FCC commissioner on Trump’s media threats

A top Federal Communications Commission official is putting pressure on her colleagues to end their silence amid President Trump’s threats against TV networks that are critical of his administration. Democratic commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who was first appointed by President Obama and brought back to the commission by Trump, said the FCC should make it very clear that the agency will […]

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McConnell sets to sit down with Trump

President Donald Trump blames the Senate’s GOP leader for the health overhaul failure, tantalizes deals with Democrats and watches his former strategist work to bulldoze the Republican establishment on Capitol Hill. There’s no need for air conditioning at the White House with that chill in the air when Trump, a public official since January, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, […]

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GOP lawmakers walk the line between defying Trump and alienating their base

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) believes some of President Trump’s recent threats against the media run contrary to the Bill of Rights. Unlike some Republican senators, you won’t hear him question Trump’s character or fitness for office as a result. But Lankford has not shied away from pointing out, if sometimes indirectly, where he and Trump diverge. “I see that as […]

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Clinton attacks Trump’s handling of Iran, North Korea

Hillary Clinton says President Donald Trump’s threat to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord is “dangerous,” and she suggests her former campaign opponent is undermining the validity of the United States’ promises to other nations. Trump on Friday accused Iran of violating the landmark 2015 accord, blaming the Iranians for a litany of sinister behavior and hitting their main […]

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Trump puts America first, but more and more alone

Donald Trump has gambled with US diplomatic credibility by attacking an Iran nuclear deal that his European allies cherish as a benchmark for international cooperation. And in doing so the US president has underlined the risk that his “America First” foreign policy will translate to one of “America Alone” as he confronts future crises. Between nationalist speeches, protectionist gestures and […]

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Trump’s Obamacare attack heralds new health-care battles on Capitol Hill

President Trump’s decision Thursday to cut off crucial health-care subsidies has once again revived the long-running debate over the Affordable Care Act, increasing the potential for a government shutdown in December and making the issue central in next year’s midterm elections. The move to end insurer subsidies could propel premiums an average of 20 percent higher next year for those […]

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What Did Trump’s Health Care Executive Order Do?

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that he said would begin “saving the American people from the nightmare of Obamacare.” There’s a lot that’s still uncertain about how the order will change the health law. Here’s what we know so far. Is Obamacare repealed now? “I just keep hearing repeal-replace, repeal-replace,” Mr. Trump said in the signing ceremony. […]

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Trump’s Attacks on the Press: Telling Escalation From Empty Threats

President Trump usually ignores the criticism that comes his way from MSNBC, the reliably liberal cable channel that, his advisers argue, will attack his administration no matter what. But two reports by the channel’s parent network, NBC News — including a scoop that the president sought to expand the nation’s nuclear arsenal — set off some of Mr. Trump’s most […]

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Foiled in Congress, Trump Moves on His Own to Undermine Obamacare

President Trump, after failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act in Congress, will act on his own to relax health care standards on small businesses that band together to buy health insurance and may take steps to allow the sale of other health plans that skirt the health law’s requirements. The president plans to sign an executive order “to promote health care choice […]

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