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Trump clashes with fellow Republicans over legislation that would prevent him from firing Mueller

Yesterday, we learned that President Donald Trump chewed out Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell over matters related to the open investigation into …

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Donald Trump Goes Scorched Earth in Wild, Angry Arizona Speech

The president showed that he’s increasingly frustrated, often isolated, and ever willing to lash out at any and all perceived enemies.<p>Five days ago, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), calmly looked into the cameras of local Tennessee news stations and stated that he had doubts about President Donald …

Politics

President Trump is deteriorating before our very eyes

<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b><p>Were you deeply alarmed by President Trump’s performance in Arizona on Tuesday night? If so, that is understandable. Trump is getting worse. He rambled and ranted with abandon. He hinted that he will pardon Joe Arpaio. He escalated his attacks on the media, accusing them of …

Opinion

Trump just escalated his war with Mitch McConnell by urging the Senate to go 'nuclear'

President Donald Trump fired off a tweet Wednesday morning that's likely to get under Senate Mitch McConnell's skin in the midst of their now-public feud.<p>Trump tweeted that Senate Republicans should get rid of the filibuster rule that allows the opposing party to block legislation from moving …

Business

Trump might manage to lose every ally he has

https://d21rhj7n383afu.cloudfront.net/washpost-production/The_Washington_Post/20170823/599df1dee4b0e0e6b338e122/599df1efe4b0b07aa660fb2d_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1503523353917_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>President Trump has fired nearly all the White House senior staff (aside from his daughter and son-in-law) …

Opinion

With Trump Again Off Script, Republicans Weigh Going It Alone

The president’s latest remarks have some Republicans in Washington suggesting leadership is more likely to come from the hill than the White House.<p>Republicans on Tuesday night were once again treated to an angry spectacle from the leader of their party. They were once again left facing questions …

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How Congress Can Constrain Trump in September

McConnell and Ryan have leverage, and they should use it.<p>Some Republican senators have begun to shed their reluctance to criticize the presidency of Donald Trump. When Congress returns from its August recess, they’ll have the chance to do something about it.<p>Only Congress and the courts have the …

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Trump’s silliest threat yet: Shutting down the government

President Trump, during his Phoenix temper tantrum, vowed: “If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall. One way or the other, we’re going to get that wall.” As a starting point, the trick in shutting down the government is not to admit you are the one instigating it, since …

Opinion

Reports say Trump and McConnell aren’t speaking. Here’s the real story.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back against the media narrative that his relationship with President Donald Trump is on the rocks in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.<p>McConnell said he and the president communicate regularly to collaborate on Republican Party priorities, which …

Conservative View

Trump is Winning The Battle Against McConnell in Kentucky...By A lot

The battle between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell keeps escalating, with the two leaders reportedly getting into …

Conservative View

OPINION | Trump is losing his war against the free press

On Tuesday night in Arizona, in addition to insulting both Republican senators from Arizona, President Trump yet again attacked the free press. Not …

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Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republican agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can't enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump's help. It's simple, and still so complicated.<p>The strangest bedfellows in Washington are locked in an increasingly public and …

Politics

MCCONNELL: Anyone who thinks Trump and I are fighting is 'clearly not part of the conversation'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attempted Wednesday to brush back reports of a growing feud with President Donald Trump.<p>In a statement, McConnell said he and Trump were working toward a unified agenda and suggested that reports of a strain in their relationship were exaggerated.<p>"We have a …

Business

Dr. Frankenstein didn't like his creation, either

Donald Trump has spent a chunk of August publicly feuding with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), with the two Republican leaders …

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What's at stake for GOP agenda as Trump and McConnell feud

President Trump’s relationship with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has descended into a bitter cold war — and the GOP’s legislative agenda …

Republicans

About That Bounce...

On Monday, the "markets" surged higher right out of the gate, once again, igniting hope that the BTFD trade was well intact and is immune to any and …

Business

Cavuto: Mitch McConnell deserves better

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Republicans

Trump Returns to Campaign Mode — And Lashes Out

<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>Remember when we wrote that Unscripted Trump is vastly different from Teleprompter Trump? Well, as expected, Unscripted Trump spoke in Arizona last night – …

Elections

10 things Mitch McConnell probably hates about Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and President Trump's relationship is fraying amid Trump's repeated public attacks and controversial statements. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)<p>While House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) is giving a beleaguered President Trump the benefit of the …

U.S. Congress

Trump Foments Social Unrest in Phoenix, Enabled by Republicans

(AP Photo/Matt York)<p>Phoenix police used tear gas outside the Phoenix Convention Center where Trump hosted a rally on August 22, 2017.<p>There comes a …

Liberal View

7 Ways Trump’s Arizona Speech Complicates Congress’ Fall Agenda

President threatens a shutdown, criticizes senators and their chamber’s rules<p>Short on legislative accomplishments so far in his tenure, President …

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White House insists all good between Trump, Senate leader

The White House insisted Wednesday that President Donald Trump and the US Senate’s top Republican Mitch McConnell were “united” on their political …

The White House

Fellow Republicans rebuke Trump over government shutdown threat

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans rebuked him on Wednesday after his threat to shut down the U.S. government over funding for a border wall rattled markets and cast a shadow over congressional efforts to raise the country's debt ceiling and pass spending …

U.S. Treasury

McConnell and Ryan launch into damage control after Trump rally

The fragile calm showed the Republican Party’s leadership struggling to regain composure after Trump's Phoenix rally.

U.S. Congress

OPINION | Arizona speech reveals a president who wants out

OPINION | Trump is setting up a situation either for his own resignation or impeachment so he can exit stage left and blame "the swamp" for his …

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Trump Needs to Stop Whining About the Filibuster

His much-condemned perspective on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, was far from the only dead horse the president could not stop beating in …

Politics

Trump widens rift with key Republican leaders

In a fiery speech in Arizona Tuesday night in which he implicitly attacked members of his own party, the president took a step into uncharted waters …

U.S. Congress

McConnell says he and Trump are united on 'shared goals'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he and President Donald Trump are in regular contact about "shared goals" and working together to advance them. He says people suggesting otherwise are "clearly not part of the conversation."<p>McConnell says priorities include tax …

Politics

Wednesday's Morning Email: Trump Plays To His Base In Divisive Arizona Rally

And suggests he'll pardon Joe Arpaio.<p>TOP STORIES<p><i>(And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.)</i><p><b>DONALD TRUMP PLAYS TO THE BASE IN DIVISIVE ARIZONA RALLY</b> Take a look at the wildest moments from the rally, where Trump had harsher words for the media than he did for white supremacists, …

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At Arizona Rally, Trump Blames Media For Condemnation Of Comments On Virginia

After a disastrous week that brought him criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, Donald Trump traveled to Phoenix, Arizona for a rally. Back in campaign mode, he resorted to his usual talking points and lashed out at the media, Obama, Democrats, and GOP senators Mitch McConnell and John …

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