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Washington Post Politics - 9 hours 32 min ago
In the last five days — since President Trump said there were “fine people” among those marching in a violence-plagued “Unite the Right” demonstration in Charlottesville — the president’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida has been deserted by 14 charities that use its ballrooms for fundraisers. Those charities are key customers of Trump’s club: they can pay up to […]
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Republican committees have paid nearly $1.3 million to Trump-owned entities this year

Washington Post Politics - 15 hours 19 min ago

New FEC filings show that the Republican National Committee paid the Trump International Hotel in Washington $122,000 last month.
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Schiff questions Trump’s ‘capability,’ says issue could get worse with time

Washington Post Politics - Sun, 20/08/2017 - 11:08

Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday that he sees “some serious issues” with President Trump’s capabilities that aren’t likely to get better but that it’s premature to consider invoking a constitutional provision to force him from office. “I certainly think that there’s an issue with the president’s capability. There’s some attribute of his character that […]
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Kasich downplays notion of 2020 challenge to Trump, saying president can learn from challenges

Washington Post Politics - Sun, 20/08/2017 - 10:50

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Sunday downplayed reports that he’s moving closer to mounting a primary challenge to President Trump in 2020, saying he’s “rooting for him to get it together.” Kasich, who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination last year, insisted during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he wants […]
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Mnuchin defends Trump’s comments on Charlottesville, rebuffs calls to resign

Washington Post Politics - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 20:22

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who faced calls from his Yale University classmates to resign in the wake of President Trump’s controversial comments about last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, defended the president Saturday and said he intends to stay in office. “While I find it hard to believe I should have to defend myself on this, […]
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Trump says ‘decisions made’ on Afghanistan strategy

Washington Post Politics - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 08:40

President Trump on Saturday indicated his administration has settled on a course of action to move forward in the U.S. war in Afghanistan, but he offered no details a day after meeting with top advisers at Camp David. Important day spent at Camp David with our very talented Generals and military leaders. Many decisions made, […]
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On Twitter, Trump thanks Bannon for his role in defeating ‘Crooked Hillary Clinton’

Washington Post Politics - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 08:03

President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to thank Stephen K. Bannon, his ousted White House chief strategist, and took a shot at his vanquished Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, while he was at it. “I want to thank Steve Bannon for his service,” Trump said in a morning tweet. “He came to the campaign […]
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Trump, first lady to skip Kennedy Center Honors over concerns of ‘political distraction’

Washington Post Politics - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 07:51

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have elected not to attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors in December amid a political backlash among those who will be feted at the event. The first family will not participate “to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said […]
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Trump, first lady pull out of Kennedy Center Honors ’to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction’

Washington Post Politics - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 07:25
The Trumps have decided not to participate in this year's Kennedy Center Honors, which annually celebrate lifetime achievement in the arts and entertainment. The event, which takes place Dec. 3, will celebrate dancer Carmen de Lavallade, singer Gloria Estefan, rapper LL Cool J, TV writer Norman Lear and singer Lionel Richie. Lear, de Lavallade and […]
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Stephen Bannon out as White House chief strategist, say two people familiar with the decision

Washington Post Politics - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 13:00
President Trump had been under pressure to dispatch the former Breitbart News executive, whom many officials view as a political svengali but who has drawn scorn as a leading internal force encouraging and amplifying the president’s most controversial nationalist impulses. This is a developing story. It will be updated.
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Romney calls on Trump to address the nation, apologize for Charlottesville comments

Washington Post Politics - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 09:59
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney on Friday called on President Trump to address the nation and apologize for his remarks about Charlottesville, warning of “an unraveling of our national fabric” if Trump doesn’t take “remedial action in the extreme.” “Whether he intended to or not, what he communicated caused racists to rejoice, minorities to weep, […]
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Can President Trump unify the country despite a reluctance to denounce hate groups?

Washington Post Politics - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 03:00
Several white nationalist and hate groups came together in Charlottesville last weekend for a “Unite the Right” rally. Those assembled for the rally chanted slogans like: “Jews will not replace us,” “Blood and soil,” and “White lives matter.” Others organized to protest against these hate groups, and as the day went on things turned violent. Activist […]
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White House disbands another advisory council, this one on infrastructure

Washington Post Politics - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 18:29
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — A White House advisory council on infrastructure on Thursday became the latest casualty of the pique of business leaders over President Trump’s response to the hate-fueled violence in Charlottesville. Two other outside corporate advisory groups were disbanded Wednesday after an exodus of business leaders upset with Trump’s controversial statements about shared blame […]
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Pence likens Trump to one of his heroes: Teddy Roosevelt

Washington Post Politics - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 18:04
PANAMA CITY — On a normal day, Vice President Pence’s praise of his boss knows few limits. But on Thursday, it seemed to reach a new level. During a visit to the Panama Canal here, Pence spoke of President Trump as the modern reincarnation of one of the vice president’s personal heroes, Theodore Roosevelt. “In […]
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Trump recycles discredited Islamic pigs’ blood tale after terrorist attack in Barcelona

Washington Post Politics - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 15:47
Hours after an apparent terrorist attack in Barcelona, President Trump on Thursday recycled a largely discredited Internet tale that he promoted on the campaign trail as a way to call attention to what he has called “radical Islamic terrorism.” In a Twitter message, Trump instructed his 36 million followers to look to the example of  […]
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Trump mourns loss of ‘beautiful statues and monuments’ in wake of Charlottesville rally over Robert E. Lee statue

Washington Post Politics - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 09:44
President Trump on Thursday mourned the loss of “beautiful statues and monuments” in the wake of the violent clashes in Charlottesville during a white supremacist demonstration protesting the planned removal of a statue depicting Confederate military commander Robert E. Lee. Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with […]
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‘We have much work to do’: Sen. Cory Booker seeks removal of Confederate statues from U.S. Capitol

Washington Post Politics - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 09:16
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) will introduce legislation after Congress reconvenes next month calling for the removal of at least a dozen statues of Confederate soldiers and politicians located inside the U.S. Capitol. The move follows similar action by many city officials around the country who are considering removal of Confederate statues and other memorials in […]
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Deepening GOP split, Trump attacks Republican senators Graham, Flake as ‘publicity-seeking,’ ‘toxic’

Washington Post Politics - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 08:26
President Trump went on the offensive Thursday against two Republican senators, attacking them for their recent criticisms of his divisive governing style and response to the violence in Charlottesville. In a morning tweetstorm, Trump lambasted Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.), calling Graham “publicity-seeking” and Flake “toxic,” and endorsing a primary challenger to […]
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Republican Jewish Coalition breaks with Trump on Charlottesville, asks for ‘greater moral clarity’

Washington Post Politics - Wed, 16/08/2017 - 17:14
A major Jewish political coalition that has long supported President Trump and stood by him through other controversies broke with him on Wednesday over his response to Charlottesville, imploring him to more forcefully reject Nazis and other white supremacist groups. The Republican Jewish Coalition called on Trump to “provide greater moral clarity in rejecting racism, […]
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Pence cuts short Latin America trip and pressures Chile to sever all ties to North Korea

Washington Post Politics - Wed, 16/08/2017 - 15:41
SANTIAGO, Chile — Vice President Pence is cutting short his Latin America trip by one day to return to Washington for a strategy meeting Friday at Camp David with President Trump and the national security team. Pence also has canceled two scheduled political appearances on Saturday in Virginia — a campaign stop with Republican gubernatorial […]
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