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Trump compares first lady ‘Melania T’ to ‘Jackie O’

President Donald Trump says his wife, first lady Melania Trump, is an icon on the same order of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

Dems assail Trump on being open to foreign election help

Democrats assail Trump’s apparent willingness to accept foreign help in his campaign while Republicans, also taken aback, struggle to defend him


White House hopefuls target Trump for anti-LGBTQ policies

Democratic White House hopefuls are attacking President Donald Trump as harmful to LGBTQ Americans and promising if elected they would not just restore gay rights but expand them.


Spokane fetal tissue researcher: Trump ban not crafted carefully

The Trump administration ended fetal tissue research for government scientists on Wednesday. This move doesn’t have anything to do with reducing abortions, but only serves to punish those who research …


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 7:11 p.m.

Markets sink as Trump opens new trade war front against Mexico

The monthlong retreat from one of the stock market’s best starts in years culminated with President Donald Trump threatening to slap a 5% tariff on Mexico and open another front …


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

Trump says not involved in keeping McCain ship out of sight

President Donald Trump said Thursday he had nothing to with directing the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain out of sight during his …


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Trump erupts after special counsel says he’s not exonerated

President Donald Trump blasted special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday, calling him a “never Trumper” who led a biased investigation on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and failed to …


Report: WH wanted USS John McCain moved for Trump Japan trip

A new report says the White House wanted the U.S. Navy to move a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain before President Donald Trump arrived in Japan last …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 7:06 a.m.

Murray says Trump’s action on infrastructure shows he’s in midst of tantrum; Newhouse blames Democrats for ‘partisan attacks’

President Donald Trump halted infrastructure talks with congressional Democrats on Wednesday, asserting he would not return to the table until they dropped their probe in the wake of the Mueller …


AP sources: Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Dems on Iran

AP sources: House Democrats will hear from former CIA director John Brennan about the situation in Iran when he speaks next week at a private meeting amid heightened concerns over …


US: Flynn described efforts to interfere with cooperation

Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn told the special counsel’s office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress contacted him about his cooperation with the Russia …


UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Trump’s tariffs on China: What are they? How do they work?

As a tool of national policy, tariffs had long been fading into history, a relic of the 19th and early 20th centuries that most experts came to see as harmful …


No clear winners or losers in China trade dispute, WSU expert says

The short-term results of the Trump administration’s trade disputes with China are clear, said T. Randall Fortenbery, Washington State University Thomas B. Mick economics endowed chair. Fortenberry studied the impacts …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 2 p.m.

Worsening U.S.-China trade tensions rattle financial markets

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 470 points Tuesday amid a broad sell-off on Wall Street as the U.S. and China moved closer to an escalation of their …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 1:55 p.m.

U.S. stocks slide after threat from Trump to raise tariffs

Fresh market jitters over the possibility of an escalation in the costly trade war between the U.S. and China pulled stocks broadly lower on Wall Street Monday.


Trump attacks social media companies after Facebook bans

President Donald Trump lashed out at social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures


Planned Parenthood spokesman: Trump’s religious refusal order an attack on health care rights

President Donald Trump’s new executive order to strengthen health care providers’ religious right to refusal is just another attack on the sexual and reproductive health of women and the LGBT …


Dems vow to enforce subpoenas as Trump resistance grows

Democrats are steeling for a no-holds-barred fight with President Donald Trump as the White House ignores subpoenas, denies access to witnesses and otherwise stonewalls congressional oversight in the aftermath of …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 11:48 a.m.

Trump lawsuit tries to block subpoenas for financial records

President Donald Trump, his family and the Trump Organization filed a lawsuit against Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to block congressional subpoenas seeking their banking and financial …


Majority of Americans oppose impeachment, but majority also says Trump lied to public

A majority of Americans say they oppose calls for Congress to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference …


Trump defends his 2017 remarks on Charlottesville violence

President Donald Trump is trying once more to defend his remarks about racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Trump tells NRA he’ll fight for gun rights

With pro-gun legislation largely stalled in Congress, President Donald Trump said Friday he is withdrawing the U.S. from an international agreement on the arms trade, telling the National Rifle Association …


Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incident

President Donald Trump renews his threat to send more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following an incident in which Mexican soldiers confronted U.S. personnel.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Trump forms battle plan for post-Mueller probes: Just say no

As House Democrats ramp up their widespread investigations into President Donald Trump, the White House’s strategy for responding has been simple: just say no.


Dems clash with Trump officials on subpoenas, tax returns

The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations has intensified as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for …


Washington and Idaho lawmakers weigh in on Mueller report

With the release Thursday of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 presidential election, Washington and Idaho legislators are weighing in on how to proceed.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

The Trump administration is stepping up its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela – three countries that national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday called the ‘three stooges of socialism’


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Donald Trump campaign eyes chances to vie for states lost in 2016

As President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign kicks into high gear, it’s exploring opportunities to contest states he lost in 2016, aiming to keep divided Democrats on the defensive.


FCC to hold big 5G auction, spend $20B for rural internet

The U.S. government will hold a massive auction to bolster 5G service , the next generation of mobile networks, and plans to spend $20 billion to expand broadband access in …


White House lawyers consulted Treasury on Trump’s tax returns, Mnuchin says

ATTN: National editors; one video. Updates Mnuchin’s comments; adds reaction. Damian Paletta