By Philip Bump | WashPost | 6 months 2 weeks ago | Politics
"Spend on diplomacy or you'll spend on bullets,” Trump's chief of staff said — as his boss cuts spending on diplomacy.
By | Reuters | 6 months 1 week ago | Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration would likely make an announcement next week on the opioid crisis, which a White House commission suggested should be declared a national emergency.
By Kaitlyn Schallhorn | FOX News | 6 months 1 week ago | Politics
A Texas congressman filed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump last week – but the move soon died as no action was taken.
By firstname.lastname@example.org (Cristiano Lima) | POLITICO | 6 months 1 week ago | Politics
President Donald Trump said Monday he would like to see an "end" to the ongoing federal and congressional probes into Russian election interference, claiming that the public mood toward the investigations has soured. "They ought to get to the end of it because I think the American public is sick of it," said when asked about special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into potential ties between...
By Esme Cribb | Talking Points Memo | 6 months 1 week ago | Politics
President Donald Trump on Monday said he thinks Democratic lawmakers will be scapegoated for turmoil in the insurance market kicked off by Trump’s announcement last week that he would end cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurers. “I think the Democrats will be blamed for the mess. This is an Obamacare mess,” Trump said at a cabinet meeting. The President said Congress is working on a “short-term...
By | HuffPost | 6 months 1 week ago | Politics
Trump’s true plan to “drain the swamp” has now become clear: Make the “forgotten men and women” of this nation drink swamp
By Joe DePaolo | Mediaite | 6 months 1 week ago | Politics
On Monday morning, The New Yorker dropped a lengthy piece on Vice President Mike Pence . The story chronicled, among other things, how Trump frequently mocks his Vice President on religious and social issues. Through two sources, writer Jane Mayer reported on a private meeting between Trump, Pence, and a legal scholar in which the issue of gay rights was being discussed. The President took...
By Tamara Keith | NPR | 6 months 1 week ago | Politics
President Trump keeps adding new and thorny issues to the congressional to-do list, as lawmakers already face a government-funding showdown in December. (Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
By Matt Ford | The Atlantic | 6 months 1 week ago | Politics
Cyrus Vance Jr., Manhattan’s district attorney, is facing intense public scrutiny for a series of prosecutorial decisions in cases involving the Trump family and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Multiple stories have emerged about how lawyers connected to those figures have donated to Vance’s campaigns, along with the implicit suggestion that those funds may have played a role in his deliberating....
By | CNN | 6 months 1 week ago | Politics
Lawyers for one of the women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault subpoenaed his campaign for all documents relating to her, all communications with or about her and "all documents concerning any woman who asserted that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately."
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG | NYT | 6 months 1 week ago | Politics
Senator Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, is facing grave political peril in next year’s election.
By Amber Jamieson | BuzzFeed | 6 months 1 week ago | Politics
Craig Ruttle / AP Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon slammed Republican Senator Bob Corker for his public sledging of the Trump White House as "an adult daycare center," declaring him a "real piece of work" in a speech at a conservative summit on Saturday. "Bob Corker has trashed the Commander-in-chief of our Armed Forces, while we have young men and women in harm's way," said Bannon...
By | News & Politics - Esquire | 6 months 1 week ago | Politics
Out on the weekend.
By William Saletan | Slate | 6 months 1 week ago | Politics
President Trump has botched nearly everything. Even Sen. Bob Corker, a former ally, laments that “ the White House has become an adult day care center .” Now Trump’s chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly, is acknowledging the president’s incompetence. At a White House briefing on Thursday, Kelly tried to reassure the press and the public about his boss. Instead, Kelly inadvertently confirmed that he...