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Trump goes all in for Roy Moore

President Donald Trump endorsed embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race on Monday, looking past sexual misconduct allegations against the GOP candidate to argue that his vote is needed in Congress. Trump tweeted...

Key points in Comey’s testimony

Nuanced conversations. Conflicting versions of events. Lingering intrigue. For all of the things that came into clearer focus with Thursday's testimony from fired FBI Director James Comey, plenty of other questions remain. A few takeaways from...

More fights over guns planned

Donald Trump, darling of the National Rifle Association, has custody of the Oval Office. The Republican-controlled Congress already has ditched one Obama-era rule to tighten access to guns. And an emboldened NRA has much...

Trump faithful defend his flip-flops

What's wrong with being flexible? All presidents change their minds. He's only human. President Donald Trump's voters can be a forgiving lot — up to a point. "He thinks too fast and then makes decisions too...

The health care ‘zombie’

President Donald Trump's plan to kill Obamacare died last week. Or maybe it didn't. The repeal effort seems to have assumed zombie status — somewhere between dead and alive. This is never-say-die Washington, where big legislative...

Sessions: I am, therefore I parse

Call it the art of the parse. Everyone splits rhetorical hairs from time to time, but politicians are especially adept at trying to dance their way out of a bind with carefully crafted explanations. Now, here...

Trump’s press attacks stirs memories

Thomas Jefferson railed against newspapers as "polluted vehicles" of falsehood and error. Richard Nixon tangled with reporters in the toxic atmosphere of Watergate, considering them the "enemy." Bill Clinton publicly condemned "purveyors of hatred...

Problem nominations haunt Presidents

It was pretty much inevitable. Every recent president has had a doomed Cabinet nomination or two, and President Donald Trump is no exception. On Wednesday, Trump's choice for labor secretary, fast food CEO Andrew Puzder, withdrew...

Can Trump rise to the occasion?

Tradition suggests it's time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment. But bucking tradition, or ignoring it altogether, is what got Donald Trump to his inaugural...

Trump’s lavish inauguration

The inauguration of a new president requires the recitation of a 35-word oath. That's it. Dress it up with some hoopla and glitz, though, and pretty soon you're talking real money. Donald Trump will have...