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Trump to meet House Speaker Ryan on Sunday in Florida: White House

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will meet Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan at Trump's Florida resort on Sunday to discuss legislative priorities, White House spokeswoman Jessica Ditto said.

Trump's plan for military parade is worrying some at Pentagon

There is growing concern within the US military about the costs of President Donald Trump's proposed military parade and the disruption it could cause.

Analysis: Week of chaos, again, engulfs Trump's Washington

Another bitter week that took Washington to the brink of exhaustion landed Donald Trump at the epicenter of more tragedy, scandal and rancor than a conventional president would hope to face in a full year.

Opinion: Trump's carefully built house of lies

No one could be surprised to learn that, according to an article in The New Yorker, Donald Trump allegedly employed an elaborate scheme to hide a betrayal of his wife Melania while carrying on an affair with ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal.

Anderson Cooper: Indictments don't clear Trump

CNN's Anderson Cooper explains how President Donald Trump's case that the Russia investigation is a hoax has been weakened by special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election.


Confluence of crises crashes Trump's 'Infrastructure Week'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This was supposed to be “Infrastructure Week” for U.S. President Donald Trump, a time to unveil a long-promised plan to create jobs by revitalizing America's roads and bridges.


White House's Kelly tightens security clearance procedures post-scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, under pressure to act, strengthened the process for security clearances for President Donald Trump's aides on Friday in response to a scandal involving a former official accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives.


U.S. top court mulls whether to take up 'Dreamers' dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday discussed in private how to handle President Donald Trump's appeal of a judge's decision blocking his plan to end protections for young illegal immigrants dubbed "Dreamers," and the nine justices could announce as early as Tuesday whether they will take up the case.

Florida official rips Trump visit

Mark Bogen, the vice mayor of Florida's Broward County, said Friday that President Donald Trump's expected visit with the victims of the Parkland school shooting is "absolutely absurd."


Agreement near on Democrats' Russia memo: Schiff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are "very close" to reaching agreement with the FBI and Department of Justice on redactions to a memo that seeks to rebut assertions of bias in the probe of U.S. President Donald Trump's ties to Russia, the panel's top Democrat said on Friday.


U.S. Supreme Court weighs intervening in 'Dreamers' problem

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court could say on Friday whether it will consider President Donald Trump's appeal of a lower court decision blocking his order to end a program that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.

Analysis: Trump's absolutely disastrous week

President Donald Trump hasn't had a lot of good weeks since becoming president last January. But this one looks like one of the worst.

New Yorker: Ex-model details Trump system for covering up affairs

A former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump beginning in 2006 is going public with a description of Trump's alleged system for concealing affairs.

Supreme Court meets on DACA

The Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors Friday to decide whether to take up a lower court opinion that temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program.


U.S. groups sue Trump administration over teen pregnancy grant cuts

(Reuters) - Planned Parenthood, other organizations and a Washington state county filed lawsuits on Thursday challenging a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to defund more than $200 million in teen pregnancy prevention programs.

Ex-wife's photos raise questions about McGahn's role in Porter scandal

The FBI obtained photos of the bruised face of Colbie Holderness seven days after President Donald Trump's inauguration last year, according to emails obtained by CNN, raising questions about what information White House counsel Don McGahn had at his disposal regarding her ex-husband, Rob Porter.

Trump inaugural committee pays $26 million to firm founded by first lady's friend

A firm founded by a senior adviser to first lady Melania Trump was paid close to $26 million to plan events around President Donald Trump's first inauguration, tax documents provided to CNN revealed Thursday.


U.S. environmental penalties nearly halve in Trump's first year: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency levied around half the average number of penalties against polluters in the first year of the Trump administration as in the same period of the past three presidential administrations, according to a report released Thursday.


U.S. court says Trump travel ban unlawfully discriminates against Muslims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries violates the U.S. Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday in another legal setback for the policy.


Trump administration wary about bipartisan Senate immigration plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration stuck to its hardline immigration approach on Thursday and suggested it would not support a bipartisan U.S. Senate proposal to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants and tighten border security.


Trump nominee for key U.S. energy post says would oppose Russia pipeline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for a top State Department energy position said on Thursday he would oppose Russia's proposed natural gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea to Germany - the Nord Stream 2.

Democrats scramble on taxes as Republicans gain steam

Caught flat-footed by the suddenly increasing popularity of the GOP tax plan, leading Democrats are urging the party's candidates to ignore the day-to-day controversies surrounding President Donald Trump's White House and focus their campaigns on the economy.

Opinion: Michael Cohen may want to rethink being Trump's martyr

Most lawyers aren't willing to sacrifice themselves for their clients. That is, it seems, except in the case of Michael Cohen. Known to the world as "President Trump's personal lawyer," Cohen claims to have taken a $130,000 financial hit to protect his client from a scandal: allegations that Donald Trump had an affair with porn star Stephanie Clifford, aka "Stormy Daniels," in 2006. On Tuesday, Cohen said in a statement that he used personal funds in 2016 to "facilitate a payment" to Clifford and that no one in the Trump Organization or campaign "reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly."

At least 100 WH officials lacked full security clearances a year after election

Nearly a year into President Donald Trump's administration, senior-level staffers -- including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Rob Porter -- remained on interim clearances even as other senior advisers were granted full security access, according to information obtained by CNN from a US government official.

House panel weighs holding Bannon in contempt if he fails to show

The House Intelligence Committee has scheduled a Thursday meeting to hear testimony from Steve Bannon -- but it's an open question whether President Donald Trump's former chief strategist will even show up.

Trump's lawyer says he paid a porn star. Is that legal?

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has declared a payment he orchestrated to a porn star to be "lawful," but legal experts say the matter is far from settled.


Trump's military parade could cost up to $30 million: budget chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The military parade that President Donald Trump wants to stage, likely in Washington, would cost U.S. taxpayers up to $30 million, the White House budget chief said on Wednesday in remarks on the administration's fiscal 2019 spending plan.

Stormy Daniels' manager says the porn star is going to tell her story

A manager for the porn star who was reportedly paid $130,000 by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer claims the agreement between the two is no longer valid, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.


Manafort co-defendant Gates shows up in court with new lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thomas Green, a high-powered defense lawyer at Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C., appeared for the first time in court on Wednesday alongside President Donald Trump's former deputy campaign chairman Richard Gates.

Trump's military parade would cost between $10M and $30M, Mulvaney says

Budget director Mick Mulvaney said Wednesday that he has seen estimates that a potential military parade requested by President Donald Trump could cost between $10 million and $30 million.


U.S. tells NATO allies spending plans still falling short

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's defense secretary told European allies on Wednesday to step up efforts to increase military budgets and warned that troop contributions to missions did not exempt them from broader spending goals, officials said.

Analysis: Cohen's payout story doesn't pass the smell test

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's personal lawyer, says he made a $130,000 payment from his own pocket to porn star Stormy Daniels in the run-up to the 2016 election -- a pre-emptive measure to protect the presidential candidate from accusations that she and Trump had a physical relationship.

Analysis: Payout story isn't believable

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's personal lawyer, says he made a $130,000 payment from his own pocket to porn star Stormy Daniels in the run-up to the 2016 election -- a pre-emptive measure to protect the presidential candidate from accusations that she and Trump had a physical relationship.

Donald Trump's golf swing? It's pretty good

As far as presidents go, Donald Trump swings a golf club pretty well, for a big man in his 70s. If not exactly dynamite off the tee, he is at least solid. And while his technique around the greens is quirky, he somehow makes it work.

What Stormy Daniels told Jimmy Kimmel

Stormy Daniels makes an appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" following Donald Trump's State of the Union address.


Building diplomacy, not just walls: U.S. starts work on new Mexico embassy

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States broke ground on a new $943 million embassy in Mexico City on Tuesday, a move hailed by officials from both countries as a win for diplomacy after months of tension over President Donald Trump's plan to build a tall border wall.

Brian Stelter: Sarah Sanders is Trump's top stonewaller

CNN's Brian Stelter examines White House press secretary Sarah Sanders' role under President Donald Trump.

Republicans fret over White House's inability to move past Porter

Republicans are growing increasingly concerned at President Donald Trump's inability to quiet the Rob Porter abuse scandal, which has engulfed the administration even as it works to capitalize on recent successes.

Trump's love for the word 'stupid'

There are many ways Trump loves to use the word "stupid." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on stupidity, Presidential-style.


Vornado says will sell stake in Kushner's flagship Manhattan tower

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of New York's largest property owners said on Tuesday it would sell its minority stake in a Manhattan office tower on Fifth Avenue controlled by the family of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.


Second U.S. judge blocks Trump administration from ending DACA program

(Reuters) - A second U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's decision to end a program that protects immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children from deportation.

Trump's 'Blue Apron'-type plan is crumbs to poor

Trump's 'Blue Apron'-type plan is crumbs to the poor

Not just Trump's idea: A short history on famous walls and the environment

Donald Trump isn't the first leader to want to put up a border wall.

The cat between Trump and his wall

Donald Trump's $18 billion border wall is proposed to run through the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge on the US-Mexico border in Texas, which is also home to the remaining endangered ocelot species in the US.


Trump administration official: no formal plans to enact a 'reciprocal tax'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has no formal plans to enact a "reciprocal tax," a Trump administration official said Tuesday, contradicting President Donald Trump's comments.

Analysis: Trump's culture war is running into the gender gap

With his sharp words in recent days defending men accused of sexual harassment and spousal abuse, President Donald Trump launched another firebomb into the cultural chasm running through his presidency.


Senate Republican leader embraces Trump immigration plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday turned up the heat on Democrats seeking protections for young "Dreamer" immigrants as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell embraced President Donald Trump's demands for broad changes to the country's immigration policies.

Trump's budget would add trillions to the deficit

President Donald Trump's budget plan could add more than $7 trillion to the country's debt over the next decade. Such a plan goes against supposed Republican orthodoxy of trying to eliminate (or at least bring down) the federal budget debt and deficit. Some Republican members of Congress have voiced their frustration with raising deficits, which could derail Trump's budget proposal.

Anderson Cooper hits Sanders for attempted 'gaslighting'

CNN's Anderson Cooper calls out White House press secretary Sarah Sanders for her response to questions about President Trump's support for victims of domestic violence and exactly when White House officials became aware of abuse accusations leveled at former aide Rob Porter.

Van Jones calls out panelist over deficits

CNN's Van Jones and commentator Ana Navarro argue with former Trump spokesperson Jason Miller saying that President Trump's new budget falls back on GOP's long-held stance for fiscal conservatism, particularly decreasing the deficit.

Analysis: The parallel universe of Trump's budget, explained

Budgets released by presidents, unlike those negotiated by Congress, are more like political fan fiction than modestly crafted, passable agendas.

Analysis: What makes no sense about Trump's response to Porter allegations

On Monday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders read a prepared statement about the White House's handling of allegations that former staff secretary Rob Porter had physically and mentally abused both his ex-wives.

Opinion: Outside the legal system, 'due process' means nothing

President Trump's predictable response to the domestic abuse accusations against Rob Porter and David Sorensen -- a tweet that read in part, "is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?" — shows his fundamental misunderstanding of this vital element of our legal system. And his tone-deaf refusal to acknowledge the victims of the alleged abuse all but confirms that his defense, at its core, is not of Porter or Sorensen at all, but rather of himself.


After Porter scandal, White House leaves clearance changes up to FBI

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Grappling with the fallout over a former aide accused of domestic abuse, the White House on Monday said any changes in how security clearance investigations are conducted on President Donald Trump's team would be up to the FBI and intelligence agencies.

Despite Trump's comments, White House says he takes 'domestic violence very seriously'

The White House maintained on Monday did not know the "extent" of the allegations against Rob Porter until last Tuesday evening, when they were first reported in the Daily Mail.


Trump administration revives support for new FBI headquarters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Monday revived its support for construction of a new FBI headquarters, saying it planned to ask Congress in 2018 for the remaining $2.175 billion needed to help pay for it.

Guess who will pay for Trump's newest pipe dream?

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife opens letter containing suspicious substance

President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law opened a letter containing an unknown substance that was addressed to the President's son, the New York Police Department said.

PBS denounces Trump's funding cuts

Like it did last year, President Trump's budget proposal eliminates almost all federal funding for public broadcasting.

White House officials baffled by Trump's conflicting stances on Rob Porter

Several White House officials have expressed confusion over President Donald Trump's conflicting remarks on the allegations made against his former staff secretary Rob Porter, who resigned last Wednesday after his two former spouses accused him of physical and verbal abuse.

GOP senators introduce version of White House immigration plan

A group of Republican senators on Sunday night released a version of President Donald Trump's immigration proposal ahead of a floor debate on immigration this week.

The US role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is under fire since Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

US President Donald Trump declined to give a timeline for releasing the US plan for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, telling an Israeli newspaper that he is not convinced that either party is committed to the process.

Hispanic Trump voter defends President's rhetoric

A Hispanic Trump voter and an undocumented immigrant debate Trump's immigration policies on The Van Jones .

Senator wants to see records on Trump's sale of Palm Beach mansion to Russian

A senator is asking the Treasury Department to turn over records of a lucrative real estate sale Donald Trump made to a Russian billionaire as the Senate Finance Committee looks into Trump's ties to Russians.

Analysis: Trump's memo block and what it means for the Russia investigation

The immediate result of President Donald Trump's decision to block the release of a Democratic memo on the Russia investigation is to expose him to charges of hypocrisy.

Analysis: Trump's incredible hypocrisy

On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted this:

Woodward and Bernstein: Trump's response to Russia investigation is eerily familiar

We're here again. A powerful and determined President is squaring off against an independent investigator operating inside the Justice Department. Special counsel Robert Mueller's mission is a comprehensive look at Russian meddling in the 2016 election -- and any other crimes he uncovers in the process. President Donald Trump insists it's all a "witch hunt" and an unfair examination of his family's personal finances. He constantly complains about the investigation in private and reportedly asked his White House counsel to have Mueller fired. No wonder many people are making comparisons to the Saturday Night Massacre of 1973, when President Richard Nixon fired special prosecutor Archibald Cox, and Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resigned.


As Trump attacks U.S. law enforcement, another top official quits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department's third-ranking official, Rachel Brand, will resign and take a senior job at Walmart Inc , with sources familiar with her decision saying on Friday that she had grown increasingly uncomfortable with President Donald Trump's attacks on her department and the FBI.


UPDATE 4-As Trump attacks U.S. law enforcement, another top official quits

WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department's third-ranking official, Rachel Brand, will resign and take a senior job at Walmart Inc, with sources familiar with her decision saying on Friday that she had grown increasingly uncomfortable with President Donald Trump's attacks on her department and the FBI.

Biden slams Trump's response on Rob Porter

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke out against President Trump's response to Rob Porter's resignation. Porter was accused by two ex-wives of physical and emotional abuse. He has denied the accusations.

Biden slams Trump's response

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke out against President Trump's response to Rob Porter's resignation. Porter was accused by two ex-wives of physical and emotional abuse. He has denied the accusations.

CNN correspondent: Trump's response 'outrageous'

CNN's Dana Bash discusses President Trump's response to White House aide Rob Porter's resignation. Porter was accused by two ex-wives of physical and emotional abuse and has denied the accusations.


Rain on Trump's parade: Democratic mayors sniff at military pageant

(Reuters) - The mayors of big American cities, a largely Democratic bunch, love parades, but few are lining up to host the Bastille Day-style military display that Republican President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to prepare.

Analysis: John Kelly couldn't have handled this any worse

When John Kelly was hired as Donald Trump's second chief of staff, he made very clear that his focus would be not on managing the President but on managing the White House staff.

Ex-SEAL who says he shot bin Laden rips Trump's parade idea as 'third-world bullsh--'

The former Navy SEAL who claims he fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden is blasting President Donald Trump's desire for a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Surprise: Trade didn't collapse in Trump's first year


U.S. budget deal sets up wider fight over deficits, immigration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The budget deal passed by U.S lawmakers early on Friday will alleviate the spending fights that marked President Donald Trump's first year in office, but sets the stage for a battle over immigration and who is to blame for exploding deficits ahead of November's congressional elections.


Trump budget to include $3 billion for border wall: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's budget proposal to be unveiled on Monday will include a request for $3 billion as a down payment on building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, a senior administration official said on Thursday.

Opinion: We don't want authoritarian spectacles

Trump's need for events to revolve primarily around him and include displays of admiring attention puts him in the category of leaders who create cults of personality around themselves, writes Ruth-Ben Ghiat.


Washington is Trump's preferred parade route, options open: Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he believed President Donald Trump wants Washington, D.C., to be the setting for a parade to honor the U.S. military but left open the possibility that it could be staged elsewhere.


Trump tax cuts trickle across America, bringing glee and skepticism

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, touted as major tax relief for individuals and corporations, is showing up in bigger paychecks and bonuses awarded to workers by companies whose tax bills are being slashed.

US has had military parades. This is what they looked like.

President Donald Trump's latest marching orders to the Pentagon could end a nearly 30-year hiatus of major military parades in the US.

Internet mocks Trump's parade request

Critics slam "Cadet Bone Spur" for ordering a military parade. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the panning of the parade.

Meghan McCain: Trump's done attacking my dad

Opinion: Why FDR had a military parade

Except that, unlike Trump's call for one to best France, FDR's was accompanied by a profound speech that expressed "the democratic aspiration," and reflected understanding of America's vital military, moral and humanitarian role in the rest of the world, writes Susan Dunn.


Democrat cites 'pattern' of U.S. administration refusals to testify in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee described on Wednesday "a developing pattern" in which witnesses have declined to discuss events occurring after President Donald Trump's election in the panel's probe of Russia and the 2016 vote.


'Tanks but no tanks!' say critics of Trump's plan for military parade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's dream of a grand military parade through the streets of the U.S. capital attracted scorn, skepticism and even a dash of wit from local officials on Wednesday.


Lawyers for Manafort co-defendant Gates seek to withdraw over rift: filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The legal team representing Richard Gates, a business associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, wants to stop representing him due to "irreconcilable differences," according to a court filing unsealed on Wednesday.

Poll: Trump's approval rating on the rise

Bolstered by the strong economy and quickly shifting numbers on tax reform, President Donald Trump's approval rating hit 40% in a new Quinnipiac poll on Wednesday, his best score in this survey in seven months.

Mattis says Trump's parade request reflects 'affection' for troops

Defense Secretary James Mattis said Wednesday that the Pentagon is preparing options for a possible military parade to send to President Donald Trump for consideration.

Supporting India carries unintended consequences

Quietly, all but unheralded, Donald Trump has begun tilting significantly away from Pakistan and toward another South Asian ally -- a counterweight to China that could help tip the balance, particularly in the region's potentially most sensitive flashpoint, the South China Sea. That enemy of my enemy is India, and it is not an inconsiderable friend to have. At the same time, though, Trump's actions have opened another door to a resurgent China that could prove even more dangerous down the road.

Clapper: Trump insults are normal now

In an interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that President Trump's insults, such as calling people "leakers" and "liars," don't bother him because they have become normal.

Despite lawyers' concerns, the President remains eager to speak with the special counsel, sources say

President Donald Trump's lawyers have aimed to hit the brakes on a potential sit-down with Robert Mueller, but Trump remains eager to speak with the special counsel, according to his allies.


Exclusive: Facing Trump's demands, NATO to consider larger Iraq training mission

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States is renewing pressure on its European NATO allies to establish a long-term train-and-advise mission in Iraq, diplomats said, reviving a divisive issue for an alliance wary after a decade in Afghanistan.

Analyst: Staging a military parade is beneath the US

CNN military analyst John Kirby reacts to President Donald Trump's request for a military parade, saying it would be beneath the US to stage such an event.

Rep. Speier: We have a Napoleon in the making

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) says President Trump's request for a military parade in Washington is reminiscent of French leader Napoleon Bonaparte.

Biden: Trump has 'difficulty with precision' and should avoid Mueller interview

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that if he were one of President Donald Trump's attorneys, he would suggest Trump not consent to a special counsel interview for fear of being caught misleading investigators.

Guess which judge will hear a case about Trump's border wall?

A federal judge whose impartiality was questioned by then-candidate Donald Trump because of his Mexican heritage is set to hear a case involving the President's border wall.

Records show Mueller acted to preserve transition documents weeks after being named special counsel

Special counsel Robert Mueller asked a government agency last June to preserve documents relating to Donald Trump's transition to the presidency, according to records obtained by CNN -- an indication of how he expanded the investigation soon after his appointment.