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Trump talks welform reform, but details lacking

Welfare reform was one of the defining issues of President Bill Clinton’s presidency, starting with a campaign promise to “end welfare as we know it,” continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing an...

Vet’s widow: Trump did not know his name

A fallen soldier’s widow criticized President Donald Trump on Monday over his condolence call last week, prompting a fresh Trump Twitter rebuttal as the emotional conflict case showed no sign of abating. Myeshia Johnson, La...

Trump an ‘erratic’ trading partner

President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic trading partner as he kicks thorny policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants. His rapid backpedal on a short-term...

Trump on Las Vegas: ‘A sad day’

President Donald Trump said Wednesday it was a “sad day” as he prepared to reckon with the aftermath of a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas and meet with survivors and law enforcement officials. Trump...

Trump to Florida for hurricane photo op

President Donald Trump will hear directly from people affected by Irma’s fury as he makes his third visit in less than three weeks to the storm-wracked South. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, was...

Trump off on ‘vacation’

President Donald Trump is taking a break from the capital after a rocky first six months in office, but he insists he is not on vacation. Burdened with West Wing conflict, a stalled legislative agenda...

Memo to ‘The Mooch:’ You’re fired

Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director after just 11 days on the job — and just hours after former Gen. John Kelly took over as President Donald Trump’s new chief of...

John Kelley: Into the chaos

President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff is entering a West Wing battered by crisis. Retired Gen. John Kelly, previously the Homeland Security secretary, takes over Monday from the ousted Reince Priebus. Trump hopes Kelly...

Trump’s phony ‘theme weeks’

President Donald Trump's is pulling out all the stops — and props — to try to shift the subject to more positive messages. Trump posed in a fire truck, waved a custom baseball bat and...

Trump’s tweets mock America

President Donald Trump crowned his weekend rage against the news media with a mock video that shows him pummeling a man in a business suit — his face obscured by the CNN logo —...