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In Search of Donald Trump at His Boyhood Home

Tuesday  07:00,   22 august 2017
The New York Times

At the president’s former childhood house, listed for rent on Airbnb, visitors can sleep in his bedroom. But traces of him are elusive.There were none to be found, so I drank my coffee from a President Donald J. Trump Childhood Home insignia water[...]

Angry Trump Grilled His Generals About Troop Increase, Then Gave In

Tuesday  07:00,   22 august 2017
The New York Times

The president, who had called for American withdrawal from Afghanistan before he took office, in the end accepted a “big military” approach as the only viable option.“We’re losing,” the president declared, according to a person who was in the room.[...]

Trump calls for racial unity in Afghanistan speech

Tuesday  06:25,   22 august 2017
New York Daily News

President Trump used his Afghanistan speech Monday to take another shot at setting the right tone on hate in America, using the military as an example of racial unity. “By following the heroic example of those who fought to preserve our republic, we [...]

Ryan says Trump 'messed up' on Charlottesville, rejects censure

Tuesday  05:56,   22 august 2017
The Hill

President Trump "could have done better" in his response to the racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Monday, though he rejected a Democratic push to censure Trump for his[...]

Analysis | Trump faces the grim reality of Afghanistan: No quick path to victory and no way out

Tuesday  05:56,   22 august 2017

Like the two presidents before him, Trump searches for the least bad option in a stalemated war.In a televised address to the nation Monday, Trump said that his “original instinct was to pull out,” but that the “consequences of a rapid exit are[...]

‘It’s a hard problem’: Inside Trump’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan

Tuesday  05:20,   22 august 2017

After years of criticizing the war, the president was convinced by military leaders to stay the course.Last month, as Trump mulled over a new strategy in a 16-year conflict that bedeviled his predecessors, he groused that sending additional U.S.[...]

Trump celebrates solar eclipse by looking up without special viewing glasses

Tuesday  03:45,   22 august 2017

The first rule of enjoying the eclipse is to never look directly at the sun without eclipse glasses.Trump emerged on the Truman Balcony of the White House with first lady Melania and son Barron shortly before the eclipse reached its apex in[...]

Gingrich: Trump must stop 'stepping on himself'

Tuesday  03:10,   22 august 2017
The Hill

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) is warning President Trump to "quit stepping on himself," raising concerns about how Trump's remarks about violence at the Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally overshadowed his discussion[...]

Pressure on Manafort grows as feds track more income, possible money laundering

Tuesday  03:01,   22 august 2017
Tribune News Service

Paul Manafort's place in the crosshairs of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into the Kremlin's attempts to sway the 2016 presidential election seems to be growing more uncomfortable. Two sources familiar with the inquiry tell[...]

Black caucus has had it with Trump, plans to discuss impeachment

Tuesday  01:30,   22 august 2017

<p>The Congressional Black Caucus, a formidable bloc of lawmakers with a big say in the fate of President Donald Trump and his legislation, Monday sent him a terse, clear message: We don’t think you understand us at all.</p>The caucus’[...]

Former Trump Spox: Slavery Is Actually Part Of America’s 'Good History'

Tuesday  00:21,   22 august 2017

Former spokesperson for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Katrina Pierson, appeared on “Fox and Friends” Monday morning to defend keeping Confederate statues on display as politicians and activists call for their removal, saying Americans love[...]

Paul Ryan Affirms 'There Are No Sides' To White Supremacy, But Still Won't Call Out Trump

Tuesday  00:21,   22 august 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday responded more forcefully to President Donald Trump’s defense of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups that precipitated this month’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, while still declining to[...]

Mitch McConnell says most news "is not fake"

Tuesday  00:06,   22 august 2017
CBS News

Trump has tweeted over 100 times about "fake news"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that he doesn't believe that most news is "fake news," a view that President Trump often tweets[...]

McConnell: Next Steps on Obamacare are 'Somewhat Murky'

Tuesday  00:06,   22 august 2017
NBC News

Mitch McConnell said that the next steps on health care are "somewhat murky" but that Republicans will talk with Democrats to see where the two parties agree."Obviously we had a set-back," McConnell said at a business lunch in Louisville.[...]

McConnell says there is ‘zero chance’ Congress will fail to raise debt ceiling

Monday  23:36,   21 august 2017

With the federal government running out of money, McConnell promises Congress will take action.McConnell spoke during a public event in Kentucky with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who minutes before had implored Congress to focus immediately on [...]