WASHINGTON -- I had supposed President Trump was causing only his opponents to freak out, not his supporters. Then I heard Wayne LaPierre.
To see the National Rifle Association boss speak this week at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference was to see a man in urgent need of mental-health intervention. He turned a conventional ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Let us hear no more lectures from Clarence Thomas on the sanctity of human life.
The Supreme Court justice, with timing that could be charitably described as clumsy, issued his latest paean to gun rights Tuesday, as the child victims of last week's school shooting were still being buried.
Reacting to his colleagues' refusal to ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's indictment of 13 Russians over their alleged efforts to elect Donald Trump set off a presidential paroxysm of self-exoneration.
"The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong -- no collusion!" President Trump proclaimed in one of his saner tweets of the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Trump is a force of nature. Actually, he is a full-blown meteorological phenomenon.
This week, what in any other presidency would have been a Category 5 hurricane made landfall at the White House. It felt more like a drizzle.
The president's personal lawyer confirmed that he paid $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Are you having trouble keeping up with the Rob Porter scandal? Apparently Sarah Huckabee Sanders is.
Her daily press briefing Wednesday was scheduled for 1 p.m., then at 2 p.m. was postponed until 4 p.m., then at 4 p.m. was abandoned entirely. The menu of topics -- scandals at the EPA and VA, confirmation of a payoff to porn ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The efforts by President Trump to keep America white are getting increasingly dark.
Make no mistake: What's happening on Capitol Hill this week, at Trump's behest, is nothing other than an attempt by Republicans to slow the inexorable march toward that point at midcentury when the United States becomes a majority-minority nation. ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- In a Republican presidential debate in the fall of 2015, moderator John Harwood of CNBC asked Donald Trump about some of his more outlandish claims, such as making another country pay for a border wall and enacting huge tax cuts that wouldn't increase the deficit.
"Let's be honest," Harwood memorably said. "Is this a comic-book ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- This is the autopsy of a lie.
On the night of Nov. 18, Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez was found dying on the side of an interstate in West Texas. There were immediate signs it had been an accident. Martinez's partner, Stephen Garland (who suffered a head injury and doesn't recall the incident), had radioed for help, saying ...Read more
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WASHINGTON -- The Washington Post's scoop about President Trump's plans for a grand military parade in Washington brings to mind Evelyn Waugh's classic satire about England's upper crust in the early days of World War II, "Put Out More Flags," named after a Chinese proverb:
"A man getting drunk at a farewell party should strike a musical tone, ...Read more
"I got a standing ovation. In fact, they said it was the biggest standing ovation since Peyton Manning had won the Super Bowl, and they said it was equal. I got a standing ovation. It lasted for a long period of time."
-- President Trump
"I live for the applause, applause, applause
"I live for the applause-plause, live for the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Trump, in his State of the Union address last week, boasted to the nation about stock market gains: "The stock market has smashed one record after another, gaining $8 trillion and more in value in just this short period of time."
He has boasted about the booming market in tweets no fewer than 54 times since taking office...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Wouldn't it be great to be Devin Nunes?
Not only does the California Republican get to be chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, but he simultaneously gets to serve President Trump by making public tidbits of classified information given to him by the White House. He is recused from the Russia investigation but still gets ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- It gives me no pleasure to say this, but the Democrats' behavior at the State of the Union was embarrassing.
I take a back seat to nobody in decrying President Trump's cynical and divisive performance. He repeatedly exploited Americans' divisions on race, guns, God, immigration -- anything to distract from the broken promises, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- He couldn't help himself.
The White House took pains to say President Trump's State of the Union address would be "unifying" and contain a "bipartisan" tone. Excerpts released before the speech repeated the word "together" three times.
But Trump was still in the first minute of his speech -- 72 words from the start -- when he ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night, the president will read a speech somebody else wrote for him. The pundits will say he sounds presidential. And on Wednesday, Donald Trump will go back to being Donald Trump.
White House officials prepped reporters for Tuesday's performance by saying that President Trump will be "optimistic" as well as "very ...Read more
Someday, likely three years from now, perhaps sooner, perhaps -- gulp -- later, President Trump will depart the stage.
But what will be left of us?
New evidence suggests the damage he is doing to the culture is bigger than the man. A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found that two-thirds of Americans say Trump is not a good role ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- It began, as these things generally do, with Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-Benghazi.
The voluble congressman, who speaks as if he is arguing the trial of the century even if he is ordering breakfast, went on Fox News on Tuesday to divulge a secret.
"There's a text exchange between these two FBI agents" -- Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who had...Read more
WASHINGTON -- As hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets on Saturday to vent their discontent with President Trump's first year in office, the president, who is supported by just 29 percent of women, did what he does best. He played the troll.
"Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March," he ...Read more