Scaramucci calls into CNN for wild interview about Priebus and leaks
The White House communications director called into “New Day” early Thursday to explain his Twitter message that suggested he wants the FBI to investigate the White House chief of staff for the “leak” of his financial disclosure form.
07/27/2017 - 10:11 AM
Trump to Sessions: ‘You’re kind of fired! (Maybe.)’
The lesson of President Trump's breach with AG Jeff Sessions: The guy who held himself out on TV as the world's toughest CEO is surprisingly ineffectual.
07/27/2017 - 05:00 AM
Canadian military after Trump announcement: We welcome transgender people
After President Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people would be barred from serving in the military, the Canadian Armed Forces took a different tack. In an apparent jab at its southern neighbor, the Canadian military invited individuals “of all sexual orientations and gender identities” to join the ranks. Join us! #DiversityIsOurStrength #ForcesJobs,” a tweet sent from the official Canadian Armed Forces handle read.
07/26/2017 - 05:04 PM
White House threatens to shut down briefing over questions on transgender policy shift
WH press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders threatened to shut down Wednesday’s briefing after several reporters asked for details on President Trump’s new policy
07/26/2017 - 04:06 PM
Transgender Navy SEAL to Trump: You’re taking liberty away from people who defend yours
Transgender Navy SEAL Kristin Beck says that President Trump’s announcement barring transgender people from the military is robbing thousands of liberty.
07/26/2017 - 04:05 PM
Senate GOP’s endgame on health care: the lowest common denominator
Republicans are abandoning their ambitions to repeal and replace the ACA, instead hoping they can get 50 votes for a so-called skinny repeal of aspects of current law.
07/26/2017 - 03:42 PM
Border wall funding could lead to government shutdown as budget battle heats up
If House Republicans vote to advance a $788 billion spending bill this week, Congress could find itself in a budget quagmire due to a provision that allocates funds for President Trump’s controversial border wall.
07/26/2017 - 02:05 PM
Sens. McCain and Ernst, both veterans, oppose Trump’s ban on transgender military service
Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, quickly announced their opposition Wednesday to President Trump’s Twitter announcement that the U.S. military would not “accept or allow” transgender military service members.
07/26/2017 - 01:07 PM
Trump continues crusade against Sessions with a fresh line of attack
President Trump continued his public campaign against his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, knocking his longtime ally for not replacing acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Trump, who fired James Comey as FBI director in May, also has the authority to replace McCabe. It’s unclear why Trump is singling out Sessions on the issue, other than to add pressure as he reportedly mulls firing him.
07/26/2017 - 11:23 AM
Trump: U.S. military won’t allow transgender people ‘to serve in any capacity’
President Trump announced on Wednesday morning that the U.S. military will not allow or accept any transgender individuals.
07/26/2017 - 09:31 AM
Rick Perry duped into 22-minute interview with pranksters known as ‘Russian Jerky Boys’
The U.S. energy secretary thought he was discussing American energy interests with Ukraine's prime minister during a lengthy phone call last week. But Perry got punked.
07/26/2017 - 09:27 AM
Trump seeks to regain mojo with Ohio campaign rally
“With the exception of the late, great Abraham Lincoln, I can be more presidential than any president that’s ever held this office,” said President Trump at Youngstown, Ohio, rally.
07/25/2017 - 11:40 PM
Trump: ‘Time will tell’ what happens to Sessions
President Trump on Tuesday sharply criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions but refused to say whether he would fire him or wanted him to resign, saying “time will tell” what fate awaits the former senator.
07/25/2017 - 04:19 PM
McCain: ‘I will not vote for this bill as it is today’
A week after his brain cancer diagnosis, Sen. John McCain returned to Washington to cast a crucial vote to begin debate on the GOP health care legislation.
07/25/2017 - 04:12 PM
Senate GOP moves forward on health care bill in dramatic procedural vote
Over the sound of protesters crying “kill the bill,” 50 Republican senators cast their votes to begin to debate repealing Obamacare on a razor-thin margin Tuesday afternoon. John McCain cast a decisive vote.
07/25/2017 - 03:37 PM
Clarifying the ‘Goldwater Rule’ for psychotherapists in the age of Trump
After considerably commotion, the American Psychoanalytic Association was forced to clarify that it had not changed its position regarding “the Goldwater Rule.”
07/25/2017 - 02:45 PM
Imagining Trump’s big, beautiful wall. You might have to.
The ever-evolving vision for the wall President Trump wants to build along the border with Mexico got some new details earlier this month, the latest in the growing list of specifications for meeting Trump’s signature campaign promise — which is still in need of a source of funding.
07/25/2017 - 02:33 PM
Sen. Collins caught on hot mic swiping back at ‘unattractive’ congressman’s duel challenge
A hot mic captured a conversation between Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and a male senator Tuesday, in which the two discuss Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas.
07/25/2017 - 01:23 PM
Trump message chief warns leakers: ‘I’m going to fire everybody’
Newly minted White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci warned suspected leakers on Tuesday that they must stop spilling Trump administration secrets or risk being fired.
07/25/2017 - 12:34 PM
Protesters across the country oppose GOP's health care plan
Here’s a look at protests across the country in opposition to the GOP health care bill.
07/25/2017 - 11:00 AM
Boy Scouts defend inviting Trump amid backlash over president’s rambling speech
The Boy Scouts said it is a tradition to invite the commander in chief to its annual jamboree, defending its decision after Trump delivered a highly political 38-minute address to nearly 40,000 Scouts in West Virginia.
07/25/2017 - 10:30 AM
Trump makes last-ditch effort to pressure Republicans on health care bill
In his final pitch to senators to move forward with health care legislation, President Trump fired off a Tuesday morning tweetstorm challenging GOP lawmakers to “step up to the plate” to overhaul Obamacare.
07/25/2017 - 09:46 AM
Trump quips on Russia probe: ‘Next up, 11-year-old Barron Trump!’
President Trump joked that his youngest son would be questioned next by investigators looking into whether his campaign colluded with Russia.
07/25/2017 - 09:27 AM
Trump slams Sessions as he reportedly considers firing his own AG
The president continued to attack his attorney general early Tuesday, railing against the nation’s top law enforcement officer in a series of tweets.
07/25/2017 - 08:06 AM
McCain’s return gives hope to Senate health care bill
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will travel to the Capitol Tuesday in time to vote on the Senate health care measure, breathing some life back into the Republicans’ bid to repeal and replace Obamacare. “Senator McCain looks forward to returning to the United States Senate tomorrow to continue working on important legislation, including health care reform, the National Defense Authorization Act and new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea,” McCain’s office announced in a statement late Monday night. “I think we can get the motion to proceed done without him, but certainly it would help if he was here,” Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told reporters.
07/24/2017 - 10:25 PM
Trump scolds Republicans for not ending the ‘Obamacare nightmare’
President Trump harshly criticized Republicans for failing to unite in their mission to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
07/24/2017 - 05:04 PM
Alabama Senate candidate uses tape of congressional shooting in campaign ad
The campaign of a Republican congressman running for the Senate, Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, is being denounced after releasing an ad Monday that uses audio from a shooting that targeted GOP congressmen last month. The shooting at a practice for the annual congressional baseball game gravely injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. Two Capitol Police officers, a congressional aide and a lobbyist for Tyson Foods were also hit.
07/24/2017 - 04:10 PM
Jared Kushner and the politics of nepotism
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner arrives to speak to the media outside the West Wing on July 24, 2017. Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s trusted senior aide and son-in-law, will be questioned Tuesday by the House Intelligence Committee, following his Monday appearance before its Senate counterpart, in the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Kushner, a 36-year-old political novice, can justifiably claim to be an “outsider” not steeped in the culture of the nation’s capital.
07/24/2017 - 03:25 PM
Democrats hope ‘better deal’ message will resonate
Congressional Democrats rolled out their message for the 2018 midterm elections Monday, vowing to focus on raising wages and creating jobs as they vie to reclaim majorities in the House and Senate. In a press conference in rural Berryville, Va., top Democrats acknowledged they cannot merely oppose President Trump’s policies if they want to change their momentum after a challenging election cycle. “This is the start of a new party,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. He added that “Democrats are unified” around the new series of proposals after years of highly publicized infighting between the progressive and moderate wings of the party.
07/24/2017 - 03:08 PM
Kushner speaks after meeting Senate investigators: ‘I did not collude with Russia’
In rare public remarks, President Trump’s son-in-law and top White House adviser emerged from a closed door meeting with Senate investigators, saying he did nothing wrong.
07/24/2017 - 01:34 PM
Does Trump have ‘complete power to pardon’ himself? We asked a legal expert.
Can the president pardon himself? In an interview with Yahoo News, law professor Brian Kalt explains the presidential pardon power, historical precedents and how a pardon could affect independent counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
07/24/2017 - 12:21 PM
Trump: Sessions is ‘beleaguered’
President Trump described Attorney General Jeff Sessions as “beleaguered” Monday, days after suggesting he regretted appointing Sessions to the post.
07/24/2017 - 10:23 AM
‘I did not collude’: Kushner releases 3,700-word statement detailing 4 Russia contacts
In a lengthy statement to the congressional committees investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Trump's son-in-law says that he has “nothing to hide.”
07/24/2017 - 10:06 AM
Trump suggests Republicans should ‘protect their president’
The president tweeted on Sunday that it is “very sad” Republicans are doing "very little to protect" him — and admitted that the ongoing Russia probe, while “phony,” may be “taking hold.”
07/23/2017 - 05:10 PM
Kellyanne Conway explains what she meant by ‘alternative facts’
Six months after launching that infamous phrase into the cultural and political lexicon, President Trump’s counselor attempted on Sunday to define what she meant.
07/23/2017 - 03:49 PM
Scaramucci says Trump still not sure Russia interfered in election
The president’s new communications director spent his first Sunday morning on the job sparring with CNN’s Jake Tapper, telling the “State of the Union“ host that his new boss is still not sure Moscow meddled in the 2016 campaign.
07/23/2017 - 12:56 PM
Trump, in angry Twitter spree, declares ‘the complete power to pardon’
Those who hope for a Twitter tirade from the president every Saturday morning were amply rewarded, as he lashed out at multiple targets.
07/22/2017 - 10:40 AM
Gov. Greg Abbott may be looking beyond Texas, as he runs even farther to the right
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott leads his staff on a neighborhood get-out-the-vote effort in McAllen, Texas, July 15. McALLEN, Texas — It was not yet 10 a.m. on a recent Saturday morning when the doorbell rang. At first the man inside thought it was some Jehovah’s Witnesses calling, making their usual weekend rounds in his suburban neighborhood here in far south Texas.
07/22/2017 - 05:00 AM
Departing White House press secretary says good riddance to press
Maybe hoping for the last word, Sean Spicer took another dig at the press in a “Hannity” appearance Friday.
07/21/2017 - 11:39 PM
Ex-CIA Director Hayden: Russia election meddling was ‘most successful covert operation in history’
Michael Hayden, former head of the NSA and CIA, called Russia’s interference in the 2016 election the “most successful covert influence operation in history.”
07/21/2017 - 05:20 PM
The many indignities of Sean Spicer
White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned his post Friday after six months and one half day on the job, surviving almost weekly predictions of his imminent departure at the hands of one or another of the president’s aides and advisers. The final indignity appeared to be Trump’s hiring of Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director, which became public shortly before.
07/21/2017 - 04:49 PM
Ohio treasurer and Senate candidate takes on Anti-Defamation League over far-right ‘witch hunt’
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, a candidate in next year’s Republican Senate primary, sided Thursday with two prominent right-wing nationalist commentators over the Anti-Defamation League, which put them on a watch list of what it called “alt-lite” figures.
07/21/2017 - 04:25 PM
New Trump communications chief Scaramucci apologizes ‘for the 50th time’ for past insults
At Friday’s press briefing, the White House’s new communications chief apologized for his harsh statements about Trump during the campaign.
07/21/2017 - 03:56 PM
Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary
WH press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday amid changes to President Trump’s communications shop. Anthony Scaramucci was named communications director.
07/21/2017 - 12:11 PM
Former A.G. Holder defends Mueller as White House reportedly sharpens the knives
As President Trump’s White House reportedly gears up to attack the team recruited by Robert Mueller, the special counsel in charge of the Russia probe, former Attorney General Eric Holder defended the integrity of the independent investigation and said the president “cannot define or constrain” its scope.
07/21/2017 - 10:13 AM
GOP senator: We don’t have ‘luxury’ of knowing what health care plan we’ll move on
Senate Republicans are asking members to allow debate on their plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but it's not clear what that plan is.
07/20/2017 - 04:00 PM
Obamacare infighting looms as Republicans look ahead to budget battle
Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., announces the 2018 budget blueprint during a press conference on Capitol Hill, July 18, 2017. WASHINGTON — With the latest stalled effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, congressional Republicans are beginning to look to the budget, tax reform and other big ticket legislative items to bolster their credibility ahead of August’s traditional recess. The House Budget Committee approved the budget Wednesday, just days after they formally unveiled it.
07/20/2017 - 03:45 PM
After Trump rebuke, Sessions shows up for work, will stay ‘as long as that is appropriate’
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein dodged questions about their future with the Department of Justice following criticisms from President Trump. In an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday evening, Trump said that he would not have appointed Sessions as attorney general if he knew Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation. “We in the Department of Justice will continue every single day to work hard, to serve the national interest, and we wholeheartedly join in the priorities of President Trump,” said Sessions when asked if he had considered resignation.
07/20/2017 - 11:28 AM
15 remarkable moments from Trump’s NYT interview
In a wide-ranging discussion with New York Times reporters in the Oval Office, the president sounded off on topics from Hitler to Putin to handshakes.
07/20/2017 - 09:59 AM
‘Give it hell, John’: Family, colleagues and former foes wish McCain well
Sen. John McCain, who has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, has gotten an outpouring of support from across the political spectrum.
07/20/2017 - 09:17 AM
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