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Stories tagged: donald trump

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Trump says Justices Bader Ginsburg, Sotomayor should sit out cases involving him

A month before the Supreme Court takes up cases over his tax returns and financial records, President Donald Trump on Tuesday made the unusual suggestion that two liberal justices – …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Violence in Indian capital casts shadow over Trump’s visit

An angry group of Hindus carrying pickaxes and iron rods hurled rocks Tuesday at Muslims in a fresh round of violent protests in the Indian capital over a new citizenship …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Trump’s India visit prioritizes pageantry over policy

Prioritizing pageantry over policy, President Donald Trump basked in India’s welcoming embrace on a day that featured a mega-rally with cheering crowds, a mutual admiration show with his counterpart and …

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Living in post-integrity America

It is worth noting that every person Donald Trump pardoned or gave clemency came to his attention not through the normal machinery of government, but through inside connections or “were …

Faith and Values: Religion is supposed to bind us together; don’t use it to cast others out

Last Monday, I received an advocacy alert from a faith-based group. It was deeply concerned that the Trump administration is again willing to use “religious liberty” as a code term …

Jay Ambrose: Barr was right; the left was wrong

It is a sign of our times that Attorney General William Barr tried to do something right and some illiberal liberals, including not a few in the media, decided that …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Intelligence officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy

Intelligence officials have warned lawmakers Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help President Donald Trump get reelected.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Trump makes unconventional pick to oversee ‘deep state’

President Donald Trump has made an unconventional pick to oversee the intelligence agencies he dismisses as the “deep state.”

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to over 3 years in prison

Roger Stone, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, faces sentencing Thursday on his convictions for witness tampering and lying to Congress.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Murray’s choice for Democratic nominee: Whoever can beat Trump

Washington’s senior senator said she’s not backing any of the Democratic contenders at this point, but is open to anyone who comes out on top.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Trump ousts top defense official who certified Ukraine aid

President Donald Trump has ousted the Pentagon’s top policy official who had certified last year that the Defense Department had seen enough anti-corruption progress in Ukraine to justify releasing congressionally …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

As Trump ups attacks on Justice Dept, Barr remains in post

Even as President Donald Trump renewed his public attacks on the Justice Department on Wednesday, there was little outward worry from either end of Pennsylvania Avenue that Attorney General William …

India hastily builds wall along slum ahead of Trump visit

A 1,640-foot brick wall has been hastily erected in India’s Gujarat state ahead of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, with critics saying it was built to block the …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Trump says he knows identity of ‘Anonymous’ tell-all writer

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he knows the identity of the author known as “Anonymous,” the senior administration official who wrote an inside-the-White House account that painted the president as …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Judge refuses to delay sentencing of Trump ally Roger Stone

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to delay sentencing for Trump confidant Roger Stone on his conviction for witness tampering and lying to Congress.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

President Trump goes on clemency spree, and the list is long

President Donald Trump has gone on a clemency blitz, commuting the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoning a long list of other people.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Vote blue, no matter who?

Vote blue, no matter who? Even if the “who” sees your boys and men as Xeroxes, to be interchangeably thrown against walls? How will black people, the most loyal of …

Trump calls on Russia to stop supporting ‘atrocities’ in Syria

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump has called on Russia to stop its support for what he called the Syrian government’s “atrocities” in the country’s conflict. In a statement released …

Iran’s president: Trump doesn’t want war ahead of 2020 vote

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that he doesn’t believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Trump wants $1.5B over 10 years to revive US uranium mining

The Trump administration is asking Congress for $1.5 billion over 10 years to create a new national stockpile of U.S.-mined uranium, saying that propping up U.S. uranium production in the …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

U.S. won’t charge ex-FBI official McCabe, a Trump target

Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, closing an investigation into whether the longtime target of President Donald Trump’s ire had lied to federal officials …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Trump ignores AG Barr’s request to stop tweeting about DOJ

President Donald Trump on Friday ignored his attorney general’s public request to stop tweeting about the Justice Department, saying he had the legal right to ask the agency to intervene …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Bernie Sanders schedules campaign stop Monday in Tacoma

The Vermont senator and presidential frontrunner will appear with Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the congresswoman from Seattle who has endorsed Sanders and is helping to form health policy for the campaign. …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Barr swipes at Trump: Tweets make it ‘impossible’ to do job

Attorney General William Barr has taken a public swipe at President Donald Trump, saying the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Senate moves to limit Trump on military force against Iran

The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump’s authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Trump to transfer $3.8B from military to fund his wall

The Pentagon is slashing $3.8 billion in recently passed military funding to finance construction of the president’s long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall

Hope Hicks returning to White House

Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump’s most trusted and longest-serving aides, is returning to the White House as his reelection campaign moves into high gear.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Trump Fed nominee Shelton faces skepticism at Senate hearing

One of President Donald Trump’s nominees for the Federal Reserve came under sharp questioning Thursday from senators who expressed skepticism at her unorthodox economic views, including two Republicans who raised …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Trump slams ex-adviser John Kelly who defended key impeachment witness

President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out against former White House chief of staff John Kelly for being disloyal after the ex-adviser came to the defense of a former national …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

With impeachment over, critics see Trump ‘retribution tour’

In the week since his acquittal on impeachment charges, a fully emboldened President Donald Trump is demonstrating his determination to assert an iron grip on government, pushing his Justice Department …