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UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

‘Many people agree with me’: Trump digs in on racist tweets

Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their “broken and crime infested” countries. …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 12:11 a.m.

‘Let’s do it:’ 3 hours at the DMZ and a made-for-TV moment for Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump’s Demilitarized Zone stop was a display of “handshake diplomacy” for the history books, but also a chaotic spectacle reflective of the last-minute nature of the invitation to …


Tillerson says Kushner conducted foreign policy without him

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told Congress that an awkward encounter with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law in a Washington restaurant was an example of diplomacy being conducted behind …


Dalai Lama says Trump has a ‘lack of moral principle’

The Dalai Lama accused President Donald Trump of having a “lack of moral principle” during a television interview that aired Thursday in which the Tibetan spiritual leader also voiced renewed …


Rep. Adam Smith calls for impeachment inquiry

Rep. Adam Smith is the second member of Washington’s congressional delegation to call for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump


Trump delays a nationwide enforcement sweep to deport people living in the U.S. illegally

President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday he is delaying a nationwide sweep to deport people living in the U.S. illegally.


Trump’s threatened tariffs on hold after deal with Mexico

President Donald Trump has put on hold his plan to begin imposing tariffs on Mexico on Monday, saying the U.S. ally will take “strong measures” to reduce the flow of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

With 2020 in mind, President Trump overruled top health official on fetal tissue

The agenda for the Oval Office meeting was heavy with political and scientific significance: whether to curtail the government’s decades-long support for medical research that relies on fetal tissue from …


Feds open foreign-money investigation into Trump donor Cindy Yang

The FBI has opened a public corruption investigation into Republican donor and South Florida massage-parlor entrepreneur Li “Cindy” Yang, focusing on whether she illegally funneled money from China into the …


Hiring surge lifts economy – and Trump’s re-election chances

Surging economy is giving Trump’s re-election chances a boost


With Trump rollback, school lunch could get more white bread

More white bread could be landing on school lunch menus. The Trump administration rolled back a contested rule that required schools to serve only whole grain versions of foods.


Barr besieged by allegations of being president’s protector

Attorney General William Barr portrayed himself as an apolitical elder statesman at his confirmation hearing last January, but now he’s under fire, accused of lying and working to protect rather …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 9:31 a.m.

Trump, Dems agree infrastructure crumbling, but lack of details leave local officials uncertain

Road building has a long history of bridging the political chasm in Washington, D.C. How to pay for such infrastructure, however, can drive the wedge in.


Trump confident US-Japan trade deal can be reached ‘quickly’

President Donald Trump is expressing confidence that a bilateral trade deal between the U.S. and Japan can be reached quickly, despite differences over tariffs, as he welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo …


Former Homeland secretary took up cyber security despite White House aversion

Former DHS secretary pushed cybersecurity and election security within the Trump administration despite lack of White House coordination, people familiar with the matter say


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Democrats seek Mueller’s final full report, now decried by Trump

President Donald Trump blasted special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s final report on Friday as “total bullshit,” while the Democratic leader of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena for …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 12:26 p.m.

Mnuchin says Fed independence is important globally

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday that the Federal Reserve’s independence is important globally, while refusing to comment on President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the Fed.


Redacted Mueller report expected to be released by mid-April

Attorney General William Barr has told Congress to expect a version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation by mid-April


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers meets with Trump, top Republicans to push new trade deal with Mexico and Canada

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers emerged from a meeting at the White House on Tuesday afternoon optimistic that Congress will move forward on the president’s replacement for the North American Free …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Trump orders colleges to back free speech or lose funding

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Trump tweets U.S. endorses Israel’s Golan sovereignty, an abrupt shift in policy

President Donald Trump said Thursday it’s time to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights


After massacre, Trump downplays white nationalism threat

President Donald Trump is playing down any threat posed by racist white nationalism


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Trump, top national security officials discuss Afghanistan

President Donald Trump and his national security team had an hourlong, classified meeting on Afghanistan on Friday, a day after a top Afghan official openly complained that the Trump administration …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Policy shift means uneasy wait in Mexico for asylum seekers

Juan Carlos Perla says he spent his first night in the U.S. in a cold immigration cell with 21 others at the nation’s busiest border crossing. Fluorescent lights were always …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

Trump budget chief defends plan, says deficits will improve

President Donald Trump’s budget proposal forecasts balance in 15 years based on rosy economic predictions, deep cuts to domestic spending


Trump wrongly says Islamic State holds no land in Syria

President Donald Trump is asserting that the Islamic State group has now lost 100 percent of the territory it once controlled in Syria, but U.S. officials in Washington and accounts …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

Studies show people tend to believe informants like Cohen

We tend to believe informants like Michael Cohen, studies show and psychologists say.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Kim arrives in Vietnam for summit with Trump

Trump heads into second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un having reframed what would make a successful summit


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 2:04 p.m.

Iran foreign minister resigns as his nuclear deal teeters

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has resigned without warning, offering an “apology” to the nation as the nuclear deal he negotiated with world powers stands on the verge of …


U.S., China extend trade talks; Xi-Trump meeting may follow

U.S. and China extend trade talks through weekend, and a Xi-Trump meeting may follow in March