Latest from Philip Rucker

He has bullied and projected, portrayed himself as a victim and struck an authoritarian tone as he battles the biggest threat to his presidency so far.

  • Oct 14, 2019

Many Republicans feel far safer breaking with Trump on more distant issues of foreign policy, where the president often finds himself outside of his party’s historic positioning, than on matters that personally affect Trump.

  • Oct 9, 2019

The GOP is paralyzed as lawmakers weigh their political futures, their legacies and their allegiance to a president who has held them captive.

  • Oct 6, 2019

Trump’s plea to China for an investigation into the Bidens came almost immediately after he addressed his trade war with China and amid a fast-moving impeachment inquiry.

  • Oct 4, 2019

The president’s personal concerns have become priorities of departments that traditionally have operated with some degree of political independence from the White House — and their leaders are engaging their boss’s obsessions.

  • Oct 2, 2019

Part strategy, part therapy, Trump puts his feelings of persecution and self-pity on hourly display, claiming a vast conspiracy to undo his 2016 election.

  • Sep 28, 2019

The coming weeks will test whether Trump’s familiar blame-the-accuser-and-counterattack playbook will be successful in the face of mounting evidence that he asked Ukraine to dig up dirt on potential 2020 Democratic opponent Joe Biden.

  • Sep 26, 2019

After a White House scramble and disagreement over releasing the rough transcript of a call with Ukraine’s leader and the complaint it prompted, President Trump went against the advice of some aides and advisers and gambled that he could overcome the forces and possible evidence arrayed against him.

  • Sep 25, 2019

The showdown opened a new phase of the Trump presidency. He and his advisers have scrambled to adjust on the fly and from afar during a week of diplomacy at the United Nations.

  • Sep 25, 2019

"I'm not going to campaign against someone I've been a friend with and worked with,” Corker said.

  • Apr 18, 2018
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