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Pence’s Middle East trip will now focus heavily on smoothing things over with Egypt

During his trip to the Middle East, much of Vice President Pence’s messaging will be focused on the United States’ relationship with Egypt and their partnership to fight terrorism in the Middle East and elsewhere. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post) When Vice President Pence travels to the Middle East next week, there is one message that Read More…

Omarosa Manigault dismisses reports of dramatic firing

Omarosa Manigault, was, along with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, one of two black officials among President Trump’s more than three dozen Cabinet members and senior staffers.  (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Omarosa Manigault said Thursday that she was not fired and escorted off the White House grounds, blaming “one individual who has a Read More…

Alabama Democrats revel in victory after Doug Jones captures Senate seat

Supporters of Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones celebrate in Birmingham, Ala., as Jones is declared the winner during his election night gathering Tuesday. (Getty Images) GADSDEN, Ala. — Five seconds before the polls closed, the crowd at Back Forty Brewing gathered around the TV and counted down. “Five, four, three, two, one,” they shouted. When Read More…

Trump sends sexually suggestive and demeaning tweet about Gillibrand

President Trump smiles as he speaks before hosting a lunch with Senate Republicans in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Dec. 5 in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP) President Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in a sexually suggestive tweet Tuesday morning that implied Gillibrand would do just about anything for money, prompting a swift and Read More…

Trump seeks to dismiss sexual harassment allegations as ‘fake news’

President Trump speaks to the media at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) President Trump on Tuesday sought to discredit both the news media and some of the women who have accused him of sexual harassment, calling the allegations against him “fabricated stories” and “fake news.” “Despite thousands of hours wasted Read More…

Trump seeks to dismiss sexual harassment allegations as ‘fake news’

President Trump speaks to the media at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) President Trump on Tuesday sought to discredit both the news media and some of the women who have accused him of sexual harassment, calling the allegations against him “fabricated stories” and “fake news.” “Despite thousands of hours wasted Read More…

Trump accusers say it was ‘heartbreaking’ to see him elected despite sexual misconduct allegations

President Trump, speaking last month in front of the White House. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) As the country grapples with a national reckoning over sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men from Hollywood to Capitol Hill, three women who accused the most high-profile man in the country again questioned Monday why their claims did nothing to stop him from Read More…

In Franken’s wake, three senators call on President Trump to resign

Multiple women have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct over the years. (Evan Vucci/AP) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that President Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual harassment scandals that has driven out some members of Congress. Sen. Al Franken “felt it proper for him Read More…

Ambassador Haley on Trump’s accusers: ‘They should be heard’

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to reporters after a Security Council meeting on the Middle East on Feb. 16. (Mary Altaffer/AP) Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that the women who have accused President Trump of touching or groping them without their consent “should be heard.” Haley’s Read More…

Trump ignores backlash, visits Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and praises civil rights leaders

President Trump delivered remarks at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Dec. 9. (The Washington Post) Amid backlash and boycotts, President Trump addressed an invitation-only gathering Saturday at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson — instead of attending the public opening ceremony. The change in plans came after Trump’s plans to Read More…

White House: Trump has scheduled a physical, and his slurred speech was caused by a dry throat

President Trump slurred his speech and mispronounced some words toward the end of his Dec. 6 announcement that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. (The Washington Post) President Trump has scheduled a physical health exam for early next year at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will share the results with the Read More…

Trump: ‘We need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama’

Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. (Brynn Anderson/AP) President Trump on Monday offered his most explicit endorsement to date of Roy Moore, the embattled Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who stands accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward teenage girls more than three decades ago. “We need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Trump declared in an Read More…

‘I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn’: Trump goes on tweetstorm about the FBI

President Trump spoke about his former national security adviser’s guilty plea as he left Washington for a fundraising trip to New York. (Shawn Thew/EPA) President Trump issued a fresh denial Sunday that he asked then-FBI Director James B. Comey to halt an investigation into the conduct of his dismissed national security adviser Michael Flynn. “I never Read More…

Trump was seeking to ‘elevate the conversation’ with retweets of anti-Muslim videos, spokeswoman says

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks to reporters at the White House news briefing. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that President Trump’s retweeting of three inflammatory anti-Muslim videos had served to “elevate the conversation” about the issues of “extreme violence and terrorism.” Sanders’s comments at Read More…

White House readies plan to replace Tillerson with Pompeo at State, install Cotton at CIA

The White House has a plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, after months of rockiness between Tillerson and President Trump. (The Washington Post) The White House has readied a plan to oust embattled Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who has become Read More…

Trump retweets inflammatory and unverified anti-Muslim videos

President Trump retweeted three anti-Muslim videos Nov. 29, posted by the far-right group ‘Britain First.’ Here’s what you need to know about the videos. (Elyse Samuels,Deirdra O’Regan/The Washington Post) President Trump on Wednesday shared three inflammatory anti-Muslim videos on Twitter posted by a far-right British activist, drawing backlash from across Britain, including a sharp rebuke Read More…

Pence: Trump ‘actively considering’ relocation of U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

President Trump, accompanied by Vice President Pence, right, and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, center left, speaks at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on July 19. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) NEW YORK — President Trump is “actively considering” how to follow through on his pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Read More…