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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Tweet-happy Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there.


Carl Bildt: An Arctic saga of absurdity

Canceling visits now seems to be what remains of Arctic policy for the United States.


George F. Will: Trade war shows reality of ‘America First’ in action

Donald Trump’s tariffs are hurting Americans and Americans companies in ways that should have been expected.


President Trump gives Medal of Freedom to NBA legend Bob Cousy

President Donald Trump presented 91-year-old basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, praising the Boston Celtics star as “one of the all-time greats in the …


As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump’s comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation …


Greenland fallout: Trump’s canceled trip blindsides Denmark

The prime minister of Denmark said Wednesday she is “disappointed and surprised” by U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel his visit to Denmark after she called Trump’s idea of …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 11:26 a.m.

Trump: Again open to strengthening gun background checks

President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be careful that closing what he calls “loopholes” doesn’t clear the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 11:24 a.m.

Trump signs student debt forgiveness for disabled veterans

Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of disabled military veterans will be erased under a directive President Donald Trump signed Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:33 p.m.

Trump calls Denmark leader’s comments ‘nasty’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, saying she had made “nasty” comments about his interest in having the United States purchase Greenland.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Trump moves to end limits on detention of migrant children

The Trump administration is moving to formally terminate a federal court settlement restricting how long U.S. officials can detain migrant children with their parents and replace it with a new …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Trump: Again open to strengthening gun background checks

President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be careful that closing what he calls “loopholes” doesn’t clear the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, citing ‘strong economy’

Trump’s flip-flop came after recent market volatility and economic uncertainty, and amid a debate about whether the United States was heading for a slowdown that would imperil his reelection chances. …


Trump steadily fulfills goals on religious right wish list

After a flurry of recent actions, the Trump administration is winning praise from conservative religious leaders for fulfilling many of their goals.


Trump says any Jewish people who vote for Democrats are showing ‘great disloyalty’ or ‘lack of knowledge’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that any Jewish people who vote for Democrats are showing “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” prompting an outcry from critics …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 6:09 p.m.

Trump says would be ‘appropriate’ for Russia to rejoin G-7

President Donald Trump says it would be appropriate for Russia to be readmitted to a group of the world’s major industrial nations.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 11:51 a.m.

New York, 2 other states sue over Trump immigration rule

New York state, New York City, Connecticut and Vermont sued the federal government Tuesday over new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 1:51 p.m.

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

Planned Parenthood said Monday it’s pulling out of the federal family program rather abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 10:47 a.m.

Danish PM: Trump’s idea of buying Greenland is ‘absurd’

Greenland is not for sale and U.S. President Donald Trump’s idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory in the Arctic from Denmark is “an absurd discussion,” Denmark’s prime minister said.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 10:51 a.m.

Trump dismisses worries of recession, says economy is strong

President Donald Trump dismissed concerns of recession on Sunday and offered an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week’s steep drop in the financial markets.


Trump confirms he’s interested in buying Greenland

President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that he has asked his administration to explore the possibility of buying Greenland, opining that “essentially, it’s a large real estate deal.”


Marc A. Thiessen: China does not have the upper hand in Hong Kong. Trump does.

China does not have the upper hand in this standoff; Trump does. He should use his leverage to save Hong Kong.


Dick Cheney to appear at fundraiser for Trump and RNC

Former vice president Dick Cheney and his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., are to appear at a lunch fundraiser Monday in support of President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign and …


Catherine Rampell: Trump has a dream team for mismanaging a recession

If we have an economic downturn, Donald Trump might or might not be the cause. But you know what would unequivocally be his fault, rather than fickle fortune? A badly


Eugene Robinson: Trump’s climate denial could hasten the demise of his own empire

Much of the damage this administration is doing can, and I believe will, be repaired after Donald Trump is gone. But we will never get back the precious time he …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Trump ties U.S. success to 2nd term: ‘You have to vote for me’

President Donald Trump sought to reassure his supporters about the state of the U.S. economy despite the stock market volatility and told rallygoers in New Hampshire that their financial security …


Washington takes lead in 13-state legal challenge to immigration rule

In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Richland on Wednesday, the states contend the Trump administration is attempting a “radical overhaul of federal immigration law” with the final …


ICE raids raise question: What about the employers?

The images of children crying after their parents were arrested in a massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a longstanding complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

Administration takes step to relax trucker drive-time rules

The Trump administration has taken a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, winning praise from the trucking industry …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

Army veteran pleads not guilty in anthem assault on teen

An Army veteran pleaded not guilty to assaulting a 13-year-old boy who the suspect said refused to remove his hat during the national anthem at a rodeo in Montana.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Unified Dems press Trump, GOP on curbing guns

Democrats pressed President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to approve House-passed legislation expanding background checks and to take other steps curbing guns, in an offensive …