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Buy Favor With Trump? Book Events at His Properties

Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. Candy makers praised a decision to hold off

Melania Trump’s ‘extraordinary abilities?’ Posing Nude?

Washington’s tarnished first lady Melania Trump claimed she has “extraordinary abilities” that qualified her for citizenship when she applied as her own sponsor in 1996. At the time, her employment

Russia hacks, meddles as America stands by

The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump’s intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to aggressively combat

Kushner, with no security clearance, reads classified material

It’s a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year. Those who

Boos for Congressman about gun murders in schools

Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting. “Let’s do something for them!” one man yelled at the beginning of

Trump moves to ban ‘bump stocks,’ wants ‘more protections’ of children

As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year’s

Trump backs stronger background checks for gun purchases

From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few

Romney, Trump appear to bury political hatchet

President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah’s Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. The GOP’s presidential nominee in

Ethics complaint filed against shouting GOP state senator

A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting

The Donald and Russia’s crime ‘dons’

As the best fact checking services on the Internet and news media companies quickly discovered, President Donald Trump’s latest barrage of Twitter tweets over the weekend surpassed even his normally

Trump’s latest Twitter rants filled with misinformation, lies

President Donald Trump’s Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive. He denied he had ever absolved Russia of meddling

Beginnings of a real movement to stop assault-style weapons

A major donor to Republican political action committees, campaign organizations and candidates said Saturday he will no longer write checks to those anyone who does not support a ban sale of

Trump supporters suckered in by Russians

The request was simple: organize or attend a sign-waving rally supporting Donald Trump. But some of the Florida Republicans on the receiving end of those requests now know that they didn’t come from

Trump tweets to taunt FBI on Florida school shooting

President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI Saturday night, saying the agency “missed all of the many signals” sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are “spending too

Will Joe Biden seek presidency in 2020?

Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his

National security adviser calls Russian interference ‘incontrovertible’

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Saturday there was “incontrovertible” evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement that shows how

Social media fell right into Russian hands

The election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian

New indictments undercut Trump’s claims

President Donald Trump has consistently pushed back against the idea of Russia meddling in the election that put him in power, dismissing that claim as a hoax and an affront to the legitimacy of his

Feds Indict 16 Russians For Meddling in 2016 Presidential Election

Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday in an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda, aimed

Past time to reduce guns in America

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