CNN: RNC says it's keeping money from Steve Wynn until investigations by state regulators are complete

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New York Times: Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction

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Vox: Why there’s so much chaos in the Trump administration

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Michelle Obama's Official White House Portrait

Michelle Obama chose Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald. Sherald is another African-American artist known for her unique style, and her portraits also tend to underscore themes of social justice. She often paints black skin tones in gray as a way to take away the assigned "color" of her subjects. Sherald's work is less about realism in composition and more about shape and color; like Wiley, the choice of Sherald ushers in a new era of presidential portrait.

Barack Obama's Official White House Portrait

The former president chose Kehinde Wiley, a Yale University-trained painter famous for his depiction of African-Americans posed in the style of Old Master paintings, regal, formal and filled with pops of color.

David Frum: Why Didn’t the White House See Domestic Violence as Disqualifying?

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New York Times: Washington Is Abuzz Over the Nunes Memo. His California District, Not So Much.

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