The Trump presidency

Trump pushes for Mideast peace, but avoids thorny details

President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with the press in Jerusalem on Monday.


President Trump declared the Palestinians and Israelis ready to move forward, though there were no tangible signs of the dormant peace process being revived.

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// Can Trump actually help broker peace in the Middle East?

There needs to be at least three parties at the table to make it happen, and, so far, President Trump is sitting alone — and no one is even coming near the room.

// Trump administration flip flops on location of Western Wall

President Trump is the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall and it’s unclear whether he intends to change US policy on the officially recognized location.

// What was that white orb Trump was touching?

It was the moment that sparked a mass of memes. So what exactly was this orb, and why were three powerful leaders touching it for so long?

// White House doesn’t want to disclose ethics waivers granted to former lobbyists

Dozens of former lobbyists and industry lawyers are working in the Trump administration.

// Al Gore says Trump can’t stop climate movement

Donald Trump cannot stop the climate movement despite the president’s efforts to roll back environmental protections, Al Gore said.

// Flynn cites ‘public frenzy,’ invokes 5th Amendment

The former national security adviser declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russian meddling.

// Christie: ‘I wouldn’t let General Flynn in the White House, let alone give him a job’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said Monday that he repeatedly recommended that Donald Trump not give a job to Michael Flynn.

// Elizabeth Warren reports $200,000 advance for her latest book

The payment for “This Fight is Our Fight” is a step down from the more than half-a-million check Warren got for her previous book.

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Here’s a list of the agencies and programs Trump’s budget would defund entirely

President Trump’s budget proposal calls for eliminating funding for a number of programs. Here’s a list, and how much those cuts are estimated to save.

Donald Trump has a complicated relationship with the 5th Amendment

Donald Trump is fickle about the Fifth.

Mideast peacemaker or charlatan? Trump upbeat on deal prospects, but short on details

President Donald Trump did not outline his vision for getting around obstacles, or even the process that might enable such a thing.

Trump’s $4 trillion budget arrives on Capitol Hill

On Tuesday, Trump sent Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor.

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James Pindell

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