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Trump’s Virginia Golf Outings Leave Paddlers High, Dry and Angry

“There is no way you can aim a gun from a little bitty, wiggly boat. It won’t work,” fumed Susan Sherrod, chair of the Canoe Cruisers Association, a local group that is protesting mightily. “You can’t pack a big bomb in it. It’s too small.” The Trump Organization’s attraction to the area is understandable. Just outside the capital, past the mammoth shopping centers and across from the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, great blue herons and snowy egrets loll along the leafy banks. Paddleboards, wooden canoes, and kayaks cluster above where…

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Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows

In total, Ms. Trump will receive $1.5 million in fixed payments from the same three real estate entities. She stands to earn additional income from her stake in the hotel in Washington. The disclosures provided less specific figures for Ms. Trump’s earnings from her fashion brand, which were reported in ranges. From the beginning of last year to May 31 of this year, she or her trust earned at least $6 million from sales of her clothes, shoes and other accessories. Ms. Trump rolled her brand into the trust, which…

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Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows

In total, Ms. Trump will receive $1.5 million in fixed payments from the same three real estate entities. She stands to earn additional income from her stake in the hotel in Washington. The disclosures provided less specific figures for Ms. Trump’s earnings from her fashion brand, which were reported in ranges. From the beginning of last year to May 31 of this year, she or her trust earned at least $6 million from sales of her clothes, shoes and other accessories. Ms. Trump rolled her brand into the trust, which…

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Tiffany Trump’s trip to Berlin costs taxpayers at least $22,000

Tiffany Trump passes through the lobby at Trump Tower in New York City, on Jan. 19, 2017. Reuters When President Trump’s daughter Tiffany Trump decided to go to Berlin with her boyfriend in mid-June there was a new consideration. Instead of going alone, her United States Secret Service detail would have to go along with her. Federal purchase orders viewed by CBS News shows that hotel costs for the Secret Service team cost taxpayers $22,439. However, these costs do not include the cost to pay the Secret Service agents for…

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U.S. military rents space in Trump Tower, despite Trump’s absence

Even though President Trump hasn’t spent the night in Trump Tower since moving into the White House, the federal government pays $130,000 a month leasing space in Mr. Trump’s namesake skyscraper. The $2.39 million lease for the White House Military Office rents out 3,475 sq. ft. in Mr. Trump’s building and spans nearly 18 months from April 11, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018, according to the lease documents obtained via a freedom of information request submitted by the Wall Street Journal. The contract also indicates that the government may cancel…

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Group will release Mar-a-Lago visitor logs in September

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has agreed to release visitor logs for President Trump’s “Winter White House,” his family’s private Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, and the information will be released to the public in early September. In a press release on Monday, the left-leaning nonprofit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) cited its ongoing litigation in conjunction with the National Security Archive (NSA) and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University in DHS’ decision to “turn over visitor logs for President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.”…

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Trump administration OKs extra 15,000 seasonal workers for U.S.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will allow 15,000 workers to come into the U.S. this budget year under temporary, seasonal work visas. The extra H-2B visas are for non-agriculture workers for seasonal jobs at a variety of businesses, including resorts. They will be available to companies that can demonstrate that their businesses would be harmed if they can’t temporarily hire foreigner workers. The Trump Organization is among the businesses that use the visas. The 64 temporary workers there this year earn between $10 to $13 an hour, according to the Palm…

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White House, President Trump prepare for “Made in America” week

US President Donald Trump leaves the 72nd US Women’s Open Golf Championship at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey, July 15, 2017. / Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP, New Jersey— Plagued by daily revelations related to the escalating Russia investigations, the White House has dubbed this week “Made in America week” as it tries to focus on issues that matter to the president’s base. Speaking to reporters at a hotel near President Donald Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, White House director of media affairs…

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Government Ethics Chief Urges Major Changes on His Way Out

A White House official dismissed the criticism, saying on Sunday that Mr. Shaub was simply promoting himself and had failed to do his job properly. Continue reading the main story “Mr. Schaub’s penchant for raising concerns on matters well outside his scope with the media before ever raising them with the White House — which happens to be his actual day job — is rather telling,” Lindsay E. Walters, a White House spokeswoman, said in a statement that misspelled Mr. Shaub’s name. “The truth is, Mr. Schaub is not interested…

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