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Romney to Trump: Apologize for causing ‘racists to rejoice’

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 10:30 pm
Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, has excoriated President Donald Trump for his equivocating response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and urged him to apologize or risk subjecting the country to “an unraveling of our national fabric.” Read More

Trump hands communications reins to longtime confidante

After three people tackled the assignment with limited success, the job of keeping President Donald Trump on message has for now fallen to Hope Hicks, a young former public relations aide and political neophyte who entered his orbit not knowing the ride would eventually take her into the cutthroat world of Washington politics. Read More

Trump ousts Steve Bannon: influential, divisive strategist

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 12:04 pm
Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump’s conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president today, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much of Trump’s original senior staff. Read More

GOP senator says Trump hasn’t shown stability, competence

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 10:30 am
A prominent Republican senator delivered a stinging rebuke today of Donald Trump’s short time in office, declaring he has not shown the stability or competence required for an American president to succeed. Read More

Under fire — from GOP — Trump digs in on Confederate icons

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 2:42 pm
President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons today, declaring the nation is seeing “the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart.” Read More

Trump increasingly isolated as business panels dismantled

President Donald Trump has abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils—an apparent attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read More

Internal FBI surveys show high support for ex-FBI head Comey

Despite White House claims to the contrary, fired FBI Director James Comey was highly respected and trusted within the bureau during his nearly four-year tenure, according to internal survey results released Wednesday. Read More

Ousted chief justice makes runoff in Alabama Senate race

Updated on  August 17, 2017 at 7:50 am
Ousted Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is trying to play usurper to deep-pocketed Republican forces after making a runoff with incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in the state’s Senate primary. Read More

Former presidents Bush rebuke Trump’s neo-Nazi stance

The last two Republican presidents — George W. Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush — issued an implicit rebuke of the current president today, as party elders scrambled to limit the fallout from Donald Trump’s stance on neo-Nazis. Read More

Trump disbands business councils as CEOs turn against him

Updated on  August 16, 2017 at 10:07 am
President Donald Trump’s announcement came within an hour of reports that one of the groups — a forum of top finance and business executives — was planning to disband. Read More

Utah mayor wins 3-way GOP primary for U.S. House seat

Updated on  August 15, 2017 at 8:58 pm
A Utah mayor overcame nearly $1 million in attacks from out-of-state groups to win a three-way Republican primary in a race to fill a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives vacated by Jason Chaffetz. Read More

Five business leaders quit Trump panel; he hits back hard

Updated on  August 15, 2017 at 4:27 pm
President Donald Trump today ripped into business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America’s romance with Trump is faltering. Read More

Report: Sharply higher premiums if Trump halts ‘Obamacare’ subsidies

People buying individual health care policies would face sharply higher premiums, and some may be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to stop “Obamacare” payments to insurers, congressional experts said today. Read More

Trump’s denouncement disappoints, angers white nationalists

Updated on  August 15, 2017 at 8:29 am
President Donald Trump’s condemnation of hate groups disappointed and even angered some of the white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis who supported and felt emboldened by his presidential campaign. Read More

Scaramucci: If it were up to me, Bannon would be gone

Short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci says if it were up to him, top adviser Steve Bannon would be gone from President Donald Trump’s administration. Read More

Merck, Under Armour, Intel CEOs resign from Trump panel

The CEOs of athletic wear manufacturer Under Armour, computer chip maker Intel and pharmaceutical company Merck resigned Monday from the White House’s American Manufacturing Council Read More