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New book details an obscenity-shouting, unhinged Trump

Cliff Sims, former White Communications aide, saw Donald Trump up close during his time in the West Wing and is now telling the world about America's unhinged president.

Trump spends only two minutes at King Memorial

On a day with a relatively-free schedule, president Donald Trump had just two minutes to visit the Martin Luther King memorial in Washington, lay a wreath along with Vice President Mike Pence, and

Trump’s ‘base’ starts to fade

The “base” of support for president Donald Trump, a normally unmovable bloc of voters who have said they will stick him “not matter what,” now have second thoughts. A new National Public Radio/Public

Guiliani: Trump’s legal strategy is “So What?”

On CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday Jake Tapper asked Rudy Giuliani “So it’s possible that … President Trump talked to Michael Cohen about his testimony?” Giuliani responded “I don’t know if it

Doomsday clock counts down on Trump

It’s time to rid America of the cancer called Donald John Trump. “The shabbiest U.S. president ever is an inexpressibly sad specimen,” says the headline of a column by Conservative pundit George Will.

Retired “generals” say House should investigate impeaching Trump

The authors of the Washington Post article “Michael Hayden and Neal Katyal: The House should investigate impeaching Trump” are both retired generals, one wore four stars and the other wore a business

How the Democrats could allocate Trump’s $5.7 billion

This is what Trump proposed in his speech: – $5.7 billion to add 230 miles of steel barrier along the border. – $805 million for drug detection technology and canine units. – $800 million in

Dems say ‘nada’ to Trump’s ‘Dreamer’ deal

In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in

Trump offers fantasies, not facts, on border wall

President Donald Trump made an untenable case Saturday that a Mexican border wall would be a magic bullet for America’s drug problem. Drugs from Mexico are primarily smuggled into the U.S. at official

Trump promises ‘major announcement’ Saturday

President Donald Trump said he’ll be making a “major announcement” on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its

Trump blasts BuzzField report, thanks Mueller

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that said President Donald Trump’s former attorney told Mueller that the

Special Counsel: BuzzFeed report is ‘not accurate’

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday disputed a report in BuzzFeed News that President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen said Trump directed him to lie to Congress. BuzzFeed,

BuzzFeed Editor stands by its Trump-Cohen report

The BuzzFeed story has dominated the news and social media since it broke Thursday night. It was “absolutely terrifying neck snapping news” as Rachel Maddow put it in her Friday night show. Even on

Trump plans second summit with North Korea

President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear weapons, the White House announced Friday. News

Congressional probe to see if Trump ordered Cohen to lie

Democrats are vowing to investigate whether President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project, calling that possibility a

Did Barr hoist himself with his own petard

My tabloid style headline for this would have been BARR BURNED BY BUZZFEED. I decided to go with a more literary one. Here’s a bit of explanation for my Shakespearean title: The phrase’s meaning is

Romney: Another Trump rubber stamper, enabler?

Mitt Romney didn’t join the other 11 Republican senators who voted with the Democrats to vote to sanction the companies of Russian oligarch and Putin pal Oleg Deripaska. His vote wouldn’t have made a

A hot feud between Pelosi, Trump

She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a

Giuliani changes tune on collusion with Russia

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Thursday walked back comments from the night before in which he maintained that he had “never said there was no collusion” between Russia and members

Thousands more children taken from immigrant parents?

Thousands more migrant children may have been split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the