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  • Donald Trump Dec 24, 2018

    After Criticism, Trump Pushes Out Mattis Sooner Than Planned

    Irritated with the criticism and fallout from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ resignation, President Donald Trump on Sunday pushed the Pentagon chief out the door two months earlier than planned, an acrimonious end to a tense relationship that had been eroding in recent months. In a series of tweets, Trump appeared to question why he had put Mattis in his Cabinet...

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2018

    Trump Delivers Thanksgiving Message to US Service Members

    President Donald Trump has delivered a Thanksgiving message to American service members on duty around the world, telling them by telephone, “Your courage truly inspires us.” Trump told members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard that he and first lady Melania Trump wanted to express their “profound gratitude.” Trump is spending his holiday in...

  • Donald Trump Sep 28, 2018

    Trump Signs Spending Plan, Avoiding Government Shutdown

    President Donald Trump signed an $854 billion spending bill on Friday to keep the federal government open through Dec. 7, averting a government shutdown in the weeks leading up to November’s pivotal midterm elections. Trump signed the legislation to fund the military and several civilian agencies without journalists present as the fate of his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, continued...

  • Donald Trump Sep 22, 2018

    Committee Gives Kavanaugh Accuser More Time

    The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance. The Republican-led committee insisted that if Ford missed a Friday night deadline to respond to the panel’s latest offer it would...

  • writer Sep 7, 2018

    Trump Says DOJ Should Investigate Anonymous NYT Op-Ed Writer

    President Donald Trump declared Friday the U.S. Justice Department should work to identify the writer of a bitingly critical New York Times opinion piece, purportedly submitted by a member of an administration “resistance” movement straining to thwart his most dangerous impulses. Trump cited “national security” as the reason for such a probe, and he called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions...

  • Donald Trump Aug 11, 2018

    Trump's Tariffs Boost Rebuilding Costs for Wildfire Victims

    The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are boosting the cost of building a home by thousands of dollars, and that’s adding to the challenges of people trying to rebuild from California’s wildfire and other disasters. The CEO of the California Building Industry Association said tariffs on imported lumber and other construction materials could increase the cost of building...

  • Donald Trump Aug 6, 2018

    Trump: Tower Meeting Meant to ‘Get Information' on Clinton

    President Donald Trump appears to have changed his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel’s investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent. “Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump...

  • Donald Trump Jul 19, 2018

    Trump: I'll Be Putin's ‘Worst Enemy' If US-Russia Relationship ‘Doesn't Work Out'

    President Donald Trump vowed Thursday that if his dealings with Russian leader Vladimir Putin don’t “work out, I’ll be the worst enemy he’s ever had.” Trump made the statement during an interview at the White House with CNBC’s Joe Kernen that will air in full Friday at 6 a.m. ET on “Squawk Box.” In the same interview, Trump blasted his...

  • Donald Trump Jun 30, 2018

    Trump's Own Tariffs Make It Harder to Rebuild Infrastructure

    President Donald Trump wants to rebuild the nation’s transportation infrastructure and to strengthen the U.S. steel industry through tariffs on imports. But the second goal could make it more costly to accomplish the first. That’s because the president’s own tariffs on imported steel have created uncertainty for big transportation projects. Steel is essential to building bridges, roads and rails. The...

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2018

    Trump Lawyers' Letter to Mueller Challenges Subpoena: Report

    President Donald Trump’s lawyers composed a secret 20-page letter to special counsel Robert Mueller to assert that he cannot be forced to testify while arguing that he could not have committed obstruction because he has absolute authority over all federal investigations. The existence of the letter, which was first reported and posted by The New York Times on Saturday, was...

  • Donald Trump Jun 1, 2018

    Trump Pardons Favor the Celeb-Connected, Conservative Causes

    President Donald Trump on Thursday pardoned a conservative commentator he claims “was treated very unfairly by our government!” and announced he’s thinking about clemency for Martha Stewart and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, among “lots” of other people. “What they did to him was horrible,” Trump told reporters, speaking of his decision to clear the name of Dinesh D’Souza, who...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018

    Trump Signs Bill for Terminal Patients to Try Unproven Drugs

    President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday aimed at helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments, calling it a “fundamental freedom” that will offer hope and save lives. Joined by families dealing with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, and other diseases, Trump signed the so-called Right to Try bill and said he never understood why the issue...

  • Donald Trump May 22, 2018

    FBI, Justice to ‘Review' Classified Info Sought by Lawmakers

    Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced Monday that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and “review” highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe. The agreement came after President Donald Trump made an extraordinary demand that the Justice Department investigate whether the...

  • Donald Trump May 21, 2018

    Trump Demands Probe of Supposed Campaign ‘Spy'

    The Department of Justice says it will investigate President Donald Trump’s claim that his campaign was infiltrated by an FBI “spy.”

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2018

    Trump: US Hasn't Been Notified About Threat to Cancel Summit

    Amid fresh uncertainty over his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he is committed to pressing for the country to abandon its nuclear program as part of any meeting. North Korea threatened earlier in the day to scrap the historic summit between Trump and Kim, saying it has no interest in...

  • President May 10, 2018

    Trump Says He Will Meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June

    President Donald Trump has revealed the time and place for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying it will take place in Singapore on June 12. “The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World...

  • Donald Trump Apr 16, 2018

    5 Takeaways From Comey Book, ABC Interview

    James Comey has a lot to say about Donald Trump — and none of it is good. In his prime-time interview with ABC News and in his book , “A Higher Loyalty,” the former FBI director unloads on the president as “morally unfit” for office as he plows into a laundry list of political flashpoints from the 2016 election campaign...

  • Donald Trump Apr 16, 2018

    Comey: It's Possible Russians Have Leverage Over Trump

    Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it’s possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in the president’s actions and that Trump is “morally unfit” for office. Comey’s comments in an ABC News interview broadcast Sunday were almost certain to escalate his war of words with the...

  • Donald Trump Apr 9, 2018

    Trump Admin. Reveals ‘Largest' Sanctions on North Korea

    The Trump administration escalated pressure on North Korea Friday by slapping sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the pariah nation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. has now blacklisted virtually all ships being used by the North. The administration billed it as the largest installment of North Korean economic restrictions to date as...

  • Donald Trump Apr 6, 2018

    Trump: EPA Chief Pruitt ‘Doing Great Job But Is Totally Under Siege'

    President Donald Trump on Friday defended Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt as the embattled administrator faces mounting reports of lavish spending and questionable decisions related to his staff and housing arrangements, NBC News reported. “Do you believe that the Fake News Media is pushing hard on a story that I am going to replace A.G. Jeff Sessions with EPA...

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