Trump Pressures Democrats to Bargain on Immigration

President Trump turned up the pressure on Democrats on Thursday to come to an agreement with Republicans on protections for young undocumented immigrants, asserting that opposition leaders “talk a good game” but cared more about politics than actually resolving the matter. In a speech to Republican lawmakers at their annual retreat, Mr. Trump complained that Democrats were unwilling to budge […]

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Pence jabs Pelosi, vows Trump will aid GOP

Vice President Mike Pence launched himself into the fray of this year’s mid-term elections Wednesday, assuring House and Senate Republicans that the White House will stand behind them on the campaign trail. “We’ve got an incredible story to tell,” Pence said in a roughly 20-minute speech to Republicans attending a party retreat at the historic Greenbrier Hotel here. “President Trump […]

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Trump says he’s ‘100 percent’ for releasing GOP memo

President Donald Trump was overheard Tuesday telling a Republican lawmaker he is “100 percent” in favor of releasing a classified memo on the Russia investigation that has sparked a political fight pitting Republicans against the FBI and the Justice Department. “Don’t worry,” the president can be heard telling South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan on the House floor after his first […]

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Trump to Review House Memo Alleging FBI Abuses Before Release

President Donald Trump will review a classified Republican memo that alleges bias and counterintelligence abuses in government surveillance of people surrounding him before releasing it publicly, a White House aide said Tuesday. The memo has passed from a House committee to the White House for review, which is required because the document is based on classified information. Trump has as […]

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Can Trump stick to a script beyond the State of the Union?

No natural orator, President Donald Trump has nonetheless shown at times that he can deliver a powerful speech that effectively outlines his vision, strikes an emotional chord and moves commentators to declare that he, at last, looks presidential. And then the teleprompter gets turned off. Time and again, Trump has followed up a well-received, stuck-to-the-script address with moments of wild […]

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Battered but still loyal to Trump, Sessions endures as AG

Jeff Sessions was in his office, looking unusually deflated. He had just received another public lashing from President Donald Trump. Trump had browbeaten his attorney general for months after Sessions’ decision to step aside from the intensifying Russia investigation. Never mind that Sessions has proved fiercely devoted to his boss, carrying out Trump’s agenda while giving him credit every step […]

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Trump sought release of classified Russia memo, putting him at odds with Justice Department

On Wednesday, as Republicans were clamoring to make public a secret document that they think will undercut the investigation into Russian meddling, President Trump made clear his desire: release the memo. Trump’s directive was at odds with his own Justice Department, which had warned that releasing the classified memo written by congressional Republicans would be “extraordinarily reckless” without an official […]

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So where is Trump’s 3 percent growth?

President Donald Trump on Friday praised an America that is “roaring back” just as his government was releasing figures showing a year of economic growth well short of what he told people to expect. Trump’s speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, overstated U.S. economic performance on several fronts. A look at several of his claims and how […]

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