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Obama’s office confirms he will give lucrative speech to Wall Street firm in September

Former president Barack Obama will give a lucrative speech at the Cantor Fitzgerald LP's health-care conference in September, his senior adviser Eric Schultz confirmed in a statement Wednesday. Fox Business News first reported news of the appearance Monday, estimating that Obama would get $400,000 for speaking at the Wall Street conference. Obama's aides did not […]

Treasury secretary says Trump ‘has no intention’ of releasing tax returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that President Trump “has no intention” of releasing his tax returns, which would show the public how much he would benefit personally from the administration's plan to overhaul the tax code. At a White House news conference to rollout the administration's tax cut proposal, journalists peppered Mnuchin with questions about […]

World Bank says it is in discussions with Ivanka Trump about fund to help women entrepreneurs

The World Bank is in discussions with Ivanka Trump about establishing a kind of World Bank-managed fund to help women entrepreneurs, according to bank officials. Discussions are at a very early stage, and almost no details of the plan have been agreed to, the officials, speaking on the condition that their names would not be […]

Democrats seeking to raise money off Trump’s planned Georgia fundraiser

Democrats wasted little time Wednesday in seeking to capitalize on President Trump’s plans to attend a fundraiser Friday in Georgia for the Republican candidate in a special congressional election. “Trump’s SO scared of losing that he’s leaving work early to crush our historic momentum,” said an email solicitation sent out by the Democratic Congressional Campaign […]

Trump to appear at fundraiser for GOP congressional candidate in Georgia

President Trump on Friday plans to wade further into the special congressional election in Georgia, appearing at a fundraiser for Republican candidate Karen Handel. Trump is traveling to Atlanta to address a conference of the National Rifle Association and will appear at the fundraiser afterward, according to a copy of the invitation. Tickets start at […]

Ivanka Trump contradicts her father on Syrian refugees: Admittance to U.S. ‘has to be part of the discussion’

Ivanka Trump stepped out publicly on the international stage for the first time this week, and she's now speaking out on one of the most controversial issues of her father's presidency: Syrian refugees. In an interview with NBC News, Trump — who is now an adviser to President Trump in the White House — said […]

Trump picks retired Marine general to lead the Secret Service

The White House announced Tuesday that Randolph D. “Tex” Alles, a senior Customs official and retired Marine Corps general, would take over the U.S. Secret Service, becoming the agency's 25th director. Alles spent 35 years in the Marines before retiring in 2011, according to the White House. He comes to the Secret Service after serving in […]

Trump to meet Australian prime minister in New York after acrimonious January phone chat

Their phone call didn't go well. Now they'll meet face-to-face. President Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull are scheduled to meet in New York City on May 4, a White House official said, three months after their phone conversation in January which ended when Trump abruptly hung up. “This is the worst call by […]

After crowdsourced investigation, Trump Inaugural Committee admits there were errors in its donor list

President Trump's inaugural committee has acknowledged that it made errors in a list of donors that it submitted to the Federal Election Commission, according to a report posted Tuesday in  HuffPost. That admission followed an unusual...Show More Summary

At Holocaust event, Trump pays tribute to ‘those who survived history’s darkest hour’

President Trump on Tuesday paid tribute to Holocaust victims and survivors with a resolute speech in which he vowed that his administration would confront anti-Semitism and protect Israel from those seeking the Jewish state's destruction. “Those who deny the Holocaust are accomplices to this horrible evil,” Trump said in a 15-minute address before a crowd […]

Senate staff perplexed by unusual White House private briefing on North Korea

The White House announced Monday it would host an unusual private briefing on North Korea for the entire U.S. Senate, prompting questions from lawmakers over whether the Trump administration intends to use the event as a photo op ahead of his 100-day mark. Press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that the lawmakers would be briefed […]

In Chicago, Obama tells young leaders that ‘special interests dominate the debates in Washington’

CHICAGO -- In his first public appearance since leaving the White House in January, former president Barack Obama told young leaders here Monday that "special interests dominate the debates in Washington" and that he had failed to realize his "aspirational" goal of uniting Americans in red and blue states. "That was an aspirational comment," the former […]

Trump says he hopes humans set foot on Mars ‘during my second term’

To the long list of ambitious goals he has set, no matter how far-fetched they might seem, President Trump on Monday added this: placing humans on Mars. In a dramatic call from the White House with a pair of astronauts at the International Space Station, Trump urged NASA to speed up its exploration timeline to get […]

Trump boasts of highest TV ratings since ‘the World Trade Center came down’

Donald Trump has long been television ratings gold and, even as president, he has kept his eye squarely on the small screen as a gauge of his popularity, a barometer for his governing agenda and his ability to dominate the airwaves, as The Post's Ashley Parker and Robert Costa report Monday. Now, in an interview with the […]

After earlier omission, Trump mourns murder of 6 million Jews in video message to World Jewish Congress

Speaking in a video message taped for the meeting of the World Jewish Congress, President Trump noted the murder of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust, correcting his administration's omission of that fact from an International Holocaust Remembrance Day statement issued in his name earlier in the year. "On Yom HaShoah we look back at the […]

Trump aides struggle to clarify policy on ‘dreamers’ and deportation

The Trump administration is struggling to explain precisely what it intends to do about people who are in the country illegally. President Trump told the Associated Press on Friday that the “dreamers” — people brought into the country illegally as children and now protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program put in […]

Trump awards Purple Heart to wounded soldier at Walter Reed

On a rainy spring Saturday, President Trump paid a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, awarding a Purple Heart to a soldier who was wounded last month in Afghanistan. In his first visit as president to the military hospital in Bethesda, Trump pinned the medal on Army Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos, who lost […]

Trump to hold 100th day rally on same night as White House Correspondents’ Dinner

President Trump on Saturday announced plans to hold a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on April 29, marking his 100th day in office. The White House did not offer additional details about where the rally would take place or what Trump's focus would be, referring questions to Trump's campaign apparatus. The campaign listed on its website […]

Obama to make first post-presidency public appearance in Chicago next week

Former president Barack Obama will make his first public appearance since leaving office, breaking his post-presidency silence on Monday in Chicago just days before his successor marks his 100th day in office. Obama is scheduled to participate in a town-hall-style event with young adults at the University of Chicago focused on community organizing and civic […]

A week ahead of deadline to keep government open, Trump says ‘we’re in good shape’

President Trump on Friday downplayed prospects of a government shutdown next week, with a deadline looming to conclude weeks of negotiations between Republican leaders and Democrats in Congress to pass a stopgap spending bill. "I think we're in good shape," Trump said in response to a question from a reporter in the Oval Office as […]

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