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Pence likens Trump to one of his heroes: Teddy Roosevelt

Friday  02:45,   18 august 2017

"I think the United States once again has a president whose vision, energy and can-do spirit is reminiscent of President Teddy Roosevelt,” Pence said. “Think about it,” the vice president continued. “Then, as now, we have a builder of boundless [...]

How business leaders lost faith in Trump

Friday  02:20,   18 august 2017
The Financial Times

The US business leaders who served on the two now-defunct advisory groups to President Donald Trump have suffered a hail of opprobrium for their involvement. But some of them continue to believe that their efforts were worthwhile. .The US business[...]

How Do Trump’s Black Friends Feel? It’s Complicated

Friday  01:15,   18 august 2017
The New York Times

As questions of racism increasingly dog the president, his past, from dating a biracial model to efforts to hang out publicly with African-American celebrities, paints a complex picture.“I didn’t hide my race from Donald Trump. He knew,” Ms. Young[...]

Analysis | ‘Terror’ struck Barcelona, according to Trump. Charlottesville? ‘Call it whatever you want.’

Friday  01:05,   18 august 2017

"Before I make a statement, I need the facts,” the president said earlier this[...]

Trump abandons plans for infrastructure council

Friday  00:31,   18 august 2017

President Donald Trump will not move forward with plans to form an infrastructure committee, the White House announced on Thursday, following his decision to disband two other White House policy groups earlier this week. You Should Carry One[...]

In letter to staff, DeVos condemns Charlottesville violence

Friday  00:07,   18 august 2017
Associated Press

After criticism over her muted response to the violence in Charlottesville, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has written a letter to her staff condemning the "tragic and unthinkable" events and blasting "neo-Nazis and other racist[...]

‘I hope Trump is assassinated,’ Missouri lawmaker writes, and quickly regrets

Thursday  23:25,   17 august 2017

<p>A Democratic Missouri state senator from the St. Louis area posted, then quickly deleted, a comment on Facebook saying she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.</p>Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal told The Kansas City Star she[...]

Key Republican Calls for 'Radical Changes' in Trump's Presidency

Thursday  23:21,   17 august 2017

A Senate Republican who once considered joining Donald Trump’s administration called Thursday for “radical changes,” saying the president hasn’t yet demonstrated the characteristics needed to serve in his job. “The president has not yet been able [...]

They snubbed Trump. But the Koch network has still exerted a surprising influence over the White House

Thursday  22:56,   17 august 2017

During the presidential campaign, about the only common ground between billionaire conservative Charles Koch and Republican nominee Donald Trump was a colorful disregard for each other.&nbsp;Koch complained the choice between Trump and Hillary[...]

Republican senator says Trump yet to demonstrate needed stability

Thursday  22:55,   17 august 2017

Senator Bob Corker, unleashing one of the most pointed attacks from a Republican official on President Donald Trump, said on Thursday the president had not yet shown the "stability and competence" the United States needs, nor an[...]

Trump condemns Barcelona attack

Thursday  21:40,   17 august 2017
The Hill

President Trump on Thursday condemned a deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, and pledged support to Spanish authorities. "The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be[...]

Pelosi wants to pull Confederate statues from Capitol

Thursday  20:52,   17 august 2017
CBS News

Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to support the removal of the statutes"The halls of Congress are the very heart of our democracy," the California Democrat said in a Thursday statement. "The statues in the [...]

Barcelona 'terror': Trump, State Department monitoring Spain attack

Thursday  20:52,   17 august 2017
FOX News

President Trump and others in his administration are monitoring what local police are calling the “terror attack” in Barcelona, where a white van rammed into dozens of people in a popular tourist district. Police have confirmed fatalities, in[...]

Another Democrat Starting Trump Impeachment Process

Thursday  20:40,   17 august 2017

Rep. Steve Cohen will introduce articles of impeachment following President Donald Trump's Charlottesville remarks.Following Donald Trump’s equivocating of white supremacists and those who oppose them in the wake of violent clashes in[...]

Analysis | Why Trump may be refocusing racial politics on Confederate memorials

Thursday  19:41,   17 august 2017

Americans mostly think Trump bungled his response to the violence in Charlottesville.For six days, President Trump has been trying to figure out where the solid ground lies after the violent protests in Charlottesville on Saturday. His political and [...]