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Trump says he’ll issue order protecting campus free speech

President Donald Trump says he will soon sign an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal resources.


Back in Brooklyn, Sanders predicts White House win in 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday returned to Brooklyn, his birthplace, for the first rally of his second presidential campaign and sought to tie his working-class background to his populist views …


Eli Lake: Trump was right to walk away from Kim

It’s an old tactic for the North Koreans. They negotiate, pocket concessions, then fail to deliver. President Donald Trump was right to walk away.


Dana Milbank: Michael Cohen is the monster Trump created

One thing rang true in Michael Cohen’s recent testimony before Congress: “I’m responsible for your silliness because I did the same thing that you are doing now for 10 years: …


Michael Gerson: What happens when you put a narcissist at the center of the universe?

What happens when a narcissist who thinks he is at the center of the universe is actually placed at the center of the universe? The whole apparatus of a political …


Trump accepts Kim’s ‘word’ he had no role in Warmbier death

President Donald Trump said Thursday he takes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “at his word” that Kim was unaware of the alleged mistreatment of an American college student who …


Farm loan delinquencies highest in 9 years as prices slump

The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and a backlash from foreign buyers over President Donald Trump’s tariffs, with a key government …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

U.S., North Korea offer dueling accounts of talks breakdown

The nuclear summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has collapsed amid a standoff over U.S. sanctions


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 8:24 a.m.

No deal: Trump, Kim summit collapses over sanctions impasse

Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un collapsed Thursday after the two sides failed to bridge a standoff over U.S. sanctions, a dispiriting end to high-stakes …


Michael Gerson: Catastrophism is the ruling ideology of the Trump era

What we have in this country are serious political disagreements, which can only be decided through political means. We are not really on a hijacked plane, or in a bloody …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Cathy McMorris Rodgers cast principled vote in opposing Trump’s emergency declaration

She’s not in leadership anymore, but Cathy McMorris Rodgers just put on a one-vote exhibition in how to lead. By example. By doing the hard thing, rather than merely saying …


Trump threatens to veto gun bills pushed by Democrats

President Donald Trump is threatening to veto two Democratic bills expanding federal background checks on gun purchases, saying they do not sufficiently protect gun owners’ Second Amendment rights.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

House OKs Democrats’ bill blocking Trump emergency; McMorris Rodgers 1 of 13 Republicans split from GOP on issue

Democrats ignored a veto threat and rammed legislation through the House Tuesday that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for his border wall, escalating a …


Facing prison, Manafort asks for leniency in Mueller case

WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort, the longtime political consultant who once led Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, asked a federal judge for leniency Monday as he faces the potential of spending the …


Ex-campaign worker for Trump sues over unwanted kiss claim

A former worker on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign claims in a lawsuit filed Monday that he abruptly grabbed her by the hand and planted an unwanted kiss on her …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 12:06 p.m.

Vietnam vows ‘maximum level’ security for Trump-Kim summit

With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on an armored train barreling through China toward Vietnam’s capital, and U.S. President Donald Trump en route to Hanoi, Vietnamese officials scrambled Monday …


Worker visas in doubt as Trump immigration crackdown widens

Immigrants with specialized skills are being denied work visas or seeing applications get caught up in lengthy bureaucratic tangles under federal changes that some consider a contradiction to President Donald …


White House fires opening salvo in budget skirmish

The White House fired an opening salvo Monday in an upcoming fight with Capitol Hill Democrats over spending on domestic agencies that face sharp budget cuts without a new budget …


Trump extends China tariff deadline, cites progress in talks

WASHINGTON – 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 …


Indictment by indictment, special counsel Robert Mueller has stitched together a Russia report in plain view

Special counsel Robert Mueller has spoken loudly, if indirectly, in court – indictment by indictment, guilty plea by guilty plea. In doing so, he tracked an elaborate Russian operation that …


Jonathan Greenberg: The 6 essential cons that define Trump’s success

Here, in roughly chronological order, are the six essential cons around which Donald Trump has built and sustained his success:


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson talks smoking age, marijuana, guns and Donald Trump in podcast

Ferguson said he’s confident the Washington Legislature will pass a bill this session increasing the legal smoking age to 21 and is eyeing a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s …


New attorney general in hot seat as Mueller report nears

William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump shouldn’t be forcing Republicans to choose fidelity to him or to the Constitution

If the goal is to build a border wall, then President Trump has made the wrong decision at every turn. In early 2018, Trump had the opportunity to secure $25 …


Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders’ hairdos for free

At a barbershop tucked away in a Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for the dye to turn his black hair the orange shade of President Donald Trump’s locks.


After surgery, Michael Cohen’s prison date postponed to May

A judge has agreed to postpone the start of ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s prison sentence by two months to May 6.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:03 p.m.

Trump wants California to pay back billions for bullet train

The Trump administration said Tuesday that it plans to cancel $929 million awarded to California’s high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion that it …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Trump moving closer to goal of creating a Space Force

President Donald Trump is moving closer toward his goal of creating a Space Force, just not as the separate military department he envisioned.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

About 100 protest Trump’s emergency wall declaration in Spokane

Protestors returned to downtown Spokane on Monday afternoon to denounce President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for his long-promised border wall.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

Washington could sue over Trump’s national emergency order

Washington is preparing to sue the federal government over President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to expand the border wall if any state funding is cut, Gov. Jay …