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Ryan says Trump “messed up” but opposes censure

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following the white supremacist march in Virginia Read More

Nation’s political split on display at Trump Phoenix visit

Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 12:40 pm
The nation’s political split over President Donald Trump is expected to be on full display as hardcore backers of the Republican president flood into the Phoenix Convention Center and police brace for protests from opponents outside. Read More

Trump to outline Afghan strategy in national TV address

President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan. Read More

Senator apologizes for Trump assassination post

Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 10:45 pm
A Missouri lawmaker who drew bipartisan outrage over her brief Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated apologized publicly today to Trump and his family, calling the online posting “a mistake.” Read More

U.S. commander in Afghanistan launches special ops corps

Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 11:43 am
Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan today hailed the launch of the Afghan Army’s new special operations corps, declaring that “we are with you and we will stay with you.” Read More

Trump dumps Bannon, who returns to conservative site

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 7:18 pm
Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who went from Donald Trump’s victorious campaign to a top White House post, has been pushed out by the president, capping a turbulent seven months that witnessed the departure of much of Trump’s original senior staff. Read More

GOP doubts, anxieties about Trump burst into the open

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 7:19 pm
Republicans across the country are expressing deep doubts about President Donald Trump’s competency and temperament following his racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally. Read More

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