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Meadows out of the running to be Trump’s chief of staff  POLITICO

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, is no longer under consideration to be President Donald Trump's chief of staff.

Schumer calls on McConnell to pull Trump ‘back from the brink’ on wall fight  The Washington Post

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer Wednesday called on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to intervene in the government shutdown fight over ...

For Trump, it’s all downhill from here  The Washington Post

The latest CNN poll underscores a grim political reality for the Republican Party, which has removed any separation between itself and President Trump.

Incoming New York attorney general plans wide-ranging investigations of Trump and family  NBC News

New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Donald Trump, his family and "anyone" in his circle ...

Trump, Kushner, LeFrak could potentially benefit from federal 'opportunity zones'  NBC News

WASHINGTON — The Trump Organization, the family real estate interests of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner and Trump friend Richard LeFrak, a New ...

Trump’s departure from reality is a national security threat  The Washington Post

One of the most alarming aspects of President Trump's unfitness for the job is the danger he poses to national security. The Post reports: President Trump ...

Nikki Haley says she leveraged Trump's outbursts to get things done at the U.N.  NBC News

In an interview on "Today," Nikki Haley said she told fellow ambassadors at the United Nations, "I can't promise you what he's going to do."

While Working for Trump, Giuliani Courts Business Abroad  The New York Times

Ethics experts say Rudolph W. Giuliani risks blurring lines by seeking contracts with foreign governments even as he remains President Trump's personal ...

Piers Morgan says Piers Morgan should be Trump’s new chief of staff  The Washington Post

Of course Piers Morgan has several quasi-plausible reasons President Trump should select him as his new chief of staff, but the first winner of “Celebrity ...

Stormy Daniels Ordered to Pay Trump $293,000 in Legal Fees  The New York Times

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels to pay President Trump about $293,000 in legal fees and sanctions after her ...

Would Indicting Trump Be Constitutional?  The New York Times

Yes, it would be. But that question is a distraction from the principal objective of the Russia investigation.

Mark Calabria, Trump’s FHFA appointee, is an interest rate hawk  Vox

President Trump keeps saying he wants the Federal Reserve to ease up on interest rate increases, but he keeps using his actual powers of office to install ...

Trump: People will ‘revolt’ if he’s impeached  POLITICO

The president also scoffed at prosecutors' claims that individuals in his campaign had contact with Russian officials during the 2016 election.

Republican Sen. Bob Corker says Trump's conduct "hurts our country"  CBS News

Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee has had a series of clashes with President Trump, most recently on the administration's muted response to Saudi ...

Lemon tears apart Trump's border claims  CNN

CNN's Don Lemon takes a deep dive into President Trump's false claims about border security in his Oval Office meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy ...

After Ayers Turns Down Chief of Staff Job, Trump Is Left Without a Plan B  The New York Times

Finding a replacement for the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, is in many ways just the latest staffing snare in a White House that has struggled to fill ...

State Courts Become Battleground Over Trump’s Sanctuary Cities Policy  The New York Times

The battles between so-called sanctuary cities and the Trump administration are increasingly moving to state courts, where lawyers for immigrants have started ...

Cooper calls out Trump's border security claim  CNN

CNN's Anderson Cooper laughs at President Donald Trump's statement that a new border wall is being built right now, stating the only new wall "sits on the ...

Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive  BBC News

Donald Trump says he could intervene in the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou if it helps to avoid a further decline in US relations with China.

On the border, Trump's wall pledge casts long shadow  Al Jazeera English

Trump has threatened to shut down the government if Congress does not fund a wall on the US-Mexico border.

Dow rises more than 150 points on trade-deal hopes, but closes well off session highs  CNBC

Stocks closed higher on Wednesday as investors digested news related to the ongoing trade war between the United States and China. The Dow Jones ...

The New Authoritarians Are Waging War on Women  The Atlantic

Donald Trump's ideological cousins around the world want to reverse the feminist gains of recent decades.

Trump’s Evangelical Advisers Could Help Him Secure a Win on Sentencing Reform  The Atlantic

Conservative Christian leaders are a major force behind criminal-justice legislation being considered in the Senate. But black and progressive clergy see ...

Trump’s Judicial Nominees Take Heat but Largely Keep Marching Through Senate  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Senate narrowly confirmed Jonathan Kobes as a federal appeals court judge on Tuesday even as the American Bar Association ...

Federal prosecutors give National Enquirer publisher immunity over hush-money payment to purported Trump lover  CNBC

Federal prosecutors have given immunity to the company that publishes The National Enquirer in connection with the $150,000 hush-money payment the ...

Trump Can’t Stop Confessing  The Atlantic

Proving white-collar crimes is an exceedingly difficult task for prosecutors. Trump is doing his best to make it easier.

Marriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies Crackdown on Beijing  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The cyberattack on the Marriott hotel chain that collected personal details of roughly 500 million guests was part of a Chinese ...

Government shutdown over border security: This line will haunt Trump  CNN

CNN's Jake Tapper says President Trump will likely regret saying he will proudly own a government shutdown over border security.

Now hiring for 'the worst job in government': Trump's chief of staff  The Guardian

In normal times, the role of presidential gatekeeper is widely coveted. But under Trump it is seen as a poisoned chalice.

The Trump file: Trump's 10 top falsehoods of 2018  PolitiFact

President Donald Trump has twice garnered PolitiFact's Lie of the Year "prize." Readers argued that he was again worthy of the recognition. Readers selected ...

Trump did NOT violate campaign finance law, despite what prosecutors say  Fox News

Federal prosecutors alleged Friday that President Trump violated campaign finance law – but in fact, he didn't.

Trump team advocates burning fossil fuels, even as U.S. scientists sound alarm on melting Arctic  NBC News

While the Trump administration supported fossil fuels at the UN climate meeting in Poland, a NOAA report described the dire impacts of global warming in the ...

Fact-checking President Trump’s volley of weekend tweets  The Washington Post

The president's latest tweets mangle the facts on French protests, NATO funding, the cost of the Russia investigation, the hush-money payments to his alleged ...

Defying Trump, Saudi Arabia chooses 'Saudi first' oil policy at OPEC meeting  CNBC

President Donald Trump asked Saudi Arabia to cut fuel costs by pumping at full throttle. Instead, the Saudis persuaded oil producers to cut output.

Rahm Emanuel: 'Godspeed' to Trump's next chief of staff  POLITICO

John Kelly is leaving the white house at year's end.

Trump's Obama tweet comes back to haunt him  CNN

As a civilian in 2012, Donald Trump knocked President Barack Obama on Twitter for having three "chief of staffs," CNN's Jake Tapper discusses with the panel.

Proof that Trump is lying about ‘fake news,’ from Trump himself  The Washington Post

The only thing fake in all this has been Mr. Trump's insistence that reporters got it all wrong — the same claim he is making now about the stories on his ...

Sarah Sanders declines to condemn Trump's attacks on female journalists  POLITICO

She said male reporters had been equally targeted by Trump's vitriol and derision during press briefings.

Map: How Trump's approval ratings fare in each state  Business Insider

Polling firm Morning Consult releases monthly approval ratings for President Donald Trump in each state.

U.S. stocks sought higher ground. Then Trump detoured ‘to crazy town.’  The Washington Post

Dow swings to losses during a dramatic Oval Office meeting where Trump threatens to shut down the government if he doesn't get $5 billion for a border wall.

What Trump’s Attorney General Pick Could Mean For The Mueller Investigation  FiveThirtyEight

At first glance, William Barr is a far more conventional choice for attorney general than Matthew Whitaker, who has been temporarily filling the role since Jeff…

FACT CHECK: Trump Says 'A Lot Of Wall Has Been Built' As He Demands We Build More  NPR

President Trump is threatening a government shutdown if he doesn't get funding to build his border wall. In a meeting with Democratic leaders, he said, ...

Trump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water Protections  NPR

The Trump administration wants to substantially limit which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. Farmers and developers have long lobbied ...

Cohen's Account Of Russia Talks Raises Questions About Trump Jr. 2017 Testimony  NPR

President Trump's son told the Senate that he was only "peripherally aware" of negotiations that continued into 2016. Trump's former lawyer said he briefed ...

Trump’s Regulatory Dredging  The Wall Street Journal

One reason business confidence remains high despite President Trump's tariffs is because his Administration continues to prune regulation. Behold the ...

Migrant group demands Trump either let them in or pay them each $50G to turn around: report  Fox News

Two groups of Central American migrants marched to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday with a list of demands, with one group delivering an ultimatum to ...

Trump administration files Supreme Court appeal after Ninth Circuit ruling halting new asylum policy  Fox News

The Trump administration on Tuesday formally asked the Supreme Court to block a nationwide ban on the administration's new asylum policy that was ...

The Ineptitude of Donald Trump’s Co-Conspirators  The New Yorker

It is no longer journalistically sound to report on the Trump investigation as if it is a matter that may, or may not, yield damning information about the President.

Fantasy land: Trump's not resigning and Beto is still a long shot  Fox News

Too many people have convinced themselves of the outcomes they want to see. And the phenomenon cuts across political and cultural lines.

Trump administration to condemn China over hacking and economic espionage, escalating tensions between superpowers  The Washington Post

The Trump administration is preparing actions this week to call out Beijing for what it says are China's continued efforts to steal American trade secrets and ...

Lighthizer privately doubts Trump’s NAFTA withdrawal threat helps new trade deal  POLITICO

He has avoided publicly pushing back publicly against Trump's desire to withdraw from NAFTA.

Mayors And Governors Rebut Trump Administration Position At Climate Summit  NPR

Leaders from nearly 200 countries, including the United States, are at a big climate conference in Poland this week. They are struggling to agree on rules for ...

Here's the biggest reason Chris Christie may not get Trump's chief of staff job  USA TODAY

Jared Kushner has a long memory, and the president's son-in-law didn't like what Chris Christie did to Kushner's dad more than a decade ago.

In This Corner: Donald Trump's China Trade War Is Not About Trade  RealClearLife

The U.S.- China trade war is not a trade war in the traditional sense, nor the result of a childish impulse. Rather, it is the outgrowth of a formal foreign-policy ...

George Conway blasts Trump’s claim that Cohen filing ‘totally clears the President’  The Washington Post

Conway has been a frequent critic of Trump and his administration.

Rex Tillerson just exposed Donald Trump's greatest weakness  CNN

Since being fired by President Donald Trump as secretary of state, Rex Tillerson has kept a very low profile. But on Thursday night in Houston, Tillerson broke ...

Politics Podcast: Trump’s Turbulent Week  FiveThirtyEight

The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew tries to make sense of the recent turbulence in Trump world, including possible campaign finance violations and ...

McConnell revives Trump’s criminal justice reform  POLITICO

Mitch McConnell has decided to bring criminal justice reform to the Senate floor as soon as this week, a remarkable turnaround for the long-stalled bill that could ...

Trump loyalist at VA forced out after collecting pay but doing little work  The Washington Post

The Trump administration has forced out a senior White House political appointee at the Department of Veterans Affairs who spent months on the federal payroll ...

John Kelly to Step Down as Trump, Facing New Perils, Shakes Up Staff  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Saturday that his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, would step down by the end of the year, the latest move in a ...

President Trump's undocumented employees break their silence  KTRK-TV

Sandra Diaz and Victorian Morales are the first to speak out publicly about their experience working at a Donald Trump-owned golf resort as undocumented ...

Trump embarks on whirlwind G20 after canceling Putin meeting  CNN

Buenos Aires (CNN) President Donald Trump was only a half-hour into his nine-hour flight to the G20 summit here in the Argentine capital when he decided to ...

Asylum Claims Jump Despite Trump’s Attempt to Limit Immigration  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The number of migrants asking the United States for asylum out of fear of returning to their home countries jumped nearly 70 percent from ...

Why Trump’s vicious rhetoric was relevant — and important to note — during Bush’s funeral  The Washington Post

When President Trump and first lady Melania Trump showed up at former president George H.W. Bush's funeral on Wednesday, it was inherently awkward ...

Trump reverses course, tells Pentagon to boost budget request to $750 billion  POLITICO

President Donald Trump has told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to submit a $750 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2020, in a reversal from his pledge to trim ...

Mueller Exposes the Culture of Lying That Surrounds Trump  The New York Times

As a businessman, candidate and president, Mr. Trump has demanded loyalty of advisers, including an embrace of his habitual boasts, misstatements and ...

Trump's aggressive bid to define Mueller's end game  CNN

President Donald Trump is sending an unmistakable and daringly public message to his jailed ex-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, that his defiance of ...

Analysis | The Energy 202: Trump's border wall would hurt Texas wildlife, government experts warned  The Washington Post

THE LIGHTBULB. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke arrives for an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington. ((AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File).

North Korea improving missile program despite Trump strategy  Vox

CNN reports that North Korea is improving and expanding a missile base despite sputtering talks with Trump and Pompeo.

Trump’s latest tweets cross clear lines, experts say: Obstruction of justice and witness tampering  The Washington Post

President Trump took to Twitter Monday morning, haranguing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and witnesses to his ongoing Russia investigation. His tweets ...

It’s Now Donald Trump’s America. But George Bush’s Stamp Endures.  The New York Times

BUENOS AIRES — Former President George Bush's legacy was on display just hours before his death. President Trump signed a new trade agreement with ...

Trump on Coming Debt Crisis: 'I Won't Be Here' When It Blows Up  The Daily Beast

Since the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump's aides and advisers have tried to convince him of the importance of tackling the national debt. Sources ...

Trump’s undocumented immigrant employees: One more thing he does that he campaigned against  The Washington Post

Reports that Trump properties employ undocumented immigrants should come as no surprise.

Donald Trump could be the first president since Jimmy Carter to run for re-election during a recession  CNBC

Beyond his legal problems, Donald Trump suddenly faces rising odds of becoming the first president to seek re-election during economic recession since Jimmy ...

Why George H.W. Bush wanted Trump at his funeral  CNN

George H.W. Bush can perform one last, posthumous *service* to his country this week by orchestrating a rare moment of unity and a short-term truce in the ...

Donald Trump’s Dimming Prospects  The New York Times

Two years is an eternity in politics, but the president has a lot to worry about.

Heather Nauert, State Dept. Spokeswoman, Said to Be Trump’s Pick for U.N. Post  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to nominate Heather Nauert, the chief State Department spokeswoman, to become his next ambassador to the United ...

On the Trump-Mood Beat — But Why?  The New York Times

Making sense of the president's emotional state is now a media obsession, but how much is there really to understand?

Donald Trump claims Ivanka Trump's private emails are different than Hillary Clinton's  USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump defended daughter Ivanka's use of private emails on Tuesday, claiming her practices differed from those of 2016 ...

Architect of bin Laden raid: Trump 'threatens the Constitution' when he attacks the media  CNN

Retired Adm. William McRaven on Sunday stood by his previous statement that President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media represent "the greatest ...

‘Twists but no plot’: Trump’s diminishing foreign travel reflects a president scaling back foreign ambition  The Washington Post

After midterm elections in which their party loses political power in Washington, American presidents have traditionally used foreign travel to change the subject ...

The name of Trump's game is still corruption  CNN

The man who loves to control the news cycle was outflanked by revelations connected to two men who have appeared to resist Trump's corrupting influence, ...

France tells Trump to stop interfering in its politics  Al Jazeera English

US president has published a series of tweets criticising Emmanuel Macron's policies and his low approval rating.

Trump administration shuffle: Live updates  CNN

President Trump nominates William Barr as his next attorney general, replacing Jeff Sessions.

A day of subtly drawn contrast between Trump's dark view, Bush's points of light  NBC News

The contrasts drawn between president George H.W. Bush and Donald Trump were subtle but persistent at Bush's funeral. Bush's optimism stood out.

Trump’s Book Club: A President Who Doesn’t Read Promotes the Books That Promote Him  The New York Times

President Trump, who is not a reader, has used Twitter to plug a slew of Trump-friendly books with titles like “Why We Fight” and “The Russia Hoax.”

Trump’s fortress of corruption is cracking. Here are the latest signs.  The Washington Post

As a lawsuit against Trump advances, little by little, the light is penetrating.

Trump's EPA proposes loosening coal rules despite climate warnings  POLITICO

But the move is unlikely to reverse the declining fortunes of coal-fired electricity in the U.S..

Trump’s not winning anything, anywhere  The Washington Post

President Trump pulled the United States out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but he has no apparent substitute for containing Iran's ...

Trump advisers fear 2020 nightmare: A recession - POLITICO  POLITICO

Recent market volatility is one of several signs that an economic boom may be petering out, potentially dealing a severe blow to the president's reelection ...

Trump trade war: tariffs hit Christmas lights imported from China  Vox

President Donald Trump's trade war with China has a new casualty: Christmas. Specifically, Christmas lights. Trump's $200 billion in tariffs on imported Chinese ...

New book by Trump advisers alleges that the president has ‘embedded enemies’  The Washington Post

Trump's Enemies: How the Deep State is Undermining the Presidency” reads in part like the president's Twitter grievances in book form. Corey R. Lewandowski ...

The slow-motion disaster of Trump's Khashoggi strategy  CNN

Washington (CNN) Shortly before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, having just received a classified briefing from the director of the CIA in the basement of the Capitol, two ...

The last stand of Congress’s Never Trump brigade  Washington Post

Some of President Trump's loudest Republican critics are asserting themselves during their final weeks in Congress, as the GOP prepares to usher in a class of ...

President Donald Trump’s Latest Misspelling Has Twitter Users Wondering: Who Is Scott Free?  PEOPLE.com

Amid his latest Twitter rant against Michael Cohen, President Trump made a comical error while arguing that his ex-lawyer shouldn't get off scot-free.

Immigration: Trump “public charge” plan gets over 200,000 comments  Vox.com

The proposal could severely restrict legal immigration; immigrants would be penalized for using food stamps or Medicaid.

Trump's international anti-Iran coalition looks like it's falling apart. He doesn't have a back-up plan.  NBC News

Donald Trump's Iran policy was based entirely on the support of the Saudi and Israeli leaders. That ground is increasingly shaky.

Alec Baldwin's Trump returns with worries about the Mueller investigation  CNN

New York (CNN Business) Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump returned to "Saturday Night Live" and he brought his worries over the Mueller investigation with him.