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In pictures: Trump's second year  CNN

During his second year in office, US President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, ushered Brett Kavanaugh through a bitterly divisive ...

Trump boxed in by right-wing media as government shutdown drags on  CNN

New York (CNN) President Donald Trump has been painted into a corner — and not by his political adversaries, but by his own allies in conservative media.

Republican Lawmaker Floats Bill to Expand Trump’s Tariff Powers  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — A Republican lawmaker plans to introduce legislation on Thursday that would embolden President Trump's trade war by granting him ...

Trump pens letter to Pelosi: I'm canceling your trip  CNN

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House Republicans join Democrats to rebuke Trump on Russia moves  CNN

The House issued a symbolic rebuke Thursday to the Trump administration on Russia, overwhelmingly passing a resolution against lifting sanctions on ...

Fact Check: Trump’s Tweet on Border Walls in Europe  The New York Times

LONDON — In an apparent effort to bolster his case for a wall along the Mexican border, President Trump pointed on Wednesday to examples of walls going up ...

Trump admin weighed targeting migrant families, speeding up deportation of children  NBC News

A draft plan for an immigration crackdown obtained by NBC News shows officials considered denying separated kids asylum hearings to deport them more ...

Trump loses support among his core voting groups as the shutdown drags on, polls say  CNBC

The poll results come in the midst of the government shutdown and as multiple Democratic lawmakers announce 2020 bids to challenge Trump.

Tapper: Trump violated decades of security protocols  CNN

CNN's Jake Tapper says President Donald Trump violated decades of security protocols by announcing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Afghanistan.

Trump is fraying nerves inside the Pentagon  CNN

Washington (CNN) Two years into his presidency, Donald Trump is fueling unprecedented uncertainty and anxiety inside the Pentagon. In private conversations ...

Trump's shutdown nightmare: A choice between the economy and the wall  CNN

If the government shutdown lasts much longer, President Donald Trump's only way out may involve a choice between two pillars of his political viability -- his ...

Giuliani’s absurd ‘collusion’ walkback signals serious worry about Trump’s vulnerability  The Washington Post

Everybody is having a grand old time with Rudy Giuliani's buffoonish new comments on CNN about President Trump and “collusion” with Russia. But beyond the ...

Erin Burnett scorches Trump's 'unpresidential' letter  CNN

CNN's Erin Burnett slams President Trump's "unpresidential" letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi canceling her trip to Afghanistan during the shutdown.

Opinion | Take the Trump-Russia Quiz  New York Times

In our never-ending search for cheerful news, today we note that Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general says the Mueller probe is not a “witch hunt.”.

Lindsey Graham says Trump's Syria statements emboldened ISIS  CNN

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that he is concerned President Donald Trump's statements about Syria have emboldened ISIS and called on ...

State Dept. employees ordered back to work as Trump nixes Pelosi trip and Davos delegation, citing shutdown  The Washington Post

The State Department ordered its employees to return to work next week, saying it has found money to cover a half-month in salary, as the Trump administration ...

Why One of Trump’s Biggest Legal Threats Is New York’s Attorney General  FiveThirtyEight

This is the Trump Docket, where we track some of the most important legal cases of the Trump presidency and how their results could shape presidential power.

Many Voters Think Trump's a Self-Made Man. What Happens When You Tell Them Otherwise?  POLITICO

Who is Donald Trump? Ask Americans and many of them will describe a self-made billionaire.

How Trump Loses the G.O.P.  The New York Times

And Does the Women's March Have an Anti-Semitism Problem?

Trump keeps mentioning taped-up women at the border. Experts have no idea what he’s talking about.  The Washington Post

On at least eight occasions in 12 days, Trump has mentioned women with "tape put across their mouths." Human-trafficking experts are perplexed.

In a West Wing in Transition, Trump Tries to Stand Firm on the Shutdown  The New York Times

Despite his public bravado, President Trump has had moments of frustration as he takes in negative news coverage of the shutdown, pointing his finger at aides ...

Thousands more migrant kids separated from parents under Trump than previously reported  NBC News

A report by the Inspector General for HHS says thousands more kids were separated from their parents under the Trump admin than previously reported.

Trump's move to cancel congressional trip raises debate  PBS NewsHour

On day 27 of the partial government shutdown, President Trump rescinded approval for a military plane, effectively cancelling a trip to Afghanistan planned by ...

Trump’s Tariffs Are Producing Billions, But China Isn’t Paying  Bloomberg

President Donald Trump is right to say that his tariffs are generating billions of dollars for the U.S. But China and other countries aren't paying them as he's ...

How Trump's border wall impasse is costing the US economy  The Guardian

Data suggests the shutdown has cost the US economy about $1.2bn per week – and it's creeping towards the $5.7bn Trump wants.

Trump’s agents are willing to take a bullet for him. How can he treat them so flippantly?  The Washington Post

Wouldn't it be nice if the president of the United States showed some empathy for the agents whose job it is to protect him?

Impeach Donald Trump  The Atlantic

Starting the process will rein in a president who is undermining American ideals—and bring the debate about his fitness for office into Congress, where it ...

Another blow to Trump’s self-enrichment scheme  The Washington Post

The Post reports: The General Services Administration “ignored” concerns that President Trump's lease on a government-owned building — the one that houses ...

Trump's Putin problem seizes the spotlight in a time of turmoil  CNN

A weekend of bombshells deepened the most intractable mystery of Donald Trump's presidency -- one that could eventually dictate his fate -- over his deference ...

Deadly Syria attack deepens anxiety about Trump’s drawdown plan  The Washington Post

The deaths of four Americans in a suicide attack in Syria this week has intensified the military's concern that the Islamic State may step up attacks on U.S. forces ...

How Trump Could Wind up Making Globalism Great Again  WIRED

OK, so it was never great in the first place. But the rise of rank nationalists could finally—perversely—spark an era of progress and cooperation for all humanity.

Sorry, but Trump is not ‘tough on Russia’  The Washington Post

The administration has taken some tough stances toward Moscow. Why does the president disavow them?

Federal agency ‘improperly’ ignored constitutional concerns before allowing Trump to keep lease to his hotel, internal watchdog says  The Washington Post

The General Services Administration “ignored” concerns that President Trump's lease on a government-owned building — the one that houses his Trump ...

Will The Shutdown Hurt Trump’s Re-election Chances?  FiveThirtyEight

The partial government shutdown is beginning to drag on President Trump's approval rating, which is at its lowest point in months. As of early Wednesday ...

Americans blame Trump and GOP much more than Democrats for shutdown, Post-ABC poll finds  The Washington Post

By a wide margin, more Americans blame President Trump and Republicans in Congress than congressional Democrats for the now record-breaking ...

Shutdown is starting to hurt Trump's financial deregulation agenda  Reuters

The U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump's call for Congress to fund a wall he promised to build on the U.S.- Mexican border is threatening ...

William Barr hearing: Attorney general nominee’s immigration record aligns with Trump’s  Vox.com

William Barr, President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, showed during his confirmation testimony Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee ...

At halfway mark, Donald Trump's promises hit roadblocks  PolitiFact

"Promises made, promises kept," went President Donald Trump's slogan at rally after rally during the midterm elections. It's a lofty mantra. How did he really do?

Trump’s Probably Not Going Anywhere. Get Over It.  POLITICO

The walls supposedly are always closing in on President Donald Trump. The end is always beginning. He's going to quit. He's going to be impeached and ...

Trump's nightmare: A Latino taking his job  CNN

Some may consider Julián Castro just a longshot for president They could not be more wrong. He is a symbol--a living repudiation of the negative rhetoric that ...

Trump’s tweet about “hamberders” illustrates just how effortlessly he lies  Vox.com

While not as significant as his lies about the situation at the southern border or his dealings with Russia, an amusing tweet President Donald Trump posted ...

Trump's former drug czar nominee to retire from Congress this month  CBS News

GOP Rep. Tom Marino will retire at the end of the month, just two months after he was re-elected.

Trump’s ‘Hamberders’ Tweet Becomes Fodder for Late-Night Laughs  The New York Times

Normally I would wonder if you didn't know how to spell it or if you just made a typo,” Seth Meyers said. “But this one is so bad, I think it's both.”

Trump uses clash over State of the Union to fundraise – as it happened  The Guardian

President highlights Pelosi's proposal to delay speech in letter to supporters as he cancels her trip to Afghanistan.

Mexico's largest airline is trolling the US with a brilliant ad about Trump's border policies  Business Insider

Aeromexico gave people discounts based on "how Mexican" a DNA test proved them to be in the hilarious new ad.

Trump's bloody hand injury attracts armchair doctors  POLITICO

The White House told POLITICO that the president, who is due for his annual physical, suffered a minor injury.

Chris Christie Tears Into Donald Trump's White House: 'Amateurs, Grifters, Weaklings'  HuffPost

The former New Jersey governor appears to be settling scores with his upcoming memoir.

Trump’s National Address Escalates Border Wall Fight  The New York Times

The president used his first prime-time Oval Office address to contend that the illegal flow of immigrants and drugs had become a crisis, a notion Democrats ...

The majority of Americans are against Trump on the wall and the shutdown  CNN

President Donald Trump is taking his case to the American people over why they should back him in the partial government shutdown.

Trump's Numbers January 2019 Update  FactCheck.org

In the time Donald Trump has been in the White House: The economy added 4.6 million jobs, including nearly half a million in manufacturing. Economic growth ...

Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New Concerns Over Russia  The New York Times

The president's repeatedly stated desire in private to withdraw from the alliance has raised concerns among officials who fear he may revisit the threat.

Great lengths: Trump's 'slenderizing' ties – in pictures | US news  The Guardian

Main image: Donald Trump's long red tie narrowly misses Mike Pence as he, Melania Trump, the vice-president and Karen Pence wave at the US Capitol during ...

Donald Trump's Economic Advisers Double Their Shutdown Cost Projections: Reports  HuffPost

President Donald Trump's economic advisers predict the ongoing partial government shutdown will have a substantially worse impact on the U.S. economy this ...

Donald Trump's temper tantrum  CNN

On Wednesday, the President of the United States stormed out of a meeting with top congressional leaders after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to support ...

At confirmation hearing, Trump’s EPA pick vows to advance a deregulatory agenda  The Washington Post

Andrew Wheeler, a former fossil fuel industry lobbyist whom President Trump nominated earlier this month to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, told a ...

Trump’s Successful Pivot to Asia  The Wall Street Journal

America's regional allies are relieved to learn that the U.S. isn't going anywhere—for now.

Trump Will Make Broad-Based Public Appeal for Border Wall  The New York Times

President Trump, stymied in talks over his border wall, will try to break Democratic intransigence with a national address on Tuesday and a trip to the border.

Judge Blocks Trump’s Attempt to Roll Back Birth Control Mandate  The New York Times

The preliminary injunction prevents the Trump administration from putting into effect new rules in 13 states and the District of Columbia.

Trump says he could keep shutdown going for months or years  CNN

Washington (CNN) A meeting Friday between President Donald Trump and newly powerful Democrats ended in varied descriptions of what transpired, with ...

McConnell: Senate won't override Trump veto on shutdown fight | TheHill  The Hill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday ruled out a scenario where the chamber would try to override a veto from President Trump as a way ...

Michael Cohen, Trump’s Former Lawyer, Agrees to Testify to Congress  The New York Times

In a decision that could further damage President Trump's image, Mr. Cohen will give “a full and credible account” of his work for Mr. Trump next month before ...

T-Mobile announced a merger needing Trump administration approval. The next day, 9 executives had reservations at Trump’s hotel.  The Washington Post

Last April, telecom giant T-Mobile announced a megadeal: a $26 billion merger with rival Sprint, which would more than double T-Mobile's value and give it a ...

Trump: 'May declare a national emergency' to build wall  CNN

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he might declare a national emergency imminently to secure money for his border wall.

Trump's team had over 100 contacts with Russian-linked officials, according to think tank analysis  USA TODAY

The findings, tracked by the Center for American Progress, come amid reports that special counsel Robert Mueller is finishing his investigation.

Trump jokes about First Lady 'making salads' for players  CNN

During the Clemson Tigers' visit to the White House after their College Football National Championship win, President Donald Trump joked about personally ...

The International Crisis of Donald Trump  The New Yorker

Susan B. Glasser interviews Eliot Engel, the new chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, about his forthcoming investigation into how Donald Trump's ...

The Pure American Banality of Donald Trump’s White House Fast-Food Buffet  The New Yorker

Helen Rosner writes about Donald Trump's decision to cater a White House event with fast food purchased from McDonald's, Burger King, Popeyes, and ...

Democrats Focus on Shutdown’s Cost and Steer Away From Trump’s Wall  The New York Times

President Trump's relentless demands for a wall could divide Democrats over border security alternatives, so they are sticking to what unifies them: Reopening ...

Trump's Risking Financial Disaster for America  POLITICO

How the president's Iran policies could unravel the U.S. position as the world's banker.

Trump’s bizarre statement on China dishonors us all  The Washington Post

President Trump, on his way to a border photo op that even he reportedly thought pointless , gave insight this week into the thinking that faked an immigration ...

Trump's message on Christmas Day: 'It's a disgrace'  CNN

In President Donald Trump's Christmas Day telling, the drugs are flowing over the border, the Federal Reserve is imperiling the economy and the Democrats are ...

Trump's border visit is premised on lies  CNN

Alice Driver writes that Trump's border visit was yet another attempt to mislead the American people into believing that there is a border crisis and that a wall is ...

Trump Hits the Wall  The New York Times

We need to look at the bright side of Donald Trump's border wall fixation. Sure, he's shut down the government and thrown the nation into chaos. But it could be ...

‘They screwed this whole thing up’: Inside the attempt to derail Trump’s erratic Syria withdrawal  The Washington Post

A multipronged effort by U.S. national security officials, foreign allies and Republican hawks in Congress to alter Trump's surprise decision is effectively a bust.

Trump becomes first president since 2002 not to visit troops on or before Christmas  NBC News

Editor's note: On Wednesday, NBC News compiled a list of every Christmastime visit to active troops by a president since 2001. That list, as detailed in the article ...

Trump’s Prime-Time Bludgeon  The New York Times

Why immigration rhetoric that worked in 2016 doesn't work today.

Trump’s Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency  The Atlantic

They suggest not just inadequate manners or polish, but inadequate thought.

All 4 living ex-presidents indicate Trump's claim that 'some of' them agree with him about the wall isn't true  CNN

President Donald Trump said Friday that a former president had commended him for his commitment to securing funds to build a wall along the nation's southern ...

NYT: After Comey was fired, FBI opened inquiry into whether Trump was working to help Russia  MSNBC

The New York Times reports that after Donald Trump fired James Comey as director of the FBI, the FBI opened an inquiry into whether the president was working ...

Trump’s Speech to the Nation: Fact Checks and Background  The New York Times

President Trump addressed the country on Tuesday, the 18th day of the government shutdown, about border security. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck ...

Steve Carell to Star in Netflix Comedy Based on Trump's 'Space Force'  Hollywood Reporter

Steve Carell and 'The Office' creator Greg Daniels are reuniting for a Netflix comedy inspired by President Trump's creation of the sixth military branch.

Trump’s shutdown stunt is an act of needless stupidity  The Washington Post

“IT'S ACTUALLY part of what you do when you sign up for any public *service* position.” So said Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) when asked about the hundreds of ...

Trump asks 7-year-old, 'Are you still a believer in Santa?'  CNN

At what age do children wonder whether Santa really exists? In a Christmas Eve call, President Donald Trump asked a 7-year-old named Coleman whether the ...

The end of Trump’s affair with ‘his’ generals  The Washington Post

Like many a loveless marriage of convenience, the union between President Trump and “his” generals has ended in recrimination and heartbreak. After Trump ...

Trump's Shutdown Is a Savage Assault on the Working Class  VICE

The United States government's partial shutdown is now in its fourth week, and shows no sign of abating. Donald Trump has decided that his demand for a ...

Shocking Syria withdrawal plan is pure Trump  CNN

President Donald Trump once famously said he knew more about ISIS than US generals do. Now he wants to prove it.

Trump to Allow Months for Troop Withdrawal in Syria, Officials Say  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump has agreed to give the military about four months to withdraw the 2,000 United States troops in Syria, administration officials ...

Trump and Democrats Dig In After Talks to Reopen Government Go Nowhere  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders dug in Wednesday for a lengthy partial shutdown in a newly divided government after ...

Romney asserts his independence from Trump — and Trump’s defenders return his searing criticism of the president  The Washington Post

Mitt Romney's scathing critique of President Trump has reignited a simmering feud between the two men, casting the incoming junior senator from Utah as the ...

Trump invites congressional leaders to White House for border security briefing  The Washington Post

President Trump invited congressional leaders to the White House for a briefing on border security, the first face-to-face session involving Republicans and ...

Trump's frustration with Mnuchin rising after failed attempt to calm markets, source says  CNN

President Donald Trump's frustration with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is ratcheting up further after markets suffered their worst Christmas Eve drop ever ...

Trump gets testy with reporter over shutdown  CNN

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Trump’s Not-So-Bully Pulpit  POLITICO

For President Trump, a prime-time presidential address to the nation was a radical experiment in conventionality. The first results back from the lab were not an ...

A year of unprecedented deception: Trump averaged 15 false claims a day in 2018  The Washington Post

Trump made nearly three times as many false or misleading claims in 2018 as in his first year as president.

Trump’s Big Libertarian Experiment  The New York Times

“Government,” declared Ronald Reagan in his first Inaugural Address, “is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.” Republicans have echoed ...

Trump torpedoes funding bill over border wall  CNN

A holiday government shutdown appeared more likely on Thursday after President Donald Trump informed House Republicans he would refuse to accept a ...

Donald Trump's 50 Most Unthinkable Moments  The Atlantic

Unthinkable” is a special project from The Atlantic, cataloging the 50 most norm-shattering moments of the Trump administration.

Trump's Border Wall Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup  WIRED

Last week, the internet was consumed with talk of President Trump's attempts to get funding for a wall on the US southern border.