Trump's Afghanistan speech marked a presidential first: the failure to disclose the number of troops he was sending to a war zone — breaking a tradition set by Obama, Bush 43, LBJ, and more. David Rothkopf and Evan McMullin join Lawrence. Read more
Steve Bannon is back at Breitbart, and reportedly ready for war with Jared Kushner if Trump deviates from the platform he ran on. A Breitbart staffer issued this warning: "we're prepared to help Paul Ryan rally votes for impeachment.” Read more
The president admitted: ‘My original instinct was to pull out’ but said he’d bowed to advice from officials, and claimed he’d take a much tougher line with Pakistan Donald Trump has announced he would prolong the US military intervention in Afghanistan, which he once described as a “complete waste”, bowing to advice from his top […]
Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson has described Donald Trump’s actions during Monday’s eclipse – when he watched the sun without protective glasses, prompting a reminder from an aide – as ‘perhaps the most impressive thing any president’s ever done’. Sarcasm or genuine praise? You decide. How to tell if you damaged your eyes during the […]
Which ideas are beyond the pale? And who gets to decide? President Trump has a big role to play.
Breitbart’s Joel B. Pollak wrote that “the president risks fumbling into the kind of intractable conflict he specifically promised his voters he would avoid.”
The first rule of enjoying the eclipse is to never look directly at the sun without eclipse glasses.
Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress say they are working on a legislative fix that could be permanent.
Associated Press reporters Scott Bauer, Julie Pace and Bill Barrow discuss new reporting on how Republicans are viewing President Trump seven months into his term. Read more
Khamab District, in northern Jawzjan province, was the sixth place in the country to fall to the Taliban recently, amid a death toll of 30 a day.
Dozens of alumni pledged to act after the university’s leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., defended President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.
The president’s penchant for defying convention was on vivid display even during the solar eclipse, when he discarded advice about averting his eyes from the sun.
The Secret Service cannot pay hundreds of agents to protect President Donald Trump and his large family, according to a report published Monday morning.
Turning the rejection of scientific expertise into a pathology mistakenly presents individual ignorance as the bottleneck in political disagreements The elevation of science to a central theme in American politics is an extraordinary development in the co-evolution of science and society. Three months after Donald Trump’s inauguration, 40,000 or so people turned out in the […]
Republicans and Trump voters are among the only Americans more likely to support sending more troops to Afghanistan.
Much of the American mainstream was repulsed by Trump's racially inflammatory rhetoric last week, but there's fresh evidence his GOP base approved. Read more
Even as others fled Donald Trump's toxicity last week, every member of his Evangelical Advisory Board stuck with him — until now. Read more
What a difference four years and a presidential election victory make. In 2013, Donald Trump offered this prescription for what the U.S. should do in Afghanistan: We have wasted an enormous amount of blood and treasure in Afghanistan. Their government has zero appreciation. Let’s get out! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2013 On […]
The president’s brand is no winner in Washington gift shops. But first ladies do better anyway. “They don’t make public policy, and they’re easier to like.”
State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal says she will not resign despite bipartisan calls for her to leave.
From Los Angeles to Miami to New York, dozens of school districts are vowing to shield students and their families from immigration authorities This article – the first of a three-part series – was reported by The74Million.org, a nonpartisan education news nonprofit, in partnership with the Guardian It’s been an excruciating six months since 14-year-old […]
Cohn favourite to replace Fed’s Yellen – survey Merkel hits out at car bosses’ bonuses Chinese company reportedly looking at Fiat Chrysler Total pays $7.5bn for Maersk Oil North Korea and Trump back in the spotlight as bankers prepare for Jackson Hole summit 2.07pm BST Stock markets have a cautious tone ahead of some key […]
White House aides keep telling us they have to talk Donald Trump out of doing "crazy" things. Read more
In a departure from their predecessors, some in the Trump administration have surmised that Cold War-style containment will not work and that a military option is available.
The money has helped boost Trump’s company at a time when business is falling off at some core properties.
An expanding number of organizations that had planned to hold galas at the president’s Florida resort are deciding to raise money elsewhere.
Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-born Washington gadfly, has often promoted causes that benefited President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and his allies.
Federal officials are working with sheriffs on a legal maneuver to gain access to undocumented immigrants in local jails, a practice now limited by the courts.
Donald Trump will ask Americans Monday to trust him on his new Afghanistan strategy, exercising a president’s most somber duty, a decision on waging war, at a time when his own political standing is deeply compromised.
Reversal of ban shows ‘corporate agenda is king and people and environment are left behind’, say campaigners The Trump administration’s decision to reverse a ban on the sale of plastic water bottles in some of America’s most famous national parks, such as the Grand Canyon shows “the corporate agenda is king and people and the […]
There may be lasting damage to U.S. alliances and credibility.
John Kelly’s stricken look, head slumped on chest, as President Trump brayed a defense of the “fine people” on both sides in a Charlottesville march of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, said it all. A man raised to believe in a code of decency and honor had to endure language from his boss which would have […]
Our guests discuss the president’s defense of Confederate monuments, and the growing push to remove these controversial statues nationwide, including from the U.S. Capitol. Read more
US president to deliver address to troops and the nation at Fort Myer military base on Monday night Donald Trump will announce his decision on America’s strategy in Afghanistan on Monday night in an address to US troops and the nation almost 16 years after the war began. The US president will “provide an update […]
A new congressional resolution would call on President Trump to let go of anyone in the White House aligned with white supremacy. Rep. Andre Carson, a co-sponsor of that proposed bill, discusses. Read more
The Ohio governor says he is “rooting for” Trump to get his presidency together.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the president, who had been criticized for a drawn-out review, would announce the details himself in the coming days.
The statement from the Treasury secretary, who is Jewish, was perhaps the most vociferous defense of the president from within his administration.
The California congressman says it’s too early to talk about forcing the president from office.
In the wake of the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, politicians question President Trump’s response and ask whether he has the ‘moral authority’ to lead the nation through divisive times.
Unions are starting a two-week Rust Belt campaign to push the administration on jobs.
Donald Trump was supposed to be talking about infrastructure when he made his remarks about Charlottesville on Tuesday. His printed chart was taller than transportation secretary Elaine Chao Trump’s infrastructure plan in ruins after wrecking ball of neo-Nazi comments If you like scrolling, you’ll love two charts released recently by the White House. The longer […]
Despite his exit from the White House, Trump’s longtime ally retains plenty of power – and a war with Republican leaders in Washington is firmly in his sights As Steve Bannon’s departure from the White House amplified predictions of a brewing war between the so-called “alt-right” and the Republican establishment, there was speculation Donald Trump’s […]
When President Trump assigned blame to “both sides” for the deadly violence in Charlottesville in remarks this week, he was met with condemnation from both sides of the aisle—and then from the other side of the Atlantic. Soon, leaders around the world began to take on the president’s claim that both the white nationalists and […]
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which lays out rules for how companies in Mexico, Canada, and the United States cross borders to do business, has become something of a punching bag. As a candidate, Donald Trump called it a “disaster.” So did Bob King, the former president of the United Auto Workers. “For […]
Trump tweet likely to revive controversy that followed Charlottesville Anti-Nazi protesters dwarfed small group of rightwingers Donald Trump described anti-fascist and anti-racist demonstrators who converged on Boston as “anti-police agitators” on Saturday, in a tweet that seemed destined to revive the still simmering controversy over his remarks equating the far right and anti-Nazis in Charlottesville […]