The Dance of the Pro-Trump Republican

Senator Bob Corker has called President Donald Trump a human “wrecking ball” for American foreign policy, and warned that Trump is bringing the world to the brink of “World War III.” But the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Corker chairs is about to get a lot more Trump-friendly. Sen. Jim Risch, the conservative Idaho Republican who…

Trump attacks Canada and Mexico over trade

President Donald Trump lashed out Monday morning against two of America’s top international trading partners, attacking Canada for its treatment of U.S. farmers and demanding that Mexico do more to stop the cross-border flow of narcotics. Trump also suggested that Canada and Mexico could avoid forthcoming tariffs if they agree to a renegotiated trade deal.…

Trump says Obama administration investigated campaign’s alleged Russia ties…

President Donald Trump questioned Monday morning why the Obama-era Justice Department launched an investigation into his campaign in the midst of the 2016 election, positing that then-President Barack Obama had sought to kneecap the Trump campaign and bolster that of Democrat Hillary Clinton. “Why did the Obama Administration start an investigation into the Trump Campaign…

Republicans blitz Trump to head off tariffs

Congressional Republicans are making an eleventh-hour push to walk President Donald Trump back from the brink on tariffs, arguing that such levies would undercut his economic message. And some are even privately considering action to stop him. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has personally spoken with the president and tried to warn him of the economic…