President Trump’s Offer of $25,000 for a Fallen Soldier’s Father Is a Page From George Washington’s Playbook

As part of an ongoing controversy over whether and how President Donald Trump has reached out to the families of fallen American troops, one anecdote stands out: the father of a soldier who died in Afghanstan told the Washington Post that the President, after hearing that the family was struggling financially, offered to write a […]

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Senators Are Pushing Ahead with a Health Care Deal as President Trump Sends Mixed Signals

Less than a full day after cheering a bipartisan deal being worked out in Congress to stabilize the individual insurance marketplace, President Donald Trump suggested he couldn’t support it. In a tweet sent Wednesday morning, Trump said that while he stood behind Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who worked with Washington Sen. Patty Murray on […]

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Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration to Allow Undocumented Immigrant to Have Abortion

(WASHINGTON) — A judge has ordered the federal government to allow a pregnant 17-year old immigrant who entered the country illegally to undergo an abortion. U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered Wednesday that authorities either transport the woman or allow her to be transported by others to the clinic. The case originated in Texas, […]

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President Trump’s Tweets About Puerto Rico, Military Families Rank Among His 10 Worst-Received Ever

President Trump’s handling of Puerto Rico and military deaths rank among his worst under a popular metric for measuring responses to tweets. It’s called the Ratio, and it refers to tweets that get more replies than likes. Since there’s no way to downvote a tweet, a high number of replies without likes is typically a […]

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