Melania’s policy director leaves the White House

Melania’s policy director leaves the White House

First lady Melania Trump’s top policy aide, a former executive assistant at the National Security Council, left the White House last week. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images White House The first lady has taken steps to develop her personal portfolio in recent months, including launching her 'Be Best' anti-bullying initiative. By DANIEL LIPPMAN and ANDREW RESTUCCIA…
Judge orders full restart of DACA program

Judge orders full restart of DACA program

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wrote a June memo that the judge singled out for criticism. He wrote it offered “nothing even remotely approaching a considered legal assessment” about DACA. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo A D.C.-based federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to restart in full the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.…
Manafort trial day 4: The high-flying consultant’s financial double life

Manafort trial day 4: The high-flying consultant’s financial double life

People wait in line to enter the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse to attend the trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in Alexandria, Va. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Manafort trial 'They never told us about any income deposited in foreign accounts,' Manafort's accountant told jurors. By JOSH GERSTEIN and DARREN SAMUELSOHN 08/03/2018…
POLITICO Playbook PM: Osama bin Laden’s mom speaks

POLITICO Playbook PM: Osama bin Laden’s mom speaks

Osama bin Laden’s mother is speaking out for the first time in an interview with The Guardian. | AP Photo WHAT NEARLY EVERY WASHINGTON REPUBLICAN SAYS AND THINKS … TOP-ED -- WSJ’S KIM STRASSEL: “Failure to Communicate: Trump has a solid record, but he’s too busy making noise to tout it”: “If a tree falls…
How drug companies are beating Trump at his own game

How drug companies are beating Trump at his own game

A July tweet from President Donald Trump sent panic through the C-suites of some of the world’s biggest drug companies, prompting Pfizer and nine other companies to roll back or freeze prices. But there’s less to those announcements than meets the eye. The gestures turned out to be largely symbolic — efforts to beat Trump…
FBI struggles to retain top cyber talent

FBI struggles to retain top cyber talent

The recent departures of four top FBI cyber officials reflects a troubling trend: The bureau is losing its most seasoned agents and supervisors tasked with disrupting digital threats from Russia and elsewhere, even as threats to the nation’s power grid and elections grow. Close to 20 top FBI cybersecurity leaders have left for high-paying corporate…
Anti-Trump fervor runs hot at liberal summit

Anti-Trump fervor runs hot at liberal summit

NEW ORLEANS — Centrist Democrats for months have nudged the party’s left flank to avoid the kind of strident partisanship and outright provocations that Donald Trump could seize on to whip up Republicans voters in the midterms. The response from the progressive base this week? Shove off. Story Continued Below Arriving here Thursday for the…
Blackburn, Bredesen cruise in Tennessee primaries

Blackburn, Bredesen cruise in Tennessee primaries

Tennessee Republican gubernatorial Bill Lee (right) campaigns on July 25 in Mt. Juliet. Lee is projected to win the GOP's nomination. | Mark Humphrey/AP Photo The state's high-profile, open-seat Senate race officially kicks off after Blackburn, Bredesen cruise in primaries. By DANIEL STRAUSS and JAMES ARKIN 08/02/2018 08:29 PM EDT Updated 08/02/2018 10:36 PM EDT…
Manafort trial Day 3: An ‘M’-shaped flower bed and a Rick Gates guarantee

Manafort trial Day 3: An ‘M’-shaped flower bed and a Rick Gates guarantee

Prosecutor Greg Andres said in court Thursday that the government fully intends to call Rick Gates (pictured), who cut a plea deal earlier this year and agreed to cooperate with the prosecution of Paul Manafort. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo Paul Manafort’s bookkeeper testified Thursday that she was unaware of more than a dozen offshore accounts…
Trump ‘cares deeply’ about Russian election hacking, top security leaders say

Trump ‘cares deeply’ about Russian election hacking, top security leaders say

“The president has specifically directed us to make the matter of the election meddling and securing our election process a top priority,” Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told reporters. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images By ERIC GELLER 08/02/2018 02:57 PM EDT Updated 08/02/2018 07:29 PM EDT 2018-08-02T07:29-0400 Donald Trump’s senior national security officials said they…

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