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  • Longtime Trump aide name-dropped Eric Trump to try and get colleague fired by White House

    Unlike his older sister and her husband, Eric Trump did not join his father’s administration and has no formal role in government. Instead, he works as executive vice president of the Trump Organization. That did not stop long-time Trump aide from using Eric Trump’s name to try and get a federal employee fired, The Washington Post reported Monday. Longtime Trump family aide and Housing and Urban Development advisor Lynne Patton sought to fire Maren Kasper,

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  • White House Memo: At White House, Empty Desks and Unpaid Bills as Trump Shows No Sign of Relenting

    The pain of the partial government shutdown bit into all corners of America — even the White House, where there is often very little sympathy for those whose job it is to keep Washington running.

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  • White House aides worried shutdown is a 'losing battle' — but Trump is in denial

    The government shutdown has reached its third-week mark, and little progress has been made to end it. During a panel discussion with CNN’s Jake Tapper, reporter Pamela Brown revealed that White House aides believe the shutdown is a “losing battle politically.” Trump has refused to back down from his demand for a border wall in exchange to reopen the government, and White House aides say the fight is only getting worse. “The president thinks he

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