults. The Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 80 people, started in a fridge-freezer. The letter refers to a fire ...

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Steve Bannon returns to Breitbart after ouster from White House

The high-profile exits since Trump took office That didn’t take long. Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart News as executive chairman on Friday following his ouster from the White House, the far-right website announced in a press release. Bannon chaired the outlet’s evening editorial meeting, the press release added. “The populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today,” said Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow in a statement. “Breitbart gained an executive chairman with his finger on the pulse of the Trump agenda.” Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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Steve Bannon fired as Trump White House's top strategist

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is the latest top aide of President Donald Trump to leave his post. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Friday was his last day. His exit follows a review of his position by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. Mr Bannon, a right-wing nationalist and former head of Breitbart.com, helped shape the “America First” message of Mr Trump’s election campaign. But critics had accused the 63-year-old of harbouring anti-Semitic and white supremacist views. Mr Bannon is known to have competed for influence ...

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