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Top White House Official Involved in Saudi Sanctions Resigns17h Updated Top White House Official Involved in Saudi Sanctions Resigns
The official, who had pushed for tough measures, resigned on Friday as the Trump administration wrestles with internal assessments about the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Midterms Aside, Big Donors See a Leftward Path to Beating Trump19h Updated Midterms Aside, Big Donors See a Leftward Path to Beating Trump
Even though moderate Democrats helped propel the party in the midterm elections, influential donors suggested that their priority in 2020 would be to back progressive appeals in Sun Belt states.
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22h Trump to hold rallies in Mississippi before Senate runoff election
President Donald Trump will hold two campaign rallies in Mississippi to campaign for Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith on November 26, one day before her runoff election against Democrat Mike Espy.
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24h Trump offers to help Pelosi secure votes for speaker bid
President Donald Trump voiced support on Saturday for Rep. Nancy Pelosi's bid for speaker of the House, even offering to help the California Democrat secure votes.
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‘We Were Told That He Did Not Play a Role’ in Khashoggi Killing, Trump Says of Saudi Crown Prince25h Updated ‘We Were Told That He Did Not Play a Role’ in Khashoggi Killing, Trump Says of Saudi Crown Prince
The president said he would be briefed about the killing of a dissident journalist as he traveled to California to meet with those affected by the wildfires.
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Are Jared and Ivanka Good for the Jews?26h Updated Are Jared and Ivanka Good for the Jews?
Jewish communities stand more divided than ever on whether to embrace or denounce Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
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Trump Proposes a New Way Around Birth Control Mandate: Religious Exemptions and Title X28h Updated Trump Proposes a New Way Around Birth Control Mandate: Religious Exemptions and Title X
Women who are unable to obtain health insurance coverage for contraceptives through their employers could seek assistance at family planning clinics, the administration says.
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Trump Calls China’s List of Trade Concessions ‘Not Acceptable’ 16 Nov 11:15pm Updated Trump Calls China’s List of Trade Concessions ‘Not Acceptable’
The president said that China had offered to make some changes to its trade practices, but that the list did not go far enough to resolve the United States’ concerns.
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Two Years In, Trump Struggles to Master Role of Military Commander 16 Nov 9:51pm Updated Two Years In, Trump Struggles to Master Role of Military Commander
Defense Department officials doubt President Trump has fully grasped the role of the troops he commands, or the responsibility he has to lead.
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How the Trump Administration Stepped Up Pursuit of WikiLeaks’s Assange 16 Nov 9:10pm Updated How the Trump Administration Stepped Up Pursuit of WikiLeaks’s Assange
As American spies worked to collect intelligence on Julian Assange, Justice Department prosecutors took steps that resulted in secret charges.
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16 Nov 7:34pm Donald Trump takes it personally
Friday, while insisting he wasn't "agitated" by the ongoing Russia probe being led by Robert Mueller (HINT: He is!), President Donald Trump was asked why he felt so strongly about the investigation. And he said this:
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McConnell Tells Trump a Criminal Justice Bill Is Not Likely This Year 16 Nov 7:24pm Updated McConnell Tells Trump a Criminal Justice Bill Is Not Likely This Year
Mitch McConnell, who as majority leader controls the Senate floor, delivered the news in a meeting at the White House in which he told the president that the bill would eat up too much time.
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Trump Awards Medals of Freedom to Elvis, Babe Ruth and Miriam Adelson 16 Nov 6:52pm Updated Trump Awards Medals of Freedom to Elvis, Babe Ruth and Miriam Adelson
Among famous figures in sports, entertainment and politics, Ms. Adelson, a prominent Republican donor and the wife of the casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, stands out.
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Trump Says He’ll Nominate Andrew Wheeler to Head the E.P.A. 16 Nov 6:48pm Updated Trump Says He’ll Nominate Andrew Wheeler to Head the E.P.A.
The president made the announcement while leading a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House.
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Is Mike Pence Loyal? Trump Is Asking, Despite His Recent Endorsement 16 Nov 5:54pm Updated Is Mike Pence Loyal? Trump Is Asking, Despite His Recent Endorsement
President Trump has repeated the question so many times that he has alarmed some of his advisers. But Mr. Trump has not openly suggested dropping Mr. Pence from the ticket in 2020.
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16 Nov 4:31pm The 1 thing that drives Donald Trump totally crazy about the Mueller investigation
President Donald Trump is a man used to totally controlling his universe.
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16 Nov 3:14pm Trump announces Wheeler as EPA nominee
President Donald Trump announced Friday he plans to nominate the acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, to permanently lead the agency.
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16 Nov 3:05pm Updated Trump bestows Medals of Freedom on Adelson, Babe Ruth, Elvis and others
President Donald Trump on Friday afternoon awarded seven individuals with the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the nation's highest civilian honor.
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Trump to Award Medals of Freedom to Elvis, Babe Ruth and Miriam Adelson 16 Nov 1:52pm Updated Trump to Award Medals of Freedom to Elvis, Babe Ruth and Miriam Adelson
Among famous figures in sports, entertainment and politics, one honoree stands out: Miriam Adelson, a prominent Republican donor and wife of Sheldon Adelson.
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16 Nov 1:24pm The Point: The 1 thing that drives Trump totally crazy about the Mueller investigation
President Donald Trump is a man used to totally controlling his universe.
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16 Nov 7:04am Updated Why is Trump talking about cereal and voter ID?
President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again tried to make a case for voter ID laws by using a grocery store analogy, inexplicably claiming shoppers need to show identification to buy cereal.
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16 Nov 6:39am Pence takes a global role as Trump broods
One is huddling with the Russian President, gripping-and-grinning with the Japanese prime minister and pressing Myanmar's ruler to free imprisoned journalists.
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16 Nov 5:20am Updated Pence drops key US demand for Trump-Kim summit
Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the US will not require North Korea to provide a full list of its nuclear and missile sites before President Donald Trump meets with dictator Kim Jong Un for a second summit slated for early next year.
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Mueller Team Has ‘Gone Absolutely Nuts,’ Trump Says, Resuming Attacks on Russia Inquiry 15 Nov 9:40pm Updated Mueller Team Has ‘Gone Absolutely Nuts,’ Trump Says, Resuming Attacks on Russia Inquiry
A fresh Twitter barrage comes after Mr. Trump spent three days with his personal legal team, crafting answers to written questions from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.
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On Washington: They Battled Over the Supreme Court, but Stuck Together on Criminal Justice Reform 15 Nov 8:31pm Updated On Washington: They Battled Over the Supreme Court, but Stuck Together on Criminal Justice Reform
Senators Charles E. Grassley and Richard J. Durbin joined forces to insist on a prison sentencing overhaul, a measure backed by President Trump but still facing an uncertain path.
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15 Nov 7:27pm Senators release compromise criminal justice bill after Trump endorsement
Senators released the text of a compromise bill that would overhaul parts of the federal criminal justice system on Thursday, setting the stage for an attempt at passage in the lame duck session.
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15 Nov 5:23pm Updated US issues sanctions on 17 Saudis over Khashoggi murder
The Trump administration on Thursday imposed penalties on 17 individuals over their alleged roles in the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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15 Nov 3:54pm Trump touts veterans affairs modernization efforts
President Donald Trump touted his administration's efforts to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs during a White House event Thursday afternoon but offered no new policies.
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15 Nov 12:16pm Democrats signal concerns on NAFTA replacement
President Donald Trump is set to formally sign a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement in just two weeks -- but the Republican loss of the House in the midterms means he'll need Democratic support to get the deal through Congress next year.
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Trump Embraces a Path to Revise U.S. Sentencing and Prison Laws 15 Nov 10:15am Trump Embraces a Path to Revise U.S. Sentencing and Prison Laws
Senators have staked the success of the bipartisan agreement on President Trump, but powerful pockets of opposition remain among some law enforcement officials and conservative lawmakers.
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Justice Dept. Defends Legality of Trump’s Appointment of Acting Attorney General 15 Nov 9:31am Updated Justice Dept. Defends Legality of Trump’s Appointment of Acting Attorney General
Though even temporary appointments for high-ranking posts are usually filled by Senate-confirmed officials, the Constitution does not require it, a law enforcement official said.
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15 Nov 7:28am Updated China makes opening bid to US on trade ahead of Trump-Xi meeting
The Chinese government has presented an offer to the United States to try to push forward stalled trade talks before the leaders of the two economic superpowers meet at the end of this month, according to two people briefed on the discussions.
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Trump to Raise North Korea Sanctions With Chinese Leader, Pence Says 15 Nov 5:14am Updated Trump to Raise North Korea Sanctions With Chinese Leader, Pence Says
Vice President Mike Pence said that sanctions would continue against North Korea despite concerns that China is easing enforcement.
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ICE Nominee Seeks Approval Against Democrats’ Demands to Abolish Agency 15 Nov 5:00am ICE Nominee Seeks Approval Against Democrats’ Demands to Abolish Agency
Ronald D. Vitiello will likely face opposition from Democrats who want to eliminate Immigration and Customs Enforcement and its role under the Trump administration.
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Lawmakers Push Trump to Act Against China on Uighur Detention 15 Nov 4:20am Lawmakers Push Trump to Act Against China on Uighur Detention
Legislators have introduced bipartisan bills that urge the Trump administration to impose economic sanctions and take other measures to defend Uighurs.
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15 Nov 2:42am On Politics: Trump Supports a Rewrite of Mandatory Sentencing Laws
President Trump’s endorsement of the bipartisan proposal opens a potential path to enacting the most significant criminal justice overhaul in a generation.
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As Trump Threatens Car Tariffs, Europe Prepares to Strike Back 14 Nov 10:34pm Updated As Trump Threatens Car Tariffs, Europe Prepares to Strike Back
Europe and the United States are trying to agree to formal trade talks but the E.U. is already preparing to hit back if Mr. Trump moves ahead with car tariffs.
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14 Nov 10:26pm Updated Experts warn US at risk of losing war with Russia or China
The Trump administration's new National Defense Strategy is insufficiently resourced and the US runs the risk of a military defeat by China or Russia, according to a report by a congressionally mandated panel of bipartisan experts that was released Wednesday.
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Trump Endorses Easing Some Mandatory Sentencing Laws 14 Nov 10:14pm Updated Trump Endorses Easing Some Mandatory Sentencing Laws
Senators have staked the success of the bipartisan agreement on President Trump, but powerful pockets of opposition remain among some law enforcement officials and conservative lawmakers.
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14 Nov 9:19pm Updated Trump announces support for bipartisan prison reform
President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for a bipartisan prison reform bill, called the FIRST Step Act.
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Mira Ricardel, Aide Who Crossed Melania Trump, Is Removed From Her White House Role 14 Nov 8:53pm Mira Ricardel, Aide Who Crossed Melania Trump, Is Removed From Her White House Role
The White House said that Ms. Ricardel was indeed leaving her post as a deputy national security adviser, but that she would still work in the administration — just not under the first lady’s roof.
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Strategic Goal for Border Troops ‘to Be Determined,’ Mattis Says 14 Nov 7:20pm Strategic Goal for Border Troops ‘to Be Determined,’ Mattis Says
The Pentagon chief defended President Trump’s order to deploy thousands of troops to the southwest border. But the long-term goals for the mission remain unclear.
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News Analysis: Military Competition in Pacific Endures as Biggest Flash Point Between U.S. and China 14 Nov 7:17pm News Analysis: Military Competition in Pacific Endures as Biggest Flash Point Between U.S. and China
Trump administration officials are anxious about Beijing’s efforts to assert dominance over Taiwan, the South China Sea and far Pacific islands. They say the U.S. needs to push back.
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N.J. Democrat Defeats Trump Ally, Leaving the State With Just 1 Republican in Congress 14 Nov 6:14pm Updated N.J. Democrat Defeats Trump Ally, Leaving the State With Just 1 Republican in Congress
After a drawn-out vote count, Andy Kim was declared the victor on Wednesday, upsetting the two-term Republican incumbent, Tom MacArthur.
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14 Nov 5:57pm Updated GOP senator threatens to vote against judges after GOP blocks vote on Mueller protection bill
Retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he will not vote to confirm the Trump administration's judicial nominees on the Senate floor or advance them in the Senate Judiciary Committee if legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller does not receive a Senate floor vote.
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CNN’s White House Lawsuit Wins Support, Including From Trump Favorite Fox News 14 Nov 5:46pm Updated CNN’s White House Lawsuit Wins Support, Including From Trump Favorite Fox News
The dispute over the press credentials of the correspondent Jim Acosta has become a potentially significant legal showdown over journalists’ rights. A judge will issue a ruling on Thursday.
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14 Nov 5:30pm Fact Check of the Day: Can Trump Take Credit for Steelworker Pay Increases?
President Trump tweeted that steelworkers were receiving a raise because of his policies, ignoring the role a looming strike played in securing the wage increase.
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14 Nov 5:24pm Attorneys say former Manafort deputy Rick Gates is still cooperating with Mueller
Rick Gates, who was the number two to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is still cooperating with the special counsel's investigation, a court filing said Wednesday, raising the possibility that Robert Mueller's probe could extend into 2019.
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Melania Trump Says an Aide ‘No Longer Deserves the Honor of Serving in This White House’ 14 Nov 4:57pm Melania Trump Says an Aide ‘No Longer Deserves the Honor of Serving in This White House’
There were conflicting reports on Tuesday on whether Mira Ricardel, a deputy national security adviser, had been fired.
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14 Nov 4:25pm Republican senator threatens to vote against judges after GOP blocks vote on Mueller protection bill
Retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he will not vote to confirm the Trump administration's judicial nominees on the Senate floor or advance them in the Senate Judiciary Committee if legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller does not receive a Senate floor vote.
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14 Nov 3:47pm Trump calls for Democratic election official in Florida to be fired amid recount
President Donald Trump called for the firing of Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes and suggested without evidence that Republicans don't win elections "because of potentially illegal votes" during an interview on Wednesday.
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14 Nov 3:23pm Updated The Point: Trump has sent a total of 0 tweets on the caravan since the election
From October 16 to November 6 -- aka Election Day -- President Donald Trump sent 45 tweets mentioning the "border" between the United States and Mexico. Between October 16 and October 31, he sent nine tweets referring to the "caravan" of migrants making their way across Mexico.
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14 Nov 3:10pm Updated Donald Trump is losing Cabinet officials at a record rate
The word out of the White House is that anyone not directly related to Donald Trump could be on the chopping block as this most mercurial of presidents seethes and stews over the midterm setback for his party last week and his broader grievances that he is not being well-served by his staff.
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Trump Is Expected to Endorse Easing Some Mandatory Sentencing Laws 14 Nov 2:34pm Updated Trump Is Expected to Endorse Easing Some Mandatory Sentencing Laws
Senators have staked the success of the bipartisan agreement on President Trump, but powerful pockets of opposition remain among some law enforcement officials and conservative lawmakers.
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14 Nov 2:10pm Updated Trump wades into House GOP leadership fight as Wednesday election looms
With House Speaker Paul Ryan headed for the exits, House Republicans will meet Wednesday to elect a new GOP leader for the next session of Congress.
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14 Nov 2:03pm Updated Roger Stone repeatedly claimed contact with Donald Trump and his campaign while touting WikiLeaks connections
Roger Stone claimed on several occasions during the 2016 presidential race that he was in communication with Donald Trump and his campaign, including declaring that he on average spoke with Trump weekly.
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Trump Expected to Endorse Deal to Change Nation’s Sentencing Laws 14 Nov 12:56pm Trump Expected to Endorse Deal to Change Nation’s Sentencing Laws
President Trump is expected to throw his weight behind a bipartisan agreement to change the nation’s sentencing laws and ease some mandatory drug minimums.
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14 Nov 12:35pm In first public speech as acting AG, Whitaker praises Trump on economy
During his first public speech as acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker on Wednesday praised President Donald Trump's handling of the economy, telling an audience in Iowa that under this administration, seniors' retirement plans "are doing pretty good right now."
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Amazon’s New York Home Qualifies as ‘Distressed’ Under Federal Tax Law 14 Nov 11:31am Amazon’s New York Home Qualifies as ‘Distressed’ Under Federal Tax Law
The Long Island City site was designated as an “opportunity zone,” an incentive created by President Trump’s tax bill to help low-income areas attract investment.
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14 Nov 11:25am Updated George Conway, conservative lawyers form group to speak out against Trump
The husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is among a new group of conservative lawyers that seeks to provide a "voice" to speak out in favor of principles that it feels are under attack in the Trump era.
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14 Nov 9:01am Updated Who is Mira Ricardel and why did Melania Trump want her fired?
Mira Ricardel barely lasted seven months as deputy national security adviser before First Lady Melania Trump issued an unprecedented call for her dismissal and President Donald Trump moved to fire her.
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14 Nov 9:00am Updated Melania Trump leads new round of White House firing and fury
In this White House, no one knows when the ax will fall or who will be swinging it.
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U.S. Military’s Global Edge Has Diminished, Strategy Review Finds 14 Nov 7:30am Updated U.S. Military’s Global Edge Has Diminished, Strategy Review Finds
Strained forces, budget shortfalls and political dysfunction have cast doubt on the Pentagon’s shift in focus from terrorism to global powers — and President Trump’s support for a strong military.
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Conservative Lawyers Say Trump Has Undermined the Rule of Law 14 Nov 5:00am Conservative Lawyers Say Trump Has Undermined the Rule of Law
On the eve of the Federalist Society’s annual convention, leading conservative lawyers criticized Trump’s attacks on the justice system and the news media.
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Trump Nominates Retired General as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 13 Nov 10:04pm Updated Trump Nominates Retired General as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
The selection of Gen. John P. Abizaid will finally give the president a representative of his own in Saudi Arabia at a time when the relationship with Washington has grown strained.
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13 Nov 9:49pm Updated President Trump to announce support for criminal justice overhaul proposal
President Donald Trump is expected to throw his support behind bipartisan criminal justice legislation during an event at the White House on Wednesday, two sources close to the process said.
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13 Nov 8:57pm Trump nominates retired Gen. John Abizaid as US ambassador to Saudi Arabia
President Donald Trump will nominate retired Gen. John Abizaid, the former head of US Central Command, as the new American ambassador to Saudi Arabia, the White House announced Tuesday.
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A Week After the Midterms, Trump Seems to Forget the Caravan 13 Nov 8:40pm A Week After the Midterms, Trump Seems to Forget the Caravan
Historians said there were few comparable instances of a commander in chief warning about a looming threat, only to drop it as soon as people voted.
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Trump’s Trade War Prompts Fight Among Top Economic Advisers 13 Nov 6:56pm Updated Trump’s Trade War Prompts Fight Among Top Economic Advisers
The public and private feuding over how to resolve America’s trade disputes comes as the president prepares to meet with China’s president and as the White House considers tariffs on cars.
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13 Nov 6:24pm Updated CNN Sues Trump Administration for Barring Jim Acosta From White House
The network, citing violations of the First and Fifth Amendments, asked a federal court to reinstate his press credentials, which were revoked after an exchange with President Trump last week.
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Trump Considers Staff Shake-Up in White House and Homeland Security 13 Nov 5:45pm Updated Trump Considers Staff Shake-Up in White House and Homeland Security
The Trump family is moving to shape the administration’s staff after the midterm elections as the president considers a wave of changes.
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13 Nov 5:42pm Updated In a stunning move, Melania Trump calls for ouster of a top national security aide
First lady Melania Trump, in a remarkable move carried out by her spokeswoman, publicly pushed for the ouster of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel.
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Trump Assails Macron and Defends Decision to Skip Cemetery Visit 13 Nov 5:13pm Updated Trump Assails Macron and Defends Decision to Skip Cemetery Visit
“The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low Approval Rating in France, 26%,” wrote President Trump, whose approval rating in France is 9 percent.
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13 Nov 5:03pm Updated Trump lawyers could submit answers to Mueller in coming days, source says
President Donald Trump met again with his lawyers on Monday to go over a series of written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller's team, according to a source familiar with the session.
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13 Nov 4:54pm Updated Trump celebrates Diwali at the White House
President Donald Trump took part in an event celebrating Diwali Tuesday at the White House alongside several administration officials.
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13 Nov 4:06pm Updated Trump issues delayed broadside against Macron
President Donald Trump launched a scathing new broadside Tuesday against a onetime friend, French President Emmanuel Macron, who, after denouncing nationalism in a speech this weekend, appears to have been relegated to a long list of Trump's global adversaries.
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13 Nov 3:40pm Updated Trump nominates Neomi Rao to replace Kavanaugh on DC Circuit
President Donald Trump announced during a Diwali ceremonial lighting ceremony at the White House Tuesday that he is nominating Neomi Rao to fill Justice Brett Kavanaugh's seat on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.
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13 Nov 3:33pm Updated Kirstjen Nielsen could be asked to resign soon, officials predict
President Donald Trump could ask Kirstjen Nielsen, his secretary of Homeland Security, to resign in the coming days, multiple officials familiar with the matter predicted, describing the President's continued frustration at her handling of his signature issue: immigration and border security.
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13 Nov 12:35pm US, China revive trade talks ahead of Argentina meeting, Ross says
American and Chinese negotiators have revived trade talks in the hopes of reaching a draft agreement before President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping meet face-to-face on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Argentina.
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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Counting Every Vote 13 Nov 10:32am Updated On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Counting Every Vote
In the On Politics newsletter, another closely watched recount in (where else?) Florida; plus, the story behind Trump’s tweet on the California wildfire.
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Trump Is Considering Firing Kirstjen Nielsen From Homeland Security 13 Nov 9:51am Updated Trump Is Considering Firing Kirstjen Nielsen From Homeland Security
President Trump is considering firing Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of Homeland Security, as part of a wave of cabinet and staff changes.
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13 Nov 9:31am House Democrats should not play prosecutors
After last week's midterms, President Donald Trump faces a stark new political reality. Now that the House of Representatives has flipped to Democratic control, Trump -- for the first time -- must contend with a Congress that can and will seek to use its investigative authority to hold the administration accountable.
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Fact Check: Trump’s Misleading Claims About California’s Fire ‘Mismanagement’ 13 Nov 7:02am Updated Fact Check: Trump’s Misleading Claims About California’s Fire ‘Mismanagement’
On Twitter, the president claimed that the state’s wildfire woes are a result of poor forest management. The truth is more complicated.
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13 Nov 6:56am Trump, Democrats dig battle lines over new era of investigations
Donald Trump just co-opted a new buzz phrase he hopes will define the next two years in politics: "Presidential harassment."
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13 Nov 6:20am US and China reportedly resume trade talks ahead of Trump and Xi meeting
The United States and China have restarted talks on trade ahead of a meeting between their two leaders later this month, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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U.S. Declines to Sign Declaration Discouraging Use of Cyberattacks 13 Nov 12:31am Updated U.S. Declines to Sign Declaration Discouraging Use of Cyberattacks
The Trump administration, leery of limiting its options, chose not to sign on to the nonbinding pact put forward by President Emmanuel Macron of France.
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Bipartisan Sentencing Overhaul Moves Forward, but Rests on Trump 12 Nov 10:30pm Updated Bipartisan Sentencing Overhaul Moves Forward, but Rests on Trump
The lawmakers believe they can get the measure, which would ease mandatory sentences for nonviolent drug offenses, to President Trump during the final weeks of the year, if he embraces it.
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12 Nov 8:48pm Updated Michelle Obama says Melania Trump turned down her offer of help
In her new memoir, "Becoming," former first lady Michelle Obama writes a passage explaining how her predecessor, Laura Bush, had extended her help to Obama when she was an incoming first lady, telling her that if Obama needed help, she was "a phone call away."
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Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal to Ease Sentencing Laws 12 Nov 8:19pm Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal to Ease Sentencing Laws
The lawmakers believe they can get the measure, which would ease mandatory sentences for nonviolent drug offenses, to President Trump during the final weeks of the year if he embraces it.
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Trump Renews Attacks on NATO and Trade Imbalances 12 Nov 5:40pm Updated Trump Renews Attacks on NATO and Trade Imbalances
The United States pays “for LARGE portions” of other countries’ military protection, President Trump said, and loses money on trade with the same countries.
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Trump’s Nafta Plan Could Be Upended by Democrats’ House Takeover 12 Nov 4:25pm Updated Trump’s Nafta Plan Could Be Upended by Democrats’ House Takeover
The president wanted speedy passage of a revised trade deal, but Democrats want significant improvements to labor and other provisions.
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12 Nov 4:24pm Trump does not want more relief funding sent to Puerto Rico
White House officials have told congressional leaders and appropriators that President Donald Trump does not want any additional relief funding sent to Puerto Rico, a congressional leadership aide told CNN on Monday.
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Trump’s Nationalism, Rebuked at World War I Ceremony, Is Reshaping Much of Europe 12 Nov 1:58pm Updated Trump’s Nationalism, Rebuked at World War I Ceremony, Is Reshaping Much of Europe
As world leaders marked the 100th anniversary of the Great War’s end, President Emmanuel Macron of France declared that “nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.”
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12 Nov 7:48am Updated New York Times: White House balances a complicated dynamic between Melania and Ivanka Trump
White House aides face a complicated dynamic in managing the activities of the first lady and first daughter, The New York Times reported Sunday.
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12 Nov 6:39am Updated Macron rebukes nationalism as Trump observes Armistice Day
Marking the breakout of peace after World War I, President Donald Trump on Sunday heard a dire warning from his host: the forces that led to the slaughter are resurgent.
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In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception 12 Nov 6:16am Updated In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception
President Trump says the nuclear threat from North Korea is over. New satellite images of 16 hidden ballistic missile bases suggest that it has worsened since his summit meeting.
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12 Nov 1:02am On Politics: Democrats Contemplate Their House Majority
Nancy Pelosi has encouraged fellow Democrats in private meetings to resist the urge to leap at President Trump’s every utterance and misdeed.
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Mediator: Should the Press Boycott Trump? Political Strategists Weigh In 11 Nov 6:25pm Mediator: Should the Press Boycott Trump? Political Strategists Weigh In
Veterans of presidential campaigns offer reporters options for dealing with a president who loves making them part of the show.
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In the Campaign, Democrats Didn’t Let Trump Distract Them. That Will Be Harder Now. 11 Nov 5:01pm Updated In the Campaign, Democrats Didn’t Let Trump Distract Them. That Will Be Harder Now.
House Democrats, newly in the majority, must figure out how to put forward their own agenda even as they deal with the provocations of President Trump.
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Trump’s Nationalism Rebuked at World War I Commemoration 11 Nov 1:00pm Updated Trump’s Nationalism Rebuked at World War I Commemoration
As world leaders marked the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Great War, President Emmanuel Macron of France declared that “nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.”
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World Leaders Gather to Remember the End of World War I 11 Nov 7:45am World Leaders Gather to Remember the End of World War I
President Trump joined ceremonies in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice as fresh tensions strain the trans-Atlantic alliance.
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Armistice Day: Growing criticism of Trump WW1 no-show 11 Nov 3:56am Armistice Day: Growing criticism of Trump WW1 no-show
The US president, who is in France, cancelled a memorial visit to honour US soldiers due to rain.
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10 Nov 8:17pm Updated Trump to award Medal of Freedom to Elvis, Babe Ruth, among others
The Great Bambino, the King of Rock and Roll, and the former leader of "America's Team" are among those set to receive the highest honor that a president can bestow on a civilian.
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Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth Among Trump’s First Medal of Freedom Honorees 10 Nov 6:05pm Updated Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth Among Trump’s First Medal of Freedom Honorees
The president will recognize an eclectic mix of conservative political figures and cultural and athletic luminaries.
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Bonhomie? C’est Fini as Trump and Macron Seek to Defuse Tension 10 Nov 4:21pm Updated Bonhomie? C’est Fini as Trump and Macron Seek to Defuse Tension
President Trump’s meeting with President Emmanuel Macron of France appeared far chillier than their earlier warm sessions, demonstrating how the relationship has soured.
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Trump and Macron Seek to Defuse Tension Over Security and Trade 10 Nov 12:56pm Updated Trump and Macron Seek to Defuse Tension Over Security and Trade
President Trump sat down with President Emmanuel Macron of France in Paris before ceremonies commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
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10 Nov 10:34am Trump, Macron gloss over differences in France after rough start
US President Donald Trump began his 48-hour visit to Paris on Saturday meeting with his host, French President Emmanuel Macron, a onetime friend who he chided on Twitter within minutes of landing in the French capital.
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Democrats Won a Mandate on Health Care. How Will They Use It? 10 Nov 9:49am Updated Democrats Won a Mandate on Health Care. How Will They Use It?
Top priorities for the new House Democratic majority include protecting people with pre-existing conditions, controlling prescription drug prices and investigating Trump administration actions that undercut the Affordable Care Act.
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Trump Meets With Macron Amid Tension Over European Security 10 Nov 6:31am Updated Trump Meets With Macron Amid Tension Over European Security
President Trump sat down with President Emmanuel Macron of France in Paris before ceremonies commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
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10 Nov 4:05am Updated Trump spars with Macron as Air Force One lands in France
President Donald Trump picked a fight with French President Emmanuel Macron over European defense just as Air Force One landed in France on Friday.
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Trump Administration to Punish Saudis in Moves That Could Stop Tougher Acts by Congress 9 Nov 10:56pm Updated Trump Administration to Punish Saudis in Moves That Could Stop Tougher Acts by Congress
Trump administration officials have debated how to punish Saudi Arabia for the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Yemen war while preserving relations with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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Matthew Whitaker: An Attack Dog With Ambition Beyond Protecting Trump 9 Nov 10:39pm Matthew Whitaker: An Attack Dog With Ambition Beyond Protecting Trump
President Trump ousted his attorney general and put Mr. Whitaker, a partisan defender who insisted there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, in charge of the Justice Department.
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Judge Blocks Disputed Keystone XL Pipeline in Setback for Trump 9 Nov 9:10pm Updated Judge Blocks Disputed Keystone XL Pipeline in Setback for Trump
The Trump administration “simply discarded” the effect the project would have on climate change, the court found.
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News Analysis: Even for This President, It Was a Remarkable Week of Attacks on American Institutions 9 Nov 9:06pm News Analysis: Even for This President, It Was a Remarkable Week of Attacks on American Institutions
Girding for battle with a newly empowered Democratic opposition has brought out a fresh aggressiveness in President Trump.
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9 Nov 8:32pm Updated Sessions realized too late that Whitaker was auditioning for his job
When things were particularly bad between President Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions, the attorney general's chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, would attend White House meetings in his place.
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Wilson Went to Paris to Bind America’s Ties to the World. Trump Is There to Loosen Them. 9 Nov 8:04pm Wilson Went to Paris to Bind America’s Ties to the World. Trump Is There to Loosen Them.
As he commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, President Trump is determined to dismantle the international order that Woodrow Wilson sought to construct a century ago.
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Record Number of Migrants in Families Were Apprehended at Border Last Month 9 Nov 7:42pm Record Number of Migrants in Families Were Apprehended at Border Last Month
More than 20,000 migrants traveling in families were stopped at the southwest border, an increase reported hours after the Trump administration announced measures to limit asylum claims.
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9 Nov 7:32pm Updated Trump on Friday: ‘I Don’t Know Matt Whitaker.’ Trump Last Month: ‘I Know Matt Whitaker.’
President Trump tried to distance himself from Mr. Whitaker, the acting attorney general who now oversees the Russia investigation and has long been considered one of the president’s loyalists.
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Trump Suspends Some Asylum Rights, Calling Illegal Immigration ‘a Crisis’ 9 Nov 7:15pm Updated Trump Suspends Some Asylum Rights, Calling Illegal Immigration ‘a Crisis’
The proclamation suspends asylum rights for immigrants who enter the United States illegally, though officials said it was aimed at migrants traveling through Mexico in caravans.
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Books News: In Her New Book, Michelle Obama Denounces Trump’s Sexism and His Promotion of the ‘Birther’ Conspiracy 9 Nov 6:33pm Updated Books News: In Her New Book, Michelle Obama Denounces Trump’s Sexism and His Promotion of the ‘Birther’ Conspiracy
In “Becoming,” she talked about suffering a miscarriage, relying on IVF to conceive and the challenges of being the first African-American first lady.
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9 Nov 6:32pm US to stop air refueling of Saudi-led coalition in Yemen
The Trump administration and the government of Saudi Arabia are expected to announce next week that the US will no longer refuel Saudi aircraft conducting strike missions over Yemen, two US officials tell CNN.
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Trump Trade Adviser Warns That There Will Be No Quick Deal With China 9 Nov 6:04pm Updated Trump Trade Adviser Warns That There Will Be No Quick Deal With China
Peter Navarro, a populist who has long held unsparing views about China’s rise, suggested that reaching an agreement would be more difficult than President Trump’s recent comments would indicate.
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9 Nov 5:48pm Updated Trump picks a fight with Macron as Air Force One lands in France
President Donald Trump picked a fight with French President Emmanuel Macron over European defense just as Air Force One landed in France on Friday.
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9 Nov 3:48pm Updated Trump Says ‘I Don’t Know Matt Whitaker,’ Despite Several Oval Office Visits
Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general who now oversees the Russia investigation, has long been considered one of the president’s loyalists and is said to have an easy chemistry with him.
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The Economy Didn’t Save Republicans After All 9 Nov 3:39pm The Economy Didn’t Save Republicans After All
Neither strong growth nor a $1.5 trillion tax cut helped President Trump’s party in the midterm elections — by any number of measures.
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9 Nov 3:31pm US-China fault lines on display as top officials meet
Fault lines between the US and China were on clear display Friday as senior officials challenged each other over the South China Sea, Taiwan, religious freedom and trade just weeks before President Donald Trump is set to meet with President Xi Jinping.
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9 Nov 3:02pm Updated Trump downplays Whitaker ties amid criticism
President Donald Trump sought to distance himself from the Justice Department official he just named as acting attorney general in the face of mounting criticism about the legality and propriety of his appointment.
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Trump Threatens to Retaliate Against Reporters Who Don’t Show ‘Respect’ 9 Nov 2:11pm Updated Trump Threatens to Retaliate Against Reporters Who Don’t Show ‘Respect’
The president, speaking on the South Lawn before leaving for a brief jaunt to Paris, also targeted the reporter April D. Ryan with an unprompted diatribe in which he called her a “loser.”
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9 Nov 1:35pm Minimum wage activists look to 2020 ballots after midterm success
The campaign for higher minimum wages originated years ago in blue cities like New York and Seattle, but it's proving pretty popular in Trump country as well.
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9 Nov 1:03pm Updated Trump signs proclamation limiting asylum seekers
President Donald Trump signed a presidential proclamation Friday morning that will bar migrants who cross into the US illegally through the southern border from seeking asylum.
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Trump Says ‘I Don’t Know Matt Whitaker,’ the Acting Attorney General He Chose 9 Nov 12:14pm Updated Trump Says ‘I Don’t Know Matt Whitaker,’ the Acting Attorney General He Chose
Matthew Whitaker now oversees the Russia investigation, has visited the Oval Office several times and is said to have an easy chemistry with the president.
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Read Trump’s Proclamation Targeting the Caravan and Asylum Seekers 9 Nov 11:13am Read Trump’s Proclamation Targeting the Caravan and Asylum Seekers
President Trump on Friday issued a proclamation that triggered tough changes to deny asylum to all migrants who fail to enter through official border crossings.
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9 Nov 10:59am Trump jets to Paris, leaving political tumult behind
Sullen and combative after an electoral humbling, President Donald Trump jets Friday to Paris, hoping to use the global stage to restore some standing as he faces a tumultuous political future at home.
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9 Nov 10:53am Trump wishes Ruth Bader Ginsburg well, brings up her 2016 comments
President Donald Trump sent well wishes to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was hospitalized Thursday after fracturing three ribs, while also pointing out their political differences.
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9 Nov 10:42am Updated Federal judge halts Keystone XL pipeline construction
A federal judge halted construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday, in a blow to the Trump administration and a win for environmental groups.
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9 Nov 10:16am Trump hints at potential federal role in Florida recount
President Donald Trump suggested Friday that the federal government could play a role in a possible recount of Florida's close Senate and gubernatorial races.
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9 Nov 10:13am Updated Trump pushes back at Michelle Obama
President Donald Trump pushed back at former first lady Michelle Obama and former President Barack Obama over a forthcoming memoir in which the former first lady said she would "never forgive" Trump for his role in the "birther" movement.
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Trump Heads to France, Embracing a Post-Election Presidential Tradition 9 Nov 10:07am Trump Heads to France, Embracing a Post-Election Presidential Tradition
President Trump will join world leaders marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and escaping the capital after some election losses and the firing of his attorney general.
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Judge Blocks the Disputed Keystone XL Pipeline in a Setback for Trump’s Energy Agenda 9 Nov 9:54am Updated Judge Blocks the Disputed Keystone XL Pipeline in a Setback for Trump’s Energy Agenda
The Trump administration “simply discarded” the effect the project would have on climate change, the court found.
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Fact Check of the Day: Fact-Checking Trump’s Claims About the Chinese Economy 9 Nov 5:59am Fact Check of the Day: Fact-Checking Trump’s Claims About the Chinese Economy
At a news conference, the president answered a question about healing national divides by saying, falsely, that he had forced China to back down from a plan to strengthen its manufacturing industry.
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Keystone XL Pipeline Construction Blocked by Federal Judge 9 Nov 2:13am Keystone XL Pipeline Construction Blocked by Federal Judge
Judge Brian M. Morris criticized the Trump administration for its failure to provide a “reasoned explanation” for its position about the pipeline’s impact on the climate.
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Trump Claims New Power to Bar Asylum for Immigrants Who Arrive Illegally 8 Nov 8:13pm Trump Claims New Power to Bar Asylum for Immigrants Who Arrive Illegally
Officials said the rules would take effect Friday, when the president plans to declare an emergency at the border using the same authority he relied upon for his travel ban.
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8 Nov 6:33pm Updated White House moving ahead with new asylum rule
The administration was working on Thursday to finalize immigration executive actions President Donald Trump first previewed ahead of the midterm elections that would limit the number of asylum seekers entering the United States.
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Trump Installs a Critic of the Mueller Investigation to Oversee It 8 Nov 6:31pm Updated Trump Installs a Critic of the Mueller Investigation to Oversee It
Matthew G. Whitaker, the new acting attorney general, is a loyalist who once wrote that the Russia inquiry “is going too far” and should be limited in scope.
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Trump Bars Immigrants Who Cross Border Illegally From Seeking Asylum 8 Nov 5:24pm Trump Bars Immigrants Who Cross Border Illegally From Seeking Asylum
Officials said the rules would take effect Friday, when the president plans to declare an emergency at the border using the same authority he relied upon for his travel ban.
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At Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Welcome, a Tableau of Trump Legal Controversies 8 Nov 4:53pm At Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Welcome, a Tableau of Trump Legal Controversies
As Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh was formally welcomed to the court, there were reminders not just of the contentious confirmation process but also of the turmoil on the president’s legal team.
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8 Nov 3:17pm Updated Trump considering Christie, Bondi for attorney general
President Donald Trump is considering former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to replace fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, sources familiar with the matter said.
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8 Nov 2:25pm Updated Trump gets another chance to celebrate Kavanaugh at court ceremony
Justice Brett Kavanaugh repeated the judicial oath in the ornate chamber of the Supreme Court on Thursday before President Donald Trump and a roomful of supporters and government officials who were largely responsible for his confirmation.
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8 Nov 11:36am Analysis: Trump strikes, sensing post-midterm window to wound Mueller
President Donald Trump's sudden dismissal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions was a swift strike to exploit Washington's new power dynamics after the midterm elections.
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8 Nov 10:18am Trump reviewing his answers to Mueller as he changes who oversees the Russia investigation
As he was preparing to remove Jeff Sessions as attorney general, President Donald Trump had already begun reviewing with his lawyers the written answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller.
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Jeff Sessions Is Forced Out as Attorney General as Trump Installs Loyalist 8 Nov 9:25am Updated Jeff Sessions Is Forced Out as Attorney General as Trump Installs Loyalist
Mr. Sessions was the first senator to endorse Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign. But his recusal as attorney general from the Russia inquiry proved to be his undoing.
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How Sessions’s Firing Could Affect the Russia Investigation 8 Nov 9:14am Updated How Sessions’s Firing Could Affect the Russia Investigation
The acting attorney general, Matthew G. Whitaker, is seen as loyal to President Trump. He now oversees the special counsel’s inquiry.
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8 Nov 8:41am Takeaways From Trump’s Midterms News Conference: ‘People Like Me’
President Trump and his fellow Republicans lost the House but gained seats in the Senate. He said his greatest lesson from Tuesday’s election was, “People like the job I’m doing.”
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8 Nov 6:03am The Trump factor: How the President rallied his base and alienated the suburbs
Donald Trump made the 2018 midterms all about him.
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Sessions Executed the Agenda of a President Who Could Not Look Past a Betrayal 8 Nov 5:00am Sessions Executed the Agenda of a President Who Could Not Look Past a Betrayal
Jeff Sessions shared President Trump’s conservative views, but his recusal from the Russia investigation cost him the president’s support.
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8 Nov 1:06am Trump strikes, sensing post-midterm window to wound Mueller
President Donald Trump's sudden dismissal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions was a swift strike to exploit Washington's new power dynamics after the midterm elections.
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8 Nov 12:07am On Politics: Jeff Sessions Is Ousted as Attorney General
President Trump forced out the attorney general and replaced him with a loyalist who will take charge of the special counsel inquiry on Russia’s election interference.
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For Both Parties, a Political Realignment Along Cultural Lines 7 Nov 11:54pm Updated For Both Parties, a Political Realignment Along Cultural Lines
Two years after a divided country elected President Trump, voters delivered a cascade of contradictory results that added up to a portrait of a nation at odds with itself.
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7 Nov 10:51pm Updated Trump must reckon with new realities in wake of the election
After nearly four years of improbable political momentum, President Donald Trump demonstrated Tuesday his brand of race-baiting and fear-mongering politics -- which inflamed his base voters but scorched the rest -- can still win some elections.
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With Sessions Firing, Trump Quickly Tests Democratic Resolve 7 Nov 10:51pm Updated With Sessions Firing, Trump Quickly Tests Democratic Resolve
Democratic leaders struck a conciliatory tone after winning House control, but the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions immediately tested their resolve to hold President Trump accountable.
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Trump Bars CNN’s Acosta From the White House 7 Nov 10:47pm Trump Bars CNN’s Acosta From the White House
The decision was a nuclear-level response by President Trump and the White House communications staff after more than two years of escalating tensions.
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7 Nov 9:35pm Updated Who will replace Jeff Sessions?
Washington is swirling with speculation about who President Donald Trump will choose to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the President ousted his first attorney general Wednesday afternoon.
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7 Nov 9:25pm Updated Trump Vows ‘Warlike Posture’ if Democrats Investigate Him
The president said he hoped to cut bipartisan deals but vowed to retaliate if the new Democratic-controlled House examines his finances and political dealings.
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Pelosi and Trump Agree on Something: She Should Be Speaker 7 Nov 9:05pm Updated Pelosi and Trump Agree on Something: She Should Be Speaker
As Ms. Pelosi moves to line up the votes to resume her speakership of the House, she secured an endorsement from President Trump, who may relish the chance to spar with her over the next two years.
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7 Nov 8:17pm Updated Donald Trump just seized control of the Russia probe
A day after voters chose divided government by handing the House majority back to Democrats, President Donald Trump made the sort of I-do-what-feels-right-when-it-feels-right move that has become his hallmark over his past three years in political life: He fired Jeff Sessions.
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7 Nov 7:30pm A glass-ceiling shattering night for women
Suburban and college-educated women issued a sharp rebuke to President Donald Trump and his agenda Tuesday night, one that represents a real threat to Republican hopes of holding the White House in 2020.
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7 Nov 7:15pm Updated Jeff Sessions out as attorney general
President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, effectively firing him.
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News Analysis: Diplomacy Appears Stalled With North Korea, Despite Trump’s Declarations 7 Nov 7:11pm Updated News Analysis: Diplomacy Appears Stalled With North Korea, Despite Trump’s Declarations
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is trying to reach an agreement with North Korea before President Trump and Kim Jong-un meet again. His efforts have gone nowhere.
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Red-State Voters Stand by Republicans Despite Trump’s Trade War Pain 7 Nov 7:04pm Red-State Voters Stand by Republicans Despite Trump’s Trade War Pain
Gains in the Senate show that President Trump is insulated from the economic fallout.
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Idaho, Nebraska and Utah Vote to Expand Medicaid 7 Nov 7:01pm Updated Idaho, Nebraska and Utah Vote to Expand Medicaid
The votes in three deep red states show how resilient the program has been, even as the Trump administration chips away at other aspects of Obamacare
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7 Nov 6:45pm Some high-profile immigration hardliners lost Tuesday. But exit polls show Americans are still split on the issue
They were known as immigration hardliners long before President Donald Trump took office. And the defeats they suffered in Tuesday's midterm elections sparked swift declarations of victory from immigrant rights groups.
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7 Nov 6:36pm Updated Defiant Trump declares victory, battles press in wake of midterms
President Donald Trump kicked off his post-election news conference touting his party's success and his hand in it, as well as highlighting the losses of Republicans who didn't get behind him.
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7 Nov 6:30pm Updated Trump administration weakens Obamacare birth control coverage mandate
The Trump administration issued two final rules on Wednesday providing employers more flexibility with exemptions to deny women insurance coverage for birth control.
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7 Nov 6:10pm Democrat who upset House race in South Carolina wants to work with Trump
Congressman-elect Joe Cunningham thought it was a "good omen" on Election Day Eve that his 8-month-old son slept through the entire night. It was the first time he'd done so.
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Tony Evers Wins Wisconsin Governor’s Race; Scott Walker Concedes 7 Nov 5:51pm Updated Tony Evers Wins Wisconsin Governor’s Race; Scott Walker Concedes
The election of Mr. Evers, an educator, as the next governor buoyed the hopes of Democrats in a state that helped secure the presidency for Donald Trump.
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7 Nov 5:27pm What a split Congress means for key domestic issues from taxes to health care
Both President Donald Trump and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi spoke Wednesday about their desire to work across the aisle on bipartisan policy initiatives in the new Congress. But with the country more deeply divided than ever along partisan lines, it's likely that gridlock, rather than cooperation, will be the dominant theme of the next two years with Democrats newly in control of the House pitted against the Republican-held Senate.
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7 Nov 4:01pm Updated After Loss of House, Trump Makes Overture to Democrats, Coupled With Threats
The president said he hoped to cut bipartisan deals but vowed to adopt a “warlike posture” if the new Democratic-controlled House investigates his finances and political dealings.
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7 Nov 3:24pm Trump sunk Republicans in the House. But he likely helped them in the Senate.
The result of the 2018 midterms will be argued over for weeks to come.
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Trump Forces Out Jeff Sessions and Installs Top Aide as Acting Attorney General 7 Nov 3:14pm Trump Forces Out Jeff Sessions and Installs Top Aide as Acting Attorney General
Mr. Sessions was the first senator to endorse Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign. But his recusal as attorney general from the Russia inquiry proved to be his undoing.
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‘You Are a Rude, Terrible Person’: After Midterms, Trump Renews His Attacks on the Press 7 Nov 3:08pm Updated ‘You Are a Rude, Terrible Person’: After Midterms, Trump Renews His Attacks on the Press
At a tense White House news conference, the president lashed out at CNN’s Jim Acosta and repeatedly told other reporters to “sit down.”
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Trump Forces Out Jeff Sessions as He Cleans House After the Midterms 7 Nov 3:07pm Updated Trump Forces Out Jeff Sessions as He Cleans House After the Midterms
Mr. Sessions was the first senator to endorse Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign. But his recusal as attorney general from the Russia inquiry proved to be his undoing.
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7 Nov 2:10pm Updated McConnell expresses little appetite for tackling immigration
Despite President Donald Trump's alarm that a caravan of migrants heading to the US border from Central America was causing a "crisis" in the run-up to the midterm elections, Republican leadership in the Senate expressed little desire Wednesday to tackle the immigration issue.
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7 Nov 1:47pm Updated A divided Congress, a divided America
Once again, Donald Trump is betting he knows best about how to win an election, in a new swipe at conventional political wisdom that will make for an especially tense and unpredictable night once midterm results start rolling in.
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7 Nov 1:22pm Updated Trump trumpets his role in GOP Senate victories
President Donald Trump kicked off his post-election news conference touting his party's success and his hand in it, as well as highlighting the losses of Republicans who didn't get behind him.
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7 Nov 1:21pm Democrat Jon Tester wins re-election in Montana Senate race
Democratic Sen. Jon Tester will win a third term in the Senate, CNN projects, outlasting millions of outside spending and an intense focus on the race from President Donald Trump.
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Trump Says He Will Not Meet Putin This Weekend, Contradicting the Kremlin 7 Nov 1:18pm Trump Says He Will Not Meet Putin This Weekend, Contradicting the Kremlin
The on-again, off-again meeting in Paris has been the subject of confusion and conflicting reports for weeks. President Trump says they will meet instead in Buenos Aires later in the month.
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Tony Evers Wins Wisconsin Governor’s Race, Beating Scott Walker 7 Nov 1:03pm Updated Tony Evers Wins Wisconsin Governor’s Race, Beating Scott Walker
The election of Mr. Evers, an educator, as the next governor buoyed the hopes of Democrats in a state that helped secure the presidency for Donald Trump.
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Despite Loss of House, Trump Claims ‘Big Victory’ and Threatens Democrats 7 Nov 12:19pm Updated Despite Loss of House, Trump Claims ‘Big Victory’ and Threatens Democrats
The president immediately vowed to retaliate if the new Democratic-controlled House investigates his finances and political dealings. “Two can play that game!” he wrote.
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7 Nov 11:34am Tom Steyer, who poured $120 million into midterms, tells newly empowered Democrats to impeach Trump
Democratic billionaire Tom Steyer on Wednesday urged the newly empowered House Democrats to pursue impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
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7 Nov 10:51am Updated Exit polls: Most Democrats want Donald Trump impeached
Around 40% of 2018 voters said they want President Donald Trump impeached, according to CNN's national exit polls.
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7 Nov 10:25am Trump set to tout Senate wins in midday news conference
President Donald Trump is set to use a midday news conference to frame Tuesday's midterm elections as a victory.
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House Democrats’ Agenda: Ethics, Infrastructure and Medical Legislation 7 Nov 9:52am Updated House Democrats’ Agenda: Ethics, Infrastructure and Medical Legislation
The idea is to show voters that Democrats are a governing party, and to extend an arm of cooperation to President Trump.
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7 Nov 8:47am Updated Analysis: Trump must reckon with new realities in wake of the election
After nearly four years of improbable political momentum, President Donald Trump demonstrated Tuesday his brand of race-baiting and fear-mongering politics -- which inflamed his base voters but scorched the rest -- can still win some elections.
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7 Nov 8:13am Moderate Democrat urges cautious path forward in House
A moderate Democrat who was re-elected to the House is urging his party to focus on policy objectives rather than bringing down Donald Trump's presidency.
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News Analysis: A Partisan War Awaits Trump. That Just Might Suit Him. 7 Nov 7:59am Updated News Analysis: A Partisan War Awaits Trump. That Just Might Suit Him.
Combative by nature, happier in a fight, the president may now have to choose between escalating the conflict that has torn Washington apart in recent years and trying to reach across the aisle.
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Mid-term elections: Democrats win House in setback for Trump 7 Nov 5:53am Updated Mid-term elections: Democrats win House in setback for Trump
Republicans lose control of the House of Representatives but consolidate their hold on the Senate.
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Pennsylvania Democrats Pick Up Victories 2 Years After Trump Wins State 7 Nov 3:37am Updated Pennsylvania Democrats Pick Up Victories 2 Years After Trump Wins State
The biggest factor in the state’s congressional elections was redistricting: Democrats were all but set to net two Republican seats after congressional maps were redrawn.
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