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Donald Trump Gets Murder Stat Wrong in Making Law-and-Order Case

President Donald Trump incorrectly told a group of sheriffs that the nation's murder rate was at its highest level in nearly half a century, garbling his description of current crime trends in making the case for heightened law and order.

Tillerson Calls Australian Counterpart After Trump-Turnbull Clash

Rex Tillerson, in his first full week as secretary of state, spoke with the chief diplomats of three key U.S. allies as foreign officials seek to understand President Donald Trump's foreign policy agenda.

Jason Chaffetz on House Oversight of Trump Administration: ‘We Have a Job to Do’

House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz said he would faithfully carry out his mission conducting oversight and investigations of the executive branch, after an Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump.

Tiebreaking Vote for Betsy DeVos Marks Historic First for a Vice President

Mike Pence's vote on Tuesday to confirm Education Secretary Betsy DeVos marked the first time a vice president had to use his tie-breaking powers to confirm a president's cabinet nominee.

Lawsuit: False Report Melania Trump Was Escort Cost Her ‘Millions’

Melania Trump said in a lawsuit filed Monday that a false report alleging the first lady had worked as an escort had cost her “multiple millions of dollars” during a period in which she would be “one of the most photographed women in the world.”

Capital Journal Daybreak: Travel-Ban Case, More

U.S. Appeal Argues Security at Risk in Travel-Ban Case Senate to Vote on DeVos Confirmation Amid Fiery Debate Labor Secretary Pick Employed Undocumented Housekeeper In GOP, Divide Grows Over Pace of Obamacare Repeal Gorsuch’s Personality...Show More Summary

Trump Attacks Media Over Terrorism Coverage

President said the U.S. needed "strong programs" to keep potential terrorists out of the U.S. and claimed that unspecified attacks in Europe are going unreported by the "dishonest press."

Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch Reaches Out to Democrats This Week

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will host more than a dozen meetings on Capitol Hill this week, including sit-downs with key Democrats who will help decide his fate.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Standoff Over Travel Ban, More

Standoff Looms Over Travel Ban Trump Administration Aims to Sever Russia’s Iran Ties Republicans Get Ready to Roll Back Dodd-Frank Law Mexico Teeters Between Recent U.S. Friendship and 170 Years of Hostility Opposition Mounts for Education Nominee Betsy DeVos Video: What the Trump Era Means for Financial Markets STANDOFF LOOMS OVER TRAVEL BAN: A federal appeals […]

Trump Extends Timetable to Replace Obamacare

President Donald Trump downgraded expectations for his party’s swift repeal and replacement of the 2010 health law in a Sunday interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, saying “maybe it’ll take til some time into next year”

Senate Republican Leader McConnell Distances Himself From Trump Stances

The leader of the Senate Republicans distanced himself from President Donald Trump Sunday, disagreeing on issues involving Russia, the judiciary, and alleged voter fraud.

Democrats Spar Over Party Leadership, Anti-Trump Tactics

The outpouring of protests that have filled U.S. streets has encouraged Democrats, but the party is still uncertain and at odds over who should lead it in the era of President Donald Trump.

Neil Gorsuch Was Elected High School President on Slogan ‘Yes We Can!’

President Donald Trump's choice to serve on the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, graduated from Harvard Law School the same year as former President Barack Obama. He also ran for president of his high school under the slogan, "Yes we ca...

Explaining the ‘Bowling Green’ Terrorism Case

There was no Bowling Green Massacre -- but there was a noteworthy terror case involving refugees in Bowling Green.

Taller White House Fence Gets Approval

A planning agency has approved the design of a taller, stronger fence around the White House.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump and the Iran Nuclear Agreement, More

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: President Donald Trump participates in a strategy and policy forum at the White House at 10 a.m.; signs executive orders at noon; has lunch with National Security Adviser Mike Flynn at 12:30 p.m.; and departs Joint Base Andrews for Florida at 2 p.m. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis […]

Trump Era Brings Role Reversal for Political Parties

The Trump era in Washington is propelling a remarkable role reversal for an entire generation of politicians in America’s two major parties. And both sides are struggling to get used to their new roles.

A Far Better Supreme Court Strategy for Furious Democrats? Holding Fire

Using the filibuster to block Judge Gorsuch -- rather than reserving it for a future court fight -- could have potentially disastrous consequences for Democrats in the short term, the medium term and the long term.

Why Democrats Shouldn’t Fight GOP Over Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

John Feehery: Democrats are making a mistake by insisting on a 60-vote margin on the appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court for a couple of reasons.

Takeaways From the Trump Administration’s Tough Line on Iran

Aaron David Miller: One thing is clear in the wake of the Trump administration's statement that it is putting Iran “on notice”: If Tehran does test missiles again, the administration has put itself in the unenviable position -- with few good options -- of having to put up or shut up.

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