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In Asia, Trump to warn North Korea but not likely visit DMZ

For all of President Donald Trump’s overheated talk about North Korea’s Kim Jung Un and the country’s nuclear program, Trump will likely not make the customary presidential visit to the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea known as the Demilitarized Zone during his 12-day trip to Asia next month. Read More

Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

Updated on  October 23, 2017 at 12:51 pm
President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising today the popular 401(k) retirement program will be untouched. Read More

Congresswoman wants Kelly’s apology as spat with Trump endures

Updated on  October 22, 2017 at 2:31 pm
A Florida congresswoman today asked White House chief of staff John Kelly to apologize for making false claims about her while defending President Donald Trump’s handling of condolences to a military family. Read More

Tillerson seeks Arab help in U.S. effort to isolate Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration’s case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations today, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. Read More

Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget and tax cuts

Updated on  October 22, 2017 at 6:32 pm
President Donald Trump urged House Republicans to move swiftly on passing a budget bill during a conference call today, clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts. Read More

Trump plans to help pay aides’ legal costs for Russia probes

President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election, a White House official said today. Read More

Former presidents appear together for hurricane relief

Updated on  October 21, 2017 at 6:42 pm
The five living former presidents appeared together for the first time since 2013 on Saturday at a concert to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read More

Democratic chairman: Trump ‘most dangerous’ president ever

Navigating ongoing rifts on the political left, Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez said party unity is crucial in the fight against President Donald Trump, whom he lambasted as an “existential threat” to the nation. Read More

Funeral held for U.S. soldier at center of Trump fight

Updated on  October 21, 2017 at 11:43 am
Mourners remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him. Read More

Trump has no plan to block scheduled release of JFK records

President Donald Trump says he doesn’t plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Read More

Breaking tradition, former presidents sparring with Trump

Updated on  October 20, 2017 at 9:28 pm
Former presidents are shedding a traditional reluctance to criticize their successors, unleashing pointed attacks on the Trump White House and the commander in chief — but without mentioning him by name. Read More

Feud over Trump’s condolence call to widow rages on

Updated on  October 20, 2017 at 5:09 pm
Video emerged that undercut part of Kelly’s rebuke of a Florida congresswoman he said had politicized Trump’s condolence call to the pregnant widow of a Green Beret killed in Niger. Read More

Trump pledges biggest tax cuts ever as Senate paves way

President Donald Trump promised tax cuts today “which will be the biggest in the history of our country!” following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans’ promised tax legislation. Read More

Ryan jabs Trump in comedy routine for New York elite

Updated on  October 19, 2017 at 9:21 pm
Ryan quickly reminded the audience that Trump offended some people when he addressed the same crowd the year before. Read More

Senate passes $4 trillion budget blueprint

Updated on  October 19, 2017 at 4:07 pm
Republicans today muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump’s ambitious promise of “massive tax cuts and reform.” Read More

Trump thrusts Kelly’s private tragedy into public spotlight

Updated on  October 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm
Enraged and rattled by the political brawl over military mourning, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly returned this week to the one place he could go clear his head: Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, some of the saddest ground in America. Read More

Obama tells Democrats to reject politics of division, fear

Updated on  October 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm
Former President Barack Obama called on fellow Democrats to reject politics of “division” and “fear” while rallying today with party’s candidates for governors in Virginia and New Jersey. Read More

Trump calls GOP senators to offer support

President Donald Trump has called three GOP incumbent senators to offer his support after they’ve come in the crosshairs of former White House adviser Steve Bannon’s anti-establishment campaign. Read More