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Politics Dec 25Trump sends holiday greetings to U.S. troops
"I know it's a great sacrifice for you to be away from your families, but I want you to know that every American family is eternally grateful to you, and we're holding you close in our hearts, thoughts and prayers,"…
Politics Dec 25Trump: Government won’t reopen ‘until we have a wall’
The president's comments seemingly dashed hope for a Christmas miracle that would soon allow several departments to reopen and employees to return to work.
Politics Dec 25Trump tells boy that believing in Santa at 7 is ‘marginal’
In one conversation, Trump asked a 7-year-old named Coleman, "Are you still a believer in Santa?" He listened for a moment before adding, "Because at 7, it's marginal, right?" Trump listened again and chuckled before saying, "Well, you just enjoy…
Politics Dec 23Day two of partial government shutdown: Mulvaney says ‘very possible’ shutdown stretches into 2019
On the second day of the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is again turning to Twitter to try to make his case for a border wall with Mexico — the sticking point in the budget impasse with Congress.
Nation Dec 22Shutdown expected to drag into Christmas as talks continue
Trump is demanding $5 billion, but congressional Democrats are refusing to accede in a stalemate that provides a chaotic coda for Republicans in the waning days of their two-year reign controlling government.
Politics Nov 20WATCH: President Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys ‘Peas’ and ‘Carrots’
A pair of South Dakota turkeys named "Peas" and "Carrots" received a pardon from President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
Politics Nov 16WATCH: Trump to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom
The seven recipients include retiring Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, one of the longest-serving senators in U.S. history; Alan Page, who was elected to the Minnesota Supreme Court after an NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears;…
Politics Nov 13Melania Trump publicly calls for dismissal of top White House National Security Council official
The Wall Street Journal reported that the first lady's staff and Mira Ricardel clashed during Mrs. Trump's visit to Africa in October over such things as seating on the plane and requests to use the council's resources.
Politics Nov 13Trump suggests France would have been defeated without U.S.
President Donald Trump escalated his verbal assaults against France on Tuesday, suggesting that America's stalwart European ally would have been vanquished in both world wars if not for the military firepower provided by the United States.
Politics Oct 19Donald Trump threatens Saudis with ‘severe’ consequences if they murdered journalist
Trump's comments signaled an urgency in completing the probe into the disappearance of the journalist, last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.