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Lawmakers slam Trump for laying 'blame on both sides' in Charlottesville rally
President Donald Trump ’s press conference Tuesday afternoon, originally scheduled to focus on U.S. infrastructure, deteriorated into a spirited argument over Saturday's controversial statement on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompting swift responses on social media. Trump's
Lawmakers slam Trump for delay in denouncing hate groups by name
Following bipartisan criticism of his response to the unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, the president publicly condemned white supremacists and other hate groups by name for the first time since violence broke out. “ Racism is evil,” Trump said on Monday. "Those who cause violence in its name
Transcripts released revealing Trump intended American taxpayers to front bill for Mexican wall
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto was firm about Mexico not paying for the wall that Trump ran his campaign on.
Congressional Democrats unveil new economic agenda
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democratic congressional leaders launched a revamped messaging campaign today as part of the party’s appeals to voters before the 2018 midterm elections . The campaign features a new package of economic priorities Democrats are calling "A Better Deal."
Congressional Russia investigations: A look at where they stand
This week’s revelations about Donald Trump Jr.’s emails and meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, which the latter allegedly secured by having an interlocutor float the promise of incriminating information about Hillary Clinton, brought a renewed public focus on the congressional
The Note: Dark cloud hangs over Trump’s visit to City of Lights
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY Bonjour! President Trump is in Paris today and Friday at the invitation of his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron , for the Bastille Day celebrations and to hold a one-on-one meeting . Overshadowed by Donald Trump Jr., the president's news conference will be his first
Senate Intelligence Committee list of interviewees expands amid Trump Jr. email controversy
The Senate Intelligence Committee has begun interviewing White House and Trump campaign staffers for its Russia investigation but it is already expanding its roster of interviewees amid revelations that Donald Trump Jr. met during the campaign with a Russian lawyer purporting to have damaging
The Note: Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia nothing-burger has a lot of meat
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY Donald Trump Jr .’s very big problem is getting bigger. The New York Times is reporting that he was told in an email that the Kremlin was the source for damaging information he was hoping to receive before his meeting with a Russian lawyer. Cue the investigators: "This
Donald Trump Jr. acknowledges that he met with Russian lawyer during campaign
Trump's son admits meeting with a Russian attorney to hear damaging information about Hillary Clinton; he agreed to be interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Senate Intelligence Committee to begin interviews of Trump campaign officials this week
The Senate Intelligence Committee staff will begin their first interviews with Trump campaign officials this week, according to a source familiar with the interview process. The interviews come as a part of the committee's ongoing investigation into Russian interference in last year's presidential