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Trump Says He Will Give His Nomination Acceptance Speech From the White House
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Trump Says He Will Give His Nomination Acceptance Speech From the White House

While campaigning in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, President Donald Trump announced Monday that he plans to deliver his nomination acceptance speech at the White House, even though it is not supposed to be used for partisan political events. Trump will address GOP... Read More

Trump Admits to Blocking Postal Service Funding to Undercut Voting by Mail
2020 Elections
Trump Admits to Blocking Postal Service Funding to Undercut Voting by Mail

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would block a funding boost for the U.S. Postal Service to handle an expected flood of mail-in ballots in coming weeks, admitting it’s part of a White House effort to limit... Read More

Opportunity Possible for Trump to Make Supreme Court Solidly Conservative
Supreme Court
Opportunity Possible for Trump to Make Supreme Court Solidly Conservative
2020-08-13 12:07:31
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans are preparing for the possibility they and President Donald Trump will have an opportunity to turn the Supreme Court sharply to the conservative right soon. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent announcement that she is undergoing treatment... Read More

Interior Department Withheld Records About Bernhardt During Confirmation, IG Says
Dep. of Interior
Interior Department Withheld Records About Bernhardt During Confirmation, IG Says

WASHINGTON — Political officials at the Interior Department deliberately held back “sensitive” records about Interior Secretary David Bernhardt during his confirmation process, the department’s internal watchdog said Tuesday. Bernhardt had his confirmation hearing in March 2019 and the Senate confirmed... Read More

Trump Pulled From News Conference After Shooting Outside White House
White House
Trump Pulled From News Conference After Shooting Outside White House

WASHINGTON — A Secret Service officer shot and wounded a man outside the White House grounds Monday, officials said, although it wasn’t clear whether the individual had sought to attack the president. The Secret Service said that neither the president... Read More

Trump Continues to Claim Broad Powers He Doesn't Have
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Trump Continues to Claim Broad Powers He Doesn't Have

WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatening to shut down Twitter for flagging false content. Claiming he can “override" governors who dare to keep churches closed to congregants. Asserting the “absolute authority” to force states to reopen, even when local leaders say it's... Read More

Library of Congress Posts Digitized Papers of Three Presidents Online
Historical Documents
Library of Congress Posts Digitized Papers of Three Presidents Online
2020-05-01 19:30:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Library of Congress may be closed due to the coronavirus, but its manuscript division has just added the digitized papers of three presidents to its online collection. The presidencies of each of the men, Andrew Johnson, Chester... Read More

Trump’s New Chief of Staff Rattles White House in Crisis Mode
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Trump’s New Chief of Staff Rattles White House in Crisis Mode

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has escalated tensions in the White House with a swift series of staff changes that have drawn complaints from some in the West Wing about his management style, according... Read More

From Pa. Science Fairs to Coronavirus Response Coordinator: Deborah Birx’s Path to the White House
White House
From Pa. Science Fairs to Coronavirus Response Coordinator: Deborah Birx’s Path to the White House

PHILADELPHIA — When Deborah Birx told classmates at Carlisle High School that she planned to compete in the local science fair, some laughed. It was the early 1970s, and Birx was a pretty girl with a bubbly personality. She waitressed... Read More

Trump-Appointed Judge Playing Defense on Presidential Powers
Courts
Trump-Appointed Judge Playing Defense on Presidential Powers

WASHINGTON — Democrats saw warning signs long before President Donald Trump nominated Neomi Rao to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. At the time, she was a White House lawyer who zealously defended Trump’s agenda.... Read More

Trump Grants Clemency to 11, Including Former Junk Bond King Michael Milken
In The News
Trump Grants Clemency to 11, Including Former Junk Bond King Michael Milken

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued a pardon Tuesday to Michael Milken, the disgraced former junk bond king who later became a prominent Los Angeles philanthropist, in a mass clemency to 11 convicted felons that marked a dramatic expansion of... Read More

From ‘Hoax’ to ‘Serious’: Why One Former Aide Thinks Trump Shifted on Climate Change
Climate
From ‘Hoax’ to ‘Serious’: Why One Former Aide Thinks Trump Shifted on Climate Change

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s declaration last month that climate change is a “serious subject” marked the completion of a yearlong shift away from his outright denial of the global threat — a shift, according to one former aide, driven... Read More

State of the Union: Trump Won’t Shake, Pelosi Rips Speech on the Eve of Impeachment Finale
In The News
State of the Union: Trump Won’t Shake, Pelosi Rips Speech on the Eve of Impeachment Finale
2020-02-05 19:20:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It started with President Donald Trump refusing to shake hands with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and ended with the speaker ripping up the president's speech in full view of  everyone in the House chamber, and thanks to television,... Read More

Key Takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union Speech
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Key Takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union Speech

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, on the eve of his likely acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial, delivered his third State of the Union address — and added to the drama with a handful of stage-managed surprises. His 78-minute remarks... Read More

Trump Expands ‘Travel Ban’ to Six More Countries, But True Impact Unclear
In The News
Trump Expands ‘Travel Ban’ to Six More Countries, But True Impact Unclear

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump marked the roughly third-year anniversary of his controversial “travel ban” on Friday by adding six African, Central and East Asian countries to the list of those whose nationals face restrictions on travel to the United... Read More

Senate Panel Approves USMCA, Moving It One Step Closer to Ratification
In The News
Senate Panel Approves USMCA, Moving It One Step Closer to Ratification
2020-01-08 14:43:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday gave its approval to the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, moving it a step closer to ratification. The 25-3 vote by the committee sent the trade deal, also known simply as USMCA, to... Read More

Voters Remain Deeply Concerned about Fiscal Irresponsibility in Washington
Federal Budget
Voters Remain Deeply Concerned about Fiscal Irresponsibility in Washington
2020-01-07 22:19:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Voters remain deeply concerned about Washington's wanton ways when it comes to spending and want leaders to take corrective action, a new survey by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation finds. The survey was conducted in December, just as... Read More

Trump Floats Mulvaney Replacements Including Mnuchin and Conway
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Trump Floats Mulvaney Replacements Including Mnuchin and Conway

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has for weeks been privately testing the idea of replacing his chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, who’s swiftly fallen out of favor with some of the president’s allies after high-profile stumbles handling the House impeachment inquiry.... Read More

Creator of Cognitive Exam That Trump Aced Demands New Training for Testers
Health
Creator of Cognitive Exam That Trump Aced Demands New Training for Testers

Last year, Dr. Ronny Jackson, then the White House physician, gave Donald Trump a standard test to detect early signs of dementia — and said the president had scored a perfect 30. “There is no indication whatsoever that he has... Read More

Pompeo Offers Sweeping View of US Foreign Policy at Economic Club Forum
Foreign Affairs
Pompeo Offers Sweeping View of US Foreign Policy at Economic Club Forum
2019-07-30 14:53:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump has ordered him to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by the 2020 election and begin the closing chapter of the nearly two-decade-old conflict. "That's... Read More

Trump Backs Down in Fight Over Census Citizenship Question
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Trump Backs Down in Fight Over Census Citizenship Question

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump backed down Thursday from his fight to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, denouncing Democrats and “extremely unfriendly” courts while essentially conceding defeat on a priority issue for his administration and reelection... Read More

White House Rejects House Panel's Request for Conway's Testimony
White House
White House Rejects House Panel's Request for Conway's Testimony

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday evening told the chairman of a House committee that Kellyanne Conway, a top aide to President Donald Trump, would not testify before the panel. Last week, a government watchdog recommended that Conway be... Read More

Trump Says He's Not Firing Kellyanne Conway in Wake of Hatch Act Report
White House
Trump Says He's Not Firing Kellyanne Conway in Wake of Hatch Act Report
2019-06-14 23:32:56
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON -  President Donald Trump said on Friday that he has no plans to fire Kellyanne Conway after an independent federal agency recommended that she be removed from her job after she repeatedly used her official position for political purposes.... Read More

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s White House Press Secretary, Is Stepping Down
White House
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s White House Press Secretary, Is Stepping Down

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, one of the most visible faces of the Trump administration, plans to leave her job at the end of the month, Trump announced Thursday in a Twitter message in which he... Read More

Trump Pushes Off War Talk on Iran, Says ‘Regime Change’ Is Not US Goal
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Trump Pushes Off War Talk on Iran, Says ‘Regime Change’ Is Not US Goal

TOKYO — The U.S. is “not looking for regime change” in Iran, President Donald Trump said Monday, distancing himself from the more bellicose views of some of his advisers amid a period of rising tensions. In recent weeks, the administration... Read More

White House Claims Without Proof That FBI Has ‘Outrageous’ Corruption Barr Will Uncover
White House
White House Claims Without Proof That FBI Has ‘Outrageous’ Corruption Barr Will Uncover

WASHINGTON — The White House on Sunday brushed aside congressional Democrats’ concerns about Atty. Gen. William Barr being handed extraordinary powers to declassify sensitive intelligence as part of a probe into the origins of the investigation into Russian efforts to... Read More

Senior Military Officers Rebel Against Trump Plan to Pardon Troops Accused of War Crimes
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Senior Military Officers Rebel Against Trump Plan to Pardon Troops Accused of War Crimes

WASHINGTON — Current and former military officers urged the White House not to pardon service members and security contractors implicated in war crimes, warning that forgiving their offenses would send a dangerous signal to U.S. troops and potential adversaries. Aides... Read More

Trump Blocks Former White House Counsel Don McGahn From Testifying to Congress
White House
Trump Blocks Former White House Counsel Don McGahn From Testifying to Congress

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump directed his former White House counsel, Donald McGahn, not to appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday despite receiving a subpoena from the panel’s Democratic chairman, the latest salvo in a battle between... Read More

White House Stiff-Arms House Judiciary Committee on Russia Investigation
White House
White House Stiff-Arms House Judiciary Committee on Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON — The White House hardened its opposition to House Democrats’ investigations Wednesday, telling lawmakers that they had no authority to examine how President Donald Trump has wielded his executive authority. The stance stiffens Trump’s already obdurate approach toward Capitol... Read More

House Judiciary Panel Votes to Hold Barr In Contempt For Failing to Release Full Mueller Report
Political News
House Judiciary Panel Votes to Hold Barr In Contempt For Failing to Release Full Mueller Report
2019-05-08 23:03:58
by Dan McCue

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt on Wednesday evening, capping a day of escalating tensions between the White House and Capitol Hill. The committee's 24-16 vote is technically a vote to... Read More

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