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President Trump now is convinced that the Export-Import Bank's corporate welfare produces jobs. He said he would nominate people to fill its vacant board seats. (Associated Press)

Doing the policy zigzag

It's not wrong for a president to change his mind as circumstances warrant, but Donald Trump is setting a record for ditching major positions he staked out in his 2016 campaign. Published April 13, 2017

Illustration contrasting the "good, public" Trump agenda with the "bad, ego driven" one by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

The economy shifts into pro-growth gear

After little more than a month in office, President Trump's sweeping tax-cutting reforms have had a huge impact on the economy, both here and abroad. Published February 23, 2017

President Donald Trump (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The Russia conundrum

Donald Trump's presidency is in deep trouble. After nearly four weeks in office, he has yet to finish filling his administration's top posts, and Congress is about to conduct an investigation into his ties to Russia. Published February 16, 2017

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during his final presidential news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The Republican-controlled House on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, took its first steps toward strengthening gun ownership under President Donald Trump, moving to scrap a requirement for background checks for Social Security recipients mentally incapable of managing their own affairs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The underperforming Obama economy

The anemic, underperforming Obama economy ended with a whimper in December, a victim of his anti-growth, anti-capital investment, tax hike policies. Published February 2, 2017

Crowds fill in along the National Mall before the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the Untied States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump and the facts

President Trump's administration has redefined the word "facts" to support his claim that he lost the popular vote because between 3 million and 5 million illegal votes were cast in the November election. Published January 26, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Cracks in his campaign promises

Republicans moved quickly this week toward confirming President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet nominations, as widening cracks began appearing in some of his major campaign promises. Published January 12, 2017

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2016, file photo, revelers celebrate as confetti flies over New York's Times Square after the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the Marriott Marquis hotel. New Year's Eve is the party of the year, for those who like to party, but what happens when your dreams are too big for your budget. For one, money experts say, be willing to compromise while still having fun (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Predictions for the new year

Making political predictions about the new year is a risky business, but some things are certain to happen in the nation's capital that will be fully controlled by the Republicans. So here goes. Published December 29, 2016

The selection of Betsy DeVos to run the Department of Education was likely an easy call for President-elect Donald Trump, who during the campaign regularly championed school choice and the charter school movement, giving a nod to school choice when announcing his pick. (Associated Press)

The administration billionaires

President-elect Donald Trump and his Cabinet nominees won't be in office until next month, but the stock market is already showing bullish signs of better days ahead under his pro-growth, tax reform agenda. Published December 1, 2016

Trump's Big Agenda Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How Trump will get his way

President-elect Donald Trump has a big agenda, with many moving parts that should keep the Congress busy for the next four years. Published November 24, 2016

Illustration of Trump and Clinton by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

This bumpy ride

As the fiercely combative presidential election races to the finish line, a majority of voters agree on at least one thing: the two major contenders are the most disliked candidates in modern political history. Published November 3, 2016

Illustration on Donald Trump's accumulating negatives by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

This erratic campaign

The 2016 presidential campaign will go down in U.S. history as a nasty, below-the-belt, political brawl, filled with ugly, juvenile, mean-spirited behavior that has embarrassed our country before the world. Published October 6, 2016

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, smoke rises over Saif Al Dawla district, in Aleppo, Syria. Residents in the rebel-held districts of Aleppo have a reprieve from the incessant bombings by Syrian government warplanes and the promise of an end to the crippling siege that has left produce stalls bare. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo, File)

Vladimir Putin's bombings

Donald Trump, who has been Vladimir Putin's chief U.S. apologist, remains strangely mute about the rising death toll caused by Russian airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and other civilians in Aleppo. Published September 29, 2016

Illustration on the barely growing Obama economy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The barely growing economy

America is in trouble. Economically, politically, socially, racially and institutionally. Published September 22, 2016

Illustration on the peculiar 2016 election campaign by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The bizarre 2016 election

The often bizarre 2016 presidential campaign sped toward its widely unsatisfying conclusion this week. One of them will win. Published September 8, 2016

Illustration on Hillary's promised tax increases by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How to further undermine the economy

Throughout his two terms in the White House, Barack Obama has either exaggerated or covered up his failed record on the economy. Published August 11, 2016

Illustration on this bizarre election year by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

This bizarre election year

The 2016 presidential election will be remembered as one of the most bizarre political contests in modern American history. Published July 14, 2016

Illustration on the FBI's finding in the Hillary email case by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Taking risks, telling lies

FBI Director James B. Comey used the softest word in the dictionary to criticize Hillary Clinton for sending top secret, classified information through her unsecured home computer system. Published July 7, 2016

In this June 18, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Treasure Island hotel and casino in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Campaign turnaround for Trump?

Real estate tycoon Donald Trump, who has ignited a political fire storm in the Republican Party, has fired his presidential campaign manager, saying he will change his style for the general election. Published June 21, 2016

Illustration on the prospect of Trump leading reform of the U. S. tax code by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Choosing between the unfavorables

America's two major political parties have chosen their presidential nominees and, for good or for ill, are mapping their strategies for the general election. Published June 9, 2016