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First lady Melania Trump visits a Texas child detention center as administration backtracks on harsh policy

First lady Melania Trump made an unusual visit Thursday to a Texas facility housing migrant children who have been separated from their parents, as the Trump administration backtracks on its harsh enforcement policy for families crossing the border illegally. The visit, which was not announced ahead of time, is another sign that members of President Read More…

RNC enters summer 2018 with double the amount of DNC’s war chest

Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks at the RNC’s winter meeting in Washington in February. (AP) The Republican National Committee entered the summer with a war chest nearly the twice the size of its Democratic counterpart, though Democratic campaigns are on track to receive a massive infusion of cash through a roughly $80 million commitment by former New Read More…

Trump again blames Obama for Russian annexation of Crimea, says he may meet Putin in the summer

President Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday. (Evan Vucci/AP) President Trump again blamed former president Barack Obama for the Russian annexation of Crimea, saying Obama allowed it to happen when he “gave away” respect for the United States. “President Obama lost Crimea, because President Putin didn’t respect President Obama,” Trump said during Read More…

POW deal with North Korea followed strong lobbying by Defense Department: ‘It’s a humanitarian issue’

U.N. Command honor guards stand in front of coffins containing the remains of unidentified U.N. forces from the Korean War during a repatriation ceremony at Yongsan military base in Seoul in 2005. (Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images) President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivered a joint statement Tuesday seeking a landmark deal to denuclearize Read More…

Trump adviser Kudlow blasts Canada’s Trudeau for ‘betrayal’ after G-7 summit

Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s top economic adviser (Kevin Lamarque/ REUTERS) President Trump’s chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, on Sunday charged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with the “betrayal” of Trump and other leaders of the Group of Seven industrial nations following their summit in Quebec. Kudlow’s remarks followed a Twitter attack on Trudeau by Trump, Read More…

Sessions defends separating immigrant parents and children: ‘We’ve got to get this message out’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Susan Walsh/AP) Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered a vigorous defense of the hard-line Trump administration policy that has resulted in immigrant children being separated from their parents after crossing the border illegally during a lengthy interview on Tuesday. Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, who admitted he was “disturbed” by the separations, pressed Read More…

Trump to meet with Kim Jong Un at resort hotel off coast of Singapore, White House says

President Trump speaks at the White House on March 23, 2018. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) The White House announced Tuesday that President Trump will meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un next week at the Capella hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, just off the southern coast of Singapore. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders disclosed Read More…

Giuliani says Trump probably has the constitutional power to pardon himself

Rudolph W. Giuliani speaks to reporters at the White House on Thursday. (Al Drago/Bloomberg) President Trump’s attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani said Sunday that the president’s constitutional powers probably include the ability to pardon himself. But he said such a move would surely incite political blowback and lead to impeachment proceedings. Giuliani, appearing on ABC’s “This Read More…

Trump to meet with Japanese prime minister ahead of potential North Korea summit

President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a news conference at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo on Nov. 6, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) President Trump agreed Monday to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of a potential summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to Japanese officials, a chance for Trump and Read More…

What to expect in Year Two of the Mueller investigation

Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. See all episodes here. For Matt Zapotosky, national security reporter with The Washington Post, the first year of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign Read More…

RNC paid nearly half a million dollars to law firm representing Hope Hicks and others in Russia probes

President Trump waves beside White House communications director Hope Hicks as he walks from the Oval Office to board Marine One on March 29. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) The Republican National Committee paid nearly half a million dollars to a law firm that represents former White House communications director Hope Hicks and others in the Read More…

Trump says he will call for Justice Department to probe whether FBI surveilled his campaign for ‘political purposes’

Under pressure from President Trump, the Justice Department on Sunday asked its inspector general to assess whether political motivation tainted the FBI investigation into ties between Russia and Trump’s campaign — a remarkable step officials hoped might avert a larger clash between the president and federal law enforcement officials. Trump, who spent much of Sunday Read More…

Melania Trump released from hospital, returns to White House in ‘high spirits’

First lady Melania Trump walks along the colonnade April 2 during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) First lady Melania Trump was released from the hospital Saturday morning, after undergoing a kidney procedure earlier in the week, and returned to the White House Read More…

Giuliani: Trump doesn’t know ‘for sure’ that there was an FBI informant in his campaign

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani talks with reporters at Trump Tower in New York on Jan. 12, 2017. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani said Friday that he has been told “off the record” that there was at least one informant for the FBI or Justice Department embedded in Trump’s presidential Read More…

Trump reaches out to Otto Warmbier’s family, offers support ahead of North Korea summit

American student Otto Warmbier speaks to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Feb. 29, 2016.  (Kim Kwang Hyon/AP) President Trump spoke Friday with the parents of American college student Otto Warmbier, who last summer died after 17 months in captivity in North Korea, offering emotional support ahead of his planned summit with dictator Kim Jong Read More…