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Trump’s Rally in Arizona: What You Need to Know

Tuesday  17:07,   22 august 2017
The New York Times

President Trump’s visit to Phoenix on Tuesday — for his first rally since his comments on Charlottesville, Va. — could draw thousands of protesters.The rally, scheduled for 7 p.m. local time at the Phoenix Convention Center, is Mr. Trump’s first[...]

House Speaker Paul Ryan won't support censure of Trump

Tuesday  17:06,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following a white supremacist rally in Virginia, but said Trump "messed up" by saying "both sides" were[...]

Exclusive: Sen. Schatz’s new health care idea could be the Democratic Party’s future

Tuesday  17:06,   22 august 2017
Vox.com

Democrats are ready to go on the health care offensive. And Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) may have a new plan for them to do it. In an interview with Vox, Schatz revealed that he’s preparing a new bill that could grant more Americans the opportunity[...]

Dems say they're prepping for 2020 candidates other than Trump

Tuesday  17:06,   22 august 2017
The Hill

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is conducting presidential campaign-level opposition research against several top Republicans in case they challenge President Trump for the GOP nomination, according to a new report. Politico reported on[...]

Democrats recruit 'outsiders' in 2018

Tuesday  15:26,   22 august 2017
USA TODAY

If there is a Democratic wave election in 2018, the tide will probably bring in individuals like Brendan Kelly, a state's attorney in St. Clair County and former Navy officer who’s never run for state legislature or Congress. For Democrats[...]

Phoenix on high alert for Trump rally

Tuesday  14:55,   22 august 2017
The Hill

President Trump on Tuesday will make his first public appearance since his response to the unrest in Charlottesville, Va.Political leaders and law enforcement officials in Arizona are on high alert ahead of President Trump's campaign rally Tuesday[...]

In Search of Donald Trump at His Boyhood Home

Tuesday  07:00,   22 august 2017
The New York Times

At the president’s former childhood house, listed for rent on Airbnb, visitors can sleep in his bedroom. But traces of him are elusive.There were none to be found, so I drank my coffee from a President Donald J. Trump Childhood Home insignia water[...]

Angry Trump Grilled His Generals About Troop Increase, Then Gave In

Tuesday  07:00,   22 august 2017
The New York Times

The president, who had called for American withdrawal from Afghanistan before he took office, in the end accepted a “big military” approach as the only viable option.“We’re losing,” the president declared, according to a person who was in the room.[...]

Trump calls for racial unity in Afghanistan speech

Tuesday  06:25,   22 august 2017
New York Daily News

President Trump used his Afghanistan speech Monday to take another shot at setting the right tone on hate in America, using the military as an example of racial unity. “By following the heroic example of those who fought to preserve our republic, we [...]

Ryan says Trump 'messed up' on Charlottesville, rejects censure

Tuesday  05:56,   22 august 2017
The Hill

President Trump "could have done better" in his response to the racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Monday, though he rejected a Democratic push to censure Trump for his[...]

Analysis | Trump faces the grim reality of Afghanistan: No quick path to victory and no way out

Tuesday  05:56,   22 august 2017
MSN

Like the two presidents before him, Trump searches for the least bad option in a stalemated war.In a televised address to the nation Monday, Trump said that his “original instinct was to pull out,” but that the “consequences of a rapid exit are[...]

‘It’s a hard problem’: Inside Trump’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan

Tuesday  05:20,   22 august 2017
MSN

After years of criticizing the war, the president was convinced by military leaders to stay the course.Last month, as Trump mulled over a new strategy in a 16-year conflict that bedeviled his predecessors, he groused that sending additional U.S.[...]

Trump celebrates solar eclipse by looking up without special viewing glasses

Tuesday  03:45,   22 august 2017
MSN

The first rule of enjoying the eclipse is to never look directly at the sun without eclipse glasses.Trump emerged on the Truman Balcony of the White House with first lady Melania and son Barron shortly before the eclipse reached its apex in[...]

Gingrich: Trump must stop 'stepping on himself'

Tuesday  03:10,   22 august 2017
The Hill

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) is warning President Trump to "quit stepping on himself," raising concerns about how Trump's remarks about violence at the Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally overshadowed his discussion[...]

Pressure on Manafort grows as feds track more income, possible money laundering

Tuesday  03:01,   22 august 2017
Tribune News Service

Paul Manafort's place in the crosshairs of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into the Kremlin's attempts to sway the 2016 presidential election seems to be growing more uncomfortable. Two sources familiar with the inquiry tell[...]