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The New York Times

News Analysis: Will Bannon’s White House Agenda Survive Without Him?
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:18:55 GMT
Although Stephen K. Bannon lost as often as he won in White House debates, his departure could tip the balance on trade, climate, China and Afghanistan.

Thousands Protest Against White Supremacy
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:29:22 GMT
Demonstrators poured into the nation’s streets and parks over the weekend to denounce white supremacy and Nazism, one week after clashes between far-right demonstrators and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly.

Stephen Bannon’s Path From Breitbart to the West Wing, and Back
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:07:43 GMT
A guide to reporting by The New York Times about the former White House chief strategist and the news he generated during his 366 days working for President Trump.

Donald and Melania Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Honors
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:34:40 GMT
The White House said the president and first lady would not participate this year, “to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.”

Defense Secretary Says Trump Has Settled on an Afghan Strategy
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:26:26 GMT
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the president, who had been criticized for a drawn-out review, would announce the details himself in the coming days.

The Washington Post

Obama showering Ohio with attention and money
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:17:00 EST
After President Obama pledged in March to create up to 15 manufacturing centers nationwide, the first federal grant went to a place at the heart of his affections: Ohio. When the Obama administration awarded tax credits to promote clean energy, the $125 million taken home by Ohio companies was nearly four times the average that went to other states. Read full article >>

Republicans are losing ground up and down the ballot. But why?
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:30:33 EST
Ask Democratic strategists when they want the election to happen and they’ll uniformly say “today.” Ask any Republican strategists the same question and they’ll acknowledge they’re glad they have until Nov. 6 to make their case to voters. Read full article >>

Obama’s claim that ‘90 percent’ of the current deficit is due to Bush policies
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:02:00 EST
“Over the last four years, the deficit has gone up, but 90 percent of that is as a consequence of two wars that weren’t paid for, as a consequence of tax cuts that weren’t paid for, a prescription drug plan that was not paid for, and then the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Now we took some emergency actions, but that accounts for about 10 percent of this increase in the deficit, and we have actually seen the federal government grow at a slower pace than at any time since Dwight Eisenhower, in fact, substantially lower than the federal government grew under either Ronald Reagan or George Bush.” Read full article >>

Kerry rebuts Romney, suggests funding cuts may have contributed to killings in Benghazi
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:58:55 EST
John Kerry has been trying to think like Mitt Romney as he stands in for the Republican nominee in presidential debate prep with Barack Obama. But in an interview on Tuesday, Kerry said it’s not easy to follow Romney’s train of thought on foreign policy. Read full article >>

Growing up in the White House: The Obamas talk about their girls on ‘The View’
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:23:00 EST
In an election in which the mom in chief is a key campaigner, there is one thing Michelle Obama has promised she will not discuss: her daughters’ dating lives. Just about everything else in the parenting realm, it seems, is fair game. Read full article >>