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Trump Will Not Rule Out a Manafort Pardon

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pardon for Paul Manafort is “not off the table,” President Donald Trump said, drawing swift rebuke from critics who fear the president will use his executive power to protect friends and supporters caught up in the Russia probe. The president’s discussion of a possible pardon in an interview Wednesday with the New…



Pollak: Trump Should Champion Bipartisan Compromises — and Dare Democrats to Refuse

President Donald Trump described his border wall policy last Thursday, derided by Democrats today as “racist” — by noting his opponents once embraced it: “The fact is they have always supported fences and walls and partitions, but you know what? They only don’t want to do it because of me,” he said. Trump has discovered a winning…

Pollak: Donald Trump, the Biblical King Jehu, and the Unfinished Border Wall

As President Donald Trump’s second year draws to a close, his project of “draining the swamp” faces an uncertain future. Thus far, Trump has made significant progress toward reforming Washington. Through the Congressional Review Act, the Trump administration rolled back excessive regulations. And by appointing constitutional conservatives to the bench, Trump has reinforced constraints on…

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Nolte: Donald Trump Mocks ‘Pathetic’ Weekly Standard

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Trump ridiculed the now-defunct Weekly Standard Saturday as “pathetic and dishonest.” “The pathetic and dishonest Weekly Standard, run by failed prognosticator Bill Kristol (who, like many others, never had a clue), is flat broke and out of business,” the president tweeted, adding, “Too bad. May it rest in peace!” The pathetic…

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Mark Krikorian: Democrats Try to Use Dead Child as ‘Martyr for Open Borders’

President Donald Trump and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen must wrap the blame for the dehydration death of a seven-year-old migrant child around the necks of her father, Ninth Circuit judges, and open-border progressives, says Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies. Democrats “are trying to turn this poor little girl into a martyr for…

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Trump: Mick Mulvaney Will Serve as Acting Chief of Staff

President Donald Trump named Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as acting White House Chief of Staff to replace outgoing General John Kelly on his Twitter account Friday evening. “I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of…

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