After transition team lawyer accuses special counsel of improperly obtaining emails, president says, “Not looking good.”

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“But the word is John will come back if we need his vote,” Trump says.

The special counsel’s office said, “we have secured either the account owner’s consent or appropriate criminal process” during the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Public media has been plagued by sexual misconduct accusations, but donations keep flowing

Image-wise, it's been a bad couple months. Business-wise, things are humming along.

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Two reasons Trump loves one media merger but hates another: Fox News and CNN

The president contends that Disney-Fox “could be a great thing for jobs” but that AT&T-Time Warner is “not good for the country.”

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Trump and Moore aren’t the only ones to blame for how some perceive ‘evangelicals’

Evangelicalism had an image problem before President Trump and Roy Moore.

President Trump told reporters on Dec. 17 that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) would return to Washington if his vote was needed to pass the tax overhaul bill.

President Trump spoke to reporters on Dec. 17 after special counsel Robert S. Mueller III obtained emails from President Trump’s transition team.

Politicians continued to debate the merits of the Republican tax overhaul on Dec. 17. The House could vote on the bill as soon as Dec. 20.

Some who watch the spectacle of long lines in inclement weather say there must be a better way.

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The Trump administration’s consideration of a wage freeze for federal employees is one piece of a renewed multifront Republican push to shrink those workers’ pay, benefits and workforce. That effort has been around for years, but it now has an intellectual champion in the White House, and I don’t mean President Trump. Confidential administration information […]

The freshman lawmaker is the seventh member of Congress felled by such accusations since October.

The strategy carries risks for a historically unpopular president and could help drive angry Democrats to the polls.

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Eight octogenarians occupy powerful posts. Senate leaders have paused action at least three times this year to accommodate ailing colleagues.

Can one major achievement shield the party from a tough midterm election?

Calling the FBI biased is a very serious charge.

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Andrea Ramsey was hoping to turn a Kansas district from red to blue. But decade-old allegations complicated her candidacy.

Court accepts plan to end home confinement, but approves $10 million secured bond and new conditions

Until this week, Trump’s record of getting judicial nominees confirmed by the Senate stood out as a bright spot for a president who has struggled for big wins on Capitol Hill.

Jones, frequently said that Alabama could send a message by electing a Democrat who was willing to deal with anyone.

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A visual look at the year in news.

Vice President Pence sometimes seems to agree with President Trump just by looking at him. Here are some of the ways he does it.

The president’s son-in-law has been in the headlines almost daily and has complained to friends about the nonstop negative attention.

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