President Donald Trump’s trade wars could become a major political drag for Republicans, with job losses and price increases piling up just as voters head to the polls in November. Trump jolted markets once again early Friday when he said he’s prepared to impose penalties on some $500 billion in Chinese goods regardless of the…
“Because monetary policy affects everyone, I want to start with a plain-English summary of how the economy is doing, what my colleagues and I at the Federal Reserve are trying to do, and why,” Fed Chair Jay Powell said in June. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has been preparing for this…
As the fallout from his Russia summit spills into the weekend and spreads among his staff, President Donald Trump is retreating to the site of his most consequential personnel decision, the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey last spring. Trump’s return to his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey, where he often surrounds himself with…
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has refused to meet with Brett Kavanaugh until being assured by Republicans that the nominee’s voluminous document cache will be made available for review. | Alex Wong/Getty Images The Senate minority leader has yet to arrange a meeting with President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick. By LORRAINE WOELLERT 07/19/2018 04:10…
President Donald Trump’s disastrous performance since his news conference alongside Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin has sent West Wing morale to its lowest level since the Charlottesville fiasco almost a year ago. As happened last August, when the president refused to condemn neo-Nazi demonstrators, Trump’s attempts to tamp down outrage have backfired. Stilted statements followed by…
Mitch McConnell has a warning for Democrats demanding copious documents on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: Be careful what you wish for. The Senate majority leader privately told senior Republicans on Wednesday that if Democrats keep pushing for access to upwards of a million pages in records from President Donald Trump’s high court pick, he’s…
When I wrote, back in February, that I was skeptical that President Donald Trump would ever be proved to have secretly colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 election in his favor, I mistyped. What I meant to write was that I wasn’t skeptical. Story Continued Below Last week’s events have nullified my previous skepticism.…
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats warned last week that the nation is under sustained cyberattack from foreign adversaries like Russia. “I’m here to say, the warning lights are blinking red again,” Coats said, echoing the comments of former CIA Director George Tenet about the summer of 2001. “The warning signs are there. The system…
It took the White House nearly 24 hours to publicly reject Russian President Vladimir Putin’s request to interrogate Americans, a proposal that was so roundly reviled that even the U.S. Senate managed to agree unanimously that it was a horrible idea. The White House’s Thursday statement finally informing the public that, yes, the president opposes…
President Donald Trump has faced a tidal wave of criticism this week after his Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland. | Markus Schreiber/AP Photo President Donald Trump asked his national security adviser to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this fall, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday afternoon.…
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