• Associated Press Nov 26, 2019

    Trump Visits Southern Border to Make Case for a Border Wall

    President Donald Trump flew to Texas Thursday to tour the southern border and make the case for his proposed border wall. This comes as the federal government entered its 20th day of a partial shutdown. President Trump has refused to sign any bill that doesn’t include $5.7 billion in funding for the border wall.

  • Donald Trump Nov 25, 2019

    Trump Denies Bombshell Russia Reports From NYT, Washington Post

    President Donald Trump responded to accusations of Russian collusion in two separate bombshell reports from the New York Times and the Washington Post. Trump denied that he fired former FBI Director James Comey to advance Russian interests and a Post report that he hid conversations he had with Vladimir Putin.

  • Donald Trump Apr 9, 2019

    As Mueller Release Nears, White House Renews Attacks

    President Donald Trump took a victory lap after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Russia investigation. It may have been premature. The scramble to frame the investigation’s findings in the best political light is sure to be renewed in coming days when Mueller’s report is expected to be released in redacted form. Now that the American public will get a...

  • Donald Trump Apr 5, 2019

    Trump Pivots From Closing Southern Border to Threatening Mexican Auto Tariffs in 1 Year

    Abandoning his threat to immediately seal the southern border, President Donald Trump warned instead on Thursday that he’d slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless the Mexicans do more to stop the flow of migrants and drugs to the U.S. In his latest backtrack in recent days, Trump told reporters he would try the “less drastic...

  • Donald Trump Apr 3, 2019

    Pivoting on Pledges, Trump Explores Art of the Climb-Down

    His border shutdown went from imminent to uncertain. A major health-care push was declared and then delayed. Funding cuts were inserted in his proposed budget and just as quickly taken out. President Donald Trump has been exploring the art of the climb-down. Trump pivoted on two big policy fronts this week, easing up on his threats to quickly close the...

  • Associated Press Apr 2, 2019

    Mueller Report and Border Control Looms Over Capitol Hill

    Ultimatums being fired from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are setting up showdowns this week on two major topics: immigration and Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election meddling. The Justice Department says a redacted version of Mueller’s report should be released by mid-April. Meanwhile, the Trump administration says the president is serious about shutting down the border with Mexico over...

  • Donald Trump Mar 28, 2019

    Democrats Insist Barr Release Full Mueller Report Quickly

    The battle over releasing the special counsel’s report intensified Wednesday as Democrats in Congress insisted Attorney General William Barr must quickly release its full findings. Barr said he’ll release at least a partial version in April. Skepticism mounted over Barr’s four-page synopsis, which was released Sunday and found no evidence President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with the Russian...

  • Donald Trump Mar 22, 2019

    Trump to Nominate Stephen Moore for Federal Reserve Board

    President Donald Trump said Friday that he will nominate Stephen Moore, a conservative economic analyst and frequent critic of the Federal Reserve, to fill a vacancy on the Fed’s seven-member board. Moore, a well-known and often polarizing figure in Washington political circles, served as an adviser to Trump during the 2016 campaign. In that role, he helped draft Trump’s tax...

  • Donald Trump Mar 20, 2019

    Trump Escalates Feud With Kellyanne Conway's Husband

    Kellyanne Conway’s husband is a “husband from hell” and “whack job” President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, escalating his awkward public fight with the spouse of a top aide. Trump’s feud with George Conway has played out with ever more heated rhetoric on social media. Conway, who has questioned Trump’s mental health, fired back after Trump’s latest tweet, saying the president...

  • Donald Trump Mar 20, 2019

    Trump Escalates Feud With Kellyanne Conway's Husband

    Kellyanne Conway’s husband is a “husband from hell” and “whack job” President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, escalating his awkward public fight with the spouse of a top aide. Trump’s feud with George Conway has played out with ever more heated rhetoric on social media. Conway, who has questioned Trump’s mental health, fired back after Trump’s latest tweet, saying the president...

  • Donald Trump Mar 15, 2019

    Trump Vetoes Congress' Measure Rebuking Border Order

    Unbowed by a congressional rebuke, President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday in a demonstration that he is not through fighting for his signature campaign promise, which stands largely unfulfilled 18 months before voters decide whether to grant him another term. Trump rejected an effort by Congress to block the emergency declaration he’d used to...

  • Donald Trump Mar 14, 2019

    Senate Rejects Trump Border Emergency as Republicans Defect

    In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in new ways.

  • Donald Trump Mar 14, 2019

    Senate Rejects Trump Border Emergency as Republicans Defect

    In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in new ways.

  • Donald Trump Mar 8, 2019

    Trump Budget to Include $100M for Ivanka's Women's Fund

    President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposal will include $100 million for a global women’s fund spearheaded by his daughter Ivanka Trump. She said the budget, expected to be released Monday, will include the funding for the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. The administration last month launched the government-wide project, which she leads. In a statement to The Associated Press,...

  • Donald Trump Feb 25, 2019

    Trump Extends China Tariff Deadline, Cites Progress in Talks

    President Donald Trump said Sunday he will extend a deadline to escalate tariffs on Chinese imports, citing “substantial progress” in weekend talks between the two countries. Trump tweeted that there had been “productive talks” on some of the difficult issues dividing the U.S. and China, adding that “I will be delaying the U.S. increase in tariffs now scheduled for March...

  • Donald Trump Feb 16, 2019

    Trump Tests Presidential Power, Declares Emergency at Border

    Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain to draw stiff legal challenges. In his emergency proclamation, Trump painted a dark picture of the border...

  • Donald Trump Feb 15, 2019

    Congress OKs Border Deal; Trump Will Sign It, and Declare Emergency

    Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown, but a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican boundary. Money in the bill for border barriers, about...

  • Donald Trump Feb 12, 2019

    In Texas, Trump Backs Wall While O'Rourke Rallies Opponents

    President Donald Trump charged ahead Monday with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers’ tentative deal that would give him far less than he’s been demanding and declaring he’s “setting the stage” to deliver on his signature campaign promise. In the first dueling rallies of the 2020 campaign season, Trump’s “Finish...

  • Donald Trump Feb 9, 2019

    Trump's Year 3 Aims for Dramatic Sequels to Rival Originals

    As President Donald Trump prepares to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for a second time, he’s out to replicate the suspenseful buildup, make-or-break stakes and far-flung rendezvous of their first encounter. The reality star American president will soon learn if the sequel, on this matter and many others, can compete with the original. In his third year in office,...

  • Donald Trump Feb 7, 2019

    White House Moves to Help 50 Million Women in Developing Nations Prosper

    Ivanka Trump is unveiling an effort aimed at helping 50 million women in the developing world get ahead economically over the next six years. On Thursday, the White House will officially launch the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a governmentwide project led by the senior adviser and daughter to President Donald Trump. The initiative will involve the State Department,...

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