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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Donald Trump had planned to leave Washington on Friday around 4 P.M. -- even as of Friday morning, with Congress showing no sign of resolving the budget -- in order to make it to his Floridian haven, where he was throwing himself a party in honor of his one-year anniversary as president. It didn't take an expert political strategist to question the optics of leaving Washington -- on a taxpayer-funded flight -- when the government is on the brink of a shutdown, so Trump adjusted his plans. He now intends to leave Saturday morning, with plenty of time left to make it to the party. (It's unclear what his move would be if the bill does not pass.) This is according to Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs, who originally reported the story

Friday, January 19, 2018

Instead of telling Maher about something that he did put in the book, Wolff slyly teased a White House anecdote that he apparently didn't feel comfortable including. There was one story about Trump that he kept hearing, but couldn't confirm, even by his questionable standards. "I didn't have the blue dress," Wolff said, referring to the evidence that damned Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. "It's about somebody's he's f-ing right now?" Maher asked, excitedly. "Yes," Wolff replied, but he refused to elaborate. "You just have to read between the lines," he said, adding, "Now that I've told you, when you hit that paragraph, you'll say bingo." read more

The political debate over the fate of "DREAMers" -- undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children -- has overlooked just how many there are in the country today: about 3.6 million. That number of people whose lives risk being uprooted is not widely known, in large part because so much public attention has been focused recently on 800,000 mostly young DREAMers accepted into the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. read more

Jacinda Ardern, who became New Zealand's prime minister in October, attracted international attention when she denounced television interviewers who had asked whether she planned to have children if elected. Ms. Ardern, 37, told a television presenter that it was "unacceptable" for women in the workplace to have to answer that question. On Thursday, Ms. Ardern announced that she was expecting her first child, due in June. She said her partner, Clarke Gayford, the host of a television show about fishing, would take a leave from his job after the birth to become a stay-at-home parent. read more

Trump administration appointee Carl Higbie resigned Thursday as chief of external affairs for the federal government's volunteer service organization after a CNN KFile review of racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments he made on the radio. "Effective immediately, Carl Higbie has resigned as Chief of External Affairs at CNCS," Samantha Jo Warfield, a spokesperson for CNCS, said in a statement. read more


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