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Trump calls Manafort prosecution ‘a hoax,’ says Sessions should stop Mueller investigation

President Trump on Wednesday said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should terminate the investigation into Russian election interference and called the prosecution of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort “a hoax.” In several inflammatory tweets, Trump escalated his attacks on the investigation, led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, that includes examining whether Trump’s campaign…

Donald Trump Jr. Complains Twitter Is ‘Platform for Hate Against Conservatives’ After Melania Called a ‘Hoebag’

In a message directed at Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump Jr. called the social media site “a platform for hate against conservatives” after a candidate for Congress suggested in a tweet that his step-mother is a prostitute. Mark Roberts, who is standing as an independent for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional district and identifies as a conservative,…

Trump administration links gas mileage to risk for drivers

The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards. Transportation experts dispute the arguments, contained in a draft of the administration’s proposals prepared this summer, excerpts of which were obtained by The…

‘Wild’ Trump revives spirit of ’16 — but can it work a 2nd (and 3rd) time?

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Trump criticized for not leading effort to secure elections

by Deb Riechmann | AP August 1 at 12:42 AM WASHINGTON — As alarms blare about Russian interference in U.S. elections, the Trump administration is facing criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond. Both Republicans and Democrats have criticized the administration’s response as fragmented, without enough…

Trump Advisers Urge Raising Additional China Tariffs to 25%

As Washington and Beijing struggle to break a trade impasse, some administration advisers are urging President Trump to raise the stakes with a sharp increase in the level of tariffs proposed for $200 billion in Chinese imports targeted for punitive measures. Trump administration advisers are debating measures that might bring Chinese negotiators to the table.…

Trump could raise tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods

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President Trump holds rally in Florida

President Donald Trump riffed on acting presidential and Abe Lincoln during a campaign rally in Tampa Tuesday evening. He said he had liked to “be a little wild, have a little fun” during rallies, adding that it is “a lot easier to act presidential than do what I do.” “Anybody can act presidential,” he said,…

Trump Voices Skepticism on Sale of 3-D Printed Guns

WASHINGTON—President Trump on Tuesday voiced skepticism about the legal sale of 3-D printed firearms, writing on Twitter that the practice “doesn’t seem to make much sense!” Mr. Trump said he had talked to the National Rifle Association about such firearms, though he didn’t give any detail about what steps he might take to block such…

Donald Trump just made John Kelly a promise he (almost certainly) won’t keep

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Trump says 3D printed guns being available to download ‘doesn’t seem to make much sense’

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Trump asked John Kelly to stay on as chief of staff until at least 2020

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Trump Administration Sued by 8 US States Over 3D Guns

Eight states are filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a boon to terrorists and criminals and threaten public safety. The suit, filed Monday in Seattle, asks a judge to block the federal government’s…

Trump administration defends family detention centers: ‘More like summer camp’

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Iran can afford to play the long game with Trump

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani met with the new British Ambassador to Tehran Tuesday where he announced, not for the first time, the US withdrawal from the multilateral nuclear deal in May was “illegal,” adding that “the ball is in Europe’s court.” It seems that Iran — and Rouhani is the face of it right now…

Trump repeats Giuliani defense: ‘Collusion is not a crime’

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Trump weighs big tax cut for rich: report

The Trump administration is considering acting unilaterally to institute a $100 billion tax cut that will largely benefit the wealthy, according to a report in The New York Times.  The Times reported that Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinOn The Money: Trump doubles down on shutdown threat | Trump reportedly weighing big tax cut for the rich…

Trump Tariffs Prompt Coca-Cola To Hike Prices

ATLANTA — Coca-Cola chief executive James Quincey said cost pressures from President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs will force the beverage giant to raise its prices. He said the price hikes will vary by channel and by customer. It’s unknown how much prices will go up, and which products in the vending channel will…

‘Trump 2020’ banner unfurled at Yankees game

A huge “Trump 2020” banner was unfurled at the New York Yankees game in the Bronx on Sunday. A huge “Trump 2020” banner was unfurled at the New York Yankees game on Sunday by fans of the president’s early campaign push. Displayed from a balcony at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, the sign urged voters…

Trump says he’s willing to meet Iranian President Rouhani ‘any time’ and without preconditions

President Trump declared Monday that he would meet Iran’s leaders “anytime they want,” an invitation for face-to-face dialogue with a country he had appeared to threaten with war only days before and an affirmation of Trump’s faith in his brand of personal diplomacy. Trump said he would meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without preconditions, because…

Fact check: What Trump got wrong in his attacks on Mueller

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE WASHINGTON — In a series of tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump launched arguably his most aggressive attacks yet on special counsel Robert Mueller and his Russia investigation. The president referred to Mueller’s probe — which already has produced…

President Trump Has ‘No Problem Doing a Shut Down’ if He Doesn’t Get Border Wall Funding

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Monday he would have “no problem” shutting down the federal government this year if congressional lawmakers don’t agree to provide additional border security funding. Trump’s suggestion puts him at odds with members of his own party in Congress, where many Republicans are facing tough re-election fights this November. Government…

Trump says he’d meet with Iran without preconditions ‘whenever they want’

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Trump repeats threat: ‘I would have no problem doing a shutdown’

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Trump Again Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Wall

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said on Monday that he had no qualms about shutting down the government as part of a dispute over funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but he didn’t specify how much he would consider a sufficient amount. “I would have no problem doing a shutdown,” Mr. Trump said, adding that…

Trump Allies Take Aim at Michael Cohen After Fallout

President Trump’s allies sought to discredit his former attorney, Michael Cohen, after a week of escalating clashes that raised the question of how much Mr. Cohen may be prepared to divulge about his former boss. Rudy Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s lawyer, called Mr. Cohen a “pathological manipulator” and “a liar” on Fox News following reports Mr.…