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FEC commissioner sends letter to President Trump: Where is your proof of voter fraud?

Democratic appointee Ellen Weintraub said she decided that it was necessary to make her request directly to the president after hearing from voters around the country concerned about his allegations.

Trump: Most people don’t know President Lincoln was a Republican

Did you know President Abraham Lincoln was a Republican? President Trump apparently thinks most people don’t. “Great president,” Trump said Tuesday night at a fundraising dinner for House Republicans. “Most people don’t even know he was a Republican. Right? Does anyone know? A lot of people don’t know that. We have to build that up […]

Conservative women’s group knocked for giving ‘Working for Women’ award to Pence

The Independent Women’s Forum, a conservative think tank, has drawn fire on social media and from some progressive commentators for its decision to give its inaugural “Working for Women” award to Vice President Pence. As governor of Indiana, Pence signed into law some of the country’s strictest antiabortion measures, and as a member of Congress, […]

Trump to attend NATO summit in May, White House says

The White House on Tuesday night confirmed that President Trump will attend a gathering of NATO leaders in Brussels in May, a move that could help reassure U.S. allies about his administration's commitment to Europe's security. Trump will participate in the meetings on May 25, press secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement, adding that […]

Trump expresses hope that health-care overhaul passes, says cutting taxes will be ‘fun’

President Trump on Tuesday night cast an upcoming House vote on overhauling the Affordable Care Act as “crucial” for the Republican Party, and said there could be some surprises and that he is hopeful “that it’s all going to work out.” Trump’s comments came at a fundraiser for House Republicans in Washington, where he also […]

As Ivanka Trump’s White House role expands, her company is sued for unfair competition

A small San Francisco clothing retailer has lodged a class-action suit against Ivanka Trump's brand, charging that it has an unfair business edge because President Trump, his daughter and his aides have leveraged the presidency to promote its products. Modern Appealing Clothing, a 40-year-old upscale boutique, filed a claim last week in Superior Court of California […]

Trump to meet at White House with Congressional Black Caucus leaders

Five weeks after inappropriately asking a reporter to set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus, President Trump has arranged his own face-to-face discussion with the group, whose leaders are scheduled to visit the White House on Wednesday. Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.), the caucus chairman, said that he and five executive committee members […]

Trump takes a renewed shot at quarterback who wouldn’t stand for national anthem

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- President Trump delivered a stiff arm Monday night to Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who made national headlines last year for kneeling during the national anthem. Kaepernick, now a free agent, has been struggling to get picked up by another team -- which Trump relayed to a packed arena […]

At Kentucky rally, Trump urges Congress to deal with health care so he can take up taxes and trade

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- With a key vote expected this week on the Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, President Trump sought Monday to bring a heightened urgency to the task: Getting health care off the table, he told a raucous crowd here, will allow him to get on with renegotiating trade deals and […]

Trump used to criticize Obama for golfing. Now the White House is defending his own frequent outings.

President Trump was photographed in golfing attire again over the weekend, but the White House doesn't want to talk much about his proclivity for hitting the links. Trump had been a fierce critic of former president Barack Obama for his frequent outings to the golf course. President Obama has a major meeting on the N.Y.C. Ebola […]

Spicer: Just the ‘beginning phase’ of whether Trump Tower was surveilled

White House press secretary Sean Spicer continued Monday to defend President Trump’s claims that Trump's predecessor ordered surveillance of Trump Tower during the presidential election campaign, even as FBI Director James B. Comey testified to Congress that there is “no information” supporting that claim. “We are still at the beginning phase of a look as […]

Full transcript: FBI Director James Comey testifies on Russian interference in 2016 election

Below is the full transcript from the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. This post will be updated frequently.  NUNES: The committee will come to order. I would like to welcome our witnesses, director of the FBI, Jim Comey and director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Rogers. Thank […]

Is Trump gutting Meals on Wheels? His budget director says no.

Meals on Wheels, the popular nationwide program that provides hot meals to needy seniors, has become a rallying point for critics of President Trump’s proposed budget, which slashes spending on social initiatives to beef up military spending. But on Sunday, the Trump administration answered an emphatic "no" to the question of whether the budget would […]

Trump stands by wiretapping allegations, tells German leader they have ‘something in common’

President Trump refused to back off his unfounded allegations that former president Barack Obama last year wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower when asked about the subject during a joint news conference Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. After a German reporter asked Trump about the allegations, the president turned to Merkel and said, “at […]

Trump’s budget: Can he really cut federal programs that people depend on?

The White House released President Trump’s 2018 budget Thursday proposing an increase in military spending and massive cuts to the arts, science and the poor. The cuts could be the “widest swath of reductions in federal programs since the drawdown after World War II,” The Post’s Damian Paletta and Steven Mufson wrote Thursday. If implemented, […]

Mulvaney defends proposed cuts to climate research, poverty programs, deeming them wasteful or ineffective

The White House strongly defended President Trump's budget, which proposes deep cuts to domestic spending, including programs aimed at aiding the poor and funding scientific research. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney stated broadly that the budget was intended to defund areas of the government that had been deemed wasteful or ineffective in the interest of being […]

Spicer says Trump ‘stands by’ unproven allegation that Obama ordered wiretapping of Trump Tower

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that President Trump “stands by” his allegation that former president Barack Obama ordered wiretapping surveillance of Trump Tower last fall, despite statements from the leaders of congressional investigations that no evidence had been found to support the claim. Show More Summary

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley: ‘We should never trust Russia’

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said unequivocally in an interview that aired Thursday that Russia should “never” be trusted — a far tougher stance than the one taken by her boss, President Trump. Asked by NBC's Matt Lauer what she thinks Trump should do in response to Russia's cyber attacks meddling in the […]

Trump can’t hide how eager he is to be finished with the health-care debate

NASHVILLE — It took more than 25 minutes into his speech here for President Trump to make his pitch in support of the biggest legislative fight facing his administration: repealing and replacing Obamacare. “I want to get to taxes, I want to cut the hell out of taxes,’ Trump said by way of introduction. “But but before […]

Trump expands counselor Dina Powell’s role to include national security

The portfolio of one of President Trump's top economic advisers, Dina Habib Powell, is greatly expanding to include national security strategy and interagency coordination, an administration official confirmed Wednesday night. Powell, a former Goldman Sachs executive and a veteran of George W. Show More Summary

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