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Trump praises Jim DeMint, who soon might be ousted from Heritage Foundation job

Former Republican senator Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation, speaks at the Heritage Action for America 2014 Conservative Policy Summit in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) ATLANTA — President Trump on Friday gave a shout out to Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, calling his work “amazing,” even as reports circulated that DeMint was about to Read More…

Trump again derides Elizabeth Warren as ‘Pocahontas’ during NRA speech

During remarks at the National Rifle Association conference in Atlanta on April 28, President Trump said that the NRA will be “swamped” with candidates next election. “It may be Pocahontas, remember that,” he said, referring to the insult he used for Elizabeth Warren during the 2016 presidential campaign. (The Washington Post) ATLANTA — President Trump Read More…

Kasich: Trump should ‘eradicate’ North Korean leadership

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) speaks at a breakfast with reporters sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor in Washington on April 28. (Michael Bonfigli/The Christian Science Monitor) Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a former Republican presidential candidate, said Friday that President Trump ought to “eradicate” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his top lieutenants in a Read More…

Trump’s 100-day milestone: Is he in violation of his contract with American voters?

President Trump seems to have a complicated relationship with the 100-day mark of his administration. In recent weeks, Trump has called the first-100-days measure a “ridiculous standard.” But it’s a standard that candidate Trump set for himself by making major campaign promises about what he would accomplish in that time frame.  In these final days before the April 29 Read More…

House GOP backs down from a last-minute push to vote on health-care bill, smoothing way for government to stay open past Friday

Despite pressure from the White House, House GOP leaders determined Thursday night that they don’t have the votes to pass a rewrite of the Affordable Care Act and will not seek to put their proposal on the floor on Friday. A late push to act on health care had threatened the bipartisan deal to keep Read More…

Taiwanese tech billionaire, who has pledged jobs in U.S., makes quiet visit to White House

President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) A Taiwanese billionaire who pledged to invest billions of dollars to create jobs in the United States after President Trump was elected spent more than two hours visiting White House officials on Thursday. Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou, whose company manufactures the Apple iPhone in China, declined to confirm whether Read More…

Obama’s office confirms he will give lucrative speech to Wall Street firm in September

President Barack Obama visits with youth leaders Monday at the University of Chicago to promote community organizing, his first formal public appearance since leaving office. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Former president Barack Obama will give a lucrative speech at the Cantor Fitzgerald LP’s health care conference in September, his senior adviser Eric Schultz confirmed in a Read More…

Treasury secretary says Trump ‘has no intention’ of releasing tax returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at a briefing at the White House on Wednesday. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that President Trump “has no intention” of releasing his tax returns, which would show the public how much he would benefit personally from the administration’s plan to overhaul the tax code. At a Read More…

World Bank says it is in discussions with Ivanka Trump about fund to help women entrepreneurs

Ivanka Trump visits the Holocaust memorial with director of the memorial Uwe Neumaerker, right, on April 25, 2017, in Berlin. (Michael Sohn/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) The World Bank is in discussions with Ivanka Trump about establishing a kind of World Bank-managed fund to help women entrepreneurs, according to bank officials. Discussions are at a Read More…

Democrats seeking to raise money off Trump’s planned Georgia fundraiser

Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff speaks to his supporters earlier this month. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Democrats wasted little time Wednesday in seeking to capitalize on President Trump’s plans to attend a fundraiser Friday in Georgia for the Republican candidate in a special congressional election. “Trump’s SO scared of losing that he’s leaving work early to Read More…

Trump to appear at fundraiser for GOP congressional candidate in Georgia

Republican candidate for Georgia’s 6th Congressional seat Karen Handel speaks at an Election Night watch party in Roswell, Ga. (David Goldman/AP) President Trump on Friday plans to wade further into the special congressional election in Georgia, appearing at a fundraiser for Republican candidate Karen Handel. Trump is traveling to Atlanta to address a conference of Read More…

Ivanka Trump contradicts her father on Syrian refugees: Admittance to U.S. ‘has to be part of the discussion’

Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to President Trump, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a dinner after they participated in the W20 Summit in Berlin, on Tuesday. (Michael Sohn/AP) Ivanka Trump stepped out publicly on the international stage for the first time this week, and she’s now speaking out on one of the most controversial Read More…

Trump to meet Australian prime minister in New York after acrimonious January phone chat

President  Trump speaks on the telephone with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Jan. 28.  (Alex Brandon/Associated Press) Their phone call didn’t go well. Now they’ll meet face-to-face. President Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull are scheduled to meet in New York City on Read More…

After crowdsourced investigation, Trump inaugural committee admits there were errors in its donor list

President  Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president at the U.S. Capitol. (Patrick Semansky/AP) President Trump’s inaugural committee has acknowledged that it made errors in a list of donors that it submitted to the Federal Election Commission, according to a report published Tuesday by HuffPost. That admission followed an unusual crowdsourced reporting Read More…

At Holocaust event, Trump pays tribute to ‘those who survived history’s darkest hour’

President  Trump speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 25 during the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s National Days of Remembrance ceremony. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) President Trump on Tuesday paid tribute to Holocaust victims and survivors with a resolute speech in which he vowed that his administration would confront anti-Semitism and protect Israel from those Read More…

In Chicago, Obama tells young leaders that ‘special interests dominate the debates in Washington’

Former president Barack Obama visits with youth leaders Monday at the University of Chicago to promote community organizing, his first formal public appearance since leaving office. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) CHICAGO — In his first public appearance since leaving the White House in January, former president Barack Obama told young leaders here Monday that “special interests dominate Read More…