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Flags from left to right: Syria, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen. An executive order signed Monday by US President Donald Trump bans immigration from these six Muslim-majority countries.

How Trump lost travel ban fight before it began

By Page Pate, CNN Legal Analyst
Page Pate: The 4th Circuit Court's decision that Trump's campaign words showed unlawful intent against Muslims with his travel ban will likely keep the Supreme Court from wanting to hear the case.
US President Donald Trump (C) delivers a speech next to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) during the unveiling ceremony of the Berlin Wall monument, during the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit at the NATO headquarters, in Brussels, on May 25, 2017.

President Trump passes his first test on the world stage

By Nile Gardiner
President Donald Trump's first presidential foray onto the international stage should be judged as a success. His visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy were well managed by the White House and effectively advanced some key foreign policy goals for the new administration.
World War II veterans lay a wreath during a ceremony marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem on April 24, 2017.
Israelis stood silent and sirens rang out for two minutes as the country held its annual remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / AMIR COHEN        (Photo credit should read AMIR COHEN/AFP/Getty Images)

This isn't how to honor veterans

By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
Julian Zelizer: On Memorial Day, Trump needs to think about the veterans who rely on the welfare programs that his proposed budget will cut funding from.
spicer not invited to visit pope

Trump couldn't cut Sean Spicer a break?

By Rob Crilly
No matter how jaded political reporters might be, they had no choice but to feel sorry for Sean Spicer this week -- with good reason, says Rob Crilly.
GREAT FALLS, MT - MAY 23:  Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte looks on during a campaign meet and greet at Lions Park on May 23, 2017 in Great Falls, Montana.  Greg Gianforte is campaigning throughout Montana ahead of a May 25 special election to fill Montana's single congressional seat. Gianforte is in a tight race against democrat Rob Quist.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Law doesn't do enough to protect reporters

By Danny Cevallos, CNN Legal Analyst
Following the alleged assault of a journalist in Montana, Danny Cevallos argues that members of the press should be given special protection under the law.
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 05:  U.S. first lady Melania Trump walks through the White House West Colonnade prior to a joint news conference April 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump held talks on Middle East peace process and other bilateral issues with King Abdullah II.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

What signal is Melania sending?

By Michael D'Antonio
Viral videos of the First Land and Donald Trump from their trip abroad have sparked speculation that they are locked in war of signals and symbols that mainly indicate, says Michael D'Antonio, that Melania is not happy.

Trump and GOP are trading away your health care

Obamacare repeal plan and Trump budget proposal reveal a GOP willing to put the nation's elderly, sick and disabled on the street, while gilding the corporate class and shouting down the rest of the world, writes Ford Vox.
MISSOULA, MT - MAY 24:  Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte speaks to supporters during a campaign meet and greet at Lambros Real Estate on May 24, 2017 in Missoula, Montana.  Greg Gianforte is campaigning throughout Montana ahead of a May 25 special election to fill Montana's single congressional seat. Gianforte is in a tight race against democrat Rob Quist.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Montana is a perfect storm for the GOP

By Ruth Ben-Ghiat
Ruth Ben-Ghiat: the encounter between a Montana GOP candidate and a reporter spotlights a strain of violence becoming increasingly visible under Donald Trump.

Secretary Carson, you should know better

By Issac Bailey
Ben Carson's insensitive remark about poverty does not reflect the lived reality of so many Americans who have been structurally disadvantaged from the start, writes Issac Bailey.
This is the photo that inspired social media outrage.  President Donald Trump congratulates House Republicans at a recent White House event after they passed a bill aimed at  replacing ObamaCare. Critics said the image of all white men making decisions for the rest of America looked outdated and tone-deaf.

GOP health bill is a front for big tax breaks

By Pete Buttigieg
The GOP health bill is a tax cut by design, says Pete Buttigieg; we need to tell our senators to say no to using health care reform as a front to slash taxes for the wealthy.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney holds a news conference to discuss the Trump Administration's proposed FY2017 federal budget in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House May 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Bernie Sanders: Trump's budget is immoral

By Bernie Sanders
Donald Trump's proposed budget will make historic levels of wealth and income inequality worse, says Bernie Sanders. It shows he isn't the man he campaigned to be.

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