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After White House Attacks, George Bush Defends Press as ‘Indispensable to Democracy’

Days after Trump administration officials barred reporters from several major news outlets from a White House briefing, former President George W. Bush defended the news media as “indispensable to democracy.”

?GOP Governors in Deep-Blue States Face Pressure to Take Anti-Trump Stance

Ahead of re-election bids next year, Republican Govs. Larry Hogan of Maryland and Charlie Baker of Massachusetts have to strike the right balance to retain Democratic and independent voters.

Capital Journal Daybreak: GOP’s New Plan to Repeal Obamacare, More

GOP Leaders Dare Fellow Republicans to Block Obamacare Repeal Trump to Propose Significant Increase in Defense Spending Poll: Many Americans Disapprove of Trump but Are Open to His Agenda Video: Trump’s Approval Rating Shows Strong Partisan Divide GOP LEADERS DARE FELLOW REPUBLICANS TO BLOCK EFFORT TO REPEAL OBAMACARE: Republican leaders are betting that the only way […]

Longtime Rival John Kasich Now Roots for President Trump

Donald Trump made many Republican enemies during the primaries, but Jeb Bush may be the last one still standing after another rival buried the hatchet Friday.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump Message Wins Over CPAC Crowd, More

U.S. Talks With Mexico Clouded by Mixed Message Trump to Add Muscle to U.S. Plan to Fight Islamic State America’s Rowdy Town Halls: More Organic Than Organized CEOs and Donald Trump Trade Policy Proposals Seib Video: Trump Wins Over CPAC Crowd U.S. TALKS WITH MEXICO CLOUDED BY MIXED MESSAGE: Top Trump administration officials tried Thursday to […]

Kellyanne Conway Criticizes Women’s Marches at CPAC

White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway opened the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday by criticizing the women's marches that have ballooned around the country since President Donald Trump’s inauguration last month.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump’s Border Wall, More

Top U.S. Officials Met With Defiance in Visit to Mexico Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Sees Tax Overhaul by August Trump Rescinds Obama Transgender Bathroom Rules Seib Video: Are Protesters the New Tea Party Movement? TOP U.S. OFFICIALS GET CHILLY RECEPTION IN MEXICO:  Top U.S. officials arrived for talks in Mexico City Wednesday to find a […]

Who’s Speaking at CPAC 2017?

Thousands of conservatives have converged on Washington, D.C., this week for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, a rite of passage for Republican congressional leaders, governors, presidential hopefuls—and this time, White House officials.

Ivanka Trump Beats Her Father to Supreme Court

Chief Justice John Roberts had the best lines at the Supreme Court Wednesday, but all eyes were on the visitors’ row, where Ivanka Trump came to watch the third branch in action.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Deportation, Detention Rules, More

Trump Administration Tightens Deportation, Detention Rules Trump Would Reconsider Bannon’s NSC Role if McMaster Asks Tillerson, Kelly Head to Mexico for Talks Amid Diplomatic Tensions Fight Over Supreme Court Pick Set to Ramp Up Fed Minutes Could Offer Hints on Timing of Rate Rises Seib Video: Democrats’ Revival Begins With Grass Roots TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TIGHTENS […]

Key Points in New Homeland Security Deportation Memos

The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday issued a pair of memos spelling out strict new policies for the detention, deportation and prosecution of illegal immigrants. Here are some of the key points.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump’s National Security Team, More

Despite Dissents on White House Policy, Mattis Holds Sway Trump Taps McMaster as National Security Adviser Pundit Brings ‘Global Jihadist Movement’ Theory to White House Seib: Tax Overhaul Faces Uncertain Path MATTIS HOLDS SWAY DESPITE DISSENTS ON WHITE HOUSE POLICY: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis appears to be at odds with President Donald Trump on Russia […]

Trump’s Defense Secretary: ‘I Have No Issues With the Press’

ABU DHABI–Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he didn’t have any problems with the press, even as his boss, President, has continued his attacks on the media. “I’ve had some rather contentious times with the press, but no, the press as far as I’m concerned is a constituency that we deal with and I don’t have […]

Swedes Left Asking: What Happened in Sweden?

Some in Sweden spent the weekend poking fun at Donald Trump after the U.S. president suggested a major incident had just occurred in the Nordic country.

Trump Staff Chief Extends White House Attack on Media

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s chief of staff extended the White House campaign against the American media Sunday, engaging in testy, sometimes hostile shouting matches with news talk-show hosts, and calling reporting on the administration “total garbage.” Reince Priebus’s remarks followed Mr. Show More Summary

More Senate Brickbats for House Tax Plan

Republican hopes for an ambitious tax overhaul rest on the House and Senate wings of the party ultimately reaching consensus on what that looks like. So far at least, signs aren’t promising.

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Sympathizes With Immigrant ‘Dreamers’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed sympathy Friday for the plight of “Dreamers,” or young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Ellison Challenges Perez’s Whip Count Claim in DNC Leadership Race

The leading candidates to chair the Democratic National Committee – former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison – have been high on boasts about their support and short on verifiable specifics.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Why Trump Is Making the Media the Story

Trump Assails Critics as Russia Questions Mount Harward Turns Down National Security Adviser Job House GOP Lays Out Health-Care Plan Administration Plans New Immigration Order Next Week Video: Why Trump Is Making the Media the Story TRUMP ASSAILS CRITICS AS RUSSIA QUESTIONS MOUNT: President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly decided to hold his own news […]

Hillary Clinton Praises Immigrants at Oscar de la Renta Stamp Event

Hillary Clinton weighed in on the hot-button issue of immigration during a stamp dedication ceremony in Manhattan for Oscar de la Renta, the late high-society fashion designer of Dominican descent.

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