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Trump administration has large swaths of jobs unfilled

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:00:40 GMT

Many federal government desks sit empty as the Trump administration has yet to fill large swaths of appointment jobs.(image)


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Exclusive: FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:19:26 GMT

The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple US officials briefed on the matter tell CNN.(image)


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Perez wins DNC chairmanship

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 04:26:42 GMT

Democrats are set to choose a new chair to lead their battered party as it tries to channel the anti-Donald Trump energy of its base into an electoral rebound.(image)


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National security adviser: Term 'radical Islamic terrorism' isn't helpful

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:13:00 GMT

New national security adviser H.R. McMaster is already setting a strikingly different tone than his ousted predecessor, Michael Flynn, and President Donald Trump, saying the term "radical Islamic terrorism" isn't helpful for US goals.(image)


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Trump declines to attend White House correspondents' dinner

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 04:41:16 GMT

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter on Saturday that he will not attend this year's White House correspondents' dinner.(image)


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In new era, Jewish Republican group is loyal to Trump above all else

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:26:20 GMT

Two top Jewish donors sat before their friends and shared how they would support the new President.(image)


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Judge rules against dismissing charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 04:51:09 GMT

A military judge has ruled against dismissing charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl despite his lawyers' claim that President Donald Trump violated their client's due-process rights.(image)


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Can the White House discuss open investigations with the FBI?

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:32:04 GMT

The FBI rejected a request from White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus last week to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to multiple US officials briefed on the matter.(image)


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Republican lawmaker: Russia investigation needs special prosecutor

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:14:58 GMT

A Republican lawmaker who supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election said a special prosecutor should investigate reported communications between the Trump campaign and Russians known to US intelligence, not Attorney General Jeff Sessions.(image)


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White House denies wrongdoing in conversations with FBI

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:04:07 GMT

Two senior administration officials on Friday vehemently argued that White House officials acted appropriately in asking the FBI to publicly knock down media reports about communications between President Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence.(image)


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Trump's call for US nuclear supremacy raises questions

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:06:33 GMT

President Donald Trump would like the US to be "at the top of the pack" when it comes to having nuclear weapons.(image)


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Five takeaways from the Republican town halls

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:29:27 GMT

Republican lawmakers have suffered now through two weeks now of rowdy town hall meetings and endless protests from a surprisingly strong uprising on the left.(image)


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Trump takes campaign-style CPAC victory lap

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:11:07 GMT

President Donald Trump makes a valedictory return Friday to the right-wing conference where he made his first political inroads, but which he shunned last year during his unconventional 2016 run.(image)


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'Hamilton' actor says he expects political speeches at Oscars

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:18:07 GMT

The "Hamilton" actor who addressed Mike Pence from the stage shortly after the presidential election said Saturday he expects politics to play a role in the acceptance speeches of this year's Oscar winners.(image)


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Pence pledges to 'keep our end of the bargain' with top Jewish supporters

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:33:48 GMT

Vice President Mike Pence delivered an ode on Friday evening to the Republican Jewish establishment that once was deeply skeptical of his boss, effusively praising several GOP luminaries such as billionaire Sheldon Adelson.(image)


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Under GOP draft of Obamacare repeal plan, a lot of people could lose coverage

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:54:09 GMT

A draft of the House Republicans' bill to repeal Obamacare would replace its subsidies with less generous tax credits, increase the amount insurers could charge older Americans and effectively eliminate Medicaid for low-income adults.(image)


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Crowds gather as Obama goes on New York coffee run

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:25:34 GMT

Hundreds of cheering onlookers got a glimpse of former President Barack Obama Friday in New York City as he left a Fifth Avenue building after grabbing coffee.(image)


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Sign up for the COVER/LINE newsletter

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:33:35 GMT

COVER/LINE is the must-read lunch date newsletter in Washington and beyond.(image)


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States' rights for bathrooms, but not for marijuana

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:46:04 GMT

The crowd at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington erupted in applause Friday when Matt Schlapp, the organizer of the event, congratulated top White House staff on President Donald Trump's decision to roll back protections for transgender students in public schools.(image)


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White House: Feds will step up marijuana law enforcement

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:27:03 GMT

The White House said Thursday it expects law enforcement agents to enforce federal marijuana laws when they come into conflict with states where recreational use of the drug is permitted.(image)


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Kasich on meeting with Trump: If you're on the plane, you want to root for the pilot

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:57:42 GMT

Ohio Gov. John Kasich worked to repair ties with President Donald Trump on Friday, offering what he said were candid views on topics like foreign policy and health care during a 30-minute sit down in the Oval Office.(image)


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Trump Israel envoy pick: Israel has "as much right, if not a much greater right" as Palestinians to West Bank

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:49:53 GMT

Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, said in a radio interview right before the election that he believed Israelis had just as much a right, if not a greater right, as the Palestinians to control the West Bank.(image)


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Democrats: WH contact with FBI an 'outrageous breach of the FBI's independence'

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:19:11 GMT

Congressional Democrats sharply criticized President Donald Trump Friday over a CNN report that the FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign.(image)


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Who's in Trump's Cabinet?
President-elect Trump will have about 4,000 government positions to fill, including some of the most important posts in the US government.(image)


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Tracking Trump's promises
Donald Trump made hundreds of promises, pledges and threats on his road to the White House. This interactive feature tracks, in real time, his progress in delivering on that agenda at the beginning of his term.(image)


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Steve Bannon outlines his plan to 'deconstruct' Washington

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:28:31 GMT

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon rarely appears in public and rarely speaks to the press, much less on live television. So his appearance alongside White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus Thursday was hotly anticipated and closely watched.(image)


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Tapper: White House excluding the press is 'un-American'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:30:36 GMT

CNN's Jake Tapper said there's one word to describe the White House's decision to block several news organizations from a press briefing: "un-American."(image)


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Ivanka Trump's busy advocacy Thursday

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:35:56 GMT

Ivanka Trump may not have a formal title, but she continues to perform a key advocacy role in her father's administration, attending two high-profile events Thursday.(image)


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