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Christopher Liddell named White House deputy chief of staff for policy coordination

Christopher Liddell, second from right, listens as President Trump speaks during a meeting with business leaders in Washington on April 11, 2017. At the time, he was the assistant to the president for strategic initiatives. (Evan Vucci/AP) Christopher Liddell has been named the deputy chief of staff for policy coordination, the White House announced Monday morning. Liddell, a former executive at Microsoft and General […]

WashPost ‘Fact Checker’ Hides Crime by Illegal Immigrants

The Washington Post‘s deputy “Fact Checker” has retreated from his strange claim that President Donald Trump’s comments on illegal-immigrant crime are misleading because crime by the combined population of illegal and legal immigrants is apparently low. “Fact Checker” Salvador Rizzo wrote March 15 that: President Trump has a habit of linking undocumented immigrants to grisly crimes when, in fact, most of the available data and […]

Will Trump convince Kim Jong Un to give up nuclear weapons?

Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Listen here. When President Trump announced his plan to sit down for an in-person talk with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, there was one person who was particularly surprised by the move: Christopher R. Hill, a former U.S. diplomat who […]

Only two people have met both Trump and Kim Jong Un. One is Dennis Rodman.

In another bizarre twist in modern politics, former NBA player Dennis Rodman is praising President Trump after the White House announced Trump had agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for talks by the end of May. “Well done President Trump,” Rodman told The Washington Post in a statement through his agent. “You’re on the way to a historical meeting no […]

Tillerson emphasizes allies in first remarks since firing but doesn’t mention Trump

Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered a statement to reporters at the State Department after President Trump fired him Tuesday. Absent in his speech were remarks about Trump’s “America First” strategy or any comments about the president. Instead, Tillerson thanked State Department employees for their work regarding North Korea and stressed the importance of allies and partners.  Here is what […]

Visiting California, Trump says Gov. Jerry Brown is doing a ‘terrible job’

SAN DIEGO — President Trump, on his first trip to California since taking office, on Tuesday trashed the state’s Democratic governor, saying Jerry Brown is a “nice guy” but doing a “terrible job.” Trump’s comments came as he toured eight prototypes for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall at a site southeast of downtown. “I think Governor Brown does a very […]

Transcript of Trump’s remarks at fundraiser in Missouri on March 14

President Trump speaks during a round table discussion on tax policy at the Boeing Company, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in St. Louis. Later in the day he spoke at a fundraiser for a Republican Senate candidate. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Trump spoke at a fundraiser Wednesday for Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley, who is taking on Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) in […]

In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claim in meeting with Justin Trudeau

President Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion on tax policy at Boeing in St. Louis on Wednesday. With him, from left, are Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg and Boeing employee Hazel Jean Mims. (Evan Vucci/AP) President Trump boasted in a fundraising speech Wednesday that he made up information in a meeting with the leader of a top […]

Trump fires White House assistant John McEntee, who promptly rejoins Trump’s campaign

From left, White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and White House aide John McEntee. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump has fired his White House personal assistant John McEntee, who had been with the president since early in his campaign, an administration official confirmed Tuesday. The president’s campaign then announced McEntee will […]

Washington Post: Churchill Was a Mass Murderer

Reg Speller/Getty by Breitbart London13 Mar 20180 13 Mar, 201813 Mar, 2018 Winston Churchill was “one of the great mass murderers of the 20th century”, so claims the Washington Post which has elected to publish a piece by outspoken Indian politician Shashi Tharoor, a long-serving and enthusiastic critic of Britain. The Washington Post reports: “History,” Winston Churchill said, “will be kind […]

California Gov. Jerry Brown says Trump’s upcoming visit should focus on bridges, not the wall

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D), accompanied by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D), responds to remarks made last week during a visit to California by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP) SAN DIEGO — On the eve of President Trump’s first visit to California since taking office, the state’s Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, is questioning Trump’s decision to highlight prototypes […]

White House says Trump-Kim meeting contingent on ‘concrete, verifiable actions’ by Pyongyang

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders takes questions March 9 at her daily briefing for journalists. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump will insist on “concrete, verifiable actions” from North Korea before holding a promised summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House said Friday, adding conditions and a note of skepticism to the buoyant mood that surrounded […]

Does the president have the power to downsize the government?

Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Listen here. From practically the first day of President Trump’s tenure in office, his administration has aimed to reduce the size of the federal workforce. “President Trump instituted an immediate hiring freeze Monday, signing a presidential memorandum that would affect […]

Trump claims ‘there is no chaos’ in White House, but he warns of future firings

President Trump speaks during a White House meeting Feb. 13, 2018. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump claimed Tuesday that “there is no chaos” in response to recent reports in The Washington Post and elsewhere of volatility in his White House. But the president also warned of future staff firings because he is “always seeking perfection.” In a morning tweet, Trump wrote, “The new Fake […]

Trump trade adviser says no exceptions for allies on new aluminum and steel tariffs

The Trump administration sent mixed signals Sunday about its new aluminum and steel tariffs, saying that any exceptions for allies are unlikely but also leaving room for an unpredictable president to change his mind. White House trade adviser Peter Navarro appeared to draw a firm line against case-by-case exemptions as he defended President Trump’s sudden imposition of new trade premiums, […]

Trump says North Korea ‘called up,’ seeking talks with the United States

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on March 3, 2018 to board Marine One for a short trip to the White House after visiting Mar-a-Lago. (Andrew Harnik/AP) President Trump said Saturday that North Korea has recently sought talks with the United States and that he “won’t rule out direct talks with Kim […]

Trump names longtime aide Brad Parscale as campaign manager for 2020 reelection effort

President Trump on Tuesday named Brad Parscale, who served as his digital strategist in 2016, as his campaign manager to helm the 2020 reelection effort. The Trump campaign announced the appointment in an email to supporters, saying Parscale, who has been advising the Republican National Committee, will help build out the campaign’s infrastructure and be engaged in supporting candidates in […]

White House softens tone on gun-control measures after Trump meets with NRA

President Trump looks to Julia Cordover, student body president at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., during a Feb. 21 meeting at the White House. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) The White House appeared to soften its tone on gun-control measures Friday after President Trump met privately with officials from the National Rifle Association the night before. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee […]

Can the president run the White House like a family business?

Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Listen here. If you look back at the history of U.S. presidential families, you’ll discover a surprising pattern: Nepotism, it turns out, is something of an American tradition. The Kennedys did it. So did the Carters, the Fords, the […]

Breitbart Leaps Washington Post, HuffPo to Become 54th Most Popular US Website

by Lucas Nolan2 Mar 20180 2 Mar, 20182 Mar, 2018 Breitbart News has beaten competitors including the Washington Post and the Huffington Post in U.S. Alexa rankings. The newest figures from Amazon-owned website ranking system Alexa have shown that Breitbart News has beaten competitors the Washington Post and the Huffington Post in popularity in the U.S. According to Alexa, Breitbart News is now […]

Trump attacked Sessions again. But can he actually fire him?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a Feb. 22 meeting with President Trump and state and local officials on school safety in the White House. (Getty Images) In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week. 1. Can President Trump fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions? What are the consequences? Yes. […]