Apr 19, 2017

Trump praises New England Patriots at White House

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President Trump welcomed the New England Patriots to the White House Wednesday afternoon and congratulated the team on its 5th Super Bowl win:

This Super Bowl effort was a complete team effort, with your backs against the wall... and the pundits saying you couldn't do it, the game was over. You pulled off the greatest Super Bowl win of all time... That game will last forever.

Coach Bill Belichick and owner Bob Kraft both praised Trump in return, but quarterback Tom Brady was a no show.

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Trump to install loyalist Ric Grenell as acting intelligence chief

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President Trump confirmed in a tweet Wednesday night that he will install Richard Grenell, the current U.S. ambassador to Germany and a staunch defender of the president, as the acting director of national intelligence.

Why it matters: The role, which was originally vacated by Dan Coats in August 2019, is one of grave responsibility. As acting DNI, Grenell will be charged with overseeing and integrating the U.S. intelligence community and will advise the president and the National Security Council on intelligence matters that concern national security.

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What to watch in the Nevada debate

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Michael Bloomberg's wealth will fuel rather than shield him from tests and attacks when he makes his Democratic primary debate debut on the stage tonight in Las Vegas.

The state of play: Bernie Sanders is still the front-runner. So the other candidates must weigh which of the two presents a bigger threat to their viability: Sanders, with his combined delegate, polling and grassroots momentum? Or Bloomberg, with his bottomless budget?

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