Jun 21, 2017

Trump's East Coast bias

President Trump is gearing up to travel to Cedar Rapids, Iowa today — the first state he'll visit west of the Mississippi River since becoming president. Within the first three months of Barack Obama and George W. Bush's presidencies, both leaders ventured out West on a few separate occasions.

Map: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

The president's overnight trips:

  • Trump visited Mar-a-Lago seven times in his first five months as president, spending 18 nights total at the Palm Beach, Florida resort.
  • Trump traveled to his National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey two times, spending a total of 5 nights at the resort.
  • The president visited Trump National Golf Club in Virginia six times, and stayed overnight once.

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The best PGA tour events to see in 2020

Justin Thomas poses for a picture with PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan. Photo: Tracy Wilcox/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Justin Thomas beat Patrick Reed and Xander Schauffele in a three-man playoff to win the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii, this weekend.

By the numbers: It's the 26-year-old's third victory in his last six PGA Tour starts, and the 12th of his career, giving Thomas more wins than any other active player under 30.

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Biden only Democrat beating Trump in Florida, Virginia polls

Former Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the only 2020 Democratic candidate beating President Trump in polls of Florida and Virginia published by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy on Tuesday.

Why it matters: The 42 electoral votes between the two swing states could prove pivotal in the 2020 election. Trump carried Florida by about a point in 2016, while his opponent Hillary Clinton won by about 5 points in Virginia.

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Warren asks SEC to investigate Trump's Mar-a-lago comments about Soleimani

Elizabeth Warren in Iowa on Jan. 12. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sent a letter to federal regulatory agencies on Monday asking them to investigate whether there was insider trading stemming from President Trump telling guests at his Mar-a-Lago club to expect a “big” response to Iran’s killing of an American contractor in Iraq, as The Daily Beast first reported.

Why it matters: The letter, sent to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), says the report "raises a number of troubling national security questions regarding President Trump's handling of classified and other sensitive national security information."

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