President Donald Trump isin on 100 days in office. And Congress ensured the federal government stayed open for him to mark the occasion.
The House and Senate moved swiftly today to pass a stopgap spending bill that will keep the government open — with a hope that it will lead to anext week. In doing so, Congress spared Trump a potential embarrassment.
Of course, the House also denied Trump a potential victory this week,on another potential vote on his healthcare vote until next week, at least.
For now, the legislative fights give way to an opportunity to evaluate Trump’s effectiveness over his first 100 days. And, as this visualexplores, his effect on a very different Washington.
Elsewhere in Trump’s orbit:
BLEAT THE PRESS: POLITICO’s annualof what it’s really like to cover President Donald Trump — a majority think that President Trump is the most anti press president in history.
COR PROBLEM: Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski’s firm nowto be promising meetings with President
A PENCE FOR HIS THOUGHTS: Vice President Mike Pence hasto avoid some of the early internal fights of the Trump administration. But he has also been a less visible presence than some would have thought.
MOOD MUSIC: The economyat it’s lowest clip in three years during the first quarter of 2017. (The Associated Press)
BYE, JIM?: Former South Carolina Sen. and controversial Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint isto soon leave the conservative think tank.
And there you have it. You’re caught up on the Trump administration. Happy Friday.
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