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

(Andrew Harnik / AP)

The White House confirmed that Matthew Petersen was no longer under consideration for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

The president touts his election as a pivot from failure to success, citing the stock market surge and tax cuts.

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The state of play, as of right now.

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Republicans’ tax bill is limping across the finish line

The rushed process is catching up to them, with accusations of shady dealmaking and a souring public.

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Peter Strzok’s ‘insurance policy’ text message, and the search for an anti-Trump deep-state smoking gun

As usual, the appetite for a smoking gun is larger than the evidence.

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After Trump bans words including ‘transgender’ at CDC, gay rights activists predict consequences for GOP

LGBT activists said Trump is trying to erase some members of their community with his administration's wording restrictions.

President Trump on Dec. 18 offered his “deepest sympathies and most heartfelt prayers” after several people were killed when a train derailed in Washington state.

Radio correspondent Jamie Dupree and Erick Erickson discuss the 2016 Republican presidential debate on Jan. 28.

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Trump thinking the GOP went 5-and-0 in congressional races this year may explain why he thinks 2018 will be a success.

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The tax plan cometh.

The 'Mnuchin rule' is ba-ck.

Four ways this could be a Pyrrhic victory.

There's a new project on Bureau of Land Management property.

The U.S. excels at delivering international humanitarian relief. But FEMA has a different mission.

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In a speech Monday, Trump will present plan that follows his “America First views.

Here are the 10 fact checks that most captivated — or angered — readers in 2017, along with our most viewed videos and other content.

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Here are the 10 fact checks that most captivated — or angered — readers in 2017.

“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.

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.

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