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UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 2:42 p.m.

Cuccinelli joining Trump administration in immigration role

The former attorney general of Virginia, whose name had been tossed around for months for an immigration role, will be joining the Trump administration, according to a White House official.

Prosecutors: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe is active

Prosecutors aren’t quite finished investigating campaign finance violations by President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer.

UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 10:38 a.m.

Nike, Converse, Adidas among 170 shoe retailers warning Trump against trade war

More than 170 of the nation’s largest footwear companies have sent a clear message to President Donald Trump: A trade war with China will burn a hole in Americans’ soles.

UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

McGahn defies subpoena for testimony, faces contempt vote

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler gaveled open a Trump-Russia hearing Tuesday with an empty witness chair and a stern warning that former White House Counsel Don McGahn will be held …

Former White House lawyer won’t testify after Trump direction

President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Donald McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday. A lawyer for McGahn said he would follow the president’s wishes and skip …

Judge upholds House subpoena demanding years of Trump’s financial records

President Donald Trump on Monday lost an early round of his court fight with Democrats when a federal judge ruled that the president’s accounting firm must turn over his financial …

UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 4:11 p.m.

Trump tells ex-counsel McGahn: Defy subpoena, don’t testify

President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that maintains McGahn would have immunity from …

UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 10:59 a.m.

Trump’s EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states

The residents of this 500-person town have nothing but bitter warnings for similarly situated communities now that President Donald Trump’s EPA has approved Oklahoma to be the first state to …

Dana Milbank: Trump’s not claiming executive power. He’s going for divine right.

In 1787, the framers gave us a president, not a king. On Tuesday, lawyers for President Trump gave a dissenting opinion.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s miscues on trade and drug prices

A look at the veracity of claims by political figures this week.

Trump says Iran, too, may be confused about war signals

After two weeks of mixed signals on Iran, from high-profile U.S. military moves to administration assertions that it’s not angling for war, President Donald Trump said Friday that even the …

UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 11:17 a.m.

Federal appeals court rules against Trump on ending DACA

A federal appeals court ruled Friday the Trump administration acted in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner when it sought to end an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation.

UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 12:48 p.m.

Trump delays imposing tariffs on auto imports and parts

Caught in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump decided against declaring commercial war on America’s friends: The White House said Friday that he is delaying …

New Trump immigration plan would overhaul green card system

Setting aside some of his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wanted to recruit “top talent” to the nation as he unveiled his latest …

UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 4:53 p.m.

Trump to launch new immigration overhaul push

Trump set to lay out yet another immigration plan as he tries to convince the American public and lawmakers that the legal immigration system should be overhauled

UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 4:25 p.m.

Trump’s Iran moves trigger warnings, demands from Congress

The White House’s sudden moves in the Mideast sparked alarm from Congress on Wednesday as Nancy Pelosi warned President Donald Trump off war with Iran and lawmakers in both parties …

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 2:37 p.m.

Democrats may fund parts of Trump’s $4.5B border request

Congressional Democrats are signaling a willingness to include major elements of President Donald Trump’s $4.5 billion request for humanitarian and security needs on the U.S.-Mexico border in an unrelated, widely …

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 2:39 p.m.

Judge skeptical of Trump effort to keep records from House

A federal judge suggested Tuesday he is skeptical of President Donald Trump’s efforts to block Congress from obtaining some of his financial records.

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 2:27 p.m.

Barr working with intel chiefs on Russia review

Attorney General William Barr is working with CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to examine intelligence methods used during the Russia investigation

Pentagon will shift an additional $1.5 billion to help fund Trump’s border wall

The Defense Department will reprogram an additional $1.5 billion originally designated for other U.S. military projects to help fund President Donald Trump’s border wall, acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan said …

Trump takes aim at McGahn, says he ‘had a much better chance of being fired than Mueller’

President Donald Trump on Saturday took a swipe at Donald McGahn, saying the former White House counsel “had a much better chance of being fired” than special counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump says voters don’t care about his personal tax returns

President Donald Trump is scoffing at Democrats’ attempts to pry loose his tax returns, saying his refusal to release the records as a candidate didn’t hurt him in 2016 and …

Trump lawyer Giuliani threatens, then abandons, Ukraine trip

Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has scrapped plans to visit Ukraine, citing concerns about who he would be dealing with there.

Jamie Rankin: Congress isn’t just a co-equal branch. We’re first among equals.

The three branches of U.S. government have different functions and different powers, and we operate in a dynamic relationship with one another. But the forward motion and energy must be …

House passes $19B disaster aid bill over Trump opposition

The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats …

Giuliani urges Ukraine to investigate Democrats

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer says he is urging Ukraine to open investigations that could benefit Trump politically in the United States.

After Trump invite, Iran commander says: No talks with US

A top commander in Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Friday that Tehran will not talk with the United States, an Iranian news agency reported – a day after President Donald …

UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

U.S., China talks break up hours after Trump raises tariffs

U.S.-China talks break up with no deal after Trump hikes tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports

Shawn Vestal: The 800 former federal prosecutors who signed a letter alleging Trump obstructed justice are heroes

The intensely counterfactual speech emerging continually from the White House and its emissaries is a crisis. No country built on self-governance can function when lies and misinformation, to say nothing …

Dana Milbank: No, Mitch, the case isn’t closed

Contrary to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s declaration about the Russia investigation, it isn’t “case closed” – not by a long shot.