Trump's promises hit Washington reality in first month
President Donald Trump is facing a humbling prospect: The same Washington buzzsaw that frustrated his 44 predecessors can pose significant hurdles for him as well.In his first month in office, Trump has found the vast government machine can't be reset at a president's whim with the same ease that an executive can manage a business. Rival power centers in the courts, the bureaucracy and Congress can emerge as a threat at any point.
Priebus denies collusion between Trump campaign, Russian officials
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Sunday there was no collusion between anyone involved in President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian officials.
Bernstein: Trump's attacks on the press 'more treacherous' than Nixon's
President Donald Trump's attacks on the press have spurred comparisons to former President Nixon, infamous for his deep disdain of reporters and leaks.
Carl Bernstein, the former Washington Post reporter who helped crack the Watergate case, thinks Trump is way worse.
Jim Jones on national security adviser questions: 'I've had my turn in…
Retired Marine Corps Gen. Jim Jones, who was President Barack Obama's national security adviser, said Sunday he hasn't been asked to consider doing the job again under President Donald Trump.
"No, I have not had any contact with the White House, and I think that I've had my turn in the barrel," Jones told CNN's Jim Sciutto on "State of the Union."
Kasich: Repealing Medicaid expansion is 'a very, very bad idea'
Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he won't "sit silent" and watch the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion get "ripped out" as Republicans work to repeal the law.
Kasich, a second-term Republican who sought the GOP's presidential nomination in 2016, told CNN's Jim Sciutto on "State of the Union" that he wants Republicans to continue coverage for Americans insured by President Barack Obama's health care law -- and to be sure not to repeal the Medicaid expansion without an alternative.
Surprise! Trump hands the mic to supporter at Florida rally
In what appeared to be an improvised moment, President Donald Trump invited one of his supporters to join him on stage and take the microphone during a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday night.
As the man climbed up, the President addressed security concerns by saying to the crowd, and perhaps to Secret Service agents, "I'm not worried about him. I'm only worried he's going to give me a kiss. I'm not worried about anything else."
McCain warns of those who are 'giving up on the West'
Sen. John McCain sought Friday to assuage international fears that America is no longer concerned with being a globally minded leader in "dangerous times" -- but he also warned against a "sense that many of our peoples, including in my own country, are giving up on the West."
McCain: Dictators 'get started by suppressing free press'
Sen. John McCain slammed President Donald Trump's attacks on the media this week by noting dictators "get started by suppressing free press."
It was a startling observation from a sitting member of Congress against the President of the United States, especially considering McCain is a member of Trump's party.
The Presidential Records Act and @realdonaldtrump
Could the President's Twitter fingers pose a legal challenge?
On Friday, President Donald Trump's Twitter account posted one tweet, deleted it and issued another tweet with similar language.
For posterity's sake, the first tweet read: "The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @CNN, @NBCNews and many more) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American people. SICK!"
Buckley exits DNC chair race, backs Ellison
New Hampshire Democratic State Party Chairman Ray Buckley announced Saturday that he is exiting the race to lead the Democratic National Committee and is endorsing Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota.
Pentagon: Russian actions a 'test of the new administration'
Some Pentagon officials believe Russia is testing President Donald Trump with aggressive moves across the globe.
Moscow recently deployed a banned land-based cruise missile, dispatched a spy ship up the Atlantic coast and buzzed an American warship in the Black Sea.
"They were likely intended to test the new administration," one defense official told CNN.
"The Russians are doing different things to see how the new administration will respond," a second defense official added.