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Consumers, exporters could be hit by new tariffs proposed for Mexico

A new round of tariffs proposed for Mexico could prompt retaliation on Washington exports and stoke opposition in Congress.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 12:26 p.m.

D-Day at 75: Nations honor veterans, memory of fallen

With silent remembrance and respect, nations honored the fallen and the singular bravery of all Allied troops who sloshed through bloodied water to the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago …


Trump tells D-Day veterans they’re among greatest Americans

On a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach, President Donald Trump on Thursday lauded the heroism of American and Allied service members who participated in the D-Day invasion, saying they “they came …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

Trump says no deal yet with Mexico to stop 5% tariff plan

Straining to stave off threatened U.S. tariffs, Mexican and American officials claimed progress in White House talks, but President Donald Trump declared it was “not nearly enough” to halt the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

Tick tock goes the political clock as Dems weigh impeachment

The political clock is a significant factor in whether majority House Democrats launch any impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

DNC to Gov. Inslee: No debate just on climate change

Democratic National Committee tells Gov. Jay Inslee it won’t hold a debate just on climate change.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

Trump, Irish prime minister differ on Brexit, meeting venue

For the backdrop to his first official visit to Ireland, President Donald Trump wanted to promote his golf course on the nation’s rocky west coast. The Irish government countered with …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

US officials warn of climate risk as Trump dismisses it

Senior U.S. officials warned Congress on Wednesday about the threat to national security from melting ice in the Arctic as Russia and other adversaries take advantage of the increasing possibilities …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:39 p.m.

Senators launch bipartisan bid to block Saudi arms sales

Directly challenging President Donald Trump’s use of executive power, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate are banding together to introduce more than a dozen resolutions aimed at blocking the Trump …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

Trump halts fetal tissue research by government scientists

The Trump administration is ending medical research by government scientists that uses human fetal tissue, overriding the advice of scientists who say it has led to life-saving medical advances and …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Trump honors D-Day vets, discusses Vietnam deferment

President Donald Trump has joined world leaders to praise alliances and military service ahead of the anniversary of D-Day.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Plan to expand hunting, fishing in wildlife refuges revealed

The Trump administration is announcing what it calls a major expansion of hunting and fishing in the nation’s protected wildlife refuges.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 11:39 a.m.

Trump says climate change goes ‘both ways’

President Donald Trump, who has called global warming a “Chinese hoax” and pulled the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, appears similarly unmoved by an appeal from British …


Michael Gerson: To promote Donald Trump, Franklin Graham betrays the gospel

The Rev. Franklin Graham’s recent declaration of a “special day of prayer for the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump” last Sunday had a very different theological flavor.


Poor Americans likely to be hit hardest by new US tariffs

The biggest victims of President Donald Trump’s tariffs won’t necessarily be Mexicans or Chinese or young urbanites who will have to pay more for avocado toast.


Trump baby blimp flies in London as protests greet president

Thousands of protesters greeted President Donald Trump’s U.K. visit with anger and British irony Tuesday, crowding London’s government district while the U.S. leader met Prime Minister Theresa May nearby.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 3:58 p.m.

Trump eases up, makes nice with May before she steps down

Making nice at the end, President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his frequent criticism of outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the tortured Brexit deal, …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Trump-GOP split: Senators loudly oppose Mexico tariff threat

President Donald Trump says he expects to begin hitting Mexico with tariffs next week in a dispute over illegal immigration


Trump says top White House economist Kevin Hassett leaving

President Donald Trump says the White House’s top economist is leaving soon.


Congress finally to send $19B disaster aid bill to Trump

Congress is finally shipping President Donald Trump a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, a measure stalled for months by infighting, misjudgment, and a presidential feud with Democrats.


Trump meets queen, escalates feud with London mayor

Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Britain on Monday by drawing a smile from Queen Elizabeth II and stepping up a long-running feud …


White House: Trump ‘deadly serious’ about Mexico tariffs

The White House says that President Donald Trump is “deadly serious” about slapping tariffs on imports from Mexico but acknowledged there are no concrete benchmarks being set to assess whether …


Trump heads to Europe at a time of remembrance, turmoil

President Donald Trump is heading back to Europe, where on previous visits he has strained historic friendships and even insulted his hosts.


Pentagon tells White House to stop politicizing military

The Pentagon has told the White House to stop politicizing the military, amid a furor over a Trump administration order to have the Navy ship named for the late Sen. …


David Ignatius: Mueller went out like a lamb when the country needed a lion

Robert Mueller was so polite and deferential in his remarks Wednesday, so insistent on following Justice Department rules limiting his actions that, in practical terms, he ceded the ground to …


Catherine Rampell: Trump’s Mexico tariffs are deeply stupid

President Trump’s decision to impose new and higher tariffs on Mexico is so mind-bogglingly stupid, it’s hard to keep track of all the reasons it’s dumb. Here are a few.


George F. Will: The idea of an aesthetic impeachment

Democrats should face two lamentable but undeniable facts: Donald Trump was elected because many millions of Americans enjoy his boorishness. And he essentially promised to govern as a lout. Promise-keeping …


D-Day ceremony spotlights Trump’s complicated military ties

World leaders will gather in solemn assembly next week above the sandy beaches of Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing D-Day invasion of France. It’s typically a …


Trump’s feud with McCain continues, ship kept out of view

President Donald Trump and his acting defense secretary distanced themselves from an order to keep a warship rededicated in honor of the late Sen. John McCain, a frequent critic of …


Stocks slump after US expands trade war to Mexico

Stocks tumbled on Wall Street Friday after the U.S. announced plans to expand its trade war to Mexico, its third-biggest trading partner.