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Post-Maria, Trump's approval rating on hurricanes down 20 points

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:18:40 GMT

President Donald Trump's approval rating for handling the federal government's response to recent hurricanes has dropped 20 points in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.(image)


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Trump claims he and McConnell are 'closer than ever before,' despite Bannon's primary war

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:55:15 GMT

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is scheduled to have lunch Monday afternoon with President Donald Trump after a tumultuous several months in which Trump has attacked the Senate's Republican leader by name and the President's former adviser Steven Bannon has threatened all-out war on rank-and-file Republicans up for re-election.(image)


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Trump allies worry that losing the House means impeachment

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:41:25 GMT

Top White House aides, lawmakers, donors and political consultants are privately asking whether President Donald Trump realizes that losing the House next year could put his presidency in peril.(image)


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Chief deputy US marshal engaged in sexual activity on government property, report finds

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:18:22 GMT

A chief deputy US marshal was caught "engaging in sexual activity with numerous different women within government space," according to findings from a Justice Department inspector general investigation published Monday.(image)


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FBI releases early draft of Comey's Clinton statement

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:27:11 GMT

The FBI posted a document Monday that suggests former FBI Director James Comey began drafting what became his infamous July 2016 statement about Hillary Clinton's private server months ahead of time, releasing a heavily redacted copy of the exchange.(image)


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Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner to talk tax reform at bipartisan dinner

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:16:14 GMT

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are hosting another bipartisan dinner at their Kalorama home Monday evening, a source familiar with the dinner confirmed to CNN Monday.(image)


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Hill Russia investigators probe GOP operative who sought Clinton emails

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:51:27 GMT

House and Senate investigators are turning their attention to a Republican operative's hunt for Hillary Clinton's private emails from Russian hackers -- and his possible connections to senior members of the Trump campaign.(image)


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Trump to declare national emergency on opioids months after initial promise

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:31:19 GMT

President Donald Trump told reporters Monday that he would officially make a national emergency declaration to fight the opioid epidemic next week, a move he billed as a "major announcement."(image)


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What Trump isn't tweeting about

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:20:58 GMT

And on the 269th day, President Donald Trump tweeted about Hillary Clinton.(image)


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Trump finally comments on soldier deaths in Niger; falsely knocks Obama over his responses to dead soldiers

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:00:11 GMT

Breaking his public silence about four American soldiers killed during an ambush in Niger, President Donald Trump said Monday he'd penned personal letters to their families and planned to phone them later this week.(image)


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Trump blames Cuba for mysterious attack on US diplomats

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:47:44 GMT

President Donald Trump said Monday that he does "believe Cuba is responsible" for the mysterious attacks that sickened at least 22 US diplomats and family members in Havana.(image)


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North Korea rejects diplomacy with US for now, source says

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:19:23 GMT

A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it achieves that goal.(image)


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'Fully intact' Tillerson talks Trump, North Korea and Iran

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:00:05 GMT

Embattled Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper Sunday to address a myriad of topics including the potential for negotiations with North Korea, his hopes for the future of the Iran nuclear deal and reported tensions with President Donald Trump.(image)


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Menendez judge denies motion to acquit, trial turns to defense's case

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:00:31 GMT

A federal judge in Newark denied Sen. Bob Menendez's attempt to toss out the Justice Department's bribery case against him Monday morning.(image)


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Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:27:38 GMT

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy via his attorney Monday. Bergdahl was charged after he disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in June 2009 and was held in captivity by the Taliban until May 2014. The Taliban released Bergdahl in a prisoner swap for five detainees at Guantanamo Bay. During questioning from a judge, Bergdahl said Monday, "I left my observation post on my own." He also said, "I understand leaving was against the law."(image)


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Yahoo: Russian trolls watched 'House of Cards' to learn about US politics

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:13:44 GMT

Yahoo correspondent Michael Isikoff said on CNN's "New Day" Monday that Russians who worked for a St. Petersburg "troll factory" were required to watch Netflix's "House of Cards" to help them write messages that would influence Americans against their own government.(image)


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Tillerson: US trying to stay in Iran deal

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:35:33 GMT

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday the US is trying to stay in the Iran nuclear deal while hoping to achieve more from it, days after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the US out of the agreement.(image)


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White House chief of staff: 'I don't think I'm being fired today'

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:03:18 GMT

White House chief of staff John Kelly, making a rare appearance before reporters Thursday, rejected reports that he would soon be departing the White House.(image)


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Trump nominates Kirstjen Nielsen for DHS secretary

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:35:06 GMT

President Donald Trump officially announced Thursday the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen, John Kelly's former principal deputy chief of staff, to be the new nominee for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.(image)


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Trump: We're looking 'very, very strongly' at welfare reform

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:22:37 GMT

President Donald Trump said Monday his administration will start to consider reforming the welfare system in the United States, saying that some people are "taking advantage of the system."(image)


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Trump blames difficulty accessing water in Puerto Rico on local distribution

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:00:38 GMT

President Donald Trump defended the federal government's response to the disaster in Puerto Rico, and contended difficulty accessing food and water was due to shortcomings on local distribution.(image)


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Trump campaign subpoenaed over sexual assault allegations

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:12:58 GMT

Lawyers for one of the women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault subpoenaed his campaign for all documents relating to her, all communications with or about her and "all documents concerning any woman who asserted that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately."(image)


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Trump not considering firing Mueller

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:19:37 GMT

President Donald Trump said Monday he was not considering firing the Justice Department's special counsel leading the investigation into Russian interference in last year's election.(image)


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Trump campaign legal bills topped $1M in three months

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:08:09 GMT

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign spent more than $1 million on legal consulting from July through September, a finance report posted Sunday showed.(image)


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Background check chief has 'never seen' mistakes like Kushner forms

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:44:52 GMT

The head of a government bureau responsible for clearing background checks told lawmakers Wednesday he has "never seen that level of mistakes" when asked about numerous omissions in Jared Kushner's security clearance application.(image)


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23 times Ivana Trump stirs the pot in her new memoir

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:30:26 GMT

Before Ivana Trump's memoir, "Raising Trump," even came out Tuesday, she was already stirring the pot.(image)


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Ivanka Trump calls on Congress to act on immigration

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:53:32 GMT

Ivanka Trump waded into the immigration debate Monday evening, calling the fate of immigrants who have been covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program a "very complicated issue."(image)


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