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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte waits for the arrival of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at Chigi Palace, in Rome, Monday, June 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Trump, new Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte forge unlikely bond

President Trump and newly installed Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte seem to have forged an unexpected bond over two of the world's prickliest geopolitical questions: the treatment of migrants and the global role Russia should play.

President Donald Trump listens to Vice President Mike Pence speak before signing an executive order to end family separations at the border, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Disturbing TV images prompted Trump's abrupt reversal on family separations

- The Washington Times

It was another case of President Trump taking action because of disturbing images of children on TV. Mr. Trump signed a hastily drawn-up executive order Wednesday to stop border authorities from separating illegal immigrant children from their parents, less than 24 hours after he defended his administration's policy of splitting up families.

In this June 19, 2018, photo provided on June 20, 2018, by the North Korean government, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center right, inspect the honor guard at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

Trump's China tariffs threaten North Korea denuclearization push

- The Washington Times

China expressed its strongest support so far Tuesday for the denuclearization deal between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, although concerns are mounting that Mr. Trump's aggressive tariffs on Chinese goods could lead Beijing to be less cooperative in the U.S.-led push to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons arsenal.

"There's no need for legislation," said Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat. "Mr. President, you started it, you can stop it, plain and simple." (Associated Press)

Democrats in no rush to help Trump, GOP clean up family separation mess

- The Washington Times

Republicans thought they'd found a solution Tuesday to the separation of illegal immigrant families on the border, announcing plans to let the families stay together in Homeland Security detention facilities while they await deportation. But Democrats quickly shot down any thought of signing on, saying they're in no rush to help Mr. Trump clean up the mess they say he's made.

Peter Strzok escorted out of FBI building

- The Washington Times

Anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok was escorted out of the bureau's headquarters Friday, one day after an explosive report by the Justice Department inspector said his behavior had hurt the venerable law agency's reputation for fairness.

President Donald Trump speaks to the National Federation of Independent Businesses 75th Anniversary Celebration, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump: 'You have to take the children away'

- The Washington Times

President Trump said Tuesday that he's compelled to 'take the children away' from parents at the border in order to follow through on prosecuting illegal border jumpers, and blamed reporters for being complicit with human smugglers carrying the children to the border.

President Donald Trump speaks at the beginning of a National Space Council meeting in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump threatens China with additional tariffs

- The Washington Times

President Trump escalated his trade feud with China on Monday night, threatening to impose tariffs of 10 percent on another $200 billion worth of Chinese goods in retaliation for previous tariffs and Beijing's intellectual-property practices.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, top center, watches the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on TV screen before the start of a weekly Cabinet meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)

'Where's the beef?' South Korea says it's coming 'soon' on deal with Kim Jong-un

- The Washington Times

A top South Korean diplomat pushed back Monday against critics of the summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, asserting that the top-down approach is unprecedented and those asking "where's the beef" should realize that the joint statement in Singapore is just "the bone on which flesh should be added."

President Donald Trump speaks at the beginning of a National Space Council meeting in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump: U.S. won't become a 'migrant camp'

- The Washington Times

President Trump challenged Democrats to "come to the table" to fix the country's immigration system, saying Monday that the current battle is over whether the U.S. should have borders.

Roger Stone talks to people outside a courtroom in New York, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Giuliani 'can't imagine' Trump knew of Roger Stone's meeting with Russian

- The Washington Times

President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president likely didn't know of Trump campaign associate Roger Stone's meeting with a Russian national ahead of the 2016 election. Mr. Stone reportedly met with a Russian national who offered dirt on Hillary Clinton in May 2016 in exchange for $2 million dollars.

In this May 31, 2018, Brad Parscale, campaign manager for President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election, boards a bus after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, May 31, 2018, to motorcade back to the White House after Trump returns from a visit to Houston and Dallas. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers: AP report

- Associated Press

A company run by former officials at Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users' private data, has quietly been working for President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election effort, The Associated Press has learned.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump casts doubt on Flynn guilty plea: 'Maybe he didn't lie'

- The Washington Times

President Trump said Friday that maybe his disgraced former national security adviser didn't lie after all about his conversations with a Russian diplomat in 2016, contradicting his own past comments about retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and casting doubt on the guilty plea he entered last December.

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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.

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.

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