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Trump lied about drop in illegal border crossings

Illegal border crossings, as President Donald Trump measures them, have gone up since he took office, even as he speaks to audiences about a drop of more than 40 percent. That disconnect was among

Trump’s double standard on immigration reform

President Donald Trump has long made immigration a top priority. He has spent recent weeks publicly hammering Congress to crack down on “legal loopholes” he says allow criminals to enter the country

Trump walked away from sour summit deal

For President Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un may be the deal that got away. Trump and his team weathered insults, tolerated unanswered phone calls and waited hours for negotiating partners who never showed

Lawmakers briefed on FBI actions in 2016 Presidential election

Republican and Democratic lawmakers have gotten classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of

Trump abruptly cancels summit with North Korea

In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled next month’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement by

Trump praises new NFL rules on anthem

President Donald Trump says the NFL is “doing the right thing” with a policy banning kneeling during the national anthem. Trump spoke to “Fox & Friends” in an interview airing Thursday. The policy

Judge: Trump routinely violates First Amendment

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice

Trump focuses on fictionalized ‘spygate’

President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel’s Russia investigation as “spygate,” part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues

Kushner finally gets his security clearance

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a security clearance after a lengthy background check, a move that ensures the key White House adviser with a broad international

Trump, the pedophile and his criminal fundraiser in deals with Saudi Arabia

After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1

Health care coverage gains remain steady

The U.S. clung to its health insurance gains last year, an unexpected outcome after President Donald Trump’s repeated tries to take apart the Obama-era coverage expansion, according to a major

Justice Dept. watchdog slams FBI for slow Hillary email probe

An upcoming report from the Justice Department’s internal watchdog is expected to criticize senior FBI leaders for not moving quickly enough to review a trove of Hillary Clinton emails discovered late

Trump: ‘I hereby demand’ DOJ probe campaign spying claims

President Donald Trump said he will “demand” that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team

Trump vs protestors: The battle that never ends

When police arrested more than 200 anti-Trump protesters on Inauguration Day 2017, it touched off a long-term battle of wits and wills. On one side: a Justice Department that has sought to incarcerate

As usual, Trump’s tweets ignore the truth

President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts involving the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. In a series of tweets Sunday, he repeatedly assails special counsel Robert

Democrats begin scramble to reclaim White House in 2020

Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you’ll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump. The leading players — from established

Trump Jr. met with targets of Mueller’s investigation

Donald Trump Jr. met during the 2016 campaign with a private military contractor and an adviser to Middle Eastern leaders, both of whom have since become a focus of investigators working for special

Trump’s tale of FBI mole: Fact or fantasy?

President Donald Trump and his supporters are circulating an explosive theory: The FBI, they say, may have planted a mole, or “spy,” inside the 2016 campaign to bring him down. The unverified

GOP wary of Trump as midterm elections near

He is the Republican Party’s most powerful political weapon. Yet as the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere. Some Republican

GOP right wing plows under farm bill

House Republican leaders suffered an embarrassing setback Friday when conservatives scuttled an ambitious farm bill, part of a high-stakes power play as they once again exert their oversized sway in