• Donald Trump Nov 5, 2018

    ‘Everything Matters' But Nothing Certain on Eve of First Trump-Era Elections

    The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived. Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump’s take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party’s super-charged campaign to end the GOP’s hold on power in Washington and statehouses across the nation.

  • Donald Trump Nov 4, 2018

    Trump Presidency Faces High Stakes at Midterm Elections

    President Donald Trump has been acting like a candidate on the ballot this week, staging daily double-header rallies and blasting out ads for Republicans up for election on Tuesday. Given the stakes for his presidency, he might as well be. A knot of investigations. Partisan gridlock. A warning shot for his re-election bid. Trump faces potentially debilitating fallout should Republicans...

  • aide Oct 9, 2018

    What Is the ‘Blue Wave' That May Hit Congress?

    Ahead of the midterm elections in November, many wonder if a “Blue Wave” will sweep the country. Here’s a breakdown on what the phrase means and how many seats in Congress are potentially up for grabs.

  • JUDGE Sep 26, 2018

    Are They Ready? Kavanaugh, Ford Prep for High-Stakes Hearing

    On Thursday morning, a psychology professor from California will sit before lawmakers to accuse a Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault — while all of Washington, and much of the nation, watches it live. It’s a high-stakes, high-drama moment with the power to sink Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s chances of winning a seat on the high court and to shift the...

  • California Sep 21, 2018

    Kavanaugh Accuser Outlines Conditions to Testify as Trump Stands by Nominee

    Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the professor accusing President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, may end up testifying after all. Attorneys for Dr. Ford said she’s too busy dealing with death threats to prepare for hearing on Monday. Written testimony by Friday morning’s deadline won’t happen. Everything else, they say, is negotiable.

  • Donald Trump Jun 25, 2018

    Wrong Red Hen: DC Restaurant Getting Death Threats After Spot With Same Name Booted Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    The D.C. restaurant Red Hen is getting death threats after a Virginia restaurant with the same name — but no other connection —asked the White House press secretary to leave.

  • Donald Trump Jun 25, 2018

    Trump Trash Talks Virginia Restaurant That Booted Sanders

    President Donald Trump is trash-talking a restaurant that refused to serve his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

  • Donald Trump Jun 25, 2018

    Sanders Says She Was Told to Leave Virginia Restaurant

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday she was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, becoming the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting.

  • Donald Trump May 18, 2018

    White House Threatens Firings After McCain Remark Gets Out

    A West Wing aide’s morbid remark about gravely ill Sen. John McCain has not yielded widespread White House soul searching. Instead it has produced a push to fire those responsible for leaking that story and others that have bedeviled President Donald Trump’s administration. Nearly a week after Kelly Sadler dismissed McCain’s opinion on Trump’s CIA nominee during a closed-door meeting...

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2018

    Still No Apology for McCain From Trump Administration

    President Donald Trump met with his fellow Republicans to talk domestic policy Tuesday, while the question of whether the president owes Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., an apology loomed over the meeting. Last week a White House aide reportedly mocked McCain’s fight with brain cancer.

  • Donald Trump Apr 30, 2018

    Trump Era Brings Death of the Presidential Press Conference

    The presidential news conference, a time-honored tradition going back generations, appears to be no longer. More than a year has passed since President Donald Trump held the only solo news conference of his administration — a rollicking, hastily arranged, 77-minute free-for-all during which he railed against the media, defended his fired national security adviser and insisted nobody who advised his...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    Can Trump Stick to a Script Beyond the State of the Union?

    No natural orator, President Donald Trump has nonetheless shown at times that he can deliver a powerful speech that effectively outlines his vision, strikes an emotional chord and moves commentators to declare that he, at last, looks presidential. And then the teleprompter gets turned off. Time and again, Trump has followed up a well-received, stuck-to-the-script address with moments of wild...

  • Donald Trump Aug 6, 2017

    Trump's Unprecedented Hands-on Messaging Carries Risks

    For the third time in six months, President Donald Trump is on the hunt for a new communications director. But in practice, the job is filled....
    It’s Trump who’s the White House’s leading expert and the final word on what and how he communicates with the public. Despite decrying most negative media coverage as “fake news” and personally insulting members of...

  • Barack Obama Aug 4, 2017

    WH: Trump's Boy Scouts, Mexico, Phone Call Claims Not a Lie

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump’s claim that leaders from the Boy Scouts called him to praise the aggressive political speech he gave last week at the national jamboree was not a lie, even as she acknowledged that no such call was made. She also defended another of the president’s inaccurate claims, this one about...

  • Donald Trump Jul 28, 2017

    Priebus Takes His Turn on the Trump Administration Hot Seat

    White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus may have little left of his job but his title. In the swirl of Shakespearean intrigue that surrounds Donald Trump’s White House, Priebus’ fortunes have long been a source of speculation, given his limited role, colorful band of rivals and the president’s public slights. Those questions sharply escalated this week with the arrival...

  • Donald Trump Jul 15, 2017

    Cast of Characters Populates the Trump Campaign-Russia Drama

    A billionaire real estate mogul, his pop singer son and a music promoter. A property lawyer, Russia’s prosecutor general and a Russian-American lobbyist. These unlikely figures have come to the fore as revelations that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign sought potentially damaging information in June 2016 from Russia about his opponent, Hillary Clinton. In emails sent shortly after Trump secured the...

  • Donald Trump Jul 15, 2017

    Slow Leak of Russia News Flooding White House: Analysis

    As Air Force One flew home from Europe, news was set to break about a meeting that Donald Trump’s eldest son had with a Kremlin-connected lawyer, promising yet another round of unwelcome headlines about the president and Russia. And that happened twice within a week. The day-after-day drip-drip-drip of revelations over the past week about Donald Trump Jr.’s contact with...

  • Donald Trump May 19, 2017

    Trump to Muslims on 1st Foreign Trip: Drive Out Terrorists

    President Donald Trump will use his first visit to the Middle East to call for unity in the fight against radicalism in the Muslim world, casting the challenge as a “battle between good and evil” and urging Arab leaders to “drive out the terrorists from your places of worship,” according to a draft of the speech obtained by The Associated...

  • Donald Trump Mar 31, 2017

    The GOP ‘Obamacare' Repeal Might Be Dead or Alive: Analysis

    President Donald Trump’s plan to kill the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” died last week. Or maybe it didn’t. The repeal effort seems to have assumed zombie status — somewhere between dead and alive. This is never-say-die Washington, where big legislative proposals that are in the casket one day can show signs of a pulse and start climbing out the...

  • White House Jan 9, 2017

    5 Dead, 6 Wounded in Shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

    A gunman opened fire in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Friday afternoon, killing at least five people and wounding eight others.

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