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Trump ‘confident’ that DOJ will find evidence to back up wiretapping claim, Spicer says

President Trump is “extremely confident” that the Department of Justice will find evidence to back up his claim that former president Barack Obama “had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower” during the presidential campaign, even as the White House seeks to discourage the public from taking the president's comments literally. White House press secretary Sean […]

24 million fewer would be covered under the GOP health-care plan and the deficit would drop by $337 billion over 10 years, CBO says

The report from the Congressional Budget Office, analyzing the House Republicans' proposal to revise the Affordable Care Act, is likely to fuel concerns from Republicans, Democrats and nearly every sector of the health-care industry about how many fewer Americans have coverage. But some Republicans may be pleased by the reduction in federal spending. This is […]

German Chancellor Merkel reschedules her visit to the White House because of snowstorm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has scrapped her Tuesday visit to the White House because of the snowstorm bearing down on Washington and the Eastern Seaboard. Merkel instead will meet with President Trump at the White House on Friday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced at his Monday afternoon briefing. Merkel and Trump are expected to discuss a […]

Trump compares rise in Obamacare’s popularity to Obama: ‘When he left, people liked him.’

Turns out Obamacare is a little bit like its namesake president: kind of popular. President Trump is in the midst of his pitch to the American public that it's time to throw out the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” and replace it with a new Republican bill, the American Health Care Act. The problem […]

Pence relies more on charm than oratory to push the GOP health-care plan in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE — Vice President Pence was in full charm mode Saturday when he touched down here for a visit to try to sell the Republican health-care plan in a state that has a complex relationship with former president Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Just a day earlier, Kentucky’s Republican Gov. Matt Bevin had told reporters that […]

Senate Democrats put pressure on Carson over potential HUD budget cuts

Several Democratic senators denounced potential cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development in a sharply worded letter Friday to Secretary Ben Carson, calling the steep budget reductions being considered by the Trump administration “unconscionable” and warning that they could pose health risks. Show More Summary

Trump and the media: How unusual is the president’s treatment of the press?

President Trump has repeatedly tweeted that news organizations are “fake news,” barred access to White House briefings for several news outlets, considered moving the press corps out of the West Wing, and labeled media an “enemy of the American people.” These actions have raised concerns about the press’s ability to fulfill its role in American […]

Spicer won’t confirm documents posted by WikiLeaks — but he wants Democrats to be much more outraged about them

While White House press secretary Sean Spicer will not authenticate the documents released by WikiLeaks this week that the anti-secrecy group claims reveal the government’s most powerful hacking and surveillance tools, he is frustrated that more people aren't more outraged about their release. Show More Summary

Trump’s split screen: A two-hour virtual conversation between the president and ‘Fox and Friends’

Early Tuesday morning, President Trump tuned into “Fox and Friends.” For several days, Trump's staff kept him away from television cameras. He spent the weekend hidden away at his private Florida club, then returned to the White House to privately sign a new travel ban and allow others to tout the release of long-awaited health-care legislation, while his […]

Carson emphasizes fairness in first remarks to HUD staff, warning there will be ‘no favorites for anybody, no extra’

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said that he would place a “big emphasis on fairness for everybody” during his first remarks to HUD’s staff Monday, warning that there will be “no favorites for anybody, no extra” in his approach to housing policy — rousing lingering uncertainties about how public assistance programs will be […]

The full text of the Trump administration’s new travel ban executive order

President Trump signed a new executive order on Monday that bans individuals from six majority-Muslim countries from seeking new visas to the United States. Here is the full text of the order: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2017 EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - — PROTECTING […]

State Department press briefing canceled because of travel order

The State Department's erstwhile daily press briefing, which has not been held since Donald Trump took office, was again postponed Monday so as not to compete with announcement of revised White House restrictions on travel from six Muslim-majority nations. After announcing last week that on-camera briefings would resume two days a week beginning Monday, the State […]

Trump doubts FBI rebuttal of his wiretapping allegations, spokeswoman says

A White House spokeswoman said Monday that she doesn't think President Trump believes reports that FBI Director James B. Comey wanted to publicly announce that former president Barack Obama did not order an illegal wire tap of Trump Tower in New York during the presidential campaign. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was one of two White House aides […]

Trump to sign new, more limited order temporarily banning travelers from six majority-Muslim countries seeking visas

The rule applies for 90 days to those who did not obtain a visa before Jan. 27, and the guidelines name six of the seven countries included in the first executive order, leaving out Iraq. A more sweeping attempt in January was challenged in court and suspended. This is a developing story. It will be […]

Progressive groups target Trump nominee for SEC chairman, decrying Wall Street ties

A coalition of progressive groups plans to announce Monday a campaign to derail President Trump’s nomination of Jay Clayton to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, targeting Clayton’s close connections to Wall Street. The campaign,...Show More Summary

Trump seeks congressional probe into ‘politically motivated investigation’ during 2016 campaign

A day after President Trump alleged that then-President Barack Obama had ordered the wiretapping of the Republican's campaign headquarters, the White House says it won't comment further until congressional oversight committees investigate the matter. Show More Summary

New Trump travel ban expected to be unveiled on Monday

The White House is expected to unveil a new travel ban executive order on Monday, according to senior administration officials. The order is expected to be a revised version of a travel ban that President Trump signed in January, which has been blocked by a federal courts. On Saturday, Trump met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions […]

Trump, citing no evidence, accuses Obama of ‘Nixon/Watergate’ plot to wiretap Trump Tower

President Trump on Saturday angrily accused former president Barack Obama of orchestrating a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to tap the phones at his Trump Tower headquarters last fall in the run-up to the election. Citing no evidence to support his explosive allegation, Trump said in a series of five tweets sent Saturday morning that Obama was “wire tapping” his […]

Does President Trump’s success depend on his relationship with Congress?

This is part of The Washington Post's new podcast series “Can He Do That?” Listen online or subscribe to receive future episodes: iTunes | Stitcher House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are leading a GOP-controlled Congress under a Republican president with whom they’ve had quite a few public […]

Hackers accessed a private email account Pence used for official business as Indiana governor

Vice President Pence used a private email account that was later compromised while he served as governor of Indiana, his office confirmed Thursday. The existence of the account was first reported by the Indy Star, which obtained copies of Pence's emails through a Freedom of Information request. The paper reported that Pence used the account […]

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