The One Trait That Predicts Trump Fever

The One Trait That Predicts Trump Fever

Timothy P. Carney is commentary editor at the Washington Examiner and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is the author of Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse, from which this is adapted. “Sadly, the American Dream is dead.” After rambling, off script, for most of his 50-minute speech to…
Mueller: Manafort deserves 19.5 to 24.5 years in prison for Virginia convictions

Mueller: Manafort deserves 19.5 to 24.5 years in prison for Virginia convictions

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team recommended a fine for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, between $50,000 and $24.4 million. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Mueller investigation Prosecutors made a clear reference to Manafort’s time atop Trump’s 2016 campaign, noting his 'repeated misrepresentations to financial institutions were brazen' during that time. By DARREN SAMUELSOHN…
Legal war looms over Trump move to declare border emergency

Legal war looms over Trump move to declare border emergency

Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images National Emergency Lawmakers, activists and state officials are planning to challenge what they say is a presidential end-run around the Constitution. By JOSH GERSTEIN 02/14/2019 11:40 PM EST President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency in order to access funds Congress refused to appropriate for his border wall is set…
Mueller interviewed Sarah Sanders in Russia probe

Mueller interviewed Sarah Sanders in Russia probe

"I was happy to voluntarily sit down with them,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said of her interview with the special counsel's office. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Mueller Investigation The details of the sit-down are not publicly known, but Mueller likely has interest in Sanders’ role crafting statements about the Trump team’s interactions…
Can Trump use military construction funds to build his wall?

Can Trump use military construction funds to build his wall?

$3.6 billion of President Donald Trump's wall construction fund will come from unobligated military construction funds, or MILCON. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump aims to build a border wall through creative use of an emergency military statute — a strategy that even the president acknowledges will invite immediate court challenges. The plan is…
Judge hits Roger Stone with gag order

Judge hits Roger Stone with gag order

Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images A federal judge on Friday ordered Roger Stone, his attorneys and special counsel Robert Mueller to stop talking publicly about their case involving charges the longtime Donald Trump associate lied to Congress and obstructed its Russia investigation. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson in a four-page order sided with Mueller that…
Dems Won This Fight On the Border. What About the Next One?

Dems Won This Fight On the Border. What About the Next One?

After a 35-day government shutdown, weeks of congressional negotiations to avoid a second shutdown and a widespread consensus among voters that the White House was to blame for it all, President Donald Trump ended up with $1.375 billion for border fencing—less money than he would’ve received had he avoided it all by signing the bipartisan…
Can Trump Spin a Wall from Nothing?

Can Trump Spin a Wall from Nothing?

Michael Kruse is a senior staff writer for Politico. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a deal for far less money than he wanted to start to put up a tiny fraction of some slat-fence variety of the long-promised border wall he says he’s been building but hasn’t. It was clearly a loss. He still…
Trump declares national emergency to unlock border wall funds

Trump declares national emergency to unlock border wall funds

President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration — which is sure to invite vigorous legal challenges from activists and government officials — comes after the president failed to get the $5.7 billion he was seeking from lawmakers for a border wall. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images White House Trump aims to tap over $6.5 billion using techniques…
How Schumer and McConnell kept Trump out of the shutdown talks

How Schumer and McConnell kept Trump out of the shutdown talks

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's proposed conference committee succeeded in negotiating a bipartisan border security deal. | AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley The day before the 35-day government shutdown ended, Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell huddled privately to figure out some way everyone could save face and end the biggest…

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