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Trump laments G-7 move from Doral after bipartisan pushback

President Donald Trump is lamenting that he was forced to move next year’s Group of Seven summit from his private golf club in Florida after bipartisan criticism that he was …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 20, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Donald Trump Jr.: provocateur, preacher for father

Donald Trump Jr. serves as provocateur and preacher for his father, and he’s never shied away from a political fight.


Mitch McConnell: Withdrawing from Syria is a grave mistake

Withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria will leave the American people and homeland less safe, embolden our enemies and weaken important alliances.


Kathleen Parker: Yet again, the truth outed

Sometimes truth is so eager to be heard that it slips past the speaker’s tongue without his conscious cooperation. Enter acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.


Doug Sosnik: What to expect when you are expecting impeachment

Anyone who thinks an impeachment inquiry is helpful to a sitting president has never worked in a White House where the boss is under the constant threat of removal from …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Mattis jabs Trump in comedic address; critics say former secretary should go further

For the last year, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has taken heat for his reluctance to directly criticize President Donald Trump, especially after he resigned from the position in protest …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 10:57 a.m.

White House: Ukraine aid held up partly over election probe

The White House acknowledged that President Donald Trump’s decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the …


Dana Milbank: The world is staring at Trump, mouth agape

President Trump stood in a crowded East Room on Wednesday afternoon with the Italian president at his side, scores of aides and reporters at his feet, and a bank of …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

In unprecedented move, Trump awards next G-7 summit to his own Miami-area resort

President Donald Trump has awarded the 2020 G-7 Summit of world leaders to his own private company, scheduling the summit for June at his Trump Doral golf resort outside Miami, …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

US envoy says Giuliani was given role on Ukraine policy

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union said Thursday that President Donald Trump directed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine policy and …


Trump rule may mean 1 million kids lose automatic free lunch

Nearly a million children could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal that would reduce the number of people who get food stamps.


Trump says he thought grieving parents wanted to meet driver

President Donald Trump says he thought the grieving parents of a British teenager who was killed in a car crash involving an American diplomat’s wife wanted to meet with the …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 11:11 a.m.

Book: Trump mulled order to close parts of VA health system

Eager for changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Donald Trump toyed early on with issuing an executive order to close parts of the VA health system without consulting …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Trump dismisses Syria concerns; Dems walk out of WH meeting

Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America’s partners against IS …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Former Pompeo aide testifies; Senate talks impeachment trial

The swift-moving impeachment probe pushed onward Wednesday as a former top State Department aide testified that the Trump administration’s politicization of foreign policy contributed to his resignation, while the Senate …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 11:53 a.m.

Presidential candidates seek money from key areas in Washington

President Donald Trump has received more campaign contributions from Washington and Spokane-area residents than any Democratic candidate still in the 2020 race.


White House: Trump condemns violent parody, hasn’t seen it

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump “strongly condemns” a graphic and violent parody video that depicts a likeness of him shooting and stabbing opponents and members of the news media, the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 3:07 p.m.

Ex-National Security Council official testifying to Congress

Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, was testifying to Congress behind closed doors Monday, the latest former Trump administration official to be subpoenaed as part …


Trump orders withdrawal of U.S. forces from northern Syria, administration scrambles

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria left the region in upheaval Sunday and the administration scrambling to respond to fast-moving events.


Voters weary of more investigations as impeachment ramps up

Polling finds that support for the impeachment inquiry has grown since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the start of one last month following a whistleblower complaint.


Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese firm’s board

Hunter Biden is stepping down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm.


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump’s cry that America is fighting ‘endless wars’ is a canard

After watching President Trump abandon our allies in Syria to be slaughtered, why would anyone step forward to help America in the fight against Islamist radicalism?


Kathleen Parker: The malevolent aura of Donald J. Trump

Where have you gone, dear Rudy? While we’re at it, what happened to Lindsey?


Catherine Rampell: The deficit has gotten worse. This shouldn’t be a surprise.

This week, the Congressional Budget Office released its latest estimate for the federal budget deficit for the fiscal year that just ended. The number – nearly $1 trillion – should …


Tom Mueller: Whistleblowers say aloud what many of us think in silence

Welcome to the golden age of whistleblowers. It’s a shame we are here, but a relief that a few brave souls still walk among us.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Trump: Kevin McAleenan out at Homeland Security

Kevin McAleenan is stepping down from his post as acting Homeland Security secretary after six months on the job, President Donald Trump announced Friday. McAleenan told The Associated Press that …


Dems, Muslims rip Trump attack on Somalis; rue GOP silence

Minnesota Democrats, Muslims and other groups condemned President Donald Trump on Friday for criticizing the state for welcoming so many Somali refugees, and they called out Republican leaders for failing …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Appeals court rules House should get Trump financial records

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that President Donald Trump’s financial records must be turned over to the House of Representatives.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 12:51 p.m.

Arrests may cloud district-switching Republican’s comeback

Former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions’ climb back into Congress was already off to a rough start, with some in his own party suggesting he was carpetbagging by leaving the Dallas …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Former envoy defies Trump, testifies he pushed to oust her

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told lawmakers Friday that the State Department was pressured by President Donald Trump to remove her from position