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Monday, January 29, 2018

BREAKING: Andrew McCabe has stepped down effective today as FBI deputy director, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell @ NBC News

Former First Lady Michelle Obama's travel around the world paled in comparison to the funds needed for current First Lady Melania Trump. The newly released expenditures add to an already growing total of travel costs by an administration that is only a year old. Report Advertisement According to a new Wall Street Journal report, Mrs. Trump has spent $675,000 on flights during her first three months her husband was in office. During that period, Trump lived in New York City while her newly elected spouse was living in the White House. Mrs. Trump maintained that she wanted their son to finish out his school year before moving to Washington, D.C. read more

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

LG Electronics Inc. 066570 -6.39% has told retailers it plans to raise prices on its laundry appliances following President Donald Trump's approval this week of steep tariffs on imported washing machines. "As a result of the trade situation, we will be initiating pricing actions, which will be sent under separate cover shortly," Thomas Yoon, an executive at the South Korean manufacturer, told retailers in a memo dated Wednesday and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Industry experts say they expect LG will raise published retail prices on at least some of its washer and dryer models by approximately $50. Washers and dryers are often sold in pairs. read more

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Trump administration will create a new conscience and religious freedom division within the Health and Human Services Department to ease the way for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to opt out of providing services that violate their moral or religious beliefs. Specific details are scheduled to be announced Thursday. But the new policy appears to be broad and aimed at protecting health-care workers who cite those reasons for refusing to take part in abortions, treat transgender patients or participate in other types of care. Conservative groups praised the move Wednesday as upholding providers' right to religious liberty. read more

Thursday, January 18, 2018

President Donald Trump's approval rating has ping-ponged between a low of 35% and a high of 45% during his first year in office -- the worst record of any of the most recent seven presidents, according to Gallup. Trump has incorrectly claimed that he has matched Obama's approval rating at the same point in his predecessor's presidency. But our analysis of Gallup approval ratings for the first 365 days of every presidency back to Jimmy Carter indicates that Trump is almost always at the back of the pack in the race for support from fellow Americans. Press "play" on the graph below or click the timeline at any point to see exactly how Trump's approval rating stacks up. read more


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