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Trump says chief of staff Kelly will handle decisions about Jared Kushner’s security clearance

Trump says chief of staff Kelly will handle decisions about Jared Kushner’s security clearance

President Trump said Friday that he will leave any decisions regarding his son-in-law Jared Kushner's security clearance to his chief of staff, John F. Kelly. “That will be up to General Kelly,” Trump
Trump: School resource officer who stayed outside South Florida school shooting a ‘coward’

Trump: School resource officer who stayed outside South Florida school shooting a ‘coward’

President Trump on Friday said that the armed school resource officer who stayed outside during the school shooting last week in South Florida was either a “coward” or “didn’t react properly under
Trump casually threatens to pull ICE officers out of California to teach the state a lesson

Trump casually threatens to pull ICE officers out of California to teach the state a lesson

President Trump said Thursday that he has become so frustrated with California's “lousy management job” in cracking down on illegal immigration that he's thinking about removing federal immigration
‘ATTACKS WOULD END!’: Trump doubles down on arming some teachers, defends NRA

‘ATTACKS WOULD END!’: Trump doubles down on arming some teachers, defends NRA

President Trump on Thursday doubled down on his idea of arming some teachers as a deterrent for school shootings and praised the top leadership of the National Rifle Association as “Great American
Can teenage victims of school shootings force a change in federal gun laws?

Can teenage victims of school shootings force a change in federal gun laws?

Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Listen here. Subscribe to “Can He Do That?”: Apple Podcasts |
Ivanka Trump plans to focus on U.S. athletes, not North Korea, during trip to Winter Olympics

Ivanka Trump plans to focus on U.S. athletes, not North Korea, during trip to Winter Olympics

As Ivanka Trump prepares to travel with a presidential delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea this week, White House officials are making clear that the senior aide to the president does not
Trump suggests supporters should pressure Sessions to investigate Obama’s inaction on Russian meddling

Trump suggests supporters should pressure Sessions to investigate Obama’s inaction on Russian meddling

President Trump on Wednesday lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, suggesting the president’s supporters should pressure Sessions to focus the investigation into Russian election meddling on
Wealthy donors ramp up political giving for 2018 midterms

Wealthy donors ramp up political giving for 2018 midterms

With the 2018 midterms fast approaching, wealthy donors are opening their wallets for the parties and super PACs in anticipation of a crucial election year. A snapshot of new Federal Election
Trump directs Attorney General Sessions to propose regulations to ban ‘bump stocks’

Trump directs Attorney General Sessions to propose regulations to ban ‘bump stocks’

President Trump announced Tuesday afternoon that he has signed a memorandum directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose regulations to ban “bump stocks” and other devices that turn
Trump encourages Pennsylvania Republicans to challenge new congressional districts drawn by state court

Trump encourages Pennsylvania Republicans to challenge new congressional districts drawn by state court

President Trump on Tuesday encouraged Republicans in Pennsylvania to challenge the way that the state's Supreme Court redrew congressional districts to more closely reflect the partisan composition of
Trump endorses Romney for U.S. Senate seat from Utah

Trump endorses Romney for U.S. Senate seat from Utah

President Trump on Monday night threw his full support behind Mitt Romney’s bid to be the next U.S. senator from Utah, writing on Twitter that he would be a “worthy successor” to retiring Sen. Orrin
Will Trump strike a deal on the Dream Act?

Will Trump strike a deal on the Dream Act?

It’s been 17 years since Sens. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the Dream Act, proposed legislation that would provide legal protections to undocumented immigrants who
Trump expected to host embattled Israeli prime minister at White House next month

Trump expected to host embattled Israeli prime minister at White House next month

President Trump is expected to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House next month, as the long-serving Israeli leader faces mounting legal and political problems at home.
In response to Florida shooting, Trump calls suspect ‘mentally disturbed,’ does not mention gun control

In response to Florida shooting, Trump calls suspect ‘mentally disturbed,’ does not mention gun control

President Trump on Thursday called the suspect in the mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla., “mentally disturbed” and vowed to help local jurisdictions tackle mental health issues, but he made no
Amid Rob Porter controversy, Trump declares he’s ‘totally opposed to domestic violence’

Amid Rob Porter controversy, Trump declares he’s ‘totally opposed to domestic violence’

President Trump on Wednesday declared he is “totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind” as the White House sought to tamp down growing controversy surrounding former aide Rob Porter, who
Trump donates $100,000 of his salary to a new federal grant program for infrastructure projects

Trump donates $100,000 of his salary to a new federal grant program for infrastructure projects

President Trump donated his $100,000 presidential salary for the fourth quarter of 2017 to the Department of Transportation, to help fund a new grant program for repairing or building infrastructure,
As Corker reconsiders, Blackburn campaign calls doubters ‘sexist’ and criticizes ‘tired old men’

As Corker reconsiders, Blackburn campaign calls doubters ‘sexist’ and criticizes ‘tired old men’

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who has clashed with President Trump, is rethinking his political future and considering jumping back into this year’s Senate race, according to two Republicans close to
Trump would cut more in federal infrastructure spending than he proposes to add, Democrats say

Trump would cut more in federal infrastructure spending than he proposes to add, Democrats say

While President Trump touted his long-awaited plan Monday “to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure,” his budget would cut more federal spending on such programs than it would add, according to
White House aides defend chief of staff John F. Kelly, insist Trump is not looking for replacements

White House aides defend chief of staff John F. Kelly, insist Trump is not looking for replacements

Senior White House aides insisted Sunday that President Trump remains confident in Chief of Staff John F. Kelly amid staff turmoil and said the president is not looking to replace the retired
As domestic abuse claims roil the White House, Trump says lives are being ruined ‘by a mere allegation’

As domestic abuse claims roil the White House, Trump says lives are being ruined ‘by a mere allegation’

President Trump appeared to be coming to the defense of men accused of domestic abuse or other sexual misconduct, asking in a Saturday morning Twitter post, “Is there no such thing any longer as Due