Samantha Power: Donald Trump's first year even worse than I anticipated


President Donald Trump and his family's Air Force One travel expenses are adding up into the millions. Some of the Obama family's most expensive trips included two family vacations on the weekend of Feb. 14.

There's no doubt that Trump has changed the rules of the game. And while he quit the vitally important Paris climate deal, he has pulled back from labelling China a "currency manipulator" and taking punitive action which would have harmed crucial ties.

We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication now that he's commander in chief. At another point, discussing potential relief for groups of immigrants - including Haitians - who are losing their temporary permission to remain here, Trump reportedly said, "Why do we need more Haitians?" "I think it's a bit unusual, but I think the sense is among not just Barack Obama that it is incumbent upon them to speak out against Trump when they think it's appropriate". As with the media, roughly 95 percent of the entertainment industry is ruled with an iron fist by the left and the day after the 2016 election made it their mission to join their brethren in bashing conservatives in general and President Trump in particular, whether people not living near an ocean wanted to hear it or not.

The Obama's have spent much time in Chicago where the foundation is located, spending time nurturing young politicians and teaching the importance of civic engagement. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Mike Rounds of South Dakota and Susan Collins of Maine - in addition to the three Republicans that made up half of the "gang" to support the proposal so far.

Asked if anyone was trying to undermine their efforts on the bill on Thursday, Republican Sen. I fear the day when a crisis arises and we must face it with a bratty preteen at the helm.

"That is an example of possibly irreparably changing the ethical culture, whereas we thought the ethical culture would change him". So were the news organizations that labeled Trump a "racist" for favoring immigration from predominantly white countries like Norway over predominantly dark-skinned nations in Africa and the Caribbean. This can be blamed on low wage and productivity gains, along with Baby Boomers exiting the workforce.

Even Gerald Ford was in the high 40s after 12 months in office, according to Gallup, following his politically radioactive pardon of predecessor Richard Nixon for the Watergate scandal.

Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and David Perdue, R-Ga., issued a joint statement saying they do not recall specifically the slur; Perdue later went further, flatly denying the words were spoken.

"From preventing taxpayer dollars from funding abortion overseas to empowering states to respect life and Title X, to nominating judges who will uphold our God-given liberties enshrined in the Constitution of the United States", he said. And Baquet answered, "Yes, the simple answer is yes". A lot of people on my side say what's the urgency. He's become sort of the Steve King of the Senate.

- The same deal gave more than $15 billion to Hurricane Harvey victims after the Category 4 storm reached Texas in late August, causing $180 billion in damage.

Trump said during his first week in office, he reinstated a policy first put in place by President Ronald Reagan, the Mexico City policy.

Trump never got to sign a health care overhaul bill that repealed the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). Peter Baker, the Times' White House correspondent, adds, "Even small mistakes are used to undercut the entire credibility of the press".