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Trump says US won’t sell fighter jets to Turkey

President Donald Trump says the U.S. is not going to sell F-35 fighter jets to Turkey after Ankara decided to buy a missile defense system from Russia.

George Conway: I denied that Trump was a racist. Not anymore.

Donald Trump is not some random, embittered person in a parking lot – he’s the president of the United States. By virtue of his office, he speaks for the country. …

UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: Trump ‘wrong’ to tell four Democratic congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countries

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said President Trump was “wrong” in his suggestion that four congresswoman should go back to the countries they came from.

Trump moves to effectively end asylum at Southern border

The Trump administration said Monday it will end asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in a major escalation of the president’s battle to tamp down …

UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Leave the U.S., Trump tells liberal congresswomen of color

President Trump assails liberal congresswomen of color, tweeting that they should leave the country; Democrats unite in denouncing comments.

Marc A. Thiessen: Biden’s electability is a myth

A recent poll finds that a 45 percent plurality of voters believe Joe Biden has the best chance of beating President Trump. But what if those voters are wrong?

Court order blocking contraception exemptions upheld

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court order that blocked the Trump administration from enforcing rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives. The three-judge …

UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 4:40 p.m.

Trump says he will not impose uranium quotas

President Donald Trump says he will not impose quotas on importing uranium, breaking with a Commerce Department assessment that America’s use of foreign uranium raises national security concerns

Trump unloads on Paul Ryan after ‘American Carnage’ excerpts

President Donald Trump laid into former Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan as a “baby” and a “terrible speaker” on Friday after the former congressman was quoted in a new book …

House Democrats lead push to restrict Trump on Iran strikes

The Democratic-controlled House voted Friday to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy, including a bipartisan proposal to limit President Donald Trump’s authority to make war against Iran.

UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 11:07 a.m.

Trump claims no retreat on citizenship question on census

President Donald Trump is arguing he didn’t retreat when he abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year’s census and insists his fallback will prove a more …

UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 11:08 a.m.

Trump defends Pelosi in her fight with freshmen Democrats

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is getting support from an unlikely source – the president – in her fight with freshmen Democrats.

UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 2:36 p.m.

Acosta exits; Trump’s big Cabinet turnover keeps growing

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is resigning from President Donald Trump’s Cabinet amid scrutiny of his handling of a secret plea deal with a financier accused of sexually underage girls

Man wages lonely protest in downtown Spokane against migrant ‘concentration camps’

“I don’t have either party’s name on my sign,” said Bill Compher, a 69-year-old musician and grandfather who has been demonstrating on downtown street corners. “It’s a moral question, not …

Trudy Rubin: Kim Darroch’s resignation reflects troubles in two democracies

The resignation of Britain’s ambassador to Washington was about something much bigger than President Donald Trump’s anger at leaked diplomatic cables.

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 6:38 p.m.

Trump administration plans immigration enforcement operation

The Trump administration is moving forward with a nationwide immigration enforcement operation this weekend targeting migrant families, despite loud opposition from Democrats and questions over whether it’s the best use …

Rough total for Trump’s July Fourth extravaganza: $5.4M

President Donald Trump’s July Fourth extravaganza – featuring tanks, a military flyover, and a Trump speech at the Lincoln Memorial – cost an estimated $5.4 million, according to rough figures …

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Trump applauds far-right social media provocateurs

President Donald Trump is applauding far-right social media provocateurs even as he concedes that some of them are extreme in their views

Michael Gerson: Trump celebrates America’s victories, but not its character

The celebration of American independence is supposed to be a unifying national ritual. But we are a country with profound differences over the meaning of nationhood itself.

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 11:04 a.m.

Gonzaga professor calls MAGA hats ‘undeniable symbol of white supremacy’ after student wears one to class

In a recent commentary piece, professor Jeffrey Omari recounted how he felt, as the lone African American in his classroom, when a student showed up one day wearing the ubiquitous …

Nonprofit pulls out of strip-club-sponsored golf tournament at Trump resort

President Donald Trump’s company has canceled a golf tournament that a Miami-area strip club planned to hold at his Doral, Florida, resort this weekend.

UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Trump directs government to revamp care for kidney disease

President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the government to revamp the nation’s care for kidney disease so that more people whose kidneys fail have a chance at early …

UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

U.S. appeals court sides with Trump in lawsuit involving hotel

A federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel, handing Trump a significant legal victory on …

British ambassador to the US resigns after Trump criticism

After several days of intense criticism by President Donald Trump, who called the British ambassador to Washington a “pompous fool” and said his administration would no longer work with him, …

Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional

President Donald Trump lost a major Twitter fight when a federal appeals court said he violated the First Amendment whenever he blocked a critic to silence a viewpoint.

UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 4:19 p.m.

UK envoy’s leaked views inspire more insults in Trump tweets

Leaked documents revealing the British ambassador’s critical views of the Trump administration have produced more insults and awkward politics.

UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 5:51 p.m.

Trump defends Acosta but will look into Epstein plea deal

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he would be looking “very closely” at Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s handling of a sex trafficking case involving billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, though he also …

DOJ files to halt Trump suit demanding financial documents

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday challenged a federal judge’s decision to allow a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency to move forward, asking an …

UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Trump promotes environmental record despite rollbacks

President Donald Trump is promoting what he is calling his administration’s “environmental leadership” despite its sweeping rollbacks of landmark environmental and public health protections. Critics are calling it a credulity-straining …

UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

UK hunts leaker of ambassador’s blunt Trump criticism

The British government was hunting Monday for the source of a leak of diplomatic cables from Britain’s ambassador in Washington that branded President Donald Trump’s administration “dysfunctional” and “inept.”