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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump walks past a teleprompter as he departs after delivering a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, United States, April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Trump Makes ‘Pocahontas’ Jab About Elizabeth Warren To Elderly Native Americans In Ceremony Honoring Code Talkers

Trump noted that Native Americans had been in North America longer than other groups, then segued into a crack about Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat who has been the subject of controversy for her undocumented claims of partial Native American ancestry.

November 28, 2017

Trump Threatens NBC’s Broadcast Licenses Following Critical Stories

Substantively, Trump’s threat is fairly empty: NBC and other networks do not hold a license for the network as a whole. Licenses are issued to local stations, of which NBC owns 28. Under deregulatory measures that Republicans successfully pushed over the past generation, challenging a license on the grounds that coverage is unfair or biased would be extremely difficult.

October 12, 2017

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio ‘Very Unlikely’ To Appear With Trump At Arizona Campaign Rally

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, one of President Trump’s most loyal and most polarizing supporters, is “very unlikely” to be included in Trump’s campaign-style rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night, nor is he likely to receive word of a pardon during the event, according to a person familiar with the planning efforts.

August 22, 2017

Trump: ‘Racism Is Evil … Including The KKK, Neo-Nazis And White Supremacists’

President Donald Trump made his most explicit comments denouncing the hate groups responsible for “this weekend’s racist violence” after two days of bipartisan criticism for his failure to single out white supremacists.

August 14, 2017
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal addresses the Marching On conference on gun violence prevention in Middletown

Trump, Who Received Five Draft Deferments, Attacks Sen. Blumenthal’s Military Record

Trump has maligned Blumenthal for misrepresenting his military service during the Vietnam War, an ironic line of attack from a president who received five deferments from the draft and never served in the military.

August 7, 2017

Trump Quietly Signs Russia Sanctions Bill

Trump signed the bill without cameras, sending out a statement later in the morning saying that despite his belief that parts of the measure were unconstitutional, he was signing it into law for the “sake of national unity.”

August 2, 2017
Trump. White House, Press Corps, Shill

White House Does Not Dispute That FBI Probe Now Includes A Trump Aide

President Donald Trump told a pair of Russian envoys that his abrupt decision to fire FBI Director James B. Comey — whom he described as “crazy, a real nut job” — had relieved “great pressure” on him because of the Russia investigation, according to a published report.

May 21, 2017
Air Force One, Trump, Boeing

Trump Prepares For First Overseas Trip, With Anti-Globalism At Bay

The dual developments make Trump’s debut abroad a big test of just what he means by “America first.” While American allies look anxiously for clarification, Trump aides see no disconnect.

May 15, 2017
Spicer, Press Secretary, Media

White House Excludes Media Outlets From Press Briefing

On the list were Trump-friendly outlets such as Breitbart News, the Washington Times, and OANN. Off the list were some of Trump’s favorite targets, including The New York Times and CNN. The Los Angeles Times was also excluded.

February 24, 2017

Press Secretary Spicer Signals He’ll Be As Sensitive To Media Coverage As His Boss

Of course, presidents and their staffs have been complaining about the press long before the advent of Twitter or television. Usually, they gripe to reporters privately while accepting that the intense scrutiny is part of the job. “Welcome to the major leagues,” said Dan Pfeiffer, a former Obama communications advisor, in an email.

January 24, 2017
Trump, Inauguration

Will Trump Era Deliver Change Or Revolution?

As Trump takes the oath of office and enters the White House, his mythology will begin to meet reality. And the debate has already begun over which elements of Trumpism will be truly revolutionary and which will simply represent a break from his party or a hard turn from President Barack Obama.

January 20, 2017
Trump, Financial Disclosure

Trump Releases Results Of A Physical On Dr. Oz’s Show, But Little Is Revealed

Trump, a 70-year-old with a penchant for eating fast food, has tried to highlight what he and his personal doctor have said is ideal health as Trump questions the strength and stamina of Hillary Clinton, who abruptly left an event Sunday with what her campaign later described as pneumonia.

September 14, 2016
Trump, Financial Disclosure

Trump’s Media Obsession Led Him To Hire The Head Of A Far-Right News Site To Run His Campaign

It seemed bizarre. But Donald Trump’s choice last week of a renegade, far-right news executive to lead his campaign was an inevitable culmination of a candidate’s war with the mainstream media and his embrace of his party’s most incendiary voices.

August 22, 2016
McCain, Trump, F-35

John McCain’s Granddaughter Endorses Hillary Clinton

John McCain has backed Donald Trump, but his granddaughter says she is still “nursing a grudge” against the Republican nominee, who famously questioned the Arizona senator’s heroism a year ago.

July 31, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks following a news conference, at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Donald Trump Praises Brits For Taking ‘Their Country Back,’ But Only After He Promotes His Golf Resort

Trump said he would let his children and financial advisers run his businesses if he wins the election, but would not walk away from his operations before that. He said the campaign had not been used to build his brand, but had in fact put it at risk because politics is so polarizing.

June 24, 2016
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Twin Paths Of Rubio And Cruz End At Their Political Perspectives

Edging closer to Donald Trump at the top of the crowded Republican presidential field are two men with remarkably similar biographies: first-term senators in their mid-40s from large Sun Belt states, born five months apart to Cuban American families and propelled into the Senate by tea party rage.

December 15, 2015

Plan For Virginia Mosque Becomes Target Of Anti-Muslim Backlash

The zoning meeting, in a community room packed beyond capacity, was intended to focus on traffic, lighting and parking impacts from a proposed building. But the building in question was a new mosque — and the meeting occurred four days after the terrorist attacks in Paris.

December 5, 2015
Bobby Jindal Caricature

Debt And Low Polls Can Be A Lethal Pairing For Candidates

Money, and the risk of incurring personal debt, is the driving factor for most candidates who opt out.

October 26, 2015

Kevin McCarthy Announces Bid To Become House Speaker

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) formally launched his bid to become speaker of the House on Monday afternoon, telling restive colleagues he plans to share more authority if elected to the most powerful job in Congress.

September 28, 2015

Armenian Hopes Crushed As Obama Decides Not To Use The Word ‘Genocide’

Whether to use the word “genocide” to describe those killings has been a fraught political issue for years. Turkish officials base their argument that the killings do not meet the definition of genocide on the claim that no deliberate plan to eliminate Armenian populations was involved.

April 22, 2015

California’s Darrell Issa Loses Power With House Oversight Committee Post

Darrell Issa’s confrontational style managed to wear not only on Democrats, but on members of his own party.

March 24, 2015