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Trump impeachment push gets important new ally

“I support moving forward with an impeachment inquiry, which will continue to uncover the facts for the American people and hold this president accountable,” Rep. Ben Ray Lujan said in a statement. | Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images congress Ben [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Trump: ‘We already have a lot of background checks’

Presented by */ ]]> President Donald Trump’s latest comments certainly seem like he is backing away from background checks, and is settling into the old GOP position of bolstering mental health protections. | Spencer Platt/Getty [...]

Trump cuts off one of his closest friends

The key issue driving the two men apart: Tom Barrack’s role as chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration fund, which is under investigation by prosecutors. | Photo by Jim Bourg – Pool/Getty Images Share on [...]

Donald Trump: Afghanistan troops to dwindle, Taliban talks going well

President Trump said Sunday he wants to withdraw more U.S. troops from Afghanistan but leave behind a significant intelligence-gathering operation to prevent the nation from becoming “a laboratory for terror” again. “We’re there for [...]

Steven Menashi, Trump judicial nominee, opposed by CAIR

A prominent Muslim group called for President Trump to withdraw an appeals court pick they deemed “racist” for defending Israel as a Jewish state in a law review article years ago. The Council on American-Islamic Relations claimed Steven [...]

Larry Kudlow confirms Trump interest in Greenland

WASHINGTON — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow is confirming that President Donald Trump “wants to take a look at” buying Greenland, although the semi-autonomous territory of Denmark has said it’s not for sale. Kudlow tells [...]

‘People don’t want to be stupid twice’: Foreign diplomats brace for Trump 2020 win

President Donald Trump visits Britain in June on a State trip. Many foreign diplomats, international officials and analysts predicted that Trump will win re-election in 2020. | Alastair Grant/AP Photo Foreign Policy The expectation [...]

Democrats torch Trump failures on rural digital divide

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other candidates contend that the administration failed to accurately measure broadband availability. | Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo technology Several presidential hopefuls are pledging tens of billions of [...]

Planned Parenthood at risk in standoff over Trump abortion ‘gag rule’

Planned Parenthood told the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco this week that it has until Monday to put new Trump administration rules on hold or the group will withdraw all its clinics from Title X. | Michael Thomas/Getty [...]

How Trump trips up his own Afghan peace efforts

President Donald Trump gives an update on U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan at Fort Myer base in Virginia in 2017. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images defense ‘Why would the Taliban give up anything in exchange for something the [...]