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Trump’s Claim of Massive Illegal Voting Gets Little Support From GOP Lawmakers

Congressional Republicans offered President Donald Trump little support Tuesday for repeating his unsubstantiated claim that millions of illegal immigrants cost him the popular vote in November. GOP leaders didn’t back Mr. Trump’s assertion, but nor did they chastise the president for telling senior lawmakers in a meeting Monday night that he would have won more […]

Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Is ‘America Only,’ Not ‘America First’

Aaron David Miller: Based on his campaign rhetoric and key actions taken so far, Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy isn’t so much America first as it is America only. In following this pseudo-isolationist approach, the president may be undermining U.S. interests.

Seeing Likely Ally in Trump and Opportunity for Wedge, Democrats Push Infrastructure Plan

Democratic senators on Tuesday challenged Donald Trump to back a $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan, noting he had backed a package of similar size on the campaign trail and sensing a wedge to divide him from spending-adverse Republicans in Congress.

No Big Political Split on Solar Panels, Study Finds

When it comes to putting solar panels on your house, supporting renewable energy may be more of a bipartisan issue than widely believed.

Just How ‘American’ Are the Big U.S. Manufacturers That Met With Trump?

The dozen business leaders who met with President Donald Trump on Monday morning run huge U.S. companies but that doesn't mean most of their workers or sales are in the U.S. Five of the companies employed half or more of their workers outside the U.S. Show More Summary

Twitter’s Inauguration Viewers Hit Record Amid Broader Audience Debate

The Twitter livestream of President Trump’s inauguration reached more than 6.8 million viewers, setting a livestreaming record for the company but doing little to settle a debate over whether the ceremony set a viewership record across all media.

Alleged Source of Claims in Trump Dossier Joined Trip That Drew FBI Scrutiny

Sergei Millian, named by The Wall Street Journal Tuesday as an alleged source of some of the most explosive claims in the unverified Trump dossier compiled by an ex-British spy, was involved in a prior episode that brought FBI scrutiny and that also has a connection to the dossier.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump Dives In

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: President Donald Trump meets with representatives from major auto companies at the White House at 9 a.m. The president is expected to sign an executive order at 11 a.m., hold a call with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 1 p.m. and meet with key Senate […]

President Trump Talks Infrastructure With Construction Unions

President Donald Trump on Monday discussed ways to develop and finance infrastructure projects with the leaders of several construction and manufacturing unions who are hopeful that he will reverse many stands taken during the past eight years.

Defense Chief Mattis Assures Europeans of ‘Unshakable’ U.S. Bond to NATO

WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday reassured the top North Atlantic Treaty Organization official that the U.S. remains committed to the alliance, a position varying from some of President Donald Trump’s public remarks about the organization. Mr. Mattis, a retired Marine general sworn in Friday as the Pentagon’s top civilian official, used his first full […]

Industry Group PhRMA Tries to Counter Drug-Pricing Outcry

A trade group representing pharmaceutical companies on Monday announced the launch of a multi-million dollar effort to reboot its public image after facing widespread criticism over sharply rising costs for drugs.

White House Signals Trump Won’t Soon Overturn ‘Dreamer’ Policy on Immigrants

The White House signaled Monday that President Donald Trump is in no hurry to overturn the Obama administration program that protects young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children from deportation.

What Donald Trump Could Learn From Andrew Jackson

Stephen Sestanovich: There’s one problem with claiming Andrew Jackson as inspiration for President Donald Trump's inauguration speech. There are numerous way in which Mr. Jackson’s inaugural addresses were completely different from Mr. Trump’s.

High-Risk Pools as Fallback for High-Cost Patients Require New Rules

Drew Altman: Past experience shows that any strategy to split the health law's risk pool into the healthier and the sick and set up state high-risk pools as the fallback for high-cost patients will require new rules that protect people...Show More Summary

List of Business Leaders at White House ‘Listening Session’ With Donald Trump

On Monday morning President Donald Trump met at the White House with a group of business leaders in what he described as a "listening session." Here is who was there.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump Meets With Business, Union Leaders

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: President Donald Trump hosts a breakfast and listening session with business leaders at the White House at 9 a.m.,signs executive orders at 10:30 a.m., receives the presidential daily briefing at 11 a.m., holds a listening session with union leaders and American workers at 3 p.m., hosts […]

Trump Won’t Release Tax Returns Despite Petition

A counselor to President Donald Trump repeated Sunday that he won't release his tax returns, despite a petition calling for their release.

Planes Full of Women Head to Anti-Trump Protest

For many women angered by Donald Trump's becoming president Friday, the best place to be was in the air.

Inaugural License Plates Are on Trump’s Limo

President Donald Trump’s inaugural license plates have been affixed to the presidential limousine.

‘America First’: Full Text of Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address

Here is the text of President Donald Trump's inaugural address, as provided by the White House.

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