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U.S.: Trump lawyer met Russian who offered ‘political synergy’

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered “political synergy” with the Trump election campaign and proposed a …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Parkland shooting victim’s dad joins Trump for Hanukkah

The father of a Florida school shooting victim helped the White House celebrate Hanukkah on Thursday and lauded President Donald Trump as a “fighter” who has “retaken Washington for the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Trump resort hired undocumented workers, New York Times reports

NEW YORK – Two women hired to clean at one of President Donald Trump’s golf resorts in New Jersey say they were in the country illegally when they got their …


Robert B. Reich: Trump takes on General Motors (and guess who wins?)

Donald Trump’s “America first” economic nationalism is finally crashing into the reality of America’s shareholder-first global capitalism.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

College Republicans want to build another Trump wall at WSU

The Washington State University chapter of the College Republicans wants to build another mockup of a border wall on the Pullman campus to “own the libs mercilessly” and show support …


Megan McArdle: Lessons from the revolutions

If he had run in any other year, he probably never would have become president. Limited political experience, no real connection to a mainstream party and a resume that screams …


Trump: Kim meeting likely in January or February

President Donald Trump says his next meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is likely to happen in January or February.


Max Boot: George H.W. Bush, the anti-Trump

It is hard to imagine two men more disparate in character than the 41st and 45th presidents of the United States.


Putin and Trump chat at last – and face off over Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin got his chance to talk with U.S. President Donald Trump after all – but their brief exchange over Ukraine didn’t accomplish much.


Alexandra Golikov: Why apples and skiing should make you care about the Trump climate assessment

Climate change is not a problem to be solved for future generations. It’s affecting us, now, and it’s getting worse.


Jennifer Rubin: Cohen’s plea should worry Trump

The Washington Post reports on the latest plea deal with President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen: “President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Thursday in New York to …


Charles Lane: What we should take away from the Trump-Roberts kerfuffle

Despite President Donald Trump’s allegations, Chief Justice John Roberts’ plea to respect the good faith of honest judges is what the country actually needs.


Froma Harrop: Is the economy headed to Crazytown?

“We’re in Crazytown,” President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, reportedly said of working with his boss. Is the economy headed there, as well? Actually, it’s already arrived.


Marc A. Thiessen: Chief Justice Roberts is wrong. We do have Obama judges and Trump judges.

Chief Justice John Roberts is correct that we should not have “Trump judges” or “Obama judges.” But the reality is that we do.


Eugene Robinson: Trump is not a champion of human rights, he is a clueless clown

When Riyadh, Pyongyang, Tehran and Moscow look at Washington and they don’t see a champion of freedom and human rights. They see a preening, clueless clown.


Dana Milbank: While Trump feasts on Thanksgiving, troops on the border eat rations and await Pancho Villa

President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to celebrate Thanksgiving once again at his members-only Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida, feasting on (if previous menus repeat) a 24-dish extravaganza of turkey, stuffing, …


Wesley K. Clark: I served under 8 commanders in chief. Trump doesn’t grasp the role.

As president, Donald Trump’s actions and behavior have led service members and veterans to question whether he really understands who a commander in chief is, or what he does.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits

Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for and the death toll from the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century climbed to 76, authorities said Saturday, hours after President Donald Trump surveyed …


Karen Tumulty: Does anyone love the military less than President Trump?

Nearly every day lately, President Donald Trump has found a new way to show us how little regard he has for the sacrifices of our nation’s military. The latest came …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: What journalists do

You know the only thing worse than a country where journalists ask questions? A country where they don’t.


Joe Scarborough: That was a wave, and Trumpism lost

President Donald Trump lost on Tuesday. And it was not even close.


Martin Schram: Trump and White House press corps can both use a timeout

Hours after the post-election press conference, Donald Trump’s anger exploded anew, as his White House suddenly yanked CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House press credential. All because Trump didn’t like …


Marc A. Thiessen: We survived Nixon. We’ll survive Trump.

While many seem convinced that the United States will never recover from the Donald Trump presidency, the truth is conservatism, the Republican Party and our nation survived Nixon – and …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Trump doesn’t hide that Sen. Tester is reason for Montana stop

President Donald Trump made clear Saturday during a campaign stop in Montana that he wants to defeat Democratic Sen. Jon Tester over a personal grudge as much as political ambition.


Froma Harrop: Funny how the stock market tweets come and go

Trump’s bragging tweets about the stock market will probably continue to come and go. Sophisticated investors, now as earlier, will walk past the tent.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:08 a.m.

Trump effect? Supporters of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown weigh in on president’s role in midterm contest

The party of the president rarely performs well in its first midterm after the election. With Republicans running behind President Donald Trump, supporters of both Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and …


Froma Harrop: Forget about cheaper drugs on Trump’s watch

President Trump’s plan for lowering Medicare drug costs is good, even cutting-edge. As Democrats successfully campaign on health care, Trump has come back with a proposal that could save Medicare …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

President Trump endorses Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in race against Lisa Brown

The president tweeted his support Monday night, part of a series of endorsements for eight GOP lawmakers in the run-up to the first midterm of Trump’s administration.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 11:03 a.m.

Trump vows to end birthright citizenship; Ferguson threatens suit

President Donald Trump’s declaration that he wants to end the constitutional right to citizenship for babies born in the United States to noncitizens drew quick criticism from frequent legal foe …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 6:51 a.m.

Trump renews attacks on media as ‘the true Enemy of the People’

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump lashed out anew Monday at the news media, calling it “the true Enemy of the People,” and he again blamed what he called “fraudulent” reporting …