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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 …


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.


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.


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 10:40 a.m.

Trump gets pushback on promise of new Mexican tariffs

In a surprise announcement that could derail a major trade deal, President Donald Trump says he is placing a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pressure …


Dana Milbank: An invitation to impeach, in Mueller-speak

If Robert Mueller, a man of precise language, was not inviting Congress to impeach the president, he certainly seemed to be inviting the belief that he didn’t charge Trump with …


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Trump announces new Mexican tariffs in response to migrants

President Donald Trump is threatening to slap a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

Ex-Roger Stone aide agrees to testify before grand jury

A former aide to Trump confidant Roger Stone has agreed to testify before a grand jury initially used in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

Trump urges Roy Moore not to run for US Senate in Alabama

President Donald Trump on Wednesday discouraged Alabama Republican Roy Moore from running for U.S. Senate in 2020, saying that Moore cannot win and the “consequences will be devastating” for his …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 3:17 p.m.

Crumbling roads, spotty internet trouble small businesses

Every hour that one of The Advance Group’s trucks is stuck in highway or bridge traffic, it costs the moving company around $200. And with 40 trucks trying to get …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

McConnell: ‘We’d fill’ any Supreme Court vacancy in 2020

Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says that if a vacancy occurs on the Supreme Court during next year’s election cycle the chamber would likely confirm a GOP nominee selected by …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

Mueller: Special counsel probe did not exonerate Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday he believed he was constitutionally barred from charging President Donald Trump with a crime but pointedly emphasized that his report did not exonerate the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 3:46 p.m.

Trump team faces tough audiences as it sells Mideast plan

President Donald Trump’s top Mideast advisers face skeptical audiences as they start a tour of the region to rally support for their ‘economy-first’ plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 3:57 p.m.

Disaster aid bill again blocked in House by GOP conservative

A second conservative Republican in as many House sessions blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill Tuesday that’s a top priority for some of President Donald Trump’s most loyal …


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 11:39 a.m.

Trump in Japan: Pomp and tense circumstance

All the pomp and pageantry in the world couldn’t paper over the tensions between President Donald Trump and Japan’s Shinzo Abe on two of their most pressing issues: North Korea …


Karen Tumulty: Pelosi is a dangerous foil for a president who operates on impulse

There is something about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that allows her to unnerve President Donald Trump as seemingly no one else can.


Paul Waldman: Let’s be honest, nobody knows how impeachment would turn out

Here’s the truth: Nobody knows what the political effects of impeachment will be. Not Pelosi, not Trump, not any Democratic or Republican “strategist” – nobody.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 7:54 p.m.

Amid trade tensions, Trump and Abe prepare to tee off

Trump heads to golf with Abe after downplaying down North Korean missile tests, changes of trade deal on trip


Judge blocks Trump from building sections of border wall

A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove …


E.J. Dionne: Trump’s other cover-up

The late Steve LaTourette was right: The Republican Party is no longer interested in spending public money to solve big problems if doing so gets in the way of cutting …


Barry McCaffrey: Trump’s war-crimes pardons would dishonor our forces

A pardon by President Donald Trump of military personnel who have been convicted of battlefield crimes or are pending general court-martial would be enormously damaging to the values of the …


Federal judge blocks Trump from building wall with money secured under national emergency declaration

A federal judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

Trump cites Iran to bypass Congress on Saudi arms sales

The Trump administration on Friday invoked a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing threats the kingdom faces from Iran.


Japan’s charm campaign ready to roll: Golf, sumo await Trump

Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

The Trump administration moved Friday to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for transgender people, the latest in a series of actions that aim to reverse gains by LGBTQ …


Trump says US to send 1,500 more troops to Middle East

The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, President Donald Trump said Friday amid heightened tensions with Iran.


Dana Milbank: Slow-walking impeachment may look weak. But restraint is Democrats’ greatest strength.

Democrats are right not to emulate Trump’s insults, falsehoods and extreme partisanship as they go about their legitimate inquiries.


Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

President Donald Trump is directing the U.S. intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of the origins of the multi-year probe of whether his …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

Trump tries to steer border wall deal to North Dakota firm

President Donald Trump has personally and repeatedly urged the head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to award a border wall contract to a North Dakota construction firm whose …