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Kellyanne Conway kneels on Oval Office couch, sparks debate

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Photos of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway kneeling on an Oval Office couch with her shoes on have sparked an online debate about decorum in the executive mansion. Conway is seen perched on her knees on the couch with her feet behind her in photos taken Monday while President Donald Trump met with leaders of historically black colleges and universities. Some Twitter users were quick to highlight the photos as evidence of a lack of respect for the office from…

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Barack Obama mentoring Donald Trump on world leadering

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It’s the last thing President Barack Obama ever expected he’d be doing in his final months in office: Coaching Donald Trump on how to be a world leader. As the president-elect holes up in his skyscraper, Obama is giving Trump policy advice, style tips and gentle nudges to let the fervor of the campaign give way to the sobriety of the Oval Office. And as Obama completes his last world tour, he’s been thrust into the unexpected role of Trump…

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Donald Trump takes triumphant tour of Washington, has cordial meeting with Barack Obama

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President-elect Donald Trump took a triumphant tour of the nation’s capital Thursday, holding a cordial White House meeting with President Barack Obama, sketching out priorities with Republican congressional leaders and taking in the majestic view from where he’ll be sworn into office. Trump’s meeting with Obama spanned 90 minutes, longer than originally scheduled. Obama said he was “encouraged” by Trump’s willingness to work with his team during the transition of power, and the Republican called the president a “very good…

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Postcards from South Carolina: Next president needs to have “heart for people,” Jeb Bush says

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The next person who will sit behind the desk in the Oval Office needs to have a heart for people, says Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.  Speaking to a South Carolina audience at the Faith and Family Presidential Forum in Greenville last week, Bush said eight years as Florida’s governor gave him the perspective and character necessary to lead the nation. “My backbone was solid, my heart was big, I had a brain to solve the problems,” he said. “And…

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Facebook hails U.S. presidential race as 2015’s top topic

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The United States won’t elect a president until next year but the debate over the crowded field of candidates jostling for the Oval Office emerged as the hottest topic on Facebook this year. The race for the Democratic and Republican party nominations eclipsed an outpouring of emotions over deadly attacks, strife, social issues and disasters. The rankings released Wednesday open a window into the cultural mindset by analyzing how frequently specific high-profile events, politicians, entertainers, athletes, movies and TV shows…

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Donald Trump calls for ‘complete shutdown’ on Muslims entering US

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Monday for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” The proposed ban would stand “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” his campaign said in a statement. The statement added that Trump’s proposal comes in response to the level of hatred among “large segments of the Muslim population” toward Americans. “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses,…

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Donald Trump calls for ‘complete shutdown’ on Muslims entering U.S.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Monday for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” The proposed ban would stand “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” his campaign said in a statement. The statement added that Trump’s proposal comes in response to the level of hatred among “large segments of the Muslim population” toward Americans. “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses,…

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