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Trump claims ‘money we save’ from trade deal means ‘Mexico is paying’ for border wall  The Washington Post

President Trump claimed Thursday that “money we save” from a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada would make good on his long-standing promise to ...

Morning Bits: Trump’s not winning  The Washington Post

President Trump isn't winning many face-offs. “By New York standards, Trump is neither the world's greatest performer nor the most masterful negotiator.

How the National Enquirer broke up with President Trump  CNN

The National Enquirer was one of Donald Trump's biggest boosters, both before and after he was elected president. But when federal prosecutors came calling, ...

Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press  Fox News

EXCLUSIVE – President Trump has canceled the White House holiday party for the media, making the decades-old tradition a victim of his increasingly ...

SpaceX May Be New Barrier for Trump’s Border Wall  The New York Times

A planned stretch of wall in Texas may be the first to be built under President Trump. It's likely to be opposed by landowners, including a wildlife refuge — and ...

Democratic Rep. Heck: 'This is the beginning of the end for the Trump administration'  CNN

Washington (CNN) Rep. Denny Heck said Wednesday that recent indictments and sentencing memos show "the walls are closing in and this is the beginning of ...

Trump sets 'terrible precedent' by crossing red line on Huawei case  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's suggestion that he might use an arrested Chinese tech executive as a bargaining chip in trade talks with Beijing ...

The Robots Have Descended on Trump Country  The New York Times

The growing use of work robots and the deployment of artificial intelligence have been most disruptive in just those areas of the country that provided President ...

DealBook Briefing: Trump’s Strong-Arming of China Might Be Working  The New York Times

American officials are wielding tariffs to extract concessions that Beijing has long delayed or rejected altogether.

Will Trump’s Presidency Survive 2019?  The New York Times

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play. This week on “The Argument” ...

Troubled by Lapses, Government’s Voice to the World Braces for New Trump Management  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The American government's broadcast *service* to the world has a problem: It is becoming the news itself. TV Martí, which aims broadcasts at ...

Alabama's Doug Jones: Trump's tariffs are spreading fear  CBS News

WASHINGTON - Sen. Doug Jones said Alabama's soybean farmers and automobile manufacturers are "scared to death" over President Donald Trump's tariff ...

The massive Marriott hack could be a surprising piece of ammunition in Trump's trade talks with China  CNBC

The Obama administration struck a deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2015, agreeing that neither country would steal personal information of the other's ...

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.

Trump’s Intervention in Huawei Case Would Be Legal, but Bad Precedent, Experts Say  The New York Times

Experts agreed that the president could order the government to drop charges against the Chinese telecom executive Meng Wanzhou, but, one said, “it takes the ...

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 ...

John Kerry: Forget Trump. We All Must Act on Climate Change.  The New York Times

This week is the third anniversary of the Paris climate agreement. The Trump administration marked it by working with Russia and Gulf oil nations to sideline ...

Trump says ‘the people would revolt’ if he were impeached  The Washington Post

President Trump commented on impeachment Tuesday, claiming he's unconcerned by the possibility and positing that “the people would revolt if that happened.

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 ...

Trump's claim on border arrests: CNN fact check  CNN

President Trump has stated there have been 10 terror arrests along the US-Mexico border when discussing the need for a wall. CNN's Jim Sciutto looks into this ...

Trump’s Ongoing Disinformation Campaign Against Latino Immigrants  The New Yorker

Some years ago, when I was a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, one of my conservative readers wrote me an e-mail calling me a “crybaby.” This, by itself ...

Amid chief of staff search, Trump increasingly anxious over political future  CNN

Washington (CNN) While President Donald Trump and Nick Ayers were still in the middle of negotiations about him replacing John Kelly as chief of staff, Trump ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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."

Trump's heated meeting in the Oval Office  CNN

CNN's Kaitlan Collins details President Trump's heated meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Roger Stone explains why Gen. John Kelly lost the battle against Trump's personality  Washington Examiner

When Gen. John Kelly became White House chief of staff on July 31, 2017, the only variable was when, not if, the following would be written: “White House ...

Florida school shooting panel takes up Trump's call to arm teachers  POLITICO

It will be up to state lawmakers to decide next year if they want to pursue a course almost certain to draw fierce draw criticism.

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 ...

Cambodians use pardons to beat Trump admin's deportation orders  NBC News

For nearly three months, Roeuth An sat behind the walls of his immigration detention cell, dreaming of the day he might return to his family in Washington state.

What Should Trump’s 2020 Strategy Be In 2019?  FiveThirtyEight

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight's weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): After a midterm ele…

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Wayne Rooney's visit to White House with President Trump's son apolitical source  ESPN

Wayne Rooney's visit to the White House drew attention as he was pictured with President Donald Trump's 12-year-old son Barron, but a source close to the ...

Gap continues to widen between Trump and intelligence community on key issues  The Washington Post

President Trump continues to reject the judgments of U.S. spy agencies on major foreign policy fronts, creating a dynamic in which intelligence analysts ...

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’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 ...

'Death sentence': butterfly sanctuary to be bulldozed for Trump's border wall  The Guardian

More than 200 species make their homes at America's most diverse sanctuary, but construction through the reserve could begin in February.

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 ...

Trump's refusal to pay attention during briefings leaving intelligence officials 'extraordinarily frustrated'  The Independent

Donald Trump continues to reject the judgments of US spy agencies on major foreign policy fronts, current and former US officials said, creating a dynamic in ...

AP Interview: Jones says farmers scared by Trump's tariffs  The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Doug Jones said Alabama's soybean farmers and automobile manufacturers are "scared to death" over President Donald Trump's ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Asian markets are welcoming China's concessions on Trump's trade war  Business Insider

A menu of factors affected stock markets on Thursday, including the thawing US-China trade war, global growth, and the European economy and Brexit.

Rex Tillerson on Trump: ‘Undisciplined, doesn’t like to read’ and tries to do illegal things  The Washington Post

Tillerson was trying to be diplomatic while talking about Trump's reliance on his instincts, but the subtext was clear.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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…

Trump embarks on whirlwind G20 after canceling Putin meeting  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 pull the plug on the ...

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 ...

Making President Trump’s Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers  The New York Times

At the president's New Jersey golf course, an undocumented immigrant has worked as a maid since 2013. She said she never imagined she “would see such ...

Donald Trump buried a climate change report because 'I don't believe it'  CNN

President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed a study produced by his own administration, involving 13 federal agencies and more than 300 leading climate ...

Trump Will Nominate William Barr as Attorney General  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday said he intended to nominate William P. Barr, who served as attorney general during the first Bush administration ...

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 ...

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 ...

The smoke around Donald Trump and Russia is choking his presidency  CNN

NO COLLUSION, Donald Trump will tell you -- or, really, anyone -- if you ask about the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russia's interference in the ...

Here's a look at Michael Cohen's allegations about President Donald Trump  USA TODAY

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen's defense sentencing memo appears to implicate President Donald Trump in crimes.

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 ...

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.

Arrest triggers fresh doubts about Trump's ability to deliver on China deal  CNN

The arrest of a top Chinese technology executive should have been a triumphant moment for the Trump administration.

CNN receives bomb threat on same night as Trump’s latest attack  Vox

Trump attacked the "FAKE NEWS." That same night, the NYPD was on its way to CNN's studio.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

On Trump’s once-favorite metric — stock market growth — he trails Barack Obama  The Washington Post

Stock markets dropped sharply on Tuesday in response to concern about the deal President Trump claimed on Twitter to have made with China. Part of the ...

Trump Organization subpoenaed for business records  CNN

Subpoenas have been served on the Trump Organization and a dozen linked entities in a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's ongoing business ties ...

President Trump traveled 250 yards to greet George W. Bush. He used a stretch limo and an eight-vehicle motorcade to make the trip.  The Washington Post

President Trump traversed a wide political chasm Tuesday evening when he personally welcomed George W. Bush, his occasional foil, to Blair House, the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

Tucker Carlson is willing to overlook Trump’s personality because of his nationalist rhetoric  The Washington Post

Tucker Carlson's interview with a German-language periodical this week included sharp criticism of President Trump. “His chief promises were that he would ...

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?

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

Has there ever been another president in U.S. history who openly placed his own interests above those of the country as brazenly and unabashedly as Donald ...

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.”

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 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, ...

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 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 ...

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.

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..

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 ...

Trump’s words are sinking him  The Washington Post

Trump's “no collusion” mantra is starting to sound like wishful thinking.