Its members were once champions of ideological purity. But as their treatment of Justin Amash suggests, they’re now whatever the president wants them to be.
Slow-walking or flat-out disobeying Trump’s fleeting obsessions has become common practice across various sectors of government.
As the Boston Red Sox proved Thursday, even photo ops are political in the Trump era.
The president plans to use his trade war with China to attack the Democratic front-runner.
A deal with the Democrats may now be Trump’s best chance for a legislative win ahead of 2020.
The president ingratiated himself with the gun lobby—and tore up an Obama-era arms treaty for dramatic effect.
Mick Mulvaney wants you to know that he’s no narc like John Kelly.
Calls for an inquiry into the Mueller probe’s origins could help Trump keep his base engaged.
The president’s more pliant senior advisers might end up indulging his ultimately self-sabotaging behavior.
Trump aides are serenely confident that the special counsel’s fine print won’t hurt the boss.
In a time of outsider politics, can the ultimate insider resurrect his family’s brand?
The “first daughter” spent years rigorously cultivating her image. But she wasn’t prepared for scrutiny.
Apart from the president, she was the official most associated with family separations—and that won’t exactly endear her to the private sector.
Republican lawmakers and strategists fear that the president would be fixating on the wrong message at the wrong time.
The president’s team is already spinning the special counsel’s conclusions as a plus for 2020.
The presidential son makes the case for his father better than his father can.
The response to his appearance on the Hill could offer a preview of the Mueller report’s aftermath if the findings are anything less than earthshaking.
The president says he doesn’t like Congress’s border-funding deal. But he’ll probably sign it anyway.
Two of The Atlantic’s political profilers chat about their process—and when to doodle during an interview.
“He committed to build a wall,” Steve Bannon said. “What’s not to like?”