Politics

'CEO' Tillerson faces internal skeptics, crisis-battling White House
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 1:12 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of Rex Tillerson's first directives as U.S. secretary of state was an order to senior staff that his briefing materials not exceed two pages. […]

Trump mulls national security adviser pick, White House promises autonomy
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 12:53 am

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump may do another round of interviews for the position of national security adviser with new or existing candidates on Monday as he scrambles to fill the post following the ouster of Michael Flynn. […]

Trump baffles Sweden with crime comment, says it was based on TV report
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 12:44 am

STOCKHOLM/WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - A day after falsely suggesting there was an immigration-related security incident in Sweden, President Donald Trump said on Sunday his comment was based on a television report he had seen. […]

Democrat member of FEC to make early exit: NYT
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 8:05 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democrat who sits on the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) is planning to resign before her term expires amid frustrations about partisan gridlock, the New York Times reported on Sunday. […]

Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process. […]

Trump's defense chief says has no problems with media
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday distanced himself from President Donald Trump's assessment of the media as "the enemy of the American people," saying during his first trip to the Middle East that he had no problems with the press. […]

U.S. defense secretary scraps Afghan trip due to weather
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 5:14 pm

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's defense secretary said bad weather had forced him to scrap a visit to Afghanistan on Sunday but added that he was reviewing the next steps in the war after discussions with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the top U.S. commander. […]

Back on the campaign trail already, Trump touts promises kept
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 2:05 pm

MELBOURNE, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, after a rocky first month in office, returned to the campaign trail on Saturday to deliver another attack on the media and tout his White House accomplishments in the friendly and familiar atmosphere of a rally with supporters. […]

Turkish PM, U.S. vice president discuss improving ties: sources
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 9:54 am

ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim that Washington was keen for a new start in relations between the two countries, sources in Yildirim's office said, after ties soured during the Obama administration. […]

Suppressing free press is 'how dictators get started': Senator McCain
Posted on February 19, 2017 at 9:45 am

MUNICH (Reuters) - Senator John McCain, defending the media against the latest attack by President Donald Trump, warned that suppressing the free press was "how dictators get started". […]

Trump supporters see a successful president — and are frustrated with critics who don’t
Posted by Jenna Johnson on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

After celebrating Trump’s win, his supporters are quickly back on the defensive. […]

Amid Russia scrutiny, Trump associates received informal Ukraine policy proposal
Posted by Tom Hamburger on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

President’s attorney, former business partner met with Ukrainian lawmaker pushing plan to end hostilities with Moscow. […]

Four Post staffers win Polk journalism awards
Posted by Martin Weil on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Newspaper’s articles on Trump and regulation of narcotic painkillers are recognized. […]

FEC commissioner’s departure sets up test of how Trump will approach money in politics
Posted by Matea Gold on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Democratic appointee Ann Ravel is leaving a few months before the end of her term. […]

Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein: Trump's attacks on the press are more dangerous than Nixon's
Posted by Avi Selk on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Nixon was talking to one person when he called the press his enemy. Trump was talking to 25 million. […]

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