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Israel moves to name Golan settlement after Trump

RAMAT TRUMP, Golan Heights – The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights. …

Ann McFeatters: Swampier than ever

Now that we have absolute proof Russia interfered in the 2016 election and knows it is free to intervene in the 2020 U.S. elections with impunity, let us turn to …

Froma Harrop: Tweets, stock prices and Donald Trump

President Donald Trump’s tweets often set off big gyrations in stock prices. Anyone who knows of the tweets in advance could make a fortune, though not legally.

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

Doctors will conduct health checks at facility with preemie

Advocates say doctors will be allowed to conduct health assessments at same facility where a teenage mother and her newborn premature baby were found this week

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 6:16 p.m.

Harriet Tubman $20 bill redesign was underway before Trump administration delay, report says

The work to redesign the $20 bill and affix an image of Harriet Tubman as its centerpiece was well underway before the Trump administration delayed the plans, according to a …

Trump says he won’t fire Conway over Hatch Act violations

President Donald Trump says he won’t fire White House counselor Kellyanne Conway after a federal watchdog agency recommended her removal for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by …

UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

Trump says he’d ‘of course’ tell FBI if he gets foreign dirt

President Donald Trump appears to be walking back his comments earlier this week that he might not contact law enforcement if he were to be offered

Trump says he plans to keep criticizing Fed over rates

President Donald Trump says he has no intention of ending his public attacks on the Federal Reserve’s interest rate policies even though he knows he has made Chairman Jerome Powell’s …

Jonah Goldberg: As with superheroes, Trump’s superpowers have their limitations

The power of Donald Trump’s insults is apparently limited to members of his own party.

UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 3:11 p.m.

Federal agency recommends White House aide Conway be fired

Taking unprecedented action, a federal watchdog agency recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent defenders, counselor Kellyanne Conway, for repeatedly violating a law that limits …

Trump says he’d ‘want to hear’ foreign dirt on 2020 rivals

Trump says if a foreign power were offering dirt on his 2020 opponent, he’d be open to accepting it

Confusion abounds as Trump’s July 4 plans remain a mystery

With three weeks to go, exactly what’s going to happen in Washington on the Fourth of July remains a subject of intense confusion because of President Donald Trump plans to …

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Trump: US sending 1,000 more troops to ally Poland

President Donald Trump says he is considering moving about 2,000 additional U.S. troops into Poland from Germany or elsewhere in Europe.

Businesses showing discontent with Trump’s trade policies

President Donald Trump’s aggressive and wildly unpredictable use of tariffs is spooking American business groups, which have long formed a potent force in his Republican Party.

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

House panel votes to hold top US officials in contempt

A House committee has voted to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress

UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Pelosi says Dems ‘not even close’ to starting impeachment

Brushing aside calls for impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi says “it’s not even close” to having enough support in the House, while Democrats pushed forward on other fronts to investigate President …

UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

Trump, Biden trade insults during dueling Iowa visits

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are assailing each other during overlapping visits to Iowa on Tuesday, previewing what the country might get in next year’s election if Biden …

Attorney General Bob Ferguson sues Trump administration over water quality standards in Spokane River

The lawsuit alleges violations of federal law in the EPA’s decision last month to lessen standards for pollutants allowed into Washington waterways. The decision, which comes two years after federal …

Aaron Blake: John Dean’s compelling case for parallels between Trump and Watergate

Former White House counsel John Dean’s opening statement Monday before the House Judiciary Committee laid out a compelling series of parallels between Donald Trump and Watergate.

UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 12:55 p.m.

Ex-Virginia attorney general named to US immigration post

An outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump’s hard-line immigration policies has been named acting director of the agency that manages legal immigration.

UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 7:32 p.m.

Justice agrees to release key Mueller evidence to Congress

The Justice Department has agreed to turn over some of the underlying evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, including files used to assess whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, …

UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 11:01 a.m.

Trump insists there’s more to Mexico deal than meets the eye

Stung by criticism that his deal to avert threatened Mexican tariffs mostly ramps up existing efforts, President Donald Trump is insisting there’s more to it than meets the eye.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: What they see when they see us

This miniseries needs to be seen and internalized. It’s not just a story of justice denied. It is also the story of a harsh truth most dark-skinned people are forced …

Marc A. Thiessen: Senate Republicans won’t save Mexico from Trump’s tariffs

If Mexican officials think Republicans in the U.S. Senate are going to save them from Trump’s tariffs, it’s time for them to think again.

Anne Applebaum: ‘America First’ has NATO feeling uneasy

If NATO were an old-fashioned sort of alliance, President Trump’s language might not matter. But NATO is a defensive alliance: It exists not to attack but to deter, precisely so …

Putin says US unilateralism hurts global trade, sows chaos

Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the United States for using pressure and sanctions to maintain its economic supremacy, saying it spawns chaos in global affairs.

UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

Trump says U.S., Mexico reach agreement to prevent tariffs

President Donald Trump says he has suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico.

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 …