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Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a sexual assaulter. He responded with mere insults.

Hillary Clinton claimed last week President Trump was a sexual assaulter, based on his own statements and accusations by multiple women. It very well may be the worst thing she has ever said about him. Clinton had called Trump many things...Show More Summary

Trump halts Interior’s elephant trophy decision

President Trump abruptly reversed his administration’s Thursday decision to allow elephants shot for sport in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported back to the United States as trophies, saying in a tweet Friday night that he was putting the decision “on hold” until further review. “Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time […]

Why can’t Jeff Sessions remember interactions related to Russia?

In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday again revised his account of what he knew about Trump campaign dealings with Russia — revealing for the first time that he, indeed, recalled a meeting in which a […]

Can President Trump pressure the Justice Department to investigate Hillary Clinton?

On the 2016 campaign trail, Trump repeatedly led his supporters in chants of "Lock her up!" at his rallies. Trump told voters that his opponent in the presidential race, Hillary Clinton, could not be trusted, mostly for her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state. In a presidential debate with […]

Sanders: President believes Alabama voters alone should decide Senate race winner

President Trump considers the allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore “extremely troubling” but doesn't plan to rescind his endorsement of the former state judge and firmly believes...Show More Summary

Duterte spokesman: Trump offered to return Philippine fugitive during bilateral talks

MANILA — A spokesman for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday that President Trump offered to return a fugitive who had fled to the United States and did not bring up human rights issues at all during the bilateral meeting a day earlier. Spokesman Harry Roque’s account of the meeting in an interview with The Washington […]

Trump personally asked Xi Jinping to help resolve case of UCLA basketball players arrested in China

MANILA — President Trump personally asked his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to help resolve the case of three UCLA men's basketball players who were arrested for shoplifting while in Hangzhou for a tournament last week, people familiar with the situation said Monday. Trump raised the arrests during a two-day state visit to Beijing, arriving a day […]

News photographer who protested White House restrictions on access gets revenge with revealing shot of Trump

MANILA — The fight over access between reporters and any White House can sometimes seem more like an exercise in First Amendment theory than practical reality: Is it really that important for the news media to get a glimpse of, say, a carefully choreographed photo op at an international summit before being led back out […]

Senior White House aide: Give Roy Moore more time to defend himself

A senior aide to President Trump said Sunday that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore needs more time to defend himself against allegations that he pursued sexual or romantic relationships with teenage girls when he was in his 30s and that Trump would examine the issue when he returns from a trip to Asia. “There’s no Senate seat […]

Former U.S. intelligence officials: Trump being ‘played’ by Putin

Two top former U.S. intelligence officials said Sunday that President Trump is being “played” by President Vladi­mir Putin on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and accused him of being susceptible to foreign leaders who stroke his ego. “By not confronting the issue directly and not acknowledging to Putin that we know you’re responsible for […]

In Vietnam, Trump blasts critics on Russia as ‘haters and fools’ and appears to call North Korean leader ‘short and fat’

HANOI — President Trump on Sunday appeared to ridicule North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as “short and fat,” and he lashed out at critics of his relationship with Russia's leader, saying they are “haters and fools” who don't understand the merits of a good relationship with Moscow. The morning tweetstorm came as Trump prepared for bilateral […]

‘He said he didn’t meddle’: Trump talks with Putin about U.S. elections and Syria in brief interactions

HANOI — President Trump said Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin again denied his nation tampered in the U.S. presidential election last year. The two men spoke during brief conversations on the sidelines of an international summit. Trump told reporters that he and Putin had more than one informal discussion after crossing paths at the Asia-Pacific […]

New York Times photographer tweets ‘photo’ of black box to protest White House coverage blackout

DANANG, Vietnam — News photographers and reporters traveling with President Trump are protesting a lack of access provided by the White House to his events here at a regional economic conference. On Saturday, New York Times photographer Doug Mills, a member of the White House Correspondents' Association board, tweeted a “photo” of a black box, […]

Trump says U.S. won’t be ‘taken advantage of anymore.’ Hours later, Pacific Rim nations reach deal on trade without America.

DANANG, Vietnam — President Trump delivered a fiery speech on trade here Friday, declaring that he would not allow the United States to be “taken advantage of anymore” and planned to place “America first.” And then, less than 24 hours later, 11 Pacific Rim countries collectively shrugged and moved on without the U.S. On Saturday, […]

OMB lawyer Jim Carroll emerges as likely deputy White House chief of staff

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly is eyeing senior administration lawyer Jim Carroll to take over as his principal deputy, according to senior administration officials, as Kelly continues to consolidate power in the West Wing. Carroll, currently the general counsel at the Office of Management and Budget, would succeed Kirstjen Nielsen, President Trump’s […]

Trump talks tough on trade in Vietnam, no formal meeting with Putin

DANANG, Vietnam — President Trump revived his tough talk on trade Friday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit here, warning that he will not allow “the United States to be taken advantage of anymore.” Speaking to a gathering of business leaders, Trump demanded trade “on a fair and equal basis,” and he returned to his […]

Trump voter fraud commission sued by one of its own members, alleging Democrats are being kept in the dark

President Trump’s voter fraud commission was sued Thursday morning by one of its Democratic members, who alleged that he has been kept in the dark about its operations, rendering his participation “essentially meaningless.” Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said in a complaint filed in federal court that the 11-member panel is in violation of […]

In Beijing, Trump declines to hit President Xi Jinping on trade: ‘I don’t blame China’

BEIJING — President Trump lavished praise on Chinese leader Xi Jinping here Thursday, touting "great chemistry" between them while refusing to criticize his counterpart for the trade imbalance that Trump railed against during his campaign. Speaking at a joint appearance with Xi in front of business leaders, Trump said the U.S. trade relationship with China is […]

These New Jersey candidates were attacked with xenophobic messages. They all won.

The message on postcards mailed to voters in the New Jersey township of Edison was not ambiguous. Stamped beneath the pictures of two Asian school board candidates is the word “DEPORT.” Between the photos, in large white letters against a navy blue background, is an iteration of a familiar campaign slogan: “MAKE EDISON GREAT AGAIN.” Within […]

Pence joins mourners in Sutherland Springs, promises swift review of how Texas gunman got firearms

Vice President Pence pledged Wednesday to residents of Sutherland Springs, Tex., that the Trump administration would “find out why” a gunman was able to buy firearms in advance of his shooting rampage there despite his violent past and would work with Congress “to ensure that this never happens again.” “Three days ago, evil descended on […]

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