One year ago, when the Conservative Political Action Conference convened for its annual gathering, participants were positive about Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory, gleeful that Hillary Clinton did not win, but unsure about what the future would bring. So they danced around their new leader’s ascent gingerly.
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney would not allow cameras into the briefing room as he outlined President Donald Trump’s budget to reporters. He explained, “This is going to be really, really boring and really, really hard.”
In the last two weeks, cable news has been consumed with the feud between Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.
President Donald Trump wants to negotiate a “deal of the century” between Israelis and Palestinians like a high-rolling real-estate don.
When Vice President Mike Pence wrapped up his address to Israel’s Knesset, a voice in the 120-member legislative body shouted out, “God bless you, Mr. Vice President.”
In 2013, House Republicans shut down the federal government in a doomed effort to defund then President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. It lasted 17 days and accomplished nothing. Amazingly, Democrats have decided to follow the same lame playbook.
On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump embraced the federal mandate for ethanol in fuel and he’s stuck by that campaign promise as president. But now free-market conservative groups and oil-state Republicans are pushing the administration to cut the corn cord.
The fallout from the release of Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” with its devastating quotes about Trump and family unloaded by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, reveal how overrated President Donald Trump’s instincts have been when it comes to choosing the best people for the job.
If President Donald Trump’s first month in office was notable for its mixture of chaos and dysfunction, the last month of 2017 showed a constant combatant who had reason to believe that his refusal to back down paid off with passage of a sweeping tax overhaul.
In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has reshaped government to reflect his vision, while erasing many policies issued by his predecessor, President Barack Obama.