• Joe Biden Feb 15

    At Camp David Retreat, Biden Hangs Out, Shows He's Got Game

    Joe Biden has spent his first weekend as president at Camp David, the historic retreat for U.S. leaders

  • Donald Trump Oct 21, 2019

    US Defense Chief in Afghanistan for Firsthand Look at War

    Mark Esper sought a firsthand assessment Sunday of the U.S. military’s future role in America’s longest war as he made his initial visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief. Stalled peace talks with the Taliban and unrelenting attacks by the insurgent group and Islamic State militants have complicated the Trump administration’s pledge to withdraw more than 5,000 American troops. Esper told...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2019

    White House: Summit at Trump Property Would Look ‘Lousy'

    President Donald Trump dropped plans to hold an international summit at his Doral resort in Florida after realizing “it looks lousy” to steer business to his own property, his acting chief of staff said Sunday. Mick Mulvaney said Trump was “honestly surprised by the level of pushback” against his choice of Doral for next year’s Group of Seven gathering. He...

  • Donald Trump Oct 5, 2019

    Taliban Meet US Peace Envoy for First Time Since ‘Dead' Deal

    The Taliban met with U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Pakistan capital for the first time since President Donald Trump declared a seemingly imminent peace deal to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war “dead” a month ago, a Taliban official said early Saturday. He offered few details of Friday’s meeting between Khalilzad and the Taliban delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani...

  • Donald Trump Sep 12, 2019

    ‘Never Forget': New York, Nation Mark 18 Years Since the 9/11 Terror Attacks With Somber Ceremonies

    People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil.

  • Donald Trump Sep 9, 2019

    Plan for Taliban Meeting Latest Bold Trump Gamble to Unravel

    President Donald Trump’s weekend tweet canceling secret meetings at Camp David with the Taliban and Afghan leaders just days before the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is the latest example of a commander in chief willing to take a big risk in pursuit of a foreign policy victory only to see it dashed. What had seemed like an imminent...

  • Donald Trump Aug 31, 2019

    Trump Personal Assistant Madeleine Westerhout Abruptly Resigns

    President Donald Trump’s personal assistant Madeleine Westerhout has resigned from her job, a White House official and another person familiar with the situation told NBC News late Thursday. One source said that Westerhout left because she had shared personal information about the president’s family and Oval Office operations at an off-the-record dinner with reporters this month near Trump’s golf club...

  • Donald Trump Feb 11, 2019

    Border Fund Negotiations Stall Days to Shutdown Deadline

    The effort to negotiate border security and avoid another government shutdown hit a snag over the weekend. The White House says we could see a shutdown Friday and President Trump may still declare a national emergency to pay for the border wall.

  • Donald Trump Feb 11, 2019

    Shutdown Deadline Looms as Wall Negotiations Hit a Snag

    As the White House refused to rule out the possibility that the federal government may shut down again, negotiators clashed over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, creating a new hurdle for a border security compromise Congress can accept. With a Friday deadline approaching, the two sides remained separated over how much to spend on President...

  • Donald Trump Jan 7, 2019

    No Break in Shutdown Talks as Trump Stands by Border Demands

    President Donald Trump stood by his demands for funding for a border wall Sunday as another round of shutdown talks failed to break an impasse, while newly empowered House Democrats planned to step up the pressure on Trump and Republican lawmakers by passing legislation this week to reopen parts of the government. Trump, who spent part of the day at...

  • Donald Trump Apr 28, 2018

    Trump Says Democrat Should Quit Over VA Nomination Brouhaha

    President Donald Trump called for the resignation of the Democratic senator who assembled and released what he called “false” allegations that scuttled the nomination of the White House doctor who’d been in line to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Trump stepped up his criticism of Montana’s Jon Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Veterans’ Committee, in two tweets...

  • Donald Trump Apr 27, 2018

    White House: Records Dispute Allegations Against Jackson

    The White House said Friday that internal records raise doubt about some of the most serious allegations leveled against White House doctor Ronny Jackson in his failed bid to become the next secretary of Veterans Affairs. Jackson withdrew his nomination Thursday after allegations by current and former colleagues raised questions about his prescribing practices and leadership ability, including accusations of...

  • Associated Press Apr 26, 2018

    Trump Responds as White House Doctor Withdraws VA Nomination

    President Donald Trump responded to White House doctor Ronny Jackson’s decision to withdraw as a nominee for Secretary of Veteran Affairs, calling allegations of Jackson’s workplace misconduct “false accusations.”

  • Donald Trump Jan 19, 2018

    Clash With President Trump Casts Spotlight on John Kelly

    President Donald Trump’s very public pushback against his chief of staff’s statement that the president’s views on a border wall have “evolved” is casting a fresh spotlight on the limits of John Kelly’s ability to manage White House tumult, navigate Capitol Hill and keep a demanding, scattershot president on track. Trump fumed at Kelly privately and chided his chief of...

  • CONGRESS Jan 17, 2018

    Trump Rejects Bipartisan Bill, Stalling Government Shutdown

    With less than 72 hours to go, talks to avoid a government shutdown have stalled after the president rejected a bipartisan deal.

  • Donald Trump Jan 8, 2018

    What to Expect From North-South Korean Talks: Analysis

    North Korea’s recent abrupt push to improve ties with South Korea wasn’t totally unexpected, as the country has a history of launching provocations and then pursuing dialogue with rivals Seoul and Washington in an attempt to win concessions. Still, Tuesday’s planned talks between the Koreas, the first in about two years, have raised hopes of at least a temporary easing...

  • Associated Press Jan 8, 2018

    Trump Allies Defend Him Against Controversial Book's Claims

    Trump administration officials and allies are rallying to the president’s defense, trying to contain the fallout from an explosive new book that questions Trump’s fitness for office. Chief policy adviser Stephen Miller, in a combative appearance Sunday on CNN, described the book as “nothing but a pile of trash through and through.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Trump was “completely...

  • Donald Trump Jan 8, 2018

    UN Envoy Says No Change in US Position on North Korea Talks

    President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador said Sunday the administration isn’t changing its conditions regarding talks with North Korea amid growing tensions over the North’s nuclear and missile programs. Nikki Haley made clear that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would first need to stop weapons testing for a “significant amount of time.” Trump had said on Saturday that he was...

  • Donald Trump Jan 7, 2018

    Trump Washes His Hands of Insurgency Against GOP Incumbents

    President Donald Trump says he’s done campaigning for insurgents challenging incumbent Republican members of Congress. Trump told reporters after meeting GOP House and Senate leaders at Camp David on Saturday that he’s planning a robust schedule of campaigning for the 2018 midterm elections and that includes involvement in the Republican primaries. He’ll campaign for incumbents, he said, and “anybody else...

  • Donald Trump Jan 7, 2018

    Trump Says He'd Be Open to Talking With North Korean Leader

    President Donald Trump said Saturday he is open to talking with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and hopes some progress results from upcoming talks between the Koreas. Trump, who last year lambasted his chief diplomat for talking about negotiations with the nuclear-armed North, told reporters at Camp David that some dialogue or direct conversation with Kim Jong Un was not...

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