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Trump backing off banning vaping flavors popular with teens

When President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One to fly to a Kentucky campaign rally two weeks ago, a plan was in place for him to give final approval to …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Trump summons Powell to discuss rates amid WH attacks on Fed

President Donald Trump summoned Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to the White House on Monday to discuss the economy and interest rates – issues on which Trump has repeatedly attacked …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Chief justice orders delay in House fight for Trump records

Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Donald Trump’s financial records to give the Supreme Court time to figure out …

Jon Voight, Alison Krauss honored with national medals

Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, singer and musician Alison Krauss and mystery writer James Patterson are among those being honored by President Donald Trump for their contributions to the arts or …

Democrats invite Trump to testify in impeachment inquiry

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Transcripts highlight EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s role in pressuring Ukraine

Transcripts show Sondland playing a central role in President Trump’s effort to push Ukraine to conduct political investigations as a condition for receiving needed military aid.

Saturday impeachment hearing to feature White House budget aide

The House impeachment inquiry will hold a rare Saturday session with the only official willing to testify from the White House agency responsible for withholding U.S. military aid for Ukraine, …

Diplomat says he overheard Trump call about ‘investigations’

State Department official David Holmes told impeachment investigators Friday that he overheard a conversation with President Donald Trump asking a diplomat about “investigations” in Ukraine.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Trump intervenes in military justice cases, grants pardons

President Donald Trump has issued a full pardon for a former Green Beret being charged with murder, undermining military justice proceedings, overturned the reduction in rank a SEAL received following …

At NATO summit, Trump to stress US allies’ defense spending

President Donald Trump will try to convince U.S. allies that they should increase defense spending when he attends a meeting of NATO leaders next month in London, the White House …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Roger Stone guilty of witness tampering, lying to Congress

Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, has been found guilty at his trial in federal court in Washington

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Ousted ambassador ‘shocked’ at Trump; he assails her anew

Ousted U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch described to Trump impeachment investigators Friday how she felt threatened upon learning that President Donald Trump had promised Ukraine’s leader she was …

Stephen L. Carter: Go ahead, call it a quid pro quo

In describing what President Trump is alleged to have demanded from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, no form of words is more precise and forceful than “quid pro quo.”

Trump was right to abandon the Taliban peace deal. Here’s what a good one would look like.

Rather than re-embracing the earlier, inadequate agreement with the Taliban, the White House should demand a better one, while making clear to the Taliban and other extremists in the region …

Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland

A second U.S. Embassy staffer in Kyiv overheard a cellphone call between President Donald Trump and his ambassador to the European Union discussing a need for Ukrainian officials to pursue …

Why Ukraine matters, and not only to Trump and his rivals

KYIV, Ukraine – Ukraine is playing a starring role in the historic U.S. impeachment hearings – and Ukrainians themselves wish the whole thing would just go away.

Strained US-Turkey ties as Trump and Erdogan hold meeting

President Donald Trump and Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met Wednesday as relations between the NATO allies have fallen to their lowest point in decades, with Turkey drifting closer to …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Impeachment hearings begin with revelation of phone call implicating Trump in Ukraine scandal

A top diplomat on Wednesday tied President Donald Trump more directly to the effort to pressure Ukraine to probe his political opponents, describing a phone call in which Trump sought …

Leaked Stephen Miller emails suggest Trump’s point man on immigration promoted white nationalism

In the lead-up to the 2016 election, White House aide Stephen Miller sought to promote white nationalism, far-right extremist ideas and anti-immigrant rhetoric through the conservative site Brietbart, according to …

Stone trial testimony ends with talk of outreach to Kushner

Roger Stone asked for Jared Kushner’s contact information in order to “debrief” the president son-in-law about hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee

Mulvaney won’t sue over impeachment, declines to cooperate

White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that he no longer plans to sue over the House impeachment proceedings and will instead follow President Donald Trump’s directions …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seems prepared to allow the Trump administration to end a program that allows some immigrants to work legally in the United States and protects them …

Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit against NY over tax returns

A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against New York officials that was aimed at preventing the release of his tax returns.

Trump’s road to impeachment paved by all the president’s yes men

Donald Trump’s effort to get Ukraine to investigate a top Democratic rival went largely unchecked by some of his closest advisers — setting in motion the impeachment inquiry now engulfing …

Trump kicks off Veterans Day tribute in NYC

President Donald Trump kicked off New York City’s Veterans Day Tribute on Monday by saying the nation’s veterans “risked everything for us. Now it is our duty to serve and …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Mulvaney stands up Democrats in impeachment probe

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has stood up Democrats in their impeachment inquiry, skipping his 9 a.m. deposition as Democrats wrap up closed-door interviews and move into …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Trump says he is weighing Putin invitation to Russian Victory Day parade

President Donald Trump says he’s weighing an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow.

Trump to pursue higher sales age for e-cigarettes

President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will pursue raising the age to purchase electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 in its upcoming plans to combat youth vaping.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

House investigators release more impeachment transcripts

House Democrats released new transcripts of Trump officials’ testimony Friday as they pushed their impeachment inquiry toward next week’s public hearings.