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Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles during a meeting with French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 24, 2017. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) ** FILE **

Tom Ridge, former DHS secretary: 'Putin is winning'

- The Washington Times

Bipartisan bickering surrounding the Kremlin's involvement in last year's White House race is playing right into the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Thursday.

In this photo released by official website of the Iranian Presidency on Monday, March 20, 2017, President Hassan Rouhani poses for a portrait in a session to deliver a message for the Iranian New Year, Iran. Nowruz, a festival to celebrate the new Persian year starts with the spring. Iranians follow the Persian solar year, and this year, they begin the year 1396. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Russia-Iran ties could be factor as Trump eyes new sanctions for Tehran

- The Washington Times

The Trump administration is close to announcing a new slate of economic sanctions aimed at containing Iran's ballistic missile activities, a day after senators introduced bipartisan legislation to expand such measures, as well as those targeting Iranian human rights abuses and support for terrorism.

House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., center, and the committee's ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., right, listen as committee member Rep. Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala., left, questions FBI Director James B. Comey and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, during the committee's hearing regarding allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

Jim Himes, Democrat: Paul Ryan controls fate of House intel chairman

- The Washington Times

A Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee stopped short of calling for Rep. Devin Nunes to be stripped of his chairmanship over the Republican's decision to go public with allegations that communications from the Trump transition team were inadvertently intercepted by U.S. spy agencies before sharing the information with Democrats on the panel.

In this Feb. 1, 2012, file photo, miles of pipe ready to become part of the Keystone Pipeline are stacked in a field near Ripley, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

State Department approves Keystone XL oil pipeline

- The Washington Times

President Trump signed permits Friday for construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline that had been blocked by the Obama administration, saying the reversal is part of his efforts "to do things right" for American jobs and energy production.

Ivanka Trump: A White House force, just not an 'employee'

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump will have a security clearance, a West Wing office and the ear of her father on important policy matters. But don't call her an employee.

President Donald Trump speaks at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner at the National Building Museum, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Trump to reporter: 'I'm president and you're not'

- The Washington Times

President Trump didn't give an inch on his claims about wiretapping and voter fraud in an interview published Thursday, and told the journalist, "I can't be doing so badly, because I'm president and you're not."

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner at the National Building Museum, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Trump 'somewhat' vindicated by intel brief

- The Washington Times

President Trump said he felt 'somewhat' vindicated after being briefed Wednesday by House intelligence committee Chairman Devin Nunes, who says Obama officials were in fact monitoring communications of Mr. Trump's top aides.

FILE - In this July 17, 2016, file photo, Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Paul Manafort worked to help Vladimir Putin government: Associated Press

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Gorsuch declines to say whether Trump travel policy is legal

- The Washington Times

Judge Neil Gorsuch refused to tip his hand on how he might rule on President Trump's extreme vetting executive order, telling senators Tuesday that he wouldn't want to hurt his ability to hear the case either on his current appeals court or on the Supreme Court, should he win confirmation.

President Donald Trump points as he speaks during a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

President Trump says no tax cuts unless Obamacare replaced

- The Washington Times

President Trump exerted some friendly pressure on Sen. Rand Paul Monday night in his home state, telling a crowd in Kentucky that Americans won't get tax cuts unless Mr. Paul and other reluctant Republican lawmakers support the administration-backed health care law to replace Obamacare.

President Donald Trump waves as he walks to the White House after arriving on Marine One, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Washington. Trump is returning from a trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Trump: Russia collusion story is 'FAKE NEWS'

- The Washington Times

President Trump on Monday declared the notion that he colluded with Russia during last year's election "fake news," as the House Intelligence Committee prepares to hold its first open hearing tied to its probe into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.

Protestors dressed as a diabolical Uncle Sam, on stilts, and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto hold hands as they walk along the border fence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. A group of about 30 protestors gathered to paint slogans on the border wall and stage a performance mocking the relationship between Pena and President Donald Trump. The partial message in Spanish behind reads: "Neither delinquents nor illegals, we are international workers." (AP Photo/Christian Torres)

President Trump wants border wall to be tall, imposing

- The Washington Times

President Trump's is eyeing a 30-foot border wall, and wants it to be particularly imposing to would-be illegal immigrants pondering an attempt to sneak into the U.S. from Mexico, Homeland Security officials said in contract documents released Friday as the administration officially solicited bids to build the barrier.

Michelle Wie blasts out of a bunker on the 15th hole during the second round of the Bank of Hope Founders Cup golf tournament Friday, March 17, 2017, in Phoenix. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP)

Anti-Trump protesters asked to leave LPGA Tour event

- Associated Press

About a dozen people protesting the U.S. Women's Open being played at a course President Donald Trump owns left peacefully Saturday after security officials asked them to leave the front entrance of the LPGA Tour's Bank of Hope Founders Cup.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivers remarks at a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File) **FILE**

Rex Tillerson: Use of pre-emptive force an option with North Korea

- Associated Press

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday it may be necessary to take pre-emptive military action against North Korea if the threat from their weapons program reaches a level "that we believe requires action."

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., chair of the Republican Conference, center, joined by, from left, Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 17, 2017, as House Republicans push for unity in advancing the GOP's "Obamacare" replacement bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Tom Price prods GOP to 'collaborate' on health care overhaul

- Associated Press

Health secretary Tom Price prodded divided Republicans on Friday to "get together and collaborate" on a health care overhaul as GOP leaders hoped to push the legislation through the House next week.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set for her first meeting with President Trump, which is being eyed cautiously by German businesses. (Associated Press)

German businesses concerned as Angela Merkel meets Donald Trump

Forget about the Twitter tirades, the yawning differences in leadership style and the not-so-subtle jabs that started flying across the Atlantic even before President Trump's inauguration in January.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer, right, give the podium to Budget Director Mick Mulvaney during daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 16, 2017, where he spoke about the Trump Administration's budget proposals. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

White House slams media over coverage of wiretapping issue

- The Washington Times

Hours after the Senate Intelligence Committee said it had no evidence to back up President Trump's claim of being wiretapped last year, the White House lashed out at the media Thursday, alleging a double standard in press coverage of the issue.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a campaign rally, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Wilmington, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump will end complacency on the illegal immigration crisis

The mainstream media and the Democrats have become complacent on the issue of illegal immigration. President Obama and Hillary Clinton clearly see it as the norm simply to shrug and accept the idea that people can illegally enter the United States and stay indefinitely without penalty. For them, even raising the idea of curbing illegal immigration makes one a bigot or a xenophobe.

Illustration on the longevity of early presidential favorites by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The Trumpian gap between discontent and president

- The Washington Times

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders are mining the same vein of popular discontent, drawing big crowds in the process, and drawing early support in spite of rather than because of their positions on issues of interest to most Americans.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attracted a crowd of 30,000 at a campaign rally in Mobile, Alabama. (AP Photo)

The Donald went down to 'Bama

Donald Trump jets down to Mobile, Alabama -- the very heart of Nowhere, America, as far as the media/political establishment is concerned -- on a slow, hot Friday night. Wearing bright white patent leather shoes that look like they came from Cousin Eddie, Mr. Trump rustles up what very well may be the largest political rally of the year for any campaign in either party. Not bad for a guy who has zero political experience and is regularly dismissed by all the experts as a lightweight and a huckster.

From The Vault

In this July 6, 2016, file photo, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks before introducing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Newt Gingrich thinks presidential polls are wrong

- The Washington Times

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he no longer believes in the presidential polls, saying the odds are very high that Republican nominee Donald Trump can defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton if he stays on message and sticks to both the teleprompter and big ideas.