Trump's TPP withdrawal: 5 things to know
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump has begun carrying out his campaign pledges to undo America's trade ties -- starting Monday with executive action to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. "Great thing for the American ...
President Trump signs order to withdraw from Trans-Pacific PartnershipWashington Post
Trump Abandons Trans-Pacific Partnership, Obama's Signature Trade DealNew York Times
Trump Aide Reassures Canada on Trade Talks, Isolating MexicoBloomberg
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Sean Spicer's defense of himself and explanation of Donald Trump's sensitivity, annotated
Washington Post
White House press secretary Sean Spicer held his first official White House press briefing on Monday, and given the events of the weekend -- in which Spicer made easily disproven claims about the crowds at President Trump's inauguration and didn't take ...
Spicer: 'Our intention is never to lie to you'Politico
Live updates: Sean Spicer holds first news briefingThe Hill
Delusions Or Deceptions? White House 'Alternative Facts' Rile PressNPR
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Trump reinstates ban on US funds promoting abortion overseas
The Hill
President Trump on Monday reignited the war over abortion by signing an executive order blocking foreign aid or federal funding for international nongovernmental organizations that provide or "promote" abortions. The so-called Mexico City policy, ...
Trump reverses abortion policy for aid to NGOsCNN
Trump Revives Reagan-Era Ban on Use of Foreign Aid for Abortion CounselingNew York Times
Trump wields his presidential pen, signing orders on trade, hiring, abortionUSA TODAY
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Trump freezes hiring of many federal workers
Washington Post
President Trump instituted a government-wide hiring freeze Monday, signing an executive order that he said would affect all employees “except for the military.” Trump had pledged to halt government hiring as part of his campaign's “Contract with the ...
Executive orders: What Trump can and can't doCNN
Trump Issues Executive Orders Freezing Federal Hiring, Targeting
Donald Trump's hiring freeze angers federal workforce, unionsSalon
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GOP senators pitch plan that would let some states keep Obamacare
Washington Post
A group of four Senate Republicans introduced a health-care plan on Monday that promises states a buffet of options for providing health insurance, including keeping their Affordable Care Act exchanges. The proposal, sponsored by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R ...
GOP senators: Give states the option of keeping ObamaCareThe Hill
Republicans propose giving US states option to keep ObamacareReuters
2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health lawThe Seattle Times

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What is the 'Emoluments Clause'? Does it apply to President Trump?
Washington Post
On Monday morning, a liberal watchdog group filed a lawsuit against President Trump, alleging he'd violated a previously obscure provision in the Constitution: the “Emoluments Clause.” The watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in ...
Trump says lawsuit claiming he violated the Constitution is 'without merit'Politico
Ethics Experts File Lawsuit Saying Trump's Overseas Interests Violate ConstitutionNPR
Lawsuit: Trump Business Ties Violate ConstitutionABC News
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Los Angeles Times

US judge finds that Aetna misled the public about its reasons for quitting Obamacare
Los Angeles Times
Aetna claimed this summer that it was pulling out of all but four of the 15 states where it was providing Obamacare individual insurance because of a business decision — it was simply losing too much money on the Obamacare exchanges. Now a federal ...
Aetna-Humana $37B merger blocked over fear it would harm consumersUSA TODAY
Federal judge blocks Aetna-Humana health insurance megamergerWashington Post
Judge Blocks Aetna's $37 Billion Deal for HumanaNew York Times
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George HW Bush to leave ICU; Barbara Bush discharged from hospital
HOUSTON — Former first lady Barbara Bush, cleared a day ago to leave the hospital where she has been a patient since midweek this past week, was discharged Monday, her doctors said in a morning press conference. Since Jan. 14, her husband, former ...
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George H. W. Bush, 92, Moved from ICU as Wife Barbara Is Released from
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Los Angeles Times

Tidal's future is brighter after Sprint's investment
The Verge
Two years after the initial discussions began, Sprint has made a substantial investment in Tidal, acquiring 33 percent of the company. The deal will help stabilize Tidal, which has had issues keeping up with its payments to music labels over the past ...
Tidal announces partnership with SprintLos Angeles Times
Sprint Purchases 33 Percent Stake in TidalBillboard
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Trump's Withdrawal From Asia Trade Deal Viewed as Boon for China
President Donald Trump's formal withdrawal from a long-planned trade deal with Pacific Rim nations creates a political and economic vacuum that China is eager to fill, offering a boost for beleaguered U.S. manufacturing regions while damaging American ...
Reboot China's Foreign Service for the Age of TrumpForeign Policy
Senior Chinese diplomat: China will assume world leadership if neededBusiness Insider

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