POLITICO Playbook: Trump is a war president now

WITH A RAIN OF BALLISTIC MISSILES at Iraq’s Ain al-Asad and Irbil air bases, President DONALD TRUMP became a wartime leader at the dawn of an election year, and the contours of his ever-changing presidency have again shifted. FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS, impeachment dominated every inch of the collective mind of Washington, and played […]

‘POTUS went rogue’: Trump’s Syria move blindsides national security leaders

The White House’s announcement that U.S. forces are pulling back from northeastern Syria to allow a Turkish offensive there took the Pentagon and the government’s Syria point man by surprise ⁠— and the decision defied the current thinking of President Donald Trump’s national security leaders. The Sunday night announcement, which followed a call between Trump […]

Trump Concedes Legal Fight to Add Citizenship Question to Census, Issues Executive Order to Get Information By Other Means

Update 5:55p.m.: During a press conference in the White House Rose Garden, President Trump announced that he will abandon his ongoing legal battle to include a citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 census, and instead issue an executive order directing the Commerce Department to collect the information by other means.President Trump is expected to announce […]