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White House Rejects Compromise in Shutdown, Border Wall Dispute With Congress
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White House Rejects Compromise in Shutdown, Border Wall Dispute With Congress

The Trump administration signaled Sunday that it would not compromise to avert a partial government shutdown at the end of this week. Senior White House policy adviser Stephen Miller said “we’re going to do... Read More

Trump, After Public Frustration, Picks Budget Chief Mick Mulvaney as His Acting Chief of Staff
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Trump, After Public Frustration, Picks Budget Chief Mick Mulvaney as His Acting Chief of Staff

President Donald Trump on Friday named Mick Mulvaney, now his budget director, as his acting chief of staff, only temporarily solving a management and public relations problem that has consumed the White House in the... Read More

Meadows Won’t Be Next White House Chief of Staff
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Meadows Won’t Be Next White House Chief of Staff

Rep. Mark Meadows, a fierce defender of President Donald Trump, will not be the next White House chief of staff, the White House announced Wednesday. Meadows, R-N.C., had been considered a candidate to replace outgoing chief John Kelly... Read More

Trump Claims He’s Not Concerned About Impeachment, Calls His Campaign’s Russia Ties ‘Peanut Stuff’
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Trump Claims He’s Not Concerned About Impeachment, Calls His Campaign’s Russia Ties ‘Peanut Stuff’

President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday he’s not concerned about being impeached because his connections to Russia are “peanut stuff” and the campaign finance crimes he’s been implicated in are actually civil violations. Read More

Trump Says He Would Be ‘Proud’ to Shut Down Government Over Border Wall Funding
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Trump Says He Would Be ‘Proud’ to Shut Down Government Over Border Wall Funding

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he would be “proud” to shut down the government later this month if he can’t get taxpayer money to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico. The remarks were aimed at... Read More

Chief of Staff Kelly Leaving White House at End of the Year, Trump Says
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Chief of Staff Kelly Leaving White House at End of the Year, Trump Says

John F. Kelly, the retired four-star Marine general who became President Donald Trump’s second chief of staff, will be leaving that post by month’s end after struggling for a year and a half to bring order to a ... Read More

John Kelly Questioned by Mueller Investigators Amid Speculation About His White House Exit
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John Kelly Questioned by Mueller Investigators Amid Speculation About His White House Exit

White House chief of staff John Kelly was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team in recent months, according to a report Friday. The questioning of Kelly regarding potential obstruction of justice on the part of President Donald Trump... Read More

Trump Administration Reportedly Will Announce Ban on Bump Stocks
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Trump Administration Reportedly Will Announce Ban on Bump Stocks

Fourteen months after a shooter using semiautomatic rifles fitted with a “bump stock” device to make them fire faster killed 58 people at a Las Vegas music festival, the Trump administration is reportedly preparing a ban... Read More

Trump’s Claim of Bias by New York AG Rejected in Foundation Suit
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Trump’s Claim of Bias by New York AG Rejected in Foundation Suit

President Donald Trump’s claim that a New York lawsuit against his personal charitable foundation was motivated by political bias of the state attorney general’s office was rejected by a judge. Read More

Trump Calls for Wall Funding After Claiming He’s Closed Border
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Trump Calls for Wall Funding After Claiming He’s Closed Border

President Donald Trump called on lawmakers to fund his proposed wall along the Mexico-U.S. border, a day after he said he’d ordered parts of it closed. Read More

Trump Submits Written Responses to Special Counsel Robert Mueller
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Trump Submits Written Responses to Special Counsel Robert Mueller

President Donald Trump finally turned over written answers to questions from Robert Mueller on Tuesday, the president’s legal team confirmed, ending months of back-and-forth negotiations and drawing the special counsel’s Russia investigation one step closer to an end. Read More

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Trump Says He’ll Turn Over Answers to Questions by Special Counsel Next Week

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will turn in written answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller next week. Trump was speaking as he left the White House for a trip to California. When asked if he... Read More

Trump Reportedly Wants to Cut Off Disaster Relief Funds to Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Trump Reportedly Wants to Cut Off Disaster Relief Funds to Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump reportedly plans to stop financial aid to millions of Americans in Puerto Rico still dealing with the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. The president believes, without evidence, that the Puerto Rican government is using the disaster relief ... Read More

Jeff Sessions Forced Out by Trump, Setting Up Likely Clash Over Russia Probe
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Jeff Sessions Forced Out by Trump, Setting Up Likely Clash Over Russia Probe

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to resign Wednesday, ending a tortured relationship with President Donald Trump and opening what could be a historic fight over the sprawling criminal investigation that has clouded... Read More

ICYMI: Senate Dems Press for Disclosure of Trump Biz Ties to Saudi Arabia
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ICYMI: Senate Dems Press for Disclosure of Trump Biz Ties to Saudi Arabia
2018-10-19 17:44:18
by TWN Staff

This week, 11 Senate Dems sent a letter to President Trump and the Trump Organization seeking a full accounting of any financial ties between the Trump Organization and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The senators’ letter ... Read More

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stop Teenagers’ Climate Lawsuit
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Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Stop Teenagers’ Climate Lawsuit

October 19, 2018 By Greg Stohr WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court stop a novel and sweeping lawsuit pressed by children and teenagers seeking to force the federal government to take steps against climate change.... Read More

The Russia Investigation Shadows Trump’s Presidency, but Few Democrats Campaign on It
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The Russia Investigation Shadows Trump’s Presidency, but Few Democrats Campaign on It

This summer, with the midterm elections only months away, Democratic pollster Celinda Lake worried that her party was failing to capitalize politically on the investigation of Russian interference in the last presidential... Read More

FULL VIDEO: Arizona Senate Debate
2018 Midterms
FULL VIDEO: Arizona Senate Debate

Candidates for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated at an event hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. They discussed the Trump administration, tariffs, Supreme Court ... Read More

Actually, There Are No 'Adults in the Room' at the White House
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Actually, There Are No 'Adults in the Room' at the White House
2018-09-11 01:01:18
by Leonard Pitts

For a man who places such a premium on loyalty, Donald Trump inspires remarkably little. Bad enough his administration is a sieve, embarrassing accounts of bungled phone calls with foreign leaders and cheeseburger-fueled rants with cronies regularly showing up in... Read More

Democracy Has Become a Useful Excuse for Endless Foreign Meddling
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Democracy Has Become a Useful Excuse for Endless Foreign Meddling
2018-08-28 00:55:04
by Rachel Marsden

Am I the only one sick of hearing about how we should launch headlong into another conflict in the name of democracy? Read More

Can We Get an Annulment Instead of an Impeachment?
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Can We Get an Annulment Instead of an Impeachment?
2018-08-27 00:57:50
by Robert B. Reich

The only way I can see the end of the Donald Trump presidency is if there's overwhelming evidence he rigged the 2016 election -- in which case impeachment isn't an adequate remedy. Read More

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