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President Donald Trump names Mick Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff  USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced Friday that Mick Mulvaney, the administration's top budget official, will serve as acting White House chief ...

Hatch says he regrets his 'I don't care' comment about Trump allegations  CNN

Sen. Orrin Hatch, the outgoing Utah Republican and most senior GOP senator, issued a statement on Friday expressing regret for telling CNN "I don't care" ...

Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation, sources say  CNN

President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee is currently being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible financial abuses related to ...

Trump ramps up interviews in chief of staff search as Christie bows out  ABC News

With current White House chief of staff John Kelly now set to depart by year's end, President Donald Trump has ramped up the candidate interview process as he ...

Trump Kicks Away Obama Traditions Even at the Dinner Table  The New York Times

Gone are the days of local chefs parading through the East Wing, running cooking demonstrations on the South Lawn or making agnolotti for a state dinner.

George Conway calls Trump a liar on Twitter after Kellyanne Conway defends him on TV  The Washington Post

The sharply divergent views that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and her husband hold of President Trump played out in public again on Thursday ...

Trump offers new alternative facts to explain his problems, but ...  CNN

President Donald Trump sought the open arms of Twitter and Fox News to creatively explain away inconvenient facts about his legal peril and his promised ...

Chuck Schumer just poked a huge hole in Trump's logic in the government-shutdown fight  Business Insider

Sen. Chuck Schumer pointed out logical flaws in President Donald Trump's argument that the new NAFTA deal meant Mexico would pay for a border wall.

Sarah Sanders: Trump had nothing to do with inauguration spending  POLITICO

Trump's inaugural committee is reportedly under investigation for misusing funds.

The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine critical of Trump, to shutter after 23 years  CNN

The Weekly Standard, the magazine that espouses traditional conservatism and which has remained deeply critical of President Donald Trump, will shutter after ...

Kasich's message to Trump on possible 2020 primary challenge: 'Be careful what you wish for'  CNN

Ohio Gov. John Kasich suggested he may run against President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary after Trump said he hoped Kasich would do so.

Trump routinely says things that aren't true. Few Americans believe him, according to a Washington Post Fact Checker poll.  The Washington Post

For months, President Trump has claimed that U.S. Steel has announced plans to build more than six new plants. Throughout the midterm election, ...

Key lawmakers seek to haul in Trump associates working with Mueller  CNN

Now that President Donald Trump's former "fixer," Michael Cohen, has been sentenced to prison, leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence committees are ...

President Trump’s claim that Democrats gave Iran $150 billion  The Washington Post

He has repeatedly suggested that President Barack Obama gave $150 billion in taxpayer funds to Iran. That's false.

Analysis | The Energy 202: Solar companies say Trump's trade war recently 'took a toll' on them  The Washington Post

THE LIGHTBULB. Workers install a solar panel on the roof of a home in in 2015 in San Rafael, Calif. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images). Solar energy ...

U.S., South Korea can't agree on splitting the bill after Trump's criticism  NBC News

The United States and South Korea have failed to agree on a bigger South Korean share of the cost of maintaining U.S. troops, an official said on Friday.

Former Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus selected to join Navy with backing from Mattis  The Washington Post

Reince Priebus, a former chief of staff to President Trump and Republican power broker, could join the Navy after a months-long process in which Defense ...

Trump's 10 'terrorists': Where are they?  Military Times

U.S. should worry more about Canada than Mexico when building walls, government reports show.

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.

Trump says GM 'is not going to be treated well' after layoffs  CNN

New York (CNN Business) President Donald Trump said Thursday that General Motors CEO Mary Barra made a "big mistake" by laying off thousands of workers ...

President Trump joins the War on Christmas  The Washington Post

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump co-opted a seasonal staple of Fox News programming. “You know, you go from one thing to the next to the point ...

Donald Trump's Old Tweets About Barack Obama's Vacations Come Back To Bite Him  HuffPost

Former President Barack Obama faced relentless criticism during his time in office for taking vacations. One of the main critics was Donald Trump, the ...

Ex-US attorney: Mueller ‘absolutely’ has Trump’s tax returns | TheHill  The Hill

Former U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg said Thursday that he “absolutely” believed special counsel Robert Mueller has President Trump's tax returns.

Escape From the Trump Cult  The New Republic

Millions of Americans are blindly devoted to their Dear Leader. What will it take for them to snap out of it?

Cooper mocks Trump's show-and-tell interview  CNN

CNN's Anderson Cooper takes a second look at President Trump's interview on Fox News where he used printed articles to try to prove his points.

Trump's fixation on the stock market appears to have extended to his handling of the Huawei arrest  CNBC

President Donald Trump's willingness to intervene in the case against Huawei Technologies CFO Meng Wanzhou appears to be part of a larger White House ...

Son of deposed Iranian Shah calls for U.S.-backed regime change  POLITICO

Reza Pahlavi, the former Shah's son, will make a rare public appearance in Washington Friday amid pro-monarchy nostalgia in his home country.

Trump administration not to blame for ‘tragic’ death of 7-year-old girl in Border Patrol custody, White House says  The Washington Post

A White House spokesman on Friday called the death of a 7-year-old girl in Border Patrol custody a “tragic situation” but said the Trump administration is not to ...

Federal Prosecutors Investigate Whether Trump's Inaugural Committee Misspent Funds  NPR

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca Ballhaus about a criminal investigation into spending on President Trump's ...

Trump’s Baseless Claim That Mexico Will Pay for the Wall Through the New Nafta  The New York Times

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement does not compel Mexico to pay for the wall, and little in it would divert funds from Mexico to the United States.

Trump inauguration spending reportedly under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors  CNBC

Manhattan-based federal prosecutors are investigating whether some of the $107 million in donations to then President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural ...

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski criticized by Trump over offensive remark  NBCNews.com

Mika Brzezinski, a co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," has drawn criticism from President Donald Trump and the U.S. ambassador to Germany after she used ...

Sorry, President Trump, collusion IS a crime  CNN

If the President sought or accepted anything of value in return for engaging in a secret agreement with the Russians to influence the 2016 election -- without the ...

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 NOAA Nominee Won’t Get Senate Vote This Year  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Senate will not vote this year to confirm a new head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, lawmakers said this week.

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 concerned about being impeached, sees it as a 'real possibility,' source says  CNN

President Donald Trump has expressed concern that he could be impeached when Democrats take over the House, a source close to the President told CNN ...

Senate rebukes Trump, condemns Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi murder  CNN

Washington (CNN) The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution condemning Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist ...

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.

Who actually wants to be Donald Trump's chief of staff?  CNN

In two weeks' time, President Donald Trump will be without a chief of staff following the departure of John Kelly.

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 ...

Melania Trump's poll numbers plummet  CNN

Washington (CNN) Melania Trump's favorable rating has fallen by double-digits, according to a new CNN poll. The first lady, whose favorability stood at 54% in ...

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.

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 ...

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” ...

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

WASHINGTON — When President Trump said in an interview this week that he was willing to intercede in the case of a Chinese telecom executive facing ...

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…

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 ...

CNN Poll: Fewer support impeaching Trump  CNN

With Democrats set to take control of the House in January, speculation abounds about whether the new majority would impeach the President.

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

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

President Donald Trump's suggestion that he might use an arrested Chinese tech executive as a bargaining chip in trade talks with Beijing drew rebukes for ...

Cohen's fate is decided -- and it may determine Trump's  CNN

Cohen clearly cannot expect a pardon from the President, so cooperating with investigators to provide more incriminating information about the Trump may be ...

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 ...

Prosecutors Effectively Accuse Trump of Defrauding Voters. What Does It Mean?  The New York Times

President Trump's lawyer minimized the importance of any potential campaign finance violations, but Democrats said they could potentially lead to ...

What Trump said in that wacky Reuters interview  The Washington Post

We have gone from “hoax” and “witch hunt” to “Well, tax fraud, lying to the FBI and campaign violations are penny ante stuff.” That's essentially President Trump's ...

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 ...

Trump Moves to Deport Vietnam War Refugees  The Atlantic

The White House again wants to expel certain groups of protected immigrants, a reversal after backing away from the policy months ago.

Clean water: the latest casualty in Trump's attack on the environment  The Guardian

His administration's latest proposal to weaken federal clean water rules chips away at decades of environmental protections.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Mueller attacks Flynn's attempt to 'minimize seriousness' of offense – as it happened  The Guardian

Special counsel dismisses idea ex-national security adviser was tricked in FBI interviews during Trump-Russia investigation.

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 ...

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 ...

Senate votes to overturn Trump donor disclosure rule  POLITICO

The Senate passed legislation Wednesday to reverse a Trump administration policy limiting donor disclosure requirements for political nonprofits in a rare ...

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.

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 ...

Trump surrounding himself with yes-men and yes-women  CNN

With this new shakeup, Trump defenders and opponents can agree on one thing: With every departure, Donald Trump is getting more of the team he wants at his ...

How Trump’s approval rating has evolved, according to data scientist Donald Trump  The Washington Post

It's tweet-about-50-percent-approval-from-Rasmussen o'clock.

Melania Trump's noticeably lighter hair shocks, causes Twitter uproar  USA TODAY

Melania Trump may want Americans to watch what she does rather than what she wears but now they're wondering what she's done... to her hair.

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 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 ...

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.

News Brief: Trump Inaugural Committee, Border Wall, Possible Ban On Cockfighting  NPR

Federal prosecutors are investigating President Trump's inaugural committee spending. The U.S. military may be asked to build a border wall. An effort to ban ...

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 faults Paris climate agreement as protests in France continue  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump blamed the Paris climate accord as demonstrations in France continued to protest over an increase in fuel tax and ...

Analysis | The false claims that Trump keeps repeating  The Washington Post

The Fact Checker has evaluated false statements President Trump has made repeatedly and analyzed how often he reiterates them. The claims included here ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Victorina Morales has made Donald J.

POLITICO Playbook PM: Trump's longtime lawyer gets 3 years in the slammer  POLITICO

And the Senate is set to buck President Donald Trump, with a vote on withdrawing U.S. support for Saudi-backed forces in Yemen.

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 ...

Will William Barr Be Trump’s Roy Cohn?  The New York Times

The president wants an attorney general who will defend him above all else. There's reason to worry about his new nominee.

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.

Trump’s Tawdry Tabloid Sagas Reveal Weightier Themes  The New York Times

In taking on Michael Cohen, federal prosecutors find unexpected meaning in the scandals involving Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.

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.

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 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 ...

Trump is a political vampire  The Washington Post

As the party of Trump purifies itself, true talent among Republicans is becoming a waste product.

Haley says Trump’s unpredictability was an asset in U.N. diplomacy  POLITICO

President Donald Trump's unpredictability may rattle his advisers and other world leaders, but to outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley ...

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 ...

Trump Hints He Has Picked His Next Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump is expected to name Gen. Mark A. Milley, the Army chief of staff, to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the ...

21 very revealing lines from Donald Trump's 'gut' Washington Post interview  CNN

President Donald Trump sat down with The Washington Post in the Oval Office on Tuesday, the latest in a series of interviews with major media outlets of late.

Melania Trump: Hardest part of being first lady is 'opportunists who are using my name'  CNN

Melania Trump said the hardest thing she has to deal with as first lady is feeling like there are people in the media and in the public who trade on her name to ...

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 ...

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.

Why Trump’s tweets are scaring inexperienced investors  The Washington Post

Many people are already scared of investing. Trump tweets are not helping to calm them down.