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8h Updated White House moving forward with plan to cancel foreign aid, teeing up fight with Congress
The Trump administration is expected to put forward a plan to cancel billions of dollars in foreign aid funding by the end of this week, a senior administration official told CNN on Friday, teeing up a fight between the White House and Congress over the rarely used and controversial move known as rescission.
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How Stephen Miller Rode an Anti-Immigration Wave to the White House9h Updated How Stephen Miller Rode an Anti-Immigration Wave to the White House
Behind Mr. Miller’s singular grip on the Trump anti-immigrant agenda are forces far bigger than his own hostility toward the foreign-born.
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Trump’s Pittsburgh Speech Was a Paying Gig for Audience11h Trump’s Pittsburgh Speech Was a Paying Gig for Audience
Union workers were told attendance wasn’t mandatory, but if they didn’t come, they would lose some of their expected pay for the week.
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Israel’s Alliance With Trump Creates New Tensions Among American Jews13h Updated Israel’s Alliance With Trump Creates New Tensions Among American Jews
Religious leaders see President Trump’s influence over the Israeli prime minister becoming a wedge issue in the Jewish community.
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Debate Flares Over Afghanistan as Trump Considers Troop Withdrawal19h Debate Flares Over Afghanistan as Trump Considers Troop Withdrawal
President Trump met with top advisers on Friday to discuss a deal with the Taliban that could begin a final American exit from the country.
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19h Here are five risks facing the US economy
Fears of a brewing global recession were renewed this week as markets whipsawed over President Donald Trump's trade war with China as well as disappointing economic data from both Germany and China.
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Trump Administration Approves F-16 Fighter Jet Sales to Taiwan29h Updated Trump Administration Approves F-16 Fighter Jet Sales to Taiwan
The $8 billion arms package, the single largest from the United States to Taiwan in many years, is certain to anger China and could complicate the trade war.
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Eyeing Greenland, Trump Again Mixes Real Estate With Diplomacy 16 Aug 11:58pm Updated Eyeing Greenland, Trump Again Mixes Real Estate With Diplomacy
The president, ever the real estate maven, has marveled over Greenland’s untapped natural resources. But an expert says his interest represents an “antiquated way of looking at things.”
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16 Aug 10:34pm Planned Parenthood faces critical decision after abortion-referral restriction upheld
The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied Planned Parenthood's request to reverse its order allowing the Trump administration's Title X abortion clinic-referral restriction to go into effect -- a blow for abortion rights activists after the organization threatened to pull out of the federal family-planning program over the rule.
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U.S. Can Block Migrants Seeking Asylum, but Only in Some States, Appeals Court Rules 16 Aug 9:51pm U.S. Can Block Migrants Seeking Asylum, but Only in Some States, Appeals Court Rules
The ruling is a partial victory for the Trump administration because it allows a stricter set of rules to go into effect, but only in New Mexico and Texas.
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16 Aug 8:41pm Updated White House expected to move forward with plan to cancel foreign aid, teeing up fight with Congress
The Trump administration is expected to put forward a plan to cancel billions of dollars in foreign aid funding by the end of this week, a senior administration official told CNN on Friday, teeing up a fight between the White House and Congress over the rarely used and controversial move known as rescission.
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Trump Doubles Down on Effort to Push Jewish Voters to G.O.P. 16 Aug 8:11pm Updated Trump Doubles Down on Effort to Push Jewish Voters to G.O.P.
After the president enlists Benjamin Netanyahu to deny entry to two Muslim members of Congress, both parties warn that bipartisan support for Israel is in danger.
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16 Aug 7:33pm Around the world with Donald Trump in 1 week
As protests gripped Hong Kong this week, President Donald Trump had some advice for Chinese President Xi Jinping on how to handle the clashes.
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16 Aug 7:14pm Updated Trump administration gets partial win, asylum restrictions may take effect in Texas, New Mexico
A federal appeals court handed the Trump administration a partial win Friday by allowing its asylum restrictions to take effect in Texas and New Mexico.
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Citing Economy, Trump Says That ‘You Have No Choice but to Vote for Me’ 16 Aug 4:45pm Updated Citing Economy, Trump Says That ‘You Have No Choice but to Vote for Me’
As the markets wobble over fears of a slowdown amid an escalating trade and currency war with China, the president defended policies that are rattling many businesses and investors.
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After Trump Body Shames Him, Supporter Says ‘I Love the Guy’ 16 Aug 3:46pm Updated After Trump Body Shames Him, Supporter Says ‘I Love the Guy’
The president has a long history of calling protesters names. But there’s no other known instance of him mocking one of his own supporters by accident.
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16 Aug 3:17pm Updated Trump admin gives green light for major arms sale to Taiwan
The Trump administration has informally greenlit a potential major arms sale to Taiwan involving dozens of new F-16 fighter jets, according to administration officials and others familiar with the matter.
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16 Aug 1:56pm Lindsey Graham pushes Trump to keep military presence in Afghanistan
As President Donald Trump prepared to receive a briefing on peace negotiations with the Taliban on Friday afternoon, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a Trump ally and frequent voice in the President's ear, urged Trump to maintain an American military presence in Afghanistan.
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16 Aug 1:50pm Updated Trump to meet security officials on Afghanistan as concerns mount about US withdrawal
President Trump is expected to meet with his top national security advisers on Friday to review a US-Taliban peace plan that could end America's longest running war -- but could also trigger a surrender for the US and a betrayal of the Afghan government, critics say.
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‘Greenland Is Not for Sale’: Trump’s Talk of a Purchase Draws Derision 16 Aug 1:40pm Updated ‘Greenland Is Not for Sale’: Trump’s Talk of a Purchase Draws Derision
Residents of the semiautonomous Danish territory were apoplectic, and Denmark gave a chilly reception to the president’s idea.
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Trump’s Hong Kong Caution Isolates Him From Congress, Allies and Advisers 16 Aug 12:17pm Updated Trump’s Hong Kong Caution Isolates Him From Congress, Allies and Advisers
In his showdown with Beijing over trade and tariffs, Mr. Trump is ignoring his hawkish advisers, who believe China threatens American interests worldwide.
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16 Aug 9:59am Updated Why Pelosi has yet to embrace impeachment
Nearly every day that's passed since Robert Mueller's testimony last month, more House Democrats have become convinced that impeachment proceedings must begin to consider the removal of President Trump from office.
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16 Aug 7:47am A Corey Lewandowski Senate Run Would be a Test Case for Trump World
As associates of the president consider running for office, a potential bid by his former campaign manager could serve as a trial balloon.
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16 Aug 6:05am Updated On Politics: Israel’s Decision on Omar and Tlaib Inflames Politics in 2 Countries
In an extraordinary step, President Trump had urged Israel to bar Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country and visiting the West Bank.
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16 Aug 5:25am On Politics: Trump Urges Israel to Deny Entry to Congresswomen
In an extraordinary step, President Trump urged Israel to bar Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country and visiting the West Bank.
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Trump Administration Asks Congress to Reauthorize N.S.A.’s Deactivated Call Records Program 16 Aug 1:10am Updated Trump Administration Asks Congress to Reauthorize N.S.A.’s Deactivated Call Records Program
The White House is seeking reauthorization of a law that lets the N.S.A. gain access to logs of Americans’ phone and text records — while acknowledging that the program has been indefinitely halted.
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16 Aug 12:03am On Politics: Israel Denies Entry to Congresswomen
Israel on Thursday barred Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting the Israeli-occupied West Bank, after President Trump’s urging.
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Trump Is Said to Ask: Can We Buy Greenland? 15 Aug 11:55pm Trump Is Said to Ask: Can We Buy Greenland?
At a meeting last spring in the Oval Office, President Trump joked about buying Greenland for its resources, according to a person who was in attendance.
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Fact-Checking Trump’s New Hampshire Rally 15 Aug 11:42pm Fact-Checking Trump’s New Hampshire Rally
President Trump on Thursday repeated inaccurate claims about energy, China and his predecessor.
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Economic Trouble Signs Hang Over Trump’s Trade War 15 Aug 10:11pm Updated Economic Trouble Signs Hang Over Trump’s Trade War
White House advisers discount warnings of a possible recession. But the president may be gambling that the Federal Reserve can ward off that prospect.
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15 Aug 9:04pm Updated Trump to make 2020 pitch during New Hampshire rally
President Donald Trump will deliver remarks at a "Keep America Great" reelection rally in New Hampshire Thursday evening -- a state he narrowly lost to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in 2016.
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Trump Thinks Corey Lewandowski Would Be a ‘Fantastic’ Senator From New Hampshire 15 Aug 8:39pm Updated Trump Thinks Corey Lewandowski Would Be a ‘Fantastic’ Senator From New Hampshire
President Trump all but endorsed his former campaign manager, who is weighing a Senate bid. “He’s terrific on television,” Mr. Trump said. “I like everything about him.”
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House Panel Subpoenas Corey Lewandowski and Trump Aide in Obstruction Case 15 Aug 7:46pm Updated House Panel Subpoenas Corey Lewandowski and Trump Aide in Obstruction Case
The summons set up another potentially high-stakes public hearing around the findings of the former special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.
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15 Aug 7:33pm The Point: Corey Lewandowski would be a very bad Senate candidate
When President Donald Trump rallies support for his 2020 reelection campaign in New Hampshire tonight, Corey Lewandowski will be sitting in the front row -- literally! -- cheering his old boss on.
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15 Aug 6:55pm A Cory Lewandowski Senate Run Would be a Test Case for Trump World
As associates of the president consider running for office, a potential bid by his former campaign manager could serve as a trial balloon.
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15 Aug 6:51pm Updated AIPAC splits with Trump and Netanyahu, backs visit by Omar and Tlaib to Israel
The prominent pro-Israel group American Israel Public Affairs Committee suggested Thursday it opposed a move by Israel -- and supported by President Donald Trump -- to bar Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country.
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15 Aug 6:41pm Updated Appeals court says soap, toothbrushes can be required for detained children
A federal appeals court on Thursday dismissed a Trump administration argument that "safe and sanitary" conditions do not specifically require access to items such as soap and toothbrushes, as well as adequate sleep for children in custody at Border Patrol stations.
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15 Aug 6:36pm On Politics With Lisa Lerer: A Test Run for Trump World
A possible Senate bid by Corey Lewandowski would set an example for other Trump associates considering running for office.
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15 Aug 6:26pm Fact check: Trump takes credit for another factory approved under Obama
In a speech on Tuesday at Royal Dutch ethane cracker plant northwest of Pittsburgh, President Donald Trump claimed he was the sole president responsible for the plant's existence.
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15 Aug 6:22pm Updated Trump suggests opening more mental institutions to deal with mass shootings
President Donald Trump said Thursday that the US should build more mental institutions to deal with mass shooters.
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15 Aug 6:09pm Updated CNN Exclusive: New documents reveal behind-the-scenes clash over spending inside Trump inaugural committee
The former adviser to first lady Melania Trump, who has come under fire for the cost of President Donald Trump's inauguration, was among the event planners who raised concerns about excessive spending in the weeks before the events, according to documents obtained by CNN.
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Beto O’Rourke’s New Approach to 2020: ‘Taking the Fight to Donald Trump’ 15 Aug 5:27pm Updated Beto O’Rourke’s New Approach to 2020: ‘Taking the Fight to Donald Trump’
After the shooting in El Paso, Mr. O’Rourke decided to abandon his focus on early primary states and more directly confront the president over immigration and gun control.
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15 Aug 3:57pm Updated House panel subpoenas Lewandowksi and former White House official as impeachment push ramps up
The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday issued subpoenas to former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and a former White House official as it ramps up its investigation to determine whether to impeach President Donald Trump.
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15 Aug 2:40pm US officials, lawmakers push Trump to take tougher stand on Hong Kong
President Donald Trump has been asking his advisers how unrest in Hong Kong is likely to unfold, according to senior administration officials — and some are warning that without a firmer US position there could be a bloodbath.
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15 Aug 2:39pm Updated Trump praises Lewandowski ahead of potential Senate bid
President Donald Trump all-but endorsed a potential Senate run by his former campaign manager ahead of a campaign rally in New Hampshire where Corey Lewandowski is expected to join Trump on stage.
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15 Aug 12:45pm Critics slam new Labor Department religious liberty proposal as discrimination
The Trump administration has proposed allowing religious organizations that do work for the federal government to base hiring and employment decisions on the "acceptance of or adherence to religious tenets," a move critics say will allow for discrimination, including against LGBTQ individuals.
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Trump Delays a Holiday Tax, but Toymakers Are Still Worried 15 Aug 11:29am Updated Trump Delays a Holiday Tax, but Toymakers Are Still Worried
Toymakers are already looking ahead to next year’s holiday season, and fretting about the crippling uncertainty that the president’s trade policy has created for them.
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‘Huddled Masses’ in Statue of Liberty Poem Are European, Trump Official Says 15 Aug 10:44am Updated ‘Huddled Masses’ in Statue of Liberty Poem Are European, Trump Official Says
“Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet,” said Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, a top Trump administration immigration official. His remarks set off a controversy.
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Many Democrats Love Elizabeth Warren. They Also Worry About Her. 15 Aug 7:59am Updated Many Democrats Love Elizabeth Warren. They Also Worry About Her.
Even as she demonstrates why she is a leading presidential candidate, Ms. Warren is facing persistent questions and doubts about whether she would be able to defeat President Trump.
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15 Aug 7:14am Global turmoil Trump stirred threatens his reelection chances
President Donald Trump is showing what happens when the United States abandons its decades-long role as a guarantor of stability and instead chooses to act as an agent of global disruption.
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In Delaying Tariffs, Trump Faces Up to Economic Reality 15 Aug 12:45am Updated In Delaying Tariffs, Trump Faces Up to Economic Reality
President Trump insists China is paying the full cost of his tariffs. But his decision to push some of them off until December is an admission of their impact on American consumers.
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Trump Incorrectly Has Insisted ‘China’s Paying the Tariffs’ 15 Aug 12:45am Updated Trump Incorrectly Has Insisted ‘China’s Paying the Tariffs’
President Trump has stated that China is paying for all or most of the tariffs on Chinese imports. On Tuesday, the Trump administration said it would delay the tariffs until after this year’s holiday spending.
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14 Aug 8:06pm Updated Florida Bar clears Matt Gaetz in investigation of Michael Cohen tweet
The Florida Bar has cleared Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of any disciplinary action following a months-long investigation into a tweet he sent about President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen before his testimony before Congress.
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14 Aug 7:45pm Updated As admin eyes foreign aid cancellation, Pence and Ivanka Trump projects are in the clear
As the Trump administration eyes canceling billions of dollars in foreign aid funding, a senior administration official said Wednesday that projects spearheaded by Ivanka Trump and Vice President Mike Pence would be saved from any possible cancellation.
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Waning of American Power? Trump Struggles With an Asia in Crisis 14 Aug 6:59pm Updated Waning of American Power? Trump Struggles With an Asia in Crisis
The Trump administration has taken a hands-off approach to conflicts — from Kashmir to Hong Kong to the rivalry between Japan and South Korea — as Asian officials escalate the battles.
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Why a Banking Heiress Spent Her Fortune on Keeping Immigrants Out 14 Aug 6:07pm Updated Why a Banking Heiress Spent Her Fortune on Keeping Immigrants Out
Newly unearthed documents reveal how an environmental-minded socialite became an ardent nativist whose money helped sow the seeds of the Trump anti-immigration agenda.
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14 Aug 4:51pm Lawmakers skeptical anything on gun control could pass divided Congress amid White House talks
Skepticism abounds that any measure significantly changing the nation's laws related to gun control will gain enough Republican support in the Senate to pass, coming a week after President Donald Trump's tours of Dayton and El Paso. But Trump's aides and congressional officials have begun early stage talks on some possible responses.
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14 Aug 4:51pm Updated Fact check: Kamala Harris makes false claim about Trump and auto jobs
In an interview with CNN on Monday, Sen. Kamala Harris argued that President Donald Trump has failed to deliver on his promises to workers. And she issued a dire warning about autoworkers' jobs in particular.
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14 Aug 3:46pm Pete Buttigieg slams Trump administration over Cuccinelli comments
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg criticized the Trump administration for missing "the point" after the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director made tweaks to the famous poem on the State of Liberty and said it was "referring back to people coming from Europe where they had class-based societies."
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Statue of Liberty Poem Refers to Europeans, Ken Cuccinelli Says 14 Aug 3:39pm Updated Statue of Liberty Poem Refers to Europeans, Ken Cuccinelli Says
“Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet,” said Mr. Cuccinelli, a top Trump administration immigration official. His remarks set off a controversy.
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14 Aug 8:02am Updated Trump mulling North Korea envoy to be next ambassador to Moscow
The White House is discussing whether to replace Jon Huntsman, the outgoing US ambassador to Moscow, with Steve Biegun, the special representative for North Korea, two administration officials tell CNN.
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14 Aug 7:27am Updated Donald Trump, plastic pusher
President Donald Trump is all about plastics, arguing his support for it sets him apart from Democrats, trolling them for their environmental concerns and pushing any blame for too much of the stuff onto China.
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14 Aug 5:14am Updated Trump made 21 false claims last week
President Donald Trump made 21 false claims last week, well below his recent weekly tallies, as he stayed largely quiet in the wake of the massacres in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
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The House v. Trump: Stymied Lawmakers Increasingly Battle in the Courts 14 Aug 1:20am Updated The House v. Trump: Stymied Lawmakers Increasingly Battle in the Courts
Lawmakers say President Trump’s disregard for their authority leaves them no choice but to use the courts with greater frequency, but that could have constitutional consequences.
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States Sue Trump Administration Over Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Rule 14 Aug 1:17am Updated States Sue Trump Administration Over Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Rule
The legal fight over how to regulate coal-burning plants could ultimately determine how much leverage the government has to fight global warming.
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14 Aug 1:00am On Politics: Trump Delays Some Tariffs
The White House put off tariffs on many Chinese goods, including cellphones and toys, until after the Christmas shopping season.
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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Threatens Man Who Called Him ‘Fredo’ 14 Aug 12:07am Updated CNN’s Chris Cuomo Threatens Man Who Called Him ‘Fredo’
The confrontation was shared on a conservative YouTube channel. President Trump criticized the CNN host on Twitter, writing: “I thought Chris was Fredo also.”
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Trump’s Push to Bring Back Jobs to U.S. Shows Limited Results 14 Aug 12:02am Updated Trump’s Push to Bring Back Jobs to U.S. Shows Limited Results
Tax cuts and tariffs have not caused a significant return of factory activity, data from the government and other sources show.
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‘Hong Kong Thing’ Is ‘Very Tough,’ but Trump Doesn’t Criticize China 13 Aug 11:56pm Updated ‘Hong Kong Thing’ Is ‘Very Tough,’ but Trump Doesn’t Criticize China
Critics and allies said President Trump’s relative disinterest in human rights and focus on economics have kept him from taking sides between China and the protesters.
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No One Attacked Trump More in 2016 Than His Fellow Republicans. The Lesson: It Didn’t Work. 13 Aug 11:47pm Updated No One Attacked Trump More in 2016 Than His Fellow Republicans. The Lesson: It Didn’t Work.
Revisiting the blistering criticism from President Trump’s own party raises questions about whether the search for a killer line on Mr. Trump is a fool’s errand for Democrats in 2020.
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How a Trump Ally Tested the Boundaries of Washington’s Influence Game 13 Aug 9:21pm Updated How a Trump Ally Tested the Boundaries of Washington’s Influence Game
Amid a federal investigation, new details show the scope of Elliott Broidy’s efforts to promote the causes of foreign clients as he sought to profit from them.
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13 Aug 8:41pm Updated Rule targeting legal immigrants draws first lawsuit
San Francisco and the county of Santa Clara, California, on Tuesday filed a joint lawsuit against the Trump administration's regulation that makes it harder for immigrants to obtain green cards if they've received or are likely to receive government benefits.
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The Subject Was Supposed to Be Energy, but Trump’s Visit to a Chemical Plant Seemed More Like a Rally 13 Aug 8:14pm The Subject Was Supposed to Be Energy, but Trump’s Visit to a Chemical Plant Seemed More Like a Rally
Mr. Trump railed against China, President Obama, the lawsuits he’s facing, and, as always, his media coverage.
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13 Aug 7:28pm Updated U.S. Delays Some China Tariffs Until Stores Stock Up for Holidays
President Trump pushed off imposing a new 10 percent tariff on cellphones, laptop computers, toys and other goods until Dec. 15. Some other items were excluded altogether.
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4 Takeaways From a Close Look at Elliott Broidy 13 Aug 5:13pm 4 Takeaways From a Close Look at Elliott Broidy
The influential Republican became close to President Trump and is now under investigation over possible violations of lobbying laws.
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13 Aug 5:05pm The Point: How Donald Trump is fueling a Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy theory
On Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump was asked whether he really believed -- per a tweet he retweeted on Sunday -- that the Clintons were somehow behind the death of billionaire financier and accused sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein.
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13 Aug 3:18pm Updated The Point: Bernie Sanders should know better than this ridiculous attack on The Washington Post
Bernie Sanders is running a presidential campaign rooted in the belief that the country can be better than President Donald Trump -- and that he is the person who can bring about that change for the better.
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Chris Cuomo Threatens Man Who Called Him ‘Fredo’ 13 Aug 2:01pm Updated Chris Cuomo Threatens Man Who Called Him ‘Fredo’
The confrontation was shared on a conservative YouTube channel. President Trump criticized the CNN host on Twitter, writing: “I thought Chris was Fredo also.”
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13 Aug 1:50pm Schumer to request Trump redirect wall funding to address gun violence and white supremacy extremism
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is planning to ask the Trump administration to withdraw its request for $5 billion in border wall funding and redirect the funding to counter gun violence and white supremacy extremism, a person familiar with Schumer's thinking told CNN.
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13 Aug 1:23pm Updated Trump admin announces rule that could limit legal immigration
The Trump administration released a regulation Monday that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the US by making it easier to reject green card and visa applications.
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Trump Policy Favors Wealthier Immigrants for Green Cards 13 Aug 11:24am Updated Trump Policy Favors Wealthier Immigrants for Green Cards
Legal immigrants who rely on programs like food stamps and subsidized housing will find it harder to become permanent residents under a new administration proposal.
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13 Aug 11:11am The Point: Donald Trump gets sick of everyone, except for Donald Trump
Anthony Scaramucci seems to have finally learned a very, very important lesson about President Donald Trump: If you stick around long enough, he will turn on you. Always.
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13 Aug 10:20am Updated Analysis: Trump administration reinterprets US history and an 1882 law to exclude poor immigrants
The nation's top immigration official offered a history lesson Monday to argue that legal immigrants from poor parts of the world aren't being targeted by new rules disqualifying them from green cards if they seek public assistance.
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13 Aug 7:35am Trump needs these voters to win 2020 reelection
CNN's Harry Enten breaks down President Donald Trump's approval rating and explains what types of voters he needs to win reelection.
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13 Aug 4:32am Donald Trump gets sick of everyone, except for Donald Trump
Anthony Scaramucci seems to have finally learned a very, very important lesson about President Donald Trump: If you stick around long enough, he will turn on you. Always.
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U.S. Significantly Weakens Endangered Species Act 13 Aug 3:17am Updated U.S. Significantly Weakens Endangered Species Act
The Trump administration announced far-reaching revisions to the Endangered Species Act, which was first enacted in 1973.
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13 Aug 1:09am On Politics: Trump Favors Wealthy Immigrants
A new policy will make it harder for legal immigrants who rely on government benefit programs to obtain permanent legal status.
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Democrats Want to Revive a Ban on Assault Weapons 12 Aug 9:47pm Updated Democrats Want to Revive a Ban on Assault Weapons
But with Republicans in charge of the Senate and President Trump in the White House, an assault weapons ban has little chance of being signed into law before 2021.
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‘He’s Off the Rails’: Anthony Scaramucci, on Another Media Blitz, Criticizes Trump 12 Aug 8:29pm ‘He’s Off the Rails’: Anthony Scaramucci, on Another Media Blitz, Criticizes Trump
Over the past several days, the president and his former communications director have been locked in a public insult battle.
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In Epstein Tweets, Trump Revisits a Favored Conspiracy Genre: Murder 12 Aug 8:15pm In Epstein Tweets, Trump Revisits a Favored Conspiracy Genre: Murder
“Conspiracy theories are a perfect tool to emotionally connect with voters and supporters,” said Sam Nunberg, a former campaign aide to the president.
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Trump Shares Unfounded Fringe Theory About Epstein and Clintons 12 Aug 7:33pm Updated Trump Shares Unfounded Fringe Theory About Epstein and Clintons
The president shared the unfounded claims even as his administration faced questions about why Mr. Epstein had not more closely monitored in a federal jail.
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Inside the Government, Addressing Domestic Terrorism Has Been Fraught 12 Aug 6:35pm Updated Inside the Government, Addressing Domestic Terrorism Has Been Fraught
For very different reasons, the Homeland Security Department under both the Obama and Trump administrations has struggled to elevate concerns about white nationalism and extremism.
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12 Aug 6:00pm Updated What to know about the rule that could reshape legal immigration
On Monday, the Trump administration released a regulation that could reshape the legal immigrant population in the US.
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12 Aug 4:21pm Administration will move to speed death penalty in mass murder cases, Barr says
Attorney General Bill Barr said the Trump administration will move next month to speed up the use of capital punishment against convicted mass murderers, marking the first policy development in the wake of the two shootings earlier this month that left scores dead in Texas and Ohio.
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12 Aug 3:40pm Updated The Point: What Anthony Scaramucci gets dead wrong in his turn against Donald Trump
Anthony Scaramucci is done with Donald Trump.
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Trump Rule Targets Legal Immigrants Who Rely on Food Stamps and Other Aid 12 Aug 2:25pm Updated Trump Rule Targets Legal Immigrants Who Rely on Food Stamps and Other Aid
Under the new rule, the financial well-being of immigrants who are in the United States legally on temporary visas will be more heavily scrutinized when they seek a green card.
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12 Aug 2:17pm Updated Trump admin moves to weaken endangered species protections
The US Interior Department announced significant changes Monday that would weaken how the Endangered Species Act is implemented, a move critics fear will allow for more oil and gas drilling and limit how much regulators consider the impacts of the climate crisis.
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Trump Administration Weakens Protections for Endangered Species 12 Aug 12:55pm Updated Trump Administration Weakens Protections for Endangered Species
The Trump administration announced far-reaching revisions to the Endangered Species Act, which was first enacted in 1973.
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Matthew Whitaker, Ex-Acting Attorney General, Joins Cybersecurity Firm 11 Aug 11:17pm Matthew Whitaker, Ex-Acting Attorney General, Joins Cybersecurity Firm
Mr. Whitaker, a Trump loyalist whose appointment to the Justice Department’s top job drew scrutiny from Democrats, has taken on a string of jobs since leaving the administration.
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A Lesson for Equinox and SoulCycle: Even Sweat Can Be Political 11 Aug 2:19pm Updated A Lesson for Equinox and SoulCycle: Even Sweat Can Be Political
In the Trump era, a number of companies have found themselves, willingly or not, tossed by partisan storms.
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11 Aug 1:24pm Updated Does the NRA still have power? The pro-gun group is in uncharted territory after latest mass shootings
The pressure is on the National Rifle Association from typically friendly corners -- President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress -- after last week's deadly mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.
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11 Aug 10:59am Updated Trump promotes Epstein-Clintons conspiracy theory, the latest in a pattern of baseless claims spread by President
President Donald Trump on Saturday promoted a conspiracy theory linking the Clinton family to the death of multimillionaire and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, the latest instance of Trump propagating baseless conspiracy theories and falsehoods.
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11 Aug 4:50am Rural voter slams Trump: He could throw us a bone, too
President Donald Trump hasn't hesitated to pick on urban areas with large minority populations, but he's had little to say on rural ones. CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.
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Trump Shares Fringe Theory About Epstein and Clintons 10 Aug 11:04pm Trump Shares Fringe Theory About Epstein and Clintons
The president shared the unfounded claims even as his administration faced questions about why Mr. Epstein had not more closely monitored in a federal prison.
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Democrats Condemn Trump After Shootings: This Week in the 2020 Race 10 Aug 11:03pm Updated Democrats Condemn Trump After Shootings: This Week in the 2020 Race
The candidates blamed the president for fostering white nationalism and described how they would combat gun violence if elected.
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10 Aug 11:14am Updated Uproar over Trump donations sparks fresh debate about disclosure
Two red-hot controversies this week over donations to President Donald Trump are stirring fresh debate: Should the President's campaign contributors pay a price for his policies?
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Democrats’ 2020 Problem: How to Be Tougher on Trade Than Trump 10 Aug 9:07am Updated Democrats’ 2020 Problem: How to Be Tougher on Trade Than Trump
Democrats are highly critical of NAFTA and China, but they will have a hard time taking a tougher line than Mr. Trump has as president.
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At Iowa’s Wing Ding Dinner, Democrats Assail G.O.P. on Gun Control 10 Aug 12:36am Updated At Iowa’s Wing Ding Dinner, Democrats Assail G.O.P. on Gun Control
Nearly all of the 2020 Democratic candidates gave speeches at the annual event, and while many joked about the size of the field, most sought to contrast themselves with President Trump.
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9 Aug 9:44pm Updated New Yorkers are trying to cancel their Equinox memberships over Trump. A city councilman wants to make that easier.
In light of Equinox gym members looking to cancel their memberships over the chain's owner fundraising for President Donald Trump, a New York City council member wants to make it easier to cancel gym memberships.
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Trump’s Trip to Dayton and El Paso: The Back Story 9 Aug 9:16pm Trump’s Trip to Dayton and El Paso: The Back Story
The president became frustrated over his news coverage and his angry reaction led to White House-distributed media that focused on him, not people affected by the shootings.
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Past Flip-Flops Cloud Trump’s Position on Background Checks 9 Aug 8:02pm Past Flip-Flops Cloud Trump’s Position on Background Checks
Whether the president’s support is real or another momentary reversal will determine if Congress passes the first new federal gun control measures in years.
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They Paid $42 for a SoulCycle Ride, Not for Trump 9 Aug 5:41pm Updated They Paid $42 for a SoulCycle Ride, Not for Trump
A look at what happens when politics enters every spandex-clad corner of life, especially in the Hamptons.
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9 Aug 3:26pm The inside story of how a kosher meat kingpin won clemency under Trump
It was presented as a bipartisan slam dunk; that rarest of moments when President Donald Trump was apparently swayed by letters of support from over 30 members of Congress, including his nemesis, then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, as well as dozens of legal experts. Now-Attorney General William Barr was on board with the decision. Pugnacious pundit and defense attorney Alan Dershowitz publicly took credit for persuading the President.
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9 Aug 3:23pm Updated Photo shows Melania Trump holding infant orphaned by El Paso killer
First lady Melania Trump on Thursday posted previously unseen images of the trip she made with President Donald Trump to visit shooting victims at University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, including one photo where she's holding a baby who was orphaned as a result of the deadly shooting there last week.
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Trump Wants ‘Intelligent Background Checks’ and Says McConnell Is ‘On Board’ 9 Aug 1:58pm Updated Trump Wants ‘Intelligent Background Checks’ and Says McConnell Is ‘On Board’
President Trump said there was “tremendous” support to expand background checks, though he has resisted such legislation in the past.
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Help for the Economy? Despite Grumbling, Trump Has Had Plenty 9 Aug 1:22pm Updated Help for the Economy? Despite Grumbling, Trump Has Had Plenty
The Fed and Congress have given President Trump the most growth-friendly climate in decades. But the trade war may test its limits.
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9 Aug 12:37pm Updated Trump sours on South Korea as he downplays North Korea missile tests
President Donald Trump has reacted to four North Korean missile tests in less than two weeks with little more than a shrug. Instead, he appears to be turning his frustrations about the peninsula on South Korea.
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9 Aug 12:30pm Updated Trump defends ICE raid strategy
President Donald Trump on Friday defended recent, large-scale raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and the way the agency dealt with children of the immigrants who were detained.
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‘We Don’t Want Guns in the Hands of the Wrong People,’ Trump Says 9 Aug 11:07am ‘We Don’t Want Guns in the Hands of the Wrong People,’ Trump Says
President Trump said there was “tremendous” support to expand background checks, though he has resisted such legislation in the past.
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9 Aug 10:00am Updated Nadler presses ahead with impeachment probe as Pelosi keeps door open
The House Judiciary Committee is now engaged in a full-blown investigation and legal fight with the goal of deciding whether to recommend articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump by the end of the year, according to Democratic officials involved in the effort.
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9 Aug 9:39am Updated State Department foreign service officer resigns in blistering criticism of Trump
A foreign service officer resigned from the State Department effective Thursday, writing in a blistering op-ed in The Washington Post that he could no longer serve in "The Complacent State," particularly in the wake of the El Paso mass shooting.
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Trump Weighs New Stance on Guns as Pressure Mounts After Shootings 9 Aug 8:37am Updated Trump Weighs New Stance on Guns as Pressure Mounts After Shootings
The president is consulting allies about supporting expanded background checks. Mitch McConnell said the idea would be “front and center” when the Senate reconvenes.
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9 Aug 8:25am Updated Trump mulls legislative and executive options in the wake of 2 mass shootings
As President Donald Trump weighs legislative and executive options to address gun violence in the US, his own instinct to expand background checks is butting up against intense pressure from gun rights advocates, who are pressuring him that such a move would harm him politically.
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9 Aug 1:30am Updated Trump announces new intel chief pick, No. 2 intelligence official is leaving administration
Sue Gordon, the country's No. 2 intelligence official, is resigning, according to President Donald Trump.
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9 Aug 12:00am Brexit panic not justified, says ex-Trump adviser Stephen Vaughn
A former US trade representative tells the BBC the UK has "enormous leverage" in any deal with Washington.
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Trump’s Opponents Want to Name His Big Donors. His Supporters Say It’s Harassment. 8 Aug 10:50pm Updated Trump’s Opponents Want to Name His Big Donors. His Supporters Say It’s Harassment.
Calling out campaign donors isn’t a new political tactic, but the question of how much should be publicly disclosed about them has been an issue repeatedly raised by Republicans in recent years.
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Trump Weighs New Stance on Guns Amid Changing Politics 8 Aug 9:33pm Updated Trump Weighs New Stance on Guns Amid Changing Politics
The president is consulting allies about supporting expanded background checks. Mitch McConnell said the idea would be “front and center” when the Senate reconvenes.
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After Strongly Suggesting He May Commute Blagojevich’s Sentence, Trump Says Matter Is Under Review 8 Aug 9:21pm Updated After Strongly Suggesting He May Commute Blagojevich’s Sentence, Trump Says Matter Is Under Review
Mr. Trump told reporters of the plans after a day of highly critical news coverage as he traveled to the sites of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, that left 31 dead.
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8 Aug 9:18pm Early FBI interviews of DOJ contact with author of Trump dossier released
The Justice Department on Thursday night released 34 pages of memos from interviews with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, who was in contact with the author of the unsubstantiated 2016 dossier about Donald Trump and his presidential campaign.
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Trump Names an Acting Spy Chief as No. 2 Intelligence Official Steps Down 8 Aug 8:17pm Trump Names an Acting Spy Chief as No. 2 Intelligence Official Steps Down
The abrupt decision to install Joseph Maguire as director of national intelligence comes after the resignation of Sue Gordon, the No. 2 spy chief.
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8 Aug 7:26pm Updated Trump says deputy director of national intelligence leaving administration
Sue Gordon, the country's No. 2 intelligence official, is resigning, according to President Donald Trump.
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Trump Suggests He’s Likely to Commute Sentence of Rod Blagojevich 8 Aug 7:06pm Updated Trump Suggests He’s Likely to Commute Sentence of Rod Blagojevich
Mr. Trump told reporters of the plans after a day of highly critical news coverage as he traveled to the sites of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, that left 31 dead.
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8 Aug 5:19pm Updated Trump brags about crowd size during hospital visit in El Paso
During a visit to the El Paso hospital treating victims of Saturday's mass shooting, President Donald Trump praised medical staff for their response to the shooting and said "they're talking about you all over the world."
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Wife of American Imprisoned in Iran Cites ASAP Rocky in Plea for Trump’s Help 8 Aug 3:50pm Updated Wife of American Imprisoned in Iran Cites ASAP Rocky in Plea for Trump’s Help
“I believe the ordeal of my husband and other unjust detention cases deserve the same level of attention,” said Hua Qu. Her husband has been imprisoned for three years in Iran.
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8 Aug 2:42pm Updated On Politics: Trump’s Visits Stoke Divisions
As the president traveled to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso after this weekend’s mass shootings, he lashed out at rivals and was met by protesters.
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Elizabeth Warren Calls Trump a White Supremacist 8 Aug 1:56pm Elizabeth Warren Calls Trump a White Supremacist
In an interview, Ms. Warren said the president had “done everything he can to stir up racial conflict and hatred in this country.”
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8 Aug 12:48pm Updated Washington Post: NRA warned Trump about support for background checks
President Donald Trump is facing pressure from the National Rifle Association over his openness to expanding background checks in the wake of last week's deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, The Washington Post reported Wednesday night.
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8 Aug 12:23pm Analysis: From a former disbeliever: Why Texas could go blue in 2020
Texas politics are in the spotlight again this week. A number of House Republicans from the state have announced their retirements, and, after a mass shooting in El Paso this past weekend, Beto O'Rourke tussled with President Donald Trump over differing responses to the shootings.
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Trump Uses a Day of Healing to Deepen the Nation’s Divisions 8 Aug 12:13pm Updated Trump Uses a Day of Healing to Deepen the Nation’s Divisions
As the president traveled to Dayton and El Paso after this weekend’s mass shootings, he was greeted by protesters and lashed out at rivals.
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8 Aug 11:58am From a former disbeliever: Why Texas could go blue in 2020
Texas politics are in the spotlight again this week. A number of House Republicans from the state have announced their retirements, and, after a mass shooting in El Paso this past weekend, Beto O'Rourke tussled with President Donald Trump over differing responses to the shootings.
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8 Aug 10:42am Elizabeth Warren: Trump is a white supremacist
Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is a white supremacist, making her rebuke of the President one of the strongest from the crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates candidates in the wake of two mass shootings in the US, one involving a white supremacist suspect.
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8 Aug 10:18am China trade war gives Trump a new excuse to bully the Fed
President Donald Trump has a new excuse to hector the Federal Reserve into lowering interest rates further this year: his turbulent trade war with China.
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8 Aug 9:57am Updated Democratic candidates unite in rage at Trump following latest mass shootings
The mass shootings in Texas and Ohio have turned the 2020 presidential campaign into an increasingly visceral referendum on the nature of Donald Trump's presidency and the message that delivered him to the White House.
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8 Aug 9:52am Updated Owner of SoulCycle and the Miami Dolphins faces outrage and calls for boycott over Trump fundraiser
The billionaire owner of Equinox is planning a high-dollar Hamptons fundraiser for President Donald Trump, leading to calls for a boycott of the luxury gym and its associated businesses SoulCycle and Blink Fitness.
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Elizabeth Warren Joins Beto O’Rourke in Calling Trump a White Supremacist 8 Aug 9:05am Elizabeth Warren Joins Beto O’Rourke in Calling Trump a White Supremacist
In an interview, Ms. Warren said the president had “done everything he can to stir up racial conflict and hatred in this country.”
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8 Aug 7:15am Updated Democrats and the FBI say white extremism is a huge problem. Trump disagrees.
The issue of white extremism is taking on a new and important role in the American political conversation, and it is separate from the problem of guns and the people who will use them to mow down their fellow citizens.
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8 Aug 6:00am Updated Don’t Assume Trump’s Approval Rating Can’t Climb Higher. It Already Has.
Millions of Americans who did not like the president in 2016 now say they do.
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Warren Joins O’Rourke in Calling Trump a White Supremacist 8 Aug 4:07am Updated Warren Joins O’Rourke in Calling Trump a White Supremacist
In an interview, Senator Elizabeth Warren said President Trump had “done everything he can to stir up racial conflict and hatred in this country.”
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Biden and Booker Say Trump Is Fostering Hatred, Not Fighting It 7 Aug 10:59pm Updated Biden and Booker Say Trump Is Fostering Hatred, Not Fighting It
The Democratic candidates lashed the president with their sternest denunciations yet of his exploitation of racism for political purposes and his resistance to gun control.
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7 Aug 10:38pm Updated Analysis: Trump gripes about his critics while at the scene of tragedy
As President Donald Trump departed the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday, he told officials traveling with him the visit was a smash success.
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Trump Visits the Grieving, and Stokes Divisions 7 Aug 10:03pm Updated Trump Visits the Grieving, and Stokes Divisions
As the president traveled to Dayton and El Paso after this weekend’s mass shootings, he was greeted by protesters and lashed out at rivals.
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A Divisive Voice Once Again Has Trump’s Ear 7 Aug 9:22pm Updated A Divisive Voice Once Again Has Trump’s Ear
Katie Hopkins, a far-right British commentator who has been labeled a racist for her views on immigrants, has reappeared in President Trump’s Twitter feed.
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7 Aug 8:06pm Updated Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Sherrod Brown, Dayton mayor of misrepresenting his hospital visit
President Donald Trump, his press secretary and his director of social media accused Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, both of whom are Demcorats, of misrepresenting the reception Trump received from shooting victims during his visit to a Dayton hospital.
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Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso 7 Aug 8:03pm Updated Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso
The president took sharp aim at opponents even as he visited two cities in mourning after horrific mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.
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Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso: Live Updates 7 Aug 7:47pm Updated Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso: Live Updates
The president took sharp aim at opponents even as he visited two cities in mourning after horrific mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.
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7 Aug 7:38pm Updated White House rebuffed attempts by DHS to make combating domestic terrorism a higher priority
White House officials rebuffed efforts by their colleagues at the Department of Homeland Security for more than a year to make combating domestic terror threats, such as those from white supremacists, a greater priority as specifically spelled out in the National Counterterrorism Strategy, current and former senior administration officials as well as other sources close to the Trump administration tell CNN.
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2020 Democrats Say Trump Is Fostering Hatred, Not Fighting It 7 Aug 5:43pm Updated 2020 Democrats Say Trump Is Fostering Hatred, Not Fighting It
The Democratic candidates lashed the president with their sternest denunciations yet of his exploitation of racism for political purposes and his resistance to gun control.
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7 Aug 5:22pm Updated House Democrats file suit to force Don McGahn to testify, saying his testimony needed for impeachment investigation
The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday filed suit to compel former White House counsel Don McGahn's testimony, arguing that the committee needs to hear from him to determine whether it should consider articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
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Pondering Impeachment, House Sues Former Trump Counsel for Testimony 7 Aug 4:47pm Updated Pondering Impeachment, House Sues Former Trump Counsel for Testimony
The Judiciary Committee hopes a federal judge will strike down the White House’s “absolute immunity” claims, clearing the way for testimony from key witnesses to the special counsel.
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As Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso, Grief and Division 7 Aug 4:39pm As Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso, Grief and Division
The president took sharp aim at opponents even as he visited two cities in mourning after horrific mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.
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7 Aug 4:39pm READ: House Democrats lawsuit on McGahn testimony
The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday filed suit to compel former White House counsel Don McGahn's testimony, arguing that the committee needs to hear from him to determine whether it should consider articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
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7 Aug 4:23pm Exclusive: White House rebuffed attempts by DHS to make combating domestic terrorism a higher priority
White House officials rebuffed efforts by their colleagues at the Department of Homeland Security for more than a year to make combating domestic terror threats, such as those from white supremacists, a greater priority as specifically spelled out in the National Counterterrorism Strategy, current and former senior administration officials as well as other sources close to the Trump administration tell CNN.
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As Trump Visits Dayton, Protesters Gather 7 Aug 3:30pm Updated As Trump Visits Dayton, Protesters Gather
The president is visiting two cities in mourning after horrific mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.
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7 Aug 3:21pm Trump alleges left-wing political motivation in Dayton despite lack of clear motive
President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested a left-wing political motivation behind the massacre in Dayton, Ohio, despite police statements that say there's a lack of a clear motive.
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7 Aug 2:14pm Updated Trump undercuts plea for unity with return to political attacks
President Donald Trump called for unity during a prepared White House address in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend, but ahead of his trip to visit the communities impacted by gun violence, the consoler-in-chief was back to wedging a partisan divide on Twitter and in front of cameras.
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7 Aug 11:39am Critics question whether Trump visit to El Paso and Dayton is helping the healing
President Donald Trump will travel Wednesday to the scenes of back-to-back mass shootings that stunned the nation and left at least 31 people dead, but his planned appearances in Ohio and Texas aren't being well received by all local officials -- some of whom say it would be best if the commander in chief avoided their grief-stricken cities.
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Trump Attacks Critics as He Heads to Dayton and El Paso 7 Aug 11:37am Updated Trump Attacks Critics as He Heads to Dayton and El Paso
The president is visiting two cities in mourning after horrific mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.
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How the El Paso Shooting Exposes the Rifts in Texas Politics 7 Aug 11:08am Updated How the El Paso Shooting Exposes the Rifts in Texas Politics
In areas like Sugar Land, Tex., a burgeoning multiethnic population and suburbanites repelled by President Trump are giving Democrats more hope.
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Trump Heads to Dayton and El Paso 7 Aug 10:53am Updated Trump Heads to Dayton and El Paso
The president is visiting two cities in mourning after horrific mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.
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7 Aug 10:42am Trump defends trade war against China despite risks
President Donald Trump's trade war just got more complicated -- and it's far from clear whether he'll win a deal before American voters head to the polls next November.
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7 Aug 10:35am Updated Trump administration freezes foreign aid funds pending review
The Trump administration has put a temporary hold on the majority of congressionally approved foreign aid funds, pending a review by the State Department and the US Agency for International Development.
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Trump to Visit Dayton and El Paso, Creating Mixed Feelings for Residents 7 Aug 10:08am Updated Trump to Visit Dayton and El Paso, Creating Mixed Feelings for Residents
Both cities are grieving after mass shootings last weekend, and opinions are divided over whether his arrival will provide comfort or incite rancor. The mood in El Paso is particularly fraught.
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7 Aug 8:11am Updated Trump faces test in trip to cities devastated by mass shootings
President Donald Trump will travel Wednesday to the scenes of back-to-back mass shootings that stunned the nation and left at least 31 people dead, but his planned appearances in Ohio and Texas aren't being well received by all local officials -- some of whom say it would be best if the commander in chief avoided their grief-stricken cities.
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Is ‘Bernie or Bust’ the Future of the Left? 7 Aug 3:45am Updated Is ‘Bernie or Bust’ the Future of the Left?
The Democratic Socialists of America figure out what it means to oppose Donald Trump.
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7 Aug 2:51am There may be actual momentum toward new gun legislation
With momentum comes movement in Washington, and everyone from President Donald Trump to his Democratic opponents thinks something should be done in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend.
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7 Aug 12:20am On Politics: Trump to Visit Dayton and El Paso
Local officials and residents of Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso are divided on whether his visit would provide comfort or incite resentment.
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7 Aug 12:14am Updated Rep. Joaquin Castro tweets names, employers of Trump donors in San Antonio
President Donald Trump's campaign aides on Tuesday sharply criticized Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro for posting to social media the names and employers of some of the President's largest donors in San Antonio.
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How the Trump Campaign Used Facebook Ads to Amplify His ‘Invasion’ Claim 6 Aug 10:42pm Updated How the Trump Campaign Used Facebook Ads to Amplify His ‘Invasion’ Claim
Some of President Trump’s re-election ads have repeated his inflammatory claims about an “invasion” on the southern border — language that is under scrutiny after the El Paso shooting.
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How the El Paso Shooting Fits Into Texas Politics 6 Aug 8:23pm Updated How the El Paso Shooting Fits Into Texas Politics
In areas like Sugar Land, Tex., a burgeoning multiethnic population and suburbanites repelled by President Trump are giving Democrats more hope.
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6 Aug 8:17pm Updated Critics question whether Trump visit to El Paso and Dayton will help healing
President Donald Trump will travel Wednesday to the scenes of back-to-back mass shootings that stunned the nation and left at least 31 people dead, but his planned appearances in Ohio and Texas aren't being well received by all local officials -- some of whom say it would be best if the commander in chief avoided their grief-stricken cities.
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6 Aug 5:07pm Fact check: Trump made 56 false claims last week
President Donald Trump made 56 false claims last week, delivering his usual assortment of dishonesty about immigration, his popularity and his record.
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Peter Strzok Sues Over His F.B.I. Firing, Alleging Pressure From Trump 6 Aug 5:01pm Peter Strzok Sues Over His F.B.I. Firing, Alleging Pressure From Trump
Mr. Strzok, who disparaged the president in text messages, said his termination violated his due process and free speech rights.
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6 Aug 4:52pm Updated Analysis: Obama takes on hate and Trump takes on Obama
It is a strange fact of unfolding American history that the country's first black President should be followed in office by a President who has openly said racist things.
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6 Aug 4:34pm Updated Fired FBI agent Peter Strzok sues for back pay and to get his job back
Peter Strzok, the fired former FBI agent who played a senior role in the early Russia-Trump campaign investigation, is suing the Justice Department for back pay and to get his job back, according to a lawsuit he filed in DC District Court on Tuesday.
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Trump Campaign Sues Over California’s Requirement to Release Tax Returns 6 Aug 3:39pm Updated Trump Campaign Sues Over California’s Requirement to Release Tax Returns
Lawsuits by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee challenge a law with a new requirement for candidates to appear on primary ballots.
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6 Aug 3:09pm Updated Trump sues over California law forcing candidates to turn over tax returns
President Donald Trump sued California Tuesday challenging a state law that requires candidates for president to disclose income tax returns before they can appear on the state's primary ballot.
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6 Aug 2:45pm Updated US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman resigns
US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has submitted his resignation letter to President Donald Trump and plans to move back home to Utah, according to a source familiar with his thinking.
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Trump Campaign Sues Over California’s Law to Release Tax Returns 6 Aug 1:27pm Trump Campaign Sues Over California’s Law to Release Tax Returns
Lawsuits by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee challenge a law with a new requirement for candidates to appear on primary ballots.
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6 Aug 11:58am Updated Fact check: Did Trump make it easier for those with mental illnesses to buy guns?
Speaking on the two mass shootings this weekend, President Donald Trump said Monday that mental illness and hate played a role in these attacks. Critics were quick to point out that Trump signed a bill at the beginning of his presidency reversing a regulation under President Barack Obama that banned certain people with mental impairments from buying firearms.  
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Shootings Spur Debate on Extremism and Guns, With Trump on Defense 6 Aug 11:24am Updated Shootings Spur Debate on Extremism and Guns, With Trump on Defense
Mr. Trump’s usual methods of deflection sputtered as he faced new criticism and scrutiny for the plain echoes of his own rhetoric in the El Paso gunman’s anti-immigrant manifesto.
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6 Aug 11:17am A Catholic bishop in Texas is publicly accusing President Trump of racism
In recent years a number of Catholic bishops have denounced President Donald Trump's immigration policies and harsh rhetoric toward immigrants and people of color.
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6 Aug 2:05am On Politics: A Nation in Mourning
President Trump addressed the country after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, but he stopped short of endorsing broad gun control measures.
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Trump Condemns White Supremacy but Stops Short of Major Gun Controls 6 Aug 12:54am Updated Trump Condemns White Supremacy but Stops Short of Major Gun Controls
President Trump addressed a country in mourning after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio killed 31 people. “In one voice our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy,” he said.
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Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuela 6 Aug 12:24am Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuela
The order freezes the property and assets of the Venezuelan government, but some sanctions experts were skeptical about its likely effects.
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5 Aug 10:29pm Updated Trump announces total economic embargo against Venezuela
President Donald Trump on Monday announced the US would expand its existing sanctions against Venezuela with an executive order to impose a total economic embargo against the country.
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One Man Could Decide Washington’s Response to Gun Violence: Mitch McConnell 5 Aug 10:05pm Updated One Man Could Decide Washington’s Response to Gun Violence: Mitch McConnell
After President Trump stopped short of a broad legislative response to the weekend’s massacres, lawmakers in both parties said Mr. McConnell held the key.
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5 Aug 10:04pm Updated Fact check: Would stronger background checks have stopped El Paso and Dayton?
In the wake of two mass shootings that left 31 dead, President Donald Trump tweeted Monday morning that "Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks," suggesting that the legislation be paired with immigration revisions.
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5 Aug 8:50pm Trump to visit El Paso and Dayton following shootings
President Donald Trump will visit El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio in the coming days, following mass shootings in the cities over the weekend, the White House confirmed on Monday.
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Toledo? Trump Misstates Location of Ohio Massacre 5 Aug 6:32pm Updated Toledo? Trump Misstates Location of Ohio Massacre
The president drew criticism, but he’s not alone: A day earlier, Joe Biden made a similar mistake.
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Gun Control Groups, Having Given Up on Trump, Look to 2020 5 Aug 6:03pm Updated Gun Control Groups, Having Given Up on Trump, Look to 2020
New restrictions passed the House only after Democrats won a majority. Activists don’t expect much from the G.O.P.-controlled Senate.
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