Though President Donald Trump touted his forthcoming plan as a “major announcement,“ there are reasons to doubt it will mark a turning point in the 29-day standoff. | Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo President Donald Trump is expected to propose a broad immigration compromise intended to force Democrats back to the negotiating table, an attempt to…
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House on Saturday. | Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo THE PRESIDENT will make a “major announcement,” in his words, at 3 p.m. today from the Diplomatic Reception Room. The speech is being closely held at the White House. But here are some broad strokes we’ve picked…
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, seen here on Election Day 2018, tells his friends and people he meets on the road that he has not made up his mind on running for president. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 2020 Elections His musings might be mocked but he’s generating a torrent of media coverage. By DAVID SIDERS 01/19/2019…
LYNCHBURG, Tenn. – Politically and culturally, the capital of Moore County is about as red-state America as you can get. Its rolling green hills are dotted with farmhouses, old barns and beaten-up trucks; the tiny town square features two barbecue joints and a “Dixie Outfitters” shop hawking Confederate memorabilia. Donald Trump drew 80 percent of…
Some people close to President Trump worried that he appeared more concerned with scoring political points than reopening the government. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump met with a group of House lawmakers on Wednesday to talk about ending the month-long government shutdown. But he was more focused on the two people who weren’t…
Lanny Davis, Cohen’s legal adviser and spokesman, traveled to Capitol Hill in recent days to discuss security and other logistical issues surrounding his client Michael Cohen. | Joseph Kaczmarek/AP A legal representative for Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen expressed concern to congressional investigators this week about his clients’ safety and urged Republicans to rein…
Special counsel Robert Mueller's office is usually tight-lipped making Friday night's statement all the more glaring. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Legal The special counsel's normally tight-lipped operation issued a statement saying there were inaccuracies in a blockbuster report that the president instructed his former personal attorney to lie to Congress. By JOSH GERSTEIN and DARREN…
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said she changed her views on gun rights when she became a senator and met with the Brooklyn family of a slain teenager. | Juana Summers/AP Photo 2020 Elections Expressions of regret for past positions out of step with today's Democratic Party have become an early staple of the presidential race.…
Vice President Mike Pence and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner met Thursday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss border wall legislation. | Alex Wong/Getty Images The White House has a new, long-shot idea for getting President Donald Trump’s border wall: persuading the Senate to take up the president’s wall request to force a deal…
“If the President directed [Michael] Cohen to lie to Congress, that is obstruction of justice. Period. Full stop,” tweeted Rep. David Cicilline. | Alex Edelman/Getty Images Congress Trump hit back at the allegations, accusing his former lawyer of trying to reduce his prison sentence. By QUINT FORGEY and REBECCA MORIN 01/17/2019 11:08 PM EST Updated…
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