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Trump, White House stir Friday feud with news media

1:50 pm Feb. 24, 2017

President Donald Trump drew loud cheers as he denounced the news media at a gathering of conservative activists on Friday outside Washington, as the White House scrapped with reporters over a stories related to Russia

Trump at CPAC: “The era of empty talk is over”

10:12 am Feb. 24, 2017

Appearing before an excited gathering of conservatives just outside of Washington, D.C., President Trump celebrated his ascent to the White House, vowing to press ahead with his legislative agenda, declaring that his 2016 win was a “victory was a victory and a win for conservative values,” and taking a fresh round of shots at the news media.

“The era of empty talk is over,” the President said, in a line that

In switch for Trump, White House signals opposition to recreational marijuana use

5:58 pm Feb. 23, 2017

A day after touting “states’ rights” in moving to lift an Obama Administration directive on transgender bathroom use in public schools, the Trump Administration signaled on Thursday that while it supports the legalization of medical marijuana, it might be ready to clamp down on states that have legalized personal marijuana use.

“I think there’s a big difference between that (medical marijuana) and recreational marijuana,” said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

“I

White House delays issuing new travel order until next week

7:57 pm Feb. 22, 2017

The Trump Administration has again pushed back plans to release an updated version of an executive order that temporarily blocked all refugee admissions along with visits to the United States by residents of seven different Muslim-majority countries, as the White House again signaled it would keep fighting for the original order in court, even while releasing a new one.

A White House official told reporters on Wednesday that the new order

Trump pick for National Security Advisor draws praise

8:31 pm Feb. 20, 2017

A week after one of his closest aides was forced out of the job of National Security Advisor, President Trump filled that post by selecting Army Lt. General H.R. McMaster, as the choice drew praise from both sides of the political aisle.

“I give President Trump great credit for this decision, as well as his national security cabinet choices,” said said Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who has been a frequent critic