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Catherine Rampell: The deficit has gotten worse. This shouldn’t be a surprise.

This week, the Congressional Budget Office released its latest estimate for the federal budget deficit for the fiscal year that just ended. The number – nearly $1 trillion – should …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Trump: Kevin McAleenan out at Homeland Security

Kevin McAleenan is stepping down from his post as acting Homeland Security secretary after six months on the job, President Donald Trump announced Friday. McAleenan told The Associated Press that …


Dems, Muslims rip Trump attack on Somalis; rue GOP silence

Minnesota Democrats, Muslims and other groups condemned President Donald Trump on Friday for criticizing the state for welcoming so many Somali refugees, and they called out Republican leaders for failing …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Appeals court rules House should get Trump financial records

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that President Donald Trump’s financial records must be turned over to the House of Representatives.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 12:51 p.m.

Arrests may cloud district-switching Republican’s comeback

Former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions’ climb back into Congress was already off to a rough start, with some in his own party suggesting he was carpetbagging by leaving the Dallas …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Former envoy defies Trump, testifies he pushed to oust her

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told lawmakers Friday that the State Department was pressured by President Donald Trump to remove her from position


Trudy Rubin: Another Trump phone call opens door to slaughter of Syrian Kurds

President Donald Trump’s betrayal of the Syrian Kurds, America’s key ally in the fight against ISIS, is his most ignorant and morally bankrupt foreign policy move – so far.


Ranesh Ponnuru: Why the ‘Never Trumpers’ now love Trump

Based on the number of articles written about them, two of the great questions of our time are: Why do Republicans stick with Donald Trump? And what happened to all …


As Trump abandons Kurds, Israel worries how dependable he is

For the past three years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has bet heavily on President Donald Trump and been rewarded with major diplomatic gains in exchange for his warm embrace of …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 9:12 p.m.

Two Florida men tied to Giuliani arrested on campaign finance charges

Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance violations resulting from a $325,000 donation to a political action committee supporting …


White House and Democrats clash over rules for impeachment

The U.S. Constitution gives the House “the sole power of impeachment” – but it confers that authority without an instruction manual. Now comes the battle royal over exactly what it …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

Democrat Joe Biden says Donald Trump must be impeached

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is saying for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his office to help his own reelection.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers concerned about withdrawing troops from Syria

A day after President Donald Trump threatened to “ruin the economy of Turkey” if it goes too far with a planned invasion of northern Syria, he announced on Tuesday that …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 11:24 a.m.

White House fighting impeachment by stalling and attacking

As House Democrats fire off more subpoenas, the White House has launched a high-stakes strategy to counter the impeachment threat to President Donald Trump: Stall. Obfuscate. Attack. Repeat.


Kathleen Parker: Quids and quos gone wild

Depending upon one’s politics, President Trump’s leveraged “favor” request from Ukraine may not seem any worse than Joe Biden’s threat to withhold loan guarantees until another official was fired. But …


Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops off Syria’s northern border is leading to criticism – and confusion.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 4:25 p.m.

Profit, not politics: Trump allies sought Ukraine gas deal

As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 11:49 a.m.

As impeachment looms, GOP revolts against Trump on Syria

They may have his back on impeachment, but some of President Donald Trump’s most loyal allies are suddenly revolting against his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 11:40 a.m.

Judge rejects Trump challenge to release of his tax returns

A federal judge Monday emphatically rejected President Donald Trump’s challenge to the release of his tax returns to New York prosecutors, saying the president’s broad claim of immunity from all …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: How the times have changed

You may, if you are old enough, recall a TV actor named Foster Brooks. He was a guest star on such classics of boomer kitsch as “The Monkees,” “The Munsters” …


Whistleblower’s attorney says team now representing ‘multiple’ officials

An attorney for the whistleblower who sounded the alarm about President Donald Trump’s pressure on Ukraine said Sunday that “multiple” whistleblowers have come forward, deepening a political quagmire that has …


GOP unlikely to reprise role it played in Nixon’s 1974 exit

Republicans played a key role in convincing President Richard Nixon that he should resign, but it’s a different political climate now as President Donald Trump faces an impeachment inquiry


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Pompeo: State Dept. will follow law in impeachment inquiry

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the State Department intends to “follow the law” in the House impeachment investigation.


Here’s what happened this week in the impeachment inquiry

From text messages to China, here’s what happened this week in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Bob Woodward promotes aggressive but open-minded approach to Trump in Spokane talk

Appearing publicly in Spokane for the second time in as many days, the associate editor of the Washington Post said the lessons of Watergate in the Trump presidency are not …


Romney, Sasse break from GOP on Trump’s China remarks

Most Republican leaders were silent or supportive of President Donald Trump’s public call for another foreign government, China, to investigate his political foe, while a few voiced concern that the …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

Diplomats pushed Ukraine to investigate, dangled Trump visit

Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine’s newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden’s family in return for a high-profile visit to Washington with President Donald Trump. It …


Whistleblower spoke to Schiff aides before filing complaint

The whistleblower who raised concerns about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine spoke to staffers on the House Intelligence Committee before filing a formal complaint, giving Democrats advance warning of …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Impeachment standoff: Trump sees hoax, Dems see stonewalling

WASHINGTON – Agitated and angry, President Donald Trump squared off against House Democrats on Wednesday, packing his increasingly aggressive impeachment defense with name-calling and expletives. Quietly but just as resolutely, …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Biden, in fiery remarks, tells Trump: ‘I’m not going anywhere’

Joe Biden on Wednesday gave a preview of a potential general election face-off with Donald Trump by taking a more aggressive tone and assailing the president for his “abuse of …