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UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Trump slams European automakers, threatens U.S. tariffs

President Donald Trump criticized European auto makers Friday, suggesting he could impose tariffs on imports from companies such as BMW and Mercedes unless they build more plants in the United …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

Trump intervenes, reverses planned NK sanctions with tweet

Trump’s tweet that he was reversing his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea leaves officials at the Treasury Department and observers across Washington scratching their heads.


Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s drilling plans across the U.S. because they ignore climate change

A federal judge ruled late Tuesday that the Interior Department violated federal law by failing to take into account the climate impact of its oil and gas leasing out west.


Trump names pick for FAA job as agency faces new scrutiny

President Donald Trump is announcing the nomination of a permanent administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration as the agency faces new scrutiny over its oversight of industry in the wake …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

High-level U.S., China trade talks to resume next week

Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China late next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 4:09 p.m.

FBI tracked Michael Cohen’s phones with controversial device

Michael Cohen, meet the Triggerfish.


Trump lashes out at George Conway, who has been questioning the president’s mental health

President Trump on Tuesday called the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway “a total loser,” responding to mounting questions by George Conway about the state of Trump’s mental health.


Mnuchin says he’ll protect Trump privacy if taxes requested

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested Thursday he will protect President Donald Trump’s privacy if he receives a request from House Democrats for Trump’s tax returns.


Ex-FBI official: ‘No conspiracy’ to prevent Trump’s election

A former FBI agent who helped lead the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia says “there was no conspiracy” at the agency to prevent Donald Trump from …


Senate rejection of Trump border emergency no longer certain

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to make it harder for Republicans to avoid an embarrassing Senate rebuff of President Donald Trump’s effort to steer billions of extra federal dollars …


Cohen lawyer sends letter to Congress clarifying pardon talk

Amid talk that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen again lied to Congress, Cohen’s lawyer sent a letter Tuesday to the head of the House Oversight Committee clarifying Cohen’s testimony that …


Schiff: Pelosi ‘absolutely right’ to hold back impeachment

A key House investigator said Tuesday that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “absolutely right” to hold back on impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 9:08 a.m.

Outcry over Trump’s cuts to Medicare hospital payments

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. Trump later went back on his Medicaid promise, and now he’s being criticized for steep …


Pelosi on impeaching Trump: ‘He’s just not worth it’

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi interviewed with the Washington Post.


Trump defends ‘Tim Apple’ comment, says he was saving time

President Donald Trump says he didn’t slip up when he referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as “Tim Apple” at a White House meeting.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 9:51 a.m.

Trump’s record $4.7 trillion budget relies on strong growth

President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion for his signature project, impose steep spending cuts to other domestic programs …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:49 a.m.

Out of the shadows: Loyal money man swept into Trump probes

Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, has his name on all manner of checks and documents of the company going back decades, is familiar with its …


Michael Cohen sought Trump pardon, attorney says

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, “directed his attorney” to explore a potential presidential pardon last year, his current attorney said Thursday, appearing to contradict his client’s testimony …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Governor visits Alabama tornado rubble as residents seek to recover

Alabama’s governor takes walking tour of damage from killer tornado as residents pick through what’s left of their shattered homes for anything salvageable


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

First lady visits Microsoft to discuss online safety for kids

Politics took a back seat during first lady Melania Trump’s trip to Microsoft on Monday to learn about the company’s work on accessibility and online safety for children.


House Judiciary panel launches sweeping Trump probe

The House Judiciary Committee is launching a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump, his White House, his campaign and his businesses, sending document requests to 81 people linked to …


Rand Paul says he will vote for measure blocking Trump’s emergency declaration, paving way for passage

Sen. Rand Paul is throwing his support behind a resolution that would block President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall, defying a …


Eyeing 2020, White House steps up ‘socialism’ attack on Dems

As the White House gears up for the 2020 campaign, it’s pressing the case that Democrats are rallying behind what it’s calling the policies of “socialism.”


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:49 a.m.

Warmbier’s parents blame North Korea ‘evil regime’ in son’s death

The parents of an American college student who died following months of detention in North Korea rebuked President Donald Trump on Friday, saying Kim Jong Un “and his evil regime” …


President ordered top clearance for Kushner despite concerns of Kelly, intel officials

President Donald Trump early last year directed his then-chief of staff, John Kelly, to give presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner a top-secret security clearance – a move that made Kelly so …


Cohen returns to Capitol Hill after slamming Trump as liar

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday for hours of closed-door questioning after publicly branding his former boss a racist and a con man who lied …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Trump, Kim seek common ground in talks aimed at ‘right deal’

President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un appeared to find some common ground in their high-stakes summit Thursday, with Kim suggesting an openness to denuclearization and allowing a …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

One-on-One: Trump, Kim confront North Korea’s nuke plans

With nervous world capitals looking on, President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un are beginning their second nuclear summit with a one-on-one discussion and an intimate dinner as …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Cohen says he will tell ‘my story’ in public hearing

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, said Tuesday that the American people can decide “exactly who is telling the truth” when he testifies Wednesday to the House Oversight …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 3:49 p.m.

U.S. stocks rise broadly after Trump postpones tariff increase

Stocks closed modestly higher Monday after shedding most of the gains from an early rally spurred by the Trump administration’s decision to hold off on increasing tariffs on imported Chinese …