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Karen Tumulty: Pelosi is a dangerous foil for a president who operates on impulse

There is something about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that allows her to unnerve President Donald Trump as seemingly no one else can.


Let’s be honest: Nobody knows how impeachment would turn out

Here’s the truth: Nobody knows what the political effects of impeachment will be. Not Pelosi, not Trump, not any Democratic or Republican “strategist” – nobody.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 7:54 p.m.

Amid trade tensions, Trump and Abe prepare to tee off

Trump heads to golf with Abe after downplaying down North Korean missile tests, changes of trade deal on trip


Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall

A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove …


Barry McCaffrey: Trump’s war-crimes pardons would dishonor our forces

A pardon by President Donald Trump of military personnel who have been convicted of battlefield crimes or are pending general court-martial would be enormously damaging to the values of the …


E.J. Dionne: Trump’s other cover-up

The late Steve LaTourette was right: The Republican Party is no longer interested in spending public money to solve big problems if doing so gets in the way of cutting …


Federal judge blocks Trump from building wall with money secured under national emergency declaration

A federal judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

Trump cites Iran to bypass Congress on Saudi arms sales

The Trump administration on Friday invoked a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing threats the kingdom faces from Iran.


Japan’s charm campaign ready to roll: Golf, sumo await Trump

Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

The Trump administration moved Friday to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for transgender people, the latest in a series of actions that aim to reverse gains by LGBTQ …


Trump says US to send 1,500 more troops to Middle East

The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, President Donald Trump said Friday amid heightened tensions with Iran.


Dana Milbank: Slow-walking impeachment may look weak. But restraint is Democrats’ greatest strength.

Democrats are right not to emulate Trump’s insults, falsehoods and extreme partisanship as they go about their legitimate inquiries.


Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

President Donald Trump is directing the U.S. intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of the origins of the multi-year probe of whether his …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

Trump tries to steer border wall deal to North Dakota firm

President Donald Trump has personally and repeatedly urged the head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to award a border wall contract to a North Dakota construction firm whose …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

Supreme Court: ‘Faithless electors’ can be fined $1,000

“Faithless” electors’ rights aren’t violated by the state’s $1,000 fine for casting a ballot for someone who didn’t win the presidential contest.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 10:44 a.m.

Bank CEO charged with trying to trade loans for Trump post

A banker who prosecutors say tried to buy himself a senior post in President Donald Trump’s administration by making risky loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was arrested …


Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 3:06 p.m.

NY puts Democrats a step closer to getting Trump tax returns

New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump’s state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

Trump stalks out on Democrats, demands end of investigations

President Donald Trump abruptly quit a meeting with congressional Democrats Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with them unless they drop their investigations in the aftermath …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 10:49 a.m.

Mnuchin: Draft IRS memo doesn’t undermine rationale to block release of Trump’s tax returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that a confidential IRS memo does not undermine the agency’s justification for denying lawmakers’ request for President Donald Trump’s tax returns.


Democratic impeachment calls swell as McGahn defies subpoena

President Donald Trump’s open defiance of Congress sharpened calls from some Democrats to start impeachment proceedings


Some Democrats see Fox as a helpful link to voters

In the gymnasium of Stevens High School, just before 7 p.m., Chris Wallace stepped onto the red-carpeted, Fox News-branded stage for his first-ever town hall. The host of “Fox News …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 2:42 p.m.

Cuccinelli joining Trump administration in immigration role

The former attorney general of Virginia, whose name had been tossed around for months for an immigration role, will be joining the Trump administration, according to a White House official.


Prosecutors: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe is active

Prosecutors aren’t quite finished investigating campaign finance violations by President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 10:38 a.m.

Nike, Converse, Adidas among 170 shoe retailers warning Trump against trade war

More than 170 of the nation’s largest footwear companies have sent a clear message to President Donald Trump: A trade war with China will burn a hole in Americans’ soles.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

McGahn defies subpoena for testimony, faces contempt vote

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler gaveled open a Trump-Russia hearing Tuesday with an empty witness chair and a stern warning that former White House Counsel Don McGahn will be held …


Former White House lawyer won’t testify after Trump direction

President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Donald McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday. A lawyer for McGahn said he would follow the president’s wishes and skip …


Judge upholds House subpoena demanding years of Trump’s financial records

President Donald Trump on Monday lost an early round of his court fight with Democrats when a federal judge ruled that the president’s accounting firm must turn over his financial …


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 4:11 p.m.

Trump tells ex-counsel McGahn: Defy subpoena, don’t testify

President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that maintains McGahn would have immunity from …


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 10:59 a.m.

Trump’s EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states

The residents of this 500-person town have nothing but bitter warnings for similarly situated communities now that President Donald Trump’s EPA has approved Oklahoma to be the first state to …