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GOP to White House: End summit mystery


Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are worried that Russian President Vladimir Putin may use his one-on-one meeting with President Trump in Helsinki to drive a wedge between NATO allies by claiming secret side deals with the United…

History argues for Democratic Senate gains


Senate Democrats have one enormous advantage even as they face one of the most difficult political terrains in recent memory: They are not the party that controls the White House.A ...

GOP lawmaker says he met accused Russian agent at Thanksgiving barbecue


"I did meet her, a few interactions were pleasant," Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) says.

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Mnuchin: US open to removing Russian aluminum producer from sanctions list


Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Friday that the Trump administration is considering the possibility of removing a Russian aluminum company from a list of sanctioned companies as the company seeks to reconcile with the U.S. government…

Pelosi: 'Thug' Putin not welcome in Congress


House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) is making it clear that even if Russian President Vladimir Putin pays a visit to Washington in the fall, he is not welcome in Congress.“The notion that President Trump would invite a tyrant to…


Biden rips Trump immigration policy: 'One of the darkest moments in our history'


Former vice president blasts "grotesque lies" during speech to Latino activists.


Sunk judicial pick spills over into Supreme Court fight


Democrats are seizing on the failed nomination of Ryan Bounds, President Trump’s unsuccessful circuit court pick, as they look for leverage in a fight over confirming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.Democrats say Bounds’s nomination,…


Bernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) attacked President Trump Friday at a campaign rally in Wichita, Kansas, for the president's softer tone towards Russia's Vladimir Putin during a joint summit this week while his administrat...


Questions mount over Trump-Putin discussions


The White House is facing mounting pressure to disclose details of President Trump's discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin from this week's summit in Helsinki.The one-on-one meeting between the two lead...

Trump does not take questions as he departs for weekend


President Trump didn't take questions from reporters on Friday as he departed D.C. for the weekend, as he deals with the fallout from his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and a ...


Russia urges support of alleged agent with #FreeMariaButina campaign


Russia’s foreign ministry is showing its support to alleged Russian agent Maria Butina by launching a #FreeMariaButina campaign.The Russian Foreign Ministry’s official Twitter account on Thursday asked supporters to change their Twitter…


Congress won't block Trump's deal to save Chinese telecom giant ZTE

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Lawmakers have reached an agreement to strip a provision from the must-pass defense policy bill that would have sunk President Trump's deal to save Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE.Two congressional sources confirmed to The Hill on...


White House: Trump 'not considering' Ukraine referendum


The White House said Friday that President Trump is “not considering supporting” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine.“The Administration is not considering supporting a referendum in the…

Avenatti says Cohen's Trump recording 'is not the only tape'


Stormy Daniels's attorney Michael Avenatti said Michael Cohen has several audio recordings of President Trump discussing women who have come forward after allegedly having affairs with Trump.T...

Montana governor raises profile ahead of potential 2020 bid


Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) will spend his term as the next chairman of the National Governors Association promoting job training and workforce development.

Friday, Jul 20

The Memo: Putin furor sparks new questions on Kelly’s future


The future of White House chief of staff John Kelly is the subject of growing speculation, amid the firestorm over President Trump's recent behavior toward Russian President Vladimir Putin.Voices...

Obama, Bush veterans dismiss Trump-Putin interpreter subpoena


Former officials from the Obama and George W. Bush administrations are pouring cold water on the idea that President Trump's interpreter from the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin should appear before Congress....

Trump demoralizes his own team with dizzying Russian moves


President Trump's bungled effort to warm up to Russian President Vladimir Putin has driven a wedge between him and his own administration as it seeks to crack down on Moscow's hostile activities.Rank-and-file intel...

Senate GOP attempts to wave Trump off second Putin summit


Senate Republicans are attempting to dissuade President Trump from holding another summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin anytime soon.Many GOP senators regard Trump's meeting with the Russ...

Thursday, Jul 19

White House: Trump 'disagrees' with Putin's request to question Americans


The White House on Thursday backed off a proposal from Russian President Vladimir Putin to question U.S. citizens over alleged crimes in Russia after initially indicating President Trump would consider the matter.“It is a proposal that was…

Trump vows to hold second meeting with Putin


President Trump on Thursday said he wants to have a second meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, even as he endures days of stark, bipartisan criticism over his performance at his first summit Monday in Helsinki...

GOP seeks separation from Trump on Russia


Republicans on Capitol Hill are scrambling to distance themselves from President Trump's controversial comments on Russia earlier this week.With less than four months before the election, Senate Republican leaders...

Trump’s damage control falters


President Trump on Wednesday said Russia does not pose a threat to the United States, contradicting his director of national intelligence on a critical security issue and deepening a controversy that began at his summit w...

Wednesday, Jul 18

House backs resolution expressing support for ICE


Republicans had hoped to divide Democrats by bringing up the bill.

Trump says Russia doesn’t pose threat, contradicting intelligence director


President Trump on Wednesday said Russia does not pose a threat to the United States, contradicting his director of national intelligence on a critical security issue and deepening a political controversy that began at hi...

The Memo: Trump allies hope he can turn the page from Russian fiasco


President Trump is trying to get out from underneath the wreckage of his news conference with Vladimir Putin, with limited success.

Helsinki summit becomes new flashpoint for GOP anger


Anger and frustration with President Trump are growing among Senate Republicans, who worry the unpredictable White House could undercut GOP chances of keeping the Senate majority.

Tuesday, Jul 17

Trump seeks to quell Russia furor


President Trump on Tuesday sought to quell criticism of his extraordinary remarks at a press conference a day earlier with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying he accepts the U.S. intelligence community's assessment t...

Trump says he accepts US intel on Russia — then adds it ‘could be other people also’


President Trump on Tuesday sought to walk back his widely-criticized remarks at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin a day earlier, saying he accepts the U.S. intelligence community's assessment that R...

House conservatives criticize media, not Trump, for Putin furor


Top conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus are defending President Trump's performance at the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.Members of the group applauded the president's diplomatic effor...

Trump criticizes media over coverage of Putin summit


President Trump on Tuesday claimed the media has unfairly covered his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, even as some of his closest allies and scores of Republicans have condemned his performance."Whil...

Monday, Jul 16

Five takeaways from Trump's jaw-dropping performance with Putin


President Trump's keenly anticipated summit on Monday in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin surpassed all expectations on newsworthiness.Here are the main takeaways.A jaw-dropper, even by...

Trump refuses to denounce Russian involvement in election at joint presser with Putin


President Trump on Monday downplayed Moscow's interference in the 2016 presidential election and criticized the special counsel in...

Trump meets Putin after blaming US for bad relations


President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for more than two hours in a one-on-one setting Monday in Helsinki, Finland, hours after blaming the United States for the bad relationship between the two countries. As the two sat…

What Trump’s NATO defense plan would mean for the US


President Trump's suggestion this past week that all NATO members double their targeted defense spending to 4 percent of their economic output is drawing skepticism from defense spending experts. Trump regularly takes a hardline tack when…