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Koch network withholding support of Senate health-care bill, pushing for changes

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Koch network is working with conservative allies behind the scenes to make changes to the Senate health-care bill that was unveiled this week, declining to endorse the measure as it stands. As hundreds of donors gathered Saturday for a three-day seminar organized by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, leaders from the constellation […]

Koch network unveils partnership with Deion Sanders to launch summer meeting

Colorado Springs — The Koch network kicked off its summer meeting here Saturday by announcing a partnership with former NFL star Deion Sanders to tackle poverty in Dallas. The network, led by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, is best known for spending hundreds of millions every election cycle on politics but also backs nonpolitical philanthropic activities. […]

Trump acts out firing his VA secretary if new reforms are not implemented successfully

President Trump on Friday pantomimed killing off his veterans affairs secretary should he fail to successfully implement new reforms at the long-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs. At a ceremony in the East Room of the White House where he signed the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, Trump said, “I have no doubt it will be […]

Putin denied meddling in the U.S. election. The CIA caught him doing just that.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly — and often tauntingly — denied that his government interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Earlier this month he said that the cyber campaign might have been the work of “patriotically minded” Russian hackers he likened to “artists” who take to canvases to express their moods and political […]

An inside listen into Obama’s struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

The Washington Post published a captivating story Friday that offers a deep look inside the Obama administration's response to Russian interference in the 2016 election. The details and timeline add insight into where the United States stands with Russia and what President Trump faces today. The story raises “Can He Do That?” questions for both the […]

Trump says ‘we’ll have to see’ if Mueller should step down from Russia probe

President Trump laid out his belief that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is biased in the expanding Russia investigation and suggested in an interview broadcast Friday morning that he may eventually need to step down. Asked by Fox News Channel whether Mueller should "recuse himself from the investigation," Trump said three times "we'll have to see," […]

Trump says he has no ‘tapes’ of Comey conversations

President Trump said Thursday that he does not have “tapes” of his private conversations with then-FBI Director James B. Comey, finally ending a mystery of his own creation that began last month when he suggested that he had privately recorded their talks. Trump on May 12 floated the idea he had an audio record of […]

Trump: Russian interference is ‘all a big Dem HOAX!’

President Trump on Thursday called Russia's meddling in the 2016 election “all a big Dem HOAX” and accused former president Barack Obama and his administration of not doing enough last year to “stop” Russian interference. In morning tweets, Trump opined on the Russia probe and sought to assert his innocence, even as special counsel Robert S. […]

Trump mocks Democratic leaders Pelosi and Schumer

The Democratic Party's charged debate about whether it needs a new generation of leaders included a new voice on Thursday: President Trump. Trump mocked the twin faces of the Democrats in Washington — Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — in a Thursday morning tweet, facetiously urging them to stay […]

With a raucous rally in Cedar Rapids, Trump transports himself back to 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — It was just like the old days. The pre-rally playlist included “Memory” from the Broadway musical “Cats.” A local woman who was once a contestant on “The Apprentice” lovingly referred to the crowd of several thousand as “a great looking group of deplorables.” Campaign staffers handed out signs that read “Women for Trump” […]

Trump: China’s pressure on North Korea ‘has not worked out’

President Trump on Tuesday appeared to lose faith in China's ability to pressure North Korea to curb its abusive behavior, throwing into question how his administration plans to contain the rogue nation's growing nuclear threat. A day after American college student Otto Warmbier, who spent 17 months in captivity in Pyongyang, died in his home […]

Spicer says he doesn’t know if Trump believes Russia interfered in 2016 election

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that he did not know whether President Trump believes Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, despite the conclusion of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies that the country did. Spicer was asked a yes-or-no question near the end of a press briefing: Does Trump believe the Russian government […]

Trump calls Otto Warmbier’s death ‘a total disgrace,’ indirectly blames Obama’s inaction

President Trump on Tuesday called the death of Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for nearly a year and a half, “a total disgrace” and indirectly blamed former president Barack Obama for not securing the University of Virginia student's release sooner. “It's a total disgrace what happened to Otto,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “It […]

Chinese government invites Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner to visit Beijing

The Chinese government has invited Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, President Trump's daughter and son-in-law, to visit Beijing later this year, a U.S. official confirmed Tuesday morning. China's invitation is an apparent effort to cultivate closer ties to the Trump administration and is an indication of the young couple's expanding role in foreign affairs on behalf of […]

Jared Kushner to visit Middle East in pursuit of peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians

Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, is traveling to the Middle East this week in pursuit of a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, a White House official confirmed Sunday night. Kushner will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in […]

Trump offers his review of Camp David: ‘Incredible,’ ‘beautiful’ and ‘really nice’

President Trump returned to the White House on Sunday afternoon after making his inaugural visit to Camp David nearly five months into his presidency. Just before taking office in January, Trump told a journalist that the rustic retreat in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains would be likable “for about 30 minutes.” So there was reason to believe […]

Trump lawyer: The president is not under investigation for obstruction

A member of President Trump’s legal team said Sunday that Trump is not under investigation by the special counsel, an assessment at odds with a Washington Post report last week and seemingly with a tweet by Trump himself on Friday. “Let me be very clear here, as it has been since the beginning, the president […]

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke rescinds acceptance of Homeland Security post

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. has withdrawn his name from consideration for an assistant secretary position at the Department of Homeland Security, an adviser to Clarke confirmed to The Washington Post on Saturday. "Late Friday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. formally notified Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly that he had […]

Trump adds another lawyer to his Russia investigation team

President Trump has hired prominent defense attorney John Dowd to join his defense team amidst multiple probes into Russian interference in the election, and now, reported allegations of obstruction of justice. Dowd, who has represented clients in cases involving the Department of Justice and the Senate Ethics Committee, will join Trump’s legal team led by his […]

Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, hires his own lawyer in Russia probe

MIAMI — Michael Cohen, who for years has served as President Trump’s personal attorney, has hired a lawyer of his own to help him navigate the expanding Russia investigation. Cohen confirmed Friday to The Washington Post that he has retained Stephen M. Ryan, a Washington-based lawyer from the law firm McDermott, Will & Emery who […]

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