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President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speak to members of the media in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump pushes for end-of-year deadline for tax reform

- The Washington Times

President Trump on Monday seemed to be pushing back a year-end deadline for the GOP to get tax reform done, saying there's still "a long way to go" and that it took President Ronald Reagan "years" to accomplish his overhaul of the tax code.

President Donald Trump, center, listens during a briefing with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, with from left, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul J. Selva. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Judge questions use of Trump's campaign rhetoric in travel ban ruling

- The Washington Times

A federal judge who'd ruled President Trump's previous travel ban illegal seemed more sympathetic to the latest version in a hearing Monday, casting doubt on whether the president's opponents can continue to use his campaign rhetoric about Muslims to besmirch everything he does at this point.

In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, speaks following a meeting with President Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Iran says that Trump nixing nukes deal is an 'insult' to U.S. allies

- The Washington Times

President Trump's decision to pull back from the nuclear deal with Iran is a clear insult to U.S. allies who helped broker the Obama-era pact, a top Iranian official said Sunday, predicting the administration's efforts to decertify the deal will result in chaos and confusion for American interests in the region.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, said Democrats are "not about closing down government." She said Republicans who call the shots on Capitol Hill bear responsibility for what happens next after President Trump halted payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law. (Associated Press/File)

Democrats downplay shutdown over Obamacare, but deal with Trump looks unlikely

- The Washington Times

Democrats on Sunday downplayed talk of forcing a government shutdown after President Trump launched a twin assault on Obamacare, saying they will continue their uphill push to negotiate fixes to the law after the administration halted critical "cost-sharing payments" to insurers and ordered agencies to explore the sale of cheaper plans across state lines.

President Donald Trump speaks to the 2017 Value Voters Summit, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump decertifies Iran nuclear deal, announces new crackdown

- The Washington Times

President Trump said Friday he's decertifying the Iranian nuclear deal forged under the Obama administration, but stopped short of ending the international agreement, instead giving Congress 60 days to take a tougher approach toward Tehran's lawless behavior.

In this Aug. 22, 2017 photo, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Deputy Chief of Staff Kirstjen Nielsen speak together as they walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Gen. John Kelly says he's not quitting 'most important job I've ever had'

- The Washington Times

Amid reports that President Trump is increasingly frustrated and angry in his job performance, the White House called in the Marines on Thursday in the form of chief of staff John F. Kelly, who chided the media for exaggerating dissension in the West Wing and said he's not quitting his new post.

President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform during an event at the Harrisburg International Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Middletown, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Writer of Trump's Russia dossier slapped with congressional subpoena

- The Washington Times

The Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee has subpoenaed the head of the Washington firm that commissioned the sensational anti-Trump campaign research dossier — adding fresh intensity to the behind-the-scenes scramble among lawmakers to grasp how the infamous document fits into the Russian election meddling investigation.

Most Americans say Trump making North Korea situation worse: AP-NORC Poll

- Associated Press

North Korea's nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans, and two-thirds of them say President Donald Trump's war of words with the isolated nation's leader is making the situation worse. Less than 1 in 10 thinks Trump's comments are making it better.

President Trump met Tuesday with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the Oval Office. (Associated Press)

Trump unsettles allies by picking fights with Republicans

- The Washington Times

Wisdom was an elusive quality in the Oval Office on Tuesday as President Trump questioned the brains of his secretary of state and the Senate's top Republican on foreign policy, while allies questioned his wisdom in picking those fights.

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed-door meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Trump urged by some to go on the attack against Mueller

- Associated Press

Even as President Donald Trump's advisers encourage him to accept the realities of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, longtime friends and allies are pushing Trump to fight back, citing concerns that his lawyers are naive to the existential threat facing the president.

Trump unveils new strict 70-point immigration enforcement plan

- The Washington Times

EXCLUSIVE: Determined to finally solve illegal immigration, the White House submitted a 70-point enforcement plan to Congress Sunday proposing the stiffest reforms ever offered by an administration -- including a massive rewrite of the law in order to eliminate loopholes illegal immigrants have exploited to gain a foothold in the U.S.

Recent Opinion Columns

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.