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S.A. Miller

S.A. Miller reports from the White House on politics, policy and political campaigns for The Washington Times. He can be contacted at smiller@washingtontimes.com.

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President Donald Trump speaks at the American Center for Mobility, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Ypsilanti Township, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Trump pledges more action to boost U.S. auto industry

Standing in front of a crowd of auto industry workers and executives in Michigan, President Trump said Wednesday that his rollback of regulations and get-tough trade policies are beginning to usher in "a new future of American automobile leadership." Published March 15, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 10, 2017, during a meeting on healthcare. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Budget hawks, anti-tax conservatives support Trump's infrastructure plan

President Trump's plan for a $1 trillion program to rebuild America's roads, bridges, railways and airports has won early support from leading budget hawks and anti-tax conservatives because it is expected to be more about regulatory reform and alternative financing than a federal spending spree. Published March 12, 2017

President Trump's management style doesn't translate well to governing. (Associated Press)

Trump pushes back against reports of chaotic White House, touts accomplishments

President Trump campaigned on his reputation as a successful businessman, promising voters he would run the government like one of his enterprises. But his management of the executive branch since taking office has been plagued by difficulties marshaling White House staff and problems with rollouts of his extreme vetting policy and his federal hiring freeze. Published March 9, 2017

Protesters took to the streets outside of the White House Monday to decry President Trump's revised travel order that lifts the ban against Iraqis, many of whom worked with U.S. military operators and, because of their help, face threats in their home country. (Associated Press)

Trump's revised travel ban aims to erase 'Muslim' label

President Trump's revised order Monday to hit the pause button on refugees and visitors from terrorist hotbeds was aimed at erasing the perception that it was a "Muslim ban," but a new round of court challenges appeared unavoidable. Published March 6, 2017

President Trump signs a revised travel ban on March 6 that temporarily halts entry to the U.S. for people from six Muslim-majority nations who are seeking new visas, allowing those with current visas to travel freely. (White House)

Trump signs new extreme vetting order

President Trump signed a new executive order Monday that temporarily bans visitors from six Middle East and African countries while the administration creates an extreme vetting program, taking pains to remove the pitfalls of the original order and the perception that it's a "Muslim ban." Published March 6, 2017

Trump blasts Obama for 'wiretap' of Trump Tower during campaign

President Trump on Saturday accused former President Obama of tapping his phones at Trump Tower during the campaign, saying he was targeted with "Nixon/Watergate" and "McCarthyism" tactics. Mr. Obama denied the allegation Saturday afternoon through a spokesman. Published March 4, 2017

President Donald Trump, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, his daughter Ivanka and Janayah Chatelier, 10, left, listen to Landon Fritz, 10, during a tour of Saint Andrew Catholic School, Friday, March 3, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump touts vouchers at Catholic school in Florida

President Trump pushed his plan for a school voucher program Friday while touring St. Andrews Catholic School in Orlando, Florida, where a large number of students benefit from a state tax-credit program that works similar to vouchers. Published March 3, 2017

Democrats and some Republicans say Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied during confirmation hearings. (Associated Press)

Sessions accusers face tricky legal case to prove perjury

A perjury investigation could be the next hurdle faced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with Democrats and civil liberties groups unimpressed by his decision to recuse himself from any investigations involving the presidential campaigns. Published March 2, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions pauses during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2017. Sessions said he will recuse himself from a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 White House election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sessions recuses himself from Russia investigations

Attorney General Jeff Sessions bowed to pressure Thursday and recused himself from a Justice Department investigation into Moscow's meddling in the presidential election, but he remained adamant that his testimony at a confirmation hearing was forthright despite not disclosing contacts with the Russian ambassador. Published March 2, 2017

In this Feb. 28, 2017, photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions pauses while speaking at the National Association of Attorneys General annual winter meeting in Washington. Sessions had two conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign. The Justice Department said March 1 that the two conversations took place last year when Sessions was a senator. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump vouches for Jeff Sessions, has 'total' confidence in AG

President Trump said he continues to have "total" confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has come under pressure to resign after revelations that he met with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential campaign. Published March 2, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the National Association of Attorneys General annual winter meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pressure mounts against AG Jeff Sessions for Russian meetings

The pressure for action against Attorney General Jeff Sessions quickly mounted Thursday, with a succession of lawmakers and liberal groups demanding punishment for his meeting during the presidential campaign with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Published March 2, 2017

President Trump predicts "tremendous success" from the budget. (Associated Press)

Trump, GOP leadership set strategy for legislative agenda

The White House was elated Wednesday about the positive reaction across the country to President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress and quickly moved to turn his words into action on a legislative agenda. Published March 1, 2017