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Father of Otto Warmbier, who died after being held in North Korea, will attend Olympic opening ceremony as guest of Vice President Pence

Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier — an American student who was jailed in North Korea and died last year upon his return to the United States — will attend the Olympic opening ceremony as the guest of Vice President Pence this week. Pence will leave Monday for a five-day trip to Japan and […]

Trump claims GOP memo ‘totally vindicates “Trump” in probe’

President Trump said Saturday morning that a disputed four-page House Intelligence Committee memo, composed by Republicans and declassified by him on Friday, "totally vindicates 'Trump'” in an FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including possible ties to his campaign. Show More Summary

Carson calls for HUD inspector general to review his family’s role at the department

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has called on his department's inspector general to “review” the role his family members have played there, tweeting Friday evening that he has been “under attack.” The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Carson allowed his middle son, Ben Carson Jr., to help organize an official listening tour in […]

Trump escalates attacks on FBI leadership. This time claiming agency favored Democrats over Republicans.

President Trump on Friday accused the top leadership of the Justice Department and FBI of having “politicized the sacred investigative process,” posting an incendiary tweet hours before the expected release of a controversial congressional memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI. Show More Summary

Trump to meet with North Korean defectors in Oval Office in bid to raise pressure on Kim Jong Un

President Trump will meet North Korean defectors in the Oval Office on Friday, a provocative action meant to highlight human rights violations and one that could raise alarms in Pyongyang. Trump is expected to meet with up to eight defectors two days after the president punctuated his State of the Union address by praising Ji […]

Here’s what to know about the Nunes memo, and why Democrats are upset about it

In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week. If you've caught even a few minutes of cable news in the past week, you've probably heard about the “Nunes memo,” and the controversy it has stirred. The document, which could be released as soon […]

Trump says his State of the Union viewership was the highest ever. The ratings say otherwise.

President Trump on Thursday boasted that the viewership of his State of the Union speech was “the highest number in history” — a claim at odds with ratings figures released the day before. In a morning tweet, Trump thanked supporters “for all the nice compliments and reviews” of his address and said 45.6 million people […]

Trump accuses Democrats of obstructing immigration deal. But GOP also not fully on board.

President Trump returned to Twitter on Thursday to take aim at congressional Democrats, accusing them of standing in the way of an immigration deal. Trump has proposed legal residency to younger undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” — a priority for Democrats — in exchange for sharp cuts to legal immigration programs and $25 billion to […]

Trump enters 2018 with more than $32 million for reelection bid and Republican Party

President Trump entered 2018 with more than $32 million in the coffers of his reelection campaign and two affiliated committees, according to new Federal Election Commission filings filed Wednesday evening. Trump’s campaign committee...Show More Summary

‘A bad dream’: Pro-immigration group headed by Michael Bloomberg targets 14 senators over fate of ‘dreamers’

A pro-immigration group headed by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is targeting 14 senators in a new television advertisement and phone campaign this fall over the fate of young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers.” In a six-figure ad buy launching Wednesday, the group, New American Economy, describes the dreamers, who have been in […]

Trump says he wants to heal the nation’s divide — though perhaps not as large a divide as during Clinton’s impeachment

President Trump said Tuesday that he wants to work the unite the country, which he characterizing from “tremendous divisiveness” -- though perhaps not as bad as during the days of former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment. Trump’s comments came during a lunch in advance of his State of the Union address with network television anchors. “There's […]

Study: White House plan slashes legal immigration rates by 44 percent — 22 million fewer immigrants over a half-century

A White House proposal would slash legal immigration rates by 44 percent this year and result in 22 million fewer immigrants over the next five decades when compared to current law, according to a Cato Institute study released Monday. The analysis from David Bier and Stuart Anderson found that nearly half a million immigrants who […]

What does Mueller want, and how close is he to getting it?

In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week. President Trump said Wednesday that he is willing to answer under oath questions from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III — and repeated his denials that there was any collusion between his campaign and Russia […]

Here’s what to listen for in Trump’s first State of the Union

Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores the powers and limitations of the American presidency, answering the critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Explore past episodes here. President Trump gives his first official State of the Union address on Tuesday, and what he says, what […]

RNC chair: Group will return Wynn’s donations only if allegations of sexual misconduct prove true

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Tuesday that the group plans to return money donated by casino mogul Steve Wynn only if allegations of sexual misconduct prove true. “There is an investigation that’s going to take place,” McDaniel said on Fox News. “He should be allowed due process, and if he is found of […]

Names of campaign donors to be flashed during live stream of Trump’s State of the Union speech

President Trump is seeking to parlay his first State of the Union address on Tuesday into cash for his reelection campaign by offering supporters a chance to see their name flashed on the screen during a broadcast of the speech. In a fundraising solicitation on Monday, Trump offered those willing to pay at least $35 […]

Trump audio transcript: ‘I’m looking forward to’ speaking with Mueller

President Trump told reporters Wednesday he is "looking forward" to testifying under oath to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Here is the full transcript of the interview. REPORTER: Are you going to talk to Mueller? TRUMP: I'm looking forward to it, actually. REPORTER: Do you have a date set? Do you have a date […]

White House promises new immigration ‘framework’ amid stalled negotiations on ‘dreamers’

The White House intends to release a new immigration “framework” Monday that officials said would satisfy President Trump's demands in the stalled congressional negotiations over the fate of younger immigrants known as “dreamers.” Lawmakers face a Feb. 8 deadline for a must-pass spending bill to keep open the government, but Democrats and some Republicans have […]

French President Macron will make first official state visit during Trump administration

Move over Shinzo Abe. When it comes to bromances, President Trump has found an unlikely new partner. French President Emmanuel Macron will become the first foreign leader to make an official state visit sometime this spring, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Wednesday. The pair got off to a rocky start last June. […]

Pence worries North Korea will ‘hijack the messaging around the Olympics’

BRUSSELS — A major reason Vice President Pence will attend the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next month: He is worried North Korea's Kim Jong Un will “hijack the Olympics … in terms of optics and messaging,” and he wants to be able to provide a fact-based counter, according to a senior White House official. “He […]

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