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The Chaos Candidate Returns to His Favorite Tinder Box

Given the post-Charlottesville tension, the tear gas and bottle-throwing that erupted after Trump's campaign rally weren't as bad as many had feared.

Trump sticks it to GOP

At a time of rising tensions with his own party, the president makes it clear in a thundering Phoenix speech that he's not ready to make nice with fellow Republicans.

McMaster adds muscle to Kushner's Middle East peace effort

NSC staffer Victoria Coates' move to Kushner's office has tied Trump's Middle East strategy more closely to the traditional White House foreign policy apparatus.

Inside the Left's Plans to Occupy Trump

Veterans of Occupy Wall Street are dusting off an old protest tactic for a new era.

A wounded Trump lashes out at Phoenix rally

A week after the Charlottesville controversy, the president attacks the media, Obama and GOP senators.

Trump prepared to go to mat for wall funding

The fight over the wall is likely to explode in September.

Trump talks border wall during Phoenix rally

Trump sticks it to GOP in thundering Phoenix speech

At a time of rising tensions with his own party, the president made clear he's not ready to make nice with fellow Republicans.

Trump jabs McCain, Flake and GOP

CNN anchor rants about Trump's sanity as conservative media cheer

Don Lemon leads a post-Phoenix broadcast by questioning Trump's fitness for office.

Trump signals Arpaio pardon coming

Wiping out the former sheriff's contempt-of-court conviction could fuel the president's heated feud with federal judges.

A wounded Trump lashes out at Phoenix rally

A week after the Charlotesville controversy, the president attacks the media, Obama and GOP senators.

Sharpton: 'Any Match Could Lead to an Explosion'

The Reverend Al and Rep. Jerry Nadler share their fears about race and anti-Semitism in the age of Trump.

Trump rejects wealthy friends' pleas for help

Two of Trump's wealthy confidants' dubious pleas for federal help have been rebuffed in the past month — despite Trump's apparent approval.

Generals win key fight over Afghanistan they lost with Obama

Experience with the Obama administration's withdrawal deadlines helped a core group of advisers persuade Trump to approve a more open-ended surge.

What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted Trump Fans?

It's the biggest question in American politics: When the president inevitably fails to keep his promises, where do his voters go?

Democratic gubernatorial candidates plunge into Confederate fight

The white supremacist march that turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, is spurring a wave of Democratic governors and gubernatorial candidates to call for Confederate monuments in their states to come down. The push offers Democrats an opportunity to take on President Donald Trump and ...

U.S. may sanction Pakistani officials with ties to terrorists, Trump official says

President Donald Trump's new, get-tough approach with Pakistan's government could potentially include sanctioning Pakistani government officials with ties to terrorist organizations, a senior administration official said Tuesday morning, part of an overall regional strategy that he said has put ...

Trump hints Arpaio pardon coming, won't do it at rally

President Donald Trump said he would not pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Tuesday night because he didn't want to cause 'controversy.'But Trump, speaking at a rally in Phoenix, hinted that a pardon would be coming for the former sheriff, who was convicted of federal contempt of court charges. ...

Gowdy and Mulvaney tweak each other on Twitter

Rep. Trey Gowdy appeared to get into a pointed but apparently good-natured Twitter tiff Tuesday with Trump administration budget chief Mick Mulvaney, a fellow South Carolinian and former House member.Mulvaney tweeted a barb about Gowdy's famously shape-shifting mop of hair and joked that he'd buy ...

Fusion GPS co-founder meets with congressional investigators

WASHINGTON — The co-founder of a Washington opposition research firm that produced a dossier of salacious allegations involving President Donald Trump met for hours with congressional investigators Tuesday in a closed-door appearance that stretched into the evening.Glenn Simpson's lawyer emerged ...

Feds retreat from demand for info on Trump inaugural protest website

Federal prosecutors have dramatically narrowed their legal demands for information about a website used to organize protests of President Donald Trump's inauguration.The move follows complaints from privacy advocates and civil liberties groups that a search warrant a D.C. Superior Court judge issued ...

Judge seats 10 jurors for Menendez trial as senator pleads not guilty — again

NEWARK — The federal corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez got underway Tuesday, as 10 jurors were seated and Menendez and his co-defendant, Salomon Melgen, entered not-guilty pleas.Menendez initially pleaded not guilty in 2015, shortly after he was charged with doing official favors for ...

Nelson draws Democrats' fire for ducking Confederate monument question

MIAMI — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, the sole statewide elected Democrat in Trump-state Florida, ducked a question about removing Confederate monuments and is now getting grief from members of his own party who worry he's estranging African-Americans and progressives as he faces a tough reelection ...

Tillerson: U.S. 'pleased' that North Korea has not conducted more missile tests

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered encouraging words for North Korea on Tuesday, saying the United States is 'pleased' the repressive regime has not conducted any missile tests since the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved sanctions against it.I am pleased to see that the ...

Treasury secretary's wife apologizes after lashing out over Instagram comments

Actress Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, apologized Tuesday after she tangled with an Oregon woman in the comments section of her Instagram account.On Monday evening, Linton responded condescendingly after the woman commented on one of her Instagram photos, in which she ...

Nikki Haley says she had 'personal' talk with Trump about Charlottesville

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Tuesday that she had a 'personal conversation' with President Donald Trump about his response to the violent clashes at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, stating matter of factly that she would 'leave it at that.'Well, I ...

Ex-Afghan President Karzai slams Trump's Afghanistan plan

Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai tweeted Tuesday that he very strongly' opposes President Donald Trump's new approach in Afghanistan, a war that is now almost 17 years old.The strategy excludes bringing peace and prosperity to Afghanistan and is focused on more war and rivalry in the ...

Ryan faces heat back home in Wisconsin

Sky high expectations have proven a curse for the Republican House leader.

Dems prep for Pence, Kasich, Haley to run in 2020

The party is doing opposition research on Mike Pence, John Kasich, Nikki Haley and others.

Ryan faces heat back home in Wisconsin

RACINE, Wis. — The pride of Wisconsin got an earful back home.House Speaker Paul Ryan remains undeniably popular in his home state. He routed a Donald Trump-inspired primary challenger last year to win reelection. Yet the shortcomings of an all-Republican Washington this year has met disapproval ...

GOP on eggshells as Trump storms into Phoenix

A sustained attack on vulnerable Sen. Jeff Flake could rupture the president's relationship with his party.

U.S. may sanction Pakistani officials with ties to terrorists, NSC spokesman says

President Donald Trump's new, get-tough approach with Pakistan's government could potentially include sanctioning Pakistani government officials with ties to terrorist organizations, National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton said Tuesday morning, part of an overall regional strategy that he ...

Trump's team and lawmakers making strides on tax reform plan

The so-called Big 6 have found common ground on the best ways to pay for individual and corporate tax cuts.

Dems prep for Trump primary challengers in 2020

The party is doing opposition research on Mike Pence, John Kasich, Nikki Haley and others.

Trump's new Afghan strategy rings all too familiar in longest war

'To prosecute this war, we will learn from history,' the president said in an address to the nation.

Pakistan terrorism crackdown 'necessary' to Trump's Afghanistan strategy

Threats of pressure to get Islamabad on board with defeating the Afghan Taliban mark a potential break from the softer approach adopted under Bush and Obama.

America Is Out of Ideas in Afghanistan

Only one thing was clear after President Trump's vague speech: Nobody knows what to do.

How Trump swallowed a bitter Afghanistan pill

The president didn't want to send more troops into a 16-year-old conflict — until his military men convinced him the risks were too great.

Bannon's Breitbart tears into Trump after Afghanistan speech

Articles liken the president's approach to Obama's, and blame the national security adviser for the tone of the address.

Trump appears to make another attempt to mop up Charlottesville response

In his introduction to his Afghanistan speech, the president denounces bigotry and hate.

Trump announces change of heart on Afghanistan

The president, who recently advocated a more isolationist U.S. policy, lays out a strategy for the nearly 16-year-old war.

Full text: Trump's speech on Afghanistan

President Donald Trump's speech delivered Aug. 21, 2017.Thank you very much. Thank you. Please be seated.Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Tillerson, members of the Cabinet, General Dunford, Deputy Secretary Shanahan, and Colonel Duggan. Most especially, thank you to the men and women of Fort ...

Trump announces increase in military presence in Afghanistan

Trump's challenge: A wall of public skepticism on Afghanistan War

Polls show Americans have soured on the idea of keeping troops in the country.

The new GOP primary litmus test: Loyalty to Trump

Republicans who show anything less than total fealty to the president are being hammered by GOP challengers.

How I Became Fake News

I witnessed a terrorist attack in Charlottesville. Then the conspiracy theories began.

Defense hawks cheer Trump's Afghanistan speech

But Democrats on Capitol Hill said it was woefully short on specifics.

Ryan: Trump 'messed up' with Charlottesville response

RACINE, Wis. — Speaker Paul Ryan said President Donald Trump messed up' in his response to the violence in Charlottesville when he failed to denounce white supremacy and provide moral clarity at a time the country needed it.At a town hall here in his southeast Wisconsin district, Ryan told a crowd ...

Trump full address on Afghanistan war military strategy