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Analysis: At Trump Rally, It Was 2016 Again
President mixes fear with bold promises, big boasts before friendly crowd

President Donald Trump speaks during the annual Days of Remembrance Holocaust ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on April 25, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

President Donald Trump, echoing his populist 2016 campaign, mixed the politics of fear and bold promises as he returned to the campaign trail Tuesday evening in Ohio.

As he delivered parts of his remarks in Youngstown, it well could have been July 2016 with then-Republican nominee Trump at the podium. The world is more unsafe than ever. The United States has been run for too long by “stupid” politicians. People who wish to Americans harm are pouring over the southern border. Other countries are taking advantage of U.S. workers and consumers.

The True and Bonkers Story About When Kid Rock Met Mitt Romney
Former deputy campaign manager disputes accounts of policy discussion

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets musician Kid Rock during a campaign rally in Michigan in 2012. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images file photo)

As Detroit singer and rapper Kid Rock continues to tease a run for the Senate, a former Mitt Romney campaign aide told the story about how the man known as the American Bad Ass met with the man who could have been the first Mormon President.

Katie Packer Beeson served as Romney's deputy campaign manager in 2012 and is a native of Michigan, where Romney grew up and Kid Rock calls home.

Kushner to Tell Senators ‘I Did Not Collude’ With Russians
Statement downplays contacts, but shows Trump team’s desire for a thaw with Putin

President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is expected to tell the Senate Intelligence Committee that his meetings with Russians were normal and innocent. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Updated at 9:06 a.m. | Jared Kushner is set to tell the Senate Intelligence Committee he was unaware that Donald Trump Jr. took a meeting with a Russian lawyer expecting to be given Kremlin-provided dirt on Hillary Clinton.

In prepared remarks the president’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser will deliver to the panel behind closed doors later Monday, Kushner will reject the notion that he or other Trump campaign staffers had nefarious ties with Moscow during the 2016 campaign.

Spicer’s Departure is Quickest Resignation for Press Secretary Since 1974
Trump’s first press secretary will leave after 223 days in the role

White House press secretary Sean Spicer leaves the Newseum in  April. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sean Spicer said on Friday that he would step down next month after just 223 days as White House press secretary. It will be the quickest voluntary exit for the position since Jerald terHorst resigned in 1974 after just a month — in protest of President Gerald Ford’s pardon of former president Richard Nixon. 

Opinion: No Need to Be Up in Arms Over House Dress Code
Proper attire shows respect for institution, its people and work being done

As recent speakers, Paul D. Ryan and Nancy Pelosi have been responsible for enforcing rules governing attire in and around the House floor. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Thank God for the House dress code: If it were up to the general public, the rules might require reporters to be attired in sackcloth and ashes or tar and feathers.

By now, you’ve probably heard that Speaker Paul Ryan is taking heat because a female reporter was kicked out of the area adjacent to the House floor — the Speaker’s Lobby — when her outfit didn’t meet the standards laid out in the House rules. Apparently, like Michelle Obama and Melania Trump, she dared to bare arms.

Trump Blasts DNC, Podesta as ‘Disgraceful’ Ahead of Putin Meeting
Despite being on foreign soil, president lambasts Democrats over election email hacking

President Donald Trump talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron as they arrive for the first working session of the G-20 Nations Summit on Friday in Hamburg, Germany. (Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

For the second consecutive day, Donald Trump shunned longstanding protocol by criticizing fellow Americans on foreign soil when he lambasted the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief.

On Thursday while in Warsaw, the president criticized America’s intelligence agencies, a former U.S. president (Barack Obama) and his country’s news media. A day later, before departing the house where he is staying in Hamburg, Germany, for the G-20 summit, Trump went after the DNC and John Podesta.

Trump Blames Russia — And Others — for Meddling in U.S. Election
President warns of ‘severe’ response if North Korea continues nuke, missile programs

President Donald Trump said he is considering “severe” action against North Korea, and hoped that U.S. natural gas could break Russia’s “monopoly” in Europe. (Scott Olson/Getty Images file photo)

President Donald Trump on Thursday pointed a finger of blame at Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and warned North Korea he is considering “severe” actions in response to its nuclear arms and long-range missile programs.

In a wide-ranging joint news conference with his Polish counterpart in Warsaw, Trump also lambasted CNN and other American media outlets he again dubbed “fake news” and announced — though in a slightly veiled manner — the United States will seek to undermine Moscow’s leverage in Europe by challenging its natural gas “monopoly” there.

Trump Tweets Reveal ‘Fragile, Impetuous’ President, Brzezinski Says
Scarborough: ‘We’re okay. The country’s not’

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough (far right), pictured here with then-Secretary of State John Kerry, fired back at President Trump after his Thursday tweets attacking them. (State Department via Wikimedia Commons)

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough hit back at Donald Trump on Friday morning, with Brzezinski saying the president’s tweets about her reveal a “fragile, impetuous” commander-in-chief.

The “Morning Joe” co-hosts were scheduled to be off Friday but appeared on the program just to discuss the president’s Thursday morning Twitter rant in which he labeled her as “low I.Q.” and him as “psycho.” The president also alleged that earlier this year he denied them a meeting because she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift.”

Ellison Says Twitter Should Ban Trump
Congressman compares president to a ‘social media bully’

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said President Donald Trump should be treated like “any other social media harrasser.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said Twitter should ban President Donald Trump after the President tweeted insults about “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski.

The Minnesota Democrat compared Trump to a “social media bully” in an interview with TMZ.

Analysis: ‘Morning Joe’ Flap Reveals a White House Always Under Siege
Trump is ‘going to hit back’ at media that attacks him, spokeswoman says

The Trump White House spends ample time analyzing how the 45th president is covered by the media, and officials’ comments reveal a feeling of being constantly under siege. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The White House’s muscular response Thursday to President Donald Trump’s personal broadside on MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski brought into public view a West Wing that feels constantly under siege.

The 45th chief executive’s domestic agenda is stalled. White House policy rollouts typically feature little policy. But at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., the president and his aides appear to spend a considerable amount of time analyzing how his presidency and his bombastic tweets are portrayed by television networks, newspapers and online publications.