The president’s budget suggests entirely eliminating these bodies, from the Appalachian Regional Commission to the National Endowment for the Arts.
In an attempt to cast doubt on one controversy, Russian interference in the election, the president fired the FBI director—creating a second, and drawing new attention to the first.
As the president marks 100 days in office, a comprehensive review of his progress toward fulfilling the pledges he made on the trail
Unlike in other policy areas, the president can pay significant attention to the U.S. space program with little risk of backlash.
As the president nears his hundredth day in office, he seems increasingly concerned about how he’ll measure up.
New presidents often err by either trying to impose their will on Congress or being too hands-off. Trump is on course to commit both errors on his top two legislative priorities.
While the president can spin on whatever immigration-control measures he gets in the spending bill, between health care and the wall funding, lawmakers know the real score: Congress: 2, Trump: 0.
Official Washington has already moved on from the president’s bombing of the Syrian military, despite his paltry legal justification for doing so.
The legal procedure for an “Amerexit” isn’t as straightforward as Brexit.
The nationalists in Donald Trump's White House appear to have come very close to persuading the president to sign an executive order withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement.
In its second about-face this week, the White House said it would continue making subsidy payments to insurers as part of the Affordable Care Act. Democrats were demanding the money as part of negotiations to avert a government shutdown.
Instead of fixing its core issues, a potential new amendment to the bill only highlights the problems with the effort to replace Obamacare.
With conservatives endorsing an amendment to the party’s Obamacare replacement plan, the legislation’s fate rests with the GOP’s most politically vulnerable members.
In counting Trump’s “historic accomplishments” the administration shows it values size over substance.
A ruling against his executive order on sanctuary cities is the latest rebuke dealt to the president by a federal judge.
The president has softened some of his tough talk toward China and Mexico, transferring it to Canada and disputes over softwood lumber and dairy products.
The Dems are trying to take advantage of the president’s tendency to make maximalist claims then retreat from them.
The president’s address downplayed the Shoah’s universal lessons, turning the occasion into an exercise in ethnic politics.
The cuts-only plan President Trump is expected to unveil Wednesday follows a pattern: The risk associated with higher deficits takes a back seat when it comes with political pain.
The Justice Department said it would withhold jurisdictions’ federal funding if they don’t start playing ball with immigration authorities. In his ruling, Judge William Orrick said those threats were empty.
The president signaled that he doesn’t want a government shutdown after all, and for the second time in a high-stakes congressional negotiation, he saw his bluff get called.
Just as Republicans pined for their old foe Bill Clinton during the Obama years, Trump has made Nancy Pelosi and some members of her party nostalgic for the 43rd president.
The president is making a late push to win funding for his border wall in a must-pass spending bill. But it’s not clear how badly he—or Republicans—want to fight.
An interview with the Associated Press shows President Trump slowly coming to terms with the size of the government he now runs, and the challenges he must tackle.
The president has been frustrated on many fronts in his first hundred days, but on his watch, unauthorized border crossings have fallen sharply.
Good legislation often begins with a string of failures—and it’s hard to evaluate success after just three months.
Richard Grenell’s struggles with his faith and identity inform his public work.
The Supreme Court has ample reason to avoid deciding a case that could erode the Establishment Clause.
The attorney general frequently claims that criticism of law enforcement can hurt morale. Now he’s doing the same.
If the president didn’t want to be judged on the first three months of his presidency, why did he promise to get so much done in that period?
The number of pending cases looks poised to grow as the administration begins arresting undocumented immigrants who weren’t previously targeted.
The 45th president’s journey of discovery could be a public service, if it helps bring his supporters to greater understanding of the complexities of governing.
The king of cable has been ousted from his throne. He can thank the president.
Karen Handel showed little enthusiasm for the president compared to the GOP rivals she defeated in advancing to a runoff in a special election for the House.
The historical marker on April 29 will coincide with the expiration of federal funding unless Congress can strike a bipartisan deal in time.
Had the Trump administration decided to voluntarily release them, officials still would have had free rein to conceal meetings they didn’t want the public to know about.
The White House said the USS Carl Vinson was headed for North Korea as it sailed the opposite direction—the latest example of a communications failure inside the executive branch.
There’s a long tradition of the U.S. subordinating human-rights concerns to other interests. But there was something remarkable about the president’s move.
The veteran conservative activist ought to be disturbed by the Trump administration. Why is he so optimistic—and what’s vaping got to do with it?
The White House’s slow pace of hiring may hamper its dream of reorganizing—and shrinking—the federal government, says Max Stier of the Partnership for Public Service.
The balance of power inside a White House doesn’t necessarily reflect the balance of power inside a party.
There aren’t many institutions in Washington and beyond championing the president’s nationalistic policies. But there are plenty trying to pull his agenda in a more traditional Republican direction.
With Trump in office, some people are experimenting with a new form of civic engagement: running for local office.
Writers like Rick Perlstein who find in 2016 evidence to validate their darkest views of Republicans miss the ways in which Trump’s rise is a story of discontinuity.
Tax March organizers estimate that tens of thousands rallied in Washington D.C., a far smaller crowd size than demonstrations following inauguration.
The president’s policy reversals and the ascendancy of Jared Kushner raise questions about the future of the right-wing populists and the base they represent.
As tensions rise in East Asia, they highlight the dangers of Trump’s unpredictability.
The temptation to look for parallels in former (or hypothetical) presidents only obscures just how unsettled and unpredictable the current commander in chief actually is.
Conservative health-care analysts on why the GOP couldn’t come up with a stronger replacement for Obamacare
If Moscow had grown accustomed to being the unpredictable partner in the relationship, it will have to make adjustments.
Asked to defend President Trump’s policy shifts on economic issues, the White House press secretary opts out.
A president with so little knowledge about policy and so few ideological commitments can be pragmatic but also volatile and easily influenced.
The simplest explanation for Donald Trump’s new positions on everything from Syria to interest rates? Ignorance.
Lawmakers are finding that their desire to shrink the program doesn’t jibe with the interests of their base.
Repealing Obamacare and reviving the GOP’s once-doomed bill are top priorities once again, despite a vow to move on to tax reform.
Liberals are hoping for an upset in the conservative sixth congressional district, but the results won’t necessarily predict the future of the party one way or the other.
His newest argument, that he was talking about Susan Rice and “unmasking,” doesn’t make any more sense than his previous versions.
The 45th president may already be redefining the right’s dominant philosophy.
Carter Page would be the first known candidate advisor to be directly monitored during a presidential campaign as a possible agent of a foreign power.
The attorney general is standing athwart a long overdue movement to reform forensics yelling stop.