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Other presidents have battled the press. But never like Trump

He’s not the first president to have issues with the press — Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln had complaints too — but President Trump has taken his battle with the media to new heights and made his complaints unusually public and caustic. How that will play out is anybody’s guess, though there’s...

  • Love or hate President Trump? It may all be in your head

    Love or hate President Trump? It may all be in your head

    In November 1951, the Dartmouth and Princeton football teams played a season-ending game that resulted in a seminal work on the nature of human cognition. Princeton won the contest, to finish the season undefeated. Of more lasting consequence, though, was the research that followed — a psychological...

  • Trump says he will issue a new order after a 'very bad decision' blocked his initial travel ban

    Trump says he will issue a new order after a 'very bad decision' blocked his initial travel ban

    Faced with a string of legal defeats across the country, President Trump on Thursday effectively abandoned efforts to uphold his controversial ban on travel from several countries with links to terrorism and said he would issue a new order next week crafted to withstand constitutional challenges....

  • Trump returns to what got attention during the campaign with a freewheeling news conference

    Trump returns to what got attention during the campaign with a freewheeling news conference

    President Trump tried to shrug off one of the rockiest presidential starts in recent history by returning Thursday to  comfortable terrain: an unwieldy news conference in which he was at turns combative, aggrieved, funny and nostalgic for the spontaneous give-and-take that characterized his campaign....

  • Trump's pick for ambassador to Israel faces hecklers and tough questions

    Trump's pick for ambassador to Israel faces hecklers and tough questions

    David Friedman, President Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to Israel, had barely started his opening remarks at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday when the protests began. “Palestinians will always be in Palestine,” shouted a man waving a red, green and black Palestinian flag. “You do not...

  • Fearing deportation, a mother in the U.S. illegally seeks refuge in a Denver church

    Fearing deportation, a mother in the U.S. illegally seeks refuge in a Denver church

    Jeanette Vizguerra knew she had an appointment with immigration officers, as she had many times in the past. But this time, she didn’t show up. She’d heard about the Phoenix woman who was taken into custody days earlier by federal immigration officers. Like her, the woman was in the country illegally....

  • 'Day Without Immigrants' protest closes restaurants across the U.S.

    'Day Without Immigrants' protest closes restaurants across the U.S.

    The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation's capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners and taco joints in places like Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston shut down. Immigrants around...

  • Everything President Trump had to say at his first solo news conference

    Everything President Trump had to say at his first solo news conference

    President Trump appeared Thursday at a news conference to announce his replacement choice for Labor secretary. Trump went on to address a wide-range of topics, including Russia, his plans for a new executive order on a travel ban, “fake news,” leaks, his electoral victory, his wife, Melania, and...

  • American Eagle jet hits a deer during takeoff and is forced to abort flight

    American Eagle jet hits a deer during takeoff and is forced to abort flight

    Authorities say an American Eagle flight struck a deer while taking off from the Charlotte, N.C., international airport, forcing it to turn around and abort a flight to Gulfport, Miss. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the pilot of Flight 5320 declared an emergency shortly...

  • What you need to know about the firing of Michael Flynn and why it matters for Trump

    What you need to know about the firing of Michael Flynn and why it matters for Trump

    On Monday, President Trump fired his national security advisor, Michael Flynn. On Wednesday, he said Flynn had been “treated very, very unfairly by the media.” Here are some questions and answers about why Flynn was dismissed and why the issue continues to dog Trump: What did Flynn do? Flynn misled...

  • Judge weighing case against Minnesota officer in black man's death

    Judge weighing case against Minnesota officer in black man's death

    A judge is expected to decide Wednesday whether the case against a Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black man during a July traffic stop should be dismissed or proceed to trial. Lawyers for St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez argued at a hearing Wednesday that the case should...

  • Russia denies that intelligence agents were in contact with Trump's campaign team

    Russia denies that intelligence agents were in contact with Trump's campaign team

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday denied reports of intercepted phone calls between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. The New York Times said that the Russians made contact with Paul Manafort, who briefly served as Trump's campaign chairman....

  • Donald Trump’s wounds are all self-inflicted

    Donald Trump’s wounds are all self-inflicted

    When Barack Obama came into office, George W. Bush left him with two wars and an economy teetering on the brink of colossal disaster. Eight years later, Obama handed off to Donald Trump a country with challenges, but no immediate crises looming. Less than a month after taking office, though, Trump...

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