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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.

Trump shock leaves Republicans anxious over 2019 | TheHill  The Hill

Republican lawmakers are struggling to coordinate their message with President Trump heading into a divided Congress after he pulled the rug out from them ...

Trump confides to friends he's concerned about impeachment  NBC News

Despite President Donald Trump's public declaration that he isn't concerned about impeachment, he has told people close to him that he is alarmed by the ...

Jose Canseco makes pitch for chief of staff job in tweet to Trump  ESPN

Jose Canseco tweeted to Donald Trump that he would be a good chief of staff.

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, ...

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 ...

Incoming New York A.G. Vows to Make Trump’s Life a Living Hell  Vanity Fair

After Democrats flipped the House in November, Donald Trump reacted by treating the nation to a nearly 90-minute, televised meltdown, highlights of which ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Nikki Haley defends President Trump's rhetorical style in media interview  Fox News

Nikki Haley, the departing U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, claims that President Trump's unpredictable rhetoric has often worked to the diplomatic ...

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…

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.

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 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.

Trump's trade team spent days building a strategy to deal with the Huawei CFO arrest. Then Trump blew it up in a single interview.  Business Insider

Trump administration officials have been trying to treat the arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou and the US-China trade talks as two separate ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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’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 ...

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 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 ...

What does it take to become Trump's chief of staff? Jared and Ivanka's approval  POLITICO

The president's daughter and son-in-law have huge influence over the selection process, which is bad news for some hopefuls.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Watch Trump’s new climate adviser run away from Amy Goodman  Grist

Before he started taking stairs two at a time, Wells Griffith told Goodman that she was harassing him.

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 ...

Hemp Legalization Is Officially Headed to President Trump's Desk For Signature  Marijuana Moment

The 2018 Farm Bill, which would legalize industrial hemp, is officially headed to President Donald Trump's desk. The House passed the legislation on ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 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.

Panel argues over Trump's heated meeting  CNN

Panelists spar over President Trump's meeting with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What happens if Trump committed a felony?  CNN

CNN's Erin Burnett discusses the court filings from the Southern District of New York with her panel and what happens if President Donald Trump did, in fact, ...

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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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's history of hiring undocumented workers  CNN

While President Donald Trump has pushed hardline immigration policies and vilified undocumented immigrants, his private club in New Jersey has employed ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

Trump’s two favorite economic metrics — the stock market and the trade deficit — are failing him  The Washington Post

President Trump has made clear that he wants the stock market to rise and the trade deficit to fall, and that his policies will make that happen. But this year, he ...

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?

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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

The world’s tyrants are laughing at Trump — and America  The Washington Post

Trump may have had his most successful outing at G-20. But he didn't accomplish much.

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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.