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William Barr knocks Trump’s ‘Lock her up’ rally chants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General nominee William Barr is making clear he doesn’t favor politically motivated prosecutions, rejecting one of President Donald Trump’s favorite rallying cries. Barr says he doesn’t “subscribe to this [...]

Mueller probe to play key role in hearing for Trump’s AG nominee

If confirmed, this would be William Barr’s second stint as attorney general. He was previously attorney general under President George H.W. Bush. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images Legal Senators will seek reassurances from William [...]

Trump’s AG pick to steer through Dem, GOP queries at hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee will have to navigate his confirmation hearing skillfully, emphasizing his support for President Donald Trump’s policies while assuring Democrats he will act independently [...]

With Trump’s nominee in limbo, envoy post in UAE stays empty

WASHINGTON (AP) – When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, no U.S. ambassador was there to welcome him. The post has been vacant for nine months. The Republican donor President Donald Trump chose [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Trump’s one way out

Presented by */ ]]> President Donald Trump speaks while departing the Capitol after a Senate Republican Policy lunch on Wednesday. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo DRIVING THE DAY SHUTDOWN … DAY 20 … TRUMP’S ONLY WAY OUT … THERE [...]

Trump’s border visit comes as shutdown talks fall apart

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is taking the shutdown battle to the U.S.-Mexico border, seeking to bolster his case for the border wall after negotiations with Democrats blew up over his funding demands. Trump stalked out of [...]

The legality behind President Trump’s national security threat

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President Trump’s full Oval Office address

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Drum Rolls for Trump’s Speech? More Like Eye Rolls in Mexico

“That’s a chapter you will NOT find in the new Agreement, simply because it does NOT exist,” he wrote on Twitter. In a series of fact-checking tweets about the speech, Arturo Sarukhan, Mexico’s former ambassador to the United [...]

Trump’s Not-So-Bully Pulpit

*/ ]]> For President Trump, a prime-time presidential address to the nation was a radical experiment in conventionality. The first results back from the lab were not an indication that he should stop winging it and become more disciplined [...]