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Since Trump’s election, the U.S. image abroad has plummeted. But is it really just about Trump?  The Washington Post

In Japan, people react more to the message than to the messenger.

Trump signed letter of intent for Trump Tower Moscow project despite Giuliani insisting he didn't  CNN

A newly obtained document shows President Donald Trump signed a letter of intent to move forward with negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Russia, despite ...

Trump agrees to shut down his charity amid allegations that he used it for personal and political benefit  The Washington Post

President Trump has agreed to shut down his embattled personal charity and to give away its remaining money amid allegations that he used the foundation for ...

Trump frets the economy will be his political Achilles heel  CNN

Washington (CNN) Never shy about taking credit for the stock market when it soared, President Donald Trump has been characteristically quick to assign blame ...

Democrats prepare for tax return showdown with defiant Trump  CNN

House Democrats are carefully laying the groundwork to obtain President Donald Trump's personal tax returns in the new Congress, hoping to build public ...

CNN obtains Russia documents signed by Trump  CNN

CNN's Chris Cuomo discusses a newly obtained document that shows President Donald Trump signed a letter of intent to move forward with negotiations to ...

Fed Expected To Raise Rates Despite Trump Attacks  NPR

Despite pressure from President Trump and members of his administration, the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for the fourth time this year on ...

This Donald Trump lie is his most convincing  CNN

Donald Trump, known for falsehoods in his tenure as President (and long before that), has many supporters who back the things he says even though they're not ...

Democrats will probe Trump Organization projects in Dominican Republic  ABC News

Congressional Democrats intend in coming weeks to ask the Trump Organization for records surrounding the firm's talks with developers in the Dominican ...

Trump orders creation of US Space Command  CNN

President Donald Trump ordered the creation of "Space Command" on Tuesday, a move the administration is labeling a precursor to creating a US Space Force.

Witches fuming over Trump's use of 'witch hunt'  CNN

There's one demographic President Trump hasn't put a spell on ... witches. CNN's Jeanne Moos shares the concerns of witches who take issue with Trump's ...

Sarah Sanders defends Trump's Flynn tweet  CNN

When reporters asked about President Donald Trump's tweet wishing Michael Flynn "good luck" in court, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders claimed ...

Van Jones praises Trump: This is history  CNN

CNN host Van Jones praises Jared Kushner, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), and President Trump for getting a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill to a vote in ...

Brad Parscale narrates 2020 Trump TV ad, asks viewers to leave positive messages on hotline  SF Gate

We need to let President Trump know that we appreciate what he's doing for America,” Brad Parscale said in an ad that aired Monday. “I need you to call the ...

Facebook’s got 99 problems but Trump’s latest “bias” tweet ain’t one  TechCrunch

By any measure Facebook hasn't had the best of years in 2018. But while toxic problems keep piling up and, well, raining acidly down on the social networking ...

Sanders defends Trump calling Cohen a 'rat'  CNN

In a White House press briefing, press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump's tweet calling his former personal attorney Michael Cohen a "rat."

Trump’s Lawless Border  The Atlantic

The administration's quick disclaimer of responsibility for the death of Jakelin Caal Maquín highlights the limits of its emphasis on law and order.

RNC's Christmas Message Request For Donald Trump's Family Backfires  HuffPost

The Republican National Committee offered folks on Twitter the chance to sign and leave a message on the official online First Family Christmas Card on ...

On Twitter, Trump comes out swinging in many directions  The Washington Post

President Trump lashed out Tuesday morning at threats from many directions, taking aim at the special counsel's Russia inquiry, the Federal Reserve, social ...

Hacked European Cables Reveal a World of Anxiety About Trump, Russia and Iran  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Hackers infiltrated the European Union's diplomatic communications network for years, downloading thousands of cables that reveal concerns ...

Judge rejects request to release Trump's tax returns under freedom of information laws  CNN

A federal judge found Tuesday that the President's tax information is protected.

Trump Administration Report on School Safety Plays Down Role of Guns  The New York Times

The report instead focused on rescinding Obama-era disciplinary policies, improving mental health services and training school personnel in the use of firearms.

Amphibian that buries head in sand named after Donald Trump  BBC News

US presidents tend to receive their fair share of honours, but Donald Trump may want to ignore his latest one. A newly discovered amphibian that buries its head ...

Trump's tax cuts are a bust  CNN

One year after the tax cuts Donald Trump touted so highly were signed into law, Republicans should look at them with shame, says Jill Filipovic. The cuts haven't ...

Senate passes criminal justice overhaul, handing Trump a win | TheHill  The Hill

Trump helped revive long-stalled legislation on Capitol Hill by calling for a vote this year.

Calling Michael Cohen a ‘Rat,’ Trump brings ‘American underworld’ lingo to the White House  The Washington Post

The slang word, which dates back centuries in labeling a range of deception and misbehavior, became part of American gangster parlance in the early 20th ...

Why President Trump is shutting down his charity  Washington Post

President Trump's charity will shut down amid allegations that he used it for personal and political gain. In the second part of our Murder With Impunity series, the ...

How the various investigations into Trump’s world overlap  The Washington Post

There are criminal or civil investigations looking at more than a decade of Trump's life.

Trump signs executive order giving employees time off on Christmas Eve  USA TODAY

Donald Trump is giving the gift of time-off to federal employees, announcing Tuesday he will excuse government workers from duty on Christmas Eve.

Russia’s support for Trump’s election is no longer disputable  The Washington Post

TWO REPORTS prepared for the Senate on Russian disinformation unfold a now-indisputable narrative: The Kremlin engaged in a coordinated campaign to ...

Parents: We'd encourage Trump's involvement  CNN

The parents of Army Major Mathew Golsteyn react to President Trump's tweet that he will review the case against the former Green Beret, who is accused of ...

Russia ran a disinformation campaign against Mueller. It sounds just like Trump’s.  The Washington Post

Courtesy of new reports released by the Senate Intelligence Committee, we're now learning new details about a major disinformation campaign that Russia ran ...

Why Trump still needs Obamacare - POLITICO  POLITICO

To bring down drug prices and fight opioids, the White House uses provisions of the health law it constantly attacks.

President Trump's comments on Green Beret charged with murder rile legal experts  NBC News

President Donald Trump's announcement over the weekend that he will be "reviewing" the case of a former Army Green Beret charged with murder has caused ...

Blaming the Deep State: Officials Accused of Wrongdoing Adopt Trump’s Response  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Call it the deep-state defense. After the Pentagon stripped an official's security clearance for reading a top-secret paper in public, his allies ...

Trump Administration Imposes Ban on Bump Stocks  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a new rule banning bump stocks, the attachments that enable semiautomatic rifles to fire in ...

Mulvaney Called Trump a ‘Terrible Human Being’ in 2016  The New York Times

Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's pick to be acting White House chief of staff, described Mr. Trump in 2016 as a “terrible human being” who had said “disgusting ...

Trump’s secrets of success are finally failing him  The Washington Post

The racket inside President Trump's head must sound like the roar of a train. Investigations are coming at him from all sides — from the special counsel, from the ...

Mnuchin Backs Off Trump's Promise of 10% Middle-Class Tax Cut  Bloomberg

The Trump administration is setting aside a middle-class tax cut and planning to focus its tax efforts next year on fixing mistakes in the 2017 overhaul, according ...

Trump’s VA vowed to stop veteran suicide. Its leaders failed to spend millions set aside to reach those at risk.  The Washington Post

The Trump administration said from its first days that preventing suicide was its top clinical priority for veterans. The performance of its national outreach ...

The Trump difference: His world view makes him uniquely impervious to intelligence analysis  USA TODAY

Trump isn't the first president to disagree with intelligence analysis. But he's the first whose views aren't rooted in facts, logic and US interests.

Thousands of Migrant Children Could Be Released With Trump’s Major Policy Reversal  Texas Monthly

Federal officials reverse course and announce they will no longer require fingerprints of potential sponsors for detained children.

SNL missed how 'wonderful' Trump has made America  CNN

Dean Obeidallah writes that while the 'SNL' cold open offered many insights into the President, it missed one key point: Trump has inspired a level of activism ...

Republicans Who Could Run Against Trump  The New Yorker

Like many people, James Comey, the former F.B.I. director, has been thinking about the best way for the Presidency of Donald Trump to end. Interviewed in New ...

Robert De Niro opens up about Trump feud  CNN

In an interview with CNN's Hala Gorani, actor Robert De Niro opens up about his feud with President Donald Trump.

Forget Concrete, Trump's Border Wall Will Be 'Artistically Designed Steel Slats'  HuffPost

President Donald Trump wants Americans to know his U.S.-Mexico border wall won't be concrete. It will be see-through “artistically designed steel slats.”.

Comey slams Trump, 'shameful' House Republicans after 2nd Capitol Hill meeting  CNN

Washington (CNN) Former FBI Director James Comey slammed Republicans on Monday for not speaking out against President Donald Trump's attacks on the ...

Mueller Exposes Putin's Hold Over Trump  Forbes

Just over a week ago, on Friday December 7, the Special Counsel's Office headed by Robert Mueller for the first time outlined in a court filing the grand narrative ...

Mexico’s Strategy for Dealing With Trump: Warn Him About China  The New York Times

Mexico has a plan to deal with migrants: develop Central America, ideally with U.S. help. If not, it may turn to China, a powerful player in the region.

Trump Officials Plan to Rescind Obama-Era School Discipline Policies  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is planning to roll back Obama-era policies aimed at ensuring that minority children are not unfairly disciplined, ...

Yes, Russian Trolls Helped Elect Trump  The New York Times

This year, researchers at Ohio State University tried to measure the impact that fake news had on the 2016 election. They based their analysis on a postelection ...

Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation  CNN

President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee is currently being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible financial abuses related to ...

Trump’s 2013 Deal With Aras Agalarov  Slate

After making known his intentions to run for the U.S. presidency, Trump went to Moscow and signed with “Putin's builder.”

The 29 most surreal lines from Donald Trump's Fox News interview  CNN

On Thursday, President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Fox News personality Harris Faulkner. It was, um, chummy -- with Faulkner asking Trump ...

President Donald Trump's poll numbers are bad, but here's why he could win in 2020  CNN

If the economy has the same job growth over the final two years of Trump's first term as it did over the first two years, history suggests Trump would be favored to ...

FACT CHECK: Did Penny Marshall Donate Her Estate to Trump's 2020 Election Campaign?  Snopes.com

The ink was barely dry on Marshall's obituary when a story made the rounds claiming the 'Laverne & Shirley' star had left all her money to Trump.

Camerota goes off on Trump's 'SNL' tweet  CNN

CNN's Alisyn Camerota responds to President Donald Trump's tweet criticizing 'SNL' by saying she's at her most patriotic when watching the show because we ...

How Trump Made War on Angela Merkel and Europe  The New Yorker

The German Chancellor and other European leaders have run out of patience with the President, Susan B. Glasser writes.

Mulvaney calls Trump 'terrible human being' in video from 2016  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's budget director and soon-to-be acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, called Trump "a terrible human being" during a ...

CEOs say they often apologize to business partners abroad for Trump’s diplomacy  The Washington Post

Donald Trump may have entered the White House with a background in business, but a new survey of business leaders shows little praise for the president from ...

The great unraveling of Donald Trump's defenses  MSNBC

WaPo's Aaron Blake, MSNBC analyst Elise Jordan, former Rep. David Jolly, former U.S. atty Harry Litman, and former fed prosecutor Paul Butler on the weekend ...

I voted for Trump. Now his wall may destroy my butterfly paradise.  The Washington Post

By supporting it, the Republican Party is abandoning the principles I've treasured my entire life.

As the Trumps Dodged Taxes, Their Tenants Paid a Price  The Indian Express

They were collateral damage as Donald J. Trump and his siblings dodged inheritance taxes and gained control of their father's fortune: thousands of renters in ...

Pelosi vs. Trump: ‘Don’t Characterize the Strength That I Bring,’ She Says  The New York Times

In the Oval Office, the likely new House speaker takes on a president who is rarely challenged to his face in public, especially by a woman.

Democrats will try to get Trump’s tax returns. But they need to do it right.  The Washington Post

One big question facing the incoming House Democratic majority will be how aggressively to pursue President Trump's tax returns, and Nancy Pelosi, who is ...

Trump entities at the focus of at least 6 investigations  CNN

At least six entities linked to President Donald Trump are the focus of investigations, with the possibility of others that have not been made public. CNN's Victor ...

Comics rip Trump's mounting legal troubles  CNN

Late-night hosts poked fun at the increasing amount of legal troubles facing President Donald Trump and his administration.

Trump's 'Smocking Gun' Tweet Tops This Week’s Internet News  WIRED

President Trump misspells smoking. Plus: The Washington Post adds a "Bottomless Pinocchio" rating, Theresa May cancels a Brexit vote, and more.

SE Cupp: The walls are closing in on Trump  CNN

CNN's SE Cupp breaks down the multiple investigations President Donald Trump is facing in addition to the Mueller probe.

Trump's campaign, business, administration, inaugural committee, family under investigation  MSNBC

Due to Michael Cohen and court filings over the last few weeks Donald Trump has been linked to numerous investigations, the latest of which involves possibly ...

‘Stop,’ ‘I wasn’t there,’ ‘I don’t know anything about that’: Republicans dodge or dismiss Trump’s legal woes  The Washington Post

A reporter hadn't even finished asking about President Trump and the sentencing of his former lawyer Michael Cohen when Republican Sen. James E. Risch ...

Miller doubles down on Trump's shutdown threat  CNN

In an interview with CBS, White House adviser Stephen Miller repeated President Trump's threat to shut down the federal government if Congress cannot come ...

“This Is Not a Normal Time”: Trump and the Rapidly Expanding “Witch Hunt”  The New Yorker

Susan B. Glasser on comments made this week by the departing senators Jeff Flake and Claire McCaskill, and what may be in store for the Republican Party in ...

Who actually wants to be Donald Trump's chief of staff?  CNN

In two weeks' time, President Donald Trump will be without a chief of staff following the departure of John Kelly.

Cupp: Trump's White House is political ipecac  CNN

SE Cupp discusses the recent departures in President Donald Trump's White House and says it is foreshadowing for others who will likely become targets of ...

Trump concerned about being impeached, sees it as a 'real possibility,' source says  CNN

President Donald Trump has expressed concern that he could be impeached when Democrats take over the House, a source close to the President told CNN ...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to leave Trump administration at end of the year  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump announced Saturday morning that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will depart from his administration at the end of the ...

Donald Trump’s Tabloid Reckoning  The New Yorker

John Cassidy writes about a new revelation about a deal between President Trump and A.M.I., the parent company of the National Enquirer, which contradicts ...

Michael Cohen pleads guilty, says he lied about Trump's knowledge of Moscow project  CNN

President Donald Trump spoke more extensively with his former attorney Michael Cohen about the proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow, Cohen admitted ...

Trump’s Push for Trade Win Could Undermine Sanctions Enforcement  The New York Times

President Trump's suggestion that he could intervene in the arrest of a Huawei executive could put his sanctions enforcement strategy at risk.

First-ever Fact Checker poll: Few Americans believe Trump’s false statements  The Washington Post

Working with Scott Clement and Emily Guskin of The Washington Post polling department, the Fact Checker team developed a poll designed to test whether ...

Trump's History of Campaign Finance Wrongdoing Destroys His New Defense  The Daily Beast

Trump says today that he doesn't know campaign finance law. But he became acquainted with it years ago as a donor—by breaking it.

At least 16 Trump associates had contacts with Russians during campaign or transition  CNN

Washington (CNN) At least 16 associates of Donald Trump had contacts with Russians during the 2016 campaign or transition, according to public statements, ...

The president’s misleading statements on Trump Tower Moscow: A timeline  The Washington Post

President Trump has repeatedly claimed no one close to him had contacts with Russia — or at least that he knew about.

Adam Schiff’s Plans to Obliterate Trump’s Red Line  The New Yorker

President Trump said some time ago that he believes his personal finances should be off limits to investigators. In an interview with the Times in July, 2017, he ...

Exclusive: Two key answers from Trump to Mueller  CNN

President Donald Trump told special counsel Robert Mueller in writing that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks, nor was he told about the 2016 Trump ...

Fatah and Hamas will face Trump's deal disunited  Al Jazeera English

And it will be a disaster for the Palestinian struggle.

Trump embarks on whirlwind G20 after canceling Putin meeting  CNN

Buenos Aires (CNN) President Donald Trump was only a half-hour into his nine-hour flight to the G20 summit here in the Argentine capital when he decided to ...

For Trump, it’s all downhill from here  The Washington Post

The latest CNN poll underscores a grim political reality for the Republican Party, which has removed any separation between itself and President Trump.

Trump, without evidence, accuses James Comey of lying to House Judiciary Committee  CNN

President Donald Trump lashed out at former FBI Director James Comey over testimony he gave to the House Judiciary and Oversight committees on Friday, ...

Markets are underestimating the long-term impact of Trump's fight with China  CNBC

By pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trump sacrificed the best and earliest chance he had galvanize allies around a 12-country trade and investment ...

Donald Trump buried a climate change report because 'I don't believe it'  CNN

President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed a study produced by his own administration, involving 13 federal agencies and more than 300 leading climate ...

Trump’s latest tweets cross clear lines, experts say: Obstruction of justice and witness tampering  The Washington Post

President Trump took to Twitter Monday morning, haranguing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and witnesses to his ongoing Russia investigation. His tweets ...

21 very revealing lines from Donald Trump's 'gut' Washington Post interview  CNN

President Donald Trump sat down with The Washington Post in the Oval Office on Tuesday, the latest in a series of interviews with major media outlets of late.

Incoming New York attorney general plans wide-ranging investigations of Trump and family  NBC News

New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Donald Trump, his family and "anyone" in his circle ...

Trump Previously Lined the Pockets of His Democrat Defender Mark Penn  The Daily Beast

The former Clinton strategist, who has railed against the Mueller probe, said it was minor work and notes that it happened three decades ago.

Trump announces John Kelly is leaving  CNN

White House chief of staff John Kelly will be leaving his position at the end of the year, President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Saturday ...

Trump abruptly cancels planned Putin meeting  CNN

US President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin two days before they were scheduled to sit down ...

Would Indicting Trump Be Constitutional?  The New York Times

Yes, it would be. But that question is a distraction from the principal objective of the Russia investigation.