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Trump delivering on promise to shrink the bureaucracy

President Donald Trump gives two thumbs up to cheering supporters from his motorcade heading to his Mar-a-Lago estate. Photo: Greg Lovett / Palm Beach Post via AP

"Trump has made a significant down payment on his campaign pledge to shrink the federal bureaucracy," the WashPost reports in its lead story:

"By the end of September, all Cabinet departments except Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs and Interior had fewer permanent staff than when Trump took office in January — with most shedding many hundreds of employees, according to an analysis of federal personnel data by The Washington Post."