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President Trump listens with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by his side during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on March 17. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

President Trump faces his hardest truth: He was wrong

On the 60th day of his presidency came the hardest truth for Donald Trump. He was wrong. James B. Comey — the FBI director whom Trump celebrated on the campaign trail as a gutsy and honorable “Crooked Hillary” truth-teller — testified under oath Monday what many Americans had already assumed: […]

President Trump has shown himself to be a proponent of do-it-yourself communications, confident in his ability to shape the story. Credit T.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times

Trump’s Weary Defenders Face Fresh Worries

WASHINGTON — President Trump began Monday as he has started so many other presidential mornings — by unleashing a blistering Twitter attack on critics who suggested his 2016 campaign colluded with the Russians. By the afternoon the director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, had systematically demolished his arguments in […]

Elizabeth Hernandez with her sons, from left, Gianluca, 6, Kharloz, 8, and Maximus, 2, at their home in West Frankfort, Ill. Ms. Hernandez’s husband, Juan Carlos Hernandez Pacheco, was taken into custody earlier this month by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 
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He’s a Local Pillar in a Trump Town. Now He Could Be Deported.

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. — Ask residents of this coal-mining crossroads about President Trump’s decision to crack down on undocumented immigrants and most offer no protest. Mr. Trump, who easily won this mostly white southern Illinois county, is doing what he promised, they say. As Terry Chambers, a barber on Main […]

President Trump at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., on Monday. Second from right is Michael T. Flynn, national security adviser. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Trump’s Mix of Politics and Military Is Faulted

WASHINGTON — President Trump opened his remarks at MacDill Air Force Base on Monday with a campaign-style celebration of his election victory, citing polls that indicated he had won the votes of a large percentage of the military. “We had a wonderful election, didn’t we?” he proclaimed to an auditorium […]

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, at the White House on Tuesday. Mr. Spicer denied reports that the purpose of the attack in Yemen was to capture or kill any specific Qaeda leader. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

Yemen Withdraws Permission for U.S. Antiterror Ground Missions

WASHINGTON — Angry at the civilian casualties incurred last month in the first commando raid authorized by President Trump, Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run Special Operations ground missions against suspected terrorist groups in the country, according to American officials. Grisly photographs of children apparently killed […]

Sally Q. Yates, the acting attorney general, during a news conference in June. Credit Pete Marovich/Getty Images

Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Who Defied Him

WASHINGTON — President Trump fired his acting attorney general on Monday night, removing her as the nation’s top law enforcement officer after she defiantly refused to defend his executive order closing the nation’s borders to refugees and people from predominantly Muslim countries. In an escalating crisis for his 10-day-old administration, […]

Meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office on Thursday, Mr. Trump said he looked forward “to dealing with the president in the future, including counsel.” Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
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Obama, in a rare move for an ex-president, breaks silence to criticize Trump on immigration

Criticism of President Trump’s immigration orders continued on Jan. 30, as former president Barack Obama issued a statement urging demonstrations to continue and Democrats rallied in protest. Trump hit back by firing the acting attorney general Sally Yates, who instructed Justice Department lawyers not to defend the order. (Video: Reuters […]

A woman suffering from complications caused by an unsafe abortion at a hospital in Zongo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2015. The so-called Mexico City policy prohibits organizations abroad from using American aid to discuss abortion as a method of family planning. Credit Federico Scoppa/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Clinics for World’s Vulnerable Brace for Trump’s Anti-Abortion Cuts

DAKAR, Senegal — The clinic, tucked discreetly inside the student health center on the University of Dakar campus, prescribes birth control pills, hands out condoms and answers questions about sex that young women are nervous about asking in this conservative Muslim country. The clinic performs no abortions, nor does it […]

President-elect Donald J. Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Monday. Credit Kevin Hagen for The New York Times

Trump Abandons Trans-Pacific Partnership, Obama’s Signature Trade Deal

WASHINGTON — President Trump formally abandoned the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, pulling away from Asia and scrapping his predecessor’s most significant trade deal on his first full weekday in office, administration officials said. Mr. Trump sharply criticized the partnership agreement during last year’s campaign, calling it a bad deal for […]

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Trump’s arrival on eve of inauguration ushers in ‘real change’ to Washington

President-elect Donald Trump attends a concert on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial on the eve of his inauguration.(Victoria Walker/The Washington Post) Donald Trump’s arrival in Washington Thursday on the eve of his inauguration as the 45th president snapped the capital city into its new reality, as the buoyant business […]