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Stories tagged: donald trump

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Trump sues Manhattan DA seeking to block tax return subpoena

President Donald Trump asked a federal judge Thursday to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns.

Details lacking: Housing head in L.A., addresses homelessness

The Trump administration continued to show an interest in California’s homeless crisis but offered little in the way of help or specific solutions as the secretary of Housing and Urban …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Trump names hostage envoy Robert O’Brien national security adviser

President Donald Trump has named hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien to be his new national security adviser.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Trump gives California grief – but also likes its money

President Donald Trump rarely passes up the chance to throw a sharp elbow at left-leaning California but he’s more than happy to cash in there with a lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch fundraising blitz …

Robert J. Samuelson: Should we love or hate ‘negative’ interest rates?

If the case for negative interest rates is so strong, why all the controversy? The answer, of course, is that the case isn’t that strong.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump’s tax returns

New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s tax returns.

Trump to raise $15M for re-elect in California trip

President Donald Trump is set to raise more than $15 million this week during a two-day California fundraising swing.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 3:27 p.m.

U.S. blames Iran for Saudi strike; big hit for oil prices

The U.S. tried to build its case Monday that Iran was behind the fiery weekend attack on key Saudi Arabian oil facilities that raised new war worries and sent energy …

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

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

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

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

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 …

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.