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Capital Journal Daybreak: Senate Seeks Answers on Russia Hacking, More

Flynn Offers to Testify in Exchange for Immunity Trump, After Setbacks, Tries to Go on Offense Two Senate Democrats Say They Will Back Neil Gorsuch Trump’s Drug Policy Takes Shape, With Split Personality Pence Breaks Tie on Bill Aimed at Planned Parenthood U.S. Forces Get More Freedom to Strike Militants in Somalia FLYNN OFFERS TO […]

Capital Journal Daybreak: Senate Calling 20 Witnesses for Russia Probe, More

Trump’s Hope for Rapid Russia Reset Fades U.S. Softens Call for Shift on Nafta Globalization in Retreat: Whatever Happened to Free Trade? Republicans Fuel Uncertainty Over Health Law’s Fate Seib Video: Senate Calling 20 Witnesses for Russia Probe TRUMP’S HOPE FOR RAPID RUSSIA RESET FADE: Expectations that President Donald Trump’s presidency would lead to a rapid […]

At State Department, Melania Trump Honors Women of Courage

First Lady Melania Trump made a rare public appearance at the State Department on Wednesday to recognize the work of women around the world who have risked their lives to promote justice, human rights and other humanitarian causes.

House GOP Tax Chief Sees Lessons in Health-Care Flop

Rep. Kevin Brady, the Texas Republican driving the GOP's big rewrite of the tax code, says he learned a few lessons from the flop of the party's health-care bill last week.

Mercer Nonprofit Launches $1 Million Pro-Trump Ad Campaign

A nonprofit run by Rebekah Mercer, a top donor to President Donald Trump, is launching a $1 million television ad campaign aimed at pressuring Democratic senators up for re-election.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Senators to Watch on the Gorsuch Nomination, More

Russia Investigation Stalls in House States Rethink Expanded Medicaid Republicans’ Tough Call on Taxes: Quick, Short Yardage or Hail Mary? Manafort Received Loans From Former Trump Adviser Seib Video: Five Key Senators to Watch on the...Show More Summary

Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ Casts Trump as Climate-Change Villain

On the same day Donald Trump signed an order rolling back Obama-era climate-change policies, the president was unveiled as the villain of Al Gore's new global-warming documentary.

Trump to Tap Former Rival Christie to Lead Fight Against Opioid Addiction

President Trump is expected to announce a new commission to combat opioid addiction headed by his former rival for the White House, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Democrats Strike Out Again on Trump Tax Request

Republicans on Tuesday blocked yet another attempt by Democrats to access President Donald Trump's tax records.

How Trump’s Order Unravels Obama’s Climate-Change Policies

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that began the process of undoing his predecessor’s climate-change policies, from emissions standards and restrictions on coal mining on federal land, to national security planning and "social cost" research. Here's what the order does.

Trump Boasts to Roomful of Police Union Officials of Election Win

A day after he announced an effort to cut off federal criminal justice grants to states and cities that don't fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities, President Donald Trump met Tuesday with police officers from around the country -- and reminded them of his successful campaign.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Spending Fight Ahead, More

Congress to Battle Over Spending After Failed Health Bill Nunes Meeting Prompts Call for Him to Step Aside From Probe Kushner to Tell Senate Panel About Russia Bank Contact Health-Law Suit Takes Center Stage After Bill’s Failure Seib Video: Why Trump’s Approval Rating Matters to Congress CONGRESS GEARS UP FOR FIGHT OVER SPENDING: President Donald […]

State Department Press Room Goes Dark — At Least for Now

With the departure of acting spokesman Mark Toner, the press podium at the State Department will go dark for at least two weeks.

Trump Team’s Ties to Russia: A List of Who’s Who

With the revelation that Donald Trump's son-in-law had met with the chief of a state-controlled Russian bank during the transition, at least six current or former associates of the president have been shown either to have had contact...Show More Summary

White House Says It’s ‘Driving the Train’ on Tax Reform

Three days after President Donald Trump failed his first attempt to pass major legislation through Congress, the White House vowed to take ownership of the next major target, an overhaul of the federal tax code.

White House’s Online Visitor Logs Remain Offline Under Trump

It's not clear who signed House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R., Calif.) onto the White House grounds. One way the White House could help clear that up: if it began updating the online visitor log maintained by former President Barack Obama’s administration.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump Sends Warning Shot to GOP, More

White House Opens Door to Democrats in Wake of Health-Bill Failure Democrats Weigh Next Steps on Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination Republicans’ Tax Overhaul Could Face Its Own Slings and Arrows Seib Video: How Trump Can Tackle Tax Reform Next TRUMP OPENS DOOR TO DEMOCRATS IN WAKE OF HEALTH-BILL FAILURE: The White House sent a warning shot […]

Trump Critic McCain Advises Less Tweeting, More Outreach to Democrats

Sen. John McCain said Friday he had not spoken to President Donald Trump, a sign of the continuing rift between the two Republicans.

Capital Journal: High-Stakes Health Vote | Trump Done Negotiating | Trump, Ryan Learn Obama Lesson

SIGN UP: Capital Journal Daybreak, straight to your inbox TRUMP: IF THIS BILL FAILS, OBAMACARE STAYS: Republicans prepared to take a high-stakes gamble Friday, when they are expected to bring to...Show More Summary

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner on Aspen Ski Break Amid Washington Drama

The White House deployed an army of top advisers to President Donald Trump’s meeting Thursday morning with the House Freedom Caucus, many of whom are holdouts on the GOP health law. Missing from that squadron of senior aides: his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

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