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Saturday, June 24, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump was elected vowing to get tough on "radical Islamic terrorism." He has tried to implement a travel ban barring people from six Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. and has tweeted frequently about Islamist terrorist attacks around the world. On Thursday, a new report claimed the president has his facts muddled.

A joint project by the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, a nonprofit media center, and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting has found that within the past nine years, right-wing extremists plotted or carried out nearly twice as many terrorist attacks as Islamist extremists. Of the 115 right-wing incidents, police only foiled 35 percent. Compare this to the 63 Islamist terrorism cases, where police foiled 76 percent of the planned attacks.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

More than 600 employees at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis are bracing for layoffs beginning next month, despite being told by President Trump that nearly all the jobs at the plant had been saved. The deal, announced with great fanfare before Trump took office, was billed not only as a heroic move to keep jobs from going to Mexico but also as a seismic shift in the economic development landscape.

Nearly seven months later the deal has not worked out quite as originally advertised, and the landscape has barely budged.

"The jobs are still leaving," said Robert James, president of United Steelworkers Local 1999. "Nothing has stopped."


As President Trump marks five months in office Tuesday, he has hit a new low in a CBS News poll.

Only 36 percent of Americans told us they approve of the job he's doing. Mr. Trump is even losing support among Republicans.

At Two Brothers Restaurant in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Trump supporters like Ken Schoenike are getting impatient -- but not with the president.

"Leave him alone. Let him do what he wants to do. The media is hounding on him constantly. I mean, really?" said Schoenike.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon knows why spokesman Sean Spicer is holding off-camera press briefings -- "Sean got fatter." Bannon responded to a question from The Atlantic on Monday on why the White House has been downgrading the briefings to gaggles and then to off-camera events. "Sean got fatter," he wrote in a text message. Bannon didn't respond to follow-up questions, The Atlantic reported. The issue over the tightly controlled briefings came to a head Monday when the White House said Spicer's off-camera gaggle would not be available for broadcast or audio.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Donald Trump is reportedly becoming "increasingly angry" and yelling at TV sets in the White House as his frustration grows at the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election. Confidants and advisers have described Trump's mounting impatience at both the investigation and the media coverage it has generated. According to Associated Press, he believes he is the victim of a conspiracy aimed at discrediting his presidency and ultimately ending his tenure of the White House.


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