Washington Week


Stunning Shakeups Hit The White House, Obamacare Repeal Fail

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A surprise Friday afternoon staff shakeup hit the White House, as chief of staff Reince Preiebus moves out and Homeland Security Chief John Kelly steps in to the role. The panelists also recap President Trump's continued public criticism of his “beleaguered” Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the defeat of the seven-year...

President Trump Tries To Rein In Russia Investigation

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Staff shakeups hit the White House Friday. Press secretary Sean Spicer resigned, and Anthony Scaramucci was introduced as President Trump's new communications director. The roundtable also looked back on the first six months of the administration, highlighting the achievements and setbacks.

White House In Crisis Mode After Donald Trump Jr.'S Emails W

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President Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. released emails detailing a June 2016 meeting with a Russian attorney, and the White House entered crisis mode to contain the fallout. While the president publicly defended his son, Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill were critical of the response and continue investigations int...

Trump And Putin Have First Face-To-Face Meeting

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President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 Summit in Germany. Trump pressed Putin about Russia's role in meddling in the U.S. presidential election which Putin denied doing. How is Trump reshaping American foreign policy six months after taking office? And how does the global community view th...

Calls For Unity In The Aftermath Of Congressional Shooting

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Republicans and Democrats came together for a moment of bipartisan unity after Rep. Steve Scalise was critically wounded in a shooting at a Congressional baseball practice. Moments like this are a test of leadership and civility for elected officials that so often retreat to partisan corners. But the united moment doesn't ...

War Of Words: Trump And Comey Accuse Each Other Of Lying

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Fired FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump of telling “lies, plain and simple” during testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Trump responded by calling Comey a “leaker” and denied any collusion between his campaign and Russia. The president said he would “100 percent” talk to special counsel Robert...

U.S. Will Withdraw From Paris Climate Change Agreement

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President Trump announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, the historic 2015 agreement that commits nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and seek to renegotiate a new deal that's "fair" for the American people. Global leaders called the move a mistake, and Trump's decision is raising question...

Kushner's Role, Clinton Blames Dnc, Biden Launches A Pac, An

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TIME Magazine dubbed Donald Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner "the good son." What is his role in the White House? Plus, Hillary Clinton had candid words for the role the DNC had in her 2016 loss. Former Vice President Joe Biden launches a PAC and plans to stay involved in the 2018 midterms. The White House asks t...

Russian Investigation Reaches Trump’S Inner Circle

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The federal investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election reached President Trump’s innermost circle. Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is a focus of federal investigations and officials believe he has information relevant to the probe. The cloud of the Russia investigations follow...

New Bombshells In Russia Investigations Hit Trump Administra

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As the president was the leaving the country on his first foreign trip, new reports were surfacing on the investigation into Russian meddling in the election and Trump's firing of the FBI director. One White House official is reportedly under investigation for ties to Russia, and Trump told Russia officials that ousted FBI...