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Iran’s Zarif makes surprise trip to G-7, catching Trump off-guard

 President Trump, whose antics often leave other world leaders searching for words, said only “no comment” when asked about the unexpected guest.

Posted: 26 August 2019 | 1:23 am

Bernie Sanders to Mitch McConnell: “Have the guts” to allow votes on Democratic bills

The Vermont independent, visiting McConnell’s home state, accused the Senate leader of ‘cowardice’ and ‘obstructionism.’

Posted: 26 August 2019 | 1:11 am

The Trailer: Democrats clear up some internal disputes and extend others as President Trump gets another challenger

In this edition: the fallout from a pivotal DNC meeting, the activists who won/lost a climate debate, and a poll confirming that everyone's still pretty angry.

Posted: 26 August 2019 | 12:02 am

Mixed signals, reversals cloud second day of G-7 summit

In just one of the day’s confounding moments, President Trump expressed regret over the spiraling trade spat with China before the White House said he really wished he raised tariffs higher.

Posted: 25 August 2019 | 11:00 pm

Mixed signals, reversals cloud second day of G-7 summit

In just one of the day’s confounding moments, President Trump expressed regret over the spiraling trade spat with China before the White House said he really wished he raised tariffs higher.

Posted: 25 August 2019 | 11:00 pm

As Sept. 1 deadline nears, Graham warns Trump about Afghanistan drawdown

“The number is going to be around 8,600,” Graham said of U.S. troop levels on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “To go below that, I think, would be really risky.”

Posted: 25 August 2019 | 10:26 pm

Trump admits to having ‘second thoughts’ — a scramble ensues to explain what he meant

His comments were initially seen as a sign President Trump was softening his approach to the trade war with China. His aides said it was not.

Posted: 25 August 2019 | 8:40 pm

Former congressman Joe Walsh announces primary challenge against Trump

Walsh has described himself as an immigration hard-liner and said he would not challenge the president from the center but from the right and on moral grounds.

Posted: 25 August 2019 | 7:56 pm

Trump finds himself on his heels and fumbling at G-7

Trump is used to setting the agenda at such meetings, but that has not been the case for the first day in France.

Posted: 25 August 2019 | 7:40 pm

Trump finds himself on his heels and fumbling at G-7

Trump is used to setting the agenda at such meetings, but that has not been the case for the first day in France.

Posted: 25 August 2019 | 7:40 pm