GOP insurgents claim Trump mantle, spell trouble for party

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurgent Republican primary candidates are trying to lay claim to President Donald Trump’s mantle — and knock out the establishment’s choices — as the GOP tries to defend a slim majority in the Senate and win races elsewhere.In Nevada, endangered GOP incumbent Sen. Dean Heller drew a challenge Tuesday from businessman Danny […]

Tillerson urges calm on North Korea, says no imminent threat

By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged calm and said Americans should have “no concerns” after North Korea and President Donald Trump traded fiery threats, insisting Wednesday he doesn’t believe there is “any imminent threat.” “Americans should sleep well at night,” Tillerson said. In more tranquil terms, Tillerson sought […]

Trump Is Losing His Battle With the Republican Party – The Atlantic

The Atlantic Trump Is Losing His Battle With the Republican PartyThe AtlanticSubscribe to The Atlantic's Politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas and events in American politics. When President Trump decided to throw his weight behind a plan to slash legal immigration last week, the way many people heard about it was through …Top […]

Trump advisers at odds over president’s foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The direction of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy is at the center of a battle between two of his top aides. Conservative groups are targeting national security adviser H.R. McMaster. They argue that he’s insufficiently supportive of Israel and not tough enough on Iran. Those critics along with a website tied to […]

200 Days In, Trump Has Failed to Unite the GOP – 200 Days In, Trump Has Failed to Unite the GOPNBCNews.comFirst Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter. Play. Facebook · Twitter; Embed. Trump insists he's working while on extended stay at Bedminster 3:01 …The Daily 202: Democrats […]

Trump: My base is stronger than ever, despite 2020 rumblings

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is insisting his support is stronger than ever, despite a report that some Republicans are weighing a 2020 presidential run without him. In a flurry of early morning tweets Monday, Trump says “the Trump base far bigger & stronger than ever before (despite some phony Fake News polling).” […]

McMaster: Trump has made ‘a number of decisions’ on Afghanistan – The Hill

The Hill McMaster: Trump has made 'a number of decisions' on AfghanistanThe HillPresident Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster on Saturday defended President Trump's strategy on winning the war in Afghanistan. The president has not announced a comprehensive strategy on Afghanistan yet, but according to McMaster he …Trump counters criticism of his national security adviserWashington PostTrump […]

Sessions vows crackdown on leaks of classified information

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged on Friday to rein in government leaks that he said undermine American security, taking an aggressive public stand after being called weak on the matter by President Donald Trump. The nation’s top law enforcement official cited no current investigations in which disclosures of information had jeopardized the […]

Woman sentenced to 15 months in texting suicide case – CNN

CNN Woman sentenced to 15 months in texting suicide caseCNN(CNN) Michelle Carter, whose own words helped seal her involuntary manslaughter conviction in the suicide of her teenage boyfriend, was sentenced to 15 months in a Massachusetts jail Thursday — but will remain free pending appeals. "This court must …Michelle Carter Was 'Wrongfully Convicted' in Texting […]

Mueller turns to DC grand jury in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, a person familiar with the probe says. The use of a grand jury, a standard prosecution tool in criminal investigations, suggests that Mueller and his team of […]