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Trump Retreats and Says He Accepts U.S. Finding Russia Meddled

Trump Retreats and Says He Accepts U.S. Finding Russia Meddled

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he accepts the conclusion by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election, marking a rare retreat from comments just a day
McConnell Warns Russia Against Meddling, Floats New Sanctions

McConnell Warns Russia Against Meddling, Floats New Sanctions

Amid a bipartisan uproar over President Donald Trump’s praise of Vladimir Putin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Russia against meddling again in U.S. elections and said his chamber
House Votes to Ease Financial Rules in a Rare Bipartisan Move

House Votes to Ease Financial Rules in a Rare Bipartisan Move

Jeb Hensarling and Maxine Waters don’t agree on much but they reached a compromise on a plan for dialing back financial rules that passed the U.S. House Tuesday.
Republicans Call Trump Summit Remarks ‘Shameful’ and ‘Bizarre’

Republicans Call Trump Summit Remarks ‘Shameful’ and ‘Bizarre’

A growing number of Republican lawmakers harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s performance at a Monday news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, with House Speaker Paul Ryan saying
Trump Says He Understands Why Women Fear Roe v. Wade Reversal

Trump Says He Understands Why Women Fear Roe v. Wade Reversal

President Donald Trump said he understands why women are concerned that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may lead to a reversal of existing abortion law in the U.S., but says it could be a “long
Trump Forging Ahead With Putin as Democrats Demand He Cancel

Trump Forging Ahead With Putin as Democrats Demand He Cancel

President Donald Trump will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin as planned despite Friday’s indictment of 12 Russian spies in the hacking of Democratic Party computer systems and calls from
Can the GOP Survive a Trade War?

Can the GOP Survive a Trade War?

The economic effects will have political consequences for Republicans at every level of government.
Interest Groups Rush to Sway Senators on Kavanaugh Nomination

Interest Groups Rush to Sway Senators on Kavanaugh Nomination

The GOP’s race to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sparking a furious battle between liberal and conservative groups to sway half a dozen pivotal senators who are giving little hint of
Kavanaugh Critics, Supporters Dig Through His Long Paper Trail
Kavanaugh Pick Kicks Off Long-Shot Bid by Democrats to Block Him

Kavanaugh Pick Kicks Off Long-Shot Bid by Democrats to Block Him

Senate Republicans are pledging a swift confirmation process that would put Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the bench before the new term opens Oct. 1 -- and there is little Democrats can do
Trump Selects Kavanaugh in Bid to Cement Conservative High Court

Trump Selects Kavanaugh in Bid to Cement Conservative High Court

President Donald Trump moved to reshape the U.S. Supreme Court, filling the second vacancy of his presidency with Judge Brett Kavanaugh and potentially creating the most conservative court in
Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Is a Washington Insider and Regulation Skeptic

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Is a Washington Insider and Regulation Skeptic

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s choice for the U.S. Supreme Court, is a Washington insider who has been at the center of political and legal controversies for most of his career.
Trump Has Made Decision on Supreme Court Nomination, Sources Say

Trump Has Made Decision on Supreme Court Nomination, Sources Say

Donald Trump has decided who he’ll nominate to the Supreme Court, according to two people familiar with the matter, as the president prepares to make a prime-time announcement of a choice that could
Kavanaugh Has ‘Slight’ Edge, Scholar Who Helped Shape Trump’s Court Choices Says

Kavanaugh Has ‘Slight’ Edge, Scholar Who Helped Shape Trump’s Court Choices Says

After being first runner-up a year ago, Judge Thomas Hardiman seems to be a strong contender to be Donald Trump’s second pick for the Supreme Court, said three people familiar with the process, as the
Trump Does Deep Dive on High Court Finalists Before July 9 Pick

Trump Does Deep Dive on High Court Finalists Before July 9 Pick

President Donald Trump spent Saturday engaged in a deep dive into the backgrounds of the top prospects to fill an opening on the U.S. Supreme Court but hasn’t begun interviews with the finalists.
Trump Gets Chance to Mend GOP Fractures With Supreme Court Pick

Trump Gets Chance to Mend GOP Fractures With Supreme Court Pick

Donald Trump has a historic opportunity to shift the Supreme Court’s ideological balance and harden Republican backing for a presidency under strain amid the Russia investigation, escalating trade
Trump Plans to Name Kennedy Replacement ‘As Quickly As Possible’

Trump Plans to Name Kennedy Replacement ‘As Quickly As Possible’

President Donald Trump said he will begin the search to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy immediately and plans to make a nomination “as quickly as possible.”
Democrat Helps Trump Block Move to Limit Tariff Power

Democrat Helps Trump Block Move to Limit Tariff Power

A Republican-led effort to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to impose tariffs based on national security grounds was scuttled for a second time this month, after the president got some help from
Anthony Kennedy, Swing Vote on U.S. Supreme Court, Will Retire

Anthony Kennedy, Swing Vote on U.S. Supreme Court, Will Retire

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he will retire, letting President Donald Trump nominate a successor who could create the most conservative court in generations and put the
Once a Trump Favorite, Harley Now Feels the Pinch From Trade War

Once a Trump Favorite, Harley Now Feels the Pinch From Trade War

Not long ago, President Donald Trump pointed to Harley-Davidson Inc. as an example of what was going to go right for manufacturing in America. Now, Harley seems to encapsulate a lot of what’s going