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In Franken’s wake, three senators call on President Trump to resign

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that President Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual-harassment scandals has driven out some members of Congress. Sen. Al Franken “felt it proper for him to resign,” Sanders said in an interview with NBC's “Meet the Press” Sunday morning, referring to the […]

Ambassador Haley on Trump’s accusers: ‘They should be heard’

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that the women who have accused President Trump of touching or groping them without their consent “should be heard.” Haley's comments, made on CBS's “Face the Nation,” diverged from the White House position on the more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of […]

As Alabama prepares to vote, Republican Sen. Richard Shelby says state ‘deserves better’ than Moore

Sen. Richard C. Shelby, who serves as Alabama's senior senator, said repeatedly Sunday that the state's fellow Republicans can “do better” than Roy Moore, the conservative judge accused of sexual misconduct who faces Democrat Doug Jones in Tuesday's special election for the U.S. Senate. Shelby has previously said that he was not supporting Moore, but […]

Trump ignores backlash, visits Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and praises civil rights leaders

Amid backlash and boycotts, President Trump addressed an invitation-only gathering Saturday at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson — instead of attending the public opening ceremony. The change in plans came after Trump’s plans to attend the opening of the museum, which honors civil rights martyrs, drew criticism from some who marched in the […]

Can the president obstruct justice?

One of President Trump’s private lawyers, John Dowd, made a bold claim Monday that a president cannot be found guilty of obstruction of justice. The statement raised a lot of questions for legal experts when it comes to laws applying to the American presidency: Can a president obstruct justice? Or is he immune from this as […]

21 GOP governors write Congress urging completion of a tax bill. What about the other 13?

With Congress closing in on a final tax cut bill, 21 Republican governors from across the country sent a letter Thursday to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) asking them to finish the job. “We urge the two chambers to pass meaningful tax reform legislation and send it […]

White House: Trump has scheduled a physical, and his slurred speech was caused by a dry throat

President Trump has scheduled a physical health exam for early next year at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will share the results with the public, the White House announced Thursday, a day after Trump's slurred speech sparked concern about his health. Trump slurred his words during a policy address Wednesday about Israel, inspiring media speculation […]

Trump says he feels ‘very badly’ for Flynn because lies to FBI have ‘ruined his life’

President Trump said Monday that he feels “very badly” for his former national security adviser Michael Flynn because his false statements to the FBI have “ruined his life.” Trump, who tweeted over the weekend that he had fired Flynn from his White House job because he had lied to the FBI as well as to Vice President Pence, […]

Trump: ‘We need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama’

President Trump on Monday offered his most explicit endorsement to date of Roy Moore, the embattled Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who stands accused of making unwanted sexual advances on teenagers when he was in his 30s. “We need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Trump declared in an early morning tweet, leaving no question […]

McMaster: National security team ‘not missing a beat’ because of Trump controversies

H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s national security adviser, said Sunday that the administration's controversies — including his predecessor’s guilty plea and rumors of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s departure — aren’t affecting its ability to work with U.S. allies on key issues. McMaster was pressed during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” about those and other […]

In pre-dawn Twitter message, Trump issues a fresh denial about intervening in Flynn investigation

President Trump issued a fresh denial Sunday that he asked former FBI director James B. Comey to halt an investigation into the conduct of his dismissed national security adviser Michael Flynn. “I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn,” Trump said in a pre-dawn message on Twitter. “Just more Fake News covering another Comey lie!” […]

Trump on Michael Flynn’s guilty plea: It’s a ‘shame’ because he had ‘nothing to hide’

In his first public comments about Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about his interactions with a Russian official, President Trump reiterated Saturday that his campaign did not collude with Russia and suggested Flynn lied for no reason. When asked by reporters before departing for New York if he was worried about what Flynn might […]

Trump: Democrats will lose seats for voting against the Senate tax bill

NEW YORK — President Trump predicted Saturday that Democrats who voted against the Republican tax plan in the Senate would pay a price at the polls, as he touted what could soon become his first major legislative achievement. Trump’s remarks came at a fundraiser in Manhattan benefiting his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee, […]

Is Trump reshaping an entire branch of government — the judiciary?

Here’s a story you likely heard a bit about this week: The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray stepped down. To replace him, Cordray himself promoted his chief of staff, Leandra English, to become deputy director and serve as acting director until the Senate confirmed a replacement. Meanwhile, President Trump proposed his […]

Trump was seeking to ‘elevate the conversation’ with retweets of anti-Muslim videos, spokeswoman says

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that President Trump’s retweeting of three inflammatory anti-Muslim videos had served to “elevate the conversation” about the issues of “extreme violence and terrorism.”...Show More Summary

White House readies plan to replace Tillerson with Pompeo at State, install Cotton at CIA

The White House has readied a plan to oust embattled Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who has become one of the most personally loyal and politically savvy members of President Trump's national security team, two administration officials confirmed Thursday. The plan, hatched by White House Chief of Staff John […]

Trump calls Chinese envoy to North Korea ineffectual

President Trump in a tweet Thursday morning said that North Korea's recent missile launch showed that the Chinese envoy who just returned from the country “seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man.” On Wednesday, North Korea launched its third and most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, which experts now believe could reach the […]

Trump touts benefits of tax cuts for ‘the people that like me best’

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — With a critical Senate vote looming, President Trump on Wednesday pitched the Republican tax plan as a boon to his working-class supporters, even as independent analyses have indicated that the wealthy and corporations would be the biggest beneficiaries. “Our focus is on helping the folks who work in the mail rooms […]

Trump retweets inflammatory and unverified anti-Muslim videos

President Trump Wednesday shared three inflammatory anti-Muslim videos on Twitter posted by a far-right British activist. The videos — whose authenticity could not be independently verified — were first shared by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, which bills itself a political party but has been widely condemned as an extremist group that […]

Pence: Trump ‘actively considering’ relocation of U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

NEW YORK — President Trump is “actively considering” how to follow through on his pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Vice President Pence said Tuesday, reopening a divisive question that put Trump at odds with military and diplomatic advisers and close allies. Pence drew whoops and applause at an event marking 70 […]

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