Trump isolation growing as business panels dismantled

With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils Wednesday —an attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump announced the action via tweet, although only after one of the panels had already agreed to disband earlier in the […]

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SpaceX launches research to space station — plus ice cream

A SpaceX capsule rocketed to the International Space Station on Monday, carrying tons of science experiments, plus ice cream. As has become customary on these cargo flights, SpaceX landed its leftover booster back at Cape Canaveral shortly after liftoff, a key to its long-term effort to recycle rockets and reduce costs. It was the 14th successful booster landing for SpaceX […]

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McConnell ‘anger’ demonstrates GOP’s Trump dilemma

There was a reason why it took Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell an entire night to respond to President Trump’s chaotic news conference equating counter protesters with the Nazis they came to resist. He was livid. Two sources close to the senator, speaking under condition of anonymity to describe private conversations, said the pro-civil rights Republican who lived through the 1960s in […]

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Why won’t Donald Trump condemn white nationalism?

Why doesn’t President Donald Trump just unequivocally condemn white supremacists? It’s a jarring question to ask about an American president. But it’s also one made unavoidable by Trump’s delayed, blame-both-sides response to the violence that erupted Saturday when neo-Nazis, skinheads and members of the Ku Klux Klan protested in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump has faced such a moment before — one […]

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Trump condemns Charlottesville violence but doesn’t single out white nationalists

President Trump is often quick to respond to terrorizing acts of violence. As news broke of a terrorist attack in Paris in November 2015, Trump immediately tweeted that he was praying for “the victims and hostages.”  Very soon after a shooting at an Orlando nightclub in June 2016, Trump tweeted that he was “right on radical Islamic terrorism.” But he […]

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CIA director says Trump’s “fire and fury” warning wasn’t a red line

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Sunday that President Trump’s “fire and fury” warning to North Korea last week did not represent a new “red line” drawn by the president.”No, I don’t think so at all,” Pompeo told host John Dickerson in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “In fact, this administration has done a fine job of not drawing red lines […]

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