WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's inaugural budget proposal claims to eliminate the nation's deficit in 10 years, thanks largely to faster economic growth that it projects will come from the president's sweeping tax ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The House Intelligence Committee will subpoena former Trump adviser Michael Flynn after he refused to cooperate with the panel's investigation into Trump campaign ties with Russia.
"We will be following up ...Read more
With the swamp now drained and refilled with new alligators, with swamp gas up everybody's nostrils, and with tragedies everywhere attesting to a deeply troubled world, let us cheer ourselves up today by seeing everything ...Read more
For months, pundits and political advisers have tried to figure out what "Trumponomics" really stands for. Even President Trump himself struggled to characterize it, saying, "It really has to do with self-respect as a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The House Intelligence Committee is preparing to issue subpoenas to President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to the committee's ranking Democrat, following the lead ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Trump arrived in Jerusalem this week with a most curious bit of information for Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
"We just got back from the Middle East," Trump announced. "We just got back from ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The midterm elections are still nearly a year and a half away, and the political dynamics could yet change, but we shouldn't ignore the fact that history and the current environment are merging together for a...Read more
For now, everyone knows the sonorous name and cherubic face of 8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos.
She's the littlest known victim of Monday night's jihad attack in Manchester, England. Her doe-eyed image spread as rapidly ...Read more
Have you heard about the new Harvard University study that alleges liberal media bias? It's a big story, especially in media that have a conservative bias.
"About the only people who deny widespread media bias these days ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- President Trump is an expert on some things. The North American Free Trade Agreement is not one of them.
He understands human nature better than most. He knows how we like to blame our problems on external ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Nixon was heading for a big re-election victory in November that would confound his critics. He had just returned from a pathbreaking visit to China and had big transformative ideas for foreign ...Read more
PALM BEACH, Fla. -- By now you're exhausted by all the head-swiveling news -- the terrorist slaughter in Manchester; the president's trip to Everywhere; and investigation upon investigation of the possible collusion with ...Read more
It's easy to see why President Donald Trump was 6,000 miles away when his first budget was unveiled: It's politically perilous for his Republican Party and would be a policy disaster.
Although the Trump budget is dead ...Read more
The Trump-Russia scandal has changed. The latest leaks are all about President Donald Trump's acute discomfort with the investigation into his 2016 campaign's possible collusion with the Kremlin, not about the collusion ...Read more
Let's talk about anonymous leakers, about their frequent dishonor and dishonesty, sometimes their criminality, and about the dangers of news outlets relying on them too extensively and sometimes needing to shut up.
We've ...Read more
Interstate 85 reopened in Atlanta earlier this month, six weeks after a homeless man allegedly set a fire that caused a bridge collapse and shut down the freeway in both directions. It could be easy to misjudge the ...Read more
VICTOR, Mont -- On Thursday, the political world will eagerly look to Montana and a closely fought congressional race for the latest test of Democratic strength and Republican resilience in the turbulent age of Trump.
What's the leakiest house in Washington, D.C.? Here's a hint: It's on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Ask anyone who's been inside the White House lately. There's never been anything like it. Sinking ships leak. As do losing ...Read more
Call it the political equivalent of supply-side economics: The supply of scandal in the news always rises to meet the demand. But as in the economy, inflation soon sets in and each scandal seems to have less effect on a ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, May 24:
The terror war is never distant from Europe or America. There is no homefront -- no place of absolute safety far from battlefields. There are ...Read more
- Economists say Trump's budget proposal doesn't add up
- Trump's budget seen as 'slap in the face' to rural voters who elected him
- Trump's budget arrives in Congress as most do, with a lot of talk and little action
- Trump proposes cuts to grants that help states fight terrorism
- Great Lakes funding eliminated under Trump budget plan