The best way to understand Donald Trump's approach to the presidency is to think of him as what he was before politics: The star and producer of a reality TV show. Trump is forever programming the show -- aka his White House and the country -- in ways he thinks will entertain, provoke and amaze the audience.
President Trump spars with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in the Oval Office over border security and an agreement that would avoid a government shutdown.
President Donald Trump told top Democrats on Tuesday that Mexico would be paying for his southern border wall, thanks to his recently signed United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement, according to a recounting of the meeting by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
President Donald Trump got into a public verbal spat with congressional Democratic leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer when they met Tuesday in the Oval Office to work toward avoiding a partial shutdown on December 21, when funding for a large portion of the government expires.
A California judge has ordered Stormy Daniels pay $293,052.33 in attorney's fees, costs and sanctions to the lawyers representing President Donald Trump in the defamation suit Daniels and her attorney Michael Avenatti brought against Trump earlier this year.
For months, the Trump administration hid a report showing that banks charged high fees to college students who opened accounts and held debit cards -- and that Wells Fargo charged more on average than any other financial institution.
Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday signaled support for a series of bills that would curb the power of his Democratic successor, writing on Facebook that the incoming governor would still have "some of the strongest powers of any governor in the nation" regardless of whether he signs them or not.
Right-wing media outlets seem to be waging a coordinated campaign to portray US Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a dimwit radical. Their efforts will backfire. She is in fact championing the smartest, most practical idea in US politics to address two urgent problems: climate change and poverty.
As Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election inches closer to the President, approval of Donald Trump's handling of the investigation has fallen, matching its all-time low in CNN polling. The findings, from a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, come as half of Americans say they think it is likely that the Mueller investigation will implicate the president in wrongdoing.
In their zeal to catch up with Marvel, DC and Warner Bros. plunged into the super-team waters before establishing individual building blocks, creating a high degree of difficulty. While not on par with "Wonder Woman," "Aquaman" is a step toward restoring equilibrium, creating a sprawling undersea world that most closely resembles the Thor franchise in terms of scope, majesty and happily, humor.
With Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, Nick Ayers, declining to serve as the new minder for President Donald Trump (known in some quarters as Individual-1), the new game in Washington seems to be a version of hot potato. The effort to fill the job has led to the ironic, if perhaps unlikely, possibility that former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whom Trump has disrespected in the past, might be asked to fill the post.
In the days immediately following the death of our 41st President, the country gushed with celebrations of George H.W. Bush. Columnists and speakers, left and right, wrote and talked glowingly of the man, his contributions and especially his character.
Let's be clear. Friday's filings by federal prosecutors backed President Donald Trump into a corner. And his Monday morning rage-tweeting indicates he may be beginning to grasp his limited options moving forward.
It happens every year. Amid the holiday hubbub, one song -- "Home for the Holidays" -- forces me to stop what I am doing and reflect on just how beautiful and complicated the idea of home can be, especially this time of year.
In 1608, the German-Dutch lensmaker Hans Lippershey became the first person to apply for a patent for what we now call the telescope. By combining two lenses, he found that he could make distant objects appear closer than they are. While some lauded the invention for its military applications, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei turned the telescope to the heavens and opened a new eye on the cosmos. His observations overturned the existing astronomical beliefs of his time.
Since the Trump administration released its blockbuster report on the day after Thanksgiving outlining the dire environmental and economic impacts of climate change, it has made a series of policy and diplomatic decisions or statements that appear run counter to all of the warnings in the report.
The Department of Education has finalized a reorganization plan that has at times drawn the ire of Congress and agency officials, according to an internal email obtained by CNN and confirmed by an agency spokeswoman.
The detention of a top Huawei executive is prompting some Chinese companies and business groups to call for workers to boycott products from US companies like Apple, prompting fears of a wider backlash.