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Memo: The word “moron” is banned from the White House!

This ban shall include all adjectival enhancements of the word, including but not limited to “f—–g moron” (Mr. Tillerson’s phrase), “hopeless moron,” “clueless moron,” “dithering moron” and “pompous moron.”

Source: Memo: The word “moron” is banned from the White House!

Republicans, it’s time to panic – The Washington Post

Source: Republicans, it’s time to panic – The Washington Post

“I Hate Everyone in the White House!”: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling” | Vanity Fair

Source: “I Hate Everyone in the White House!”: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling” | Vanity Fair

Navigate with a map and don’t rely on your cellphone when you go hiking – The Washington Post

Source: Navigate with a map and don’t rely on your cellphone when you go hiking – The Washington Post

The Trump White House’s dangerously authoritarian response to criticism – The Washington Post

Source: The Trump White House’s dangerously authoritarian response to criticism – The Washington Post

A ‘pressure cooker’: Trump’s frustration and fury rupture alliances, threaten agenda – The Washington Post

Source: A ‘pressure cooker’: Trump’s frustration and fury rupture alliances, threaten agenda – The Washington Post

Media winning battle for trust with Trump – POLITICO

As the president attacks the press, its standing in polls rises.

Source: Media winning battle for trust with Trump – POLITICO

As people begin to check the facts, an independent press, doing our job well is a critical news outlet for the people.

Autocracy, anyone? Trump calls for Senate investigation of media outlets. – The Washington Post

Source: Autocracy, anyone? Trump calls for Senate investigation of media outlets. – The Washington Post

Notes from closed meeting show how Interior aims to weaken environmental laws – The Washington Post

Source: Notes from closed meeting show how Interior aims to weaken environmental laws – The Washington Post

Interior Whistleblower Quits, Lambastes Ryan Zinke’s ‘Resume Of Failure’ | HuffPost

Source: Interior Whistleblower Quits, Lambastes Ryan Zinke’s ‘Resume Of Failure’ | HuffPost