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Team Trump’s assurances about the deficit suddenly look quite a bit worse

A couple of months ago, Larry Kudlow, the director of the Trump White House’s National Economic Council, boasted that the U.S. budget deficit “is …

Donald Trump

What we know about Russia’s election hacking

U.S. officials have laid out a wealth of details about how they believe Moscow executed its plot.<p>The White House’s verbal gymnastics over Russia’s alleged campaign to hack American democracy threaten to obscure a basic fact: U.S. authorities have laid out a wealth of details about how they believe …

Russia

From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered

WASHINGTON — Two weeks before his inauguration, Donald J. Trump was shown highly classified intelligence indicating that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had personally ordered complex cyberattacks to sway the 2016 American election.<p>The evidence included texts and emails from Russian military …

Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful."<p>That's the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that's just from the Republicans.<p>Lawmakers in both …

Donald Trump

Trump’s ‘Missing DNC Server’ Is Neither Missing Nor a Server

The president can spout conspiracy theories all he wants. But the DNC turned over all its key data to the FBI after it got hacked. And that info …

Donald Trump

Trump sides with Putin over US intelligence

<b>Helsinki, Finland (CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump, in a stunning rebuke of the US intelligence community, declined on Monday to endorse the US government's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, saying he doesn't "see any reason why" Russia would be …

Donald Trump

Trump Staffer Forced Out After Daring to Stand Up for Refugees

Since John Bolton took over the National Security Council in April, he has fired or forced the resignation of several top staffers, in what many …

Donald Trump

Russia hack of Democrat followed Trump speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Was Russia listening, after all?<p>In a July 27, 2016, speech, then-candidate Donald Trump called on Russian hackers to find emails from Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the U.S. presidential campaign.<p>"Russia, if you're listening," Trump said, "I hope you're able to find …

Donald Trump

Republicans respond to latest Mueller indictment with desperate gaslighting

Wishful thinking.<p>Special counsel Robert Mueller’s new indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officials for interfering in the 2016 …

Donald Trump

Strzok hearing backfires badly on House Republicans

House Republicans made no effort to hide their intentions: they wanted to create a spectacle with a lengthy interrogation of Peter Strzok, who served …

Donald Trump

These prominent conservatives shared stolen material from Russian intelligence

Mueller's latest indictment shows how the right boosted Russian intelligence efforts during the 2016 campaign.<p>Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Friday …

Donald Trump

July 27, 2016: Trump publicly asked Russia to find Hillary’s emails. They acted within hours.

Apparently, Russia was listening.<p>On the very same day in 2016 that Donald Trump urged Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails, Russian intelligence officers launched a new attack to hack his opponent’s personal emails, according to the latest indictments from special counsel Robert …

Donald Trump

Trump attacks NYT over breastfeeding story

President Donald Trump on Monday attacked a New York Times story that reported how his administration attempted to weaken a World Health Assembly resolution to promote breastfeeding, saying women shouldn’t be denied access to formula.<p>The president's tweet was spillover from a feud over a proposed …

Breast Feeding

The US Army Is Quietly Discharging Immigrant Recruits

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being …

Military

Conservative Columnist Max Boot: 'I Want Democrats To Take Over'

"The Republican Party must be destroyed before it can be rebuilt."<p>Conservative columnist Max Boot, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, says he’s now rooting for a Democratic takeover of both houses of Congress in November’s midterm elections.<p>In a Washington Post column, Boot said the GOP …

Republicans

White House tweets draw ire over their political content

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is using its official Twitter handle to target Democratic lawmakers who have criticized President Donald Trump's immigration policies, drawing complaints that government resources are being used to undercut potential 2020 presidential rivals.<p>The White House Twitter …

Donald Trump

Trump Lied About Parents Of Korean War Vets, Now He's Lying About Returned Bodies

The president claims North Korea has returned 200 service members’ remains. That has not happened.<p>WASHINGTON – Having already invented “thousands” of parents who begged him to bring home the bodies of their Korean War veteran children, President Donald Trump is now inventing hundreds of such …

North Korea

5 Mitch McConnell tweets about Supreme Court vacancies that are very awkward now

"The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice."<p>On the heels of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement …

Mitch McConnell

Please Bookmark This Post. Seriously.

Sarah Sanders just again complained that Democrats support “open borders and rampant crime” that she claims comes with “open borders.” These are …

Immigration

CNN anchor: Trump lied, we're calling him out

CNN's Brooke Baldwin breaks down President Trump's interview with Fox News and points out his false statements.

Donald Trump

Special report: The next health care wars

Forget the Affordable Care Act: The future of our health care system will be shaped by a much bigger and broader fight — one that will likely …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump ignores strong points in US trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is presenting a skewed portrait of how the world does business with the U.S to rationalize his escalating trade dispute with allies.<p>At the same time, he's glossing over aspects of the U.S. economy that don't support his faulty contention that it's the best …

The Plot Against America

I just noticed that the Times David Leonhardt has written a more elegant version of the argument I tried to make on Friday: If President Trump …

Donald Trump Is Getting Away With the Biggest Scandal in American History

The other evening I was on a cable news show to cover the latest Russia news of the day—and I had an epiphany.We were talking about a recent scoop …

Betsy DeVos’s federal school safety commission won’t look at guns

The commission was formed after a mass shooting. But it won’t look at guns.<p>Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has set up a commission to study school safety in the aftermath of mass shootings like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Parkland, Florida, in February. But on Tuesday, …

Trump tried to make the Philadelphia Eagles a culture war. Then Fox News fumbled it.

Fox News tried to run with Trump’s lies about the Eagles. It ended up insulting Christians.<p>President Trump canceled an invitation to the White House for the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, saying that “staying in the locker room for the playing of our National Anthem” was …

Trump’s terrible legal team has really messed up now

In a January letter to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, two of President Trump’s lawyers asserted that the president dictated a statement concerning the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer, just as The Post reported last year. One of those Trump lawyers, Jay Sekulow, had gone …

Donald Trump

‘He Pretty Much Gave In to Whatever They Asked For’

Trump says he’s a master negotiator. Those who’ve actually dealt with him beg to differ.<p>In 1985, Tony Schwartz, a writer for <i>New York</i> magazine, was sitting in Donald Trump’s office in Trump Tower interviewing him for a story. Trump told him he had agreed to write a book for Random House. “Well, if …

Donald Trump

Trump’s craziest claim about Russia

For a man with a lot of serious issues he needs to address every day, President Trump plainly spends a lot of time thinking about special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. If you’re one of his supporters, it can be a challenge just to keep up …

Donald Trump

WH Correspondent: Melania Trump's Spox 'Creates An Atmosphere Of Hate'

The beef between The White House and the press only fired up the Twitter grill over Memorial Day weekend.<p>White House correspondent April Ryan found …