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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 …


How Fredo, the tragic ‘Godfather’ character, became an insult wielded by Trump

Alfredo Corleone has been synonymous with weakness and failure since Mario Puzo’s 1969 best-selling novel “The Godfather” led to two Best Picture-winning films. And on Tuesday, President Donald Trump taunted …


Robert J. Samuelson: Is the economy turning against Trump?

There is growing evidence of a possible recession. If one materializes, President Trump could lose his most powerful argument for reelection: a strong economy.


Trump, McConnell campaigns sell ‘Back-to-Back Supreme Court Champs’ T-shirts

The re-election campaigns of President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Monday unveiled a new T-shirt touting the duo as “Back-to-Back Supreme Court Champs,” in a …


Universal cancels controversial ‘Hunt’ in wake of shootings

Universal Pictures has canceled the planned September release of its controversial social satire “The Hunt,” in the wake of recent mass shootings and amid criticism from President Donald Trump.


Ann McFeatters: McConnell might be worse than Trump

Perhaps even more than the morally bankrupt Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell is the worst among us. He is one of the most powerful people in the world but doesn’t understand …


Marc A. Thiessen: If Trump is to responsible for El Paso, Democrats are responsible for Dayton

If Democrats want to play politics with mass murder, it works both ways.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Former-FBI official Andrew McCabe sues over his firing

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has sued the FBI and the Justice Department over his firing


GOP freezes Twitter spending after McConnell account locked

The Republican Party, the Trump campaign and other GOP organizations said Thursday that they are freezing their spending on Twitter to protest the platform’s treatment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 12:02 p.m.

Man in anthem attack convinced Trump ordered it, lawyer says

A Montana man charged with assaulting a 13-year-old boy who refused to remove his hat during the national anthem believed he was doing what President Donald Trump wanted him to …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 11:57 a.m.

Trump says he’s considering commutation for Blagojevich

President Donald Trump says he’s “very strongly” considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is serving a 14-year prison term for multiple federal corruption convictions.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers defends right to own guns, criticizes Donald Trump’s rhetoric in Spokane town hall

The eight-term congresswoman said she couldn’t support a ban on the sale of assault-style weapons but would support laws that would create a path for guns to be taken away …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Trump administration to seek Britain trade deal after Brexit

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration will pursue a free-trade agreement with Britain as soon as possible after Britain leaves the European Union.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Protesters chant as Trump visits Dayton, El Paso

President Donald Trump defended his rhetoric Wednesday as he headed out to offer a message of healing and unity in El Paso and Dayton, where he was to be met …


Democrats: Trump should demand Senate vote on gun bill

If President Donald Trump is serious about strengthening gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings, he should demand that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put a House-passed bill …


Stocks around the world slide as trade war worsens

Stocks tanked again Monday on worries that President Donald Trump’s worsening trade war will threaten a global recession and drag profits for companies even lower.


Beto O’Rourke: Trump ‘is inciting racism and violence in this country’

Former congressman Beto O’Rourke had already delivered forceful criticism of the president when a reporter asked him about President Donald Trump’s response to a mass shooting in his hometown of …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Trump vows urgent action after shootings, offers few details

Speaking out against weekend mass shootings that rocked a nation, President Donald Trump on Monday called for bipartisan solutions to the bloodshed but offered few details and faced pointed questions …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 1:22 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to appear at town hall Wednesday at Gonzaga University

The congresswoman is scheduled to speak for an hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Spokane. In recent weeks, she’s criticized President Donald Trump for personally attacking Democratic lawmakers in Congress …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump was wrong to attack Cummings, but right about Baltimore

President Trump was wrong to personally attack Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D.-Md., a man widely respected by both Democrats and Republicans alike. But Trump was absolutely right when he called …


Trump signs bipartisan budget and debt deal into law

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a bipartisan debt increase and new set of spending limits that would help lock in spending increases for the Pentagon and elsewhere in the …


Trump pick for national intelligence director is withdrawing

President Donald Trump says his pick for national intelligence director has decided to withdraw from the running, citing unfair media coverage.