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  • President Trump on Tuesday appeared to offer support to Republican candidate Roy Moore in Alabama's U.S. Senate race, saying the former state judge “totally denies” allegations of sexual misconduct against underage girls years ago. “He denies it,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “He says it didn't happen, and you have to listen to him, also.” […]

  • President Trump on Monday announced that his administration has redesignated North Korea as a state sponsor of terror, a move aimed at increasing pressure on Pyongyang nearly a decade after the George W. Bush administration removed the rogue nation from the list. Trump made his decision public during a brief photo op at a Cabinet […]

  •   President Trump called elephant hunting a “horror show” Sunday and strongly suggested he will permanently block imports of elephant trophies from two African nations despite his administration’s earlier approval of the practice. Following strong bipartisan criticism of the administration’s decision to allow imports of trophy carcasses, a practice that was halted under the Obama […]

  • Hillary Clinton claimed last week President Trump was a sexual assaulter, based on his own statements and accusations by multiple women. It very well may be the worst thing she has ever said about him. Clinton called Trump many things before — dangerous, impulsive, divisive — as she campaigned against him during the 2016 presidential race. The occasional […]

  • President Trump abruptly reversed his administration’s Thursday decision to allow elephants shot for sport in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported back to the United States as trophies, saying in a tweet Friday night that he was putting the decision “on hold” until further review. “Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time […]

  • On the 2016 campaign trail, Trump repeatedly led his supporters in chants of "Lock her up!" at his rallies. Trump told voters that his opponent in the presidential race, Hillary Clinton, could not be trusted, mostly for her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state. In a presidential debate with […]

  • President Trump considers the allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore “extremely troubling” but doesn't plan to rescind his endorsement of the former state judge and firmly believes that Alabama voters should be the ones to pick their next senator, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Thursday. “The […]

  • In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday again revised his account of what he knew about Trump campaign dealings with Russia — revealing for the first time that he, indeed, recalled a meeting in which a […]

  • MANILA — President Trump acknowledged Tuesday that he personally asked his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to help resolve the case of three UCLA men's basketball players who were arrested for shoplifting while in Hangzhou for a tournament last week. “They’re working on it right now,” Trump told reporters in reference to Chinese authorities as he […]

  • MANILA — A spokesman for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday that President Trump offered to return a fugitive who had fled to the United States and did not bring up human rights issues at all during their bilateral meeting a day earlier. Spokesman Harry Roque’s account of the meeting in an interview with The Washington […]

  • Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama sought to refocus his campaign on the conservative religious ideals most likely to motivate his base voters, dismissing the national firestorm over allegations that he pursued teenage girls when he was in his 30s. Addressing a gathering at the Huntsville Christian Academy in Huntsville, Ala., on Sunday night, […]

  • Correction: An earlier version of this article and a headline mischaracterized the intent of the New York Times photographer. This story has been updated. MANILA — The fight over access between reporters and any White House can sometimes seem more like an exercise in First Amendment theory than practical reality: Is it really that important […]

  • Two top former U.S. intelligence officials said Sunday that President Trump is being “played” by President Vladi­mir Putin on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and accused him of being susceptible to foreign leaders who stroke his ego. “By not confronting the issue directly and not acknowledging to Putin that we know you’re responsible for […]

  • HANOI — President Trump on Sunday appeared to ridicule North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as “short and fat,” and he lashed out at critics of his relationship with Russia's leader, saying they are “haters and fools” who don't understand the merits of a good relationship with Moscow. The morning tweetstorm came as Trump prepared for bilateral […]

  • HANOI — President Trump said Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin again denied his nation tampered in the U.S. presidential election last year. The two men spoke during brief conversations on the sidelines of an international summit. Trump told reporters that he and Putin had more than one informal discussion after crossing paths at the Asia-Pacific […]

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