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White House pushes long odds strategy for wall

Vice President Mike Pence and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner met Thursday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss border wall legislation. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> The White [...]

U.S. Begins Syria Withdrawal, Amid Uncertainty Over Strategy

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The United States has started withdrawing its troops from Syria, an American military spokesman said on Friday, further muddling the Trump administration’s plans for disengagement from one of the Middle East’s [...]

POLITICO Playbook: W.H.’s new strategy: Humanitarian and security ‘crisis’ at the border

Presented by */ ]]> President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after a meeting with Congressional leaders about ending the partial government shutdown on Jan. 4. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY SHUTDOWN … DAY 18 [...]

Matteo Salvini Likes Nutella and Kittens. It’s All Part of a Social Media Strategy.

ROME — Matteo Salvini likes spreading Nutella on his morning bread. He winds down with a bowl of Barilla pasta and a glass of Barolo wine. He heeds the words of wisdom inside the wrappers of Perugina Bacio chocolates. He drinks Moretti [...]

Mexico’s Strategy for Dealing With Trump: Warn Him About China

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s new government has a strategy for dealing with President Trump. Don’t anger him. Don’t cave in to him. Try to get him to join an ambitious investment plan to stem migration by creating jobs in Central [...]

Anti-Pelosi forces stumble over strategy

The anti-Pelosi rebels’ latest trouble started when Rep. Seth Moulton issued a statement Monday signaling he was open to holding talks with the House minority leader. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ [...]

How the Migrant Caravan Became a Trump Election Strategy

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — The flier began circulating on social media in Honduras this month, showing a lone migrant sketched against a bright red backdrop. It was a call to join a caravan, the work of leftist activists and politicians [...]

Inside Trump’s post-Facebook 2020 strategy

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign uses major rallies as opportunities to add to their database of cell phone numbers, which they hope will make the campaign less reliable on social networks. | Loren Elliott/Getty Images Elections Wary [...]

Massive Twitter data release sheds light on Russia’s Trump strategy

Twitter and Facebook have been widely criticized since the 2016 election for not doing more to stem the abuse of their platforms by Russians and other foreign actors hoping to manipulate the American political landscape. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty [...]

Harris advisers plot 2020 strategy: ‘The SEC primary meets the West Coast offense’

While Sen. Kamala Harris has yet to announce she is running for president in 2020, all signs point in that direction. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo Elections The California senator hasn’t announced she’s running yet, but a potential [...]