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  • Christopher Liddell named White House deputy chief of staff for policy coordination March 19, 2018
    Christopher Liddell has been named the deputy chief of staff for policy coordination, the White House announced Monday morning. Liddell, a former executive at Microsoft and General Motors, will be tasked with overseeing and coordinating President Trump's policy process, according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. These responsibilities were previously largely handled by […]
  • Trump said Mueller’s team has ‘13 hardened Democrats.’ Here are the facts. March 18, 2018
    President Trump on Sunday renewed his attacks on the political affiliations of the members of the special counsel team investigating his 2016 campaign for possibly coordinating with Russia, alleging that the group has "13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans.” “Another Dem recently added...does anyone think this is fair?” Trump wrote […]
  • Will Trump convince Kim Jong Un to give up nuclear weapons? March 17, 2018
    Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Listen here. When President Trump announced his plan to sit down for an in-person talk with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, there was one person who was particularly surprised by the move: Christopher R. Hill, […]
  • In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claim in meeting with Justin Trudeau March 15, 2018
    President Trump boasted in a fundraising speech Wednesday that he made up information in a meeting with the leader of a top U.S. ally, saying he insisted to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the United States runs a trade deficit with its neighbor to the north without knowing whether that was true. “Trudeau came to […]
  • Transcript of Trump’s remarks at fundraiser in Missouri on March 14 March 15, 2018
    President Trump spoke at a fundraiser Wednesday for Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley, who is taking on Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) in November's midterm election. The Washington Post obtained an audio recording of Trump's private remarks at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. At the event, Trump said he made up information in a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister […]
  • Visiting California, Trump says Gov. Jerry Brown is doing a ‘terrible job’ March 13, 2018
    SAN DIEGO — President Trump, on his first trip to California since taking office, on Tuesday trashed the state’s Democratic governor, saying Jerry Brown is a “nice guy” but doing a “terrible job.” Trump’s comments came as he toured eight prototypes for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall at a site southeast of downtown. “I think […]
  • Tillerson emphasizes allies in first remarks since firing but doesn’t mention Trump March 13, 2018
    Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered a statement to reporters at the State Department after President Trump fired him Tuesday. Absent in his speech were remarks about Trump’s “America First” strategy or any comments about the president. Instead, Tillerson thanked State Department employees for their work regarding North Korea and stressed the importance of allies […]
  • Trump fires White House assistant John McEntee, who promptly rejoins Trump’s campaign March 13, 2018
    President Trump has fired his White House personal assistant John McEntee, who had been with the president since early in his campaign, an administration official confirmed Tuesday. The president's campaign then announced McEntee will rejoin the campaign as a senior adviser of operations. McEntee is the latest in a series of departures by West Wing […]
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown says Trump’s upcoming visit should focus on bridges, not the wall March 12, 2018
    SAN DIEGO — On the eve of President Trump’s first visit to California since taking office, the state’s Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, is questioning Trump’s decision to highlight prototypes for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. “You see, in California we are focusing on bridges, not walls,” Brown writes in a letter to Trump that Brown’s […]
  • Does the president have the power to downsize the government? March 10, 2018
    Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Listen here. From practically the first day of President Trump’s tenure in office, his administration has aimed to reduce the size of the federal workforce. “President Trump instituted an immediate hiring freeze Monday, […]
  • White House says Trump-Kim meeting contingent on ‘concrete, verifiable actions’ by Pyongyang March 9, 2018
    President Trump will insist on “concrete, verifiable actions” from North Korea before holding a promised summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House said Friday, adding conditions and a note of skepticism to the buoyant mood that surrounded the surprise announcement the night before. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeated the insistence […]
  • President Trump’s company reveals how much foreign profit it donated to the U.S. Treasury: $151,470 March 9, 2018
    This post has been updated President Trump's hotels made $151,470 in profit from doing business with foreign governments in 2017, the Trump Organization announced Friday. The company donated that amount to the U.S. Treasury in late February, in keeping with a promise that Trump made before he was inaugurated. “Although we are not legally obligated […]
  • Only two people have met both Trump and Kim Jong Un. One is Dennis Rodman. March 9, 2018
    In another bizarre twist in modern politics, former NBA player Dennis Rodman is praising President Trump after the White House announced Trump had agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for talks by the end of May. “Well done President Trump,” Rodman told The Washington Post in a statement through his agent. “You're on the way […]
  • Trump claims ‘there is no chaos’ in White House, but he warns of future firings March 6, 2018
    President Trump claimed Tuesday that “there is no chaos” in response to recent reports in The Washington Post and elsewhere of volatility in his White House. But the president also warned of future staff firings because he is “always seeking perfection.” In a morning tweet, Trump wrote, “The new Fake News narrative is that there is CHAOS in the White […]
  • ‘You’re not going to save anybody’: What the last person to rebuff an independent counsel subpoena would say to Sam Nunberg March 5, 2018
    Refusing to comply with a subpoena from the Russia probe’s special counsel Robert S. Mueller III — as former Trump aide Sam Nunberg has vowed to do — could have real consequences. Susan McDougal, a former business partner of President Bill Clinton, spent 18 months behind bars for civil contempt after she refused to testify […]
  • Trump trade adviser says no exceptions for allies on new aluminum and steel tariffs March 5, 2018
    The Trump administration sent mixed signals Sunday about its new aluminum and steel tariffs, saying that any exceptions for allies are unlikely but also leaving room for an unpredictable president to change his mind. White House trade adviser Peter Navarro appeared to draw a firm line against case-by-case exemptions as he defended President Trump's sudden […]
  • Trump says North Korea ‘called up,’ seeking talks with the United States March 4, 2018
    President Trump said Saturday that North Korea has recently sought talks with the United States and that he “won't rule out direct talks with Kim Jong Un,” the North Korean leader. “Now we're talking. They, by the way, called up a couple of days ago; they said, 'We would like to talk,'" Trump said. “And […]
  • Can the president run the White House like a family business? March 2, 2018
    Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Listen here. If you look back at the history of U.S. presidential families, you'll discover a surprising pattern: Nepotism, it turns out, is something of an American tradition. The Kennedys did it. So did […]
  • White House softens tone on gun-control measures after Trump meets with NRA March 2, 2018
    The White House appeared to soften its tone on gun-control measures Friday after President Trump met privately with officials from the National Rifle Association the night before. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House is still deliberating on what type of proposals it will support in the wake of the mass shooting at […]
  • Trump attacked Sessions again. But can he actually fire him? March 2, 2018
    In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week. 1. Can President Trump fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions? What are the consequences? Yes. Cabinet officials serve at the pleasure of the president and can be fired for any cause or no cause. However, the […]

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