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Cheney battle raises questions about House GOP's future

Cheney battle raises questions about House GOP's future

25 Jul 2020 TheHill TheHill

The fiery clash this week in the House between Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and a group of conservative lawmakers has triggered a broader conversation among GOP members about the future path of the party and Cheney’s own...

Trump-Afghan deal passes key deadline, but peace elusive

Trump-Afghan deal passes key deadline, but peace elusive

19 Jul 2020 TheHill TheHill

The Trump administration’s agreement with the Taliban has passed its first major deadline, but hopes for peace in Afghanistan remain as dim as ever. The U.S.-Taliban deal this past week hit the 135-day mark, the point by which the U.S. military...

Russian bounties revive Trump-GOP foreign policy divide

Russian bounties revive Trump-GOP foreign policy divide

05 Jul 2020 TheHill TheHill

The controversy over reports that Russia targeted U.S. troops in Afghanistan is shining a spotlight back on long-running foreign policy divisions between President Trump and GOP lawmakers.The Trump administration provided a round of briefings and...

The Memo: Trump grows weak as clock ticks down

The Memo: Trump grows weak as clock ticks down

02 Jul 2020 TheHill TheHill

President Trump is at one of the weakest points of his presidency with Election Day just four months away.A barrage of problems has sapped the president’s popularity and sharply steepened his climb toward reelection.Trump now lags presumptive...

Trump takes no questions after touting jobs numbers

Trump takes no questions after touting jobs numbers

02 Jul 2020 TheHill TheHill

President Trump touted the new June jobs numbers at a hastily-scheduled press briefing Thursday where he left before taking any questions.“Today’s announcement proves that our economy is roaring back, it’s coming back extremely strong,” Trump said,...

Russia is testing Trump's reactions

Russia is testing Trump's reactions

02 Jul 2020 TheHill TheHill

The White House is engaged in a self-defeating strategy by failing to respond strongly to another Russian attack on the U.S. The evasive reaction to a reported Russian bounty for the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan indicates that...

Cheney emerges as GOP critic of Trump

Cheney emerges as GOP critic of Trump

01 Jul 2020 TheHill TheHill

She’s scolded President Trump for continuing to push a false smear that “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough had murdered a congressional aide. She took a veiled jab at Trump and his allies in the White House and on Capitol Hill for not wearing...