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Spicer: 'I've let the president down'

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer continued to apologize Wednesday for his Tuesday gaffe about Hitler's use of chemical gas.

Give it to me straight, doc: Is Obamacare dying?

For a patient who just turned 7 and has already survived numerous near-death experiences, the Affordable Care Act's prognosis is not so bad.

Spicer offends with gassing remark comparing Hitler and Syria's Assad

The outrage on social media was swift, with reporters and public figures alike pointing out how wrong Spicer's comments were, NBC News reports.

Trump administration lifts hiring freeze

The federal hiring freeze imposed by President Trump in January is slated to be lifted Wednesday, but agencies won't be allowed to hire willy-nilly, the president's chief budget officer said.

Here's what Trump's senior White House employees are worth

The White House documents show a group of some of the wealthiest people ever to join a presidential administration.

Spicer says Hitler comment 'inexcusable and reprehensible'

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday that his attempt to compare the Holocaust and Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons was "inexcusable and reprehensible" and was made all the worse by this being a holy week for millions of Christians and Jews.

Op-Ed: Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are the problem—a staff shake-up won't fix anything

It’s not Steve Bannon’s fault the GOP’s policy agenda is incoherent, writes Vox's Matt Yglesias.

Donald Trump speech to Congress demands crackdown on illegals, rebuilding of military

Seeking to jumpstart his legislative agenda, President Trump stood before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night and demanded lawmakers work with him to crack down on illegal immigration, increase economic growth and rebuild the U.S. military.

Trump's lawyer scrambled after Conway plugged Trump clothing, emails show

Trump's ethics lawyer was rattled enough to swiftly huddle with the federal ethics office, according to new emails obtained by NBC News.

Comey talks Russian meddling, Trump Tower with lawmakers

FBI Director James Comey met with lawmakers Thursday to discuss matters related to the alleged wire-tapping of Trump Tower, a source told NBC News.

Ex-Trump aide Flynn says his lobbying may have helped Turkey

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, who was fired last month, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent.

Hawaii files lawsuit against 'infected' travel ban

Hawaii has become the first state to sue to stop President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.

Ethics office fires back at WH for not disciplining Conway

The federal ethics office has rebuked the White House for not disciplining aide Kellyanne Conway for her endorsement of Ivanka Trump's clothing line.

Nearly 2 million non-citizen Hispanics illegally registered to vote

A large number of non-citizen Hispanics, as many as 2 million, were illegally registered to vote in the U.S., according to a nationwide poll.

Trump criticizes ‘fake media’ on Flynn story

President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on the “fake media” Wednesday but the media was fighting back, objecting to a presidential news conference that avoided tough questions and, in the case of one MSNBC program, banning presidential aide Kellyanne Conway from the air.

For GOP, a dimmed zeal for investigations in Trump era

The Republicans’ ardor for investigations and oversight, on display throughout the Obama administration, has cooled off considerably with Donald Trump in the White House.

Trump says intel officials, media unfair to Flynn

President Donald Trump is blaming the media and “illegally leaked” intelligence information for bringing down his national security adviser Michael Flynn, one day after the White House said Trump had asked Flynn to resign because he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russia.

How To Lose Your 'Presidential Pivot' In Seven Days

A week ago, the media praised Donald Trump for being a changed man. He spent the next seven days changing back.

Conservatives Pick Up 'Mixed Messages' From White House On Health Care

And they don't think the GOP House bill will pass.

Op-Ed: Iran's bad behavior leaves Trump with just one choice

Could President Trump's tough talk on Iran lead to war? Jake Novak lays out the odds.

Economy can grow in 3% range with no surprises from Trump or Congress, Tepper says

There won't be any more business-zapping regulations that were seen during the Obama presidency, the hedge fund billionaire tells CNBC.

America's infrastructure is close to failing, report says

The American Society of Civil Engineers' latest "infrastructure report card" gives the nation's overall infrastructure a grade of D+.

'This is Nixon/Watergate': Trump alleges that Obama wire tapped his phones during the campaign

President Donald Trump sent a series of tweets accusing Barack Obama of wire tapping him in October 2016, but offered no evidence to support the allegation.

White House calls on Congress to look into "politically motivated investigations" in 2016

The White House response comes more than 24 hours after President Trump tweeted accusing Obama administration of wiretapping Trump Tower

White House asks Congress to probe whether Obama abused powers

The White House won't comment until Congress has investigated the allegation, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.

President Trump signs new immigration executive order

The Trump administration rolled out the second edition of a controversial immigration executive order, which suspends immigration into the U.S. from only six predominantly Muslim countries.

Here's what critics say about Trump's new immigration order

Some critics claimed the revised order was nothing more than a retouched "Muslim ban" — a label Trump and his team have rejected.

Nancy Pelosi's best zingers from last night's Gridiron Dinner

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi brought the jokes to Saturday night's white tie Washington affair with Vice President Mike Pence in attendance.

Senate confirms Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke as Trump's interior secretary

The Senate voted 68-31 on Wednesday in Zinke's favor — one of the wider victories for a Trump cabinet appointee.

Trump seeks Congress help on wiretap claim; FBI disputes it

U.S. President Donald Trump turned to Congress on Sunday for help finding evidence to support his unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump's telephones tapped during the election.

Former EPA Head Says White House Budget An 'Attack' On Agency And Science

The proposed cuts would be "devastating for the agency’s ability to protect public health,” Gina McCarthy told MSNBC.

Civil Servants Fear Witch Hunt Underway Over Trump Leaks

Government employees are concerned phone calls and emails are being monitored.

Trump's Proposed EPA Budget Cuts Target Climate, Clean Air, Clean Water Programs

The 23-page 2018 budget proposal would cut deeply into programs like climate protection, environmental justice and enforcement.

An angry weekend follows on heels of frustrations for Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump started his weekend in Florida in a fit of anger over his young administration getting sidetracked just days after his most successful moment in office.

Trump's explosive wiretapping claim has some DC Republicans mum

In ordinary times, such an accusation would send both parties scrambling into action. But Trump is not an ordinary president, NBC News says.

Trump got nearly $1 million in energy-efficiency subsidies in 2012

In 2012, Donald J. Trump, the businessman, played a different tune on energy-efficiency subsidies. The New York Times reported.

Here’s how the US should go after Russia for election tampering, former CIA director says

Russia's attempt to influence elections is nothing new, former CIA Director James Woolsey told CNBC on Thursday.

What the market wants to hear from Trump

Investors want to hear clarity from President Trump when he makes his first speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, market experts say.

Private prisons memo could signal more immigrant lockups

AG Sessions wants to maintain contracts with private prisons because he's concerned about meeting "future needs," NBC News reports.

'There is a climate of intimidation': Trump aides' bid to plug leaks is fueling government paranoia

The clampdown has fueled paranoia among Washington career civil servants who say it appears designed to try to limit the flow of information.

Trump leaves the White House bubble and shifts to campaign mode, hoping for momentum

As his month-old administration struggles to make good on its promises, President Trump is seeking momentum by using some of the tactics that propelled his candidacy from its beginnings.

Trump announced Alexander Acosta as new Labor Secretary pick on Thursday

President Donald Trump announced Alexander Acosta as his new pick to head the Department of Labor, less than a day after his first choice for the job, Andy Puzder, withdrew from consideration.

White House denies National Guard to be used for immigration crackdown

While the White House has the ability to write up such a memo, governors would still have the final decision on deploying their National Guard troops.

John McCain says Trump White House in 'disarray'

"I think that the Flynn issue obviously is something that shows that in many respects this administration is in disarray and they've got a lot of work to do," said McCain.

Trump attempts a reset with a rally, new staff and a renewed fight with the media

The White House effort comes after four weeks of contoversy and declining popularity.

Trump’s hardline immigration rhetoric runs into obstacles — including Trump

Changes have been slowed by the complexity of the system and the president’s vagueness on how to change it.

Trump claims he ‘inherited a mess’ at sprawling, grievance-filled news conference

Despite infighting and other stumbles, he argued his administration is “running like a fine-tuned machine.”

Here's why Justin Trudeau won't criticize Trump

As his honeymoon ends, the Canadian prime minister is in a tough place when it comes to confronting the country’s southern neighbor.

RESET: After one of the most tumultuous weeks in presidential history, Trump tries to return to his comfort zone

Backed into a corner, President Donald Trump returned late this week to what he knows best: Campaigning.

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