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Belarusian model who claimed Trump information arrested in Moscow

A Belarusian model who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian interference in the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president was arrested immediately upon her arrival in …


U.S. and North Korea to hold talks on second Trump-Kim summit

High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, U.S. officials said Thursday.


Ted Koppel: Don’t expect Trump to go quietly

He is a national Rorschach test. Love him or hate him, you can’t ignore him. One way or another, Donald Trump will be renewed for another season.


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump is surrounded by leakers. Why would he trust them with his Putin notes?

Donald Trump’s restricting access to his interactions with foreign leaders is a reasonable response to all the leaks he’s faced.


Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census, the first major ruling in cases contending officials ramrodded the question through for …


EPA criminal action against polluters hits 30-year low

The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 3:27 p.m.

High drama, few results as Trump warns of ‘long’ shutdown

The White House ran quickly into the limits of trying to bypass Speaker Nancy Pelosi in shutdown negotiations when rank-and-file House Democrats declined an invitation to lunch Tuesday with President …


Trump declares he’ll ‘never back down’ in shutdown fight

WASHINGTON – With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat Monday, declaring he would “never ever …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Graham urging Trump to reopen government for a few weeks

A Republican lawmaker close to Trump says he’s pushing Trump to reopen government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before taking …


Marc A. Thiessen: Democrats were for a wall before they were against it

It is, by far and away, the stupidest government shutdown in American history. Worse, Democrats are doing it over a border wall strikingly similar to one that they almost unanimously …


Kathleen Parker: All this for that stupid wall

Now that he faces possible rejection, the wall has become a metaphor for Donald Trump’s identity, his very being-ness, and could lead to a national crisis.


Border wall GoFundMe to refund $20 million – unless donors want to give to it again

GoFundMe said Friday that it would be returning more than $20 million in donations meant to help finance the “Trump Wall” between the United States and Mexico after the effort …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Trump AG pick poised to reclaim old job in a changed capital

When William Barr was attorney general in the early 1990s, he was outspoken about some of America’s biggest problems – violent crime, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy. The “Age of Aquarius,” …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 6:12 p.m.

Pence’s pickle: How to bargain when no one speaks for Trump

The vice president has been one of the administration’s most visible emissaries during the shutdown fight, meeting with lawmakers, sitting for interviews and leading staff-level talks.


Karen Tumulty: Sister Norma wanted to show Trump what it is like on the border; he didn’t care to listen

To Sister Norma Pimentel, it sounded like a golden opportunity to touch the heart of a president, to give him a firsthand account of the suffering she sees every day. …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

Report: FBI probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russia

The New York Times reported that law enforcement officials became so concerned by President Donald Trump’s behavior in the days after he fired FBI Director James Comey that they began …


Air traffic controllers sue Trump for being forced to work with no pay

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association filed a lawsuit Friday against President Donald Trump and other top federal officials, saying they are depriving controllers of their “hard-earned compensation without the …


Bill on federal workers’ back pay in shutdown heads to Trump

President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as pressure mounts to end the three-week impasse that has closed …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 10:17 a.m.

Seattle TV station employee fired after doctored footage of Trump’s Oval Office speech aired

On Tuesday night, an estimated 43.3 million Americans hunkered down to watch President Donald Trump make an Oval Office pitch for his border wall. But viewers in the Seattle area …


Sister Norma Pimentel: Welcome to the border, Mr. President

Dear Mr. President, We welcome you to our community here in South Texas. I wish you could visit us. Our Humanitarian Respite Center has been welcoming newcomers for the past …


Gary Abernathy: The wall is Trump’s ‘read my lips’ pledge

Donald Trump’s base didn’t take him seriously on Mexico paying for the wall, but they took him literally on the wall being built. On this, he has no choice but …


Froma Harrop: If Trump really wanted to enforce immigration, he’d open the government

We who follow immigration policy closely know that the wall is a dumb idea. Closing much of the government over it is dumber still. Why is the wall a dumb …


North Korean leader reportedly committed to 2nd summit with Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly told the leader of his only major ally, China, that he is committed to setting up a second summit with President Donald …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 9:20 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: End the shutdown with a new deal on border security and DACA

Congress and the president should reopen the government by striking a new deal on border security and DACA, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said. But the Senate should vote again …


Experts say ‘national emergency’ for border wall probably wouldn’t survive legal challenge

It’s unclear how Congress, as a whole, would respond if President Donald Trump declares a national emergency in order to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, an idea he …


Max Boot: It’s hard to have a foreign policy with a president who doesn’t know his own mind

To the list of unanswerable philosophical conundrums – e.g., “What is the good life?” or “Do we have free will?” – add another: What the heck is the U.S. policy …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Should Donald Trump be impeached?

Should Donald Trump be impeached? That he will be seems likely as Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, the chamber where impeachment proceedings begin. That he deserves to …


Marc A. Thiessen: The 10 worst things Trump did in 2018

In his second year in office, President Trump did many positive things, and (last week), I offered my list of the 10 best things Trump did in 2018. But he …


Henry Olsen: Trump wants a witch hunt. Are Democrats about to give it to him?

Republicans warned that Democrats would move to impeach President Donald Trump if they gained control of the House. And right on cue, a few hours after the new majority took …


AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s super-talkative, fact-busting week

A look back at the truthfulness of claims made in the last week by President Donald Trump.