Elections

Donald Trump sounds like he really misses not being president

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump has been president for 99 days. And, in an interview with Reuters Thursday, it sounds like he misses the days when he, well, wasn't president.<p>"I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump told Reuters. "I actually, this is …

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Donald Trump has copies of the Electoral College map, and hands them out to people

Donald Trump can't get over his electoral college insecurities<p>President Donald Trump can’t seem to get over the Electoral College.<p>Considering that he is one of five presidents to be elected without a popular vote victory, it is perhaps inevitable that the notoriously insecure former businessman has …

2016 U.S. Presidential Election

What the Press Still Doesn’t Get About Trump

He’s not unprecedented. He’s not going to change. And 11 other lessons the media still haven’t learned about the president.<p>May/June 2017<p><b>There was lots of hand-wringing after the election</b> about how the media had messed up. Were we too quick to believe the polls? Did we have any idea what real …

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Stick or switch? The way voters are swapping parties suggests a big Tory win

Our analysis at YouGov suggests an unprecedented degree of ‘voter churn’. But very few are deserting the Conservatives<p>While historically it is not uncommon for a couple of general elections to be held in a short space of time (1950 and 1951, 1964 and 1966, February and October 1974), it is unusual …

Referendums

At senators' town halls, voters take an uneven measure of Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein

Any single event can mislead when it comes to deciphering the political environment. Many of the more than 18,000 people clamoring for Hillary Clinton on the Ohio State University campus in mid-October — her biggest audience to that point in the presidential campaign — probably did not foresee her …

Politics

Donald Trump thought leading the country would “be easier”: “This is more work than in my previous life”

Donald Trump says he thought leading the free world would be "easier" than it's turned out to be<p>In the same week that “The Simpsons” offered Americans a painfully incisive parody of everything that is wrong with Trumpmerica, President Donald Trump himself seems cognizant of just how much better …

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'Get off of Twitter': As Trump nears Day 100, some stirrings of discontent

CLEARWATER, Fla. (Reuters) - Some of his supporters fret that President Donald Trump is backing himself into a corner with promises that can’t be kept. Others lament he is not pulling America from international conflicts as he vowed – or say he should “get off of Twitter.”<p>Those grumbles are early …

2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Ex-Campaign Manager Selling Meetings with Trump

Politico: “A firm co-founded by Donald Trump’s original campaign manager Corey Lewandowski appears to have been pitching clients around the world by …

2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Trump’s Tax Plan Hits First Land Mine: Blue State Republicans - Bloomberg

President Donald Trump’s pledge to repeal Obamacare ran into a Republican buzz saw. Now, his ambitious proposal to cut taxes is again encountering …

2016 U.S. Elections

Warren 'troubled' by report of Wall Street-paid Obama speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's "troubled" by reports that former President Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at a September health care conference put on by Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald.<p>The Massachusetts Democrat said Thursday on SiriusXM's "Alter Family …

Health Care

Poll: Trump voters sticking with him expect promises to be kept

President Trump’s voters are sticking with him — even if they are starting to think he’s not keeping some important promises.<p>That’s the takeaway from a new poll conducted for Priorities USA Action, a Democratic advocacy group tracking the attitudes of U.S. voters about his first 100 days in office. …

Voters

Evaluating Trump’s First 100 Days — By the Numbers

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>Trump's 100 days — by the numbers<p>Tomorrow brings us the 100th day of President Trump's time in office, and we've already looked at the polls, the level of …

Meet the Press

The new reality on health care: Some Republicans don't want Obamacare repealed

<b>WHERE THINGS STAND, HEALTH CARE EDITION --</b> Republican efforts on health care can be summed up pretty simply: two steps forward, one step back. After reviving what seemed like a dead health care package, President Donald Trump’s White House and House Republicans’ efforts to try to pass a compromise …

Health Care

Donald Trump’s massive missed opportunity

His first 100 days may have been his best chance to transform America.<p>On the morning of November 9, 2016, the possibilities seemed endless.<p>Donald Trump had won the presidency. The Republican Party controlled both houses of Congress. The world, it appeared, was their oyster. Eight years of President …

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The White House’s invisible man

Vice President Mike Pence has managed to stay out of the West Wing muck, but he’s also yet to score any remarkable wins.<p>In the first 99 days of Donald Trump’s drama-filled presidency, one prominent administration official seems to have done the impossible.<p>Vice President Mike Pence has delicately …

2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Trump Stopped Interview to Hand Out Electoral Map

From President Trump’s interview with Reuters:<p>More than five months after his victory and two days shy of the 100-day mark of his presidency, the …

Politics

Donald Trump Misses His Old Job, Admits: ‘I Thought It Would Be Easier’

Donald Trump misses his former life as a business tycoon and struggles with the workload and lack of "privacy" that comes with being President of the United States, according to an interview coinciding with his first 100 days in office.<p>"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going … this is …

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Robert Reich: 5 reasons why Trump’s corporate tax cut is appallingly dumb

Don’t fall for Trump’s corporate tax giveaway scam<p>Trump wants to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, in order to “make the United States more competitive.”<p>This is truly dumb, for 5 reasons:<p>1. The White House says the United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in …

Social Justice

He can’t pass it. He can’t abandon it. Donald Trump has walled himself in.

Turning Trump’s biggest promise into policy threatens to pit his party against his base.<p>From the moment he made it his central campaign proposal to build a wall on the US/Mexico border (and make Mexico pay for it), Donald Trump signed his hypothetical administration up to fight for its …

Immigration

Trump To Be First Sitting President Since Reagan To Address NRA

Friday, for the first time since 1983, a sitting president will address the National Rifle Association at the group's annual convention — when President Trump, along with a who's who of gun rights advocates, is scheduled to talk at the NRA Leadership Forum in Atlanta, Ga.<p>NRA spokesperson Jason …

Gun Control

Reporters: Trump handed out these in interview

Journalists Philip Rucker and Jeff Mason discuss their recent interview with President Trump.

2016 U.S. Presidential Election

At NRA conference, Trump's strong support among conservatives on full display

ATLANTA – In a week of events designed to promote his first 100 days in office, President Trump would be hard-pressed to find a more supportive group than the one he speaks to Friday: The National Rifle Association.<p>The gun-loving crowd that gathered to cheer on the president at this year's NRA …

2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Mercer family’s charitable giving skyrocketed in 2015, new filing shows

The megadonor Mercer family — one of President Donald Trump’s top patrons — dramatically increased its philanthropic giving in 2015 and routed …

Corruption

Poll: More trust Trump WH than political media

Over half say the national political media is "out of touch" with everyday Americans.

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Trump won't get House OK of health bill before his 100th day

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seems destined to serve his 100th day in office without House passage of a major Republican health care bill or enactment of a budget financing the government for the rest of this year. But at least the government probably won't be shut down — for at least …

U.S. Congress

Donald Trump’s loyal voters aren’t buying ‘shameful’ media spin: Report

As President Trump reaches his 100-day mark in office, an unfriendly news media has done much to undermine his efforts. Trump voters appear to be …

2016 U.S. Presidential Election

If you're aged 16-34, share your thoughts on the general election

We’d like to understand how you view the upcoming snap election – whether you’re voting, or not. We’ll use a selection of responses in our reporting<p>In less than six weeks, UK voters will head to polls to vote on who they want to lead the country. If you’re voting, abstaining, undecided or even …

Referendums

Trump: I thought being president would be easier

President Trump has said he thought being the leader of the United States would be “easier.”<p>Trump made the remark while reflecting on his first 100 days in office in an interview with Reuters on Thursday.<p>"I loved my previous life,” he said of his time as a billionaire business mogul pre-White House.<p>…

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Trump thought being president would be easier than being a reality star businessman

Donald Trump is 100 days into his job, which is arguably one of the most duty-filled, challenging, and nerve-wracking posts in the world.<p>Still, in an interview with <i>Reuters</i>, an unusually reflective Trump admitted he had the wrong idea of what the U.S. president's office entails.<p>"I loved my previous …

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How does Trump's China policy stack up now?

Donald Trump singled out China on the campaign trail, but what's his stance now? Kristie Lu Stout dissects his ever-changing view with author John Pomfret

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