Donald Trump is giving a lot of mixed messages about whom to blame on health care

Republicans’ blame game for their failure to pass a health-care bill is in full swing. And — in a sharp contrast from Friday, when he pointed the finger at Democrats — President Trump is turning his fire at his own party. Here’s what he tweeted Sunday morning. It’s a mixed message, to say the least. On Saturday night, Trump took to Twitter to […]

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Fact Check: Trump Blasts ‘Fake News’ and Repeats Inaccurate Claims at CPAC

President Trump’s speech on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference followed a familiar pattern: Blast the news media as “dishonest,” repeat a string of falsehoods, and wrap up by promising to change the status quo. “I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news,” Mr. Trump said. “It’s fake, phony, fake. They have a professional […]

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It’s not just Donald Trump feuding with the courts. States are doing it, too

As President Trump escalates his confrontation with the judiciary branch in tweets and speeches, lawmakers in some half a dozen states are testing their state courts’ independence with actual legislation. Bills have been proposed in Florida, Washington state and Idaho to allow those legislatures to override certain court decisions. In Arizona, the House passed a bill that would give the legislature the power to prohibit state […]

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Petition Demanding Donald Trump Release His Tax Returns Breaks White House Record

A petition on the White House website asking President Donald Trump to release information about his tax returns has now received more signatures than any other petition in the system’s five-year history. The petition demands that the federal government explain what it is doing to “immediately release Donald Trump’s full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance.” It […]

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Donald Trump is sworn in as president, vows to end ‘American carnage’

Donald John Trump was sworn in Friday as the nation’s 45th president and delivered a fiery nationalist manifesto that promised a populist restoration by stripping power from Washington’s elites and ending an era of “American carnage.” Framing his ascension as transformational and global in its impact, Trump delivered a dark inaugural address in which he pledged fealty to all Americans. […]

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FactChecking Trump’s Press Conference

In his first press conference since July, President-elect Donald Trump repeated some false and misleading claims on jobs, health care and his tax returns: Trump falsely claimed that there are “96 million really wanting a job and they can’t get [one].” There are roughly 96 million people not in the labor force, but that includes retirees, students and others who don’t […]

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Donald Trump’s News Session Starts War With and Within Media

He deemed BuzzFeed News “a failing pile of garbage,” mocked an inquiry about his tax returns — “Gee, I’ve never heard that one before” — and, in an unheard-of moment for a presidential news conference, shouted at a CNN reporter, declaring, with some menace, “Not you.” “Your organization is terrible,” said President-elect Donald J. Trump, his voice rising as CNN’s […]

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Despite Objections, Congress Certifies Donald Trump’s Election

Congress made the election of Donald Trump official Friday, certifying the votes of the Electoral College in a formal joint session of Congress. Some Democratic House members attempted to object to some states Electoral College votes to protest the election results. But their objections went nowhere because they were unable to gain the support of a senator, per the rules. […]

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China Warns Donald Trump Not to ‘Escalate’ North Korea Situation With Erratic Tweets

China has hit back at Donald Trump’s claim that Beijing isn’t doing enough to rein in rogue state North Korea, cautioning the U.S. President-elect not to “escalate” an already tense situation on the Korean Peninsula through his liberal use of social media. On Monday evening, Trump took to Twitter to deny North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s claim that his […]

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