FROM Martin Wisckol
Obama's Trip to the 'Red' OC Just before China's Vice President Xi arrived in Los Angeles, the President of the United States was raising campaign money in Newport Beach. At the home of Geoffrey and Nancy Stack, you could eat breakfast outside in a tent for $2500; inside with the President, the tariff was between $10,000 and $35,800. That's according to Martin Wisckol politics reporter with the Orange County Register .
The 'deconstruction' of the administrative state President Trump has failed to fill high-level positions in important agencies — and some people he has named want to phase out the agencies they're supposed to lead. We look at the possible consequences for delivering services and providing security — and at top aide Steve Bannon's plans for "deconstructing the administrative state."
East Asia: President Trump's first foreign policy test Starting with North Korea's latest test of nuclear missiles, a chain of events is causing instability in Asia. Could it turn into the first real foreign policy crisis of the Trump Administration?
The President and America's infrastructure: Bait and switch? President Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure proposal may not be what it seems. We look at the prospects for much-needed improvements in roads, bridges and airports.
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