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  • Donald Trump Oct 18, 2019

    Trump Touts Turkey Cease-Fire, Even as It Appears Shaky

    President Donald Trump punched back Friday at criticism that his Syria withdrawal is damaging U.S. credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State. He touted a cease-fire agreement that seemed at risk as Turkey and Kurdish fighters differed over what it required and whether combat had halted.

  • Donald Trump Sep 17, 2019

    Trump’s Cabinet Has Had More Ex-Lobbyists Than Obama or Bush

    In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight, putting a substantial amount of oversight in the hands of people with ties to the industries they’re regulating. The Cabinet choices are another sign that Trump’s populist pledge to “drain the swamp” is a catchy campaign...

  • Donald Trump Aug 8, 2019

    US Officials Say Top US Diplomat for Latin America Resigns

    The Trump administration’s top diplomat for Latin America has resigned amid internal disputes over immigration policy for the region, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Two officials and a congressional aide said Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier stepped down earlier this week, although they offered differing reasons for her departure. They say Breier cited personal reasons for...

  • Congress May 8, 2019

    TV Pitches for Prescription Drugs Will Have to Include Price

    TV pitches for prescription drugs will soon include the price, giving consumers more information upfront as they make medication choices at a time when new drugs can carry anxiety-inducing prices. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Wednesday the Trump administration has finalized regulations requiring drug companies to disclose list prices of medications costing more than $35 for a...

  • Donald Trump Sep 13, 2018

    Kavanaugh: I Didn’t Recognize Parkland Dad Seeking Handshake

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he would have shaken the hand of a school shooting victim’s father during a break in last week’s Senate hearing had he recognized him before being whisked away by security detail. Kavanaugh’s explanation for the encounter with Fred Guttenberg— captured in an Associated Press photo that went viral on social media — was among...

  • Donald Trump Sep 7, 2018

    Fact Check: Kavanaugh on Abortion Rights

    Advocates for abortion rights are concerned that Judge Brett Kavanaugh could become the deciding vote in a future case to potentially overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman’s right to an abortion. After all, Donald Trump, in a 2016 presidential debate against Hillary Clinton, said “I am pro-life” and “the justices that I’m going...

  • Donald Trump Aug 30, 2018

    John Dean of Nixon Fame to Testify at Kavanaugh Hearing

    The Senate Judiciary Committee has added former Solicitor General Theodore Olson and former White House counsel John Dean to the list of witnesses who will testify next week in the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court....
    Olson served as solicitor general in the George W. Bush administration. He’s one of the country’s best-known lawyers, having argued...

  • San Francisco Aug 28, 2018

    Kavanaugh’s Support for Surveilling Americans Raises Concerns

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. It’s a subject Democrats plan to grill Kavanaugh about during his confirmation hearings scheduled to begin next Tuesday. Beyond his writings as an appeals court judge, some senators suspect Kavanaugh was...

  • Donald Trump Aug 19, 2018

    US Says Conserving Oil Is No Longer an Economic Imperative

    Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. The position was outlined in a memo released last month in support of the administration’s proposal to relax fuel mileage standards. The government released...

  • Donald Trump Jul 12, 2018

    A New Round of Proposed Trump Tariffs Would Hit US Consumers

    Now consumers are in the cross-hairs. Americans could soon find themselves paying more for goods they might not have known were imported from China. It’s a potential consequence of a new round of tariffs the Trump administration is proposing to slap on Chinese imports as soon as September. And it marks a new phase in the U.S. trade war with...

  • Donald Trump Jun 14, 2018

    After Summit, N. Korea Calls Trump ‘Supreme Leader,’ Shows Him Salute General

    North Koreans are getting a new look at U.S. President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It’s a far cry from the “dotard” label their government slapped on him last year. Previously, even on a good day, the best he might get...

  • Donald Trump Jun 14, 2018

    After Summit, N. Korea Calls Trump ‘Supreme Leader,’ Shows Him Salute General

    North Koreans are getting a new look at U.S. President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It’s a far cry from the “dotard” label their government slapped on him last year. Previously, even on a good day, the best he might get...

  • Donald Trump Jun 14, 2018

    Trump’s Halt of ‘War Games’ Could Weaken Defenses in North Korea

    President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend major U.S. military exercises in South Korea could weaken allied defenses, depending on the length and scope of the hiatus. But the potential for diplomatic damage seems even greater. The United States, South Korea and Japan were making a public display of solidarity Thursday over the outcome of Trump’s summit with North Korea’s Kim...

  • Donald Trump Jun 14, 2018

    Trump’s Halt of ‘War Games’ Could Weaken Defenses in North Korea

    President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend major U.S. military exercises in South Korea could weaken allied defenses, depending on the length and scope of the hiatus. But the potential for diplomatic damage seems even greater. The United States, South Korea and Japan were making a public display of solidarity Thursday over the outcome of Trump’s summit with North Korea’s Kim...

  • Donald Trump Jun 8, 2018

    Trump-Kim Summit Analysis: Reality Check on Newfound Optimism

    It may be the strangest feeling in decades to descend on the Korean Peninsula — a wave of optimism, and not always of the cautious variety, when it comes to North Korea and its nuclear bombs. Ahead of a planned summit Tuesday in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean autocrat Kim Jong Un, there has been talk of...

  • Donald Trump Jun 1, 2018

    Going It Alone: US Alienates Allies Before Taking on Beijing

    The Trump administration’s decision to slap tariffs on its top allies Thursday could weaken Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ hand as he travels to Beijing to try to fend off a trade war with China. That, at least, is the view of many longtime trade analysts and China watchers. “This is really the U.S. going it alone,” said Philip Levy, senior...

  • Donald Trump May 29, 2018

    Summit ‘Expected’ As N. Korean Official Heads to NY: White House

    The U.S. “continues to actively prepare” for an “expected summit” between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the White House said Tuesday as diplomatic efforts were underway on two continents to prepare for the historic meeting. Trump confirmed that a top North Korean official, Kim Yong Chol, is headed to New York for talks with...

  • Donald Trump May 27, 2018

    US Team in N. Korea Raises Expectations of a Trump-Kim Summit

    U.S. officials worked with North Korea over the weekend on plans for the on-off-on meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as Trump signaled increasing optimism for the sit-down. Trump tweeted Sunday that a U.S. team was in North Korea to work on the possible summit. Another delegation was in Singapore to discuss logistics. On...

  • Donald Trump May 24, 2018

    Analysis: Has Trump Blown Chance for Talks With North Korea?

    After inflating a bubble of expectation for a historic summit with North Korea, President Donald Trump popped it. His withdrawal from a hastily arranged summit with Kim Jong Un drew strong criticism and some praise in Washington. Trump opponents said he botched a delicate, diplomatic dance with North Korea, at the risk of fueling tensions, cold-shouldering allies like South Korea...

  • Donald Trump May 24, 2018

    Trump Says Military is ‘Ready if Necessary’ to Respond to N. Korea

    Moments after the White House sent a letter to North Korea canceling a planned U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore, President Donald Trump said the United States military was ready to respond to “foolish or reckless acts” from North Korea, claiming that South Korea and Japan will pay for the cost.

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