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Stories tagged: Donald Trump

Michael Gerson: Republican leaders are shilling for a bigot

American politics is now caught in an odd and dangerous form of escalation. The cycle begins with President Trump engaging in some form of divisive prejudice, either out of calculation …

UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Trump puts his stamp on nation’s immigration courts

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UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Trump sues House panel, NY to protect state tax returns

President Donald Trump is suing the House Ways and Means Committee and New York state officials to prevent his state tax returns from being turned over to the congressional committee.

FBI’s Wray dodges questions on Mueller report’s findings

FBI Director Christopher Wray offered a lesson Tuesday in how to dodge questions about the special counsel’s Russia investigation , offering a possible preview of what lawmakers can expect when …

UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

USDA rule would cut food stamp benefits for 3.1 million

About 3.1 million people would lose food stamp benefits under the Trump administration’s proposal to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program.

UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 12:04 p.m.

Immigration operation touted by Trump nets 35 arrests

The immigration enforcement operation touted by President Donald Trump that targeted some 2,000 people resulted in 35 arrests.

Trump announces deal with Democratic and GOP leaders on budget and debt ceiling

WASHINGTON – White House officials and congressional leaders reached a deal Monday evening to lift the nation’s debt limit and boost federal spending by about $320 billion over caps set …

UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 3:55 p.m.

Trump seeks Pakistan’s help to end long Afghanistan war

President Donald Trump claimed Monday he could end the nearly two-decade-old war in Afghanistan in a matter of days but that it would kill millions of people and wipe the …

UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 10:59 a.m.

House Republicans promise tough questions at Mueller hearing

House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump …

UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 3:58 p.m.

Deal sealed on federal budget, ensuring no shutdown, default

President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced late Monday they had struck a critical debt and budget agreement. The deal amounts to an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to …

UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 11:01 a.m.

Trump denies Iran claims it broke up U.S. ‘spy ring’

President Donald Trump on Monday denied Iran’s claim that it dismantled an elaborate U.S. spy ring tasked with monitoring key military sites, dismissing the reports as “totally false” and “more …

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Is the GOP a hate group?

Is the GOP a hate group? It’s sobering that the question can even be asked. But the inevitable answer is downright chilling.

Kathleen Parker: The color of her skin

Republicans and evangelical Christians who fail to condemn this president’s use of the pulpit to essentially put a target on a duly elected congresswoman’s back can be presumed to concur …

Marc A. Thiessen: If they won’t pass his trade deal, Trump should make Democrats own NAFTA

Donald Trump should tell Democrats that they will own NAFTA if they oppose his deal to replace it the the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Trump says he’s trying to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home

WASHINGTON – Urged on by the first lady and celebrities including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, President Donald Trump said Friday he is trying to help free rapper A$AP …

Dana Milbank: Trump has done the impossible: He has united the Democrats

Donald Trump has come to the Democrats’ rescue by reminding them, and all the world, what racism really looks like.

UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

Trump disavows ‘send her back’ cry; Omar stands defiant

President Donald Trump is chiding supporters who chanted “send her back” at NC rally

Records: Trump discussed quashing stories about affairs

Court records released Thursday show that in the days leading up to the 2016 election, President Donald Trump spoke with aides rushing to quash stories about alleged affairs he had …

Trump says not happy with backers’ ‘send her back’ chant

President Donald Trump said Thursday he was unhappy with his supporters chanting “send her back” after he assailed a young Democratic congresswoman who he’s suggested should leave the U.S.

House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute

The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship …

UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Asylum ban may further strain immigrant detention facilities

A dramatic change to U.S. asylum policy may put additional strain on overcrowded detention facilities.

UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

House set to block maverick Dem’s Trump impeachment effort

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says her chamber will derail a maverick Democrat’s drive to impeach President Donald Trump.

Trump v. Dems: ‘Racist’ and ‘socialist’ lines drawn for 2020

With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns.

Michael Gerson: Trump never takes a vacation from provocation

What is the response of Trump’s evangelical supporters when he organizes his political movement around disdain for the dispossessed? Silence. Or support. Or enthusiastic support.

Trump says US won’t sell fighter jets to Turkey

President Donald Trump says the U.S. is not going to sell F-35 fighter jets to Turkey after Ankara decided to buy a missile defense system from Russia.

George Conway: I denied that Trump was a racist. Not anymore.

Donald Trump is not some random, embittered person in a parking lot – he’s the president of the United States. By virtue of his office, he speaks for the country. …

UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: Trump ‘wrong’ to tell four Democratic congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their countries

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said President Trump was “wrong” in his suggestion that four congresswoman should go back to the countries they came from.

Trump moves to effectively end asylum at Southern border

The Trump administration said Monday it will end asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in a major escalation of the president’s battle to tamp down …

UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Leave the U.S., Trump tells liberal congresswomen of color

President Trump assails liberal congresswomen of color, tweeting that they should leave the country; Democrats unite in denouncing comments.

Marc A. Thiessen: Biden’s electability is a myth

A recent poll finds that a 45 percent plurality of voters believe Joe Biden has the best chance of beating President Trump. But what if those voters are wrong?