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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Arguments over electability are an annoying diversion

For the love of heaven, people, please stop saying “electability.”


Marc A. Thiessen: CNN tries to blame Trump for the Obama administration’s leaks

CNN tried to blame Trump for the loss of a Kremlin source, when it was really the Obama administration that was responsible for it – and did so citing a …


Kathleen Parker: Democrats’ debate had one clear winner: Trump

Watching the Democratic presidential debate Thursday night left one clear impression: Donald Trump won.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 1:32 p.m.

Appeals court revives suit against Trump over business ties

A lawsuit by restaurant workers and a prominent restaurateur and hotelier who say President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution was restored Friday by a federal appeals …


Trudy Rubin: Trump failing at solo diplomacy

“The U.S. government has a number of highly experienced, deeply talented people, but Trump has said he can do it better alone. That is the bet he has placed.” That …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 1:59 p.m.

Trump finds backing from Senate GOP on border wall move

A Republican-controlled Senate committee approved a Pentagon funding bill on Thursday, rejecting Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump’s border wall request and his moves to pay for the project …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect

The U.S. Supreme Court’s clearing of the way for the Trump administration to deny nearly all asylum claims from Central Americans was denounced by immigration advocates as a “death sentence” …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Trump administration to drop Obama-era water protection rule

The Trump administration plans to revoke an Obama-era regulation that provided federal protection to many U.S. wetlands and streams, according to two Environmental Protection Agency officials with knowledge of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 11:03 a.m.

House committee approves guidelines for impeachment hearings

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says there’s no confusion about what his committee is doing: It’s an impeachment investigation, no matter how you want to phrase it.


Local Democrats look to debate for clarity about whom to support for presidential nomination

With 20 candidates still in the running for the party’s nomination for president in 2020, most local members of the party are unwilling at this point to throw their support …


James Stavridis: There’s still a path forward with the Taliban

President Donald Trump is taking a lot of criticism for abruptly canceling talks he had hoped to sponsor between the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan at Camp David. But …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Senators pitch Trump on expanded gun background check bill

Senators pushing to require background checks for private gun sales made a fresh pitch to President Donald Trump on Wednesday amid continued gridlock over legislation to curb gun violence following …


Trump issues new, revised order to counter terrorism

A day before the anniversary of 9/11, President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an executive order to expand the administration’s ability to go after suspected terrorists and their financiers and …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

Judge sets new sentencing date for Michael Flynn

A lawyer for Michael Flynn accused federal prosecutors of misconduct on Tuesday as a judge set a December sentencing hearing for President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Trump ousts hawkish Bolton, dissenter on foreign policy

President Donald Trump has abruptly forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 5:44 p.m.

NOAA chief thanks Alabama weather office in Dorian forecast

The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration both defended the administration on Tuesday and thanked a local weather office that contradicted President Donald Trump’s claims about Hurricane Dorian …


Wall Street’s ‘Charging Bull’ has been defaced again, this time by a metal banjo

On Saturday afternoon, Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” endured yet another attack that left it with a six-inch-long gash above its brow, along with a dozen deep scratches.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Cantwell wants hearings on political pressure on scientists

Sen. Maria Cantwell calls for committee hearings on whether Trump administration is trying to “undermine science.”


Trump says peace talks with Taliban are now ‘dead’

U.S. peace talks with the Taliban are now “dead,” President Donald Trump declared Monday, one day after he abruptly canceled a secret meeting he had arranged with Taliban and Afghan …


Trump’s planned Camp David retreat with the Taliban draws flak from all sides

President Trump’s abrupt disclosure of plans to meet at Camp David with the Taliban and, separately, with Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani, drew unusual barbs from Republican lawmakers who traditionally support …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: We are living the fable of the emperor’s new clothes

President Trump’s follow-up to allegations of an altered weather chart was both predictable and pathetic.


From Cabinet to campaign, McMahon becomes Trump’s big money boss

Linda McMahon is President Donald Trump’s anointed fundraising chief. And she wants all deep-pocketed Republicans to know it.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 5:05 p.m.

Trump administration officials discuss slashing refugee cap

Trump administration officials will meet next week to discuss whether to further restrict the number of refugees accepted to into the U.S, official says


Trudy Rubin: Ending the Afghan ‘forever war’: Trump will fail by imitating Obama

As the White House prepares to announce a U.S. deal with the Taliban, Donald Trump seems poised to mimic his predecessor.


Michael Gerson: Trump has done nothing to win back the voters who left him in the midterms

The outcome of the 2016 presidential election reinforced a certain lesson. No, not that the universe is a cold, empty, meaningless void, and that hope and justice are pretty lies …


Pence defends stay at Trump property in Ireland

Pence defends his decision to stay at a Trump property in Ireland amid criticism by Democrats that he’s enriching Trump at taxpayer expense.


McConnell says he’s waiting on Trump to chart path on guns

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans are waiting on the White House to chart a path forward on gun violence legislation


Charles Lane: Mattis shows way on defying Trump

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has shown us a third possible answer to the bureaucrat’s dilemma: Limit the damage Trump does while you’re in office, resign over policy disagreements when they …


In escalating trade war, U.S. consumers may see higher prices

Americans are facing potentially higher prices for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items now that the U.S. and China have put in place their latest tariff increases …


Trump says he’ll work with Congress to stop mass shootings

President Donald Trump says his administration is committed to working with Congress to “stop the menace of mass attacks” as he bemoans the “monstrous” and “wicked” rampage by a gunman …