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1h 53m Updated New York Times: Fake video of Trump shooting media and critics played at his resort
A disturbing video of a fake President Donald Trump shooting, assaulting and stabbing his critics and the media was played at a conference held by a pro-Trump group at his Miami resort last week, according to footage obtained by The New York Times.
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Trump Orders Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Northern Syria2h Updated Trump Orders Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Northern Syria
The decision effectively cedes control of the area and could allow a resurgence of ISIS, but the defense secretary argued American forces would not have deterred a Turkish invasion.
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Inside Trump’s Botched Attempt to Hire Trey Gowdy5h Inside Trump’s Botched Attempt to Hire Trey Gowdy
The hiring of Mr. Gowdy and its quick reversal offer a public glimpse into the turmoil in the White House as it struggles to decide how to respond to impeachment.
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6h Honig: This Trump defense is absolute fiction
CNN legal analyst Elie Honig explains the legal risks facing Rudy Giuliani after two of his associates were arrested on charges relating to illegal campaign donations.
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9h Updated Defense secretary says Trump ordered near total withdrawal of troops from northern Syria
President Donald Trump is ordering most of the remaining US forces out of northern Syria, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday.
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10h Updated Trump and Mnuchin ramp up threats of sanctioning Turkey. Here are the facts
President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday ramped up their threats to sanction Turkey, responding to growing criticism over the fallout from the country's military offensive in northern Syria following Trump's decision to withdraw US forces from the area.
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For Both Trump and Xi, Trade Deal Comes Amid Growing Pressures at Home12h Updated For Both Trump and Xi, Trade Deal Comes Amid Growing Pressures at Home
President Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed to a compromise on trade in recent days as they feel political pressures at home and face weakening economies.
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13h Help wanted: Trump looks for his fifth Homeland Security chief in three years
Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters have on their radar, in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast.
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Amid Show of Support, Trump Meets With Giuliani Over Lunch14h Amid Show of Support, Trump Meets With Giuliani Over Lunch
The president’s multiple shows of support for his personal lawyer on Saturday seemed meant to tamp down questions about Mr. Giuliani’s standing.
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15h Updated Trump has been clobbered by the courts -- and there may be more ahead
The third branch of government last week began to exact a revenge on the President. And there's likely to be more bad news for Donald Trump from the federal courts system as the US House's impeachment inquiry progresses.
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How ‘White Guilt’ in the Age of Trump Shapes the Democratic Primary17h Updated How ‘White Guilt’ in the Age of Trump Shapes the Democratic Primary
The changing racial attitudes of white liberals are changing how 2020 candidates try to win votes.
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In Show of Support, Trump Meets With Giuliani Over Lunch17h Updated In Show of Support, Trump Meets With Giuliani Over Lunch
The president’s multiple shows of support for his personal lawyer on Saturday seemed meant to tamp down questions about Mr. Giuliani’s standing.
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Bringing Grievances to His Conservative Base, Trump Assails Impeachment Inquiry 12 Oct 11:46pm Updated Bringing Grievances to His Conservative Base, Trump Assails Impeachment Inquiry
For the third night in a row, the president delivered a version of his combative response to the start of the impeachment inquiry.
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Impeachment Support Grows, but So Does the Public Divide 12 Oct 10:44pm Updated Impeachment Support Grows, but So Does the Public Divide
Americans are as divided over impeachment as they are over President Trump. But support for the Democrats’ inquiry is building even in places Mr. Trump won, and among politically crucial independents.
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12 Oct 10:00pm Updated Trump threatens to sue top Democrats Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi amid impeachment inquiry
President Donald Trump threatened on Saturday night to sue top congressional Democrats Rep. Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi amid the House impeachment inquiry into the President.
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Trump Defends Giuliani Amid Deepening Ukraine Criminal Probe 12 Oct 9:00pm Trump Defends Giuliani Amid Deepening Ukraine Criminal Probe
The president said on Twitter that Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and one-time federal prosecutor, was the target of a “witch hunt.”
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As Impeachment Divide Persists, More Voters Embrace an Inquiry 12 Oct 5:34pm Updated As Impeachment Divide Persists, More Voters Embrace an Inquiry
Americans are as divided over impeachment as they are over President Trump. But support for the Democrats’ inquiry is building even in places Mr. Trump won, and among politically crucial independents.
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Fact-Checking 5 Claims About the Impeachment Inquiry 12 Oct 11:11am Fact-Checking 5 Claims About the Impeachment Inquiry
President Trump and his defenders have inaccurately attacked the impeachment inquiry for what they say are procedural and constitutional violations, a faulty premise and a lack of support.
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Ukraine Envoy Says She Was Told Trump Wanted Her Out Over Lack of Trust 12 Oct 9:15am Updated Ukraine Envoy Says She Was Told Trump Wanted Her Out Over Lack of Trust
Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch was recalled from Ukraine after a long campaign against her by Rudolph Giuliani and his allies. Her boss told her she had “done nothing wrong.”
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At Louisiana Rally, Trump Lashes Out at Impeachment Inquiry and Pelosi 12 Oct 8:17am At Louisiana Rally, Trump Lashes Out at Impeachment Inquiry and Pelosi
The president denounced the impeachment inquiry and condemned what he called the “unholy alliance of corrupt Democrat politicians, deep-state bureaucrats and the fake news media.”
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What Happened in the Trump Impeachment Inquiry This Week 12 Oct 6:52am What Happened in the Trump Impeachment Inquiry This Week
The White House says the impeachment inquiry is invalid. Joe Biden says impeach. Ukraine, Syria and Turkey.
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12 Oct 5:35am Updated Trump questions protections for whistleblower whose complaint prompted impeachment inquiry
President Donald Trump is looking to energize his supporters Friday with one target in mind: forcing the state's Democratic governor to face a Republican candidate in a runoff.
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James Comey Would Like to Help 12 Oct 5:00am Updated James Comey Would Like to Help
The former F.B.I. director wants an end to the Trump presidency. And yes, he knows you might think he caused it.
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12 Oct 2:35am New York Times: Giuliani under investigation for Ukraine work
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, is facing an investigation by federal prosecutors into whether his involvement with Ukraine violated federal lobbying laws, The New York Times reported on Friday.
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At Louisiana Rally, Trump Lashes Out at Impeachment Inquiry, Pelosi 11 Oct 11:47pm Updated At Louisiana Rally, Trump Lashes Out at Impeachment Inquiry, Pelosi
The president denounced the impeachment inquiry and condemned what he called the “unholy alliance of corrupt Democrat politicians, deep-state bureaucrats and the fake news media.”
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Prince’s Estate to Trump Campaign: Don’t Play ‘Purple Rain’ 11 Oct 10:42pm Prince’s Estate to Trump Campaign: Don’t Play ‘Purple Rain’
The estate said that despite an agreement last year not to use Prince’s music, the song was played at the president’s rally on Thursday night in Minneapolis, the singer’s hometown.
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Trump Reaches ‘Phase 1’ Deal With China and Delays Planned Tariffs 11 Oct 9:32pm Updated Trump Reaches ‘Phase 1’ Deal With China and Delays Planned Tariffs
President Trump said he had reached an agreement with China to walk back tensions in the trade war as he met with a top Chinese envoy Friday
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Giuliani Pressed for Turkish Prisoner Swap in Oval Office Meeting 11 Oct 8:42pm Updated Giuliani Pressed for Turkish Prisoner Swap in Oval Office Meeting
The lawyer had asked that President Trump and Rex Tillerson, then secretary of state, help a client who was accused in a more than $10 billion scheme to thwart sanctions on Iran.
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11 Oct 8:17pm Updated Kevin McAleenan resigns as acting homeland security secretary
Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary of homeland security since April and the fourth person to serve in that post since the Trump presidency began, submitted his resignation to the White House on Friday, a source tells CNN.
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What Happened Today in the Trump Impeachment Inquiry 11 Oct 7:51pm Updated What Happened Today in the Trump Impeachment Inquiry
The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine gave an extraordinary interview to impeachment investigators.
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Trump Orders Troops and Weapons to Saudi Arabia in Message of Deterrence to Iran 11 Oct 7:48pm Updated Trump Orders Troops and Weapons to Saudi Arabia in Message of Deterrence to Iran
The announcement came five days after Mr. Trump said his desire to end America’s “endless wars” led him to pull back troops from the Syria-Turkey border.
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Trump Had Ukraine Envoy Removed on ‘False Claims,’ She Tells House Inquiry 11 Oct 6:39pm Updated Trump Had Ukraine Envoy Removed on ‘False Claims,’ She Tells House Inquiry
Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch was recalled from Ukraine, she told impeachment investigators on Friday, despite a boss saying she had “done nothing wrong.”
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Congress Can Seek Trump’s Financial Records, Appeals Court Rules 11 Oct 6:35pm Updated Congress Can Seek Trump’s Financial Records, Appeals Court Rules
The ruling, by a three-judge panel, handed a victory to House Democrats whose efforts to obtain the documents have been stonewalled by the White House.
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11 Oct 6:32pm The Point: Trump ends his messy week on a MAGA note
President Donald Trump roiled some of his top allies in Congress this week with a surprise withdrawal from northern Syria.
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11 Oct 6:07pm Three federal judges hit Trump on immigration policy changes
A federal judge on Friday blocked a Trump administration rule that makes it more difficult for immigrants who rely on public assistance to obtain legal status, just days before the regulation was set to take effect.
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A Spice Company Spent $92,000 on Pro-Impeachment Facebook Ads in a Week 11 Oct 6:04pm Updated A Spice Company Spent $92,000 on Pro-Impeachment Facebook Ads in a Week
A Wisconsin-based purveyor of pepper, paprika and poppy seeds spent more on impeachment-related Facebook ads than any entity besides President Trump.
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Why Populist Democrats Have Gained the Upper Hand in the 2020 Race 11 Oct 5:55pm Updated Why Populist Democrats Have Gained the Upper Hand in the 2020 Race
As next week’s debate looms, polls and donor contributions suggest a party seeking candidates who will push the boundaries, while moderates argue they can beat President Trump.
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11 Oct 5:33pm Updated Trump stumps for pair of GOP candidates in Louisiana
President Donald Trump is looking to energize his supporters Friday with one target in mind: forcing the state's Democratic governor to face a Republican candidate in a runoff.
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Trump and China Have a ‘Phase One Deal.’ The World Economy Is Still at Risk. 11 Oct 5:22pm Updated Trump and China Have a ‘Phase One Deal.’ The World Economy Is Still at Risk.
A perpetual state of aggression on trade has been a drag on business decision-making, especially in manufacturing.
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Impeachment Inquiry Updates: Ex-Ambassador Condemns ‘Hollowed Out State Dept.’ 11 Oct 5:19pm Impeachment Inquiry Updates: Ex-Ambassador Condemns ‘Hollowed Out State Dept.’
The former American ambassador to Ukraine delivered a scathing takedown of the Trump administration’s conduct of foreign policy.
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Trump Reaches ‘Phase One’ Deal With China and Delays Planned Tariffs 11 Oct 4:50pm Updated Trump Reaches ‘Phase One’ Deal With China and Delays Planned Tariffs
President Trump said he had reached an agreement with China to walk back tensions in the trade war as he met with a top Chinese envoy Friday
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Trump Announces Deal With China and Delays Planned Tariffs 11 Oct 4:44pm Updated Trump Announces Deal With China and Delays Planned Tariffs
President Trump said he had reached an agreement with China to walk back tensions in the trade war as he met with a top Chinese envoy Friday
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Impeachment Updates: Ex-Ambassador Condemns ‘Hollowed Out State Dept.’ 11 Oct 4:43pm Updated Impeachment Updates: Ex-Ambassador Condemns ‘Hollowed Out State Dept.’
The former American ambassador to Ukraine delivered a scathing takedown of the Trump administration’s conduct of foreign policy.
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11 Oct 4:09pm Updated Judge blocks rule making it harder for the poor to get green cards
A federal judge on Friday blocked a Trump administration rule that makes it more difficult for immigrants who rely on public assistance to obtain legal status, just days before the regulation was set to take effect.
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Trump Announces Trade Deal With China 11 Oct 3:44pm Trump Announces Trade Deal With China
President Trump said he had reached an agreement with China to walk back tensions in the trade war as he met with a top Chinese envoy Friday
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11 Oct 3:16pm Updated Trump makes at least 12 false claims at his longest rally
President Donald Trump held the longest campaign rally of his presidency on Thursday night, speaking for more than 101 minutes in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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11 Oct 2:43pm Updated Former Ukraine ambassador blames Trump and Giuliani for her removal
Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch arrived on Capitol Hill on Friday to testify behind closed doors in a high-stakes deposition that could shed light onto the role the Trump administration played in withholding US military aid to the country as President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani pushed Ukraine to open an investigation into Joe Biden.
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11 Oct 2:01pm Updated Trump optimistic of China trade deal as latest talks wrap
President Donald Trump and other officials close to the US-China trade talks are indicating there was better-than-expected progress during the first day of high-level negotiations in Washington Thursday, causing stocks to buoy Friday morning in the hopes a deal would be reached.
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Trump to Meet Chinese Envoy Amid Hopes of Trade War Truce 11 Oct 1:55pm Updated Trump to Meet Chinese Envoy Amid Hopes of Trade War Truce
President Trump will meet with China’s top trade negotiator Friday amid growing expectations that the two countries could announce a limited agreement that would lower tensions in the trade war
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Trump Impeachment Inquiry Updates: Ex-Ambassador Says Trump Removed Her Based on “False Claims” 11 Oct 1:38pm Updated Trump Impeachment Inquiry Updates: Ex-Ambassador Says Trump Removed Her Based on “False Claims”
The former American ambassador to Ukraine delivered a scathing takedown of the Trump administration’s conduct of foreign policy.
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11 Oct 1:30pm Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan said he supports impeachment inquiry
Maryland's Republican Governor Larry Hogan said Thursday he supports House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's conduct surrounding a July phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart.
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The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: Latest Updates 11 Oct 12:55pm Updated The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: Latest Updates
In a surprise announcement, the ambassador to the European Union now says he will testify on Ukraine over State Department objections.
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Trump Had Marie Yovanovitch Removed on ‘False Claims,’ She Tells House Inquiry 11 Oct 12:24pm Trump Had Marie Yovanovitch Removed on ‘False Claims,’ She Tells House Inquiry
Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch was recalled from Ukraine, she told impeachment investigators on Friday, despite a boss saying she had “done nothing wrong.”
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House Impeachment Investigators Question Ukraine Envoy 11 Oct 11:58am Updated House Impeachment Investigators Question Ukraine Envoy
The interview on Capitol Hill of Marie L. Yovanovitch, who was recalled from Ukraine by the Trump administration, was itself remarkable because she remains a government employee
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Giuliani’s Ukraine Team: In Search of Influence, Dirt and Money 11 Oct 11:55am Updated Giuliani’s Ukraine Team: In Search of Influence, Dirt and Money
The president’s lawyer was paid by Lev Parnas, who with Igor Fruman worked on behalf of President Trump in Ukraine.
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Trump Impeachment Inquiry Updates: Sondland to Testify After Initial Refusal 11 Oct 11:54am Updated Trump Impeachment Inquiry Updates: Sondland to Testify After Initial Refusal
In a surprise announcement, the ambassador to the European Union now says he will testify on Ukraine over State Department objections.
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11 Oct 11:50am Updated Trump loses appeal to stop House subpoena of his tax documents
President Donald Trump on Friday lost his appeal to stop a House subpoena of his tax documents from his longtime accountant Mazars USA.
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11 Oct 11:35am Updated In photos: The Trump impeachment inquiry
President Donald Trump's July 25 phone call with the president of Ukraine is at the center of a whistleblower scandal that prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch a formal impeachment investigation.
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11 Oct 11:33am Updated Former Ukraine ambassador targeted by Giuliani arrives at Capitol to testify
Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch arrived on Capitol Hill on Friday to testify behind closed doors in a high-stakes deposition that could shed light onto the role the Trump administration played in withholding US military aid to the country as President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani pushed Ukraine to open an investigation into Joe Biden.
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House Impeachment Investigators to Question Ukraine Envoy 11 Oct 9:42am House Impeachment Investigators to Question Ukraine Envoy
The expected interview on Capitol Hill of Marie L. Yovanovitch, who was recalled from Ukraine by the Trump administration, was itself remarkable because she remains a government employee
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2 Giuliani Associates Arrested With One-Way Tickets at U.S. Airport 11 Oct 8:35am Updated 2 Giuliani Associates Arrested With One-Way Tickets at U.S. Airport
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, associates of President Trump’s personal lawyer, were part of the pressure campaign on Ukraine to investigate Democrats.
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Why Populist Democrats Have Gained the Upper Hand in the Primary Race 11 Oct 8:00am Updated Why Populist Democrats Have Gained the Upper Hand in the Primary Race
As next week’s debate looms, polls and donor contributions suggest a party seeking candidates for 2020 who will push the boundaries, while moderates argue they can beat President Trump.
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At Minneapolis Rally, an Angry Trump Reserves Sharpest Attack for Biden 11 Oct 7:21am Updated At Minneapolis Rally, an Angry Trump Reserves Sharpest Attack for Biden
At a fiery campaign rally Thursday night in Minnesota, President Trump said former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. did nothing but “kiss Barack Obama’s ass.”
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2 Giuliani Associates Tied to Ukraine Scandal Arrested on Campaign Finance Charges 11 Oct 4:52am Updated 2 Giuliani Associates Tied to Ukraine Scandal Arrested on Campaign Finance Charges
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, associates of President Trump’s personal lawyer, were also part of the pressure campaign on Ukraine to investigate Democrats.
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Trump Makes Few Promises to U.K. Over Diplomat’s Wife Who Fled Crash 11 Oct 4:45am Trump Makes Few Promises to U.K. Over Diplomat’s Wife Who Fled Crash
The accident, which killed a teenage motorcyclist, Harry Dunn, has created a diplomatic quandary for Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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11 Oct 1:15am Trump lashes out at impeachment inquiry during rally
President Trump lashed out at Democrats and the impeachment inquiry during a campaign rally in Minneapolis.
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New E.P.A. Lead Standards Would Slow Replacement of Dangerous Pipes 11 Oct 12:05am Updated New E.P.A. Lead Standards Would Slow Replacement of Dangerous Pipes
The Trump administration plans to propose regulations on lead-lined water pipes that would bolster reporting requirements but slow the timetable for replacing them.   
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10 Oct 10:32pm Updated Trump Confirms 2017 Killing of Feared Bomb Maker for Al Qaeda
Mr. Trump said that Ibrahim al-Asiri, among the world’s most feared terrorist operatives of the past decade, was killed in Yemen, but did not explain why confirming his death took so long.
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What Happened Today in Trump Impeachment Inquiry News 10 Oct 10:12pm Updated What Happened Today in Trump Impeachment Inquiry News
A significant plot twist: Two businessmen who had been called to testify in the House impeachment inquiry are indicted.
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10 Oct 9:23pm New charges to Giuliani associates renew concern about foreign money in elections
The criminal indictment against two associates of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani describes an elaborate, months-long scheme to funnel foreign money into federal and state elections around the US to curry favor with politicians on behalf of at least one Ukrainian government official and a Russian businessman.
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Trump Lashes Out at Fox News Poll as Barr Meets With Murdoch 10 Oct 6:26pm Updated Trump Lashes Out at Fox News Poll as Barr Meets With Murdoch
Aides to both Mr. Murdoch and Mr. Barr declined requests for comment on the meeting.
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10 Oct 5:45pm Updated Chuck Schumer says Rudy Giuliani needs to testify under oath
The top Senate Democrat said Thursday President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, needs to testify before Congress after two of his associates -- who helped dig up dirt in Ukraine on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden -- were arrested and charged with trying to funnel foreign money into US elections.
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Barr Meets With Murdoch as Trump Steps Up His Criticism of Fox News 10 Oct 5:43pm Updated Barr Meets With Murdoch as Trump Steps Up His Criticism of Fox News
Aides to both Mr. Murdoch and Mr. Barr declined requests for comment on the meeting.
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10 Oct 5:28pm Updated China Trade Talks Restart as White House Explores Escalation Options
Expectations for a limited deal grew, even as the Trump administration separately considered limiting China’s access to U.S. capital markets and imposing greater scrutiny on Chinese companies.
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10 Oct 5:00pm Updated Former Texas Rep. Pete Sessions was pushed by Giuliani associates to back effort to eject Ukraine ambassador
Two associates of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani pushed former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions to seek the ouster of the US Ambassador to Ukraine at the same time as the associates were helping to bankroll his campaign, according to a federal indictment and campaign finance records.
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10 Oct 4:47pm House Democrats subpoena Energy Secretary Rick Perry for Ukraine documents in impeachment inquiry
House Democrats on Thursday issued a subpoena to Energy Secretary Rick Perry for documents related to the Trump administration's contacts with Ukraine as part of the ongoing House impeachment inquiry.
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10 Oct 4:42pm Wall Street Journal: Giuliani had lunch with 2 indicted associates at Trump hotel just before their arrest
Rudy Giuliani lunched with two associates at the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Wednesday just hours before the duo was arrested at a Washington-area airport, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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10 Oct 4:38pm READ: Subpoena for Rick Perry in House impeachment Inquiry
House Democrats on Thursday issued a subpoena to Energy Secretary Rick Perry for documents related to the Trump administration's contacts with Ukraine as part of the ongoing House impeachment inquiry.
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10 Oct 4:29pm Ukraine’s President: ‘I Wanted to be World Famous,’ but Not This Way
Volodymyr Zelensky came to office vowing to fight corruption and forge peace. Then came the Trump phone call. Today, in a marathon news conference, he tried to start over.
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10 Oct 4:18pm Updated LGBTQ advocates demand more clarity from Democratic candidates on equality agenda
Lorri L. Jean fears the Trump administration's systematic rollback of LGBTQ rights to the point that it sometimes keeps her up at night.
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U.S. and China May Be Headed for Mini-Deal on Trade This Week 10 Oct 2:15pm Updated U.S. and China May Be Headed for Mini-Deal on Trade This Week
A U.S. Chamber of Commerce official said a limited deal that would prevent President Trump’s planned tariff increase this month and set rules around how China manages its currency could be announced.
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Trump Says the Kurds ‘Didn’t Help’ at Normandy. Here’s the History. 10 Oct 2:00pm Trump Says the Kurds ‘Didn’t Help’ at Normandy. Here’s the History.
Kurds may not have been present at the D-Day landings, but there is evidence some fought for the Allies during World War II.
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10 Oct 1:57pm Updated Giuliani used Oval Office meeting with Trump and Tillerson to press for help for client
Rudy Giuliani used a 2017 Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump to press Rex Tillerson, then-secretary of state, to support a prisoner swap to resolve the Justice Department's prosecution of a Turkish businessman accused of violating Iran sanctions, a person briefed on the meeting tells CNN.
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10 Oct 1:39pm Updated Trump confirms al Qaeda underwear bomb maker killed two years ago
President Donald Trump confirmed Thursday that senior al Qaeda bomb maker and terrorist coordinator Ibrahim al-Asiri was killed two years ago by US forces in Yemen.
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10 Oct 1:18pm House Democrats subpoena indicted Giuliani associates
House Democrats on Thursday issued subpoenas to two associates of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani who were indicted by federal prosecutors on the same day.
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10 Oct 12:45pm Xochitl Torres Small, one of the last remaining Democratic holdouts, comes out in support of impeachment inquiry
Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, one of a small group of House Democrats who had not yet publicly stated their support for an impeachment inquiry, announced on Thursday that in light of recent actions by President Donald Trump and his administration she's in favor of proceedings.
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10 Oct 12:13pm Trump appointee put a freeze on Ukraine aid despite concerns from career officials
A political appointee at the Office of Management and Budget took the unusual step of getting involved in signing off on freezing US aid to Ukraine this past summer -- a process normally reserved for career budget officials, according to sources familiar with the matter.
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10 Oct 12:03pm Updated Trump spars with local officials ahead of Minnesota rally
President Donald Trump is slated to speak at a Minneapolis campaign rally Thursday evening -- his first reelection rally in a state his campaign is hopeful he can turn red in the next election.
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10 Oct 11:56am At least 228 House Democrats have said they support an impeachment inquiry
Nearly every Democrat in the US House of Representatives have now said they support an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump.
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10 Oct 11:49am Updated Hillary Clinton is taunting Trump. But is she seriously eyeing another run?
Hillary Clinton is having fun at President Donald Trump's expense, but that doesn't mean she is seriously weighing another run for president, several of the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee's close advisers tell CNN.
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10 Oct 11:09am Fact check: Support for impeachment is far higher than Trump says
President Donald Trump claims he has found some good news in the polls on the question of impeaching him.
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10 Oct 10:32am Updated Trump warns McConnell about disloyal Republicans
Even as the White House appears to settle on the legal tactics to stave off Democrats' impeachment demands, uncertainty and unease over Trump's messaging approach remains high among his Republican allies, who see the ever-growing inquiry consuming the White House.
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10 Oct 9:08am Updated Ukrainian President Says ‘No Blackmail’ in Phone Call With Trump
During a marathon news conference in Kiev, Volodymyr Zelensky said that he was not aware that Mr. Trump had frozen nearly $400 million in military aid.
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10 Oct 8:04am Pence defends Trump over Ukraine call, contradicting his 2016 comments on foreign interference
Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump for asking the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden -- even when faced with his past comments on foreign interference in US politics.
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10 Oct 7:36am Updated Trump will claim Syria as a win -- no matter how bad it gets
Even if President Donald Trump's withdrawal from northeastern Syria turns into the humanitarian and geopolitical disaster many are predicting, he'll still claim it as a win.
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Trey Gowdy, Who Led Republicans in Investigating Benghazi, Joins Trump Legal Team 10 Oct 7:16am Updated Trey Gowdy, Who Led Republicans in Investigating Benghazi, Joins Trump Legal Team
Mr. Gowdy, a former prosecutor who served four terms in the House before resigning in January, is expected to be a presence on television defending the president.
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Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea,’ but Opposes ‘Senseless Wars’ 10 Oct 5:15am Updated Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea,’ but Opposes ‘Senseless Wars’
Senators Lindsey Graham and Chris Van Hollen said they would introduce legislation that would punish senior Turkish government officials and ban American military transactions with Turkey.
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10 Oct 5:00am Trump Administration Weighs Economic Escalation Against China
Officials are considering limiting access to U.S. capital markets and imposing greater scrutiny on Chinese companies as trade negotiators meet in Washington this week.
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10 Oct 12:11am Trump impeachment inquiry creates a constitutional crisis
A version of this column first appeared in CNN's Impeachment Watch newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here.
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9 Oct 11:54pm Updated New poll finds more than half support impeaching Trump and removing him from office
More than half of US voters want President Donald Trump impeached and removed from office, according to a Fox News Poll out on Wednesday.
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Trump’s Sweeping Case Against Impeachment: A Political Document Intended to Delegitimize the Process 9 Oct 11:49pm Updated Trump’s Sweeping Case Against Impeachment: A Political Document Intended to Delegitimize the Process
At its core, it is born out of the cold calculation that Mr. Trump probably cannot stop the Democrat-led House from impeaching him.
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9 Oct 10:48pm Updated Democrats plot next phase in impeachment including new wave of subpoenas
House Democrats are preparing a flurry of subpoenas in the face of the Trump administration's stonewalling of their impeachment investigation, amid a new debate within their caucus over holding a vote to formally authorize the inquiry in order to call the White House's bluff, according to Democratic sources.
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9 Oct 10:42pm Updated Pompeo vows to follow law on impeachment inquiry, after diplomat blocked from testifying
The day after the Trump administration blocked a diplomat from attending his scheduled deposition, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his department and the White House would fulfill their legal and constitutional requirements in the House impeachment inquiry.
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9 Oct 9:54pm Updated Biden campaign now asking Twitter to reject false Trump campaign ad
Joe Biden's presidential campaign is now asking Twitter to reject a video ad from President Donald Trump's reelection campaign that falsely accuses the former vice president of corruption for his role in Ukraine policy during the Obama administration.
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Biden Calls for Trump Impeachment for First Time 9 Oct 9:39pm Updated Biden Calls for Trump Impeachment for First Time
It was the first time the former vice president expressed support for full impeachment. He had previously backed a congressional inquiry.
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Trump Is Serious About Carrying Minnesota, the One That Got Away in 2016 9 Oct 9:34pm Updated Trump Is Serious About Carrying Minnesota, the One That Got Away in 2016
The president lost the state by less than 45,000 votes in 2016, despite barely campaigning there. He holds a rally in Minneapolis Thursday night.
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9 Oct 9:13pm Updated Spinning Trump turns to McConnell seeking to lock down GOP loyalty
Even as the White House appears to settle on the legal tactics to stave off Democrats' impeachment demands, uncertainty and unease over Trump's messaging approach remains high among his Republican allies, who see the ever-growing inquiry consuming the White House.
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The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: What Happened Today 9 Oct 8:34pm Updated The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: What Happened Today
A quieter day in Washington provided a chance to look at how the still-nascent investigation is being received across the country.
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9 Oct 7:55pm Former New Jersey police chief convicted of lying to FBI, awaiting verdicts on other charges
A former New Jersey police chief who called Donald Trump the "last hope for white people," and used racial slurs hours after allegedly using excessive force on a handcuffed black man, was found guilty Wednesday in federal court of lying to the FBI.
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9 Oct 7:34pm Updated The Point: Is Joe Biden getting worried about Elizabeth Warren?
On Wednesday in New Hampshire, Joe Biden dropped his past protestations against the impeachment of President Donald Trump and, well, just went for it. 
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9 Oct 5:32pm Melania Trump holds listening session on teens and vaping
Melania Trump hosted a listening session with a group of nine teenagers in the White House's Blue Room on Wednesday afternoon, to learn more about how the growing trend of vaping has affected their lives.
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In Shift, Warren Will Forgo Big Money Events if Nominated. At Least Some of Them. 9 Oct 5:04pm Updated In Shift, Warren Will Forgo Big Money Events if Nominated. At Least Some of Them.
Elizabeth Warren is seeking to find a balance — disavowing fund-raisers with wealthy contributors while promising not to actually disarm in a potential matchup with President Trump.
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Joe Biden Says Trump ‘Should Be Impeached’ 9 Oct 3:47pm Joe Biden Says Trump ‘Should Be Impeached’
It was the first time the former vice president expressed support for full impeachment. He had previously backed a congressional inquiry.
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What Joe Biden Learned at the Last Two Impeachments 9 Oct 3:42pm Updated What Joe Biden Learned at the Last Two Impeachments
Until Wednesday, he had resisted calling for President Trump’s impeachment. His experience as a senator helps explain his restraint.
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Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea’ 9 Oct 3:03pm Updated Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea’
Republican lawmakers, led by Senator Lindsey Graham, called the incursion “a disaster in the making” and were far more critical of the Turkish military operation.
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Joe Biden Calls for Trump’s Impeachment 9 Oct 2:43pm Updated Joe Biden Calls for Trump’s Impeachment
It was the first time the former vice president expressed support for full impeachment. He had previously backed a congressional inquiry.
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9 Oct 2:19pm Updated Ukraine dishonesty blitz: Trump made 66 false claims last week
President Donald Trump made 66 false claims last week, using relentless dishonesty to try to defend his dealings with Ukraine and attack the whistleblower who complained about them.
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9 Oct 12:53pm Updated Fact check: Trump exaggerates on munitions shortage
We've told you about President Donald Trump's "sir" tell. If Trump recounts a story in which an unnamed person addresses him as "sir," the story is usually false in some way.
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White House Declares War on Impeachment Inquiry, Claiming Effort to Undo Trump’s Election 9 Oct 12:53pm Updated White House Declares War on Impeachment Inquiry, Claiming Effort to Undo Trump’s Election
President Trump’s lawyer denounced the House investigation as an illegitimate exercise, and declared that the executive branch would not participate.
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Trump’s Ukraine Call Was ‘Crazy’ and ‘Frightening,’ Official Told Whistle-Blower 9 Oct 11:32am Updated Trump’s Ukraine Call Was ‘Crazy’ and ‘Frightening,’ Official Told Whistle-Blower
The whistle-blower wrote a memo describing an official who heard the call as “visibly shaken” by it.
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9 Oct 11:27am Updated First on CNN: Trump told Perry and State Department officials as early as May to talk to Giuliani about Ukraine
President Donald Trump directed Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and two top State Department officials to deal with his private attorney Rudy Giuliani when the Ukrainian President sought to meet Trump, in a clear circumvention of official channels, according to two sources familiar with the conversation.
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For Once, Republicans Break With Trump, but Not on Impeachment 9 Oct 11:15am Updated For Once, Republicans Break With Trump, but Not on Impeachment
Foreign policy is one area where congressional Republicans have felt free to criticize the president, and they have bombarded him with public complaints over his decision to pull back in Syria.
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9 Oct 11:08am Former South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, now outside counsel to Trump, played key roles in House Benghazi and Russia investigations
Preparing for the battle ahead, the White House has retained former South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy as outside counsel in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine, two sources told CNN on Tuesday.
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9 Oct 10:50am Updated Trump defies Democrats with all-out political warfare on impeachment
Donald Trump drove Democrats to the first crucial pivot point of their impeachment confrontation on Tuesday with a defiant declaration that his administration would not cooperate with the investigation.
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Militia Commander Says It Will Attack Turkish Forces if They Enter Syria 9 Oct 10:25am Updated Militia Commander Says It Will Attack Turkish Forces if They Enter Syria
Turkey’s president said a Syrian operation was imminent but confusion remained over President Trump’s Syria policy.
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9 Oct 9:19am Updated In Trump, Turkey’s Erdogan Keeps Finding a Sympathetic Ear
The Turkish leader has repeatedly talked the president around to his view of the world.
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9 Oct 7:29am What is the Open Skies treaty?
The Trump administration is expected to pull out of the "Open Skies" treaty -- which allows unarmed surveillance flights over American, Russian and several other countries' territories -- in a move that congressional Democrats warned would be a "gift" to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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By Taking Aim at Chinese Tech Firms, Trump Signals a Strategy Shift 9 Oct 12:51am Updated By Taking Aim at Chinese Tech Firms, Trump Signals a Strategy Shift
In blacklisting surveillance companies, the United States is the first major government to punish China for its crackdown on Muslims.
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Julián Castro’s Mom Always Wanted Him to Be This Outspoken 9 Oct 12:50am Updated Julián Castro’s Mom Always Wanted Him to Be This Outspoken
It took Donald Trump to help get him there.
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8 Oct 10:03pm Updated Michael Cohen expected to be brought to NY to meet with investigators
Michael Cohen, the former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, is expected to be brought back to New York for a meeting with state prosecutors where he's expected to tell them everything he knows, a law enforcement official tells CNN.
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8 Oct 9:38pm Updated Melania Trump breaks ground on new tennis pavilion at White House
First lady Melania Trump announced on Tuesday afternoon that she had -- ceremonial shovel in hand -- marked the start of construction for a new White House tennis pavilion on the South Lawn.
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As U.S. Takes Aim at Chinese Tech Firms, Trump Signals a Strategy Shift 8 Oct 8:39pm Updated As U.S. Takes Aim at Chinese Tech Firms, Trump Signals a Strategy Shift
In blacklisting surveillance companies, the United States is the first major government to punish China for its crackdown on Muslims.
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8 Oct 8:35pm Updated California to appeal court decision that blocks state law requiring Trump to release tax returns to appear on ballot
California Gov. Gavin Newsom informed a federal court on Tuesday that he will appeal its decision barring the enforcement of the state's law that requires presidential candidates to disclose income tax returns before their names can appear on the state's primary ballot.
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8 Oct 6:35pm Updated Subpoenas issued in impeachment inquiry following blocking of ambassador deposition
US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will be on the hot seat Tuesday when House investigators press him about text messages he exchanged related to President Donald Trump's July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the freezing of foreign aid to Ukraine.
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8 Oct 6:33pm Updated Majority of Americans support beginning an impeachment inquiry, new poll shows
A majority of Americans say they support House Democrat's move to start an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll released Tuesday.
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White House Declares War on Impeachment Inquiry, Alleging Effort to Undo Trump’s Election 8 Oct 5:53pm Updated White House Declares War on Impeachment Inquiry, Alleging Effort to Undo Trump’s Election
President Trump’s lawyer denounced the House investigation as a partisan and illegitimate exercise, and declared that the executive branch would not participate.
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8 Oct 5:33pm Updated Here are the most common reasons Republicans use to defend Trump against impeachment
Over the past few weeks, many Republicans have gone to bat for President Donald Trump, using a few standard arguments to defend him against the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry.
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Trump’s Trade War Could Put Swiss-Size Dent in Global Economy, I.M.F. Warns 8 Oct 4:54pm Updated Trump’s Trade War Could Put Swiss-Size Dent in Global Economy, I.M.F. Warns
The International Monetary Fund is the latest global organization to warn of growing economic fallout from President Trump’s trade war.
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8 Oct 4:49pm Updated Impeachment probe goes beyond Ukraine to lying and obstruction of justice, House lawyer says
The US House of Representatives may be considering articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump that go further than the Ukraine issue, including obstruction of justice and interference with federal elections accusations, the top House lawyer said in federal court Tuesday.
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8 Oct 4:24pm Updated Subpoenas to be issued in impeachment inquiry following blocking of ambassador deposition
US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will be on the hot seat Tuesday when House investigators press him about text messages he exchanged related to President Donald Trump's July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the freezing of foreign aid to Ukraine.
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8 Oct 4:03pm How Trump picks his Medal of Freedom honorees
When Tom Stevens got an email from the White House saying that President Donald Trump was considering giving his grandfather, baseball legend Babe Ruth, a posthumous Medal of Freedom, he thought it was spam.
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8 Oct 2:51pm Updated Graham says he will invite Rudy Giuliani to speak to Senate Judiciary Committee on Ukraine
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said on Tuesday that he plans to invite Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, to speak to the committee about Ukraine.
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8 Oct 2:33pm Trump Announces President Erdogan of Turkey Will Visit
President Trump extended an invitation to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey a day after taking criticism for a change of policy in Syria.
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Julián Castro Was Never as Fierce as His Mother, Until Trump 8 Oct 11:06am Updated Julián Castro Was Never as Fierce as His Mother, Until Trump
He was raised by a second-generation Mexican-American whose activism was more pronounced than her son’s ever was. At least until this president came along.
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He Was Trump’s First Fan in Congress. Now He’s a Felon. 8 Oct 10:40am Updated He Was Trump’s First Fan in Congress. Now He’s a Felon.
Chris Collins’s sudden rise and fall from presidential cheerleader to admitted liar is a tale of money, family ties and murky ethics.
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‘I Gave the Other Guy a Shot’ 8 Oct 10:24am Updated ‘I Gave the Other Guy a Shot’
After taking a chance on Donald Trump in 2016, a swing county in western Pennsylvania is up for grabs again.
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8 Oct 10:23am The Point: The Trump administration sure is acting guilty on Ukraine
Less than an hour before he was scheduled to testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday regarding his role in the pressure campaign against Ukraine, the State Department banned US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland from appearing before the committee.
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8 Oct 10:06am Updated Analysis: White House escalates impeachment clash by ordering top diplomat not to testify
As the impeachment battle heads into its third week, President Donald Trump is intensifying his counter-attack against Democrats driving ever deeper into his inner circle.
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8 Oct 9:43am Updated US ambassador in Ukraine scandal ordered not to appear for deposition
US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will be on the hot seat Tuesday when House investigators press him about text messages he exchanged related to President Donald Trump's July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the freezing of foreign aid to Ukraine.
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Witness in Trump-Ukraine Matter Ordered Not to Speak in Impeachment Inquiry 8 Oct 9:31am Updated Witness in Trump-Ukraine Matter Ordered Not to Speak in Impeachment Inquiry
The decision to block Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, was made hours before he was scheduled to speak as part of the House’s impeachment inquiry.
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8 Oct 8:48am Analysis: EU ambassador cited in Ukraine texts ordered not to testify as impeachment pressure on Republicans grows
As the impeachment battle heads into its third week, President Donald Trump is intensifying his counter-attack against Democrats driving ever deeper into his inner circle.
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8 Oct 8:46am State Department orders US ambassador in Ukraine scandal not to appear for deposition
US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will be on the hot seat Tuesday when House investigators press him about text messages he exchanged related to President Donald Trump's July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the freezing of foreign aid to Ukraine.
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8 Oct 8:19am Updated House investigators to press EU ambassador cited in Ukraine texts
US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will be on the hot seat Tuesday when House investigators press him about text messages he exchanged related to President Donald Trump's July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the freezing of foreign aid to Ukraine.
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Trump’s Green Light to Turkey Raises Fears About ISIS Detainees 8 Oct 7:46am Updated Trump’s Green Light to Turkey Raises Fears About ISIS Detainees
Thousands of Islamic State prisoners of war from around the world are being detained by the Syrian Kurd forces whom Turkey plans to target.
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Caught Between Trump, Turkey and Kurds, Pentagon Struggles to Piece Together Syria Strategy 8 Oct 7:45am Updated Caught Between Trump, Turkey and Kurds, Pentagon Struggles to Piece Together Syria Strategy
The Pentagon is scrambling to respond to the words of a president who views Syria and the fight against ISIS as a battle largely won and done for American troops.
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8 Oct 7:29am Updated Trump lays into Democrats as impeachment net tightens
As the impeachment battle heads into its third week, President Donald Trump is intensifying his counter-attack against Democrats driving ever deeper into his inner circle.
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Trump Throws Middle East Policy Into Turmoil Over Syria 8 Oct 7:25am Updated Trump Throws Middle East Policy Into Turmoil Over Syria
After criticism that he was allowing a Turkish incursion into northern Syria, the president pivoted, saying he would prevent Turkey from going too far.
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Julián Castro Was Never as Outspoken as His Mother, Until Trump 8 Oct 5:00am Julián Castro Was Never as Outspoken as His Mother, Until Trump
He was raised by a second-generation Mexican-American whose activism was more pronounced than her son’s ever was. At least until this president came along.
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7 Oct 11:59pm Updated U.S. Blacklists 28 Chinese Entities Over Abuses in Xinjiang
The companies and security bureaus were barred from buying American products because of their roles in human rights violations against Muslim minorities, the Trump administration said.
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Rick Perry’s Focus on Gas Company Entangles Him in Ukraine Case 7 Oct 11:37pm Updated Rick Perry’s Focus on Gas Company Entangles Him in Ukraine Case
The energy secretary pushed for changes at Naftogaz with Ukraine’s new president as President Trump sought inquiries into political opponents.
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Trump Impeachment Inquiry: What Happened Today 7 Oct 10:12pm Updated Trump Impeachment Inquiry: What Happened Today
The House has issued more subpoenas and a second person is now being protected as a whistle-blower.
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Seeking Ukraine Aid Records, House Subpoenas White House Budget Office and Pentagon 7 Oct 7:40pm Updated Seeking Ukraine Aid Records, House Subpoenas White House Budget Office and Pentagon
Democrats are looking for information that could reveal whether President Trump’s decision to withhold security aid from Ukraine was tied to his bid to pressure its government to investigate rivals.
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7 Oct 7:33pm Updated Republican Sen. Rob Portman criticizes Trump for asking Ukraine and China to investigate Biden
Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican from Ohio, on Monday criticized President Donald Trump for requesting that Ukraine and China investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a notable break from the majority of congressional Republicans, who have defended the President or remained silent.
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7 Oct 7:31pm The Point: Can Trump possibly win 45 states in 2020?
At a meeting of White House senior staff last week, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney made a bold prediction: If the House impeaches Donald Trump, he will win 45 states in his 2020 reelection race. 
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7 Oct 7:15pm Updated Extreme measures being considered to protect whistleblower identity if they talk to Congress
The House Intelligence Committee and lawyers for the whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Donald Trump's conduct are discussing extreme measures to protect the individual's identity amid growing concerns about his or her safety, according to several sources familiar with the process.
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Legal Team Says It Represents a Second Whistle-Blower Over Trump and Ukraine 7 Oct 6:31pm Updated Legal Team Says It Represents a Second Whistle-Blower Over Trump and Ukraine
The new whistle-blower, who is said to have firsthand knowledge of the president’s dealings, has been interviewed by the intelligence community’s inspector general’s office.
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Trump’s No. 1 Obsession (No, It’s Not Impeachment) 7 Oct 6:06pm Trump’s No. 1 Obsession (No, It’s Not Impeachment)
In their new book, our colleagues write about the issue the president is sure to focus on in 2020.
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7 Oct 4:47pm Updated Extreme measures being considered to protect whistleblower identity if he talks to Congress
The House Intelligence Committee and lawyers for the whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Donald Trump's conduct are discussing extreme measures to protect the individual's identity amid growing concerns about his or her safety, according to several sources familiar with the process.
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Trump Declares ‘Time for Us to Get Out’ of Syria as Republicans Object 7 Oct 3:43pm Updated Trump Declares ‘Time for Us to Get Out’ of Syria as Republicans Object
President Trump’s decision to clear the way for a Turkish military operation drew criticism from top Republicans. The president pivoted Monday morning, saying he would prevent Turkey from going too far.
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7 Oct 2:16pm Updated Ex-special envoy for Ukraine resigns from top post at McCain Institute
Former US special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker, who has become a key player in House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, announced Monday he is stepping down as executor director of Arizona State University's McCain Institute.
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Acting Homeland Security Chief Booed Off Stage at Georgetown Law 7 Oct 1:55pm Acting Homeland Security Chief Booed Off Stage at Georgetown Law
Protesters shut down a speech by Kevin K. McAleenan, the latest effort by opponents of the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration policies to let their grievances be known to policymakers.
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PM urged to stop Trump imposing tariffs on Scotch whisky 7 Oct 1:36pm PM urged to stop Trump imposing tariffs on Scotch whisky
Boris Johnson has been urged to try and stop Donald Trump imposing 25% tariffs on Scotch whisky.
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Mar-a-Lago Won’t Host Anti-Muslim Group’s Gala, Trump Organization Says 7 Oct 1:32pm Mar-a-Lago Won’t Host Anti-Muslim Group’s Gala, Trump Organization Says
The group, ACT for America, is considered the largest anti-Muslim group in the United States. It had planned its annual banquet at the president’s club in Florida.
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7 Oct 1:27pm Updated Graham rips into Trump for removing troops from Syria
Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump's strongest Republican defenders in Congress, blasted Trump Monday over his decision to remove US troops from northern Syria as Turkey plans a military offensive in the region, saying it was "shortsighted and irresponsible."
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Trump Declares ‘Time for Us to Get Out’ of Syria as Allies Object 7 Oct 1:09pm Updated Trump Declares ‘Time for Us to Get Out’ of Syria as Allies Object
President Trump’s decision to clear the way for a Turkish military operation drew criticism from top Republicans. The president pivoted Monday morning, saying he would prevent Turkey from going too far.
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7 Oct 10:50am Updated 90 former national security officials praise whistleblower
Ninety former US national security officials wrote a letter Sunday praising the anonymous whistleblower whose recent complaint about President Donald Trump's communications with Ukraine touched off a firestorm, leading House Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry into Trump.
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7 Oct 9:45am READ: Ruling in Trump tax return lawsuit
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit brought by President Donald Trump in his effort to block a subpoena issued by the Manhattan district attorney's office for eight years of Trump's tax returns.
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Trump Endorses Turkish Military Operation in Syria, Shifting U.S. Policy 7 Oct 8:39am Updated Trump Endorses Turkish Military Operation in Syria, Shifting U.S. Policy
The operation would sweep away American-backed Kurdish forces near the border in Syria. The White House said U.S. forces “will no longer be in the immediate area.”
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7 Oct 6:45am Updated Trump Organization says controversial right-wing group will not host event at Mar-a-Lago
The Trump Organization on Sunday said it would not host an event put on by a controversial right-wing group that has advertised its annual gala would take place next month at Mar-a-Lago.
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7 Oct 3:17am New twists put Republicans on spot in impeachment saga
Washington's impeachment battle over President Donald Trump's conduct with Ukraine is intensifying with news of a second whistleblower while new testimony this week brings the prospect of more stunning revelations to deepen the crisis.
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Barr and a Top Prosecutor Cast a Wide Net in Reviewing the Russia Inquiry 6 Oct 4:16pm Updated Barr and a Top Prosecutor Cast a Wide Net in Reviewing the Russia Inquiry
The attorney general and a veteran prosecutor, John H. Durham, have charted an unusual course that could bolster President Trump’s pet theories about the Russia investigation.
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Anti-Muslim Group ACT for America Planned Gala at Mar-a-Lago 6 Oct 3:56pm Updated Anti-Muslim Group ACT for America Planned Gala at Mar-a-Lago
The event’s status was unclear on Sunday after the Trump Organization said it would “absolutely not” happen at the resort.
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How Boeing vs. Airbus Became Trump vs. Europe 6 Oct 2:48pm Updated How Boeing vs. Airbus Became Trump vs. Europe
Boeing won a long-running trade dispute with Airbus, but it came with complications for a company still dealing with the fallout from two deadly accidents.
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Kurt Volker, Ukraine and a Turbulent End in the Trump Administration 6 Oct 1:04pm Updated Kurt Volker, Ukraine and a Turbulent End in the Trump Administration
Friends say that Mr. Volker, who was President Trump’s envoy to Ukraine, was in an impossible situation. But they also say he was papering over his role.
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Italy’s Connection to the Russia Investigation, Explained 6 Oct 12:49pm Updated Italy’s Connection to the Russia Investigation, Explained
A Trump adviser met a professor in Rome whose actions figured into the opening of the Russia inquiry in 2016. Now the attorney general is reviewing it.
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6 Oct 11:40am GOP challenger says Trump is a traitor for asking Ukraine and China to investigate Bidens
Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh, a longshot candidate for the Republican nomination for president, on Sunday called President Donald Trump a "traitor" for asking Ukraine and China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, and again argued Trump should be impeached for asking other countries to "interfere in our election."
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Second Whistle-Blower Has Been Interviewed Over Trump’s Ukraine Dealings 6 Oct 10:05am Updated Second Whistle-Blower Has Been Interviewed Over Trump’s Ukraine Dealings
The new whistle-blower, who is said to have firsthand knowledge of the president’s dealings, has been interviewed by the intelligence community’s inspector general’s office, ABC News reported.
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6 Oct 10:01am Analysis: Reckoning with the specter of lynching in the Trump era
Two things can both be true at once: White nationalism pervades the Trump era (from marches to mass shootings to the White House). And: We're in a period of atoning for America's racist past -- of reckoning with how these yesterdays ripple into the present.
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Top Biden Donors Gather Amid Storm Clouds Over Campaign 5 Oct 10:52pm Updated Top Biden Donors Gather Amid Storm Clouds Over Campaign
Now fourth in the Democratic money chase and under fire from President Trump, Joseph R. Biden Jr. is increasingly dependent on his top donors, many of whom met in Philadelphia.
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5 Oct 8:16pm Updated As Ukraine controversy engulfs State Department, Pompeo is silent
President Donald Trump's attempts to compel Ukraine to investigate the family of his chief political rival and halt congressionally approved foreign aid for the country as possible leverage have shone a spotlight on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the State Department and tensions within the President's inner circle.
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These Republicans May Not Endorse an Impeachment Inquiry. But They Aren’t Saying No. 5 Oct 7:42pm Updated These Republicans May Not Endorse an Impeachment Inquiry. But They Aren’t Saying No.
Republicans like Representative Mark Amodei of Nevada are balancing the risk of President Trump’s wrath and the knowledge that history will hold them accountable for their actions.
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5 Oct 7:42pm Updated Michigan Democrat confronted over support of impeachment inquiry at town hall
A freshman Democratic congresswoman who recently changed her stance to support impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump was challenged to explain her choice by angry constituents at a town hall in Michigan.
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5 Oct 6:48pm Updated Pompeo Defends Trump’s Ukraine Conspiracy Theory
In Athens, the American secretary of state dismissed the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry and the political drama that it has sparked as a “silly gotcha game.”
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The ‘Never Trump’ Coalition That Decided Eh, Never Mind, He’s Fine 5 Oct 6:01pm Updated The ‘Never Trump’ Coalition That Decided Eh, Never Mind, He’s Fine
They signed open letters, dedicated a special magazine issue to criticism of him and swore he would tear at the fabric of this nation. Now they have become the president’s strongest defenders.
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Biden Faced His Biggest Challenge, and Struggled to Form a Response 5 Oct 5:28pm Updated Biden Faced His Biggest Challenge, and Struggled to Form a Response
As Trump made unfounded allegations about Biden and his son, the former vice president was torn over what to do. He now looks more vulnerable than at any point in the campaign.
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5 Oct 2:59pm Updated Melania Trump heads downriver in Wyoming as Trump faces uphill battle in Washington
In Washington this week, President Donald Trump had his hands full, trying to climb out of the seemingly endless swirl of negativism that has come on the heels of an ongoing impeachment inquiry.
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The ‘Never Trump’ Coalition That Decided Eh, Nevermind, He’s Fine 5 Oct 2:37pm Updated The ‘Never Trump’ Coalition That Decided Eh, Nevermind, He’s Fine
They signed open letters, dedicated a special magazine issue to criticism of him and swore he would tear at the fabric of this nation. Now they have become the president’s strongest defenders.
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The Week in Impeachment Inquiry News 5 Oct 12:00pm The Week in Impeachment Inquiry News
Trump requests China’s help. Read the whistle-blower complaint at the heart of the inquiry. See who’s been subpoenaed. Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine. And more.
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5 Oct 11:31am Updated Fact check: Trump tells elaborate false story about Van Jones apologizing to him
President Donald Trump criticized CNN host Van Jones at length on Friday during a speech to the Young Black Leadership Summit, a conservative event at the White House.
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