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RNC taps legal account to help pay for President Trump’s lawyers in Russia probes

The decision to tap the legal account comes after RNC officials debated this summer whether the funds could be used to help defray the costs related to the Russia probes.

In U.N. speech, Trump calls Kim Jong Un the ‘Rocket Man’ and threatens to ‘totally destroy North Korea’

NEW YORK — President Trump on Tuesday warned the United Nations that the world faces “great peril” from gathering threats posed by rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, issuing a call to fellow leaders to join the United States in the fight to defeat them. “We meet at […]

Trump says he wants a massive military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue on July 4

President Trump's trip to France for the country's Bastille Day parade in July left a big impression. So big, in fact, that he wants to replicate the experience back home. As Trump met with French President Emmanuel Macron, Trump gushed about seeing France's military might on display in the streets of Paris during his visit. […]

Pence poaches House Freedom Caucus spokeswoman as new press secretary

Vice President Pence has hired Alyssa Farah, the spokeswoman for the House Freedom Caucus, as his new press secretary, his office confirmed. Farah will replace Marc Lotter, who came to Washington with Pence after serving as a longtime aide in Indiana, where Pence was governor. Lotter will remain in his post until the end of […]

Trump pushes reform in United Nations debut, calls for ‘changing business as usual’

NEW YORK — President Trump called on the United Nations to enact reforms to the world body, pledging Monday in his debut here at the annual General Assembly meetings that he and his administration will be “partners in your work.” Speaking at the General Assembly opening session, Trump said the organization founded in 1945 has […]

French president will try to persuade Trump to remain in Iran deal, reconsider Paris exit

France's top diplomat warned against withdrawal from global engagement “out of fear or selfishness,” and said French President Emmanuel Macron will try to persuade President Trump to remain a party to the international nuclear deal with Iran when the two leaders meet later Monday. France will also renew the case for Trump to reconsider his […]

McMaster says no redo on Paris climate deal decision, suggests Bannon tried to ‘manipulate’ Trump

National security adviser H.R. McMaster denied Sunday that President Trump is reconsidering his decision to pull out of the Paris climate change accord but said the door remains open to a better agreement down the road. “That's a false report,” McMaster said of published reports over the weekend that the administration might not pull out […]

In a tweet, Trump sticks North Korea’s Kim Jong Un with a nickname: ‘Rocket Man’

NEW YORK -- President Trump is calling Kim Jong Un names — the "Rocket Man." The president stuck the moniker on the North Korea dictator in a Sunday morning tweet ahead of Trump's scheduled arrival here in the evening for the U.N. General Assembly, the annual gathering of more than 120 world leaders. I spoke […]

Trump to campaign with Luther Strange in U.S. Senate race in Alabama

President Trump is putting his political capital on the line in a big way in Alabama's closely contested Senate race. The president, who has previously endorsed Sen. Luther Strange (R), said he will travel to Huntsville, Ala., on Sept. 23 to campaign with him just days before a Republican primary runoff election for the seat […]

Watchdog groups sought presidential visitor logs for Mar-a-Lago. They finally got a response — 22 names.

Earlier this year, three watchdog groups made a formal public-records request for all “presidential visitors” at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's busy Palm Beach social club where he has stayed seven times this year. When the government didn't respond, the groups sued. On Friday, the U.S. government provided its official answer: The list had just 22 names, all from […]

Trump’s FEC nominee has questioned the value of disclosing political donors

The Texas lawyer appeared to erroneously suggest that the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision endorsed anonymous political contributions.

Trump: ESPN has ‘bad programming’ and losing viewers after anchor’s attack on him

President Trump lashed out at ESPN on Friday, saying the sports network had “bad programming” and was losing viewers following an anchor’s denunciations of him earlier this week. The president also called for an apology. Trump’s latest barrage against the media, via Twitter, came in the wake of a tweet on Monday by “SportsCenter” host […]

Citing London terrorist attack, Trump calls for expansion of his travel ban

President Trump weighed in Friday on an attack in London by a “loser terrorist” and used the episode to call for an expansion of his travel ban that has temporarily blocked entry into the United States by citizens of six Muslim-majority countries. “The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and […]

Can Trump continue to work with Democrats without losing the support of his base?

Last week, Trump reached an unexpected debt ceiling deal with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — two top Democrats. Trump then had dinner with Schumer and Pelosi Wednesday night, after which the two Democratic leaders announced a major agreement with the president that would ensure protections […]

Trump says recent antifa violence justifies his condemnation of both sides in Charlottesville

President Trump on Thursday condemned the violence by the anti-fascist protest movement known as “antifa,” saying their tactics around the country have proved him right for denouncing bad actors on both sides of the racially charged clashes with white supremacists in Charlottesville last month. Trump said he explained his views on antifa to Sen. Tim […]

Trump’s diehard supporters are fuming after an apparent about-face on ‘dreamers’

Staunch conservative allies of President Trump erupted in anger and incredulity late Wednesday after Democrats announced the president had agreed to pursue a legislative deal that would protect thousands of young undocumented immigrants...Show More Summary

Trump will sign bipartisan resolution condemning Charlottesville violence, White House says

President Trump will sign a bipartisan congressional resolution condemning hate groups and racially-motivated violence in Charlottesville, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday. "Absolutely, and he looks forward to doing so as soon as he receives it," Sanders said. Show More Summary

White House: ESPN’s Jemele Hill should be fired for calling Trump a ‘white supremacist’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday struck back at ESPN host Jemele Hill for referring to President Trump a “white supremacist,” calling the comment “outrageous” and saying she should lose her job. Asked about Hill's series of tweets Monday evening, in which the sportscaster also said Trump's rise was “the direct result […]

White House says Trump will work with Democratic leaders but he’s ‘a Republican’

President Trump has invited Senate Democratic leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to the White House on Wednesday evening, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, but she dismissed the notion that the president has found Democrats to be better friends than members of his own party. “The president is […]

Trump nominates conservative Texas lawyer to Federal Election Commission

James “Trey” E. Trainor III fought efforts to require politically active nonprofits to disclose their donors.

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