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With Challenge to Trump Travel Ban, Is Washington’s Jay Inslee Setting Up 2020 Run?

Asked whether he's laying the groundwork for a 2020 presidential run with his aggressive opposition to Donald Trump's immigration ban, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said: "There’s only one person who has a better job than me right now and that’s Russell Wilson."

Capital Journal Daybreak: Supreme Court Fight May Unite GOP, More

President Ousts Acting Justice Head Who Is Dana Boente, the New Acting Attorney General? Some Refugees Can Be Admitted to U.S. Through Thursday Trump Signs Executive Order to Cut, Restrict Regulations Pressure on Mitch McConnell to Get Nominee on Supreme Court Seib Video: Supreme Court Fight May Unite Divided GOP WHITE HOUSE FIRES ACTING ATTORNEY […]

Ex-President Obama ‘Heartened’ by Airport Protests, Spokesman Says

Former President Barack Obama “is heartened” by protests of President Donald Trump’s policies and opposes what he calls the new administration’s effort to impose religious tests for entry to the country, Mr. Obama’s spokesman said Monday.

Trump Aides Launch Group, Funded by Anonymous Donors, to Press His Agenda

Top aides to Donald Trump's campaign on Monday launched a non-profit organization to bolster the new administration’s agenda, allowing donors to anonymously lend their support to the president.

Number of Lobbyist Registrations Drops As Lobbyists Find Ways Around Disclosure Rules

The number of federal lobbyist registrations last year fell to its lowest mark in 18 years, according to an analysis of new public records, as lobbyists increasingly exploit loopholes in disclosure rules.

Trump’s Immigration Ban Misses the Point: Homegrown Terror Is the Real Threat

Aaron David Miller: No matter how the Trump administration explains its intentions, the executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries is being perceived as a discriminatory action driven by anti-Muslim animus in the administration.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump Immigration Ban, More

Trump Immigration Ban Sows Chaos Trump Team Kept Plan for Travel Ban Quiet Tough Tasks Await Tillerson at State Department Trump’s Tax Plan Could Preserve Millions in Savings for His Businesses TRUMP IMMIGRATION BAN SOWS CHAOS: President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries as his plan to […]

Millions of Fraudulent Votes? Hard to See in the Vote Tallies

President Donald Trump's assertion that three million to five million votes were illegally cast in 2016 has been widely discredited by researchers. Further casting doubts on the claim: The places that saw the biggest increases in voting totals in 2016 from 2012 didn't go for Democrat Hillary Clinton. Rather, they went for Mr. Trump.

Text of Trump Executive Order on Barring Refugees

Here is the text of the executive order by President Donald Trump that indefinitely bans Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. and puts a four-month suspension on the broader refugee program.

Trump Establishes Manufacturing Advisory Group of Industry, Labor Leaders

President Donald Trump on Friday announced the creation of a 28-member Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, a group of business and labor leaders that the White House says will help advise “on how best to promote job growth and get Americans back to work again.”

How the Fed Might React to a Big Dose of Fiscal Stimulus

David Wessel: If Congress and President Donald Trump agree on tax cuts and spending increases and they take effect in the next year or so, the Fed is likely to raise rates more than it otherwise would.

Capital Journal Daybreak: U.S.-Mexico Rift, Trade Deals, More

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: President Donald Trump  participates in a meeting on trade and commerce at the White House at 8:30 a.m. He tapes his weekly address at 9:30 a.m. He holds a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the White House at 12:10 p.m., and they […]

Q&A: Trump’s Plan to Build a Barrier on U.S. Border With Mexico

Here are a few of the questions that will need to be answered about President Donald Trump's order to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

U.S. Trade Deficit With Mexico Represents a Complicated Picture

The trade deficit with Mexico is real, has gotten significantly larger over the years, and represents some very real economic pain in parts of the U.S. But the deficit also represents a complicated reading of an evolving economy.

Washington-Area Hotels Did Brisk Business at Trump Inaugural, Surpassing Obama in 2009

Hotels in the Washington, D.C., region did brisk business around Donald Trump’s inauguration, selling more total hotel rooms the evening before his swearing-in than the day before either of President ‘s inaugurals in 2009 and 2013. According to STR Global, a data and analytics company that tracks hotel bookings, about 91,000 hotel rooms in the […]

Capital Journal Daybreak: Trump Heads to Philadelphia

Trump Orders Mexican Border Wall | Orders Stir Concern Over Presidential Power Trump Set to Lay Out Plans for Safe Zones Inside Syria Protesters Follow Trump to Philadelphia Trump Faces Criticism Over Enhanced Interrogation? Trump Organization Names Washington Lawyer as Independent Ethics Adviser Seib Video: Will Trump Spark a Crisis With Mexico? TRUMP ORDERS MEXICAN […]

As Trump Eyes U.K. Trade Deal, U.S. Companies Launch New Business Group

U.S. business leaders are setting up a new council to defend American interests as the U.K. prepares to exit the European Union and negotiate a possible trade agreement with Washington.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Goes to Bat for Syria’s Assad

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii confirmed on Wednesday that she met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus last week as part of her campaign to shift U.S. policy toward the country's dictator.

Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Awaits Marching Orders

Attorney Michael Cohen is moving from being a top business lieutenant to serving in a personal capacity to President Donald Trump. That much he knows.

GOP Acknowledges It Won’t Meet Self-Imposed Deadline to Repeal Obamacare

Two days before Republicans’ self-imposed deadline for producing legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, GOP lawmakers acknowledged they were unlikely to meet it, in part because a sizable group of Republicans have balked at repealing the health care law without having a replacement in hand.

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