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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

At first public impeachment hearings, Taylor testifies to ‘highly irregular’ channel of policymaking on Ukraine

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.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Bolton willing to defy White House and testify in impeachment inquiry if court clears the way, sources say

Former national security adviser John Bolton is willing to defy the White House and testify in the House impeachment inquiry about his alarm at the Ukraine pressure campaign if a …


Judge orders Trump to pay $2M for charity foundation misuse

A New York judge on Thursday ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to an array of charities to resolve a lawsuit alleging he misused his own charitable foundation …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Trump denies he wanted Barr to publicly clear him

President Donald Trump on Thursday denied a report that he wanted Attorney General William Barr to hold a press conference to declare he broke no laws during a July phone …


Trump works up a sweat at Louisiana campaign rally

MONROE, La. – President Donald Trump worked up a sweat in a steamy Louisiana arena Wednesday night as he attempted to boost Republican businessman Eddie Rispone’s effort to unseat incumbent …


Trump wanted Barr to hold news conference saying president broke no laws in call with Ukrainian leader

President Donald Trump wanted Attorney General William Barr to hold a news conference declaring that the commander in chief had broken no laws during a phone call in which he …


Judge rejects moral-objection rule for abortion providers

A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a new rule, not yet in effect, that allowed health care clinicians to refuse participation in abortions and other services on moral or …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Diplomat had ‘clear understanding’ of Ukraine quid pro quo

A State Department envoy told lawmakers it was his “clear understanding” the U.S. government intended to withhold military aid from Ukraine until the country committed to investigations sought by President …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Trump attacks whistleblower anonymity, but won’t utter name

President Donald Trump is blasting the media for not reporting the name of a person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who spurred the impeachment inquiry. …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

White House lawyers expected to take lead in impeachment

President Donald Trump and his legal team are working to organize an impeachment defense that will rely heavily on White House attorneys and congressional Republicans.


Mansoor Shams: Media dishonor veterans with bigoted comments

I’ve personally chosen to remain quiet on the whole impeachment thing. But last week, things finally struck a chord with me as one of my own was viciously attacked for …


Trump administration eases Obama-era rules on coal pollution

The Trump administration accelerated the pace of its environmental rollbacks for the country’s coal-fired power plants Monday, proposing to weaken two Obama-era rules aimed at cleaning up dangerous heavy metals …


Diplomat lays out White House campaign to oust her

It started with a warning to watch her back, that people were “looking to hurt” her. From there, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House investigators, it escalated …


Iran spins more centrifuges on US Embassy crisis anniversary

Iran on Monday broke further away from its collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers by doubling the number of advanced centrifuges it operates, linking the decision to U.S. President …


Roger Stone trial set to start Tuesday

Roger Stone heads to trial this week in federal court, where prosecutors plan to dive back into an episode of political chicanery, alleged lies and conspiratorial texts that parallels the …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Columnist sues Trump for calling her sex assault claim a lie

An advice columnist who has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in a New York City department store dressing room in the 1990s sued him Monday, saying he defamed …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Appeals court agrees Trump tax returns can be turned over

President Donald Trump’s tax returns can be turned over to state criminal investigators by his personal accountant, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Trump: Whistleblower ‘must be brought forward to testify’

The whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine and touched off the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry is willing to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans, the …