Stories tagged: President
Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Democrat calls foul after panel strikes war powers measure
A House Democrat is accusing Republican leaders of “underhanded” tactics after a GOP-controlled panel stripped her amendment to force a debate on new presidential war powers from the 2018 military …
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Idaho to handle voter info request using public record law
Idaho officials will treat a request for voter records from President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged voter fraud as a public records request, Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
Sean Spicer says he doesn’t face reporters on TV because it would distract from the president
President Donald Trump’s press secretary went more than a week without facing the press on TV, the Washington Post noted. The White House seems to be making a habit of …
Wed., June 21, 2017
Rubin: Macron’s remarkable rise an encouraging sign
But bottom line, a centrist candidate who can rise above party divisions can woo disheartened voters and trump a populist’s appeal.
Wed., June 14, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Comey spotlighted the fuzz-free truth
The difference between the Kremlin and the White House is that, in Russia, government officials and the state-owned media faithfully parrot Putin’s narrative.
Mon., June 12, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Should we grade Trump on a curve?
The GOP asks us to put their party above our country, to grade this presidency on a curve like you would a poor student who was trying real hard.
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team
President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team’s inability to contain the burgeoning crisis …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Brazil’s Temer: ‘I won’t resign’ amid corruption allegations
Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday rejected calls for his resignation, saying he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to a former lawmaker jailed for …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
French president talks to Putin, faces uproar over media access
French President Emmanuel Macron held a special security meeting, spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and convened his Cabinet for the first time Thursday – all under a growing cloud …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
Trump signs $1 trillion spending bill, keeps government open
President Donald Trump signed his first piece of major legislation on Friday, a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government operating through September.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 8 p.m.
Sheldon Adelson, corporate interests boost Trump inaugural fundraising to record levels
Casino magnate and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson donated $5 million to President Donald Trump’s inaugural festivities, as corporate interests and lobbyists lifted the inaugural committee’s fundraising to record levels.
Sun., April 16, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Against all odds, a communist soars in French election polls
In the latest plot twist in France’s highly contentious presidential election, Jean-Luc Milenchon – an outspoken 65-year-old leftist who often appears on the campaign trail via hologram and who has …
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
‘Prediction professor’ lays out eight reasons Trump could be impeached
American University Professor Allan Lichtman was one of the few professional prognosticators to call President Donald Trump’s win in November. And he made a second prediction, too (though, this time, …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
Analysis: For Trump, an overnight evolution on Syria
President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to order airstrikes against the Syrian government was an overnight evolution for a president who long warned against deeper American involvement in one of the …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
President of Mormon church hospitalized in Salt Lake City
The 89-year-old president of the Mormon church has been hospitalized in Salt Lake City.
Wed., March 15, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Philippine lawmaker seeks to impeach President Duterte
A Philippine lawmaker filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday because of the thousands of deaths that have happened in his anti-drug crackdown and for alleged corruption, …
Wed., March 15, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Trump’s first budget boosts military, cuts domestic programs
President Donald Trump has finalized his first budget for the federal government, a blueprint that would make deep cuts in the Environmental Protection Agency and other domestic programs while significantly …
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
South Korea’s president formally ousted by court
In a historic ruling Friday, South Korea’s Constitutional Court formally removed impeached President Park Geun-hye from office over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil, worsened …
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Trump drops pipeline’s US steel requirement
A few weeks ago, when President Donald Trump signed a directive clearing several hurdles out of the way of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the White House touted a new …
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Supporters gather for ‘March 4 Trump’ rallies around US
From Colorado’s state Capitol to Trump Tower in New York and the Washington Monument, groups of hundreds of people rallied for President Trump on Saturday, waving “Deplorables for Trump” signs …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 7:24 p.m.
The latest: Trump’s speech to Congress
The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress Tuesday night.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Trump administration blocks changes on coal mining royalties
The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Trump says he won’t attend correspondents dinner this spring
President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won’t be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner – sparing himself the dubious …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
New John F. Kennedy stamp marks centennial of his birth
The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75
Roughly 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were sent to desolate camps that dotted the West because the government claimed they might plot against the U.S. Thousands were elderly, disabled, children …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Trump rallies supporters, tears into ‘dishonest media’
Just four weeks into his administration, President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Florida on Saturday, repeating his political promises and continuing his attacks on the “dishonest media.”
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
AP Exclusive: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly
Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state’s toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
C-SPAN survey lists top presidents: Lincoln, Washington, FDR
Just in time for Presidents Day, a new survey of historians on presidential leadership gives the top five slots to Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
Trump says ‘I inherited a mess,’ blasts media, detractors at combative news conference
President Donald Trump aired his grievances against the news media, the intelligence community and his detractors in a sprawling stream-of-consciousness news conference Thursday, capping an extraordinary four weeks in office …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Trump seeks pause in legal fight with revised travel ban
The Trump administration said in court documents on Thursday it wants a pause in the legal fight over its ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, so it can …