White House fears coronavirus could shape Trump’s 2020 fortunes

“The biggest current threat to the president’s reelection is this thing getting out of control and creating a health and economic impact,” said Chris Meekins, a Raymond James financial analyst and former Trump administration HHS emergency-preparedness official. An HHS spokesperson said the administration is committed to protecting public health and preparing for multiple scenarios due […]

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Trump to tap Florida official as homeland security adviser

In Florida, Nesheiwat worked for Gov. Ron DeSantis, focusing on preparing the state for its frequent natural disasters, improving the coordination of state disaster response, and finding ways to help protect critical infrastructure. Over the weekend, she attended the Daytona 500, where Trump spoke to racing fans and took a spin around the track in […]

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Vulnerable GOP senators tie fortunes to Trump

“We are going to be ground zero for President Trump’s reelection, and we are ground zero to keep the Senate majority,” McSally said at the event, framing the November election as a “referendum on freedom” and comparing Trump to two Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The upcoming Trump rallies aren’t explicitly […]

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John Kelly defends Vindman: ‘He did exactly what we teach them to do’

The remarks from Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, come after Vindman was removed Friday from his role as the top Ukraine specialist on the NSC and escorted from the White House grounds. Vindman’s twin brother Yevgeny, who served as a senior lawyer on the NSC, was also forced from his post. Their dismissals were […]

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Former Justice employees urge Barr to resign

Barr and other top Justice officials then pushed for a softer prison recommendation in a revised filing that offered no specific sentence term, though the attorney general has said he didn’t speak to the president about it. The sentencing is set for Thursday, though the judge has set a conference call with the lawyers in […]

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Trump’s reelection campaign goes pedal to the metal at Daytona 500

“NASCAR fans are patriots who support the President in huge numbers, so we definitely wanted to communicate directly with them about Keeping America Great during the Great American Race,” Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, said in a statement. Both Trump and the campaign are keenly aware of the importance of keeping the support of […]

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Why the Presidency Can’t Just Go Back to ‘Normal’ After Trump

Take, for example, three cherished institutions—White House press briefings, independent courts, respect for nonpartisan law enforcement agencies and a nonpartisan civil service. Their foundations are more young and shaky than you might think, and once altered, they may not be easily restored. Future presidents may regard newer precedents as more binding. A once-sturdy nonpartisan civil […]

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Trump tweets about Barr interview after AG complains about Trump tweeting

The president’s tweet represents the latest escalation in a controversy regarding the case against Roger Stone, Trump’s longtime informal political adviser, that has consumed the Justice Department and provoked a rare display of public disapproval by Barr toward his boss. “I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” the […]

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Trump and Cuomo meet at White House after hours of sparring

Cuomo on Thursday applied public pressure on Trump hours ahead of their meeting, calling the administration‘s actions “gratuitous and retaliatory,“ and said he was prepared to offer compromises in his sit-down with the president. Cuomo said that if Trump reversed the move to block New York residents from Global Entry and other programs, he would […]

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Trump’s ‘dream scenario’ unfolds: Dem disarray ahead of 2020

Inside Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, Joe Biden is a shadow of the past. Once his chief rival in the 2020 Democratic presidential field, and the cause of so much presidential angst that Trump mounted a pressure campaign against Ukraine to damage him, the former vice president’s name is now hardly mentioned in conversations with the […]

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