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Today in Trump: April 27, 2017

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President Trump meets with Argentine President Macri, 11:15 a.m. He signs an executive order on aluminum imports at 2:00 p.m., and visits Veterans Affairs at 4:30 p.m. where he signs executive order on whistleblowers Trump tells Mexico and Canada the U.S. won't withdraw from NAFTA at this time.

Dems threaten to oppose short-term spending bill if health care vote happens this week

House Democrats are threatening to oppose a short-term spending bill if their Republican counterparts decide to hold a floor vote this week on legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.  

Americans more positive about U.S. fight against ISIS

Positive views on America's fight against ISIS are now at their highest levels since this poll began measuring them in 2014, with a 53 percent majority now saying that fight is going very or somewhat well.

Commentary: Everybody thinks they're losing

One of the most arresting aspects of the start of the Trump era is that nearly everyone, regardless of their political persuasion, seems convinced that their side is losing.  

Newest "Simpsons" features a White House unraveled in 100 days

A new episode of "The Simpsons" on Sunday portrays the White House as a reality television show as it depicts President Trump rounding out his first 100 days in office.  

Is Trump's tax cut the biggest ever? Probably not

In rolling out the Trump administration's plan to lower taxes and stimulate the economy, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called it "the biggest tax cut and largest tax reform in the history of our country," echoing his boss. It would be big all right, but likely not the biggest.  

Report: House Dems want to force floor vote on Trump's taxes, White House visitor logs

House Democrats are planning to force a floor fight Thursday over a bill that would require President Trump to release his taxes as well as visitor logs to the White House, according to The Washington Post.  

Trump gives Pentagon power to determine U.S. troop levels in Iraq, Syria

The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, in another move by President Donald Trump to shift greater power to his military leaders.  

Recent Trump Administration News: 

Top officials emphasize diplomatic, economic pressure on North Korea in briefing

The full Senate was briefed Wednesday on the threat posed by North Korea, and the Trump administration is emphasizing that the president's approach prioritizes diplomacy and economic pressure over military options.

Trump administration considering removing U.S. from NAFTA

Amid a bubbling trade dispute over softwood lumber and dairy with Canada, the Trump administration is now considering an Executive Order on withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement, two White House officials confirmed to CBS News. 

White House drops threat of halting Obamacare payments after snag in spending talks

The White House on Wednesday afternoon notified lawmakers that it will continue Obamacare payments despite threatening to cut them off next month, in a step forward for negotiations over a government-wide spending package. 

Trump executive order calls for review of "egregious" federal land grab

President Donald Trump signed an executive order at the Department of the Interior Wednesday directing the review of federally designated lands to determine if the federal government should relinquish ownership to states. 

Americans say Trump is keeping his promises – but do they like what he's promising?

At 100 days, President Trump is mostly seen as trying to do what he said he'd do – though most don't approve of the policies that would bring.

Most Americans think Trump is changing Washington

In particular, the president's appointment of family members to advisory roles in his administration has raised criticism, and Americans are far more likely to view this as a negative than a positive. Forty-eight percent of Americans overall say it's a bad thing, although only 19 percent of Republicans felt this way. 

Trump tax plan: White House announces broad plan for tax cuts with minimal details

White House Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Wednesday laid out the administration's skeleton plan for tax cuts that was big on promises, but remarkably sparse on details, as President Donald Trump sprints to the Saturday finish line marking his first 100 days in office. 

Perry suggests the U.S. should stay in Paris Climate deal, renegotiate the terms

Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry said he would rather renegotiate the 2015 Paris Climate Accord instead of leaving it entirely. 


At 11:20 a.m., President Trump gives remarks and signs the Antiquities Executive Order at the Interior Department. He'll lunch with Vice President Mike Pence, and then meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson -- both of these meetings are closed.

Afterwards, at 2:30 p.m., Mr. Trump participates in a federalism event with governors and signs the Education Federalism Executive Order. He'll then drop by an all-senators briefing on North Korea 

At 4:30 p.m. he holds a National Teacher of the Year event

Interior secretary says executive order won't jeopardize public lands

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says the executive order President Trump will sign Wednesday won't jeopardize monuments or public lands for the purposes of developing oil, gas, coal, drilling. 

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