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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 and first lady Melania Trump, talk and hand out food to people impacted by Hurricane Irma at Naples Estates, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Naples, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump tours storm damage in Florida

President Trump toured a neighborhood in Naples, Florida, Thursday that was ravaged by Hurricane Irma, telling residents trying to put their lives back together that the federal government was there for them "100 percent." Published September 14, 2017

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, promised to deliver a tax reform blueprint to lawmakers the week of Sept. 25. (Associated Press)

Trump targets rich in tax reform, throwing Republicans a curveball

With President Trump demanding quick action on tax reform, Republican leaders on Capitol Hill said Wednesday that they will release a full framework by month's end and hope to set an aggressive schedule that would put a massive package on Mr. Trump's desk by year's end. Published September 13, 2017

Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., left, and Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump declares Hispanic Heritage Month

President Trump on Wednesday declared a National Hispanic Heritage Month, citing the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans and the many contributions that they make to the U.S. Published September 13, 2017

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (right) was able to "speak New York" to President Trump, paving the way for an agreement last week to increase government borrowing and speed relief money to the hurricane victims, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who attended the meetings. (Associated Press/File)

Trump did more for bipartisanship than Obama, says White House

President Trump's recent outreach to Democrats is what voters want and why they elected him, the White House said Wednesday, crediting him with doing more to forge bipartisanship in Washington that President Obama ever did. Published September 13, 2017

In this photo taken Feb. 14, 2017, Hope Hicks, adviser to President Donald Trump, walks to her seat before the start of the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. A White House official says Hicks will serve temporarily as White House communications director. Hicks, will work with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to help set White House messaging strategy.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Hope Hicks, Mercedes Schlapp round out new White House press shop

President Trump has filled out the White House press shop, making officials the promotion of longtime adviser Hope Hicks to communications director and appointing former Washington Times columnist Mercedes Schlapp as senior adviser for strategic communications. Published September 13, 2017

President Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, spoke at the Pentagon Memorial on Monday, the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. (Associated Press)

As he remembers victims of 9/11, Trump takes more aggressive tone for war on terror

President Trump observed his first 9/11 anniversary as commander in chief Monday by vowing to pursue radical Islamic terrorists into the darkest corners of the world, underscoring his plans to send potentially thousands more troops to Afghanistan in the hope of stabilizing the country that served as the launchpad for al Qaeda's attack. Published September 11, 2017

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand as "Taps" is played during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump marks 9/11 at Pentagon: 'Our values will endure'

President Trump observed the solemn anniversary Monday of the 9/11 terror attacks at a ceremony at the Pentagon, paying tribute to the nearly 3,000 Americans killed that day and pledging unshaken resolve in the ongoing fight against radical Islamic terrorism. Published September 11, 2017

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington during their arrival on Marine One helicopter, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Trump his family and staff where returning from presidential retreat at Camp David, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump pushes tax reform despite Democrats' class warfare

President Trump gives every indication he is pressing forward with a tax reform plan that slashes rates for all taxpayers -- including the wealthiest Americans -- despite Democrats' steadfast opposition to letting the top 1 percent of earners keep anymore of their money. Published September 10, 2017