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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

White House Escalates Fight With Congress Over McGahn Documents
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White House Escalates Fight With Congress Over McGahn Documents

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration told former White House counsel Don McGahn not to turn over documents subpoenaed by congressional investigators, escalating a battle between the two branches of government. The current White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, said in a... Read More

Trump Awards Tiger Woods the Medal of Freedom, Calling Him a ‘Legend’
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Trump Awards Tiger Woods the Medal of Freedom, Calling Him a ‘Legend’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump awarded Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House on Monday, calling the golfer “one of the greatest athletes in the history of sports.” “We are in the presence of a true... Read More

Trump Says Mueller Shouldn’t Testify to Congress, Escalating Fight With Democrats
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Trump Says Mueller Shouldn’t Testify to Congress, Escalating Fight With Democrats

WASHINGTON — President Trump declared Sunday that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III should not testify to Congress, sharply escalating his fight with House Democrats over the aftermath of Mueller’s report. “Bob Mueller should not testify,” the president tweeted on... Read More

House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Former White House Counsel McGahn
Congress
House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Former White House Counsel McGahn
2019-04-22 23:16:31
by Dan McCue

The House Judiciary Committee on Monday issued a subpoena to former White House Counsel Donald McGahn requesting that he appear before the panel on May 7. In a statement, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said he believes McGahn may... Read More

White House to Allow US Citizens to Sue Over Property Confiscated in Cuba Decades Ago
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White House to Allow US Citizens to Sue Over Property Confiscated in Cuba Decades Ago

WASHINGTON — Ending more than 20 years of practice, the Trump administration will allow U.S. citizens to sue over property confiscated from them in Cuba after the 1959 revolution, with potential defendants including the Cuban government and major European and... Read More

Senators Demand Oversight for Nuclear Energy Talks With Saudi Arabia
Foreign Affairs
Senators Demand Oversight for Nuclear Energy Talks With Saudi Arabia

Last week, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would require the  executive branch to issue quarterly reports to Congress when it allows U.S. companies to engage in nuclear energy cooperation with foreign nations. The move comes amid reports... Read More

White House Says Moving Migrants to Sanctuary Cities Under Review
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White House Says Moving Migrants to Sanctuary Cities Under Review

President Donald Trump is serious about relocating migrants to sanctuary cities, and while it’s not the administration’s first choice, it’s being reviewed and would help relieve the burden of migrants flooding border cities, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders... Read More

White House Sees Egyptian Energy Forum as a ‘Roadmap to Middle East Peace’
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White House Sees Egyptian Energy Forum as a ‘Roadmap to Middle East Peace’

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration this week asked Egyptian authorities for a seat at the table at an upcoming energy summit in Cairo, seeking a leading role in the establishment of a major gas forum in the Eastern Mediterranean, two... Read More

Mnuchin Tells House Panel He'll 'Follow the Law' on Trump Tax Returns
Congress
Mnuchin Tells House Panel He'll 'Follow the Law' on Trump Tax Returns
2019-04-09 23:53:08
by Dan McCue

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a House subcommittee Tuesday that his department intends to "follow the law" and is reviewing a request from the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee to provide six years of President Donald Trump's... Read More

Trump Fires Director of Secret Service After Mar-a-Lago Flap
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Trump Fires Director of Secret Service After Mar-a-Lago Flap
2019-04-08 20:43:03
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump fired the director of Secret Service on Monday, just 24 hours after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned in the face of withering criticism from the president regarding a spike in Central American migrants crossing the border.... Read More

White House Immigration Plan May Call for Commission on Future Visas
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White House Immigration Plan May Call for Commission on Future Visas

WASHINGTON — The White House is nearing completion of a proposal to revamp the legal immigration system that could include the creation of an independent blue-ribbon commission that would help decide how many future visas will be allocated and what... Read More

Trump Courts US Jews, Boosts Netanyahu With Call to Recognize Golan Heights as Part of Israel
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Trump Courts US Jews, Boosts Netanyahu With Call to Recognize Golan Heights as Part of Israel

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump forcefully interjected himself into Israeli politics Thursday, recognizing the Golan Heights as the country’s territory in a bid to secure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election next month — and perhaps his own a year later.... Read More

Trump Embraces Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Another Brash President Enmeshed in Scandal
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Trump Embraces Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Another Brash President Enmeshed in Scandal

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro, the new Brazilian leader dubbed the “Trump of the Tropics,” pledged cooperation Tuesday in opposing Venezuela’s socialist government, even as both took aim at a pillar of democracy: the media. Acknowledging that... Read More

White House Withholds Details on Military Cuts to Influence Veto Override Vote, Kaine Says
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White House Withholds Details on Military Cuts to Influence Veto Override Vote, Kaine Says

The White House isn’t releasing a list of military construction projects whose funding could be diverted to President Donald Trump’s border wall out of concern about the vote in Congress to override a presidential veto, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said... Read More

Spa Operator Brought Head of US Chinese Communist Party Group to Mingle With Trump Aides
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Spa Operator Brought Head of US Chinese Communist Party Group to Mingle With Trump Aides

MIAMI — South Florida day spa entrepreneur Cindy Yang — now famous for her Super Bowl party selfie with the president — used her burgeoning political access to bring Xianqin Qu, a leader from the foreign arm of the Communist... Read More

Trump Spokesman and Former Fox News Executive Bill Shine Resigns
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Trump Spokesman and Former Fox News Executive Bill Shine Resigns

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of White House Communications Director Bill Shine. Shine’s resignation comes a few days after The New Yorker posted a lengthy article suggesting Fox News has become too pro-Trump. The headline blares... Read More

Trump Reportedly ‘Ordered’ Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Be Granted Security Clearance
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Trump Reportedly ‘Ordered’ Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Be Granted Security Clearance

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly once reportedly claimed that he had been “ordered” by President Donald Trump to give Jared Kushner top-secret security clearance. Trump officially commanded his chief of staff to make it happen in May,... Read More

Trump Declares Border Emergency
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Trump Declares Border Emergency

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was brushed off by Mexico, outfoxed by Democrats and feeling abandoned by Republicans. So on Friday, he declared the national immigration emergency he had been threatening for months, casting the fate of his signature campaign promise... Read More

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