John McCain

Kremlin: Sen. John McCain has 'maniacal hatred towards our country'

Sen. John McCain went "way over the line of decency" of decency in his recent attacks on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, a Kremlin spokesman said Monday.<p>McCain, R-Ariz., has not minced words in his condemnation of President Donald Trump's May 10 Oval Office meeting with Lavrov and Sergey …

Russia

Turkey summons US ambassador over Washington brawl

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey has summoned the US ambassador in the aftermath of last week's brawl in Washington DC which left nine people hospitalized.<p>The Turkish Foreign Ministry protested to John Bass on Monday to object to the way the situation was handled by US officials.<p>In a statement, the ministry said …

Turkey

Video May Show The Order That Sent Erdogan's Guards To Beat Up U.S. Protesters

The State Department has expressed its "dismay" about last week's violence in Washington.<p>A video of last week’s vicious attack on American protesters in Washington, D.C., may show the moment an order was given to set Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s beefy security gang upon the …

Turkey

Trump’s Military Budget Proposal Gives Defense Hawks the Political Upper Hand

President Donald Trump releases his first budget proposal Tuesday, and the main storyline is that it is politically a nonstarter. The …

War

McCain Walks Back Watergate Comparison

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) walked back earlier comments that the controversy surrounding investigations into potential collusion between associates of …

Politics

Morning Bits

Pyongyang does not seem to fear the Trump administration. “North Korea successfully launched its second ballistic missile in a little more than a week, ramping up the pace of its testing as it seeks to develop the ability to target the continental U.S. with a nuclear-tipped weapon.”<p>I fear he will …

Opinion

Juan Williams: Trump morphs into Nixon

President Trump’s cheering section is in full fury at any suggestion that the White House is caught in a downward spiral to rival the legendary …

Juan Williams

John Oliver on Trump’s Week of Scandals: Like Watergate, but Stupid

John Oliver would like to welcome you to another week of the Trump administration by reminding you just what the last one was like. The past seven …

Donald Trump

Worries mount about vacancies in Trump's State Department

Concerns are growing about a short-staffed State Department dealing with a host of international crises.<p>As President Trump begins his first foreign …

Council on Foreign Relations

McCain 'almost speechless' over Trump's 'nutjob' jab

Updated 05/21/2017 01:01 PM EDT<p>Sen. John McCain on Sunday said he was "almost speechless" over comments that President Donald Trump reportedly made to Russian officials describing fired FBI Director James Comey as "a real nutjob."<p>In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," the Arizona Republican also …

Politics

Tillerson waits on Turkey embassy brawl; McCain says 'look at the clip'

Republicans expressed more dismay Sunday about a recent clash outside a Turkish embassy between non-violent protestors and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security team but disagreed about what the next step should be.<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told “Fox News Sunday” that the …

Turkey

Trump's FBI comments to Russians were aimed at cooperation - aides | Reuters

By Ginger Gibson and Julia Harte<br>| WASHINGTON<p>WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump raised the firing of the FBI director in a meeting with Russia's …

World Leaders

Sunday shows preview: Trump abroad as Russia probe heats up

President Trump's White House wrapped up another whirlwind week, facing a mounting set of controversies surrounding investigations into possible …

Adam Schiff

Dem rips Trump's claim of historically unfair treatment

"He can't be serious," Democratic rep says.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's foreign foray is fraught with potential pitfalls, but his hosts need it to go well as much as he does

He’s all yours. Donald Trump has crossed the ocean and here on the eastern seaboard of the US we have nine whole days to rearrange our nerve endings. …

Donald Trump

A Turkish Dictator's Bodyguards Attacked Peaceful U.S. Protesters. What Happens Now?

The shocking violence in Washington, explained.<p>Earlier this week, a group of about two dozen people assembled outside the Turkish embassy in Washington to protest the visit of Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Police were on the scene to keep the peace, as they often do in D.C., but …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

Trump Turmoil: Senator McCain Waits For Another Shoe to Drop

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>It's been a chaotic 10 days in Washington following President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. On Wednesday night, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve as special …

Donald Trump

How GOP gerrymandering is protecting Trump

The Trump administration has suffered multiple body blows over the past 10 days: the suspiciously timed firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, President Trump’s revelation that there may be “tapes” of his conversations with Comey, The Post’s scoop that Trump revealed highly classified information …

Government

Trump to Make a Complicated Pitch to the Muslim World

<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 complicated pitch to the Muslim World<p>Wanna get away? Well, President Trump is doing exactly that later this afternoon, when he departs on a weeklong …

Joe Lieberman

Washington Riot After Erdogan-Trump VIsit Draws Congressional Outrage

New videotape emerges of the Turkish president apparently watching the brawl from inside his car.

Donald Trump

Video Shows Turkish President Erdogan Watching Brutal Fight Outside Embassy In Washington

Both pro- and anti-Erdogan groups had gathered outside the embassy Tuesday. Video shot during the melee showed at least one person getting kicked in the head as police scrambled to subdue the crowd.<p>After the fighting, Ceren Borazan, 26, told BuzzFeed News that one of Erdogan's bodyguards held her …

Turkey

Trump's nonsensical defense budget just adds to government waste

The Trump administration isn’t scheduled to release its detailed budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 until next week, but the debate over how much …

War

John McCain: Turkish ambassador should be 'thrown out' for violence

After brawl between Turkish security personnel and protesters near the ambassador’s Washington residence, senator says US should eject envoy<p>The US senator John McCain has called for Turkey’s ambassador to the US to be removed from the country following a brawl outside his Washington DC residence …

Turkey

John McCain: 'I've Been Worse-Treated Than President Trump'

Not that it's a contest.<p>When it comes to politicians who’ve experienced tougher times than President Donald Trump, Sen. John McCain is quick to add himself to the list.<p>“I’ve been worse-treated than President Trump has, so let’s be sure that we know about that,” the Arizona Republican said Thursday …

Republicans

Sen. John McCain on Trump, Russia, and DC gridlock

The Arizona republican endorses Joe Lieberman for FBI Director and says it would be a ‘nonstarter’ for the White House to ‘go to war’ with …

Politics

Senators Can't Even With The Relentless Bombshells, Anymore

Same, guys, same.<p>What a week in Washington.<p>The relentless pace of earthshattering news over the past few days appears to have taken a toll on the nation’s top lawmakers, some of whom were photographed moseying around outside the Capitol Thursday morning as if recovering from a three-day bender in …

Donald Trump

The special prosecutor: ROBERT S. MUELLER III -- TRUMP’s reaction to bad news: ‘extremely measured’ -- ‘RADIO SILENCE’ from White House on growing crisis -- EX-CAMPAIGN aides back in the fray

Driving the Day<p><b>Listen to the Playbook Audio Briefing</b> http://bit.ly/2qzJ8mP ... <i>Subscribe on iTunes</i> http://apple.co/2eX6Eay ... <b>Visit the online home of Playbook</b> http://politi.co/2f51Jnf<p><b>Good Thursday morning.</b><p><b>CONNECTING THE DOTS --</b> The Washington Post’s Adam Entous published a fascinating story …

Politics

McCain: ‘I'd throw the Turkish ambassador out’ over violence in DC

Sen. John McCainJohn McCainMcCain: ‘I'd throw the Turkish ambassador out’ over violence in DC McCain knocks Trump: 'I've been treated worse' than him …

Republicans

The Memo: GOP talk of impeachment highlights Trump’s troubles

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpThe Memo: GOP talk of impeachment highlights Trump’s troubles Sherrod Brown looks to defy Trump trend in Ohio ‘Art of the …

Donald Trump

Comey, Russia controversies surrounding Trump threaten federal budget work

WASHINGTON — U.S. lawmakers worry the growing controversy over alleged Russian ties to the Trump administration is threatening to consume Congress — …

Government