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Ohio Gov. Kasich on health care: ‘Sometimes my party asks too much’

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) lectured congressional leaders of his party on Sunday for being shortsighted, disingenuous and, ultimately, doomed to be forgotten by history if they persist with their approach to health-care legislation. “Sometimes my party asks too much,” Kasich said on ABC's “This Week,” saying he and others would not be fooled by “efforts to try […]

In tweet storm, Trump attacks MSNBC over ‘Morning Joe’ and ‘Greta,’ calls CNN ‘garbage journalism’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The president is on vacation from Washington -- but not from Twitter. And certainly not from his ongoing feuds with cable television news networks MSNBC and CNN. The Tweeter in Chief was busy Saturday morning, launching familiar attacks against the two networks over their coverage of him. Continuing his beef with MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” […]

Trump challenges states on voter fraud: ‘What are they trying to hide?’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump on Saturday lashed out at the more than two dozen states that have objected to a presidential commission's sweeping request for voter data, accusing them of circumventing public scrutiny over potential voter fraud. Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL. What are they trying […]

With South Korean president, Trump denounces ‘reckless and brutal’ regime in North Korea

President Trump on Friday denounced the “reckless and brutal” regime in North Korea and demanded that Pyongyang choose “a better path” to de-escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula over its nuclear weapons program. Appearing in the Rose Garden with new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Trump pledged a “determined response” to the threat and renewed […]

Trump’s latest idea: Senate could repeal Obamacare now and replace it later

  As health-care legislation continues to stall, President Trump pitched a new idea in a tweet Friday morning, suggesting that the Senate could repeal the Affordable Care Act now and deal with replacing it later. “If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE […]

Mika Brzezinski responds to Trump’s Twitter attack: ‘I’m very concerned about what this once again reveals about the president’

“I’m fine,” co-host Mika Brzezinski said on “Morning Joe.” “My family brought me up really tough. This is absolutely nothing for me personally. But I’m very concerned about what this once again reveals about the president of the United States.” The president lashed out at Brzezinski in two vicious tweets Thursday morning, calling her “low […]

Will Trump deliver on his health-care promises to the American people?

On the campaign trail and since taking office, President Trump has made some significant promises about the kind of health care he’d provide for the American people. But Trump’s efforts to come through on these promises have faced several hurdles along the way. In March, the House failed to bring a bill to the floor […]

Trump’s new travel ban requires you to prove a close relationship. Grandpas didn’t make the cut.

In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week. The Supreme Court ruled that a limited version of President Trump's original travel ban could go into effect until it considers the case again in the fall. But the decision came with a curious stipulation: […]

President Trump angrily lashes out at ‘Morning Joe’ hosts on Twitter

President Trump lashed out at the hosts of MSNBC's “Morning Joe” in two vicious tweets Thursday morning, calling Mika Brzezinski “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and claiming she had a facelift late last year. Trump also called Joe Scarborough “Psycho Joe” and said the hosts came to Mar-a-Lago — his private club in Palm Beach, Fla. — three […]

U.S. Treasury Department announces new sanctions to increase pressure on North Korea

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced a new set of actions Thursday aimed at increasing pressure on North Korea, including cutting off a Chinese bank that is accused of laundering money and providing financing to North Korea in violation of international sanctions. “This bank has served as a gateway to North Korean access to […]

Vice President Pence shakes up his staff

Vice President Pence shook up his staff Thursday, announcing that Nick Ayers — the hard-charging Republican operative who served as campaign chairman for Pence's 2016 vice presidential bid — will become his new chief of staff, starting in August. Ayers will replace Pence's current chief of staff, Josh Pitcock, who worked for Pence for 12 years, […]

McMaster: Trump to meet with Putin at the G-20 summit

President Trump will hold his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, White House officials said Thursday. “We have no specific agenda,” national security adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters during a briefing on the trip, which includes a stop in Warsaw. “It’s […]

Trump promises ‘big surprise’ on stalled health-care bill

A day after Senate Republicans pulled plans to vote on their health-care bill this week, President Trump promised a surprise on the matter, though he did not specify what. “Health care is working along very well. … We're gonna have a big surprise," Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. "We have a […]

Trump accepts Macron’s invitation to visit France for Bastille Day on July 14

President Trump has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron's invitation to visit and plans to travel to France to celebrate Bastille Day on July 14 at an event that will also commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I to fight alongside France and other allies. “President Trump looks forward to reaffirming America’s […]

White House spokeswoman unloads on media over CNN retraction

Senate Republicans have walked away from their plans to vote on their health-care bill this week, and the Trump administration believes the Syrian regime is planning another chemical weapons attack against its own people. But at the first opportunity during Tuesday's White House press briefing, deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasted the media in […]

Democrats’ ‘resistance’ calls for a July 4 recess push to kill GOP’s bill

The moment that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Republicans that there could be no vote on the party's health-care bill this week, Senate Democrats were in a familiar position — headed to a protest. In the “Senate swamp,” a well-kept lawn across from the Capitol, hundreds of activists from Planned Parenthood, AFSCME, and […]

Senators take the health-care debate to Capitol steps

On Monday night, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) gathered colleagues on the steps outside the Senate, where they talked for hours into a Facebook feed as activists filed in and out to watch the debate. The tone alternated between grim stories of people who'd lose access to Medicaid, and in-jokes between the senators. "We've brought in […]

White House says Syria’s Assad preparing another chemical attack, warns of ‘heavy’ penalty

The White House issued an ominous warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday night, pledging that his regime would pay a "heavy price" if it carried out another chemical attack this year. In a statement, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that the United States had detected evidence of preparations for a chemical […]

Kushner adds defense attorney Abbe Lowell to Russia-investigation legal team

Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and White House adviser, has retained storied white-collar defense lawyer Abbe Lowell to advise him in the ongoing Russia investigation, a White House official confirmed. Lowell, a lawyer at...Show More Summary

Supreme Court allows limited version of Trump travel ban to go into effect and agrees to hear the case in the fall

The case was at the Supreme Court because two federal appellate courts had ruled against President Trump’s travel policy, which would impose a 90-day pause in travel from citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The president’s travel order has been one of the most controversial of the Trump administration, as the first […]

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