Looking past governance, Team Trump places a high value on theatrics

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked a couple of weeks ago about Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, and what the president will have to show for his efforts. “I think what you’ve seen out of this White House,” Spicer replied, “is a very robust agenda of activity.”

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New poll shows Trump slipping further, even among Republicans

The latest Quinnipiac poll, released yesterday, includes all kinds of bad news for Donald Trump. His overall approval rating, for example, has fallen to just 37%, his lowest to date, and a depth of support with no modern precedent for a president just two months into his first term.

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TRMS Exclusive: DHS document undermines Trump case for travel ban

The Rachel Maddow Show has obtained exclusive access to a Department of Homeland Security intelligence assessment document. The document, from the Office of Intelligence Analysis, makes the case that most foreign-born, U.S.-based violent extremists are likely not radicalized when they come to the U.S., but rather become radicalized after living the U.S.

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Trump wants to be seen as the sole authority for truth

Donald Trump entered the White House as the least popular American president since the dawn of modern polling, and after a couple of weeks on the job, his standing has not improved. The latest survey results from Gallup, CNN, and CBS News point to a president with weak national support, pushing ideas that the American mainstream generally opposes.

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House Republicans vote to expand gun access for mentally impaired

When an American suffers from a severe mental illness, to the point that he or she receives disability benefits through the Social Security Administration, there are a variety of limits created to help protect that person and his or her interests.

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A Year in the Life of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

As evidence mounts that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government intervened in the American presidential election, allegedly taking deliberate steps to help elect Donald Trump, it’s easy to forget that this story has unfolded slowly, piece by piece, over the course of about a year. With that in mind, let’s take a stroll down memory lane.

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As Trump skips intel briefings, questions intensify

One of the more surprising aspects of Donald Trump’s transition period is his habit of skipping intelligence briefings. Immediately after the election, President Obama ordered national security officials to give Trump and Mike Pence access to the same information he receives daily, so that they’re up to speed and fully prepared when they take office in January.

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The size of Donald Trump’s popular-vote loss keeps growing

Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, was so impressed with her boss’ margin of victory, she recently declared, “This election was not close. It was not a squeaker.” A day later, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, soon to be the White House chief of staff, declared Trump’s victory a ” landslide.”

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U.S. job growth remains steady in final pre-election report

Those hoping the final jobs report ahead of Election Day might shake up the campaign season are going to be disappointed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning that the U.S. economy added 161,000 jobs in October, which is roughly in line with projections. The unemployment rate inched lower, dropping from 5% to 4.9%.

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How to help Flint, Michigan

Since we started covering the crisis in Flint, Michigan, where the drinking water has been poisoned with lead, we have received many calls from our viewers about how they can help. The situation on the ground now is that many people still do not have filters to protect themselves from lead in their tap water.

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