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Trump bet on Moore and lost big-time

Rarely has a sitting president rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama’s Roy Moore. And rarely has that bet failed so spectacularly. Moore’s defeat Tuesday in Alabama — as...

Will Trump kill off the Grand Old Party?

Can the traditional Republican Party survive the presidency of Donald Trump? That existential question, which has nagged at Republicans since Trump’s stunning election one year ago, flared up anew Tuesday with Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s...

Trump’s goal: Create chaos

Unable or unwilling to completely erase his predecessor’s signature initiatives, President Donald Trump this week turned to another approach: wreaking havoc. Trump’s back-to-back body blows against President Barack Obama’s health care law and nuclear agreement...

Trump: Unpredictable & undependable?

When President Donald Trump announced plans to go to Indiana Wednesday to sell the GOP tax overhaul plan, party leaders cheered his engagement on the high-stakes issue. When the White House said one of...

Trump talks tough, then waffles

Since the day he launched his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has talked tough on immigration, promising to take the kind of decisive action he accused other politicians of avoiding. This week, he waffled. Trump passed off...

Trump’s turn to face a natural disaster

George W. Bush never recovered from his flyover of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. Barack Obama got a bipartisan boost late in his re-election campaign for his handling of Superstorm Sandy. Now, President Donald Trump confronts the...

Trump’s slow walk to condemnation

It took President Donald Trump three days to do what both Republicans and Democrats say should have come fast and easy. In his carefully worded statement Monday, Trump condemned members of the Ku Klux Klan,...

Trump won’t condemn white nationalists

Why doesn’t President Donald Trump just unequivocally condemn white supremacists? It’s a jarring question to ask about an American president. But it’s also one made unavoidable by Trump’s delayed, blame-both-sides response to the violence that...

Trump going after Mueller, Russia probe

President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. The revelation comes as Mueller's...

Trump can’t sell stalled GOP health care bill

It was a platform most politicians can only hope for: A captivated, 6,000-person crowd and more than an hour of live, prime-time television coverage to hype the Republican vision for a new health care...